A crow was sitting on a tree, doing nothing all day. A rabbit asked him, “Cam I also sit like you and do nothing all day long?”.
The crow answered, ”Sure. Why not?”. So the rabbit sat on the ground below the crow, an rested.
A fox jumped on the rabbit and ate it.
Management Lesson: TO BE SITTING AND DOING NOTHING, YOU MUST BE ON TOP.
Just like other Mitch Albom Books, it leaves you wanting more. It leaves you with things to ponder on, which I think is one criteria for it to be a good book, right? So here are some of them;
DO I WITHER UP AND DISAPPEAR, OR DO I MAKE THE BEST OF MY TIME LEFT?
- Accept what you are able to do and what you are not able to do. Accept the past as past, without denying it or discarding it. Learn to forgive yourself and to forgive others. Don’t assume that it’s too late to get involved.
- Am I going to withdraw from the wold, like most people do, or am I going to live?
- I had been too wrapped up in the siren song of my own life
- The culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves. We’re teaching the wrong things. And you have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn’t work, don’t buy it. Create your own.
- Life is a series of pulls back and forth. You want to do one things, but you are bound to do something else. Something hurts you, yet you know it shouldn’t. You take certain things for granted, even when you know you should never take anything for granted.
- Love wins. Love always wins.
- The way you get meaning to your life is to devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.
- Still, if you really want it, then you’ll make your dream happen.
- Maybe death is the great equalizer, the one big thing that can finally make strangers shed a tear for one another.
- The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.
- Let it come in. We think we don’t deserve love, we think if we let it in we’ll become too soft. But a wise man named levine said it right. Love is the only rational act.
- But then I concentrate on all the good things still in my life.
- Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel. And if you are ever going to have other people trust you, you must feel that you can trust them too — even when you’re in the dark. Even when you’re falling.
- To know you’re going to die, and be prepares for it at anytime. That’s better. That way you can actually be more involved in your life while you’re living.
- Once you learn how to die, you learn how to live.
- We really don’t experience the world fully, because we’re half-asleep, doing things we automatically think we have to do.
- Love each other or perish.
- Without love, we are birds with broken wings.
- Don’t cling to things, because everything is impermanent.
- If you’re always battling against getting older, you’re always going to be unhappy, because it will happen anyhow.
- You have to find what’s true and beautiful in your life as it is now.
- We put our values in the wrong things. and it leads to very disillusioned lives.
- Do the kind of things that come from the heart. When you do, you won’t be dissatisfied, you own’t be envious, you won’t be longing for somebody else’s things. On the contrary, you’ll be overwhelmed with what comes back.
- Love is how you stay alive, even after you’re gone.
- But the big things – what we value, how we think — those you must choose for yourself. You can’t let anyone — or any society determine those for you.
- Look, no matter where you live, the biggest defect we human beings have is our shortsightedness. We don’t see what we could be. We should be looking at our potential, stretching ourselves into everything we can become.
- Invest in the human family. Invest in people. Build a little4 community of those you love and who love you.
- Forgive yourself before you die. then forgive others.
- Death ends a life, not the relationship.
- Love is when you are as concerned about someone else’s situation as you are about your own.
- There is no such things as ‘too late” in life.
Almost every fairytale story book starts with Once upon a time…
After the first episode, like a magical rope it pulled me in, a heavy dust of magic sucked me right in the middle. I love how the plot reveals different myths and different characters. I love how it captures the essence of the stories we grew up with, tear it apart and replace some parts that are more complicated. I love how each disentangled part now consumes other tale’s gaps. I love how each character seems to know one character to the next.
Physically, I love love love Emma. I love how fair her skin is, I love the way her hair is curled and her red lips. I love Bram! I love Belle and Red Riding Hood and I also love the Evil Queen! She is pretty, can’t deny that. But my favorite character? Rumplestiltskin. If I can have a mind as quick as he has, If I can clever as he is, that confidence and vulnerability all at the same time. I love him for his mind, for his treacherous ways, his strategies and tricks, all of it.
Some of the life lessons in Season 1.
1. How far are you willing to go? — Rumplestiltskin
2. Power is seductive. — Rumplestiltskin
3. If true love is easy, everyone would have it.
4. People are going to tell you who you are your whole life. But you have to punch back and tell them, ”No. this is who I am.”. You want people to look at you differently, Make them. — Emma
5. You know how you walk into a situation where you know exactly what’ll happen but you go and do it anyway. And then when what you’re afraid of happens, you kick yourself cause you should’ve known better. But that’s just who you are. It’s like punishing yourself. — Snow White // Mary Margaret
6. Love’s the worse. I wish there’s a magical cure.
7. Being around you is too painful. — Snow White // Mary Margaret
8. My love grows for you with every beat of my heart. — Evil Queen
9. You can do anything as long as you dream it. — Dreamy // Grumpy
10. Never Abandon family — Madhatter
I love how the stories that started with once upon a time and ended with a happy ending can now be scenic and turned into a reality. A reality where there isn’t always a prince charming ready to save you, how in the world there’s no seven dwarfs and there are no fairy godmothers.
At the end of the concert, from behind the musicians, a hundred helium balloons of red, blue, yellow and green floated up in to the sky.
Papa, which color of the balloon will go the highest?
Anne, it’s not the color of the balloon that is important. It’s what’s inside that makes all the difference.
Greatness does not care if one is a girl or a boy. If in fact, it is what’s inside that makes all the difference, then the difference is made when we choose what goes inside.