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A teacher's life lessons using a jar and some golf balls
363,864 views | Posted by a Professor on October 23, 2012
This is a very important life lesson that a philosophy teacher taught his students. The teacher cleared off his desk and placed on top of it a few items. One of the items was an empty mason jar. He proceeded to fill up the jar with golf balls until he could fit no more. He looked at the classroom and asked his students if they agree...
138,032 views | Posted by Mir on April 14, 2012
A doctor entered the hospital in hurry after being called in for an urgent surgery. He answered the call asap, changed his clothes & went directly to the surgery block. He found the boy's father pacing in the hall waiting for the doctor. On seeing him, the dad yelled: "Why did you take all this time to come? Don't you know that my son's life...
Life is a journey
72,859 views | Posted by Sarah Freeman on April 15, 2012
Resting in the cold, stark, waiting room with a Band-Aid covering the vein on my arm, I watched the doctor mumbling words I could not hear to my mom. I assumed the results were in from my latest round of blood tests. It was the third time that week I had been in that waiting room, and I was getting both nervous and scared. No one likes to watch...
The Treasure Guards
54,746 views | Posted by Sree Hari on February 23, 2014
We all grew up listening to various tales about expeditions to unearth hidden treasures. The brave treasure-hunters had to cross daunting seas, fend off hideous monsters and make a lot of sacrifices just to get to the treasure trove. But in order to attain it, they had to face their wildest nightmare- the treasure guards. They were a group of...
Our new family member
47,864 views | Posted by Laurie on April 15, 2012
We have a pit bull. We found him a few weeks ago, walking along the road in a rural area. He was jumping on cars, and we thought maybe his family was camping somewhere nearby, so we passed him by. A few hours later, on our return trip, he was still in the same place, again, trying to get folks to stop for him. When he saw us, he laid down in...
Married Or Not... You Should Read This Husband's Story
45,483 views | Posted by Sunny Skyz on October 21, 2014
When I got home that night my wife served dinner. I held her hand and said, "I've got something to tell you." She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes. Suddenly I didn't know how to open my mouth. But I had to let her know what I was thinking about divorce. I raised the topic calmly. She didn't seem to be annoyed by...
The Importance of BEING YOURSELF
41,317 views | Posted by The Importance of BEING YOURSELF on December 17, 2015
Looking back at my past, there are many things I wish I could have rewritten or done better. But the one thing I always regretting not doing, was simply being who I truly am. Being in middle school and in the phase where your changing, dealing with boys, hormones, school etc. made life seem hard. Looking back I laugh knowing...
Kane, A Lesson In Love
40,866 views | Posted by Charles Steed on April 15, 2012
Long ago I learned a profound lesson about love. That lesson was powerful and it has stayed with me. The experience that held the message didn’t appear to be all that special – at least I didn’t think it was until much later, when I realized that it helped to shape who I’d become. The lesson came from a jumble of human emotions that...
God loves you unconditionally
32,877 views | Posted by Joseph on June 19, 2012
When I was a boy I never liked going to church that much. I enjoyed the Sunday potluck dinners we sometimes had after it. They were a feast of country cooking. I enjoyed the Sunday school classes too. I got to see my friends there. It was the church services themselves that I couldn't relate too. They were full of symbolism and rituals that my...
Amazing True Story
32,186 views | Posted by Mir on April 2, 2013
Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room’s only window. The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back. The men talked for hours on end. They spoke of their wives and families,...
Peace of Mind (For the moment)
29,764 views | Posted by Until... on April 16, 2012
Whenever I began to clean the house my routine is to turn on my husband's PS3 and play my music folder (which contains a great variety of artists, might I add) but just a moment ago I grabbed a seat to take a little break and as I was sitting, Chris Botti came on, the song, "Embraceable You" and it relaxed me and I had become so comfortable in...
27,596 views | Posted by Unknown on August 13, 2013
It was a freezing day, a few years ago, when I stumbled upon a wallet in the street. There was no identification inside. Just three dollars, and a crumpled letter that looked as if it had been carried around for years. The only thing legible on the torn envelope was the return address. I opened the letter and saw that it had been written in...
Do you believe in love at first sight?
26,309 views | Posted by Until... on April 16, 2012
I have to say for me, I've always believed it, in a fairy tale kind of way. You know, like the way you believe in Santa Claus or the story of Cinderella, etc..., and I have to admit that though I've become older, I gotta' tell you that I, in a small way still believe in those dreamy fairy tales, call me crazy, but I do! I mean even though I...
The difference between rich and poor
25,971 views | Posted by Mike on June 20, 2012
One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family. On...
Blessings In Disguise. A Conversation With God
24,131 views | Posted by George on January 22, 2014
God, can I ask You a question? God: Sure. Me: Promise You won't get mad. God: I promise. Me: Why did You let so much stuff happen to me today? God: What do u mean? Me: Well, I woke up late. God: Yes. Me: My car took forever to start. God: Okay. Me: At lunch they made my sandwich wrong and I had to wait. God:...
An Old Pair of Shoes
23,456 views | Posted by Joseph J. Mazzella on August 12, 2013
I woke up with a stiff and sore back this morning. This was not unusual since my back has given me problems for years now, but today no amount of stretching or moving would loosen it up. Still, I had 5 dogs waiting patiently by the door to go out for their morning walk, so I slowly bent down, put on their leases, and started to pull my shoes on....
May your only competition be with yourself
23,294 views | Posted by Joseph Mazzella on April 17, 2012
I was running a few errands in my car the other day. The sun was out, the radio was playing, and I was singing along. The song was a joyful one and even my weak voice sounded good singing it. Then it happened, however. The sweet sound of the music ended and was replaced with the dreaded news break. I drove on while the announcer droned on. Gas...
This Is Kyle, And He's About To Restore Your Faith In Humanity
21,327 views | Posted by Justin Thompson on March 7, 2014
One day, when I was a freshman in high school, I saw a kid from my class walking home from school. His name was Kyle. It looked like he was carrying all of his books. I thought to myself, "Why would anyone bring home all his books on Friday? He must really be a nerd." I had quite a weekend planned (parties and a football game with my friends...
Man's Best Friend
19,151 views | Posted by Ilan Herman on April 19, 2012
Short and bald, with a paunch and thick-rimmed glasses, Bill was a quiet man who welcomed solitude and enjoyed the company of books. Social activities that most people found exciting, he considered tedious. The only girlfriend Bill had ever had, accused him of fearing intimacy in his quest for solitude, and warned that if he continued behaving...
And we couldn't wait to grow up
18,590 views | Posted by Chris on August 6, 2013
Soda becomes beer. Bikes become cars. Imagination becomes childish. Remember when Dad’s shoulders were the highest place on Earth and your Mom was your hero? Race issues were only about who ran the fastest, and War was only a card game. The most pain you felt was when you skinned your knee, and good-byes only meant til tomorrow? And we...
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