Archive for January, 2016


1. Have a firm handshake.
2. Look people in the eye.
3. Sing in the shower.
4. Own a great stereo system.
5. If in a fight, hit first and hit hard.
6. Keep secrets.
7. Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen everyday.
8. Always accept an outstretched hand.
9. Be brave. Even if you’re not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference.
10. Whistle.
11. Avoid sarcastic remarks.
12. Choose your life’s mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 per cent of all your happiness or misery.
13. Make it a habit to do nice things for people who will never find out.
14. Lend only those books you never care to see again.
15. Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all that they have.
16. When playing games with children, let them win.
17. Give people a second chance, but not a third.
18. Be romantic.
19. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.
20. Loosen up. Relax. Except for rare life-and-death matters, nothing is as important as it first seems.
21. Don’t allow the phone to interrupt important moments. It’s there for our convenience, not the caller’s.
22. Be a good loser.
23. Be a good winner.
24. Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret.
25. When someone hugs you, let them be the first to let go.
26. Be modest. A lot was accomplished before you were born.
27. Keep it simple.
28. Beware of the person who has nothing to lose.
29. Don’t burn bridges. You’ll be surprised how many times you have to cross the same river.
30. Live your life so that your epitaph could read, No Regrets
31. Be bold and courageous. When you look back on life, you’ll regret the things you didn’t do more than the ones you did.
32. Never waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them.
33. Remember no one makes it alone. Have a grateful heart and be quick to acknowledge those who helped you.
34. Take charge of your attitude. Don’t let someone else choose it for you.
35. Visit friends and relatives when they are in hospital; you need only stay a few minutes.
36. Begin each day with some of your favourite music.
37. Once in a while, take the scenic route.
38. Send a lot of Valentine cards. Sign them, ‘Someone who thinks you’re terrific.’
39. Answer the phone with enthusiasm and energy in your voice.
40. Keep a note pad and pencil on your bed-side table. Million-dollar ideas sometimes strike at 3 a.m.
41. Show respect for everyone who works for a living, regardless of how trivial their job.
42. Send your loved ones flowers. Think of a reason later.
43. Make someone’s day by paying the toll for the person in the car behind you.
44. Become someone’s hero.
45. Marry only for love.
46. Count your blessings.
47. Compliment the meal when you’re a guest in someone’s home.
48. Wave at the children on a school bus.
49. Remember that 80 per cent of the success in any job is based on your ability to deal with people.
50. Don’t expect life to be fair

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Pope Francis speaks at New Year’s Eve Mass (Reuters).

Pope Francis celebrated his New Year’s Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican and he delivered an end-of-year message to the faithful during the New Year’s Eve as he vespers mass , Dec. 31, 2015.
“How meaningful it is to be gathered together to give praise to the Lord at the end of the year!” Francis said.
“The Church on so many occasions feels the joy and the duty of lifting up her song to God with these words of praise,” he continued.
Francis encouraged the faithful not to be discouraged by the bad news of the year, such as the numbers of people who are homeless, hungry and victims of violence. He encouraged the faithful to seek to help those who are suffering and not to allow acts of kindness, love and charity to be obscured by “the arrogance of evil.”
In New Year’s Eve Message, Pope Francis Tells the Faithful Not to Be Discouraged:
“The good always wins,” Francis said, “even if at times it can appear weak and hidden.”
He spoke against the “arrogance of the powerful,” which demeans the weak, “relegating them to the most squalid outskirts of our world.”
“We are witnessing hordes of men, women and children fleeing war, hunger and persecution, ready to risk their lives simply to encounter respect for their fundamental rights,” he added.
“Let ourselves be reborn, to overcome indifference which blocks solidarity,” the pontiff urged; “and to leave behind the false neutrality which prevents sharing.”
“The grace of Christ,” he added, leads people to “building an evermore just and fraternal world, a world in which every person and every creature can dwell in peace, in the harmony of God’s original creation.”
He remarked that the final words of a hymn sung during the service — “Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, for we have hoped in Thee” — have a special meaning during the Catholic Church’s Jubilee Year of Mercy.
“Our eyes need to focus on the particular signs God has given us, to see His merciful love first-hand,” Francis said.
Francis celebrated First Vespers for the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God, a feast day the Catholic Church observes on New Year’s Day.
Pope Francis’ Mass transcript can also be read at VaticanRadio.

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Thank You God for giving me another lease of life, for all the blessings and guidance.
Thank you everyone for enriching my life this year again.
Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.
Having the gift of faith, the blessing of hope and the peace of His love and keeping it all the years.
May God grant you the 9 Fruits of Holy Spirit :
“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” (Galatians 5:22)
Wishing you all a year of peace, happiness, prosperity, good health, joy and love!
May God grant us all a blessed New Year !
Happy New Year !!!  Cheers!!!

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