In the Buddhist faith, there are 4 elements of love that make it ‘true’ love. These elements must combine to make love true and long lasting. They are not magical or even spiritual concepts, they are simply behaviors and virtues that we must hold in regard to love in order to make it strong. These 4 elements of love are easy to grasp, but they make a relationship much more joyful and fulfilling. 1. Maitri “Conquer the angry one by not getting angry; conquer the
This is a touching story about a boy called Kyle and how one kind action can change someone’s life. There was a boy in high school and one day he saw a boy from his class, called Kyle, walking home having been in school. Kyle was carrying all his books from school. The boy thought “why would he be taking all his books home from school on the weekend? He must be a nerd.” The boy, as always, had a busy weekend of parties and
How do genuinely happy people manage to maintain a good mood and a positive attitude? Let’s explore their secrets! Happiness is the world’s most sought after emotion. Happiness is also the most talked about, yet there is no magic wand or guaranteed steps you should take to achieve it. Nonetheless, the lack of a proven formula doesn’t mean there aren’t certain habits happy people share. Ask a genuinely happy person for the habits that boost their mood and a combination of the following routines become
Ask yourself what you have done in the past or perhaps you are planning to do to help cancer patients or anyone who really is indeed of a donation. Well, here is an inspiring story of an 8-year-old boy by the name Thomas Moore from Maryland who grew his hair for two years to donate his hair to cancer patients! It all started the day Thomas saw his mother watching a video of a girl who survived cancer but had lost all her hair after
Apparently, the world still has people with good hearts who are willing to help others. So the other day I was reading a story about a man who gave all the money he had to a woman and her child to use as transport to get back their shelter. This was so touching that it actually awakened the memories of many Biblical stories like that story of a woman who offered all her money to the church and Jesus blessed her. Back to our story!
These random acts of kindness will leave you speechless and make you wonder whether we are doing all we can to create a better world for our children. An 18th-century German philosopher said that we are living in the best of all possible worlds. While it is true that things can be much worse than they currently are, it is far from true that there is no room for improvement in the world we are living in today. It seems as if we have forgotten
There is an inspiring trend emerging in coffee shops and cafes across the country, and it is restoring my faith in humanity. Paying it forward is a new idea that has developed in cafes around the world, and its concept is very simple. You simply pay for the next person’s food or drink so that they get a free meal or drink. In some cafes the concept of paying it forward has evolved into a scheme to help the homeless, offering free warm meals, drinks,
Put some small sparks in your day by adding some simple pleasures to your life. We all have goals. Everyone knows what they want to accomplish by the end of the month, by the end of the year, and perhaps even five years from now. We work hard and enjoy some big pleasures – a vacation to someplace great; perhaps the birth of a child; buying a new car or house; getting a promotion, and more. In between those big pleasures, however, are long spans