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How Discovering Famous Sayings On Life Changed One Man’s Entire Life Totally January 10, 2012

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It was many years in the past when I was extremely depressed about life. I didn’t possess any good things to talk about. I was alone and I didn’t have a decent occupation. I was overweight and didn’t wear refined clothing. I merely stopped caring about life. I was very unfortunate and livid about my new situation. I seriously asked when I could fancy life again. I sincerely expected to be unfortunate for the remainder of my life.

Nonetheless my life altered radically when I turned thirty-three years old. I was searching in my grandma’s basement looking for a Holiday decoration. As I searched in her junk I found an old tome termed Famous Quotes About Life. I threw it to the floor with the rest of the rubbish. However there was something distinguished about this book so I began to read it.

I read throughout the tome that afternoon while sitting in the basement. I felt energy and enthusiasm for the first time in months. I discovered quotations by such famous figures as Abe Lincoln and Plato. I liked quotes by lesser known dudes such as C.S. Lewis and even females as Jane Austen. These famous dudes and females truly understood the joys and sorrows in life. yet they all agreed that a man should never stop loving life. A man can never give up and stop believing that life is worth living.

I sat and stared at that wall of the cellar for about ten moments. Then, I stood up and walked up the stairs to the restroom. I looked in the looking glass and started to cry. I couldn’t believe the guy I had become. I was fat and livid and possessed no occupation. I examined my dirty face and stopped my crying. Then I began laughing. I didn’t want to live as the person I’d known for 33 years. I desired to live as the dudes and women whose famous life quotes inspired me that morning.

I left the house of grandmother and ran to my house. I was sweating and breathing heavy but awfully excited. I took a bath and combed my hair. I quit my lousy career at Walmart. I cleaned my apartment and threw all of the unhealthy food in the bin. At the exact bit I made a vow that I was going to have a brand new life. I wasn’t going to live as a fat livid loser, but as a new person. I was going to be glad. I was going to have joy thanks to those famous quotes about life.

Since that day I have altered my life completely. I now am going to college. I have lost twenty kilos and now have numerous friends. I also possess a girlfriend who loves me quite much. We see each other each day and are engaged to be married. I can’t believe how wonderful my life has become. While I know that it isn’t because I discovered the tome of famous life quotes I conclude that those famous quotes about life inspired me to become a better man.

The writer writes on particular themes but has a special joy for finding famous life quotes that he is able to share with other people.

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A Few Great And Beneficial Tips To Find, Make, and Maintain Friends Right Now December 8, 2011

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During my junior year in secondary school, I only had a few acquintances. I played atari very nearly each day after school and didn’t participate in any sports. I infrequently left the love seat except to open a brand new bag of Cheetos. I moaned frequently of wanting to discover friends, but never in reality attempted to depart my house and make actual friends.

I was still forlorn. I thought that because I was a nice guy I could make friends easily. I watched various women and guys who were popular and they didn’t seem to work much to obtain friends. I mainly sulked at my house and whined about how unhappy I was.

Of course, this belief is fictitious. For many people finding friends is basic. They be themselves and friendships occur. However for a large number of people, friendship are able to be burdensome labor. I know one thing definitely and that is finding friends has nothing to do with luck. Even those who acquire friends without difficulty have skills even if they aren’t aware of them. If you prefer to learn methods to make friends, keep reading this article.

If you need to locate friends exit your house and hang out with other individuals. Attempt to locate a place to do it where you are able to feel comfortable. If you like football join the team. If you play an instrument, join a band. I understand it appears easy, but it really is basic. If you are around individuals you share commonplace interests with, you will make friends.

Most individuals are not extroverted enough to approach people at random and attempt to befriend them. This means you have to depart your home and in reality talk to brand new people. It may be difficult but it’s important to do it. You merely do things that demonstrate your worth. Be comical or show your intelligence. But don’t become arrogant. Talk to them throughout the whole evening and attempt to find common interests you are able to talk about with them.

If you encounter a brand new friend you’ll need to get their phone number or different contact info. It is no fun to locate friends only to lose them instantly. The good news is that social connecting makes getting their contact info really easy. You are able to talk of Facebook and tell them you should be friends there. Most people will add you if you made a good impression. Even if they decline you, don’t worry. It might not have been a problem with you personally.

After you’ve added your new friend to your Facebook contact list, then you can send them a message at intervals or a text message by phone and maybe even invite them to an event you both would fancy. Don’t be too forward or stalk them. You absolutely don’t want to frighten away individuals who may want to become your friends.

I feel confident you found these techniques useful. Now you need to get off the world wide web and start to apply my valuable advice. It might seem burdensome at the start, but the rewards of having friends are more than worth the effort you exert.

Have you ever desired to find a friend? The essayist knows how to make a friend and can help you also.

Love Rhyme: The Canticle of the Being that Intones The Amity to Another October 25, 2011

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Love Poetry

Love Poems have evermore been a manner that a man can formulate his adoration for a woman, or a woman for a man. Many appreciation song have been penned in every place of time, several of the choice established by Shakespeare, Keats, and all the more Mark Twain! Some fondness verse come from the core, while others must perhaps be thrown into the toilet!!

What makes for dynamite love verse? Well I would speculate that the answer would be deviating depending on who you consult to. For an instructor of English literature, the answer to awesome love poems might be found in the structure and the verse. The scholarly aspects such as metaphor or expanded purpose. I believe that I have taken a few classes from professors like this in my life, and what they count to be great love poetry are intermittently unsettling at best. Yea, academics have a sort of yanking the energy out of a piece of art as they over-analyze some lovepoetry.

What is most deeply is when you acquire a faculty member that is not only exceptional at the scholarly aspect of love rhyme, but can dive into their secret intention- the purpose that the wordsmith designed. This is when we see both sides of the love poems that we might be studying, both the mechanical and the meaningful. An educator like this can make the love song come to life and incite the fires of love within the heart of the person that hears the love song.

Naturally, we can scrutinize past all this mechanical nuts and bolts to get to the core and genius of what makes love verse truly touching. Modern day love poetry manifest themselves in the form of music on the radio, rap songs, and even speeches made from the depth of a character’s heart in the midst of a romantic movie, or even better, a romantic comedy. This is where the singer or the character in the movie sings and declares of the virtues of love.

What I conclude makes terrific love song are the resolution which they can touch a persons heart. Even if the rhythm and rhyme aren’t pure, love rhyme have their most meaning when they are spoken from the heart, recited from the core, and touch the other person’s heart who hears them. Fantastic love song need to be read out loud, even if one is reading them in solitary in as much as real love involved the whole body, mind, and soul. How genuinely can we imagine the eminent soliloquy by Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, and his love that he has for her as he sees her on the mezzanine. These are the style of love song that inflame the fervor of a man and woman who not only hears them, but says them.

So, no matter how love poems are manifested, they should originate from the heart- they should be vocalized with emotion and intensity, they should be vocalized with force. Even if the love rhyme are easy expression of the love of an infant for their mommy, no mom can cast aside love song from the core. Also, if a man wants to win a girl over, love song, even ones that he didn’t not write himself, sounded from the heart, can burst the core of even the most complex woman.

What more appropriate way to say Marry me! than Love poems from the core! If we truly choose her to say yes, when declare Marry me, then love poems are the way to go!

So go, be animated! Read, recite, and be enlivened by the greatness of love song! Be they song, poem, monologue, or simple words from the heart.

The Reporter is a relationship master, journalist, and public rhetorician. They have had plenty recognized teachers in life, and continues to aid people form, advance, repair, and flourish relationships! They have ideas about saying Romantic ideas and writing about Love Poems

The Ways to Craft Inspired, Excellent and Super Romantic Love Letters and Notes October 22, 2011

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Are you searching for love letters? Well, I believe that original love letters are far more compelling than pre-made sample ones, so I’m not going to provide you any letters here, but I will provide you some general tips to write better love notes!

Allow me to explain a bit more. Have you ever gotten something unique from somebody? You know, something made only for you. When you were a child, you most likely made your mom and dad things at your school, like a homemade card for your dad. I guarantee they cherished that item more than some plastic, mass-made, thing you got them. The same thing is true of love letters. It is important to pen your own, individual letters. Do not steal them from the internet or browse the web looking for them. Guess what? Your special someone may be doing the same thing! They will know if you stole someone else’s ideas, so man up (or woman up) and pen your own freakin love letters! Fortunately, I give you a few general tips below to make it easy.

Tip one: Don’t be too romantic. You might be thinking I am crazy here, but you want to keep things cool, especially you dudes. You want to keep some tension and guessing in relationships. The minute you commence writing mushy over-the-top love letters and love notes you are basically saying “I’m yours,” which is a great way to both kill the romance and guarantee that you will be receiving marching orders soon. Look, you are about to say “I love you” in other ways besides being weird about it!

Idea two: Use your own material. The worst romantic letters I have viewed are form letters. I hate receiving form letters in business, so why would someone like receiving letters that are that sterile? I recall a girl in junior high school penned me a series of romantic letters and they included poems. I thought they were pretty cool, until I found out she took them from a teenage magazine. At that point they seemed cheap. Man/Woman up and compose your own love letters.

Idea 3: Don’t write them all the time. Take a break for cripe’s sake! Nothing is worse than composing a person love letters every day (or even worse, more than that!). Individuals love what they can’t have. The more scarce you are, the more mysterious and excellent you appear. If you have the time to write fifity love letters each day, then that just screams “low value.” Take a breather from penning love letters to show that unique individual that you have a life. Do not be the gal or guy that has so much free time they always bug people. Trust me, that will become old fast! Within a few months, your relationship will deteriorate fast.

I love writing love letters, but you need to know the greatest ways to compose them, and bypass the common mistakes that people of all ages make.

This columnist suggests writing romantic love letters, and composing I love you notes to other people if you want to know them better. For more detailed information search online.

The Real Moulin Rouge in Paris (The second duck, to love and to be loved) December 27, 2007

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A few years ago, of of my favorite movies came to the big screen: Moulin Rouge.  Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, and even that short guy that plays the creepy clown in Spawn was in it.  Man, as if clowns weren’t creepy enough, he had to go and play an even creepier clown in that Spawn movie.  Frankly, I just find John Leguizamo creepy, whether he is dressed as a clown or not.

For those of you who haven’t seen the movie, Moulin Rouge is about a burlesque house in Paris, France, near Mon Martres.  Mon Martres was famous, and still is, for many things, amoung the most notable are the artists.  Like many houses of ill repute, Moulin Rouge enjoyed a considerable amount of success for its time, which was about the turn of the 20th century.  The movie itself was about a particularly famous actress falling in love with a penniless writer.  There was a lot of singing involved, particularly of songs by Sting.

Anyway, I loved the movie, and around the time Moulin Rouge (the movie) was reaching the heights of its own popularity, I was taking a trip to France to see Paris.  We saw all the sites in that fair city, including the top of Mon Martres, and the glorious Sacre Coeur church that sits on top of it.  We ate a nice lunch, and saw some of the artists that hung around doing portraits of people.


Sacre Coeur, Paris

I was with my friend, lets call him Mitch (to protect the innocent).  Mitch had been having a tough week as they had lost his luggage in our trip from Rome to Paris.  All he had to wear was the clothes that he traveled in.  The airline was nice enough to give him a toothbrush though.

So Mitch and I finished lunch and looked into the guide book for the next thing to see.  It turns out that St. Ignatius of Loyola had founded the Society of Jesus on that very mountain, so we strolled down Mon Martres, faithfully following our guide book to the street where the church was built. Since we both attended a Jesuit school in Rome, we figured that we had to pay our respects. It was about 3:00 in the afternoon so it was locked.

Disappointed we looked into our guide book for something else to do, and lo and behold, the Moulin Rouge was just down the street and around the corner!  I told Mitch that we had to go since I was rather enamored by the movie Moulin Rouge, and it would be silly to miss.  He seemed hesitant.  He never told me why but I was about to find out.

Now, something should have told me this was a bad idea, but images of Nicole Kidman were dancing through my head.  That something was that two older gentlemen, dressed as two older women, were standing at the end of the street waving at us.  Their faces looked like melted candles.  I pointed at them and said to Mitch, “hey look at those two.”  They waved back, and said hello to us.  I thought it was funny.  Mitch did not. 


I think we may have seen Dame Edna- melty face

That didn’t deter me though, as we took a left at the elderly cross dressers and went further down the mountain.  My face was buried in the book trying to make sure we were going the right direction.  We got to the bottom of the hill and turned right.  Mitch immediately let out a rather loud, oh no!  I looked up, and there it was.  More neon than I had ever seen in my life: we were in the red light district of Paris.

Mitch was scared.  I was frankly scared.  I have never been in a more disturbing place in my life.  It was all around us, like we had walked through the closet in the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, but instead of appearing in Narnia, we appeared in a much scarier place.  Mitch told me that we should get out of here… I tried to act calm and I told him that there was a subway stop about a block ahead, conveniently placed right in front of the Moulin Rouge.

As we walked, there were people (fully clothed) standing in front of the various… establishments… trying to get us into the door.  I was trying to play it off as if it wasn’t disturbing, but Mitch wasn’t doing so well.  I said to him, “Mitch, they aren’t going to attack us!”  At that very moment, one of the door people grabbed Mitch by the arm, dragging him toward the door, and said- “You come with me sweety!”

Mitch let out a groan of terror.  I started laughing.  It was too much really.

So I fought off the door person, and we shuffled down what seemed to be the never ending block toward the Moulin Rouge.  I looked up, and there it was.  No Nicole Kidman, no Ewan McGregor- no creepy John Leguizamo.  Just a neon covered Red Windmill spinning in the afternoon sun.  It was still a burlesque house.  The guide book seemed to leave that whole part off of its description.

Mitch was ready to go, as was I.  The subway entrance was just a few feet away when I saw it- a candy stand.  I walked over and bought some gummy bears.  I got a bag full and then we got on the subway to whereever we ended up next.  I came to find Mitch wasn’t real happy with our adventure, but he eventually forgave me, as it was an honest mistake.

The Point:

There was a constant theme that went through the entire movie of Moulin Rouge- the Penniless writer, played by Ewan McGregor, came to Paris, not only to write, but to fall in love.  The constant theme throughout the movie was that there is nothing greater in this world, than to love and to be loved.  That brings us to the second duck that my spiritual director told me about last week.  It is absolutely on the money.  Of course, once Ewan McGregor expresses publicly his love for Nicole Kidman’s character, she dies of teburculosis.  I am sorry if I spoiled the ending for you… you had 7 years to watch it.

This is a fundamental human need that we have though- to love and to be loved.  Some people have a hard time with some aspects of this “duck” for various reasons. 

There are some people that are easy to love.  Some people that when we see them, it brightens our day, and it makes us feel good.  There are others, however, that are not so easy to love- sometimes it is a friend, or a co-worker, or a member of the family.  Love is not always an easy thing to do, but love is what we are made for.  As I have said in other posts, we are made in the image and likeness of God, which means that we have free will, and second, we have the ability to enter into relationships.  These culminate in love- love is the choice of willing the good of another person.

Sometimes willing the good of another person means that we have to give them up.  Sometimes it means doing something, or not doing something, that we might not want to do in order that we do what is best for our neighbor.  Love is very very difficult, but we have a need to love because it takes us out of ourselves, and is the basis for every relationship that we have, from friendship to family or even co-workers.  Love at least should be the basis for those relationships.  Love turns us away from ourselves, and improves the other person by letting them become the best that they can be.  Love hurts sometimes too- real love does, because it involved risk and sacrifice.  Risk that our gift of self may be rejected or mis-understood, and sacrifice, which is at the core of loving others- doing what is right for them and best for them, even if it is tough to do.

Believe it or not though, I believe that loving others is the harder of the two.  Accepting love is really hard for some people to do, because they don’t think they are worthy, or they have never really been loved.  Accepting love means admitting that you need love- it also involves risk- the risk of letting someone know you, and exposing what is in the deepest parts of your heart.  See, you can’t love what you don’t know, so often we reject love to protect those things in our hearts that we think are unlovable. 

This is what shame is- our whole culture is based around shame for a good part- shame is the belief that there is something unlovable about me- something we are embarrassed to show.   People who are abused often feel this- not only do they not let other people love them, but they have a hard time loving themselves.  Being loved involves even more of a risk than loving someone else, simply because in order to be loved you have to be open and honest with yourself and others in order for them to love you.

That is where God comes into the picture.  He loves us unconditionally.  There is nothing we can do to lose that lose, and nothing we need do to earn it.  God knows us better than we know ourselves, and always does what is best for us.  Sometimes that means saying no to us as well.  The key and the goal is to begin to see ourselves as God sees us- to let Him love us, so that we might imitate that toward ourselves and others.

There is no amount of shame that God cannot love away if we let Him.  Then we ourselves can be loved, and in turn, go out and love others- finding out what they need and their greatest good and willing that.  This fulfills who we are as human beings, allowing us to freely enter into a loving relationship with God, ourselves, and other human beings.

My First Love… October 16, 2007

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You know there is something that happens to every young boy during his life.  It is something that he never forgets, and something that changes his life forever.  It is that first time he feels his heart palpitate in his chest- is breathe gets a little shorter- and his hands have the slightest, uncontrollable, tremble.  It is the first time that he realizes that he is in love.  The chemicals shoot off in his brain, and he hears music every time he sees her.  It may take awhile to realize these feelings for some, and for others it is instantaneous.  But a boy never forgets his first love- it characterizes everything after that.

I remember my first love.  It certainly wasn’t instantaneous by any means.  I even knew her years before I fell in love with her- she was with my brother before she was with me.  She wasn’t even the first that I took out on the town.  I really didn’t think anything of it.  I liked her and all, but until she was mine, and I got to know her and spend some time with her, I didn’t realize how great she was.

I didn’t even really know her name.  Maybe she never had one.

She was my grey 1987 Honda Accord sedan.


Sleek and Stylish

I’m sorry… I am getting all teary eyed… it is getting hard to type.

Oh the 87 Accord was in the family long before I got to call her my own.  My brother drove it for years before I was even able to drive.  It only had a four cylinder engine with 89 horse power, but for some reason she could get up and go- or so it seemed.  It wasn’t my first car- my first car was a 1982 sky blue Pontiac Phoenix- a K car.  It was my grandmother’s before it was mine.  I tell you what- sky blue grandmother cars- Chick magnet.


Yowza!

Actually, I did all my driver’s ed in the Honda as my brother had sold it to my parents before we had the blue phoenix- so I was already well aquainted.  I even took my driver’s test in the Honda.  It was meant to be. 

 I ended up with the Honda when the blue car went to my other brother.  Like I said, it was meant to be.

It had to cool pop-up headlights and sleek designed hood- sometimes it felt like I was in KITT from Knight Rider.  It was a great car- zippy. You could just hop in and zip around town in it.


I realize this is my second Knight Rider reference since I started the Blog… It is the ringtone on my phone too.

That car and I were inseparable- and she was indestructible.  While my brother Mark had her, she was in several accidents, one which almost tore the car in two!  She always came back from the dead though- even I had a couple of wrecks in her.  She always came back.

I drove that car for 6 years before I got rid of her just before moving to Rome.  I never really realized how much I loved her until she was gone… that is how it is though I guess.  You never really know what you have until it is gone.  Sometimes I still see 87 Accords out on the road, which is a testament to their durability.  She had grace for a late 80’s sedan.  Sometimes I check ebay to see if any are on sale- they are becoming rarer and rarer.

I have a couple of great stories about her that I will relay here- she was like Herbie from the Herbie movies- except not as corny.  Don Knotts wasn’t around either.


Herbie being towed- because he went Bananas

Certainly the car I have now is a much better vehicle.  229 horse power, red, fast- but she will never replace that 87 Honda in my heart. 

You never forget your first love.