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thepsychobrentt:

HOW CAN WE BE HAPPY ?
Once a group of 50 people was attending a seminar. Suddenly the speaker stopped and decided to do a group activity. He started giving each one a balloon. Each one was asked to write his/her name on it using a marker pen. Then all the balloons were collected and put in another room.
Now these delegates were let in that room and asked to find the balloon which had their name written, within 5 minutes. Everyone was frantically searching for their name, colliding with each other, pushing around others and there was utter chaos.
At the end of 5 minutes no one could find their own balloon. Now each one was asked to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it. Within minutes everyone had their own balloon.
The speaker began— exactly this is happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all around, not knowing where it is.
Our happiness lies in the happiness of other people. Give them their happiness; you will get your own happiness. And this is the purpose of human life.

thepsychobrentt:

HOW CAN WE BE HAPPY ?

Once a group of 50 people was attending a seminar.
Suddenly the speaker stopped and decided to do a group activity. He started giving each one a balloon. Each one was asked to write his/her name on it using a marker pen. Then all the balloons were collected and put in another room.

Now these delegates were let in that room and asked to find the balloon which had their name written, within 5 minutes. Everyone was frantically searching for their name, colliding with each other, pushing around others and there was utter chaos.

At the end of 5 minutes no one could find their own balloon.
Now each one was asked to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it.
Within minutes everyone had their own balloon.

The speaker began— exactly this is happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all around, not knowing where it is.

Our happiness lies in the happiness of other people. Give them their happiness; you will get your own happiness.
And this is the purpose of human life.

(via catholicknight)

1. Am I seeking approval?
2. Am I boasting?
3. Am I discontent?
4. Is this a moment to protect?
5. Is it kind?

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reasonsmysoniscrying:

"He met Pope Francis."Submitted By: Jessica D.(via Buzzfeed)

reasonsmysoniscrying:

"He met Pope Francis."
Submitted By: Jessica D.
(via Buzzfeed)

"Hold back nothing of yourselves for yourselves so that He who gives Himself totally to you may receive you totally."

— St. Francis of Assisi (via christ-lives-in-us)

"Discovering vocation does not mean scrambling toward some prize just beyond my reach but accepting the treasure of true self I already possess. Vocation does not come from a voice out there calling me to be something I am not. It comes from a voice in here calling me to be the person I was born to be, to fulfill the original selfhood given me at birth by God."

— Thomas Merton (via faithandfandoms)

(Source: thirstingforlife)

New Grad RN: 13 Months In - Advice to Last Year Me

adenosinetriesphosphate:

I meant to do a post a month ago at the one year mark but got busy with the holidays. I’ve been thinking a lot about the differences between how I feel right now as a nurse and how I felt a year ago. Here’s what advice I’d give to me last year knowing what I know now.

  1. Take Nothing Personally. Patients get fussy, nurses get frustrated and have bad days, and older doctors can be especially cranky; it isn’t about you.
  2. Don’t let fear or insecurity prevent you from calling that MET team, making that recommendation to the doctor at 3 AM, telling your charge you disagree. The person who suffers is the patient. Don’t be afraid to challenge that order.
  3. People die, and it’s sad, and that’s okay.
  4. If you don’t feel up to caring for others today, it’s okay to call in sick and take that mental health day. That being said, don’t call off because you are anxious about your shift; running away is counterproductive.
  5. Trust your gut, whether you have two days experience as a nurse or twenty. It’s your patient.
  6. Know now that just because it takes two hours to pass medications, hours to chart, an hour to do every bed bath, it won’t always be this hard. You’ll get faster and more efficient. But never rush just to get to the next patient. Prioritize and stay present while you are in that room.
  7. The pain in the ass patients are many times the ones that need you the most. Older nurses may forget that, don’t you forget it.
  8. Don’t trust anyone’s subjective assessment. Never. YOU assess yourself. Don’t pass on your subjective to the next nurse. “She’s faking all that heavy breathing, it’s just when you walk in” — That poor girl ends up dead in 14 hours. Go back and reread number 5.
  9. Don’t get so caught up in caring for others that you forget to care about yourself. Eat right, exercise, go easy on the caffeine.
  10. You have twelve hours. Breathe, it may not all get done. Do the most critical things first and work your way through the list.
  11. Shift report WILL get better. They are rude and mean to you because they don’t trust you yet. Prove to that nurse how good you really are.
  12. It gets better. The first year is so very hard, don’t give up.
"And God said “Love Your Enemy,” and I obeyed him and loved myself."

— خليل جبران ‎ Khalil Gibran  (via thatwillbethewayhome)

(Source: lacedwithrighteousgame, via withgrace-inyourheart-andflowers)