From the Sick Bed of a Billionaire

 

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 Best Advice Ever
  
Steve Jobs, CEO and maker of iPad…iPhone etc. died a billionaire and here are some of his last thoughts and words on the sick bed:
 
“I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world.  In others’ eyes, my life is an epitome of success.

However, aside from work, I have little joy. In the end, wealth is only a fact of life that I am accustomed to.

At this moment, lying on the sick bed and recalling my whole life, I realize that all the recognition and wealth that I took so much pride in, have paled and become meaningless in the face of impending death.

You can employ someone to drive the car for you, make money for you but you cannot have someone to bear the sickness for you.  Material things lost can be found. But there is one thing that can never be found when it is lost – health and life itself.
 
When a person goes into the operating room, he will realize that there is one book that he has yet to finish reading – “Book of Healthy Life”.

Whichever stage in life we are at right now, with time, we will face the day when the curtain comes down.

Treasure Love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends…

Treat yourself well. Cherish others.

As we grow older, and hence wiser, we slowly realize that wearing a $300. or $30.00 watch – – – they both tell the same time…


Whether we carry a $300 or $30.00 wallet/handbag – – – the amount of money inside is the same;

Whether we drink a bottle of $300 or $10 wine – – – the hangover is the same;

Whether the house we live in is 300 or 3000 sq. ft. – – -loneliness is the same.

You will realize, your true inner happiness does not come from the material things of this world.

Whether you fly first or economy class, if the plane goes down – – -you go down with it…

Therefore. I hope you realize, when you have mates, buddies and old friends, brothers and sisters, who you chat with, laugh with, talk with, have sing songs with, talk about north-south-east-west or heaven & earth, …. That is true happiness!!

Five Undeniable Facts of Life :

1. Don’t educate your children to be rich. Educate them to be Happy. So when they grow up they will know the value of things not the price.

2. Best awarded words in London … “Eat your food as your medicines. Otherwise you have to eat medicines as your food.”

3. The One who loves you will never leave you for another because even if there are 100 reasons to give up he or she will find one reason to
hold on.

4. There is a big difference between a human being and being human. Only a few really understand it.

5. You are loved when you are born. You will be loved when you die. In between, You have to manage!

NOTE: If you just want to Walk Fast, Walk Alone! But if you want to Walk Far, Walk Together!

Six Best Doctors in the World

1. Sunlight
2. Rest
3. Exercise
4. Diet
5. Self Confidence and
6. Friends

Maintain them in all stages of Life and enjoy healthy life.

Sent with Smiles, Affection and Love !! “
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Things They Didn’t Teach You…..

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Things They Didn’t Teach You…..
1. A Strawberry isn’t a Berry but a Banana is.
2. Avocados and Watermelon are Berries, too.
3. Cashews grow on Trees.
4. And Brussels sprouts grow in long stalks.
5. Chocolate Milk was invented in Ireland.
6. Ketchup used to be sold as Medicine.
7. Carrots were originally purple.
8. McDonald’s sells 75 Hamburgers every second of every day.
9. Yams and sweet Potatoes are not the same thing.
10. Ripe Cranberries will bounce like rubber balls.
11. An average ear of Corn has an even number of rows, usually 16.
12. Betty White is actually older than sliced Bread.
13. Humans share 50% of their DNA with Bananas.
14. Honey never spoils. You can eat 32,000-year-old Honey.
15. Peanuts are not Nuts. They grow in the ground  and are legumes.
16. Vending machines are twice as likely to kill you than a shark is.
17. Coconuts kill more people than Sharks every year. So do Cows.
18. Pound cake got its name from its original recipe, which called for a pound each of Butter, Eggs, Sugar, and Flour.
19. The probability of you drinking a glass of Water that contains a molecule of Water that also passed through a Dinosaur is almost 100%.
20. Honey is made from nectar and Bee vomit.
21. And Cinnamon is just the inner part of a Tree.
22. And Artichokes are Flowers that are eaten as buds.
23. “Spam” is short for spiced Ham.
24. Popsicles were invented by an 11-year-old in 1905.
25. Apples, like Pears and Plums, belong to the rose family.
26. The official state Vegetable of Oklahoma is the Watermelon.
27. Peas are one the most popular Pizza toppings in Brazil.
28. There are over 7,500 varieties of Apples throughout the World, and it would take you 20 Years to try them all if you had one each day.
29. The twists in Pretzels are made to look like arms crossed in prayer.
30. Canola oil was originally called rapeseed oil, but renamed by the Canadian oil industry in 1978 to avoid negative connotations. “Canola” is short for “Canadian oil.”
31. And no matter what color Fruit Loop you eat, they all taste the same.
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Amazing Places On Our Planet

2017 Rewind: Amazing Places on Our Planet

2016 Rewind: Amazing Places on Our Planet

2015 Rewind: Amazing Places on Our Planet

Top 10 Most Beautiful Countries in Europe

BEAUTIFUL ISRAEL / HOLY LAND Top Tourist Destinations

ITALY top tourist destinations,

INCREDIBLE Places In NORWAY you WONT BELIEVE EXIST

WORLD’S BEST TRAIN RIDE? Bergen to Oslo (Norway)

Japan’s Tokaido Shinkansen Bullet Train | Mighty Trains

ROME – ITALY , BEST OF ROME 2017

Ancient Monuments of Egypt

Egypt – A Journey Down The Nile

LONDON & ENGLAND, Top Tourist UK Destinations,

Brazil Trip 2017 (HD 1080p)

Dubai Billionaires and Their Luxury Homes and Toys – Documentary

TOKYO – JAPAN 4K

Christmas in New York City 2017 / Walk Tour through Manhattan [4K]

Alaska Vacation Travel Video Guide

The Longest Tunnel in The World

Switzerland, the Complete Tour

Trans-Siberian Railway 2017

Canada From Coast To Coast Vacation Travel

Madagascar (Documentary, Discovery, History)

Secrets Of The Australian Ocean | Wild Things

 

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Did You Know???

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Strange and interesting facts about the USA

#1   In more than half of all states in the United States of America, the highest paid public employee in the state is a football coach.

#2   It costs the U.S. government 1.8 cents to mint a penny and 9.4 cents to mint a nickel.

#3   Almost half of all Americans (47 percent) do not put a single penny out of their paychecks into savings.

#4   Apple has morecash than the U.S. Treasury.

#5   The state of Alaska is 429 times larger than the state of Rhode Island, but Rhode Island has a significantly larger population than Alaska does.

#6   Alaska has a longer coastline than all of the other 49 U.S. states put together.

#7   The city of Juneau, Alaska, is about 3,000 square miles in size. It is actually larger than the entire state of Delaware .

#8   When LBJ’s “War on Poverty” began, less than 10percent of all U.S. children were growing up in single parent households. Today, that number has skyrocketed to 33 percent.

Why:  the ‘breadwinner’ is Uncle Sam’s welfare program.

#9   In 1950, less than 5 percent of all babies in America were born to unmarried parents. Today, that number is over 40 percent.

#10  The poverty rate for households that are led by a married couple is 6.8 percent. For households that are led by a female single parent, the poverty rate is 37.1 percent.

#11   In 2013, women earned 60 percent of all bachelor’s degrees that were awarded that year in the United States.

#12   According to the CDC, 34.6 percent of all men in the U.S. are obese.

#13   The average supermarket in the United States wastes about 3,000 lbs of food each year.  Meanwhile, approximately 20 percent of the garbage that goes into our landfills is food.

#14   According to one recent survey, 81 percent of Russians now have a negative view of the United States. That is much higher than at the end of the Cold War era.

#15   Montana has three times as many cows as it does people.

#16   The grizzly bear is the official state animal of California.  But no grizzly bears have been seen there since 1922.

#17   One recent survey discovered that “a steadyjob” is the number one thing that American women are looking for in a husband, and discovered that 75 percent of women would have a serious problem dating an unemployed man.

#18   According to a study conducted by economist Carl Benedict Frey and engineer Michael Osborne, up to 47 percent  of the jobs in the United States could soon be lost to computers, robots and other forms of technology.

#19   The only place in the United States where coffee is grown commercially is in Hawaii.

#20   The original name of the city of Atlanta was “Terminus“.

#21   The state with the most millionaires per capita is Maryland.

#22   One survey of 50-year-old men in the U.S. found that only 12 percent  of them said that they were “very happy”.

#23   The United States has 845 motor vehicles for every 1,000 people.

#24    48 percent of all Americans do not have any emergency supplies in their homes what so ever. Even fewer have fire extinguishers.

#25   There are three towns in the United States that have the name “Santa Claus“.

#26   There is actually a town in Michigan called “Hell“. (I wonder how far down the road from Detroit that is?).  Also one called ‘Climax’.

#27    If you have no debt and also have 10 dollars in your wallet … you are wealthier than 25 percent of all Americans.

#28   By the time an American child reaches the age of 18, that child will have seen approximately 40,000 murders on television.

 

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Friends

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A newlywed young man was sitting on the porch on a hot, humid day, sipping iced tea with his father.

As he talked about adult life, marriage, responsibilities, and obligations, the father thoughtfully stirred the ice cubes in his glass and cast a clear, sober look on his son.

“Never forget your friends,” he advised, “they will become more important as you get older.”

“Regardless of how much you love your family and the children you happen to have, you will always need friends. Remember to go out with them occasionally, do activities with them, call them.”

“What strange advice!” Thought the young man. “I just entered the married world, I am an adult and surely my wife and the family that we will start will be everything I need to make sense of my life.”

Yet he obeyed his father. He kept in touch with his friends and annually increased their number. Over the years, he became aware that his father knew what he was talking about. Inasmuch as time and nature carry out their designs and mysteries on a man, friends were the bulwarks of his life.

After 77 years of life, here is what he learned:

Time passes.

Life goes on.

Distance separates.

Children grow up and become independent; it breaks the parents’ hearts, but the children become separated from the parents. (not always, but many do)

Jobs come and go.

Illusions, desires, attraction, sex … weaken.

People do not do what they should do.

The heart breaks.

The parents die.

Colleagues forget the favors.

The races are over.

But true friends are always there, no matter how many miles away they are or for how long. A friend is never more distant than the reach of a need, intervening in your favor, waiting for you with open arms or blessing your life.

When we started this adventure called LIFE, we did not know of the incredible joys or sorrows that were ahead. We did not know how much we would need from each other. Love your parents, take care of your children, and keep a group of good friends too.

You might send this to your friends (even those you seldom see) who help make sense of your life … I just did.

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Puns for the Educated Minds

Unknown 1. The fattest knight at King Arthur’s round table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi.

2. I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.
3. She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her still.
4. A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class, because it was a weapon of math disruption.
5. No matter how much you push the envelope, it’ll still be stationery.
6. A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and was cited for littering.
7. A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would result in Linoleum Blownapart.
8. Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie.
9. A hole has been found in the nudist camp wall. The police are looking into it.
10. Time flies like an arrow Fruit flies like a banana.
11. Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
12. Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway. One hat said to the other: ‘You stay here; I’ll go on a head.’
13. I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger. Then it hit me.
14. A sign on the lawn at a drug rehab center said: ‘Keep off the Grass.’
15. The midget fortune-teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.
16. The soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.
17. A backward poet writes inverse.
18. In a democracy it’s your vote that counts. In feudalism it’s your count that votes.
19. When cannibals ate a missionary, they got a taste of religion.
20. If you jumped off the bridge in Paris , you’d be in Seine.
21. A vulture boards an airplane, carrying two dead raccoons. The stewardess looks at him and says, ‘I’m sorry, sir, only one carrion allowed per passenger.’
22. Two fish swim into a concrete wall. One turns to the other and says ‘Dam!’
23. Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in the craft. Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again that you can’t have your kayak and heat it too.
24. Two hydrogen atoms meet. One says, ‘I’ve lost my electron.’ The other says ‘Are you sure?’ The first replies, ‘Yes, I’m positive.’

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The Best Sermons Are Lived, Not Preached

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1. Today, I interviewed my grandmother for part of a research paper I’m working on for my Psychology class.  When I asked her to define success in her own words, she said, “Success is when you look back at your life and the memories make you smile.”
2. Today, I asked my mentor – a very successful business man in his 70s- what his top 3 tips are for success.  He smiled and said, “Read something no one else is reading, think something no one else is thinking, and do something no one else is doing.”
3. Today, after my 72-hour shift at the fire station, a woman ran up to meat the grocery store and gave me a hug.  When I tensed up, she realized I didn’t recognize her. She let go with tears of joy in her eyes and the mostsincere smile and said, “On 9-11-2001, you carried me out of the World Trade Center.
4.  Today, after I watched my dog get run over by a car, I sat on the sideof the road holding him and crying.  And just before he died, he licked the tears off my face.
5.  Today at 7AM, I woke up feeling ill, but decided I needed the money, soI went into work. At 3PM I got laid off. On my drive home I got a flattire. When I went into the trunk for the spare, it was flat too. A man ina BMW pulled over, gave me a ride, we chatted, and then he offered me a job. I start tomorrow.
6.  Today, as my father, three brothers, and two sisters stood around mymother’s hospital bed, my mother uttered her last coherent words before she died. She simply said, “I feel so loved right now. We should have gotten together like this more often.”
7. Today, I kissed my dad on the forehead as he passed away in a smallhospital bed. About 5 seconds after he passed, I realized it was the firsttime I had given him a kiss since I was a little boy.
8. Today, in the cutest voice, my 8-year-old daughter asked me to start recycling. I chuckled and asked, “Why?” She replied, “So you can help me save the planet.” I chuckled again and asked, “And why do you want to save the planet? “Because that’s where I keep all my stuff,” 
9. Today, when I witnessed a 27-year-old breast cancer patient laughinghysterically at her 2-year-old daughter’s antics, I suddenly realized thatI need to stop complaining about my life and start celebrating it
10. Today, a boy in a wheelchair saw me desperately struggling on crutcheswith my broken leg and offered to carry my backpack and books for me. Hehelped me all the way across campus to my class and as he was leaving he said,“I hope you feel better soon.”
11.  Today, I was feeling down because the results of a biopsy came backmalignant. When I got home, I opened an e-mail that said, “Thinking of you today. If you need me, I’m a phone call away.” It was from a high schoolfriend I hadn’t seen in 10 years.
12. Today, I was traveling in Kenya and I met a refugee from Zimbabwe. Hesaid he hadn’t eaten anything in over 3 days and looked extremely skinny and unhealthy.  Then my friend offered him the rest of the sandwich he was eating. The first thing the man said was, “We can share it.”
The best sermons are lived, not preached.
I am glad I have you to send these to.
These are worth passing on…hope you enjoy them as much as I did!
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