The Friday News from Adlandpro, a community for learning, sharing and laughing.
A good way to start this weeks edition of the Friday news is talking about kid! As many of you know, children near and far are now back in school for another year of learning and many parents are breathing a sigh of relief as they get a bit more time to do things like clean up 2 months of mess, get the canning done and other such things. How do some kids feel about school? Christina has shared her imagery of how kids are feeling and Diane had this imagery.. Do you agree with these sentiments? Share your thoughts about how your kids are handling going back to school.
David Rowland shared a good laugh with everyone when he talked about the actual complaints received by “Thomas Cook Vacations” from dissatisfied customers. Its hard to know which was the funniest of the 13 complaints, but number 4 had me laughing.
“We booked an excursion to a water park but no-one told us we had to bring our own swimsuits and towels. We assumed it would be included in the price.”
Read the other complaints and be ready to have a good laugh!
David Rowland also let everyone know what Pluviophile means..do you know?
Roy Leazer shared a couple of very good videos, one of them being Reusing Plastic bottle tops to seal food storage
Let Christina know how you feel about the ice bucket challenge from Kermit the Frog
It was great to hear from Christopher Shaddock, he is doing well and what else has been new for him? Read whats new here
As many of you may know Miquel Goitizolo is our resident art lover and he has shared his forum on William Bouguereau, a person that he has wanted to feature for a long time. Go to Miguel’s forum and enjoy the paintings.. To give you an idea of what you will see on this art forum , here is just one of the many paintings you will see.
Here are the winners of the Credit builder contest for the month of August 2014. I invite you to come and congratulate these awesome people.
Sometimes conversations and statuses will start one way and end up with something new and different. Take for example the riddle that Christina shared..
I am a word of five letters!
People eat me! I am available in 2 colors
If u remove my 1 letter I will be a form of crime
If u remove my first 2 letters I will be name of animal
If u remove my first 4. letters i m vowel
Answer if u r mastermind!
and ended up finding out that the answer has over 300 varieties..
What am I talking about..read here
Did you know that on August 1st,the people in the city of Warsaw, Poland stop what they are doing an freeze to commemorate the loss of more than 200,000 civilian lives during the Warsaw Uprising during World War II in 1944. I would ask you to go here to watch an incredible, emotional and touching Video
Myrna has shared an awesome recipe that happens to be raw,gluten-free and om nom nom delicious Fudge. Instead of giving you the recipe, here is an awesome image to get your taste buds going. Go get that yummy recipe here
We have had some interesting Blog posts and a big thank you to all of you who are contributing to the blogging community
via Dave Cottrell
via Jeng Cua
Dave Cottrell and Diane Bjorling have written two posts that I would like all of you to read and as the saying goes heed. These two blog posts give a lot of very good information if you are blogging, marketing, affiliate marketing.
Thank you for reading this edition of the Friday News, the Inspirational corner is below and I hope it is one that you enjoy. Don’t forget to share with your friends and to those of you are new to reading this blog, welcome
Friday News Inspirational Corner
Nudge the Balance
A 91-year-old woman died after living a very long dignified life. When she met God, she asked Him something that had really bothered her for a very long time. “If Man was created in God’s image, and if all men are created equal, why do people treat each other so badly?”
God replied that each person who enters our life has a unique lesson to teach us. It is only through these lessons that we learn about life, people and our relationships with God. This confused the woman, so God began to explain:
“When someone lies to you, it teaches you that things are not always what they seem. The truth is often far beneath the surface. Look beyond the masks people wear if you want to know what is in their hearts. Remove your own masks to let people know who you really are.
When someone steals from you it teaches you that nothing is forever. Always appreciate what you have. You never know when you might lose it. Never take your friends or family for granted, because today and sometimes only this very moment is the only guarantee you may have.
When someone inflicts injury upon you, it teaches you that the human state is a very fragile one. Protect and take care of your body as best as you can, it’s the one thing that you are sure to have forever.
When someone mocks you, it teaches you that no two people are alike. When you encounter people who are different from you, do not judge them by how they look or act, instead base it on the contents of what is in their hearts.
When someone breaks your heart, it teaches you that loving someone does not always mean that the person will love you back. But don’t turn your back on love, because when you find the right person, the joy that one person brings you will make up for all of your past hurts. Times a thousand fold.
When someone holds a grudge against you, it teaches you that everyone makes mistakes. When you are wronged, the most virtuous thing you can do is forgive the offender without pretense. Forgiving those who have hurt us is often the most difficult and painful of life’s experiences, but it is also the most courageous thing a person can do.
When a loved one is unfaithful to you, it teaches you that resisting temptation is Man’s greatest challenge. Be vigilant in your resistance against all temptations. By doing so, you will be rewarded with an enduring sense of satisfaction far greater than the temporary pleasure by which you were tempted.
When someone cheats you, it teaches you that greed is the root of all evil. Aspire to make your dreams come true, no matter how lofty they may be. Do not feel guilty about your success, but never let an obsession with achieving your goals lead you to engage in malevolent activities.
When someone ridicules you, it teaches you that nobody is perfect. Accept people for their merits and be tolerant of their flaws. Do not ever reject someone for imperfections over which they have no control.”
Upon hearing the Lord’s wisdom, the old woman became concerned that there are no lessons to be learned from man’s good deeds. God replied that Man’s capacity to love is the greatest gift He has. At the root of kindness and love, and each act of love also teaches us a lesson. The woman’s curiosity deepened. God, once again began to explain:
“When someone loves us, it teaches us love, kindness, charity, honesty, humility, forgiveness, acceptance, and all of these can counteract all the evil in the world. For every good deed, there is one evil deed. Man alone has the power to control the balance between good and evil, but because the lessons of love are not taught often enough, the power is too often abused.
When you enter someone’s life, whether by plan, chance or coincidence, consider what your lesson will be. Will you teach love or a harsh lesson of reality? When you die, will your life have resulted in more loving or more hurting? More comfort or more pain? More joy or more sadness? Each one of us has the power over the balance of the love in the world. Use it wisely!”
Don’t miss an opportunity to nudge the world’s scale in the right direction!