Friday, May 27, 2011

Lessons from Einstein

Albert Einstein has long been considered a genius by the masses. He was a theoretical physicist, philosopher, author, and is perhaps the most influential scientists to ever live.

Einstein has made great contributions to the scientific world, including the theory of relativity, the founding of relativistic cosmology, the prediction of the deflection of light by gravity, the quantum theory of atomic motion in solids, the zero-point energy concept, and the quantum theory of a monatomic gas which predicted Bose–Einstein condensation, to name a few of his scientific contributions.

Einstein received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics “for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect.”

He’s published more than 300 scientific works and over 150 non-scientific works. Einstein is considered the father of modern physics and is probably the most successful scientist there ever was.

10 Amazing Lessons from Albert Einstein:


Saturday, May 21, 2011

Simple truths

1. The nicest thing about the future is that it always starts tomorrow.

2. Money will buy a fine dog, but only kindness will make him wag his tail.

3. If you don't have a sense of humour, you probably don't have any sense at all.

4. Seat belts are not as confining as wheelchairs.

5. A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you're in deep water.

6. How come it takes so little time for a child who is afraid of the dark to become a teenager who wants to stay out all night?

7. Business conventions are important because they demonstrate how many people a company can operate without.

8. Why is it that at class reunions you feel younger than everyone else looks?

9. Scratch a cat and you will have a permanent job.

10. No one has more driving ambition than the boy who wants to buy a car.

11. There are no new sins; the old ones just get more publicity.

12. There are worse things than getting a call for the wrong number at 4 am - it could be the right number.

13. No one ever says "It's only a game." when their team is winning.

14. I've reached the age where the happy hour is a nap

15. Be careful reading the fine print. There's no way you're going to like it.

16. The trouble with bucket seats is that not everybody has the same size bucket.

17. Do you realise that in about 40 years, we'll have thousands of old men and old ladies running around with tattoos?
(And rap music will be the Golden Oldies ! ) No! Say it isn't so!

18. Money can't buy happiness -- but somehow it's more comfortable to cry in a Porsche than in a Yaris.

19. After 60, if you don't wake up aching in every joint, you are probably dead!

Always be yourself.
Because the people that matter don't mind, and the ones that mind, don't matter.

- Author Unknown - Sent to me via email by T.O. Wong- THANKS!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Fairy Tale or Positive Thinking

Recently, my friend's brother sent me the link to this story:

Stephen Hawking: 'heaven is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark

As one approaching the sunset years of my life, I found it to be most inspiring that a man who has such physical disabilities can be so positive despite having gone through and survived many challenges.

Far too often, we focus on the have-not's rather than the have's.

May this story inspire you the way it inspired me to live more, regardless!

Take care and have a wonderful day!

Do leave a comment to share your thoughts. Thanks!

Sunday, May 8, 2011


M... is for the million things she gave me,
O... means only that she's growing old,
T... is for the tears she shed to save me,
H... is for her heart of purest gold;
E... is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
R... means right, and right she'll always be.
Put them all together, they spell "MOTHER,"
A word that means the world to me.
-- Howard Hohnson (c. 1915)

Blessed is the Mother...
Who can hold onto her children while letting them go;
Who puts a tranquil home ahead of an immaculate house;

Who knows a kind act will be remembered longer than an easy word;
Who really believes that prayer changes things;

Whose faith in the future sweetens the present;
Whose Bible never needs dusting;
 Whose sense of humor is alive and well.

-- The Promoter

"A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts." -- Washington Irving (1783-1859)

"Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face." -- George Eliot

"A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary." -- Dorothy C. Fisher (1879-1958)

"All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his." -- Oscar Wilde

"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her." -- George Washington (1st President of U.S.A.)

"No one is poor who had a godly mother" -- Abraham Lincoln (16th President of U.S.A.)

"My mother was the making of me." Thomas Alva Edison (American Inventor)

"Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you." -- Robert Fulghum

"Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs... since the payment is pure love." -- Mildred B. Vermont

"The sweetest sounds to mortals given are heard in Mother, Home, and Heaven." -- William Goldsmith Brown

"A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie." -- Tenneva Jordan

"If the whole world were put into one scale, and my mother in the other, the whole world would kick the beam." -- Lord Langdale (Henry Bickersteth)

"All mothers are working mothers." -- Author Unknown

"When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child." -- Sophia Loren, Women and Beauty

"Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible." -- Marion C. Garretty

"She gave me love, as well as life; so whatever goodness I may bring to earth began with the gift of my mother's heart."
-- Robert Sexton

Wishing all my readers, subscribers, followers and friends a very HAPPY MOTHERS' DAY!!