Where to look when you… need to smile
A simple gesture of acceptance may not seem like much, but for John Karmegan it proved decisive.
I saw him most mornings when I looked out of the living room window. He became part of my day. Slightly bent, he dragged one leg a little, the foot twisted so that he walked more on the side of his foot than the sole. I guessed he was in his eighties. He wore only a flannel shirt. When I could see his breath against the air on a frosty morning, I wondered if he was cold.
Daily Touch of Inspirations
August 1st: Don't go expecting perfection
Ryan Holiday, The 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living
The Millionaire and the Scrublady
William E Barton
There was a certain Millionaire, who haht his Offices on the Second Floor of the First National Bank Buildinng. And when he goeth up to his Office he rideth in the Elevator, but when he goeth down, the he walketh.
The more hours per day you spend doing what you're good at, the less stressed you feel and the more you laugh, smile, and feel you're being treated with respect.
—Gallup, Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science behind why everything you know about success is (mostly) wrong
People listen and accept because they have no option. The Superclass rules the world; their arguments are subtle, their voices soft, their smiles discreet, but their decisions are final. They know. They accept or reject. They have the power. And power doesn't negotiate with anyone, only with itself. However, all is not lost. In the world of fiction and in the real world, there is always a hero.
— Paulo Coelho (resource) The Winner Stands Alone