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We have taller buildings but shorter tempers.
Wider screens, but narrower points of views.
We earn more, but we owe more.
We buy a lot, but we appreciate little.

We have larger houses and smaller families.
More tools, but less time.

More knowledge, but less wisdom.
More experts, but also more problems.

A lot of contacts, but very few friends.
More effort, but less successes.

We read more, but we learn less.
We plan more, but do less.

More entertainment, but less happiness.
More possessions, but fewer values.

We have split the atom, but not our prejudices.
We talk a lot but communicate little.
We have learned to be in a hurry and forgot how to wait.

We have conquered outer space, but we stray far from our inner space.








Adapted from the writings of:
George Carlin (1937-2008)


The thoughtful little things you do each day have an accumulated effect on all our tomorrows. 
–Alexandra Stoddard

6 Gifts for the enrichment of life:

Simple suggestions for nurturing your inner self.



- The gift of listening:  Do not interrupt, do not daydream, do not plan your answers.  Simply, listen.



- The gift of affection:  Be generous with your hugs and kisses.  Be affectionate more often.  Not only with your children and your spouse, but also with your parents, siblings and friends.  Not only with tender touch but also with your words and your looks.

- The gift of a compliment:  A simple “you look good in blue” or “the meal is delicious” could inject good feelings and self confidence in the person on the receiving end.  Give the gift of compliments.



primer-plano-riendo-sin-nariz_200- The gift of laughter: Laughter, make others laugh. Live with a sense of humor and cause contagious happiness.






manos-papa_200- The gift of help:  Generosity is one of the most beautiful virtues of the human being.  Put yourself in someone else’s position and give them a hand every time you can.






- The gift of playing:  Play more!  Play with your children and friends. Regardless of your age, you can remember how to play.  If you have fun like a child, even if you lose, you will be a winner.





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