What do your friends like about you best, in your opinion?
That I'm kind and have a good heart
That I'm strong and ambitious
That I like to help others
That I am grateful for their friendship and I appreciate them
That I am wild and live in the moment
That I am wise and give good advice
Which of these careers would you like best?
Anything where I can reach the top of my profession
Whatever it is I will do my best with it
Volunteering in poor and sick environments
What kind of story do you like the most? (For movies, books etc.)
Any story with a good ending that warms the heart
Real stories about problems in the world and how they can be fixed
Stories that have a lot of action and dynamic storytelling
Convoluted stories that make you think a lot
Stories where the hero's sheer determination and courage win the day
Stories that make me laugh, the more the better.
Which of these famous people could you see yourself being in a past life?
What kind of animal could you see yourself as?
Pick an activity with friends.
Something wild and fun, like surfing or hiking
Building a home for the homeless together
Helping out my friend in need makes me feel best
Creating a weekly book club or discussing ideas
Doing a seminar together or learning something useful
I don't care as long as we're all together
Pick the photo you love the most.
You are walking in a forest, when an old beggar woman comes to you claiming she's a witch. She would like you to give her something precious and she will make your dreams come true. What do you give her?
My best advice: She should take better care of herself
A photo of my family and/or friends
I tell her I'm already happy enough, I have no need for wishes
I give her food and water, to make sure she's alright, and because they are essential
I give her money so she can buy herself some comforts
I give her whatever I have on me at that moment
You wake up with the power of God, what is the first thing you do?
Heal all the sick people in the world
Discover the many secrets of the universe
Make life a paradise on earth where no one suffers any need unfulfilled
Build a completely new society from scratch with better ideals.
Doing For Others
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?" ~~Martin Luther King, Jr.~~
These simple words carry a great big punch. Is there a more important trait than just being willing to help others? In Jewish law they say that manners came before the bible. The simple act of assisting another is a holy thing, a basic measure of goodness and decency. We may have bad thoughts and bad feelings, but it's what we DO to help others that really says all there is to say about us. You are the one people come for help, because they know you'll do it willingly and with a pleasure. The world needs more people like you!
"Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation."
Gratitude is one of the most powerful states of being. The ancients knew that without wanting, without always looking for something better - we suffer a lot less in life. Appreciating what you have instead of wanting what you don't is one of the truest paths to happiness, across all times and cultures. Everyone says they are grateful, but only a rare few truly are. It takes a level of awareness of the world and our place within it, and how lucky we are to have the things we do. Don't lose this skill, it's a wonderful thing.
Living in the Moment
"With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now."
~~Ralph Waldo Emerson~~
The past is but a memory, the future hasn't been written yet - the present is the only gift we have (that's why it's called a present!). To live in the moment is to truly be aware of one's life, moment to moment. To be awake, to smell the air, feel your smiles, laugh like there is no tomorrow. This is something you are suited for. It may not feel like it at times, but you have the ability to LIVE every moment and make it count. Too many people either sink in the past or are anxious about the future. Don't forget to live in the very moment you are - it's the only moments we truly have.
A Strong Mind
"What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds."
The human mind may be the most complex and least understood object in the known universe. It is a constantly changing, learning thing that has unlimited potential to grow. The mind is not only where we process our thoughts and logic but also our emotions. One who is in control of his mind and their emotional intelligence is indeed in control of their lives and their own persuit of happiness. This is a joy not wasted on you, who appreciates the power and sheer beauty of the mind. You seek to ever develop yourself, to learn and become wiser with each passing year. This is the path to true enlightenment.
"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." --~~Francis of Assisi~~
Determination is the name of the game, and what is the game? Progress, personal development, and being a helpful person. These are the things that make a determined person one of the most powerful forces in the world. It was determination that built the pyramids, skyscrapers, and supercomputers. Everything in our world was created by determined people like yourself, who have the strength to keep going no matter what. Whether it is to develop yourself as a person, help the human race, or just your best friend - it is your determination that makes you a formidable opponent and an even more formidable friend.
A Great Heart
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart."
Your heart is what sets you apart from other people. To be kind or well-mannered is one thing. To have a big heart is to always strive for good, even when it costs you personally. Your friends know you are there always to support them, listen to them, offer a smile, a hug, and an open heart, ready to contain their emotions and comfort them. They know you truly feel for them, not faking it, and that your heart is big enough for just about anything. Sometimes you carry that heart on your sleeve; other times, you may be scared of the trouble your heart can get you in. We need more people with your kind of goodness in this world.