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Mulla Nasruddin Is Looking For Sweet Peppers

One day Mulla Nasruddin went to market and bought a bushel of peppers. He took them home and began to eat them, one by one. An hour later some of his disciples passed by his house and found their master sitting in his kitchen, still eating the peppers, with tears streaming down his face.

"Mulla !", they cried, "What are you doing ? Why are you eating those peppers ?"

Nasruddin replied : "I'm looking for the sweet one."

This is what people do in life - whether in relationships, place, or work. People are always looking for the sweet one.

Of course, there are no sweet peppers. All peppers are hot and spicy, and just waste the time for keep eating and eating, hoping to find the sweet peppers in life.
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Night Time Quotes- Motivation for Productivity

Here are some night time quotes I came across that can get you motivated if you have to stay up late nights.  Reading these quotes will help you to keep the momentum going so you can complete your goals and in time find success.

 “At night is the time when I get stuff done and can think about the bigger picture. It's focused. That’s the time when I can turn notes and ideas drafted on the fly into concepts and future projects. I read through saved articles and get inspired by my well-maintained RSS feed.” Frank Aldorf, Chief Brand Officer of Specialized Bicycle Components

“We firmly believe that to reach maximum productivity, you must work in the optimum environment, and this couldn't be more true for the night owl.”  Patrick Allen, CEO of the online meeting platform Groopt

“My craziest trick is that I regularly do my work standing up at a rolling butcher block counter in my kitchen. If I were to work sitting down, I’d fall asleep…I know it sounds awful, but I think of it as if I’m tending bar in the evening--a bar of ideas. And I always keep the kitchen TV on so it doesn’t seem too lonely. I drink several espressos at night, which really helps." Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief of and author of I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This, Kate White

“I adore late night. When my kids were young, I loved having hours of quiet after they went to bed. I had team all over the world back then so I would do conference calls, respond to email, and catch up on reading.” Laurie Tucker is the senior vice president for corporate marketing at FedEx

“During the day most of my time is spent in meetings with entrepreneurs, and the only time I can find alone to do work that requires some concentration is when the rest of the household is asleep.” Keval Desai, a partner at InterWest Partners and a former Google product director

“An hour and a half after waking, early birds and night owls were equally alert and showed no difference in attention-related brain activity. But after being awake for 10 and a half hours, night owls had grown more alert, performing better on a reaction-time task requiring sustained attention and showing increased activity in brain areas linked to attention.” Siri Carpenter

“The night affords us with less outside pressure to multi-task. We'll be able to concentrate on that one super important task at hand.” Alex Shalman

“Night owls gain appreciation for the leaps they make in their productivity during the night. In this way they anchor their positive feelings of accomplishment with working at night.” Alex Shalman

“Feeling accomplished is one of the greatest feelings, in fact is could feel better than any drug. This is why the night owl will consistently return to the productive underworld of the night, for productivity sake.” Alex Shalman

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Grandparents Day

I don't know who my grandfather was

I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.

                                                                                                         - Abraham Lincoln
Some of the world's best educators are grandparents.
                                                                                                       - Charles W. Shedd
It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.

                                                                                                                                 - Anne Sexton
It is one of nature's ways that we often feel closer to different generations
than to the generation immediately preceding us.

                                                                                                             - Igor Stravinsky

The closest friends I made all through life have been people who also grew up
close to a loved and loving grandmother or grandfather.

                                                                                                          - Margaret Mead

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature.
But beautiful old people are works of art.

                                                                                   - Marjory Barslow-Greenbie
The roses of my grandmother are as yellow as my grandfather, who was born in Asia.

                                                                                               - Eugene Ionesco, "The Lesson"

Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers.
                                                                               - Lewis Mumford,"The Brown Decades"
A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
                                                                                               - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life.
                                                                                                            - Oscar Wilde
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!
                                                                                                           - Lydia m. Child
Now that I've reached the age where I need my children more than they need me,
I really understand how grand it is to be a grandmother.
                                                                                                - Mrs. Margaret Whitlam
Our mothers and grandmothers...moving to music not yet written.
                                                                                                              - Alice Walker
A grandma's name is little less in love than is the doting title of a mother.
                                                                                                  - William Shakespeare
...she is the teeming mother of mothers the bearer of them that shall grow and
  be mates to the mothers.
                                                                                                           - Walt Whitman
Just as a father feels it is all ending and his children are off to start their own
families,a new role begins. In midlife, Dad may experience his second "fatherhood"
as a grandparent.
                                                                              - Alvis F. Poussaint, "Fatherhood"
Theophilis, daughter of Cleocha, made it - Daughter, Mother, Grandmother.
                                                                                                                   - Nossis
They pampered me, especially my grandmother.... I loved her with all my heart.
                                                                                                                - Camara Laye
If God had intended us to follow recipes,

He wouldn't have given us grandmothers.
                                                                                                     - Linda Henley
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Materialism Quotes

These materialism quotes are great to reflect on when you feel the need to overspend.  By always maintaining a balanced outlook when spending many stresses and deficiencies can be avoided.  

“I have learned to seek my happiness not by trying to fulfill all my desires but by limiting them.” John Stewart Mill

“I desire to want what I have and not want what I do not have.” Joseph Novella

“…there is peace in simplicity.” Ingrid Lawrenz

“It is a blessing to have enough money to live without fear. Yet, we need to be wise and discerning about what we need and what we chase after to gain happiness.” Ingrid Lawrenz

“Materialism is an attempt to find meaning in a universe that has been stripped of meaning through the denial of its Creator. This is the heart and soul of materialism - it is not a random form of behavior but the logical conclusion of an incorrect theology. Materialism does not begin with a wrong view of things; it ends there…” Randy Alcorn

“By asking yourself… why you need an item of clothing before buying it, you can assess whether or not you’ll be wasting your money.” Efficient Materialism

“…there are ways to be more efficiently materialistic. When it comes to coveting things that we really don’t need –trying to resist some of them could save you a lot of money.” Efficient Materialism

Then he said, “Beware! Guard against every kind of greed. Life is not measured by how much you own.” Luke 12:15(NLT)

“…for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. 12 I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little.” Phillippians 4:11-12

Love is blind, and greed insatiable.” Chinese Proverb

A man's greed is like a snake that wants to swallow an elephant.” Chinese Proverb

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National Grandparents Day

National  Grandparents Day is observed on September 09, 2012.

National Grandparents Day is a secular holiday celebrated in the United States since 1978 and officially recognized in a number of countries on various days of the year, either as one holiday or sometimes as a separate Grandmothers Day and Grandfathers Day.

It all sounded so official in the early years , with words and phrases like "whereof"' and "hereunto" and "joint resolution."

But when President Jimmy Carter signed the proclamation creating a National Grandparents Day, little did anyone know how it would grow. At the time, Carter said the holiday would recognize "the importance and worth of the 17 million grandparents in our nation."

Barely a generation later, there are now more than 70 million grandparents in the United States.
And a lot of gifts, cards, and flowers, too. That's a lot of recognition.

Like Mother's Day and Father's Day, it's a time for family celebration, and a chance to honor the important role grandparents play in children's lives.

She began her campaign locally in 1970, eventually drawing the attention of U.S. Senator Jennings Randolph (D., W. Va.), who was instrumental in lobbying Gov. Arch Moore to establish a statewide day for grandparents. Moore did just that in 1973, the same year that Randolph introduced a Grandparent Day resolution in Congress.
Randolph's resolution bounced around both houses of Congress with no action for several years, until McQuade and her supporters turned to the media for help with their efforts. The added pressure paid off, and in 1978 Congress passed legislation declaring the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. Carter signed his proclamation on September 6, 1979, and the first Grandparents Day was celebrated three days later.
In 1989, the U.S. Postal Service honored McQuade with a commemorative envelope bearing her likeness to acknowledge the tenth anniversary of the holiday. McQuade, sadly, passed away last year at the age of of 91. She was the mother of 15, the grandmother of 43, and the great-grandmother of 15.
In that original proclamation, Carter wrote that because grandparents "are usually free to love and guide and befriend the young without having to take daily responsibility for them, they can often reach out past pride and fear of failure and close the space between generations."
Today, though, an increasing number of grandparents have actually assumed daily responsibility for their grandchildren. According to AARP, 4.5 million children are being raised inhouseholds headed by grandparents. For those kids and millions of others, grandparents create special relationships and impart lessons that last a lifetime. As Carter wrote, "Grandparents are our continuing tie to the near-past, to the events and beliefs and experiences that so strongly affect our lives and the world around us."

Official song of U.S. Grandparents Day

In 2004, the National Grandparents Day Council of Chula Vista, California announced that A Song for Grandma and Grandpa by Johnny Prill would be the official song of the U.S. National Grandparents Day holiday.

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