France’s Bizarre Three-Wheeled Buggies May Be the Perfect EVs – StumbleUpon. Its hard to imagine the average US citizen wanting to drive one of these small cars. Still they look like they could be an interesting attempt to help certain kinds of drivers in a sharing economy.
When you take public transportation you often see situations you would never see anywhere else. I love being part of a place where different cultures interact. It is so refreshing to have different perspectives and points of view.
One of the passengers who was a minority asked the ticket taker who was also a minority on what was the secret to getting a job with the transportation company. They had quite a conversation and one of the questions the ticket taker asked was “Are you a college kid?” Meaning did you go to college? The person said yes, and he said that he should find it much easier to get a job with the transportation company. He gave him specific techniques to try and was very encouraging and even shared his current salary and personal details. It was touching to see that he was helping someone he didn’t know to get a better life.
The reason I am sharing this is how often do we know some details that could mean all the difference to someone but we fail to take a few minutes to share? Sometimes the greatest thing you can do is share information you don’t think is that special but it might make all the difference to someone else.
I was friends with someone who I considered my best friend. We often spent time together and I always enjoyed her company. Because we were almost the same age, we were in the same grade and saw each other around the school often. In second grade she would often ask me to twirl the rope so she and her gfs could jump. They always said what a good job I did but I think it was just being buttered up because no one else wanted to do it.
Why am I sharing this? I was happy to twirl the rope because it made my friend happy. We don’t have to serve others to make ourselves happy, but often I have found in my life that my happiest times were in helping others. Like everything in life there is a balance between meeting our own needs and helping meet those of others. What did my friend do to make me happy? Well it didn’t hurt that I knew lots of her friends, and that they talked to me and were my friends too. I often got teased by the boys that the girls liked me so much and I “had cooties” but I never considered it a burden. It always seemed to me that people make fun of what they are jealous of, and I try to remind that to my friends who got teased growing up.
Online Backup Comparison Chart (Updated July 2014). Nice matrix that shows the features. I have a friend who uses Carbonite and loves it. Great work Tim.
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When Life Gives You Lemons: Remarkable Stories of People Overcoming Adversity: Alex Tresniowski: 9780071355919: Amazon.com: Books. I liked this book. At times people sharing their life story was overly dramatic but still interesting to read.
As I wrote before in this post about Shel Silverstein Where the Sidewalk Ends was a very influential book as a child. I loved the imagery and creativity that I felt in those pages. I even memorized Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout would not take the Garbage Out! as part of my show and tell in 2nd grade. Boy was the teacher surprised when I told him I had it memorized.
I read yesterday an article about Shel Silverstein and it reminded of an experience that I had forgotten that I wanted to share. I had a beloved teacher who lost her husband in the past, so I went to her home to visit her and show my support. While I was there she introduced me to her grandchild she said who was “creative” like she thought I was. I spoke with the kid for a bit since seemed to want us to talk, and I suddenly remembered that I had just bought the book Where the Sidewalk Ends. I was so pleased to read the poems again after not reading them in so long. I excused myself and went out to my car and came back and asked my former teacher if it was ok to give her grandchild a gift. I have found that it is always best to get parental permission before giving a child anything from my experiences in daycare. The teacher said yes and so I presented her the book. She was so surprised and thanked me.
I hope that she found the book as enjoyable as I did as a child. I always thought that imagination is where the best things in life came from. We imagine we can love someone, and then we accept that person and choose to love them. Thanks Shel for your gift of sharing joy with others.