You Are Special

A Panda is cute,

its existence is enlightening;

You are special,

because of you, life is exciting!

Before you are born, your name is considered, selected, and whispered a billion times; before you are ready to rock the world, your future is planned, imaged, and discussed in a favorable fashion; before you are able to tell who you are and what you want, you are taught, touched, spoken to, and written to by the ones who relate to you.

You surprise your loved ones with your innocence, shining smiles, and natural sense of reality. You are precious, and you remind people to appreciate the extraordinary discovery of creating a new life and cherishing it.

You are the gift of the universe, your presence brightens everyone’s life on a daily basis, because you are dynamic, clever, and harmless; and your reaction to the world differentiates yourself from others, which transforms the ordinary  into the unique, the great, and the upright.

A Panda is rare, but you are special! Without you, life makes less sense!

Be proud of being you, accept the life you have! Grow and learn while having enormous fun!

Just Giggle A Little

Life is never perfect for everyone: high school seniors worry about their college applications; college graduates have troubles landing a satisfactory jobs during economic crisis periods; university professors get frustrated for being unable to obtain tenure track faculty positions due to the lack of research funding; the presidents of the higher education institutions bite their lips and frown when they failed to establish sizable grants to give faculty and staff a raise…

As a result, classes are run mechanically, meetings are held with no cheers or praises, and the media reports crimes in high volumes and features articles filled with negative comments or complaints. Everyone starts to view life as miserable and unfortunate as it can be.

Step back, see things in a different light, you will know that when one door is closed behind you, another door is open. A smile is a sunshine, it enlightens a village around you, Having a laughter over your own mistakes, worries, and stresses will free your spirit at first, reprogram your brain cells to produce healthier or smoother train of thoughts, and whenever you feel like rejected, being let down, or overwhelmed by the situation around you, you know how to switch the channels and turn yourself on by giving jingle giggles, just a little at a time, it evaporates the wetness and heaviness instantly.

Everyone is a mirror, when you smile at your neighbors, they will smile back with positive assumptions, when you praise your coworkers, they praise you back in similar fashions, when you focus on what you could give to the poor, the learning disabled, or the disadvantaged, instead of what you might gain from them, you freed yourself and win respects, admiration, and approvals. Show people the ways you wanted to be seen, heard, and discussed, they will show you the same.

No matter whom you are and where you come from, please take the magical weapon for success: relax, smile, and let the faith you have in life to take charges. Just

Giggle a little,

Jingle your bells;

Wiggle a little,

Fine-tune your body;

Google a little,

Renew your spirits,

Yahoo a little,

Refresh your memories!