What Price Opportunity?

The Old Money Book

I was speaking with a friend of a friend last week. His daughter had recently entered the workforce after obtaining a very good education. The job she’d taken wasn’t exactly what she wanted to be doing, but she was happy to have it. (He was happy she had it, too. Wink, nod.)

He had offered to give her an old family car to start out with. It was a 20 year old Volvo, cosmetically challenged, but reliable. (She hadn’t needed a car in college.) He had also suggested that she reach out to an college friend of his in her new city as a way of locating an apartment that might be a value.

Wanting to be independent and make her own decisions, she declined both offers. She purchased a new car–inexpensive and economical, to be sure, but one that still required a down payment and monthly payments–and signed a…

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Ten Lies Your Depression Tells You – Anne Theriault

A must read post by Michele.

Digging Myself Out

k12708227The following is from a Huffington Post article on Friday the 9th by Anne Theriault.

Ten Lies Your Depression Tells You – Anne Theriault

1. You are a bad person who deserves bad things.

2. You are unhappy because you are lazy or lacking in willpower. Happiness is a choice, a choice that you have failed to make. Somehow, somewhere over the course of your lifetime, when faced with some metaphysical fork in the road, you chose the wrong path. You brought this curse down on yourself.

3. Your sadness is the baseline by which the rest of your life should be measured. This sadnesss is your norm, and any other emotions, especially positive ones, are exceptions to the rule. Yes of course there will be good times, of course there will be flashes of joy; you will certainly, on occasion, experience the pleasure of a good book or a…

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PAKISTAN NEEDS GAMES NOT GUNS

Watching IAAF World Championship 2013 made me realize the importance of sports in building the image of a nation worldwide and in uplifting the national spirit among people by supporting the participants of their country . Sadly , In Pakistan importance of sports is deeply neglacted . Sports provide a healthy outlet of energy for the young generation . National and international sport competitions provide an aim and challange to focus. Such events provide opportunity to travel around the world and to respect difference among nations and culture .It helps in broadening our horizons . I was amazed to see participants from Uganda , Kenya and Euthopia to win and prove their abilities . Their investment in sports has given them recognition on international platform . I want to applaud their efforts . Pakistan needs to invest in all types of sports . Promoting these sports will give nation something to unite for . In my opinion it will help in improving the law and order situation . This nation need something positive and productive to do .