HOW CAN WE BE HAPPY ?
Once a group of 50 people was attending a seminar.
Suddenly the speaker stopped and decided to do a group activity. He started giving each one a balloon. Each one was asked to write his/her name on it using a marker pen. Then all the balloons were collected and put in another room.
Now these delegates were let in that room and asked to find the balloon which had their name written, within 5 minutes. Everyone was frantically searching for their name, colliding with each other, pushing around others and there was utter chaos.
At the end of 5 minutes no one could find their own balloon.
Now each one was asked to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it.
Within minutes everyone had their own balloon.
The speaker began— exactly this is happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all around, not knowing where it is.
Our happiness lies in the happiness of other people. Give them their happiness; you will get your own happiness.
And this is the purpose of human life.
I have so many quinntana graphic on queue…which one shall I do first?
Maybe I should get some sleep instead.
The one thing that has stuck with me every day since my English teacher told me it in middle school is:
"When referring to someone, always say who they are before anything else about them, because being a person always comes first."
Instead of saying “the mentally ill man,” say “the man with a mental illness.”
Putting someone’s characteristics (especially negative ones) before them is dehumanizing and rude. Don’t do it.
The fact that I’m legally an adult is hysterical
Barney made up the Stinson’s Hangover Fixer Elixir so we could all believe we would rally.
When you press me to your heart
I’m in a world apart
A world where roses bloom
That’s a wrap for @CobieSmulders and @alydenisof — both amazing, talented and above all, kind…we love you!
You wrote down all these things to say goodbye to, but so many of them are good things.
Whatever you do in this life, it’s not legendary, unless your friends are there to see it.
How I Met Your Mother, 2005-2014
First onscreen appearances of Marshall, Lily, Robin, Barney, Ted, and the Mother.
Just wrapped Jason Segel. There is no truer gentleman. Boy, did we hit the jackpot with him. Godspeed, Marshall.
Thank you @alydenisof for nine amazing years. A wonderful actress and friend. Godspeed, Lily!
A round of applause for the wildly talented @CobieSmulders — a privilege to work with you these nine years. Godspeed, Robin.
Big ups to @ActuallyNPH. What a dream writing for this cat. We wouldn’t be here without him, and wouldn’t want to be. Godspeed, Barney.
A big hand for @JoshRadnor, a kind, brilliant, and supremely talented fellow. Thank you, Josh. And more please. Godspeed, Ted.
And cheers to Cristin Milioti, who showed up 8 years in and knocked us all on our ass with her talent and charm. Godspeed, Name TBD. ❞