Our Abstract Journey... 
 
 
I will never forget what my old headmaster told taught me. Normally when you are only 15 years of age you do not remember most of the things that are preached by your teachers. But, this particular story is one such lesson that I will never forget. Every time I drift off course, I get reminded of this story.
 
It was a normal Monday morning at an assembly, and he was addressing the students on important things in life and about committing ourselves to what is important to us. This is how the story went:
 
An old man lived in a certain part of London, and he would wake up every morning and go to the subway. He would get the train right to Central London, and then sit at the street corner and beg. He would do this every single day of his life. He sat at the same street corner and begged for almost 20 years.
 
His house was filthy, and a stench came out of the house and it smelled horribly. The neighbors could not stand the smell anymore, so they summoned the police officers to clear the place. The officers knocked down the door and cleaned the house. There were small bags of money all over the house that he had collected over the years.
 
The police counted the money, and they soon realized that the old man was a millionaire. They waited outside his house in anticipation to share the good news with him. When he arrived home that evening, he was met by one the officers who told him that there was no need for him to beg any more as he was a rich man now, a millionaire.
 
He said nothing at all; he went into his house and locked the door. The next morning he woke up as usual, went to the subway, got into the train, and sat at the street corner and continued to beg.
 
Obviously, this old man had no great plans, dreams or anything significant for his life. We learn nothing from this story other than staying focused on the things we enjoy doing, commitment.
 
By Olehile Fischer Thataone
 

We should remain true to our course;
which means committing ourselves to things that we've anchored to.
Let nothing distract us from the abstract pursuit of that dream which is uniquely ours; let nothing else determine our focus of the journey, but that which gives us purpose and fulfillment...
 

"Some say the world has become too complex for simple answers.
They are wrong. Focus, Determination, Purpose, Kindness and Helpfulness
have been the answers since the beginning."
--Ronald Reagan {Paraphrased]
 
"People often say that motivation doesn't last. That is true and neither
does bathing; that's why we recommend it daily."
-- Zig Ziglar
 
"The house we hope to build is not for our generation but for yours.
It is your future that matters. And I hope that when you are our age,
you will be able to say :... We lived lives that were a statement, not
an apology."
--Ronald Reagan
 
"When we are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary
project, all of our thoughts break their bounds. Our minds transcend
limitations, our consciousness expands in every direction, and we
find ourselves in a new, great, and wonderful world."
--Patanjali (Second century B.C.Philosopher)
 
"'The greatest discovery of our generation is that human beings can
alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind."
--William James
 
"We should try to learn everything we can about something and something about everything we can."
-- Thomas Hardy. British novelist and poet, 1840-1928
 
"To have striven, to have made an effort, to have been driven by by certain ideals -- this alone is worth the struggle. We are here to add what we can and leave it better than we found it."
--Sir William Osler
 
"Attitude, not Aptitude, determines Altitude"
--Unknown
 
"We need to court chance and not wait for chance to court us."
--Unknown
 
"Life is like Football. We all need goals, a place to start and a direction to run"
--Unknown
 
"Innovation is ten percent inspiration and ninety percent perspiration. We excel when that perspiration becomes passion."
--Unknown
 
"The struggle of life is one of our greatest blessings. It makes us patient,
sensitive, and attentive. It teaches us that although the world is full of
suffering, it is in the learning the art of pursuit of purpose and fulfillment that brings out its  hidden joy."
--Helen Keller
 

"For many of us, change is more threatening than challenging.
 We see it as the destroyer of what is familiar and comfortable,
rather than the creator of what is new and exciting."
--Unknown
 
"Each friend represents a new adventure in us. An adventure not born until that friend arrives. It is only by this meeting, that the adventure is brought forth. That friend brings out something in us, we didn't know was in there."
--Anais Nin
 
"If we just communicate, we can get by. But if we skillfully communicate, we can work miracles." The secret is learning to become a member of the audience to whom we are addressing.
--Jim Rohn
 
"Want to hear a secret? The goal of effective communication should be for the listener to say,  "Me Too" versus "So what?"
-- Jim Rohn
 
"Our true measure as persons, is how we treat someone who can do us absolutely no good."
-- Samuel Johnson
 
"Inside of all of us is a place where we sometimes go to be alone. Our energy of purpose is renewed when the thoughts generated in there can't wait to get out and we can't wait to share with someone what we've found."
--Unknown
 

"Visualize The Possibilities...The Best Is Yet To Come." 
 
If you are reading this, get ready for renewed purpose
and zest of adventure on our Abstract Journey.
God told me, I could have what I ask for and I ask Him
for you.
 

Have a great day!  
 
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The alternating borders are a result of a simple lamenated vector graph
overlay-5/2up and 5/2 down. With spacings and starts, the frames
didn't look nearly as clean...
 
 
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