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Why Does the Road Look Wet on Hot Days?

Why Does the Road Look Wet on Hot Days?



 “As I drive across the road from work to home, I am wondering why the highway looks wet and shiny off in the distance but normal as one gets closer.”

For the same reason that cartoon characters lost in the desert often think they see an oasis: a mirage caused by refraction.


First, a quick physics lesson. Light moves slower through denser mediums and faster through less dense ones. As it travels through a given medium—say, air—it moves in a straight line. When it passes from one medium to another, though, and there’s a difference in density—say from air to water—the light waves change speed, which causes them to also change direction or refract, and then continue in a straight line on their new path.

An easy way to see refraction in action is to put a straw into a glass half-filled with water. From the top, it looks like the straw is bent or broken. From the side, depending on where in the glass the straw is, it might look like it grows wider below the water line or even detaches from the part above the water line.

Remember that you see objects because light reflects off of them and then travels to your eye. What’s happening here is light from the straw is reflecting and traveling to your eye through two different mediums—the air and the water. Above the water line, light travels directly from the straw to your eye through the air and doesn’t refract (technically it travels through air into the glass and back into air, but the refraction into and out of the glass causes little enough deviation to not matter). Below the water line, though, the light reflecting off the straw has to travel through the water into glass and then into air. This light changes medium and speed, so it refracts or bends on its way to you. Your eye and brain don’t account for refraction when looking at the straw (stupid brain), and assume the object to be where the light waves appear to originate from along a straight line. The top and bottom parts of the straw are in line with each other, but the light from them comes along two different lines, making the straw look broken after your visual system gets done with it.

What I am describing is also the work of refraction. Maybe you were driving around one day and thought you saw a puddle on the pavement a little ways down the road. Once you got to the spot where you thought you saw the water, it was gone. Looking farther down the road, you see another puddle, but that one also disappears as you get closer to it. You can chase the puddles all day, but you’ll never actually find one.

Light refracts not just when it moves through two different mediums like air and water, but also when it moves through different layers of the same medium that have different densities. As the sun beats down on the blacktop, it heats it up. The road, in turn, heats the air immediately surrounding it, keeping the air just above it warmer and less dense than the air farther up.

As light from the sky travels downward toward the hot road, it moves through these increasingly warm and less dense layers of air, changing speed and refracting as it moves through each one. It winds up taking a sort of u-shaped path down toward the road, then parallel to it and finally back up into the sky—where it may meet the eye of someone standing up the road.


When this refracted light reaches you, your brain and eye—like they did with the straw in the water—don’t account for all the bending it did along the way. They trace it back along a straight line and interpret that point as its origin and the location of the object. What you see, then, is a little bit of sky that appears to be sitting on the ground—an inferior mirage where the mirage is under the real object. Even as your brain and eye try to quickly make sense of what you’re seeing, the brain knows that sky on the ground doesn’t make sense, so you often wind up perceiving the mirage as water on the road reflecting the sky. Turbulence of the air also distorts the mirage, strengthening the effect.

Sand, like highways, is really good at holding onto heat and warming up the air near it, so these types of watery mirages often happen in deserts and can fool people into thinking there’s water nearby.


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Overcoming life challenges

Life is full of challenges, economic difficulties, serious illness, family problems, and political unrest plague people on a daily basis basics. How a person faces each challenge that comes their way however, says much about their character, who they are on the inside. Some people draw strength and inspiration from the experiences of others. Many famous poets from both past and present has helped and inspired people to face and overcome life’s many challenges through the words of their poems. Such poems help people to see they are not alone in their struggles and that it is possible to overcome their problems.

The poem below has helped me overcome the difficult situation in my life.

Light up the way for me.
I’m scared of the dark.
Illuminate the blackest road
With the brightest spark.

Light up my mind
When I’m feeling low.
Help me keep the dark thoughts away,
And make my mind glow.

Light up my world
With your beautiful, carefree smile.
Keep away everything that’s evil,
Everything that’s scary and vile.

Light up my candle
When I’m out to wander and roam,
So no matter how far I am,
I may always return home.



Views on eternal life from young and old

Many have heard that life is short and to enjoy it as much as you can, but what if we could live forever? What would happen if we didn’t have to walk our own green mile? Everyone’s views on eternal life are different, especially from younger and older people. Many factors can affect one’s views; religion, age, culture, and how they were raised. When you ask someone “would you like to live forever” they immediately have an inner conflict. Would they want to live longer than their friends and family or to die naturally? Would they like to see heaven or are they afraid there isn’t one. After interviewing my old friend and my young friend, I got answers from younger and older people. Their answers were very different from each other. For example some questions I asked were; “what are your feelings and thoughts on prolonged life?” “Would you want to live forever?” “Do you think the time we have is too short or long?” so you can imagine the how their answers differed. I think religion had a big part on their answers. My old friend is very religious and my new friend is still unsure whether God exists. I asked my old friend if he would like to live forever, His answer surprised me he told me that he would not like to live forever .He said “our bodies do not live forever but our spirits do. He also said when our bodies get old and wore out; you do not want to live more than you have to. Our bodies are programmed to wear out”. Then I asked him if he thought time we have now is to short? “Way to short” old friend said, “life is over before you get to do anything”. 

Interviewing my old friend was really hard especially on this miserable topic. Since the doctor gave him a short time to live. It was even harder asking him these questions. Would you still want to live forever even if you were the only one? “No, I can’t wait to see my friends and family in heaven, I do not want to see all of them die and for me to stay here” Old friend said. About a month ago I got this strange phone call, they told me that the world was ending and our messiah was here. We all have heard these scary rumors, no one knows the truth. I asked my old friend about this. He told me “the world will not end it will just change”. Then I asked him would you want to be here to see the end of time? He answered “no I don’t think any of us should be here when time is ending”. Here is the real question what do you the world would be like? Say everyone lived a lot longer than usual. Do you think it would be better or worse? My old friend took more time on this question then answered “the problems that we have will increase, and our resources will be used up. A lot more people would go hungry”. Old friend’s answers surprised me; I thought everyone would want to live forever. I expected both new friend and old friend to have the same answer. I guess in time I will understand why he said what he said. Like I said before age has a big part in it, my mom once told me “sure you would want to live forever your young and healthy, but your gold friend is old and his body is wearing out”. Interviewing new friend also made me realize this. I asked him the same question; would you like to live forever? “I halfway wish to be true by my own selfish desires of living forever, but I would rather live in heaven if such a place exists”. Then I asked him, even if you were the only one? He answered“ no, I would rather die than have my friends and family die around me”. I also asked him if he thought the time we had now was too short. He told me “the time we have now is way too short, because it is unexpected you could go at any second”. Here is where there answers really differ. My old friend  told me he would not like to be here when the world is ending. My new friend told me the opposite; he said “yes I would like to be here to see the last sunrise or sunset”. Why would their answers be so different?


 I do not understand why. I think most people would agree with me that sadly we do need and have to die. I do not think the world will be better place with more people. It will be like living in dog houses because it is so crowded and most of us would starve. But my new friend gave me a whole new perspective. He said “just think if Da vinci had more time, how much more he could have accomplished”. This makes me think of all the new science and technology that we have come up with to prolong our lives, and look how far we come. We may not live for 1,000 years old like Adam or Noah in the Old Testament. But we do live longer than we use to. I have concluded that every ones opinion on eternal life varies due to their age and background

Most people think of eternal life as living forever in heaven. But it’s more than that. Eternal life also is a here-and-now thing.   Probably the best-known Bible reference to eternal life is John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”   In that verse, “eternal” translates a word in the original language that means “age long.” The idea is of life that never ends. It points to an afterlife where there is no death. But it also is talking about eternal life that we “have” right now — not “will have someday.”   

Jesus — who God raised from the dead — made a promise to people who have eternal life: “I myself will raise him up on the last day” (John 6:40). That gives you hope for the future, even if life right now is really hard.   

Eternal life means escaping the power of death. This life is ruled by death. Everything that lives will die. Physically, there is no way to escape it. But death wasn’t the end of the story for Jesus — God brought Him back to life. In the same way, death isn’t the end of the story for us. The Bible says: “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23).   

What eternal life is NOT is eternal death. John 3:16 says that people with eternal life will not “perish,” a word that means “be totally destroyed.” Matthew 25:46 talks about “eternal punishment” as the destiny of people whose lives aren’t lived God’s way. If eternal life is living forever with God, then maybe the opposite is dying forever, or maybe it’s living forever apart from God.   

But eternal life isn’t just something that starts after you die. It’s also a here-and-now thing.   

“Eternal life” also refers to the quality of this life. Jesus said “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly” (John 10:10). “Abundantly,” in the original language, means “more extremely.” When ordinary life is routine and boring, Jesus gives you a new life that is extreme!   

Eternal life is God’s own life, living in you. If you want to know what that means look at the kind of life Jesus lived .Piercing insight into the most troubling and confusing problems people face. Strength to win the struggles with sin that people usually lose. God’s miracle-working power that turns impossible situations into exciting victories.   

Eternal life is full and free, like a natural spring that keeps bubbling up fresh, cool water even in the time of serious drought (John 4:14).   


Most of all, eternal life is the kind of life that results from a close, loving relationship with our heavenly Father and His only Son. “This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent” (John 17:3).   

Eternal life is a life that is full and free and forever. It is peace, joy and assurance. It is comfort, strength and hope. It’s never-ending life with God life in heaven after we die, but it’s also abundant life here and now.   

It’s the kind of life all of us really want. It’s the kind of life we can never achieve. It’s the kind of life God gives us for free when we finally admit how much we need His help.    


South Korea

Hello beautiful peopleBefore I start talking about Korea I would like to share the way I knew Korea in my own way before knowing the real Korea. The perception that I had about Korea was Korea is one, I knew no difference between North Korea and South Korea. I had no idea about their differences. I never had any interest in knowing their culture until I started working in POSCO which is a Korean company.

Well at first it was very confusing for me to know about their behavior, their way of thinking, in fact their way of doing everything. You see when you are working in such companies it is very important to know about their culture (No matter which culture it may be) So it was very necessary for me to know and learn Korean (not all Korean but the basic rules) so that there may be mutual understandings between me and the person

Today I’m going to talk about Korea because the next time when we meet, we may at least have something to talk about Korea.

So the 1st thing Koreans love is when the opposite person tries to learn Korean. I know this because I have personally experienced it.

Korea is located between China and Japan. In the olden times Korea was the low categorized country but now it is known as the fastest growing country also in terms of economic. (The question arises why?)

When Korea got freedom from Japan in the year 1945, they were all jobless, famous for the poorest country and had no much clothes food or expenses in their life. So  Yi Pom-sok thought there should be a change in this country. He thought my people have to be strong they have to reach high and make this country the fastest growing city. There had election for the Prime Minister and it seems he had promised to change the city that’s why people chose him as the first Prime Minister of Korea Yi Pom-sok the first Prime Minister of South Korea in 1948

He then started to make the rules and regulation for each family in South Korea. The first priority was to send all the children to the school to learn. It was said that no children was allowed to stay home. So because the children went to school, got degrees and they have got jobs anywhere possible. So now in 2016 it has proved that Korea has the highest education rate which is 97.7% are qualified. Because of this good attitude of focusing on studies since childhood, they have a practice and a habit of doing things really quick. And that’s why they are famous for their punctuality.

Did you know respect for others according to seniority is a pillar of Korea’s traditions? Seniority is based on age, position in the family, job position, being a teacher, and the list goes on Koreans have the habit of bowing in front of their seniors 45 degree it is believed as a respect


Let us now talk more about Korea  

Gift giving is an important part of Korean tradition. Gifts might be given to cultivate a personal relationship, before conducting business, or to encourage aid from someone in a position above When you receive something (a present, a cup, a pen, etc.) from an older person, you should use two hands when receiving it, with a bow. If it’s small enough for one hand, use one hand to receive it and the other under your forearm or your lower chest (for support). When you are shaking hands with an older person, use two hands. If the person receiving the gift is younger or lower in stature, passing with one hand is acceptable. A return gift or favor is usually expected. Koreans seldom open a gift in public. The recipient may put your gift aside without opening it in consideration of not to embarrass you at the smallness of the gift. They shake hands and bow at the same time. The depth of the bow depends on the relative seniority of the two people.

Out of respect for the elderly, young people usually give up their seats for an aged person on a crowded bus or subway train. Nowadays some young people do not but most still do. Most Koreans wouldn’t expect a foreigner to do this, but if you do it will make you look like a well-mannered guest in their country. Tradition also demands that the elderly be treated at all times with the utmost respect. When elders are present, young Koreans would never lounge around, wear sunglasses, or expect to eat first.

As a conclusion Women have 85 age life expectancy whereas men have 79 age, why women has more because men are working and supporting family. Women are focusing house and baby works. It gives much stress to men. The more they got older the more responsibility they should have for education fees of their children. Unluckily in work place new and young people would be there aiming to take old people like father’s ages position and most of guy’s heavy drinking and smoking habit also can be reasons. Men drink heavily almost every day. Culturally Women are not freely able to smoke because people think it is not good for ladies. But nowadays it is getting changed little by little. New generation people don’t think that Men should work and Women should be house wife. But now so many people want to stay single forever because they don’t like stress from supporting kids education fees and whatever. It seems to be more Individualism.

Korean facts:

Rather than pouring their own drinks, Koreans pour for one another. It is a bad breach of etiquette to pour your own drink.

The eldest at the table eats first. No one even picks up their chopsticks until the eldest does.


Note: Well this is what I have experienced it and I wanted to share my own thoughts. I hopefully don’t want to reply on any of your sarcastic comments

Thank you Xo

All you need is a cup of coffee.


It is amazing how the world begins to change through the eyes if a cup of coffee.

The loud beeping of the alarm rudely interrupts a fitful night of sleep. The thought of reaching an arm out from under the warm blanket to turn the alarm off seems like a bad idea. Out of bed, rise and shine! It is a new beginning to another day. The thought of leaving the warm bed still seems like a bad idea. Just a few more minutes sleep is what is wanted. Peace and quiet still be plentiful as the other family members are still asleep. Then take a shower and finally heading for work as usual.


I need my coffee before I start pretending to work.

Blow through the air, the tempting smell of hazelnut coffee tickles the nose with its sweet aromatic essence. It is the breaking point at which gives strength and motivation for leaving the warmth of the blanket. With the coffee maker in view, the step quickens in order to reach the cupboard and get a big coffee mug. With a little bit of sugar to sweeten the coffees already sweet hazelnut flavor, the coffee maker proclaims that its coffee is done. Pouring the hot cappuccino liquid into the mug watching as the sugar melts and becomes one with the coffee, a taste is taken, deciding that a little more sweetness is needed, a little more sugar is added, and upon second taste the senses explode in the mouth as the tongue declares, “it is good!” Taking the cup to the table to drink the drink of life and ponder the days events as they might unfold realizing that they probably won’t unfold as one would wish and that if they did life would not be as adventurous, thus bringing your thoughts back to present and watching the birds as they to wake up and begin feeding themselves at the feeder filled the day before. Holding the coffee mug as its warmth transfers to both hands, taking another drink and realizing that it is time for a refill, because one cup just isn’t enough.  Another cup and back to the table and realizing that the amount of work is the same.


I think we should all drink coffee to forget whatever happened yesterday. Because it is the source of your  problem. So wake up and be awesome because happiness is a cup of coffee. Everyday should be a coffee day. There’s not much better in life than a cup of coffee.

To be honest I think my patience is at the bottom of this coffee cup.  A cup of coffee makes everything better. Great attitude is like a perfect cup of coffee.

*My life runs on love, laughter, and cups of strong coffee*

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True or Not?

For some years during high school, we learn the principles of science and math. How to solve for x in a polynomial equation. But as a high school volunteer student, I found that the typical high school syllabus is just not enough to prepare students for the real world.

Our schools have become too old-fashioned. Today, success in the real world is not about memorizing the periodic table or the quadratic equation. It’s not about studying for hours the night before a test to get a 100 percent, and then forget it all the next week. School should be about how to apply these sciences and arts to the real world.

In the real world, if you need to know something for your job, you look it up online. High school shouldn’t focus so much on memorization; we can leave that work to machines that are better at it. It would be impossible and unnecessary for a person to memorize all the information the Internet has to offer. However it is important for students to learn how to quickly access information online and apply it to real-world situations.

Now that I’ve had a taste of the real world, I believe high school and college should be more hands-on and based on applied sciences. I think as more of our generation enters the real world, they will agree. To learn the most important working skills, students can job shadow, volunteer in their intended industry, or tinker with things themselves, such as computers, mechanics, art, or even manage activities and events. But with seven hours of school plus sports and homework, who has the time for independent study? These skills really belong in school.

Classes in high school should revolve around career fields such as scientific research, health care, arts, and communication (teaching and politics). This would help us choose careers we are actually interested in. Each class should open its doors and let education meet reality by applying what they teach to real-world scenarios.

In English classes, companies could give business letters and documents to students for proofreading. Classes could collectively write movie and book reviews, columns on current events and issues, and post them online. Teachers could supervise their students’ work to make sure it meets professional standards.

In science classes, students should experiment and discover. As a class, re-create real-world scientific experiments, monitor water quality in local rivers and lakes, and test companies’ products for safety and areas of improvement. Analyze samples sent in by scientists and give input. Measure the sound waves of our favorite music. Get involved in the scientific community. Businesses, the environment, the public, and students would all benefit.

In math classes, teachers should find ways for students to apply their lessons to the real world. As a class, calculate sports statistics and animal populations. Solve real-world problems sent in by engineers and architects. Classes could monitor real estate, and do accounting.

In history classes, students should learn by contributing to society. As a class, interview the older adults and document their experiences. We should study the past and write articles to help people understand current situations and influence opinions.

In art classes, we should be artists. Classes should paint custom pictures and sculpt artwork for people’s homes. Cook, invent, give input on recipes, and run a restaurant at school. Build custom furniture to sell for just the price of materials. Design posters and advertising media.

If high schools (and colleges) could include these activities and embrace the principle of applying what they teach, students would be much better prepared for the real world. This would not only benefit schools, but the world. Schools would graduate better employees and managers, sell quality products created by student.

Students should leave school prepared for the real world. Anything less is time wasted.


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Overcoming Shyness

All my life I’ve been an inwardly directed person. While some people like to think out loud, I prefer to process the world internally, answer my own questions, and come to a conclusion before speaking up.

This personality trait has benefits and drawbacks. On the positive side, it’s a source of strength as a writer and analytical thinker. Without it I wouldn’t have taken an interest in books/writing and this site wouldn’t exist. On the downside, my tendency to keep everything inside is responsible for one of my major weaknesses — shyness.

Understanding Shyness

Shyness is rooted in fear — an irrational fear of speaking up and being humiliated or ignored. Why are some people so afraid of speaking out? In my mind the main causes are over-sensitivity and insecurity. When you associate speaking out with pain and embarrassment, you’ll do almost anything to avoid it.

Unfortunately, shyness is an enormous detriment to success. For people who share this problem, it’s important to understand the causes and work towards overcoming it.

It’s Not You It’s Them

For naturally quiet people, the fear of speaking can arise from a few bad experiences, especially at an early age. When an adult reacts angrily or dismissively to an attempt at self expression, it’s natural to take it personally and shy away from future expression. Even if this only happens once or twice, people tend to exaggerate these incidents until they become mental monsters. Growing up, it took me a long time to realize how self centered people are. The way someone reacts to something you say usually has nothing to do with you–it’s more likely a reflection of the mood they’re in or a recent event in their life.

A key to overcoming shyness is recognizing these perceived slights for what they are–meaningless. When someone reacts to you negatively, don’t take it personally. Imagine the other person’s perspective. Is there something that may have put them in a bad mood? Are they trying to cover up their own inadequacy? Considering the perspective of the other person makes it easier to put their reaction in the proper context.

It’s also essential to let go of bad experiences. When you dwell on a bad experience, it grows into something much more frightening than reality. Don’t do this to yourself! The more you think about a bad experience the more power you give it. Don’t blame yourself. Think about something constructive. The more you can fill your mind with positive memories of speaking up the easier it gets.

Other People Aren’t So Different

Another important step in overcoming shyness is realizing that other people are basically the same as you. Everyone is insecure and afraid of embarrassment. Other people usually aren’t as smart as you think. If you have a question, chances are someone else is wondering about the same thing.

Don’t let one or two bad experiences dictate your entire opinion of humanity. By and large, people are friendly and interested in connecting with others. They’ll respond favorably to your attempts at communicating. In most cases, people will be thrilled that you took the initiative to break the ice.


The Duty to Contribute

Overcoming shyness isn’t just something you should do for yourself, it’s also part of being a contributing member of society. When you have a thought or idea that deserves to be heard, you’re not only hurting yourself by keeping quiet, you’re hurting the people around you.

A basketball coach once explained to me how passing can selfish. If a player has an open shot that she can make, and she decides to pass instead, that player is being selfish and hurting the team. When you pass up the chance to excel because of shyness or the fear of failure, you’re hurting the group to shelter yourself.

Other people need you. They need your intelligence and insight. They need your help to work through problems. By hiding behind shyness, you limit the help you can give to your friends, family members, and colleagues.

A church member of mine used to make a big deal about overcoming shyness. He called it a, “silly, foolish habit,” and said, “the sooner you can break it the better.” Shyness doesn’t benefit anyone. Saving yourself a little embarrassment doesn’t amount to much in the long run. By overcoming shyness, you give yourself the chance to be recognized and promoted. You create opportunities and open yourself up to forming meaningful relationships.

Don’t keep your talent inside, share at every opportunity so it can grow and flourish.

“Do not bury your talents, the gifts that God has given you. Do not be afraid to dream of great things.”


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Are you depressed?

One of the worst depressions a person can suffer is that of feeling hopeless. When you feel your situation is never going to improve, that you are trapped forever in it, you will most likely slip into a severe depression.

It is important to understand why you see your situation as hopeless. Because every person’s circumstances are unique, you will need to apply these principles to your situation to clearly see the ‘dead hopes’ you are still clinging to.

Dead hopes are former hopes that we come to believe will never happen. Interestingly, we still cling to these hopes knowing or believing we will never achieve them. This is the primary source of depression in a hopeless state. It is not so much the absence of hope, but the clinging to of ‘dead hopes’.

Let me explain. A person with a terminal disease may have tried every doctor and clinic on the planet to no avail. He may have tried every drug, every clinical trial, and every experimental drug available and still found no cure. He could be a believer in God and tried faith healing, prayer, and other spiritual remedies-all to no avail. I have witnessed people who have come to the end of their ropes, having tried everything to no end and then suddenly sink into a massive depression. You see, once a hope appears to be dead, we still cling to it and thereby trapping us in a state of emotional, mental, and spiritual bondage.

Don’t get me wrong, no hope is ever dead. God is still in charge and while there is breath, there is hope. But that is not how people who are trapped see it. To them, their hopes and dreams are dead and even though they are dead, they are unwilling and unable to let them go. Clinging to something dead like this poisons our spirit and sends us spiraling down into a heightened state of depression.

When a person feels that he has nothing but dead hopes, he will never see any light at the end of any tunnel.

The first thing you must do to find hope is shed your dead hopes. This is not easy, nor is it something that can be done quickly. We all have clung to certain hopes for so long and even if they are dead ones, they have become part of us. We have given much to these hopes and so just tossing them out the window is akin to cutting off body parts. Nevertheless, we must learn to set aside dead hopes and cling to new hopes, ones that can re-energize our spirit and re-generate our purpose again.

To do this, we must learn to accept what you cannot change. Acceptance of a bad situation is necessary before you can hope to overcome the depression attached to it. We’ve all heard the phrase, ‘If you can’t beat them, join them.’ It is a bit whimsical, perhaps, but it does contain a nugget of truth. At some point, acceptance-not surrender, there is a difference-is necessary to move on and live a life of joy and happiness.


This may require you to end your depression, so beware. I believe the Scriptures when it tells me ‘All things work together for good to them that love God, to them that are called according to his purpose’ (Romans 8:28). The key word for me is the word ‘purpose’. When you have purpose, especially God’s purpose, it doesn’t matter what the circumstances are, they all work together for good!

Several very dark times in my own life were turned around when I began to use those dark times for His purpose. Suddenly, things started to make sense. Suddenly, there was light at the end of the tunnel. In a few cases, I’ve even asked God to keep me in the dark place for a while longer because I was so excited at how God was using it in my life!
It does not matter the area of your life you feel trapped in. It could be financial, physical, relationships, job related, or spiritual. Whatever state you find yourself in, accept it, claim it, and then use it for a higher purpose.

In doing this, you will discover new hopes, ones that are not dead. This will renew your spirit, your joy, and your life. In the process, you can heal.

“And so, Lord, where do I put my hope? My only hope is in you” Psalm 39:7


Thank you for reading!


What is a friend? Do you have a friend?


A friend is someone who you think your life would be different if they didn’t exist. A friend is someone who never leaves you out, you are always included when you are with them. A friend is there for you no matter what.

Does this describe your friend?

I don’t believe that there is any true friendship without a bond of  honor, and the honor in friendship is the respect you give the other that she or he also gives you.

What can friendship give?

  • Fun
  • Ways to share feelings
  • Learn new skills
  • Find understanding and support
  • Ways to feel needed and support
  • You can be yourself


Can life be ‘spent’ without friends and loved ones, sure.

Is it really living then? I’m not so sure about that.

Yes, solitude is important and one must learn to love their own company. I’m also not saying that make friends just for the heck of it. But like it or not, we are humans. We are social animals and we like to connect, bond and share. “Happiness is only real when shared”

What makes a good friendship?

  • Trust
  • Honesty
  • Respect
  • Cooperation
  • Support
  • Forgiveness
  • Tolerance


Go where people are-  most friends you make will be people who have the same interests you do.Be a friend to yourself, don’t put yourself down. Be cheerful, smile, don’t always wait for the other person to speak first.

Be yourself, no one is perfect.  Your friends won’t expect you to be, so it is best to just be yourself. Don’t expect perfection in your friends-like you, your friends will make mistakes now and then.  Laugh with them about it, but don’t put them down. Friendship is give and take. Friendship is sharing things like feelings, plans, and dreams.  To make and keep a friend, you have to give as well as take. Learn to compromise.



Remember the Golden Rule of Friendship…TREAT OTHERS AS YOU’D LIKE TO BE TREATED!



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