Posted in index Pictures on February 15th, 2009 by Jeremy at 9:35 am with (238 views)
My friend Lee sent me another good item. It was a PowerPoint show but since some people don’t have PowerPoint, here it is in PDF format. Isn’t that one rock stuck between two mountains what the “Where the Hell is Matt” guy danced on in one of the scenes of his video?
Near Stavanger in Norway there is a mysterious rock that rises 600 meters above the fjord Lysefjorden and to get there is not a climber’s dream! The Preikestolen (literally “Rock Pulpit” is perhaps the most famous attraction in Stravanger. Once you’ve arrived at the parking lot at an elevation of about 270 meters, you’re at the beginning of the trail that leads to the summit of the rock terrace from which in a little less than two hours and another 600 meters you will get to the peak of the fjord. To say that you’ll enjoy a breath taking view is a no brainer! However be sure you are properly equipped to go on even though the trail is well tracked, good trekking shoes are strongly advised. You have to be in good physical condition!
Posted in index Travel on February 15th, 2009 by Jeremy at 8:33 am with (696 views)
This is a story about a dog who was born on Christmas Eve, 2002. He was born with 3 legs – 2 healthy hind legs and 1 abnormal front leg which needed to be amputated. He of course could not walk when he was born. Even his mother did not want him. He was rejected and scorned.
His first owner also did not think that he could survive. Therefore , he was thinking of putting him to sleep. At this time , his present owner Jude Stringfellow came into his life and wanted to take care of him. She was determined to teach and train this dog to walk by him self. She thought , all we need is a little faith. Therefore she named him ‘Faith.’
In the beginning , she put Faith on a surf board to let him feel the movements of the water. Later she used peanut butter on a spoon as a lure and to reward him for standing up and jumping around. Even the other dogs at home helped to encourage him to walk. Amazingly , after only 6 months , like a miracle , Faith learned to balance on his 2 hind legs and jumped to move forward. After further training in the snow , he can now walk like a human being.
Faith loves to walk around now. No matter where he goes , he just attracts all the people around him. He is now becoming famous on the international scene. He has appeared in various newspapers and TV shows. There is even one book entitled ‘With a little faith’ being published about him. He was even considered to appear in one of Harry Potter movies.
His present owner Jude Stringfellow has given up her teaching job and plans to take him around the world to preach, ‘that even without a perfect body, one can have a perfect soul.’
In life there are always undesirable things. Perhaps a person who feels things are not going as well as they could will feel better if they change their point of view and see things from another perspective. Perhaps this message will bring fresh new ways of thinking to everyone. Perhaps everyone can appreciate and be thankful for each beautiful day that follows. Life is the continual demonstration of the power of thinking positive and having faith. Believe in yourself. Never lose faith.
Posted in index Motivational on February 11th, 2009 by Jeremy at 2:37 am with (241 views)
Sometimes in life it takes a lot of fertilizer to be dumped on you to realize that it is the fertilizer that actually helps you grow.
Posted in index Random Stuff (Misc.) on February 9th, 2009 by Jeremy at 11:17 pm with (14 views)