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Thought of the day: Goodness

By Eddy Montilla.

Goodness

To be famous has never led anyone to be a good person, but considering the increase of wickedness these days, to be a good person might make you famous.

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July 4, 2014 Posted by | Blogging, coaching, Education, Family, Inspiration, Journal, Life, Perseverance, Personal Experience, Personal Motivation, philosophy, Phrase, Quotes, Spirituality, Writing | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Your question; my answer: When does loneliness hurt most?

By Eddy Montilla.

Old-man

When we are getting old and live alone.

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July 4, 2014 Posted by | Blogging, coaching, Education, Family, Inspiration, inspiring stories, Journal, Life, Personal Experience, Personal Motivation, philosophy, Phrase, religion, Spirituality, stories for your heart, Thoughts, Writing | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Curiosities: how many eyelashes do humans have?

By Eddy Montilla.

EYELASHES

The amount of eyelashes may vary from person to person, but in general, eyelashes on the upper eyelid are between 100 and 150. On the lower eyelid, there are between 70 and 80 eyelashes. They are human hair whose function is to protect your eyes from many particles, like dust or sand, for example, that can harm your eyes if they get into them.

June 5, 2014 Posted by | Anatomy, Articles, biology, Blogging, Curiosities, Education, Health, Journalism, natural science(s) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

To have or to be

By Eddy Montilla.

My father was having a constructive discussion with my niece today when I tried to find out what the topic was. They had opposing views on what period is better: The past or present. They both tried to persuade each other, but in vain. My old man was convinced that despite the great advances made in technology these days, the past was better. My niece, holding a video game, managed to deny my dad’s arguments. I don’t really know how that discussion finished (I wanted to write this as soon as possible!), but for me, the highlights of the discussion were the verbs they used. My dad said: “In the past, we were, we lived, etc.”, that is, verbs that express quality, characteristics and values. My niece defended the only period he really knows, his present, using verbs that express quantity: “Today, we have, we produce, etc.”

     To be and to have are both important. But you should be first and have later because to have is transitory, but to be is permanent. To be can teach you how to have, but to have, however, cannot do the same. Despite having nothing, you can live happily if you are… Well, with some deprivation, but a happy man or woman. However, you can have the whole world at your feet, but if you are not… Much as you would like to conceal it, you will feel as miserable as the word itself.

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Thought of the day: Maturity

By Eddy Montilla.

MATURITY

Maturity is the ability to feel according to the circumstances and act according to reason.

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June 5, 2014 Posted by | Articles, Blogging, coaching, Education, Family, Inspiration, inspiring stories, Journal, Journalism, Life, Perseverance, Personal Experience, Personal Motivation, philosophy, Phrase, Quotes, Spirituality, stories for your heart, Thoughts, Writing | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lessons of Life: The lesson of the bicycle

By Eddy Montilla.

BICYCLE

Last Sunday, I was having lunch at a small park near the place where I live. A father was there teaching his son how to ride a bicycle. The kid felt safe with his dad holding the bike at his side and tried to pedal, but once the father let go of it, and he realized that he was pedaling alone, he lost his balance and fell. “Why did you stop?” The father said. “Keep pedaling, keep pedaling!” The same situation was repeated many times, and many times, the father kept telling his son the same: “Keep pedaling! Don’t stop! Keep pedaling!” After many attempts, the kid understood the message, filled his heart with determination and did what his dad had told him. From that moment, the father did not have to hold the bike anymore: His son was riding the bicycle and whooping for joy. “I did it, dad, I did it!”

     There is an obvious parallelism between this kid’s action and our life. Like him, we start to do something, we are very happy and enthusiastic about it at first, but then, problems arise, we feel alone, we feel the same fear of falling as the kid felt and we do the same as he did: We stop pedaling. To pedal is the beginning; to keep pedaling is the key: It means dogged determination and hard work, the only way to improve. So add some tenacious persistence to what you are doing and keep pedaling. What are you waiting? Keep pedaling!!

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June 5, 2014 Posted by | Articles, Blogging, coaching, Education, Family, Inspiration, inspiring stories, Journal, Journalism, Life, Opinion, Perseverance, Personal Experience, Personal Motivation, philosophy, Social, Spirituality, stories for your heart, Think piece, Thoughts, Writing | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Good Laugh: The blood-stained vampire

By Eddy Montilla.

VAMPIRE

A starving vampire was pacing up and down a deserted street very late at night. “I want a pint of blood!” He said when he saw his friend coming with his face covered with blood. “Where did you get that?” The vampire asked his friend while drooling over it.

     “I just told my wife how ugly she looks now and how much I hate her mother!”

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June 5, 2014 Posted by | Fun, humor, Jokes, laugh | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

When…

By Eddy Montilla.

DIFFICULTIES

P. J. and I really started out at the bottom. When we were twelve years old, we did not see on TV or witness the ravages of poverty: We had to deal with them day by day. “When we dig these bad moments and make money, Eddy, I will buy all books and equipment necessary to become a scientific researcher.” He used to tell me. Eight years later, at 20, P. J. had enough money to get all things he wanted when we were children. However, he didn’t. “My problem is that I don’t have my own house and car to begin from a solid base,” he said. “But when I get these things, the story will be different.” And it only took P. J. five years to invite me to his house and show me his car. He had a good job. He had kicked poverty as he said. “I am going to quit my job and leave this small town, Eddy. My problem now is this place. When I leave here, I will be in better position to do many things…”

     I keep in touch with my friend P. J., but we have not met in many years for different reasons, too long to be detailed and irrelevant for this case. But let me tell you something, I don’t care at all if I contradict everything that pedagogic and psychological modern theories say these days about punishments, but P. J. is one of my best friends, and next time we meet, if he says the word when again in front of me, believe me, I will spank his bottom over my lap several times and I will tell him: “You cannot wait to solve problems to live because problems are somehow your life itself. When is now.

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June 5, 2014 Posted by | Blogging, coaching, Education, Family, Inspiration, inspiring stories, Journal, Journalism, Life, Opinion, Perseverance, Personal Experience, Personal Motivation, philosophy, psychology, Social, Spirituality, stories for your heart, Think piece, Thoughts, Writing | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Your question; my answer: What is the most intelligent animal?

By Eddy Montilla.

QUESTION

The one that has seen human beings and know them, but human beings have not seen it yet.

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Last Poems of Love: Loneliness and I

By Eddy Montilla.

DAISIES

Loneliness has been with me for a long time,

so long, that now, I hardly remember when we became friends.

She keeps me company for hours

and never reproaches me for being as I am:

She just listens to me and looks at me.

I think I know her since I was a child…

She has seen me crying. She has seen me laugh.

She sits at my side and hours pass…

Loneliness has been my refuge from my saddest moments,

a silent, but perfect friend to wander aimlessly.

She knows about my plans and thoughts,

about my feelings and secrets

because we have trodden many paths together,

always looking for the same person

and writing her name on the ground.

She has seen me run after a piece of sunset

and come back next day to knit my brow like sullen weather does.

And, she does not ask or reproach me anything:

She just listens to me and looks at me.

Like willows that grow with the passage of time,

Loneliness grows with me day by day,

and since my secrets are not secrets anymore,

I must confess that she has become obsessive.

I even start to doubt her faithfulness.

Now She hits my reality with her blue tail.

I am tired of battling with her, of looking her shadows…

She follows my steps!

I don’t want to see her; I don’t want to fail.

Everything is so confused today…

Because today, I could be with her (not with loneliness, but with her)

I could touch her like a sculptor does with his work,

I could live with her,

but I took my books, my dog and poems with me

and I went back to live with my loneliness instead.

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June 5, 2014 Posted by | Articles, Arts, Blogging, Culture, Inspiration, Literature, Love, Poems, Thoughts, Writing | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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