Beautiful Words : From an Alzheimer Patient

Image Credits : Berkozturk

Image Credits : Berkozturk

Dear Friend,

Oh, how can this be

You and I are losing me.

Some day soon

Maybe morning, Maybe noon

I will no longer be the me

You and I know as me.

I ask, what is happening to me,

And the answer seems to be

Words and thoughts frequently scramble

And my conversations seem to ramble.

O, how can this be

You and I are losing me.

What do you see when you look into my eyes?

And neighbors just to pry?

Confusion, hurt, pity and pain,

For I am ill and not insane.

Oh Lord, help me I pray,

And this is what He seems to say,

“Fear not child, I will come and take you home,

To be with me for all eternity.”

What can we do from losing me?

“Nothing” say the experts.

But in my confused and foggy state,

To you I plea,

“Love me,

Remember me

Help me to be

All that I can be

For as long as I can be

The me we know as me.”


Courtesy & Credits : Originally written by Janis Hogan Aplin


Know : History of Friendship Day

Please be there for your friends when they need you, some may ask, some may not. The day when you stand for each other is the true friendship day! – Din

Friendship dayInitially created by the greeting card industry, evidence from social networking sites shows a revival of interest in the holiday that may have grown with the spread of the Internet, particularly in India, Bangladesh, and Malaysia.

Friendship Day was originally promoted by Joyce Hall, the founder of Hallmark cards in 1930, intended to be 2 August and a day when people celebrated their friendships by sending cards. The second of August was chosen as the centre of the largest lull between holiday celebrations. Friendship Day was promoted by the greeting card National Association during the 1920s but met with consumer resistance – given that it was too obviously a commercial gimmick to promote greetings cards. By the 1940s the number of Friendship Day cards available in the US had dwindled and the holiday largely died out there. There is no evidence to date for its uptake in Europe; however, it has been kept alive and revitalised in Asia, where several countries have adopted it.

In honor of Friendship Day in 1998, Nane Annan, wife of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, named Winnie the Pooh as the world’s Ambassador of Friendship at the United Nations. The event was co-sponsored by the U.N. Department of Public Information and Disney Enterprises, and was co-hosted by Kathy Lee Gifford.

Some friends acknowledge each other with exchanges of gifts and cards on this day. Friendship bands are very popular in India, Nepal, Bangladesh and parts of South America. With the advent of social networking sites, Friendship Day is also being celebrated online. The commercialization of the Friendship Day celebrations has led to some dismissing it as a “marketing gimmick”. But nowadays it is celebrated on the first Sunday of August rather than 30 July. However, on 27 July 2011 the 65th Session of the United Nations General Assembly declared 30 July as “International Day of Friendship”.

The idea of a World Friendship Day was first proposed on 20 July 1958 by Dr. Artemio Bracho during a dinner with friends in Puerto Pinasco, a town on the River Paraguay about 200 miles north of Asuncion, Paraguay.

Out of this humble meeting of friends, the World Friendship Crusade was born. The World Friendship Crusade is a foundation that promotes friendship and fellowship among all human beings, regardless of race, color or religion. Since then, 30 July has been faithfully celebrated as Friendship Day in Paraguay every year and has also been adopted by several other countries.

The World Friendship Crusade has lobbied the United Nations for many years to recognise 30 July as World Friendship Day and finally on 20 May, General Assembly of the United Nations decided to designate 30 July as the International Day of Friendship; and to invite all Member States to observe the International Day of Friendship in accordance with the culture and customs of their local, national and regional communities, including through education and public awareness-raising activities.


Courtesy : Wikipedia


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Story :) Oppan Gangnam Style


Laila was so nervous and tensed about her first appearance on TV as a news reporter.

There goes the count, 3, 2, Go…

“Good evening this is Laila…”

Psy

Oppan Gangnam Style… Eh… Sexy Lady.. Op.. Op.. Op.. Oppan Gangnam style…

The entire crew burst into laughter. 🙂

“Oh.. Crap, they turned this into a blooper! Who are those idiots dancing in the background? Hey, get out, don’t you have eyes?” the camera man shouted.

The Gangnam Run

The Gangnam Run

Laila turned back to see what was happening behind her. But those ‘Psy’ dupes shown their back and ran away in Gangnam style. She could not control laughing.

“Ok. Come on lets continue, 3, 2, Go”

“Good evening this is Laila… …” She completed her first video with a big smile on her face, thanks to those idiots for changing her tension. The crew congratulated Laila.

With a sense of relief she took her mobile to inform her friends about it. There was a message.

“We know that you are so nervous, we wanted you to smile and get relaxed, so… Oppan Gangnam Style 🙂 :P” 

– Din

Have your friends done anything like this to cheer you up? 😉 


Powerful Quote #132 : Distance between Two Souls

Hardships

There is no better scale than a hardship to measure the distance between two souls.

– Words by Din