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ALTHOUGH Facebook (FB) provides entertainment, news, and social updates, it has admittedly eaten a big chunk of our time that abstaining from it for certain periods of the day – if not week, will prove to be beneficial.

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Sweet lemons

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WHEN you missed a bus or taxi ride, did you ever tell yourself that it was probably the universe’s way of sparing you from an accident or anything tragic? Did you tell yourself that everything happens for a reason – and that as far as you’re concerned, the world is at its best?

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CHANCES are you know someone who has been taken for a ride – showered with attention, “affection”, sweet words and promises – and then devalued and discarded just like a used object. Who knows, maybe it’s your own experience – but of course, the other party knows too well how to make it appear to everyone you know that it’s your fault; that you are solely to blame for the unhappy ending.

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“THE last two minutes was brought to you by….” Just two minutes, but so many things can happen in a basketball game. The opponent might score a crucial three-point shot, or succeed in all-important free throw attempts. Depending on the teams’ scores, each could be enough to clinch a victory or to send a game to overtime – in just two minutes.

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ONCE upon a time, there was a person who saw your potential and encouraged you to do what you are doing now – perhaps a parent, a neighbor, a former teacher, a friend, a colleague, a former boss, or maybe even a prominent person in his/her field. It was not that this person was the only one who saw your talent. It was just that he or she cared enough to let you know what you are capable of achieving – and more! “Sometimes all you need is just for somebody to believe in you in order to be able to accomplish maybe what you never thought you could” (Drew Brees).

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Empower PWDs!

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HAVE you received a greeting card with an artwork made by a foot and mouth painter? I was so impressed when I got one, a UNICEF card, from a former student. It’s not that the design was exceptional that gave me a lasting impression. It was not the thoughtfulness of my student although I really appreciated the gesture. (It was an everyday card – there was no special occasion.) What I found striking was the realization that many strong and able citizens wasted their lives doing nothing while there were people without arms and legs who were simply unstoppable!

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