Showing posts with label Inspiration. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Inspiration. Show all posts

6 Signs Your Partner Is Manipulating You

1. You find yourself emotionally volatile.

The one thing the manipulator enjoys more than anything is to guilt you. When you're made to feel guilty about something, you often find yourself feeling self-hate. Self-hate leads to emotional volatility. One thing you'll notice is a sense of stability returning to your life.

2. You're finding your relationships with others are getting worse.

Your manipulating partner may have, without you even really realizing it, pulled you away from people you love. Those friends you lost contact with are probably still ready and willing to be around you. Try reconnecting with people.

3. You have a horrible sense of self.

The presence of a manipulating person in your life can be a large one. In the same way the earth casts a shadow on the moon, blacking it out fully during a solar eclipse, the manipulator can cast a shadow over you and your personality. Without them blocking out the sun, you remember who you are and have a better sense of yourself.

4. You forget things you once enjoyed.

The manipulator probably took you away from your favorite hobbies in the same way they took you away from people you love. When you leave them, suddenly you remember how much you enjoy chess and hiking and you fully understand you've left a manipulator.

5. You never feel at peace.

With a manipulator in your life, you never truly feel at peace with yourself and the world you live in. If you escape the manipulator, it may take time to find inner peace, but it'll happen.

6. You feel like you can't trust anyone.

It may take time, but your trust in others will be restored eventually.

His Wife Left Him And Their Son After A Fight. Two Days Later, He Posts This Shocking Letter

No matter how much you love your spouse, arguing with them is pretty much inevitable — especially when you have kids.
When you both work hard to do what’s best for your family, the stress and frustration may become too much to bear.
So when this wife felt unappreciated by her husband, she got tired of fighting with him. She tearfully left him alone with the children without any sign that she’d come back. Just two days later, though, her husband decided to write her a letter about his feelings, and you need to see what it says.

“My darling,
Two nights ago, we had a huge argument. I was exhausted when I got home from work. It was 8:00 p.m and all I wanted to do was to lie down and watch the game.
You weren’t in a good mood, and you were clearly tired after having a long day. You were trying to put the baby to sleep as the other kids were fighting, and all I did was turn the volume up.
“Would it kill you to play a more active role in your children’s upbringing?” you asked, turning the television volume back down. “You can help out more around the house, too.”
“Hey,” I said defensively. “I work hard all day just so you could play in the doll’s house all day.” The argument just kept going like that. I said terrible things to you that I can never take back, and you screamed, saying that you were sick of it all. So you tearfully ran out of the house, leaving me to take care of the children on my own.
I was forced to feed the kids and put them to bed all by myself. When you didn’t come back the next day, I was forced to ask my boss if I could take a day off so I could take care of the children.
I experienced the crying and the tantrums. I experienced having to run around so much all day that I didn’t even have a chance to shower.
I experienced being forced to heat the milk, getting the kids dressed, and cleaning the kitchen all at once. I experienced being cooped up all day without speaking to an adult. I experienced the inability to sit calmly at the table to have a relaxed meal whenever I wanted, because I had to run after the kids.
I experienced feeling so physically and emotionally drained that I just wanted to sleep for 20 hours straight, but had to get up a few hours after falling asleep because the baby was crying. I lived two days and two nights the way that you do, and I think I get it now.
I get your exhaustion. I get that being a mother is all about sacrifice. I get that it is more tiring than being among corporate bigwigs for 10 hours and making economic decisions.
I get how frustrated you must be to have to sacrifice your job and financial freedom so that you can provide for your children. I get how uncertain you are about the fact that your economic security now depends on your partner and not just you. I get how hard it is to not be able to hang out with your friends, exercise, or get a good night’s sleep.
I get how challenging it is, being locked up and being forced to to watch the children while imagining what you must be missing in the outside world. I also get that you become upset when my mother criticizes how you choose to raise our children, because nobody in the world knows what is best for children like their own mother.
I get that being a mother means carrying society’s greatest burdens. Being the person that nobody appreciates, values, or remembers. I write you this letter not just to tell you that you are missed, but additionally because I don’t want to go another day without telling you: “You are strong, doing an excellent job, and I admire you.”
I did not expect that ending. It looks like he learned his lesson the hard way!
Share this touching story with your friends.

Never apologize for being you.

Always be yourself. Never try to hide who you are. The only shame is to have shame. Always stand up for what you believe in. Always question what other people tell you. Never regret the past, it’s a waste of time. There’s a reason for everything. Every mistake, every moment of weakness, every terrible thing that has happened to you. Grow from it. The only way can ever get the respect of others is when you show them that you respect yourself and most importantly, do your thing and never apologize for being you.

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Bruce Lee

Don't be afraid to be awesome. Sometimes being weird and different is good. When you think you're working hard, there is always someone else working harder, so always be yourself and know your stuff. Jacqueline MacInnes Wood

Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is. Jim Morrison

Your Life Changes When YOU Change, Read This Short Inspiring Story.

One day not too long ago the employees of a large company in St. Louis , Missouri returned from their lunch break and were greeted with a sign on the front door.
The sign said: “Yesterday the person who has been hindering your growth in this company passed away. We invite you to join the funeral in the room that has been prepared in the gym.”
At first everyone was sad to hear that one of their colleagues had died, but after a while they started getting curious about who this person might be. The excitement grew as the employees arrived at the gym to pay their last respects.
Everyone wondered: “Who is this person who was hindering my progress? Well, at least he’s no longer here!”
One by one the employees got closer to the coffin and when they looked inside it they suddenly became speechless. They stood over the coffin, shocked and in silence, as if someone had touched the deepest part of their soul.
There was a mirror inside the coffin: everyone who looked inside it could see himself. There was also a sign next to the mirror that said:
“There is only one person who is capable to set limits to your growth: it is YOU.”
YOU are the only person who can revolutionize your life.
YOU are the only person who can influence your happiness, your realization and your success.
YOU are the only person who can help yourself.
Your life does not change when your boss changes, when your friends change, when your parents change, when your company changes.
Your life changes when YOU change, when you go beyond your limiting beliefs, when you realize that YOU ARE the only one responsible for your life.

6 Signs You're Wasting Your Life But Can't Admit It

Life is a treasure, a gift that has limitless potential. The sheer magnitude of this simple, yet massive, concept isn't always taken advantage of.

Some people can't imagine how to carry the whole cake, so they settle for a slice, or worse nothing. You only get one ride in this vessel, and your ride isn't guaranteed any length of time.

Faced with these facts, many people create boundaries, limitations, basically excuses.One thing leads to nothing and before you know it tomorrow is today and you have wasted so much. Don't create regrets today, do what you can even if it isn't perfect.

A nurse revealed the most common regrets people had at the end of their lives, and the general theme to all of them is to keep trying, loving, exploring and being true to yourself. Below we've highlighted the surest ways to waste your life.

You Keep Yourself Overwhelmed

From clubbing, massive theater screens, surround sound, neighbors that live ten feet away to advertisements everywhere possible, modern society is defined by ever present stimulus. The constant noise drowns out our voice but also buries our fears and doubts. The new age version of a base line is the most mentally and spiritually numb state that people have lived.

While the bad is generally muted and we can't feel the effects of life's pains as clearly, we also trade our propensity for the joys and positivity. People either fear the lows so badly or even worse believe that they don't deserve the highs. The choice to simply exist and not life should never warrant hesitation.

You Waste Time Not Making Or Avoid Decisions

When faced with infinite choices, we get caught up in trying to make the 'perfect decision'. The choice that will make everything perfect and grant our every desire, scaring off any fear. We seem to forget that we are in control of our lives and have the right to change our minds or direction at any time, for any reason.

Indecision leads to stagnation. If you don't stay moving and pro-actively make moves you feel is right, life will do it for you. You will be in a constant state of reacting, trying to keep your head above water. This doesn't mean you have to move at breakneck-speeds all the time, but give your needs voice and honor your heart's desires.

You Surround Yourself With Pointless Distractions

More than half of the activities and products in this country are specifically aimed at killing time, to get through one more day. Distractions are a sneaky and absurdly prevalent vice. Looking at your phone for the time can turn into an hour of reading celebrity facts in the blink of an eye.

Tomorrow is not guaranteed, so our time is precious and needs to be valued and well partitioned. There is a difference between wasting time and taking a break. Waste less time, take more breaks, and most of all pay attention to what ever you are doing. Be present.

You Trade Self Discipline For Instant Gratification

Self discipline is the greatest gift you can create for yourself. Developing your will power, training your focus, developing awareness are just a few of the benefits of enforcing discipline on yourself. The only thing you truly control in life, is yourself. You can't truly force others to do something if they absolutely don't want to. You can't change the seasons or cheat death. You can control what you choose to do in life and the attitude you nurture.

The pleasures of instant gratification do not build character or help you achieve any productive goal. You may feel unfocused and direction-less, so you choose to waste time, waiting for your 'higher purpose' to reveal itself. Life never works like that, but if it did and your purpose was revealed, would you have the internal resources to complete it? You don't have to know where you're going but you will benefit from traveling anyway.

You Never Truly Acknowledge Your Fears

Fear is a powerful force that prevails in ignorance. You can't ignore a concern and expect it to go away. Ignoring your dread gives that formation the free reign to grow and maximize its effects on your life and psyche. People don't acknowledge fear for many different reasons. They are afraid of the extent of their terror, that they won't be able to conquer it. They may not want to dent their pride by admitting they could be afraid of anything.

Not confronting fear is like choosing to not accept the rising tide and being surprised when you can't breathe. Look beyond your ego, any of your formations only have the influence that it is given.

You Stay Continually Busy

There is a difference between staying busy and being productive. Most people stay busy, working harder instead of of smarter. Staying constantly occupied is like the sum of all the previous points. You internally keep yourself overwhelmed, engaging in tasks that truly only pass the time.

Not everything you do is your greatest task or among the most defining moments of your life. There are menial things we do that help sustain our quality of life. You know when you are not working on what you should. Stay mindful of what's on your list and try to keep it to the essential tasks.

16 Point Plan Of How To Succeed in Your Professional Life

1. Don’t talk negatively about people behind their backs.

2. If you gossip, people won’t confide in you. Mind your own business.

3. Try to work for someone who’ll challenge your powers.

4. You’ll learn more in a year than 4 years of college.

5. Successful bosses have good communication skills. They learn from people, including their employees.

6. Work in such a way that makes your boss look good. It’s not flattery.

7. On downsizing, the first to go are those with few friends. Bosses prefer competent people whom they respect.

8. Dress for the job you want, not the one you have. Let your dress reflect professionalism.

9. Workout to get in good physical shape. Unless exceptionally skilled, the unhealthy are at a comparative disadvantage.

10. Personal integrity is crucial. tell nothing but the truth. Bosses can forgive mistakes but if you lie, you’re gone.

11. Be on time. Try to arrive few minutes early. It saves you from stress. You’ll be much relaxed & work better.

12. Strive your best to keep a deadline. If you cannot meet it, then apologize & ask for an extension.

13. Don’t take things personally. If some people are unhappy with you, it’s their problem. But always strive to give your best.

14. If you must correct someone, don’t get personal about it. Do it never in front of others.

15. Spend some time alone every day. Think What’s the mission of my life? What do I want to be? and how to go about it.

16. As you move along Plan A of your career, maintain a Plan B as well an alternative course to rely.

Always remember that the secret of success is passion. Always think big. Spread love & joy. You’ll have blissful years ahead.

According To Buddha, These are the Four Elements of "True Love"

Love is a very powerful feeling that we are all able to relate too. In fact, love has proven to be the answer to a majority of the worlds problems, if only they had time to sit down and actually think about it for a moment.
Nevertheless, we can all still individually make our way to finding our own meaning of "true love".
A majority of us have a really hard time understanding what true love really is. It's fickle, it's cruel, it's warm, it's lovely, etc. True love is an anomaly that we are all slowly figuring out as we make our way through this strange thing called life. One of the best things we can do in order to understand what true love really is, is to listen to someone who's experienced it all before.
Buddha has four key components of "true love" that we should all consider learning from his lessons of the world.

1. Practice Inclusiveness

If you are able to give to others without needing anything in return, then this is a good practice to start understanding the meaning of "true love". True love requires you to be able to give selflessly to others, never be greedy, and demonstrate your abilities in how you can benefit others by just being yourself.
Not everyone is a master at this, and it can take quite some time to get the hang of, but you will be one step closer to understanding the truth.

2. Practice Joy

Joy is one of the most contagious emotions in the entire world. It can lead to others feeling just as joyful as you are. Practice enjoying yourself in your daily routine. This is a good start to understanding what it means to have true love.
Never give in to negative thoughts and always try your best to put a smile on other peoples' faces. You might be surprised just how rewarding it really is to make others happy.

3. Practice Compassion

Being compassionate about the things that you love to do is one of the most crucial elements in finding your meaning of "true love". If you are able to display your pride over the things that you love doing, then you are one step closer to understanding what "true love" really means.

The Fence – A story with true meaning

There once was a young boy with a very bad temper.

The boy’s father wanted to teach him a lesson, so he gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper he must hammer a nail into their wooden fence.

On the first day of this lesson, the little boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. He was really mad!

Over the course of the next few weeks, the little boy began to control his temper, so the number of nails that were hammered into the fence dramatically decreased.

It wasn’t long before the little boy discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence.

Then, the day finally came when the little boy didn’t lose his temper even once, and he became so proud of himself, he couldn’t wait to tell his father.

Pleased, his father suggested that he now pull out one nail for each day that he could hold his temper.

Several weeks went by and the day finally came when the young boy was able to tell his father that all the nails were gone.

Very gently, the father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence.

“You have done very well, my son,” he smiled, “but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same.”

The little boy listened carefully as his father continued to speak.

“When you say things in anger, they leave permanent scars just like these. And no matter how many times you say you’re sorry, the wounds will still be there.”

Be careful with YOUR words.

Accept! They aren’t that person anymore

In life, you make the wrong choice. As time goes by it is very hurtful that the person you are with betrays you. The moments you spent together can no longer be a good memory because all that time the person was deceiving you with a phony personality. Once the person knew that you were believing him/her they go on to the next person they can take advantage of. ~ Bella Angelo

Sometimes you just have to erase the messages, delete the numbers and move on. You dont have to forget who that person was to you but you just have to accept that they arent the same person anymore.

10 ways to boost your self-confidence

How many times during your growing years did your parents tell you to walk straight or sit up straight? You may have casually dismissed it, or maybe you didn’t really pay attention. As an adult, though, you realise the wisdom of the advice.
Simple practices like these don’t just help you physically but also psychologically. Psychologists say that there are many little ways that can instantly help boost self-confidence. Here are some easy tips on how you can do just that.


The first thing that works for a confident person is his or her personal hygiene. Right from your hair, your face, your body, your fingers, and your skin — keep them clean and well maintained. If you have a body odour problem, take remedial measures (use deodorants and bactericidal soaps.
Check your teeth and get them fixed if there is a problem. Brush everyday twice, if you can, even after meals. You can even pop in a mint after your meals.  
Take care of your skin by eating the right food and drinking lots of water. If it needs more care, take help from professionals.
Knowing you look your best is an easy and effective way to help you act your best.


Dressing well and appropriately can do wonders for one’s self esteem. Many of us wear clothes that look nice on the clothes rack but do not necessarily suit our body type. Wear clothes that fit you well. If you are on the healthier side, wear clothes that aren’t too tight yet not loose or baggy, which just adds to the bulk and does not make you look any better.
Dressing well does not mean you need to spend your entire salary investing in designer brands. Choose your clothes wisely — it’s quality not quantity that counts. Pick up a few outfits that make a statement instead of loads of outfits that do nothing for your confidence.
The other thing to do is watch the popular verdict. If most people say pink is your colour and you feel comfortable wearing pink, do it.


Good posture has an immediate and lasting impact on your confidence. Do you recollect the time you were at the door, about to face an interview? What did you do instinctively? Didn’t you take a deep breath? By doing that two things happen — your stomach goes in and your head is held high.
Always hold your head high, throw your shoulders back, keep your back straight and walk with confident steps. Practice in the mirror a few times to make sure your doing it right, without looking too stiff.
Do you take small, shuffling steps? Do you fling your arms around when you walk? Stop! You may be doing something sub-consciously that does not really compliment your style.
Be aware of how you walk. Be quick and energetic with a spring in your step. Think of a nice outdoor activity that you like doing, feeling the breeze on your face and letting your heart guide your walk.
If you are still not comfortable, try this age-old trick. Place a big book on your head and try to walk without dropping it. This is a great way to improve posture and gait.

Listen to Your Heart

Listen to your heart; start recognizing when something isn’t good for you and be strong enough to let it go. A person can only waste the time you give them an opportunity to waste. Stop trying to open doors for people who constantly shut you out. Make sure the interest is shown in the effort, the talk is supported by the actions, and the trust is earned through the consistency.

It Will Take Just 1 Minute to Read this Story, But It Will Change Your Thinking!

Sometimes life can be tough, and it is easy to focus on the negative. However, those who are true to the positive and joys of life will see this story for what it really is — The true way we should view life and all its wonders.

Read the story below and let it change your thinking about life!

Two men are seriously ill and in the same hospital room. For an hour each day, the nurses would let the man closest to the room’s only window sit up in order to help drain the fluid in his lungs.

The other man in the room spent all his time flat on his back.

As you can imagine, with little else to do, the men would talk for hours. They spoke about their families, homes, their lives in the military and where they had travelled.

And each day, the man sitting away from the window longed for the hour when his roommate would be able to sit up and describe the details of the world outside their room.

He would speak of children playing, of animals peacefully roaming and of happy families playing in the water.

Sadly, after months of this, the day arrived when the man closest to the window died in his sleep. After his body had been removed from the room and some time had passed, the other man asked if he could take the bed by the window. The nurses were happy to oblige him and they made the switch.

Once they were gone, the man slowly and painfully pulled himself up so he could take his first good look at the world outside the hospital room, the world whose description had brought him so much comfort.

To his dismay, he found that the view was not as vibrant as he’d been told; in fact, the window faced a blank wall.

Upset, the man called for the nurse and explained the situation.

“Why would he lie to me?” he questioned the nurse.

After thinking for a moment, the nurse looked at him and said:

Meaning of Marriage and Love

A student asks a teacher, "What is love?"

The teacher said, "in order to answer your question, go to the wheat field and choose the biggest wheat and come back.

But the rule is: you can go through them only once and cannot turn back to pick."

The student went to the field, go thru first row, he saw one big wheat, but he wonders....may be there is a bigger one later.

Then he saw another bigger one... But may be there is an even bigger one waiting for him.

Later, when he finished more than half of the wheat field, he start to realize that the wheat is not as big as the previous one he saw, he know he has missed the biggest one, and he regretted.

So, he ended up went back to the teacher with empty hand.

The teacher told him, "...this is love... You keep looking for a better one, but when later you realize, you have already miss the person...."

"What is marriage then?" the student asked.

The teacher said, "in order to answer your question, go to the corn field and choose the biggest corn and come back.

But the rule is: you can go through them only once and cannot turn back to pick."

The student went to the corn field, this time he is careful not to repeat the previous mistake, when he reach the middle of the field, he has picked one medium corn that he feel satisfy, and come back to the teacher.

The teacher told him, "This time you bring back a corn.... You look for one that is just nice, and you have faith and believe this is the best one you get.... This is marriage.

15 Interview Questions & their best possible answers

This section covers HR interview questions and their best possible answers for freshers and experienced to help job seekers during HR interview.

1) Why should we hire you?

Ans: If you hire me, it will be a great platform to showcase my skills. Whatever goals I set, I ensure to complete them within stipulated time.

2) Reason behind leaving your last job?

Ans: In order to enhance my skill set, I am looking for better opportunities.

3) Why have you been unemployed for such a long time?

Ans: I enrolled myself for some advanced personality development course with some freelance work.

4) Tell me your ability to work under pressure?

Ans: I keep myself calm and focus on multi tasking while being patient.

5) What are your expectations from job?

Ans: Professionally advancement and good future.

6) Describe your management style?

Ans: I will be constantly keeping tab of assigned work with my subordinates and seniors, finishing the assigned job before deadlines.

7 Rules of Life

1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short – enjoy it..

4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don’t have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.

7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.

8. Save for retirement starting with your first pay check.

9. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

10. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.

11. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.

How a Password Changed My Life

How a Password Changed my Life ... A true story from the Reader’s Digest ...

I was having a great morning until I sat down in front of my office computer. “your password has expired”, a server message flashed on my screen, with instructions for changing it...In my company we have to change password monthly..

I was deeply depressed after my recent divorce. Disbelief over what she had done to me was what I thought all day.
I remembered a tip I’d heard from my former boss. He’d said, “I’m going to use a password that is going to change my life”. I couldn’t focus on getting things done in my current mood.. My password reminded me that I shouldn’t let myself be a victim of my recent breakup and that I was strong enough to do something about it.

I made my password – Forgive@her. I had to type this password several times every day, each time my computer would lock. Each time I came back from lunch I wrote forgive her.
The simple action changed the way I looked at my ex-wife.. That constant reminder of reconciliation led me to accept the way things happened and helped me deal with my depression.. By the time the server prompted me to change my password following month, I felt free.

The next time I had to change my password I thought about the next thing that I had to get done. My password became Quit@smoking4ever .
It motivated me to follow my goal and I was able to quit smoking.

Love Your Children..They Are God's Gift.

A teacher from Primary School asked her students to write a essay about what they would like God to do for them. At the end of the day, while marking the essays, she read one that made her very emotional.

Her husband, who had just walked in, saw her crying and asked her ‘What happened?’ She answered ‘Read this. It is one of my students’ essay.’

‘Oh God, tonight I ask you something very special. Make me into a television. I want to take its place and live like the TV in my house.

Have my own special place, And have my family around ME. To be taken seriously when I talk. I want to be the centre of attention and be heard without interruptions or questions.

I want to have the company of my dad when he arrives home from work, even when he is tired. And I want my mom to want me when she is sad and upset, instead of ignoring me. And I want my brothers to fight to be with me.

I want to feel that family just leaves everything aside, every now and then, just to spend some time with me.

Poverty of Spirit

A poor man asked the Buddha, “Why am I so poor?”

The Buddha said, “you do not learn to give.”

So the poor man said, “If I’m not having anything?”

Buddha said: “You have a few things,

The Face, which can give a smile;

Mouth: you can praise or comfort others;

The Heart: it can open up to others;

Eyes: who can look the other with the eyes of goodness;

Body: which can be used to help others.”

So, actually we are not poor at all, poverty of spirit is the real poverty.

The 4 Wives : An Inspirational Story

There was a rich merchant who had 4 wives. He loved the 4th wife the most and adorned her with rich robes and treated her to delicacies. He took great care of her and gave her nothing but the best.

He also loved the 3rd wife very much. He’s very proud of her and always wanted to show off her to his friends. However, the merchant is always in great fear that she might run away with some other men.

He too, loved his 2nd wife. She is a very considerate person, always patient and infect is the merchant’s confidante. Whenever the merchant faced some problems, he always turned to his 2nd wife and she would always help him out and tide him through difficult times.

Now, the merchant’s 1st wife is a very loyal partner and has made great contributions in maintaining his wealth and business as well as taking care of the household. However, the merchant did not love the first wife and although she loved him deeply, he hardly took notice of her.

One day, the merchant fell ill. Before long, he knew that he was going to die soon. He thought of his luxurious life and told himself, “Now I have 4 wives with me. But when I die, I’ll be alone. How lonely I’ll be

Thus, he asked the 4th wife, “I loved you most, endowed you with the finest clothing and showered great care over you. Now that I’m dying, will you follow me and keep me company?” “No way!” replied the 4th wife and she walked away without another word. The answer cut like a sharp knife right into the merchant’s heart.

The sad merchant then asked the 3rd wife, “I have loved you so much for all my life. Now that I’m dying, will you follow me and keep me company?” “No!” Replied the 3rd wife.”Life is so good over here! I’m going to remarry when you die!” The merchant’s heart sank and turned cold.

Suspended Coffee ~ Inspiring Story

We enter a little coffeehouse with a friend of mine and give our order. While we’re aproaching our table two people come in and they go to the counter:
‘Five coffees, please. Two of them for us and three suspended’ They pay for their order, take the two and leave.

I ask my friend: “What are those ‘suspended’ coffees?”
My friend: “Wait for it and you will see.”

Some more people enter. Two girls ask for one coffee each, pay and go. The next order was for seven coffees and it was made by three lawyers – three for them and four ‘suspended’. While I still wonder what’s the deal with those ‘suspended’ coffees I enjoy the sunny weather and the beautiful view towards the square infront of the café. Suddenly a man dressed in shabby clothes who looks like a beggar comes in throught the door and kindly asks
‘Do you have a suspended coffee ?’

It’s simple – people pay in advance for a coffee meant for someone who can not afford a warm bevarage. The tradition with the suspended coffees started in Naples, but it has spread all over the world and in some places you can order not only a suspended coffee, but also a sandwitch or a whole meal.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have such cafés or even grocery stores in every town where the less fortunate will find hope and support ? If you own a business why don’t you offer it to your clients… I am sure many of them will like it.