- Producer21/08/2017Why You Should Send Flowers On A Funeral?It is difficult to imagine a funeral site without flowers. We notice a variety of floral arrangements in different locations in the funeral homes. Crestwood, IL A funeral site will look very depressing and gloomy without flowers. When one hears of...
- 02/06/2017Amanecer caluroso en un campo de girasoles
Hot Sunrise on sunflowers field
- Producer02/01/2017RULE 5: THOU SHALL BE A CELEBRATOR OF LIFE (BE HAPPY ; )Follow Spreading Happy Here “Understand this, in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self; lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless,...
- Producer29/11/2016How do we share happiness?Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. - Buddha... How do we share happiness? I think the first step is to define what happiness is...
- 30/10/2016Flow - How To Be So Happy Time Stops - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Are you looking to find happiness in your work, or at least to make your work life more enjoyable? With this take on Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s book “Flow:...
- Producer28/09/2016Bee Social - Bee HappyA Happy DayThis morning, I awoke and I'm happy. What is different about today may not appear significant to someone, but to me its extra special. I'm not sure what is going to be different but expect a great day. To be awake means another day to be...
Comments28/09/2016 #41 jesse kaellis#40
My sister has an iPhone, an i5 phone, one of the smaller ones. Those are expensive unless you open a contract for 80 something bucks a month for three years. I suppose I could do it. I'm intimidated by those phones. And they look so flimsy and maybe they are judging by the cracked screens people end up with. The touch screen part is cool. I don't even use my phone, I carry it for emergencies only. I have a pay as you go plan. I pay 100 bucks a year and get -- I don't know one hundred minutes free and free evening usage and whatever. As I said, though, it's only for emergencies. Thanks, Lisa. I appreciate you.28/09/2016 #38 jesse kaellis#14
Deb, when I was looking at possible phones, I checked out the Doro and other "simple" phones for seniors or children or other people that don't care to deal with a lot of technology. The Doro is a good phone with large buttons an emergency button feature and an enhanced volume feature, and it still does have a camera. And there are other simple phones out there for people that are intimidated or tired of excessive technology in their phones.28/09/2016 #37 jesse kaellis#21
It's a Samsung, Lisa. Released in 2010 it's a military grade phone with GPS, Bluetooth (whatever that is) and is water resistant to 3 meters and other "tough phone" type specs. I like the way it looks and I like its compact size and whatever. Cell phones are the only technology that has gotten bigger and clumsier and seemingly more fragile, but most people love them. The iPhone are like a miniature computer. I bought the Rugby online used for about 78 bucks including shipping. It cost nothing to activate because I just got my carrier to put a SIM card in it and transfer service from my other flip phone. I also looked at the Doro, a phone for seniors and children, a "simple" phone with big buttons. This post if off the subject but flip phones make me happy.28/09/2016 #22 Carole-Ibk AdebayoFantastic @Donna-Luisa Eversley! Being happy is a choice really, and it's great to wake up with a purpose that 'no matter what's going on around me, I choose to be happy'. Happiness provides a clarity of focus so that, even amidst the chaos, you see more opportunities to change and affect not only 'self', but the world also!28/09/2016 #20 David B. GrinbergThank you for another inspirational buzz, @Donna-Luisa Eversley, which is definitely sweet honey. We all have a decision to make each day: do we want to be happy, positive and grateful, or unhappy, negative and selfish. It's up to each one of us to decide. To paraphrase US President Abraham Lincoln: most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be(Bee). You are a beacon of inspiration, DL, and I am grateful to call you my friend. Buzz on...28/09/2016 #19 Aaron 🐝 SkogenIts been a long day and I am about to take that long evening nap. Thanks for the inspiration @Donna-Luisa Eversley. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I am not sure which I like more, sunrise and the promise of a new day, or sunset and the promise of a new day. I'm looking forward to my pillow and maybe I'll decide tomorrow. . . :-)
- Producer02/09/2016Stop Telling Me to Be HappyThis article was originally published in 2014 to mixed reviews. Since then, the “happiness” industry has grown enormously so I am re-posting in the hopes of countering the onslaught of “depressing” advice.There's one problem with the "happiness"...
Comments03/09/2016 #17 Michael D. DavisPossibly it's a matter of semantics. What if one were to replace the terms "Happiness" and "Dream" with "Contentment" and "Security"? Maybe then we could all get more excited and on board with this idea of reaching virtual vimoksha. The truth is it's all about perception anyway. What toasts on person's piece of bread is simply singed grain to another. Personally I prefer my toast with a good slathering of honey! Always with a Smile, #michaelddavis02/09/2016 #9 Antoinette Capasso-BackdahlOk, there is something to be said about blood sugar levels. Type 1 diabetics know this all too well. I have a type 1 in my family and I have worked with type 2's. The trouble with the idea that you are not taking proper nutrition even if you are not diabetic in anyway is that you can be moody if your blood sugar is low or if you are hungry. It's the same with smokers. Speaking of which... "smokers privilege" is when smokers get to have several breaks a day and the non smokers do not. But whether you are having a nic fit or a low blood sugar crisis, it still doesn't mean I want to deal with your poor coping skills. Take care of yourself and leave me the "f" out of it!
Now for sure I agree that things do not change in a faux happy climate. HOWEVER, if you managed your corp culture properly you would be having meetings regularly to discuss these things. For instance, when I worked for Kawasaki Motors, they were excellent at having these meetings and we solved all our problems, everyone felt valued and we had a FUN and innovative environment.
I can't wait to run my own company. When I do, it will NOT BE A HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT. Everyone will feel valued. After all we spend most our lives at work!02/09/2016 #6 Kevin Pashuk"Happy" is an elusive goal. I find it is a great byproduct of achieving things, or doing things with others. When I chase happiness, I am typically disappointed. When I choose to have (as Pop Staples put it...) a 'satisfied mind', despite how things are going, it is truly a better outcome.02/09/2016 #2 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianI am so glad you wrote this, @Cory Galbraith! It saves me the trouble. If I may, I'd like to expound a little further, make the premise a little more controversial.
HAPPINESS IN THE WORKPLACE MAY BE COUNTER-PRODUCTIVE
Real change, real improvement, does not come from happiness, it comes from being pissed off about something. Sometimes, dissatisfaction is enough. Being pissed off is far more effective, provided it is channelled constructively.
Would we have found beBee if we were happy with LI? Would Henry Ford have built the car if he were happy with horses?
Necessity is NOT the mother of invention. Annoyance, dissatisfaction, and downright anger are. Or, maybe annoyance, dissatisfaction, and downright anger are what makes a thing necessary in the first place. It's a chicken/egg thing.
- Producer28/07/2016SilenceThey say speech is silver, and silence is golden.But how much of that is true?Ask someone forced to sit beside a relative they don't know for five long, awkward hours at a stretch and they'll gladly accept that small talk is but better than an...
Comments29/07/2016 #20 Aadarsh KrishnaThank you everyone. It is overwhelming to see such a response from all of you.
Your appreciation and blessings mean a lot to me. I seek to nurture this hobby of putting words to my thoughts.
I feel a sense of joy even if just one person feels good after reading my post and can translate and relay the message in a positive way.29/07/2016 #19 Sara JacoboviciThank you @Aadarsh Krishna for a thought provoking and beautifully written piece. For me, silence has its own noises and sounds, it is not necessarily an absence of noise or sound. @🐝 Fatima G. Williams View moreThank you @Aadarsh Krishna for a thought provoking and beautifully written piece. For me, silence has its own noises and sounds, it is not necessarily an absence of noise or sound. @🐝 Fatima G. Williams, in the same spirit, although there may be a connection between silence and loneliness, loneliness may have its own unique sound that only the lonely person can hear. Close29/07/2016 #17 Anees Zaidi#15 Dear @🐝 Fatima G. Williams whenever you feel lonely talk to your family back home, talk to your friends for no reason. But to enjoy loneliness go into your deep thoughts. You will find many beautiful things to remember, explore and share with us. By the way there is a possibility that on my way back from US in mid October I stop by in Dubai for 2-3 days. Would love to meet you if you happens to be there during that period. It would be good opportunity to meet Fatima Williams after spending time with Fatima Zaidi :)) I would update you with the plan when it is final.29/07/2016 #15 🐝 Fatima G. Williams#3 True that dear @Anees Zaidi . The comments of @debasish majumder and @Praveen Raj Gullepalli and yourself, is as @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee said "Kept me frozen in deep thought."
Silence & loneliness is golden but may be only for a certain period of time as I am currently in that phase of my life. I stay alone in Dubai with my family back home. l am no doubt enjoying it, but when it gets lonely ?
I believe Silence & loneliness has helped me with self realisation so I'm in a Dilemma with my thoughts.29/07/2016 #9 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#6 You are incredible my brother soul @Anees Zaidi. In fact, I am frozen in place. I received notification of your tagging me while considering glass as a metaphor for ideas and discussions. One main point is glassy materials (ideas) that are difficult to classify. Is silence a glassy idea? Is time a glassy idea? Sleep on ideas to become our masters? I am still playing with the idea, but your tagging put my mind in a glassy state.29/07/2016 #6 Anees Zaidi#5 Wow dear @Praveen Raj Gullepalli your imagination is amazing. "Silence is as unfathomable as it is deep, and becomes our master, as we sleep!" - so true. I would see if Dr. @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee have some time to reflect upon this deep meaningful thought.29/07/2016 #5 Praveen Raj GullepalliYour buzz got Simon&Garfunkel's The Sound of Silence spinning in my head Aadarsh! And here is a link to a wonderful cover of the same by Disturbed! https://www.google.co.in/search?q=Sound+of+SIlence&oq=Sound+of+SIlence&aqs=chrome..69i57.2441j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 View moreYour buzz got Simon&Garfunkel's The Sound of Silence spinning in my head Aadarsh! And here is a link to a wonderful cover of the same by Disturbed! https://www.google.co.in/search?q=Sound+of+SIlence&oq=Sound+of+SIlence&aqs=chrome..69i57.2441j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
I would like to share with you something that resonates with the last three points in your buzz...Companionable Silence. Where you spend hours in the presence of someone whose aura doesn't disturb you at all in anyway. Could be anyone. No compulsion to make conversation. No need to touch or caress. Company that not only lets you be yourself but also acts as an ingredient to that harmony. Sometimes Silence is a conversation with the Self pregnant with suggestion, punctuated by our words! It is the sound of our sub-conscious perhaps? True silence is achieved only in deep meditation, where thoughts cease to distract or attract other thoughts! Thank you for broaching on a thought provoking subject. Silence is as unfathomable as it is deep, and becomes our master, as we sleep! Close29/07/2016 #3 Anees ZaidiDear @🐝 Fatima G. Williams silence is not when we keep our mouth shut. Don't you see 'thinking' is talking to ourselves? As very Rightly said by this young mind @Aadarsh Krishna 'sometimes all silence is, is absence of noise'. Silence is not loneliness. Nearest you may go to someone is in your silence. Few days back you wrote a buzz remembering your father. Don't you think you feel closest to him in his absence? Don't you enjoy talking to him in your complete silence?
- Producer13/07/2016Coffee - My WayA ritual begins There are some things in life which leave a lasting impression. I love coffee! Some rituals we learn as we grow, coffee has been with me for as long as I can remember. As a toddler I recall my grandfathers on both sides of the...
Comments24/07/2016 #79 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand AmbassadorTime for a cup of coffee, I am fortunate that we have a lot of coffee roasters here in Savannah, they are constantly giving me free samples to promote their brands to my 50,000 business contacts. I do help them & any small businesses. I love to help & am here to help grow beBEE.COM in any way. :)23/07/2016 #70 Randy KehoOh yes, the percolator. I haven't thought of one of those in years. As a young boy, I used to love to watch and listen to it work its magic. My folks were big coffee drinkers, but my aunts held true to their whistling tea pots. They were from Belfast, Northern Ireland.14/07/2016 #61 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorHot Buttered coffee recipe http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/hot-buttered-coffee. It is especially good on a wintry day.14/07/2016 #57 Aaron 🐝 SkogenThat's awesome! I love the video and the story! I like mine black, and When people ask how I take my coffee, I say "seriously, very seriously!" All kidding aside, I grew up much the same @Donna-Luisa Eversley. My grandmother made egg coffee. This consisted of a large coffee pot filled with water. Then she took about about a cup of ground coffe beans and an egg and vigorously mixed them together. She added that to the water, then over medium heat, slowly brought it to a boil, as soon as it started to foam she stirred it down, taking the pot off the heat. She would then return it to the heat and repeat the procedure two more times. From there she strained the coffee into a cup. To this day, there is still no substitute.
Love it!13/07/2016 #48 Don 🐝 Kerr@Donna-Luisa Eversley I love a good cuppa joe. I can't get my tastebuds around instant but pretty much every other form of the miracle elixir works for me. Remember being surprised the first time I had Turkish coffee. Thought something had gone horridly wrong until the flavour exploded!
- 13/07/2016Good Morning ( afternoon, evening & night to my global friends). I just wanted to share some sunshine! LIttle Dude helps make smiles happen! Have a bee-ituful day all!
- 05/07/2016Estupenda mañana en el evento de @beBee junto a Diego Pons de @viajarcondiego y mi querido @Yago Uribe . Bienvenido a beBee Yago!!!
Lovely morning at @beBee event with Diego Pons @viajarcondiego and my dear friend @Yago Uribe. Let's make a Mexican wave for Yago. Welcome to beBee!!
- Producer25/06/2016Dedicated to all the Bees (text & audio)Far away I have some friendsNever saw them, this is not the endThey just rock, they are primeAm I driving and trying to rhyme???Funny game this one with wordsTo connect across the worldBees all around buzzing here and thereSo far so close,...
Comments23/03/2017 #166 Mamen 🐝 Delgado#164 @debasish majumder thanks so much for your words, coming from you mean a lot for me.
You know very well when we leave the mind apart and the heart is the one speaking, sometimes we find a straight way to the feelings. The universal feelings. No matter where we are, how we look or what we do. The inside world has no borders nor limits. That's real connection. Hug from Madrid!! 💫
- Producer28/05/2016'DEAR', A WORD OF WONDER !‘Dear’, a small word, but gives reflection A true sense of one’s perception Inevitably draws one’s attention and instigate one with compulsion To show one’s original teeth, whether he truly wants to greet Or a mere hypocrisy, which...
Comments08/07/2016 #10 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#6 @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, Oh! But the student always walks behind the teacher, my fine friend, so it is I who behold you as walking in front of me an foraging new paths, such as poetry, that I never saw in myself. Or,...perhaps I never had it before meeting you. 🐝26/06/2016 #7 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeEnabling one to soar high and excel
Such a unique intensity of sound it profound
Engulf us with warmth around
Humanity, not mere a nomenclature
It is the finest form of life, we proudly declare
Dear @debasish majumder- your words sing and your emotions overwhelm. What to say- you are a gifted poet28/05/2016 #1 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeA bonding of trust will be in ramification
A symphony will dispel all inauspicious cloud
We must crave and resort to such clout
The emerging poet @debasish majumder- are you addressing this poem to the bees on beBee? I wish we all and always bond with trust- trust me
- Producer26/06/2016Enjoy now, tomorrow isn't there (yet)It's Sunday morning as I get the idea to write this down. Drinking tea, watching people walking their dog in the park, just taking time to reflect on the things I see happening around me.I notice people doing a lot of things: looking forward to...
Comments26/06/2016 #1 Vincent AndrewGood post @Brigitte van Rossum. I forget sometimes to think about the people around me. They are present with me and there is no better gift than to share the present with them. In the past few days I have had instances where I lived in the present - with work of course - but also with people, having real conversations. Conversations from the heart, making real connections and life as a result becomes more meaningful. Why are we so preoccupied with the past or the future such that it makes it difficult to live in the present? I don't have the answers. Maybe other bees can help.
- 24/06/2016The greatest and happiest moments for me are those moments that surprise me with joy even though of my initial reluctance to act sometimes:
Great surprises that accompany certain decisions that I make with reluctance, but then these decisions turn surprisingly joyful. Examples include:
Joining beBee and meeting great souls here
Running into friends with whom I lost contact for long times
Sharing thought and the emerge of new me
Meeting @Qamar Ali Khan is one example of my sheer joy
Comments25/06/2016 #24 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#23 In the heated discussions on my buzz what is love there are so many interesting perspectives going on. Your last comment @Mamen 🐝 Delgado suggests a new one- the force that we us do what we aren't ready to do. You love us and we love you too Mamen.24/06/2016 #23 Mamen 🐝 Delgado#22 Yes, @John White, MBA is a crack!! Actually I have taught both English and Spanish, it can be a very good idea indeed. Let me think of it, and how to focus the subject, ok? And we'll keep in touch for ideas. Thanks to both of you, you two @Qamar Ali Khan & @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee are simply GREAT!! Smuackkssss!!!24/06/2016 #22 Qamar Ali KhanWe both will prove to be two balancing weights for you @Mamen 🐝 Delgado! I seriously think an opportunity may be knocking at your door. Every non-Spanish professional here might be interested in learning Spanish, except @John White, MBA. He knows everything, including Spanish :-)24/06/2016 #20 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#19 And @Mamen 🐝 Delgado would consider establishing a hive for this purpose dear @Qamar Ali Khan. You remind me of my own story on why I turned into Tres Bien grade in my French class even though I started knowing two or three French words. May be I even consider writing a post about it.24/06/2016 #14 Mamen 🐝 Delgado#13 @Qamar Ali Khan, I usually say I live in my harmonious chaos. I know from the outside my life can look a like chaos, but I try to give some harmony to it. It is my mental perception. I suppose @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee was talking about this, but I don't think is any special, all of us are living like a juggler on the rope and the only way to survive is the equilibrium. So inevitably all of us tend to equilibrium. I guess...24/06/2016 #13 Qamar Ali Khan#9 This is great @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! Chaos is a difficult topic to talk on and a complicated situation to tackle wisely to turn it to a positive. My friend @Milos Djukic has a very clear and a beautiful concept about it. Your mentioned quality of @Mamen 🐝 Delgado is really surprising. I'll surely ask her to add to my knowledge.24/06/2016 #8 Qamar Ali Khan#5 You know @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, @Mamen 🐝 Delgado is the first one here on beBee that caught me with her care when I started my writing here. She's a marvelous lady and have a heart filled with flowers for everyone! She is a friend I always proud of.
- 10/05/2016Moms month is here, so we have to celebrate with a good wine. ¡Felicidades madre!Which wine pairs best with your mom?www.floridatoday.com Which wine pairs best with your mom? Based on personality traits, here's the best bottle to pick up for mother's...
- Producer08/05/2016Playing With Sea Lions in the Galapagos IslandsOne thing you can be sure you'll see when traveling to the Galapagos Islands are Sea Lions. They are everywhere. They sleep on park benches, they lay in the shade under trees and they waddle through the streets. Really, they own the Islands!The...