Motivational Story

The Story of the Raven

Dare to do. Motivation
Tap Elderly Women's Wisdom for Youth (TEWWY)

Whenever you feel sad, read this story by a Buddhist monk. The story teaches us that we should not compare our lives with anyone. For many of us who are not satisfied with our lives and consider others to be happier than us, it will remind us to see the beauty within.

A raven lived in the forest and was absolutely satisfied with his life. But one day it happened that he saw a beautiful swan. 

“This swan is so white!” he thought “and I am so black. The swan must be the happiest bird in the world”. So he flew over to the swan and expressed his thoughts.

“Actually”, the swan replied, “I was feeling that I was the happiest bird around……untill I saw a parrot which has two colors. Now I think the parrot…..is the happiest bird in creation.”

So the raven flew over to the parrot. The parrot explained: 
“I lived a perfectly happy life….until I saw a peacock! I have only two colors but the peacock has a dozen of colors !”

So the raven flew around looking for a peacock but he couldn’t find one. And one day by chance, while flying over a zoo, he saw a peacock in his cage. So he flew over immediately and saw that hundreds of people had gathered to see him. 

After the people had left, the raven approached the peacock, “dear peacock”, the raven said, “you are so beautiful. Everyday, thousands of people come to see you. When people see me… they immediately shoo me away. I think you must be the happiest bird on the planet.”

The peacock replied, 
“I always thought that I was the most beautiful and happiest bird on the planet…..but because of my beauty, I am  entrapped in this zoo…..I have examined the zoo very carefully, and I have realized that you, the raven, are the only bird not kept in a cage…So for the past few days, I have been thinking that if I were a raven, I could happily roam everywhere and I would be free!”

You see, in life, that’s our problem too. We make unnecessary comparisons with others and become sad therefore, we don’t value what God has given us and this all leads to a vicious cycle of unhappiness. Instead, we should learn to be happy…in what you have, instead of looking at what you don’t have. There will always be someone who will have more or less than you have. A person who is satisfied with what he or she, has or is…is the happiest person in the world and remember, it doesn’t matter if you have all the beauty in this world but if this beauty keeps you entrapped, it won’t make you happy!

Dare to do. motivation’s wisdom

We should learn to appreciate what we have and be contented instead of having a big list of wishes that’s out of our reach. By so doing, we will live happy and meaningful lives.

The Healing Hands Project: Wisdom and Wellness through Art

The Healing Hands project will economically empower people to achieve financial autonomy by building entrepreneurial skills and embedding skills transfer within the community – eliminating poverty as a driver of ill mental health. Funds raised from the jewelry will help sustain the implementation of accessible psychosocial interventions in underserved communities and promote the economic empowerment of the grandmothers who have been trained in and are implementing WHO’s mental health Gap Action Program. Healing Hands provides interpersonal counseling, group talk therapy, and psychoeducation resources delivered through arts, where clients learn to handcraft traditional beaded jewelry as a marketable skill. . Follow us @TEWWYWisdom @WisdomWellnessCollection to stay up-to-date.

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Sayings of the Wise

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.

African Proverb
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When you work alone, you have the luxury of not having to wait for anyone or needing anyone’s approval to get things done, thus you are able to work faster. On the other hand, if you want to go far, it’s advisable that you bring other people along with you. With a diverse team, more ideas are born. Weigh the cons and pros for both approaches. Sometimes it’s good to move ahead fast with limited to no blocks in order to meet a deadline. Whereas working as a team might derail the process but bring about extraordinary results. Plan to choose, and choose wisely; and more importantly, trust in yourself, your team and your vision.

The Healing Hands Project: Wisdom and Wellness through Art

The Healing Hands project will economically empower people to achieve financial autonomy by building entrepreneurial skills and embedding skills transfer within the community – eliminating poverty as a driver of ill mental health. Funds raised from the jewelry will help sustain the implementation of accessible psychosocial interventions in underserved communities and promote the economic empowerment of the grandmothers who have been trained in and are implementing WHO’s mental health Gap Action Program. Healing Hands provides interpersonal counseling, group talk therapy, and psychoeducation resources delivered through arts, where clients learn to handcraft traditional beaded jewelry as a marketable skill. . Follow us @TEWWYWisdom @WisdomWellnessCollection to stay up-to-date.

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Sayings of the Wise

The rope of lies is short.

Arabic Wisdom
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There is only so much leeway you have when you lie. Once that rope runs out, you will have to face the consequences. It’s always good to speak the truth. The truth shall set you free.

The Healing Hands Project: Wisdom and Wellness through Art

The Healing Hands project will economically empower people to achieve financial autonomy by building entrepreneurial skills and embedding skills transfer within the community – eliminating poverty as a driver of ill mental health. Funds raised from the jewelry will help sustain the implementation of accessible psychosocial interventions in underserved communities and promote the economic empowerment of the grandmothers who have been trained in and are implementing WHO’s mental health Gap Action Program. Healing Hands provides interpersonal counseling, group talk therapy, and psychoeducation resources delivered through arts, where clients learn to handcraft traditional beaded jewelry as a marketable skill. . Follow us @TEWWYWisdom @WisdomWellnessCollection to stay up-to-date.

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Sayings of the Wise

Life is very unpredictable,
Be the best version of yourself,
Don’t hold grudges,
Be kind,
In whatever ways you can be,
Because we never know,
What is going to happen tomorrow.

BossBabe
Tap Elderly Women's Wisdom for Youth (TEWWY)

No one knows what the future holds. Life is simply impossible to predict. Learn to enjoy the little things; be present in the moment; good or bad, value what you have. Be the best versions of yourself. Be kind to others. Let the people who are important to you know that you care. Don’t live in the past. Live life now and embrace the beauty it offers.

The Healing Hands Project: Wisdom and Wellness through Art

The Healing Hands project will economically empower people to achieve financial autonomy by building entrepreneurial skills and embedding skills transfer within the community – eliminating poverty as a driver of ill mental health. Funds raised from the jewelry will help sustain the implementation of accessible psychosocial interventions in underserved communities and promote the economic empowerment of the grandmothers who have been trained in and are implementing WHO’s mental health Gap Action Program. Healing Hands provides interpersonal counseling, group talk therapy, and psychoeducation resources delivered through arts, where clients learn to handcraft traditional beaded jewelry as a marketable skill. . Follow us @TEWWYWisdom @WisdomWellnessCollection to stay up-to-date.

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Sayings of the Wise

Actions speak louder than words

Tap Elderly Women's Wisdom for Youth (TEWWY)

The proverb expresses the idea that studying a person’s actions gives you a better impression of their character than what they say. What you do is more important than what you say, because the things you do show your true intentions and feelings. And if we say that we will do something for people, then we should come through in acting out our promises. Otherwise, try to refrain from making empty promises, especially to children.

For instance, if you are always promising that you are willing to help out, but somehow you are always conveniently busy whenever anyone asks you for help, people might call you out that you are full of nonsense because your actions are saying different than the words you speak.

The Healing Hands Project: Wisdom and Wellness through Art

The Healing Hands project will economically empower people to achieve financial autonomy by building entrepreneurial skills and embedding skills transfer within the community – eliminating poverty as a driver of ill mental health. Funds raised from the jewelry will help sustain the implementation of accessible psychosocial interventions in underserved communities and promote the economic empowerment of the grandmothers who have been trained in and are implementing WHO’s mental health Gap Action Program. Healing Hands provides interpersonal counseling, group talk therapy, and psychoeducation resources delivered through arts, where clients learn to handcraft traditional beaded jewelry as a marketable skill. . Follow us @TEWWYWisdom @WisdomWellnessCollection to stay up-to-date.

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You are not born a winner. You are not born a looser. You are born a chooser.

Emily’s Quotes
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In life, just be yourself, there is no You. You are the outcome of hard work and effort. We may not have natural born talents, but that doesn’t define our destiny. The only person that you should try to be better than, is the person you were yesterday….yes the person you were yesterday.
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The Healing Hands Project: Wisdom and Wellness through Art

We are excited to launch the #HealingHands project. The project supports interpersonal counseling, group talk therapy and psychoeducation resources to be delivered through arts, where clients learn to handcraft traditional beaded jewelry as a marketable skill. It also promotes the economic growth of grandmothers who are trained in and are implementing WHO’s mental health Gap Action Program #mhGAP. Income generated from sales of the jewelry will also support the sustainable implementation of accessible psychosocial interventions among underserved communities. Follow us @TEWWYWisdom @WisdomWellnessCollection to stay posted.

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Never say no to life, together we shall make our dreams come true!

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Our lives are so precious and so valuable. As human beings we need to be there for each other, support one another, and care for each other in times of happiness and sorrow. By so doing we will achieve our dreams. We shouldn’t leave any room for anyone of us to say NO to LIFE. We get life as a free gift, let’s not abuse it.

The Healing Hands Project: Wisdom and Wellness through Art

We are excited to launch the #HealingHands project. The project supports interpersonal counseling, group talk therapy and psychoeducation resources to be delivered through arts, where clients learn to handcraft traditional beaded jewelry as a marketable skill. It also promotes the economic growth of grandmothers who are trained in and are implementing WHO’s mental health Gap Action Program #mhGAP. Income generated from sales of the jewelry will also support the sustainable implementation of accessible psychosocial interventions among underserved communities. Follow us @TEWWYWisdom @WisdomWellnessCollection to stay posted.

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Before you say something to someone, think about how you’d feel if someone told you the same thing…

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So many times we say nasty words to people we care about without considering how they may feel. Our insensitive approach makes us blind to see the pain we cause others. What would be painful to us should in no way be done unto others. We should care about other people’s feelings because they hurt same as we do.

The Healing Hands Project: Wisdom and Wellness through Art

We are excited to launch the #HealingHands project. The project supports interpersonal counseling, group talk therapy and psychoeducation resources to be delivered through arts, where clients learn to handcraft traditional beaded jewelry as a marketable skill. It also promotes the economic growth of grandmothers who are trained in and are implementing WHO’s mental health Gap Action Program #mhGAP. Income generated from sales of the jewelry will also support the sustainable implementation of accessible psychosocial interventions among underserved communities. Follow us @TEWWYWisdom @WisdomWellnessCollection to stay posted.

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Wake up with Determination. Go to bed with Satisfaction.

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When we wake up in the morning we should be dermined to achieve something on that day and that particular day should have a meaning for us. Some people prepare a ‘to do list’ before they go to bed. The to do list is aimed at guiding their activities for that particular day so that the day is not wasted. So when they wake up they will be anxious to achieve what they did plan the night before. If they will follow the to do list, for sure, when they go to bed they will be satisfied with results of what they did during the day.

The Healing Hands Project: Wisdom and Wellness through Art

We are excited to launch the #HealingHands project. The project supports interpersonal counseling, group talk therapy and psychoeducation resources to be delivered through arts, where clients learn to handcraft traditional beaded jewelry as a marketable skill. It also promotes the economic growth of grandmothers who are trained in and are implementing WHO’s mental health Gap Action Program #mhGAP. Income generated from sales of the jewelry will also support the sustainable implementation of accessible psychosocial interventions among underserved communities. Follow us @TEWWYWisdom @WisdomWellnessCollection to stay posted.

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Sayings of the Wise

Successful people don’t become that way overnight. What most people see at a glance – wealth, great career, purpose – is the result of hard work and hustle over time.

Carter Henry
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Hard work is key to our success. There are no miracles or shortcuts.

The Healing Hands Project: Wisdom and Wellness through Art

We are excited to launch the #HealingHands project. The project supports interpersonal counseling, group talk therapy and psychoeducation resources to be delivered through arts, where clients learn to handcraft traditional beaded jewelry as a marketable skill. It also promotes the economic growth of grandmothers who are trained in and are implementing WHO’s mental health Gap Action Program #mhGAP. Income generated from sales of the jewelry will also support the sustainable implementation of accessible psychosocial interventions among underserved communities. Follow us @TEWWYWisdom @WisdomWellnessCollection to stay posted.

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