Illustrations about pride
Our species is enamored with taking selfies. It’s been estimated that Millennials will take a staggering 25,000 pictures of themselves across their lifetime! But it’s not just young people who want to get the perfect self-portrait.
Adults are doing it, too, and for some of them, it’s the last thing they ever do….
On the night of June 15, 2012, the world held its breath as Nik Wallenda attempted to walk across the actual falls at Niagara. He was successful, and the 1,800-feet-long walk put him in the history books.
But it’s where he walked the following day that truly defines him.
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Nobody had a house like Annie and Lee Gleason. Nobody. It wasn’t fancy, or big – just a simple wooden structure that sat underneath a stand of pines in East Texas during the Great Depression. But it was completely unique; no one had a house like it.
But nobody would want one like theirs, either.
When the scoreboard at Aberdeen High School’s football field fell into disrepair, a few alumni – who just happen to play in the NFL – stepped forward to save the day. They wrote a big check and gave it to the school…along with one condition.
But the cash-strapped school called an audible at the line of scrimmage.
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This business of forgiving is by no means a simple thing…. We say, “Very well, if the other fellow is sorry and begs my pardon, I will forgive him, then I’ll give in.” We make of forgiveness a law of reciprocity. And this never works. For then both of us say to ourselves, “The other fellow has to make the first move.” And then I watch like a hawk to see whether the other person will flash a signal to me with his eyes or whether I can detect some small hint between the lines of his letter which shows that he is sorry. I am always on the point of forgiving…but I never forgive. I am far too just.
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From their quiet kitchen nook, Mr. and Mrs. Caplin spent several consecutive days watching a young family move into the house behind their own. The elderly couple liked what they saw in their new neighbors; Mr. Caplin admired the younger family’s work ethic while Mrs. Caplin approved of their frugality represented by the clothesline they’d strung between two trees.
But it wasn’t long before that same clothesline became a source of serious discontentment.
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Today’s wrestling is as fake as Kim Kardashian’s wedding vows, but that wasn’t always the case. In fighting rings of previous centuries, manly men engaged in mortal combat, but none were as feared as Youssuf Ishmaelo. He was never taken down by an opponent.
But he was taken down by his prize money. Literally.