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    "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
    Maya Angelou

Can I Borrow $25?

    Story Author: Unknown

    A man came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find his 5-year old son waiting for him at the door.

    SON: 'Daddy, may I ask you a question?'
    DAD: 'Yeah sure, what is it?' replied the man.
    SON: 'Daddy, how much do you make an hour?'
    DAD: 'That's none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?' the man said angrily.
    SON: 'I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?'
    DAD: 'If you must know, I make $50 an hour.'
    SON: 'Oh,' the little boy replied, with his head down.
    SON: 'Daddy, may I please borrow $25?'

    The father was furious, 'If the only reason you asked that is so you can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you are being so selfish. I don't work hard everyday for such childish frivolities.'

    The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door.
    The man sat down and started to get even angrier about the little boy's questions. How dare he ask such questions only to get some money?

    After about an hour or so, the man had calmed down, and started to think:
    Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that $25.00 and he really didn't ask for money very often The man went to the door of the little boy's room and opened the door.

    'Are you asleep, son?' He asked.
    'No daddy, I'm awake' replied the boy.
    'I've been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier' said the man. 'It's been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here's the $25 you asked for.'
    The little boy sat straight up, smiling. 'Oh, thank you daddy!' he yelled. Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up bills.
    The man saw that the boy already had money, started to get angry again.

    The little boy slowly counted out his money, and then looked up at his father.

    'Why do you want more money if you already have some?' the father grumbled.
    'Because I didn't have enough, but now I do,' the little boy replied.

    'Daddy, I have $50 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you.'

    The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little son, and he begged for his forgiveness.

    It's just a short reminder to all of you working so hard in life. We should not let time slip through our fingers without having spent some time with those who really matter to us, those close to our hearts. Do remember to share that $50 worth of your time with someone you love.
    If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of hours. But the family & friends we leave behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives.

The Cellist

    Every person is important. It doesn't matter whether you play the violin, the flute, the cello, or the drums, you're still part of the orchestra.
    (FINISHED: See Finished Painting)

Haines Junction on Alaska Highway

    Haines Junction is a village lies in the Shakwak Valley in the Yukon, Canada. It is located at Kilometre 1632 (historical mile 1016) of the Alaska Highway at its junction with the Haines Highway, 158 kilometres west of Whitehorse.
    Haines Junction was established in 1942 during construction of the Alaska Highway. In 1943, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed a branch road -today's Haines Highway- connecting the Alaska Highway with the port of Haines on Lynn Canal. Haines Junction is on the eastern boundary of Kluane National Park and Reserve.
    Haines Junction is best known as the access point to Kluane National Park and Reserve, a dramatically beautiful wilderness park, famous for its glaciers, mountains, and wildlife.
    Mekdam's visit to Haines Junction inspired this work of art.
    (FINISHED: See Finished Painting)

The Blind Story

    Story Author: Mekdam Nima

    An unhappy woman met a blind man, who became her boyfriend later. While they were chatting, she asked him; 'why are you always happy? I feel sad most of the times.'

    Her blind boyfriend grabbed a blindfold, covered her eyes, and asked her: 'What do you see now?'

    'Nothing,' she replied.

    He smiled and said: 'Great! This is your blank canvas. Now you can paint whatever you want on it.'
    (FINISHED: See Finished Painting)

Mary Magdalene

    The French figure painter, Jules Joseph Lefebvre (1836 - 1911) painted Mary Magdalene (or Mary of Magdala) uncovered in 1876 in his painting entitled (Mary Magdalene in the Grotto).
    Mekdam painted her in this piece covered as a tribute to her and Jules Joseph Lefebvre.
    (FINISHED: See Finished Painting)

Claude Monet Portrait

    Oil Painting Fine Art study of the old impressionism style. This is a study of a piece of art painted by Pierre - Auguste Renoir (1841 - 1919), who is a close friend of Claude Monet.
    Renoir and Monet worked closely together during the late 1860s. Renoir was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionism.
    Artist Mekdam was always enthralled by Renoir's painting of Claude Monet in 1872, when Monet was 32.
    (FINISHED: See Finished Painting)

Woman Embroidering

    Oil Painting Fine Art study of the old impressionism style. This is a study of a piece of art by the impressionism founder Claude Monet, which is Woman Embroidering (Camille Monet, 1875). The original is oil on Canvas.
    In this piece, Monet was studying the transient effects of natural light to its most refined expression and wife Camille was his model as usual.
    (FINISHED: See Finished Painting)

The Flower Woman

    Oil Painting Fine Art study of the modern impressionism style. In order to compare modern impressionism to the impressionism of Renoir and Monet, this piece was painted. The original one is created by Richard Johnson.
    (FINISHED: See Finished Painting)

The Morning Breeze

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