Mark Van Doren
Positive Inspirational Personal Growth Stories
A step by step guide to installing love on the human machine.
Customer: I can do that. I'm not very technical, but I think I am ready to install now. What do I do first?
Tech Support: The first step is to open your HEART. Have you located your HEART ma'am?
Customer: Yes I have, but there are several programs running right now. Is it okay to install while they are running?
Tech Support: What programs are running ma'am?
Customer: Let me see... I have PASTHURT.EXE, LOWESTEEM.EXE, GRUDGE.EXE, and RESENTMENT.COM running right now.
Tech Support: No problem. LOVE will automatically erase PASTHURT.EXE from your current operating system. It may remain in your permanent memory, but it will no longer disrupt other programs. LOVE will eventually overwrite LOWESTEEM.EXE with a module of its own called HIGHESTEEM.EXE However, you have to completely turn off GRUDGE.EXE and RESENTMENT.COM. Those programs prevent LOVE from being properly installed. Can you turn those off ma'am?
Customer: I don't know how to turn them off. Can you tell me how?
Tech Support: My pleasure. Go to your Start menu and invoke FORGIVENESS.EXE. Do this as many times as necessary until GRUDGE.EXE and RESENTMENT.COM have been completely erased.
Customer: Okay, I'm done. LOVE has started installing itself automatically. Is that normal?
Tech Support: Yes it is. You should receive a message that says it will reinstall for the life of your HEART. Do you see that message?
Customer: Yes I do. Is it completely installed?
Tech Support: Yes, but remember that you have only the base program. You need to begin connecting to other HEARTS in order to get the upgrades.
Customer: Oops...I have an error message already. What should I do?
Tech Support: What does the message say?
Customer: It says "ERROR 412 - PROGRAM NOT RUN ON INTERNAL COMPONENTS". What does that mean?
Tech Support: Don't worry ma'am, that's a common problem. It means that the LOVE program is set up to run on external HEARTS but has not yet been run on your HEART. It is one of those complicated programming things, but in non-technical terms it means - "you have to 'LOVE' your own machine before it can "LOVE" others."
Customer: So what should I do?
Tech Support: Can you find the directory called "SELF-ACCEPTANCE"?
Customer: Yes, I have it.
Tech Support: Excellent, you are getting good at this.
Customer: Thank you.
Tech Support: You're welcome. Click on the following files and then copy them to the "MYHEART" directory: FORGIVESELF.DOC, SELFESTEEM.TXT, REAliZEWORTH.TXT, and GOODNESS.DOC.The system will overwrite any conflicting files and begin patching any faulty programming. Also, you need to delete SELFCRITIC.EXE from all directories, and then empty your recycle bin afterwards to make sure it is completely gone and never comes back.
Customer: Got it. Hey! My HEART is filling up with really neat files. SMILE.MPG is playing on my monitor right now and it shows that WARMTH.COM, PEACE.EXE, and CONTENTMENT.COM are copying themselves all over my HEART!
Tech Support: Then LOVE is installed and running. You should be able to handle it from here. One more thing before I go
Tech Support: LOVE is freeware. Be sure to give it and its various modules to everybody you meet. They will in turn share it with other people and they will return some really neat modules back to you.
Customer: I will. Thank you for your help
- Strength and Courage
- A picture of peace
- Greet people like a puppy
- Promise yourself
- The Magic Bracelet
- There's no indispensable person
- Big mud puddles and sunny yellow dandelions
- Who's driving your bus
- Which one will win?
- Gandhi's Shoes
- The beautiful scar
- The greatest treasure
- Picture the memories
- Who really cares
- Yesterday's Door
- What I have learnt
- A life that makes a difference
- Kisses in a box
- Who will you be tomorrow
- A new learning device
- Instructions for a wonderful and fulfilling life
- A glorious recipe for the soul
- Life is for living
- Installing love
- The last thing I did
- It feels right
- A boomerang world
- An enriching action
- I wanted to change the world
- 12 things your dog can teach you
- But we never stop growing
- An hour of time
- Reflecting on the Good Times
- Lessons from the Court
- You are an Inspiration
- A recipe for joyful living
- A Different Perspective
- The whole world came together
- The birthday quilt
- Another chance
- Ten steps to true happiness
- Life is a bag of frozen peas
- No strings attached
- A slice of heaven
- The value of moral courage
- Daddy's poem
- Three little words
- May you always feel loved
- Growing good corn
- Gifts from the heart
- Bouncing back
- Plants and people
- The Power of One Gesture
- Getting rid of sorrows
- The Perfect Partnership
- Unexpected Lessons