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Sand and Stone

Sand and Stone

A story tells that two friends were walking through the desert. During some point of the journey they had an argument, and one friend slapped the other one in the face. The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, wrote in the sand: “TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SLAPPED ME IN THE FACE.” They kept on walking until they found an oasis, where they decided to take a [...]

Who Knows What is Good and What is Bad… (Taoist Story)

Who Knows What is Good and What is Bad… (Taoist Story)

Most of us divide-up our life experience into those we like and those we don’t. But the Taoist masters teach us to look deeper. In the flow of yin and yang everything is constantly changing into its opposite. The more we live with awareness of the inevitable tides of the Tao, the more it seems superficial and misguided to reject some experiences and try to hold onto others. It is [...]

Slow Dance

Slow Dance

Have you ever watched kids On a merry-go-round? Or listened to the rain Slapping on the ground? Ever followed a butterfly’s erratic flight? Or gazed at the sun into the fading night? You better slow down. Don’t dance so fast. Time is short. The music won’t last. Do you run through each day On the fly? When you ask How are you? Do you hear the reply? When the day [...]

Is the Jar Full?

Is the Jar Full?

A professor stood before his Philosophy 101 class. Wordlessly, he picked up a huge, empty mayonnaise jar and filled it with rocks. “Is it full?” He asked the class. They agreed that it was. So the professor then picked up a box of small pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles, of course, rolled into the open areas between the rocks. “Is it [...]

Facts of Life

Facts of Life

1. At least 5 people in this world, love you so much they would die for you. 2. At least 15 people in this world love you, in someway. 3. The only reason anyone would ever hate you, is because they want to be just like you. 4. A smile from you, can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don’t like you. 5. Every night, SOMEONE thinks about you [...]

Good Karma

Good Karma

INSTRUCTIONS FOR LIFE: Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson. Follow the three R’s: – Respect for self, – Respect for others, and – Responsibility for all your actions. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly. Don’t let a little [...]

If I had my child to raise again

If I had my child to raise again

Inspirational poem by Diana Loomans   CLICK HERE TO READ THE POEM   [ back... ]

A Reason, a Season, or a Lifetime?

A Reason, a Season, or a Lifetime?

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you figure out which one it is, you will know what to do for each person. When someone is in your life for a REASON. . . It is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you [...]

If…

If…

If you can start the day without caffeine, If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains, If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles, If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it, If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time, If you can overlook it when those you love take it [...]

Time

Time

IMAGINE There is a bank that credits your account each morning with £86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out ALL OF IT, of course!!!! Each of us has such a bank. Its name is TIME. Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it [...]

If Dogs Could Teach Us…

If Dogs Could Teach Us…

If Dogs Could Teach Us… We would learn such things as… 1. When loved ones come home always run to greet them. 2. Fresh air and wind in your hair is ecstasy. 3. Take naps and stretch before rising.. 4. Run, romp and play daily. 5. Avoid biting when a growl will do. 6. Delight in the simple joy of a long walk. 7. Be loyal. 8. Never pretend to [...]

A Thought for a Lifetime

A Thought for a Lifetime

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness. We drink too [...]

Have you ever…

Have you ever…

Have you ever wondered which hurts the most? Saying something and wishing you hadn’t, …or saying nothing and wishing you had? I guess the most important things are the hardest things to say. Don’t be afraid to tell someone you love them. If you do, they might break your heart… if you don’t, you might break theirs. Have you ever decided not to become a couple because you were so [...]

I*ll be happy when…

I*ll be happy when…

We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married, have a baby, then another. Then we are frustrated that the kids aren’t old enough and we’ll be more content when they are. After that, we’re frustrated that we have teenagers to deal with. We will certainly be happy when they are out of that stage. We tell ourselves that our life will be complete when our spouse [...]

An Inspirational Donkey Story

An Inspirational Donkey Story

One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours  as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally he decided the animal was old,  and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the  donkey. He invited all his neighbours to come over and help him. They all grabbed a  shovel and began to [...]

Friendship

Friendship

One day, when I was a freshman in high school, I saw a kid from my class walking home from school. His name was Kyle. It looked like he was carrying all of his books. I thought to myself, “Why would anyone bring home all his books on a Friday?” He must really be a nerd. I had quite a weekend planned (parties and a football game with my friend’s [...]

The Fisherman and the Businessman

The Fisherman and the Businessman

There was once a businessman who was sitting by the beach in a small Brazilian village. As he sat, he saw a Brazilian fisherman rowing a small boat towards the shore having caught quite few big fish. The businessman was impressed and asked the fisherman, “How long does it take you to catch so many fish?” The fisherman replied, “Oh, just a short while.” “Then why don’t you stay longer at sea and catch [...]

I*m Thankful For…

I*m Thankful For…

The partner who hogs the covers every night, because he/she is not out with someone else. The child who is not cleaning his room, but is watching TV, because that means he is at home and not on the streets. For the taxes that I pay, because it means that I am employed. For the mess to clean after a party, because it means that I have been surrounded by [...]

Attitude is Everything

Attitude is Everything

READ THIS. LET IT REALLY SINK IN. THEN CHOOSE HOW YOU START YOUR DAY TOMORROW. Michael is the kind of guy you love to hate. He is always in a good mood and always has something positive to say. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would reply, “If I were any better, I would be twins!” He was a natural motivator. If an employee was having [...]

While we are here we might as well dance…

While we are here we might as well dance…

Too many people put off something that brings them joy just because they haven’t thought about it, don’t have it on their schedule, didn’t know it was coming or are too rigid to depart from their routine. How many women out there will eat at home because their husband didn’t suggest going out to dinner until after something had been thawed? Does the word “refrigeration” mean nothing to you? How [...]

The Invitation

The Invitation

The Invitation is my favourite inspirational passage. I use it to guide me through life, keep myself on track, and remember what really matters. It’s written by Oriah Mountain Dreamer – an inspirational writer and story-teller based in North America. Click here to read The Invitation on her website. I highly recommend reading the book too… [ back... ]

 

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Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away…
(Unknown)