The ideal lifeis a journey in whichyou observe the world around youand choose to make it better.Where there is hate, spread LOVE.Where there is conflict, create PEACE.Where’s there’s disloyalty, exhibit FAITHFULNESS.Where there is discouragement, share JOY.Where there is dishonesty, show GOODNESS.Where there is anger, express PATIENCE.Where there is unrestraint, teach SELF-CONTROL.Where there is hurt, impart KINDNESS.Your most meaningful moments in lifewill be when you realize you madethe world a better place. Continue reading WHAT IS LIFE?
The doorbell rang and thesmall, elderly lady went to the door and opened it.There stood three volunteer workerssoliciting money for town charities.The little lady sighed and wentto her cookie jar in the kitchen.She looked in the jar and sawfive wrinkled one dollar bills and seventy five cents in change.She reached in and grasped thefive ones and then hesitated.She looked at the seventy-five cents,sighed, and then took them as well.She went back the door and said,”Here’s $5.75 for the charities.”One of the volunteers said to the lady,”Your neighbor just gave us $20.00.”The little lady was silent for a moment,and then said … Continue reading PARABLE OF THE GIFT AND THE GIVER
When I was a wren quite young,I would sing a happy song, in the trees, on tiny branches.I would sing all morning long.I often joined the choir of birds,voices blending bright and loud.Side by side we sang our tunes;so happy, so carefree, so proud.As days have passed it seems,my voice is weaker, as am I.There’s melancholy in my songs.There’s instability when I fly.But in the dawn of morning sun,you’ll hear me in a nearby tree.I’ll sing a song you always loved,though weaker it might be.Please take the time to listen.It will mean the world to me.And though the time will … Continue reading A WREN’S SPECIAL GIFT TO YOU
In everyone’s life there are mountains to climb.Some are small, some are tall,some are rugged, some are difficult.How you approach your mountainstells you a lot about your character.Some sit and simply refuse to climb.They prefer to sit and do nothing,choosing to miss life’s adventures.It’s true they cannot fallif they do not climb,but there’s no joy to be foundin living life on the ground.Some people decide to climb the mountainbut soon give up when the going gets tough.The don’t want to give the effortto keep climbing, so they stop,even when they’re close to the top.Still others view the mountain as a … Continue reading THERE ARE MOUNTAINS WITHIN YOU TO CLIMB
1. Start your day with determination to befully alive and thrive, to live the day withpurpose, hope, and a little laughter.2. Whatever you do, stay true to yourself.Believe in yourself, work hard, and nevergive up on what you want in life.3. Take time to reflect on the changes youwant to make in your life. Focus on one changeat a time. Celebrate every single change youmake. Be proud of your changes.4. Create your own happiness. Don’t wait onsomeone else to make you happy.Find joy in each precious moment you have to spend with those you love.5. Take time to count your … Continue reading 10 THOUGHTS ON HOW TO LIVE LIFE FULLY
Within you is the ability toCREATE.You have been empoweredwith the gift ofCREATIVENESS.You have the amazing power to cause to become.From your very beginningyou were designed toCREATE.You have been giventhe innate gift to—make, construct, form, produce,bring into being, generate, imagine.This gift cries out from within youto be nurtured, to be expressed,to be given life.To deny that you have this gift,to bury it,or refuse to use it for good,is to live you life unfulfilledand fail to discover your purpose.Accept what you have been given.CREATE. Continue reading WITHIN YOU IS THE ABILITY TO CREATE
There’s an old cheer that goes like this:”Fight, team, fight.Fight with all your might.If you wanna win,Then fight-fight-fight.There’s a lot of truth in that cheer.You can apply it to most things in life.It’s up to you to decidewhat it is you want to fight for.It’s different for each person.It may be a fight for dignity and respect,or your reputation.You may fight for someone you love,or for your rights as a person.You may fight for your own survival,or a cause you believe inMaybe you fight for justice,or to right a wrong.Or perhaps you fight to makeyour dreams come true.Whatever you do…..Don’t … Continue reading FIGHT FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN
There’s a HOPE that liveswithin you.Draw upon it to help youdream of what can be.It’s a feeling of optimismthat something you want can be had,an anticipation that something goodwill come in the future.Even in your darkest momentsHOPE is trusting that there is lightdespite all the darkness,trusting there is healingdespite hurt and pain.It’s knowing that even in the darkest night,the stars will be shining bright.It’s trusting that after a long nightthe dawn will come.HOPE is clinging to what is possible.It’s refusing to give up,refusing to give in.A single thread of HOPE is oftenthe strongest thread of all.Hang on to it.Don’t let … Continue reading THERE’S A HOPE THAT LIVES WITHIN YOU
You have a unique bank account.Your name is on it.And you may not realize it,but you are very, very rich.You see,deposited in your bank accountis something very valuable.It’s called TIME.And every single day,1,440 precious minutesare deposited in your account.You get the same amountas everyone else..How rich you become on this daydepends on how you invest your 1,440 precious minutes…how you invest your TIME.You cannot save your minutesfor another day.You can only invest what hasbeen deposited in your nameat the beginning of the day.At the end of the day,many people will be very richbecause they invested wiselyin the stock market of … Continue reading HOW TO GET RICH AND STAY RICH
Dr. Seuss’s story, Horton Hatches the Egg,is a powerful story ofcommitment and faithfulness.It’s the story of a kindhearted elephant whoagrees to warm the nest for the lazy bird, Mayzie.Listen to part of the story:”And then came the winter….the snow and the sleet!And icicles hung from his trunk and his feet.But Horton kept sitting, and said with a sneeze,‘I’ll stay on the egg and I won’t let it freeze.I meant what I said, and I said what I meant…An elephant faithful one hundred per cent!’”I’m going to sound a bit negative butin today’s world it seems we havetoo many people like … Continue reading WHAT DOES DR. SEUSS TEACH US ABOUT COMMITMENT?