The little first grade student went toher art teacher with tears in her eyes.”Why are you crying?” the teacher asked.The little girl held up a blank sheet of paperand said, “My daddy said I was beautifuland I wanted to draw it. But I don’t knowwhat beautiful looks like?”The art teacher picked up the little girland put her on her lap and said,”You have asked a very profound question,young lady. Let me see if I can answer it.Have you ever seen a butterfly?”The little girl nodded her head yes.”Well,” the teacher said, “people look atbutterflies and see all the different patternsand … Continue reading HOW IS A PERSON’S BEAUTY LIKE A BUTTERFLY?
Sometimes I cry.I don’t always know why.But it’s okay.It’s okay to cry.Sometimes I get hurt.It may be an accident that happens to me.Or it may besomeone’s wordsthat hurt me.Or maybe I get lonelybecause I miss someone I love.Or maybe certain thingslike music or moviesor patriotic paradesor beautiful thingsstir my emotionsand touch my heart,and I cry.Sometimes the tearsare happy,sometimes sad.But it’s not bad to cry.Here’s why.That’s what tears are for.That’s why you have them.They help you cry.So use them when you need to.They’re good for you.They wash and cleanse.They help you let go and release.And you never run out.Yes, sometimes I … Continue reading SOMETIMES I CRY
There’s a difference betweengrowing OLDER and growing OLD.Growing OLDER is simply a fact of life.It’s a natural process of life itself.Growing OLD is a state of mind.You can choose to grow old or not.YOU GROW OLD WHEN —You give up and lose enthusiasm for life.You count years instead of memories.You feel pain instead of healing.You count conflicts instead of victories.You counts moments of despairinstead of mountain-top experiences.You see negatives instead of positives.You see ugliness instead of beauty.You see dark clouds instead of rainbows.You feel gloom instead of glory.You feel defeat instead of hope.These are the ways you grow OLD.HOW DO … Continue reading HOW TO STOP GROWING OLD
Kintsugi is the wonderful centuries-oldJapanese art of fixing broken objectswith a special lacquer dusted withpowdered gold,thus adding value to the broken object.It’s based on the idea that inembracing flaws and imperfectionsinstead of hiding or disguising them,you can create an even stronger,more beautiful piece of art.Kintsugi is related to thewonderful Japanese philosophyof wabi-sabi,which calls for seeing beautyin flaws and imperfections.Every break in an object is uniqueand instead of repairing an itemto make it look new, the techniqueactually highlights the “scars.”In the process of repairing objectsthat have cracked or broken,something more unique, beautiful,and resilient is created,even more beautiful than the original.Metaphorically speaking,we … Continue reading YOUR FLAWS CAN MAKE YOU MORE VALUABLE
Here are ten more Bits of Wit and Wisdom to encourage you and lift your spirits. 1. Perhaps the most meaningful things you can collect and store are precious memories. Try to add at leastone to your collection every day.2. It is more uplifting to view yourself as unique rather than different.3 In your effort to find someone to love,first look in the mirror and love the image you see with all your heart, mind and soul.4 Beauty is not something to simply be viewed,it is to be experienced.5. Always take the time to count your blessings,but also multiply them by sharing them with … Continue reading 10 MORE BITS OF WIT AND WISDOM TO LIFT YOUR SPIRITS
It’s not what you’ve enjoyed in life,nor what you have experienced.It’s not the books you’ve read or the knowledge you have gained.It’s not the beauty you have viewednor the exciting things you’ve done.It’s not about the truth you have discoveredor the victories you have achieved.It’s not what you have ownedor what you have accumulated.It’s not about the people you have knownor the places you have been.What really matters when your life is doneand the sun sets beyond the sea,is what you have contributed to life,what you have given,the difference you have made.That’s all that really matters, my friend.That’s all that … Continue reading WHAT REALLY MATTERS WHEN YOUR LIFE IS DONE
May your New Yearbe FULFILLED 12 different ways.Where there is light — may you reflect it.Where there is happiness — may you experience it.Where there is beauty — may you appreciate it.Where there its love — may you receive it.Where there is music — may you sing it.Where there is truth — may you learn it.Where there is opportunity — may you seize it.Where there is a treasure — may you discover it.Where there is a challenge — may you embrace it.Where there is an adventure — may you explore it.Where there is a mission — may you achieve it.Where … Continue reading MAY YOUR NEW YEAR BE FULFILLED 12 DIFFERENT WAYS