STAND UP, SPEAK OUT AGAINST INJUSTICE

I have no power in this worldto change that which needs changed.I have no authority to right the world’s wrongs.I cannot correct all that’s unjust.But I have a God-given voice,and may I have the courage to use itand not stand in silencewhen I seethe downtrodden abused,the less fortunate mistreated,the hungry neglected,the homeless forgotten,the disabled demeaned.May I have the strength of characterto stand upand speak outagainst such injustice. Continue reading STAND UP, SPEAK OUT AGAINST INJUSTICE

PARABLE OF THE CHILD AND THE EMPEROR’S SEED

There was an emperor who was growing old. He decided to choose his successor. He decided to call all the children in the kingdom together and choose one of them. He said to the children, “I’m going to give each of you a seed and a pot. I want you to plant the seed and come back in one year with what you grew. I will judge the plants and choose the best one. The child with the best plant willl become emperor. A small girl named Lia went home and planted her seed. She watered it faithfully but nothing … Continue reading PARABLE OF THE CHILD AND THE EMPEROR’S SEED

YES, YOU CAN JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER IF YOU LOOK DEEP ENOUGH

A lady in a faded gingham dress, and her husband, dressed in overalls walked  timidly into Harvard University President’s Office and requested to talk with the president. The administrative assistant took one look at them and concluded that these two backwoods individuals were country hicks who would be a waste of the president’s time.  She decided to discourage them and say that the president’s schedule was full all day. “We’ll wait,” the lady said.  And for hours they sat there waiting.  Finally, the frustrated assistant worked them into the president’s schedule, hoping he could get rid of them in a … Continue reading YES, YOU CAN JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER IF YOU LOOK DEEP ENOUGH

STAND TALL

Sometimes when I’m feeling small and dealing with hurts and struggles, I remember what someone once told me. STUDY THE TREE Notice how TALL it stands. How proud it is to be a tree. In spite of what it faces, It grows stronger each day. it’s well grounded with roots reaching deep. And it knows it’s no use trying to be a tree it isn’t. It’s simply content to be the tree it was meant to be. Sometimes it stands in a group, but it can survive even it it has to stand alone. It knows it’s unique It knows … Continue reading STAND TALL

I LOVE TO SOAR

Little things help me soar. A friendly smile lifts me off the ground. A few words of encouragement keep me soaring all day. One small act of kindness will put me in the clouds. A warm hug will  inspire me and  give  me  the courage  to  spread my wings and  fly to places I’ve never been and  see things I’ve never seen. Oh  the places I go.. Thank goodness for the little things……. Yes,, it’s the  little things in life that help me soar.     Continue reading I LOVE TO SOAR