WHAT IS LONELINESS? PARABLE OF A LONELY MAN

A lonely man walked a long bumpy roadon his journey to get to the crowds in the city.On the way he met sorrow.He came face to face with suffering.He spent time with discouragement.He battled failure.Finally he reached the city.He stood in the midst of a large crowedin the middle of the town square.Multitudes of people surrounded him.He noticed an old man leaning on a cane.He said to the man,”I have traveled a long hard journey andcame to the crowds because I felt lonely.There are people everywhere,but I still feel lonely.I don’t understand.”The wise old man said,”My friend, loneliness is merely … Continue reading WHAT IS LONELINESS? PARABLE OF A LONELY MAN

YOU GOTTA HAVE GRIT – IT WILL GET YOU TO YOUR GOAL

You can have talent and you can have good looksbut if you don’t got GRIT you don’t havewhat it takes to get you to your goal.’Cause GRIT is doing what you have to doto get you where you wanna go.GRIT is stickin’ it out in the face of failure,persevering when obstacles block your path,standing strong when setbacks come your way.GRIT is staying in the game when everyoneelse is giving up, packing up, and going home.It’s the stubborn refusal to quit.It’s being knocked down five timesbut getting up six.When everyone else is saying, “I can’t,”GRIT is saying, “I can. I will.”It’s … Continue reading YOU GOTTA HAVE GRIT – IT WILL GET YOU TO YOUR GOAL

HOW TO HEAL A HURTING HEART

There are many things that causea heart to hurt.It can hurt from unkind words.Disappointment and failurecan be painful experiences.Separation and losscan be heart damaging.Rejection can cause wounds.Mistakes can cause painful regret.Loneliness can bring heartache.Abuse is shattering.Even little things can cause big hurts.But when the heart hurts, even breaks,there are ways to heal it.Remind yourself that a broken heartis not a broken life.It is not a broken dream.A heart filled with pain does notdestroy your inner goodness.It does not destroy your strengthto survive.You are still whole.Remember that the human body,including a hurting heart,is equipped to heal.Allow it to happen.Don’t pick at … Continue reading HOW TO HEAL A HURTING HEART

BITS OF WIT AND WISDOM ON A SATURDAY MORNING

Saturday is the day almost everyone looks forward to.It’s a change of pace day.It’s a catch up day.It’s a recreation day.It’s an everything day.For me, this Saturday is anopportunity to share somethoughts that are swirling in my head.Here they are.1. Success is like a game of chess. You have to make the right moves to win the game.  Your most importantmove is often your first one.2. Always be willing to give something up in order toachieve a goal.3. Those who learn best are those who listen well.4. How we face tomorrow often depends on howwe live today.5. The consistency of one’s effort … Continue reading BITS OF WIT AND WISDOM ON A SATURDAY MORNING

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