WHAT IS LIFE? IS IT A GIFT?

The little boy said to his grandpa,”Grandpa, what is life?”Grandpa thought for a moment,went to his bedroom,and came back with a small box.He handed the box to his grandsonand said, “This is a gift box.I want you to have it.”His grandson took the box andwas surprised when he opened it.”It’s empty,” he said.”That’s right,” grandpa replied.”You see, everyone gets one free gift box. But there’s one problem.The box is empty.And when people get their gift boxmany do what you just did.They’re surprised and disappointedthat their gift box is empty.They simply don’t know what to dowith an empty box.Sometimes they just … Continue reading WHAT IS LIFE? IS IT A GIFT?

PARABLE OF THE GIFT AND THE GIVER

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

YOU HAVE ONE LIFE TO LIVE

You have one life to live.How do you want to live it?You have choices to make.What do you want to give it?Will you chase the rainbows?Will you wander distant hills?Will you seek adventure?Will you search for thrills?Make sure you have a dream.And enjoy what you do.Dare to be all you can be.And never give up on you.Be brave and take some risks.Refuse to follow the crowd.Do only what’s best for you.And make yourself quite proud.You have one life to live.How do you want to live it?You have choices to make.What do you want to give it? Continue reading YOU HAVE ONE LIFE TO LIVE

TO CONTRIBUTE OR NOT CONTRIBUTE TO LIFE?

I know I’m not REQUIRED to contribute, but as I meander down the winding path of LIFE, I can’t help but wonder if I have made a CONTRIBUTION. LIFE has given me so much. Have I given anything back? It has been said that “we make a life by what we give.” I can’t help but wonder what kind of LIFE I have made. What have I GIVEN? It’s also been said that ”the quality of your life is determined by the quality of your CONTRIBUTION.” I wonder what the quality of my life is. Still another has said that … Continue reading TO CONTRIBUTE OR NOT CONTRIBUTE TO LIFE?

THE PRICELESS GIFT OF SOMEONE’S TIME

Over the years I have received many gifts and I’m always appreciative of what I have been given. But one gift that always stands out in my mind is when someone gives me the gift of time. They give me a portion of their life. It costs nothing….yet it’s priceless. You can’t wrap it….yet it has great value. It doesn’t come from a store…. It comes from the heart. How special I feel when I get someone’s undivided attention, when they give me their time. What a wonderful gift to give someone. Continue reading THE PRICELESS GIFT OF SOMEONE’S TIME