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?

TEN UPLIFTING MORNING THOUGHTS TO JUMP START YOUR DAY

1. May you always walk in sunshine with a rainbow in each day.2. May the kindness you spread this day keep coming back to you.3. May your day be filled with blessings like the sun lights up the sky.4. May joy always fill your heart and peace rest within your soul.5. May your life be filled with dreaming and may your best dreams come true.6. For every struggle you face may a faithful friend be there to help you through.7. When you count your blessings, always count your dearest friends twice.8. Like the birds that soar above you, may you … Continue reading TEN UPLIFTING MORNING THOUGHTS TO JUMP START YOUR DAY

YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN 4 PRICELESS GIFTS

LIFEYou have been given the gift of LIFE.Open this gift each morning as you awaken andcelebrate it. Give thanks to be blessed with another day.Then consider what gift you can give LIFE.TIMEYou have been given the gift of TIME.Your journey thus far has molded you for good.Go and give of your TIME as a gift to others.No gift is more expensive than your TIME — it’s priceless.Each inch of your TIME is a gift of gold — it’s precious.But your gift of TIME has a time limit — waste not.CREATIVITYYou have been given the gift of CREATIVITY.It comes from being … Continue reading YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN 4 PRICELESS GIFTS

YOU NEED TO KNOW THE NEW DEFINITION OF SUCCESS

You no longer have to beoverwhelmed with busynessto be successful in life.There is now a trendto approach life as aminimalist.Simplicity is now the ruleof the day.Finally, people are reducingthe complexities in their life byeliminating all the needless wantsthat have been such a burdenand have rubbed them of joy.And it’s working.The new definition ofsuccess is this:You have succeeded in lifewhen all you really wantis all you really need.And at home and work and playyou thoroughly enjoy your life as aminimalist. Continue reading YOU NEED TO KNOW THE NEW DEFINITION OF SUCCESS

WHAT IS LIFE?

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?

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

LET MY HEART BE FILLED WITH TODAY

Another morning breaks.Another welcome dawn.What a blessing to awaketo the gift of another day.What joy to see the lightstream through the silhouetted trees,to see the dew drops bright and glisteningon silhouetted leaves.How refreshing to feel the gentle touchof the early morning breeze.How beautiful to hear the choral singing from birdsperched proudly in the trees.O let me listen to this new day in silence,as it softly speaks to me.Let not my heart be attachedto yesterday.Let not my heart be burdenedwith a load of care.Rather,let my soul be filled with today,the beauty, the sights, the sounds,the wonders all around.Let my heart be … Continue reading LET MY HEART BE FILLED WITH TODAY