SPECIAL DELIVERY – YOU HAVE RECEIVED “TODAY” AS A GIFT

Imagine that you got up this morningand a stranger knocked on your door.You opened the doorand the stranger handed youa large gift box and said,”I’m giving you “TODAY” as a gift.You have 24 hours to enjoy it.It will then disappearand become YESTERDAY.Do not let it go unopened.”You take the gift and ask,”Will you bring another gift TOMORROW?”The stranger says,”TODAY is your gift.TODAY is the only day you can get TODAY.The PRESENT is your gift.I cannot promise that I will be here TOMORROW.Make sure you open TODAYand enjoy the entire PRESENTbefore it becomes YESTERDAY.”The stranger leaves.You open the box.What are you … Continue reading SPECIAL DELIVERY – YOU HAVE RECEIVED “TODAY” AS A GIFT

PARABLE OF THE WOMAN WHO WAS GIVEN THREE CHOICES

An old woman who lived a lonely, unhappy life, awoke one morning to find a stranger at her door. The stranger said to her, “I have come to give you three CHOICES and only three. CHOOSE the three things that YOU VALUE MOST IN LIFE  and they will be granted but, once you choose, all other things you value in life will be stripped away.  They will be gone forever.  You have just one day to make your choices. I will be back tomorrow to hear your choices.” The old woman went to her favorite chair and sat down.  “I … Continue reading PARABLE OF THE WOMAN WHO WAS GIVEN THREE CHOICES

HOW A LITTLE LADY’S ACT OF KINDNESS CHANGED MY OUTLOOK

One morning my wife and I had breakfast at a local restaurant. For some reason, we were both a little down. As we were eating I noticed a small, older lady sitting alone. Once in a while she would look over and smile. What a sweet lady, I thought, and probably lonely. She finished eating before we did, and when she walked past us she smiled again. I wondered about her. Did she have children who lived nearby or did they live far away? Did she have grandchildren and did they come to visit her? Did she have any  friends? … Continue reading HOW A LITTLE LADY’S ACT OF KINDNESS CHANGED MY OUTLOOK