WHAT IS LIFE?

A small boy sat on his father’s lap and asked,”Father, what is life?”His father became reflective and after a long pause said,”Life is a long journey, my son.It’s a journey whereby you mustcarefully observe the worldaround you and grow inwisdom and understandingand the ability to serve.When you see hunger and poverty,you will learn to show compassion.When you see fear and hate,you will discover the power of love.When you see anger and conflict,you will find ways to create peace.Where you see hurt and pain, you will teach the healing power of forgiveness.When you see sadness and despair,you will inspire hope and … Continue reading WHAT IS LIFE?

BE REMEMBERED FOR DOING ONE THING WELL

Modern society has done us a disserviceby conditioning us to believe that multi-tasking is the key to being productive and successful.In his wisdom, Plato once said,”Each man is capable of doing one thing well.If he attempts several,he will fail to achievedistinction in any.”It’s of great value to the self-esteemto pick out one things you can doand do it well.It gives a sense of satisfactionand a feeling of successto know that you can doone thing really well.Down through historythe people who are rememberedare the ones whodid one thing really well.You may be goodat busily doing many things,and that’s fine, but people will remember … Continue reading BE REMEMBERED FOR DOING ONE THING WELL

EVERYONE NEEDS A LESSON IN HUMILITY

One day when I was youngand being a bit prideful,my father, a wise man,said to me,”Get a bucket of waterand fill it with water.”I did as he said.”Now, I want you to try something,”he said.”Put your arm in the bucket of water,then pull your arm out.If there’s a hole in the water,where your arm was,that means you’re indispensable.If there is no hole,that means you’re dispensable.I did as he said, and when I pulled my arm out of the water there was no hole.My wise father said,“No matter how importantyou think you are,the world can function without you.Always be humble, but … Continue reading EVERYONE NEEDS A LESSON IN HUMILITY

10 MORE BITS OF WIT AND WISDOM TO LIFT YOUR SPIRITS

Here are ten more Bits of Wit and Wisdom to encourage you and lift your spirits. 1. Perhaps the most meaningful things you can collect and store are precious memories.  Try to add at leastone to your collection every day.2. It is more uplifting to view yourself as unique rather than different.3 In your effort to find someone to love,first look in the mirror and love the image you see with all your heart, mind and soul.4 Beauty is not something to simply be viewed,it is to be experienced.5. Always take the time to count your blessings,but also multiply them by sharing them with … Continue reading 10 MORE BITS OF WIT AND WISDOM TO LIFT YOUR SPIRITS

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

MORE ROCKING CHAIR QUOTES AND BITS OF WISDOM

There are five common barriers to achieving a goal; (1) a poorly defined goal; (2) laziness; (3) procrastination; (4) distractions; (5) impatience.  The good news is that all of these can be overcome. A good leader is one who seeks to serve rather than be served. The greatest hunger problem in the world is the hunger for love. Wise is the person who knows the difference between wants and needs and lives accordingly. It’s ironic, but it’s in the face of death that we hav our greatest appreciation of life. If you have a good friendship, pray that it will … Continue reading MORE ROCKING CHAIR QUOTES AND BITS OF WISDOM

FOUR THINGS A WISE PERSON SAID TO ME

A WISE PERSON ONCE SAID TO ME, ”My friend, within you, and within all human beings, are FOUR important gifts: A CREATIVE IMAGINATION that has no limits and allows you to dream dreams as high as the sky and as wide and deep as the ocean; A CONSCIENCE to guide you in all of your decisions and actions; STRENGTH to carry you through all the storms and hurdles in life; POWER to choose what is best for you, to change and grow as a person, to be happy and fulfilled. Think deeply about what I have said to you. GO … Continue reading FOUR THINGS A WISE PERSON SAID TO ME