When the early morning sun breaks through the darkness
When the night tears dew spill morning from the sky
When the nature's tears raindrops pour down to the earth
When all those trees dancing in the breeze beside the lake
When all those daffodils and lavender fill the air with fragrances
When all those butterflies and bees fly high in search of honey
When all those wild mountains river are rushing through the valleys
When all those beauty of waterfalls grab heart of a nation
When all those mountain hills carpet with its greenery wonders
When all those innocent animals grassing on the hill sides
When all those bird's flight, as they climb and hover in the sky
When all those wild animals freely walk around the jungle
When all those seasons spring, summer, autumn, winter fill our heart with cheer.
When all those trouble hearts, the nature become a smooth healer
When all those pleasant of natures make their own display
Oh, my God, I praise you for all your truly gift of the nature's wonderful.
Come to me,
all you who are weary and burdened,
and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,
for I am gentle and humble in heart,
and you will find rest for your souls.
For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
....Sometimes In Life, we have to change the rules~
When it comes
Asks no questions
And needs no answers
Love is a storm awakened
Rising out of the night
Love is summer surf
And huge breakers
Rolling in from the sea
Sometimes love is a small bird
Or a hawk
Sailing the skies
Love comes in many forms
But when love comes
There is no disguising
And no hiding it
If you find yourself in love with someone who does not love you, be gentle with yourself. There is nothing wrong with you. Love just didn't choose to rest in the other person's heart.
If you find someone else in love with you and you don't love him/her, feel honored that love came and called at your door, but gently refuse the gift you cannot return. Do not take advantage, do not cause pain.
Remember that you don't choose love. Love chooses you. All you can really do is accept it for all its mystery when it comes into your life. Feel the way it fills you to overflowing, then reach out and give it away.
Give it back to the person who brought it alive in you.
I light my candle,
melting it clear
the air whispers,
sometimes too near.
My candle burns
yellow, blue, white,
I keep it going
all through the night.
Sometimes it flickers,
moving in torrid patterns,
circling, dwindling, sparking tatters,
flame wanes, then rises up,
springing form what you thought was no more.
It keeps on fighting,
melting wax as time goes by,
the candle is me,
and it is I.
Once there was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he would have to hammer a nail into the fence in the backyard. The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence.
Nail in the Backyard FenceFinally the day came when the boy didn't lose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to control his temper. The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone. The father took his son by the hand and led him back to the fence. He said, "You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, you also leave scars just like these holes." Next time you are about to lose your cool with someone dear to you, think about the fence full of holes and reconsider.
When all is said and done, "YOU CAN NEVER TAKE BACK SOMETHING YOU SAY BUT YOU CAN SPEND THE REST OF YOUR LIFE APOLOGIZING FOR IT."
Summary - Super One Hour
If you are reading this, I'm very sure that you and I have the same common goal. We want to achieve more in our life. There's only one problem though.
There are so many goals to achieve, better career, relationship, attitude, etc that sometimes they are very hard to keep track. Most of the time, we will end up spending more time on only a few areas like career and hobbies while totally neglecting other area like relationship etc.
Trying to maintain a balance between all our goals is really a headache. Planning them is known to even cause nausea and migraine. That is why I come up with this - The most productive one hour in your life.
Basically, it is a one hour schedule where you will set the things to do which will cover all the important aspect of our life. There is only one rule to this tool - You must do every single thing listed. Every single thing....
Dogs are not called man's best friends for nothing. They really do provide a relationship that is beyond any other. Apart from companionship, dogs offer us unconditional love and loyalty. They teach us valuable life lessons of patience, caring, kindness and sharing. They teach us to be responsible human beings. And, they are great fun to play with!
Don't spend a fortune in getting a pedigree dog. How about adopting a dog? There are so many dogs out there that need a loving home. Give him a home and you will give yourself a love of a lifetime.....
Life Lessons Learned from Dogs
If you stare at someone long enough, eventually you'll get what you want.
Don't go out without ID.
Be direct with people; let them know exactly how you feel by piddling on their shoes.
Be aware of when to hold your tongue, and when to use it.
Leave room in your schedule for a good nap.
Always give people a friendly greeting. A cold nose in the crotch is most effective.
When you do something wrong, always take responsibility (as soon as you're dragged shamefully out from under the bed).
If it's not wet and sloppy, it's not a real kiss.
Live not one's life as though one had a thousand years, but live each day as the last.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring.
The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
Don't be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin.
Life is a long lesson in humility.
James M. BarrieYou gotta Fight the FIDA
Don't let yesterday use up too much of today.
There are no mistakes or failures, only lessons.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
Our youth will be one of the biggest mysteries of life.
Mysteries of directions
Mysteries of paths
Mysteries that lack clarity
And mysteries that last.
During our youth one tends to forget most questions have already been answered by the youth before yours, or predecessors of contiguous generations.
Often times in life we look at our natural resources and admire their presents or their beauty. In our hearts we think we have paid a tribute by our recognition and compliments.
Example: Go outside and look at a tree. (Old growth) Please look at it and ask yourself what you see. Now most will see something beautiful, something big, something that brings awe, and some will refer to it as just a tree.
If one humbles them selves, they will see the roots before the tree. I say humble for the simple reason that humbleness causes one to bow ones head. It is when one bows the head, that one will notice the roots of the tree.
What does this all mean?
Always look at the natural resources for what stories they have to offer, and what advice they have to give. Recognize the life they have endured. The very roots.
Why do I tell you this?
Back to our youth. Our youth is full of advice from your peers, advice from your parents, . teachers, etc.
Ah the confusion!
Take all advice offered and treat such as a gift, for anything that is offered is truly a gift. Being good advice or bad advice. Sift through it and find what is a value, and then with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.
While seeking advice, remember most questions have already been answered by the youth before yours, or predecessors of contiguous generations.
For they are like the trees, they have roots. Does one take the advice from his or her peers, or does one go to the roots that have already endured?
Pick your resources by their roots, and not popularity or beauty.
No peer will ever make you strong, unless they adhere to this knowledge, and they are leading you.
One must always be the stronger, and protect the weaker, but one cannot do so without such knowledge.
One must always be the teacher of the weaker but cannot do so without this knowledge.
Where ones youth appears to be a mystery, most questions have been already answered by the one's that already have endured.
We have several choices in life, where we end up depends on the choices we choose to make
We can choose to help someone get back on their feet when they're down on their luck, or we can sit back and do nothing.
We can lend assistance to a single parent who is in need of support, or we can let them self-destruct.
We can teach our children the difference between right and wrong, or we can let the streets teach them!
We can tell a loved one that they need to see a doctor and take them, or we can let their condition get worse!
We can point and guide someone in the right direction, but the direction they choose we'll never know.
We can choose to do evil or do what's good, to love or to hate, to do what's right or do what's wrong whether it be legal or illegal.
So make sure the choices we make are wise, because if we make a bad choice, it could be the difference between life or death!!
So think before you choose!
Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster. Your life will never be the same again.
- Og Mandino
It won't matter whether you were beautiful or brilliant. Even your gender and skin color will be irrelevant.
So too, your hopes, ambitions, plans and to-do lists will expire. The wins and losses that once seemed so important will fade away. It won't matter where you came from or what side of the tracks you lived on at the end.
Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance. It will not matter what you owned or what you were owed. Your grudges, resentments, frustrations and jealousies will finally disappear.
Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end. There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days. All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten will pass to someone else.
As one of the many black men who was raised in part by his grandmother, I got to thinking about her last night and this morning, and recalled some of the lessons she passed on to me. I found this list that really resonated with me, and I think these 43 lessons were imparted to all of us (African Americans, at least) by our grandmothers. This list was written By Regina Brett (90 years old) of The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, Ohio.
1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone...
4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first pay check.
10. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
11. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
12. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
13. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God
14. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
15. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
16. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
17. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
18. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
19. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't
save it for a special occasion, Today is special.
20. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
21. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
22. The most important sex organ is the brain.
23. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
24. Frame every so-called disaster with these words `In five years, will this
25. Always choose life.
26. Forgive everyone and everything.
27. What other people think of you is none of your business.
28. Time heals almost everything. Give it time.
29. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
30. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
31. Believe in miracles.
32. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
33. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
34. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.
35. Your children get only one childhood.
36. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
37. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
38. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
39. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
40. The best is yet to come.
41. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
43. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.
What do you think? What would you add to the list that your grandmother passed on to you?
We're always busy and forever on the go,
And we rarely put a halt on our verbal flow
`Stop and Listen' my intuition had to say
while walking beside a peaceful stream today.
`Stop and Listen' to the sound of a flying bird's wings
and to the lullaby heard when a baby bird sings.
`Stop and Listen' to the soothing melodious flow
of a meadowbrook made of freshly melted snow.
`Stop and Listen' for wisdom being handed to you
and whether or not `what people say' is even true.
Listen for unspoken thoughts and lessons they might teach.
Listen for the Truth, for it's always in our reach.
"Let go. Why do you cling to pain? There is nothing you can do about the wrongs of yesterday. It is not yours to judge. Why hold on to the very thing which keeps you from hope and love..."
-- Leo Buscaglia