Friday, November 12, 2010

A Lovely Story - Perfect Peace !!

There once was a king who offered a prize to the artist who would paint the best picture of peace. Many artists tried.

The king looked at all the pictures. But there were only two he really liked, and he had to choose between them.

One picture was of a calm lake. The lake was a perfect mirror for peaceful towering mountains all around it. Overhead was a blue sky with fluffy white clouds. All who saw this picture thought that it was a perfect picture of peace.

The other picture had mountains, too. But these were rugged and bare. Above was an angry sky, from which rain fell and in which lightning played. Down the side of the mountain tumbled a foaming waterfall. This did not look peaceful at all.

But when the king looked closely, he saw behind the waterfall a tiny bush growing in a crack in the rock. In the bush a mother bird had built her nest. There, in the midst of the rush of angry water, sat the mother bird on her nest-in perfect peace.

Which picture do you think won the prize? The king chose the second picture. Do you know why?

"Because," explained the king, "peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. Peace means to be in the midst of all those things and still be calm in your heart.


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Make the Best Use of Every Moment !

If you want your dreams to come true, you mustn't oversleep.

The pursuit of happiness is the chase of a lifetime !
It is never too late to become what you might have been.
Just about the time when you think you can make ends meet,
somebody moves the ends.

Whoever said nothing is impossible,
never tried slamming a revolving door....

Almost everything in life is easier to get into than to get out of.

Resistance drains energy , Acceptance saves it Cheerfulness sustains it !

The trouble with life is that it's a do-it-yourself kit without instructions.

"Teamwork is essential -- it allows you to blame someone else."

 Never let the fear of failing keep you off frm playing the game


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Good Morning Thoughts !!

The greatest good you can do for another is
not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.

~   Benjamin Disraeli

How beautiful a day can be
When kindness touches it!

~   George Elliston

Sometimes someone says something really small,
and it just fits right into this empty place in your heart.

~   From the television show My So-Called Life

Something that has always puzzled me all my life is why,
when I am in special need of help,
the good deed is usually done by somebody
on whom I have no claim.

~   William Feather

Real charity doesn't care if it's tax-deductible or not.

~   Dan Bennett

When your suffering is a little greater than my suffering
I feel that I am a little cruel.

~   Antonio Porchia


Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Beautiful Today !!

I may never see tomorrow;
there's no written guarantee,
And things that happened yesterday belong to history,
I cannot predict the future,
I cannot change the past,
I have just the present moment,
I must treat it as my last,
I must use this moment wisely for it soon will pass away,
and be lost to me forever as part of yesterday,
I must exercise compassion,
help the fallen to their feet,
Be a friend unto the friendless,
make an empty life complete,

The unkind things I do today may never be undone,
And friendships that I fail to win may nevermore be won,
I may not have another chance on bended knee to pray,
And thank God with humble heart for giving me this day.


Monday, November 08, 2010

Maybe .... Series 1/4

Maybe . . .
We were supposed to meet the wrong people
before meeting the right one,
So that when we finally meet the right person,
we will know how to be grateful for that gift.

Maybe . . .
When the door of happiness closes, another opens; but,
often times, we look so long at the closed door that
we don't even see the new one which has been opened for us.

Maybe . . .
It is true that we don't know what we have until we lose it,
but it is also true that we don't know what
we have been missing until it arrives.

Maybe . . .
The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything;
they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.