Thursday, October 21, 2010
I did not write this, but it was passed on to me. It really touched my heart, and I thought it might touch yours too!!! Enjoy :) Christopher
A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet. He held up a sign which said: "I am blind, please help." There were only a few coins in the hat.
A man was walking by. He took a few coins from his pocket and dropped them into the hat. He then took the sign, turned it around, and wrote some words. He put the sign back so that everyone who walked by would see the new words. Soon the hat began to fill up. A lot more people were giving money to the blind boy.
That afternoon the man who had changed the sign came to see how things were.
The boy recognized his footsteps and asked, "Were you the one who changed my sign this morning? What did you write?"
The man said, "I only wrote the truth. I said what you said but in a different way."
I wrote: "Today is a beautiful day but I cannot see it."
Both signs told people that the boy was blind. But the first sign simply said the boy was blind.
The second sign told people that they were so lucky that they were not blind.
Should we be surprised that the second sign was more effective?
Moral of the Story: Be thankful for what you have. Be creative. Be innovative. Think differently and positively. When life gives you a 100 reasons to cry, show life that you have 1000 reasons to smile. Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear. Keep the faith and drop the fear.
The most beautiful thing is to see a person smiling… And even more beautiful, is knowing that you are the reason behind it!!!
If you appreciate this message, please share. You may touch someone's heart today and forever.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
It's healthy for all of us to take routine inventory of our lives every so often. This is also a great approach to figuring out which areas in your life may need some improvement, further work and study, and plain things that are just not working for you any longer, and also key figures and people in your life which may not be in the healthiest of company, and those who may be taking way too much of your energy from you.
We begun to plant our spiritual garden in this lifetime long before we ever took our first breath of life on this earthly plane, and each and everyday we continue to water and tend to our garden. Within our spiritual garden are all things possible including our current goals, and all the nutrients we'll need to continue our journey. Every once in awhile, some weeds will begin to grow in our garden which can bring chaos to the other levels of development and growth within our divine center, and that's when we need to take full inventory of our garden, which important nutrients to keep, and which to remove once and for all!
Such is the case with all things in a reality sense. The truth is, there are always going to be people that come in and out of our lives for any number of reasons, as not everyone we meet is destined to be a part of our destiny, and occasionally we need to take inventory and put on our gardening gloves and pull some weeds!
When you can clear through and get rid of all the weeds in your spiritual garden, you'll notice that your garden will flourish to all new heights and a higher state and sense of awareness, both spiritually and intuitively. It's also a great personal accomplishment when you are able to get rid of things in your life which no longer hold an active meaning or purpose within it.
Be confident in who you are, and know that everyone makes mistakes, it's part of learning, living and loving. While you continue to allow your spiritual garden to grow and be nourished daily, take inventory of all things you want to remain in your garden, and get rid of the rest. START PULLING THOSE WEEDS!!!!
Blessings of friendship and love to you always,