After 21 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to take another woman out to dinner and a movie. She said, “I love you, but I know this other woman loves you and would love to spend some time with you.” The other woman that my wife wanted me to visit was my MOTHER, who has been a widow for 19 years, but the demands of my work and my three children had made it possible to visit her only occasionally. That night I called to invite her to go out for dinner and a movie. “What’s wrong, are you... Read more »
Accept the children the way we accept trees — with gratitude, because they are a blessing — but do not have expectations or desires. You don’t expect trees to change, you love them as they are.
Once there was a perfect man who met a perfect woman. After a perfect courtship, they had a perfect wedding. Their life together was, of course, perfect. One snowy, stormy Christmas Eve this perfect couple was driving along a winding road when they noticed someone at the roadside in distress. Being the perfect couple, they stopped to help. There stood Santa Claus with a huge bundle of toys. Not wanting to disappoint any children on the eve of Christmas, the perfect couple loaded Santa and his toys into their vehicle. Soon they were driving along delivering the toys. Unfortunately, the... Read more »
A kindergarten teacher has decided to let her class play a game. The teacher told each child in the class to bring along a plastic bag containing a few potatoes. Each potato will be given a name of a person that the child hates, so the number of potatoes that a child will put in his/her plastic bag will depend on the number of people he/she hates. So when the day came, every child brought some potatoes with the name of the people he/she hated. Some had 2 potatoes; some 3 while some up to 5 potatoes. The teacher then... Read more »
Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room’s only window. The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back. The men talked for hours on end. They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation. Every afternoon when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he... Read more »
Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that will never be again. And what do we teach out children? We teach them that two and two make four, and that Paris is the capital of France. When will we also teach them what they are? We should say to each of them: Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move. You... Read more »
When life seems overwhelming and meaningless, Try to focus on the little things; Like the sunlight beaming through your window, The robin perched on a faraway branch, The taste of a juicy apple, The dew bright spider's web. Those precious little wonders that our senses delight. If your spirits are still asunder, Seek the laughter of children. Your soul will surely thank you. For these are the times to seek gentle comforts, Soothing and familiar things
Truths of life. The most beautiful day: Today The easiest thing: Equivocate The biggest obstacle: Fear The gravest error: give up, to despair The root of all evils: Egoism The most beautiful occupation: Work The worst route to follow: Faintheartedness The best teachers: Children The first necessity: TO communicate The greatest happiness: To be useful to others The greatest mystery: Death The worst defect: Bad temper The most dangerous being: The liar The most wretched feeling: The grudge The most beautiful gift: Forgiveness The most indispensable: home The quickest way: The correct one The most comfortable feeling: Interior peace The... Read more »
Pencil: I'm sorry... Eraser: For what ?? You didn't do anything wrong.. Pencil: I'm sorry, you get hurt because of me...Whenever I made a mistake, you're always there to erase it, but as you make my mistakes vanish, you lose a part of yourself and get smaller and smaller each time. Eraser: That's true, but I don't really mind, You see, I was made to do this, I was made to help you whenever you do something wrong, even though one day I know I'll be gone... I'm actually happy with my job... So please, stop worrying I hate seeing... Read more »
Truths of life: The most beautiful day? Today The biggest obstacle? Fear The best teachers? Children The most beautiful gift? Forgiveness The most important thing? Home The fastest way? The honest one The most pleasant feeling? Calmness The most effective defense? The smile The best medicine? Optimism The greatest force? Belief The most beautiful thing? Love Life without love loses meaning.
A man came home from work and found his 3 children outside, still in their pyjamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn around garden. The door of his wife’s car was open, as was the front door to the house and no sign of the dog, walking in the door, he found... an even bigger mess. A lamp had been knocked over, the throw rug was against one wall, in the front room the TV was on loudly with the cartoon channel, the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing. In... Read more »