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 »
There was a girl and a boy where both are in deep love and from the very beginning, the girl's family objected strongly on her dating this guy. Saying that it has got to do with family background & that the girl will have to suffer for the rest of her life if she were to be with him. Due to family's pressure, the couple quarrel very often. Though the girl love the guy deeply, but she always ask him: "How deep is your love for me?" As the guy is not good with his words, this often causes the... Read more »
I have a friend named Monty Roberts who owns a horse ranch in San Ysidro. He has let me use his horse to put on fund-raising events to raise money for youth at risk programs. The last time I was there he introduced me by saying, “I want to tell you why I let Jack use my horse. It all goes back to a story about a young man who was the son of an itinerant horse trainer who would go from stable to stable, race track to race track, farm to farm and ranch to ranch, training horses. As... Read more »
Like any good mother, when Karen found out that another baby was on the way, she did what she could to help her 3-year-old son, Michael, prepare for a new sibling. The new baby was going be a girl, and day after day, night after night, Michael sang to his sister in Mommy’s tummy. He was building a bond of love with his little sister before he even met her. The pregnancy progressed normally for Karen, an active member of the the Creek United Methodist Church in Morristown, Tennessee, USA. In time, the labor pains came. Soon it was every... Read more »
The Saptapadi (seven steps/feet), is the most important ritual of Vedic Hindu weddings, and represents the legal part of Hindu marriage. The newly wed couple take seven steps around the holy fire, which is considered a witness to the vows they make to each other. Lets find out what saptapadi - the seven steps / vows in the Hindu wedding mean... * The couple takes the first step and promises that they will take care of each other and pray for abundant blessings and prosperity in their life. * In the second step, the couple promises and prays to the... Read more »
Friends have their fights. Sometimes don't talk for days, weeks, months or even years. During those times they say things they don't mean, & lose trust by the second. For a while, they hate each other. But before you know it, someone has the strength & dignity to apologize. Before you know it, no matter how long it has been, you're talking on the phone. First time in almost a year.. it's not even weird, it actually feels like you pick up right where you left off & it feels good, like a part of you is put back, a... Read more »
To live in the real world, is a very challenging play in our life. One must be very prepared that is strong enough to conquer fears and is always ready to overcome barriers in life. All birds find shelter during a rain. But the eagle avoids rain by flying above the clouds. Problems are common, but attitude makes the difference!
My mom only had one eye. So I hated her… She was such an embarrassment. She cooked for students and teachers to support the family. There was this one day during elementary school where my mom came to say hello to me. I was so embarrassed. How could she do this to me? I ignored her, threw her a hateful look and ran out. The next day at school one of my classmates said, “EEEEk, your mom only has one eye!” I wanted to bury myself. I also wanted my mom to just disappear. I confronted her that day and... Read more »
Sometimes, the challenge isn't to move forward. Ships don't move forward while in the grips of a big storm. To succeed during a storm means just to stay afloat. Don't worry so much about getting ahead. There will be time for that. For now, just get through.