When I was a kid, my Mom liked to cook food and every now & then I remember she used to cook for us. One night in particular when she had made dinner after a long hard day at work, Mom placed a plate of bread jam and extremely burned toast in front of my dad. I was waiting to see if anyone noticed the burnt toast. But Dad just ate his toast and asked me how was my day at school. I don't remember what I told him that night, but I do remember I heard Mom apologizing to... Read more »
A man was sick and tired of going to work every day while his wife stayed home. He wanted her to see what he went through so he prayed, "Dear Lord, I go to work every day and put in 8 hours while my wife merely stays at home. I want her to know what I go through, so please create a trade in our bodies." God, in his infinite wisdom, granted the man's wish. The next morning, sure enough, the man awoke as a woman. He arose, cooked breakfast for his mate, awakened the kids, set out their school... Read more »
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 »
I've learned by now to be quite content whatever my circumstances. I'm just as happy with little as with much, with much as with little. I've found the recipe for being happy whether full or hungry, hands full or hands empty. Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything through the one who makes me who I am. I guess I'm just a little old fashioned at heart. I would just be happy with a hand to hold and the love in my heart.
A well known speaker started off his seminar by holding a 20 dollar bill. In the room of 100, he asked . "Who would like this 20 dollar bill?" Hands started going up. He said, "I am going to give this 20 dollar bill to one of you but first let me do this." He proceeded to crumple the 20 dollar bill note up. He then asked. "Who still wants it?" Still, hands were in the air. "Well", he replied, "What if I do this?" He dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with... Read more »
Four friends live in a village which has been struck by famine. Three of them are extremely clever and learned and consider their friend Shivanand a lazy but practical fool. The four decide to go a place called Manasa, which is considered an asylum for scholars. On their way they have to pass through a forest. There they come across bones of a lion. Satyanand decides to show his knowledge by recreating the lion’s skeleton. The other friend reconstructs the lion’s muscles and structure. Vidyanand then wants to show his superior powers by breathing life into the lion. Shivanand tries... Read more »
There was a little boy who had a bad temper... Observing that his father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the fence. 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. Finally the day came when the boy didn’t lose his temper at... Read more »
Gratitude is one of the strongest positive feelings. We all have something to be grateful for. If you are grateful for everything that you have, you will get more things to feel gratitude for. And this feeling makes you feel good. "Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful.