A person once visited a temple under construction where he saw a sculptor making an idol of God. Suddenly he noticed a similar idol lying nearby and was surprised. He asked the sculptor, "Do you need two statues of the same idol?" "No," said the sculptor without looking up, "We need only one, but the first one got damaged at the last stage." The gentleman examined the idol and found no apparent damage. "Where is the damage?" he asked. "There is a scratch on the nose of the idol." said the sculptor, still busy with his work. "Where are you... Read more »
We are always evolving into new better versions of ourselves. The comforting part is that we are never finished. The idea of being unfinished is nice, for it always leaves room for improvement, for trying new things, making new friends and getting wiser. Being unfinished means we can cry today, and next week or next year we wont cry for the same thing because we are forever changing, evolving. Becoming better versions of ourselves.
Life is all about making a difference. And you are in a position right now to make a positive difference in life. This day, this situation is filled with many challenges and problems. And behind each challenge, behind each problem, are valuable opportunities. The surest and most positive way forward is through meaningful achievement. Make a difference that truly means something to you, and you’ll lift up all of life. It’s not selfish or greedy to achieve your most deeply felt desires. What’s selfish is to do nothing, to accept less than you could be, when you could be making... 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 »
I think life should be about touching the lives of people around us. Making a difference. Accepting people for who they are, going out of our way to help others, and loving with all that we’ve got. Sometimes all it takes is one simple gesture, and we can put a smile on someone’s face and make them feel less alone. That is what we should live for, because when we’re gone from this world, we can’t take anything with us. All that’s left are the people whose lives you touched, and the difference you’ve made while you were here. So... Read more »