A tree stands alone on the precipice, its fingers dug deep in the sand. Though time and the elements eat at its world, it proudly, defiantly stands. Its branches still reaching for heaven, its roots bare and washing away. To all others its fate has clearly been seen, yet it stands, more determined each day. One more day it gives shade to the weary. One more day it replaces our air, one more day it is given to fulfill the plan of the Almighty Father up there. We can learn from this proud little sapling, when we look deep into... 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 »
A young man was getting ready to graduate from college. For many months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealer’s showroom, and knowing his father could well afford it, he told him that was all he wanted. As Graduation Day approached, the young man awaited signs that his father had purchased the car. Finally, on the morning of his graduation his father called him into his private study. His father told him how proud he was to have such a fine son, and told him how much he loved him. He handed his son a beautiful wrapped... Read more »
A little boy asked his mother, "Why are you crying?" "Because I'm a woman," she told him. "I don't understand," he said. His Mom just hugged him and said, "And you never will." Later the little boy asked his father, "Why does mother seem to cry for no reason?" "All women cry for no reason," was all his dad could say. The little boy grew up and became a man, still wondering why women cry. Finally he put in a call to God. When God got on the phone, he asked, "God, why do women cry so easily?" God said,... Read more »
A certain shopkeeper sent his son to learn about the secret of happiness from the wisest man in the world. The lad wandered through the desert for 40 days, and finally came upon a beautiful castle, high atop a mountain. It was there that the wise man lived. Rather than finding a saintly man, though, our hero, on entering the main room of the castle, saw a hive of activity: tradesmen came and went, people were conversing in the corners, a small orchestra was playing soft music, and there was a table covered with platters of the most delicious food... Read more »
Love is the people you hug and never want to let go. The people you haven't seen in years but they haven't changed at all. The people who give you more than you than you give to them. The people who truly understand who you are. The ones you live for. It's the people in your photographs with genuine light shining through their eyes and smile. The people who take your breath away. Those are the people to devote your time and thoughts to. Not the ones who hurt you and don't make time for you.
True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart.