Saturday, January 19, 2013
THE GIFT OF FRIENDSHIP
A gift was given to me,
Across the distant miles;
A package wrapped in laughter,
And filled with joy and smiles.
I pulled away the ribbons,
And took the greatest care;
When I reached into the gift,
I found friendship waiting there.
A friendship like no other,
A connection from the start;
Not one I could see, touch or feel,
Except here in my heart.
That gift so rare and precious,
Of friendship tried and true;
Touched my heart and blessed my life,
And is what I found in you.
Allison Chambers Coxsey
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Sunday, January 06, 2013
THE WISDOM IN HOT CHOCOLATE ........
A group of graduates, well established in their careers, were talking at
a reunion and decided to go visit their old university professor, now retired.
During their visit, the conversation turned to complaints about stress in their work and lives.
Offering his guests hot chocolate, the professor went into the kitchen and returned with a
large pot of hot chocolate and an assortment of cups — porcelain, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite. He then told them all to help themselves to the hot chocolate.
When they each had a cup of hot chocolate in hand, the professor said:
"Notice that all the nice looking, expensive cups were taken, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones.
While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress."
"The cup that you're drinking from adds nothing to the quality of the hot chocolate.
In most cases it is just more expensive and in some cases even hides what we drink."
"What all of you really wanted was hot chocolate, not the cup
... but you consciously went for the BEST cups."
"And then you began eyeing each other's cups."
"Now consider this: Life is the hot chocolate; your job, money and position in society are the cups.
They are just tools to hold and contain life."
"The cup you have does not define, nor change the quality of life you have.
Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the hot chocolate."
The happiest people don't need the best of everything.
They just make the best of everything that they have.
Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly.
And enjoy your hot chocolate!!
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blessings and hugs to all......................lita
Friday, December 28, 2012
IN THE SPIRIT ...
I have a list of folks I know, all written in a book,
And every now and then, I go and take a look;
And that is when I realize that these names are all a part ...
Not of the book they're written in, but of my very heart.
For each name stands for someone who has crossed my path sometime,
And in that meeting they've become the rhythm in each rhyme;
And while it sounds fantastic for me to make this claim,
I really feel that I'm composed of each remembered name.
Though you may not be aware of any special link,
Just meeting you has changed my life, a lot more than you think;
For once I've met somebody, the years cannot erase
The memory of those pleasant words nor of a friendly face.
So please don't think my greeting as just a mere routine,
Your name was not forgotten somewhere in-between;
For when I send a greeting, that is addressed to you,
It's because you are on that list of folks I'm indebted to.
For I am the total of the many folks that I have met,
And you happen to be one of those I prefer not to forget.
So whether I have known you for many years or few,
In some way you have been a part in shaping things I do.
And every year at this time, I realize anew ...
The best gift life can offer is meeting folks like you.
So may the Spirit of this Season, that ever endures,
Leave the richest blessings in the hearts of YOU and YOURS.
~By Helen Steiner Rice 1949 in "Christmas Blessings"
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Happy New Year everyone...
wishing you and yours all the blessings the new year 2013 has to offer us all!!
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
I don't believe there's anyone in this world
That has not gone through
Some form of a life transition,
Where they felt stuck in a rut, with many set backs,
Where you couldn't even imagine getting through it,
You will, but you must be strong;
Through all of our abnormalities,
We have to learn to never give in or give up,
Don't allow the multitude of distractions to
Get you off your course of life;
You must have faith and expect greatness
Around the corner from those same tragedies,
Contrive and turn it into triumph;
When you began drowning in the sea of life,
Thinking that your world is falling apart
And in reality it's not,
Take a moment,
Place your difficulties aside and think about another,
Someone who is worse off than you,
Your problems will become very small in comparison;
If you are ill or living with pain,
Try and look on the bright side of it,
"You are living" and you can still enjoy life;
We all have to face some type of uncertainties,
But what make you get through them
And become a stronger person,
You must keep repeating to yourself,
"I will get through this", it shall pass;
When someone hurts you, don't try and get even,
Always try to be the strong one,
Forgive and pray for them,
They require the prayer more than you;
Always surround yourself with positive intentions
And positive attitude,
This will bring forth happiness and kindness,
That alone no matter what,
Will encourage you to carry on;
Then sit back and count on both hands
Then try to do the same with all the good
That has happened in your life,
The good will always come out on top;
Always remember when you are experiencing
The most awful situation that seems impaired,
Have faith, trust and bring forth your strongest attribute,
Recite a prayer and surrender it all,
You will be blessed;
In the end, it will all work out
For the Good.
Copyright © 2011 Karen Rice
X2 cancer Survivor/now Author
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