Inspirational Story

Life is a Theatre

Invite Your Audience Carefully
Not everyone is healthy enough to have a front row seat in our lives.
There are some people in your life that need to be loved from a distance.

It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you let go of, or at least
minimize your time with, draining, negative, incompatible,
not-going-anywhere relationships/friendships.
Observe the relationships around you. Pay attention.
Which ones lift and which ones lean?
Which ones encourage and which ones discourage?
Which ones are on a path of growth uphill and which ones are going downhill?
When you leave certain people do you feel better or feel worse?
Which ones always have drama or don’t really understand, know or appreciate you?
The more you seek quality, respect, growth, peace of mind, love and truth around you…the easier it will become for you to decide who gets to sit in the front row and who should be moved to the balcony of Your Life.
“If you cannot change the people around you, change the people you are around.”

Remember that the people we hang with will have an impact on both our lives and our income. And so we must be careful to choose the people we hang out with, as well as the information with which we feed our minds.
We should not share our dreams with negative people, Nor feed our dreams with negative thoughts.
It’s your choice and your life….. It’s up to you who and what you let in it……

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Thank You

I want to say a big thank you to everyone who took the time to visit my blog in the past year.  Thanks for reading my posts, for the comments and the likes. Thanks for making my blogging experience such a wonderful one. I look forward to visiting  your blogs, reading your posts and interacting more with you all in 2014. God’s blessings and happy blogging.

Inspirational Story

Inspirational Story

The Wooden Bowl

 

A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and a four-year old grandson. The old man’s hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered. The family ate together nightly at the dinner table. But the elderly grandfather’s shaky hands and failing sight made eating rather difficult. Peas rolled off his spoon onto the floor. When he grasped the glass often milk spilled on the tablecloth. The son and daughter-in-law became irritated with the mess. “We must do something about grandfather,” said the son. I’ve had enough of his spilled milk, noisy eating, and food on the floor. So the husband and wife set a small table in the corner. There, grandfather ate alone while the rest of the family enjoyed dinner at the dinner table. Since grandfather had broken a dish or two, his food was served in a wooden bowl. Sometimes when the family glanced in grandfather’s direction, he had a tear in his eye as he ate alone. Still, the only words the couple had for him were sharp admonitions when he dropped a fork or spilled food. The four-year-old watched it all in silence.

One evening before supper, the father noticed his son playing with wood scraps on the floor. He asked the child sweetly, “What are you making?” Just as sweetly, the boy responded, “Oh, I am making a little bowl for you and mama to eat your food from when I grow up.” The four-year-old smiled and went back to work. The words so struck the parents that they were speechless. Then tears started to stream down their cheeks. Though no word was spoken, both knew what must be done. That evening the husband took grandfather’s hand and gently led him back to the family table.

For the remainder of his days he ate every meal with the family. And for some reason, neither husband nor wife seemed to care any longer when a fork was dropped, milk spilled, or the tablecloth soiled. Children are remarkably perceptive. Their eyes ever observe, their ears ever listen, and their minds ever process the messages they absorb. If they see us patiently provide a happy home atmosphere for family members, they will imitate that attitude for the rest of their lives. The wise parent realizes that every day that building blocks are being laid for the child’s future.

 

Stop Abuse of Women

Stop Abuse of Women

You are Not His Property

We are living in the twenty-first century but what progress as people can we say we have made when men are keeping women enslaved. This is not about race, color or class. Women from every area of society have at one point or another found themselves subjected to abuse from men. Age is of little relevance, as long as you are a woman you are at risk.

In spite of human rights laws and legislation little girls mere children themselves are married off to grown men, sentenced to a life of hard labor and abuse with no hope of an education. In some instances once married the woman becomes the property of the man. She has no voice, she has no say. He is her lord and master and his every command she must obey. As his property he happiness is not important. Her job is to make him happy and take care of his every need.

It is time for women to stop accepting less than they deserve. In some abusive relationship when ask why they stay a woman may respond “I love him.” You may love the man but while you are busy loving him who is loving you? In reality a woman does not need a man anymore than he needs her. You may feel hurt, disappointed, betrayed and lonely but at the end of the day you are alive and life goes on.

Sometimes, somewhere out there something good is waiting for you but if you remain trapped in an unhappy relationship you will never experience it. Don’t be like a welcome mat and allow him to walk all over you. The change will come only when women begin to stand up for themselves and say enough is enough.

 

Inspirational Story

An Inspirational Story

DON’T WE ALL
I was parked in front of the mall wiping off my car. I had just come 
from the car wash and was waiting for my wife to get out of work. 
Coming my way from across the parking lot was what society would 
consider a bum. 
From the looks of him, he had no car, no home, no clean clothes, and no 
money. There are times when you feel generous but there are other times 
that you just don’t want to be bothered. This was one of those “don’t 
want to be bothered times.” 
“I hope he doesn’t ask me for any money,” I thought. 
He didn’t. 
He came and sat on the curb in front of the bus stop but he didn’t look 
like he could have enough money to even ride the bus. 
After a few minutes he spoke. 
“That’s a very pretty car,” he said. 
He was ragged but he had an air of dignity around him. His scraggly 
blond beard keep more than his face warm. 
I said, “thanks,” and continued wiping off my car.
He sat there quietly as I worked. The expected plea for money never 
came. 
As the silence between us widened something inside said, “ask him if 
he needs any help.” I was sure that he would say “yes” but I held true 
to the inner voice. 
“Do you need any help?” I asked. 
He answered in three simple but profound words that I shall never forget. 
We often look for wisdom in great men and women. We expect it from 
those of higher learning and accomplishments.

 I expected nothing but an 
outstretched grimy hand. He spoke the three words that shook me. 
“Don’t we all?” he said.

I was feeling high and mighty, successful and important, above a bum 
in the street, until those three words hit me like a twelve gauge 
shotgun. 
Don’t we all? 
I needed help. Maybe not for bus fare or a place to sleep, but I 
needed help. I reached in my wallet and gave him not only enough for bus 
fare, but enough to get a warm meal and shelter for the day. Those 
three little words still ring true. No matter how much you have, no matter 
how much you have accomplished, you need help too. No matter how little you 
have, no matter how loaded you are with problems, even without money or 
a place to sleep, you can give help.

Even if it’s just a compliment, you can give that. 
You never know when you may see someone that appears to have it all. 
They are waiting on you to give them what they don’t have. A different 
perspective on life, a glimpse at something beautiful, a respite from 
daily chaos, that only you through a torn world can see. 
Maybe the man was just a homeless stranger wandering the streets. Maybe 
he was more than that.

Maybe he was sent by a power that is great and 
wise, to minister to a soul too comfortable in themselves.

 Maybe God looked down, called an Angel, dressed him like a bum, then said, “go minister to that man cleaning the car, that man needs help.” 
Don’t we all?
Author Unknown

Never judge someone because of how they look because you don’t know what is in someone’s heart or mind.  We are more alike than we realize and at some point in time we all need help in one way or another.

Life and Living, Uncategorized

A Moment of Reflection

Life is what you make it and if you are not satisfied with the life you are living that it is up to you to try and do something about it.  Some people go through life like a breeze.  For others it is a daily struggle.  There are so many negative factors trying to drag you down.  You have to try and keep your sanity and your head afloat so you do not find yourself drowning in the problems that life throws at you.

You may be dissatisfied with your job. You may be dissatisfied with the way your relationship is going.  You may have children who disrespect you and friends who betray you. That is just one side of the coin.  On the other hand you may have a job that you love, a man who respects you and children who adore you.  You may also have friends who will stand by you and have your back when you need their help. 

The thing is, in life we wont always have it all.  So we have to count our blessings and be thankful for what we have. We are not going to have sunshine all the time.  There are going to be those cloudy days. We are not going to have it good all the time for there are times when problems will come along.  We have to take it all in stride and remember that although life may not be always perfect it is the more precious gift we have and we should cherish every moment of it.

Stop Abuse of Women

Stop Abuse of Women

Extreme Jealousy – Another Sign to Watch Out For

It is nice to know that someone loves you and that he may be a little jealous when other men focus too much attention on you.  However when he is jealous to the point where he believes you are having a relationship with every man you talks to, it becomes a problem.  A little jealousy in a relationship is normal but extreme jealousy is unhealthy.  It also shows that your partner may find it difficult to trust anyone.

He is jealous of the relationship you have with your male co-workers or any male for that matter.  He constantly accuses you of sleeping with other men and manufactures affairs where none exists.  He checks your phone records to see who you talk to. He watches you every move and keep tabs on you because he needs to know exactly where you are throughout the day.  His insane jealousy and constant accusations will in time cause you much unhappiness and drain you emotionally.

Extreme jealousy is a sign of insecurity and a jealous partner may get to the point where he refuses to let you out of his sight.  He is suspicious when there is no reason for suspicion.  A man may even physically abuse his woman because in his head she is cheating although technically she is not.  Do not ignore signs of extreme jealousy in a partner.  Jealousy can be a reason for murder to take place and many women have lost lives at the hands of jealous partners.

If your partner is extremely jealous it may be best to walk away from the relationship for your safety and peace of mind.