Thursday, August 30, 2007

Be a Blessing

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 would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window.

The man in the other bed began to live for those one hour periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color of the world outside. The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake.

Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every color and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance.

As the man by the window described all this in exquisite detail, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine the picturesque scene. One warm afternoon the man by the window described a parade passing by.

Although the other man couldn't hear the band - he ! could see it. In his mind's eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive words. Days and weeks passed.

One morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths only to find the lifeless body of the man by the window, who had died peacefully in his sleep.

She was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take the body away. As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved next to the window.

The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone.

Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at the real world outside. He strained to slowly turn to look out the window beside the bed.

It faced a blank wall. The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate who had described such wonderful things outside this window The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall.

She said, "Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you." Epilogue: There is tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own situations.

Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared, is doubled.

If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can't buy. "Today is a gift, that's why it is called the present."

Wish u all the best.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Thank God am Back

Thank God am Back.

I have not been feeling too fine for some time and have not being able to update my blog.
But although it was not a desirable event, I thank God that am much better and it really
Gave me the opportunity to re-think and also strategize on some areas of my life.

One important lesson that God has taught me in recent times is the importance of Thanksgiving

And the fact that I should always give thanks no matter the circumstance and situation.

I am much better now and have resumed my activities but would leave you all with these words
Prayers and make sure you do as it says.
I want to thank You for what you have already done.
I am not going to wait until I see results or receive rewards;
I am thanking you right now.
I am not going to wait until I feel better or things look better; until people say they are sorry or
until they stop talking about me; until the pain in my body disappears;
until my financial situation improves;
until the children are asleep and the house is quiet;
until I get promoted at work or until I get the job;
I am going to thank you right now.
I am not going to wait until I understand every experience in my life that has caused me pain or grief;
I am not going to wait until the journey gets easier or the challenges are removed;
I am thanking you right now.
I am thanking you because I am alive. I am thanking you because I made it through the day's difficulties.
I am thanking you because I have walked around the obstacles.
I am thanking you because I have the ability and the opportunity to do more and do better.
I'm thanking You because OH LORD, YOU haven't given up on me.
God is just so good, and he's good all the time.
Thank you all and wish you all a wonderful week.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

To all my CrackedPot Friends and Bloggers

An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots, each hungon the ends of a pole which she carried across her neck.
One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion ofwater.
At the end of the long walks from the stream to thehouse, the cracked pot
arrived only half full.
For a full two years this went on daily, with the woman bringing home only one and a half pots of water.Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments.
But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it could only do halfof what it had been made to do.
After two years of what it perceived to be bitterfailure, it spoke to the woman one day by the stream."I am ashamed of myself, because this crack in my sidecauses water to leak out all the way back to yourhouse."
The old woman smiled,
"Did you notice that there areflowers on your side of the path, but not on the otherpot's side?"
"That's because I have always known about your flaw,so I planted flower seeds on your side of the path,and every day while we walk back, you water them."
"For two years I have been able to pick thesebeautiful flowers to decorate the table.
Without you being just the way you are, there wouldnot be this beauty to grace the house."Each of us has our own unique flaw.
But it's thecracks and flaws we each have that make our livestogether so very interesting and rewarding.
You've just got to take each person for what they are and look for the good in them.
SO, to all of my crackpot friends and bloggers, have a great day and remember to smell the flowers on your side of the path!
Make sure all your Crack Pot friends read this and Don't forget the Crack Pot that posted this message


Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Give thanks always

I have learnt to always be quick to express gratitude whenever something good happens in my life.

No matter, how life is there would also be something to be grateful for.
Life itself is a gift and we must be
Grateful to BABA GOD for the gift of life.

I would like to share this .

Today before you think of saying an unkind word - Think of someone who can't speak.

Before you complain about the taste of your food - Think of someone who has nothing to eat.

Before you complain about your husband or wife - Think of someone who's crying out to God for a companion.

Today before you complain about life - Think of someone who went too early to heaven.

Before you complain about your children - Think of someone who desires children but they're barren.

Before you argue about your dirty house, someone didn't clean or sweep - Think of the people who are living in the streets.

Before whining about the distance you drive - Think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet.

And when you are tired and complain about your job - Think of the unemployed, the disabled and those who wished they had your job.
But before you think of pointing the finger or condemning another - Remember that not one of us are without sin and we all answer to one Maker.
And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down - Put a smile on your face and thank God you're alive and still around.
Life is a gift, Live it, Enjoy it, Celebrate it, And fulfill it.

Remember to give thanks to God with a grateful heart. I am also saying a big thank you all for spending time to read my blog.
I am very grateful.

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Take care, and wish you the best in life.