A certain man planted a rose and watered it faithfully and before it blossomed, he examined it.
He saw the bud that would soon blossom, but noticed thorns upon the stem and he thought, “How can any beautiful flowercome from a plant burdened with so many sharp thorns? Saddened by this thought, he neglected to water the rose, and just before it was ready to bloom… it died.
So it is with many people. Within every soul there is a rose.The God-like qualities planted in us at birth, grow amid the thorns of our faults. Many of us look at ourselves and see only the thorns, the defects. Continue reading →
With four family members visiting, my wife was very busy, and I offered to go to the store to get some stuff — light bulbs, paper towels, trash bags, detergents…
I scurried around the store, gathered up my shopping and headed for the checkout counter, only to be blocked in the narrow aisle by a young man who appeared to be about sixteen.
I wasn’t in a hurry, and patiently waited for the boy to realize that I was there. He waved his hands excitedly in the air and declared loudly, “Mommy, I’m here.”
It was obvious that he was mentally challenged. He was startled as he turned and saw me standing so close to him, waiting to squeeze by. His eyes widened and surprise exploded on his face as I said, “Hey Buddy, what’s your name?”
“My name is Denny and I’m shopping with my mother,” he responded proudly.
Any machinery, once it is set, remains set and automatically continues to work according to its setting. To have the right thought right in the beginning of the day is to ensure that the whole day is filled with power and positivity. Every thought, word and deed will
automatically continue according to that setting. Situations might
come to disturb, but because the machinery is set, the influence of
the situation would be less.
Point to Practice:
Today I will begin my day with a one powerful thought. It could be
even a simple thought like “I am happy today” or “Whatever I set out
to do today, I will be successful” or “I am fortunate”. Such thoughts
act as magnets attracting positivity from everyone and everything
People are often unreasonable, illogical,
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, People may accuse you
of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
If you are honest and frank,
people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
Who is a boy / man ? A boy /man is one of the most beautiful creations of God.
He starts compromising at very tender age. He sacrifices his chocolates for his sister.
Later he sacrifices his love for just a smile on his parents face.
He sacrifices his love for his wife and children by working late nights.
He builds their future by taking loans from banks and then repaying them for the life time.
Thus he sacrifices full youth for his wife and children without any complain. Continue reading →