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SIX TINY STORIES – WITH GREAT MEANINGS

 

ONE

Once all villagers decided to pray for rain. On the day of prayer, all the people gathered but only one boy came with an umbrella.
That’s FAITH

TWO
When you throw a baby in the air, she laughs because she knows you will catch her.
That’s TRUST
 

THREE
Every night we go to bed without any assurance of being alive the next morning, but still we set the alarms to wake up.
That’s HOPE

FOUR
We plan big things for tomorrow in spite of zero knowledge of the future.
That’s CONFIDENCE

FIVE
We see the world suffering, but still we get married and have children.
That’s LOVE

SIX
On an old man’s shirt was written a sentence, ‘I am not 90 years old … I am sweet 16 with 74 years’ experience.’
That’s ATTITUDE

 

Author Unknown

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Go For It WoW pic
“Go for it!”

You cannot stay on the summit forever.

You have to come down again.

So why bother in the first place?

Because what is below,

Does not know what is above.

But what is above,

Knows what is below.

 One climbs.

One sees.

One descends.

One sees no longer.

But one has seen.

There is an art of conducting oneself

In the lower regions,

By the memory of what one saw higher up.

 When one can no longer see . . .

One can at least still know.

                                                           Author Unknown

Personal growth is all about taking yourself to the next level, regardless of the step of awareness on which you currently stand.

Those who travel that journey see things others do not. They hear things others do not, they experience the world around them in ways others do not. The path of enlightenment continually reveals new possibilities, which allow one to have a deeper, richer, more meaningful, fulfilling life.

What is your next step up? Go For It . . . whatever it may be. . .  . Perhaps your growth will be to let go of your resistance and become more responsible about your finances and career, or to learn how to be more successful in relationships, or to embrace your self-worth or acknowledge humility, or to face your fears and take a risk . . . for without risk, there is no reward.

Perhaps growth for you will be to let go of control, or to draw boundaries or to be generous and trusting, or to just have fun and “dance like no one is watching”.

Whatever the next step up is for you, Go For It! It will enrich your life in ways you have not yet imagained . . .

 

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Black Dot for WoW

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”

Henry David Thoreau


The Black Dot

One day, a professor walked into the classroom and asked his students to prepare for a surprise test. They all waited anxiously at their desks for the exam to begin.

The professor passed out the exams with the text facing down as usual. Once he handed them all out he asked the students to turn over the papers.

To everyone’s surprise, there were no questions – just a black dot in the center of the sheet of paper. The professor, seeing the expression on everyone’s faces, told them the following:

“I want you to write about what you see there.” The students, confused, went about completing the inexplicable task.

At the end of the class, the professor took the exams and began reading each one of them out loud in front of all the students. All of them, with no exception began defining the black dot, trying to explain its position in the center of the sheet.

After all of them had been read, the classroom was silent and the professor started to explain.

“I’m not going to grade you on this, but I wanted to give you something to think about. No one wrote about the white part of the paper. Everyone focused on the black dot and the same happens in our lives.”

Our life is like a white piece of paper, something to observe and enjoy, but we always focus on the dark spots. Life is a true gift, overflowing with reasons to celebrate – nature renewing itself every day, the friends around us, the job that provides our livelihood, the miracles we see every day.

However, we insist on focusing on the dark spot – the health issues that bother us, the lack of money, the complicated relationship with a family member, the disappointment with a friend. We complain, we worry, we fear the future.

Yet, if you take time to observe, the dark spots are very small when compared to everything we have in our lives, but they are the ones that pollute our minds. Take your eyes away from the black dots on your life. Enjoy each one of your blessings and each moment that life gives you. Notice the miracles that abound. Look for what is working and say “Thank you!”

Celebrate and be happy and live the day filled with love and gratitude.

 

Thank you to my good friend Jack Dexter for sharing this story with us.

 

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