Monday, March 30, 2009

Khalil Gibran on children

Hari Om Everyone,   this is a "must read" especially if you have children, enjoy your day
 



 



Kahlil Gibran ... words of wisdom he spoke when asked to comment ON CHILDREN:

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,


And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.


You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.


You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.


The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and
He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.


Let our bending in the archer's hand be for gladness ;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.




(¨`·.·´¨) Always
`·.¸(¨`·.·´¨)
Keep
(¨`·.·´¨)¸.·´
Smiling! 
`·.¸.·´



Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Mother --- The Value


TO MY MOTHER

This is a truly BEAUTIFUL piece. Please read this at a slow pace,digesting every word and in leisure ... do not hurry ....this is a treasure...!

For those lucky to still be blessed with your Mom, this is beautiful. For those of us who aren't, this is even more beautiful. For those who are moms, you'll love this.

The young mother set her foot on the path of life. 'Is this the long way?' she asked. And the guide said: 'Yes, and the way is hard and you will be old before you reach the end of it. But the end will be better than the beginning.'

But the young mother was happy, and she would not believe that anything could be better than these years. So she played with her children, and gathered flowers for them along the way, and bathed the min the clear streams; and the sun shone on them and the young Mother cried, 'Nothing will ever be lovelier than this.'

Then the night came, and the storm, and the path was dark, and the children shook with fear and cold, and the mother drew them close and covered them with her mantle, and the children said, 'Mother, we are not afraid, for you are near, and no harm can come.'

And the morning came, and there was a hill ahead, and the children climbed and grew weary, and the mother was weary. But at all times she said to the children,' A little patience and we are there.' So the children climbed, and when they reached the top they said, 'Mother, we would not have done it without you.'

And the mother, when she lay down at night looked up at the stars and said, 'This is a better day than the last, for my children have learned fortitude in the face of hardness. Yesterday, I gave them courage. Today, I've given them strength'.

And the next day came strange clouds which darkened the earth, clouds of war and hate and evil, and the children groped and stumbled, and the mother said: 'Look up. Lift your eyes to the light'. And the children looked and saw above the clouds an everlasting glory, and it guided them beyond the darkness. And that night the Mother said, 'This is the best day of all, for I have shown my children God.'

And the days went on, and the weeks and the months and the years,and the mother grew old and she was little and bent. But her children were tall and strong, and walked with courage. And when the way was rough, they lifted her, for she was as light as a feather; and at last they came to a hill, and beyond they could see a shining road and golden gates flung wide. And mother said, 'I have reached the end of my journey. And now I know the end is better than the beginning, for my children can walk alone, and their children after them.'

And the children said, 'You will always walk with us, Mother, even when you have gone through the gates.' And they stood and watched her as she went on alone, and the gates closed after her. And they said: 'We cannot see her but she is with us still. A Mother like ours is more than a memory. She is a living presence.......'

Your Mother is always with you.... She's the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the street; she's the smell of bleach in your freshly laundered socks; she's the cool hand on your brow when you're not well.Your Mother lives inside your laughter. And she's crystallized in every tear drop. She's the place you came from, your first home; and she's the map you follow with every step you take. She's your first love and your first heartbreak, and nothing on earth can separate you.

Not time, not space... not even death!

PASS THIS ON TO ALL THE MOTHERS & CHILDREN YOU KNOW.


 





Sunday, March 8, 2009

FRIENDSHIP

ick here to get beautiful emails Click here to join forum

When in Negative Circumstances !!

Life-is-a-game-1.jpg Life is a Game picture by zubia_2009

1. Don't curse your present circumstances ... Or gripe about the past.
When we encounter "negative" or stressful situations in
Our lives, our immediate reaction is to be outraged, frustrated or depressed.
This is the start of a downward spiral in which
We fill our minds with gloomy thoughts and generate more negative results.
 
On the contrary, when you believe there's a purpose for your difficulties,
 your state of mind is quite different. You realize that
Your current situation is serving you in some way,
whether it's a turn in the road or a lesson that you can apply at a later date.
 
2. This principle is not limited to tragedies and problems.
While it's true that you can find positive aspects to every setback,
The idea that everything happens for a reason applies to positive experiences
 and "neutral" events as well.
 
For instance,let's say that you meet someone at a networking meeting.
The person holds no special significance to you and
Doesn't seem likely to bring you any business.
 What you're not considering are the possible ways that
the two of you might Help each other in the future.
 
3. Being passive is not the answer. Just because there is a "reason" for the
 events that happen to you doesn't mean you Can achieve your goals
 by sitting back and waiting for success to occur on its own.
 It's still up to you to be proactive and Make things happen.
That requires energy, creativity and, yes, a lot of effort on your part!
 
4. Recognize the "two way street." It's easy to get caught up
with the idea that every person you meet has something to
Contribute to you. That's true to some extent. But, don't overlook the
 fact that there is something for you to impart to others As well!
 
And, while there are often ways in which each party
contributes to the other, there are many instances where it's not
 an Equal "give and take."
 Thus, there are times in a relationship when you may be serving
 another person more often than You are receiving from them.
 
5. You are always being directed toward something "better."
Have you ever been fired from a job ... Then moved on to
Find a better career? Or, have you terminated a personal relationship
(or been terminated yourself!) ... And then met
Someone who was a far better partner for you?
 
In both of these instances, life was pushing you toward something
 that would bring you even more satisfaction. Of course,
In all of these situations, you had the option to close off
 the improved alternative.
 
For instance, after being fired, you could have complained about
 the lack of job opportunities. Or, after the relationship ended,
You could have concluded that you are "unlucky in love."
Yet, had you taken these approaches, you would have missed
The better situation that was just around the corner.
 
6. You'll never be able to explain everything.
 The notion that "everything happens for a reason" will not
 answer every question That you have about life!
On the contrary, although you'll find that you are better able to
 understand certain events,
There will still be many mysteries that you can't explain.
 
There are no coincidences. When you believe this,
you'll enter a new world of possibility. When a problem occurs,
instead of Crying, "Why Me?" you'll look for the lesson you can learn,
 or the opportunity that is on the horizon.
 
You'll realize that it makes no sense to argue that something shouldn't
 have happened to you. It did happen ... there's a reason
For it ...  And, if you're wise, you'll use it to your advantage!
 
Jeff Keller



(¨`·.·´¨) Always
`·.¸(¨`·.·´¨)
Keep
(¨`·.·´¨)¸.·´
Smiling! 
`·.¸.·´



Thursday, March 5, 2009

BIG GOD





 



 


 






Two
men went fishing. One was an experienced fisherman,
the other wasn't. Every time the experienced fisherman
caught a big fish, he put it in his ice chest to keep
it fresh. Whenever the inexperienced fisherman caught
a big fish, he threw it back.

 

biggod-anim1.gif (17063 bytes)biggod-anim1.gif (17063 bytes)

 

The
experienced fisherman watched this go on all day and
finally got tired of seeing the man waste good fish.
"Why do you keep throwing back all the big fish you
catch?" he asked.

 

biggod-3.jpg (12016 bytes)

 

The
inexperienced fisherman replied, "I only have a small
frying pan
."

 

biggod-anim1.gif (17063 bytes)biggod-anim1.gif (17063 bytes)

 

Sometimes,
like that fisherman, we throw back the big plans, big
dreams, big jobs, big opportunities that God gives us.
Our faith is too small.

 

biggod-2.jpg (17348 bytes)

 

We
laugh at that fisherman who didn't figure out that all
he needed was a bigger frying pan, yet how ready are
we to increase the size of our faith?

 

biggod-anim1.gif (17063 bytes)biggod-anim1.gif (17063 bytes)

 

Whether it's a
problem or a possibility, God will never give you
anything bigger than you can handle. That means we can
confidently walk into anything God brings our way.

 

biggod-5.jpg (13844 bytes)

 

 

 

biggod-anim1.gif (17063 bytes)biggod-anim1.gif (17063 bytes)

 

REMEMBER:

Stop telling
God you've got big problems.
Tell your problems
you've got a BIG
GOD!