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Don’t Be Blind


PLEASE read the following parable.

There was a blind girl who hated herself because she was blind. She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He was always there for her. She told her boyfriend, ‘If I could only see the world, I will marry you.’ One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her. When the bandages came off, she was able to see everything, including her boyfriend. He asked her,’Now that you can see the world, will you marry me?’ The girl looked at her boyfriend and saw that he was blind. The sight of his closed eyelids shocked her. She hadn’t expected that. The thought of looking at them the rest of her life led her to refuse to marry him. Her boyfriend left in tears and days later wrote a note to her saying: ‘Take good care of your eyes, my dear, for before they were yours, they were mine.’

This is how the human brain often works when our status changes. Only a very few remember what life was like before, and who was always by their side in the most painful situations. LIFE IS A GIFT. Today, before you say 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 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 wish they had your job. And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down – Put a smile on your face and think: you’re alive and still around.
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Think of the above as 2013 comes to a close….and, as you begin 2014. 🙂
Have a very blessed New Year!
Less than an hour after I uploaded this entry, I saw that a Facebook friend tagged me in the video below, because as she stated, “If I tagged you it’s because I think you love horses or just a positive story about friendship and animals.” Coincidentally, the story is about the relationship between a blind horse and a goat. I decided to share it with the parable above.

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Thank you and many blessings.

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GIVING TUESDAY


Today is GIVING TUESDAY. Please think of others today and give what you can. If you cannot afford to give to a charity, give of your time, buy someone lunch, give a HUG – just do something for someone else today that will put a smile on their face. Have a blessed day.

Put a Little Love in Your Heart


written by: Jackie DeShannon, Randy Myers, and Jimmy Holiday

Think of your fellow man
lend him a helping hand
put a little love in your heart.
You see it’s getting late
oh please don’t hesitate
put a little love in your heart.
And the world will be a better place
and the world will be a better place
for you and me
you just wait and see

Another day goes by
and still the children cry
put a little love in your heart.
If you want the world to know
we won’t let hatred grow
put a little love in your heart.
And the world will be a better place
and the world will be a better place
for you and me
you just wait and see

Take a good look around and
if you’re lookin’ down
put a little love in your heart
I hope when you decide
kindness will be your guide
put a little love in your heart.
And the world will be a better place
and the world will be a better place
for you and me
you just wait and see
put a little love in your heart each and every day
put a little love in your heart there’s no other way
put a lttle love in your heart, it’s up to you
put a little love in your heart…

Help One Another…Always


The devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy this week gave cause for many to do what they could to help their neighbors. This disaster has affected millions and it will take a long while for many to recover.

If you would like to help with the relief efforts  you can go to the Red Cross site http://www.redcross.org/ , make a donation online through iTunes or Ebay http://venturebeat.com/2012/11/01/sandy-itunes-ebay-donations/  Or, if you live in the U.S., you can also tune in to NBC tomorrow for their telethon to benefit those affected by hurricane. http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/01/nbc-to-show-telethon-for-hurricane-sandy-relief-effort-on-friday/

Now, as we all look for a way to help others that are going through this, let me just remind everyone to make a point to help whomever you can on a daily basis. DON’T WAIT for a disaster to lend a helping hand to those in need. If a situation arises where your help would be welcome, reach out and  give what you can – financially, emotionally, etc. to friends, family…even strangers.

NEVER turn your back on those in need. One day you may be the one who needs a hand extended to you.

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Thank you and many blessings.

Be Anonymous


I had a totally different ‘Thought for Thursday’ that I was going to post today. However, after reading the story below, I decided to change the topic. Today’s ‘Thought for Thursday’ is DO SOMETHING NICE FOR SOMEONE ANONYMOUSLY. Tomorrow is payday for most. You most likely can’t pay the tab for an entire restaurant, but, how about ordering lunch anonymously for a co-worker and having it delivered? Or, what about the next time you go to the movies, or any store, discreetly putting $10 towards the next patron’s purchase? [it might be better to do it anonymously if you skip a patron/customer].

Your anonymous gesture doesn’t require money. You can leave a flower, poem, nice ‘computer printed’ note, etc. on someone’s desk. Just do something to put a smile on someone’s face, with no expectation of a ‘Thank You’. 🙂

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Mystery Customer Covers the Bill for Every Customer at Denny’s

by Eric Pfeiffer, Yahoo News

An anonymous customer at a Denny’s restaurant decided to voluntarily pay for the meals of all her fellow diners.

“People thought we were joking. She didn’t want anybody to know she paid and then she left,” Carol Kronberger, a waitress at a location near Sacramento, Calif., told KCRA.

“It just put a smile on everyone’s faces because we got to go to each individual table and tell them that some young lady just paid for all their meals.”

Manager Tom Klepac says the total bill was about $200 and that the Denny’s staff agreed to keep the customer’s identity a secret, only noting that she was a young woman.

Klepac said the unexpected free meal was a deserved treat for his customers, most of whom are regulars. And he hopes they’ll share some of that spontaneous goodwill.

“I’m hoping they’ll all pass it on to people that need help too,” Klepac said.

Link to video: http://news.yahoo.com/video#video=30212961

source: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/mystery-customer-picks-tab-entire-denny-restaurant-195902637.html

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Thank you and many blessings.

10 Ways to Love


 

1. LISTEN without interruption (Proverbs 18)

2. SPEAK without accusing (James 1:19) 

3. GIVE without sparing (Proverbs 21:26)

4. PRAY without ceasing (Colossians 1:9)

5. ANSWER without arguing (Proverbs 17:1)

6. SHARE without pretending (Ephesians 4:15)

7. ENJOY without complaint (Philippians 2:14)

8. TRUST without wavering (Corinthians 13:7 

9. FORGIVE without punishing (Colossians 3:13)

10. PROMISE without forgetting (Proverbs 13:12)

Feed Each Other


I posted the following on my blog over a year ago and love the message so much, I decided to re-post it for those who may have missed it.

A holy man was having a conversation with God one day and said, “God, I would like to know what Heaven and Hell are like.”

God led the holy man to two doors.

He opened one of the doors and the holy man looked in.  In the middle of the room was a large round table. In the middle of the table was a large pot of stew, which smelled delicious and made the holy man’s mouth water. The people sitting around the table were thin and sickly and appeared to be famished. Each person sitting had a spoon with a very long handle strapped to their arms.  While this allowed them to scoop the soup from the pot, they could not scoop the soup back into their mouths. The holy man shuddered at the sight of their misery and suffering.

God said, “You have seen Hell.”

They went to the next room and opened the door. It was exactly the same as the first one.  There was the large round table with the large pot of stew which made the holy man’s mouth water. The people were equipped with the same long-handled spoons, but here the people were well nourished and plump, laughing and talking. The holy man said, “I don’t understand…”

“It is simple,” said God. “It requires but one skill.”

“You see they have learned to feed each other, while the greedy think only of themselves.”