Two Horses…………

The Blind Horse ~ a touching and amazing story

Just up the road from a home in Wisconsin is a stable owned by one Mr. Jeffrey with few horses.  From a distance, each horse looks like any other horse.  But if you stop your car, or are walking by, you will notice something quite amazing.  Looking into the eyes of one horse very closely will disclose that he is blind.  His owner has chosen not to have him put down, but has made a good home for him.  This alone is amazing.  If you stand nearby and listen, you will hear the sound of a bell. Looking around for the source of the sound, you will see that it comes from the smaller horse in the field.

Attached to the horse’s halter is a small bell. It lets the blind friend know where the other horse is, so he can follow him wherever he goes.  As you stand and watch these two friends, you will see that the horse with the bell is always checking on the blind horse. The blind horse too will listen for the bell and then slowly walk to where the other horse is, trusting that he will not be led astray.  When the horse with the bell returns to the shelter of the barn each evening, it stops occasionally and looks back, making sure that the blind friend is not too far behind to hear the bell. 

Like Mr. Jeffrey who is taking care of these two horses, God does not throw us away just because we are not perfect or because we have problems or challenges. He watches over us and even brings others into our lives to help us when we are in need. Sometimes we are the blind horse being guided by the little ringing bell of those who God places in our lives.  Other times we are the guiding horse, helping others to find their way. 

Good friends are like that. You may not always see them, but you know they are always there.  Please listen for my bell and I will listen for yours, and remember be Kinder than necessary. Everyone you meet is fighting some kind of a battle.  For we walk by Faith and not by Sight.  Happy Friendship Day to one and all.…………….

Magical Moments of Beauty…………..

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Once I see the magical moments

Of beauty and splendor in their glory

In the tiny dewdrops and bluebells

In the daffodils dancing gaily

I feel like cupping them in my tender hands

And kissing one by one so tenderly

They seem to be winking at me

And calling me ever gently

“Come my Friend into our fold

We will love you beyond the stars”

I see Tiny Fairies in their pretty pinks

Sashing and flitting from tree to tree

Unfurling petals of loveliness

With their charming hearts

Birds singing sweet songs of melody

Only love can bring joy, cheerfulness

On each and every beautiful lip

Being present is the only way

To live these truly magical moments

The path is soothing under my foot

I feel in Oneness with the beauty surrounding me

I am enjoying my moments of Bliss to the fullest……………

Life is like making a hot cup of Tea………..

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Life is like making a hot cup of tea

Boil your Ego over a slow flame   

Evaporate your Worries

Dilute your Sorrows

Filter your Mistakes

Stir your mental Hatreds

Throw your Jealousies to the wind

Stop focusing on the negatives

Instead get a taste of Happiness

By stirring Sugars of Love

Adding Milk of Cheerfulness

Mixing tea leaves of Hope

Being Grateful to Life

Beautiful moments of Serenity

Radiating abundance and beauty

Pouring hot tea of Blessings

In pretty cups of Chinaware

Smelling the rich Warmness

Within hearts full of Joy………………………

Short Stories with a beautiful meaning to life…………..

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  • Those who had only coins and no notes, enjoyed in the rain when it came pouring down. They were so happy in themselves.  But those who had bundles of notes and hardly coins did not know how to enjoy the rain but were busy looking for shelter.
  • Man and God one day met somewhere in the journey of life. Both looked surprised and exclaimed to each other “My creator”.
  • A man once asked to a homeless man: “Are you Hindu, Christian or Muslim?” He replied in a defeated voice, “I am very hungry. I have not eaten from two days. I want to eat.”
  • The fool did not know the meaning of the word “impossible”, so he simply did it. He was not one bit bothered what humanity thought of him.  He was happy in himself and enjoyed his carefree character.
  • They told me that to make her fall in Love; I had to make her laugh and laugh.  But every time she laughs with all her heart, I am the one who falls in love with her again and again. Her sweetness just mesmerizes me.
  • We don’t make friends anymore; we enrich and add them in our relationships. They add value to our lives and make them better and lively.
  • Be like the River that never goes in the reverse direction. Focus on the present moment which is priceless and remain untouched by its waters.
  • Who says Kindness is only the language which the dead can hear. The blind can see and feel it too. Even an act of Kindness goes a long way for the giver and the receiver.  
  • There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of his or her own way to make life beautiful for others. Both feel a joy of selflessness.
  • What if the tree did not bother about its flowers that fall? It is always busy making new flowers blossom and bloom. Life is not about what we have lost so far, it’s about what we can still grow and pick up from where we left off.

A Broken Japanese Bowl

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Kintsukoroi means ‘to repair with gold’, the art of repairing pottery with gold or silver lacquer. When the Japanese people mend broken objects they glorify the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when somethings suffered damage in life it becomes more beautiful. A lovely poem says it all:

I’m like one of those Japanese bowls

That were made long ago

I have some cracks in me

They have been filled with gold

That’s what they used back then

When they had a bowl to mend

It did not hide the cracks

It made them shine instead

So now every old scar shows

From every time that I break

And anyone’s eyes can see

I’m not what I used to be

But in a collector’s mind

All of these jagged lines

Make me more beautiful

And worth a higher price

I’m like one of those Japanese bowls

I was made long, long ago

I have some cracks you can see

And see how they shine of gold………………..

Walking in Nature’s Beauty………

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Me and My Soul

Best friends forever

Hand in hand, happy and jolly

Passionately in love with each other

We’re walking in nature’s beauty

Singing along with the cherry trees

Dancing a merry jig, a twist, a twirl

Letting the forests speak in whispers

Healing words of rhapsodies

Gladdening our hearts to joy

Our laughter echoing in the wilderness

Delighted beyond words are We!

Our feet sashaying on the ashen leaves

Flowers spreading fragrance of loveliness

The Earth has its own musical notes

For just the two of us to listen silently

Sweet birds tweeting in between

Oh! What a joy to be here

Walking together in nature’s beauty

Where Me and My Soul

Are filled in raptures of ecstasy

Enjoying a state of blissfulness………………….  

An Act of Love…………

For the Love of the Dog

James Crane worked on the 101st floor of Tower 1 of the World Trade Centre.  He was blind so he had a golden retriever named Daisy who he took with him everywhere.  When the plane hit the World Trade Centre Building 20 stories below, James knew that he was doomed, so he let Daisy go, out of an act of love.  She darted away into the darkened hallway.  Choking on the fumes of the jet fuel and the smoke, James was just waiting to die. 

About 30 minutes later, Daisy comes back along with James’ boss, who Daisy just happened to pick up on floor 112 on her first run of the building.  She leads James, his boss, and about 300 more people out of the doomed building.  But she was not through yet and she knew there were others who were trapped and she had to save all of them.

So highly against James’ wishes she ran back in the building.  On her second run, she saved 392 lives. Again she went back in.  During this third run, the building collapses completely.  James hears about this and falls on his knees into tears. He can’t seem to be coming to terms of losing his best friend, Daisy who was a great help to him and with her he never felt as if he was blind.  She gave him unconditional love. 

Against all known odds, Daisy makes it out alive, but this time she is carried by a fire fighter.  “She led us right to the people, before she got injured”, the fireman explained with tears in his eyes. He further said, “I have never seen such a brave and compassionate dog in my entire life.” Her final run saved another 273 lives. Daisy suffered acute smoke inhalation, severe burns on all four paws and a broken leg, but she saved 967 lives.  Daisy is the first civilian Canine to win the Medal of Honour of New York City. 

Above all this, James was so happy and joyous to have his Daisy back. Three Cheers to a courageous and fearless Daisy. Let us all leave footprints of Love and Kindness on every step of our journey and do little acts of Love whenever we can.  It brings so much happiness and joy on each and every one we show kindness to. Everyone has to be taken care of in our World of Love and Compassion…………..

Buy One Get One Free………

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Buy one get one free may be a good marketing gimmick but it is so true in real life also in many ways:

If we always harbor anger and loathing (buy this emotion) at all times, we get acidity for free.

If we buy jealousy then we will surely get headaches and worries for free.

If we buy hatred it is time that we will get ulcers and sores for free.

If we buy stress and anxiety then high blood pressure will soon come for free.

If we buy tension and rigidity then we will surely get diabetes for free.

If we buy fear and panic it is surely time that we will invite faster breathing or shortness of breath for free.

On the flipside:

If we buy trust and faith, we will surely get friendship for free.

If we buy Gratitude and appreciate everything for the beautiful Life that is given to each one of us by our Beloved God, we can get his Blessings for free.

If we buy exercise, we will definitely get our health and well-being for free.

If we buy honesty and goodness, we will always get sound sleep without disturbance for free.

If we buy Love that is found everywhere, we can all have happy and fulfilled relationships with family and friends for free.

May God bless us all with the wisdom and insight to buy positive, right and true things in life for a healthy, rich and purposeful life and not buy negativity that comes with lots of sickness, diseases and bad health and at times it heralds death too.

Let us all learn to be pure and simple and love all because all are One.  Live a sincere life, be natural and be completely honest with yourself. Life is too short to argue and fight.  Count your blessings and learn to forgive one and all opening Hearts to Joy and Happiness.

The Power of a Song………

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The Power of a Song

Pierces deep into your heart

Verses of pure sweet love

Composed in mystical tunes

Can move you to tears

Or can make you fall in love

With the sweet melody of the song

Let the tongue be lively

Let your feet tap gracefully

Let your Soul sing beautifully

Upon tender blossoms lips

To sing a song of gladness

For the leaping greenly spirits of trees

And a blue true dream of the skies

With the chirping of the birds

Creating a sweet symphony

Dancing to its enchanting rhythm

Holding hands to the merry tunes

Together we all can sing

Songs of delight, songs of joy

That hearkens heart’s splendor…………..

Feeling Grateful………..

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This lovely morning as I was sitting

In front of my sweet little porch

Beauty filled me with a sense of awe

I felt a oneness with the pelicans

As they glided inches above the waters

I sensed the joy of the dolphins

Surfing the big blue waves in a twirl

And as I caught a glimpse of the majestic whales

Lifting their fins above the water

Playing their little game of joy

I knew the magnificence of beloved God

In the rapture and ecstasy of the moment

I also caught a glimpse of myself

Breathing in unison with the ebb and flow of the tide

That appeared to be in perfect rhythm with the wind

 The grass rippling in faultless harmony

The rays of the sun in all its brilliance

And in this moment, I felt a wave of Gratitude

For being alive in a perfect balance

With the Whole of the Universe……………………..