Great Attitudes…………….

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-Doctor to Patient: Your liver is enlarged.

Patient to Doctor: Does that mean it has space for more whisky? (this is called positive thinking).

-A Man wrote to the bank: My cheque was returned with remarks ‘insufficient funds’. I want to know whether it refers to mine or the Bank.’ (this is self-confidence at its peak).

-A mistake said to another mistake: I have learned so much from my mistakes, I am seriously thinking of making more mistakes. (this is called having dignified attitude).

-A sad man said to a happy man: Hey buddy, why are you always walking with a happy face and you are so full of happiness and are satisfied with life. Look at me always glum and not a smile on my face.

The happy man said: A happy person is not always in a good situation at all times, but rather a person who always has a good attitude in a good situation.  He knows how to make happiness his goal in life. (this is called being contented in life).

-A boy on a scooter sees a girl: How cute and beautiful you are looking. Want to come out with for a date, darling.

Girl to boy: People say everything happens for a reason, so when I punch you in the face remember I too have a reason. (this is called positive attitude)

-A cockroach’s last words to a man who wanted to kill him: ‘Go ahead and kill me, you coward. You are just jealous because I can scare your wife and you cannot ever do so. (Always be positive even in difficult situations).

-Someone asked Life: ‘Why are you so difficult and a hard nut to crack with some people. You give us a hard time.

Life with a smile, simply said: Stop judging people when you yourself walk imperfectly. A moment of patience in a moment of anger saves you a hundred moments of regrets. (Always be grateful for what life has given you).

Enjoy these simple attitudes of life. Nothing in this world is Good or Bad. Our thinking and attitude makes it so. A knife is good when a surgeon uses it to serve a life and bad when a terrorist uses it to kill. So always have a positive attitude towards life. Just Be and Breathe in a Positive Life…………

 

 

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The Tablecloth………..

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This is a true story submitted by Pastor Rob Reid who says God does work in mysterious ways. It will make you understand that things always happen for a reason. Nothing escapes Him who knows us all:

“The brand new pastor and his wife, newly assigned to their first ministry, to reopen a church in suburban Brooklyn, arrived in early October excited about their new opportunities. When they saw their church, it was very run down and needed much work. They set a goal to have everything done in time to have their first service on Christmas Eve. They worked hard, repairing pews, plastering walls, painting, etc., and on December 18 were ahead of schedule and just about finished. 

On December 19 a terrible tempest, a driving rainstorm, hit the area and lasted for two days. On the 21st, the pastor went over to the church. His heart sank when he saw that the roof had leaked, causing a large area of plaster about 20 feet by 8 feet to fall off the front wall of the sanctuary just behind the pulpit, beginning about head high. The pastor cleaned up the mess on the floor and not knowing what else to do but postpone the Christmas Eve service, headed home.

On the way he noticed that a local business was having a flea market type sale for charity, so he stopped therein. One of the items was a beautiful handmade, ivory coloured, crocheted tablecloth with exquisite work, fine colours and a Cross embroidered right in the centre. It was just the right size to cover the hole in the front wall. He bought it and headed back to the church. By this time, it had started to snow. An older woman running from the opposite direction was trying to catch the bus.  She missed it. The pastor invited her to wait in the warm church for the next bus 45 minutes later.

She sat in a pew and paid no attention to the pastor while he got a ladder, hangers, etc., to put up the tablecloth as a wall tapestry.  The pastor could hardly believe how beautiful it looked and it covered up the entire problem area. Then he noticed the woman walking down the centre aisle. Her face was like a sheet. ‘Pastor, she asked, where did you get that tablecloth?” The pastor explained. The woman asked him to check the lower right corner to see if the initials ‘EBG’ were crocheted into it there. They were. These were the initials of the woman, and she had made this tablecloth 35 year before, in Austria. When the Nazis came, she was forced to leave. Her husband was going to follow her the next week. He was captured, sent to prison and she never saw her husband or her home again.

The pastor wanted to give her the tablecloth; but she made the pastor keep it for the church. The pastor insisted on driving her home. That was the least he could do. She lived on the other side of Staten Island and was only in Brooklyn for the day for a housecleaning job. What a wonderful service they had on Christmas Eve. The church was almost full. The music and the spirit were great. At the end of the service, the pastor and his wife greeted everyone at the door and many said that they would return.

One older man, whom the pastor recognized from the neighbourhood, continued to sit in one of the pews and stare, and the pastor wondered why he was not leaving. The man asked him where he got the tablecloth on the front wall because it was identical to the one that his wife had made years ago when they lived in Austria before the war and how could there be two tablecloths so much alike? He told the pastor how the Nazis came, how he forced his wife to flee for her safety and he was supposed to follow her, but he was arrested and put in a prison. He never saw his wife or his home again in all the 35 years between.

The pastor then asked him if he would allow him to take him for a little ride. They drove to Staten Island and to the same house where the pastor had taken the woman three days earlier.  He helped the man climb the three flights of stairs to the woman’s apartment, knocked on the door and he saw the greatest Christmas reunion he could ever imagine.

Taking the beautiful reunion from this story, I too asked the Lord to bless you as I prayed for you today, to guide you and protect you as you go along your way. His love is always with you. His promises are true, and when we give Him all our cares we know He will see us through.  So when the road you are travelling seems difficult at best, just remember I am here praying and God will do the rest……………….

 

My Boat………………..

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My boat was tossed

And torn to shards

In the rough windy seas

The waves lashed their fury

All over my small frame

They took me far away

Alone and exhausted

Upon stars that burn

Their light in the night sky

Beyond hills and valleys

I could hear my heart beating

To a thunderous crescendo

But one day it finally threw me

As an unwanted corpse

Upon the shoreless shore

Where there was just me rowing

The boat upon the seas……….

Funny Twist & Turn with Words…….

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  • You can tune a piano but you cannot tuna fish.
  • To write with a broken pencil is Pointless.
  • A thief who stole a calendar got twelve months.
  • The batteries were given out free of charge.
  • A dentist and a manicurist married. They fought tooth and nail.
  • With her marriage, she got a new name and a dress.
  • Police were called to the daycare center, where a three-year-old was resisting a rest.
  • Did you hear about the fellow whose whole left side was cut off? He is all right now.
  • A bicycle cannot stand alone; it is two tired.
  • He had a photographic memory which was never developed.
  • When she saw her first strands of grey hair thought she’d dye.
  • A Boiled Egg is Hard to Beat.
  • A Will is a Dead giveaway.

Enjoy these funny twist and turns of life with words that bring great laughter, happiness and a feeling of joy. Bring in the cheerfulness of each and every moment to your lives.   Life can be easier and stress free.

 

 

Weakness Becomes Your Biggest Strength……………

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YOUR BIGGEST WEAKNESS BECOMES YOUR BIGGEST STRENGTH –  A JAPANESE STORY:

A 10-year old boy decided to study Judo despite the fact that he had lost his left arm in a devastating car accident. The boy began taking lessons with an old Japanese Judo Master.  The boy was doing very well, so he could not understand why, after three months of training the Master had taught him only ONE MOVE.

The boy was a little perplexed what his Master was doing and said, ‘Sensei (Master), shouldn’t I be learning more moves?‘This is the only move you know, but this is the only move you will ever need to know,’ the Sensei replied.  Not quite understanding but believing in his teacher, the boy kept training.  Several months later, the Sensei took the boy to his first tournament.  Surprising himself, the boy easily won his first two matches.

The third match proved to be more difficult, but after some time, his opponent became impatient and charged; the boy deftly used his ONE MOVE to win the match. Still amazed by his success, the boy was now in the finals.  This time, his opponent was bigger, stronger and more experienced.  For a while, the boy appeared to be over-matched.  Concerned that the boy might get hurt, the referee called a time-out.

He was about to stop the match when the Sensei intervened.  ‘No,’ the Sensei insisted, ‘let him continue.’  Soon after the match resumed, his opponent made a critical mistake; he dropped his guard. Instantly, the boy used his ONE MOVE to pin him down. The boy had won this match and the tournament. He was the champion and got many awards and he was very happy too.

On the way home, the boy and Sensei reviewed every move in each and every match.  Then the boy summoned the courage to ask what was really on his mind.  ‘Sensei, how did I win the tournament with only ONE MOVE?’You won for two reasons’ the Sensei answered. ‘Firstly, you have almost mastered one of the most difficult throws in all of judo. And secondly, the only known defense for that move is for your opponent to grab your left arm.’  The boy’s biggest weakness had become his biggest strength.

Sometimes we feel that we have certain weaknesses and we blame God for each and every small circumstances in our lives or even find faults in ourselves at every moment and we try utmost to not trust our instincts but we never know that our weaknesses can become our biggest strengths one day.  Each of us is special and important, so never think you have any weakness, never think of pride or pain, just live your life to its fullest and extract the best out of it. 

Butterflies do not know the color of their wings but human eye knows how beautiful it is. Likewise, you do not know how good you are, but others can see you are special. You have many positive strengths in you, work on them diligently. Do not be afraid of your weaknesses they will override you someday.  Keep the Faith and Move On.

Youth…………

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A vision of youth

Seen in the eyes of the dreamer

Glamorous world highly volatile

Exploding like a thousand moons

Upon the horizon at a distance

That dances upon the hills

Voices that shatter in our ears

Waiting upon those moments

With eager breath

Time to fly with open wings

Jumping with the glowing day

Hunger a thrust of joy

To far of places never seen

With comrades and knick-knacks

Passions and pleasures running wildly

Oh! What an ecstatic feeling

To be a youth once again……………

 

 

 

Beautiful Thoughts on Life……….

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  • Look Back at your life and get Experience. It is your True Teacher. It teaches you to be patient and be confident and to believe in who you are. Let go of the past and learn from your mistakes.
  • Look Around and see Reality.  Appreciate the beauty of your surroundings.  You are the Universe expressing itself as a wonderful being. Learn to be compassionate and caring to one and all. There is no difference between you and other human beings walking the Earth. All are One.
  • Look Forward and see Hope. Hope ends when you stop having faith in yourself. So never stop dreaming. A little step towards achieving whatever you want can be the beginning of a new journey.
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  • Look Outside and see Beauty.  All good things are possible when the heart illuminates the mind. May the sunbeams shine in your direction and may happiness fill the air with feelings of beauty for each and everyone.
  • Look Within and find Contentment.  Let go of grudges and anger that you are holding on to. Be like a tree who is so contented and let the dead leaves drop.  Accept who you are and find great satisfaction in yourself.
  • Look at the Present and find Eternal Peace. Enjoy every moment of life. Do not save it. There is no system to get a refund on an unused life. The here and now is the Real moment to live a life of eternal peace and happiness.
  • Look at your Loved Ones and find Happiness. Life is too short. Spend it with the people you  love the most, treasure their love, always forgive and forget and you will find utmost happiness. Life will take on a different meaning altogether.
  • Look at Friends and find Companionship. Friends give us the courage to lift the blinds on our hearts, to open up and show what we generally keep hidden from the rest of the world. We need to put out all efforts to hold our friends for lifetimes and find great companionship which is a wonderful gift.
  • Look at Nature and find Serenity. Water your roots daily with positivism and let your Soul blossom into a beautiful flower from within to find calmness and serenity all around.
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  • Look at Yourself and find His Presence. There is a blessing in all that is unfolding in your life. He blesses you with the riches of His Grace and Love and His Presence is all pervasive.