day a man saw an old lady, stranded on the side of the road, but even in the
dim light of the day, he could see she needed help. So he pulled up in front of
her Mercedes and got out. His Pontiac was sputtering when he approached her. Even with the smile on his face, she looked
worried. No one had stopped to help for the last hour or so. Was he going to
hurt her? He did not look safe; he looked poor and hungry.
could see that she was frightened, standing out there in the cold. He knew how
she felt. It was that chill which only fears can put in you. He said, “I’m here
to help you, ma’am. Why don’t you wait in the car where it’s warm? By the way,
my name is Bryan Anderson”. Well, all
she had was a flat tire, but for an old lady, that was bad enough too. Bryan
crawled under the car looking for a place to put the jack, skinning his
knuckles a time or two. Soon he was able
to change the tire. But he had to get dirty and his hands hurt.
he was tightening up the lug nuts, she rolled down the window and began to talk
to him. She told him that she was from St. Louis and was only just passing
through. She could not thank him enough for coming to her aid. Bryan just
smiled as he closed her trunk. The lady asked how much she owed him. Any amount
would have been all right with her. She was quite affluent. She already
imagined all the awful things that could have happened had he not stopped.
never thought twice about being paid. This was not a job to him. This was
helping someone in need, and God knows there were plenty, who had given him a
hand in the past. He had lived his whole life that way, and it never occurred
to him to act any other way. He told
her that if she really wanted to pay him back, the next time she saw someone
who needed help, she could give that person the assistance they needed, and
Bryan added, “And do think of me.”
He waited until she started her car and drove off. It had been a cold
and depressing day, but he felt good that he had come to the help of an old
lady, as he headed for home.
few miles down the road the lady saw a small café. She went in to grab a bite
to eat, and take the chill off before she headed home. It was a dingy looking
restaurant. Outside were two old gas pumps.
The whole scene was unfamiliar to her. She went and sat on one of the tables. The
waitress came over and brought a clean towel to wipe the table. She had a sweet
smile on her face, one that even being on her feet for the whole day couldn’t
erase. The lady noticed that the waitress was nearly eight months pregnant, but
she never let the strain and aches change her attitude. She wondered how someone who had so little
could be so giving to a stranger. Then she remembered Bryan.
the lady finished her meal, she paid with a hundred-dollar bill. The waitress
quickly went to get change for her money, but the old lady had slipped right
out the door, by the time she came back to her table. The waitress wondered where the lady could
have gone. Then she saw something written on the napkin. There were tears in
her eyes when she read what the lady wrote: “You don’t owe me anything. I
have been there too. Somebody once helped me out, the way I’m helping you. If
you really want to pay me back, here is what you do: “Do not let this chain of
love end with you.” Under the napkin
was four more $100.
there were tables to clear, sugar bowls to fill, and people to serve, but the
waitress made it through. That night when she got home from work and climbed
into bed tired, she was thinking about the money and what the lady had written.
How could the lady have known how much she and her husband needed it? With the
baby due next month, it was going to be hard with not enough money. She knew
how worried her husband was, and as he lay sleeping next to her, she gave him a
soft kiss and whispered softly, “Everything’s going to be all right. I love
you, Bryan Anderson.”
is an old saying, “WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND.” Let this divine light
shine on all of us. God works in mysterious ways and sometimes puts people in
our lives for a reason. Even the strongest hands can lose their grip, the
greatest of minds can become cloudy, and the biggest of hearts can break. SO LEARN
TO BE KIND AND GENEROUS TOWARDS WHOEVER YOU MEET IN YOUR LIFE.
Walking is the best Exercise. It has some great qualities:
–Walk Away from arguments that lead you to nowhere but angerand stress you out for no rhyme or reason.
–Walk Away from people who deliberately put you downand insult you or throw words of hatred at you. They will never understand your feelings.
–Walk Away from the practice of pleasing people who choose to never see your worth.You have not come here to please each and everyone. Learn how to say ‘No’ otherwise they will sap you of all your energies.
–Walk Away from any thought that undermines your peace of mind.Do not fall into a trap of arguments and unnecessary fights and tiffs, it will drain you completely.
–Walk Away from judgmental people, they do not know the struggle you are facing and what you have been through.They only know how to sneer at you and put you down whenever possible.
–Walk Away from your mistakes and fears, they do not determine your fate.We all make mistakes in life. Do not ponder over it. Let Go and be happy.
The more you Walk Away from things that poison your soul, the happier your life would be. Gift yourself A Walk Towards Happiness.All know the Way, but few actually Walk It.
person started to walk on a rope tied between two tall towers at several
hundred feet above the ground. He is slowly walking balancing a long stick in
his hands. He has his son sitting on his shoulders. Everyone down were watching him in bated
breath and were tensed beyond words. Some were already praying in murmurs. He
slowly reached the second tower. Everyone clapped, whistled and welcomed him
with utter delight. Afterwards, they shook hands and took selfies with him.
then asked the crowd, “Do you all think I can walk back on the same rope now
from this side to that side?” Crowd shouted, “Yes, Yes, you can.” “Do you trust
me” he asked? They said, “Yes, yes we are ready to bet on you. He said okay, and then asked the crowd, “Can
anyone of you sit on my shoulder, I will take you to the other side safely”.
There was pin drop silence and everyone became quiet. No one could say anything
but stared at the man dumbfounded and some just walked off.
Belief is very different compared to Trust. For Trust you need total surrender. There is no question of ifs and buts. It is to go head long and take the plunge whatever the consequences. This is what we all are lacking towards God in today’s world. We believe in God; we have utmost faith in Him but we don’t trust Him with ourselves.
–GIVE WHILE YOU ARE LIVING:
rich Goan landlord once asked his parish priest: “Why does everybody call me
stingy when everyone knows that when I die I will leave everything I have to
this church?” The priest answered, “There once was a pig and a cow in this
village. The pig was unpopular and the cow was loved by all in the
village. This puzzled the pig.”
pig said to the cow, “People speak so warmly of your good nature and your
helpful attitude. They think you are
very generous because each day you give them milk, butter and cheese. But what
about me? I give them everything I have. I give them the famous Goa sausages,
bacon and ham. I also provide ingredients for mouth-watering sorpotel. Yet no
one likes me. Why is that?”
The priest then told the man and continued on this story, “Do you know what the cow answered? The Cow said, “Perhaps it is because I give while I am still living.” The rich man understood the meaning behind this message and gave whatever he had to the needy and never looked back.
Give whenever you can there is nothing that we are taking with us. Seeing the joy on their faces makes you feel satisfied beyond measure. Be Selfless at all times.
–NEVER ASK “WHY?” TO THE CREATOR:
some things are written on your fate. No
matter how hard you may try to change them, they never change. The crow and the
parrot were both created ugly. But the
parrot protested to its Creator and was made beautiful. However, the crow
remained content with the will of its Creator and remained ugly. No human was
ready to keep him in their house as a pet. Today the parrot with its beautiful myriad
colours is in the cage where his freedom is curtailed and the crow flies free
as he wishes.
Behind each and every incident there is an exquisite wisdom that maybe you will never understand it therefore, never ask “Why?” to the Creator. He knows best and has chalked out plans for each and every one in life. Do not crib and cry, “Why Me.” He knows what he is doing. Enjoy his creation and Love Life.