Hidden Treasure – The Aesop’s Fable about a Farmer and His Sons

Hidden Treasure – The Aesop's Fable about a Farmer and His Sons


Hidden Treasure – The Aesop’s Fable about a Farmer and His Sons

A wise farmer was on his deathbed. He wished to be sure that his sons would do well after he was not there to counsel them. Being the wise old man he was he knew that his sons would have to work hard to achieve prosperity in life.

Lying on his deathbed, the farmer called his sons to his bedside and said, “My dear sons, I have spent my whole life working on these farms, I did everything to make sure that you never have to supplicate to anyone but God, but now my time has come. I will not be here for much longer and you will be on your own.”

The sons pleaded him to stop talking like that but he knew his time was near, he continued, “Before I depart from this world, I want to give you one last gift. A gift that will enable you to live a comfortable life, you will never have to worry about riches my son; my last gift to you is a wealth that will last a lifetime.”

The talk of an unspoken wealth piqued the sons’ curiosity, they inquired, “What riches are you talking about, father? We are simple farmers and cannot even dream of a wealth that could last a lifetime. How can you gift us such a wealth? ”

Smiling at his sons’ inquiry, the farmer replied, “You do not know about this but a great treasure is hidden in our farms. I do not remember the exact spot where I hid it but it is surely somewhere on the farmland. Dig through the land, leave no stone unturned in your search for once you find the treasure, you will always be grateful to your old father.”

The sons were astonished by their father’s revelation. They promised their father to search for the treasure and to not give up until they find it.

Soon the farmer died and his sons set out to fulfill their promise. They spent days digging through the farmland with all their might. Turning up every inch of the farm; they left no spot unturned but to their disappointment, they did not find a single penny.

The riches that their father has spoken of were nowhere to be found. They decided that their father must have gotten confused due to old age and illness and decided to plant the farm for the next harvest.

At harvest time, they had a splendid crop that year because of all the work they had put in the farm. When the sons settled their account they realized what treasure their father was talking about. It was the treasure of hard work. They realized that this is the treasure that could last a lifetime for as long as they work hard to achieve their goals, they would never have to supplicate to anyone but God.

The farmer’s sons had learned their lesson and marveled at the wisdom of their late father.

This story shows us that you can achieve anything in the world if you work consistently for it.

The power to fulfill your goals is within yourself, you just need to dig a little deeper and realize your own potentials. Once you know your strengths, the world is your oyster!

 

"The power to fulfill your goals is within yourself, you just need to dig a little deeper and realize your own potentials. Once you know your strengths, the world is your oyster!" ~ RGB Blog


A Selection of Hidden Treasure Quotes

“When the door of opportunity of your storehouse opens for you, let faith and hope enter first. When your faith leads the way, you will locate the source of your hidden treasures.”
~ Israelmore Ayivor


“Life’s journey is a narrow path that reveals a God to trust. Few take it. Trust only occurs in relationship. Our relationship is the pearl of great price that is already buried in the field of our hearts. The journey is the life-long excavation of our heart.”
~ R.J. Blizzard


“Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.” ~ Og Mandino


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32 rules for sons

32 Rules for sons

32 Rules for sons

1. Never shake a man’s hand sitting down.
2. Don’t enter a pool by the stairs.
3. The man at the BBQ Grill is the closest thing to a king.
4. In a negotiation, never make the first offer.
5. Request the late check-out.
6. When entrusted with a secret, keep it.
7. Hold your heroes to a higher standard.
8. Return a borrowed car with a full tank of gas.
9. Play with passion or not at all…
10. When shaking hands, grip firmly and look them in the eye.
11. Don’t let a wishbone grow where a backbone should be.
12. If you need music on the beach, you’re missing the point.
13. Carry two handkerchiefs. The one in your back pocket is for you. The one in your breast pocket is for her.
14. You marry the girl, you marry her family.
15. Be like a duck. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like crazy underneath.
16. Experience the serenity of traveling alone.
17. Never be afraid to ask out the best looking girl in the room.
18. Never turn down a breath mint.
19. A sport coat is worth 1000 words.
20. Try writing your own eulogy. Never stop revising.
21. Thank a veteran. Then make it up to him.
22. Eat lunch with the new kid.
23. After writing an angry email, read it carefully. Then delete it.
24. Ask your mom to play. She won’t let you win.
25. Manners maketh the man.
26. Give credit. Take the blame.
27. Stand up to Bullies. Protect those bullied.
28. Write down your dreams.
29. Always protect your siblings (and teammates).
30. Be confident and humble at the same time.
31. Call and visit your parents often. They miss you.
32. The healthiest relationships are those where you’re a team; where you respect, protect, and stand up for each other.

Author:- Unknown

 

A Selection of Son Quotes

“I know enough to know that no woman should ever marry a man who hated his mother.” ― Martha Gellhorn, Selected Letters


“I’m so proud of you that it makes me proud of me. I hope you know that.” ― John Green, Will Grayson, Will Grayson


“When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.” ~ Unknown


“A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be.” ~ Frank A. Clark

“Until you have a son of your own… you will never know the joy, the love beyond feeling that resonates in the heart of a father as he looks upon his son.” ~ Kent Nerburn

“I would want my legacy to be that I was a great son, father and friend.” ~ Dante Hall

“Becoming a dad means you have to be a role model for your son and be someone he can look up to.” ~ Wayne Rooney

“There is more to a boy than what his mother sees. There is more to a boy then what his father dreams. Inside every boy lies a heart that beats. And sometimes it screams, refusing to take defeat. And sometimes his father’s dreams aren’t big enough, and sometimes his mother’s vision isn’t long enough. And sometimes the boy has to dream his own dreams and break through the clouds with his own sunbeams.”  ― Ben Behunin, Remembering Isaac: The Wise and Joyful Potter of Niederbipp

“When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.” ~ Unknown

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Ideas to Celebrate Father’s Day


Ideas to Celebrate Father’s Day

Ideas to Celebrate Father’s Day

Is Father’s day around the corner or has it already passed? Regardless of when you read this blog, the ideas to celebrate what a great father your dad is should not be restricted to one day. You can celebrate the significant role your father has played in your upbringing by surprising him with an activity he loves to do. We have here for you several activities you can do with your father on Father’s day or any day of the year. Ideas to Celebrate Father’s Day:

1.     Take Your Dad Fishing

Does your dad love to fish? If your dad is an outdoorsy type of guy, take him to the lake to fish. It will a great way to bond with your dad, as both son and father or daughter and father take the time out of their schedule to talk and fish.

2.     Take Your Dad Travelling

If your dad barely gets a vacation, as work occupies him, you need to tell him to take a few days, use their vacation days, or go with you on road trip on the next upcoming long weekend.

3.     Take Your Dad to a Cooking Class

Sign up for a cooking with your dad so both of you can cook up something tasty and appetizing. An alternate option to a cooking class is to cook dinner for your dad at home or cook food for the whole family at home. This will give mom a break!

4.     Take Your Dad to a Museum

If your dad is an art and museum buff, take him to an art gallery or a play.

5.     Take Your Dad to a Concert

If you know your father’s favorite band is playing in your hometown next, surprise him with tickets. For dads who do not like to go to concerts, but prefer soft and live music with dinner; take him to a diner that offers that.

6.     Take Your Dad to a Movie

With so many remakes of old classic movies coming up, you can treat your dad to one of those. Find out which movie your dad wants to see and take him there.

7.     Take Your Dad to a Car Show

Like most fathers, your dad might also be a car fanatic. If a car show is happening somewhere near you or is a few hours away from your location, make a road trip out of it.

If you are not sure what your dad wants to do on his special day, ask mom or ask your dad directly.


"Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad." ~ Wade Boggs


A Selection of Father Quotes

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” ~ Jim Valvano


“One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” ~ George Herbert


“A real man loves his wife, and places his family as the most important thing in life. Nothing has brought me more peace and content in life than simply being a good husband and father.” ~ Frank Abagnale


“When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.”

~ William Shakespeare


“Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that’s why I call you dad, because you are so special to me. You taught me the game and you taught me how to play it right.” ~ Wade Boggs

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How to Survive the World as a Single Dad


How to Survive the World as a Single Dad

How to Survive the World as a Single Dad

As a single dad, you have the hardest job in the world of dealing with a small child on everyday basis. This is also for those dads who have lost their wives, are divorced, but have full custody of their kids or are divorced, but have joint custody of their kids with their ex-wife. In all of those scenarios, one thing is true that they cannot cast away the responsibility of looking after their kids to someone else, but will have to step up and take charge of the situation.

In the beginning, caring for their small children will seem like a game of life that they can never beat, but with practice, it will get easier. If you are a single dad and wondering how you will look after your children, here are some tips you need to follow:

1.     Stay Organized

You need to learn to clean up after your mess because if you do not, your kids will follow suit and the next thing you know you will be living in a pigpen. You need to get in the habit of stocking up the pantry with food, cooking meals for your hungry wee ones, and cleaning up the house.

2.     Ask for Help

If you cannot handle all the responsibility yourself, ask for help. If your parents live near you, ask them to lend you a hand. You can even ask your sister, brother, or best friend to help you care for your child.

When the duty of caring for your child is thrown upon you suddenly, you will have to have someone to show you the ropes, preferably someone with experience. If someone offers to help you out, graciously take his or her offer, as during this time, you can use as much help as you can get.

3.     Learn from Other Single Dads Like You

Search for groups dedicated to helping single parents master the skills of parenting a child. If a group like that exists in your area, sign up, as talking to another person in the same situation as you will help you become a better and more efficient parent. If you cannot find a group, take your child to the playground. At the playground, you may be able to strike up a conversation wither another single dad.

4.     It is Okay Not to Know Everything (that’s why there is Google!)

You will fail and you will mess up, but that should not be a reason to deem yourself as a bad parent. Learn from your parenting failures instead of beating yourself up over it, thinking how you could be so irresponsible.

You will no longer have time for yourself when you become a single parent, as you will have to dedicate your day and night to your kid, until they are able to take care of themselves. For now, you have to leave behind your beer drinking and partying ways to wear the apron and the chef’s hat.


 

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” ~ Jim Valvano


 


A Selection of Father / Single Dad Quotes

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” ~ Jim Valvano




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Why You Need to Stop Complaining about Life and Start being Thankful?


Why You Need to Stop Complaining about Life and Start being Thankful?


Why You Need to Stop Complaining about Life and Start being Thankful?

People need to be thankful each time they get up in the morning, as there are people who do not even get to see tomorrow. Life is unexpected and you never know when the grim reaper will come knocking at your door.

Instead of waiting for the knock, learn to live your life to the fullest, thanking the Almighty for all He has bestowed upon you. When you do feel like complaining about a pimple, a runny rose, and the concert you could not go to, read the following points to stop complaining:

  1. Over 121 million do not receive a proper education.
  2. Over 15 million children are orphaned because their parents die of HIV/AIDS.
  3. Over 4 million children die each year because they do not have access to clean, safe drinking water and live in an unsanitary environment.
  4. Over 600 million people live on $2.00 each day and over 385 million live on $1.00 each day.
  5. Approximately twenty-seven to twenty-eight percent of children living in developing countries are underweight.
  6. 870 million people globally do not have sufficient food to eat.
  7. An estimated 6 billion people do not have electricity in their homes.
  8. Diseases such as pneumonia and diarrhea, both preventable, take the life of 2 million children each year because they are too poor to afford treatment.
  9. An estimated 425 million children under the age of 18 do not have access to safe, clean water.
  10. At the end of 2013, it was reported that 8 million children under the age one 1 remain unvaccinated.
  11. Approximately 20 million children globally have vacated their homes due to human rights violation and conflict.
  12. About 40 million children under 15 have suffered from abuse, violence, and neglect.
  13. About 2 million children are trafficked globally each year.
  14. About 130 million children of developing countries under the age of 17 have lost one or both parents.
  15. About 126 million globally work in a hazardous environment, and often have to go through humiliations, sexual abuse, and beatings.

The statistics tell a chilling scenario of people who are living in torment every day and here, we complain about how our parents treat us unfairly, why we have to go to school, and how we do not want to eat the meat loaf. Some of the children will be grateful to get an education, to have food on the table, and to have parents.

Be thankful, as there is a child or a person who would do anything to be in your place.

 


"'Thank you' is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding." ~ Alice Walker


A Selection of Quotes About Charity & Philanthropy

“My father was a man of great charity towards the poor, and compassion for the sick, and also for servants; so much so, that he never could be persuaded to keep slaves, for he pitied them so much: and a slave belonging to one of his brothers being once in his house, was treated by him with as much tenderness as his own children.” ~ Saint Teresa of Avila


“Money can add very much to one’s ability to lead a constructive life, not only pleasant for oneself, but, hopefully, beneficial to others. My grandfather, along with Carnegie, was a pioneer in philanthropy, which my father then practiced on a very large scale. The Christian ethic played an essential part in my upbringing.” ~ David Rockefeller


“Effective philanthropy requires a lot of time and creativity – the same kind of focus and skills that building a business requires.” ~ Bill Gates


“We must restore hope to young people, help the old, be open to the future, spread love. Be poor among the poor. We need to include the excluded and preach peace.” ~ Pope Francis


“Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.” ~ Mother Teresa


“‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.” ~ Alice Walker


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10 Secrets about Listening You Can Learn From TV


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10 Secrets about Listening You Can Learn From TV

With the recent development in technology and much other advancement, a lot of people have been carried away with the tide of “busyness” that they have little or no time for friends and family members. No matter how busy we may seem to be an effective listening technique which is an essential ingredient to effective communication is very important for our daily living. A lot of people carry heavy burdens that need to be shared with others but, everyone is too busy to give a listening thereby resulting into big problems and health challenges. It is commonly said that a problem shared is half-solved. The question is who do we share the problem with when no one is ready to listen? Here are some listening secrets you can learn from the TV:

  • Those who listen to their partners or friends are more intimate than those who pay less attention. Any time you see a couple or friends that are very close and having cordial relationship, it is an indication that both are good listeners.
  • From TV, you can learn that effective listening is synonymous with effective communication. When friends and family members talk and the other party listens, there will be communication flow.
  • You learn from TV that a lot of information is lost due to impatience in listening to what the other person is saying. This secret is daily experienced by many people.
  • Another secret of listening you can learn from TV is the fact that good listeners are good learners. They have wide range of experiences as they learn through silence.
  • You will learn from TV that talkative are never good listeners while the naturally quiet people are the best listeners. Experience has corroborated this TV secret as Talkative are too impatient to wait for others to talk.
  • Another secret is that any relationship that is not thriving and successful is because one of the parties is not a good listener. A lot of marriages would have been better and saved from divorce if there was a good listener.
  • This secret is very essential as parents would wish their grownups. Most listeners are intelligent people. Your ability to listen shows you are very intelligent. You want to weigh things carefully in your mind before saying it out.
  • A good listener does not interrupt. A good listener would rather wait for you to finish everything you have to say before jumping to conclusion which will lead to wise decision.
  • A good listener will not be listening and looking elsewhere. Rather, he will be attentive and look into the eyes of the speaker to prove that he is with the speaker spirit, soul and body.
  • Wherever good listening is practised, there will be peace, love, happiness, trust and mutual understanding.

The importance of good listening cannot be overemphasised.  Listening has the power to save your marriage as well as your money. She can help to build your career and also friendship.

“We have two ears and one mouth, so we should listen more than we say.” ~ Zeno of Citium

A Selection of Customer Service Quotes

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”  ~ Stephen R. Covey


“Listen to God with a broken heart. He is not only the doctor who mends it, but also the father who wipes away the tears.”     ~ Criss Jami


“We have two ears and one mouth, so we should listen more than we say.” ~ Zeno of Citium



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TIME FOR AMATEUR HOUR

 


TIME FOR AMATEUR HOUR


TIME FOR AMATEUR HOUR

The worst mistake I made in my first business is that we were profitable.

Unprofitable internet companies were valued on the dream. Profitable companies were valued by profits.

Another mistake I made was I never returned calls. And another mistake was not firing clients fast enough.

This is what is known as “amateur hour”.

In 2010 the Wall St Journal hated me so I stopped writing for them. In 2009 the Financial Times hated me. In 2008 thestreet.com hated me.

So I decided to write for just me.

I didn’t know what to write. So I started writing incredibly embarrassing things about myself and what I learned from them.

Many people in the financial biz are afraid to admit they make mistakes. So I decided to share all of mine.

At the time everyone thought I went completely mentally ill. Even some relatives stopped talking to me.

One person said, “this is like watching a train wreck in slow motion”. Another well-known writer called me a criminal because of something I did when I was 16.

Another person, a CEO of a company I once worked for, thought I had a nervous breakdown.

But I was just an amateur, trying to figure my way around. And I still am.

I’ve been podcasting for a few months. Sometimes I hit home runs and sometimes I strike out.

In the podcast posted this past Friday I struck out so bad we had to do a podcast OVER the interview so I could point out all the ways I could’ve done better.

I feel sorry for my guest, the rapper Biz Markie. He even hung up on me (as you can hear at the end).

I went into that podcast with the wrong approach. I sort of wanted to be best friends with Biz Markie after that podcast. Like we’d hang out on Sundays and throw a football back and forth and he’d teach me how to rap.

And we’d laugh about how hard it was for me but he would say, “don’t worry, it took me at least a week also.”

We’d be “just a friend” to each other.

But it didn’t work out that way. Aaron Brabham and I rewound the interview and did the blow by blow (over the interview with Biz) of where I went wrong so the podcast became like a “meta-podcast”.

A friend of mine once worked for what seemed like a great hedge fund. But he wanted to advance in his career so he asked for my advice.

Since I considered myself a genius, I freely gave my advice: why don’t you set up a separate fund and raise money for it and put that money into the hedge fund you work for since it’s normally closed to outsiders. This is called a “feeder fund”.

He didn’t really like my idea. He wanted to trade instead so he quit his job, moved to a different country, and started trading. Which is just as well because my advice was to have him set up a feeder fund for Bernie Madoff’s hedge fund.

I love being an amateur. Sometimes I make mistakes but that’s ok. Within the next 1000 or so years I’ll be dead anyway I hope.

Every day I figure out what I’m an amateur at and I focus on it. Every single day (today was “Cubism”).

Why?

– Amateurs get to play. Because we have no clue what we are doing we get to try everything. Even really stupid things. Playing releases oxytocin. Reduces stress.

– Amateurs have a steep learning curve in front of them. I love that learning curve. Its like there’s a forest fire in my brain.

– When I’m in amateur mode I feel like I’m an outsider. Being on the perimeter of a group, in evolutionary terms, is dangerous. It means the predators eat you first.

So I try to read and learn and study and do everything I can to avoid being on the perimeter. I love reading and learning and studying and doing. Rather than just protecting.

– If I’m an amateur at one thing and an amateur at a completely different thing, sometimes

“I’m the only person in the world who is in the intersection.”

The ONLY way I’ve ever made money in my life is inside the intersections.

– Amateurs meet a lot of new people. In fact, they have to meet everyone in their new field.

I find that every area I’ve ever been interested in has had people who love helping amateurs. I’m really grateful for that and have learned a lot just by listening.

– Expectations are very low for amateurs. The body triggers dopamine, a neurochemical that makes you feel happiness, when you exceed expectations. Often, when I’m an amateur, I exceed expectations.

– There’s nothing wrong with being a professional. But even professionals should find ways to be amateurs in their fields.

Trust me there’s always a way to be an amateur.

I spend an hour every day finding a new way to be an amateur. It’s pretty easy to set your mind to figuring out what you can screw up today.

People sometimes are upset and say, “I have to find my purpose in life. I KNOW it’s out there”.

This seems very difficult. If I have a new interest, I go for it. I learn everything I can about it. If a month later I have a new interest, then great, I’ll go for that also. I’m an amateur starting from scratch again.

Then people say, “but don’t you have to settle down sometime?”

I’m not sure. I’ve had severe ups and downs. But the most severe downs happened when I thought I was a professional at something.

I’m 46 years old. I’m still so new at being human. At being a husband. At being a father / friend / writer / podcaster / entrepreneur / etc.

Maybe one of these days I’ll learn and I’ll be smart.

But for now and maybe forever I’m going to stay being a professional amateur.

Author:- James Altucher

 

"Inspiration Is for Amateurs—The Rest of Us Just Show Up and Get to Work"

The quote above is from painter Chuck Close, who says he’s never had “painter’s block” in his life. The “just show up and get to work” motto is a great creed to live by, especially if you want to be prolific and creative.

Brain Pickings highlights an interview with Chuck Close published in Inside the Painter’s Studio:

Inspiration is for amateurs – the rest of us just show up and get to work. And the belief that things will grow out of the activity itself and that you will – through work – bump into other possibilities and kick open other doors that you would never have dreamt of if you were just sitting around looking for a great ‘art [idea].’ And the belief that process, in a sense, is liberating and that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel every day. Today, you know what you’ll do, you could be doing what you were doing yesterday, and tomorrow you are gonna do what you [did] today, and at least for a certain period of time you can just work. If you hang in there, you will get somewhere.

Close’s attitude reminds me of another inspirational quote from Pablo Picasso:


Quote:

“I’ve returned to being an amateur without any ties or strings attached, which gives me a freedom I never had before.” 
  
 
 
~ Cat Stevens

 

 

 

Wonderful Definitions



Wonderful Definitions


Wonderful Definitions



Wonderful Definitions

 



adjective

  1. Wonderful is defined as an amazing, astonishing, excellent or enjoyable person, thing or event.
    1. An example of wonderful is watching a fireworks display; a wonderful experience.
    2. An example of wonderful is finding out you just won the lottery; a wonderful discovery.
    3. An example of wonderful is meeting your baby for the first time; a wonderful event.

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Wonderful Definitions


Why Women Cry? Just …..Watch her eyes


Why Women Cry?  Just …..Watch her eyes

 

Why Women Cry?  Just …..Watch her eyes  A little boy asked his mother,


“Why are you crying?” “Because I’m a woman , “ she told him.


“I don’t understand , ” he said. His Mom just hugged him and said ,


“And you never will.” Later the little boy asked his father ,


“Why does mother seem to cry for no reason?”


“All women cry for no reason , “ was all his dad could say. The little boy grew up and became a man , still wondering why women cry… Finally he put in a call to God. When God got on the phone, he asked,


“God , why do women cry so easily?” God said

“When I made the woman she had to be special.

I made her shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of the world, yet gentle enough to give comfort..
 
I gave her an inner strength to endure childbirth and the rejection that many times comes from her children.
 
I gave her a hardness that allows her to keep going when everyone else gives up,
and take care of her family through sickness and fatigue without complaining.
 
I gave her the sensitivity to love her children under any and all circumstances,
even when her child has hurt her very badly.
 
 
I gave her strength to carry her husband through his faults and fashioned her from his rib to protect his heart.
 
 

I gave her wisdom to know that a good husband never hurts his wife, but sometimes tests her strengths and her resolve to stand beside him unfalteringly.

 
And finally , I gave her a tear to shed.
 
This is hers exclusively to use whenever it is needed.”
  
“You see my son , ” said God , “the beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears , the figure that she carries , or the way she combs her hair.
  
The beauty of a woman must be seen in her eyes , because that is the doorway to her heart – the place where love resides.”


Young woman's eyes by GD65.


Quote:

“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the Flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring.”  ~ Oscar Wilde 
 

 

Perspective

 


Perspective


Perspective 


Perspective ….One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live.

They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family.

On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, ‘How was the trip?’

‘It was great, Dad.’

‘Did you see how poor people live?’ the father asked.

‘Oh yeah,’ said the son.

‘So, tell me, what did you learn from the trip?’ asked the father

The son answered:

‘I saw that we have one dog and they had four.

We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end.

We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night.

Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon.

We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight.

We have servants who serve us, but they serve others.

We buy our food, but they grow theirs.

We have walls around our property to protect us, they have friends to protect them.’

The boy’s father was speechless.

Then his son added, ‘Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are.’

Isn’t perspective a wonderful thing? 

Makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks for everything we have, instead of worrying about what we don’t have.

Appreciate every single thing you have, especially your friends!

Helping you to refresh your perspective and appreciation.

‘Life is too short and friends are too few.’



Author ~
Unknown

 

“An English professor wrote the words, “A woman without her man is nothing” on the blackboard and directed the students to punctuate it correctly. 

The men wrote: “A woman, without her man, is nothing.”

The women wrote: “A woman: without her, man is nothing.”

 

 


Quote:

“Is it so small a thing To have enjoy’d the sun, To have lived light in the spring, To have loved, to have thought, to have done…” ~ Matthew Arnold  

 



 

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