My dear friends,
The beauty of music and art and nature,
We can enjoy,
Cherish what they bring into our lives.
But human kindness
Possesses beauty beyond
What we can behold.
It transcends the boundaries
Of what can be defined.
Our Love for each other
And far, far beyond
The value of anything else
In this Life.
The true wealth
Of this world
To find it
You need do nothing.
Close you eyes
So that you may see.
Ask God to see the Light
In your Heart.
Let it be.
Lead to empty dreams.
And we cannot
Feign from wondering about
What we do,
We chase Love away.
If we have Faith
And face it:
We are all in poverty,
Poor in some way,
Spirit, Faith, Hope,
On what we come to believe
Is such a sad day.
And a wealth of Love untold,
Unfathomable to behold,
Is inscribed in Loving Ways,
The Holy Word,
That lay beside us
Within our reach,
In all this time,
The time of need.
You, my friend,
Are the Sacred Vessel of your Soul,
Beautifully expressed as light and energy,
A biological being for the Eternal Spirit
That brings what your perceive,
And moves through you.
Within the Sacred Vessel you are,
Is and always was,
The precious Love of God,
Passed down from Heaven Above,
Imprinted upon our Heart’s desire,
To stem the ever ebbing tide
Of unending tears,
And end such suffering
As becomes unbearable,
Of so very many years.
“Nature is filled with the utmost perfection.
From the spiral center of a sunflower,
to the cracks in drying mud,
to the intricate lacing in a dragonfly wing,
there is beauty, symmetry,
So too are [we] perfect,
arranged by nature
to carry us
gracefully through life.”
– Dr. Angela Carter
Your Heavenly Father
In His Precious Word,
Wants you to know,
To be assured,
Beyond all and every doubt,
That you are deeply loved.
Our days can become such long,
Traveling, as it were,
And may always be,
Fast and past,
Never knowing where
We are truly going,
Dotted with signs
Blurry before us,
Signs that never
Show the way.
As we travel so fast,
They cannot be read,
They are always in the past.
And so we gaze into the midnight mirror
In search of meaning.
Looking into reflections long, long gone,
Never knowing the arrow of time
Moves you in another direction, on and on,
To destinies cavernous, beautiful, unknown.
But reflections of the Heart,
Of Hope and Prayer,
Lead to abiding Love,
To being there,
To finding that which still sparkles in our dreams,
To a discovery few have known:
Heaven is within you,
You are already Home.
God is in His Heaven,
In your Heart.
Open this Gift,
For Love is not Love,
Until the moment
You accept it.
Love is not in frozen flowers or smiles.
It is always fluid to the moment.
Always in motion.
Love is in the air,
On tips of wings,
In eyes of compassion,
In the smiles your Heart brings,
In tears of emotion
To flood the barren plain,
For those forgotten
Those in need,
And in tears of Thanksgiving,
Pouring down like morning rain.
As Mother Teresa accepted
The Nobel Peace Prize,
She canceled the scheduled celebratory banquet
And had the $7,000 it would have cost
Sent to her mission in Calcutta,
where it would feed 400 people for a full year.
She accepted the prize
“In the name of the hungry,
of the naked,
of the homeless,
of the blind,
of all those who feel unwanted,
unloved, uncared for”.
In a demonstration that her life’s work
transcended any single religious doctrine,
representatives of many other faiths –
Anglican, Hindu, Islamic, Sikh, Buddhist and Parsi –
Rose to offer messages and prayers
In her honor.
That what flows from the Heart
Is what matters most.
We are set free to make choices
And to set others free to choose.
We are free to speak to God.
We are given freedom
To thrust aside the walls of exclusion
And give healing love
Directly to one another.
– by Mother Teresa
Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is love, enjoy it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is bliss, taste it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is tragedy, confront it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
A crowd of as many as a million people
turned out to pay their final respects.
“Truly, I say to you,
as you did it to one of the least of these
my brothers and sisters,
you did it to me”
– The Gospel of Saint Matthew 25:40
The following questions were set in a GED examination. These are genuine answers (from 16 year olds). Thanks to my dear friend, Bob Puryear, for this valuable insight into the mind of American teenagers.
Q. Name the four seasons
A.. Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar.
Q. How is dew formed.
A. The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire.
Q. What are steroids
A. Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs.
Q… What happens to your body as you age
A.. When you get old, so do your bowels and you get intercontinental.
Q. Name a major disease associated with cigarettes.
A.. Premature death.
Q. How can you delay milk turning sour
A.. Keep it in the cow. (Simple, but brilliant)
Q. How are the main 20 parts of the body categorised (e.g. The abdomen)
A.. The body is consisted into 3 parts – the brainium, the borax and the abdominal cavity. The brainium contains the brain, the borax contains the heart and lungs and the
abdominal cavity contains the five bowels: A,E,I,O,U
Q. What is the fibula?
A.. A small lie.
Q. What does ‘varicose’ mean?
Q. Give the meaning of the term ‘Caesarean section’
A.. The caesarean section is a district in Rome.
Q. What is a seizure?
A.. A Roman Emperor. (Julius Seizure, I came, I saw, I had a fit)
Q. What is a terminal illness
A. When you are sick at the airport. (Irrefutable)
Q. What does the word ‘benign’ mean?
A.. Benign is what you will be after you be eight (brilliant).
Q. What is a turbine?
A.. Something a Sheik wears on his head. Once a boy reaches puberty, he removes his diaper and wraps it around his head.
Do NOT turn on A/C as soon as you enter the car
Don’t drink water in plastic bottles left in the car either .
Now this is very interesting! My car’s manual says to roll down the windows to let out all the hot air before turning on the A/C.
No wonder more folks are dying from cancer than ever before.
We wonder where this stuff comes from, but here is an example that explains a lot of the cancer-causing incidents.
Many people are in their cars the first thing in the morning, and the last thing at night, 7 days a week.
As I read this, it makes me feel guilty and ill. Please pass this on to as many people as possible. Guess, its not too late to make some changes.
Please do NOT turn on A/C as soon as you enter the car.
Open the windows after you enter your car and then after a couple of minutes, then turn ON the AC.
According to research, the car’s dashboard, seats, a/c ducts, in fact ALL of the plastic objects in your vehicle, emit Benzene, a Cancer causing toxin. A BIG CARCINOGEN. Take the time to observe the smell of heated plastic in your car when you open it, and BEFORE you start it up.
In addition to causing cancer, Benzene poisons your bones, causes anemia and reduces white blood cells. Prolonged exposure can cause Leukemia and increases the risk of some cancers. It can also cause miscarriages in pregnant women.
The “acceptable” Benzene level indoors is: 50mg per sq.ft.
A car parked indoors, with windows closed, will contain 400-800 mg of Benzene – 8 times the acceptable level.
If parked outdoors in the sun, at a temperature above 60 degrees F, the Benzene level goes up to 2000-4000 mg,40 times the acceptable level.
People who get into the car, keeping the windows closed, will eventually inhale excessive amounts of the BENZENE toxin.
Benzene is a toxin that affects your kidneys and liver. What’s worse, it is extremely difficult for your body to expel this toxic stuff.
So friends, please open the windows and doors of your car –
give it some time for the interior to air out -(dispel the deadly stuff) – before you enter the vehicle.
Thought: ‘When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others.’
The most beautiful emotion we can experience
is the mysterious.
It is the power of all true art and science.
He to whom this emotion is a stranger,
who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead.
To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists,
manifesting itself as the highest wisdom
and the most radiant beauty,
which our dull faculties can comprehend
only in their most primitive forms
– this knowledge, this feeling, is at the center
of true religiousness.
In this sense, and in this sense only,
I belong to the rank of devoutly religious men.
– Albert Einstein