It was a cold winter’s day that Sunday. The parking lot to the church was filling up quickly. I noticed as I got out of my car that fellow church members were whispering among themselves as they walked to the church.
As I got closer I saw a man leaned up against the wall outside the church. He was almost laying down as if he was asleep. He had on a long trench coat that was almost in shreds and a hat topped his head, pulled down so you could not see his face.
He wore shoes that looked 30 years old, too small for his feet with holes all over them, his toes stuck out.
I assumed this man was homeless, and asleep, so I walked on by through the doors of the church. We all fellowshipped for a few minutes, and someone brought up the man laying outside.
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The death of someone you love deeply is life’s most devastating experience, and none of us can avoid it. When it occurs we’re often surprised at how we respond.
Although I had been a lifelong Christian, the death of my father in 1995 shattered my faith. I continued to attend church services, but I struggled with all my might just to function normally. Somehow I managed to do my duties at work without any major mistakes, but in my personal life, I was lost.
My father had been my hero. As a combat infantryman in World War II, he stepped on a German land mine in Italy. The explosion blew off part of his foot and sent shrapnel through his body. After two years of surgery and recuperation in a veterans’ hospital, he was able to walk again but had to wear a built-up, orthopedic shoe to do…
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I was at the corner grocery store buying some early potatoes. I noticed a small boy, delicate of bone and feature, ragged but clean, hungrily apprising a basket of freshly picked green peas.
I paid for my potatoes but was also drawn to the display of fresh green peas. I am a pushover for creamed peas and new potatoes.
Pondering the peas, I couldn’t help overhearing the conversation between Mr Miller (the store owner) and the ragged boy next to me.
‘Hello Barry, how are you today?
‘H’lo, Mr Miller. Fine, thank ya. Jus ‘admirin’ them peas. They sure look good.
‘They are good, Barry. How’s your Ma?
‘Fine. Gittin’ stronger alla’ time.’
‘Good. Anything I can help you with?
‘No, Sir. Jus ‘admirin’ them peas.
‘Would you like to take some home?’ asked Mr Miller
‘No, Sir. Got nuthin’ to pay for ’em with.’
‘Well, what have you to…
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You’ll learn something from it. 🙂 I was browsing 9gag, until i saw this.
1. Be the person you want to be, because you have to see that person every day.
2. Stay true to yourself, because no one respects a follower.
3. Treat your body like a temple, because unlike Long Island, you only have one.
4. Be nice to your parents, because they might not be around much longer.
5. Cherish love when you find it, because it’s rare.
6. Always take the high road, because the low road is never as fun.
7. Share your wealth, because it’s not fun to spend it alone.
8. Never place happiness on material possessions, because they usually break.
9. Remember those who helped you, because they haven’t forgotten.
10. Help those in need, because you never know when you’ll need them.
11. Stop thinking so much, because your thoughts are the root of most of your problems.
12. Only say nice things, because bad words make even worse enemies.
13. Follow your heart, because there’s no better guide.
14. Give thanks, because it’s way better than asking for forgiveness.
15. Never lie, because you’ll always get caught.
16. Tell your mom you love her, because that’s all she wants to hear.
17. Sing when you feel like singing, because voices are meant to be heard.
18. Dance like nobody’s watching, because that’s how our bodies should move.
19. Always say I love you, because there’s no equivalent substitute.
20. Never cry over spilled milk, because it’s just milk.
21. Forget those who did you wrong, because they definitely forgot you.
22. Don’t discredit anyone, because you might need a job some day.
23. Keep your enemies close, because there’s no better place to keep your eyes on them.
24. Go to bed early, because it’s easier to get up in the morning.
25. Find the silver lining, unless there’s a golden one.
26. Never judge on first impressions, because people always surprise you.
27. Expect the worst, because it’s always better to be surprised than disappointed.
28. Forgive those who hurt you, because you’re only hurting yourself at this point.
29. Never follow the crowd, because you’re better than that.
30. Don’t rely on appearances, because looks fade.
31. Ask questions, because they’re the precursor to answers.
32. Respect your elders, because they’re smarter than you.
33. Make your own path, because it’s the only way to where you want to go.
34. Eat your vegetables, because it will be easier to poop.
35. Remember the good times, because bad times will give you an ulcer.
36. Work hard, because nothing good comes from being lazy.
37. Dream big, because small dreams are never worth the chase.
38. Start today, because tomorrow may never come.
39. Think for yourself, because you’re smarter than everyone else.
40. Be a dreamer, because no one likes a realist.
41. Think before speaking, because it always helps your case.
42. Don’t take life too seriously, because when it’s over you’ll feel like a fool.
43. Be a good friend, because the world needs more.
44. Look people in the eye, because everywhere else will seem disrespectful.
45. Be happy, because that’s the whole point.
By: Joe Martino
Start Spending Time With The “Right” People – Spend time with people you enjoy -who bring you up instead of push you down. Sure there are always lessons we can learn from others but you don’t need to continue hanging around with and associating with people who you know bring in an offsetting vibe. Learn what you need to from them about yourself and move on. I have found that the longer I let things linger with people simply because I feel I’m supposed to never let them bother me, the worse a situation gets as I’m not taking care of myself. You can’t change others, so focus on you and spend time with those who resonate with you the most.
Start Loving & Being Nicer To Yourself – Think about how you speak to yourself sometimes – how does it sound? What do…
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Inspiring and Motivational 🙂
Nowadays, they say that money makes the world go round. There is nothing that money can’t buy. Everything in this world requires money. For some instances, if you want to travel from a certain place, you need money. If you want something to eat, you need money. If you need any kind of product, supply, or any kind of services, you need money. In short, money is what makes everything works and without it everything in life would stop or not work.
But did you know that there are thing that money cannot buy and money is not the basis for success. And sometimes, great riches come with great responsibilities and some of them brings along stress which could be fatal. There are a lot of cases where financial loss, dropping shares, takeovers, loss of jobs, or personal problems has forced some RICH men to end their lives and even…
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Folks meet Mr Carl Warner and prepare to be blown away by his work. He (and a team) create amazing landscapes and art pieces with food which he calls ‘foodscapes.’ Behold I bring you talent! Don’t even hesitate to wander over and see more of his amazing work at Source below.