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In the Eyes of a Child

In the Eyes of a Child
by Rachelle Arlin Credo


It was way past 10:00 pm when I came home from a grueling day of schoolwork and extracurricular activities. The wind was rustling about overhead as I paced through the door of our humble abode. I moved towards the nearest couch and plumped myself to rest. Defeat and exhaustion filled my frame as I laid back against the soft cushions. I was about to close my eyes when I remembered our Hematology project which was due the next day. I stood up and set out for the personal computer situated on the other side of the room. Just then, my brother Michael dashed out of his room and went straight at me.

"Ate, can you help me with my assignment? It's about the seven wonders of the world," he blurted out while staring at the paper in his grasp.

My brother's words didn't seem to filter through my mind at first. My attention was so riveted at the computer screen that my brother had to nudge me and pull the tip of my blouse just to g…
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Too many times we forget what we have and concentrate on what we don't have. What is one person's worthless object is another's prize possession. It is all based on one's perspective. Makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks for all the bounty we have, instead of worrying about wanting more.

Take joy in all you have, especially your family and friends. They are our treasures!
I walk a lonely road
The only road that I've ever known
Don't know where it goes
But it's home to me and I walk alone

Proverbs

PROVERBS
From the World Over



A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.
Arab Proverb


A bird in the hand is worth two in a bush.
English Proverb


A broken hand works, but not a broken heart.
Persian Proverb


A cat has nine lives.
Proverb of Unknown Origin


A closed mouth catches no flies.
Italian Proverb


A country can be judged by the quality of its proverbs.
German Proverb


A courtyard common to all will be swept by none.
Proverb, Chinese


A dog is wiser than a woman; it does not bark at its master.
Russian Proverb


A drink precedes a story.
Irish Proverb

A drowning man is not troubled by rain.
Persian Proverb


A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.
William Blake Proverbs of Hell (1790)


A forest is in an acorn.
Proverb of Unknown Origin


A friend in need is a friend indeed
English Proverb


A friend's eye is a good mirror.
Irish Proverb


A good denial, the best point in law.
Irish Proverb


A good husband is healthy and absent.
Japanese Proverb


A hard beginning maketh a good ending.
John Heywood The Prover…

24 Interludes of Life

1. Don't go for looks, they can deceive. Don't go for wealth even that fades away. Go for someone who makes you smile.

2. There are moments in life when you really miss someone that you want to pick them up from your dreams and hug them. Hope you dream of that someone.

3. Dream what you want to dream, go where you want to go, be what you want to be, because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want in life.

4. May you have...Enough happiness to make you sweet
Enough trials to make you strong
Enough sorrow to keep you human
Enough hope to make you happy
And enough money to keep you comfortable.

5. When one door of happiness closes, another opens. But we often took so long at the closed door, that we don't see the one which has been opened for us.

6. The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch, swing with, never saying a word and then walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you've had.

7. It's true that we don't kn…
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Love is...

Love is...
More beautiful than roses
Much deeper than the seas
Stronger than a hurricane
But timid like a breeze
Real as in a picture
But yet it can't be seen
More beautiful than anything
As vivid as a dream
Love is strong yet delicate.
It can be broken.
To truly love is to understand this.
To be in love is to respect this.
Love feels no burden,
thinks nothing of trouble,
attempts what is above its strength,
pleads no excuse of impossibility...
It is therefore able to undertake all things,
and it completes many things,
and warrants them to take effect,
where he who does not love would faint and lie down.
Love is watchful and sleeping, slumbereth not.
Though weary, it is not tired;
though pressed, it is not straitened;
though alarmed, it is not confounded...
Love is the passion that we feel
inside of our hearts that we can't hide.
We pretend to hide it,
but it burns us more and more
until the pain grows and grows
and it never ends.
Love is...
What makes a weak man brave
And a king step off his…

LEARN::: Silence,playfulness,receptivity

SilenceLearn silence. And at least with your friends, with your lovers, with your family, with your fellow travelers here, sit in silence sometimes. Don't go on gossiping, don't go on talking. Stop talking, and not only on the outside - stop the inner talk. Be in an interval. Just sit, doing nothing, just being presences to each other. And soon you will start finding a new way to communicate. And that is the right way.

Start communicating through silence sometimes. Holding the hand of your friend, sit silently. Just looking at the moon, feel the moon, and both feel it silently. And see, a communion happens - not only communication, but also a communion. Your hearts start beating in the same rhythm. You start feeling the same space. You start feeling the same joy. You start overlapping each other's being. That is communion. You have said without saying anything, and there will be no misunderstanding. StrangersYou have to accept the fact that you are living alone ? maybe i…
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Successful Future - Save A Small Amount of Your Salary

In the classic book "The Richest Man in Babylon" by George
Clason, we are told to put aside 10% of our earnings in
order to guarantee our future financial security.

We now live almost as long after retirement as the length of
time we had worked before retirement. Make the most of those
years and saving something (even 1%) of your salary every
month.

Make sure that it automatically is debited from your account
and credited directly to your investment plan. Then leave
the money alone and forget about it until you need it. Just
make sure that every time you get a raise in salary...increase
your savings accordingly.

Action Point:

How will you begin the financial plan that will secure your
future?

The easiest way to divert money into your retirement 'fund'
is to look at all of those little amounts that you regularly
spend on things you don't really need.

Do you really need a newspaper every day? Do you need to buy
a coffee on the way to work?  Do you really need to eat out
twice ever…
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Why I Succeed

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A Coffee Cup

A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university lecturer. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life. Offering his guests coffee, the lecturer went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups: porcelain, plastic, glass, some plain-looking and some expensive and exquisite, telling them to help themselves to hot coffee. When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the lecturer said: "If you noticed, all the nice-looking, expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. "While it is but normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress". What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the better cups and are eyeing each other's cups." "Now, if Life is coffee, then the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just…

THE CAB RIDE

Twenty years ago, I drove a cab for a living. One day I received a call for a pickup. When I arrived at 2:30 a.m., the building was dark except for a single light in a ground floor window. Under these circumstances, many drivers would just honk once or twice, wait a minute and then drive away.But, I had seen too many impoverished people who depended on taxis as their only means of transportation. Unless a situation smelled of danger, I always went to the door. This passenger might be someone who needs my assistance, I reasoned to myself.So I walked to the door and knocked. "Just a minute", answered a frail, elderly voice. I could hear something being dragged across the floor.After a long pause, the door opened. A small woman in her 80's stood before me. She was wearing a printed dress and a hat with a veil pinned on it, like somebody out of a 1940s movie. By her side was a small nylon suitcase. The apartment looked as if no one had lived in it for years.All the fur…