The Club That Gives You Lots Of LOVE...!
SOME SERIOUS MESSAGE'S & WORDS OF WISDOM,
ALSO A FEW HEART WARMING STORIES
"Time to Love"
Once upon a time, there was an island
where all the feelings lived:
Happiness, Sadness, and all of the others,
One day it was announced to the
feelings that the island would sink,
so they all prepared their
boats and left.
Love was the only one who stayed.
Love wanted to stay with the island
until it started to sink.
When Love was almost sinking,
he decided to ask for help.
Richness came by Love
in a beautiful boat. Love said,
"Richness, can you take me with you?"
"No, I can't.. There is a lot of
gold and silver in my boat.
There is no place here for you."
Love decided to ask Vanity who
was also passing by,
"Vanity, please help me!"
"I can't help you Love.
You are all wet and you may
damage my boat," Vanity answered.
Sadness was close by so again
Love asked for help,
"Sadness, please let me go with you."
"Oh ... Love, I am so sad
that I prefer to go alone!"
Happiness passed by Love too, but
she was so happy that she did not listen
when Love called her!
Suddenly, there was a voice,
"Come Love, I will take you."
It was an elder.
Love became so happy that he even
forgot to ask the elder her name.
When they arrived on dry land,
the elder went on her own way...
Love asked Knowledge, another elder,
the name of the elder who
had helped him.
"It was Time," answered Knowledge.
But why did Time help me?
"Because only Time is capable of
understanding how great Love is,"
The moral of this wee story is:
"Take the time to know what Real Love is"
THE CLOCK OF LIFE
OF LIFE IS WOUND BUT ONCE..!
AND NO ONE HAS THE POWER...
TO TELL JUST WHEN THE HANDS WILL STOP...
WHAT DAY OR WHAT HOUR...
NOW IS THE ONLY TIME YOU HAVE...
SO LIVE IT AS YOU WILL...
DON'T WAIT UNTIL TOMORROW...
THE HANDS MAY THEN BE STILL......!
To laugh is to risk appearing a fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out for another is to risk involvement.
To expose feelings is to risk rejection.
To place your dreams before the crowd is to risk ridicule.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To go forward in the face of overwhelming odds is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life
is to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing does nothing,
has nothing, is nothing.
He may avoid suffering and sorrow,
but he cannot learn, feel, change, grow or love.
Chained by his certitudes, he is a slave.
He has forfeited his freedom.
Only a person who takes risks is free.
There is a legend about a bird which sings just once in it's life,
more sweetly than any other creature on the face of the earth.
From the moment it leaves the nest it searches for a thorn tree,
and does not rest until it has found one.
Then, singing among the savage branches, it impales itself upon
the longest, sharpest spine. And, dying, it rises above
it's own agony to outcarol the lark and the nightingale.
One superlative song, existence the price.
But the whole world stills to listen, and the gods in their heaven
For the best is only bought at the cost of great pain...
Or so says the legend...
QUOTES BY LEO BUSCAGLIA
Love is spontaneous and craves expression through joy,
through beauty, through truth, even through tears.
Love lives the moment: it's neither lost in yesteryear nor
does it crave for tomorrow. Love is NOW..!
Love creates an "US" without destroying a "ME"
like a mirror, when you love another, you become his
mirror and he becomes yours...
and reflecting each other's love you see infinity
Dr. Leo Buscaglia, Ph.D
The following is an excerpt from "Living, Loving and Learning"
by Leo Buscaglia (page 122). It is something Leo found in the
Journal of Humanistic Psychology, and was written by an
85-year old man who learned he was dying
If I had my life to live over again, I'd make more mistakes next time.
I wouldn't try to be so perfect. I would relax more, I'd limber up.
I'd be sillier than I've been on this trip. In fact, I know very few
things that I would take so seriously. I'd be crazier. I'd be less
hygienic. I'd take more chances, I'd take more trips, I'd climb more
mountains. I'd swim more rivers, I'd watch more sunsets, I'd go
more places I've never been to. I'd eat more Ice cream and fewer
beans. I'd have more actual problems and fewer imaginary ones.
You see, I was one of those people who lived prophylactically and
sensibly and sanely hour after hour and day after day.
Oh I've had my moments, and If I had it to do all over again, I'd
have more of those moments. In fact, I'd try to have nothing but
beautiful moments - moment by moment by moment.
I've been one of those people that never went anywhere without a
hot water bottle , a gargle, a raincoat, and a parachute.
I'd start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later
in the fall. I'd ride more merry-go-rounds, I'd watch more sunrises,
and play with more children., "IF" I had my life to live over again.
" But you see I Don't."
" Dreams Are Just Dreams "
But a "Goal" Is a Dream With a Plan ...
A Simple Business Rule For Success ..
"Keep The Customer In Every Decision, And Exceed Their Expectations"
When You Correct A Fool, They'll Hate You For it ...!
When You Correct An intelligent Person, They Appreciate it
And Thank You ..
SOME OUTSTANDING QUOTES BY FAMOUS PEOPLE
1 - Failure is the only opportunity to begin again, more intelligently.
2 - Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress,
working together is success
The man who has no imagination has no wings..
1 - The best way to destroy your enemy is to make him your friend.
2 - I would consent to any great evil, to avoid a greater one.
GEN. GEORGE S. PATTON JR.
1 - It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died.
Rather, we should thank God that such men lived.
2 - Lead me, follow me, or get the hell out of my way.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation,
hard work, and learning from failure.
To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means
of preserving peace.
I can except failure, But I can’t except not trying
Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is
weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will
be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in
Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely
in a well preserved body,
but rather to skid in sideways, totally used up and worn out
shouting '...man, what a ride!'
"AROUND THE CORNER"
AROUND THE CORNER I HAVE A FRIEND,
IN THIS GREAT CITY THAT HAS NO END;
YET DAYS GO BY, AND WEEKS RUSH ON,
AND BEFORE I KNOW IT A YEAR IS GONE,
AND I NEVER SEE MY OLD FRIENDS FACE,
FOR LIFE IS A SWIFT AND TERRIBLE RACE,
HE KNOWS I LIKE HIM JUST AS WELL,
AS IN THE DAYS WHEN I RANG HIS BELL
AND HE RANG MINE.
WE WERE YOUNGER THEN,
AND NOW WE ARE BUSY, BUSY MEN:
BUSY WITH PLAYING A FOOLISH GAME,
BUSY WITH TRYING TO MAKE A NAME.
"TOMORROW" I SAY I WILL CALL ON JIM,
JUST TO SHOW THAT I'M THINKING OF HIM.
BUT TOMORROW COMES AND TOMORROW GOES.
AND THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US GROWS AND GROWS.
AROUND THE CORNER ! - - YET MILES AWAY....
"HERE'S A TELEGRAM, SIR ...."
"JIM DIED TODAY"
AND THAT'S WHAT WE'LL GET, AND DESERVE IN THE END ....
IF WE'RE NOT CAREFUL, A VANISHED FRIEND.
"THE TIME IS NOW"
If you are ever
going to love me,
Love me NOW while I know.
The sweet and tender feelings which true affection flow.
Love me NOW while I am living...
Do not wait until I am gone...
And then have it chiseled in marble.
Sweet words on Ice cold stone.
If you have tender thoughts of me..
Please tell me now, If you wait until I am sleeping,
never to awaken, there will be death between us,
and I won't hear you then. So If you love me,
even a little bit..
Let me know now while I am still living,
So I Can Treasure It.
"A PRESENT OF LOVE"
Father scolded his little daughter Emma for using the
expensive paper to wrap an old shoe box. The next morning,
she came carrying the poorly wrapped present to her father
wishing him a Happy Father's Day.
Ashamed of his behavior,
he proceeded to open the present only to find the box was empty.
Father became very upset and harshly explained that you
don't give presents that are empty.
With a tear flowing down her little cheek, Emma hurriedly declared
the box wasn't empty.
That she had spent all day blowing kisses into the box just for him.
Needless to say, father was humbled by her little face and apologized
as he embraced his little girl.
The old shoe box was guarded and cherished till father's death.
Emma found the shoe box tucked away in father's closet
and inside was a note......
"Emma, for every kiss I've removed from this box of love,
I've replaced with my kiss for you, my precious little girl."
Once there was
a Father and son who were very close and enjoyed
adding valuable art pieces to their collection.
Priceless works by Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet and many others
adorned the walls of the family estate.
The widowed, elder man looked on with satisfaction as his only
child became an experienced art collector.
The son's trained eye and sharp business mind caused his father
to beam with pride as they dealt with art collectors around the world.
As winter approached, war engulfed the nation, and the young man
left to serve his country. After only a few short weeks,
his father received a telegram. His beloved son was missing in action.
The art collector anxiously awaited more news, fearing he would never
see his son again. Within days, his fears were confirmed.
The young man had died while rushing a fellow soldier to a medic.
Distraught and lonely, the old man faced the upcoming
Christmas holidays with anguish and sadness.
The joy of the season, a season that he and his son had so looked forward to,
would visit his house no longer.
On Christmas morning, a knock on the door awakened the depressed
old man. As he walked to the door, the masterpieces of art on the walls
only reminded him that his son was not coming home.
As he opened the door, he was greeted by a soldier with a large package
in his hand.
He introduced himself to the man by saying, "I was a friend of your son.
I was the one he was rescuing when he died.
May I come in for a few moments?
I have something to show you." As the two began to talk,
the soldier told of how the man's son had told everyone of his,
father's love of fine art.
"I'm an artist," said the soldier, "and I want to give you this."
As the old man unwrapped the package, the paper gave way to reveal
a portrait of the man's son.
Though the world would never consider it the work of a genius,
the painting featured the young man's face in striking detail.
Overcome with emotion, the man thanked the soldier,
and promising to hang the picture above the fireplace.
A few hours later, after the soldier had departed, the old man set about
his task. True to his word, the painting went above the fireplace,
pushing aside thousands of dollars of paintings.
And then the man sat in his chair and spent Christmas gazing at the
gift he had been given.
During the days and weeks that followed, the man realized that even
though his son was no longer with him, the boy's life would live on because
of those he had touched.
He would soon learn that his son had rescued dozens of wounded soldiers
before a bullet stilled his caring heart.
As the stories of his son's gallantry continued to reach him, fatherly pride
and satisfaction began to ease the grief.
The painting of his son soon became his most prized possession,
far eclipsing any interest in the pieces for which museums around
the world clamored. He told his neighbors it was the greatest gift he had
The following spring, the old man became ill and passed away.
The art world was in anticipation! Unmindful of the story of the man's only son,
but in his honor; those paintings would be sold at an auction.
According to the will of the old man, all of the art works would be
auctioned on Christmas day, the day he had received his greatest gift.
The day soon arrived and art collectors from around the world gathered
to bid on some of the world's most spectacular paintings.
Dreams would be fulfilled this day; greatness would be achieved
as many would claim "I have the greatest collection."
The auction began with a painting that was not on any museum's list.
It was the painting of the man's son. The auctioneer asked for an opening bid.
The room was silent. "Who will open the bidding with $100?" he asked.
Minutes passed. No one spoke. From the back of the room came,
"Who cares about that painting? It's just a picture of his son.
Let's forget it and go on to the good stuff."
More voices echoed in agreement.
"No, we have to sell this one first," replied the auctioneer.
"Now, who will take the son?" Finally, a friend of the old man spoke.
"Will you take ten dollars for the painting? That's all I have. I knew the boy,
so I'd like to have it. "I have ten dollars."
"Will anyone go higher?" called the auctioneer.
After more silence, the auctioneer said, "Going once, going twice. Gone."
The gavel fell. Cheers filled the room and someone exclaimed,
"Now we can get on with it and we can bid on these treasures!"
The auctioneer looked at the audience and announced the auction was over.
Stunned disbelief quieted the room. Someone spoke up and asked,
"What do you mean it's over? We didn't come here for a picture of
some old guy's son. What about all of these paintings?
There are millions of dollars of art here! I demand that you explain
what's going on here!" The auctioneer replied,
"It's very simple. According to the will of the father,
whoever takes the son... gets it all."
Puts things into perspective, doesn't it? Just as those art collectors
discovered on that Christmas day, the message is still the same:
the love of a Father, a Father whose greatest joy came from his son,
who went away and gave his life rescuing others.
And because of that Father's love,
whoever takes the Son gets it all.
I'd Rather Live My Life Believing In GOD ..
And Die Never Knowing If There Wasn't,
Than Live My Life Not Believing In GOD,
And Die & Find Out There Is ....
" FEED YOUR FAITH "
And Doubt Will StarveTo Death ...!
Be kind, caring. and respect
all living things ......
To all my friends ...
From the depth of my Heart,
One Single Wish For You....
All The Happiness In The World .....
And One Simple Message .....
I Love You ...
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