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My father was my hero

2006-06-15 08:52
My father was my hero, all throughout my life.

The father of eight children, he saw his share of strife.

When I was very little, he appeared to be so large.

Wealth, success and love

2006-06-12 09:00
A woman came out of her house and saw three old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard. She did not recognize them. She said, "I don't think I know you, but you must be hungry. Please come in and have something to eat."

Life is all about choices

2006-06-08 09:47
Michael is the kind of guy you love to hate. He is always in a good mood and always has something positive to say. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would reply, "If I were any better, I'd be twins!" He was a natural motivator.

Four wives in your life

2006-06-05 09:13
There was a rich merchant who had four wives. He loved the fourth wife the most and adorned her with rich robes and treated her to delicacies. He took great care of her and gave her nothing but the best.

Butterfly kiss

2006-06-01 08:57
My newlywed husband said the same thing every morning. "You're beautiful today." One glance in the mirror revealed that it was far from the truth.

Best way to keep love is to give it wings

2006-05-29 09:13
There was once a lonely girl who longed so much for love. One day while she was walking in the woods she found two starving songbirds.

Love is just thread

2006-05-25 08:24
Sometimes I really doubt whether there is love between my parents. Every day they are very busy trying to earn money in order to pay the high tuition for my brother and me. They don't act in the romantic ways that I read in books or I see on TV.

Weakness as strength

2006-05-22 09:00
Sometimes our biggest weakness can become your biggest strength. Take, for example, the story of one 10-year-old boy who decided to study judo despite the fact that he had lost his left arm in a devastating car accident.

Happiness will come again

2006-05-19 08:49
Are you aware that everything in our life always seemingly imitates each other? The things you encountered today appeared to have happened before, only the trivial details were somewhat different.


2006-05-17 10:16
When you came into the world, she held you in her arms.
You thanked her by weeping your eyes out.

Care your dream

2006-05-11 11:43
My dream ended when I was born. Although I never knew it then, I just held on to something that would never come to pass. Dreams really do exist.

Write your own life

2006-05-06 08:30
Suppose someone gave you a pen - a sealed, solid-colored pen. You couldn't see how much ink it had. It might run dry after the first few tentative words or last just long enough to create a masterpiece (or several) that would last forever and make a difference in the scheme of things...

If I were a boy again

2006-05-03 16:35
If I were a boy again, I would practice perseverance more often, and never give up a thing because it was or inconvenient. If we want light, we must conquer darkness. Perseverance can sometimes equal genius in its results. "There are only two creatures," says a proverb, "Who can surmount the pyramids - the eagle and the snail."


2006-04-29 10:32
I was sure that I was to be killed. I became terribly nervous. I fumbled in my pockets to see if there were any cigarettes, which had escaped their search. I found one and because of my shaking hands, I could barely get it to my lips....

The color of friendship

2006-04-25 16:16
Once upon a time the colors of the world started to quarrel. All claimed that they were the best. The most important. The most useful. The favorite.

Essence of happiness

2006-04-18 17:06
The notion that we have to work at happiness comes as news to many people. We assume it's a feeling that comes as a result of good things that just happen to us, things over which we have little or no control. But the opposite is true: happiness is largely under our control. It is a battle to be waged and not a feeling to be waited.

Three passions I have lived for

2006-04-12 09:37
Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. These passions, like great winds, have blown me hither and thither, in a wayward course over a deep ocean of anguish, reaching to the very verge of despair.

Just for today

2006-04-07 10:04
Just for today I will try to live through this day only and not tackle my whole life problem at once. I can do something for twelve hours that would appall me if I had to keep it up for a lifetime.

Of studies

2006-04-04 15:30
Studies serve for delight, for ornament, and for ability. Their chief use for delight, is in privateness and retiring; for ornament, is in discourse; and for ability, is in the judgment, and disposition of business.


2006-03-30 14:34
Springs are not always the same. In some years, April bursts upon Virginia hills in one prodigious leap - and all the stage is filled at once, whole choruses of tulips, arabesques of forsythia, cadenzas of flowering plum. The trees grow leaves overnight.

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