Saturday, 23 April 2011

You Are Unique

You may not think that the world needs you, but it does. For you are unique, like no one that has ever been before or will come after.

No one can speak with your voice, say your piece, smile your smile, or shine your light. No one can take your place, for it is yours alone to fill.

If you are not there to shine your light, who knows how many travelers will lose their way as they try to pass by your empty place in the darkness?

Friday, 15 April 2011

Never Lose Hope

Into each life a rain must fall
There's joy and pain you can recall

Life's full of challenge ; big & small
But you can overcome them all

Put everything in perspective

See thing clearly, be positive
Life's wonderful, plenty to give
More goals and dreams you can achieve

Leave the past, to the future move on

No regrets, just wisdom and vision
Everything happens for a reason
It's your new dawn, change your direction

Look at life on a brighter scope 

No burden's too great,you can't cope

In time; wounds will heal, do not mope
You'll rise and shine, never lose hope!

Tuesday, 12 April 2011


Everybody, everywhere
seeks happiness, it's true,
But finding it and keeping it
seem difficult to do.

Difficult because we think
that happiness is found
Only in the places where
wealth and fame abound.

And so we go on searching
in palaces of pleasure
Seeking recognition
and monetary treasure,

Unaware that happiness
is just a state of mind
Within the reach of everyone
who takes time to be kind.

For in making others happy
we will be happy, too.
For the happiness you give away
returns to shine on you.

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Live Each Moment

I may never see tomorrow, there is no written guarantee.
And things that happened yesterday, belong to history
I cannot predict the future, I cannot change the past
I have just the present moment, I must treat it as my last

I must use this moment wisely, for it will soon pass away
And be lost to me forever, as part of yesterday
I must exercise compassion, help the fallen to their feet.
Be a friend unto the friendless, make an empty life complete

The unkind things I do today, may never be undone
And friendships that I fail to win, may never more be won
I may not have another chance on bended knee to pray
And thank God with humble heart, for giving me this day

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Sand & Stone

Two friends were walking through the desert. During some point of the journey, they had an argument and one friend slapped the other one in the face.

The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, wrote in the sand:

'Today my best friend slapped me in the face.'

They kept on walking until they found an oasis, where they decided to take a bath. The one who had been slapped got stuck in the mire and started drowning, but the friend saved him.

After he recovered from the near drowning, he wrote on a stone:

'Today my best friend saved my life.'

The friend who had slapped and saved his best friend asked him, 'After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand and now, you write on a stone, why?'

The friend replied, 'When someone hurts us we should write it down in sand, where winds of forgiveness can erase it away. But, when someone does something good for us, we must engrave it in stone where no wind can ever erase it.'

Learn to write your hurts in the sand and to carve your benefits in stone.

They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but then an entire life to forget them.

Do not value the things you have in your life, but value who you have in your life!

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Gift of Live

I value the life God has given to me
It is my life and I can live it as I please
My life may not mean much to someone else
And how I live it is up to God and myself

Only God knows how many years I have remaining
But I intend to live them all without complaining
I will treasure each day and rejoice in its pleasures
Practicing His righteousness as a means of measure

I will do my daily chores with a song in my heart
Singing God's praises until the day I depart
And while I am living out my disappearing years
I will be grateful to Him for putting me here

Saturday, 2 April 2011

How To Manage Anger

The stress of balancing all the elements of everyday life can sometimes get a bit much and trigger anger. Here are a few tips to help you deal with anger.

Understand your anger
There are two types of anger. External anger is more common in men. Internal anger is usually found in women and linked to frustration, disappointment and depression. Try to understand your thoughts when you feel angry.

Learn your trigger points
Be honest with yourself. Are you permanently tired and angry? Tiredness leads to irritability making us more likely to snap. It also causes depression and low moods, which can be linked to anger. If you have prolonged insomnia seek medical help. Come clean about issues or qualities in people that drive you crazy and try to recognise a pattern behind your anger.

A lot of anger comes from bottling up emotions until they overflow and spiral out of control. Be up-front with your own feelings and become more assertive. Calmly and politely tell people what upsets you before the situation escalates. Explain what makes you angry and why. Whether it's the dishwasher not being emptied, your partner not disciplining the kids, or the kids leaving their rooms a mess. Be specific. Remember people aren't mind readers.
We're so busy trying to fit everything into life it's not surprising we lose the plot. Reduce stress and anger by exercising three times a week. Working up a sweat prevents anger and is a great outlet for pent-up emotions. Pay attention to your diet, too. A healthy diet helps your body keep everything in balance. Try meditation or yoga, or just deep breathing to get yourself to a calmer space.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Be Yourself

Why would you want to be someone else
When you could be better by being yourself
Why pretend to be someone you are not
When you have something they haven't got

Cheating yourself of the life you have to live
Deprives others of that only which you can give
You have much more to offer by being just you
Than walking around in someone else's shoes

Trying to live the life of another is a mistake
It is a masquerade; nothing more than a fake
Be yourself and let your qualities show through
Others will love you more for being just you 

Remember that God loves you just as you are
To Him you are already a bright shining star
Family and friends will love you more too
If you spent time practicing just being you