~ the eastern sky ~"In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven." ~ Matthew 5:16 ~
"For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~
"A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet. He held up a sign which said, "I am blind, please help." There were only a few coins in the hat.
A man was walking by. He took a few coins from his pocket and dropped them into the hat. He then took the sign, turned it around and wrote some words. He put the sign back so everyone who walked by would see the new words.
Soon the hat began to fill up. A lot more people were giving money to the blind boy. That afternoon the man who had changed the sign came to see how things were. The boy recognized his footsteps and asked, "Were you the one who changed my sign this morning? What did you write?"
The man said, "I only wrote the truth. I said what you said but in a different way." I wrote, "Today is a beautiful day but I cannot see it."
Both signs told people the boy was blind but the first sign simply said the boy was blind. The second sign told people there were so blessed they were not blind. Should we be surprised the second sign was more effective?
Moral of the story:
-Be thankful for what you have.
-Think differently and positively.
-When life gives you 100 reasons to cry, show life that you have 1,000 reasons to smile.
-Face your past without regret.
-Handle your present with confidence.
-Prepare for the future without fear.
-Keep the faith and drop the fear." ~ author unknown ~
"I believe in God as I believe in my friends, because I feel the breath of His affection, feelHis invisible and intangible hand drawing me, leading me, grasping me." ~ Miguel De Unamuno ~
"May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all." ~ II Corinthians 13:14 ~
Until next time,
Blessings ~ a good night's sleep ~ a good meal ~ eyes to see the morning ~ the light of Christ ~ you ~ friends ~
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