UPLIFTING AND THOUGHT PROVOKING STORIES

 
The following are stories that I have accumulated over the years... many have been sent to me by friends .....if there is any violation of copyright with any story, please email me to allow me to remove it from the site...thanks... enjoy.......  
 

 


   COMES THE DAWN 

 
After a while you learn the subtle difference between
holding a hand and chaining a soul,
and you learn that love doesn't mean leaning,
and that company doesn't mean security,
and you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts,
and presents aren't promises,
and you begin to accept your defeats
with your head held high and your eyes open,
with the grace of a woman, [adult]
not the grief of a child ,
and you learn to build all your roads on today
because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for plans,
as futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.
 
After a while you learn that
even sunshine burns if you get too much....
so you plant your own garden and
decorate your own soul,
instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
and you learn that you really can endure
that you really are strong
and you really do have worth
and you learn and you learn
and with every goodbye
you learn some more.
 
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May Your Tears Turn
to
Laughter,
 
May Your Fears Turn
to
Wisdom
&
Joy,
 
And May You Be Blessed
with
Peace, Love, Happiness
&
Health.*
 
*Information/charts provided by Kat King copyright 1998, from http://www.katking.com, all rights reserved and used with permission from Kat King
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 Be Willing to Love Yourself

STOP ALL CRITICISM - Criticism never changes a thing. Refuse to criticise yourself. Accept yourself exactly as you are. Everybody changes, when you criticise yourself your changes are negative. When you approve of yourself your changes are positive.
 
DON'T SCARE YOURSELF - Stop terrorising yourself with your thoughts, it is a dreadful way to live. Find a mental image that gives you pleasure and immediately switch your scary thought to a pleasure thought.
 
BE GENTLE AND KIND AND PATIENT - Be gentle with yourself, be kind to yourself and be patient with yourself as you learn new ways of thinking. Treat yourself as you would someone you really loved.
 
BE KIND TO YOUR MIND - Self-hatred is only hating your own thoughts. Don't hate yourself for having the thoughts. Gently change your thoughts.
 
PRAISE YOURSELF - Criticism breaks down the inner spirit, praise builds it up. Praise yourself as much as you can. Tell yourself how well you are doing with every little thing.
 
SUPPORT YOURSELF - Find ways to support yourself. Reach out to friends and allow them to help you. It is being strong to ask for help when you need it.
 
BE LOVING TO YOUR NEGATIVES - Acknowledge that you created them to fulfil a need, however now you have found new positive ways to fulfil those needs and so you can lovingly release the old negative patterns,
 
TAKE CARE OF YOUR BODY - Learn about nutrition and what kind of fuel your body needs for optimum energy and vitality. Learn about exercise and what kind of exercise you enjoy. Cherish and revere the temple you live in.
 
REMEMBER TO BREATHE - Your breath is your lifeline to mental, emotional and physical balance. Notice the times when your breath is interrupted or shallow.
 
DO IT NOW - Don't wait until you get well or lose weight or get the new job or the new relationship...... BEGIN NOW and DO THE BEST YOU CAN*
 

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   READ THIS. LET IT REALLY SINK IN. THEN CHOOSE HOW YOU START YOUR DAY

 
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 would be twins!" 
He was a natural motivator. If an employee was having a bad day, Michael was there telling the employee how to look on the positive side of the situation. 
Seeing this style really made me curious, so one day I went up to Michael and asked him, "I don't get it! You can't be a positive person all of the time. How do you do it?"
Michael replied, "Each morning I wake up and say to myself, you have two choices today. 
You can choose to be in a good mood or you can choose to be in a bad mood.
I choose to be in a good mood. Each time something bad happens, I can choose to be a victim or I can choose to learn from it. I choose to learn from it. Every time someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to accept their complaining or I can point out the positive side of life. I choose the positive side of life.
 "Yeah, right, it's not that easy," I protested.
 "Yes, it is," Michael said.
"Life is all about choices. When you cut away all the junk, every situation is a choice.
You choose how you react to situations. You choose how people affect your mood.
You choose to be in a good mood or bad mood."  "The bottom line: It's your choice how you live life."
I reflected on what Michael said. Soon thereafter, I left the company to start my own business. We lost touch, but I often thought about him when I made a choice about life instead of reacting to it. Several years later, I heard that Michael was involved in a serious accident, falling some 60 feet from a communications tower. After 18 hours of surgery and weeks of intensive care, Michael was released from the hospital with rods placed in his back. I saw Michael about six months after the accident. When I asked him how he was, he replied. "If I were any better, I'd be twins. Wanna see my scars?"I declined to see his wounds, but I did ask him what had gone through his mind as the accident took place. "The first thing that went through my mind was the well-being of my soon to be born daughter," Michael replied. "Then, as I lay on the ground, I remembered that I had two choices: I could choose to live or I could choose to die. I chose to live."
"Weren't you scared? Did you lose consciousness?" I asked. Michael continued, "...the paramedics were great. They kept telling me I was going to be fine. But when they wheeled me into the ER and I saw the expressions on the faces of the doctors and nurses, I got really scared. In their eyes, I read "He's a dead man. I knew I needed to take action."
"What did you do?" I asked.
"Well there was a big burly nurse shouting questions at me," said Michael.
She asked if I was allergic to anything.  "Yes, I replied."
The doctors and nurses stopped working as they waited for my reply. I took a deep breath and yelled, "Gravity."Over their laughter, I told them, "I am choosing to live. Operate on me as if I am alive, not dead."Michael lived, thanks to the skill of his doctors, but also because of his amazing attitude.
I learned from him that every day we have the choice to live fully. Attitude, after all, is everything.
"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
After all, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.

 


WHEN MY TIME COMES TO DIE

When my time comes to die and you should hear of it, come often and stay with me awhile to visit, for I will be lonely and will need to be close to people.   Look at me and talk about dying without "watching your words", for it will leave me free to tell you if I am frightened.   Tell me if you love me for it will comfort and give me courage to go and if we cry together I thank you for sharing your grief in my leaving the world, for I don't want to leave it.   But when it's done, let your grief be finished, and give praise to Him who died that we might live, for in death I jump head long into eternity, right into the beginning of the rest of my life.
Author unknown 

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