Parables and Stories

11
Feb
2014

Everything is Black and White

Categories // Parables and Stories

yinyang.gifSusan notes: This is an anonymous story from someone’s school days. Having found myself to be in exactly the same situation many times, I have cause to reflect on the lesson often. Hopefully I will one day fully integrate it into my life and not have to reminded again and again...

When I was in elementary school, I got into a major argument with another girl in my class. I forgot long ago what the argument was about, but I have never forgotten the lesson I learned that day.

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06
Feb
2014

The Cracked Pot: A Story For Anyone Who's Not Quite Perfect

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crackedpot origA waterbearer in India had two large pots, one hung on each end of a pole, which she carried across her neck.

One of the pots had a crack in it. While the other pot was perfect, and always delivered a full portion of water at the end of the long walk from the stream to the mistress's house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.

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10
Jan
2014

A Newborn's Prayer To God

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a-newborns-conversation-with-godA baby asked God, "They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?"

God said, "Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you."

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08
Jan
2014

In Praise of Older Women

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IMG 2819Susan notes: This delightful piece was written by columnist Frank Kaiser. A version of it, falsely attributed to CBS commentator Andy Rooney, has been circulating by e-mail (see the end of the article for links).

BTW, the beauty on the left is my Mom, Pinkie Patti, at 83 years young, still vibrant despite Alzheimer's.
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02
Jan
2014

15 Things I Would Do Differently If I Had My Life to Live Over

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enjoy-life.jpg1) I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day.

2) I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.

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12
Dec
2013

Healing Words From A Wise Old Woman

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heart.jpg There once was a wise old woman who wandered the countryside spreading love, understanding and healing.

One day, as she passed near a village, she was approached by a man who told her of a sick child nearby. He beseeched her to help this child...

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05
Dec
2013

Many Strengths, One Flaw

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Women have strengths that amaze men.
They bear hardships and they carry burdens, but they hold happiness, love and joy.
They smile when they want to scream.
They sing when they want to cry.

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