Saturday, January 10, 2015


There are many ways to party and I like this simple one. The kids get together and enjoy each others company and get some exercise. Looks like the good old days to me, before computers, iPhones, etc.

I suppose as usual it is just a matter of perspective. Some might prefer spending lots of money and taking their friends to Hawaii, but then we are not all the president's kids.

I received a very  good email yesterday concerning perspective. I'm going to repeat it here, for it has a good lesson for us all.

A famous writer was in his study room. He picked up his pen and started writing: Last year, I had surgery and my gall bladder was removed. I had to stay in bed for a long time, due to the surgery.  The same year I reached the age of 60 and had to give up my favorite job. I had spent 30 years of my life in this publishing company.  The same year I experienced the sorrow of my father's death.  And in the same year my son failed in his medical exam because he had a car accident. He had to stay in bed at the hospital for several days with a cast on. The destruction of the car was another loss.  At the end he wrote: Alas! It was such bad year!
When the writer's wife entered the room, she found her husband looking sad and lost in his thoughts. From behind his back she read what was written on the paper. She left the room silently and came back with another paper and placed it on the table beside  her husband's writing.
When the writer saw this paper, he found this written on it:  Last year I finally got rid of my gall bladder, of which I had spent many years in pain.  I turned 60 with sound health and retired from my job. Now I can utilize my time to write something better with more focus and peace.  The same year my father, at the age of 95, without depending on anyone or without any critical condition met his Creator.  The same year, God blessed our son with a new life. My car was destroyed but my son remained alive without any disability.

At the end she wrote:  This year was an immense blessing from God, and it passed well.
See...The same incidents but different viewpoints. If we ponder this viewpoint, we would truly become thankful to the Almighty.
Moral: In daily lives we must see that it's not happiness that makes us grateful but gratefulness that makes us happy.
There is always, always, always something to be thankful for.
Stay Blessed.

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