They Are Really Cool






I have friends who are really cool. Nothing seem to affect them.

They are good workers. They accomplish their tasks under whatever circumstances. They quietly do all that is given without grumbling. They never retaliate against the bosses even if the directives seem unreasonable. They entertain all requests related to their field with a ready smile and kind words. They will refer their clients to other departments on all other requests. They are silent workers but high achievers. They are efficient and effective in all that they do. Sometime I wonder why they can be so meticulous in all that they do.

They are good colleagues. They are patient and they always strive to keep their composure. They share only what they really know but will readily submit to things they don't know. They will refer you to the right people on areas they have little expertise. They give only constructive advices that can help others and not blurt out everything they know. Their speech is always sharp and precise. Their concern always warms your hearts. They are always wise and respectable and you just love to sit near them every time you meet them. They are so friendly and helpful. You virtually want to share with them all that you know, all that you feel, and all that you do. But mind you, they don't put up with any nonsense and they will hurried away as soon as possible.

They are good friends. They have high regard for you and your family. They will readily greet and help you. But they will not meddle in your family affairs without your requests. Even so, they are always considerate and seek to bring close your relationships. Good friends are hard to find. But once you find them they are your true friends for a long time.

I try to understand the secret of their cool. Then I realize that these people fear God and desire to do all His biddings.

I believe I can also be that cool...too


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Life is a drag without inspiration




Some of us are talented. We are gifted in art, music, literature etc. We are successful in our works and we contribute much for the well-being of the world we live in.



Some of us are less talented and we yearn for more inspiration. Inspiration can help us produce exciting new ideas and make us want to create something new, better or different.

Some have resorted to dreams for a rich source of inspiration. Others have relied on music. A visit to the theater can also inspires us. And sometimes certain people in our social groups also spur us on to create and do something.

We all need inspiration to face our daily activities. When we are inspired, a sudden brilliant and timely idea triggers in our mind. We feel better and want to be successful. We have the desire, confidence and enthusiasm to do something well in our life.

Inspiration can also affect others. The role we play in the society can give others confidence and loyalty toward us. We can influence others to work better, produce better results and improve their lifestyles.

Life is a drag without inspiration. Are you inspired today?

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Shake It Off And Step Up





A farmer's mule tripped and fell into the well. It began to bray. The farmer tried but was unable to bring it up. Finally, he called his neighbors together to help haul dirt into the well to bury the mule.

The mule was puzzled, but as the farmer and his neighbors continued shoveling the dirt onto its back, It began to shake off the dirt and step up.

"Shake it off and step up... shake it off and step up... shake it off and step up."

Even though it took painful blows of the dirt and had to fight panic, it just kept on shaking it off and stepping up!

It wasn't long before the mule got out from the well.

What could have buried it alive actually blessed it... all because of the manner it handled its adversity.

Be positive men when the going gets tough.
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Living In Peace And Harmony




Living in peace and harmony has become a luxury today. Many of us just refuse to live together.

Many of our spouses no longer respect, love and be loyal to one another. They readily divorce each other and split the family, leaving the children to suffer.

Many of our children no longer respect, honor and treasure their parents anymore. Many of our old men are neglected, ill-treated and thrown into old folks home.

Many of our parents no longer have the welfare of their children in their hearts. They don't even speak to one another anymore.

Many have fewer friends and neighbors as time goes by. We can't tolerate others when they don't see things our way. We become self-centered and self-pleasing. We only want friends of common interests.

Today, we have more and more conflicts and wars. Today, we have more and more misunderstandings and arguments. Today, we no longer love, respect and trust one another.

And we can't even live with the nature. We have to destroy our surroundings in order to develop our world. And we pollute them all.

And now we have economic crisis. We have unemployment and social unrest. We have conflicts and wars. We have natural disasters around the world.

O, what have we done, "civilized" people in a "developed" world?

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Echo




A son and his father are walking on the mountains.

Suddenly, his son falls, hurts himself and screams "Ahhhhhhhhhhh!"

To his surprise, he hears the voice repeating, somewhere in the mountain, "Ahhhhhhhhhhh!"

Curious, he yells, "Who are you?"

He receives the answer, "Who are you?"

And then he screams to the mountain, "I hate you!"

The voice answers, "I hate you!"

Angered at the response, he screams, "Coward!"

He receives the answer, "Coward!"

He looks to his father and asks, "Daddy, what is going on?"

The father smiles and says, "My son, pay attention."

The man screams, "You are a champion!"

The voice answers, "You are a champion!"

The boy is surprised, but does not understand.

Then the father explains, "People call this echo, but really this is life.
It gives you back everything you say or do.

Lessons

  • Our life is a reflection of our actions.
  • If you want more love in the world, create more love in your heart.
  • If you want more competence in your team, improve your competence.

Life will give you back everything you have given to it.

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Sometimes, it really hurts...




Sometimes, those angry words hurt me deeply and leave me restless. But then I remain unscathed. I would hold no grudges against anyone, and I would try every means to live in harmony with my surroundings.


Sometimes, those scrutinizing eyes make me feel completely naked and cause me nightmares. But then I am ever prepared and ready. I would return with a smile, not wanting to draw and attract their attentions. Those judgemental people only satisfy their egos for a moment. And when their egos are bruised, they always bring harms to themselves.

Sometimes, those jealous looks melt my brain, and make me insane. But then I remain generous and loving to all. I would return with a friendly look, not wanting to make more enemies. After all, hatred and jealousy can really harm most relationships. Who wish to have fewer friends, colleagues or relatives as time goes by?

But now, I already get use to all these. In the presence of my "enemies", I learn to stay aloof and remain polite. They will do me no harm because I cause them no harm. Let their angers return to them, let their own ill will cause them harm, and let those jealousy stirs up hatred in them. Nothing is to disrupt or rob me of my joy, my peace, and my love for others.

May God gives me patient, strength and wisdom to love my neighbors as myself.

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River Of Life




I love to sit on the river bank and stare down at the water. To me, the never-ending river brings me peace, joy, and love. The river also teach me patience and hope.


No matter how we stir up the water, the river never ceases to calm down and continues its flow. Nothing seems to disrupt its journey. Even if we build a dam to contain it, it seeks to calm down and remain unperturbed, and continue to flow if an outlet is found.

The river continues to be a fountain of love. All things thrive well when they come near the river. No matter how arid is the place and how scorching is the heat, the river remains a blessing to all.

Oh, how I desire to have the peace, the joy, the love, and the patience like the river.

Let us also be a people of hope, doing things constructive and beneficial to ourselves and others.

May the Lord God continues to be gracious and merciful to us all in this New Year 2009.

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A Hiding Place





Everyone needs a hiding place. Some of us need a quiet room to meditate and pray to God. Others need a corner to be alone to examine progress and to solve problems in life. Some desire to have companies to laugh and jeer, and to forget or reduce stress. Still others want a place to stare at something to calm down after having a sudden or intense quarrel. Some just go to sleep. Many get drunk and smoke too much. Others prefer to have peace marveling at God's creation.

We cannot deny the fact that we all need to find somewhere or someone to share our problems, loneliness, disturbances, distress, love, joy, peace or whatsoever. Whatever we do, let us not do any harm to ourselves and others.

My resolution for the New Year 2009 is to calm down and to do things constructive and beneficial to all, that I may worship and enjoy God to the fullest. Amen.

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