Sunday, December 12, 2010

How I Feel Affects Other People...

The only thing I really worry about is the fact that it seems
like God sometimes takes you away once you "get it"
and understand what life is all about.

When I think like that, what makes me anxious is
whether or not my pace is good enough for me
to leave the message he wants me to deliver.

Then I have to remember that I don't know the message's depth... am only responsible for delivering a small portion...
or may have delivered it already and am on overtime.

Your message will be delivered.

What is one of the messages you'd like to deliver?
One of mine is
Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

How I Feel Affects Other People...

A young couple moves into a new neighborhood.

The next morning, while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees the neighbor hang up the wash outside. "That laundry is not very clean", she said. "She doesn't know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs another laundry soap."

The husband looked on, but remained silent. Every time her neighbor would hang out the wash, the woman would make the same comment. About one month later, the woman was surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband, "Look! she has learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her this?"

Her husband said, "I got up early this morning and washed the windows."

And so it is with life: What we see while watching others, depends on the purity of the window which we look through.

- author unknown (clearly)

The Master of Listening

The Master of Listening
... and Smiling