Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
Looking forward to things is half the pleasure of them.
Lucy Maud Montgomery
Sunday, June 26, 2011
According to a Greek legend, in ancient Athens a man noticed the great storyteller Aesop playing childish games with some little boys. He laughed and jeered at Aesop, asking him why he wasted his time in such frivolous activity.
Aesop responded by picking up a bow, loosening its string, and placing it on the ground. Then he said to the critical Athenian, Now, answer the riddle, if you can. Tell us what the unstrung bow implies.
The man looked at it for several moments but had no idea what point Aesop was trying to make. The moralist explained, If you keep a bow always bent, it will break eventually; but if you let it go slack, it will be more fit for use when you want it.
So it is with us. Our minds and bodies are like the bow. When constantly under pressures of everyday life, we can eventually break. We need to loosen up; we need time to take the pressure off and relax.
Make time for play and do the things you like to do. Whatever your age, your inner child needs re-creation.
Let go. Nothing is usually the hardest thing to do - but often it is the best.
Slow down; God is still in heaven. You are not responsible for doing it all yourself, right now.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
Many everyday events are unavoidable and beyond our power to control. Things like taxes you can complain about, but that doesn’t make them go away. Traffic jams happen, especially, it seems, when you’re running late. Bad haircuts are a part of life and happen to all of us.