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PostSubject: Thoughts for Life   Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:39 am

I was going through older forums to see if by chance any posts need to be brought here to our new forum home. I found these posts in the very first ☆★UNITY★☆ forum.
If they look too long to bother reading, I promise you they are definately 'worth' the time.



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humaira 9/10/2008 7:56 PM : CONTENTMENT


Have you ever, at any one time, had the feeling that
life is bad, real bad, and you wish you were in
another situation? You find life make things difficult
for you, work sucks, life sucks, everything seems to
go wrong... Read the following story... it may change
your views about life:

After a conversation with one of my friends, he told
me despite taking 2 jobs, he brings back barely above
1K per month, he is happy as he is. I wonder how he
can be as happy as he is considering he has to skimp
his life with the low pay to support a pair of old
parents, in-laws, a wife, 2 daughters and the many
bills of a household. He explained that it was through
one incident that he saw in India.........
that happened a few years ago when he was really
feeling low and touring India after a major setback.


He said that right in front of his very eyes he saw an
Indian mother chop off her child's right hand with a
chopper. The helplessness in the mother's eyes, the
scream of pain from the innocent 4-year-old child
haunted him until today. You may ask why did the
mother do so; had the child been naughty, had the
child's hand been infected?? No, it was done for two
simple words- - - TO BEG! The desperate mother
deliberately caused the child to be handicapped so
that the child could go out to the streets to beg.


Taken aback by the scene, he dropped a piece of bread
he was eating half-way. And almost instantly, a flock
of 5 or 6 children swamped towards this small piece of
bread which was covered with sand, robbing bits from
one another. The natural reaction of hunger.

Stricken by the happenings, he instructed his guide to
drive him to the nearest bakery. He arrived at two
bakeries and bought every single loaf of bread he
found in the bakeries. The owner was dumbfounded but
willingly sold everything. He spent less than $100 to
obtain about 400 loaves of bread (this is less than
$0.25 per loaf) and spent another $100 to get daily
necessities. Off he went in the truck full of bread
into the streets. As he distributed the bread and
necessities to the children (mostly handicapped) and a
few adults, he received cheers and bows from these
unfortunate. For the first time in his life he
wondered how people can give up their dignity for a
loaf of bread which cost less than $0.25. He began to
tell himself how fortunate he is. How fortunate he is
to be able to have a complete body, have a job, have a
family, have the chance to complain what food is nice
and what isn't nice, have the chance to be clothed,
have the many things that these people in front of him
are deprived of...

Now I begin to think and feel it, too! Was my life
really that bad?Perhaps... no, I should not feel bad
at all... What about you? Maybe the next time you
think you are, think about the child who lost one hand
to beg on the streets. 'Contentment is not the
fulfillment of what you want, it is the realization of
how much you already have.'

When the door of happiness closes, another opens, but
often times we look so long at the closed door that we
don't see the one which has been opened for us. It's
true that we don't know what we've got until we lose
it, but it's also true that we don't know what we've
been missing until it arrives. The happiest of people
don't necessarily have the best of everything; they
just make the most of everything that comes along
their way. The brightest future will always be based
on a forgotten past, you can't go on well in life
until you let go of your past failures and heartaches

Characters: humaira

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Amyra

Someone sent this to me and I thought maybe others wo...



WHAT COME AROUND, GOES AROUND!

We all know or knew someone like this!!

One day, when I was a freshman in high school,

I saw a kid from my class was walking home from school.

His name was Kyle.

It looked like he was
carrying all of his books.

I thought to myself, 'Why would anyone bring home all his books on a Friday?

He must really be a nerd.'

I had quite a weekend planned (parties and a football game with my friends
tomorrow afternoon), so I shrugged my shoulders and went on.

As I was walking, I saw a bunch of kids running toward him.

They ran at him, knocking all his books out of his arms and tripping him so he landed in the dirt.

His glasses went flying, and I saw them land in the grass about ten feet from him.

He looked up and I saw this terrible sadness in his eyes

My heart went out to him. So, I jogged over to him as he crawled around looking for his glasses, and I saw a tear in his eye.

As I handed him his glasses, I said, 'Those guys are jerks.


They really should get lives.

' He looked at me and said, 'Hey thanks!'

There was a big smile on his face.

It was one of those smiles that showed real gratitude.

I helped him pick up his books, and asked him where he lived.

As it turned out, he lived near me, so I asked him why I had never seen him before.

He said he had gone to private school before now.

I would have never hung out with a private school kid before.

We talked all the way home, and I carried some of his books.

He turned out to be a pretty cool kid.

I asked
him if he wanted to play a little football
with my friends

He said yes.

We hung out all weekend and the more I got to know Kyle, the more I liked him, and my friends thought the same of him.

Monday morning came, and there was Kyle with the huge stack of books again.

I stopped him and said, 'Boy,
you are gonna really build some serious muscles with this pile of books everyday!

' He just laughed and handed me half the books.

Over the next four years, Kyle and I became best friends...

When we were seniors we began to think about college.

Kyle decided on Georgetown and I was going to Duke.

I knew that we would always be friends, that the miles would never
be a problem.

He was going to be a doctor and I was going for business on a football scholarship.

Kyle was valedictorian of our class.

I teased him all the time about being a nerd.

He had to prepare a speech for graduation.


I was so glad it wasn't me having to get up there and speak

Graduation day, I saw Kyle.

He looked great.

He was one of those guys that really found himself during high school.

He filled out and actually looked good in glasses.

He had more dates than I had and all the girls loved him.

Boy, sometimes I was jealous!
Today was one of those days.

I could see that he was nervous about his speech.

So, I smacked him on the back and said, 'Hey, big guy, you'll be great!'

He looked at me with one of those looks (the really grateful one) and smiled.

' Thanks,' he said.

As he started his speech, he cleared his throat, and began

'Graduation is a time to thank those who helped you make it through those tough years.

Your parents, your teachers, your siblings, maybe a coach...but mostly your friends...

I am here to tell all of you that being a
friend to someone is the best gift you can give them.

I am going to tell you a story.'

I just looked at my friend with disbelief as he told the
story of the first day we met.

He had planned to kill himself over the weekend.

He talked of how he had cleaned out his locker so his Mom wouldn't have to do it later and was carrying his stuff home.

He looked hard at me and gave me a little smile.

'Thankfully, I was saved.

My friend saved me from doing the unspeakable.'

I heard the gasp go through the crowd as this handsome, popular boy told us all about his weakest moment.

I saw his Mom and dad looking at me and
smiling that same grateful smile.

Not until that moment did I realize it's depth.

Never underestimate the power of your actions.

With one small gesture you can change a person's life.

For better or for worse.

God puts us all in each others lives t o impact one another in some way.

Look for Good in others.

You now have two choices, you can:

1) Pass this on to your friends or

2) Delete it and act like it
didn't touch your heart.

As you can see, I took choice number 1.
'Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.'

There is no beginning or
end.. Yesterday is history.

Tomorrow is a mystery.

Today is a gift.

It's National Friendship Week. Show your friends how much you care. Send this to everyone you consider a FRIEND.
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