SPIRITUAL POEMS: “The sublime chess game with God” by Hafiz

What is the difference
Between your experience of Existence
And that of a Saint?

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INSPIRATIONAL STORIES: “An 87 Year Old College Student Named Rose”

The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn’t already know.

I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder. I turned around to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me
with a smile that lit up her entire being.

SHORT SPIRITUAL POEMS: “GRATEFUL”

For the moon and the stars and deep rolling sea
For beauties of nature, where e’er they may be…
For the handclasp of friends, so firm and so true

You are Worthy!

Do not run through life so fast that you forget not only where you have been, but also where you are going. Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored each step of the way.

“Kill the enmity not the enemy” (re-blogged)

Originally posted on Inspiring Stories:
Two countries were at war for the last so many days. Many soldiers had died in both the armies. The border areas were scenes of death and destruction. Each night the soldiers would return to their barracks, some wounded, some disillusioned and some vengeful. Others were dead and never did…

“Failure, is just the first step”… (re-blogged)

Originally posted on Inspiring Stories:
Albert Einstein did not speak until he was four and did not read until he was seven. Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor because, “he lacked imagination and had no good ideas.” Isaac Newton never did well in school. Thomas Edison’s teachers told him that he was “too stupid to learn anything.”……

ROSES AND THORNS (inspirational story re-blogged)

Originally posted on Inspiring Stories:
A certain man planted a rose and watered it faithfully, and before it blossomed, he examined it. He saw the bud that would soon blossom and also the thorns. And he thought, How can any beautiful flower come from a plant burdened with so many sharp thorns Saddened by this…

POEMS: “What is a dad?”

A dad is someone who
wants to catch you before you fall but instead picks you up, brushes you off you up, and lets you try again.