Friday, April 17, 2015
A beggar had been sitting by the side of a road for over thirty years. One day a stranger walked by. "Spare some change?" mumbled the beggar, mechanically holding out his old baseball cap. "I have nothing to give you," said the stranger. Then he asked: "What's that you are sitting on?" "Nothing," replied the beggar. "Just an old box. I have been sitting on it for as long as I can remember." "Ever looked inside?" asked the stranger. "No," said the beggar. "What's the point? There's nothing in there." "Have a look inside," insisted the stranger. The beggar managed to pry open the lid. With astonishment, disbelief, and elation, he saw that the box was filled with gold.
The true gifts in life are when...
We have made peace with ourselves and others.
We let go of control and learn to just trust.
We face our pain rather than cover it up.
We stop looking for external validation.
We feel a deep sense of belonging.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Imagine seeing the beauty in everything;
in yourself, others, your surroundings.
Every day we are blessed with so much.
The magnificent colors in the sunset, the salty air,
nature playfully dancing around us.