2 Horses

Two Horses !

~ Author Unknown
Just up the road from my home is a field, with two horses in it. From a distance, each horse looks like any other horse.
But if you stop your car, or are walking by, you will notice something quite amazing…
Looking into the eyes of one horse will disclose that he is blind. His owner has chosen not to have him put down, but has made a good home for him. This alone is amazing. If you stand nearby and listen, you will hear the sound of a bell. Looking around for the source of the sound, you will see that it comes from the smaller horse in the field.
Attached to the horse’s halter is a small bell. It lets the blind friend know where the other horse is, so he can follow. As you stand and watch these two friends, you’ll see that the horse with the bell is always checking on the blind horse, and that the blind horse will listen for the bell and then slowly walk to where the other horse is, trusting that he will not be led astray.
When the horse with the bell returns to the shelter of the barn each evening, it stops occasionally and looks back, making sure that the blind friend isn’t too far behind to hear the bell.
Like the owners of these two horses, God does not throw us away just because we are not perfect or because we have problems or challenges!
He watches over us and even brings others into our lives to help us when we are in need…
Sometimes we are the blind horse being guided by the little ringing bell of those who God places in our lives. Other times we are the guide horse, helping others to find their way…
Good friends are like that.. You may not always see them, but you know they are always there…
Please listen for my bell and I’ll listen for yours, and remember…
Be kinder than necessary .
Everyone you meet is fighting some kind of a battle.
Live simply,

Love generously,

Care deeply,

Speak kindly…

FOR WE WALK BY FAITH AND NOT BY SIGHT !!!

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Running Crab

Once upon a time there was a crab who was  running on the sea shore and was admiring its beautiful footprints* *Suddenly a huge wave splashed and washed away the footprints.* *The crab was very angry and said to the wave,* *”I considered you as one of my best friends, who knows me so well , so what made you do this?* *” The wave replied, As you were admiring your foot prints, A fisherman on the shore was following your footprints, that’s why I cleared it off*…  *”Relationships mean caring beyond imagination*”. *Value your friends  and don’t ever doubt the intentions*. *Never hurt those who value you in life*

Thank you for everything

There was a bird who lived in the desert; very sick, no feathers, nothing to eat and drink, no shelter to live and kept on cursing his life day and night. 
One day, an Angel was crossing from that desert, bird stopped the Angel and inquired ” where are you going?” Angel replied ” I am going to meet God”. 
So bird asked angel ‘ please ask God when my suffering will  come to an end?’ Angel said ” sure, I will” and bid good bye to bird. Angel reached God’s place and shared the message of bird to Him.
 Angel told Him how pathetic the condition of bird is and inquired when the suffering of the bird will end. God replied “For the next seven life times, the bird has to suffer like this, no happiness till then”.
Angel said when bird hears this, he will get disheartened. Could You suggest any solution for this?
God replied: Tell him to recite this mantra “Thank you God for everything”. Angel met the bird again and delivered the message of God to the bird. 
After seven days, the Angel passed the same path again and saw that bird was so happy; feathers had grown on his body, a small plant grew up in the desert area, a small pond of water was also there, the bird was singing and dancing cheerfully. Angel was astonished as to how this happened, ‘God said for seven life times, there is no happiness for the bird’… with this question in mind, He went to visit God.
 Angel asked his query then God replied: “Yes, it was written there will be no happiness for the bird for seven life times but because the bird was reciting the mantra “Thank you God for everything”  in every situation.
 When bird fell down on the hot sand, it said “thank you God for everything”, when it could not fly it said “thank you God for everything”, so whatever the situation, the bird kept on repeating “Thank you God for everything” and therefore the seven life times’ karma got dissolved in seven days”.
When I heard this story, it landed me in a different energy zone, i felt a tremendous shift in my way of feeling, thinking, accepting and viewing life. 
I adopted this mantra in my life. Whatever the situation I faced, I started reciting this mantra ‘ THANK YOU GOD FOR EVERYTHING’. It helped me to shift my view from what i did not have to what i have in my life. 
Similarly,  i started using this mantra in my relationship, finance, love life, social life, business, with friends, maids, colleagues and everything with which I can relate. I shared this story with my spouse and children too which brought a great shift in their behaviour.
 This simple mantra really had a deep impact in my life, i started feeling how blessed I am, how happy I am, how good life is….
The purpose of sharing this message is to make all of us aware how powerful is the power of gratitude is. It can reshape our life.
 A simple word, a simple thought, which teaches us to be grateful for everything we have in our life has power to dissolve the karmic baggage which we are carrying from so many life times. Lets recite this mantra continuously to experience the shift in our life. 
I end this article with the beautiful lines:
Be grateful, and see the change in your attitude.

Be humble,and you will never stumble.
Deep love and gratitude to you for reading it.
 Thank you😊

The story of an ant

One morning I wasted nearly an hour watching a tiny ant carry a huge feather across my back terrace. Several times it was confronted by obstacles in its path and after a momentary pause it would make the necessary detour. At one point the ant had to negotiate a crack in the concrete about 10mm wide. After brief contemplation the ant laid the feather over the crack, walked across it and picked up the feather on the other side then continued on its way.

I was fascinated by the ingenuity of this ant, one of God’s smallest creatures. It served to reinforce the miracle of creation. Here was a minute insect, lacking in size yet equipped with a brain to reason, explore, discover and overcome. But this ant, like the two-legged co-residents of this planet, also shares human failings. After some time the ant finally reached its destination – a flower bed at the end of the terrace and a small hole that was the entrance to its underground home. And it was here that the ant finally met its match. How could that large feather possibly fit down that small hole? Of course it couldn’t. So the ant, after all this trouble and exercising great ingenuity, overcoming problems all along the way, just abandoned the feather and went home.

The ant had not thought the problem through before it began its epic journey and in the end the feather was nothing more than a burden. Isn’t life like that! We worry about our family, we worry about money or the lack of it, we worry about work, about where we live, about all sorts of things. These are all burdens – the things we pick up along life’s path and lug them around the obstacles and over the crevasses that life will bring, only to find that at the destination they are useless and we can’t take them with us

 

The story of Elephant Rope

As a man was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at anytime, break away from their bonds but for some reason, they did not.

He saw a trainer nearby and asked why these animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away. “Well,” trainer said, “when they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it’s enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.”

The man was amazed. These animals could at any time break free from their bonds but because they believed they couldn’t, they were stuck right where they were.

Like the elephants, how many of us go through life hanging onto a belief that we cannot do something, simply because we failed at it once before?

Failure is part of learning; we should never give up the struggle in life

via The story of Elephant Rope.

A Story of Winter Night in the Forest


It was a winter night and the cool breeze is making animals feel cold and seek some shelter and a cover on their bodies to keep themselves warm.  The sparrows entered their nests, the rabbits went into their burrows, the parrots went into the holes on the tree trunks, the squirrels hid into the shoots of the coconut tree.  Thus all those birds and animals settled down to face the chill night.  Dr.Dove was watching all these animals in the bright moon light from its whole on the nearby rocky hill.
By mid night the chillness increased and a couple of crows had fallen seriously ill for the exposure to the severe cold. As the Sun rises all the animals and birds started coming out and assembled at the bottom of the rocky hill.”What a cold it was last night.  The winter has just begun now.  By January it would be very cold.  If the cold winds blow like this we will certainly reduce in number”, – said a crane that lives on the nearby thorn bushes. “I could hear the sound of my teeth as I shivered in the night”, – said a dog. “Though we are big we too feel the cold”, said an elephant. “Though I am in my Den I too felt it”.
“Here comes an idea’ – said Dr. .Dove by landing on a big stone. “We all know that the Lion lives in a big den in this hill.  I have seen another small den that can comfortable accommodate our Lion.  It is just on the other side of this Hill.  I feel that the Lion can leave this big den and occupy the small one so that those animals that have no home can take shelter in the big den.  Thus they can protect themselves from exposing to the severe cold”.
As soon as Dr. Dove completed telling this, the lion roared and rejected the idea. “I need this big den let animals seek shelter in the small den that you had located”.
Looking at the elephants Dr .Dove said – “Dear Lion this is only for the winter months and rainy days the rest of the time you can use this big den”.  The elephants trumpeted in support of this statement and urged the lion to agree. Seeing the unity and the support Dr. Dove got from the herd of Elephants the Lion said : “OK I agree”.
The animals disbursed in search of food. It was night again.  All those animals that have no home gathered in the big den and felt good to be there.  As the night advances the cold winds blew more frequently and making the animals shiver even in the Den.  Some how they spent the night and gathered again at the bottom of the hill to share their experiences.
“Since the den is not so deep it can protect us partially from the severe cold.  We have to live with it” , opined the deer. 
Having listened to this discussion, Dr. Dove said: “I have another idea to help you keep warm. You all can collect the twigs and our elephant friends can bring dried logs in the forest to the den.   As mid night comes one of you can make these twigs and dried logs into a small heap and set fire.  Then the den gets the warmth from this fire”.
“Great idea!” said and jumped a monkey.
That night the animals made their own hearth and felt the warmth and slept comfortably. The animals made it a practice to gather together to feel warm in the winters of life.

Story of the flying Elephants

There was a time when elephants could fly and had four big wings. In fact they were God’s favourite vehicles; he used to ride on an elephant when he was busy creating the world. But once humans started living on earth and God’s work was over, their importance decreased.

Not only that, the elephants had developed very irritating habits. Sometimes they would crow like cocks. And sometimes, tired of flying in the sky, they would go and sit on the rooftops of houses. The
houses would collapse. The whole world knew how heavy the elephants were, but these creatures had no idea about the trouble they were causing.
It was time for God to take action. He invited the big beasts for a fantastic feast. The elephants stuffed themselves with so much food that once they had eaten their fill, they rolled over on their stomachs and went to sleep.
That was the moment God had been looking for. He quietly cut off the elephants’ wings. He gave away two of their wings to the peacock, which is how the bird got its beautiful tail.
Then God stuck the other two wings on the banana plant, which is how it got its big leaves. When the elephants woke up groggy from sleep, they discovered their great loss. And they got wild — so wild that they scampered off into the forests.

The Story of Diplomatic Reply

The Lion, the king of animals, one day called all his subjects to his court, a vast, smelly cave.
The bear felt nauseated by the smell and held his nose. The lion was offended and gave him a blow that knocked him senseless.
“Does my court smell that bad?” he asked the monkey.
“Not at all, Your Highness,” said the monkey, ingratiatingly. “I would say your court smells like a bouquet of flowers.”
The lion knew this was not possible and knocked him senseless too.
The other animals, including a fox, began to sidle out of the cave but the lion caught the fox’s tail and pulled him back.
“Let us have your opinion,” he said. “Does my court smell?”
“I have a terrible cold, Your Highness,” said the fox, forcing a sneeze. “I cannot smell a thing so I cannot tell you whether your court smells or not.”
The lion liked his clever reply and gave him an important post at his court.

Story of Donkey who didn’t help

A dog and a donkey were going to the market with their master. It was a very long walk across a mountainous path. At noon, the master ate the little food he had brought along, unloaded the donkey, and settled down under a tree for a nap. The donkey began to eat the grass growing there, but there was nothing for the dog to eat.
“There are some loaves among the load you were carrying,” said the dog to the donkey. “Let’s take one and share it between ourselves.”
“Wait till the master gets up!” said the donkey, tersely. “He’ll feed you then.”
Just then a ravenous wolf came into view.
“Help me, help me, dog!” pleaded the donkey, quavering in fear.
“I’m so hungry I don’t have the strength to do anything,” replied the dog. “Wait till the master gets up. He’ll certainly help you.”

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