Having something inspirational in this blog is a must in the overall scheme of things. I am committed to providing encouragement and inspiration to others as I pursue my own happiness in life. I hope you enjoy these short stories and quotes.
Paid In Full
When I was a little girl a young boy came to the door after school on day selling some kind of salve. He explained that his father had been killed in the war and he was trying to earn money to help his mother buy food and pay bills.
My mom had a couple of apple pies sitting on the counter hot out the oven. Dinner was ready and we were just waiting for my father to get home so we could eat. The boy was so hungry and wanted to ask for food so badly but was ashamed. He looked so tired and hungry my mom asked him if he’d like to stay for dinner. He said he sure was hungry but he had to try to sell some salve before it got dark. My mom bought a container of salve and wrapped a big slice of pie for him to take with him. We never did see him again.
About 20 years later my mom was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery. The surgeon was going over the patient’s chart the following morning and noticed the name of the patient. He inquired if it was Mrs. Martin from 1012 Church Street, Leesburg. The nurse confirmed the name and address. The doctor asked to have the full bill for the patient’s surgery brought to him when it was prepared. The bill was delivered to him the next day. He folded everything nicely, placed it in an envelope, wrote a note on the front and asked that it be delivered to the patient.
The patient, Mrs. Martin, accepted the envelope but didn’t want to open it wondering how she would ever be able to pay. She noticed the writing on the bottom left corner and put her glasses on to read. The note read “Paid In Full With One Slice Of Pie”.
THIS ONE SPEAKS FOR ITSELF – NEVER DOUBT YOUR OWN BEAUTY AND BE GRATEFUL YOU’RE UNIQUE
MISERY LOVES COMPANY – AS YOU LEARN TO LOVE YOURSELF AND RISE UP, YOU MIGHT FIND SOME FRIENDS ARE NOT FRIENDS AT ALL.
“TIME IS A WHEEL IN CONSTANT MOTION ALWAYS ROLLING US ALONG. TELL ME WHO WANTS TO LOOK BACK OVER THEIR YEARS AND WONDER WHERE THOSE YEARS HAVE GONE.”
I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger
May you never take one single breath for granted
God forbid love ever leave you empty handed
I hope you still feel small standing by the ocean
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens
Promise me you’ll give faith a fighting chance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance, I hope you dance
I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance
And never settle for the path of least resistance
Living might mean taking chances but they’re worth taking
Loving might be a mistake but it’s worth the making
IT’S GOOD TO THINK HIGHLY OF OTHERS WHO ARE DESERVING-
ONLY NOT AT THE EXPENSE OF BEING A DOORMAT
AS A MAN THINKTH SO IS HE
You’ll be surprised how well this works with anything in life.
Maya Angelou > Quotes
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
― Maya Angelou
YOUR TRAILS CAN MAKE YOU STRONGER IF YOU LET THEM.
“TOUGH TIMES NEVER LAST, BUT TOUGH PEOPLE DO”
Robert H. Schuller
What Will You Do When Once In A Lifetime Knocks On Your Door?
A wise leader said in a public speech not too long ago, “A WOMAN’S BASE IS IN THE HOME, A WOMAN’S PLACE IS ANYWHERE HER TALENT, GIFTS AND SKILLS WILL TAKE HER!!!
Well done is better than well said.
Please remember to encourage someone today!