Bring Your Trouble Home - The Trouble Tree
I hired to help me restore an old farmhouse had just finished a rough first
day on the job. A flat tire made him lose an hour of work, his electric
saw quit and now his ancient pickup truck refused to start.
While I drove him
home, he sat in stony silence. Upon arriving, he invited me in to meet
his family. As we walked toward the front door, he paused briefly at a
small tree, touching the tips of the branches with both hands.
When he opened
the door, he underwent an amazing transformation. His tanned face was
wreathed in smiles; he hugged his two small children and gave his wife
a kiss. Afterward he walked me to the car. We passed the tree and my curiosity
got the better of me. I asked him about what I had seen him do earlier.
"Oh, that's my
trouble tree," he replied. "I know I can't help having troubles on the
job, but one thing for sure, troubles don't belong in the house with
my wife and the children. So I just hang them up on the tree every
night when I come home. Then in the morning I pick them up again. "Funny
thing is," he smiled, "when I come out in the morning to pick 'em up, there
ain't nearly as many as I remember hanging up the night before."
"Worry is like a rocking chair; It gives you something to do, But
doesn't get you anywhere."
The Values of Life -
Where Lies Your Priority
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in
front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large
and empty mayonnaise jar......
Kindness Stories - Does
It Pay To Be Kind
One day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay
his way through school, found he had only one thin dime left, and
he was hungry. He decided he would ask for......
Love Story - I Will Always Love
There was once this guy who is very much in love with his girl. This
romantic guy folded 1,000 pieces of paper cranes as a gift to his girl.
Although, at that time he was just a small fry in his.......
"See, you don't have to think about the right thing. If you're
for the right thing, You do it without thinking..."
*-- Maya Angelou
"If a man hasn't discovered something he will die for, He isn't fit
to live." *-- Martin Luther King
"Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not." *--
"Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of
order that sets me free to fly."
*-- Julie Andrews
"One drop of water helps to swell the ocean; a spark of fire helps
to give light to the world. None are too small, too feeble, too poor to
be of service. Think of this and act." *-- Hannah More
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