He gently opened his eyes and the warm sun beat upon his face.. He lay among the soft caress of the grass and a gentle wind embraced him..
His father sat underneath a tree a few feet way beside the babbling brook.. You are awake,, his father smiled., I fell asleep dad.,, ”You did my son.”. ”I had a dream dad.”. His father rose and sat beside him.. ”Do you want to tell me about it ?”. ”It was so real dad., I dreamt of missiles falling from the sky and little kids,. even younger than I getting killed and maimed., The world was in a bad state.. Millions were poor dad,, not even with enough to eat.. There were homeless people and destitute,. There were huge storms and hurricanes and all types of disasters happening,. People were fighting all of the time over land, possessions, oil and money.. Rainforests were dying dad and animals of all types were in danger and the earth was actually heating up! And I dreamt of growing up in this world and I was having happy times and sad times.,. And I lived a life dad.. I did!, I had a wife and kids and it was crazy fast you know.
Everything went so quickly.. And I felt so much., I was scared, full of joy,, there was fear and hope,. And so many times I felt helpless. And a lot of the time I felt so lonely. Worst of all dad,, I didn’t know where you were. I kinda knew you were there somewhere and I kept calling out for you. In fact sometimes I gave up hope and told myself that you didn’t exist at all.. But deep down I had a feeling you were somewhere.. As I grew older I stopped searching for you out there and started looking within. Which was strange really but I kinda felt you were a part of me dad just as I was a part of you. It was full on dad and then I just woke up ! His father looked at him with love in his wise eyes.. ”That’s some dream son !” ”How long was I asleep dad ?” ”Mmmmmm perhaps 5 minutes,. not much more.” ”Wow! All of that in 5 minutes ?”
The son looked knowingly at his dad for awhile.. ”Dad that was my first dream.,” ”I know son,. and your last,.. if you so choose.” ”Dad ?” ”Yes my son ?” ”Did you know I was dreaming ?” ”Why yes, of course.”
The son reflected on this for a moment.. ”So dad, during the bad parts of the dream did you know I was suffering ?” ”My son, you may have appeared to be suffering in the dream but were always perfectly safe with me here.” ”You could have woken me ?” ”I could, but I didn’t. You would have woken with a start.. It would have been a little frightening for you that way.. You gently came out of the dream yourself.. You choose to enter the dream state.. It is best if you choose to exit.” The son stretched out on the grass.. ”Dad” ”Yes my son.” ”I love you.” ”I know, my child. We are love.”
Once a group of 50 people was attending a seminar.. Suddenly the speaker stopped and started giving each person a balloon.. Each one was asked to write his\/her name on it using a marker pen.. Then all the balloons were collected and put in another room..
Now these delegates were let in that room and asked to find the balloon which had their name written., within 5 minutes..
Everyone was frantically searching for their name, pushing, colliding with each other, and there was utter chaos..
At the end of 5 minutes, no one could find their own balloon..
Now each one was asked to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it. Within minutes everyone had their own balloon..
The speaker began; This is exactly happening in our lives.. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all around, not knowing where it is.. Our happiness lies in the happiness of other people.. Give them their happiness, you will get your own happiness..
One fine sunny day in winter, a grasshopper was basking in the warm sun..
But he was very hungry, as he had not eaten anything since last night..
So, he looked about to find something to soothe his hunger.. Suddenly, he saw few ants carrying grains into their hole..
He went up to the ants and asked humbly, Can you, please, spare few grains for me.. I haven’t eaten anything since yesterday.. So, I am almost starving to death..
One of the ants asked the grasshopper, What were you doing the whole summer ? Why didn’t you store up the food for the winter season ?. The grasshopper replied, Truly speaking, I spent all the summer singing songs and that’s why I couldn’t store anything..
The ant chucked out a smile and remarked, Then dance the winter away..
The grasshopper pulled a long face and walked away. So we say..
In the panhandle of Oklahoma, along the interstate, there is a lone brick building marked Post Office No.56″, and is marked with tape at the door as Closed.. The building has no doors, and looks like a small box of bricks from a distance.. The door is always locked, and will never budge, no matter how hard you try..
Every July 7th, if you are positioned to the west of the building with the door opposite of where you stand, your nose will begin to bleed.. If you drink some of the blood, one of your teeth will fall out..
Take the took and go to the door.. The tape will no longer be there, and the building will have one small eye shaped window..
If you go to the window and place the tooth in it, the door will click open.. Do not look in the window.. Never look in the window..
When you open the door, a slow salty breeze will blow out, and the entire room will be pitch black.. Enter the room and shut the door.. You will wait 10 minutes to 40 minutes, depending on the last time you saw your parents..
After the time is up, a single shrill scream will sound.. If you flinch, you will wake up in your bed, sweating.. If you don’t flinch, close your eyes quickly and start running..
You will run for about 4-7 minutes depending on how fast you are, then you will hit a wall. Do not open your eyes..
The ground will feel warm, and your eyelids will see the color red.. Do not open your eyes.. Just feel around until you find a ring on the floor.. The ring will be cold as ice.. Pull on the ring and a trapdoor will open.. Enter the trapdoor..
After doing this, you will fall through the roof of an office tile in a building in downtown Tulsa, in a bathroom stall..
In the toilet will be a wallet and a gold ring. Take the gold ring, do not touch the wallet… _____
Think what a remarkable, unduplicatable, and miraculous thing it is to be you!. Of all the people who have come and gone on the earth, since the beginning of time, not ONE of them is like YOU!.
No one who has ever lived or is to come has had your combination of abilities, talents, appearance, friends, acquaintances, burdens, sorrows and opportunities…
No, one’s hair grows exactly the way yours does.. No one’s finger prints are like yours. No one has the same combination of secret inside jokes and family expressions that you know.. The few people who laugh at all the same things you do, don’t sneeze the way you do..
No one prays about exactly the same concerns as you do.. No one is loved by the same combination of people that love you NO ONE!. No one before, no one to come..
YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY UNIQUE! Enjoy that uniqueness.. You do not have to pretend in order to seem more like someone else.. You weren’t meant to be like someone else.. You do not have to lie to conceal the parts of you that are not like what you see in anyone else..
You were meant to be different.. Nowhere ever in all of history will the same things be going on in anyone’s mind, soul and spirit as are going on in yours right now..
If you did not exist, there would be a hole in creation, a gap in history, something missing from the plan for humankind.. Treasure your uniqueness.. It is a gift given only to you.. Enjoy it and share it!
No one can reach out to others in the same way that you can.. No one can speak your words.. No one can convey your meanings.. No one can comfort with your kind of comfort.. No one can bring your kind of understanding to another person..
No one can be cheerful and lighthearted and joyous in your way.. No one can smile your smile.. No one else can bring the whole unique impact of you to another human being..
Share your uniqueness.. Let it be free to flow out among your family and friends and people you meet in the rush and clutter of living wherever you are.. That gift of yourself was given you to enjoy and share.. Give yourself away!.
See it! Receive it! Let it tickle you! Let it inform you and nudge you and inspire you!
A rich man had only one son… The son fell into the bad company… He developed many bad habits…
The man was much worried about the habits of his son… He tried his best to mend his habits but he could not succeed… One day he thought of a plan to teach his son a lesson…
He went to market and purchased some fresh apples and a rotten one.. He came back to his home and called his son.. He asked his son to put all the apples along with the rotten one in the almirah….
The son did the same.. After some days father asked his son to bring the apples.. As he opened the door of almirah he was surprised to note that all the apples had become rotten. He felt sad…
At this his father told him to see how one rotten apple had spoiled all the rest.. In the same way one bad companion could spoil all others.. The father’s advice had the desired effect.. The boy gave up bad company and became good again….
A son took his old father to a restaurant for an evening dinner…
Father being very old and weak, while eating, dropped food on his shirt and trousers…
Other diners watched him in disgust while his son was calm…
After he finished eating, his son who was not at all embarrassed, quietly took him to the wash room, wiped the food particles, removed the stains, combed his hair and fitted his spectacles firmly… When they came out, the entire restaurant was watching them in dead silence, not able to grasp how someone could embarrass themselves publicly like that…
The son settled the bill and started walking out with his father…
At that time, an old man amongst the diners called out to the son and asked him, Don’t you think you have left something behind ?..
The son replied, No sir, I haven’t..
The old man retorted, Yes, you have! You left a lesson for every son and hope for every father..
The restaurant went silent…
#Moral: To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors… We all know, how our parents cared for us for every little things… Love them, respect them, and care for them.. ____