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Vignettes From The Pearly Gates (Day 8) Dezembro 3, 2007

Filed under: Inspirational — looking4good @ 6:52 am


(Day 8)

We may have shed copious tears before the Lord that tears may have been our constant companion; tears may have been the “reward” we receive from an uncaring and unappreciative flocks for the untold services we have rendered unto the Lord; but take heart and hold on to God’s promise, “Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him.” (Psalms 126: 5- 6)

Posted by Mel Avila Alarilla
Philippines
Spiritual/Inspirational

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A One In A Million, Chance Of A Lifetime

Filed under: Life — looking4good @ 6:38 am

Man strives for that one shining moment in his life, that one in a million, chance of a lifetime, when he can etch his name in immortality and fame.

And so he keeps on dreaming, and in his mind, he thinks of all the great things he will do to achieve just that- immortality and fame.

He marvels at the pantheon of the immortal greats of history- Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, Napoleon Bonaparte, and others.

He marvels at the great minds that shaped the philosophical and intellectual world of mankind- Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, Freud, Emmanuel Kant, Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, Albert Einstein, to name a few.

He spends a lifetime of planning and plotting to achieve that one in a million, chance of a lifetime shot at fame, glory and fortune, and a place among the immortal greats.

He climbs the highest mountains, swims the deepest oceans, treks the unreachable places of the earth, jumps from the highest structures, and so on.

It does not matter whether he risks his life in order to attain that one in a million, chance of a lifetime ticket to fame, fortune and immortality.

Many have perished because of these quixotic quests. Many have fallen by the wayside in their attempt to achieve worldwide recognition. And they died disillusioned, broken and in anguish.

Even the so called immortal greats did not have that shining moments at their life’s end. Julius Caesar was treacherously murdered by his bosom friend. Alexander the Great died of mortal wounds sustained in numerous combats at a youthful age. Genghis Khan also died a lingering death because of mortal wounds of war. Napoleon Bonaparte died in exile, a suspected victim of arsenic poisoning.

Man has time and again became victim of the illusionary goals of this world. They swim with the collective mindset of the world established by the great enemy of man. Like the rats of old, they march to the hypnotic tune of the Pied Piper of Hammelin to the edge of the cliff and to their eventual doom. They strive for greatness only to end up in disaster and doom.

Why? Because God never gave us the one in a million, chance of a lifetime to be great. Instead He gives us little stones scattered all over our lives, to pick up each day until our lives become clean and wonderful, devoid of any litter and trash of this world. We then become a shining testimony of God’s greatness in our lives, as we reflect His wondrous glory. Then we become a light of the world and a salt of the earth, reflecting and magnifying God’s glory to the world.

One In A Million – Hannah Montana

Posted by Mel Avila Alarilla
Philippines
Spiritual/Inspirational

 

Dec. 3 – International Day of Disabled Persons 2007

Filed under: Day,Dia — looking4good @ 1:46 am

International Day of Disabled Persons is an annual event to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of people with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

The theme for 2007 is “Decent Work for Persons with Disabilities”.

You can read the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message on The 2007 International Day of Disable Persons here.

 

Dec. 3 – International Day of Disabled Persons 2007

Filed under: Day,Dia — looking4good @ 1:46 am

International Day of Disabled Persons is an annual event to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of people with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

The theme for 2007 is “Decent Work for Persons with Disabilities”.

You can read the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message on The 2007 International Day of Disable Persons here.

 

A Minha Terra – Candido Guerreiro

Filed under: Candido Guerreiro,poesia — looking4good @ 1:07 am
foto: Nascer do sol daqui

Minha Terra embalada pelas ondas,
Lindo país de mouras encantadas,
Onde o amor tece lendas e onde as fadas
Em castelos de lua dançam rondas…

Oh meu Algarve, quero que me escondas…
Que na treva da morte haja alvoradas!
Hei-de sonhar com moiras encantadas,
Se eu dormir embalado pelas ondas…

Quando o sol emergir detrás da Serra,
Sempre será… da minha terra
A fecundar-me o chão da sepultura…

Ao pé dos meus, na minha aldeia querida,
A morte será quase uma ventura,
A morte será quase como a vida…

Francisco Xavier Cândido Guerreiro (n. em Alte a 3 Dez 1871; m. 11 Abr 1953).

 

A Minha Terra – Candido Guerreiro

Filed under: Candido Guerreiro,poesia — looking4good @ 1:07 am
foto: Nascer do sol daqui

Minha Terra embalada pelas ondas,
Lindo país de mouras encantadas,
Onde o amor tece lendas e onde as fadas
Em castelos de lua dançam rondas…

Oh meu Algarve, quero que me escondas…
Que na treva da morte haja alvoradas!
Hei-de sonhar com moiras encantadas,
Se eu dormir embalado pelas ondas…

Quando o sol emergir detrás da Serra,
Sempre será… da minha terra
A fecundar-me o chão da sepultura…

Ao pé dos meus, na minha aldeia querida,
A morte será quase uma ventura,
A morte será quase como a vida…

Francisco Xavier Cândido Guerreiro (n. em Alte a 3 Dez 1871; m. 11 Abr 1953).

 

A Minha Terra – Candido Guerreiro

Filed under: Candido Guerreiro,poesia — looking4good @ 1:07 am
foto: Nascer do sol daqui

Minha Terra embalada pelas ondas,
Lindo país de mouras encantadas,
Onde o amor tece lendas e onde as fadas
Em castelos de lua dançam rondas…

Oh meu Algarve, quero que me escondas…
Que na treva da morte haja alvoradas!
Hei-de sonhar com moiras encantadas,
Se eu dormir embalado pelas ondas…

Quando o sol emergir detrás da Serra,
Sempre será… da minha terra
A fecundar-me o chão da sepultura…

Ao pé dos meus, na minha aldeia querida,
A morte será quase uma ventura,
A morte será quase como a vida…

Francisco Xavier Cândido Guerreiro (n. em Alte a 3 Dez 1871; m. 11 Abr 1953).