Monday, January 19, 2009

Bed Time Stories : Life becomes a true joy in sharing.

good night HM - - Vani


Many years ago three soldiers, hungry and weary of battle, came upon a small village. The villagers, suffering a meager harvest and the many years of war, quickly hid what little they had to eat and met the three at the village square, wringing their hands and bemoaning the lack of anything to eat.

The soldiers spoke quietly among themselves and the first soldier then turned to the village elders. "Your tired fields have left you nothing to share, so we will share what little we have: the secret of how to make soup from stones."

Naturally the villagers were intrigued and soon a fire was put to the town's greatest kettle as the soldiers dropped in three smooth stones. "Now this will be a fine soup", said the second soldier; "but a pinch of salt and some parsley would make it wonderful!" Up jumped a villager, crying "What luck! I've just remembered where some's been left!" And off she ran, returning with an apronful of parsley and a turnip. As the kettle boiled on, the memory of the village improved: soon barley, carrots, beef and cream had found their way into the great pot.

They ate and danced and sang well into the night, refreshed by the feast and their new-found friends. In the morning the three soldiers awoke to find the entire village standing before them. At their feet lay a satchel of the village's best breads and cheese. "You have given us the greatest of gifts: the secret of how to make soup from stones", said an elder, "and we shall never forget."

The third soldier turned to the crowd, and said: "There is no secret, but this is certain: it is only by sharing that we may make a feast". And off the soldiers wandered, down the road.


There are three keys to a more abundant living - caring about others, daring for others and sharing with others.

When we dream alone, with our eyes shut, asleep, then that dream is an illusion, but when we dream together, sharing the same dream, awake and with our eyes wide open, then that dream becomes a reality.

Infinitely more important than sharing one's material wealth is sharing the wealth of ourselves - our time and energy, our passion and commitment and above all our love. With sharing, friendship deepens and unity of hearts prevail.

And a smile is the light in our window that tells others that there is a caring and sharing person inside. The sharing of joy, whether physical, emotional, intellectual or any type forms a bridge between the sharers which can be the basis for understanding much of what is not shares between them, and lessens the threat of their difference.

So do something for somebody gladly, in sharing the sorrow of others, our own are less harder to bear.

Do something for somebody always, whatever may be our creed.

There is nothing on earth that can help us so much as much as a kindly deed!

Hari Om!


Never Explain Yourself To Anybody
Becoz the person who likes you dosent need it
And the person who dislikes you wont believe it.

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