Monday, August 24, 2009
A long time ago, before the world was created and humans set foot on it, God had put all the human “qualities” in a separate room.
Since all the qualities were bored they decided to play hide & seek.
“Madness” was one of the qualities and it shouted: “I want to count, I want to count!”And since nobody was crazy enough to want to seek “Madness”, all the other qualities agreed. So “Madness” leaned against a tree and started to count: “One, two,three…”
As “Madness” counted, the qualities went hiding.“Treason” hid in a pile of garbage..
“Lie” said that it would hide under a stone, but hid at the bottom of the lake.
And Madness continued to count “… seventy nine, eighty, eighty one…”
By this time, all the qualities were already hidden except “Love “. For stupid as “Love” is, it could not decide where to hide. And this should not surprise us, because we all know how difficult it is to hide “Love”.
“Madness”: “…ninety five, ninety six, ninety seven…”
Just when “Madness” got to one hundred………”Love” jumped into a rose bush where it hid.
And Madness turned around and shouted: “I’m coming, I’m coming!”
As Madness turned around, “Laziness” was the first to be found, because “Laziness” was too lazy to hide. “Madness” searched madly and found “Lie” at the bottom of the lake.
One by one, Madness found them all except Love. Madness was getting desperate, unable to find Love. Envious of Love, “Envy” whispered to “Madness” “You only need to find Love, and Love is hiding in the rose bush.”
“Madness” Jumped on the rose bush and it heard loud cry. The thorns in the bush had pierced “Loves” eyes.
Hearing the commotion God came into the room and saw what had happened. He got very angry and cursed “Madness”and said: "Since “Love” has become blind because of youu …u shall always be with it”
And so it came about that from that day on, “Love is blind and is always accompanied by Madness!”
Friday, August 21, 2009
It's the ones you can call up at 4:00 a.m. that really matter.-- Marlene Dietrich
It's what each of us sows, and how, that gives to us character and prestige. Seeds of kindness, goodwill, and human understanding, planted in fertile soil, spring up into deathless friendships, big deeds of worth, and a memory that will not soon fade.
George Matthew Adams
Friendship is held to be the severest test of character. It is easy, we think, to be loyal to a family and clan, whose blood is in your own veins. Love between a man and a woman is founded on the mating instinct and is not free from desire and self-seeking. But to have a friend and to be true under any and all trials is the mark of a man!