It Takes More than Flying a Flag (My 4th of July Poem)

There is a different between boundaries

And not respecting someone

The balance isn’t always easily done

 

Our country is now so divided

With the 4th upon us

But unity has me excited

 

I honor you

But not always your choices

There is a difference

 

This 4th let’s celebrate

A new age dawning

We decide the future, not fate

 

Other countries can have intense discussions

Why can we?

Start a chain reaction of American liberty!

 

I know it isn’t always easy

This cost of freedom

It takes more than flying a flag!

 

(C) Carly Wiggins 2018

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Parenting !!

An excellent message on Parenting…adapted from a speech !

You will be gone soon but the children will be here; And nobody can manage anybody else’s life; though they are with you,  yet they belong not to you…
You may give them your love but not your thoughts; for they have their own thoughts
You may house their bodies but not their souls,  for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit even in your dreams…
God will take care …
It is none of our business to be too concerned…
Whatsoever we can do, we do, but one should not ponder and think too much  about things going the way one wants …
That is very egoistic

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You have given birth to a child, but once he is out of the womb ; he is free of you
First he depended for his breath on you when he was in the womb
Then he will take his own breath
That moment, You don’t say  – ‘What are you doing?
Are you trying to be free of me? Trying to be independent?’

You feel happy that your child is breathing !!

First he will take milk from you, then one day he will start eating on his own

First he will go on clinging to your apron and then one day he will leave it

You will be happy because the child is growing, becoming mature.

Then finally one day he falls in love with a woman

He has found his woman, so he will go on his own way

Bless them, and whatsoever happens they have to find their own life and their
own meaning to life.

Now you are free.
Just try to find your meaning, your life, your goals, and devote the few days that are left to the search of the ultimate.

Don’t be concerned with ordinary things I have never seen a single parent who is happy about their children.

Nobody is ever happy… Even the father of Buddha was not happy… He was very very annoyed because his son turned out to be a pauper. He became a Monk and the father was hoping he would become an Emperor .. He crushed all his father’s hopes

One thing is certain — that the child is not here to fulfill your expectations

The child is here with his own destiny, and he will unfold his  own destiny. You are trying somehow to direct his destiny and that is going to be frustrated.

Accept it and bless them good.

They have to find their own ways

Who are we to interfere?
And how can we?

Pray for them but leave them on their own.

You just try to grow yourself.

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Excerpts from the discourse of a popular motivational speaker !!

 

Golden Sentences to implement in Life

Nice collection!! Please read and implement in your life the following golden sentences :

  • Heavy rains remind us of challenges in life. Never ask for a lighter rain, just pray for a better umbrella. That is Attitude.
  • When flood comes, fish eats ants and when flood recedes, ants eat fish. Only time matters. Just hold on. God gives opportunity to every one.
  • In a theatre when drama plays, you opt for front seats. When film is screened, you opt for rear seats. Your position in life is only relative. Not absolute.
  • For making soap, oil is required. But to clean oil, soap is required. This is the irony of life.
  • Life is not about finding the right person. But creating the right relationship.
  •  It’s not how we care in the beginning. But how much we care till the end.
  •  Every problem has (N+1) solutions: where N is the number of solutions that you have tried and 1 is that you have not tried.
  • When you are in problem, don’t think it’s the End. It is only a Bend in life.
  •  Difference between Man and God is God gives, gives and forgives. Man gets, gets and forgets.
  • Only two category of people are happy in life-The Mad and the Child. Be Mad to achieve a goal. Be a Child to enjoy what you achieved.
  • Never play with the feelings of others. You may win. But lose the person for lifetime.
  • There is NO Escalator to success. ONLY STEPS!!!
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One little step ahead

If you see me so happy,
It is because
I have taken one step ahead;
Just one little step ahead;
But it means so much to me.

If you see me smiling,
It is because
I have taken one step ahead;
One single step ahead.
But it means so much to me.

If you see me celebrating,
It is because
I have taken one step ahead;
One single step ahead;
But it means so much to me.

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Peace I leave with you. My peace I give you. I give to you not as the world gives. Don’t be troubled or afraid.
John 14:27 CEB

fαthєr, wє αrє grαtєful fσr pєαcє. ít íѕ α wσndєrful gíft thαt чσu hαvє gívєn uѕ, αnd wє αѕk fσr чσur hєlp αnd ѕtuѕtαíníng grαcє tσ αlwαчѕ вє pєαcєful ín єvєrч ѕítuαtíσn.


And God’s peace, which is far beyond human understanding, will keep your hearts and minds safe in union with Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:7 GNTD