InspirEmail No 74 - Bouncing Back


You will find as you look back upon your life, that the moments when you really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love
Henry Drummond

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InspirEmail No 74 - December 5, 2005
'Inspirational messages to refresh the spirit and boost the emotional bank account'

Bouncing Back

A father took his young son into a toy shop to give him a chance to look at some special gifts he would like to receive from Santa Claus. The father told the boy to have a wander around on his own for a few minutes to see what he would like. At the back of the shop, his young son found a statue of a man made out of lot of colourful balloons. He looked at the balloon man for a minute, and then he drew back his fist and hit him just as hard as he could. The balloon man fell back and hit the floor, then rocked backwards and forwards and after a few seconds he stood upright again.

The confused boy backed off and looked at the balloon man and then hit him again, as hard as he could. The balloon man fell back once more and hit the floor, but was soon standing upright again.

The father saw his young son hit that balloon man and asked, 'Why do you think he comes bouncing back up when you hit him and knock him down?'

The boy thought for a minute and said, 'I don't know Dad, I guess it's because he's standing up on the inside.'

Author Unknown

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Myself

I have to live with myself, and so,
I want to be fit for myself to know;
I want to be able as days go by,
Always to look myself straight in the eye;

I don't want to stand with the setting sun
And hate myself for the things I've done.
I don't want to keep on a closet shelf
A lot of secrets about myself,

And fool myself as I come and go
Into thinking that nobody else will know
The kind of man I really am;
I don't want to dress myself up in sham.
I want to go out with my head erect,

I want to deserve all men's respect;
But here in this struggle for fame and wealth,
I want to be able to like myself.
I don't want to think as I come and go
That I'm bluster and bluff and empty show.

I never can hide myself from me,
I see what others may never see,
I know what others may never know,
I never can fool myself - and so,
Whatever happens, I want to be
Self-respecting and conscience free.

Edgar Guest



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Your Potential

There is inside you all of the potential to be whatever you want to be, all of the energy to do whatever you want to do. Imagine yourself as you would like to be, doing what you want to do and each day, take one step towards your dream. And though at times it may seem too difficult to continue, hold on to your dream.

One morning you will awake to find that you are the person you dreamed of and doing what you wanted to do, simply because you had the courage to believe in your potential and to hold on to your dream.

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Sometimes the slightest shift in the way you look at things, a seemingly insignificant change in perspective can alter your life forever
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