InspirEmail No 67 - August 29, 2005
'Inspirational messages to refresh the spirit and boost the emotional bank account'


The Circles of Life

My grandfather took me to the fishing pond when I was about seven and he told me to throw a stone into the water. He then told me to watch the circles created by the stone and he asked me to think of myself as that stone.

'You may create lots of splashes in your life, but the waves that come from those splashes will disturb the peace of all your fellow creatures,' he said.

'Remember that you are responsible for what you put in your circle and that circle will also touch many other circles.'

'You will need to live in a way that allows the good that comes from your circle to send the peace of that goodness to others.'

'The splash that comes from anger or jealousy will send those feelings to other circles. You are responsible for both.'

That was the first time I realised each person creates the inner peace or discord that flows out into the world. We cannot create world peace if we are riddled with inner conflict, hatred, doubt or anger. We radiate the feelings and thoughts that we hold inside, whether we speak them or not.

Whatever is splashing around inside of us is spilling out into the world, creating beauty or discord with all other circles of life.

Remember the eternal wisdom that 'what ever you focus on expands'

Author Unknown

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Where are you going?

An army chaplain tells of the time he was asked to preach at a church some 20 miles from the base. He took his family along, but had neglected to tell his six-year-old daughter where they were going. After a few miles on the road, she asked, 'Dad, when we get to where we're going, where will we be?'

A good question! And one and all of us should try to answer for ourselves. Think of your life's journey. When you get to where you're going, where will you be? One year, five years, or even 20 years from now, if you keep heading in the same direction you are heading and keep doing what you are doing, what will your life look like? Not only vocationally and financially, but what kind of person will you be?

Do you have a pretty clear picture of the way you would like things to turn out, or will you be as surprised when it happens as everybody else?

It has been my experience that most people do not spend much time with these questions. But as Henry David Thoreau once said, 'In the long run, we only hit what we aim at.'

To live aimlessly is to waste this precious gift of life. But to live with direction is to live fully.

Written by Steve Goodier

People who make a difference in life have . . . .

Initiative - being a self-starter with contagious energy

Vision - seeing beyond the obvious, claiming new objectives

Unselfishness - releasing the controls and the glory

Teamwork - involving, encouraging, and supporting others

Faithfulness - hanging in there in season and out

Enthusiasm - providing affirmation, excitement to the task

Discipline - modelling great character regardless of the odds

Confidence - representing security, faith, and determination

Charles R. Swindoll


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You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time
Charles F.Kettering

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