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InspirEmail No 162 - August 3rd, 2009
'Inspirational messages to refresh the spirit and boost the emotional bank account'
 

Real Beauty

When a first-time father cuddled his newborn son, he immediately noticed the baby's ears conspicuously standing out from his head. He expressed his concern to the nurse that some children might taunt his child, calling him names like 'Dumbo.' A doctor examined the baby and reassured the new dad that his son was healthy - the ears presented only a minor cosmetic problem.

But the nervous father persisted. He wondered if the child might suffer psychological effects of ridicule, or if they should consider plastic surgery.

The nurse assured him that it was really no problem, and he should just wait to see if the boy grows into his ears.

The father finally felt more optimistic about his child, but now he worried about his wife's reaction to those large, protruding ears. She had delivered by caesarean section, and had not yet seen the child.

'She doesn't take things as easily as I do,' he said to the nurse.

By this time, the new mother was settled in the recovery room and ready to meet her new baby. The nurse went along with the dad to lend some support in case this inexperienced mother became upset about her baby's large ears.

The infant was swaddled in a receiving blanket with his head covered for the short trip through the chilly air-conditioned corridor. The baby was placed in his mother's arms, who eased the blanket back so that she could gaze upon her child for the first time.

She took one look at her baby's face and looked to her husband and gasped, 'Oh, Honey! Look! He has your ears!'

No problem with mum. She married those ears . . . and she loves the man to whom they are attached.

The poet Khalil Gibran said - 'Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart." It's hard to see the ears when you're looking into the light.

Written by Steve Goodier

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The Importance of Belief

Many people today live their entire lives on the basis of 'seeing is believing.' That is to say, the only images they get emotionally involved with are the ones they can discern with their physical senses.

But the individuals of real 'vision,' down through the ages, have always known the overriding principle is, 'what you see is what you get.'

Expressed somewhat differently, what this means is that the images in people's minds, actually precede the concrete images, which pervade our material world.

Therefore, you should be aware of the fact that the fascinating physical world we see before us, with all of its conveniences for making our lives more comfortable, has been built largely by image-makers - men and women of vision who knew what they could do, and expected everything else to 'fall into place,' regardless of what their critics might say to the contrary.

Remember, you will only receive what you truly expect, not what you only wish for.

Written by Bob Proctor
With many thanks to my good friend Ron Prasad for sharing this story

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Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful
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