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Ten Rules For Being Human
1. You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it's yours to keep for the entire period.
2. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called life.
3. There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial, error, and experimentation. The experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiments that ultimately work.
4. Lessons are repeated until they are learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can go on to the next lesson.
5. Learning lessons does not end. There's no part of life that doesn't contain its lessons. If you're alive, that means there are still lessons to be learned.
6. There is no better a place than here; When your there has become a here you will simply obtain another there that will again look better than here.
7. Other people are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.
8. What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.
9. Your answers lie within you. The answers to life's questions lie within you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust. 1
0. You will forget all this.....
When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won..... - Mahatma Gandhi
My grandfather used to sit me on his knee when I was a child and impart his words of wisdom. Here is one of many: The road to success is not straight. There is a curve called Failure, a loop called Confusion, speed bumps called Friends, red lights called Enemies, caution lights called Family. You will have flats called Jobs. But, if you have a spare called Determination, an engine called Perseverance, insurance called Faith, a driver called Jesus you will make it to a place called Success!! He also told me to: Never label yourself, nor allow others to label you, as it limits who you are and what you can be….So I pass these on, to my friends here at BP with the hope they will provide you with inspiration in all your endeavors.
Meanwhile, come in, take a seat, let your guard down, relax, let's chat and get to know each other. You just might find we have a lot in common. Ladies, don't be shy. I don't bite but I might nibble a little lol. All I ask is that REAL WOMEN approach; those who don't live in the fairy tale world of a fantasy man. See, I've noted many women here at BP want a 6ft, 250 pound, tall, dark and handsome man. That's living the dream the West (AMERICA) has sold you. Meanwhile you are alone...maybe not lonely but alone. If you seek a real man, measure him by who and what he is on the inside, not by superficial traits. You say you're grown but you still think like a little girl.
This can also be said about the men. REAL MEN seek to explore a woman's inner essence, that place she keeps guarded and hidden from all. A Real Man will seek that connection with a woman. As my grandmother told me: She fell in love with my grandfather not because of looks, money or color but because of the way he made her feel deep inside---he touched her in places no man ever did or dared to go....
A little about me... Waiting for the right woman to find me...Dr. Maya Angelou said: I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life. I've learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life. I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one. I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I've learned that I still have a lot to learn. I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made you feel;
What am I looking for in a partner?
I am seeking an explorer....someone who does not hold back and has a spirit of adventure.....I want emotional closeness. I want sharing. I want a beautiful bridge between us that is always there, always open, always secure, always ours alone. I want communication. I want words that speak our language. I want touches that say more than words can mean. I want to be more in touch with you than any man ever has. I want strength. I want as much happiness as tomorrow can promise to anyone. I want to be home to you. I want you to be home to me. And I want the smile that is in my heart to always reflect so beautifully in the eyes I most love to see. Will I find the one who is searching for me? I'd just like to add... Let's see what life has to offer.
WANTED: SOMEONE TO LOVE:
From afar or just from around the corner
She might also be in the heavens above
Or at the end of the rainbow
Or maybe from beyond.
But just the same someone
I’ll keep waiting for you
And when you’re already here
I’ll forever love you
Hand in hand we’ll face
Whatever comes every tomorrow
No matter it be Happiness, pain or sorrow
Honourable human beings are as rare as hen’s teeth. The shrewd mind eradicates the
presence of honour. The idea, the formula of a honourable person is commonplace.
“Honourable” people, all doing the ‘right thing’, often act out the worst fears and prejudices of
humanity. We fill our governments, courts and institutions with ‘honourable’ people. This is like
filling the fire service with arsonists. Easily offended, mistaking moral outlook, learning, pride,
irreproachability, and cultural predilection for honour, they are rigid, selfish, superior, self-
important, lying, and judgmental, and keep our world full of dissonance so they can justify their
bigotry and righteousness. Authority in our world equates with the capacity to destroy, to
oppress, to incarcerate, and invalidate. It requires everyone to be quiet, keep off the streets, to
protest only in an impotent fashion.
Doing nothing only assists evil. Honour acknowledges an imperative to repair what we find
wrong. If you don’t fix it, who will? Be courageous!
REST IN PEACE TINA MARIE
The Touch of the Master's Hand
It was battered and scarred,
And the auctioneer thought it hardly worth his while
To waste his time on the old violin, but he held it up with a smile.
"What am I bid, good people", he cried,
"Who starts the bidding for me?" "One dollar, one dollar, Do I hear two?"
"Two dollars, who makes it three?" "Three dollars once, three dollars twice, going for three,"
But, No, From the room far back a gray bearded man Came forward and picked up the bow,
Then wiping the dust from the old violin
And tightening up the strings, He played a melody, pure and sweet
As sweet as the angel sings.
The music ceased and the auctioneer With a voice that was quiet and low, Said
"What now am I bid for this old violin?"
As he held it aloft with its' bow. "One thousand, one thousand, Do I hear two?"
"Two thousand, Who makes it three?" "Three thousand once, three thousand twice,
Going and gone", said he.
The audience cheered, But some of them cried,
"We just don't understand." "What changed its' worth?"
Swift came the reply. "The Touch of the Masters Hand."
And many a man with life out of tune
All battered with bourbon and gin Is auctioned cheap to a thoughtless crowd
Much like that old violin A mess of pottage, a glass of wine,
A game and he travels on. He is going once, he is going twice,
He is going and almost gone. But the Master comes,
And the foolish crowd never can quite understand,
The worth of a soul and the change that is wrought
By the Touch of the Masters' Hand.
Myra Brooks Welch
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