of the site is dedicated to those words that inspire us so greatly! The way I am
going to set this up to start with, is by pasting my little inspirational
goodies here. Later I plan to categorize them into topics. I am leaving them in
e-mail form just as I had originally sent them out. I hope you find tons of
treasures here! I will update every free chance I get.
sharings have been collected from all over the internet to bring light and
love to your life. I send them daily as a rule, but when life happens to me,
I may miss a few days here and there. :) I am calling this sharing of love
and light, Serenity's Hope. My hopes and dreams for all of us. Through love,
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was the last time we said, "I love you" and really meant it? In
our bustling, day to day lives, we tend to forget what's important. Here
is a little reminder...
"Love makes us do things we never dreamed possible."
Love and Light,
True Story of Courage and Love
Walking down a path through some woods in Georgia, I saw a water puddle
ahead of me. I angled my direction to go around it, on the side of the
path that wasn't covered by water and mud. As I reached the puddle, I
was suddenly attacked! Yet I did nothing, for the attack was so
unpredictable and from a source so totally unexpected. I was startled as
well as unhurt, despite having been struck four or five times already. I
backed up a foot and my attacker stopped attacking me. Instead of
attacking more, he hovered in the air on graceful butterfly wings in
front of me. Had I been hurt I wouldn't have found it amusing, but I was
unhurt, it was funny, and I was laughing. After all, I was being
attacked by a butterfly!
Having stopped laughing, I took a step forward. My attacker rushed me
again. He rammed me in the chest with his head and body, striking me
over and over again with all his might, still to no avail. For a second
time, I retreated a step while my attacker relented in his attack. Yet
again, I tried moving forward. My attacker charged me again. I was
rammed in the chest over and over again. I wasn't sure what to do, other
than to retreat a third time. After all, it's just not everyday that one
is attacked by a butterfly. This time, though, I stepped back several
paces to look the situation over. My attacker moved back as well to land
on the ground. That's when I discovered why my attacker was charging me
only moments earlier. He had a mate and she was dying. She was beside
the puddle where he landed.
Sitting close beside her, he opened and closed his wings as if to fan
her. I could only admire the love and courage of that butterfly in his
concern for his mate. He had taken it upon himself to attack me for his
mate's sake, even though she was clearly dying, and I was so large. He
did so just to give her those extra few precious moments of life, should
I have been careless enough to step on her. Now I knew why and what he
was fighting for. There was really only one option left for me. I
carefully made my way around the puddle to the other side of the path,
though it was only inches wide and extremely muddy. His courage in
attacking something thousands of times larger and heavier than himself
just for his mate's safety justified it. I couldn't do anything other
than reward him by walking on the more difficult side of the puddle. He
had truly earned those moments to be with her, undisturbed.
I left them in peace for those last few moments, cleaning the mud from
my boots when I later reached my car.
Since then, I've always tried to remember the courage of that butterfly
whenever I see huge obstacles facing me. I use that butterfly's courage
as an inspiration and to remind myself that good things are worth
"Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the
fragile blossom that opens in the snow."
L. Kuzminski, © copyrighted
2ND TEN COMMANDMENTS
1. Thou shall not worry, for worry is the most unproductive of all
2. Thou shall not be fearful, for most of the things we fear never come
3. Thou shall not cross bridges before you come to them, for no one yet
has succeeded in accomplishing this.
4. Thou shall face each problem as it comes. You can only handle one at a
5. Thou shall not take problems to bed with you, for they make very poor
6. Thou shall not borrow other people's problems. They can better care
for them than you can.
7. Thou shall not try to relive yesterday for good or ill, it is forever
gone. Concentrate on what is happening in your life and be happy
8. Thou shall be a good listener, for only when you listen do you hear
different ideas from your own. It is hard to learn something new when you
are talking, and some people do know more than you do.
9. Thou shall not become "bogged down" by frustration, for 90% of
rooted in self-pity and will only interfere with positive action.
10. Thou shall count thy blessings, never overlooking the small ones, for
a lot of small blessings add up to a big one.
(by Deanna Beisser)
"Special People are those
who have the ability to share their lives with others.
They are honest in word and deed,
they are sincere and compassionate,
and they always make sure that...
...love is a part of everything.
Special People are those who have the ability
to give to others and help them with the changes
that come their way. They are not afraid
of being vulnerable;
they believe in their uniqueness...
...and are proud to be who they are.
Special People are those who
allow themselves the pleasure
of being close to others
and caring about their happiness.
They have come to understand
that love is what makes...
... the difference in life.
Special People are those who truly make life beautiful."
"Your purpose is always about giving,
loving and serving in some capacity."
(Dr. Wayne Dyer)
"Help your friends with the things you know,
for you know these things by Grace."
(The Maxims of Ptahhotpe)
"You are so loved!"
Gift of the Gods
It was a warm summer day when the gods placed it in
hands. She trembled with emotion as she saw how fragile it
appeared. This was a very special gift the gods were
entrusting to her. A gift that would one day belong to the
world. Until then, they instructed her, she was to be its
guardian and protector. The woman said she understood and
reverently took it home, determined to live up to the faith
the gods had placed in her.
At first she barely let it out of her sight,
it from anything she perceived to be harmful to its well-
being; watching with fear in her heart when it was exposed
to the environment outside of the sheltered cocoon she had
formed around it. But the woman began to realize that she
could not shelter it forever. It needed to learn to survive
the harsh elements in order to grow strong. So with gentle
care she gave it more space to grow...enough to allow it to
grow wild and untamed.
One day she became aware of how much the gift had
changed. It no longer had a look of vulnerability about it.
Now it seemed to glow with strength and steadiness, almost
as if it were developing a power within. Month after month
she watched as it became stronger and more powerful, and the
woman remembered her promise. She knew deep within her heart
that her time with the gift was nearing an end.
The inevitable day arrived when the gods came to take
the gift and present it to the world. The woman felt a deep
sadness, for she would miss its constant presence in her
life. With heartfelt gratitude she thanked the gods for
allowing her the privilege of watching over the precious
gift for so many years. Straightening her shoulders, she
stood proud, knowing that it was, indeed, a very special
gift. One that would add to the beauty and essence of the
world around it. And the mother let her child go.
By Renee R. Vroman
from Condensed Chicken Soup for the Soul
Copyright 1996 by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen & Patty Hansen
Do You Open Your Gifts?
Fear is the wrapping paper
around the gifts from God.
You must go through it and
Discard it to see what is inside.
When fear comes uninvited,
It is always an offering.
Do you flee...or can you cast aside
The covering and unwrap your gift?
Can You Fly?
What does the caterpillar newly turned a butterfly feel?
Although flying is now within its capability
The way is unclear.
Yet, through faith in itself, it gloriously takes off.
The beautiful butterfly is forever within each of us.
Trust your heart and yourself,
And you will find you can fly.
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