The Greatest Gift
Many years ago, Al Capone virtually owned Chicago .. Capone wasn’t famous for anything heroic. He was notorious for enmeshing the windy city in everything from bootlegged booze and prostitution to murder.
Legend of the Cherokee Indian Youth’s Rite of Passage
His father takes him into the forest, blindfolds him and leaves him alone. He is required to sit on a stump the whole night and not remove the blindfold …
A Great (and true) Story
His name was Fleming and he was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog.
Something to Think About
If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don’t. If you like to win but you think you can’t …
Do Good Anyway
People can be unreasonable, illogical and self centred … Love them anyway! If you do good, people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives … Do good anyway!
Time and Friends
To realise the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who failed a grade
To realise the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who gave birth to a premature baby …
The 10 Cannotments
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift …
Honour Others as Geese Do
Consider geese, heading south for the winter, flying along in a “V” formation. Science has discovered why they fly that way.
The Mayonnaise Jar and 2 Cups of Coffee
When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 cups of coffee….
All About Attitude
Jerry is the manager of a restaurant. He is always in a good mood and always has something positive to say. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would always reply, “If I were any better, I would be twins!” Many of the waiters at his restaurant quit their jobs when he changed jobs so they could follow him around from restaurant to restaurant.
I’m a novelist. My work is human nature. Real life is all I know. Don’t ever confuse the two, your life and your work. You will walk out of here this afternoon with only one thing that no one else has. There will be hundreds of people out there with your same degree; there will be thousands of people doing what you want to do for a living.
It is an ancient tradition, across all cultures, for the elders of the community to teach the younger members Life’s important lessons by telling stories. Here is a collection for you to read, and take whatever it is that you need, for yours and your family’s life.
The Courage to Try
In an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald after winning his first Gold medal at the Winter Paralympics, Bart Bunting (Class of 1993) said “It’s a little scary, not being able to see anything and going so fast”. Our belief that, as well as being a world class athlete, Bart is a master of under-statement!
United for Healing and Peace
It is time to Unite for Healing and Peace – for ourselves, our loved ones, our families, our communities, our congregations, our environment and our world. Please watch this 12 year old and hear her voice as a voice of an angel sent here to remind us.
As Gandhi stepped on board a train one day, one of his shoes fell off and landed on the track.