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“Cut the cord and pull some strings.

Make yourself some angel wings.

And if those angel wings don’t fly,

Someone’s gonna paint you another sky.

You’re like 22 girls in one.

And none of them know what they’re running from.

Was it just too far to fall for a little paper doll?”

Paper Doll, John Mayer

~This song is too beautiful. I love you JM! ♥

A True Story

A True Story

I was browsing on my email and I found a good story to share. Receiving emails are really fun and it can actually make your day happier. I hope this story can help you today. Be happy and smile! 🙂

A woman baked chapati for members of her family and an extra one for a hungry passerby. She kept the extra chapati on the Window-sill, for whosoever would take it away. Everyday, a hunchback came and took away the chapati. Instead of expressing gratitude, he muttered the following words as he went his way: “The evil you do remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!” This went on, day after day. Everyday, the hunch-back came, picked up the chapati and uttered the words: “The evil you do, remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!”  The woman felt irritated. “Not a word of gratitude,” she said to herself… 

“Everyday this hunchback utters this jingle! What does he mean? “One day, exasperated, she decided to do away with him. “I shall get rid of this hunchback,” she said. And what did she do? She added poison to the Chapatti she prepared for him! As she was about to keep it on the window sill, her hands trembled. “What is this I am doing?” she said Immediately, she threw the chapati into the fire, prepared another one and kept it on the window- sill. As usual, the hunchback came, picked up the chapati and muttered the words: “The evil you do, remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!” The hunchback proceeded on his way, blissfully unaware of the war raging in the mind of the woman. 

Everyday, as the woman placed the chapati on the window-sill, she offered a prayer for her son who had gone to a distant place to seek his fortune. For many months, she had no news of him.. She prayed for his safe return. That evening, there was a knock on the door. As she opened it, she was surprised to find her son standing in the doorway.. He had grown thin and lean. His garments were tattered and torn. He was hungry, starved and weak. As he saw his mother, he said, “Mom, it’s a miracle I’m here. While I was but a mile away, I was so famished that I collapsed. I would have died, but just then an old hunchback passed by. I begged of him for a morsel of food, and he was kind enough to give me a whole chapati.”As he gave it to me, he said, “This is what I eat everyday: today, I shall give it to you, for your need is greater than mine!” ” As the mother heard those words, her face turned pale. 

She leaned against the door for support. She remembered the poisoned chapati that she had made that morning. Had she not burnt it in the fire, it would have been eaten by her own son, and he would have lost his life! It was then that she realized the significance of the words:”The evil you do remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!” Do good andDon’t ever stop doing good, even if it’s not appreciated at that time. 

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I think that’s what’s wrong with the world;

No one says what they really feel, they always hold it inside.

They’re sad but they don’t cry.

They’re happy but they don’t dance or sing.

They’re angry but they don’t scream.

Because if they do, they feel ashamed and that’s the worst feeling in the world.

So everyone walks with their heads down and no one sees how beautiful the sky is.  

Yes. I think people should be true to their hearts. Kahit mahirap, kahit nakakahiya, kahit masasaktan ka. 

 

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We all have experienced things in our life that we consider miracles – the timing, the manner, whatever it is – it was exactly what we needed at the time. While others may not think so, to us it was a tiny miracle and we know that it was Jehovah stepping in and helping us. Sometimes Jehovah makes a way out and sometimes He just gives us the strength to endure it.

– from An Unwelcomed Visitor, talk given by a DO when visiting host congregation at Queens, NY. 

 
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“When you’re young, everything feels like the end of the world. But it’s not; it’s just the beginning. You might have to meet a few more jerks , but one day you’re gonna meet a boy who treats you the way you deserve to be treated. Like the sun rises and sets with you. “