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PostSubject: A PIECE OF MY HEART ~   Sun Jul 06, 2008 8:53 am

One day a young man was standing in the middle of the town proclaiming that he had the most beautiful heart in the whole valley. A large crowd had gathered and they all admired his heart for it was perfect. There was not a mark or flaw in it. Yes, they all agreed it truly was the most beautiful heart the had ever seen. The young man was very proud and boasted more loudly about his beautiful heart.

Suddenly, an old man appeared at the front of the crowd and said "Why, your heart is not nearly as beautiful as mine." The crowd and the young man looked at the old man's heart. It was beating strongly, but it was full of scars. It had places where pieces had been removed and other pieces put in, but they didnt fit quite right and there were several jagged edges. In fact, in some places there were deep gouges where whole pieces were missing.

The people stared - how can he say his heart is more beautiful, they thought? The young man looked at the old man's heart, saw it's state and laughed. "You must be joking", he said. Compare your heart with mine. Mine is perfect and yours is a mess with scars and tears."

"Yes" said the old man, "Yours is perfect looking but i would never trade with you. You see, every scar represents a person to whom i have given my love - i tear out a piece of my heart and give it to them, and often they give me a piece of their heart which fits into the empty place in my heart, but because the pieces aren't exact, i have some rough edges, which i cherish, because they remind me of the love we shared."

"Sometimes i have given pieces of my heart away, and the other person hasn't returned a piece of his heart to me. These are the empty gouges - giving love, is taking a chance. Although these gouges are painful, they stay open, reminding me of the love i have for these people too, and i hope some day they may return and fill the space i have waiting. So now do you see what true beauty is?"

The young man stood silently with tears running down his cheeks. He walked up to the old man, reaached into his perfect young and beautiful heart and ripped a piece out. He offered it to the old man with trembling hands. The old man took his offering, placed it in his heart and then took a piece from his old scarred heart and placed it in the wound in the young man's heart. It fit, but not perfectly, as there were some jagged edges. the young man looked at his heart, not perfect anymore but more beautiful than ever, since love from the old man's heart flowed into his.

~ Unknown ~


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PostSubject: Re: A PIECE OF MY HEART ~   Sun Jul 06, 2008 8:54 am

Inner Strength ~

Here's to our invisible friend, inner strength. We all have it. It stays with us no matter how tough things get. We bring it up from the depths of our beings without knowing we have done so.

Time and again it helps us through the worst times of our lives and it does so without thanks or praise. It got each and every one of us where we are today and if we're honest, we really wouldnt be this far along in our journeys without it.

So im thanking mine in advance for the coming year and the next lot of lessons it has to teach me xx

~ Unknown ~


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PostSubject: Re: A PIECE OF MY HEART ~   Sun Jul 06, 2008 8:55 am

MAY YOU ~

May you not become too concerned with material matters, but instead place immeasurable value on the goodness in your heart.

Realise that each person has limitless abilities, but each of us is different in our own way. What you feel you lack in the present may become one of your strengths in the future.

May you see your future as one filled with promise and possibility. Learn to view everything as a worthwhile experience.

May you find enough inner strength to determine your own worth by yourself, and not be dependent on another's judgement of your acomplishments.

~ Unknown ~


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PostSubject: Re: A PIECE OF MY HEART ~   Sun Jul 06, 2008 8:55 am

Tranquility ~

May you find serenity and tranquility in a world you may not always understand.

May the pain you have known and the conflict you have experienced give you the strength to walk through life facing each new situation with courage and optimism.

Always know that there are those whose love and understanding will always be there, even when you feel alone.

May you discover enough goodness in others to believe in a world of peace.

May a kind word, a reassuring touch and a warm smile be yours every day of your life and may you give these gifts as well as receive them.

Remember the sunshine when the storm seems unending.

~ Unknown ~


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PostSubject: Re: A PIECE OF MY HEART ~   Sun Jul 06, 2008 8:56 am

Soul Light ~

When there is light in the soul, there will be beauty in the person
When there is beauty in the person, there will be harmony in the house
When there is harmony in the house, there will be order in the nation
When there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world

~ Chinese Proverb ~


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PostSubject: Re: A PIECE OF MY HEART ~   Sun Jul 06, 2008 8:57 am

To my Higher Self ~

I bless my Higher Self and ask that the
way be made clear for the Divine plan
of my life now to come to pass.

For me to fill the place that only i can
fill. For me to do the work and the things
that only i can do.

I ask that all doors now be made open
and all channels free for endless
avalanches of abundance to be poured
upon me from unexpected sources.

I ask that all the above come to pass
immediately, under Grace and in a
perfect way.

Thanks be to God.

Adonnai.
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