Monday, 15 March 2004

Tasks that Make Life Worthwhile

Take time to dream
It hitches your soul to the stars.

Take time to worship
It is the highway of reverence and
washes the dust of earth from your eyes.

Take time for health
It is the true treasure of life.

Take time to laugh
It is the music of the soul.

Take time to think
It is the source of power.

Take time to play
It is the source of perpetual youth.

Take time to read
It is the fountain of wisdom.

Take time to pray
It is the greatest power on earth.

Take time to love and be loved
It is a God-given privilege.

Take time to be friendly
It is the road to happiness

Take time to give
It is too short a day to be selfish

Take time to work
It is the price of success.

-- Author Unknown

In all our mindless busy-ness, getting our priorities right becomes more important than ever. David McNally calls this the "enlightened attitude towards the scheduling of our daily lives." A timely reading of his book "Even Eagles Need A Push" was just what I needed to remind me to keep a positive attitude in life, and to regard life as "an adventure where the rewards are in the risks and the pleasure in responding to the challenge"... here's leaving you will this lovely story from the book to remind you that you were, like me, made to soar... and of course, to lead carefree lives free from worry and care..


The Eagle gently coaxed her offspring toward the edge of the nest. Her heart quivered with conflicting emotions as she felt their resistance to her persistent nudging.

"Why does the thrill of soaring have to begin with the fear of falling?" She thought. This ageless question was still unanswered for her.

As in the tradition of the species, her nest was located on the shelf of a sheer rock face. Below there was nothing but air to support the wings of each child. "It is possible that this time it will not work!" she thought. Despite her fear, the eagle knew it was time. Her parental mission was all but complete. There remained one final task-the PUSH.

The Eagle drew courage from an innate wisdom. Until her children discovered their wings, there was no purpose in their lives.

"Until they learned how to SOAR they would fail to understand the privilege it was to have been born an EAGLE."

The PUSH was the greatest gift she had to offer. IT WAS HER SUPREME ACT OF LOVE. So one by one she pushed them, and THEY FLEW!!

Like the EAGLE, we don't know where the push will send us, but without it we wouldn't have the opportunity to grow and SOAR.

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