A SENSE OF A GOOSE !!!


GOOSE STORY!!!

 

Next autumn, when you see geese heading south for the winter, flying in a “V” formation, you might consider what science has discovered as to why they fly that way.

 

As each bird flaps its wings, it creates uplift for the bird immediately following.

 

By flying in a “V” formation, the whole flock adds at least 71 percent greater flying range than if each bird flew on its own.

 

People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going more quickly and easily, because they are traveling on the thrust of one another.

 

When a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to go it alone and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird in front.

 

If we have the sense of a goose, we will stay in formation with those people who are heading the same way we are.

 

When the head goose gets tired, it rotates back in the wing and another goose flies point.

 

It is sensible to take turns doing demanding jobs, whether with people or with geese flying south.

 

Geese honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.

 

What message do we give when we honk from behind?

 

Finally – and this is important – when a goose gets sick or is wounded by gunshot, and falls out of the formation, two other geese fall out with that goose and follow it down to lend help and protection.

 

They stay with the fallen goose until it is able to fly or until it dies; and only then do they launch out on their own, or with another formation to catch up with their own group.

 

If we have the sense of a goose, we will stand by each other like that.

 

Cheers,

 

SRK

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Obedient Wife !!!


The Obedient Wife!!!

There was a man who had worked all his life, had saved all of his money, and was a real “miser” when it came to his money. 

Just before he died, he said to his wife…

“When I die, I want you to take all my money and put it in the casket with me. I want to take my money to the afterlife with me.”

And so he got his wife to promise him, with all of her heart, that when he died, she would put all of the money into the casket with him. 

Well, he died.

He was stretched out in the casket, his wife was sitting there – dressed in black, and her friend was sitting next to her.

When they finished the ceremony, and just before the undertakers got ready to close the casket, the wife said, “Wait just a moment!” She had a small metal box with her; she came over with the box and put it in the casket.

Then the undertakers locked the casket down and they rolled it away.

So her friend said,

“Girl, I know you were not a fool enough to put all that money in there with your husband.”

The loyal wife replied,

“Listen, I’m a Christian; I cannot go back on my word. I promised him that I was going to put that money into the casket with him. “

“You mean to tell me you put that money in the casket with him!?!?!?”

“I sure did,” said the wife.

“I got it all together, put it into my account, and wrote him a check…. If he can cash it, then he can spend it.”

Send this to every clever female you know, and to every man who thinks they are smarter than woman!!!

Urs,

SRK

Be Patient !!!


BE PATIENT!!!

 

A man came out of his home to admire his new truck.

 

To his puzzlement, his three-year-old son was happily hammering dents into the shiny paint of the truck.

 

The man ran to his son, knocked him away, and hammered the little boy’s hands into pulp as punishment.

 

When the father calmed down, he rushed his son to the hospital.

 

Although the doctor tried desperately to save the crushed bones, he finally had to amputate fingers from boy’s both hands.

 

When the boy woke up from the surgery and saw his bandaged stubs, he innocently said, “Daddy, I’m sorry about your truck.”

 

Then he asked, “But when are my fingers going to grow back?”

 

The father went home and committed suicide.

 

Think about this story the next time someone steps on your feet or you wish to take revenge.

 

Think first before you lose your patience with someone u love.

 

Trucks can be repaired.

 

Broken bones and hurt feelings often can’t.

 

Too often we fail to recognize the difference between the person and the performance.

 

We forget that forgiveness is greater than revenge.

 

People make mistakes.

 

We are allowed to make mistakes.

 

But the actions we take while in a rage will haunt us forever.

 

Pause and ponder.

 

Think before you act.

 

Be patient.

 

Forgive and forget.

 

Love one and all.

 

Cheers,

 

SRK

Ship!!!


Blessings !!!

 

A voyaging ship was wrecked during a storm at sea and only two of the men on it were able to swim to a small, desert like island.

 

The two survivors, not knowing what else to do, agreed that they had no other recourse but to pray to God.

 

However, to find out whose prayer was more powerful, they agreed to divide the territory between them and stay on opposite sides of the island.

 

The first thing they prayed for was food.

 

The next morning, the first man saw a fruit-bearing tree on his side of the land, and he was able to eat its fruit.

 

The other man’s parcel of land remained barren.

 

After a week, the first man was lonely and he decided to pray for a wife.

 

The next day, another ship was wrecked, and the only survivor was a woman who swam to his side of the land.

 

On the other side of the island, there was nothing.

 

Soon the first man prayed for a house, clothes, more food.

 

The next day, like magic, all of these were given to him.

 

However, the second man still had nothing.

 

Finally, the first man prayed for a ship, so that he and his wife could leave the island.

 

In the morning, he found a ship docked at his side of the island.

 

The first man boarded the ship with his wife and decided to leave the second man on the island.

 

He considered the other man unworthy to receive God’s blessings, since none of his prayers had been answered.

 

As the ship was about to leave, the first man heard a voice from heaven booming, “Why are you leaving your companion on the island?”

 

“My blessings are mine alone, since I was the one who prayed for them,” the first man answered.

 

“His prayers were all unanswered and so he does not deserve anything.”

 

“You are mistaken!” the voice rebuked him.

 

“He had only one prayer, which I answered. If not for that, you would not have received any of my blessings.”

 

“Tell me,” the first man asked the voice, “What did he pray for that I should owe him anything?”

 

“He prayed that all your prayers be answered.”

 

Moral of the story:

 

For all we know, our blessings are not the fruits of our prayers alone, but those of another praying for us.

 

Urs,

 

SRK

MAY I NEVER GET TOO BUSY IN MY OWN AFFAIRS!


 

MAY I NEVER GET TOO BUSY IN MY OWN AFFAIRS!

 

It was a bitter, cold evening.

 

The old man’s beard was glazed by winter’s frost while he waited for a ride across the river.

 

The wait seemed endless.

 

His body became numb and stiff from the frigid north wind.

 

He heard the faint, steady rhythm of approaching hooves galloping along the frozen path.

 

Anxiously, he watched as several horsemen rounded the bend.

 

He let the first one pass by without an effort to get his attention.

 

Then another passed by… and another.

 

Finally, the last rider neared the spot where the old man sat like a snow statue.

 

As this one drew near, the old man caught the rider’s eye and said, “Sir, would you mind giving an old man a ride to the other side? There doesn’t appear to be a passageway by foot.”

 

Reining his horse, the rider replied, “Sure thing. Hop aboard.”

 

Seeing the old man was unable to lift his half-frozen body from the ground, the horseman dismounted and helped the old man onto the horse.

 

The horseman took the old man not just across the river, but to his destination, which was just a few miles away.

 

As they neared the tiny but cozy cottage, the horseman’s curiosity caused him to inquire,

 

“Sir, I notice that you let several other riders pass by without making an effort to secure a ride. Then I came up and you immediately asked me for a ride.

 

I’m curious why, on such a bitter winter night; you would wait and ask the last rider. What if I had refused and left you there?”

 

The old man lowered himself slowly down from the horse, looked the rider straight in the eyes, and replied,

 

“I’ve been around here for some time. I reckon I know people pretty good.”

 

The old-timer continued,

 

“I looked into the eyes of the other riders and immediately saw there was no concern for my situation. It would have been useless even to ask them for a ride.

 

But when I looked into your eyes, kindness and compassion were evident.

 

I knew, then and there, that your gentle spirit would welcome the opportunity to give me assistance in my time of need.”

 

Those heartwarming comments touched the horseman deeply.

 

“I’m most grateful for what you have said,” he told the old man.

 

“May I never get too busy in my own affairs that I fail to respond to the needs of others with kindness and compassion.”

 

Urs,

 

SRK

 

Love & Time !!!


LOVE & TIME

 

Once upon a time, there was an island where all the feelings lived: Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge, and all of the others, including Love.

 

One day it was announced to the feelings that the island would sink, so all constructed boats and left.

 

Except for Love.

 

Love was the only one who stayed.

 

Love wanted to hold out until the last possible moment.

 

When the island had almost sunk, Love decided to ask for help.

 

Richness was passing by Love in a grand boat.

 

Love said, “Richness, can you take me with you?”

 

Richness answered, “No, I can’t. There is a lot of gold and silver in my boat. There is no place here for you.”

 

Love decided to ask Vanity who was also passing by in a beautiful vessel.

 

“Vanity, please help me!”

 

“I can’t help you, Love. You are all wet and might damage my boat,” Vanity answered.

 

Sadness was close by so Love asked, “Sadness, let me go with you.”

 

“Oh . . . Love, I am so sad that I need to be by myself!” Happiness passed by Love, too, but she was so happy that she did not even hear when Love called her.

 

Suddenly, there was a voice, “Come, Love, I will take you.” It was an elder.

 

So blessed and overjoyed, Love even forgot to ask the elder where they were going.

 

When they arrived at dry land, the elder went his own way.

 

Realizing how much was owed the elder, Love asked Knowledge, another elder, “Who helped me?”

 

“It was Time,” Knowledge answered.

 

“Time?” asked Love. “But why did Time help me?” Knowledge smiled with deep wisdom and answered, “Because only Time is capable of understanding how valuable Love is.”

 

Cheers,

 

SRK

Wealth-Love-Success!!!


Wealth-Love-Success!!!

 

A woman came out of her house and saw 3 old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard.

 

She did not recognize them.

 

She said “I don’t think I know you, but you must be hungry. Please come in and have something to eat.”

 

“Is the man of the house home?”, they asked.

 

“No,” she replied. “He’s out.”

 

“Then we cannot come in,” they replied.

 

In the evening when her husband came home, she told him what had happened.

 

“Go tell them I am home and invite them in!”

 

The woman went out and invited the men in.

 

“We do not go into a House together,” they replied.

 

“Why is that?” she asked.

 

One of the old men explained: “His name is Wealth,” he said pointing to one of his friends, and said pointing to another one, “He is Success, and I am Love.”

 

Then he added, “Now go in and discuss with your husband which one of us you want in your home.”

 

The woman went in and told her husband what was said.

 

Her husband was overjoyed. “How nice!,” he said.

 

“Since that is the case, let us invite Wealth. Let him come and fill our home with wealth!”

 

His wife disagreed. “My dear, why don’t we invite Success?”

 

Their daughter-in-law was listening from the other corner of the house.

 

She jumped in with her own suggestion: “Would it not be better to invite Love? Our home will then be filled with love!”

 

“Let us heed our daughter-in-law’s advice,” said the husband to his wife.

 

“Go out and invite Love to be our guest.”

 

The woman went out and asked the 3 old men, “Which one of you is Love? Please come in and be our guest.”

 

Love got up and started walking toward the house.

 

The other 2 also got up and followed him.

 

Surprised, the lady asked Wealth and Success: “I only invited Love, Why are you coming in?”

 

The old men replied together: “If you had invited Wealth or Success, the other two of us would’ve stayed out, but since you invited Love, wherever He goes, we go with him. Wherever there is Love, there is also Wealth and Success!!!”

 

Cheers,

 

SRK