LOVE TILL THE END

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A 30 year-old son decided to admit his father into an old peoples home as desired by his wife. He brought the father in a car to an old peoples home run by a Catholic priest.

Then appeared this elderly priest, who came out to have a long chat with the old man. The son wondered and asked the priest whether he knew his father before, since they were talking as though they knew each other. The priest replied, yes, and continued, “He came here 30 years back and took with him a very sick orphan boy who everyone else had rejected for adoption. This man gave that boy a home and save his life. He told us this little boy deserves better and I’ll dedicate my life to make him the wealthiest young man when he turns 25”.
The priest continued, “I don’t know how long you have known him but I can tell you he is a good man and I am glad to inform you that you were the sick boy”. The boy, on hearing this, fell on his knees and begged the old man for forgiveness. The old man looked at him with a smile and said, “Son, I have forgiven you. You threw me out of my own home because of your wife. Take the house, but know that I have removed you from my documents as the sole heir of my empire. I have willed all my properties to this orphanage where I now belong.”

Moral lesson:

At the height of your success don’t forget where you are coming from, if not you will miss your destination and lose your Crown.

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The Moon

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The hour of Judgement is nigh.
And the moon was cleft asunder.
But if they see a sign, They turn away and say;
“This is but continous magic”.
They reject the warning and follow their own lusts but every matter has its appointed time.

They ve already come to them such tidings as contain a deterrent.
A wisdom far reaching but the preaching of Warners profit them not.
Therefore turn away from them and wait for the day the caller will call them to a terrible affair,
They ‘ll come forth-their eyes humbled-from their graves like torpid scattered abroad.
Hastening with eyes transfixed towards the caller-“Hard is this day” the unbelievers ‘ll say. #Themoon #Q53V1-8.

9 short stories wIth enormous lessons

1. FALL AND RISE
 
Today, when I slipped on the wet tile floor a boy in a wheelchair caught me before I slammed my head on the ground.  He said, “Believe it or not, that’s almost exactly how I injured my back.
2.FATHER’S ADVICE

Today, my father told me, “Just go for it and give it a try!  You don’t have to be a professional to build a successful product.  Amateurs started Google and Apple.  Professionals built the Titanic

3.THE POWER OF UNIQUENESS

Today, I asked my mentor – a very successful business man in his 70’s – what his top 3 tips are for success.  He smiled and said, “Read something no one else is reading, think something no one else is thinking, and do something no one else is doing

4. GRAND MA’S DEFINITION TO SUCCESS
Today, I interviewed my grandmother for part of a research paper I’m working on for my Psychology class.  When I asked her to define success in her own words, she said, “Success is when you look back at your life and the memories make you smile.

5.TRY AND YOU SHALL KNOW.  

I am blind by birth. When I was 8 years old, I wanted to play baseball. I asked my father- “Dad, can I play baseball?” He said “You’ll never know until you try.” When I was a teenager, I asked him, – “Dad Can I become a surgeon?”. He replied “Son, you’ll never know until you try.” Today I am a Surgeon, just because I tried!

6. GOODNESS AND GRATITUDE.   

Today, after a 72 hour shift at the fire station, a woman ran up to me at the grocery store and gave me a hug.  When I tensed up, she realized I didn’t recognize her.  She let go with tears of joy in her eyes and the most sincere smile and said, “On 9-11-2001, you carried me out of world trade centre.
 

7. LOOKING BACK.   

Today, as my father, three brothers, and two sisters stood around my mother’s hospital bed, my mother uttered her last coherent words before she died. She simply said, “I feel so loved right now. We should have gotten together like this more often.”

8. AFFECTION.   

Today, I kissed my dad on the forehead as he passed away in a small hospital bed.  About 5 seconds after he passed, I realized it was the first time I had given him a kiss since I was a little boy.

9. SHARING.   

Today, I was traveling in Kenya and I met a refugee from Zimbabwe.  He said he hadn’t eaten anything in over 3 days and looked extremely skinny and unhealthy.  Then my friend offered him the rest of the sandwich he was eating.  The first thing the man said was, “We can share it.”

A creed to live by

        We often forget that at anytime each of us has the power to change  our own life. You are never truly stuck or trapped, even if you feel stagnant or controlled. Your life is your choice. Every decision is made freely, even if mindlessly. So start been mindful!

         Start choosing your life with purpose, with meaning. Recognise your innate power to choose your course, to change or steady your path as you see fit.

        Your life is in your hand alone….What will you do with it?

Killed over 10 million Africans but History dint tell us about him 

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                 Most people have no idea of who is pictured above, but you should. The sight of this man should cause a similar revulsion to that of seeing Mussolini, Mao, Stalin or Hitler, as he committed an African genocide that resulted in the killing of over 10 million people in the Congo.His name is King Leopold II of Belgium. Most of people never learned about him in school, and have also most likely never heard about him in the media either. This is because he’s not included in the popular narrative of oppression (which includes things like U.S. slavery and the Holocaust). King Leopold II is part of an ongoing history of colonialism, imperialism, slavery, and genocide in Africa that would clash with the popular social narratives taught in our school system today. It doesn’t fit neatly into school curriculums where, paradoxically, it is looked down upon to make overtly racist statements. However, it’s quite fine not to talk about a genocide perpetrated by European capitalist monarchs that killed over 10 million Congolese. Belgium’s King Leopold II ran a personal empire so vast and cruel, it rivaled – and even exceeded – the crimes of even some of the worst dictators of the 20th century.When Leopold II ascended to the throne in 1865, he ruled with the kind of gentle hand that Belgians wanted from their king after the democratization of the country in the wake of the multiple revolutions and reforms. He had great ambitions of building an overseas empire, and was convinced, like most statesmen of his time, that a nation’s greatness was directly proportional to the resources it could extract from those colonies. Dakota 38 — 154 Years Ago Today, Govt Carried Out the Largest Mass Execution in US HistoryHe disguised his business transactions as “philanthropic” and “scientific” efforts under the banner of the International African Society and used slave labor to extract Congolese resources and services. His reign was enforced through work camps, body mutilations, torture, executions, and his own private army.The empire was known as the Congo Free State, and Leopold II stood as its undisputed slave master. For almost 30 years, rather than being a regular colony of a European government, Congo was administered as the property of Leopold II for his enrichment.

         A year after claiming the throne of England for nine days, Lady Jane Grey is beheaded for treason. Construction begins on the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.The world’s largest plantation, registering at 76 times the size of Belgium, possessed rich mineral and agricultural resources and lost nearly half of its population by the time the first census counted only 10 million people living there in 1924.Interestingly, when we learn about Africa in the U.S., we learn about a caricatured Egypt, the HIV epidemic, the surface level effects of the slave trade, and if you went to a good school perhaps something about South African Apartheid. We also see lots of pictures of starving children on commercials, safaris on animal shows and we see pictures of vast savannahs and deserts in films and movies.What we don’t learn about is the Great African War or Leopold’s Reign of Terror during the Congolese Genocide. Leopold II essentially turned Congo into his own personal part-plantation, part-concentration camp, part-Christian ministry, and yet history fails to retell the lessons of his tyrannical endeavor.It seems that when you kill ten million Africans — you aren’t called ‘Hitler’, your name never comes to symbolize the living incarnation of evil, and your picture doesn’t produce fear, hatred, and sorrow — rather your crimes are simply swept under the historical rug and the victims of colonialism/imperialism remain forever voiceless.

Xmas at the orphanage.

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              The Yeltitude celebration season is here again.Festivals are an expressive way to celebrate glorious heritage, culture and traditions They are meant to rejoice special moments and emotions in our lives
with our loved ones. They play an important role to add structure to our social lives, and connect us with our families and backgrounds. They give us a distraction from our day to day, exhausting routine of life, and give us some inspiration to remember the important things and moments in life. Festivals were started to pass the legends, knowledge and traditions onto the next generation. Unfortunately, most of these traditions especially that linked with been humane practiced by the older generation are forgotten these days.

             Festive Periods at the orphanage are usually very sad as it is an opposite of what it is outside their walls. The inmates hope that their wishes will come true and that maybe someone will come to visit or they will go to visit their relatives.So many times, this is not the case and Festive period can be a lonely time for them.These kids at the orphanage don’t have people to provide them with presents, lavish them with hugs and showcase love but they do have US; You and me.Its easy to simply ignore or turn your eyes away from the suffering and problem the world has but we don’t have to as they need our love, care and compassion.

    Last year’s Xmas celebration was an amazing experience for me; I spent the eve of Christmas and some part of Christmas at the orphanage playing, serving and generally helping the kids develop their intellect. We danced, ate, drank, participated in games throughout Christmas eve. it was a wonderful experience. I was busy and loved every minute. Unfortunately time went quickly and when it was time to go, I dint want to return home.

        During my experience, I was amazed by the synegic skills they possessed.They all wanted to take part and help with great excitement even though they are all very young, they still respected the rules.The children in some way are grown-up; they do all their laundry themselves, clean and help prepare dinner. In other ways they are like very young children; Loving attention always; looking for a hug, to be carried around on your back or be chased around the area. One thing;they love to smile.

              I was also amazed by the incredible charge of optimism shown by all the volunteers that I met working there. The first few hours, I was wondering where all the staff found the daily energy, the optimism to smile, and the courage to encounter and solve difficult situations.I quickly found out that the smile and gratitude from all the children is the most powerful stimulant to continue.

            When you share with people, what you receive back is always more. What you do by supporting, organizing, and coordinating an orphanage is just a drop in the ocean but it is important to always remember that the ocean is beautiful and every single drop can make a difference.These lifes also deserve to be happy as they have done nothing wrong.As indicated in our Holy books;The act of continues charity is beneficial to a person even after death.Why not mortgage your future/Hereafter to a beneficial course? #Givingthosewithoutavoicecareandcompassion

      

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Scar

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Broken tooth;From fist once loved
scars in unseen ways.

Trust betrayed,Inflicted harm
Lost in emotions maze
Respect denied
Flows both ways
Diminishing esteem.

Sadness seeps; To aching marrow
Laughs a far off dream
Soul deep anger; Smoulders darkly
Sustaining life long pain

Time groans on
Fades memory
Deep wounds though; Scars still remain.