Sometimes in life, you find a special friend;
Someone who changes your life just by being part of it.
Someone who makes you laugh until you can't stop;
Someone who makes you believe that there really is
good in the world. Someone who convinces you that there
really is an unlocked door just waiting for you to open it.
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This next item is from Inspireme.net - Unfortunately as with a lot of these meaningful stories the author's name is unknown ...... I hope you also enjoy it .
The Emperor and the Horseman ...
A long time ago, there was an Emperor who told his horseman that if he could ride on his horse and cover as much land area as he likes, then the Emperor would give him the area of land he had covered.
Sure enough, the horseman quickly jumped onto his horse and rode as fast as possible to cover as much land area as he could. He kept on riding and riding, whipping the horse to go as fast as possible. When he was hungry or tired, he did not stop because he wanted to cover as much area as possible.
It came to a point when he had covered a substantial area and he was exhausted and was dying. Then he asked himself, "Why did I push myself so hard to cover so much land area? Now I am dying and I only need a very small area to bury myself."
"The above story is similar with our journey through life. We push very hard everyday to make more money to gain power and recognition. We neglect our health, time with our family and to appreciate the surrounding beauty and the hobbies we love. Then one day we look back and realize that we don't really need that much, but then we cannot turn back time for what we have missed".
Love and Peace from the land of the Tartan, Kate x.