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A collection of informative, inspiring, useful, humorous or thought-provoking material for your reading pleasure. Visit us often to peruse new additions.

Great, Interesting, Informational, and Inspirational Prose

The Gift of Life
A collection of Inspiring Short Stores & Anecdotes. Do not miss.


Run in the Rain
Circumstances or people can take away your material possessions, they can take away your money, and they can take away your health. But no one can ever take away your precious memories. So don't forget to make time and take the opportunities to make memories every day.

The World Is A Reflection Of What You Feel
When we polish our hearts and souls, we see God's reflection within. The world is a reflection of you. Whatever you are, the world will seem to be that too. If you are sad, jealous, dejected, angry, restless ... that is what the world will seem to be!

The Cookie Thief
There's a nice poem by Valerie Cox circulating on the Internet about a woman who bought some cookies and a book at an airport and sat down to read and nibble while waiting for her plane. She soon noticed a man sitting next to her, who casually took a cookie from the bag.

Love and Life
This story tells us something about Love and Life.

Psychology of crying. Does a good cry really help?
A good cry can often make us feel better and help us put things in perspective. Now, a new study has revealed that the benefits of crying depend entirely on the what, where and when of a particular ‘crying episode’.

A Guava Tree
This is the story of one of my neighbors. ... Mr. Gupta's mentality is typical of the present day. A person judges everything by what its benefits are for oneself. The concept of doing something for others seems so alien to the modern man. Selfishness has got deeply embedded in every cell of mind and body of the modern man.

Christmas Message from Patriarch of Alexandria

From Spark To Flame
Inspirational story. From a little spark, may burst a mighty flame.

Here Is Your Mother
A tribute to mother

If I had my Life to Live Over
The author takes a look at her life after she was diagnosed with cancer

Rise and Shine
You are more important than any of your problems.

Will makes a way
You can have anything you want in life
if you will sacrifice everything else for it.
Your dreams can come true if you pursue them.

One step a time
There is no sudden leap to greatness.
Your success lies in doing day by day.
Your upward reach will come from working well and carefully.

Make the right Choice
You have the power to choose which impulse you follow.

Dream Big
You are never given a wish
without also being given the power to make it come true.

Winning habit
To solve any problem or reach your goal, you don't need to know all the answers in advance.
But you must have a clear idea of the problem or the goal you want to reach.

Winning Style
People who try to do something and fail
are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed.
Experiencing failure is inevitable on your journey to be successful.
Every defeat is merely an installment to victory.

The Mouse Trap
The next time you hear someone is facing a problem and think it doesn't concern you, remember ---- when one of us is threatened, we are all at risk. We are all involved in this journey called life.

The Parable of the Carpenter
A master carpenter who worked for the same builder for nearly 50 years announced he wanted to retire. The builder told him how much he appreciated his work. He gave the carpenter a $5,000 bonus and asked him if he would build just one more house.

Parable of The Pencil
The Pencil Maker took the pencil aside, just before putting him into the box. "There are 5 things you need to know," he told the pencil, "Before I send you out into the world. Always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best pencil you can be."

Thanks for Your Time
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take; but by the moments that take our breath away. Think about this. You may not realize it, but it's 100% true.

Please Don't Lie to Me Again
Sometimes we lie to the ones we love because we are afraid to tell people of our feelings for them. How often has this happened to you? Well, read this touching sad short love story and perhaps you might find the courage to let people know of your true feelings.

The Real Meaning of Peace
There once was a king who offered a prize to the artist who would paint the best picture of peace. Many artists tried. The king looked at all the pictures. But there were only two he really liked, and he had to choose between them.

Love others to be loved by them
A candle loses nothing if it is used to light another one. And let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we shall reap if we do not grow weary.

Making The Best Of A Bad Situation
About the time when you begin to get really comfortable in your daily routine, inevitably life throws you a curve ball to see how you are going to handle it and once again, we had another one hit us.

Rules to Live By...or Not

Words Are Weapons
It disappoints and frustrates me that my children are so often unkind to one another and so quick to make foolish comments that have no constructive purpose. Yet it's even more troublesome when adults engage in the same senseless behavior.

Choices you can make to change your life forever
The direction of our lives is determined by the choices we make every day. They accumulate and add up to our ultimate destiny. Success in life is not a gift. It doesn’t just fall on people like ripe pawpaw! It is a choice that you have to make.

Precious Gift
A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream. The next day she met another traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to him.

Who Are You?
A humorous look at our limitations

Someone Had A Dream
Achievement begins with a dream. Yet there are many, many dreams which wither and die without ever coming to pass.

Acceptance is the Spiritual Key to Non-Judgment
The paradigm of love, unity and oneness teaches us to neither judge nor condemn because there is no “right or wrong.” There only is “what is.” It is in our judgments that the concepts of “right or wrong” become so real to us.

The Secret Master Keys And The Law Of Attraction - 24 Keys To Abundance
The Master Key System by Charles F Haanel is the definitive guide to implementing and applying the Law of Attraction, and has a reputation of being the book which has helped to create more self-made millionaires than any other book ever published.

Expecting the Best – and Getting It!
When it comes to abundance and prosperity, expectations are vitally important. By studying the Law of Attraction we understand that we receive exactly what we expect in life.

To Have a Dream, Living Without a Goal
This is our story how we change everything in life we had, bought a gypsy carriage and two horses and went away.

Success Is Simple!
This article will show you the simplest formula for reaching heights of success you've only dreamed about.

The Real Secret of Getting What You Want In Life
Far too many of us are afraid to ask for the things we need in order to succeed in life. Asking questions can open doors and bring to us the opportunities that without doubt are already out there. So why do we find it so hard?

The Eagle and the Grasshopper
An inspirational story. Should you be contended to stay where you are or should you look beyond?

Importance of Communication in Marriage
Isolation and the failure to communicate also drain life from relationships. Most people long for intimacy and fellowship, but without communication, these essentials are impossible.

 Beatitudes of Marriage

Saying Your Thank-Yous
Every night before you go to sleep, list five things that you're grateful for that day, and notice how you feel when you wake up the next morning. A grateful heart can send your happiness level soaring.

So Much to Be Thankful For
Take some time to be thankful for your blessings. Find a quiet spot where you can sit down and make a mental list of everything you have that so many poor people around the world don't. The good fortune, for example, to be...

Intercaste Marriage
A humorous look at an Indian wedding in the age of globalism and internet.

Who would have thought that a thought could be so powerful!
Think about thoughts for a minute! They deserve your attention as they are so power that they could help you with anything, from smashing your goals to even ending your life. Everything starts with a thought.

A State of Mind Called Time
What we're going to talk about has nothing to do with time management in the popular sense. This is all about your perception of time. The way you treat and think about time. People are always trying to find time. But the thing is, it's impossible to find time. It doesn't work that way.

Are You Running Your Life or is it Running You? How are you spending your time and energy?
There has been a great deal written on the concept of time management. The simple fact is that each of us has the same 24 hours a day. We cannot create more time. What we can do is manage our energy and our thoughts to change how we experience time and make considered choices on how we are spending our time.

Uncle Earl
Being of good cheer raises our spirits and benefits our health. Uncle Earl is a prime example. What is happening in your life right now? Are you taking a cheerful or lighthearted approach to your day?

Frozen By Fear
Remember: You are the conductor of your own train on the tracks of life and you are strong enough to go places you want to go. Don't let a little hill stop you - choose the reality you wish to create, not the one you're afraid might occur.

It is Your Life
You decide what you're going to do with it. If you don't run your own life, someone else will.

Beware of Garbage Trucks
How often do you let other people's nonsense change your mood? Do you let a bad driver, rude waiter, curt boss, or an insensitive employee ruin your day? Unless you're the Terminator, for an instant you're probably set back on your heels. However, the mark of a successful person is how quickly she can get back her focus on what's important.

The Power of Appreciation
There is a powerful force within each one of us that you can use to overcome any obstacles, no matter how bad the situation is. Once you know how powerful this force is and how it works, you will never have to worry about anything in your life, no fears, no worries, and no anxieties.

Power of Vision and Might
Scorched Land Now Verdant Campus

What to Do About Negative People?
All of us know someone who is negative or who always seems to be having a bad time in their life. And while sympathizing might seem like the best way to help him or her feel better, sometimes you need to do more in order to live the positive life.

The Law Of Attraction Internal Workings
The Law of Attraction at its very basic level states that everything is created by thought and that thought attracts to itself physical things, people, situations and circumstances. Your thoughts are attracting these things in this very moment!

No One Else Can Take Your Place In This world
There is only one you. There is no one else like you and there will never ever be anyone else like you. You have a gift to offer that can touch the world in a way that no other person's gift can do. It is not the gift but it is you.
Every person is significant in their contribution no matter what it is.

Bad Luck ... Or Blessing In Disguise?
Sometimes bad things really happen. We lost our money, failed our exams, or get rejected by others. There are times when nothing seems to go our way. But what can we do about it?

18 Mother Teresa Quotes To Celebrate The Life of an Extraordinary Woman
Of all the quotes I've ever read, Mother Teresa quotes have been some of the most enlightening. How could it be that one woman could possess so much wisdom? Let these 18 Mother Teresa quotes remind us of how one person can make such a huge difference.

The Thirteen Most Important Character Traits for Success
What makes some people more successful than others? What do they have that the rest of us don't? After consulting with hundreds of business clients, the author has developed a list of the thirteen most common characteristics that people who thrive share.

If It Doesn't Destroy You, It Will Make You Stronger
As you move through life, you meet problems of all shapes and sizes. Some are hardly worth mentioning; while others are life-threatening or earth-shattering. Yet, they all have one thing in common.

Time Your Actions by Napoleon Hill
Whatever your career is, you will accomplish twice as much in half the time when you learn to time your actions. All of us are, in a sense, sales people who are trying to sell our way through life successfully. But only a relatively few of us manage to become “Master Salesmen.”

The Law of Attraction And The Paradox
This writing is for those of us who do, sincerely in our hearts study and apply what we understand currently of the Law of Attraction, and still haven't manifested the lives that we really want and desire.

Finding God
Did you ever try anything for a long time with great effort and with no success? You get psychologically glutted, fed up with trying. And then you quit That is when you really discover how to find God.

Life Is A Gift
Inspirational Thoughts

Reality Check
How do we change depending on our circumstances.

How to Set a Valentines Table on a Dime!
Valentine's Day is a special day in my household, and I try to share the feeling of love and romance with all my family! One of the best ways to do that is to set a holiday table, and spend time enjoying good food and drink with your loved ones.

Random Acts of Kindness
Children’s Wish Foundation International Promotes National “Random Acts of Kindness” Program as Special Valentines for Terminally Ill Children and Their Families

Self-Growth Journey: When Everything Falls Apart
We often have the perception that self-growth will be simple, enjoyable, and rewarding. It certainly can be, but there is also another aspect of the self-growth journey that is rarely mentioned. And that is, when everything falls apart.

Law of Attraction - A Basic Understanding
The Law Of Attraction Can be summed up into two 3-word phrases.

Ten Ways We Hinder the Law of Attraction
"Why isn't the Law of Attraction working for me?" This cry of frustration is uttered often by people who are learning to consciously create better lives using the Law of Attraction.

The Top 7 Signs of Self-Sabotaging Behaviors
Are you being held back from success by self-defeating behaviors? Learn how to recognize and overcome them.

The DNA of Success
The key to success is understanding the building blocks of that success - your success DNA.

The Most Powerful Three Words
The following three-word phrases can enrich every relationship. Read them; contemplate on them; and use them. They are very powerful.

Are You Ready to Create a WOW?
Do you have a desire to make a difference in the world? To make a big splash, to create or do something that makes people go WOW. Then you'll definitely want to read this article.

What Love Means
A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, "What does love mean?" Here are some interesting answers they got.

Let's Start A War: A War of Kindness!
What could you do today that would make someone else's day? What could you change in yourself that would ultimately enrich the world around you?

Not Giving Up
I can remember a period in my life when I was unemployed and money was running short. I needed a job very badly and it seemed as if no one was hiring.

Don't Just Stand There!
Many people think that they have to accept whatever life throws at them. They'll say, "This is my fate, my destiny. I cannot change it."  Of course not!

Sea of Red
Here's a public Thank You to our military Men and Women for what you do so we can live the way we do.

Discovering Your Strengths
Many people never fully utilize their natural gifts because they don't find the proper way to express them in the world, or perhaps they don't even recognize the talents they have.

Are Indians the Model Immigrants?
They have funny accents, occasionally dress in strange outfits, and some wear turbans and grow beards, yet Indians have been able to overcome stereotypes to become the U.S.'s most successful immigrant group.

New Immigrants
Are the new breed of Immigrants have a value set different than the original ones who landed on Ellis Island?

A Post Card that Changed My Life: An Encounter with JRD Tata
How a simple action changed the rest of the life for a girl.

Remembering 9-11 - Five Years Later
Five years later, there is still real crying, real tears, hidden from public view. Families slowly living the rest of their lives without loved ones killed. It is expected that they still weep, but we are not inundated with their tears.

Microscopic Art by Willard Wigen
Willard has a learning disability (Dyslexia), but he has talented hands. He makes the sculptures out of dust particles, sugar crystals, etc. Here are some masterpieces from an exhibition held in Manchester, England.

The Grandfather
Children are remarkably perceptive. Their eyes ever observe, their ears ever listen, and their minds ever process the messages they absorb.

Cultivate a Friendship with Death
Since our fear of death is due to the fact that we do not know or understand death, it makes sense to familiarize ourselves with it. The more we understand death, the less we fear it. We should therefore cultivate a friendship with death, and be totally familiar with it, just as we are familiar with our friends.

On Death and Dying
This incident makes me realized that we are all not prepared for death. In fact, we fear death. Our modern society and culture have always sold us the idea and belief that death is an adversary - a foe to fight against or resist.

A Leaf From The Journey of Life
The inspiring story of a trip to a rural school set up by nuns.

A Positive Mindset is the Foundation for Success
Don’t limit your thinking, as this will limit your beliefs and these will limit your actions, which will limit your successes! Success starts in our minds and the sooner we understand this, the better a chance we have at achieving it.

Six Months to Live and Laugh
On the day a woman learns she has only a short time to live, she meets someone who shows her the humorous side.

A Dream Come True
A True Story About Horses. How a little girl had her dream come true.

The Five Best Ways To Impress Your New Lover
If you want to know the secrets of great dating and building a successful new relationship, read on!

What counts ....
Base your judgment of yourself not on your results but on the effort you gave.

Develop Goals, Visualize, and Get It
Your mind is your mental workshop. You can build anything you want in it. The beginning of your success is in your imagination.

What can I do to succeed?
SUCCESS, beginning now, is entirely on what you do beginning TODAY! Successful people have a future orientation. They are also action oriented not excuse oriented.

Spring Forever In My Heart
Some people remain a part of who you are forever. You cannot possibly go through a day without thinking about them. Their beautiful spirit gently nudges your heart each time you hear their name. The very thought of them stirs within your soul like the sweet fragrance of a thousand roses.

A Mothers Day Tribute
Mothers are truly amazing

A Special Tribute to all Moms!
Moms are special people!

A mother's day special

A Goal is a Must so is Concentration
Concentration is the magic key that opens the door to accomplishment. Success is the result of well directed energy.

You Can Succeed Even in Failure
Failure is one of the surest stepping stones to success.

Chat with God
One guy had a chat with GOD. It went something like this...

Signed with Love from God, Jesus & Me
A great inspirational story to soothe you if you or your loved one is suffering from a terminal disease.

Discover The Treasures Inside
Peace, joy, health and well-being can only be found inside us. They exist within us now, waiting to be discovered. Yet we tend to look to the outside world to satisfy our needs and longings.

A to Z of LIFE
Some points to ponder.

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and there is even a Christmas song that reminds us of that simple reflection.

Things my Grandpa Told Me
Commonsense observations.

The Pursuit of Happiness
The pursuit of happiness is one of the primary goals of all humans. This, along with life and liberty, was declared as an essential right in the US declaration of independence. Every religion and philosophy has offered its pathway to happiness. Happiness is a state of mind and there are many paths to it.

Thanksgiving Day and the Secret to Wellbeing
Beneath the tradition and fun of Thanksgiving Day lies a deeper wisdom. Drawing on that wisdom can enhance your emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing.

Ten Steps To True Happiness
A team of experts believe that they have found the essential ingredients to make a person's life happier.

A Week After Katrina - A Long-Term Perspective
The article takes a cold but impassioned look at the way the people of USA responded to Katrina viewed from another country.

Managing Loneliness
I have discovered that there are two core feelings that most people will do almost anything to avoid feeling: loneliness and helplessness.

Embrace the Unlovable and Change your Life!
Balance is the key. Dream and take some positive action to move you toward your goals. Take it one step at a time.

A Conspiracy of Kindness
This is a true story of love and kindness.

Happiness Through Honorable Actions
Do you want to live with a strong sense of peacefulness, happiness, goodness, and self-respect? The collection of happiness actions broadly categorized as “honor” help you create this life of good feelings.

Who Is More Likely To Be Happy?
You can focus on the negative things in your life, or you can choose to focus on the positives. One will bring happiness, while the other won't.


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May the Budgie of Happiness Sit on Your Head
Recognize there are consequences, but live with it. Let your motto be, "Don't Postpone Joy." Make room for happiness, make time for play. Every day.

The Most Important Body Part
My mother used to ask me what the most important part of the body is. Through the years I would take a guess at what I thought was the correct answer.

18 Rules For Life
Some commonsense rules to follow to have a happy life.

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