A Good friend is much cheaper than therapy- and ten times as helpful
"People report being happier when they are with friends than when they're with a spouse or child," according to research cited in a recent cover story in Psychology Today magazine. This indeed, is something to ponder seriously. To repeat, people actually experience greater joy while spending time with their friends than while spending time with their children or their mates. This should give you an idea of the value of friendship.
The Good Shepherd and His Sheep
John 10:1-10 New International Version (NIV)
10 “Very truly I tell you Pharisees, anyone who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. 2 The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep.3 The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. 5 But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice.” 6 Jesus used this figure of speech, but the Pharisees did not understand what he was telling them.
This is the unprecedented blue print for success. Anything your mind can conceive and believe- you can achieve. That is the timeless philosophy of Napoleon Hill, author of this all time motivational best seller, Think and Grow Rich. Napoleon Hills's classic teaching reveals a secret formula that has created more millionaires than any other book or success system combined.
A man and the pearl
Gareth Michael Tanner
A man who was feeling very disheartened went down to the beach. He found a shiny pearl sitting amongst the sand and pebbles. It gleamed brightly in the morning sun and his heart was lifted.
"I will keep this forever." he said to himself as he rubbed it gently with his finger and thumb.