Too Busy for a friend ??

> One day a teacher asked her students to list the names of the other
> students in the room on two sheets of paper, leaving a space between each
> name.
> Then she told them to think of the nicest thing they could say about each
> of their classmates and write it down.

> It took the remainder of the class period to finish their assignment, and
> as the students left the room, each one handed in the papers.
> That Saturday, the teacher wrote down the name of each student on a
> separate sheet of paper, and listed what everyone else had said about that
> individual.
> On Monday she gave each student his or her list. Before long, the entire
> class was smiling. "Really?" she heard whispered. "I never knew that I
> meant anything to anyone!" and, "I didn't know others liked me so much,"
> were most of the comments.

> No one ever mentioned those papers in class again. She never knew if they
> discussed them after class or with their parents, but it didn't matter.
> The exercise had accomplished its purpose. The students were happy with
> themselves and one another. That group of students moved on.

> Several years later, one of the students was killed in
VietNam and his teacher attended the funeral of that special student. She
> had never seen a serviceman in a military coffin before. He looked so
> handsome, so mature.
> The church was packed with his friends. One by one those who loved him
> took a last walk by the coffin. The teacher was the last one to bless the
> coffin.
> As she stood there, one of the soldiers who acted as pallbearer came up to
> her. "Were you Mark's math teacher?" he asked. She nodded: "yes." Then he
> said: "Mark talked about you a lot."
> After the funeral, most of Mark's former classmates went together to a
> luncheon. Mark's mother and father were there, obviously waiting to speak
> with his teacher.
> "We want to show you something," his father said, taking a wallet out of
> his pocket "They found this on Mark when he was killed. We thought you
> might recognize it."
> Opening the billfold, he carefully removed two worn pieces of notebook
> paper that had obviously been taped, folded and refolded many times. The
> teacher knew without looking that the papers were the ones on which she
> had listed all the good things each of Mark's classmates had said about
> him.
> "Thank you so much for doing that," Mark's mother said. "As you can see,
> Mark treasured it."
> All of Mark's former classmates started to gather around. Charlie smiled
> rather sheepishly and said, "I still have my list. It's in the top drawer
> of my desk at home."
> Chuck's wife said, "Chuck asked me to put his in our wedding album."
> "I have mine too," Marilyn said. "It's in my diary"
> Then Vicki, another classmate, reached into her pocketbook, took out her
> wallet and showed her worn and frazzled list to the group. "I carry this
> with me at all times," Vicki said and without batting an eyelash, she
> continued: "I think we all saved our lists"
> That's when the teacher finally sat down and cried. She cried for Mark and
> for all his friends who would never see him again.

> The density of people in society is so thick that we forget that life will
> end one day. And we don't know when that one day will be.

> So please, tell the people you love and care for, that they are special
> and important. Tell them, before it is too late.
> And One Way To Accomplish This Is: Forward this message on. If you do not
> send it, you will have, once again passed up the wonderful opportunity to
> do something nice and beautiful. But its upto U to fwd this one.
> If you've received this, it is because someone cares for you and it means
> there is probably at least someone for whom you care.
> If you're "too busy" to take those few minutes right now to forward this
> message on, would this be the VERY first time you didn't do that little
> thing that would make a difference in your relationships?
> The more people that you send this to, the better you'll be at reaching
> out to those you care about.
> Remember, you reap what you sow. What you put into the lives of others
> comes back into your own.

> May Your Day Be Blessed As Special As You

Angels !!

Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family.

The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion's guest room. Instead the angels were given a space in the cold basement.

As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole in the wall and repaired it. When the younger angel asked why, the older angel replied... "Things aren't always what they seem".

The next night the pair came to rest at the house of a very poor, but very hospitable farmer and his wife.

After sharing what little food they had the couple let the angels sleep in their bed where they could have a good night's rest. When the sun came up the next morning the angels found the farmer and his wife in tears. Their only cow, whose milk had been their sole income, lay dead in the field.

The younger angel was infuriated and asked the older angel "how could you have let this happen!? The first man had everything, yet you helped him," she accused. "The second family had little but was willing to share everything, and you let their cow die."

"Things aren't always what they seem," the older angel replied. "When we stayed in the basement of the mansion, I noticed there was gold stored in that hole in the wall.

Since the owner was so obsessed with greed and unwilling to share his good fortune, I sealed the wall so he wouldn't find it. Then last night as we slept in the farmers bed, the angel of death came for his wife. I gave her the cow instead. "Things aren't always what they seem"


Sometimes this is exactly what happens when things don't turn out the way they should. If you have faith, you just need to trust that every outcome is always to your advantage. You might not know it until some time later.