" When we die and go to Heaven, our Maker is not going to say, '' Why didn't you discover the cure for such and such? '' The only thing we're going to be asked at that precious moment is ''Why didn't you become you? "
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Manuela is pleased to share a selection of her poetry for everyone, everywhere. While you are running here and there in your busy life, you are invited to take a little time for yourself to enjoy these inspirational words...




When a man whispered .....

A man whispered, "God, speak to me"
And a meadowlark sang, but the man did not hear.
So the man yelled "God, speak to me"
And, the thunder rolled across the sky. But, the man did not listen.
The man looked around and said, "God let me see you."
And a star shined brightly. But the man did not notice.
And, the man shouted, "God show me a miracle."
And, a life was born. But the man did not know.
So, the man cried out in despair, "Touch me God, and let me know you are here."
where upon God reached down and touched the man.
But the man brushed the butterfly away and walked on.
Don't miss out on a blessing because it isn't packaged the way that you expect.

by Unknown

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A great lesson to learn ....

A little girl walked to and from school daily. Though the weather that morning was questionable and clouds were forming, she made her daily trek to the elementary school. As the afternoon progressed, the winds whipped up, along with thunder and lightning. The mother of the little girl felt concerned that her daughter would be frightened as she walked home from school and she herself feared that the electrical storm might harm her child.

Following the roar of thunder, lightning, like a flaming sword, would cut through the sky. Full of concern,the mother quickly got into her car and drove along the route to her child's school.

As she did so, she saw her little girl walking along, but at each flash of lightning, the child would stop, look up and smile.

Another and another were to follow quickly and with each the little girl would look at the streak of light and smile.

When the mother's car drew up beside the child she lowered the window and called to her, "What are you doing? Why do you keep stopping?

The child answered, " I am trying to look pretty, God keeps taking my picture.

May God bless you today as you face the storms that come your way.

by Unknown

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Be Thankful

hart Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire. If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
hart Be thankful when you don't know something, for it gives you the opportunity to learn.
hart Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times you grow.
hart Be thankful for your limitations, because they give you opportunities for improvement.
hart Be thankful for each new challenge, because it will build your strength and character.
hart Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach you valuable lessons.
hart Be thankful when you're tired and weary, because it means you've made a difference.
hart It's easy to be thankful for the good things.
hart A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are also thankful for the setbacks.
hart Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
hart Find a way to be thankful for your troubles, and they can become your blessings.

by Unknown

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A Prayer for the Student

Written by a father whose son was in school where he was having some problems.

This boy was 10 years old and he came home from school depressed. The reason the boy was depressed is because he said that the teachers wouldn't let him learn.

The father said, "What do you mean they don't let you learn, that's what you go to school for", he said. "No, no, the teachers only want to teach me what THEY know, they don't want to teach me what I want to know."

And the father who was a famous Chilean biologist named Umberto Macheralo wrote this poem called , "The Prayer for the Student" .

So the student says to the teacher, "Don't impose on me what you know, I want to explore the unknown, and be the source of my own discoveries.

Let the known be my liberation not my slavery.

The world of your truth can be my limitation, your wisdom can be my negation.

Don't instruct me, let's walk together.

Let my richness begin where yours ends.

Show me so that I can stand on your shoulders.

Reveal yourself so that I can be something different.

You believe that every human being can love and create.

I understand then your fear when I ask you to live according to your own wisdom.

You will not know who I am by listening to yourself.

Don't instruct me - let me be.

Your failure is that I be identical to you!"

by Unknown

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The more you give, the more you get
The more you do unselfishly
The more you live abundantly.
The more of everything you share,
The more you laugh, the less you fret.
The more you'll always have to spare.
The more you love, the more you'll find
That life is good and friends are kind.
For only what we give away,
Enriches us from day to day.

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