Praise is like a muscle; if we don't exercise it regularly, it becomes weak. But if we flex and extend an attitude of gratitude daily,
praise grows into a strong, dependable force that nurtures hope and carries us through the worst of circumstances.
Ever feel like a cloud is hanging over your head? Sometimes the cloud darkens to the color of bruises, and we're deluged with cold rain that seem to never end. When you're in the midst of one of life's thunderstorms,
tape this saying to your mirror: Cry a river, laugh a rainbow. The rainbow, the symbol of hope that God
gave Noah after the flood. It reminds us even today that
every storm will eventually pass.
Always look forward. Always move forward. Keep that two-stranded rope strong, and never lose hope of a better tomorrow.
Laughter is to hope as nonstick cooking spray is to a shiny new muffin tin: It keeps the goo from sticking. Once the batter of everyday
responsibility hardens and adheres to our attitudes,
it's awfully hard to scrape off enough crust for hope to shine through. But if we coat our day with a
little laughter , problems will slide
off a lot better. And hope sparkles.
By the end of the day most of us are ready to collapse.
Tight schedules, relentless deadlines, and plaguing debts make
our daily roads not just physically tiring but mentally draining. Fill your buckets with living
water - read the Bible, listen to uplifting music, soak up
some inspiration any way available. It is then you will enjoy some of life's refreshment and feel better.
Everything has its beauty but
not everyone sees it.
Ignorance is the night of the mind,
but a night without moon and star.
This mail is shared with one of my friends. [Ateeq Ahmed Siddiqui, Hyderabad, India]