Work

A wealthy nobleman was once touring his estate and came upon a peasant pitching hay. The nobleman was fascinated by the sight: flowing motions of the peasant's arms and shoulders and the graceful sweep of the pitchfork through the air. He so greatly enjoyed the spectacle that he struck a deal with the peasant: he would give...

You are priceless to those who love you

A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, “Who would like this $20 bill?"  Hands started going up. He said, “I am going to give this S20 to one of you but first, let me do this."  He proceeded...

You are far more precious than diamonds and pearls

“If memory serves me correctly, I was wearing a little white tank top and a short black skirt. I had been raised Orthodox Muslim, so I had never before worn such revealing clothing while in my father’s presence. When we finally arrived, the chauffer escorted my younger sister, Laila and me up to my father's suite. 

You are Beautiful

It’s a phrase that my mother uses a lot. I used to wonder, “How in the world can Mother call them beautiful?"  I am a logical, statistical man. I call things as I see them. I didn’t see beauty.  My mother would tell people this with an enthusiasm they could feel....

Words and Actions should be The Same

There once was a boy who loved eating sweets. He always asked for sweets from his father. His father was a poor man. He could not always afford sweets for his son. But the little boy did not understand this and demanded sweets all the time.  The boy’s father thought hard about how to...

When The Winds Blow…

Years ago a farmer owned land along the Atlantic seacoast. He constantly advertised for hired hands. Most people were reluctant to work on farms along the Atlantic. They dreaded the awful storms that raged across the ocean - wreaking haw on the buildings and crops. As the farmer interviewed applicants for the job, he received a steady...

What is A Family?

A man came home from work late, tired and irritated to find his 5-year old son waiting for him at the door.  SON : “Daddy, may I ask you a question?"  DAD : ‘"Yeah sure, what is it?" replied the man.  SON : “Daddy, how much do you...

Wealth and Love and Success

A woman came out of her house and saw 3 old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard. She did not recognize them.  She said "I don't think I know you. But you must be hungry. Please come in and have something to eat.'  'Is the man of...

Weakness or Strength

Sometimes your biggest weakness can become your biggest strength.  Take, for example, the story of one 10-year-old boy who decided to study Judo despite the fact that he had lost his left arm in a devastating car accident.  The boy began lessons with an old Japanese Judo Master Sensei. 

True Wealth

One day a father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the purpose of showing his son how the poor people live so he could be thankful for his wealth.  They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered...

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