Insights : The Twelve Gifts

Use your gifts well and you will discover others, among them a gift that is uniquely you.

childrenOnce upon a time, a long time ago, when princes and princesses lived in faraway kingdoms, royal children were given twelve special gifts when they were born. You may have heard the stories. Twelve wise women of the kingdom, or fairy godmothers as they were often called, traveled swiftly to the castle whenever a new prince or princess came into the world. Each fairy godmother pronounced a noble gift upon the royal baby.

As time went on, the wise women came to understand that the twelve royal gifts of birth belong to every child, born anywhere at any time. They yearned to proclaim the gifts to all children, but the customs of the land did not allow that.

One day when the wise women gathered together they made this prophecy:

Some day, all the children of the world will learn the truth about their noble inheritance. When that happens a miracle will unfold on the kingdom of Earth.

Some day is near. Here is the secret they want you to know.

At the wondrous moment you were born, as you took your first breath, a great celebration was held in the heavens and twelve magnificent gifts were granted to you.

1. Strength is the first gift. May you remember to call upon it whenever you need it.

2. Beauty is the second gift. May your deeds reflect its depth.

3. Courage is the third gift.May you speak and act with confidence and use courage to follow your own path.

4. Compassion is the fourth gift. May you be gentle with yourself and others. May you forgive those who hurt you and yourself when you make mistakes.

5. Hope is the fifth gift. Through each passage and season, may you trust the goodness of life.

6. Joy is the sixth gift. May it keep your heart open and filled with light.

7. Talent is the seventh gift. May you discover your own special abilities and contribute them toward a better world.

8. Imagination is the eighth gift. May it nourish your visions and dreams.

9. Reverence is the ninth gift. May you appreciate the wonder that you are and the miracle of all creation.

10. Wisdom is the tenth gift. Guiding your way, wisdom will lead you through knowledge to understanding. May you hear its soft voice.

11. Love is the eleventh gift. It will grow each time you give it away.

12. Faith is the twelfth gift. May you believe.

Now you know about your twelve gifts of birth. But there is more to the secret that the wise women knew. Use your gifts well and you will discover others, among them a gift that is uniquely you. See these noble gifts in other people. Share the truth and be ready for the miracle to unfold as the prophecy of the wise women comes true.

Courtesy : Written By Charlene Costanzo

Story : Just Knowing is not Intelligence

Wise JudgementThere was a man who sold hot dogs by the roadside. He was illiterate, so he never read newspapers . He was hard of hearing, so he never listened to the radio. His eyes were weak, so he never watched television. But enthusiastically, he sold lots of hot dogs. His sales and profit went up. He ordered more meat and got himself a bigger and a better stove.

As his business was growing, the son, who had recently graduated from college, joined his father. Then something strange happened. The son asked, “Dad, aren’t you aware of the great recession that is coming our way?” The father replied, “No, but tell me about it.” The son said, “The international situation is terrible. The domestic is even worse. We should be prepared for the coming bad time.”

The man thought that since his son had been to college, read the papers, and listened to the radio, he ought to know and his advice should not be taken lightly. So the next day, the father cut down his order for the meat and buns, took down the sign and was no longer enthusiastic. Very soon, fewer and fewer people bothered to stop at his hot dog stand. And his sales started coming down rapidly.

The father said to his son, “Son, you were right. We are in the middle of a recession. I am glad you warned me ahead of time.”

Author: Unknown


Insights :

  • Many times we confuse knowledge with good judgment.
  • A person may have high knowledge but poor judgment.
  • Choose your advisers carefully and use your judgment.
  • A person can and will be successful with or without formal education if they have the 5 Cs: character, commitment, conviction, courtesy and courage
  • The tragedy is that there are many walking encyclopedias who are living failures.

 

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Powerful Quote #101 : Say NO to Wars

Once upon a time in the history, Wars were sign of Pride, Bravery and Courage. Now Wars have become a sign of Cruelty, Hatred and Shame! This is the proof that many Humans started realizing their true worth. We need to start acting on what we are realizing, before it becomes too late.

– Words by Din

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Break Free at Will

She never seeks a Man’s Shadow to hide
She takes freedom rather boasting about it
She knew she got the courage to fly
She shines like a star on her own
She indifferences men in attitudes
She remains just as human
She is the Woman!

Confinements are only in her thoughts!

Break free at will!

                                                           -Words by Din

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