Sunday, November 29, 2015

Why Can't I Be More Helpful?

"Why can't I be more helpful," Tom asked the Guardian Angel. "I care so much and want to help people solve their problems."

"That you care is admirable," the Angel replied. "But you didn't cause their problems and your attempt to solve them may actually make them worse."

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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Learning Black From White

"We can't hang out with him," said William, a white butterfly as he motioned with his wing at a black butterfly that was flying around my backyard.

"Why," I asked William.

"Because he's black," whispered William. "I don't trust him."

"Why don't you trust him," I asked.

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Saturday, November 21, 2015

An Awakening

One day Manny was walking on a winding road when suddenly a car going too fast lost control and sped into him.

Thrust in the air and thrown 50 feet, Manny laid on the road as sirens blared in the background and people gathered around him.

Then oddly, he rose into the air, yet he could see his body still lying on the road, and he watched paramedics starting to work on him.

"Is my life over," Manny asked the Angel next to him, both of them in the air about 20 feet over the scene.

"We'll see," replied the Angel.

"You know my life never amounted to much," said Manny. "No-one's going to miss me."

"I was never close to my family or my friends, and at work, nobody liked me and I was always afraid I'd get fired."

"You know what," said Manny, "I want to die. I'm glad my life is over."

"We'll see if your life is over," answered the Angel. "But first we're going to take a journey."

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Monday, November 16, 2015

A Lesson For An Out Of Shape Butterfly

"Oh boy," gasped Oscar, a golden Monarch Butterfly, as he landed with a thud on the leave of a bright green shrub in my backyard.

"I've gotta get in better shape," he said, barely able to speak as he tried to catch his breath.

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Monday, November 9, 2015

I'm Gonna Bite You On The Butt

"I'm gonna bite you on the butt," said my neighbor's dog Barry to me.

Barry is a chihuahua, and so little and old, I'd have to lift him up so he could bite me on the butt.

"Why do you want to bite me on the butt," I asked Barry.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Dancing In The Light Of Darkness

For 10 year old Aaron, life was often a struggle.

His parents were divorced and he lived with his mother, whose job paid for their small apartment and put food on the table.

Aaron was short and skinny, and with his lack of self-confidence, sometimes stuttered.

The bullies laughed at him and picked on him. 

He had no friends, but he did have a teacher who cared for him, and began to protect him from the bullies, as she was alert to what was going on with Aaron.

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