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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sunday's Gift - An Irish Blessing - and a gift for you.

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God, if I can't have what I want, let me want what I have.

Subject: The Secret

The Secret
One day, one friend asked another,
'How is it that you are always so happy?
You have so much energy,
and you never seem to get down.'

With her eyes smiling, she said,
'I know the Secret!'
'What secret is that?'
To which she replied,
'I'll tell you all about it,
but you have to promise to
share the Secret with others.'

'The Secret is this:

I have learned there is little I can do
in my life that will make me truly happy.
I must depend on God to make
me happy and to meet my needs.
When a need arises in my life,
I have to trust God to supply
according to HIS riches.
I have learned most of the time
I don't need half of what I think I do.
He has never let me down.
Since I learned that 'Secret', I am happy.'

The questioner's first thought
was, 'That's too simple!'
But upon reflecting over her own life
she recalled how she thought a bigger house
would make her happy, but it didn't!
She thought a better paying job
would make her happy, but it hadn't.
When did she realize her greatest happiness?
Sitting on the floor with her grandchildren,
playing games, eating pizza or reading a story,
a simple gift from God.

Now you know it too!
We can't depend on people to make us happy.
Only GOD in His infinite wisdom can do that.
Trust HIM!
And now I pass the Secret on to you!
So once you get it, what will you do?

YOU have to tell someone the Secret, too!
That GOD in His wisdom will take care of YOU!
But it's not really a secret.....
We just have to believe it and do it...
Really trust God!

Do your best; let God do the rest.

Today I pray your troubles be less,
May your blessings be more,
and May nothing but happiness
come through your door!!

Happy Birthday:

Truett Cathy is the 236th richest man in America and the 799th richest man in the world according to Forbes magazine. He is estimated to be worth $1.2 billion. And still such a wonderful human being.
Albert Einstein experienced internal bleeding caused by the rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm, which had previously been reinforced surgically by Dr. Rudolph Nissen in 1948. He took the draft of a speech he was preparing for a television appearance commemorating the State of Israel’s seventh anniversary with him to the hospital, but he did not live long enough to complete it.

Einstein refused surgery, saying: "I want to go when I want. It is tasteless to prolong life artificially. I have done my share, it is time to go. I will do it elegantly." He died in Princeton Hospital early the next morning at the age of 76, having continued to work until near the end. Einstein’s remains were cremated and his ashes were scattered around the grounds of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey.

During the autopsy, the pathologist of Princeton Hospital, Thomas Stoltz Harvey removed Einstein’s brain for preservation, without the permission of his family, in hope that the neuroscience of the future would be able to discover what made Einstein so intelligent.

He was dyslexic.


Linda said...

Happy Sunday my friend. I love the secret and thank your for sharing.

Annesphamily said...

This was a beautiful post! Thanks for sharing! Blessings to you!

Mimi said...

I love that....
Do your best, let God do the rest!!!!
That pretty much sums it all up!!!!
I so agree with this post, no reason to be gloomy everyday when you serve a Magnificent God like we do!!!!
He truly makes my heart leap with Joy and a smile automatically comes to my face!!!!!
Have a great Sunday!!!

Buttercup said...

We can't hear the secret too many times. Thanks. Glad you enjoyed the bar mitzvah pictures. What a happy time. Have lots of ideas for gifts. Feel free to email me at cornwallst59@hotmail. Hope you're having a good Sunday!

Susan said...

Hi Sandie...God does send us all kinds of gifts and sometimes we are too blind to see them. Thanks for a lovely post, as always. Susan

Angela said...

Great post today Sandie!

I can't believe they took Einstein's brain without getting permission from the family! That is just not right!


Sue said...

I never knew that about Einstein...I wonder what they did with his brain...if they ever did study it or if the family objected.
Cornell University has a big center where they have all important brains that they have studied....I find that a bit interesting...Hope your Sunday was peaceful....

A Lil Enchanted said...

Hi Sandie... thanks so much for sharing... I'm trying really hard right now to be happy with what I have... it's a bit easier said than done sometimes :)

A Lil Enchanted,

Carol............. said...

Einstein was right about the quality and length of life.

The Secret is great!

That corgi :) said...

I totally agree that we need to trust God, he really knows what is best for us. But sometimes it is just soooo hard to do so (at least for me)


Noni at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Sandie, found your blog through your comment on Carol's. Love your blog and I will be back!! Beautiful post and so very true...

My daughter worked on the Chik-fil-a account and could not say enough good about Truett Cathy.

ClassyChassy said...

Love the Irish Blessing at the top - and Einstein? That was the best!