Gullkorn

Kloke ord og sitater for enhver anledning

april 14, 2013

Filed under: Kvinner,Likestilling,Menn,samarbeid,Samfunn,Sammen — gullkorn @ 1:12 pm

«Just as a bird needs two wings to fly, a society needs women and men leading together to evolve to a higher level.»

-Michelle Bachelet

 

Indianervisdom

En indianer satt og snakket med sitt barnebarn. Han sa: I alle mennesker bor det to ulver som sloss. Den ene er ond. Det er sinne, frykt, misunnelse, sjalusi, grådighet, arroganse, selvmedlidenhet, løgn, hovering, overlegenhet og egoisme. Den andre er god. Det er glede, fred, kjærlighet, håp, ro, ydmykhet, velvilje, empati, sannhet og tillit. Hvilken ulv vinner? spurte barnet. Den du mater, svarte bestefaren

 

The date

After 21 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to take another woman out to dinner and a movie. She said, “I love you, but I know this other woman loves you and would love to spend some time with you.”

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The other woman that my wife wanted me to visit was my MOTHER, who has been a widow for 19 years, but the demands of my work and my three children had made it possible to visit her only occasionally…

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That night I called to invite her to go out for dinner and a movie. “What’s wrong, are you well?” she asked. My mother is the type of woman who suspects that a late night call or a surprise invitation is a sign of bad news. “I thought that it would be pleasant to spend some time with you,” I responded. “Just the two of us.” She thought about it for a moment, and then said, “I would like that very much.”

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That Friday after work, as I drove over to pick her up I was a bit nervous. When I arrived at her house, I noticed that she, too, seemed to be nervous about our date. She waited in the door with her coat on. She had curled her hair and was wearing the dress that she had worn to celebrate her last wedding anniversary. She smiled from a face that was as radiant as an angel’s. “I told my friends that I was going to go out with my son, and they were impressed, “she said, as she got into the car. “They can’t wait to hear about our meeting.”

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We went to a restaurant that, although not elegant, was very nice and cozy. My mother took my arm as if she were the First Lady. After we sat down, I had to read the menu. Her eyes could only read large print. Half way through the entries, I lifted my eyes and saw Mom sitting there staring at me. A nostalgic smile was on her lips. “It was I who used to have to read the menu when you were small,” she said. “Then it’s time that you relax and let me return the favor,” I responded. During the dinner, we had an agreeable conversation – nothing extraordinary but catching up on recent events of each other’s life. We talked so much that we missed the movie. As we arrived at her house later, she said, “I’ll go out with you again, but only if you let me invite you.” I agreed.

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“How was your dinner date?” asked my wife when I got home. “Very nice. Much more so than I could have imagined,” I answered.

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A few days later, my mother died of a massive heart attack. It happened so suddenly that I didn’t have a chance to do anything for her. Some time later, I received an envelope with a copy of a restaurant receipt from the same place mother and I had dined. An attached note said: “I paid this bill in advance. I wasn’t sure that I could be there; but nevertheless, I paid for two plates – one for you and the other for your wife. You will never know what that night meant for me. I love you, son.”

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At that moment, I understood the importance of saying in time: “I LOVE YOU” and to give our loved ones the time that they deserve. Nothing in life is more important than your family. Give them the time they deserve, because these things cannot be put off till “some other time.”

 

Jordbarnas Framtid september 19, 2012

Den største krig i verden er skjult for oss alle:

En stille front hvor så mange barn må falle.

Den raser dag for dag i hvert land og hver by.

Den snakkes lite om, for den er ikke ny.

 

Krigen kjempes mest i sør,

Der hvor de unge har minst fra før

 

Ref.:

En fremtid står på spill -

Den kan reddes om vi vil.

Vi kjemper for det kjæreste vi har

Mens tusen ord blir sagt

om krig for gull og makt

vender vi blikket fra

kampen hvert land må ta

for jordbarnas fremtid.

 

Barn som lever uten mor og far.

Unge håp som har mistet alt de har.

Har så langt å gå til legedom og kraft

Under huden brenner livets røde saft

Vi må følge barna frem

Helt til tiden former dem og gir et hjem

 

Ref.

 

Flytt ikke linsen bort fra dem,

Fremtidens ansikt – slipp dem frem!

Alle blikk er himlens spor

På denne vakre jord.

 

Ref.

 

Skrevet av Erik Hillestad.

 

Feel that? mars 7, 2012

Place your hand over your heart. Feel that? That’s called purpose. You’re alive for a reason. Don’t forget it.

~Via The Noteboook/Twitter

 

Steering wheel or spare tire?

Filed under: Bønn,Tro — gullkorn @ 8:27 pm

Is prayer your steering wheel or a spare tire in the trunk? Would you buy a car w/out a steering wheel?

 

In the form of bread

Filed under: Fattigdom,Gi,Gud,Medmenneskelighet — gullkorn @ 8:26 pm

There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.
- Mahatma Gandhi

 

 
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