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The mess april 14, 2013

A man came home from work and found his 3 children outside, still in their pajamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn around garden, The door of his wife’s car was open, as was the front door to the house and no sign of the dog, walking in the door, he found …an even bigger mess.

A lamp had been knocked over, the throw rug was against one wall, In the front room the… TV was on loudly with the cartoon channel, the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing. In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, the fridge door was open wide, dog food was spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile of sand was spread by the back door.

He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and more piles of clothes, looking for his wife. He was worried she might be ill, or that something serious had happened. He was met with a small trickle of water as it made its way out the bathroom door. As he peered inside he found wet towels, scummy soap and more toys strewn over the floor. Miles of toilet paper lay in a heap and toothpaste had been smeared over the mirror and walls.

As he rushed to the bedroom, he found his wife still curled up in the bed in her pajamas, reading a novel… She looked up at him, smiled and asked how his day went. He looked at her bewildered and asked, ‘What happened here today?’ She again smiled and answered, ‘You know every day when you come home from work and you ask me what in the world do I do all day?…
»Yes,» was his incredulous reply..

She answered, «Well, today I didn’t do it.»

 

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

 

Eselet november 18, 2011

En dag falt en bondes esel ned i en brønn. Dyret hylte miserabelt i timevis mens bonden prøvde å finne ut hva som måtte gjøres. Til slutt bestemte han seg for at dyret var gammelt, og brønnen likevel trengtes å fylles igjen. Det var ikke verdt å ta opp eselet.
Han inviterte alle naboene sine til å hjelpe seg. De fikk en spade hver, og begynte å spa jord og møkk ned i brønnen. Eselet skjønte med en gang hva som skjedde og hylte av all sin kraft. Så ble det, til alles forbauselse, helt stille.

Noen få spatak senere så bonden endelig ned i brønnen. Han var overrasket over det han så. For hvert spadetak med jord som landet på ryggen til eselet, gjorde det noe fantastisk. Det ristet av seg jorda og tok et steg opp.
Mens bondens naboer fortsatte å spa jord ned i brønnen, gjorde eselet akkurat det samme. Ristet det av seg og tok et steg opp. Ganske snart overrasket eselet alle med å gå ut av brønnen og trave lykkelig av sted.

Moral:
Livet kommer til å spa møkk på deg. All slags møkk. Trikset for å komme ut av brønnen er å riste det av seg, og ta et steg opp. Hvert problem vi har er en sten som vi kan trå videre på. Vi kan komme oss ut av de dypeste brønner bare ved å ikke stoppe og aldri gi opp. Rist det av og ta et steg opp!

Husk på fem enkle regler for lykke:
1. Fri deg fra hat – tilgi.
2. Fri hjernen fra bekymringer – de fleste skjer aldri.
3. Lev enkelt og sett pris på det du har.
4. Gi mer.
5. Forvent mindre fra folk, men mer fra Gud.

 

Listen, but don’t lose your own voice september 23, 2011

GIVE but don’t allow yourself to be USED.
LOVE but don’t allow your heart to be ABUSED.
TRUST but dont be NAIVE.
LISTEN to others but don’t lose your OWN VOICE.

 

Pessimism never won any battle september 12, 2011

Pessimism never won any battle.

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(Eisenhower)

 

What we do for others and the world august 4, 2011

Filed under: Arbeid,Forandring,Gi,Medmenneskelighet,samarbeid — gullkorn @ 5:31 pm

“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.”

Albert Pine (English author, d.1851)