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- Steinar Bråten

 

“Some People” august 26, 2009

Some people come into our lives
and quickly go… Some stay for awhile
and embrace our silent dreams.

They help us become aware
of the delicate winds of hope…
and we discover within every human spirit
there are wings yearning to fly.

They help our hearts to see that
the only stairway to the stars
is woven with dreams…
and we find ourselves
unafraid to reach high.

They celebrate the true essence
of who we are…
and have faith in all
that we may become.

Some people awaken us
to new and deeper realizations…
for we gain insight
from the passing whisper of their wisdom

Throughout our lives we are sent
precious souls…
meant to share our journey
however brief or lasting their stay
they remind us why we are here.

To learn… to teach… to nurture… to love

Some people come into our lives
to cast a steady light
upon our path and guide our every step
their shining belief in us
helps us to believe in ourselves.

Some people come into our
lives to teach us about love…
The love that rests within ourselves.

Let us reach out to others
and feel the bliss of giving
for love is far richer in action
that it ever is in words.

Some people come into our lives
and they move our souls to sing
and make our spirits dance.

They help us to see that everything on earth
is part of the incredibility of life…
and that it is always there
for us to take of its joy.

Some people come into our lives
and leave footprints on our hearts
and we are never ever the same.

(By Flavia Weedn)

 

The power of your actions februar 21, 2008

One day, when I was a freshman in high school, I saw a kid from my class was walking home from school. His name was Kyle. It looked like he was carrying all of his books. I thought to myself, ‘Why would anyone bring home all his books on a Friday? He must really be a nerd.’ I had quite a weekend planned (parties and a football game with my friends, tomorrow afternoon), so I shrugged my shoulders and went on.As I was walking, I saw a bunch of kids running toward him. They ran at him, knocking all his books out of his arms and tripping him so he landed in the dirt. His glasses went flying, and I saw them land in the grass about ten feet from him. He looked up and I saw this terrible sadness in his eyes. My heart went out to him. So, I jogged over to him as he crawled around looking for his glasses, and I saw a tear in his eye.

As I handed him his glasses, I said, ‘Those guys are jerks.’ They really should get lives. ‘He looked at me and said, ‘Hey thanks!’ There was a big smile on his face. It was one of those smiles that showed real gratitude.


I helped him pick up his books, and asked him where he lived. As it turned out, he lived near me, so I asked him why I had never seen him before. He said he had gone to private school before now. I would never have hung out with a private school kid before.
We talked all the way home, and I carried some of his books. He turned out to be a pretty cool kid. I asked him if he wanted to play a little football with my friends. He said yes. We hung out all weekend and the more I got to know Kyle, the more I liked him, and my friends thought the same of him.

Monday morning came, and there was Kyle with the huge stack of books again. I stopped him and said, ‘Boy, you are gonna really build some serious muscles with this pile of books everyday!
‘He just laughed and handed me half the books. Over the next four years, Kyle and I became best friends. When we were seniors we began to think about college. Kyle decided on Georgetown and I was going to Duke. I knew that we would always be friends that the miles would never be a problem. He was going to be a doctor and I was going for business on a football scholarship.
Kyle was valedictorian of our class. I teased him all the time about being a nerd. He had to prepare a speech for graduation. I was so glad it wasn’t me having to get up there and speak.


Graduation day, I saw Kyle. He looked great. He was one of those guys that really found himself during high school.
He filled out and actually looked good in glasses. He had more dates than I had and all the girls loved him. Boy, sometimes I was jealous! Today was one of those days. I could see that he was nervous about his speech. So, I smacked him on the back and said, ‘Hey, big guy, you’ll be great!’ He looked at me with one of those looks (the really grateful one) and smiled. ‘Thanks,’ he said.

As he started his speech, he cleared his throat, and began: ‘Graduation is a time to thank those who helped you make it through those tough years. Your parents, your teachers, your siblings, maybe a coach…but mostly your friends…I am here to tell all of you that being a friend to someone is the best gift you can give them. I am going to tell you a story.’


I just looked at my friend with disbelief as he told the story of the first day we met. He had planned to kill himself over the weekend. He talked of how he had cleaned out his locker so his Mom wouldn’t have to do it later and was carrying his stuff home.
He looked hard at me and gave me a little smile. ‘Thankfully, I was saved. My friend saved me from doing the unspeakable.’

I heard the gasp go through the crowd as this handsome, popular boy told us all about his weakest moment. I saw his Mom and dad looking at me and smiling that same grateful smile. Not until that moment did I realize it’s depth.


Never underestimate the power of your actions. With one small gesture you can change a person’s life for better or for worse. God puts us all in each other’s lives to impact one another in some way.
Look for God in others.

‘Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.’


There is no beginning or end… Yesterday is history.


Tomorrow is a mystery.


Today is a gift.

 

Spore september 13, 2007

Småjenta spurde

kva er det du held på med

.

strevar med eit dikt

sa eg

.

eg vil gje deg ein stor klem

når du er ferdig

sa ho

så slo ho armane kring halsen min

og klemde alt ho makta

.

eg er ikkje ferdig enno

sa eg

.

eg veit det

sa ho

eg ville berre du skulle vite korleis det kjennest når du får han

.

(Arne Leseth)

 

Dagens gave mai 12, 2007

Arkivert i: Gode ord,Gud,Takknemlighet,Tid — gullkorn @ 12:38 pm

Gud gav deg i dag en gave på 86.400 sekunder. Har du brukt ett sekund til å si til Gud: Takk?

.

William A. Ward

 

I dag! april 13, 2007

Å for en herlig dag

Ikke noe mas og jag

Hodebry av alle slag

skal ikke stjele gleden!

Jeg bruker fargekritt

På det nye arket mitt

Og det blir et bilde som jeg liker

.

Ja, i dag kjenner jeg på nytt at jeg lever.

Så godt å være til!

Ja, i dag er det nesten som om jeg svever

fordi alt er nytt i dag!

.

Alt det som var i går

Fristelser jeg ofte får

Kan jeg legge bak meg  når den nye dagen kommer.

Nå vil jeg være glad

Alt er helt utrolig bra!

Takker Gud for at han ga meg livet

Ja, i dag kjenner jeg på nytt at jeg lever

Så godt å være til!

Ja, i dag er det nesten som om jeg svever

fordi alt er nytt i dag!

.

(Børud)

 

 
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