Eric, 68 y.o.
Online Dating - my search
Poem for the ladies
I feel the cool fresh air
It is striking on my face
It comes from everywhere
And has no hiding place
It gives me energy
To try to think really clear
What a beautiful world this would be
If we all were so sincere
We have no guarantee
What future we will get
All that we can be
Lies in our passed and present life-thread
I am on this site
To seek my future wife
It feels like an unknown flight
Through the secrets of our life
How long can I go on ?
In this life`s episode
Someday , will I be the ONE
To WIN YOUR HEART , with the UNLOCK CODE ???
Eric - (C) - copyright July 2013
Ladies do not worry ...
This poem will not lock any files on your computer ...
And I will not ask for your heart as a ransom ...
I can hear this song in the distance -
- the captain of her heart by Double -
Bas, 53 y.o.
I like to invite an Ukrainian woman to my country, The Netherlands. She agrees to come.
Till now I only had contact with her using this website and Whatsapp.
She has no computer with a webcam. So I only received some photos.
She now says an International passport costs 4700 hryvnia (174 USD). This seems a lot of money to me. Can someone tell me?
I want to pay it for her but I am still not sure about her being sincere.
Thanks for your advice.
Andrea, 39 y.o.
I am surprised! Message for gentlemen!
Hello gentlemen, I checked the list of women who want to meet me, are 12,200 beautiful girls!!!
Now you will say: WOW MAN YOU ARE VERY LUKY!
When i write a message to some of them, very rarely have the answer.
I suppose that they check on my profile and see that i am tall 168 cm.
The problem is that women "tall" 152 cm write on their profiles they want a 170-175-180cm tall man at least, till 30 cm of difference.
Of course i understand very tall woman if they look for a tall man but a girls tall a meter and a half?
I look good, I succeed in life, I have a lot of culture and interests and high education, I can talk about everything and I honestly do not want to undergo all this.
I answer already a few messages, my response rate will be even lower.
The height is not synonymous with intelligence, success, courage, strength, and ability to solve the problems of life, giving peace of mind to your family, it is only in appearance. `
Men know that today's problems can not be solved with height but need the money and the brain.
Sorry but love? Chemistry? The thought? The parsonality? The reliability?
The women here choose to answer only according to centimeters?
I have much more success in real, i mean out of the site.
I joined this site because I do not like very much Italian women, their way of living and acting, but I see even here the sensitivity and intelligence do not abound.
So, colleagues not tall, what is your experience here?
Stay Single Until You Meet A Girl Like This
Stay single until you meet the girl whose love heals you, changes you and makes you better.
The girl you look at with a confidence you’ve never known before.
The girl you’d proudly introduce your parents to.
Stay single until you meet the girl who makes you act fast because you can’t stand the thought of her being with anyone else.
The type of girl you can’t imagine hurting or disappointing.
Stay single until you meet the type of girl who believes in you and your dreams and is in your corner entirely.
The one who builds you up constantly and pushes you to be more and do more.
The one who is driven and motivates you to do more.
The one who forces you to take chances in your life.
But the greatest of all is taking a chance on her.
Stay single until you meet the girl who scares you a little.
The one who makes you feel ways you haven’t before.
The one you think about at 2 Am as you wonder, “what is happening to me?”
Stay single until you meet the girl whose face you see when you listen to certain songs, that used to not mean much to you.
The one who makes you smile and laugh in ways you forget.
The one who makes you forget about pain from the past.
Stay single until you meet the girl who is genuine and has a heart of gold.
The one who beats to her own drum and is authentic.
The one whose touch heals you.
Whose kiss makes you want more.
Whose presence makes you enjoy every moment.
The one who makes you want to be a better man.
Stay single until you meet the girl you have to try a little harder to impress because everything in the past you’ve done with others won’t work.
The one who makes you want to take it slow in a generation that tells us to rush into the things.
The girl who makes you nervous before a first date.
The one who won’t take you for granted and will always says thank you.
Stay single until you meet the girl who meets you half way.
The one who accepts your shortcomings and flaws.
Stay single until you meet the girl you can look at and see a good mother you can raise a family with.
The one you want to build a life with.
The one who can hold her own and doesn’t need you but chooses you.
Stay single until you meet the girl who would do anything for you.
The one who loves you deeply and isn’t afraid of it.
Stay single until you meet the girl you want to spoil.
The one you want to spend Sunday mornings with.
The one you can look at sleeping and think she’s the most beautiful girl in the world.
Stay single until you find a girl who still gives you butterflies when she walks in a room, as you say to everyone around you, “that’s her.”
The one you look at and think, “finally.”
Until then stay single.
25 LONG DISTANCE RELATIONSHIP DATE IDEAS AND ACTIVITIES
Here is a list of date ideas and activities you can do with your boyfriend/girlfriend/husband/wife/significant other in your long distance relationship.
1) Watch movies or TV shows simultaneously together
Rent the same movie and watch it together or you can access a streaming movie online. Communicate by text or webcam while you’re watching the movie.
2) Play 20 Questions
In a long distance relationship, most of your interactions is confined to verbal communication. So make the most of it. Come up with 20 meaningful or silly or insightful questions for you to ask your boyfriend/girlfriend to get to know them better.
3) Send your boyfriend/girlfriend flowers
Call a local or national florist. If you can’t afford them, you can always send a digital bouquet or include a few fake petals in your next letter or care package.
4) Share an online drive
Share a online file hosting service like DropBox or ICloud. This will not only save your phone bill but it’s a great way to share photos or love letters with each other
5) Send your scent
Exchange your perfumes or colognes so the other person can remember what you smell like
6) Read a book
Pick out a book with a subject you both like. Read at your own leisure and talk about it. It’s your very own private book club.
7) Send “Open When” letters
Write some encouraging notes for when the other may be feeling sad or lonely or stressed. This is the perfect pick-me-up when you guys aren’t together.
That’s what webcams, tablets, and smartphones are for.
9) Share a journal
Go back and forth and write different entries. Read what the other one wrote and either respond or expand to it. One day, this journal will make for amazing memories.
10) Send care packages
It’s a great way to spoil your loved ones with goodies. Personal tip: use the flat rate boxes from the post office to help save money.
11) Make a mixtape
There’s multiple ways to do this. Send them your youtube playlists of songs or download songs to a usb or mp3 player for them.
12) Play a game
Something like “Words with Friends” or other fun apps. The best part is it’s self-paced so you can guys can plan when you have time (which helps when you’re in different time zones)
RELATED: 60 LONG DISTANCE RELATIONSHIP QUOTES TO REMEMBER
13) Share recipes
Swap recipes with one another. They know what it’s supposed to taste like but you don’t. Test out the recipes and report back of what you thought. It’s as if you guys are “cooking” together.
14) Create a digital photo album together
A lot of sites at digital photo albums for you to click and drop photos into. Work on one together, and then order a hardcopy once it’s complete.
15) Get Healthy
A healthy couple is a happy couple. Apps like “my fitness pal” allows you to motivate and encourage others on their fitness and health goals. Choose a goal and then encourage your partner to meet theirs.
16) Play on Pinterest
Set up a joint Pinterest account and create boards like “future house”, “vacations”, “wedding ideas”. You can visualize what the other person’s dreams are for your relationship.
17) Get crafty
Both of you decide on some homemade to make and give to one another. It could be food or crafts or woodwork, anything. It’ll mean more since you know they made it with their own hands.
1 Watch YouTube & Vimeo together in sync!
You can use Sync-Video to u create a chat room in which you can watch YouTube or Vimeo videos with other people. Make a room private however, and use it for just you guys.
19) Listen to the news or music together
With online streaming, you guys can listen to the same station at the same time.
RELATED: 10 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT LONG DISTANCE RELATIONSHIPS
20) Be “Naughty”
Just remember, the internet is forever.
21) Learn something
Take a free online class together and improve your skill in practically any subject nowadays. Another language? Crafting? Cooking?
22) GoPro the exciting and outrageous stuff
I had a friend who wore a GoPro when she went parasailing over the ocean. She shared the video with her long distance boyfriend and he thought it was awesome.
23) Add Color
They make coloring books for adults. You can color ½ a page or the whole pages and send it back and forth until it’s complete.
24) Meet the Family
Introduce your significant other to family members, friends, or pets. It may not be formal but your significant other should get to know the other important people in your life.
25) Send Long Distance Relationship Gifts
These are some cute gifts that I’ve found and will certainly make you significant other smile.
Remember this Every relationship requires quality communication, so you can understand why your partner or their family do certain things, and vice versa.Falling in love with someone from another culture or country has an extra dose of excitement because not only are you discovering another human, you’re discovering a whole new way of life. So Communicate with a person on live chat by through Skype is very Important, so that you can trust that person and go and meet that person personally as soon as possible.
Majority of today's relationships cry, stink & bleed because-
People take 1/100th of time to get into THAT relationship and then they further are taking 100x time to get over THAT.
Why do not you get this ?? ---Lust is Blind. Flirting is Blind. Loneliness is fully blind. 'Copying what your friends are doing' too is super blind.
Open you EYES baby and please delayyyyyy falling in love!! Love today is Tooooo frequent & Tooooo EASY.
Do something DIFFICULT as 'BECOMING SUPERBLY AWESOME IN YOUR Fitness, Career, Hobbies, Communication & Emotions'. Once you become THIS; the right ones will wait in queue to date you. I promise. I swear .
You cannot make everyone happy. No matter what you do - some people have that permanent fault finding microscope embedded right into their DNA !!
Trust me - you need not worry about them. Work for your believers. Even if you truly add value to one life around you - it is mission accomplished !!
The mind is always working. We have no control over this. But we do have control over how it works. Mind is the creator. We do not realize the subtlety of it.
DO NOT FEED a bad habit with thoughts about it. Think about the opposite good habit. Whatever you focus on, you will get more of If you aren’t happy about conditions in your life, examine your thoughts. You are probably focusing on the negative and that's why you are getting more of it.
It is sinful, to think small and negative. Because you LEAD yourself directly into that !!
Pensamiento sobre la Mujer
No tienes porque tratar de entender a una mujer, solo amala, admírala, disfrútala, deja que sea libre y sé libre con ella, no la conviertas en un complemento de tu machismo. Tampoco trates de entender su actitud, solo entiende lo que se necesita para hacerla sentir bien y hazla sentir bien! y entonces cuando actúes de esta manera ella te querrá. no puedes hacer que te quiera a la fuerza, no puedes ser brusco porque no recibirás nada, no puedes atarla porque se te escapara de las manos, no intentes ser su máximo dueño, nadie es dueño de nadie... así firmes un contrato de matrimonio no podrás tener propiedad sobre los deseos y sentimientos de una mujer.
Siempre he dicho que la mujer es la debilidad del hombre, y de aquí el porque el hombre siempre a marginado al sexo opuesto, ha convertido la figura femenina en su esclavo. El hombre en su cobardía hace creer a la mujer que es inferior para mantenerla dormida, para que no despierten su gran potencial, para que no se den cuenta que son peligrosas para nuestro orgullo de "machos", y de que pueden manejar el mundo por un mejor camino que nosotros. Ellas son el lado hermoso de la humanidad, pero nunca han participado en ella, ¡se les ha prohibido! y es por esto que la historia de la humanidad es tan decadente y horrorosa, pues siempre ha sido mano y obra del hombre.
La mujer es un maravilloso regalo de la existencia, su cuerpo es un delicado camino que solo se puede recorrer si posees la exacta y adecuada sutileza, sus pechos, dos delicados monumentos símbolos de su hermosa feminidad, su vientre, fuente de uno de los mas hermosos misterios de la vida. Su actitud un laberinto que se torna oscuro ante la visión de cualquier hombre, su paciencia, la fortaleza con la que ha podido soportar al hombre, su dolor, el mayor dolor que puede soportar el mundo, su coraje, aquella fuerza única que las hace levantar de cualquier caída... y su presencia, aquella luz que siempre ha faltado en la humanidad para ser humanidad.
"Mujer, no odies al hombre porque te convertirás en él"
FALL IN LOVE WITH A REAL MAN
TO MY DEAREST YOUNG GIRLS, MY DAUGHTER AND NICES, AND ALSO YOU
"If you ever read these words, I want to ask you a few minutes of your time ... to try to explain."
"I can not ask you to fall in love with a stranger, that's absurd; But I want to ask you to give it to your heart, knowing that whoever is by your side is a man who will know how to love and appreciate you for the woman you are. "
"I want to ask you, that you fall in love with a real man; One that pursues you with the eyes, like a hungry lion; And that, be lost in the brightness of your eyes, even in the dark. Fall in love with a man, for whom you are the only woman in this world; And, be able to build a castle, even if you only have a pencil and paper. "
"I can not ask you to fall in love with a man who does everything; However, I beg you to fall in love with a man who is willing to do everything for you. "
"I want you to fall in love with a man with enough manliness to cook at night, or when you're tired. A man who can sew a button on your favorite blouse, so you can get to that meeting on time; And, why not, to tell you in the ear that: all will be well. "
"Fall in love with a man who values God, family and friends. For in life, you will need all of them. And, if he's a thief, try to steal only a few kisses; Then your heart will already have stolen you. "
"I want you to fall in love with the one who caresses your face and plays with your hair, so you will know that your mind is alone with you. Anyone can say a "I love you"; But, love shows itself every day, and in the little ones: "I love you" ... "
"I want you to fall in love with a man who tries to fill you with joy; And make you smile, even in your most difficult days. Fall in love with that man, who did not take advantage of you, even in your moments of vulnerability. A true man will respect you, even when you do not want to. "
"Fall in love with a man who does not show off his possessions; But to know how to appreciate and value all that has lived, the people with whom he has shared and the experiences he has accumulated in life. "
"Fall in love with someone who likes to cook and exercise, so you'll have the perfect excuse to eat your whims; And then spend time together: "burning those calories". I want you to fall in love with a man who is willing to oppose you; And, have a different point of view than yours. So, in health, distance or illness, you will know that you can always count on someone who will be by your side: despite of any difference. "
"Fall in love with a man who keeps you in mind at every moment of the day; And, that you fill the life of details. A man, never hide what he feels; And tell you, what you need to know. I want you to fall in love with someone who knows how to listen to you, even in the sordid silence of forgetting. "
"Fall in love with a man who is free, who is yours; That I loved you, and let love for you. Fall in love with someone who, though not me, makes you happy. "
"In the end, if you have not yet understood, you are so worthy of this love so much yours and so mine, that the one you fall in love with will know that: only a real man is worthy of you."
"Do not settle for less ... Never lower the bar."
"He tells you:"
"A MAN IN LOVE WITH YOU. YOUR FATHER"
~ HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR LIFE Personality. ~ - Must read.
1. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
2. Don't have negative thoughts of things you cannot control.Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
3. Don't over do; keep your limits.
4. Don't take yourself so seriously; no one else does.
5. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
6. Dream more while you are awake.
7.Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need..
8. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner of his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness..
9. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
10. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
11. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
12. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn.Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
13. Smile and laugh more.
14. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
Yavuz, 41 y.o.
If you light a lamp for someone else it will also brighten your path. Today be a light to those you meet along the way. A simple smile may brighten someone's path today, a phone call to an old friend, helping an elderly cross the street. No matter how small it might seem shine your light today. One good deed can go a long way for you! one life rise and shine on.
3 reasons why you are trying to change but FAILING to do so:
1) You are doing the same old stuff yet expecting new results. Same distractions, temptations & complications. Same old you.
2) Lack of self-discipline. You need to decide the 4 most imp things and then do them with extreme doggedness. Else, NO POINT!
3) You are menti-sental. Your feelings are your GOD. They run you (and ruin you). Drop those junk emotions in the nearest trashcan. And move on with lesser baggage.
Rise & Shine!
A poetic time
It is sad and unfortunate that the immense art and value of poetical language has been drowned in a sea of acronyms, abbreviations and technical language.
LOVE is just about the longest living topic to be discussed among humans, so here is one of my favourite poems:
"O Tell Me The Truth About Love"
Some say love's a little boy,
And some say it's a bird,
Some say it makes the world go round,
Some say that's absurd,
And when I asked the man next door,
Who looked as if he knew,
His wife got very cross indeed,
And said it wouldn't do.
Does it look like a pair of pyjamas,
Or the ham in a temperance hotel?
Does its odour remind one of llamas,
Or has it a comforting smell?
Is it prickly to touch as a hedge is,
Or soft as eiderdown fluff?
Is it sharp or quite smooth at the edges?
O tell me the truth about love.
Our history books refer to it
In cryptic little notes,
It's quite a common topic on
The Transatlantic boats;
I've found the subject mentioned in
Accounts of suicides,
And even seen it scribbled on
The backs of railway guides.
Does it howl like a hungry Alsatian,
Or boom like a military band?
Could one give a first-rate imitation
On a saw or a Steinway Grand?
Is its singing at parties a riot?
Does it only like Classical stuff?
Will it stop when one wants to be quiet?
O tell me the truth about love.
I looked inside the summer-house;
It wasn't even there;
I tried the Thames at Maidenhead,
And Brighton's bracing air.
I don't know what the blackbird sang,
Or what the tulip said;
But it wasn't in the chicken-run,
Or underneath the bed.
Can it pull extraordinary faces?
Is it usually sick on a swing?
Does it spend all its time at the races,
or fiddling with pieces of string?
Has it views of its own about money?
Does it think Patriotism enough?
Are its stories vulgar but funny?
O tell me the truth about love.
When it comes, will it come without warning
Just as I'm picking my nose?
Will it knock on my door in the morning,
Or tread in the bus on my toes?
Will it come like a change in the weather?
Will its greeting be courteous or rough?
Will it alter my life altogether?
O tell me the truth about love.
W. H. Auden
I wish you all a great start into the week!
Be RESPONSIBLE for the PRESENCE that you CREATE Always aim to have a POSITIVE impact on the people that surround you ~ Take a second before you enter anywhere that you will encounter others and decide to bring only FAVORABLE energy It feels so much better to leave a room knowing that you’ve left your company in a BETTER state than when you arrived POSITIVITY and smiles are CONTAGIOUS if you carry enough of the "FEEL-GOOD" germ ~ SPREAD it wherever you go, leaving behind symptoms of UPLIFTED spirits, SMILES and JOY Start a "WELL-BEING" epidemic by deciding to infect others with your ENERGY…We don’t need a VACCINE for VIGOR!
An Email this morning am bored, confused & going 'I don't know where'. What should I do ?? Can't bear all this anymore. Want to do something very big in Life. Please answer me !
OK! This is my Answer I don't have the Answer. However I can tell u the method how u may find the direction to your answer 1) Add physical fitness to your life . 60 mins daily burnout for 6 months (without even a single day of break)
2) Identify 10 books to be read and read them in next 6 months. One has to be "Autobiography of a Yogi"
3) Meet 10 successful people from different fields and inner view them
4) Avoid relationship chutzpah for next 6 months
5) Do your current job with 100% focus with absolute intention to excel in it for next 6 months
6) Don't say u r confused to anyone including yourself for next 6 months
Answer will come before 6 months. ..
May the force be with you ,
A school principal in Singapore sent this letter to the parents before the exams..... and yes ! You are going to love reading & sharing THIS one !
The exams of your children will start soon. I know you are all really anxious for your child to do well.
But please do remember amongst the students who will be sitting for the exams...
There is an artist,who doesn't need to understand maths...
There is an entrepreneur, who doesn't care about History or English literature...
There is a musician, whose chemistry marks won't matter...
There is an athlete, whose physical fitness is more important than physics...
If your child does get top mark's, that's Great...!
But if he or she doesn't...
Please don't take away their self-confidence and dignity from them...
Tell them it's Okay...
It's just an exam, they are cut out for much bigger things in life...
Please do this and when you do, watch your children conquer the world...
One exam or low marks won't take away their dreams and talent...
And please do not think Doctors and Engineers are the only happy people in the World...
With warm regards,
The Secret to Success "You might have more talent than me, you might be smarter than me, you might be sexier than me, you might be all of those things you got it on me in nine categories. But if we get on the treadmill together, there are two things: You're getting off first, or I'm going to die. It's really that simple, right?"
Lesson to learn: Someone else may be better than you in some ways, perhaps because they are naturally gifted, but perseverance and hard work can always win out over talent.
Almost everyone around you is involved in petty gossips.
How can you make a statement to the world if you also gossip? Leave gossip for weak people. Strong people do not say anything about which they are not 200% sure.
People discuss / criticize / talk too much about other people; maybe because they just cannot be HEROES themselves – so they find / create VILLAINS around.
Don't create VILLAINS. Don't be a cheap gossip monger!
What is Success?
*At the age of 4 years ...* *Success is.....*
That you do not urinate in your pants,
*At the age of 8 years ...* *Success is.....*
To know the way back home.
*At the age of 12 years,* *success is........*
To have friends.
*At the age of 18 years,* *success is.......*
To get a driver's license.
*At the age of 23 years,* *success is.......*
To graduate from a university.
*At the age of 25 years,* *success is........*
To get a job
*At the age of 30 years,* *success is........*
To be a family Man.
*At the age of 35 years,* *success is........*
To make money.
*At the age of 45 years,* *success is.......*
To maintain the appearance of a young man.
*At the age of 50 years,* *success is.......*
To provide good education for your children.
*At the age of 55 years,* *success is...*
To still be able to perform your duties well.
*At the age of 60 years,* *success......*
To still be able to keep driving license
*At the age of 65 years,* *success is.......*
To live without disease.
*At the age of 70 years,* *success is........*
not to be a burden on any one.
*At the age of 75 years,* *success is........*
To have old friends.
*At the age of 80 years,* *success is.......*
To know the way back home.
*At the age of 85 years,* *success is.......*
That not to urinate in your pants again.
One of the best messages I have ever read.
Life is a Cycle!!!!
Pete, 46 y.o.
I'm amazed by some men.....
So I was reading the "Did you know" section on the main page and I found this little nugget:
"Women have different desires than men. They want courting, conversation, gentle touching and only when they are aroused are they ready to go further. According to statistics, approximately 50% of women do not like to view men's private parts when they are not aroused. That's why the first 'introductory' letters with photos of men's private parts very often offend them. These are the worst introductory letters."
It totally stuns me that some guys would actually send a woman they don't know a picture of their junk as a means of introduction. Even if they have an impressive member, how can they think that this will get a good response? Could it be that western women are more open to this and it actually works with them?
A tourist from the United States visited the famous Indian Yogi. He was astonished to see that the Yogi's home was only a simple room filled with books. The only furniture was a Mat and a Kerosene Lantern.
"Yogi ji, where is your furniture?" asked the tourist.
"Where is yours?" replied Yogi.
"Mine? But I'm only a visitor here."
"So am I," said the Yogi.!!
Lesson One very small Life ! Travel Light smile emoticon .
The issues on your mind just could be unnecessary baggages . Drop them & Fly !!
Become BAD Once If Staying GOOD Always Is Not Helping You
Here’s my singular most ‘people learning’ of 2016 You tried to very genuinely help someone so many many times… and that too at the cost of your own health, peace & most importantly TIME. The more you helped; the more you lost your own self. Got misunderstood as well most of the times.
If your help could not help him / her; THEN it will not help in the future times as well…
So! The worst YOU can do is to carry on behaving as in past. And the best you can do is to NOT TRY to take control of others and let things BE.
YOU take control of yourself. And focus on your damn life. Too much to do in here … Isn’t it ?
They might find you shirking and might call you BAD. Become BAD to them once & forever than getting dissolved every single time (by becoming GOOD). Becoming BAD doesn’t mean doing bad to them. It means they will automatically start calling you BAD as they will now be missing your attention (having gotten used to it).
Applies to the closest relations in your life. A knife even if made of Gold can’t be kept closer to heart.
People can be severely thankless at times & keep on expecting you to be always there discharging your sense of responsibility (especially in families).
If you are emotionally competent enough to stay disconnected from their drama; yes! please keep on helping them. But if you are getting affected & rubbed and that also too very often- take a bold decision. For your very own people could be your biggest time & energy vampires & could suck you dry if you keep on letting them.
Be bold. Buy out peace by taking this ONE DECISION.
GUILT never BUILT anything. One Life!!
It was one seemingly ordinary day when I decided to QUIT… All of a sudden I made a decision to quit my job, my relationship and finally my spirituality. I just wanted to quit my life.
But before that, I went to the wood to have one last talk with God.
I started: “God, can you give me one good reason not to quit?”
His answer really surprised me: “Look around”, He said. “Do you see the fern and the bamboo?”
I replied: “Yes. When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of them. I gave them light. I gave them water. The fern quickly grew from the earth.
Its brilliant green covered the floor. Yet nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo. In the second year the Fern grew more vibrant and plentiful.
But still, nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo.
He said: “In year three there was still nothing from the bamboo seed. But I would not quit. In year four, again, there was nothing from the bamboo seed. I would not quit.”
“Then in the fifth year a tiny sprout emerged from the earth.
Compared to the fern it was seemingly small and insignificant…But just 6 months later the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall.
It had spent the five years growing roots. Those roots made it strong and gave it what it needed to survive. I would not give any of my creations a challenge it could not handle.”
After that, He asked me: “Did you know, my child, that all this time you have been struggling, you have actually been growing roots. I would not quit on the bamboo. I will never quit on you.”
“Don’t compare yourself to others.” He added. ”The bamboo had a different Purpose than the fern. Yet they both make the forest beautiful.” God said to me: “Your time will come”
“You will rise high”.
I asked: “How high should I rise?”
“How high will the bamboo rise?” He also asked.
I was confused: “As high as it can?”
”Yes.” He said, “Give Me glory by rising as high as you can.”
After this conversation I left the forest and I wrote this amazing story. I really hope that these words can help you to see that God will never give up on you.
You should Never, Never, Never, Give up.
Don’t tell the Lord how big the problem is, tell the problem how great the Lord is!
Life is not about doing 20 things lousily but about doing those 3-4 things very well; as the remaining 16-17 things are usually nothing but JUNK attractions. In fact a lot of stuff around is JUNK. The trick is to simplify & progressively reduce your JUNK consumption & eventually become so discerning that you begin to ‘Bunk the Junk’. Only then will your thoughts gradually become practical & objective instead of irrational, dramatic & subjective. It will be then that the REAL growth will come (Personally experienced).