Serendipity? 10:26 a.m. 2003-06-15

QUOTES for your WEEK:

"Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay."

Simone de Beauvoir

"The Future . . . something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is."

C. S. Lewis

One problem with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may turn around to find the future has run out on us.

Michael Cibenko

"If you don't take charge of shaping your own destiny, others will apply their agenda to you."

Eric Allenbaugh

I am subscribed to WOW4U! WORDS OF WISDOM 4 U! Motivation for Your Week. Sometimes its cheesy, but a lot of times, its really good. The quotes above came from there, as well as this story.

STORY for YOUR WEEK:

What Goes Around, Comes Around

by Author Unknown

His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer.

One day, while trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog. He dropped his tools and ran to the bog. There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming and struggling to free himself. Farmer Fleming saved the lad from what could have been a slow and terrifying death.

The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the Scotsman's sparse surroundings. An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and introduced himself as the father of the boy Farmer Fleming had saved.

"I want to repay you," said the nobleman. "You saved my son's life.

"No, I can't accept payment for what I did," the Scottish farmer replied, waving off the offer.

At that moment, the farmer's own son came to the door of the family hovel. "Is that your son?" the nobleman asked.

"Yes," the farmer replied proudly.

"I'll make you a deal. Let me provide him with the level of education my own son will enjoy. If the lad is anything like his father, he'll no doubt grow to be a man we both will be proud of."

And that he did.

Farmer Fleming's son attended the very best schools and in time, he graduated from St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in London, and went on to become known throughout the world as the noted Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of penicillin.

Years afterward, the same nobleman's son who was saved from the bog was stricken with pneumonia. What saved his life this time?

Penicillin.

The name of the nobleman? Lord Randolph Churchill.

His son's name? Sir Winston Churchill.

Someone once said: "What goes around comes around."

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
Sing like nobody's listening.
Live like it's Heaven on Earth.

I know that it sounds a little bit like one of those stories that people send along, and perhaps suggest that you send it to 10 other people...

...If you feel compelled, then just forward the URL to my journal to someone instead. ;-)

What makes this even more timely is my current astrological advice from Free Will Astrology. I read it yesterday in Creative Loafing.

Leo Horoscope for week of June 12, 2003

"I have a dream," Martin Luther King, Jr. sang during his stirring speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on August 28, 1963. "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal'I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." To help get yourself into alignment with current astrological influences, Leo, read or listen to King's entire speech in the coming days. Let it inspire you to create your own personal "I have a dream" manifesto. It's high time you fantasized to the hilt about creating heaven on earth.

Isnt that some kind of coincidence? Wow!

By the way, we are going to Mexico after summer school ends. More on that tomorrow!

By the way, go read The Cow Chronicles. It's fascinating!

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