Showing posts from April, 2009

The Dark Candle

A man had a little daughter -- an only & much-beloved child. He lived for her -- she was his life. So when she became ill and her illness resisted the efforts of the best obtainable physicians, he became like a man possessed, moving heaven & earth to bring about her restoration to health.

His best efforts proved unavailing & the child died. The father was totally irreconcilable. He became a bitter recluse, shutting himself away from his many friends & refusing every activity that might restore his poise & bring him back to his normal self. But one night he had a dream.

He was in Heaven, & was witnessing a grand pageant of all the little child angels. They were marching in an apparently endless line past the Great White Throne. Every white-robed angelic child carried a candle. He noticed that one child's candle was not lighted. Then he saw that the child with the dark candle was his own little girl. Rushing to her, while the pageant faltered, he seized her in …

Yesterday's Tomorrow is TODAY

The problem with waiting until tomorrow is that when it finally arrives, it is called today.
Today is yesterday's tomorrow. The question is what did we do with its opportunity?

All too often we will waste tomorrow as we wasted yesterday, and as we are wasting today. All that could have been accomplished can easily elude us, despite our intentions, until we inevitably discover that the things that might have been have slipped from our embrace a single, unused day at a time.

Each of us must pause frequently to remind ourselves that the clock is ticking. The same clock that began to tick from the moment we drew our first breath will also someday cease. Time is the great equalizer of all mankind. It has taken away the best and the worst of us without regard for either. Time offers opportunity but demands a sense of urgency. When the game of life is finally over, there is no second chance to correct our errors. The clock that is ticking away the moments of our lives does not care about wi…

10 Ways to Go Green

How can we live lightly on the Earth and save money at the same time?

Staff members at the Worldwatch Institute, a global environmental organization, share ideas on how to GO GREEN and SAVE GREEN at home and at work.Climate change is in the news. It seems like everyone's "going green."

Luckily, many of the steps we can take to stop climate change can make our lives better. Our grandchildren-and their children-will thank us for living more sustainably.Let's start now.

Different ways to help you find ways to save energy and reduce your carbon footprint. This campaign is uniting conscious consumers around the world to prevent the emissions-equivalent of 1 million cars from entering the atmosphere each year.

Keep reading for 10 simple things you can do today to help reduce your environmental impact, save money, and live a happier, healthier life.

#1 Save energy to save money.Armistead Booker/flickrSet your thermostat a few degrees lower in the winter and a few degrees higher …