~An Interview With God~
I dreamed I had an interview with God.
"Come in," God said. "So you would like to interview Me?"
"If you have the time," I said.
God smiled and said: "My time is eternity and is enough to do everything;
"What questions do you have in mind to ask Me?"
"What surprises you most about mankind?"
God answered: "That they get bored of being children, are in a rush to
grow up, and then long to be children again.
That they lose their health to make money, and then lose their
money to restore their health.
That by thinking anxiously about the future, they forget the present,
such that they live neither for the present nor for the future.
That they live as if they will never die, and they die
as if they never lived...."
God's hands took mine and we were silent for a while and then
I asked...."As a parent, what are some of life's lessons you
want your children to learn?"
And God replied with a smile: "To learn that they cannot
make anyone love them. What they can do is let themselves be loved.
To learn that what is most valuable is not what they have
in their lives, but who they have in their lives.
To learn that it is not good to compare themselves to others.
All will be judged individually on their own merits,
not as a group on a comparison basis!
To learn that a rich person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least.
To learn that it only takes a few seconds to open profound wounds
in persons we love, and then it takes many years to heal them.
To learn to forgive by practicing forgiveness.
To learn that there are persons that love them dearly, but simply
do not know how to express or show their feelings.
To learn that money can buy everything but happiness.
To learn that two people can look at the same thing and
see it totally different.
To learn that a true friend is someone who knows everything
about them and likes them anyway!
To learn that it is not always enough that they be forgiven by
others, but that they have to forgive themselves."
I sat there for a while, enjoying the momemt, I thanked Him for
all his time and for all that He has
done for me and my family, and He replied, "Anytime, I'm here
24 hours a day. All you have to do
is ask for me, and I'll answer."
People forget what you said. People will forget what you did....
but people will NEVER forget how you made them feel!