Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wet Pants


Come with me
to a third grade classroom..... There is a
nine-year-old kid sitting at his desk and all of
a sudden, there is a puddle between his feet and
the front of his pants are wet. He thinks his
heart is going to stop because he cannot
possibly imagine how this has happened. It's
never happened before, and he knows that when
the boys find out he will never hear the end of
it. When the girls find out, they'll never speak
to him again as long as he

The boy
believes his heart is going to stop; he puts his
head down and prays this prayer, 'Dear God, this
is an emergency! I need help now! Five minutes
from now I'm dead

He looks up
from his prayer and here comes the teacher with
a look in her eyes that says he has been

As the
teacher is walking toward him, a class mate
named Susie is carrying a goldfish bowl that is
filled with water. Susie trips in front of the
teacher and inexplicably dumps the bowl of water
in the boy's

The boy
pretends to be angry, but all the while is
saying to himself, 'Thank you, Lord! Thank you,

Now all of a
sudden, instead of being the object of ridicule,
the boy is the object of sympathy. The teacher
rushes him downstairs and gives him gym shorts
to put on while his pants dry out. All the other
children are on their hands and knees cleaning
up around his desk. The sympathy is wonderful.
But as life would have it, the ridicule that
should have been his has been transferred to
someone else -

She tries to
help, but they tell her to get out. You've done
enough, you

Finally, at
the end of the day, as they are waiting for the
bus, the boy walks over to Susie and whispers,
'You did that on purpose, didn't you?' Susie
whispers back, 'I wet my pants once

May God help
us see the opportunities that are always around
us to do

Remember.....Just going to
church doesn't make you a Christian any more
than standing in your garage makes you a

Each and
everyone one of us is going through tough times
right now, but God is getting ready to bless you
in a way that only He can. Keep the

This prayer
is powerful, and prayer is one of the best gifts
we receive. There is no cost but a lot of
rewards. Let's continue to pray for one


Father, I ask
You to bless my friends, relatives and those
that I care deeply for, who are reading this
right now. Show them a new revelation of Your
love and power. Holy Spirit, I ask You to
minister to their spirit at this very moment.
Where there is pain, give them Your peace and
mercy.. Where there is self-doubt, release a
renewed confidence through Your grace. Where
there is need, I ask you to fulfill their needs.
Bless their homes, families, finances, their
goings and their comings.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Paciencia y Sabiduria

Dios dame el Don de la Paciencia y la Sabiduria

Para comprender las hormonas revueltas de mis hijos adolescentes y de aquellos muchachos que de una u otra forma yo soy responsable de guíar.
Para no desfallecer cuando el cansancio llega y aún no he conseguido finalisar mi tarea, cuando no hay claridad y los elementos de juicio son pocos o no certeros.
Para tener persistencia y seguir en el camino correcto, por intrincado que parezca que pueda ver la luz de cada amanecer y sentir la brisa cálida y las sonrísas sinceras de aquellos que tambien tránsitan con migo.
Para encontrar la voz de aliento y el consejo oportuno de mis mayores con experiencia y conocimiento, su desprendimiento desinteresado y su profundo amor.
Para interpretar las señales que Dios me envia y poder descifrar la intrincada filosofía de los seres humanos a veces tan confusa.
Para hayar los recursos necesarios que me permitan concretar esa misión que tengo asignada en mi paso por esta tierra maravillosa, sorprendente, enigmática al igual que, agitada y serena.
Para tener la salud que me permita vivir lo suficiente para hacer lo que tengo que hacer, amar y ser amada desde que nací, hasta el final de mis días en un transcurrir digno, exúltante y al mismo tiempo sereno rodeada de seres maravillosos, solidarios en quienes no quepa el egoísmo y que abriguen sinceridad.
Por eso Señor mío, apartame del hipócrita, del falso, del deshonesto y llename de discernimiento para diferenciar el bien del mal, para saber siempre escoger llena de un corazón puro desprovisto de maldad.

Maria del Carmen.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Being Nice

Being nice should never be perceived as being weak.
It's not a sign of weakness, it's a sign of courtesy, manners,
grace, a woman's ability to make everyone...feel at home,
and it should never be constructed as weakness....

Benazir Bhutto. B 1953

Ser una mujer gentil, nunca debe ser percibido como ser devil.
No es un signo de devilidad, es un signo de cortesía, de maneras,
gracia, una habilidad de la mujer para hacer a cadauno....sentirse en casa,
y nunca debe ser interpretado como devilidad....