Kamis, 28 Januari 2010

Kata-kata mutiara tentang cinta

Cinta tidak pernah meminta, ia sentiasa memberi, cinta membawa penderitaan, tetapi tidak pernah berdendam, tak pernah membalas dendam. Di mana ada cinta di situ ada kehidupan; manakala kebencian membawa kepada kemusnahan.~ Mahatma Ghandi

Tuhan memberi kita dua kaki untuk berjalan, dua tangan untuk memegang, dua telinga untuk mendengar dan dua mata untuk melihat. Tetapi mengapa Tuhan hanya menganugerahkan sekeping hati pada kita? Karena Tuhan telah memberikan sekeping lagi hati pada seseorang untuk kita mencarinya. Itulah namanya Cinta.

Ada 2 titis air mata mengalir di sebuah sungai. Satu titis air mata tu menyapa air mata yg satu lagi,” Saya air mata seorang gadis yang mencintai seorang lelaki tetapi telah kehilangannya. Siapa kamu pula?”. Jawab titis air mata kedua tu,” Saya air mata seorang lelaki yang menyesal membiarkan seorang gadis yang mencintai saya berlalu begitu sahaja.”

Cinta sejati adalah ketika dia mencintai orang lain, dan kamu masih mampu tersenyum, sambil berkata: aku turut bahagia untukmu.

Jika kita mencintai seseorang, kita akan sentiasa mendoakannya walaupun dia tidak berada disisi kita.

Jangan sesekali mengucapkan selamat tinggal jika kamu masih mau mencoba. Jangan sesekali menyerah jika kamu masih merasa sanggup. Jangan sesekali mengatakan kamu tidak mencintainya lagi jika kamu masih tidak dapat melupakannya.

Perasaan cinta itu dimulai dari mata, sedangkan rasa suka dimulai dari telinga. Jadi jika kamu mahu berhenti menyukai seseorang, cukup dengan menutup telinga. Tapi apabila kamu Coba menutup matamu dari orang yang kamu cintai, cinta itu berubah menjadi titisan air mata dan terus tinggal dihatimu dalam jarak waktu yang cukup lama.

Cinta datang kepada orang yang masih mempunyai harapan walaupun mereka telah dikecewakan. Kepada mereka yang masih percaya, walaupun mereka telah dikhianati. Kepada mereka yang masih ingin mencintai, walaupun mereka telah disakiti sebelumnya dan kepada mereka yang mempunyai keberanian dan keyakinan untuk membangunkan kembali kepercayaan.

Jangan simpan kata-kata cinta pada orang yang tersayang sehingga dia meninggal dunia , lantaran akhirnya kamu terpaksa catatkan kata-kata cinta itu pada pusaranya . Sebaliknya ucapkan kata-kata cinta yang tersimpan dibenakmu itu sekarang selagi ada hayatnya.

Mungkin Tuhan menginginkan kita bertemu dan bercinta dengan orang yang salah sebelum bertemu dengan orang yang tepat, kita harus mengerti bagaimana berterima kasih atas kurniaan itu.

Cinta bukan mengajar kita lemah, tetapi membangkitkan kekuatan. Cinta bukan mengajar kita menghinakan diri, tetapi menghembuskan kegagahan. Cinta bukan melemahkan semangat, tetapi membangkitkan semangat -Hamka

Cinta dapat mengubah pahit menjadi manis, debu beralih emas, keruh menjadi bening, sakit menjadi sembuh, penjara menjadi telaga, derita menjadi nikmat, dan kemarahan menjadi rahmat.

Sungguh menyakitkan mencintai seseorang yang tidak mencintaimu, tetapi lebih menyakitkan adalah mencintai seseorang dan kamu tidak pernah memiliki keberanian untuk menyatakan cintamu kepadanya.

Hal yang menyedihkan dalam hidup adalah ketika kamu bertemu seseorang yang sangat berarti bagimu. Hanya untuk menemukan bahawa pada akhirnya menjadi tidak bererti dan kamu harus membiarkannya pergi.

Kamu tahu bahwa kamu sangat merindukan seseorang, ketika kamu memikirkannya hatimu hancur berkeping.
Dan hanya dengan mendengar kata “Hai” darinya, dapat menyatukan kembali kepingan hati tersebut.

Tuhan ciptakan 100 bahagian kasih sayang. 99 disimpan disisinya dan hanya 1 bahagian diturunkan ke dunia. Dengan kasih sayang yang satu bahagian itulah, makhluk saling berkasih sayang sehingga kuda mengangkat kakinya kerana takut anaknya terpijak.

Kadangkala kamu tidak menghargai orang yang mencintai kamu sepenuh hati, sehinggalah kamu kehilangannya. Pada saat itu, tiada guna sesalan karena perginya tanpa berpatah lagi.

Jangan mencintai seseorang seperti bunga, kerana bunga mati kala musim berganti. Cintailah mereka seperti sungai, kerana sungai mengalir selamanya.

Cinta mampu melunakkan besi, menghancurkan batu, membangkitkan yang mati dan meniupkan kehidupan padanya serta membuat budak menjadi pemimpin. Inilah dasyatnya cinta !

Permulaan cinta adalah membiarkan orang yang kamu cintai menjadi dirinya sendiri, dan tidak merubahnya menjadi gambaran yang kamu inginkan. Jika tidak, kamu hanya mencintai pantulan diri sendiri yang kamu temukan di dalam dirinya.

Cinta itu adalah perasaan yang mesti ada pada tiap-tiap diri manusia, ia laksana setitis embun yang turun dari langit,bersih dan suci. Cuma tanahnyalah yang berlain-lainan menerimanya. Jika ia jatuh ke tanah yang tandus,tumbuhlah oleh kerana embun itu kedurjanaan, kedustaan, penipu, langkah serong dan lain-lain perkara yang tercela. Tetapi jika ia jatuh kepada tanah yang subur,di sana akan tumbuh kesuciaan hati, keikhlasan, setia budi pekerti yang tinggi dan lain-lain perangai yang terpuji.~ Hamka

Kata-kata cinta yang lahir hanya sekadar di bibir dan bukannya di hati mampu melumatkan seluruh jiwa raga, manakala kata-kata cinta yang lahir dari hati yang ikhlas mampu untuk mengubati segala luka di hati orang yang mendengarnya.

Kamu tidak pernah tahu bila kamu akan jatuh cinta. namun apabila sampai saatnya itu, raihlah dengan kedua tanganmu,dan jangan biarkan dia pergi dengan sejuta rasa tanda tanya dihatinya

Cinta bukanlah kata murah dan lumrah dituturkan dari mulut ke mulut tetapi cinta adalah anugerah Tuhan yang indah dan suci jika manusia dapat menilai kesuciannya.

Bukan laut namanya jika airnya tidak berombak. Bukan cinta namanya jika perasaan tidak pernah terluka. Bukan kekasih namanya jika hatinya tidak pernah merindu dan cemburu.

Bercinta memang mudah. Untuk dicintai juga memang mudah. Tapi untuk dicintai oleh orang yang kita cintai itulah yang sukar diperoleh.

Satu-satunya cara agar kita memperolehi kasih sayang, ialah jangan menuntut agar kita dicintai, tetapi mulailah memberi kasih sayang kepada orang lain tanpa mengharapkan balasan. (Dale Carnagie)

Rabu, 27 Januari 2010

Kisah Maximillian Kolbe & Auschwitz

Dari antara semua kenangan yang menyeramkan tentang Auschwitz, ada satu kenangan yang indah, yaitu kenangan Gajowniczek mengenai Maximillian Kolbe.

Pada bulan februari 1941, Kolbe dipenjarakan di Auschwitz. Kolbe adalah seorang pastor Fransiskan. Di tengah kekejaman dalam kamp pembantaian itu ia tetap mempertahankan kelemahlembutan kristus. Ia membagi-bagikan makanannya. Ia menyerahkan tempat tidurnya bagi narapidana lain. Ia berdoa bagi orang-orang yang menangkapnya. Kita bisa menyebutnya sebagai "Orang suci dari Auschwitz."

Pada bulan juli tahun yang sama seorang narapidana lolos dari penjara. di Auschwitz terdapat kebiasaan untuk membunuh sepuluh narapidana apabila satu narapidana melarikan diri. Semua narapidana dikumpulkan di halaman, dan komandan memilih secara acak sepuluh narapidana dari barisan. Para korban dengan segera akan dimasukan kedalam sebuah sel, tidak diberi makan dan minum sampai mereka mati.

Komandan mulai menyeleksi. Satu per satu narapidana melangkah maju untuk memenuhi panggilan menyeramkan itu. Nama kesepuluh yang di panggil adalah Gajowniczek.

Ketika para perwira memeriksa nomor-nomor orang terhukum tersebut, seorang dari mereka menangis. "Oh, istri dan anak-anakku," katanya di antara isak tangisnya.

Para perwira itu berpaling ketika mendengar suara gerakan di antara narapidana. Penjaga menyiapkan senapan mereka. Anjing pelacak tampak tegang, menunggu komando untuk menyerang. Seorang narapidana meninggalkan barisan dan melangkah maju.

Narapidana itu adalah Kolbe. Tidak tampak ketakutan di wajahnya. Tidak tampak keraguan dalam langkahnya. Penjaga berteriak dan menyuruhnya berhenti atau ia akan di tembak. "Saya ingin berbicara dengan komandan," katanya dengan tenang. Entah mengapa petugas tidak memukul atau membunuhnya. Kolbe berhenti beberapa langkah dari komandan, melepas topinya, dan memandang perwira Jerman itu tepat di matanya.

"Tuan komandan, saya ingin mengajukan sebuah permohonan." Sungguh mengherankan tak seorang pun menembaknya.

"Saya ingin mati menggantikan narapidana ini." Ia menunjuk Gajowniczek yang sedang menangis terisak-isak. Permintaan yang berani itu diucapkan tanpa ada rasa gugup sedikit pun.

"Saya tidak mempunya istri dan anak-anak. selain itu, saya sudah tua dan tidak berguna. Keadaan orang itu masih lebih baik dari keadaan saya." Kolbe tahu benar mentalitas nazi.

"Siapa kau?" tanya perwira itu.
"Seorang pastor katolik."
Barisan narapidana itu tercengang. Sang komandan diam seribu bahasa, tidak seperti biasanya. Tak lama kemudian, ia berkata dengan suara nyaring, "Permohonan dikabulkan."

Para narapidana tidak pernah diberi kesempatan berbicara. Gajowniczek mengatakan, "Saya hanya dapat berterima kasih kepadanya lewat pandangan mata saya. Saya merasa sangat tercengang dan hampir-hampir tidak dapat mempercayai apa yang sedang terjadi. Betapa dalam makna peristiwa itu. Saya, orang yang terhukum, akan tetap hidup sedangkan orang lain dengan sukarela menyerahkan nyawanya untuk saya orang yang tidak dikenalnya. Apakah ini mimpi?"

Orang suci dari Auschwitz itu hidup lebih lama dari sembilan napi lainnya. Sesungguhnya ia tidak mati karena kehausan atau kelaparan. Ia mati setelah racun di suntikan kedalam pembuluh darahnya. Hari itu tanggal 14 agustus 1941.

Gajowniczek lolos dari pembantaian. Ia kembali ke kampung halamannya. Namun setiap tahun ia kembali ke Auschwitz. Setiap tanggal 14 agustus ia kembali kesana untuk mengucapkan terima kasih kepada orang yang telah mati menggantikannya.

Di halaman belakang rumahnya terdapat sebuah tanda peringatan yang diukir dengan tangannya sendiri, sebagai penghargaan terhadap Maximillian Kolbe, orang yang mati baginya agar ia tetap hidup.

Hal yang sama dilakukan oleh Yesus Kristus bagi kita semua. Karena dosa, kita layak dihukum mati. Tapi Yesus menggantikan tempat kita dan mati di kayu salib. Apa yang bisa kita lakukan untuk membalas pengorbananNya yang luar biasa?

Patricia Treece
Embun bagi jiwa

Selasa, 26 Januari 2010

Tamu sang maestro

Apa yang terjasi bila seekor anjing mengacaukan sebuah konser? Untuk menjawab pertanyaan tersebut, saksikan bersama saya pertunjukan musik pada malam musim semi di Lawrence, Kansas. Ambillah tempat duduk di Hoch Auditorium dan saksikan The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, sebuah orkestra tertua didunia yang ditampilkan sepanjang zaman. Para komposer dan pemimpin musik terhebat dalam sejarah memimpin orkes tersebut. Orkes itu telah ada sejak jaman Beethoven, meskipun beberapa pemusiknya telah diganti.

Anda dapat menyaksikan bagaimana para musisi Eropa tersebut berpakaian Anggun dan mengambil tempat duduk di panggung. Anda dapat mendengar para pemusik profesional dengan teliti mulai menyesuaikan nada pada alat musik mereka. Pemain perkusi mendekatkan telinganya pada drum, seorang violis memetik dawai biolanya. Pemain klarinet mengatur suara alat musiknya. kemudian tegakkan tubuh Anda sedikit tatkala lampu meredup dan para pemain telah selesai melaraskan nada. Konser akan segera dimulai.

Dirigen orkestra itu, sang maestro, mengenakan jas panjang. Ia melangkah lebar menuju panggung, naik ke podium dan memberikan isyarat kepada para pemain untuk berdiri. Anda dan dua ribu penonton lainnya menyambut dengan tepuk tangan. Para musisi mengambil tempat duduk masing-masing. Sang maestro mengambil posisi, dan penonton pun menahan nafas.

Begitu tongkat itu mulai teracung, langit terasa terbuka dan Anda pun tenggelam dalam alunan nada Simponi Beethoven ke-3. Sungguh hebat pementasan pada malam musim semi yang panas di Lawrence, Kansas itu. Saya menyebut kata panas agar Anda mengerti kenapa pintu Auditorium dibuka. Hoch Auditorium adalah bangunan bersejarah yang tidak memiliki AC. Cahaya panggung yang sangat terang, ditambah dengan pakaian-pakaian resmi yang dikenakan dan musik yang gegap gempita, menghasilkan orkestra yang sangat meriah. Pintu keluar pada tiap-tiap sisi panggung dibiarkan terbuka agar angin dapat masuk.

Tiba-tiba masuklah seekor anjing, langsung berjalan ke panggung. Anjing kansas biasa, berwarna coklat. BUkan anjing galak. Bukan anjing gila. Cuma seekor anjing yang ingin tahu. Anjing itu lewat diantara alat musik bass, biola, dan kemudian menuju tempat selo. Ia mengibas-ngibaskan ekornya mengikuti irama musik. Ketika anjing itu lewat di antara pemain, mereka menatapnya saling memandang lalu melanjutkan permainan.

Anjing itu menyukai sebuah selo. Barangkali karena bentuk busurnya. Barangkali karena tali-tali senarnya yang setinggi pandangan mata. Apa pun alasannya, selo itu menarik perhatian anjing tersebut, yang berhenti dan mengamati alat musik itu. Seandainya anjing itu terus berjalan meninggalkan orkestra, maka musik pasti akan terus dimainkan. Seandainya anjing itu meninggalkan panggung mematuhi gerak isyarat petugas perlengkapan panggung, maka para penonton mungkin tidak akan memperhatikannya.

Anjing itu mendekati alat tiup dari kayu, menoleh pada terompet, lewat diantara para pemain suling, dan berhenti disamping sang dirigen. Simponi Beethoven ke-3 akhirnya tidak dapat dilanjutkan.

Para pemain musik tertawa. Penonton pun tertawa. Anjing itu menengadahkan kepalanya memandang sang dirigen sambil ter-engah-engah. Dirigen itu pun menurunkan tongkatnya.

Sebuah orkestra paling bersejarah didunia, musik terbagus yang pernah digubah, dan malam yang diselimuti semarak dan kemegahan itu menjadi gagal total karena seekor anjing yang tersesat.

Suara tawa itu berhenti ketika sang dirigen menoleh. Mungkinkah kemarahannya akan meledak? sang dirigen berkebangsaan jerman yang berperilaku anggun itu mengarahkan pandangannya pada kerumunan penonton, lalu kepada anjing itu, kemudian sekali lagi memandang penonton, mengangkat kedua tangannya dengan gerakan isyarat yang umum dan... mengangkat bahu.

Semua penonton tertawa terbahak-bahak. Sebelum turun dari podium, dirigen itu menggaruk-garuk bagian belakang telinga anjing itu. Anjing itu kembali mengibas-ngibaskan ekornya. Sang maestro berbicara pada anjing itu dalam bahasa jerman, tetapi anjing itu tampak seperti mengerti perkataannya. Keduanya bercakap-cakap selama beberapa saat sebelum akhirnya sang maestro memegang kalung anjing itu dan menuntunnya menuruni panggung. Dari sambutan tepuk tangan penonton, Anda pasti akan mengira bahwa itu adalah sambutan untuk Pavarotti. Sang dirigen kembali ke panggung dan musik pun kembali mengalun. Nilai musik gubahan Beethoven itu tidak berkurang karena peristiwa yang baru terjadi itu.

Dapatkan Anda menemukan diri Anda dan saya dalam gambaran kisah di atas? Saya dapat. Anjing itu adalah kita, dan Allah adalah sang maestro. Bayangkan saat kita berjalan menuju panggungnya. Kita tidak layak melakukan hal itu dan tidak dapat melakukannya denga usaha sendiri. Lebih dari itu, kehadiran kita mungkin akan mengejutkanpara pemain musik (malaikat).

Lalu kita akan berjalan ke samping sang Maestro, berdiri di sisiNya, dan menyembahNya sementara Ia memimpin musik...Kita akan melihat apa yang tak tampak dan hidup demi semua itu. Kita diundang untuk menikmati nyanyian pujian malaikat dan merindukan saat-saat ketika kita akan tinggal disisi sang Maestro. Dia akan menyambut kita. Dia juga akan berbicara kepada kita. Namun Dia tidak akan mengusir kita. Dia akan mengundang kita untuk tetap tinggal, dan menjadi tamuNya untuk selamanya.

Max lucado

Minggu, 24 Januari 2010

Kumpulan Kata–kata Mutiara kehidupan

Kumpulan kata-kata mutiara / bijak dalam bahasa inggris dan indonesia.

Smile is the shortest distance between two people.
Senyum adalah jarak yang terdekat antara dua manusia .

Real power does not hit hard , but straight to the point.
Kekuatan yang sesungguhnya tidak memukul dengan keras , tetapi tepat sasaran

You have to endure caterpillars if you want to see butterflies. (Antoine De Saint)
Anda harus tahan terhadap ulat jika ingin dapat melihat kupu-kupu. (Antoine De Saint)

Only the man who is in the truth is a free man.
Hanya orang yang berada dalam kebenaranlah orang yang bebas.

Every dark light is followed by a light morning.
Malam yang gelap selalu diikuti pagi yang tenang.

Laughing is healthy, especially if you laugh about yourself.
Tertawa itu sehat, lebih-lebih jika mentertawakan diri sendiri.

The danger of small mistakes is that those mistakes are not always small.
Bahayanya kesalahan-kesalahan kecil adalah bahwa kesalahan-kesalahan itu tidak selalu kecil.
Kesalahan kecil bisa mengakibatkan kesalahan yang lebih besar. Bersamaan dengan kesalahan itu, persoalannya bisa menjadi besar pula. Maka kesalahan kecil pun harus segera dibetulkan.

To be silent is the biggest art in a conversation.
Sikap diam adalah seni yang terhebat dalam suatu pembicaraan.

The worst in the business world is the situation of no decision. (Napoleon).
Yang terparah dalam dunia usaha adalah keadaan tidak ada keputusan. (Napoleon).

Dig a well before you become thirsty.
Galilah sumur sebelum Anda merasa haus.

Good manners consist of small sacrifices.
Sopan – santun yang baik yang terdiri dari pengorbanan –pengorbanan kecil.

Jumat, 22 Januari 2010

Forgiveness

Once upon a time two brothers who lived on adjoining farms fell into conflict. It was the first serious rift in 40 years of farming side by side, sharing machinery, and trading labor and goods as needed without a hitch. Then the long collaboration fell apart. It began with a small misunderstanding and it grew into a major difference, and finally it exploded into an exchange of bitter words followed by weeks of silence.

One morning there was a knock on John's door. He opened it to find a man with a carpenter's toolbox. "I'm looking for a few days work" he said. "Perhaps you would have a few small jobs here and there. Could I help you?"

"Yes," said the older brother. "I do have a job for you. Look across the creek at that farm. That's my neighbor, in fact, it's my younger brother. Last week there was a meadow between us and he took his bulldozer to the river levee and now there is a creek between us. Well, he may have done this to spite me, but I'll go him one better. See that pile of lumber curing by the barn? I want you to build me a fence -- an 8-foot fence -- so I won't need to see his place anymore. Cool him down, anyhow."

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Kamis, 21 Januari 2010

Kata-kata bijak mengenai Doa

Kumpulan kata-kata mutiara / bijak mengenai doa (prayer)

I pray on the principle that wine knocks the cork out of a bottle. There is an inward fermentation, and there must be a vent. ~Henry Ward Beecher


God punishes us mildly by ignoring our prayers and severely by answering them. ~Richard J. Needham

When we pray to God we must be seeking nothing - nothing. ~Saint Francis of Assisi

"Give us this day our daily bread" is probably the most perfectly constructed and useful sentence ever set down in the English language. ~P.J. Wingate

Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays. ~Soren Kierkegaard

No one is a firmer believer in the power of prayer than the devil; not that he practices it, but he suffers from it. ~Guy H. King

Trouble and perplexity drive me to prayer and prayer drives away perplexity and trouble. ~Philip Melanchthen

Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines. ~Satchel Paige, 1974

The value of consistent prayer is not that He will hear us, but that we will hear Him. ~William McGill

Prayer may not change things for you, but it for sure changes you for things. ~Samuel M. Shoemaker

Two hands working can do more than a thousand clasped in prayer. ~Author Unknown

Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day; give him a religion, and he'll starve to death while praying for a fish. ~Author Unknown

I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs. ~Frederick Douglass, escaped slave

Practical prayer is harder on the soles of your shoes than on the knees of your trousers. ~Austin O'Malley

As long as there are tests, there will be prayer in schools. ~Author Unknown

When we talk to God, we're praying. When God talks to us, we're schizophrenic. ~Jane Wagner, In Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, 1985, performed by Lily Tomlin

We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties. ~Oswald Chambers

When at night you cannot sleep, talk to the Shepherd and stop counting sheep. ~Author Unknown

When a man is at his wits' end it is not a cowardly thing to pray, it is the only way he can get in touch with Reality. ~Oswald Chambers

Many people pray as if God were a big aspirin pill; they come only when they hurt. ~B. Graham Dienert

Prayer is when you talk to God; meditation is when you listen to God. ~Author Unknown

Prayer is not merely an occasional impulse to which we respond when we are in trouble: prayer is a life attitude. ~Walter A. Mueller

The Lord's Prayer may be committed to memory quickly, but it is slowly learnt by heart. ~Frederick Denison Maurice

Deep down in me I knowed it was a lie, and He knowed it. You can't pray a lie - I found that out. ~Mark Twain

It is good for us to keep some account of our prayers, that we may not unsay them in our practice. ~Matthew Henry

Prayer gives a man the opportunity of getting to know a gentleman he hardly ever meets. I do not mean his maker, but himself. ~William Inge

Grow flowers of gratitude in the soil of prayer. ~Verbena Woods

Some stand on tiptoe trying to reach God to talk to him - you try too hard, friend - drop to your knees and listen to him, he'll hear you better that way. ~Ever Garrison

If we could all hear one another's prayers, God might be relieved of some of his burdens. ~Ashleigh Brilliant

Prayers not felt by us are seldom heard by God. ~Philip Henry

The trouble with our praying is, we just do it as a means of last resort. ~Will Rogers
when it's a glorious day
I pray
and
it's a glorious day
when I pray
~Star Riches, "Every Day"

Rabu, 20 Januari 2010

Kata-Kata Bijak Mengenai Pelukan

Kumpulan kata-kata mutiara / bijak mengenai arti pelukan (Hug)

A hug is like a boomerang - you get it back right away. ~Bil Keane, "Family Circus"

Millions and millions of years would still not give me half enough time to describe that tiny instant of all eternity when you put your arms around me and I put my arms around you. ~Jacques Prevert

Everybody needs a hug. It changes your metabolism. ~Leo Buscaglia

You can't wrap love in a box, but you can wrap a person in a hug. ~Author Unknown

Hug Department: Always Open ~Author Unknown

I love hugging. I wish I was an octopus, so I could hug ten people at a time. ~Drew Barrymore

No matter how hard you hug your money, it never hugs back. ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Arm ourselves for war? No! All the arms we need are for hugging. ~Author Unknown

I will not play at tug o' war
I'd rather play at hug o' war,
Where everyone hugs
Instead of tugs....
~Shel Silverstein

A hug is a handshake from the heart. ~Author Unknown

You can't give a hug without getting a hug. ~Author Unknown

A hug delights and warms and charms,
that must be why God gave us arms.
~Author Unknown

Hugs are the universal medicine. ~Author Unknown

A hug is a great gift - one size fits all, and it's easy to exchange. ~Author Unknown

Happiness is an unexpected hug. ~Author Unknown

A kiss without a hug is like a flower without the fragrance. ~Proverb

If you're angry at a loved one, hug that person. And mean it. You may not want to hug - which is all the more reason to do so. It's hard to stay angry when someone shows they love you, and that's precisely what happens when we hug each other. ~Walter Anderson, The Confidence Course, 1997

There's nothing like a mama-hug. ~Adabella Radici

Hugs grease the wheels of the world. ~Author Unknown

Hug someone your appreciation. ~Violet Gartenlicht

A hug is worth a thousand words. ~Author Unknown

A hug is a smile with arms, a laugh with a stronger grip. ~The Quote Garden

Have you hugged yourself today? ~Anonymous

A hug is two hearts wrapped in arms. ~Author Unknown

I don't discriminate - I'm an equal-opportunity hugger. ~Author Unknown

Hugging has no unpleasant side effects and is all natural. There are no batteries to replace, it's inflation-proof and non-fattening with no monthly payments. It's non-taxable, non-polluting, and is, of course, fully refundable. ~Author Unknown

Never wait until tomorrow to hug someone you could hug today,
because when you give one, you get one right back your way.
~Author Unknown

Be a love pharmacist: dispense hugs like medicine - they are! ~The Quote Garden

Sometimes it's better to put love into hugs than to put it into words. ~Author Unknown

A hug is the shortest distance between friends. ~Author Unknown

Selasa, 19 Januari 2010

Kisah Sukses : Derreck Kayongo Menolong Uganda lewat sabun bekas

Kisah penuh inspirasi mengenai anak muda dari Uganda yang telah membantu perekonomian negaranya.

Derreck Kayongo menampung sabun bekas pakai dari hotel-hotel di Atlanta, mendaur ulang, menjadikannya baru, lantas mengirimkannya ke kamp-kamp pengungsian di negri asalnya Uganda.

Proyek mulia itu bermula sekitar tahun 1994 lalu. Tepatnya, saat Derreck Kayongo kali pertama tiba di Amerika Serikat (AS) setelah meninggalkan Uganda yang kondisinya semrawut. Kala itu dia menginap di sebuah hotel di Philadelphia.

Awalnya, tidak ada yang aneh sampai dia pergi ke kamar mandi di esok paginya. Dia menjumpai, sabun yang baru digunakan untuk mandi satu kali sudah diganti dengan yang baru. Demikian juga lusa dan hari-hari berikutnya. Dia selalu mendapatkan sabun baru tiap pagi.

Mendapati rutinitas yang tidak pernah dijumpainya di Afrika itu, Kayongo tersentak. Dia lantas menelepon sang ayah yang merupakan pengusaha sabun sebelum diktator Idi Amin berkuasa.

"Ayah tidak akan percaya dengan yang terjadi disini. Mereka membuang sabun bekas meskipun baru digunakan satu kali," serunya kepada sang ayah di Uganda seperti dilansir situs berita bisnis Global Atlanta.

Beberapa tahun kemudian tepatnya april 2009, dia mengundang manager sejumlah hotel di Atlanta. Dalam kesempatan itu, dia memberanikan diri meminta sabun2 bekas tersebut.

Dia terkejut betapa positifnya respons para petinggi hotel-hotel itu. "Ada sekitar 40 hotel di Atlanta yang bersedia memberikan sabun bekas pakai mereka dengan cuma-cuma." Papar Kayongo.

Dalam hitungan bulan, aktivitas anti kemiskinan tersebut berhasil mengumpulkan sedikitnya 4 ton sabun bekas pakai. Sebanyak 2 Ton dia tampung di sebuah gudang dari Alpharetta dan 2 ton lainnya di lantai dasar rumah seorang teman.

Kayongo yang dibantu istrinya, sarah, dalam proyek pengumpulan sabun bekas tersebut berharap bisa mngirimkan kargo pertamanya ke uganda oktober 2009. Rencananya sabun itu dikirimkan lewat kapal Kenya, diteruskan ke Uganda lewat jalan darat. Di Uganda, sabun-sabun bekas pakai itu bakal di sterilkan, lantas diperbarukan.

"Proses daur ulang dan pembentukan sabun itu akan menjadi lahan pekerjaan baru bagi warga setempat," tegas dia.

Belakangan, proyek Kayongo itu tidak hanya didukung hotel-hotel di Atlanta. Sedikitnya, ada 20 hotel lain dari Georgia, Florida, dan Tennese yang menjadi donatur sabun bagi Global Soap Project. Sementara itu, jasa pengiriman sabun bekas pakai tersebut didukung penuh oleh Relief Cargo yang bermarkas di Green Bay, Wisconsin. Perusahaan jasa pengiriman yang menjadi langganan organisasi kemanusiaan tersebut bersedia memberikan harga khusus untuk sekitar 5 ton sabun pertama yang segera dikirimkan ke Afrika itu.

"Jika pengiriman perdana itu berhasil, prospek membuka jasa pengiriman di negara-negara Afrika terbuka lebar," ujar presiden Relief Cargo Andrew Drescher. Biasanya, lanjut dia, kargo-kargo nya mengirim selimut atau alat-alat sekolah ke Afrika. Di Uganda dan negara miskin Afrika lainnya, sabun menjadi kebutuhan yang sangat penting.

"Banyak faktor selain kemiskinan yang membuat masyarakat di sini yang tidak mengenal sabun," papar Emmanuel d'Harcourt, dokter sekaligus direktur senior kesehatan pada International Rescue Committe

Kata-kata bijak mengenai Persahabatan

Kata-kata mutiara / bijak mengenai persahabatan (Friendship)

A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be. ~Douglas Pagels

Friendship isn't a big thing - it's a million little things. ~Author Unknown

A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world. ~Leo Buscaglia

Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty. ~Sicilian Proverb

The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend. ~Aristotle

In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. ~Albert Schweitzer

A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they're not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they're not so bad. ~Arnold H. Glasgow

The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you. ~Elbert Hubbard, The Notebook, 1927

A good friend is cheaper than therapy. ~Author Unknown

If a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it. ~Edgar Watson Howe

The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend. ~Henry David Thoreau

A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down. ~Arnold Glasow

But if the while I think on thee, dear friend,
All losses are restored and sorrows end.
~William Shakespeare

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. ~Elisabeth Foley

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. ~William Blake

A friend is the only person you will let into the house when you are Turning Out Drawers. ~Pam Brown

One's friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human. ~George Santayana

A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails. ~Donna Roberts

If I had to sum up Friendship in one word, it would be Comfort. ~Adabella Radici

If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone. A man should keep his friendships in constant repair. ~Samuel Johnson

True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable. ~Dave Tyson Gentry

You can always tell a real friend: when you've made a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job. ~Laurence J. Peter

Sabtu, 16 Januari 2010

Thank God For Pain

Sometimes a very unexpected blessing can come out of pain - if we only look for it and see it for what it is. Thank you to Besty for this reminder!

Thank God for pain. I have thanked God for many, many blessings throughout my lifetime, but never for pain. Until now.

This particular pain began in February 2000. It was sharp, constant, on my left side, and the left side of my back. Little did I know it would be the life I would know for over two years.

I went to doctors, who did many tests and never found the true problem. Then, just a few months later, that pain would be accompanied by a high fever, nausea, vomiting two to three times a week, and would last for 3 months. More tests. Again, nothing was found, so one doctor decided it was all in my head. (I have found out that some doctors like to say that to a patient when they cannot figure out what is wrong).

Eventually, after 2 rounds of antibiotics that I had to practically beg, borrow and steal from this same skeptical doctor, I had no more pain, fever or nausea. For two more months, I would remain pain, fever and nausea free. Then it returned...............

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ADA DI TANGAN TUHAN

Roma 12:19
"Saudara-saudaraku yang kekasih, janganlah kamu sendiri menuntut pembalasan, tetapi berilah tempat kepada murka Allah, sebab ada tertulis: Pembalasan itu adalah hak-Ku. Akulah yang akan menuntut pembalasan, firman Tuhan."

Bacaan Kitab Setahun: Mazmur 9; Matius 9; Kejadian 17-18

Di akhir abad ke-19, seluruh dunia dilingkupi rasa takut yang begitu besar ketika terjadi pemberontakan di Rusia dimana pada saat itu para pemberontak Chechen membunuh ratusan orang yang terkurung di sebuah sekolah di Beslan, Rusia. Kebanyakan para korban yang mati adalah mereka yang masih berusia masih sangat kecil. Enam anak yang turut terbunuh pada peristiwa itu adalah anak dari Totiev bersaudara, yang aktif dalam pelayanan Kristiani.

Salah seorang dari Totiev bersaudara itu memberikan reaksi yang bagi kebanyakan kita merupakan pilihan yang sulit. Ia berkata, "Ya, kami mengalami kehilangan yang tidak dapat digantikan oleh apa pun, tetapi kami tidak melakukan balas dendam." Ia mempercayai apa yang dikatakan Tuhan, yang tercatat dalam Roma 12:19, "Pembalasan adalah hak-Ku. Akulah yang menuntut pembalasan."

Beberapa atau mungkin banyak dari kita yang sangat sulit menghilangkan kepahitan atas ketidakadilan yang sebenarnya tidak sebesar apa yang dialami oleh keluarga Totiev diatas. Mereka mengambil sebuah sikap untuk mengikhlaskan anak-anak mereka dan tidak membalas dendam. Hal itu tidak akan mungkin dapat dilakukan apabila Roh Kudus diam di dalam hati mereka.

Roh Kudus memampukan seseorang untuk memiliki sikap seperti Kristus sehingga ketika ketidakadilan itu menimpa hidupnya, itu tidak membuat dirinya menjadi gelisah. Justru ia akan meletakkan semua ketidakadilan yang menimpanya ke dalam tangan Allah

Apakah Anda hari-hari ini merasa diperlakukan tidak adil oleh sekeliling Anda? Janganlah marah atau kecewa terhadap Tuhan. Berdoalah kepada-Nya dan mintalah Roh Kudus membantu Anda mencabut segala kepahitan yang ada dalam hati Anda. Saat melakukan hal itu, Anda sebenarnya telah mengalahkan kejahatan dengan kebaikan seperti yang tertulis dalam Roma 12:21, "Janganlah kamu kalah terhadap kejahatan, tetapi kalahkanlah kejahatan dengan kebaikan!."

Keadilan Allah suatu saat pasti datang bila Anda mau menunggunya dengan sabar.

Sumber: Hope for Each Day; Billy Graham; Penerbit Metanoia

Jumat, 15 Januari 2010

Kata-kata bijak mengenai pengampunan

Kumpulan kata-kata mutiara / bijak mengenai memaafkan / pengampunan (Forgiveness)

I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note - torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one. ~Henry Ward Beecher

Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. ~Mark Twain

Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast. ~Marlene Dietrich

It's easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission. ~Grace Hopper

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. ~Mahatma Gandhi

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. ~Lewis B. Smedes, "Forgiveness - The Power to Change the Past," Christianity Today, 7 January 1983 (Thanks, Donna)

Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting. ~William Arthur Ward

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future. ~Paul Boese

If you can't forgive and forget, pick one. ~Robert Brault

You can make up a quarrel, but it will always show where it was patched. ~Edgar Watson Howe, Country Town Sayings, 1911

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. ~William Blake, Jerusalem

Forgiveness is the sweetest revenge. ~Isaac Friedmann

Forgive all who have offended you, not for them, but for yourself. ~Harriet Nelson

He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass. ~George Herbert

There's no point in burying a hatchet if you're going to put up a marker on the site. ~Sydney Harris

Nobody forgets where he buried the hatchet. ~Frank McKinney "Kin" Hubbard, Abe Martin's Broadcast, 1930

Yes, this is what good is: to forgive evil. There is no other good. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

What we forgive too freely doesn't stay forgiven. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

It's far easier to forgive an enemy after you've got even with him. ~Olin Miller

Forgiving is love's toughest work, and love's biggest risk. If you twist it into something it was never meant to be, it can make you a doormat or an insufferable manipulator. Forgiving seems almost unnatural. Our sense of fairness tells us people should pay for the wrong they do. But forgiving is love's power to break nature's rule. ~Lewis B. Smedes

There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness. ~Josh Billings

Without forgiveness life is governed by... an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation. ~Roberto Assagioli

One thing you will probably remember well is any time you forgive and forget. ~Franklin P. Jones

Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it forgoes revenge, and dares forgive an injury. ~E.H. Chapin

Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much. ~Oscar Wilde

Kamis, 14 Januari 2010

Kata-kata bijak mengenai tingkah laku (attitude)

Kumpulan kata-kata mutiara / motivasi / kata bijak tentang tingkah laku kita.

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ~Herm Albright, quoted in Reader's Digest, June 1995


Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching? ~Dennis and Wendy Mannering

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. ~Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book

If you don't get everything you want, think of the things you don't get that you don't want. ~Oscar Wilde

Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats. ~Voltaire

I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet. ~Ancient Persian Saying

If you don't think every day is a good day, just try missing one. ~Cavett Robert

It's so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to. ~Annie Gottlier

Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts. It's what you do with what you have left. ~Hubert Humphrey

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. ~Winston Churchill

Every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day. ~Author Unknown

The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring. ~George Santayana

Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same. ~Francesca Reigler

If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it. ~Mary Engelbreit

So often time it happens, we all live our life in chains, and we never even know we have the key. ~The Eagles, "Already Gone"

We find things where we look for them, which is why I never look for a golf ball out of bounds. ~Robert Brault,

He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts. ~Samuel Johnson

I've decided that the stuff falling through the cracks is confetti and I'm having a party! ~Betsy Canas Garmon,

The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders. ~Foster's Law

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures. ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr., Life's Little Instruction Book

Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don't count on harvesting Golden Delicious. ~Bill Meyer

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. ~Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan, 1893

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. ~Attributed to both Jonathan Swift and Benjamin Franklin

To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have. ~Ken S. Keyes, Jr., Handbook to Higher Consciousness

Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it. ~Joe Clark

The only disability in life is a bad attitude. ~Scott Hamilton

If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm. ~Vince Lombardi

My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions, but in the fewness of my wants. ~J. Brotherton

There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly. ~Publius Terentius Afer

I don't like that man. I must get to know him better. ~Abraham Lincoln

Just because you're miserable doesn't mean you can't enjoy your life. ~Annette Goodheart

In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. ~Albert Camus, Lyrical and Critical Essays

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful. ~Buddha

There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes. ~William J. Bennett, The Book of Virtues

I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow. ~Abraham Lincoln

Being in a good frame of mind helps keep one in the picture of health. ~Author Unknown

Got no checkbooks, got no banks,
Still I'd like to express my thanks -
I got the sun in the morning and the moon at night.
~Irving Berlin, "I Got the Sun in the Morning," 1946

To everyone is given the key to heaven; the same key opens the gates of hell. ~Ancient Proverb

Make your optimism come true. ~Author Unknown

Rabu, 13 Januari 2010

Kerendahan hati

Tuhan sangat menyukai orang yang sungguh rendah hati. Booker T. Washington, seorang pendidik berkulit hitam yang terkenal, adalah salah satu contohnya. Tatkala ia menjadi pimpinan pada Institut Tuskegee di Alabama, ia senang berjalan-jalan di pinggir kota. Suatu hari ia dihentikan oleh seorang wanita kaya kulit putih. Karena tak mengenal Washington, maka ia menawarkan apakah laki-laki kulit hitam itu mau ia beri upah dengan memotongkan kayu untuknya.

Setelah mengingat bahwa tak ada urusan mendesak pada saat itu,maka Profesor Washington menyatakan kesediaannya. Ia tersenyum, menggulung lengan baju, dan mulai mengerjakan pekerjaan kasar yang diminta wanita tadi. Kemudian ia membawa kayu-kayu itu ke dalam rumah dan meletakkannya di dekat perapian.

Tuskegee Univ.Seorang gadis kecil yang mengenalnya, kemudian mengatakan kepada wanita itu siapa Pak Washington sebenarnya. Keesokkan harinya wanita tadi dengan perasaan malu datang ke kantor Washington untuk meminta maaf : "Tak apa-apa, Nyonya, saya sangat senang dapat menolong anda". Wanita tadi dengan hangat menjabat tangan Pak Washington dan mengatakan bahwa perilaku Washington yang sangat terpuji itu tertanam dalam hatinya. Tak lama kemudian wanita tadi menyatakan penghormatannya dengan menyumbang beribu-ribu dolar untuk Institut Tuskegee.

Ingatlah bahwa mengerjakan sesuatu tanpa pamrih akan membuat anda dihormati manusia dan disayangi Allah. Ini merupakan hadiah sejati atas kerendahan hati. Tak ada pakaian yang lebih pantas bagi kita selain jubah kerendahan hati.

"Dan barangsiapa meninggikan diri, ia akan direndahkan dan barangsiapa merendahkan diri, ia akan ditinggikan."(Matius 23:12)

Selasa, 12 Januari 2010

Cerita Bijak : Parable of the Pencil

Parable of the Pencil

The Pencil Maker took the pencil aside, just before putting him into the box. There are 5 things you need to know, he told the pencil, before I send you out into the world. Always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best pencil you can be.

One: You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in Someone's hand.

Two: You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, but you'll need it to become a better pencil.

Three: You will be able to correct mistakes you will make.

Four: The most important part of you will always be what's inside.

And Five: On every surface you are used on, you must leave your mark. No matter what the condition, you must continue to write.

The pencil understood and promised to remember, and went into the box with purpose in its heart.

Now replacing the place of the pencil with....

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Senin, 11 Januari 2010

Kata-kata bijak tentang Iman

Kata-kata mutiara dan kata bijak tentang iman (Faith)

Sekiranya kamu mempunyai iman sebesar biji sesawi saja kamu dapat berkata kepada gunung ini: Pindah dari tempat ini ke sana, --maka gunung ini akan pindah, dan takkan ada yang mustahil bagimu. ~Matius 17:20

Faith is like radar that sees through the fog. ~Corrie Ten Boom, Tramp for the Lord

Reason is our soul's left hand, Faith her right. ~John Donne

Faith is reason grown courageous. ~Sherwood Eddy

Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother. ~Kahlil Gibran

Fear knocked at the door. Faith answered. And lo, no one was there. ~Author Unknown

If there was no faith there would be no living in this world. We couldn't even eat hash with safety. ~Josh Billings, His Complete Works, 1888

Faith, to my mind, is a stiffening process, a sort of mental starch. ~E.M. Forster

Faith is spiritualized imagination. ~Henry Ward Beecher

Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens. ~J.R.R. Tolkien

Faith is courage; it is creative while despair is always destructive. ~David S. Muzzey

Faith is a passionate intuition. ~William Wordsworth

To me faith means not worrying. ~John Dewey

Faith is putting all your eggs in God's basket, then counting your blessings before they hatch. ~Ramona C. Carroll

Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith. ~Author Unknown

Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark. ~Rabindranath Tagore

He who has faith has... an inward reservoir of courage, hope, confidence, calmness, and assuring trust that all will come out well - even though to the world it may appear to come out most badly. ~B.C. Forbes

A faith of convenience is a hollow faith. ~Father Mulcahy, M*A*S*H, "A Holy Mess," 1982

Be like the bird that, passing on her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings. ~Victor Hugo

Faith makes things possible, not easy. ~Author Unknown

Faith is raising the sail of our little boat until it is caught up in the soft winds above and picks up speed, not from anything within itself, but from the vast resources of the universe around us. ~W. Ralph Ward

Faith... must be enforced by reason.... When faith becomes blind it dies. ~Mahatma Gandhi

Faith and doubt both are needed - not as antagonists, but working side by side to take us around the unknown curve. ~Lillian Smith

As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit. ~Emmanuel

In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't. ~Blaise Pascal

Faith enables persons to be persons because it lets God be God. ~Carter Lindberg

Weave in faith and God will find the thread. ~Author Unknown

A little faith will bring your soul to heaven, but a lot of faith will bring heaven to your soul. ~Author Unknown

Faith can move mountains, but don't be surprised if God hands you a shovel. ~Author Unknown

A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

Faith, indeed, has up to the present not been able to move real mountains.... But it can put mountains where there are none. ~Friedrich Nietzche, Human, All Too Human, 1879

Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to. ~George Seaton

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. ~Martin Luther King Jr.

Faith makes the discords of the present the harmonies of the future. ~Robert Collyer

Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death. ~Author Unknown

Life without faith in something is too narrow a space to live. ~George Lancaster Spalding

Minggu, 10 Januari 2010

Kata-kata bijak mengenai senyuman

Kumpulan kata-kata mutiara dan kata bijak mengenai senyuman. Tahukah Anda betapa penting dan berarti nya senyuman itu

Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day. ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

A smile confuses an approaching frown. ~Author Unknown

People seldom notice old clothes if you wear a big smile. ~Lee Mildon

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. ~Phyllis Diller

Smile. Have you ever noticed how easily puppies make human friends? Yet all they do is wag their tails and fall over. ~Walter Anderson, The Confidence Course, 1997

The world always looks brighter from behind a smile. ~Author Unknown

Start every day with a smile and get it over with. ~W.C. Fields

Before you put on a frown, make absolutely sure there are no smiles available. ~Jim Beggs

A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks. ~Charles Gordy

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. ~Mark Twain, Following the Equator

The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief. ~William Shakespeare, Othello

A smile is the light in the window of your face that tells people you're at home. ~Author Unknown

If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it. ~Andy Rooney

If you smile at someone, they might smile back. ~Author Unknown

Life is like a mirror, we get the best results when we smile at it. ~Author Unknown

Always remember to be happy because you never know who's falling in love with your smile. ~Author Unknown

Everyone smiles in the same language. ~Author Unknown

If you don't have a smile, I'll give you one of mine. ~Author Unknown

I've never seen a smiling face that was not beautiful. ~Author Unknown

Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles. ~George Eliot

She gave me a smile I could feel in my hip pocket. ~Raymond Chandler

Smiling is infectious,
You can catch it like the flu.
Someone smiled at me today,
And I started smiling too.
~Author Unknown

A smile appeared upon her face as if she'd taken it directly from her handbag and pinned it there. ~Loma Chandler

A laugh is a smile that bursts. ~Mary H. Waldrip

Smile - sunshine is good for your teeth. ~Author Unknown

The shortest distance between two people is a smile. ~Author Unknown

If you don't start out the day with a smile, it's not too late to start practicing for tomorrow. ~Author Unknown

Smiling is my favorite exercise. ~Author Unknown

I have a tickle in my brain. And it keeps making the corners of my mouth point toward the heavens. ~Jeb Dickerson,

Wear a smile - one size fits all. ~Author Unknown

No matter how grouchy you're feeling,
You'll find the smile more or less healing.
It grows in a wreath
All around the front teeth -
Thus preserving the face from congealing.
~Anthony Euwer

Every day you spend without a smile, is a lost day. ~Author Unknown

Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~Mother Teresa

A friendly look, a kindly smile, one good act, and life's worthwhile. ~Author Unknown

A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles. ~Washington Irving

Beauty is power; a smile is its sword. ~Charles Reade

A smile is the universal welcome. ~Max Eastman

Keep smiling - it makes people wonder what you've been up to. ~Author Unknown

You're never fully dressed without a smile. ~Martin Charnin

A smile can brighten the darkest day. ~Author Unknown

It takes seventeen muscles to smile and forty-three to frown. ~Author Unknown

Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important. ~Janet Lane

All the statistics in the world can't measure the warmth of a smile. ~Chris Hart

If you would like to spoil the day for a grouch, give him a smile. ~Author Unknown

Smile - it increases your face value. ~Author Unknown

Peace begins with a smile. ~Mother Teresa

A smile is a powerful weapon; you can even break ice with it. ~Author Unknown

Most smiles are started by another smile. ~Author Unknown

A smile is something you can't give away; it always comes back to you. ~Author Unknown

A smile costs nothing but gives much. It enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give. It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None is so rich or mighty that he cannot get along without it and none is so poor that he cannot be made rich by it. Yet a smile cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away. Some people are too tired to give you a smile. Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give. ~Author Unknown

It takes a lot of work from the face to let out a smile, but just think what good smiling can bring to the most important muscle of the body... the heart. ~Author Unknown

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Kumpulan kata-kata mutiara & kata-kata bijak tentang pengharapan dalam bahasa inggris.

Dan pengharapan tidak mengecewakan, karena kasih Allah telah dicurahkan di dalam hati kita oleh Roh Kudus yang telah dikaruniakan kepada kita. ~ Roma 5:5.

And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. ~ Rome 5:5


Hope, deceitful as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of our lives by an agreeable route. ~Francois Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Once you choose hope, anything's possible. ~Christopher Reeve

Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity. ~Robert G. Ingersoll

Things which you do not hope happen more frequently than things which you do hope. ~Titus Maccius Plautus

Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God gives us to control our fears, not to oust them. ~Vincent McNabb

In reality, hope is the worst of all evils, because it prolongs man's torments. ~Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human, 1878

When the world says, "Give up,"
Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."
~Author Unknown

Love floods us with hope. ~Jareb Teague

There is nothing so well known as that we should not expect something for nothing - but we all do and call it Hope. ~Edgar Howe

Hope itself is a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords; but, like all other pleasures immoderately enjoyed, the excesses of hope must be expiated by pain. ~Samuel Johnson

Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops... at all. ~Emily Dickinson

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. ~Anne Lamott

The miserable have no other medicine
But only hope.
~William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure

The road that is built in hope is more pleasant to the traveler than the road built in despair, even though they both lead to the same destination. ~Marian Zimmer Bradley

You've gotta have hope. Without hope life is meaningless. Without hope life is meaning less and less. ~Author Unknown

Hope is the feeling we have that the feeling we have is not permanent. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

Lord save us all from... a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out blossoms. ~Mark Twain

Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark. ~George Iles

When hope is hungry, everything feeds it. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

Hope is putting faith to work when doubting would be easier. ~Author Unknown

If one truly has lost hope, one would not be on hand to say so. ~Eric Bentley

The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes. ~Thomas Hardy

Hope is independent of the apparatus of logic. ~Norman Cousins

Sanity may be madness but the maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be. ~Don Quixote

It's all one thing - both tend into one scope -
To live upon Tobacco and on Hope,
The one's but smoke, the other is but wind.
~Sir Robert Aytoun of Kincaldie, "Sonnet on Tobacco"

Hope is necessary in every condition. The miseries of poverty, sickness, of captivity, would, without this comfort, be insupportable. ~Samuel Johnson

Hope is the physician of each misery. ~Irish Proverb
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Hope deceives more men than cunning does. ~Vauvenargues, Reflections and Maxims, 1746

Take hope from the heart of man and you make him a beast of prey. ~Ouida

It is the around-the-corner brand of hope that prompts people to action, while the distant hope acts as an opiate. ~Eric Hoffer

To eat bread without hope is still slowly to starve to death. ~Pearl S. Buck

Hope is but the dream of those who wake. ~Matthew Prior

Hope is grief's best music. ~Author Unknown

There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope. ~Baruch Spinoza

He that lives upon hope will die fasting. ~Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack

When you say a situation or a person is hopeless, you're slamming the door in the face of God. ~Charles L. Allen

Hope never abandons you, you abandon it. ~George Weinberg

Some see a hopeless end, while others see an endless hope. ~Author Unknown

Hope is patience with the lamp lit. ~Tertullian

Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence. ~Lin Yutang

Hope is the poor man's bread. ~Gary Herbert

Hope is the word which God has written on the brow of every man. ~Victor Hugo

Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers. ~Robert Ingersoll

My Child . . . .

My Child . . . .

* You may not know me, but I know everything about you... Psalm 139:1
* I know when you sit down and when you rise up... Psalm 139:2
* I am familiar with all your ways... Psalm 139:3
* Even the very hairs on your head are numbered... Matthew 10:29-31
* For you were made in my image... Genesis 1:27
* In me you live and move and have your being... Acts 17:28
* For you are my offspring... Acts 17:28
* I knew you even before you were conceived... Jeremiah 1:4-5
* I chose you when I planned creation... Ephesians 1:11-12
* You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book... Psalm 139:15-16
* I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live... Acts 17:26
* You are fearfully and wonderfully made... Psalm 139:14
* I knit you together in your mother's womb... Psalm 139:13
* And brought you forth on the day you were born... Psalm 71:6
* I have been misrepresented by those who don't know me... John 8:41-44
* I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love... 1 John 4:16

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