This should refortify what we already know to be true!
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?"
"That they get bored of being children, are in a rush to grow
up, 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 the
That they live as if they will never die, and they die as if
they had never lived..."
God's hands took mine and we were silent for awhile and then I
asked..."As a parent, what are some of life's lessons you want
your children to learn?"
God replied with a smile:
"To learn they cannot make anyone love them. What they can do
is to let themselves be loved.
To learn 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 is one who needs the least.
To learn that it only takes a few seconds to open profound
wounds in persons we love, and that it takes many years to heal
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
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 awhile enjoying the moment. I thanked him for
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
People will forget what you said. People will forget what you
did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
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