Good luck? Bad luck? Who knows?

"Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect."
-  Margaret Mitchell

Once upon a time, there was a farmer who used an old mare to till his fields. One day, the mare escaped into the woods and the farmer’s neighbors get together and sympathized with the old man over his bad luck. The farmer replied, “Bad luck? Good luck? Who knows?”

A week later, the mare returned with a young stallion from the woods and this time the neighbors congratulated the farmer on his great and good luck. His reply

Anybody seen my baby - Inspirational song

Portrait of American actress Angelina Jolie.

Well, it is Monday music moves me again. This song by Rolling Stones just hits me and I would like to share it with you.
Oh yes, and the star in the video is Angelina Jolie, before she became famous!

You can find youtube video at the end of the post.

The lyrics:

 She confessed her love to me
Then she vanished on the breeze
Trying to hold on to that was just impossible

She was more than beautiful
Closer to etherial
With a kind of down to earth flavor

Close my eyes
It's three in the afternoon
Then I realize
That she's really gone for good

Anybody seen my baby
Anybody seen her around
Love has gone and made me blind
I've looked but I just can't find
She has gotten lost in the crowd

I was flippin' magazines
In that place on Mercer Street
When I thought I spotted her

Getting on a motor bike
Looking rather lady like
Didn't she just give me a wave?

Salty tears
It's three in the afternoon
Has she disappeared
Is she really gone for good

Which lion wins?

“You make the world a better place by making yourself a better person.”
- Scott Sorrell

Once upon a time, grandfather sat his grandson on his lap and told him a story, a true tale of life.

“There is a raging battle in the soul of every man. Not unlike the clash of two lions, this battle is fought in the soul of each and every one of us. One lion represents EVIL - rage, jealousy, envy, greed, arrogance, self-pity, sin, anger, inadequacy, deceit, false pride...

The other lion represents GOOD. He represents true joy – peace, harmony, love, hope, enjoyment, optimism, friendliness, kindness, warmth, generosity, truth and compassion.”

The obstacle in everyones path

"Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action." 
- Benjamin Disraeli

Once upon a time, a king had a boulder placed on a road. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge obstacle. Some of the king's richest merchants and administrators came by and simply walked around it.

Many loudly blamed the king for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the big stone out of the way. 
Then an elderly peasant came along carrying a load. On approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move

A fair promise binds a fool

"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."
- Martin Luther King

Once upon a time, three young rams decided to band together and, thus being stronger, occupy nearby meadow where there was much rich grass and clean cold spring. Upon seeing the wealth of food in the meadow, they settled there.

One day, a big bad wolf came and attacked them but they put their tails together and the wolf met only horns, however he tried to approach them. “As long as they hang together like this, I will be hungry” thought the wolf and came with an idea.

He crawled near the Billy and told him “Hey, why don’t you and Buck betray the Duke to me. You don’t defend him and I will eat him. That way, all this reach meadow will belong to only two of you!” Billy thought about this, talked to Buck and they decided to listen to the wolf’s advice and keep all the food and water for only two of them.

Not long after the wolf feasted on poor Duke, he again approached Billy. “Hey Billy, listen, why don’t you betray the Buck to me? It will leave you the king of this rich meadow and you will never again have to share anything!” Billy looked over the wealth of this meadow and thought how nice it would be to have it all for himself, so he agreed.

After the wolf finished the lone Buck, he attacked Billy, now all alone. “Wait wolf, I have listened to all your advice. Are you going to break your promise now?”

“A fair promise binds a fool” was the wolf’s answer as he struck.