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The Bank Account of Happiness


Mr. Jones was a 92 year old well dressed, proud man who found himself patiently waiting in the lobby of a nursing home to be escorted to his room. His wife of 70 years had recently passed away and since he was legally blind, it was necessary for him to […]

Violinist in the Metro

A man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the

violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for

about 45 minutes. During that time, since it was rush hour, it was

calculated that thousands of people […]

The Four Agreements

by Don Miguel Riuz

Be impeccable with your word

Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

Don’t take anything personally

Nothing others do is because of […]

Lunch with God

A little boy wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with Twinkies and a six pack of Root beer and he started his journey. When he had gone about three blocks, he met an old woman. She was sitting in the park […]

A Loose Cannon

From Listening with the Minds Inner Ear by Gene Rooney

The might three-masted schooner rolled through the cavernous trough and began its labored climb up the next mountainous wave. It had been struggling through storm-lashed seas now for three days.

Everyone of the crew were red-eyed from seventy-two hours without sleep, and sick to the […]

Old Habits Die Hard

From Metaphors for Metamorphosis by Gene Rooney

Old McDonald had a farm. And on that farm he had some livestock. There were some cows, pigs, sheep, goats, a horse or two, some chickens, and a few ducks. For years and years old Mac had put off building a better barn for his livestock. He had […]

The Man Who Won’t be Defeated

In a very touching story written by Brad Lemley for Parade Magazine, November 26, 1989, the history of W. Mitchell and his life is recounted.

Mitchell’s face is a patchwork of multicolored skin grafts, the fingers of both hands are either missing or mere stubs, and his paralyzed legs lie thin and useless in his […]

The Piano

by Mildred Hondorf

At the prodding of my friends, I am writing this story. My name is Mildred Hondorf. I am a former elementary school music teacher from Des Moines, Iowa. I’ve always supplemented my income by teaching piano lessons-something I’ve done for over 30 years.

Over the years I found that children have many […]

Give a Piece of Your Heart

One day a young man was standing in the middle of the town proclaiming that he had the most beautiful heart in the whole valley. A large crowd gathered and they all admired his heart for it was perfect. There was not a mark or a flaw in it. Yes, they all agreed it truly […]

The Story of the Ambulance in the Valley

T’was a dangerous cliff as they freely confessed, though to walk near its edge was quite pleasant, Till over the side slipped a duke and a prince and it had fooled many a peasant.

The people all said something had to be done, though their projects did not at all tally. Some said put a […]