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An interview with God!

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RainbowGirl
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0 posted 10-28-1999 05:32 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

AN INTERVIEW WITH GOD

I dreamed 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?"

God answered:

"That they get bored of being children,
are in a rush to grow up,
and 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 future.

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 while 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 that they cannot make anyone love them.
What they can do is to let themselves be loved.

To learn that 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 them.

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 totally different.

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 He replied, "Anytime. I'm here 24 hours a day. All you have to do is ask for me, and I'll answer."

People will forget what you said.
People will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.

Thinking of you

Someone extremely special sent this to me and even though they know I don't believe in God they knew I would believe in the sentiments and I do!...The person who sent to me is my young friend who I took out a while ago and is only 5...bless him!

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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.


[This message has been edited by RainbowGirl (edited 10-28-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 Cindy Jones - All Rights Reserved
Iloveit
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1 posted 10-28-1999 06:08 PM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

RG thank you for sharing, this is beautiful
Emmy
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2 posted 10-28-1999 06:14 PM       View Profile for Emmy   Email Emmy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Emmy's Home Page   View IP for Emmy

I like it. I really do. Such wisdom within these words!
Munda
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3 posted 10-28-1999 06:59 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

This is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing. : )
Marilyn
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4 posted 10-28-1999 07:04 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Thankyou so much for sharing these words. This young man is very wise for his years. You are blest by knowing him and he for knowing you.
WhtDove
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5 posted 10-28-1999 07:11 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

I've gotten this one before. What a great reminder though. Thanks for sharing it.
Julie
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6 posted 10-28-1999 07:15 PM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

Thank you RG for sharing this...it profoundly touched my heart. I find it a miracle that a five yr old would have this much insight, what a remarkable child.
RainbowGirl
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7 posted 10-28-1999 07:38 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Thank you all..:-))

It's a post that has been going round the net but as Julie says, it's remarkable that a 5 year old would send something like this but then this 5 year old doesn't know love as most of us do, he needs it, but doesn't know it, so his perception is far different...he's a very bright little boy and loves his MacDonalds...several of them...*g*

But there's nothing wrong with the way he views love...nothing at all!

HUGS


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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

Andrew Scott
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8 posted 10-28-1999 07:55 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

RB: Thanks for sharing. I've never seen this before but I think I'll copy for my girls to have when they get older.
Watcher666
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9 posted 10-28-1999 08:52 PM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Excellent message here.Very well done!

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
Michael
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10 posted 10-29-1999 03:32 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

I was very glad to see this posted. Most worthy of another look.

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Michael Anderson

Is all that we see or seem
but a dream within a dream?


RSEvans
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11 posted 10-29-1999 07:28 AM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSEvans

Thanks for sharing this and placing a perspective on my sentiments. Would that we all could love as a child and trust as an infant. What a wonderful world that would be.

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Once I was brilliant, now I no longer shine, but the twinkle in my eye speaks of another time.
Pepper
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12 posted 10-29-1999 09:19 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Thanks for sharing this with us RG.

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A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extrordinaire!
Justina
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13 posted 10-31-1999 11:41 PM       View Profile for Justina   Email Justina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Justina

I loved this! I had never seen it before. It makes so much sense and made me realize things that I take for granted everyday. Thanks for reminding me! =) Justina
JTF
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14 posted 11-02-1999 04:05 AM       View Profile for JTF   Email JTF   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for JTF

This deserves to go on top ... and I can easily imagine what you, RG, mean for that little boy ...
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