As of April 16, 2020, a British Army veteran raised more than £13 million ($16.2 million) without ever leaving home. He did this for his country’s National Health Service “heroes,” who are fighting the Coronavirus. UPDATE April 18, 2020: Coronavirus: Captain Tom Moore passes £23m in NHS fundraising. The now famous 99-year-old British war veteran has …Read More »
-- By Paul Coelho in "The Alchemist"
A certain shopkeeper sent his son to learn about the secret of happiness from the wisest man in the world. The lad wandered through the desert for 40 days, and finally came upon a beautiful castle, high atop a mountain. It was there that the wise man lived.Read More »
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-- By Kathy Anne Harris
It was blistering hot even though the sun had set two hours earlier.
Prone on the ground, Seth crawled through dry grass and dusty earth. Soil and weeds clung to his clothing. Gnats and mosquitos clamored on skin that the dirt and leaves left exposed.
In his eyes was reflected the hot glare from exploding mortar shells--and the haunting glow of flares as they blossomed in the canopy of night. Heat from the fires singed his lungs and fanned crisply on his flesh.
Yet there was another fire that blazed bright. And even his fellow soldiers couldn't see that deeply into his mind and heart--to the flame of fear.
One day, a wealthy family man took his son on a trip to the country so he could have his son see how poor country people were.
They stayed one day and one night in the farmhouse of a very humble farm. On the way back home at the end of the trip the father asked the son, "What did you think of the trip?"
The son replied, "Very nice, Dad."
The father then asked, "Did you notice how poor they were?"
The son replied, "Yes, I guess so."