The definition of faith is: “A belief in things not yet real.” When we set out to achieve a goal or objective, we cannot see it. We can feel it deep inside us. We can see it in our “minds-eye,” but it does not yet have a physical presence we can touch or show others. Like an athlete starting out to win an Olympic medal, we are the only ones who can “see” it.
We must have faith in our ability to achieve. A belief that we have been given all the talents we need; we just have to apply them. Those who say, “I’ll believe it when I see it,” will never achieve their dreams, for they lack faith in themselves.
There is a saying that “Man walks by faith…not by sight.” When a baby takes those first steps, they do so in the faith that they can achieve their objective. As adults, we don’t walk with head bowed watching our feet for fear of obstacles. We hold our heads up and stride out in the belief that we can overcome the challenges that appear.
We must take that same faith and belief and apply it to our dreams, goals, and objectives. Armed with confidence, we can accomplish great things, and we can see those things “not yet real” become real. With faith, we can allow others to share our visions, and we can make a difference in the lives of those around us.
There are three ways to get something done:
1) Do it yourself.
2) Pay someone to do it.
3) Forbid your kids to do it.
“Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.”
The force be not with them!: A judge in Portland, Ore., ordered a 45-day jail sentence plus mental evaluation for David Canterbury, 33, after he attacked Toys R Us customers with a light-sabre in each hand. And in Brooklyn, NY. Michael Flynn expanded his search for his stolen $400 custom-made light-sabre. “I guess that’s the joke,” said Michael, self-pityingly. “Some Jedi I turned out to be.”
The economic condition: A Comtel airlines charter flight from India to Birmingham, England, stopped in Vienna, Austria, to refuel, but the pilots learned that Comtel’s account was overdrawn and that the airport required the equivalent of about $31,000 for refueling and take-off charges, and thus if the passengers were in a hurry, they needed to come up with the cash. After a six-hour standoff, many of the 180 passengers were let off the plane, one by one, to visit an ATM, and eventually, a settlement was reached.
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ARIES Mar. 21-Apr. 19: You may have to forsake some everyday chores to accomplish your career tasks. Prioritize your time.
TAURUS Apr. 20-May 20: Don’t allow financial difficulties to dampen your spirit. There are many ways of managing without going into debt.
GEMINI May 21-June 20: Tend to the minor details of current projects before beginning another. Don’t procrastinate. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness.
CANCER June 21-July 22: Teamwork is the key to your problem. Get more people involved and create some common goals with them.
LEO July 23-Aug 22: Communication is vital if you are to avoid any misunderstandings. Beware of one who is out to get your money.
VIRGO Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Family members should not be ignored. Get with the spirit and be more hospitable and generous.
LIBRA Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Legal advice should be sought before making any significant decisions. Professional help will be worth the money.
SCORPIO Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Career advancement is eminent. Keep on doing what you do best, and your work will not be ignored.
SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Social calendar is packed. Take advantage of it to do a little networking. Watch out for the barracudas.
CAPRICORN Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Your friends may have a request to make. Be open with your advice as well as your time. Give generously.
AQUARIUS Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Your emotions are on the cutting edge. Don’t begin a new romantic relationship right now; wait until you are less vulnerable.
PISCES Feb. 19-Mar. 20: A charitable organization could use your help. Spend a little time with those less fortunate than yourself.
Investigating a purse snatching in Brunswick, Georgia, detectives picked up a man who fit the thief’s description and drove him back to the scene. He was told to exit the car and face the victim for an ID. The suspect dutifully eyed the victim and blurted out, “Yeah, that’s the woman I robbed.”
A little oriental wisdom
The grass is always greener…when you leave the sprinkler on.