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A Different Look at the 23rd Psalm

By Coach Phatty, published on Aug 27, 2013

This is an eye opener… Some people probably never thought nor looked at this Psalm in this way even though they say it over and over again. So, sit back, read this comforting Psalm, and see it in a new perspective.

The Lord is my Shepherd

- That’s Relationship!

I shall not want

- That’s Supply!

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures.

- That’s Rest!

He leadeth me beside the still waters.

- That’s Refreshment!

He restoreth my soul

- That’s Healing!

He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness.

- That’s... (more)

Tags: 23rd psalm, psalm 23

Ubuntu

By Coach Phatty, published on Aug 26, 2013

There are times throughout our lives that we can learn a valuable life lesson from people from another land. The short story that you are about to read, demonstrates a wonderful lesson in a beautiful way!

An anthropologist proposed a game to the kids in an African tribe. He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told the kids that whoever got there first won the sweet fruits. When he told them to run they all took each other’s hands and ran together, then sat together enjoying their treats.

When he asked them why they had run like that as one could have had all the... (more)

Tags: relationships, compassion, sharing

Five Ways to Be Strong in Hard Times

By Coach Phatty, published on Aug 25, 2013

Everything is going to be alright, may be it won’t happen today but eventually everything is going to be fine. Sometimes in our life, it looks like everything is falling apart and whatever you do fail. But you need to be strong in such hard times. It’s the hardest times that teach us the most valuable lessons of our life. Every struggle in your life has shaped you into the person you are today. You must be thankful for the hard times as they can only make you stronger.

Strength doesn’t come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide... (more)

Tags: strength, dealing with hard times, hard times, strength through hard times

Keep Them Close

By Coach Phatty, published on Aug 9, 2013

I grew up with practical parents. A mother, God love her, who washed aluminum foil after she cooked in it, then reused it. She was the original recycle queen before they had a name for it. A father who was happier getting old shoes fixed than buying new ones and would et all of the food on his plate (even the scraps) because otherwise, it was a waste of food.

Their marriage was good, their dreams focused. Their best friends lived barely a wave away.

I can see them now, Dad in trousers, tee shirt and a hat and Mom in a house dress, lawn mower in one hand, and dish-towel in the... (more)

Tags: time, loved ones, things that matter

A Quick Lesson: Gandhi's Shoes

By Coach Phatty, published on Aug 8, 2013

How often does something simple happen to us and then, in an instant, we use that situation as a way to help others? The following VERY short story gives us a glimpse into the mind of one of the most peace-loving leaders that the world has ever known.

As Gandhi stepped aboard a train one day, one of his shoes slipped off and landed on the track.

He was unable to retrieve it as the train started rolling. To the amazement of his companions, Gandhi calmly took off his other shoe and threw it back along the track to land close to the first shoe.

Asked by a fellow passenger... (more)

Tags: gandhi, compassion, thoughtfulness

How to Survive a Heart Attack When Alone

By Coach Phatty, published on Aug 8, 2013

Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.

However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously. A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest.

A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally... (more)

Tags: heart, heart attack, dealing with a heart attack, surviving a heart attack

Burned Buscuits

By Coach Phatty, published on Aug 6, 2013

Here’s a nice story that I would like to share….

When I was a kid, my Mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then. I remember one night in particular when she had made breakfast after a long, hard day at work. On that evening so long ago, my Mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burned biscuits in front of my dad. I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed!

All my dad did was reach for his biscuit, smile at my Mom and ask me how my day was at school. I don't remember what I told him that night, but I do remember watching him smear butter and jelly... (more)

Tags: family, relationships, thoughtfulness, burned biscuits

So, You Think YOU Are Having a Lousy Day?

By Coach Phatty, published on Aug 4, 2013

Everyone has a bad day. Sometimes our bad days can stretch into a week or more. We can become disheartened and discouraged. What we need at times like these, are reminders that some people may have it a lot worse and harder than what you are experiencing. So, here are a few quick stories that I found on Puffin.com that may allow you to realize…that things could be worse.

Fire authorities in California found a corpse in a burned out section of forest while assessing the damage done by a forest fire. The deceased male was dressed in a full wet suit, complete with scuba... (more)

Tags: life, when days are hard

Brilliant Lessons of Michelangelo

By Coach Phatty, published on Aug 2, 2013

I came across this little story about the famous artist Michelangelo written by Tom Russell (inspirational stories.com) that expressed a reminder to us how strong inspiration can be. When we are truly focused on things that we really want to do in our lives… we can do ANYTHING that we dream of doing.

The artist Michelangelo often stirred up the opposition of the contemporary artists of his day. Many of them envied his magnificent abilities. One example was the architect Bramante.

Pope Julius retained Michelangelo to build him a splendid tomb. Michelangelo gladly accepted... (more)

Tags: inspiration, michelangelo, pope julius, bramante

Dealing With the Storms of Life

By Coach Phatty, published on Jul 31, 2013

Did you know that an eagle knows when a storm is approaching long before it breaks?

The eagle will fly to some high spot and wait for the winds to come. When the storm hits, it sets its wings so that the wind will pick it up and lift it above the storm. While the storm rages below, the eagle is soaring above it.

The eagle does not escape the storm. It simply uses the storm to lift it higher. It rises on the winds that bring the storm.

When the storms of life come upon us – and all of us will experience them – we can rise above them by setting our minds and our belief... (more)

Tags: eagles, storms in life, life's storms, story of eagles

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