VALUE WHAT YOU HAVE! The Song of the Birds
THE OWNER OF A SMALL BUSINESS, A FRIEND OF THE POET OLAVO BILAC,  MET  HIM ON THE STREET AND ASKED HIM
“ MR. BILAC,  I NEED TO SELL MY SMALL FARM THE ONE YOU KNOW SO WELL.  COULD YOU PLEASE WRITE AN ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ME FOR TH...
BILAC WROTE
“ FOR SALE: A BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY, WHERE BIRDS SING AT DAWN IN EXTENSIVE WOODLAND,  BI-SECTED BY  THE BRILLIANT AND  SPARKL...
THE HOUSE IS BATHED BY THE RISING SUN. IT OFFERS TRANQUIL SHADE IN THE EVENINGS ON THE VERANDA.
SOME TIME LATER, THE POET MET HIS FRIEND AND ASKED WHETHER HE HAD SOLD THE PROPERTY?
TO WHICH HE REPLIED:  “I’VE CHANGED MY MIND. WHEN I READ WHAT YOU HAD WRITTEN,  I REALIZED THE TREASURE THAT WAS MINE.”
SOMETIMES WE UNDERESTIMATE THE GOOD THINGS WE HAVE, CHASING AFTER THE MIRAGES OF FALSE TREASURES.
WE OFTEN SEE PEOPLE LETTING GO OF THEIR CHILDREN, THEIR FAMILIES, THEIR SPOUSES, THEIR FRIENDS, THEIR PROFESSION,
THEIR KNOWLEDGE - ACCUMULATED OVER MANY YEARS , THEIR GOOD HEALTH, THE GOOD THINGS IN LIFE.
THEY THROW OUT WHAT GOD HAS GIVEN THEM SO FREELY. THINGS WHICH WERE NOURISHED WITH  SO MUCH CARE AND EFFORT .
LOOK AROUND AND  APPRECIATE WHAT YOU HAVE:  YOUR HOME, YOUR LOVED ONES, FRIENDS ON WHOM YOU CAN REALLY COUNT,  THE KNOWLED...
AND ALL THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS OF LIFE,
THAT ARE TRULY  YOUR MOST PRECIOUS TREASURE.
WE CAN NO LONGER SHOWER KINDNESS ON  THOSE WE LOVE, AFTER THEY HAVE DIED.
IT IS USELESS TO WANT TO RE-DO THE WORK THAT WE MAY HAVE DONE NEGLIGENTLY. IT‘S  BEST TO APPRECIATE AND DO THINGS WELL NOW.
ASK OF GOD AT EVERY MOMENT THAT OUR PROBLEMS AND CONCERNS  NEVER DEGENERATE  INTO FEELINGS OF SADNESS AND ANXIETY.
BE IN UNION WITH GOD,  WHO WILL PROVIDE THE COURAGE NEEDED  FOR VICTORY  IN THE STRUGGLE;  BECAUSE GOD GIVES WITH ABUNDANC...
WE ARE ALL IMPERFECT. ALWAYS PRAISE AND VALUE YOUR FAMILY. DO ALL YOU CAN TO MAKE IT EVEN BETTER. ALWAYS PRAISE AND VALUE ...
INSTEAD OF ISOLATING YOURSELF  BECAUSE OF WEAKNESS OR FAILURE, SEEK TO INVEST IN TRUE AND CONSTRUCTIVE  FRIENDSHIPS IN YOU...
FAITH IN GOD IS NECESSARY  TO STRENGTHEN SELF-ESTEEM IN DEALING WITH DAILY PROBLEMS.
MY WISH FOR YOU BE WITH GOD – AND MAY GOD BE WITH YOU
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    1. 1. VALUE WHAT YOU HAVE! The Song of the Birds
    2. 2. THE OWNER OF A SMALL BUSINESS, A FRIEND OF THE POET OLAVO BILAC, MET HIM ON THE STREET AND ASKED HIM
    3. 3. “ MR. BILAC, I NEED TO SELL MY SMALL FARM THE ONE YOU KNOW SO WELL. COULD YOU PLEASE WRITE AN ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ME FOR THE PAPER?”
    4. 4. BILAC WROTE
    5. 5. “ FOR SALE: A BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY, WHERE BIRDS SING AT DAWN IN EXTENSIVE WOODLAND, BI-SECTED BY THE BRILLIANT AND SPARKLING WATERS OF A LARGE STREAM.
    6. 6. THE HOUSE IS BATHED BY THE RISING SUN. IT OFFERS TRANQUIL SHADE IN THE EVENINGS ON THE VERANDA.
    7. 7. SOME TIME LATER, THE POET MET HIS FRIEND AND ASKED WHETHER HE HAD SOLD THE PROPERTY?
    8. 8. TO WHICH HE REPLIED: “I’VE CHANGED MY MIND. WHEN I READ WHAT YOU HAD WRITTEN, I REALIZED THE TREASURE THAT WAS MINE.”
    9. 9. SOMETIMES WE UNDERESTIMATE THE GOOD THINGS WE HAVE, CHASING AFTER THE MIRAGES OF FALSE TREASURES.
    10. 10. WE OFTEN SEE PEOPLE LETTING GO OF THEIR CHILDREN, THEIR FAMILIES, THEIR SPOUSES, THEIR FRIENDS, THEIR PROFESSION,
    11. 11. THEIR KNOWLEDGE - ACCUMULATED OVER MANY YEARS , THEIR GOOD HEALTH, THE GOOD THINGS IN LIFE.
    12. 12. THEY THROW OUT WHAT GOD HAS GIVEN THEM SO FREELY. THINGS WHICH WERE NOURISHED WITH SO MUCH CARE AND EFFORT .
    13. 13. LOOK AROUND AND APPRECIATE WHAT YOU HAVE: YOUR HOME, YOUR LOVED ONES, FRIENDS ON WHOM YOU CAN REALLY COUNT, THE KNOWLEDGE YOU HAVE GAINED, YOUR GOOD HEALTH.
    14. 14. AND ALL THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS OF LIFE,
    15. 15. THAT ARE TRULY YOUR MOST PRECIOUS TREASURE.
    16. 16. WE CAN NO LONGER SHOWER KINDNESS ON THOSE WE LOVE, AFTER THEY HAVE DIED.
    17. 17. IT IS USELESS TO WANT TO RE-DO THE WORK THAT WE MAY HAVE DONE NEGLIGENTLY. IT‘S BEST TO APPRECIATE AND DO THINGS WELL NOW.
    18. 18. ASK OF GOD AT EVERY MOMENT THAT OUR PROBLEMS AND CONCERNS NEVER DEGENERATE INTO FEELINGS OF SADNESS AND ANXIETY.
    19. 19. BE IN UNION WITH GOD, WHO WILL PROVIDE THE COURAGE NEEDED FOR VICTORY IN THE STRUGGLE; BECAUSE GOD GIVES WITH ABUNDANCE WHAT WE NEED.
    20. 20. WE ARE ALL IMPERFECT. ALWAYS PRAISE AND VALUE YOUR FAMILY. DO ALL YOU CAN TO MAKE IT EVEN BETTER. ALWAYS PRAISE AND VALUE YOUR WORK-COMPANIONS . SEE WHAT YOU CAN DO TO IMPROVE YOUR ENVIRONMENT.
    21. 21. INSTEAD OF ISOLATING YOURSELF BECAUSE OF WEAKNESS OR FAILURE, SEEK TO INVEST IN TRUE AND CONSTRUCTIVE FRIENDSHIPS IN YOUR LIFE.
    22. 22. FAITH IN GOD IS NECESSARY TO STRENGTHEN SELF-ESTEEM IN DEALING WITH DAILY PROBLEMS.
    23. 23. MY WISH FOR YOU BE WITH GOD – AND MAY GOD BE WITH YOU
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