Song of the_birds

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  • 1. VALUE WHAT YOU HAVE! The Song of the Birds
  • 2. THE OWNER OF A SMALL BUSINESS, A FRIEND OF THE POET OLAVO BILAC, MET HIM ON THE STREET AND ASKED HIM
  • 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. BILAC WROTE
  • 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. THE HOUSE IS BATHED BY THE RISING SUN. IT OFFERS TRANQUIL SHADE IN THE EVENINGS ON THE VERANDA.
  • 7. SOME TIME LATER, THE POET MET HIS FRIEND AND ASKED WHETHER HE HAD SOLD THE PROPERTY?
  • 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. SOMETIMES WE UNDERESTIMATE THE GOOD THINGS WE HAVE, CHASING AFTER THE MIRAGES OF FALSE TREASURES.
  • 10. WE OFTEN SEE PEOPLE LETTING GO OF THEIR CHILDREN, THEIR FAMILIES, THEIR SPOUSES, THEIR FRIENDS, THEIR PROFESSION,
  • 11. THEIR KNOWLEDGE - ACCUMULATED OVER MANY YEARS , THEIR GOOD HEALTH, THE GOOD THINGS IN LIFE.
  • 12. THEY THROW OUT WHAT GOD HAS GIVEN THEM SO FREELY. THINGS WHICH WERE NOURISHED WITH SO MUCH CARE AND EFFORT .
  • 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. AND ALL THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS OF LIFE,
  • 15. THAT ARE TRULY YOUR MOST PRECIOUS TREASURE.
  • 16. WE CAN NO LONGER SHOWER KINDNESS ON THOSE WE LOVE, AFTER THEY HAVE DIED.
  • 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. ASK OF GOD AT EVERY MOMENT THAT OUR PROBLEMS AND CONCERNS NEVER DEGENERATE INTO FEELINGS OF SADNESS AND ANXIETY.
  • 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. 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. INSTEAD OF ISOLATING YOURSELF BECAUSE OF WEAKNESS OR FAILURE, SEEK TO INVEST IN TRUE AND CONSTRUCTIVE FRIENDSHIPS IN YOUR LIFE.
  • 22. FAITH IN GOD IS NECESSARY TO STRENGTHEN SELF-ESTEEM IN DEALING WITH DAILY PROBLEMS.
  • 23. MY WISH FOR YOU BE WITH GOD – AND MAY GOD BE WITH YOU