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

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