I dreamed I had an interview with God. "Come in,"
God said. "So, you would like to interview Me"? "If
you have the time," I said. God smiled and said, "My
time is eternity and is enough to do everything;what
questions do you have in mind to ask me?""What surprises
you most about human kind?"God answered, "That they
get bored of being children, are in a rush to grow
up, and then long to be children again. That they
lose their health to makemoney and then lose their
money to restore their health. That by thinking anxiously
about the future, they forget the present, such that
they live neither for the present nor the future.
That they live as if they will never die, and they
Die as if they had never lived." God's hands took
mine and we were silent for a while and then I asked,
"As a parent, what are some of life's lessons you
want your children to learn?" God replied with a smile,
"To learn that they cannot make anyone love them.
What they can do is to let themselves be loved. To
learn that what ismost valuable is not what they have
in their lives, but who they have in their lives.
To learn that it is not good to compare themselves
to others. > All will be judged individually on their
own merits, not as a group on a comparison basis!
To learn that a rich person is not the one who has
the most, but is one who needs the least. To learn
that it only takes a few seconds to open profound
wounds in persons we love, and that it takes many
years to heal them. To learn to forgive by practicing
forgiveness. To learn that there are persons who love
them dearly, but simply do not know how to express
or show their feelings. To learn that money can buy
everything but happiness. To learn that two people
can look at the same thing and see it totally different.
To learn that a true friend is someone who knows everything
about them, and likes them anyway. To learn that it
is not always enough that they be forgiven by others,
but that they have to forgive themselves."I sat there
for a while enjoying the moment. I thanked Him for
His timeand for all that He has done for me and my
family, and He replied, "Anytime. I'm here 24 hours
a day. All you have to do is ask for me, and I'll
answer." People will forget what you said. People
will forget what you did, but People will never forget
how you made them feel.