Too Busy for a Friend

One day a teacher asked her students to list the names
of the other students in the room on two sheets of
paper, leaving a space between each name.
Then she told them to think of the nicest thing they could say
about each of their classmates and write it down.
It took the remainder of the class period to finish
their assignment, and as the students left the room,
each one handed in the papers.

That Saturday, the teacher wrote down the name of
each student on a separate sheet of paper, and listed what
everyone else had said about that individual.
On Monday she gave each student his or her list.
Before long, the entire class was smiling. "Really?"
she heard whispered. "I never knew that I meant
anything to anyone!" and, "I didn’t know others liked
me so much." were most of the comments.
No one ever mentioned those papers in class again.

She never knew if they discussed them after class or
with their parents, but it didn’t matter. The exercise had
accomplished its purpose.
The students were happy with themselves and one
That group of students moved on.

Several years later,one of the students was killed in Vietnam and his
teacher attended the funeral of that special student.
She had never seen a serviceman in a military coffin before. He
looked so handsome, so mature. The church was packed with his

One by one those who loved him took a last walk by
the coffin.The teacher was the last one to bless the coffin.
As she stood there, one of the soldiers who acted as pallbearer
came up to her.
"Were you Mark’s math teacher?" he asked. She
nodded: "yes."
Then he said: "Mark talked about you a lot."
After the funeral, most of Mark’s former classmates
went together to a luncheon. Mark’s mother and
father were there, obviously waiting to speak with his teacher.
"We want to show you something," his father said,
taking a wallet out of his pocket. "They found this
on Mark when he was killed. We thought you might recognize it."
Opening the billfold, he carefully removed two worn pieces of
notebook paper that had obviously been taped, folded and
refolded many times.

The teacher knew without looking that the papers
were the ones on which she had listed all the good things each
of Mark’s classmates had said about him.
"Thank you so much for doing that," Mark’s mother
said. "As you can see, Mark treasured it."
All of Mark’s former classmates started to gather

Charlie smiled rather sheepishly and said, "I still
have my list. It’s in the top drawer of my desk at
Chuck’s wife said, "Chuck asked me to put his in our wedding
"I have mine too," Marilyn said. "It’s in my diary."
Then Vicki, another classmate, reached into her pocketbook, took
out her wallet and showed her worn and frazzled list to the
"I carry this with me at all times, " Vicki said and without
batting an eyelash, she continued: "I think we all saved our

That’s when the teacher finally sat down and cried.
She cried for Mark and for all his friends who would never see
him again.

The density of people in society is so thick that we forget that
life will end one day. And we don’t know when that one day will
be.So please, tell the people you love and care for,
that they are special and important.
Tell them, before it is too late… AND ONE WAY TO ACCOMPLISH
THIS IS: Forward this message on.

If you do not send it, you will have, once again
passed up the wonderful opportunity to do something
nice and beautiful.
If you’ve received this, it is because someone cares
for you and it means there is probably at least
someone for whom you care.
If you’re "too busy" to take those few minutes right
now to forward this message on, would this be the
VERY first time you didn’t do that little thing that would make
a difference in your relationships?
The more people that you send this to, the better
you’ll be at reaching out to those you care about.
Remember, you reap what you sow, what you put into
the lives of others comes back into your own.
— End forwarded message —

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To all Beings of Pure Divine Light

The Journey is the first part of a series of spiritually enlightening text called "Psalms of Light".
These texts were written to touch, inspire and awaken your spiritual heart.
Please pass this email on to as many people that you know to assist in opening spiritual hearts across the planet.
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 The Journey by Jason Light


You are a being of pure divine light

You shine in the morning you shine in the night

You radiate this energy throughout all of your life

Touching all those that come into your light


You are and will be a traveller alone

Your journey is great and still yet to unfold

Through time and through space a traveller you’ll be

With countless lives waiting and so much to see


The experience you gain throughout all of your lives

Will be listed and written when your spirit entwines

For all that you are and all that you’ll be

Is carried inside for all those to see


To access these records of lives then and now

Open your heart to the love and light that surrounds

Have faith in yourself, your abilities and reason

You have come a long way through many a season


You have seen and felt much through these eyes old and new

Experience has been gained but still……more to do

Your eyes are your windows; they view from your soul

Nothing ever gets past, nothing ever gets old


Time’s immaterial to the spirit within

We’re born, we die…..but then we begin

Life is eternal to our spiritual sides

Age comes with experience, enjoy the ride


Find peace; find comfort in these words that I write

There’s nothing to fear, not even the night

Enjoy your travels, in this life and next

Be at Peace, filled with Love like the words of this text


And maybe one day we’ll meet on our travels

Two spirits together, as journeys unravel

You’ll know when we meet; you’ll know who we are

For your heart will radiate, with brightness of star


Filled with Love you are, filled with Light you’ll be

A shining example for all those to see

Hold no fear nor no haste, our meeting will come

When your spirit is ready and your journey is done


Until then my child know this that you are

A being of Light that has travelled afar

Experience you’ve gained is of great resource

It’s the fuel that you need, to return to the source


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