*** I found this and thought of all my *special* friends here...so here it is::::: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ **Obstacles** As you run the race of life--You're almost sure to find-- Obstacles set in your path...But don't think Fate's unkind- -Obstacles are there to test your strength & prove your skill--You can overcome them all--That's if you have the will...Obstacles may loom ahead--But don't turn back,afraid --Tackle them!--And show the world the stuff of which you're made...Difficult as things maybe--Go forward--Have no fears;sometimes when we reach an obstacle--it disappears --All you need is faith...Faith in yourself--And what is right--There's no glory in success,if you've not had to fight...Welcome every obstacle--Face it courageously--For it's just another name for--Opportunity. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ **Winter Sunshine** Sun in Winter thrills us more than June's bright golden blaze--Sun in Winter--Lighting up the drear & dismal days.. Shedding its transforming power benignly--Secretly--Waking into sudden the stark & lifless tree...Sun in Winter-- breaking through the rift among the clouds--Sun in Winter-- shining on the faces of the crowds...Like a smile-- beneficent--upon the world's old face--changing to loveliness,the drab & commonplace...So Love's touch upon a heart that has grown cold with fear;in its warm enfolding glow--doubts melt & disappear...Searching out the frozen places with its magic ray--Just like winter sunshine,on a cold & dreary day. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ **Boomerang** A thought is like a boomerang,sent forth out of the mind- - And wheather it be loving,or vindictive & unkind,it will return again,And it will injure or it will bless--According to its nature,bringing pain or happiness...So we must keep a wary gaurd on every thought we sent--towards another;good and bad will come back in the end...Beware of thoughts of rage & spite--we hurl them in our pain--at someone's back, not realizing,they'll return again..Then let us watch the thoughts we send to others--let us see--that they can only bring goodwill,and peace & harmony...Weigh every word & every deed,if happy you would live--for in our own experience we get back what we give. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~