Daily Inventory

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Daily Inventory

When evening comes, go off into a quiet place and review your day.

-Have you been kind and thoughtful, or mean and thoughtless?

-Have you kept an even temper, or have you lost your temper when things have gone wrong?

-Have you been pleasant, or grouchy?

-Have you inspired those whom you have met, or have you depressed and discouraged them?

-Have you done something creative and worth while, or have you wasted the day with petty things?

-Have you been square and fair in what you’ve done?

-Have you increased the happiness-moments in the lives of others, or have you thought only of self?

-Have you enlarged your mental horizon, expanded your personality–have you grown larger, or shrunk smaller?

What we do day by day determines what we become. Hour by hour we build our lives for better or for worse. A daily inventory will help to keep us on the right track, headed toward our highest ideals.

-The Silver Lining

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    • mercy
    • May 26, 2011

    very nice indeed

    • Noel D'Souza
    • May 26, 2011

    Hello Shawn,

    Thank you so much for all your inspiring messages. I do send them as morning greetings to my friends and co-workers and all I get is good comments. They in turn send me messages, so it’s really nice.

    I want to share with you one that I received today. You may have read it but it is worth reading again.


    The Buddha explained how to handle insult and maintain compassion.

    One day Buddha was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. “You have no right teaching others,” he shouted. “You are as stupid as everyone else. You are nothing but a fake.”

    Buddha was not upset by these insults. Instead he asked the young man “Tell me, if you buy a gift for someone, and that person does not take it, to whom does the gift belong?”

    The man was surprised to be asked such a strange question and answered, “It would belong to me, because I bought the gift.”

    The Buddha smiled and said, “That is correct. And it is exactly the same with your anger. If you become angry with me and I do not get insulted, then the anger falls back on you. You are then the only one who becomes unhappy, not me. All you have done is hurt yourself.”

    “If you want to stop hurting yourself, you must get rid of your anger and become loving instead. When you hate others, you yourself become unhappy. But when you love others, everyone is happy.”

    The young man listened closely to these wise words of the Buddha. “You are right, o Enlightened One, “he said. “Please teach me the path of love. I wish to become your follower.”

    The Buddha answered kindly, “Of course. I teach anyone who truly wants to learn. Come with me.”

    Well then, Shawn, thank you once again for inspiring us.

    God bless you.
    Take care

    1. Reply

      Thanks Noel, very enlightening. 🙂 Hopefully this helps us all be more loving.

    • Lee
    • May 29, 2011

    Hello Shawn,
    It is always a good idea to give some thought to what we say and do. Have you ever wondered if your destiny was shaped by some special will of God. And also ponder if that makes you special or makes you a forgotten child. Does your heart questions why it has to bear all the pain instead of getting rewarded with love. Do your eyes question why they get filled with tears as all they want is to filled with dreams. Your soul desires an unrestrained spirit but it became filled with unending strength to live through all the challenges that life presents.

    • beatrice
    • May 30, 2011

    thanks for the inspirations,it has helped me today as i was too low n thing were not working well for me, i hope you will continue showing the light so as to aspire higher.

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