Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Power Of Your Smile

SENT TO ME BY A FRIEND: This is a good story and is true, please read it all the way through until the end! (After the story, there are some very interesting facts!)

I am a mother of three (ages 14, 12, 3) and have recently completed my college degree. The last class I had to take was Sociology. The teacher was absolutely inspiring with the qualities that I wish every human being had been graced with. Her last project of the term was called, 'Smile.' The class was asked to go out and smile at three people and document their reactions. I am a very friendly person and always smile at everyone and say hello anyway.

So, I thought this would be a piece of cake, literally. Soon after we were assigned the project, my husband, youngest son, and I went out to McDonald's one crisp March morning. It was just our way of sharing special playtime with our son. We were standing in line, waiting to be served, when all of a sudden everyone around us began to back away, and then even my husband did. I did not move an inch... an overwhelming feeling of panic welled up inside of me as I turned to see why they had moved.

As I turned around I smelled a horrible 'dirty body' smell, and there standing behind me were two poor homeless men. As I looked down at the short gentleman, close to me, he was 'smiling'. His beautiful sky blue eyes were full of God's Light as he searched for acceptance. He said, 'Good day' as he counted the few coins he had been clutching. The second man fumbled with his hands as he stood behind his friend. I realized the second man was mentally challenged and the blue-eyed gentleman was his salvation.

I held my tears as I stood there with them. The young lady at the counter asked him what they wanted. He said, 'Coffee is all Miss' because that was all they could afford. (If they wanted to sit in the restaurant and warm up, they had to buy something. He just wanted to be warm). Then I really felt it - the compulsion was so great I almost reached out and embraced the little man with the blue eyes. That is when I noticed all eyes in the restaurant were set on me, judging my every action. I smiled and asked the young lady behind the counter to give me two more breakfast meals on a separate tray.

I then walked around the corner to the table that the men had chosen as a resting spot. I put the tray on the table and laid my hand on the blue-eyed gentleman's cold hand. He looked up at me, with tears in his eyes, and said, 'Thank you.' I leaned over, began to pat his hand and said, 'I did not do this for you. God is here working through me to give you hope.'

I started to cry as I walked away to join my husband and son. When I sat down my husband smiled at me and said, 'That is why God gave you to me, Honey, to give me hope..' We held hands for a moment and at that time, we knew that only because of the Grace that we had been given were we able to give. We are not church goers, but we are believers. That day showed me the pure Light of God's sweet love. I returned to college, on the last evening of class, with this story in hand. I turned in 'my project' and the instructor read it.

Then she looked up at me and said, 'Can I share this?' I slowly nodded as she got the attention of the class. She began to read and that is when I knew that we as human beings and being part of God share this need to heal people and to be healed. In my own way I had touched the people at McDonald's, my son,the instructor, and every soul that shared the classroom on the last night I spent as a college student.. I graduated with one of the biggest lessons I would ever learn: UNCONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Tusilainishwe na Tabasamu

Tabasamu gani hilo? Tumelainikaje? Soma HAPA. Mwendelezo wake huu hapa: 0002 na 0003

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Obama na Bush Ikulu


Rais Mteule wa Marekani Obama ameingia katika ofisi ya rais kwa mara ya kwanza kukutana na mwenyeji wake, rais anayestaafu George W. Bush, kama sehemu ya mchakato wa makabidhiano ya madaraka yanayoendelea hadi Januari 20, 2009.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Mtobwa, Nyaulawa wafariki


WADAU wawili wakongwe wa habari nchini wametutoka. Richard Nyaulawa (pichani kushoto), Mbunge wa Mbeya Vijijini na mmiliki wa kampuni ya Business Times inayochapisha magazeti ya Majira, Business Times, Dar Leo na mengine, amefariki dunia. Kwa mujibu wa habari za Majira, Nyaulawa amefia nyumbani kwake Kawe Beach, Dar es Salaam, Jumapili 09.11.2008. Siku hiyo hiyo, mwandishi mkongwe na mmiliki wa gazeti la HEKO, Ben Mtobwa, amefariki dunia kwa ugonjwa wa moyo 09.11.2008 katika hospitali ya Tanzania Hearts Institute, Dar es Salaam. Amewahi kuandika vitabu kadhaa, kikiwamo ZAWADI YA USHINDI kinachotumika katika mitaala ya sekondari. Baadhi ya wanafunzi waliosoma vitabu vyake walipata fursa ya kumtembelea na kumuhoji zaidi katika kujifunza juu ya fikra na mtazamo wake. Mwandishi mkongwe mwenzake, Ndimara Tegambwage anasema: "Mtobwa alikuwa mwalimu nje ya darsasa." Kwa mujibu wa taarifa kutoka kwa ndugu na rafiki zake, marehemu anatarajiwa kuzikwa Jumanne Novemba 11. Mungu azilaze roho zao mahali pema peponi! Amina!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Obama aibuka kidedea urais Marekani



Barack Obama ASHINDA.

Mtazame hapa akishuhudia matokeo.

John McCain akubali kushindwa.

Hotuba ya Obama, shukrani kwa ushindi.

Jisomee na kusikiliza hotuba yake.

Obama na John McCain baada ya mshindi kujulikana.

Spika wa Bunge, Nancy Pelosi, azungumzia ushindi Obama.

Umma wajadili ushindi wa Obama.

Pongezi za Condoliza Rice kwa Obama.

Safari ya Obama kuelekea Ikulu.

Rais George Bush ampongeza Obama.

Neno la Jesse Jackson.

Swali gumu juu ya ushindi wa Obama.

Wakenya na Obama.

Obama na Intaneti.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Uchaguzi Mkuu Marekani

Fuatilitia uchaguzi wa Marekani 2008 kati ya Barack Obama na John McCain.

001.Kampeni na tathmini siku ya mwisho. 00.2 Walikotoka. 002.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Tumsamehe Rais Kikwete

Rais Jakaya Kikwete amewasamehe rasmi wezi wa EPA. SWALI LANGU: Na sisi tumsamehe yeye, yaishe?
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Nimechongwa na mambo haya: Falsafa, Fasihi, Muziki, Habari na Harakati. Sifuati mkumbo. Napenda kuhoji na kudadisi - hulka ya kifalsafa ya kuusaka ukweli - 'UKWELI ULIO UCHI.'