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The story is told about the Russian Emperor Alexander I. Once he was travelling somewhere in Russia, maybe to visit a relative or a nobleman, or on business. That is irrelevant anyway. They stopped at a station to change horses. While the servants were busy, Alexander I entered the station to keep himself warm. On the table in the room he saw an open Bible. The Tsar asked the stationmaster: “Do you read it?” The stationmaster answered promptly:”Certainly, Your Majesty!…Continue
My dear friends, let me bore you once again with one of my country tales.
Indeed, I feel that the country life ought to be described more as it is disappearing fast. We already know that more people live in the cities than in villages. But that is not all. The very lifestyle and traits of character typical for people from rural areas are becoming extinct. Generations of people used to live in the same places , taking up the same occupations. Living in a village makes it difficult to…Continue
Yesterday I was sorting out my papers and came across a sheet of paper with those notes that I had copied from somewhere I don't remember. I even forgot that I had that list. I thought it was worth sharing . I wonder if you'd object to any of those rules:
2 Always do your share and a little more.
3 A person never looks so tall as when he stoops to help another.
4 Smile when introducing yourself.
5 Have a firm handshake.
6 Be the first person to say…
Some words are like hammers ,
Blunt and heavy like lead.
They fall on your soul
Making all senses go dead.
Some words are like daggers -
Sharp and ruthless without restraint.
They leave the soul in ugly scars
To endure an unbearable pain.
Some words are like raindrops –
Tiny things that do not weigh.
But their healing softness
Washes your sorrows away.
Whence did this wound appear?