Here is a story from Australia. It belongs to the
flowers on the left. They are called:
Sturt Desert Pea
Once there lived 2 familie`s. For some reason they had a feud with each other.
One day a man from the one familie fell in love with a woman from the other familie.
She loved him too. He made a cloak for her from red feathers
His familie found out about their love and told the man to abandon the woman or else
he had to leave his home. He left and went to his woman. His familie was so
furious, they killed him. The woman was desperate and cried her heart out on the
spot where it all happened. When the familie later on returned to fetch his body,
they only found the sturt desert peas all over the place. Like the cloak she
Lucky (Thanks Tom!)
LUCKY. . .
Mary and her husband Jim had a dog, Lucky. Lucky was a real character.Whenever
Mary and Jim had company come for a weekend visit they would warn their friends
to not leave their luggage open, because Lucky would help himself to whatever
struck his fancy. Inevitably someone would forget and something would come
up missing. Mary or Jim would go to Lucky's toy box in the basement and
there the treasure would be, amid all of Lucky's favorite toys. Lucky always
stashed his finds in his toy box and he was very particular that his toys stay
in the box.
It happened that Mary found out she had breast cancer. Something told her she
was going to die of this disease...she was just sure it was fatal. She scheduled
the double mastectomy, fear riding her shoulders. The night before she was
to go to the hospital she cuddled with Lucky. A thought struck her...what
would happen to Lucky? Although the three year old dog liked Jim, he was
Mary's dog through and through. If I die Lucky will be abandoned, Mary
thought. He won't understand that I didn't want to leave him. The thought
made her sadder than thinking of her own death.
The double mastectomy was harder on Mary than her doctors had anticipated and Mary
was hospitalized for over two weeks.
Jim took Lucky for his evening walk faithfully but the dog just drooped,
whining and miserable. But finally the day came for Mary to leave the hospital.
When she arrived home Mary was so exhausted she couldn't even make it up the
steps to her bedroom. Jim made his wife comfortable on the couch and left her to
nap. Lucky stood watching Mary but he didn't come to her when she called. It
made Mary sad but sleep soon overcame her and she dozed.
When Mary woke for a second she couldn't understand what was wrong. She couldn't move
her head and her body felt heavy and hot. Panic soon gaveway to laughter
though when Mary realized the problem....she was covered, literally blanketed in
every treasure Lucky owned! While she had slept the sorrowing dog had made trip
after trip to the basement and back bringing his beloved mistress his favorite
things in life. He had covered her with his love.
Mary forgot about dying. Instead she and Lucky began living again, walking
further and further together every night. It has been 12 years now and Mary is
still cancer-free. Lucky? He still steals treasures and stashes them in
his toy box but Mary remains his greatest treasure.
is a Fairytale I received from Karlheinz Schudt from Germany. I translated it
website is at: www.erfolgsmaerchen.de Thanks Karlheinz!!
Samurai had won many battles for his Lord in lots of wars during the years.
However now he lost his first battle.
Discouraged, full of anger with himself and the rest of the world, he wanted to
take his own life of which he felt it was worth nothing. He rode along the dusty
roads, thinking about how he could leave for the hereafter in the most cruel and
Suddenly there was a little sparrow lying on his back, stretching both his feeth
into the air.
Samurai, being interrupted in his thinking, stopped and yelled at the sparrow:
way, you unworthy piece of bird"
The sparrow replied in a smart way: "No I won't. I have a very big task to fulfil".
The Samurai, very surprised and astonished about sparrow's selfassured anwer,
dismounted his horse, bend forward to the sparrow and said:
Tell me, what is so important, that you won't go out of my way?"
the sparrow answered, "they told me, that today The Heaven will fall on The
Earth and here I lie to catch it with my feet"
When the Samurai heard this, he started to laugh and could hardly stop it. He yelled
exploding with laughter:"What? You little featherball, you want to cath The
Heaven with your thinny legs?"
The little sparrow repeated quietly and clearly:
"Well one does what one can!"