I dreamed I had an interview with God.
So "would you like to interview with me?" God asked.
"If you have time" I said.
God smiled. My time is eternity.
"What questions do you have in your mind for me?" God asked.
"What surprises you most about humankind?"
That they get bored with childhood
then rush to grow up and then
wish to be children again.
They lose their health to make money
and then lose their money to
restore their health.
By thinking anxiously about the future, they
forget the present, such that they live
in neither present nor future.
They live as they will never die and
die as though they had
We were silent for a while.
And then I asked.
As a parent, what are some of life's lessons you want your children to learn?
To learn they cannot make anyone love them, but they can let themselves be loved.
To learn that it is not good to compare
themselves to others.
To learn forgive by practicing forgiveness.
To learn that it only takes a few seconds to open profound wounds in those they
love and it can take many years
to heal them.
To learn that a rich person is not one who
has the most, but is one who
needs the least.
To learn that there are people who love them dearly, but simply have not yet
learned how to express or
show their feelings.
To learn that two people can look at the same thing, but see it differently.
To learn that it is not enough to forgive
only others, but they must also
"Thank you for your time", I said.
"Is there anything else you would like your
children to know?" I asked.
God smiled and said, just know
that I am here...