Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Story of the Bible and the Diamond Ring

My officemate sent me this message early this morning and i would like to share it with you.


A married lady was expecting a birthday gift from her husband.

For many months she had admired a beautiful diamond ring in a showroom, and knowing her husband could affort it, she told him that was she wanted.

As her birthday approached, this lady waited signed that her husband had purchased the diamond ring.

Finally, on the morning of her birthday, her husband called her into his study room. Her husband told her how proud he was to have such a good wife, and told her how much he loved her.
He handed her a beautiful wrapped gift box. Curious, the wife opened the box and found alovely leather-bound Bible, with the wife's name embossed in gold.


Angrily, she raised her voice to her husband and said, 'With all your money you give me a Bible?' And stormed out of the house, leaving her husband.


Many years passed and the lady was very successful in business. She managed to settle for a more beautiful house and a wonderful family, but realized her ex-husband was very old, and thought perhaps she should go to visit him. She had not seen him for many years.

But before she could make arrangements, she received a telegram telling her that her ex-husband had passed away, and willed all of his possessions to her. She needed to come back immediately and take care of things.



When she arrived at her ex-husband's house, sudden sadness and regret filled her heart. She began to search through her ex-husband's important papers and saw the still new Bible, just as she had left it years before.

With tears, she opened the Bible and began to turn the pages. Her ex-husband had carefully underlined a verse, Matt 7:11, 'And if you, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Heavenly Father, who is in heaven, give what is good to those who ask Him?'

As she read those words, a tiny package dropped from the back of the Bible. It had a diamond ring, with her name engraved on it -- the same diamond ring which she saw at the showroom.

On the tag was the date of her birth, and the words. 'LUV U ALWAYS'.




---> Always appreciate little things; they usually lead you to bigger and better things. Do appreciate also simple gift whether it is expensive or not. The important is that it is coming from the bottom of someone's heart.

30 comments:

  1. dang! I love diamond rings.. I love the story! and i love the message! ;)
    thanks for sharing.. ;)

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  2. ambisyosang asawa...hindi lang nya nagustuhan ang inaakalang "un lang na regalo" lumayas na...

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  3. how sadness fafa m, akow fafa m kahit bigay mow sakin ring nlang na gawa sa dahon nang saging ayus lang,hkahkha

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  4. sad st0ry..

    we should really appreciate little things. Minsan kasi we just look forward in receiving the "beautiful and expensive gifts". But for me, ndi mahalaga ung material things. Kasi as time goes by, mawawala at maluluma din un. :D

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  5. Ang Bible ay parang regalo: ang good news ay nasa mga pahina nito, kailangang buksan at basahin upang matuklasan ang tunay na kahulugan at kagandahan nito! Kung tutuusin, ang halaga ng mga magagandang balitang nakaipit sa mga pahina ng Banal na Aklat ay mas higit pa kaysa sa isang diamond ring!

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  6. walang kwentang asawa...mukhang pera...grrrrr..

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  7. - its the thought that counts..

    - great things start from small beginnings...

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  8. i read this before, and I really loved the story. Thanks for making me remember. =)

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  9. ang galing mo talagang humugot ng mga magagandang storya parekoy...

    ganda ng Mensahe..

    2 thumbsup! *tumbling*

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  10. touching but common story. . hehe

    haaaayz. . wala aco masasabe fafamarco..

    =papel=

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  11. kaw ba yan marcopareko?

    taena.. pauso ba to?

    lols

    sige sige.. kitakits

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  12. "Dont judge the cover by its book" , tama ba? lolzzz

    May nabasa na rin akong ganyang istorya, un naman eh mag-ama...susi nman ng pinakaaasam na kotse ng anak ung nasa loob ng bible...un nga lang kakalungkot kasi mas pinahalagahan pa nila ung materyal na bagay kaysa sa gustong iparamdam sayo ng ngbigay...

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  13. TO:

    OR:
    You’re Welcome OR!

    Dudong:
    Oo… mukhang kayamanan siya akala niya.

    AMOR:
    Sad ka? Bakit? Di na naman nagpaparamdam ang kras mo? Lolz

    MS. DONNA:
    NAiyak ka Ms D?

    DYEN:
    Yeah! That was really sad story pero huli na ang lahat ng malaman niya ang nasa loob ng aklat… sigh!!!

    Salamat sa pagbisita pala… :)

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  14. TO:

    RJ:
    Marami tayong dapat matuksan sa bible pero tayong mga tao medyo tamad magbasa sa banal na aklat. 

    POGING (ILO) CANO:
    Walang kwenta ba? Pera lang ang habol no….

    YANAH:
    Tama ka!!! It’s the thought that counts.

    ERATO:
    So 

    GILLBOARD:
    Welcome…

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  15. TO:

    PAJAY:
    Ayos… 2 thumbsup na… tumatumbling pa… hehehe

    DARKHORSE:
    Hello dre… salamat sa pagbisita… balik ka ulit ha… hehehe

    PAPEL:
    Nabuhay na naman ang Papel… miss ka ng lahat… 

    KOSA:
    Ako to!!! Bakit? May reklamo? Hahahaha

    LORD CM:
    Yon nga dre ang nakakalungkot mas pinapahalagahan nila ang mamahaling bagay….

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  16. hahaha. panalo talaga kahit kelan ang mga banat ni amreng amor. hahahaha.

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    JOSHMARIE:
    Oo nga... malupeettt!!!! na mga banat!!! hehehe

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  18. Wag kasi ahumera! Binigyan na nga ng gift ayaw pa...

    Worth reading yung story! ;)

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    LITTLE MISS POUT PRINCESS:
    Salamat sa pagbisita sa aking page... nawa'y ikaw ay magbalik muli... hehehe

    CHYNG:
    Oo nga... nag-i-inarte pa kasi kaya ayan...

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  20. helow, just dropping by... just want to comment out...

    it's indeed a nice story, as ~yanah said: "it's the thought that counts"...

    you have to appreciate the things given to you by someone even if it's simple and unexpensive, as long as it came from the bottom of their hearts...

    that's more important...

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  21. hmmm---her ex-husband had passed away, and willed all of his possessions to her.---that's unfair? after being left by a materialistic wife? she doesn't deserve it....

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  22. Aamin ako... I never tried to read the bible... Isa kasi akong taong tamad... Pero I always attend the mass naman....

    'Yung mga homilee naman ng pari ay galing din naman dun... Hehe!


    For Wedding na ba ang story na iyan?

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  23. @JOSHA mare naman kasi si fafa m eh, mapili!!!!!!!nakow ang hrap ligawan hahaha,lolness dinadaan kow nalang sa banat hahaha.lol

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    PUSANG gala:
    Yup... di sya deserving... pero gusto ng mister niya e... mahal kasi siya ng asawa niya. :)

    LION:
    Well, good to hear na nagsisimba ka rin... hehehe

    AMOR:
    AMftness! ggrrr...

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  25. hahaha nu yang mga AMftness ,spell amfness lolness

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