Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Pinocchio, Snow White, and Superman are out for a stroll in town one day. As they walked, they come across a sign:
"Beauty contest for the most beautiful woman in the world."
"I am entering!" said Snow White.
After half an hour she comes out and they ask her, "Well, how'd ya do?"
" First Place !," said Snow White.
They continue walking and they see a sign:
"Contest for the strongest man in the world."
"I'm entering," says Superman.
After half an hour, he returns and they ask him, "How did you make out?"
First Place ," answers Superman. "Did you ever doubt?"
They continue walking when they see a sign:
"Contest! Who is the greatest liar in the world?" Pinocchio enters.
After half an hour he returns with tears in his eyes.
"What happened?" they asked.
"Who the heck is Pelosi?" asked Pinocchio.
Thursday, July 09, 2009
A man was exploring caves by the Seashore. In one of the caves he found a canvas bag with a bunch of hardened clay balls. It was like someone had rolled clay balls and left them out in the sun to bake. They didn't look like much, but they intrigued the man, so he took the bag out of the cave with him. As he strolled along the beach, he would throw the clay balls one at a time out into the ocean as far as he could.
He thought little about it, until he dropped one of the clay balls and it cracked open on a rock . Inside was a beautiful, precious stone!
Excited, the man started breaking open the remaining clay balls. Each contained a similar treasure. He found thousands of dollars worth of jewels in the 20 or so clay balls he had left.
Then it struck him. He had been on the beach a long time. He had thrown maybe 50 or 60 of the clay balls with their hidden treasure into the ocean waves. Instead of thousands of dollars in treasure, he could have taken home tens of thousands, but he had just thrown it away!
It's like that with people. We look at someone, maybe even ourselves, and we see the external clay vessel. It doesn't look like much from the outside. It isn't always beautiful or sparkling, so we discount it.
We see that person as less important than someone more beautiful or stylish or well known or wealthy. But we have not taken the time to find the treasure hidden inside that person.
There is a treasure in each and every one of us. If we take the time to get to know that person, and if we ask God to show us that person the way He sees them, then the clay begins to peel away and the brilliant gem begins to shine forth.
May we not come to the end of our lives and find out that we have thrown away a fortune in friendships because the gems were hidden in bits of clay. May we see the people in our world as God sees them.
I am so blessed by the gems of friendship I have with you.. Thank you for looking beyond my clay vessel.
APPRECIATE EVERY SINGLE
THING YOU HAVE, ESPECIALLY YOUR FRIENDS!
LIFE IS TOO SHORT AND FRIENDS ARE TOO FEW!
Do not ask the Lord to Guide your Footsteps if you are not willing to MOVE your Feet'
Thursday, July 09, 2009
Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
Love the people who treat you right.
Forget about the ones who don't.
Believe everything happens for a reason.
If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands.
If it changes your life, let it.
Nobody said life would be easy.
They just promised it would be worth it.
Friends are like balloons.
Once you let them go, you can't get them back.
So I'm gonna tie you to my heart so I never lose you.
Monday, July 06, 2009
> It might be wise to carry a
> > penny in your pocket while working in the yard.......... BEE
> > STINGS !
> > A couple of weeks ago, I
> > was stung by both a bee and hornet while working in the
> > garden.
> > My arm swelled up, so I
> > went to the doctor. The clinic gave me cream and an
> > antihistamine. The next day the swelling was getting
> > progressively worse, so I went to my regular doctor. The arm
> > was Infected and needed an antibiotic.The doctor told me -
> > " The next time you get stung, put a penny on the bite
> > for 15 minutes".
> > That night, my niece was
> > stung by two bees.. I looked at the bite and it had already
> > started to swell. So, I taped a penny to her arm for 15
> > minutes. The next morning, there was no sign of a bite. We
> > decided that she just wasn't allergic to the sting.
> > Soon, I was gardening
> > outside. I got stung again, twice by a hornet on my left
> > hand. I thought, here I go again to the doctor for another
> > antib iotic.
> > I promptly got my money out
> > and taped two pennies to my bites, then sat and sulked for
> > 15 minutes. The penny took the string out of the bite
> > immediately.
> > In the meantime the hornets
> > were attacking, and my friend was stung on the thumb. Again
> > the penny. The next morning I could only see the spot where
> > the hornet had stung me. No redness, no swelling. My
> > friend's sting was the same; couldn't even tell
> > where she had been stung.
> > She got stung again a few
> > days later upon her back---cutting the grass! And the penny
> > worked once again.
> > Wanted to share this
> > marvelous information in case you experience the same
> > problem. We need to keep a stock of pennies on hand.
> > The doctor said that the
> > copper in the penny counteracts the bite.
> > It definitely works!
> > Please remember and pass
> > this information on to your friends, children, grandchildren
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