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~* Useless Life & The World Is A Puzzle (not one but two stories) *~


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Happy Tuesday! Hope everyone is having a good day. Been doing well. We are still very tight financially but keeping the faith. God will help us find a way.

Here are 2 stories. Their authors are unknown. They really made me think.







** Useless Life **

A farmer got so old that he couldn't work the fields anymore. So he would spend the day just sitting on the porch. His son, still working the farm, would look up from time to time and see his father sitting there. "He's of no use any more," the son thought to himself, "he doesn't do anything!"

One day the son got so frustrated by this, that he built a wood coffin, dragged it over to the porch, and told his father to get in. Without saying anything, the father climbed inside. After closing the lid, the son dragged the coffin to the edge of the farm where there was a high cliff. As he approached the drop, he heard a light tapping on the lid from inside the coffin. He opened it up.

Still lying there peacefully, the father looked up at his son. "I know you are going to throw me over the cliff, but before you do, may I suggest something?" "What is it?" replied the son. "Throw me over the cliff, if you like," said the father, "but save this good wood coffin. Your children might need to use it."







** The World Is A Puzzle **


There was a man who had a little boy that he loved very much. Everyday after work the man would come home and play with the little boy. He would always spend all of his extra time playing with the little boy.

One night, while the man was at work, he realized that he had extra work to do for the evening, and that he wouldn't be able to play with his little boy. But, he wanted to be able to give the boy something to keep him busy. So, looking around his office, he saw a magazine with a large map of the world on the cover. He got an idea. He removed the map, and then patiently tore it up into small pieces. Then he put all the pieces in his coat pocket.

When he got home, the little boy came running to him and was ready to play. The man explained that he had extra work to do and couldn't play just now, but he led the little boy into the dining room, and taking out all the pieces of the map, he spread them on the table. He explained that it was a map of the world, and that by the time he could put it back together, his extra work would be finished, and they could both play. Surely this would keep the child busy for hours, he thought.

About half an hour later the boy came to the man and said, "Okay, it's finished. Can we play now.?"

The man was surprised, saying, "That's impossible. Let's go see." And sure enough, there was the picture of the world, all put together, every piece in it's place.
The man said, "That's amazing ! How did you do that ?" The boy said, "It was simple. On the back of the page was a picture of a man. When I put the man together the whole world fell into place."



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DAWNWATERWOMAN 2/24/2010 12:28AM

    Hmmm. Interesting stories. The first I found a bit disturbing. The "puzzle" one I really enjoyed and the quote was/is awesome. Keeping you and yours in my prayers as always my friend. Love, Dawn

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PASSIONATETIGER 2/23/2010 12:41PM

    your pup is as cute as mine was

now Oliver is 2 1/2 years old but I do have a picture of him where he is very young

aren't they wonderful!

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BETRME100 2/23/2010 12:25PM

    What great stories...thanks!!

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