Sunday, August 31, 2008

Happy Life

A boat docked in a tiny Mexican village. An American tourist complimented the Mexican fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took him to catch them.
"Not very long," answered the Mexican.
"But then, why didn't you stay out longer and catch more?" asked the American.
The Mexican explained that his small catch was sufficient to meet his needs and those of his family.
The American asked, "But what do you do with the rest of your time?"
"I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, and take a
siesta with my wife. In the evenings, I go into the village to see my friends, play the guitar, and sing a few songs... I have a full life."
The American interrupted, "I have an MBA from Harvard, and I can help you! You should start by fishing longer every day. You can then sell the extra fish you catch. With the extra revenue, you can buy a bigger boat."
"And after that?" asked the Mexican.
"With the extra money the larger boat will bring, you can buy a second one and a third one and so on until you have an entire fleet of trawlers. Instead of selling your fish to a middle man, you can then negotiate directly with the processing plants and maybe even
open your own plant. You can then leave this little village and move to Mexico City, Los Angeles, or even New York City! From there you can direct your huge new enterprise."
"How long would that take?" asked the Mexican.
"Twenty, perhaps twenty-five years," replied the American.
"And after that?"
"Afterwards? Well my Friend, That's when it gets really interesting, " answered the American, laughing. "When your business gets really big, you can start selling stocks and make millions!"
"Millions? Really? And after that?" said the Mexican.
"After that you'll be able to retire, live in a tiny village near the coast, sleep late, play with your children, catch a few fish, take a siesta with your wife and spend your evenings doing what you like and enjoying your friends."
"With all due respect sir, but that's exactly what I am doing now. So what's the point wasting twenty twenty-five years?" asked the Mexican.
And the moral is:
Know where you're going in life... you may already be there.


~Author Unknown~

Awesome

Do you know the legend of the Cherokee Indian youth's rite of passage?

His father takes him into the forest,

blindfolds him and leaves him alone.

He is required to sit on a stump the whole

night and not remove the blindfold until the

rays of the morning sun shine through it.

He cannot cry out for help to anyone.

Once he survives the night, he is a MAN.

He cannot tell the other boys of this

experience because each lad must come

into manhood on his own.

The boy is naturally terrified. He can hear

all kinds of noises. Wild beasts must surely

be all around him. Maybe even some human

might do him harm. The wind blew the grass

and earth, and shook his stump, but he sat

stoically, never removing the blindfold.

It would be the only way he

could become a man!

Finally, after a horrific night, the sun

appeared and he removed his blindfold.

It was then that he discovered his

father sitting on the stump next to him.

He had been at watch the entire night,

protecting his son from harm.

We, too, are never alone.

Even when we don't know it,

our Heavenly Father is watching over us,

sitting on the stump beside us.

When trouble comes, all we have

to do is reach out to Him.

If you liked this story, pass it on.

If not, perhaps you took off your

blindfold before dawn.


Moral of the Story:

Just because you can't see God,
doesn't mean He is not there

'For we walk by faith, not by sight.'

~ 2 Corinthians 5:7 ~

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

DIRECTIONS TO OUR FATHER'S HOUSE.‏

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As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
DIRECTIONS TO OUR FATHER'S HOUSE.
Make a Right onto Believeth Blvd.
Keep straight and go through the Green Light, which is Jesus Christ.
There, you must turn onto the Bridge of Faith, which is over troubled water.
When you get off the bridge, make a Right turn and Keep Straight.
You are on the King's Highway - Heaven-bound.
Keep going for three miles: One for the Father, One for the Son, and One for the Holy Ghost
Then exit off onto Grace Blvd.
From there, make a Right turn on Gospel Lane.
Keep Straight and then make another Right on Prayer Road.
As you go on your way, Yield Not to the traffic on Temptation Ave.
Also, avoid SIN STREET because it is a DEAD END.
Pass up Envy Drive, and Hate Avenue.
Also, pass Hypocrisy Street, Gossiping Lane, and Backbiting Blvd.
However, you have to go down Long-suffering Lane, Persecution Blvd. And Trials and Tribulations Ave.
But that's all right, because VICTORY Street is straight ahead!
AMEN!!!!!
SEND THESE DIRECTIONS TO YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY SO THEY WILL NOT GET LOST.
Life is God's gift to you.
The way you live it...........is your gift to God

STRESS

A lecturer when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass
of water and asked 'How heavy is this glass of water?' Answers called out
ranged from 20g to 500g. The lecturer replied, 'The absolute weight doesn't
matter. It depends on how long you try to hold it.

If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem.

If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right arm.

If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance.

In each case, it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it
becomes.'

He continued, and that's the way it is with stress management. If we carry
our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes
increasingly heavy, we won't be able to carry on.'

'As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest
before holding it again. When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the
burden.'

'So, before you return home tonight, put the burden of work down. Don't
carry it home. You can pick it up tomorrow.
Whatever burdens you're carrying now, let them down for a moment if you
can."

So my friend, put down anything that may be a burden to you right now.
Don't pick it up again until after you've rested a while.

Here are some great ways of dealing with the burdens of life:

* Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue.

* Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.

* Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of
it.

* Drive carefully. It's not only cars that can be recalled by their maker.

* If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.

* If you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably
worth it.

* It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to be kind to others.

* Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won't
have a leg to stand on.

* Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.

* It's the second mouse that gets the cheese.

* When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.



* Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.


* Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.

* We could learn a lot from crayons... Some are sharp, some are pretty, and
some are dull. Some have weird names, and all are different colors, but
they all have to live in the same box.

*A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

Have an awesome day and know that someone who really cares about you has
thought about you today . . .


*May you always have Love to Share, Health to Spare, and Friends that Care



HAVE A GREAT and "STRESS-FREE" DAY!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Dark in here‏

A woman takes a lover home during the day whileher husband is at work.Her 9-year old son comes home unexpectedly,sees them and hides in the bedroom closet to watch.The woman's husband also comes home.She puts her lover in the closet, not realizingthat the little boy is in there already.The little boy says, 'Dark in here.'The man says, 'Yes, it is.'Boy:'I have a baseball.'Man:'That's nice'Boy:'Want to buy it?'Man:'No, thanks.'Boy:'My Dad's outside.'Man:'OK, how much?'Boy:'$250'In the next few weeks, it happens again that theboy and the lover are in the closet together.Boy:'Dark in here.'Man:'Yes, it is.'Boy:'I have a baseball glove.'The lover, remembering the last time,asks the boy, How much?'Bo y:'$750'Man: 'Sold'days later, the Dad says to the boy, 'Grab your glove, let's go outside and have a game ofcatch.'The boy says, 'I can't, I sold my baseball and my glove.'The Dad asks, 'How much did you sell them for?'Boy:'$1,000'The Dad says, 'That's terrible to over charge yourfriends like that...that is way more than those twothings cost. I'm taking you to church to confession.'They go to the church and the Dad makes the littleboy sit in the confessional booth and closes the door.The boy says, 'Dark in here.'The priest says, 'Don! 't start that again;you're in my closet now.'
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