|We all know that Ontario gets it's fair share of snow but look at these pictures from Saskatoon !!!
This is what should be in the news.
This is a picture of John Gebhardt who is serving
in Iraq and his little friend !!!
John Gebhardt's wife, Mindy, said that this little girl's
entire family was executed.
The insurgent's intended to execute the little girl too
and shot her in the head ... but failed to kill her.
She was cared for in John's hospital and is healing up,
but continues to cry and moan.
The nurses said John is the only one who seems
to calm her down,
so John has spent the last 4 nights
holding her while they both sleep in that chair.
The girl is coming along with her healing.
John is a real star of the war and represents
what the western world is trying to do.
This picture is worth sharing with the world
and it's the reason it is on this page
for all to see.
You will never see things like this in the news.
Please keep this going, tell your friends about it.
Nothing will happen if you don't but the public
needs to see pictures like this
to realize that we
a difference -
even if it is just one little girl at a time.
So You Think English is Easy ???
Can you read these right the first time?
1) The bandage was wound around the wound.
2) The farm was used to produce produce .
3) The dump was so full that it had to
refuse more refuse.
4) We must polish the Polish furniture.
5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.
6) The soldier decided to desert
his dessert in the desert.
7) Since there is no time like the present, he
thought it was time to present the present.
8) A bass was painted on the head
of the bass drum.
9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
10) I did not object to the object.
11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
12) There was a row among the oarsmen
about how to row.
13) They were too close to the door to close it.
14) The buck does funny things when
the does are present.
15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down
into a sewer line.
16) To help with planting, the farmer
taught his sow to sow.
17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
18) Upon seeing the tear in the painting
I shed a tear.
19) I had to subject the subject
to a series of tests.
20) How can I intimate this to my
most intimate friend?
Let's face it - English is a crazy language.
There is no egg in eggplant,
nor ham in hamburger;
neither apple nor pine in pineapple.
English muffins weren't invented in England
or French fries in France.
Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads,
which aren't sweet, are meat.
We take English for granted. But if we
explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand
can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a
guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.
And why is it that writers write
but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce
and hammers don't ham? If the plural of tooth
is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth, beeth?
One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese?
One index, 2 indices?
Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make
amends but not one amend?
If you have a bunch of odds and ends
and get rid of all but one of them,
what do you call it?
If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught?
If a vegetarian eats vegetables,
what does a humanitarian eat?
Sometimes I think all the English speakers
should be committed to an asylum
for the verbally insane.
In what language do people recite at a play
and play at a recital?
Ship by truck and send cargo by ship?
Have noses that run and feet that smell?
How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the
same, while a wise man and a wise guy
You have to marvel at the unique
lunacy of a language in which your house can
burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a
form by filling it out and in which, an alarm
goes off by going on.
English was invented by people, not computers,
and it reflects the creativity of the human race,
which, of course, is not a race at all.
That is why, when the stars are out,
they are visible, but when the lights are out,
they are invisible.
PS. - Why doesn't "Buick" rhyme with "quick"
You lovers of the English language
might enjoy this .
There is a two-letter word that perhaps
has more meanings than any other two-letter word,
and that is "UP."
It's easy to understand up meaning toward the sky
or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning,
why do we wake UP?
At a meeting, why does a topic come UP?
Why do we speak UP and why are the officers UP for election
and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report?
We call UP our friends. And we use it to brighten UP a room,
polish UP the silver, we warm UP the leftovers
and clean UP the kitchen. We lock UP the house
and some guys fix UP the old car .
At other times the little word has real special meaning.
People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite,
and think UP excuses. To be dressed is one thing,
but to be dressed UP is special.
And this UP is confusing: A drain must be opened UP
because it is stopped UP .
We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night.
I seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP!
To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP ,
look the word UP in the dictionary.
In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4th of the page
and can add UP to about thirty definitions.
If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the
many ways UP is used. It will take UP a lot of your time,
but if you don't give UP, you may wind UP
with a hundred or more.
When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP.
When the sun comes out we say it is clearing UP.
When it rains, it wets the earth and often messes things UP .
When it doesn't rain for awhile, things dry UP
One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it UP ,
Thanks to my good friend Mark in Seattle
for sending me this.
Does this look like your pet? Your's is in here somewhere !!!
Have you hugged your pet today?
True or False
1. Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the
2. Alfred Hitchcock did not have a belly button.
3. A pack-a-day smoker will lose approximately 2 teeth every 10 yrs.
4. People do not get sick from cold weather;
it's from being indoors
a lot more.
5. When you sneeze, all bodily functions stop, even your heart!
6. Only 7 per cent of the population are lefties.
7. 40 people are sent to the hospital for dog bites every minute.
8. Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until they
are 2- 6 years old.
9. The average person over fifty will have spent 5 years waiting in
10. The toothbrush was invented in 1498.
11. The average housefly lives for one month.
12. 40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year.
13. A coat hanger is 44 inches long when straightened.
14. The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute.
15. Your feet are bigger in the afternoon than the rest of the day.
16. Most of us have eaten a spider in our sleep.
17. The REAL reason an ostrich sticks its head in the sand is to
search for water.
18. The only 2 animals that can see behind themselves without turning
their heads are the Rabbit and the Parrot.
19. John Travolta turned down the starring roles in "An Officer and a
Gentleman" and "Tootsie".
20. Michael Jackson owns the rights to the South Carolina State
21. In most television commercials advertising milk, a mixture of
white paint and a little thinner is used instead of real milk.
22. Prince Charles and Prince William NEVER travel on the same
airplane, just in case there is a crash.
23. The first Harley Davidson motorcycle built in 1903 used a tomato
can for a carburetor.
24. Most hospitals make money by selling the umbilical cords cut from
women who give birth. They are reused in vein transplant surgery.
25. Humphrey Bogart was related to Princess Diana. They were 7th
26. If coloring weren't added to Coca-Cola, it would be Green.
Answers: All of the above are true.
Don't you just love number
Feeling Old ?
Grandchildren don't make a man feel old ...
it's the thought that
he's married to a grandmother.
A Lawyer Named Strange
A lawyer named Strange died, and his friend asked the
to inscribe on his tombstone,
"Here lies Strange, an honest man, and a
The inscriber insisted that such an inscription would
for passersby would tend to think that
three men were buried under the
However he suggested an alternative:
He would inscribe, "Here lies a man who was both honest
lawyer." That way, whenever anyone walked by the tombstone
and read it,
they would be certain to remark:
I received this from a very dear and loving friend
and I thank her so much !!!
Daily she leaves footprints in my heart.
We have all heard about Breakfast at Tiffany's.
This is about ...
Breakfast at McDonald's
Please read until the end.
This is a good story and is true, please read it all the way through
until the end!
(After the story, there are some very interesting facts!):
I am a mother of three (ages 14, 12, 3) and have recently
my college degree.
last class I had to take was Sociology.
teacher was absolutely inspiring with the qualities
that I wish every human being had been graced with.
Her last project of the term was called "Smile."
class was asked to go out and smile
at three people and document their reactions.
I am a very friendly person and always smile at everyone
and say hello anyway,
so, I thought this would be a piece of cake, literally.
Soon after we were assigned the project, my husband, youngest son,
went out to McDonald's one crisp March morning.
It was just our way of sharing special playtime with our son.
We were standing in line, waiting to be served, when all of a sudden
everyone around us began to back away, and then even my husband did.
I did not move an inch... an overwhelming feeling of panic welled up
inside of me
as I turned to see why they had moved.
As I turned around I smelled a horrible "dirty body" smell,
and there standing behind me were two poor homeless men.
As I looked down at the short gentleman, close to me, he was "smiling".
His beautiful sky blue eyes were full of God's Light
as he searched for acceptance.
He said, "Good day" as he counted
the few coins he had been clutching.
second man fumbled with his hands as he stood behind his friend.
I realized the second man was mentally challenged
and the blue-eyed gentleman was his salvation.
I held my tears as I stood there with them.
young lady at the counter asked him what they wanted.
He said, "Coffee is all Miss" because that was all they could afford.
(If they wanted
to sit in the restaurant and warm up,
they had to buy something. He just wanted
to be warm).
I really felt it - the compulsion was so great I almost reached out and
embraced the little man with the blue eyes
That is when I noticed all eyes in the restaurant were set on me,
judging my every action..
I smiled and asked the young lady behind the counter
to give me two more breakfast meals on a separate tray.
I then walked around the corner to the table
that the men had chosen as a resting spot
I put the tray on the table and laid my hand
on the blue-eyed gentleman's cold hand.
He looked up at me, with tears in his eyes, and said, "Thank you."
I leaned over, began to pat his hand and said,
"I did not do this for you. God is here working through me to give you hope."
to cry as I walked away to join my husband and son.
When I sat down my husband smiled at me and said,
"That is why God gave you to me, Honey, to give me hope."
We held hands for a moment and at that time, we knew that
only because of the Grace that we had been given were we able to give.
We are not church goers, but we are believers.
That day showed me the pure Light of God's sweet love.
I returned to college, on the last evening of class, with this story in hand
I turned in "my project" and the instructor read it.
she looked up at me and said, "Can I share this?"
I slowly nodded as she got the attention of the class.
She began to read and that is when I knew that we as human beings
and being part of God, we share this need to heal people and to be healed.
In my own way I had touched the people at McDonald's,
my husband, son, instructor,
and every soul that shared the
classroom on the last night I spent as a college student.
with one of the biggest lessons I would ever learn:
UNCONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE !
Much love and compassion is sent to each and every person
who may read this and learn how to
LOVE PEOPLE AND USE THINGS
- NOT LOVE THINGS AND USE PEOPLE.
If you think this story has touched you in any way,
please send this to everyone you know.
is an Angel sent to watch over you.
In order for her to work, you must pass this on
to the people you want watched over.
An Angel wrote:
Many people will walk in and out of your life,
but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.
To handle yourself, use your head.
To handle others, use your heart.
God gives every bird it's food, but He does not throw it into its nest.
I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity
is like a man
standing in a bucket and trying to
lift himself up by the handle.
...... Winston Churchill
A man is dining in a fancy restaurant and there is a gorgeous redhead
sitting at the next table.
He has been checking her
out since he sat down,
but lacked the nerve to talk with her.
Suddenly she sneezes,
and her glass eye
comes flying out of its socket towards the man.
He reflexively reaches out, grabs it out of the air,
and hands it back. "Oh my, I am so sorry," the woman says
as she pops her eye back in place.
"Let me buy you dinner to make it up to you, " she says.
They enjoy a wonderful dinner together, and afterwards
they go to the theater
followed by drinks.
They talk, they laugh, she shares her deepest dreams
and he shares his. She listens. After paying for everything,
she asks him if he would like to come to her place
for a nightcap and stay for breakfast.
They had a wonderful, wonderful time.
The next morning, she cooks a gourmet meal with all
The guy is amazed! !
Everything had been SO incredible!
"You know, " he said, "you are the perfect woman.
Are you this nice to every guy you meet?
""No," she replies. . . . .
....It 's coming......
wait for it......
The suspense is killing you, isn't it?
She says: "You just happened to catch my eye."
(Oh come on Folks, chill out, I just forward 'em, I don't write 'em)
You know you are maturing when ....
... everything hurts, and what doesn't hurt - doesn't work
and you wonder how you could be over the hill when you don't
even remember being on top of it.
WHY GOD CREATED CHILDREN
AND IN THE PROCESS GRANDCHILDREN
To those of us who have children in our lives,
whether they are our own,
grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or students...
here is something to make you chuckle. Whenever your children are out
you can take comfort from the thought
that even God's
omnipotence did not extend
to His own children.
After creating heaven and earth, God created Adam and Eve.
And the first thing he said was "DON'T!"
"Don't what?" Adam replied.
"Don't eat the forbidden fruit." God said.
"Forbidden fruit? We have forbidden fruit?
Hey Eve..we have forbidden fruit!"
" No Way !"
"Do NOT eat the fruit!" said God.
"Because I am your Father and I said so!"
God replied, wondering
why He hadn't stopped creation
after making the elephants.
A few minutes later, God saw His children
an apple break and He was ticked!
"Didn't I tell you not to eat the fruit?" God asked. "Uh huh," Adam replied.
"Then why did you?" said the Father. "I don't know" said Eve.
"She started it!" Adam said.
"Did not!" "Did too!" "DID NOT!" Having had it with the two of them,
that Adam and Eve should have children
of their own. Thus the pattern was set and
it has never changed.
BUT THERE IS REASSURANCE IN THE STORY!
If you have persistently and lovingly tried to give children wisdom
and they haven't taken it,
don't be hard on yourself.
If God had trouble raising children, what makes you think
it would be a piece of cake for you?
THINGS TO THINK ABOUT!
1. You spend the first two years of their life teaching them to walk and talk.
Then you spend the next sixteen telling them to sit down and shut up.
2. Grandchildren are God's reward for not killing your own children.
3. Mothers of teens now know why some animals eat their young.
4. Children seldom misquote you. In fact, they usually repeat
word for word what you shouldn't have said.
5. The main purpose of holding children's parties
is to remind
yourself that there are children more awful than your own.
6. We childproofed our homes, but they are still getting in.
ADVICE FOR THE DAY:
Be nice to your kids. They will choose your nursing home one day.
IF YOU HAVE A LOT OF TENSION AND YOU GET A HEADACHE,
DO WHAT IT SAYS ON THE ASPIRIN BOTTLE:
"TAKE TWO ASPIRIN" AND "KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN" !!!!!
Beware of Bears
Given the recent increase in bears being sighted close to urban
areas the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources is advising hikers,
fishermen, and golfers to take extra precautions and be on
the alert for bears.
They advise people to wear noise-producing devices such as little
on their clothing to alert bears of your presence and not startle
They also advise you to carry pepper spray in case of an encounter
with a bear. It is also a good idea to watch for signs of bear
activity in your area.
People should be able to recognize the difference
between black bear
and grizzly bear droppings.
Black bear droppings are smaller and contain berries
and possibly squirrel fur.
Grizzly bear droppings have little bells in them
and smell like pepper.
One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well.
The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to
figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old,
and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just
wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey.
He invited all his neighbors to come over and help
him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel
dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized
what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to
everyone's amazement he quieted down.
A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked
down the well. He was astonished at what he saw. With
each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing
He would shake it off and take a step
As the farmer's neighbors continued to shovel dirt
on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up.
Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped
up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off!
Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt.
The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off
take a step up. Each of our troubles is a steppingstone.
We can get out of the deepest wells just by not
stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up.
Remember the five simple rules to be happy:
1. Free your heart from hatred - Forgive.
2. Free your mind from worries - Most never happen.
3. Live simply and appreciate what you have.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less
(My thanks to my Son Bob for passing this on.)
PEOPLE OVER 30 SHOULD BE DEAD
According to today's regulators and bureaucrats, those of us who
were kids in the 40's, 50's, 60's, or even maybe the early 70's
shouldn't have survived.
Our baby cribs were covered with bright colored lead-based paint.
We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets,
and when we
rode our bikes, we had no helmets.
(Not to mention the risks we took
As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.
Riding in the back of a pickup truck on a warm day was always a special
treat. We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle. Horrors!
We ate cupcakes, bread and butter, and drank soda pop with sugar in it,
but we were never overweight because we were always outside playing.
We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle, and no
one actually died from this. We would spend hours building our
go-carts out of scraps and then rode down the hill, only
to find out we forgot the
brakes. After running into
a few times, we learned to
We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we
were back when the street lights came on. No one was able to
reach us all
day. No cell phones. Unthinkable!
We did not have Play stations, Nintendo 64, X-Boxes, no video games
at all, no 99 channels on cable, video tape movies, surround sound,
personal cell phones, personal computers, or Internet chat rooms.
friends; We went outside and found them. We played
ball, and sometimes, the
ball would really hurt.
We fell out of trees, got cut and broke bones and
teeth, and there were no lawsuits from these
They were accidents.
No one was to blame but us.
We had fights and punched each other and got black and blue and
learned to get over it. We made up games with sticks and tennis balls
worms, and although we were told it would happen,
we did not put out very many
eyes, nor did the worms
live inside us forever.
We rode bikes or walked to a friend's home and knocked on the door,
or rang the bell or just walked in and talked to them. Little League
tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't
to learn to
deal with disappointment.
Some students weren't as smart as others, so they failed a grade
and were held back to repeat the same grade. Horrors! Tests were not
adjusted for any reason. Our actions were our own.
Consequences were expected.
The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke a law was unheard of.
They actually sided with the law. Imagine that! This generation has
produced some of the best risk-takers and problem solvers and inventors,
ever. The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new
ideas. We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned
deal with it all. And you're one of them!
I hope others see this who have had the luck to grow up as
kids, before lawyers and government regulated our lives,
for our own
Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors?
Cute little devils aren't they but what are they?
See the answer at the bottom of this web page.
Love him or hate him, he does good work
when he's away from Microsoft.
Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School
about 11 things they did
not and will not learn in school.
He talks about how feel-good, politically
created a generation of kids with no concept of reality
and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world.
Life is not fair - get used to it!
The world won't care about your self-esteem.
The world will expect you to accomplish something
BEFORE you feel good about yourself.
You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school.
You won't be a vice-president with a car phone
until you earn both.
If you think your teacher is tough,
wait till you get a boss.
Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity.
Grandparents had a different word for
they called it opportunity.
If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't
whine about your mistakes, learn from them.
Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as
they are now. They got that way from paying your bills,
cleaning your clothes and
listening to you talk
about how cool you thought you were. So before you
rain forest from the parasites of your parent's
try delousing the closet in your own room.
Your school may have done away with winners and losers,
life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades
they'll give you as MANY TIMES as you want
to get the right answer.
This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance
to ANYTHING in real life.
Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers
and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF.
Do that on your own time.
Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually
have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.
A young and successful executive was traveling down a
neighborhood street, going a bit
too fast in his new Jaguar.
He was watching for kids darting out from between parked
and slowed down when he thought he saw something.
As his car passed, no children appeared.
Instead, a brick smashed into the Jag's side door!
He slammed on the brakes
the Jag back
to the spot where the brick had been thrown.
The angry driver
then jumped out
of the car, grabbed
the nearest kid and pushed him up against a parked
car shouting, "What was that all about and who are you?
Just what the heck are you doing?
That's a new car and that brick you threw is going to
cost a lot of money.
Why did you do it?"
The young boy was apologetic. "Please, mister...please,
I'm sorry but I didn't know what
else to do," He pleaded.
"I threw the brick because no one else would stop..."
dripping down his face and off his chin,
the youth pointed to a spot just around a parked
car. "It's my brother," he said. "He rolled off the curb
and fell out of
his wheelchair and I can't lift him up.
"Now sobbing, the boy asked the stunned executive,
"Would you please help me get him back into his wheelchair?
He's hurt and he's too heavy for me."
Moved beyond words, the driver tried to swallow
the rapidly swelling lump in his throat.
He hurriedly lifted the handicapped boy back into
the wheelchair, then took out a linen
and dabbed at the fresh scrapes and cuts. A quick look
told him everything
was going to be okay.
"Thank you and May God bless you," the grateful child
told the stranger.
Too shook up for words, the man simply
watched the boy push his wheelchair-bound
the sidewalk toward their home. It was a long, slow walk back
to the Jaguar.
The damage was very noticeable, but the driver never
bothered to repair the dented side
He kept the dent there to remind him of this message:
"Don't go through life so fast
someone has to throw
a brick at you to get your attention!" God whispers in
speaks to our hearts. Sometimes when we
don't have time to listen, He has to throw
a brick at us. It's our choice to listen or not.
If you remember all this stuff, you are as old as me.
I am sharing this with you today
because it ended with a double dog dare to pass it on.
To remember what a double dog dare is, read on.
And remember that the perfect age is somewhere between
old enough to know better and too young to care.
How many of these do you remember?
Wax Coke-shaped bottles
with colored sugar water inside
Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles
Coffee shops with tableside jukeboxes
Blackjack, Clove and Teaberry chewing gum
Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers
Newsreels before the movie
Telephone numbers with a word prefix...(Raymond 4-6013).
45 RPM records
Metal ice cubes trays with levers
Beanie and Cecil
Cork pop guns
The Fuller Brush Man
Reel-To-Reel tape recorders
The Fort Apache Play Set
15 cent McDonald hamburgers,
5 cent packs of baseball cards -
with that awful pink slab of bubble gum
35 cent a gallon gasoline
Jiffy Pop popcorn
Do you remember a time when...
Decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-moe"?
Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, "Do Over!"?
"Race issue" meant arguing about who ran the fastest?
Catching the fireflies could happily occupy an entire evening?
It wasn't odd to have two or three "Best Friends"?
The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was "cooties"?
Having a weapon in school meant being caught with a slingshot?
A foot of snow was a dream come true?
Saturday morning cartoons weren't 30-minute
commercials for action figures?
"Oly-oly-oxen-free" made perfect sense?
Spinning around, getting dizzy, and falling down was cause for giggles?
The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team?
War was a card game?
Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle?
Taking drugs meant orange-flavored chewable aspirin?
Water balloons were the ultimate weapon?
If you can remember most or all of these, then you have lived !!!!!!!
Pass this on to anyone who may need a break from
their "grown-up" life . . .I double-dog-dare-ya!
Worth The Read
George Carlin was an American comedian of the 70's and 80's.
He was known to be a
little foul-mouthed and it is fascinating that
after the death of his wife and 9 -11 he would
write the following.
The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings
but shorter tempers,
wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints.
We spend more, but have less, we buy more,
but enjoy less.
We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences,
time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge,
but less judgment, more
experts, yet more problems, more medicine,
but less wellness.
We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly,
laugh too little, drive too fast,
get too angry, stay up too late,
get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and
pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possessions,
but reduced our values. We talk
too much, love too seldom,
and hate too often.
We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added
years to life not life to years.
We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble
crossing the street to meet
a new neighbor.
We conquered outer space but not inner space.
We've done larger things,
but not better things.
We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered
the atom, but not our
prejudice. We write more, but learn less.
We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned
but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information,
more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.
These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men
and small character, steep
profits and shallow relationships.
These are the days of two incomes but more divorce,
fancier houses, but broken homes.
These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality,
one night stands,
overweight bodies, and pills that do everything
from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time
when there is much
in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom.
A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time
when you can choose either
to share this insight, or to just hit delete.
HOW TO STAY YOUNG
1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and
height. Let the doctor worry about them. That is why you pay him/her.
2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.
3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts,
gardening, whatever. Never let
the brain idle. "An idle mind
is the devil's workshop." And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.
4. Enjoy the simple things.
5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.
6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on.
The only person who is with us our
life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.
7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it's family,
pets, keepsakes, music,
Your home is your refuge.
8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable,
improve it. If it is beyond
what you can improve, get help.
9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, to the next county,
to a foreign country, but
NOT to where the guilt is.
10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.
AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
If you don't send this to at least 8 people....who cares?
- George Carlin -
" Thank you George for sharing your thoughts."
A group of students were asked to list what they
thought were the present Seven Wonders of the World.
Though there were some disagreements,
the following received the most votes:
1. Egypt's Great Pyramids
2. Taj Mahal
3. Grand Canyon
4. Panama Canal
5. Empire State Building
6. St. Peter's Basilica
7. China's Great Wall
While gathering the votes, the teacher noted that one student
finished her paper yet. So she asked the girl if she was
trouble with her list. The girl replied, Yes, a little.
I couldn't quite make up my mind
because there were so many.
The teacher said, Well, tell us what you
have, and maybe
we can help. The girl hesitated, then read,
I think the 'Seven Wonders of the World' are:
1. to see
2. to hear
3. to touch
4. to taste
5. to feel
6. to laugh
7. and to love
The room was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop.
The things we overlook as
simple and ordinary and that we take
for granted are truly wondrous!
A gentle reminder -- that the most precious things in life cannot be
built by hand or
bought by man.