Friday, February 5, 2010

High Priority: Wise words

1. Anger is a condition in which the tongue works faster than the mind.
2. You can't change the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying over the future.
3. Love ......and you shall be loved.
4. God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with Him.
5. All people smile in the same language.
6. A hug is a great gift, one size fits all. It can be given for any occasion and it's easy to exchange.
7. Everyone needs to be loved...especially when they do not deserve it.
8. The real measure of a man's wealth is what he has invested in eternity.
9. Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it.
10. It's important for parents to live the same things they teach.
11. If you fill your heart with regrets of yesterday and the worries of tomorrow, you have no today to be thankful for.
12. Happy memories never wear out....relive them as often as you want.
13. Home is the place where we grumble the most, but are often treated the best.
14. Man looks at outward appearance but the Lord looks within.
15. The choice you make today will usually affect tomorrow.
16. Take time to laugh for it is the music of the soul.
17. If anyone speaks badly of you, live so none will believe it.
18. Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears.
19. Love is strengthened by working through conflicts together.
20. The best thing parents can do for their children is to love each other.
21. Harsh words break no bones but they do break hearts.
22. To get out of a difficulty, one usually must go through it.
23. We take for granted the things that we should be giving thanks for.
24. Love is the only thing that can be divided without being diminished.
25. Happiness is enhanced by others but does not depend upon others.
26. You are richer today if you have laughed, given or forgiven.
27. For every minute you are angry with someone, you lose 60 seconds of happiness that you can never get back.
28. Do what you can, for who you can, with what you have, and where you are.
29. The best gifts to give :
~To your friend - loyalty
~To your enemy - forgiveness;
~To your boss - service;
~To a child - a good example;
~To your parents - gratitude and devotion;
~To your mate - love and faithfulness.

IT'S GREAT TO BE A WOMAN

1. We got off the Titanic first.

2. We can scare male bosses with mysterious gynecological disorder excuses.

3. We can be groupies. Male groupies are stalkers.

4. We can cry and get off speeding fines

5. We've never lusted after a cartoon character or the central figure in a computer game.

6. Taxies stop for us.

7. We don't look like a frog in a blender when dancing.

8. Free drinks, Free dinners, Free movies, (you get the point).

9. New lipstick gives us a whole new lease on life.

10. No fashion faux pas we make could ever the rival The Speedo.

11. We don't have to fart to amuse ourselves.

12. If we forget to shave, no one has to know.

13. We can congratulate our teammate without ever touching her butt.

14. We never have to reach down every so often to make sure our privates are still there.

15. If we're dumb, some people will find it cute.

16. We have the ability to dress ourselves.

17. We can talk to people of the opposite sex without having to picture them naked.

18. If we marry someone 20 years younger, we're aware that we look like an idiot.

19. There are times when chocolate really can solve all your problems.

20. We'll never regret piercing our ears.

21. We can fully assess a person just by looking at their shoes.

22. We'll never discover we've been duped by a Wonder Bra.

Send this to five bright women you know and make their day. Of course God created man before woman. You *always* do the rough draft *before* the masterpiece.

Funnier than fiction

Sydney Morning Herald
Monday, June 15th 1999:

"An employee for Ansett Australia, who happened to have the last name of GAY, got on a plane recently using one of his company's "Free Flight" programs. However, when Mr. Gay tried to take his seat, he found it being occupied by a paying passenger. So, not to make a fuss, he simply chose another seat.

Unknown to Mr. Gay, another Ansett Australia flight at the airport experienced mechanical problems. The passengers of this other flight were being re-routed to various aeroplanes. A few were put on Mr. Gay's flight and anyone who was holding a "free" ticket was being "bumped".

Ansett officials, armed with a list of these "freebie" ticket holders boarded the plane to remove the free
ticket holders. Of course, our Mr. Gay was not sitting in his assigned seat as you may remember.
So when the Ticket Agent approached the seat where Mr. Gay was supposed to be sitting, she asked a startled customer "Are you Gay?". The man, shyly nodded that he was, at which point she demanded: "Then you have to get off the plane".

Mr. Gay, overhearing what the Ticket Agent had said, tried to clear up the situation: "You've got the wrong man. I'm Gay!". This caused an angry third passenger to yell "Hell, I'm gay too! They can't kick us all off!" Confusion reined as more and more passengers began yelling that Ansett Australia had no right to remove gays from their flights.

Ansett refused to comment on the incident.

What friendship is about

Eleanor Roosevelt 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.

Anger is only one letter short of danger.

If someone betrays you once, it is his fault;
If he betrays you twice, it is your fault.

Great minds discuss ideas;
Average minds discuss events;
Small minds discuss people.

He who loses money, loses much;
He, who loses a friend, loses much more;
He, who loses faith, loses all.

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature,
But beautiful old people are works of art.

Learn from the mistakes of others.
You can't live long enough to make them all yourself.

Friends, you and me....
You brought another friend....
And then there were 3....
We started our group....
Our circle of friends....
And like that circle....
There is no beginning or end....

Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow is mystery.
Today is a gift.

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In kindergarten your idea of a good friend was the person who let you have the red crayon when all that was left was the ugly black one.

In first grade your idea of a good friend was the person who went to the bathroom with you and held your hand as you walked through the scary halls.

In second grade your idea of a good friend was the person who helped you stand up to the class bully.

In third grade your idea of a good friend was the person who shared their lunch with you when you forgot yours on the bus.

In fourth grade your idea of a good friend was the person who was willing to switch square dancing partners in gym so you wouldn't have to be stuck do-si-do-ing with Nasty Nicky or Smelly Susan.

In fifth grade your idea of a friend was the person who saved a seat on the back of the bus for you.

In sixth grade your idea of a friend was the person who went up to Nicky or Susan, your new crush, and asked them to dance with you, so that if they said no you wouldn't have to be embarrassed.

In seventh grade your idea of a friend was the person who let you copy the social studies homework from the night before that you had.

In eighth grade your idea of a good friend was the person who helped you pack up your stuffed animals and old baseball but didn't laugh at you when you finished and broke out into tears.

In ninth grade your idea of a good friend was the person who would go to a party thrown by a senior so you wouldn't wind up being the only freshman there.

In tenth grade your idea of a good friend was the person who changed their schedule so you would have someone to sit with at lunch.

In eleventh grade your idea of a good friend was the person who gave you rides in their new car, convinced your parents that you shouldn't be grounded, consoled you when you broke up with Nick [or Glenn] or Susan, and found you a date to the prom.

In twelfth grade your idea of a good friend was the person who helped you pick out a college/university, assured you that you would get into that college/university, helped you deal with your parents who were having a hard time adjusting to the idea of letting you go...

At graduation your idea of a good friend was the person who was crying on the inside but managed the biggest smile one could give as they congratulated you.

The summer after twelfth grade your idea of a good friend was the person who helped you clean up the bottles from that party, helped you sneak out of the house when you just couldn't deal with your parents, assured you that now that you and Nick or you and Susan were back together, you could make it through anything, helped you pack up for university and just silently hugged you as you looked through blurry eyes at 18 years of memories you were leaving behind, and finally on those last days of childhood, went out of their way to give you reassurance that you would make it in college as well as you had these past 18 years, and most importantly sent you off to college knowing you were loved.

Now, your idea of a good friend is still the person who gives you the better of the two choices, holds your hand when you're scared, helps you fight off those who try to take advantage of you, thinks of you at times when you are not there, reminds you of what you have forgotten, helps you put the past behind you but understands when you need to hold on to it a little longer, stays with you so that you have confidence, goes out of their way to make time for you, helps you clear up your mistakes, helps you deal with pressure from others, smiles for you when they are sad, helps you become a better person, and most importantly loves you!

[crying yet? oh there's more]

Thank you for being a friend. No matter where we go or who we become, never forget who helped us get there.

There's never a wrong time to pick up a phone or send a message telling your friends how much you miss them or how much you love them.

If you love someone, tell them. Remember always to say what you mean.

Never be afraid to express yourself. Take this opportunity to tell someone what they mean to you. Seize the day and have no regrets.

Most importantly, stay close to your friends and family, for they have helped make you the person that you are today and are what it's all about anyway. Pass this along to your friends. Let it make a difference in your day and theirs.

The difference between expressing love and having regrets is that the regrets may stay around forever.

Quotations on friends

"If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you."
- Winnie the Pooh

"Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend."
- Albert Camus

"True friendship is like sound health; the value of it isseldom known until it be lost."
- Charles Caleb Colton

"If all my friends were to jump off a bridge, I wouldn't jump with them, I'd be at the bottom to catch them."

"Everyone hears what you say. Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don't say."

"A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out."

"Strangers are just friends waiting to happen."

"Friends are the one's who know the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words."

"I love you not only for who you are but for what I am when I am with you."

"Friends are the Bacon Bits in the Salad Bowl of Life."

"Friendship is one mind in two bodies."
- Mencius

"Friends are God's way of taking care of us."

"If you should die before me, ask if you could bring a friend."
-Stone Temple Pilots

"I'll lean on you and you lean on me and we'll be okay."
- Dave Matthews Band

"We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere"
- Tim McGraw

Food for Thought

There are three kinds of people: those who can count & those who can't.

Don't use a big word where a diminutive one will suffice. 

I used up all my sick days, so I'm calling in dead. 

Mental Floss prevents moral decay!

Madness takes its toll. Please have exact change ready. 

Be nice to your kids . . . they'll be the ones choosing your nursing home. 

Proofread carefully to see if you any words out. 

There can't be a crisis today, my schedule is already full. 

I'd explain it to you, but your brain would explode. 

Did you ever stop to think . . . and forget to start again? 

A conclusion is simply the place where you got tired of thinking. 

I don't have a solution, but I admire the problem. 

Don't be so open minded that your brains fall out. 

If at first you DO succeed, try not to look astonished!

Diplomacy is the art of letting someone have your way.

It's not hard to meet expenses, they're everywhere.

Child abuse

On Monday, Billy didn't have his homework and when the teacher asked him why?

He said, "Because a monster ripped it up, after I told him a lie."

“You know monsters don't exist, and if you don't turn in your homework no recess you will get."

On Tuesday, Billy had a stomachache and when the teacher asked him why?

He said, "A monster took away my dinner, even my cherry pie."

“Billy, I've told you once before, monsters are not real. You'll have to wait till lunchtime before you get a meal."

On Wednesday, Billy had a bandage, which covered his right eye. When the teacher asked him how it happened, this was his reply:

"A monster was running after me when I ran into the door:"

"Billy please," the teacher said, “I don't want to hear any more."

On Thursday, Billy refused to sit down, and when the teacher asked him why?

Billy said, "A monster whipped my bottom, because I started to cry,"

"Billy," said the teacher, this is getting out of hand. And if you continue with these stories, in the corner you will stand.”

On Friday, Billy didn't come to school, and the teacher found out why, she said a little prayer to God in hopes Billy would survive.

For a monster had beaten Billy and threatened him with a knife.

Now Billy lay in a hospital bed, fighting for his life.

So listen and please remember, that monsters are for real.

Listen closely to kids' stories, and a wounded heart you may heal !!!!!

A PRAYER FOR THE CHILDREN OF VIOLENCE

We pray for the children

who sneak Popsicles before supper,

who erase holes in math workbooks,

who can never find their shoes.

And we pray for those who stare at photographers from behind barbed wire,

who can't bound down the street in a new pair of sneakers,

who never “counted potatoes,"

who are born in places where we wouldn't be caught dead,

who never go to the circus,

who live in an X-rated world.

We pray for children who bring us sticky kisses and fistfuls of dandelions,

who hug us in a hurry and forget their lunch money.

And we pray for those who never get dessert,

who have no safe blanket to drag behind them,

who watch their parents watch them die,

who can't find any bread to steal,

who don't have any rooms to clean up,

whose pictures aren't on anybody's dresser,

whose monsters are real.

We pray for children who spend all their allowance before Tuesday,

who throw tantrums in the grocery store and pick at their food,

who like ghost stories,

who shove dirty clothes under the bed,

who never rinse out the tub,

who get visits from the tooth fairy,

who don't like to be kissed in front of the carpool,

who squirm in church and scream in the phone,

whose tears we sometimes laugh at

and whose smiles can make us cry.

And we pray for those whose nightmares come in the daytime,

who will eat anything,

who have never seen a dentist,

who aren't spoiled by anybody,

who go to bed hungry and cry themselves to sleep,

who live and move, but have no being.

We pray for children who want to be carried and for those who must,

who we never give up on

and for those who don't get a second chance.

For those we smother and . . .

for those who will grab the hand of anybody kind enough to offer it.

In Memory of........

Natalie Brooks, student age 12
Paige Ann Herring, student age 12
Stephanie Johnson, student age 12
Brittany R. Varner, student age 11
Shannon Wright, Teacher age 32

This is in memory of the children and teacher killed in the shooting on Tuesday, March 24, 1998 in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

for children all over the world: they are our future and one of GOD'S GREATEST GIFTS!
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