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« Reply #175 on: June 20, 2013, 07:54:34 PM »

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« Reply #176 on: June 21, 2013, 01:30:09 PM »

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« Reply #177 on: June 25, 2013, 08:04:17 AM »

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« Reply #178 on: June 25, 2013, 11:09:10 AM »

Amen to that one!
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This is the effect of true charity, to be on good terms with all men, to consider no one your enemy, and to live at peace with those who hate peace.--Robert Bellarmine
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« Reply #179 on: July 09, 2013, 07:59:09 AM »

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« Reply #180 on: July 15, 2013, 12:36:10 PM »

From an email I received. The second half seems to actually be "tacked on" from one of those "things I've learned" emails but it's still worthwhile.
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The Wooden Bowl

A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four-year-old grandson.
The old man's hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered

The family ate together at the table. But the elderly grandfather's shaky hands and
failing sight made eating difficult. Peas rolled off his spoon onto the floor.
When he grasped the glass, milk spilled on the tablecloth.

The son and daughter-in-law became irritated with the mess.
'We must do something about father,' said the son.
'I've had enough of his spilled milk, noisy eating, and food on the floor.'

So the husband and wife set a small table in the corner.
There, Grandfather ate alone while the rest of the family enjoyed dinner.
Since Grandfather had broken a dish or two, his food was served in a wooden bowl.

When the family glanced in Grandfather's direction, sometimes he had a tear in his eye as he sat alone.
Still, the only words the couple had for him were sharp admonitions when he dropped a fork or spilled food.

The four-year-old watched it all in silence.

One evening before supper, the father noticed his son playing with wood scraps on the floor.
He asked the child sweetly, 'What are you making?' Just as sweetly, the boy responded,
'Oh, I am making a little bowl for you and Mama to eat your food in when I grow up.
' The four-year-old smiled and went back to work..

The words so struck the parents so that they were speechless. Then tears started to stream down their cheeks. Though no word was spoken, both knew what must be done.

That evening the husband took Grandfather's hand and gently led him back to the family table.
For the remainder of his days he ate every meal with the family. And for some reason,
neither husband nor wife seemed to care any longer when a fork was dropped, milk spilled, or the tablecloth soiled.

On a positive note, I've learned that, no matter what happens, how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.

I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles four things:
a rainy day, the elderly, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.

I've learned that making a 'living' is not the same thing as making a 'life..'

I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.

I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back sometimes.

I've learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you
But, if you focus on your family, your friends, the needs of others,
your work and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you

I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.

I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.

I've learned that every day, you should reach out and touch someone.

People love that human touch -- holding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.

I've learned that I still have a lot to learn.
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« Reply #181 on: July 15, 2013, 12:38:51 PM »

Another one....

A United States Marine was taking some college courses
between assignments. He had completed 20 missions in Iraq 
and Afghanistan . One of the courses had a professor  who 
was an avowed atheist, and a member of the ACLU.

One day the professor shocked the class when he came in. 
He looked to the ceiling and flatly stated, "GOD, if you are real, then 
I want you to knock me off this platform... I'll give you exactly 15 min." 
The lecture room fell silent. You could hear a pin drop. Ten minutes 
went by and the professor proclaimed, "Here I am GOD, I'm still waiting."
It got down to the last couple of minutes when the Marine got 
out of his chair, went up to the professor, and cold-cocked him; 
knocking him off the platform. The professor was out cold.
The Marine went back to his seat and sat there, silently.
The other students were shocked and stunned, and sat there 
looking on in silence. The professor eventually came to, 
noticeably shaken, looked at the Marine and asked, 
 "What in the world is the matter with you?  Why did you do that?" 

The Marine calmly replied, 
"GOD was too busy today protecting America 's 
soldiers who are protecting your right to say stupid 
stuff and act like an idiot. So He sent me."
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« Reply #185 on: July 18, 2013, 06:34:32 PM »

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