Thursday, October 26, 2006

The Encounter.

Thursday, 26 October 2006 - - - - -- Post 5 1.

Good evening or good morning whatever the case may be.

I hope you have all enjoyed the week that is nearing it’s

end. Don’t they just fly by too quickly and it won’t be

long before we start to seriously think about Christmas.

I know all the shops have had it in mind for a while, but

they always start too early. I do not get out to shop too

often, (apart from food etc) so I buy quite a few things

from mail order catalogs, Avon etc so I have usually got

a few presents stashed away during the year.

The Encounter.

I met Him one day

When worry was taking it’s toll.

I met Him one day

When my spirits were challenged,

When my life was a lot less than whole.

I didn’t know how

I would rescue my thinking

Or choose a new path for my heart.

But somehow I found

In the ordeal of trying

A course I was able to chart.

I met Him that moment

And softly partook

Of His perfect example of sharing.

My course was directed

By high inspiration –

I followed His compass of caring.

He didn’t assist me

As I might have wanted

With answers the mind understands.

But He attacked pain;

And He took away hurt,

Ane my spirit was healed in His hands.

All that it took

Was for me to discover

The sadness in life that upset Him.

In finding another

Whose need was much greater,

I reached out to help

And I met Him. - - - Bruce B. Wilmer.

Now it is joke time. The first one was sent to me by Sue

Thank you Sue, I liked it !!

Long-time Secret

A man and woman had been married for more than 60 years. They had shared everything. They had talked about everything.

They had kept no secrets from each other except that the little old
had a shoe box in the top of her closet that she had cautioned her husband never to open or ask her about.

For all of these years, he had never thought about the box, but one
day the little old woman got very sick and the doctor said she
not recover. In trying to sort out their affairs, the little old man
down the shoe box and took it to his wife's bedside.
She agreed that it was time that he should know what was in the

When he opened it, he found two crocheted dolls and a stack of
totaling $95,000. He asked her about the contents. "When we were

to be married," she said, "my grandmother told me the secret of a happy marriage was to never argue. She told me that if I ever got angry with you,

I should just keep quiet and crochet a doll."

The little old man was so moved; he had to fight back tears. Only
precious dolls were in the box. She had only been angry with him
times in all those years of living and loving. He almost burst with

"Honey," he said, "that explains the doll, but what about all of this money? Where did it come from?" "Oh," she said, "that's the money I made from selling the dolls."


A Sunday School teacher decided to have her young class memorize the 23rd Psalm. She gave them a month to learn

it. Little Ricky was excited about the task, but couldn’t

remember it all. When it came his turn to recite it, he

stepped up to the microphone and said proudly :

“The Lord is my Shepherd, and that’s all I need to know.”

The Confused Samaritan. A man was badly beaten up by

robbers on a road to London. He lay there half, dead and in

bad shape. A Vicar came along, saw him and passed by on the other side. Next, a monk came by but also walked quickly to the other side.

Finally, a social worker came along, looked at the man and said,

“Whoever did this needs help.”

Angry Panda. A panda walks into a restaurant, sits down and orders a sandwich. He eats the sandwich, pulls out a gun and shoots the waiter. As the panda stands up to go, the manager shouts, “Hey ! Where are you going? You just shot my waiter and you didn’t pay for your sandwich !” The panda yells back at the manager, “Hey man, I’m a PANDA. Look it up in the dictionary.” The manager opens his dictionary and sees the following definition for panda: “A tree dwelling marsupial of

Asian origin, characterized by distinct black and white coloring.

Eats shoots and leaves.”

Dangerous Dog. One day a mailman was greeted by a boy and a huge dog. The mailman said to the boy, “does your dog bite?”

“No,” replied the boy. Just then the huge dog bit the mailman.

He yelled, “I thought you said your dog doesn’t bite.”

“He doesn’t,” replied the boy, “that’s not my dog.”

Just a couple of quotes - - -

If you don’t like what I do, tell me. If you like what I do, tell

my boss. Sign on department store counter.

Let me be a little kinder,

Let me be a little blinder

To the faults of those around me. - - - Edgar A Guest

(And I always credited those words to Roger Miller.)

Enough for tonight. Have a happy day folks. Merle.

Post 51 - - - - - - - - Thursday, 26 October 2006.


Margaret said...

Dear Merle, what an inspirational poem, very funny jokes as usual, boy, her fingers must have been cramped from all that crocheting.
Love Margaret

Karen said...

The poem was lovely and I needed to read it, thank you for sharing it.

The jokes made me giggle too. You're a wonderful lady!

Have a great day!
Love & hugs!

mreddie said...

This year has really flown by - yet I'm anxious for Thanksgiving to get here, OD and her clan are coming for the week. The confused Samaritian story is all too true in our day. ec

PEA said...

Like you, I can't believe how fast the days are going think that in just a few days we'll be in November already!! Loved the Encounter poem, so very touching! Loved the jokes as well, especially the one of the crocheted dolls LOL Hugs xoxo

audrey` said...

Good Morning Merle =)

Thank you so much for all your wonderful visits to my blog and surprise emails. You're so fantastic!

Long-time secret is very funny.

Take care.

(((HUGS))) and blessings!

Puss-in-Boots said...

Hi Merle, dear friend.

As usual, you have wonderful posts. I'm sitting at my computer after posting, with a glass of wine and catching up on every one I've missed out on the last few days. Looks like rain here, fingers crossed! There's a cyclone somewhere out in the Coral Sea. I just wish it would come in closer, sit about 1,000 km off the coast so that we get the rain depression but no damage. If we had that for about a week our water problems would disappear for a few months.

Keep well and take care.


Robyn xoxo