Thursday, March 15, 2007

Things are not What They Seem.

Post 165 - - - - - Thursday, 15 th March, 2007.

Hi Everyone ~~ Nice to be back, as I could not open Dashboard yesterday, nor do much else. We are about to come to the end of another week, like the days, they slip
by so quickly. I hope all is well in your piece of the world as it is in my bit. I recently
saw a Clip of Loius Armstrong singing, "It's a wonderful world" and really enjoyed it
and again today it was on the radio, so thought maybe I was meant to repeat that it is
indeed a wonderful world. There are always a few dark spots, but on the whole, we have so much to be thankful for. We only have to look around us and listen and feel
all the great things we are blessed with. Just think of the birth of a new baby!!

I believe that Peter left Perth yesterday and is on his way to my place. I hope he has a
very safe trip and doesn't meet up with any suicidal kangaroos, and I expect him to
get here about Monday. I am looking forward to his visit.

Today's story was sent to me by my granddaughter and also by Warren.
So Thank you Sam and Warren. "Things are not what they seem."

Two travelling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family.
The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion's guest room.

Instead the angels were given a small space in the cold basement. As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole in the wall and repaired it.
When the younger angel asked why, the older angel replied,

"Things aren't always what they seem."

The next night the pair came to rest at the house of a very poor, but hospitable farmer and his wife. After sharing what little food they had, the couple let the angels sleep in their bed where they could have a good night's rest.

When the sun came up the next morning the angels found the farmer and his wife in tears. Their only cow, whose milk had been their sole income, lay dead in the field.

The younger angel was infuriated and asked the older angel how could you let this happen?
The first man had everything, yet you helped him, she accused.

The second family had little but were willing to share everything, and you let the cow die.
"Things are not always what they seem." the older angel replied.

"When we stayed in the basement of the mansion, I noticed there was gold stored in that hole in the wall. Since the owner was so obsessed with greed and unwilling to share his good fortune, I sealed the wall so he wouldn't find it."

"Then last night as we slept in the farmer's bed, the angel of death came for his wife.
I gave him the cow instead.

Things are not always what they seem."

Sometimes that is exactly what happens when things don't turn out the way they should. If you have faith, you just need to trust that every outcome is always to your advantage. You just might not know it until some time later . . . . .
This message comes from a special angel.
Right now - - -
- somebody is thinking of you.
- somebody is caring about you.
-somebody misses you.
-somebody wants to talk to you.
-somebody wants to be with you.
-somebody hopes you aren't in trouble.
-somebody is thankful for the support you have provided.
-somebody wants to hold your habd.
-somebody hopes everything turns out all right.
-somebody wants you to be happy.
-somebody want you to find him/her.
-somebody is celebrating your successes.
-somebody wants to give you a gift.
-somebody thinks you ARE a gift.
-somebody loves you.
-somebody admires your strength.
-somebody is thinking of you and smiling.
-somebody wants to be your shoulder to cry on.

Somebody needs you to send this to them.

Never take away anyone's hope. That may be all they have.
Thank you Sam for that lovely piece. I love you.
Samantha is the mother of my two beautiful great grand-daughters.

Three guys are convicted of a very serious crime, and they are all sentenced to twenty
years in solitary confinement. They are each allowed to bring one thing with them.

The first guy asks for a big stack of books. The second guy asks for his wife. And the
third guy asks for two hundred cartons of cigarettes.

At the end of twenty years, they open up the first guy's cell. He comes out and says,
"I studied so hard, I'm so bright now. I could be a lawyer. It was terrific."

They open up the second guy's door. He comes out with his wife, and they've got five new kids. He says, " It was the greatest thing of my life. My wife and I have never been so close. I have a beautiful new family. I love it."

They open up the third guy's door, and he's slapping his pockets, going, "Anybody
got a match ?"

An elderly couple were driving across the country. The woman was driving when she got pulled over by the highway patrol. The officer said, "Ma'am, did you know you were speeding?"

The woman, hard of hearing, turned to her husband and asked "What did he say?"
The old man yells, "He says you were speeding !"

The patrolman said, "May I see your license?"
The old woman turned to her husband again and asked,"What did he say?"
The old man yelled, "He wants to see your license !"

The woman gave the officer her license. The patrollman then said, "I see you are from Arkansas. I spent some time there once and went on a blind date with the ugliest woman I've ever seen."

The woman turned to her husband and asked, "What did he say ?"
The old man yells, "He thinks he knows you !!"
The Bible according to Kids. The cute statements are said to have been written by actual students and are genuine and not retouched or corrected.

In the first book of the Bible, Guinessis, God got tired of creating the world, so He took the Sabbath off.

Adam and Eve were created from an apple tree.

Noah's wife was Joan of Ark.

Noah built an ark, which the animals come on to in pears.

Lot's wife was a pillar of salt by day, but a ball of fire by night.

Samson was a strong man who let himself be led astray by a Jezebel like Delilah.

Samson slayed the Philistines with the axe of the Apostles.

Moses led the Hebrews to the Red Sea, where they made unleavened bread which is
bread without any ingredients.

The Egyptians were all drowned in the dessert.

Afterwards, Moses went up on Mount Cyanide to get the ten ammendments.

The first commandment was when Eve told Adam to eat the apple.

The fifth commandment is to humor thy father and mother.

The seventh commandment is thou shalt not admit adultery.

The greatest miracle in the Bible is when Joshua told his son to stand still and he
obeyed him.

David was a Hebrew king skilled at playing the liar. He fought with the Finklesteins,
a race of people who lived in Biblical times.

Solomon, one of David's sons, had 300 wives and 700 porcupines.

When Mary heard whe was the mother of Jesus, she sang the Magna Carta.

Jesus was born because Mary had an immaculate contraption.

St. John, the blacksmith, dumped water on his head.

Jesus enunciated the Golden Rule, which says to do one to others before they do
one to you.

He also explained that "a man doth not live by sweat alone."

The epistles were the wives of the apostles.

A Christian should have only one spouse. This is called monotony.

A day without sunshine is like night.

On the other hand, you have different fingers.

Honk if you love peace and quiet.

He who laughs last, thinks slowest.

Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.

A clear conscience is usually a sign of a bad memory.

Change is inevitable, except from vending machines

If you think nobody cares, try missing a couple of payments.

How do you tell when you are out of invisible ink?

Why do psychics have to ask for your name?

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

If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.

Enough. Take care my friends. Look after yourselves and each other. Merle.

Post 165 - - - - - - Thursday, 15 th March, 2007.


Dixiechick said...

buwhahahahaha... I'm laughing so hard these folks at work think I'm loosing it... well actually I lost it a long time ago... buwhahahahaha

Sorry haven't been around lately... the Internet Nazis at work shut down our puters but for some reason am able to get on today... Yippiee!!!!!!

See you soon!

Tammy said...

Blogger can be a pain, but most of the time a blessing, as most days we get to visit and bless each other!!
Love YOU!!

Jim said...

Hi Merle -- I just finished reading Peter's Chapter 6. It was sooooo good! I know you will enjoy his visit. And for him to fix your link list.
Those kids sayings are great. How many do you think were originally said by kids and how many were made up by adults?

Puss-in-Boots said...

Hi Merle. I've just caught up on your posts. Satin sheets, eh? I could say something but instead I'll tell you about Harold, my stepfather.

I bought him some satin boxer shorts for Christmas a few years ago. He's a few years younger than mum and we call him her Toy Boy, which he rather likes, so I thought the racy boxer shorts would add to his image.

Instead, I nearly turned myself inside out laughting, when he complained that, on wearing them to bed, he kept sliding out of them!

Glad you are well, Merle. Hope the heat has left you alone lately. After a broiling weekend, it's really nice now, only about 30 degrees...perfect!

Love and hugs

Robyn xoxo

Jeanette said...

Dear Merle. Hope you are feeling well, and it wont belong before Peters on your door step, have a wonderfull few days together. Sorry you were having blogger problems, i hope all sorted out now.The Angel how true.I had good laugh at the jokes, very funny. Take care keep smiling, Janxxx

Gwen said...

Hi Merle..
Enjoyed your jokes as always,hope you are feeling well now dear Merle

Raggedy said...

Great post.
I am not going to say much here because I am behind in my reading and you have another I am off to read in a second.
I am gonna grab a cup of coffee and head up.
LOL at your lines at the end in pink. A bunch of them are in my que for Thursday Thirteen. Great minds think alike!

audrey` said...

Hi Merle

Sometimes I couldn't open the dashboard either.
Blogger is teaching me patience. HaHa!