Saturday, May 05, 2007

You Must Keep Going.

Post 201 - - - - - - Saturday, 5th May, 2007.

Hi Everyone ~~ I hope all is well with you and you are enjoying
your weekend. I have had a delightful afternoon with a visit from
some lovely friends Jeanette who I have known for years, and her
friend, another blogger Gwen and Jeanettes's sister Pauline who
we hope to entice to start a blog at some stage. I had not met these
two before, but felt as if I had known them for ages also.

We had lots of fun talking and sharing our stories, and I showed
them a folder I have with my blogging friends' photos in it. These
are printed copies of photos. Maybe this is where Peter got the
idea for his blogging photos of you all on his blog.

Watch Jeanette's blog for photos to be pasted in the near future
as they took some photos of us all. They even tried to help me
with the last 2 words in my crosswrod puzzle (without success.)
Girls - - Book of words is Lexicon (dictionary)
Foolish talk - - Claptrap. My cousin wanted 2 others, so now we
can all sleep. Which made attract right for draw towards.

I would like to wish our friend June from Juniesplace a very
Happy Birthday. I hope you have had a lovely day June.

Tonight's story is called "You Must Keep Going." Enjoy.

Sometimes you must keep going.

Life punches you in the stomach.
It knocks your breath out and leaves you bowed and gasping.

You lose a job . . . you must keep going.

You find out you have a serious illness . . .you must keep going.

You have a headache . . . you must keep going.

Sometimes the things in life are not serious but they affect you . .
nevertheless . . . you must keep going.

You have a big argument with your spouse. Neither of you feels
like talking and maybe not even looking at each other . . . .
you must keep going.

Your son rebels and you have a blowout with him . . . . you must
keep going.

The bills seem to never end and the money seems to never start . . .
You must keep going.

There are times that make us just want to curl up, stick our heads
in a hole, and make the world go away. We can't, because . . .we
must keep going.

Life is full of those circumstances.

Many of you when you woke up this morning, for a variety of
reasons, didn't feel like getting out of bed, but you had to . . . .
You must keep going.

In times like those, and we all have them, remember the blessing.

The blessing is not that we must keep going.

The blessing is that we can. Author Unknown.

He Always Says That !!

Steven Spielberg was discussing his new project - - an action
docu-drama about famous composers starring top movie stars.

Sylvester Stallone, Steven Segall, Bruce Willis, and Arnold
Schwarzenegger were all present.

Spielberg strongly desired the box office "oomph" of these
superstars, so he was prepared to allow them to select the
composers they would portray, so long as they were famous.

"Well," said Stallone, "I've always admired Mozart, I would
love to play him."

"Chopin has always been my favorite, and my image would
improve if they saw me playing the piano," said Willis. "I'll
play him."

"I've always been partial to Strauss and his waltzes," said
Segall. "I'd like to play him.

Spielberg was very pleased with these choices. "Sounds

Then looking at Schwarzenegger, he asked. "Who do you want
to be Arnold ?"

So Arnold says, "I'll be Bach."

It was a Saturday afternoon, and Ray had rushed down to the
local supermarket to hurriedly pick up some hamburger rolls,
chips and a few condiments. The big college game was going to
be on, so he was having a few friends over to watch it.

The store was loaded with shoppers and as he headed for the six
item express lane, the only one that didn't ave a long line, a woman
completely ignoring the overhead sign slipped into the check-out
line just in front of him pushing a cart piled high with groceries.

Ray was quietly fuming at the anticipated delay. But the elderly
cashier beckoned the woman to come forward, looked into the cart
and asked ever so sweetly, "So Dearie, which six items would you
like to buy ?" Don't We All Wish Sometimes ?

The minister was preoccupied with thoughts of how he was going
to, after the worship service, ask the congregation to come up with
more money than they were expecting for repairs to the church

Therefore, he was annoyed to find that the regular organist was
sick and a substitute had been brought in at the last minute.
The substitute wanted to know what to play.

"Here's a copy of the service," he said impatiently. "But you'll have
to think of something to play after I make the announcement
about the finances."

At the end of the service, the minister paused and said, "Brothers
and Sisters, we are in great difficulty; the roof repairs cost twice
as much as we expected, and we need $4,000 more. Any of you
who can $100 or more, please stand up."

At that moment, the substitute organist played "The Star Spangled

And that is how the substitute organist became the regular organist.

The strong young man at the construction site was bragging that
he could outdo anyone in a feat of strength. He made a special case
of making fun of one of the older workmen. After several minutes,
the older guy had had enough.

"Why don't you put your money where your mouth is," he said.
"I will bet a week's wages that I can haul something in a wheelbarrow
over to that building that you won't be able to wheel back."

"You're on, old man," the bragger replied. "Let's see what you got."

The old man reached out and grabbed the wheelbarrow by the
handles. Then, nodding to the young man, he said, "All right.
Get in."
Happiness consists not in having much, but in being content
with little. -- Countess of Blessington.

In youth we learn: in age we understand.- Marie Ebner-Eschenbach.

That man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.
- - - Henry David Thoreau.

Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or
arrogant. - - - Corinthians 13:4.

What a grand thing, to be loved !! What a grander thing still to
love!! - - - Victor Hugo.

Bye for now folks. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Stay well
and happy. Love and Best wishes to all. Cheers, Merle.

Post 201 - - - - - Saturday, 5th May, 2007.