Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The Secret.

Post 267 - - - - - Tuesday, 24th July, 2007.

Howdy Folks ~~ I hope all is going well for you in your part of the
world. All OK here after my fortnightly shopping trip, so we are
all stocked up again. I have plans to make a huge beef casserole
and put it in the crockpot to cook overnight. Then, tomorrow, do
some mashed potatoes, pumpkin, corn, cauliflower and beans
and then we have some more dinners.

My youngest Great Grand-daughter turns 4 today. I hope you have
a terrific day Gabby. I wish you lived closer than you do, way up in
Gladstone, Queensland.

Tomorrow my Grand-daughter Rebecca has a birthday too. Bec
will be 27. Hope you have wonderful day Bec. It was so good to
see you for that week. Did you enjoy the new Harry Potter book?
Silly question. Guess you are back at work now. Have fun!!

Tonight I have an article called "The Secret." Hope you enjoy!!

One day, one friend asked another,
"How is it that you are always so happy?
You have so much energy,
and you never seem to get down."

With her eyes smiling, she said,
:I know the Secret !"
"What secret is that?"
To which she replied,
"I'll tell you all about it,
but you have to promise to
share the Secret with others."

"The Secret is this :
I have learned there is little I can do
in my life that will make me truly happy.
I must depend on God to make
me happy and to meet my needs.

When a need arises in my life,
I have to trust God to supply
according to His riches.
I have learned most of the time
I don't need half of what I think I do.
He has never let me down.
Since I learned that 'Secret", I am happy."

The questioner's first thought was,
"That's too simple !"
But upon reflecting over her own life
she recalled how she thought a bigger house
would make her happy, but it didn't !
She thought a better paying job
would make her happy, but it hadn't.

When did she realize her greatest happiness ?
Sitting on the floor with her grandchildren,
playing games, eating pizza or reading a story,
a simple gift from God.

Now you know it too !
We can't depend on people to make us happy.
Only GOD in His infinite wisdom can do that.
Trust HIM !!
And now I pass the Secret on to you !
So once you get it, what will you do ?

YOU have to tell someone the Secret, too !!
That God in His wisdom will take care of
But it's not really a secret . . .
We just have to believe it and do it . .
Really trust God !!!
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The next item was sent by my son Geoff. Thanks Geoff.

All Puns Intended !!!

1. Two antennas met on a roof, fell in love and got married. The
ceremony wasn't much, but the reception was excellent.

2. A jumper cable walks into a bar. The bartender says, "I'll
serve you, but don't start anything."

3. Two peanuts walk into a bar and one was a salted.

4.A dyslexic man walks into a bra.

5. A man walks into a bar with a slab of asphalt under his arm,
and says, "A beer please, and one for the road."

6. Two cannibals are eating a clown. One say to the other, "Does
this taste funny to you?"

7. "Doc. I can't stop singing "The Green Green Grass of Home".
"That sounds like Tom Jones Syndrome."
"Is it common ?" "Well, It's Not Unusual."

8. Two cows are standing next to each other in the field. Daisy
say to Dolly, "I was artifically inseminated this morning."
"I don't believe you," says Dolly. "It's true, no bull !" exclaims Daisy.

9. An invisible man marries an invisible woman. The kids were
nothing to look at either.

10. Deja Moo: The feeling that you've heard this bull before.

11. I went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day, but
I couldn't find any.

12. A man woke up in hospital after a serious accident. He shouted,
"Doctor, doctor. I can't feel my legs !"
The doctor replied, "I know you can't. I've cut off your arms."

13. I went to a seafood disco last week . . . and pulled a mussel.

14. What do you call a fish with no eyes? A fish.

15. Two fish swam into a concrete wall. One turns to the other and
says, "Dam!"

16 Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time,
which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate
very little which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he
suffered bad breath.

This made him . . . A super calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.
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The young man knew his aged aunt was extremely wealthy and dearly
loved her poodles, so he visited her every day to take the dogs for walks
in the hope of convincing his aunt that he was a suitable major
beneficiary under her will.

A short time later, the old lady died. She left him the poodles.
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Nurse : "Well Mr, Mitchell, you seem to be coughing much
more easily, this morning."
Mr Mitchell, groaning from his bed, "That's because I 've been
practicing all night. "
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My brother joined Alcoholics Anonymous. He still drinks, but
under another name.
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"Owing to the drought," said the pub sign, "Beer will be served at
full strength."
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The young man asked the beautiful young girl to marry him,
pointing out that his father was 101 years old and he was the
heir to his father's substantial fortune.

The girl asked the young man for time to consider his offer.
Two weeks later, she became his step-mother.
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The income tax authorities have now produced a new simple
tax form with only two sections.
(a) How much do you earn ?
(b) Send it.
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When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one
I've never tried before. - - - Mae West.

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can
do him absolutely no good. - - - Samuel Johnson.

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. - - - Jimi Hendrix.

Happiness is good health and a bad memory.
- - - Ingrid Bergman.
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Almost forgot the pictures - - - -


This is on my front porch. A cousin made the man's head which has Air-fern
poked into holes around the edge. Bec bought me the sign which says
"Welcome to My Garden" years ago. The unusual shaped vase belonged
to my mother. And the all important thermometer, and a Happy Plant.


This is a hat hanging on the hall stand with some hanging dolphins.


This was advertised as a bird bath, but it is much too small for that.
So it became a lolly holder - with paper wrapped lollies.
That I try not to eat. Only one occasionally.

This is a lovely rose in water and is made of very heavy glass. It looks
nicer in real life. I had one of these on my mother's grave and
somebody stole it, from the Nathalia cemetery.

Well that is all for tonight. I hope the week is going well for you all.
Look after each other and be happy. Love and Best Wishes to all.
Cheers, Merle.

Post 267 - - - - -Tuesday, 24th July, 2007.
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8 comments:

Jeanette said...

Dear Merle, Sorry its been a little while since my last visit im finally on the mend . still got a rotten cough hopefully that will go soon.Love the man and his Beard and all your bits and pieces, (My piece of begonia is growing) lovely Verse and great Puns My favorite, Two antennas met on a roof, fell in love and got married. The
ceremony wasn't much, but the reception was excellent.
Take care my friend Jan

Shelby said...

that's a very funny post :)

Vickie said...

Thanks Merle for sharing "The Secret" . I hope your girls have a special birthday...Birthdays are very special.

Granny said...

Happy Birthday to all!!

And funny jokes as usual. My computer monitor is wobbling (the screen)and sluggish so this is short.

mreddie said...

Your crockpot cooking sounds great, I'm feeling inspired to go put on something myself. Great photos again - the man's beard looks a bit like what we call Spanish Moss around here. ec

Gwen said...

Hi Merle.
Loved the secret, and if you have to trustin some-one "GOD" is a pretty good choice.
Loved the "PUNS" and the jokes,
Keep well Dear Merle see you soon.xx

Shelby said...

thanks for visiting me too :)

Last night at our supper table, we told jokes and I used your "...the wedding was ok but the reception was excellent!" funny funny

my kids laughed and laughed..

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Well, Merle, all I can do is grown at Geoff’s contributed puns. How else can one respond to a pun!

I add a Happy 4th Birthday to Gabby!