Sunday, August 31, 2008

Letter from God.

Post 502 ~ ~ ~ Sunday, 31st August, 2008.

Hello My Friends ~ ~ We have been getting some much
needed rain over the weekend, but need heaps more.
I hope all is well with you and that you are enjoying the
rest of the weekend. I can't believe tomorrow is the
first day of September, with Christmas looming ever
closer. What a scary thought.

My dear friend Barbara sends me lots of great items
and the one tonight is called "A letter from God."
Many thanks Barbara. I hope you had a great weekend.

To: YOU.
Date: TODAY.
From : GOD.
Subject: YOURSELF.
Reference: LIFE.

This God. Today I will be handling all of your problems
for you. I do not need your help. So have a nice day.
I love you.

P.S And remember . . .
If life happens to deliver a situation to you that you
cannot handle, do not attempt to resolve it yourself.
Kindly put it in the SFGTD (something for God to do)
box. I will get to it in MY TIME. All situations will be
resolved, but in My time, not yours.

Once the matter is placed into the box, do not hold onto
it by worrying about it. Instead, focus on all the wonder-
ful things that are present in your life now.

If you find yourself stuck in traffic, don't despair. There
are people in this world for whom driving is an unheard
of privilege.

Should you have a bad day at work; think of the man
who has been out of work for years.

Should you despair over a relationship gone bad; think
of the person who has never known what it's like to
love and be loved in return.

Should you grieve the passing of another weekend; think
of the woman in dire straits, working twelve hours a day,
seven days a week to feed her children.

Should your car break down, leaving you miles away
from assistance; think of the paraplegic who would love
the opportunity to take that walk.

Should you notice a new grey hair in the mirror; think
of the cancer patient in chemo who wishes she had hair
to examine.

Should you find yourself at a loss and pondering what
is life all about, asking what is my purpose? Be thank-
ful. There are those who don't live long enough to
get that opportunity.

Should you find yourself the victim of other people's
bitterness, ignorance, smallness or insecurities;
things could be worse. You could be one of them.

Should you decide to send this to a friend; Thank you.
You may have touched their life in ways you will never
know. Now you have a nice day.

Some Simple Facts - - -

Every 3.5 seconds someone dies of hunger.
Every 11 seconds someone dies of AIDS.
Every 15 seconds a child dies from a waterborne illness.
40 million people are living with HIV/AIDS.
1 billion have no access to clean water.
2.6 billion live without basic sanitation.
5 million live in refugee camps.
1.08 billion live on $1 or less per day.
2 million children die each year from diseases that
inexpensive vaccines could have prevented.
11 milliom children die before they reach 5 years old.
That is if every child under five living in the United
Kingdom, France and Germany were to die in 1 year.
Enough food is produced to feed everyone.

Every year more than 16 million people - the --
equivalent of one hundred 747 jets crashing every day
of the year --- die from:

Hunger 9,125,000
Pneumonia 2,000,000
Diarrhea 1, 600,000
Malaria 1,000,000


Lady Di sent me the Tech Support jokes so I
will post the last one tonight. Thanks Dianne.

This has to be one of the funniest things in a long time.
I think this guy should have been promoted, not fired.
This is a true story from the WordPerfect Helpline,
which was transcribed from a recording monitoring
the customer caredepartment.

Actual dialogue. Now we know why they record these
conversations :

Operator : "Ridge Hall, computer assistance; may I help you?"
Caller : Yes well I'm having trouble with Wordperfect.
Operator : What sort of trouble?
Caller Well, I was typing along, and all of a sudden the words
went away.
Operator : Went away?
Caller : They disappeared.
Operator : Hmm, So what does your screen look like now?
Caller : Nothing.
Operator : Nothing?
Caller : It's blank. It won't accept anything I type.
Operator : Are you still in Wordperfect, or did you get out?
Caller : How do I tell?
Operator : Can you see the 'C:prompt" on the screen?
Caller : What's a sea prompt?
Operator : Never mind, can you move your cursor around
the screen?
Caller : There isn't any cursor; I told you it won't accept
aanything I type.
Operator : Does your monitor have a power indicator?
Caller : What's a monitor?
Operator : It's the thing with a screen on it that looks like TV.
Does it have a little light that tells you when it's on.
Caller : I don't know.
Operator : Well, look on the back of the monitor and find
where the power cord goes into it.nCan you see that?
Caller : Yes, I think so.
Operator " Great. Follow that cord to the plug, and tell me
if it's plugged into the wall.
Caller " Yes, it is.
Operator : When you were behind the monitor, did you
notice that there are two cables plugged into the back of
it not just one?
Caller : No.
Operator :
Well, there are. I need you to look back there again and
find the other cable.
Caller : Okay. here it is.
Operator : Follow it for me, and tell me if it is plugged
securely into the back of your computer.
Caller : I can't reach.
Operator : Ok Well can you see it?
Caller : No.
Operator : Even if you maybe out your knee on some-
thing and lean way over?
Caller : Well, it's not because I don't have the right
angle -- it's because it's dark.
Operator : Dark?
Caller : Yes - the office light is off, and the only light I
have is ciming in from the window.
Operator : Well turn on the office light then.
Caller : I can't.
Operator : No? Why not?
Caller : Because there's a power failure.

Operator : A power . . .A power failure? We have got it
licked now. Do you still have the boxes and manuals
and packing stuff that your computer came in ?
Caller : Well, yes. I keep them in the closet.
Operator : Good. Go get them, and unplug your system
and pack it up just like it was when you got it. Then
take it back to the store you bought it from/
Caller : Is it that bad?
Operator : Yes, I'm afraid it is.
Caller : Well all right then, I suppose. What do I tell them?

Operator : Tell them you are too stupid to own a computer!.

Some food jokes - short ones.

University students believe there are three main food
groups -- frozen, canned, and take--away.

The only things his wife knows how to make for dinner
are restaurant reservations.

If swimming is supposed to be a good way of losing
weight -- then why are whales so huge?

When I went on a diet of baked beans and garlic, all I
lost was ten friends.

Rhubarb always seem to look like embarrassed celery.

Well, time to say goodbye for now. I hope you found
something of interest. Take care of yourselves and
each other. Enjoy the last of the weekend and have a
really great first week in September. Love and best
wishes to you all. Cheers, Merle.

Post 502 ~ ~ ~ Sunday, 31st August, 2008.


Renie Burghardt said...

Dear Merle,

We need rain as well, so hopefully, this coming week will bring some our way. I keep watering the garden, and keeping the tomatoes and cucmbers going.

Letter from God is good advice! Thank you for sharing it. I will send it on to some friends and family members.

Simple Facts are good reminders of the millions who are so much less fortunate than I. I will say a prayer for them.

Tech support joke is sure funny! Haha, I agree that the guy was a bit too dumb to own a computer. lol.

Oh, and I enjoyed seeing the Lilly-Pilly trees in the post below.

Dear Merle, well, it's Sunday and I have to get ready for church soon. I enjoyed my visit as always. Stay well and happy and have a wonderful day, my friend.

Love and blessings,


Gramma Ann said...

That tech story almost describes me. Sometimes I think I will never learn how this computer works. I still haven't learned how to post pictures. Oh well, I guess I'll live...

I think like the university students when it comes to food...I like food I just have to pop in the microwave and easy;)

Have a nice week. I am just beginning my have to run...


Old Lady Lincoln said...

Yes, I agree, computer should be taken back to the store. LOL

We don't have a Lilly Pilly tree, but early summer we get things that almost look like that, that fall from this Oak tree. Every morning I would sweep them up from our patio and get a large dust pan full, finally the tree stops dropping them, but until it does, we get quite a few of these things. They look like little dried acorns that never got to develop there's usually two or three hanging on like a double stem.

Hope you're having a great week-end. Have a great evening.

Lady Di Tn said...

Thanks for sharing. I must print the letter from God for my sister's little ladies class. We still need more rain too but what we got from Fay helped turn the back yard from brown to green. Peace

PEA said...

Hello dearest Merle,

Glad to hear that you've been getting some much needed rain. Over here we are having a gorgeous weekend full of sunshine and 25c. Being the Labour Day weekend, many people are at their cottage or camping so they really are having a perfect weekend for it. School starts on Wednesday next week so it's the last hurrah of summer:-) I was out gardening for a while but now inside to catch up on some of my dear blogging friends:-)

I've missed so many of your posts, shame on me. I was so glad to see that you were able to spend time with Jen on her birthday and how wonderful of you to even have a birthday cake for her:-) Isn't just lovely the friends we've made through this blogging world of ours!!

The letter from God is truly beautiful and one we should heed. The Simple Facts is very eye opening and it always saddens me to know so many feel such hardships in this modern world of ours.

Take care dear friend!! xoxo

Jim said...

Rhubarb makes the best celery pie!
Hi Merle, I liked your jokes. Peter did a good job with your spaces, there aren't ANY today. Good deal!
Those computer tech jokes are always good, this Word Perfect one is perfect.

Puss-in-Boots said...

Hi Merle. That letter from God makes perfect sense and those facts are tragic. There's too much greed among politicians and governments in the world.

Loved that Word Perfect's not quite the sort of thing I'd do, but almost.

We used to call rhubarb bloodshot celery when we were kids.

We haven't had much rain. The forecast said it was going to be wet's the driest rain I've ever seen!

Have a good one. Hugs.

audrey` said...

Dearest Merle

"A Letter From God" is so encouraging =)
Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

Gwen said...

Hi Dear Merle.
Loved "A LETTER FROM GOD" we also had a nice drop of rain.
Ilove Baked Beans and being discrete have kept my friends.
Stay Well Merle xx
P.S Still working on that promised "BLOG"

Jeanette said...

Hi Dear Merle.
Nice story "Letter from God".We had a few heavy down pours of much needed rain, hope we get a lot more before summer.. Great food jokes.. my favorite was Rhubarb always seem to look like embarrassed celery...

Take care Merle looks like Peter is thinking about a trip in his new car. Lets hope. Love Janxxxx

Dave said...

Great post as always Merle.. I especially enjoyed the tech support story as that's what I am! *S*

Have a wonderful week.

deborah wilson said...

Dear Merle,

Thanks for the birthday wish - I had a good day.

There's quiet a few blogs that I have to catch up on - I've been *running* for the past month. I'm busy trying to locate a job in the North Georgia mountains and getting ready for another grand baby, due in 2 weeks.

Tech support joke is hilarious -

but to be honest, I've seen people who have come through tech, that even after a basic computer class, just don't seem to 'get it'. They end up dropping out.

Have a good week, Merle..:)