One day I had a date for lunch with friends.
Mae, a little old "blue hair" about 80 years old, came along with
them---All in all, a pleasant bunch. When the menus were presented, we
ordered salads, sandwiches, and soups, except for Mae who said, "Ice
Cream, please. Two scoops, chocolate."
sure my ears heard right, and the others were aghast. "Along with
heated apple pie," Mae added, completely unabashed We tried to act
quite nonchalant, as if people did this all the time. But when our
orders were brought out, I didn't enjoy mine.. I couldn't take my eyes
off Mae as her pie a-la-mode went down. The other ladies showed dismay.
They ate their lunches silently and frowned.
next time I went out to eat, I called and invited Mae. I lunched on
white meat tuna. She ordered a parfait. I smiled. She asked if she
amused me. I answered, "Yes, you do, but also you confuse me. How come
you order rich desserts, while I feel I must be sensible?
laughed and said, with wanton mirth, "I'm tasting all that's Possible.
I try to eat the food I need, and do the things I should. But life's so
short, my friend, I hate missing out on something good. This year I
realized how old I was. (She grinned) I haven't been this old before. So,
before I die, I've got to try those things that for years I had
ignored. I haven't smelled all the flowers yet. There are too many
books I haven't read. There's more fudge sundaes to wolf down and kites
to be flown overhead. There are many malls I haven't shopped. I've not
laughed at all the jokes. I've missed a lot of Broadway hits and potato
chips and cokes. I want to wade again in water and
feel ocean spray on my face. I want to sit in a country church once
more and thank God for His grace. I want peanut butter every day spread
on my morning toast. I want UN-timed long distance calls to the folks I
love the most. I haven't cried at all the movies yet, or walked in the
morning rain. I need to feel wind in my hair I want to fall in love
again. So, if I choose to have dessert, instead of having dinner, then
should I die before night fall, I'd say I died a winner, because I
missed out on nothing. I filled my heart's desire. I had that final
chocolate mousse before my life expired."
that, I called the waitress over.. "I've changed my mind," I said. "I
want what she is having, only add some more whipped cream!"
Be mindful that happiness isn't based on possessions, power, or
prestige, but on relationships with people we love and respect. And
that while money talks, CHOCOLATE SINGS.
WHY GOD MADE MOMS
"Why God made
moms" answers given by elementary school age children to the
following questions... and a story at the end
Why did God make mothers?
She's the only one who knows where the scotch tape is.
Mostly to clean
3. To help us out of there when we were
How did God make mothers?
He used dirt, just like for the rest of us.
2. Magic plus
super powers and a lot of stirring.
3. God made my Mom just
the same like he made me. He just used bigger parts.
ingredients are mothers made of?
1. God makes mothers out of
clouds and angel hair and everything nice
world and one dab of mean.
2. They had to get their start from
men's bones. Then they mostly use string, I think.
did God give you your mother and not some other Mom?
2 God knew she likes me a lot more than other
people's moms like me.
What kind of little girl was
1. My Mom has always been my Mom and none of that
2. I don't know because I wasn't there, but my
guess would be pretty bossy.
3. They say she used to be nice.
did Mom need to know about dad before she married him?
2. She had to know his background. Like is he a
crook? Does he get drunk on beer?
3. Does he make at least
$800 a year? Did he say NO to drugs and YES to Chores?
did your Mom marry your dad?
1 My dad makes the best spaghetti
in the world. And my Mom eats a lot.
2. She got too old to do
anything else with him.
3. My grandma says that Mom didn't
have her thinking cap on.
Who's the boss at your
1. Mom doesn't want to be boss, but she has to because
dad's such a goof Ball.
2. Mom. You can tell by room
inspection. She sees the stuff under the Bed.
3. I guess Mom
is, but only because she has a lot more to do than dad.
the difference between moms and dads?
1. Moms work at work
& work at home, & dads just go to work at work.
Moms know how to talk to teachers without scaring them.
Dads are taller & stronger, but moms have all the real power
'cause that's who you got to ask if you want to sleep over at your
4. Moms have magic, they make you feel better
What does your Mom do in her spare
1. Mothers don't do spare time.
2. To hear her
tell it, she pays bills all day long.
What would it
take to make your Mom perfect?
1. On the inside she's already
perfect. Outside, I think some kind of Plastic surgery.
Diet. You know, her hair. I'd diet, maybe blue.
you could change one thing about your Mom, what would it be?
She has this weird thing about me keeping my room clean. I'd get rid of
2. I'd make my Mom smarter. Then she would know it was
my sister who did it and not me.
3. I would like for her to
get rid of those invisible eyes on her back.
I was out walking with my 4
year old daughter. She picked up something off the ground and started
to put it in her mouth. I took the item away from her and I asked her
not to do that.
"Why?" my daughter asked.
"Because it's been lying outside, you don't know where it's been, it's
dirty and probably has germs" I replied.
At this point, my daughter looked at me with total admiration
and asked "WOW, how do you know this stuff ?"
...I was thinking quickly, "All moms know this stuff. It's
on the Mommy Test. You have to know it, or they don't let you
be a Mommy."
We walked along in silence for 2 or 3
minutes, but she was evidently pondering this new information.
"OH...I get it!" she beamed, "So if you don't pass the test you have to
be the daddy."
replied back with a big smile on my face and joy in my Heart.
National Geographic several years ago provided an interesting picture
of God's wings. After a forest fire in Yellowstone National
rangers began their trek up a mountain to assess the inferno's damage.
ranger found a bird literally petrified in ashes, perched statuesquely
ground at the base of a tree. Somewhat sickened by the eerie sight, he
knocked over the bird with a stick. When he gently struck it, three
scurried from under their dead mother's wings.
The loving mother, keenly aware of impending disaster, had carried
her offspring to the base of the tree and had gathered them under her
wings, instinctively knowing that the toxic smoke would rise.
She could have flown to safety but had refused to abandon her babies.
Then the blaze had arrived and the heat had scorched her small body,
the mother had remained steadfast. Because she had been willing to
die, so those under the cover of her wings would live.
He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will
find refuge." (Psalm 91:4)
Being loved this much should make a difference in your life.
the One who loves you, and then be different because of it.
Time waits for no one.
Treasure every moment you have.
you knew a woman who was pregnant, who had 8 kids already, three who
were deaf, two who were blind, one mentally retarded, and she
had syphilis, would you recommend that she have an abortion?
It is time to elect a new world leader, and only
your vote counts.
Here are the facts about the three
candidates. Who would you vote for?
Associates with crooked politicians, and consults
He's had two mistresses. He also chain smokes
and drinks 8 to 10 martinis a day.
He was kicked out of office twice, sleeps until
noon, used opium in
college and drinks a quart of whiskey
is a decorated war hero. He's a vegetarian, doesn't smoke, drinks an
beer and never cheated on his wife.
Which of these
candidates would be your choice?
A is Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Candidate B is Winston Churchill.
C is Adolph Hitler.
And, by the way, on your answer
to the abortion question:
If you said YES, you just killed
Pretty interesting isn't it? Makes a person think
before judging someone.
Never be afraid
to try something new.
Professionals...built the Titanic