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November 10, 2015

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Enlighten Everyone

October 21, 2016 — Leave a comment

“Enlighten everyone you meet in your journey of life with the light of your love and kindness.” – Debasish Mridha

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

“Each day is a step we make towards eternity and we shall continue thus to step from day to day until we take the last step, which will bring us into the presence of God.” – Catherine McAuley

“Be content to progress in slow steps until you have legs to run and wings with which to fly.” – Padre Pio

Keep Your Cool

October 8, 2016 — Leave a comment

“Keep your cool. Live on fire!” – Greg Taunt

Talk About Your Joys

October 7, 2016 — Leave a comment

Talking about our problems has become our greatest addiction. Break the habit – talk about your joys. – Rita Schiano

God’s wisdom may be observed in the hatching of eggs.

  • The eggs of the potato bug hatch in 7 days;
  • Those of the canary in 14 days;
  • Those of the barnyard hen in 21 days;
  • The eggs of ducks and geese hatch in 28 days;
  • Those of the mallard in 35 days
  • The eggs of the parrot and the ostrich hatch in 42 days.

God’s wisdom is seen in the making of animals.

  • The four legs of this great beast all bend forward in the same direction. No other quadruped is so made. God planned that this animal would have a huge body, too large to live on two legs. For this reason He gave it four fulcrums so that it can rise from the ground easily.
  • The horse rises from the ground on its two front legs first.
  • A cow rises from the ground with its two hind legs first.

God’s wisdom is revealed in His time and number arrangement.

  • Each watermelon has an even number of stripes on the rind.
  • Each orange has an even number of segments.
  • Each ear of corn has an even number of rows.
  • Each stalk of wheat has an even number of grains.
  • Every bunch of bananas has on its lowest row an even number of bananas, and each row decreases by one, so that one row has an even number and the next row an odd number.
  • The waves of the sea roll in on shore twenty-six to the minute in all kinds of weather.
  • Flowers blossom at specified times during the day. Linnaeus, the great botanist, once said that if he had a conservatory containing the right kind of soil, moisture and temperature, he could tell the time of day or night by the flowers that were open and those that were closed!


Education Is

October 6, 2016 — Leave a comment

Education is the movement from darkness to light. – Allan Bloom

“I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

Falling On My Face

October 4, 2016 — Leave a comment

While walking through a parking lot, I tripped and fell flat on my face. As I was lying there, a woman stopped her car and called out, “Are you hurt?”

“No, I’m fine,” I said.

“Oh, good,” she continued. “Will you be vacating your parking space now?”

Marriage Qualities

October 3, 2016 — Leave a comment

On their 50th wedding anniversary and during the banquet celebrating it, Tom was asked to give his friends a brief account of the benefits of a marriage of such long duration. “Tell us Tom, just what is it you have learned from all those wonderful years with your wife?” an anonymous voice yelled from the back of the room.

Tom responded, “Well, I’ve learned that marriage is the best teacher of all. It teaches you loyalty, meekness, forbearance, self-restraint, forgiveness — and a great many other qualities you wouldn’t need if you stayed single.”

Live in the Present

September 24, 2016 — Leave a comment

“Live in the present. Do the things that need to be done. Do all the good you can each day. The future will unfold.” – Peace Pilgrim

God’s Will for My Life

September 23, 2016 — Leave a comment

“God’s will for my life is likely where my greatest passion meets the world’s greatest need.”

Be Fearless Sometimes

September 22, 2016 — Leave a comment

“If you’re not a little bit uncomfortable on a daily basis it means you’re not growing. Every aspect of physical and emotional growth arrives from outside your comfort zone. So be fearless sometimes. Have the courage to take the risks that feel right. Go where there are no certainties. Stretch yourself and your routines even if it means feeling a bit uncomfortable. The road less traveled is sometimes laden with potholes, bumps, and unexplored territory. But it is on this road where your strength grows and your dreams gradually reveal themselves.” – Spencer Chapman

Everything Has Beauty

September 21, 2016 — Leave a comment

“Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.” – Confucius

Worker Ants

September 20, 2016 — Leave a comment

The teacher was giving her class of seven-year-olds a natural-history lesson. “Worker ants,” she told them, “can carry pieces of food five times their own weight. What do you conclude from that?”

One child was ready with the answer: “They don’t have a union.”

“Learn from the mistakes of others – you can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” – Martin Vanbee

Let’s face it — English is a crazy language.

There is neither egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger, neither apple nor pine in pineapple.

English muffins weren’t invented in England or French fries in France.

Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren’t sweet, are meat.

We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

And why is it that writers write but fingers don’t fing, grocers don’t groce and hammers don’t ham?

If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn’t the plural of booth beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese?

Doesn’t it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend?

If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?

If teachers taught, why didn’t preachers praught?

If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?

Sometimes I think all the English speakers should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane. In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital?

Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Park in a driveway, and drive on a parkway?

Have noses that run and feet that smell?

How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites?

You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out,and in which an alarm goes off by going on.

People, not computers, invented English and it reflects the creativity of the human race, which, of course, is not a race at all.

That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible. I’m sew confused!

P.S. So why doesn’t “buick” rhyme with “quick”?

Hear, See, Do

September 17, 2016 — Leave a comment

“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” – Confucius

The Habit of Being Happy

September 16, 2016 — Leave a comment

“The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from domination of outside conditions.” – Robert Louis Stevenson