Friday, July 17, 2009

Something to think about!

I got this from ate Racks.

The Wooden Bowl

I guarantee you will remember the tale of the Wooden Bowl tomorrow, a week from now, a month from now,
a year from now.

A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in- law, and four-year-old grandson.
The old man's hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered

The family ate together at the table. But the elderly grandfather' s shaky hands and
failing sight made eating difficult. Peas rolled off his spoon onto the floor.
When he grasped the glass, milk spilled on the tablecloth.
The son and daughter-in- law became irritated with the mess.
'We must do something about father,' said the son.

'I've had enough of his spilled milk, noisy eating, and food on the floor.'
So the husband and wife set a small table in the corner.

There, Grandfather ate alone while the rest of the family enjoyed dinner.
Since Grandfather had broken a dish or two, his food was served in a wooden bowl.
When the family glanced in Grandfather' s direction, sometimes he had a tear in his eye as he sat alone.

Still, the only words the couple had for him were sharp admonitions when he dropped a fork or spilled food.
The four-year-old watched it all in silence.

One evening before supper, the father noticed his son playing with wood scraps on the floor..
He asked the child sweetly, 'What are you making?' Just as sweetly, the boy responded,
'Oh, I am making a little bowl for you and Mama to eat your food in when I grow up.
' The four-year-old smiled and went back to work.

The words so struck the parents so that they were speechless. Then tears started to stream down their cheeks. Though no word was spoken, both knew what must be done.

That evening the husband took Grandfather' s hand and gently led him back to the family table.

For the remainder of his days he ate every meal with the family. And for some reason,
neither husband nor wife seemed to care any longer when a fork was dropped, milk spilled, or the tablecloth soiled.

On a positive note, I've learned that, no matter what happens, how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.

I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles four things:

a rainy day, the elderly, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
I've learned that making a 'living' is not the same thing as making a 'life..'
I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands.You nee d to be able to throw
something back sometimes.

I've learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you
But, if you focus on your family, your friends, the needs of others,
your work and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you
I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.
I've learned that every day, you should reach out and touch someone.
People love that human touch -- holding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.
I've learned that I still have a lot to learn.

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

One Word Tag

USING ONLY ONE WORD! It’s not as easy as you might think! Copy and change the answers to suit you and pass it on. It’s really hard to use only one-word answers. Be sure to tag the person who sent it to you!

1. Where is your cell phone? HOME

2. Your hair? CURLY

3. Your mother? HEAVEN

4. Your father? KIND

5. Your favorite food? CHICKEN

6. Your dream last night? FORGOT

7. Your favorite drink? COFFEE

8. Your dream/goal? TRAVELING

9. What room you are in? CUBICLE

10. Your hobby? FACEBOOKING

11. Your fear? TSUNAMI

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? SOMEWHERE

13. Where were you last night? CASH&CARRY

14. Something that you aren’t? TALL

15. Muffins? BERRY

16. Wish list item? CAR

17. Where you grew up? PROVINCE

18. Last thing you did? READ

19. What are you wearing? EARRINGS

20. Your TV? NONE

21. Your pets? BIRD

22. Friends? BEAUTIFUL

23. Your life? EXCITING

24. Your mood? THINKING

25. Missing someone? DEFINITELY

26. Car? WISHING

27. Something you’re not wearing? WATCH

28. Your favorite store? CASH&CARRY

29. Your favorite color? WHITE

30. When is the last time you laughed? AGO

31. Last time you cried? MORNING

32. Who will resend this? ME

33. One place that I go to over and over? OFFICE

34. One person who emails me regularly? IT

35. My favorite place to eat? JOLLIBEE

Thanks Racks for this tag. Want to tag everyone who likes it.

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Monday, July 13, 2009

still waiting!

Waiting for the green light!
We’ve been thinking to move to another place since early this year. And its about six months now. Every time we pay our rent we always told each other each time to move because the place is way too expensive for us to keep. We’ve been looking and looking for a house that is cheaper but found nothing. So… since out rent was quite high… it drove me sending support letters to friends asking for financial support. Lo and behold the Lord answered our prayers and touched some peoples hearts to indeed give us the gift. As for now we are keeping the place and waiting for the go signal of the Lord to leave and find a new one of His approval.

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009