Hello my Friends ~~ Tonight will be shorter, and a lot
different. Thank you to those who commented , as I probably wont get round much tonight. I had the sad news today that my cousin, Kath lost her battle with breast cancer after an awful fight, with a mastectomy, chemo, radiation, and 2 brain
operations, the first to remove brain tumours and the recent one to remove scar tissue, that they suspected was another tumour.
The saddest part for me, I spoke to her Friday and told her that I had arranged to visit her next Saturday.Kath was pleased and so was I, but I should have done it sooner.
She leaves a husband, a daughter and 3 grandsons and was only 71, a year younger
than me. R.I.P. dear Kath.
I chose a short verse to post, so I hope there wont be too many typing errors. It is called “IT’S EASY.”
It’s easy to smile on the bright days
It’s harder to smile when they’re blue
The best way to make bad days right days
Is to smile when it’s hardest to do.
All things must have a beginning
Now is the moment to choose
Everyone smiles when they’re winning ---
Let’s see you smile when you lose.
I have a joke for you that my friend Sue sent me, so a big thank you Sue. I sure don’t feel
a lot like finding jokes, so it was very timely.
A voyaging ship was wrecked during a storm at sea and only
two of the men on it were able to swim to a small, desert like island.
The two survivors, not knowing what else to do, agree
that they had no other recourse but to pray to God.
However, to find out whose prayer was more powerful, they
agreed to divide the territory between them and stay on
opposite sides of the island.
The first thing they prayed for was food. The next morning, the
first man saw a fruit-bearing tree on his side of the land, and he
was able to eat its fruit. The other man's parcel of land
After a week, the first man was lonely and he decided to pray
for a wife. The next day, another ship was wrecked, and the only
survivor was a woman who swam to his side of the land. On the
other side of the island, there was nothing.
Soon the first man prayed for a house, clothes, more food. The
next day, like magic, all of these were given to him. However,
the second man still had nothing.
Finally, the first man prayed for a ship, so that he and his wife
could leave the island. In the morning, he found a ship docked
at his side of the island. The first man boarded the ship with his
wife and decided to leave the second man on the island. He
considered the other man unworthy to receive God's blessings,
since none of his prayers had been answered.
As the ship was about to leave, the first man heard a voice from
heaven booming, "Why are you leaving your companion on the island?"
"My blessings are mine alone, since I was the one who prayed for
them," the first man answered. "His prayers were all unanswered
and so he does not deserve anything."
"You are mistaken!" the voice rebuked him. "He had only one prayer,
which I answered. If not for that, you would not have received any
of my blessings."
"Tell me," the first man asked the voice, "what did he pray for
that I should owe him anything?"
"He prayed that all your prayers be answered."
For all we know, our blessings are not the fruits of our prayers
alone, but those of another praying for us.
Just a couple of thoughts -- the first on Faith
Without winter, there can be no spring.
Without mistakes there can be no learning.
Without doubts, there can be no faith.
Without fears, there can be no courage.
My mistakes, my fears and my doubts are my
path to wisdom, faith and courage.
Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can
In all the places you can
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can….. John Wesley.
Say I love you to all the people you love.
Bye for now, Merle.