Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Never Alone.

Howdy Friends ~~ Here we are again. The shopping is all

put awayand so the cupboards are all stocked up again. I

am determined to always forget something and today it was

the very necessary Paracetamol which I need every day to

get through each day. However I try to stay ahead of most

things so I will have enough.

I bought a nice card to send to my cousin who is very ill with

cancer and I liked the words on it, and hope Kath will also.

It has a heading of “ You are never alone.”


There’s a wonderful peace in just knowing

that God never leaves us alone,

And whether we feel He is with us or not,

He loves us and calls us His own.

His Word is our hope and our comfort,

A refuge when life brings our way

Those times we need wisdom and guidance

And strength to sustain us each day.


<> A Short Fun Poem. called Order of the Day <>

“Rise ! ” says my brain to my body.

“To greet this splendid day !

Fling back the quilt with abandon,

Forthwith, without delay !”


“Bound out of bed with vigour !”

My brain is quick to decree ……

While my body burrows down deeper,

And sleepily asks, “Who, ME ???”


<><><> And Some funnies. <><><>

A cardiologist died and was given an elaborate funeral.

A huge heart covered with flowers stood behind the

casket during the service. Following the eulogy, the

heart opened, and the casket rolled inside, sealing the

doctor in the beautiful heart forever.


At that point, one of the mourners burst into laughter.

When all eyes stared at him, he said, “I’m sorry, I was

just thinking of my own funeral… I’m a gynecologist.”

At that point, the proctologist fainted.


<><><> Exercise for Seniors <><><>

Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you

have plenty of room at each side.

With a 5 kg (10lb) potato sack in each hand, extend your

arms straight out from your sides and hold them there

as long as you can. Try to hold for a full minute, then

relax. Each day, you’ll find that you can hold this position

for just a bit longer.


After a couple of weeks, move up to a 10 kg (20lb) sack.

Then 50 kg (100 lb) potato sacks and eventually try to lift

a 100 kg (200lb).

Put a potato sack in each hand and hold your arms straight

for more than a full minute.


After you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each

of the sacks; but be careful.


<><><> Some Thoughts <><><>

The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer somebody

else up. – Mark Twain.


Those who are generous are blessed for they share their

bread with the poor. – Proverbs 22:9


Open your eyes to nature’s many beauties, and your heart

will open to life’s many joys and possibilities.


A happy home and family is the source of the greatest

human happiness.

<><><> Bye for now. Take care of each other, Merle. <><><>

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Peter said...

Hi Merle, I like the poem, can't imagine why??

kenju said...

I am very much like that poem, Merle. I don't bound out of bed anymore....LOL

Lee-ann said...

Hello from freezing Kyneton. I see your poems are here today and they are just great I can always have a nice laugh and a smile when I visit your blog and that is a very special thing you do.

thank you see you again.

Jeanette said...

Hi Merle
I like the poem also and the very good thoughts specially the happy home .

Ava said...

Congrats on getting everything put away. That's always a chore in itself! The verse on the card you bought was just beautiful! Great post again!

Tammy said...

I loved the Mark Twain quote!!

Sue said...

We loved the potato sack joke!
Sorry to hear about your cousin suffering from cancer. Participating in the Relay for Life makes me realize just how much cancer truly touches almost every family somehow...

Tracie said...

Hi Merle - hope your friend likes her card, trust your well from tracie

Mama Duck said...

Just a beautiful poem! Nice to meet you ;).

PEA said...

Loved the potato sack joke...too funny:-) Your cousin will love the card and no doubt it will cheer her up just knowing it's from you!! Loved the sayings too, Mark Twain sure had it right:-) HUGS

Lucy Stern said...

I loved the poem. It is so true. Have a good day Merle.

Raggedy said...

I am sorry to hear that your cousin is ill. The card is lovely.

Glad you got everything put away. I hope you are not totally our of

Another great post!
Thank you for the sentiment and the giggles...

Have a wonderful day!
(=':'=) hugs
(")_ (")Š from da Raggedy one

Michelle said...

Very beautiful card Merle, take care :o)

Carolyn said...

Hi Aunty Merle. I loved this post. I forget something every time I go to the shops! The words of the card were beautiful. I think it's easier to "throw the quilt off with abandon", when you're on holidays. the joke was great too.

Granny said...

Hi Merle.

I'll keep your cousin in my thoughts and prayers.

I may steal your potato sack joke. All of my friends ahead of me in the comments can pretend they haven't seen it (or just laugh again).

rhapsody said...

Hi Merle,

Love the funeral joke, & the husband store :) & most everything in between!

Also, prayers for your friend Kathy, too.