Saturday, December 03, 2005

What Christmas Carol Are You?

You Are "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer"
Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeerHad a very shiny nose.And if you ever saw him,You would even say it glows.
For you, Christmas is a mix of tradition and fun.You're not above strapping on a red blinking nose for a laugh.

Christmas Carol Are You?

Just a short quiz. Fun for the holiday season

Friday, December 02, 2005

Bobby Helms

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock
Jingle bells swing and jingle bells ring
Snowing and blowing up bushels of fun
Now the jingle hop has begun

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock
Jingle bells chime in jingle bell time
Dancing and prancing in Jingle Bell Square
In the frosty air.

What a bright time, it's the right time
To rock the night away
Jingle bell time is a swell time
To go gliding in a one-horse sleigh

Giddy-up jingle horse, pick up your feet
Jingle around the clock
Mix and a-mingle in the jingling feet
That's the jingle bell,
That's the jingle bell,
That's the jingle bell rock.
Christmas Shopping: A Survivor's Guide
Dave Barry

In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it 'Christmas' and went to church; the Jews called it 'Hanukka' and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say 'Merry Christmas!' or 'Happy Hanukka!' or (to the atheists) 'Look out for the wall!'"
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Thursday, December 01, 2005

A Few Christmas Jokes...

What do reindeer say before they tell a joke?
This one will sleigh you!

What is Santa's primary language?
North Polish.

What do you call Santa's helpers?
Subordinate Clauses.

James Fenimore Cooper wrote about the life of Santa Claus.
It is titled The Deer Sleigher.

Where does Santa go swimming?
The North Pool.

How do Santa and Mrs. Claus get around the North Pole?
On an icicle built for two.

Very little of the Christmas postings you will see here is original to me. I have freely "borrowed" content and if asked will remove it immediately. I do not mean to allow anyone to think it is mine. I would and do give credit where I know it. It is offered simply for your enjoyment.
Time Man Of the Year

Considering that Time will be announcing it's Man of the Year soon, here's a trivia question for you:

Who was Time's first Man of the Year?
Christmas In Heaven

I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below
with tiny lights like heaven's stars reflecting on the snow.
The sight is so spectacular please wipe away that tear
for I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear
but the sounds of music can't compare with the Christmas choir up here.
I have no words to tell you of the joy their voices bring
for it is beyond description to hear the angels sing.
I know how much you miss me, I see the pain inside your heart
for I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I can't tell you of the splendor or the peace here in this place.
Can you just imagine Christmas with our Savior face to face?
I'll ask him to lift your spirit as I tell you of your love
so then pray for one another as you lift your eyes above.
Please let your hearts be joyful and let your spirit sing
for I am spending Christmas in heaven and I'm walking with the King.

For those of us who miss loved ones this time of year.
December Holidays

Here is the list of holidays and observances for December. Christmas isn't listed, but I don't think any of us need to be reminded.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Never Use Cruise Control While Driving in Rain

I received this in email and checked it out on for validity. According to Snopes (here's the link to the story), this is a true story and can happen. So, please, be careful and be safe!

A 36 year old female had an accident several weeks ago and totaled her car. A resident of Kilgore, Texas, she was traveling between Gladewater & Kilgore. It was raining, though not excessively, when her car suddenly began to hydroplane and literally flew through the air. She was not seriously injured but very stunned at the sudden occurrence!

When she explained to the highway patrolman what had happened he told her something that every driver should know - NEVER DRIVE IN THE RAIN WITH YOUR CRUISE CONTROL ON. She had thought she was being cautious by setting the cruise control and maintaining a safe consistent speed in the rain. But the highway patrolman told her that if the cruise control is on and your car begins to hydroplane -- when your tires lose contact with the pavement -- your car will accelerate to a higher rate of speed and you take off like an airplane. She told the patrolman that was exactly what had occurred. The highway patrol estimated her car was actually traveling through the air at 10 to 15 miles per hour faster than the speed set on the cruise control. The patrolman said this warning should be listed, on the driver's seat sun-visor - NEVER USE THE CRUISE CONTROL WHEN THE PAVEMENT IS WET OR ICY, along with the airbag warning.

We tell our teenagers to set the cruise control and drive a safe speed - but we don't tell them to use the cruise control only when the pavement is dry. The only person the accident victim found, who knew this (besides the patrolman), was a man who had had a similar accident, totaled his car and sustained severe injuries.

Update: Cousin Buddy and I had an email conversation regarding the fact that apparently many people don't know about cruise control and wet and icy pavements even though it's taught in high school driver's ed classes. I had to admit that few, if any, vehicles had cruise control when I took driver's ed from Fred Flintstone. As Cousin Buddy is a few years older than me, he had to agree. He has the ability to learn things taught in driver's ed from his kids and grandkids, neither of which I have. A fact that alternately consternates and amuses me.
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The Question Was...

What is an Interrobang?

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For a short time in 1967, the American Typers Association invented a new punctuation mark that was a combination of the question mark and an exclamation point called an "interrobang." It was intended to be used to express incredulity or disbelief. It never caught on with the general public, and it faded away.

I've been typing for many, many, many, ma...well, you get the idea...years and I never heard of an interrobang.
What Does Love Mean?

Slow down for three minutes to read this. It is so worth it.

Touching words from the mouth of babes.

What does Love mean? A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, "What does love mean?" The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. See what you think:

"When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love." Rebecca- age 8

"When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth." Billy - age 4

"Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other." Karl - age 5

"Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries>without making them give you any of theirs." Chrissy - age 6

"Love is what makes you smile when you're tired." Terri - age 4

"Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK."

Danny - age 7 "Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more.

My Mommy and Daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss" Emily - age 8

"Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen." Bobby - age 7 (Wow!)

"If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate," Nikka - age 6 (we need a few million more Nikka's on this planet)

"Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it>everyday." Noelle - age 7

"Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well." Tommy - age 6

"During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling. He was the only one doing that. I wasn't scared anymore." Cindy - age 8

"My mommy loves me more than anybody . You don't see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night." Clare - age 6

"Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken." Elaine-age 5

"Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford." Chris - age 7

"Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day." Mary Ann - age 4

"I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones." Lauren - age 4

"When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you." (what an imagination!) >Karen - age 7

"Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn't think it's gross." Mark - age 6

"You really shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget." Jessica - age 8

And the final one -- Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a contest he was asked to judge. The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child. The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife .

Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman's yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there.

When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said, "Nothing, I just helped him cry."

The following offers a prayer. If you are not inclined toward prayer, just skip the rest of this post.

When there is nothing left but God, that is when you find out that God is all you need. Take 60 seconds and give this a shot! All you do is simply say the following small prayer for the person who sent you this.

Father, God bless all my friends in whatever it is that You know they may be needing this day! And may their life be full of your peace, prosperity and power as he/she seeks to have a closer relationship with you.


Monday, November 28, 2005

Christmas Programming

I've complied a list, to be updated as I find more information, of Christmas TV programs. I have several favorites and I've managed to miss them sometimes. Not the end of the world, by any means, but it was a little sad at the time.

So, for your information, here are the ones I know about now. I wil update as I get more information on Christmas shows, movies, and programs. I might miss something, so you need to keep an eye out on your local proramming. You will have to check your local listings for times, and of course, your local channels.

Monday November 28 through Sunday December 4

11-30 8:00 pm Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer CBS
11-30 8:00 pm Christmas in Rockefeller Center NBC
12-2 8:00 pm The Happy Elf NBC
12-2 8:00 pm Santa Claus is Comin' to Town ABC
12-4 10:15 pm Entertainment Weekly's Best Holiday Movies AMC
12-4 8:00 pm Holiday Inn AMC

Monday December 5 through Sunday December 11

12-5 10:00 pm Creative Juice for the Holidays DIY Network
12-5 9: 00 pm Recipe for a Perfect Christmas Lifetime
12-6 8:00 pm A Charlie Brown Christmas ABC
12-7 8:00 pm The White House Christmas 2005 HGTV
12-9 8:00 pm I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown! ABC
12-10 8:00 pm It's a Wonderful Life NBC
12-10 8:30 pm Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas ABC

Monday December 12 through Sunday December 19

12-14 8:00 pm Christmas in Washington
12-15 10:00 pm L.A. Holiday Celebration PBS
12-15 8:00 pm The Santa Clause ABC
12-17 2:00 pm Rugrats Chanukah Special Nickelodeon
12-17 8:00 pm Frosty the Snowman CBS
12-17 8:00 pm Soul Train Christmas Special
12-18 8:00 pm National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation NBC

Monday December 19 through December 25

12-21 10:00 pm A St. Olaf Christmas in Norway PBS
12-21 8:00 pm A Home for the Holidays CBS
12-21 8:00 pm Renee Fleming: Sacred Songs and Carols PBS
12-21 9:00 pm Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir PBS
12-22 9:00 pm Christmas at Belmont PBS
12-23 10:30 pm Creature Comforts - Merry Christmas Everybody BBC America
12-23 9:00 pm Christmas Lights BBC America
12-24 8:00 pm Arthur's Perfect Christmas PBS
12-24 8:00 pm It's a Wonderful Life NBC
12-24 9:00 pm I'll Be Home for ChristmasABC
12-24 9:00 p Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir PBS
12-25 Christmas at Belmont PBS
12-25 10:00 pm Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade ABC
12-25 9:00 pm Finding John Christmas CBS

Monday December 26 through Sunday January 1

12-26 8:30 pm Rugrats Kwanzaa Nickelodeon
12-31 10:00 pm Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve 2006 ABC
12-31 11:00 pm New Year's Eve Live Fox.
12-31 11:30 pm New Year's Eve with Carson Daly NBC
12-31 8:00 pm Live from Lincoln Center PBS

Monday January 2 through Sunday January 9

1-2 11:00 am Tournament of Roses Parade NBC (I know, this should be on New Year's Day, I'll be checking out the date)

Other programs you might be interested in, but you need to check your local listings for dates, times and networks:

Charlie Brown Christmas Tales (ABC?)
Chanukah Stories PBS
Jury Duty

I received a jury summons in the mail a couple of weeks ago. My first thought was, oh boy, why me? I filled out the questionaire, noted that I had a parking permit so that I wouldn't have to pay for parking and took the summons itself to work so that I could arrange to take the day off.

One of the questions asked was whether you are employed, and if you are compensated if you are called for jury duty. In Florida, apparently the law has changed. Used to be, the state would pay a daily per diem and mileage. Now, if you are employed and paid for the time, you will not be paid by the state. If you are not employed, or your employer will not pay your salary while on jury duty, you will get a cool $15 a day (wow!!) for the first two or three days, and $30 per day for the rest of your time on the jury. Obviously, no one gets rich on jury duty in Florida!.

Like most other people, I realize and really do believe, that it's incumbent upon Americans to do their duty by voting and to serve on juries. But it's also the American way to expect everyone else to to their duty; but we, ourselves, should be exempt. We grumble about it and try to find ways to avoid jury duty, but most of us go anyway. Grumbling, moaning, and groaning all the way, but we do it. And come out better for it, usually, with a renewed sense of pride at having done our duty.

I parked in the parking garage, put my permit in the window and walked toward the courthouse. As I was about to cross the street, a woman asked where the courthouse was. Her name was Veronica and we became jury pals. We chatted as we crossed the street and up the steps into the courthouse into the security lobby. We went through the metal detectors. I did not set off any alarms (yay!), although Veronica was wanded and then allowed to go through.

We went into the jury assembly room and checked in. In the old days, I was in and out of the courthouse quite often, and knew a lot (most?) of the people who worked there, or at least knew them by sight. Since it's been over ten years since I transferred from that job, I wouldn't have been a bit surprised if I saw no one at all I knew. I knew no one at the metal detectors and they are Sheriff's Office employees. As it turned out, the woman assisting the Jury Coordinator recognized me. I had to look at her name tag (remember it has been about 10 years since I've seen her) and then remembered who she was. We chatted for a moment to catch up and then Veronica and I found seats.

Our summonses said to report at 800 a.m. but people kept trailing in until 8:45. I noticed a sign that gave the judges names. Of the four judges listed, I actually knew three of them by sight, and knew of the fourth. Judge Henderson was the one I knew best and "back in the day" when he was "just" a lawyer, he knew me by name, and I knew him well enough to call him by his first name (today his first name is "Judge."). I also worked with his dad "back in the day". He was one proud Daddy the day his son became a judge.

Here in Manatee County, all potential jurors are summonsed on Monday for all trials that week. We watched a video on jury duty. Apparently this video is the standard for introducing the jury system. Manatee County in the forefront once again! Then Judge Nicholas came in, introduced himself and thanked us for our service (as if we really had a choice). He explained that many cases are settled on Monday morning so not all of us would be required (there were approximately 125 of us crowded into the jury assembly room). He didn't say it, but many people realize that the offer made by the opposition is probably better than what they face if they actually go to trial, so they'll take the offer to settle their civil case or the offer for the plea deal in a criminal case. Judge Nicholas simply said that many cases are settled because things just come together at the last minute.

If you are actually empaneled on a jury, your trial may be held on Monday or scheduled for another day, so you might have to come back on Tuesday, or even Wednesday or Thursday. Most trials are one day events. All of the criminal cases to be held this week are scheduled for one day. The civil cases could run two or three days. Judge Nicholas asked all the important information such as whether we were licenced drivers, legal residents of Florida and Manatee County, and over 18. Then he went on to the "important" questions such as whether any of us were the governor, cabinet members, clerks of court, or judges. None of us were, so we were declared as so far acceptable for jury duty.

Judge Henderson later came in and told us that all civil trials had been settled and there were only two criminal trials. He joked around a little and then left to go to his courtroom. I don't know whether he ever saw me, or if he did see me if he recognized me. My guess is that he didn't see me (there were a bunch of people there after all), or if he did, it was more, "where do I know her from?"

After Judge Henderson left, Marlene, the Jury Coordinator, announced that the potential jury panels had been selected from the questionaires we received with our summonses and turned in when we checked in. She called the first 25 names. I wasn't one of them. Veronica also missed the first call. Veronica thought for a moment her name was called, but it was a different last name. So we waited till the next panel was called.

Marlene began calling names again. Veronica was called. And my name wasn't. Not that I'm really complaining, but, I still can't believe that I wasn't called. My jury duty requirement has been satisfied for the next year. And if I get another summons, I can legally, morally, ethically, and without regret, check off the box that states I have served within the last twelve months.
Update: I've since found that I'm in good company in receiving a summons for jury duty. President Bush himself received a summons to appear in Crawford County. Yes, He received a deferment, but I think in this case, it's justifiable. Senator Kerry also recently served on a jury, and was elected foreman. In my personal opinion, lawyers should be exempt, after all, they do have more knowledge of the law than the average person does. And, most prosecutors and defense lawyers want the jury panel to know only what they are told about the law, it might be a problem to have an actual lawyer on the panel. Well, that's my opinion after all.
I wonder why their service received more media attention than mine did. hmmm..I wonder....
Computer Knows Best

Good Morning,This is what a computer should do first thing in the morning! Click on the link below and then type in your first


The most destructive habit..............................Worry
The greatest Joy............................................Giving
The greatest loss............................................Loss of self-respect
The most satisfying work.................................Helping others
The ugliest personality trait..............................Selfishness
The most endangered species.........................Dedicated leaders
Our greatest natural resource..........................Our youth
he greatest "shot in the arm"............................Encouragement
The greatest problem to overcome....................Fear
The most effective sleeping pill.........................Peace of mind
The most crippling failure disease....................Excuses
The most powerful force in life.........................Love
The most dangerous pariah.............................A gossiper
The world's most incredible computer...............The brain
The worst thing to be without.... .......................Hope
The deadliest weapon.....................................The tongue
The two most power-filled words......................"I Can"
The greatest asset..........................................Faith
The most worthless emotion............................Self-pity
The most beautiful attire.................................SMILE!
The most prized possession.......................... Integrity
The most powerful channel of communication..Prayer
The most contagious spirit..............................Enthusiasm

From email - Just something to think about

Sunday, November 27, 2005

The Big Wheel

From email. There is a prayer at the end. If you are not inclined toward prayer, feel free to read as far as you want or to skip altogether. Prayer is part of my life, but I will not insist that you include it in yours.

I don't believe in unanswered prayers. They are always answered, but maybe not in our time, or in the way we would want. God answers in His way, His time, and how He wants. You may agree or not, that's part of your relationship (or lack of) with God.

I thought this was especially thought-provoking with Christmas coming. Now, the email. Enjoy!

The Big Wheel

In September 1960, I woke up one morning with six hungry babies and just 75 cents in my pocket. Their father was gone. The boys ranged from three months to seven years; their sister was two.

Their Dad had never been much more than a presence they feared. Whenever they heard his tires crunch on the gravel driveway they would scramble to hide under their beds.

He did manage to leave $15 a week to buy groceries.

Now that he had decided to leave, there would be no more beatings, but no food either.

If there was a welfare system in effect in southern Indiana at that time, I certainly knew nothing about it. I scrubbed the kids until they looked brand new and then put on my best homemade dress. Loaded them into the rusty old 51 Chevy and drove off to find a job.

The seven of us went to every factory, store and restaurant in our small town. No luck.

The kids stayed crammed into the car and tried to be quiet while I tried to convince whoever would listen that I was willing to learn or do anything.

I had to have a job.

Still no luck. The last place we went to, just a few miles out of town was an old Root Beer Barrel drive-in that had been converted to a truck stop. It was called the Big Wheel.

An old lady named Granny owned the place and she peeked out of the window from time to time at all those kids. She needed someone on the graveyard shift, 11 at night until seven in the morning. She paid 65 cents an hour and I could start that night. I raced home and called the teenager down the street that baby-sat for people. I bargained with her to come and sleep on my sofa for a dollar a night. She could arrive with her pajamas on and the kids would already be asleep. This seemed like a good arrangement to her, so we made a deal.

That night when the little ones and I knelt to say our prayers, we all thanked God for finding Mommy a job. And so I started at the Big Wheel.

When I got home in the mornings I woke the baby-sitter up and sent her home with one dollar of my tip money--fully half of what I averaged every night. As the weeks went by, heating bills added a strain to my meager wage.

The tires on the old Chevy had the consistency of penny balloons and began to leak. I had to fill them with air on the way to work and again every morning before I could go home.

One bleak fall morning, I dragged myself to the car to go home and found four tires in the back seat. New tires! There was no note, no nothing, and just those beautiful brand new tires. Had angels taken up residence in Indiana? I wondered.

I made a deal with the local service station. In exchange for his mounting the new tires, I would clean up his office. I remember it took me a lot longer to scrub his floor than it did for him to do the tires.

I was now working six nights instead of five and it still wasn't enough. Christmas was coming and I knew there would be no money for toys for the kids.

I found a can of red paint and started repairing and painting some old toys. Then hid them in the basement so there would be something for Santa to deliver on Christmas morning. Clothes were a worry too. I was sewing patches on top of patches on the boys' pants and soon they would be too far-gone to repair.

On Christmas Eve the usual customers were drinking coffee in the Big Wheel. These were the truckers, Les, Frank, and Jim, and a state trooper named Joe.

A few musicians were hanging around after a gig at the Legion and were dropping nickels in the pinball machine. The regulars all just sat around and talked through the wee hours of the morning and then left to get home before the sun came up.

When it was time for me to go home at seven o'clock on Christmas morning I hurried to the car. I was hoping the kids wouldn't wake up before I managed to get home and get the presents from the basement and place them under the tree. (We had cut down a small cedar tree by the side of the road down by the dump.) It was still dark and I couldn't see much, but there appeared to be some dark shadows in the car-or was that just a trick of the night? Something certainly looked different, but it was hard to tell what.

When I reached the car I peered warily into one of the side windows. Then my jaw dropped in amazement. My old battered Chevy was filled full to the top with boxes of all shapes and sizes. I quickly opened the driver's side door, crumbled inside and kneeled in the front facing the back seat.

Reaching back, I pulled off the lid of the top box. Inside was whole case of little blue jeans, sizes 2-10! I looked inside another box: It was full of shirts to go with the jeans. Then I peeked inside some of the other boxes. There was candy and nuts and bananas and bags of groceries. There was an enormous ham for baking, and canned vegetables and potatoes. There was pudding and Jell-O and cookies, pie filling and flour. There was whole bag of laundry supplies and cleaning items. And there were five toy trucks and one beautiful little doll.

As I drove back through empty streets as the sun slowly rose on the most amazing Christmas Day of my life, I was sobbing with gratitude. And I will never forget the joy on the faces of my little ones that precious morning.

Yes, there were angels in Indiana that long-ago December. And they all hung out at the Big Wheel truck stop.

THE POWER OF PRAYER. I believe that God only gives three answers to prayer:

1. "Yes!"
2. "Not yet."
3. "I have something better in mind."

God still sits on the throne, the devil is a liar. You may be going through a tough time right now but God is getting ready to bless you in a way that you cannot imagine.

My instructions were to pick four people that I wanted God to bless, and I picked you.

Please pass this to at least four people you want to be blessed and a copy back to me.

This prayer is powerful, and prayer is one of the best gifts we receive. There is no cost but a lot of rewards. Let's continue to pray for one another. Here is the prayer:

Father, I ask You to bless my friends, relatives and email buddies reading this right now. Show them a new revelation of Your love and power.
From Email - The Friendship Ball

I got the following in email. I don't agree with several of the statements made I think that while the statements may be true to a certain extent, they are not true of all people or even of some people. The email is in Italics, my comments in plain text.

Did you know that those who appear to be very strong in heart, are real weak and most susceptible? Did you know that those who spend their time protecting others are the ones that really need someone to protect them? Did you know that the three most difficult things to say are: I love you, Sorry and help me.

Me: Help me is hardest for me; sorry would be next; and I love you is easiest, but only said when I mean it. It's not something I say easily, but is meant when said.

Did you know that those who dress in red are more confident in themselves? Did you know that those who dress in yellow are those that enjoy their beauty? Did you know that those who dress in black are those who want to be unnoticed and need your help and understanding?

Me: People who wear black want to be unnoticed and need your help and understanding? Maybe they wear black simply because they like how it looks against their skin or hair. Or because they think it makes them look thinner.

Did you know that when you help someone, the help is returned in two folds? Did you know that it's easier to say what you feel in writing than saying it to someone in the face? But did you know that it has more value when you say it to their face? Did you know that if you ask for something in faith, your wishes are granted?

Me: I do believe in doing good things for others because good things will happen to you. I sometimes call it karma, but I believe that it's God's blessings and rewards for doing good. I believe in doing things in faith. Sometimes it takes me a while to remember to turn it over to God, but when I do, everything seems to work out. You just gotta believe, have faith, that things will work out and your "wish" or your need will be fulfilled.

Did you know that you can make your dreams come true, like falling in love, becoming rich, staying healthy, if you ask for it by faith, and if you really knew, you'd be surprised by what you could do.

Me: With God's help, we can do anthing.

But don't believe everything I tell you, until you try it for yourself, if you know someone that is in need of something that I mentioned, and you know that you can help, you'll see that it will be returned in two-fold.

Today, the ball of FRIENDSHIP is in your court, send this to those who truly are your friends (including me if I am one). Also, do not feel bad if no one sends this back to you in the end, you'll find out that you'll get to keep the ball for other people want more .. Ok, this is what you have to do: Send to ALL your FRIENDS!

But you have to DO THIS within an hour after you open this mail!

Now..... MAKE 1 WISH!!!!!!

Make it now, It's your last chance!!

I hope you did make a wish.

Me again. If you choose to copy and send to your friends, feel free. Or if you'd like to link to your site, that's okay too. If you don't that's fine too. Of course, my email gave a list of the number of friends you send to you will have good luck from this many, or that many. I don't believe in this kind of "luck" or anything that is based on how many people you send to or how many send back. I offer this simply as a thought provoking exercise.
Good Advice

By following the simple advice I heard on a Dr. Phil Show, I have finally found inner peace. Dr. Phil proclaimed the way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you have started.

So I looked around my house to see things I started and hadn't finished; and, before leaving the house this morning I finished off a bottle of Merlot, a bottle of Chardonnay, a bottle of Baileys, a bottle of Kahlua, a package of Oreo's, a pot of coffee, the rest of the Cheesecake, some Saltines and a box of Godiva Chocolates.
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You have no idea how freakin' good I feel.