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10/3/17 4:16 P

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ha ha ha ha, good one.

Nothing tastes as good as thin feels.



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8/26/17 7:10 A

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Did you hear about the man from Newburyport who slept on a corduroy pillow and made headlines. TaDah!!

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7/14/17 8:08 A

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I got one (1) team bonus point this Friday morning. Isn't that funny?

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4/2/15 12:44 P

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Where does the Easter Bunny eat breakfast?

At IHop

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2/17/15 8:29 P

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19 years ago, I was VERY pregnant with my first child. I was so round, I couldn't see my feet. Late one night, my husband and I were in a supermarket. I realized that my sneaker was untied. Since my back was killing me, I asked my husband to tie it for me. He knelt down and was tying it, when a woman & her little boy turned the corner. The little boy stopped, and very loudly said, " See??? THAT woman doesn't know how to tie her shoes either!!!" . He gave me a good chuckle.

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9/13/14 9:38 P

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Last night, at a painting party put on by Progressives, the women, a stranger, next to me said "you go get me water". I thought this strange, but thought that she was just thinking production style: you get water, while I do this, etc. When I returned with that water, she looked at me and asked why I brought it! I told her that she had said to get it, to which she said" No! I said the woman was bringing YOU clean water, for your brushes!!" DUH!

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10/31/13 9:35 P

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It was a Sunday and my husband then, now ex, was walking out the door to go play baseball with the guys. I had turkey on the counter. The past three or four months the turkey had been getting picked at, (for lack of a better word) parts missing ,etc. So as my Husband was leaving my 7 year old son began to sing "Every time you go away with you , you take a Piece of meat with you" Oh we all broke out in hysterics, as we looked at him and saw the turkey meat in one hand and some in his mouth.. and we all knew it was my Husband who had been pilfering the turkey meat! emoticon

Inches Inches Inches lost are more important to me than pounds... :) well POUNDS ARE STILL IMPORTANT NOT AS MUCH AS INCHES THOSE SHOW THE REAL PROGRESS AND THAT IS A HEALTHIER WAY TO MAINTAIN YOUR WEIGHT!!


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9/7/11 3:19 P

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A husband says to his wife i killed 2 female flies and 3 male flies. She asked how do you know what sex they were?? He replied 2 were on the phone and 2 were on the couch and 1 was on the remote. emoticon

ONE HOOP, ONE JUMP, ONE STEP AT A TIME IS ALL IT TAKES TO MELT THE FAT.











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4/15/11 1:37 P

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We moved up to Boston last weekend, and I got here first with the cat. I left her alone for 5 min. in the apartment to run back down and get her litter box... when I came back I couldn't find her ANYWHERE. I started freaking out. Did she fall out the 6th floor window??? No, no... they're all screened in. I searched every cupboard, closet, nook and cranny, but couldn't find her anywhere.

Then I was standing in the living room calling her name and noticed soot from the chimney on the floor... I bent down and looked up into the fireplace.. there she was! Staring back at me, frightened, sitting on the flue.

It took days to get her clean and to wash all the black foot prints off the sills. lol

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1/28/11 9:33 A

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I'm learning to turn down my headphones at the gym because apparently I can't hear myself talking to MYSELF. I was lifting weights and being a big ole dummy I thought I could bench more then I obviously could. So I was telling the bar bell "Go up Go up Go up" really quickly over and over again. When at last I got it back in place and sat up to see three people looking at me and one said "You got it up"!

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1/12/11 10:27 A

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cute story!

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1/12/11 7:54 A

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My husband is a 6th grade history teacher. A question on his recent test asked for the name of the holiday that celebrated the Exodus. One student responded: The Fall Over. (no credit) another responded Passed Over (credit). It was funny to hear him laughing as he graded tests late at night....

Wishing you well, Sheila

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Yesterday, my son's school had an author's day. All the parents sit in the classroom and the students read some of their work from the school year. One of the things all the children read was called "I Am..." They basically filled in sentences about their lives and things they hope for the future. My son's began like the others, "I am a second grader....I want to be like my dad when I grow up....I like to play baseball." Then he got to this one...."I dream that I will never go to jail.....I hope to live a peaceful life." It was so funny and so random!!!!

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12/23/09 2:56 P

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O my gosh I would love to have seen that!

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12/23/09 2:53 P

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The candy canes were disappearing off the tree. I placed a few new ones and waited. I expected the kids but stood there amazed when I saw my big cat Scrappy on the bookcase batting the canes off the tree to the dogs waiting below.

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12/17/09 9:32 A

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Ok, that's CUTE!

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12/17/09 9:26 A

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Years ago the boy next door was shoving something into my baby pram. I asked him what he was doing. He said he was putting his school paper in the pram because his mom told him not to bring home any bad papers.

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10/21/09 5:46 A

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I used to live in Leominster and there was one of those on route 2. My grandkids used it as a landmark- "I see the funny tree!"

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10/20/09 10:32 A

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Since this team is based in Massachusetts, maybe some of you are familiar with item I am going to describe. I commute daily from Gardner to Waltham, taking Rt 2 East. Right around the 110/111 exit is this very tall cell phone tower. Well, some genius decided they wanted the cell phone tower to "blend in" with the landscape so they covered the tower with fake fir branches (like a fake christmas tree). It doesn't "blend" AT ALL and looks like a huge bottle brush stuck in the woods! Every day I laugh when I drive by it because it looks so ridiculous.

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8/30/09 8:05 A

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Losing weight w/ laughter

Some say the glass is half empty......some say the glass is half full..........
I say...Are you going to drink that?

Remember....The best exercise is stooping down to lift another up!

Have a nice weekend!

"Each indecision brings its own delays and days are lost lamenting over lost days... What you can do or think you can do, begin it. For boldness has magic, power, and genius in it."
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
1749-1832, Poet, Novelist and Scientist


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5/14/09 9:39 A

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We took my grandson(4) and granddaughter(5) camping last weekend. We use chair pads to sit on when the picnic benches are all sappy. Well each time the kids got up to play theirs fell to the ground. My grandson would just pick them up. Well he got tired of picking them. Well they fell again and he went to pick them up again and he then announced "Emma i'm tired of picking up your pads" The whole campground burst out laughing.

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Years teach us more than books. Berthold Auerbach The wisdom of nations lies in their proverbs, which are brief and pithy. -William Penn

“Plant seeds of expectation in your mind; cultivate thoughts that anticipate achievement. Believe in yourself as being capable of overcoming all obstacles and weaknesses.”


'Lord, keep our servicemen and women safe, whether they serve at home or overseas. Hold them in your loving hands and protect them as they protect us.'





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3/22/09 6:39 P

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POLLY20, I loved your Feb story -- I just came back from an infuriating visit w my Mom, and it REALLY helped to emoticon

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3/9/09 7:12 A

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Positive Quote of the Day:

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
Elizabeth Kubler Ross


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It is difficult to lead farther, than you have gone yourself. Unknown


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3/3/09 1:34 P

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March 03, 2009

Quote of the Day
"Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you're going to do now and do it."
– William C. Durant


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2/23/09 11:54 A

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POSITIVE QUOTE OF THE DAY
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Many people believe that support is something that you give to
someone you feel sorry for or that it means propping up someone who
would fail unless you were there to give him a boost. But that's not
the way I see it. Support is the boost you can give someone who can
help himself but who needs a partner to open a window or push aside a
roadblock.

-- Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy's


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2/18/09 7:43 A

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Saw this in another team thread and thought it might be fun for us here, too:

I've lost the weight equivalent of 10 dozen eggs...How about you?

Here are some weight comparisons...What equivalent have you shed and what will you be shedding?

1 pound = a Guinea Pig
1.5 pounds = a dozen Krispy Kreme glazed donuts
2 pounds = a rack of baby back ribs
3 pounds = an average human brain
4 pounds = an ostrich egg
5 pounds = a Chihuahua
6 pounds = a human’s skin
7.5 pounds = an average newborn
8 pounds = a human head
10 pounds= chemical additives an American consumes each year
11 pounds = an average housecat
12 pounds = a Bald Eagle
15 pounds = 10 dozen large eggs
16 pounds = a sperm whale’s brain
20 pounds = an automobile tire
23 pounds = amount of pizza an average American eats in a year
24 pounds = a 3-gallon tub of super premium ice cream
25 pounds = an average 2 year old
30 pounds = amount of cheese an average American eats in a year
33 pounds = a cinder block
36 pounds = a mid-size microwave
40 pounds = a 5-gallon bottle of water or an average human leg
44 pounds = an elephant’s heart
50 pounds = a small bale of hay
55 pounds = a 5000 BTU air conditioner
60 pounds = an elephant’s penis (yep, weights more than his heart!)
66 pounds = fats and oils an average American eats in a year
70 pounds = an Irish Setter
77 pounds = a gold brick
80 pounds = the World’s Largest Ball of Tape
90 pounds = a newborn calf
100 pounds = a 2 month old horse
111 pounds = red meat an average American eats in a year
117 pounds = an average fashion model (and she’s 5’11”)
118 pounds = the complete Encyclopedia Britannica
120 pounds = amount of trash you throw away in a month
130 pounds = a newborn giraffe
138 pounds = potatoes an average American eats in a year
140 pounds = refined sugar an average American eats in a year
144 pounds = an average adult woman (and she’s 5’4”)
150 pounds = the complete Oxford English Dictionary
187 pounds = an average adult man
200 pounds = 2 Bloodhounds
235 pounds = Arnold Schwarzenegger
300 pounds = an average football lineman
400 pounds = a Welsh pony

Blessings,



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2/11/09 10:09 A

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One evening a Husband, thinking he was being funny, said to his wife, 'Perhaps we should start washing your clothes in 'Slim Fast'. Maybe it would take a few inches off of your butt!'

His wife was not amused, and decided that she simply couldn't let such a comment go unrewarded. The next morning the husband took a pair of underwear out of his drawer. 'What the Hell is this?' he said to himself as a little 'dust' cloud appeared when he shook them out.

'April', he hollered into the bathroom, 'Why did you put Talcum Powder in my underwear?'

She replied with a snicker. 'It's not talcum powder; it's 'Miracle Grow'!!!!! !




You guys just never learn, do not tick off the woman.

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2/5/09 12:32 P

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FALLING UPWARD!!
My knes are bruised, my clothes are torn,
My face is scratched, my shoes are worn,
But I have something warm and real,
From ever falling up the hill.
I know not why, and yet for sure,
Some things there are we must endure,
And though I stumble I have found,
it's always upwards...never down.
Each heartache always brings a bit
of greater humbleness with it,
Each disappointment we must bear,
Is but a storm to clear the air,
And so as days go rushing by,
I do not doubt or question why.
The stars are getting closer still...
As I keep falling up the hill.
Grace E. Easley
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1/26/09 1:27 P

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This will take a couple of minutes to read, but you will laugh until you cry. A guy who purchased his wife a pocket Taser for their anniversary submitted this.

Last weekend I saw something at Larry's Pistol & Pawn Shop that sparked my Interest. The occasion was our 15th anniversary and I was looking for a Little something extra for my wife Julie. What I came across was a 100,000-volt, pocket/purse-sized taser. The effects of the taser were supposed to be short lived, with no long-term adverse affect on your Assailant, allowing her adequate time to retreat to safety....??

WAY TOO COOL! Long story short, I bought the device and brought it home.

I loaded two triple-a batteries in the darn thing and pushed the button. Nothing! I was disappointed. I learned, however, that if I pushed the button AND pressed it against a metal surface at the same time; I'd get the blue Arch of electricity darting back and forth between the prongs. AWESOME!!!

Unfortunately, I have yet to explain to Julie what that burn spot is on the face of her microwave. Okay, so I was home alone with this new toy, thinking to myself that it couldnʼt be all that bad with only two triple-A batteries, right?! !??

There I sat in my recliner, my cat Gracie looking on intently (trusting little soul) while I was reading the directions and thinking that I really needed to try this thing out on a flesh & blood moving target.

I must admit I thought about zapping Gracie (for a fraction of a second) and thought better of it. She is such a sweet cat. But, if I was going to give this thing to my wife to protect herself against a mugger, I did want some assurance that it would work as advertised. Am I wrong??? So, there I sat in a pair of shorts and a tank top with my reading glasses Perched delicately on the bridge of my nose, directions in one hand, and taser in another. The directions said that a one-second burst would shock and disorient your assailant; a two-second burst was supposed to cause muscle spasms and a major loss of bodily control; a three-second burst would purportedly make your assailant flop on the ground like a fish out of water. Any burst longer than three seconds would be wasting the batteries.? ? All the while I'm looking at this little device measuring about 5' long, less than 3/4 inch in circumference; pretty cute really and (loaded with two itsy, bitsy triple-A batteries) thinking to myself, 'no possible way!'

What happened next is almost beyond description, but I'll do my best... I'm sitting there alone, Gracie looking on with her head cocked to one side as to say, 'don't do it master,' reasoning that a one- second burst from such a tiny little ole thing couldn't hurt all that bad. I decided to give myself a one-second burst just for heck of it. I touched the prongs to my naked thigh, pushed the button, and... HOLY MOTHER OF GOD, WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION!!!

I'm pretty sure Jessie Ventura ran in through the side door, picked me up in the recliner , then body slammed us both on the carpet, over and over and over again. I vaguely recall waking up on my side in the fetal position, with tears in my eyes, body soaking wet, both nipples on fire, testicles nowhere to be found, with my left arm tucked under my body in the oddest position, and tingling in my legs.

The cat was standing over me making meowing sounds I had never heard before, licking my face, undoubtedly thinking to herself, 'Do it again, stupid, do it again!'

Note: If you ever feel compelled to 'mug' yourself with a taser, one note of caution: there is no such thing as a one-second burst when you zap yourself! You will not let go of that thing until it is dislodged from your hand by a violent thrashing about on the floor. A three-second burst would be considered conservative.

SON-OF-A-... That hurt like * *% !!! A minute or so later (I can't be sure, as time was a relative thing at that point), I collected my wits (what ittle I had left), sat up and surveyed the landscape. My bent reading glasses were on the mantel of the fireplace. How did they get up there??? My triceps, right thigh and both nipples were still twitching. My face felt like it had been shot up with Novocain, and my bottom lip weighed 88 lbs. I'm still looking for my testicles! I'm offering a significant reward for their safe return!!
Still in shock!!

P. S. My wife loved the gift, and now regularly threatens me with it.' If you think education is difficult, try being stupid.'




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When Mozart passed away, he was buried in a churchyard. A couple days later, the town drunk was walking through the cemetery and heard some strange noise coming from the area where Mozart was buried.

Terrified, the drunk ran and got the town magistrate to come and listen to it.

When the magistrate arrived, he bent his ear to the grave, listened for a moment, and said, "Ah, yes, that's Mozart's Ninth Symphony, being played backwards."

He listened a while longer, and said, "There's the Eighth Symphony, and it's backwards, too. Most puzzling."

So the magistrate kept listening; "There's the Seventh... the Sixth... the Fifth..."

Suddenly the realization of what was happening dawned on the magistrate; he stood up and announced to the crowd that had gathered in the cemetery, "My fellow citizens, there's nothing to worry about. It's just Mozart decomposing."

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I found this Silly Poem & wanted to share..Hugs

'Twas the day after Christmas, and all through the house, Every creature was hurtin', even the mouse.

The toys were all broken, their batteries dead; Santa passed out, with some ice on his head.

Wrapping and ribbons just covered the floor, While upstairs the family continued to snore. And I in my T-shirt, new Reeboks and jeans, Went into the kitchen and started to clean.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, I sprang from the sink to see what was the matter. Away to the window I flew like a flash, Tore open the curtains, and threw up the sash.

When what to my wondering eyes should appear, But a little white truck, with an oversized mirror.

The driver was smiling, so lively and grand; The patch on his jacket said, "U.S.POSTMAN."

With a handful of bills, he grinned like a fox, Then quickly he stuffed them into our mailbox. Bill after bill, after bill, they still came, Whistling and shouting he called them by name:

"Now Target, now Best Buy, now Penny's and Sears. There's eBay and Amazon - you're up to your ears! To the tip of your limit, every store, every mall, Now charge away - charge away - charge away all!"

He whooped and he whistled as he finished his work. He filled up the box, then turned with a jerk.

He sprang to his truck and he drove down the road, Driving much faster with just half a load.

Then, I heard him exclaim with great holiday cheer, "Enjoy what you got. . . you'll be paying for years!"




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Cute Andrew's Mom & Andrew is a cutie too.. So Precious.. Love & Hugs Polly xxo

A Christmas Version of 1 Corinthians 13

I hope you will enjoy a quiet reminder of the true meaning of Christmas.

A blessed Christmas to you and your loved ones,


As you prepare your heart and home for Christmas this year, consider the following words of wisdom and have Christ be the center and essence of your celebration.

* If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows, strands of
twinkling lights and shiny balls, but do not show love to my family, I'm just another decorator.

* If I slave away in the kitchen, baking dozens of Christmas cookies,
preparing gourmet meals and arranging a beautifully adorned table at
mealtime, but do not share the true meaning of Christmas, I'm just another cook.

* If I work at the soup kitchen, carol in the nursing home and give
all that I have to charity, but do not demonstrate kindness to strangers, it
profits me nothing.

* If I attend a myriad of holiday parties and sing in the choir but do
not focus on Christ, I have missed the point.

* Love stops the cooking to hug the child. Love sets aside the
decorating to kiss the husband.

* Love is kind, though harried and tired.

* Love doesn't envy another's home that has coordinated Christmas
china and table linens.

* Love doesn't yell at the kids to get out of the way, but is thankful
they are there to be in the way.

* Love doesn't give only to those who are able to give in return, but
rejoices in giving to those who can't.

* Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and
endures all things.

* Love never fails.

* Video games will break, pearl necklaces will be lost, golf clubs
will rust, but giving the gift of love will endure.

* Author Unknown"

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But
the greatest of these is love." 1 Corinthians 13




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A policeman finds someone crawling on all fours in the middle of the street. The cop approaches him and asks him, "What on earth do you think you're doing?" The man on the floor replies, "I've lost it." The policeman asks him curiously, "lost what?" The man on the floor answers, "well (hiccup) my balance sir."


"Feed the babies Who don’t have enough to eat.
Shoe the children With no shoes on their feet.
House the people Livin’ in the street.
Oh, oh, there’s a solution."

"Tax the rich, feed the poor, 'til there are no rich no more"

You never know true love until you are a Mommy.


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A man was pulled over for speeding down the highway; the officer came to the driver’s window and said, "Sir, may I see your driver’s license and registration?" The man said, "Well officer I don't have a license, it was taken away for a DUI." The officer, in surprise, said," What, do you have a registration for the vehicle?" So the man replied, "No sir, the car is not mine I stole it, but I am pretty sure I say a registration card in the glove box when I put the gun in it." The officer stepped back, "There is a gun in the glove box?!?" The man sighed and said, "Yes sir, I used to kill the woman who owns the car before I stuffed her in the trunk." The officer steps toward the back of the car and says," Sir do not move, I am calling for backup." The officer calls for backup and about ten minutes another highway patrolman arrives. He walks up to the window slowly and asks the man for his driver’s license and registration. The man said," Yes officer here it right here." It all checked out so the officer said," Is there a gun in the glove box sir?" The man laughs and says," No officer why would there be a gun in the glove box." He opened the glove box and showed him that there was no gun. The second officer asked him to open the trunk because he had reason to believe that there was a body in it. The man agrees and opens the trunk, no dead body. The second officer says, "Sir I do not understand, the officer that pulled you over said that you did not have a license, the car was stolen, there was a gun in the glove box, and a dead body in the trunk." The man looks the officer in the eyes and says, "Yeah and I'll bet he said I was speeding too."


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SO MANY BLESSINGS!!

My blessing are so many
I cannot add them up;
God showers them down upon me
And daily fills my cup.
As gentle rain from heaven
Descends upon the ground,
So His love and mercy
Everywhere are found.
So when I feel like grumbling
I just pause a while
And start to count my blessings,
And then I have to smile.
Recalling all God's goodness
Dispels my gloom and woes,
My heart wells up with praises
And my cup overflows.
Rosemary J. Tivey


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It's Christmas Time Again
(by Bob Lazzar-Atwood)

Put your problems on probation
Run your troubles off the track,
Throw your worries out the window
Get the monkeys off your back.
Silence all your inner critics
With your conscience make amends,
And allow yourself some happiness
It's Christmas time again!

Call a truce with those who bother you
Let all the fighting cease,
Give your differences a breather
And declare a time of peace,
Don't let angry feelings taint
The precious time you have to spend,
And allow yourself some happiness
It's Christmas time again!

Like some cool refreshing water
Or a gentle summer breeze,
Like a fresh bouquet of flowers
Or the smell of autumn leaves,
It's a banquet for the spirit
Filled with family, food and friends,
So allow yourself some happiness
It's Christmas time again!





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Dear God:
The lady reading this
is beautiful, classy and
strong and I love her.

Help her live her life to the fullest.
Please promote her and cause her to excel above her expectations.
Help her shine in the darkest places where it is impossible to love.
Protect her at all times, lift her up when she needs you the most
and let her know when she walks with you;
She will always be safe.

Hugs To All Always Polly




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WITHOUT A DREAM!!
Without a dream to keep in heart;
Without a hope and prayer -
We are like stones, in barren fields,
That serve no purpose, there;
Just empty hearts that cannot know
What God would have them hold -
And empty of the joys of faith
That bless the human soul.
For Hopes and dreams are like the flowers
That He endeared to sow -
They grow from seeds, to bud and bloom,
And seed new flowers to grow;
And this is all we need each day,
A little dream, to grow in heart;
A tiny hope and prayer.
Michael Dubina


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TAKE THE TIME!!!
Take the time, enjoy a sunrise -
Pink clouds brightening the sky,
Fragrance from a lovely garden
Where the roses please the eye.
Take the time, enjoy all nature -
It is always worth your while;
You'll be grateful for the beauty
That will cause your heart to smile.
Take the time to show a kindness -
Just a drop you give today
Has a special kind of sweetening
That can help in many ways.
There is magic in each droplet -
You will know that this is true,
For a portion of its magic
Will return to sweeten you.
Take the time to travel slower -
Enjoy each mement that you live,
Then you'll really know the fullness
Of the blessings God can give.
Rachel Hartnett


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YOU DIDN'T SEE
When your neighbor needs a helping hand,
Do you cheerfully agree
To stop and help, or do you just
Pretend...you didn't see?
And when your friends are troubled to
A very great degree,
Do you share your love and warmth, or just
Pretend...you didn't see?
Do you listen to the Spirit, when
He tells you how to be
Aware of others' needs, or just
Pretend...you didn't see?
But when in death, you reach God's gate,
And try to find the key,
Will you wonder, then, if He will just
Pretend...He didn't see?
Sister Miriam Barker, C.D.S.


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GIRLS IN MY CIRCLE

When I was little,
I used to believe in the concept of one best friend,
And then I started to become a woman.
And then I found out that if you allow your heart to open up,
God would show you the best in many friends.

One friend is needed when you're going through things with your man.
Another friend is needed when you're going through things with your mom.
Another will sit beside you in the bleachers as you delight in your children and their activities.
Another when you want to shop, share, heal, hurt, joke, or just be.
One friend will say, 'Let's cry together,'
Another, 'Let's fight together,' Another, 'Let's walk away together.'

One friend will meet your spiritual need,
Another your shoe fetish,
Another your love for movies,
Another will be with you in your season of confusion,
Another will be your clarifier, Another the wind beneath your wings.

But whatever their assignment in your life,
On whatever the occasion,
On whatever the day,
Or wherever you need them to meet you with their gym shoes on and hair pulled back,
Or to hold you back from making a complete fool of yourself ..
Those are your best friends.

It may all be wrapped up in one woman, But for many, it's wrapped up in several...
One from 7th grade,
One from high school,
Several from the college years,
A couple from old jobs,
On some days your mother,
On some days your neighbor,
On others, your sisters,
And on some days, your daughters.

So whether they've been your friend for 20 minutes or 20 years, enjoy the wonderful feeling of having Friends.



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Bubba
Bubba had long heard the stories of an amazing family tradition. It seems that his father, grandfather and great-grandfather had all been able to walk on water on their 21st birthday. On that special day, they'd each walked across the lake to the bar on the far side for their first legal drink. So when Bubba's 21st birthday came a round, he and his pal Jim Bob took a boat out to the middle of the lake, Bubba stepped out of the boat .... and nearly drowned! Jim Bob just barely managed to pull him to safety. Furious and confused, Bubba went to see his grandmother. 'Grandma,' he asked, 'it' s my 21st birthday, so why can't I walk 'cross the lake like my pappy, his father, and his father before him?' Granny looked deeply into Bubba's troubled eyes and said, 'Because your father, your grandfather and your great grandfather were born in January, when the lake is frozen, and you were born in July, you dumbass'.


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Real Mothers don't eat quiche;
they don't have time to make it.
Real Mothers know that their kitchen
utensils are probably in the sandbox..
Real Mothers often have sticky
floors, filthy ovens and happy kids.
Real Mothers know that dried play
dough doesn't come out of carpets.
Real Mothers don't want to know
what the vacuum just sucked up.
Real Mothers sometimes ask "Why
me?" and get their answer when a little voice says,
"Because I love you best."
Real Mothers know that a child's
growth is not measured by height or years or grade...It is
marked by the progression of Mommy to Mom to Mother...
The Images of Mother
4 YEARS OF AGE - My Mommy can do
anything!
8 YEARS OF AGE - My Mom knows a lot!
A whole lot!
12 YEARS OF AGE - My Mother
doesn't really know quite everything.
14 YEARS OF AGE - Naturally, Mother
doesn't know that, either.
16 YEARS OF AGE - Mother? She's
hopelessly old-fashioned.
18 YEARS OF AGE - That old woman?
She's way out of date!
25 YEARS OF AGE - Well, she might
know a little bit about it.
35 YEARS OF AGE - Before we decide,
let's get Mom' s opinion.
45 YEARS OF AGE - Wonder what Mom
would have thought about it?
65 YEARS OF AGE - Wish I could talk
it over with Mom.
The beauty of a woman is not in the
clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way
she combs her hair ... The beauty of a woman must be seen
from in her eyes, because that is th e doorway to her heart,
the place where love resides. The beauty of a woman is not
in a facial mole, but true beauty in a woman is reflected in
her soul ... It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the
passion that she shows, and the beauty of a woman with
passing years only grows!






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Brad Pitt,Angelina Jolie, and Shrek were sitting around having lunch and talking about their latest movies. Shrek said he was going to go see the Magic Mirror later on that afternoon to see if he was still the strongest man on earth. Brad said he wanted to go and see if he was the most handsome, and Angelina said she wanted to know if she was still the most beautiful. So they all agreed to stop at the restaurant the next day and give their results to each other. The next day, all 3 showed up. Shrek stated that he was still the strongest, Brad stated he was still the most handsome,and Angelina had her head down on the table and was sobbing. Brad asked her what was wrong,and with tears running down her lovely face,she asked," who the heck is Polly?"


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There were two nuns..

One of them was known as Sister Mathematical (SM),

and the other one was known as Sister Logical (SL) .

It is getting dark and they are still far away from the convent.

SM: Have you noticed that a man has been following us for
the past thirty-eight and a half minutes? I wonder what he wants.

SL: It's logical. He wants to rape us.

SM: Oh, no! At this rate he will reach us in 15 minutes
at the most! What can we do?

SL: The only logical thing to do of course is to walk faster..

SM: It's not working.

SL: Of course it's not working. The man did the only
logical thing. He started to walk faster, too.

SM: So, what shall we do? At this rate he will reach us in one minute.

SL: The only logical thing we can do is split. You go that way and I'll go this way.. He cannot follow us both.

So the man decided to follow Sister Logical.



Sister Mathematical arrives at the convent and is
worried about what has happened to Sister Logical.

Then Sister Logical arrives.

SM: Sister Logical! Thank God you are here!
Tell me what happened!

SL: The only logical thing happened. The man couldn't follow us both, so he followed me

SM: Yes, yes! But what happened then?

SL: The only logical thing happened. I started to run
as fast as I could and he started to run as fast as he could.

SM: And?

SL : The only logical thing happened. He reached me.

SM : Oh, dear! What did you do?

SL : The only logical thing to do.. I lifted my dress up.

SM : Oh, Sister! What did the man do?

SL: The only logical thing to do. He pulled down his pants.




SM: Oh, no! What happened then?

SL : Isn't it logical, Sister? A nun with her dress up can run faster than a man with his pants down.

And for those of you who thought it would be dirty,

Say two Hail Marys!



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LIGHT YOUR WORLD!!
Let the light of God shine through
as you go about your days.
In all the little things you do,
try to do them in God's way.
You'll never know the happiness
that a friendly smile can bring
to someone who's been feeling down -
left out of everything.
The hurting heart will suddenly
flip flop, and beat anew -
restoring hope and contentment
all because of you!!
A few flowers from your garden,
some cookies, or some bread,
will show you care, and ease the pain
of someone's aching head.
It's giving of your that counts
in all thing great and small -
to do Hi bidding, our very best,
each time we hear Him call.
Our privilege is to serour Lord,
and spread His light on earth.
While we are stewards of His world,
He judges our true worth.
Mary B Conn

So choose today to let your light shine for all your world to see, and watch the happiness you spread around come back to you in three!!


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Maybe this will help?







A young couple moves into a new neighborhood.


The next morning while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside.


'That laundry is not very clean', she said. 'She doesn't know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap'


Her husband looked on, but remained silent.


Everytime her neighbor would hang her wash to dry, the young woman would make the same comments.


About one month later, the woman was surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband: 'Look, she has learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her this?'


The husband said, 'I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows.'


And so it is with life. What we see when watching others, depends on the purity of the window through which we look.


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STILL WATERS!

Somewhere are tranquil waters
That we all seek to find
To leave behind our sorrows
And capture piece of mind.
I find mine in the country
Where small wild flowers grow
Where eyes can follow birds in flight
Not knowing where they go.
Where fields are wet with morning dew
And color fills the sky
My Jesus waits on dusty roads
Where I'll be passing by.
Perhaps you seek still waters
To help you on your way
You needn't be where I find mine
Stay where you are - and pray.
Edna Fontaine


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The One Flaw In Women
By the time the Lord made woman,
He was into his sixth day of working overtime.
An angel appeared and said,
'Why are you spending so much time on this one?'
And the Lord answered, 'Have you seen my spec sheet on her?
She has to be completely washable, but not plastic,
have over 200 movable parts, all replaceable
and able to run on diet coke and leftovers,
have a lap that can hold four children at one time,
have a kiss that can cure anything from a scraped knee to a broken heart
-and she will do everything
with only two hands.'

The angel was astounded at the requirements.
'Only two hands!? No way!
And that's just on the standard model?
That's too much work for one day.
Wait until tomorrow to finish.'

'But I won't, ' the Lord protested.
'I am so clos e to finishing this creation that is so close to my own heart.
She already heals herself when she is sick
AND can work 18 hour days.'

The angel moved closer and touched the woman.
'But you have made her so soft, Lord.'

'She is soft,' the Lord agreed,
'but I have also made her tough.
You have no idea what she can endure or accomplish.'

'Will she be able to think?', asked the angel.

The Lord replied,
'Not only will she be able to think,
she will be able to reason and negotiate.'

The angel then noticed something,
and reaching out, touched the woman's cheek.
'Oops, it looks like you have a leak in this model.
I told you that you were trying to put too much into this one.'

'That's not a leak,'
the Lord corrected,
'that's a tear!'
'What's the tear for?' the angel asked.

The Lord said, 'The tear is her way of expressing her joy,
her sorrow, her pain, her disappointment, her love,
her loneliness, her grief and her pride.'
The angel was impressed.
'You are a genius, Lord.
You thought of everything!
Woman is truly amazing.'

And she is!
Women have strengths that amaze men.
They bear hardships and they carry burdens,
but they hold happiness,
love and joy.
They smile when they want to scream.
They sing when they want to cry.
They cry when they are happy
and laugh when they are nervous.
They fight for what they believe in.
They stand up to injustice.
They don't take 'no' for an answer
when they believe there is a better solution.
They go without so their family can have.
They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.
They love unconditionally.
They cry when their children excel
and cheer when their friends get awards.
They are happy when they hear about
a birth or a wedding.
Their hearts break when a friend dies.
They grieve at the loss of a family member,
yet they are strong when they think there is no strength left.
They know that a hug and a kiss
can heal a broken heart.
Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors.
They'll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you
to show how much they care about you.
The heart of a woman is what makes the world keep turning.
They bring joy, hope and love.
They have compassion and ideals.
They give moral support to their family and friends.
Women have vital things to say and everything to give.

HOWEVER, IF THERE IS ONE TINY FLAW IN WOMEN,

IT IS THAT THEY FORGET THEIR WORTH.
PLEASE pass this along to your women friends and relatives
to remind them just how amazing they are.



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A PLACE FOR ME!!

There is a special place in life,
That needs my humble skill,
A certain job I'm meant to do,
Norbody else can fill.
The hours are demanding,
And the pay is not too good,
And yet I wouldn't change it
For a moment, if I could.
There is a special place in life,
A goal I must attain,
A dream that I must follow,
For I won't be back again.
There is a mark that I must leave,
However small it be,
A legacy of love for those
Who follow after me.
There is special place in life
That only I may share,
A little path that bears my name,
Awaiting me somewhere.
There is a hand that I must hold,
A word that I must say,
A smile that I must give, for there
Are tears to blot away.
There is a special place in life
That I was meant to fill,
A sunny spot where flowers grow
Upon a windy hill.
There's always a tomorrow,
And the best is yet to be,
And somewhere in this world I know
There is a place for me!
Grace E. Easley




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A good joke for you:

A Mens-Only Weight Loss Program...
A guy calls a company and orders their 5-day, 10 lb. weight loss program. The next day, there's a knock on the door and there stands before him a voluptuous, athletic, 19 year old babe with a sign around her neck.

She introduces herself as a representative of the weight loss company. The sign reads, 'If you can catch me, I'm yours.'

Without a second thought, he takes off after her. A few miles later huffing and puffing, he finally gives up. The same girl shows up for the next four days and the same thing happens. On the fifth day, he weighs himself and is delighted to find he has lost 10 lbs. as promised.

He calls the company and orders their 5-day/20 pound program. The next day there's a knock at the door and there stands the most stunning, beautiful, sexy woman he has ever seen in his life. She is wearing a skimpy running outfit, running shoes and a sign around her neck that read s, 'If you catch me, I'm yours.'

Well, he's out the door after her like a shot. This girl is in excellent shape and he does his best, but no such luck. So for the next four days, the same routine happens with him gradually getting in better and better shape.

Much to his delight on the fifth day when he weighs himself, he discovers that he has lost another 20 lbs. as promised. He decides to go for broke and calls the company to order the 7-day/50 pound program

'Are you sure?' asks the representative on the phone. 'This is our most rigorous program.'

'Absolutely,' he replies, 'I haven't felt this good in years.'

The next day there's a knock at the door; and when he opens it he finds a huge muscular guy standing there wearing nothing but pink running shoes and a sign around his neck that reads, 'If I catch you, you're mine.'

He lost 63 pounds that week.



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FARMERS' MARKET FAIRYLAND!!
The farmers' outdoor market is
A sort of fairyland
With rows of yellow pumpkins so
Symmetrical and grand.
Festoons of peppers hung aboutIn colors bright and gay
And squash to decorate the booths
All make a grand display.
The bushel baskets full of big
Red apple ripe and pears--
So aromatic is their smell
That one at once prepares
To take some home to munch upon
At even by the fire
While thoughts return to childhood days
And memories inspire.
The splashy ears of Indian corn
And sweet potatoes scrubbed
With all the other fruits of toil
In crates or boxed or tubbed
Tell us that man still farms the earth
And cannot get too far
From God with all His evidence
Of love and bounty's par.
Luther Elvis Albright


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Life is sweet because of the friends we have made
And the things which in common we share;
We want to live on, not because of ourselves,
But because of the ones who would care.
It's living and doing for somebody else
On that all of life's splendor depends,
And the joy of it all, when we count it all up,
Is found in the making of friends.

I would not live without the love of my friends.
John Keats


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LATE OCTOBER DAYS!!
I love these late October days
When skies are deeper blue
And trees on nearby hill and lane
Wear lovely rainbow hue.
There is no other time I know
So filled with warmth and cheer
As in these soft, warm amber days
When Autumntime is here.
The harvest now is gathered in,
Assuring Winter's fare,
Vegetables and fruit and grain
Heaped high in ample share.
How fitting that we humbly kneel
In gratitude and love
Giving thanks to our great God
For these blessing from above.
I love these late October days
So full of warmth and cheer
When man and nature join in praise
And God seems very near!
Kay Hoffman


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HARVEST TIME

Harvest time is praising time
For blessings all year thru,
Our hearts are filled with gratitude
For bounties, not a few.
Our tables all are laden
With delicious things to eat,
Potatoes, corn and biscuits
And cake and pie and meat.
Our wardrobes are so full of clothes
We don't know which to wear,
Our freezers are so full of food
There is no room to spare.
We have vacations every year
And sometimes more than that,
The animals we keep for pets
Are always sleek and fat.
The luxuries we often want
Are sometimes priced quite high,
But all the same they must be ours
We cannot pass them by.
Harvest time is praising time
And time to think of sharing,
A little less of selfishness
A little more of caring.
Lester E. Bartholomew


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VEGGIES WITH LOVE
Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred.
Proverbs 15:17

Maybe a fattened calf doesn't sound that tasty to you, but in Bible times it was the ultimate feast. Another way of putting Solomon's words might be, "Better to have canned soup at a happy dinner table than lasagna Florentine when everyone's fighting."
Have you ever noticed that when you are having a good time at dinner and people are laughing and talking, you eat less? It's no coincidence. Enjoying meals in an environment that is uplifting not only makes food less important, but it also helps your digestion.
Mary, a mother of four young kids, realized that the stress, havoc, and squabbling at mealtimes was making her focus on her food for distraction and comfort, causing her to eat too much. Now, by taking time to set a nice table, light candles, say grace-even at lunchtime- the kids sense that this is a special time to enjoy one another rather than just a chance to gobble food while continuing their play. And Mary is more aware of what she's eating and is able to slow down and enjoy each bite.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT
FOOD TASTES BES WITH LOVE!!

A Prayer for Power
Dear Lord, please help me to make getting along at mealtimes as important as getting full!
Your Word teaches that veggies with love is a feast.
I don't want to spoil a meal by eating on the run, squabbling at the table, or watching TV while I'm wolfing down Your gracious provision.
Help me to enjoy what You provide by serving it always in an atmosphere of love and peace.
Because of Your power at work in me, I will make harmony and smiles
and patience and forgiveness and good listening and good humor the most important nourishment at my table. Amen



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A BEST FRIEND!!
Someone who is concerned with everything you do. Someone to call upon during good and bad times. Someone who understands whatever you do. Someone who tells you the truth about yourself. Someone who knows what you are going through at all times. Someone who does not compete with you. Someone who is genuinely happy for you when things go well. Someone who tries to cheer you up when things don't go well. Someone who is an extension of yourself without which you are not complete.
Somone you do not take for granted, so count your blessings and count your friends and treasure your BEST FRIEND!



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MY DEFINITION OF A FRIEND IS YOU!! PART I

A friend is like a sister you never had, a brothere you always wanted, a companion you always hoped you'd find. A friend can feel like sunshine when there is too much rain in your life, light where there is only darkness, and food that nourishes the landscae of your soul. Having a friend can be pure vision to someone without direction and hope to someone in despair. A friend is someone who goes the extra mile with you and helps you turn the page and will be there until you find an answer to your prayer. When you find a friend, you feel as though you have found a personal treasure and been granted a special blessing.
A friend is someone you share concerns with, from failures to triumphs, through the losing streaks, the dry periods, and the lucky breaks. A friend is someone who provides an anchor when you need balance, won't sink in fear when you are challenged, but will believe with you that you can reach your goal. Friends laugh with you and cry with you. They listen and understand. They accept you without judgment and condition, and they love you just because. When your life gets messy or you are not on top, a friend won't turn away or trade you in for someone more useful or newsworthy or beautiful. Unlike someone who can see a need but remain unmoved by it, a friend is sensitive to your desires and your perceived needs, wants the best for you, whatever that is, and is available to listen, to talk , or to do whatever will help you most. A friend is there for you......always.
A friend suggests, but does not demand, lets you keep your opinions to yourself or share them, never insists that you agree, but lets you know that your friendship will survive if there ever is disagreement. A friend doesn't want to know things about you that you don't willingly want to share. When you need to move a mountain or just get up some little hill, a friend is your helper, your advocate, someone who's on your side and won't condemn or betray you. On the contrary, a friend accepts you and celebrates your uniqueness.
MY DEFINITION OF A FRIEND IS YOU!! PART II

A friend is there to offer you, not just superficial support, but also the important things, like shelter if you need it, food if you're hungry, and understanding when you could use it most.
Friends will be there when you're all dressed up, to celebrate your accomplishments, but a true friend also is not afraid to hug you if you're down and dirty and it seems like you have nothing much to be proud of. A friend is more interested in the matters of your heart and the well-being is more interested in your material possessions or your appearance to others. There is no such thing as tough love to a friend, for a friend knows it is your level of awareness and not games or manipulation, restrictions or conditions, that will change you if you need changing. With open arms and acceptance, friends inspire one another to excell and succeed or just move on, and the behavior of a friend must be pure and simple unconditional love in order to educate the heart.
A friend loves you JUST the way you are, imperfections and all. Friends won't try to change. They know changing you is your business. Having just one friend can make life more beautiful and help you stay aware of its sacredness. Friends are essential to your emotional survival; they walk beside you when you need company, they stay quiet when you just need to to talk, and they delight you when you're short on joy. They aknow your address, they know your phone number by heart and they are aware of your dreams. They are often on your prayer list because they mean so much to you. When the going would be tougher alone, friends make you feel less alienated; they make you feel special. They make you feel that you matter, that you belong. Friends are the people you spend your time with and share your heart space with, because you want to, not because you have to. They are very important. When you have good friends in your life, you are so lucky. I just wanted you to know that you are all these things to me, and my definition of a friend is YOU!!




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CLAY BALLS



A man was exploring caves by the Seashore. In one of the caves he found a canvas bag with a bunch of hardened clay balls. It was like someone had rolled clay balls and left them out in the sun to bake. They didn't look like much, but they intrigued the man, so he took the bag out of the cave with him.



As he strolled along the beach, he would throw the clay balls one at a time out into the ocean as far as he could. He thought little about it, until he dropped one of the clay balls and it cracked open on a rock. Inside was a beautiful, precious stone!




Excited, the man started breaking open the remaining clay balls. Each contained a similar treasure. He found thousands of dollars worth of jewels in the 20 or so clay balls he had left.



Then it struck him. He had been on the beach a long time. He had thrown maybe 50 or 60 of the clay balls with their hidden treasure into the ocean waves. Instead of thousands of dollars in treasure, he could have taken home tens of thousands, but he had just thrown it away!



It's like that with people. We look at someone, maybe even ourselves, and we see the external clay vessel. It doesn't look like much from the outside. It isn't always beautiful or sparkling, so we discount it. We see that person as less important than someone more beautiful or stylish or well known or wealthy. But we have not taken the time to find the treasure hidden inside that person.



There is a treasure in each and every one of us. If we take the time to get to know that person, and if we ask God to show us that person the way He sees them, then the clay begins to peel away and the brilliant gem begins to shine forth.



May we not come to the end of our lives and find out that we have thrown away a fortune in friendships because the gems were hidden in bits of clay. May we see the people in our world as God sees them.



I am blessed by the gems of friendship I have with you. Thank you for looking beyond my clay vessel.









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LOVING!
Loving is a fabric you Must weave with tender care,
And Know, upon the loom of life, Your patter must be rare.
Designs you choose will be, perhaps Now dar, now bright, now bold,
And often, too, quiet simple, yet
Each thread is tinged with gold.
It's up to you to find the one
That's sure to be just right,
For every soul you meet today Is precious in God's sight.
So look into those searching eyes,
To find the pattern there,
And help to make it beautiful,
By weaving it with care.
Sister Miriam Barker, C.D.S.


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TAKE TIME!!!
Take time for friendship when you can.
The hours fly swiftly, and the need
That presses on your fellowman
May fade away at equal speed
And you may sigh before the end
That you have failed to play the friend.
Not all life's pride is born of fame;
Not all the joy from work is won.
Too late we hang our heads in shame,
Remembering good we could have done'
Too late we wish that we had stayed
To comfort those who called for aid.
Take time to do the little things
Which leave the satiforactory thought,
When other joys have taken wings,
That we have labored as we ought;
That in a world where all contend,
We often stopped to be a friend.

TREASURE THESE SPECIAL NEW FRIENDSHIPS YOUR MAKING
HERE!!!


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emoticon A FRIEND??

To have a friend is to have one of the sweetest gifts; to be a friend is to experience a solemn and tender education of soul from day to day.
A Friend remembers us when we have forgotten ourselves.
A Friend may praise us, and we are not embarrassed. She takes loving heed of our work, our HEALTH, our aims, our plans. She may rebuke us and we are not angry. If she is silent, we understand. It takes a great soul to be A Friend....One must forgive much, forget much, forbear much. It cost time, affection, strength, patience and love. Sometimes a girl must lay down her life for her Friends! There is NO tue friendship without self-sacrifice. We will be slow to make Friends, but having once made them, neither life nor death, misunderstanding, distance nor doubt must ever come between...
So indulge yourself in your newfound Friends on this TEAM..enjoy all they have to offer you in the name of being A Friend, give freely of yourself, your time and your efforts to help make these Friends a part of your daily life.


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THANK YOU, LORD

I marvel at the splendor that surrounds me,
The beauty that expands from sky to sea.
Oh God....how can I ever start to thank You...
For all the wondrous things You've given me?
I thank You, Lord, for trees that grace the woodlands
For every growing thing that's bright and fair,
For mountains high and every golden meadow
For wherever there is beauty...You are there.
I see the stars...I feel the sun
Your majesty spreads far and wide.
I've seen the light...I feel Your love
I am safe because I know You're at my side.
I thank You, Lord, for many countless blessings
For promises and answers to my prayer.
I never want, or fear...because You love me.
Dearest Lord...because I know You truly care.
Thank You, Lord...for lovig me and being there.

And so we too say Thank You, Lord, for the blessings of friendships on this TEAM!!


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THINGS I HOLD MOST DEAR!!
The things I hold most dear in life
We cannot sell or buy...
A rose that sparkles west tiwth dew,
The morning's gilded sky.
Each little bird that sweetly sings
And brightens up my day,
A meadow fair where daisies grow,
And golden sunbeams play.
A child to love, a baby's smile,
The blessings of good health,
A puppy and a kitten - these
I would not trade for wealth.
The painted foliage of the fall,
The blossoms in the spring,
The mauve-pink sunset spread across
The sky at evening.
The quiet times of peacefulness,
The summer's balmy breeze,
The beauty of the greening hills -
I tresure all of these.
A family near, a friend that's true,
And God to care for me.
These are the things I hold most dsear -
And all of them are free!!
Beverly Anderson



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Sick Leave
I urgently needed a few days off work, But, I knew the Boss would

I thought that maybe if I acted "Crazy" then he would tell
me to
take a few days off. So, I hung upside-down on the ceiling and made
funny
noises.
My co-worker (who's blonde) asked me what I was doing.

I told her that I was pretending to be a light bulb, so that the
Boss might think I was "Crazy" and give me a few days off.
A few minutes later the Boss came into the office and asked,
"What
in
the
name of good GOD are you doing?"
I told him I was a light bulb.
He said, "You are clearly stressed out."
Go home and recuperate for a couple of days."

I jumped down and walked out of the office.....
When my co-worker (the blonde) followed me, the Boss asked her,
"..And where do you think you' re going?!"

(You're gonna love this....)

She said, "I'm going home too. I can't work in the dark.




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Dear Friends,


Quote for the day:

"Whatever you give a woman, she's going to multiply. If you give her a house, she'll give you a home. If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal. If you give her a smile, she'll give you her heart. She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her. So - if you give her crap, you will receive more crap than any one human being can handle."=


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Julie Andrews Turns 69, this is hysterical


To commemorate her birthday , actress/vocalist, Julie Andrews made a special appearance at
Manhattan 's Radio City Music Hall for the benefit of the AARP.

One of the musical numbers she performed was 'My Favorite Things' from the legendary
movie 'Sound Of Music'. Here are the l yrics she used:

(Sing It!) - If you sing it, its especially hysterical!!!

Botox and nose drops and needles for knitting,
Walkers and handrails and new dental fittings,
Bundles of magazines tied up in string,
These are a few of my favori te things.
Cadillacs and cataracts, hearing aids and glasses,
Polident and Fixodent and false teeth in glasses,
Pacemakers, golf carts and porches with swings,
These are a few of my favorite things.
When the pipes leak, When the bones creak,
When the knees go bad,
I simply remember my favorite things,
And then I don't feel so bad.
Hot tea and crumpets and corn pads for bunions,
No spicy hot food or food cooked with onions,
Bathrobes and heating pads and hot meals they bring,
These are a few of my favorite things.
Back pain, confused brains and no need for sinnin',
Thin bones and fractures and hair that is thinnin',
And we won't mention our short shrunken frames,
When we remember our favorite things.
When the joints ache, When the hips break,
When the eyes grow dim,
Then I remember the great life I've had,
And then I don't feel so bad.
(Ms. Andrews received a standing ovation from the crowd that lasted over four minutes and repeated encores. Please share Ms. Andrews' clever wit and humor with others who would appreciate it


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JUST 19 WORDS

GOD OUR FATHER,
WALK THROUGH MY HOUSE
AND TAKE AWAY ALL MY WORRIES AND ILLNESSES;
IN JESUS ' NAME. AMEN


This prayer is so powerful.


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Sand & Stone


TWO FRIENDS WERE WALKING
THROUGH THE DESERT
DURING SOME POINT OF THE
JOURNEY, THEY HAD AN
ARGUMENT; AND ONE FRIEND
SLAPPED THE OTHER ONE
IN THE FACE

THE ONE WHO GOT SLAPPED
WAS HURT, BUT WITHOUT
SAYING ANYTHING,
WROTE IN THE SAND


TODAY MY BEST FRIEND
SLAPPED ME IN THE FACE


THEY KEPT ON WALKING,
UNTIL THEY FOUND AN OASIS,
WHERE THEY DECIDED
TO TAKE A BATH


THE ONE WHO HAD BEEN
SLAPPED GOT STUCK IN THE
MIRE! AND STARTED DROWNING,
BUT THE FRIEND SAVED HIM.


AFTER HE RECOVERED FROM
THE NEAR DROWNING,
HE WROTE ON A STONE:


'TODAY MY BEST FRIEND
SAVED MY LIFE'


THE FRIEND WHO HAD SLAPPED
AND SAVED HIS BEST FRIEND
ASKED HIM, 'AFTER I HURT YOU,
YOU WROTE IN THE SAND AND NOW,
YOU WRITE ON A STONE, WHY?'


THE FRIEND REPLIED
'WHEN SOMEONE HURTS US
WE SHOULD WRITE IT DOWN
IN SAND, WHERE WINDS OF
FORGIVENESS CAN ERASE IT AWAY.
BUT, WHEN SOMEONE DOES
SOMETHING GOOD FOR US,
WE MUST ENGRAVE IT IN STONE
WHERE NO WIND
CAN EVER ERASE IT'


LEARN TO WRITE
YOUR HURTS IN
THE SAND AND TO
CARVE YOUR
BENEFITS IN STONE.
THEY SAY IT TAKES A
MINUTE TO FIND A SPECIAL
PERSON, AN HOUR TO
APPRECIATE THEM,
A DAY
TO LOVE THEM, BUT THEN
AN ENTIRE LIFE
TO FORGET THEM.




TAKE THE TIME TO LIVE!
DO NOT VALUE THE THINGS
YOU HAVE IN YOUR LIFE, BUT VALUE
WHO YOU HAVE IN YOUR LIFE!







.•*΄¨ ) ..•*¨) -:¦:-
(. ;.•.♥ POLLY ♥.•*¨)
♥.•*¨-:¦:-. ;.•.♥
What lasts, What is important can only be seen by the heart.

It is difficult to lead farther, than you have gone yourself. Unknown


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