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Inspirational Story

Paid in full with one glass of milk

There was a poor boy named Howard Kelly who was going through some real bad times. He wanted to study but had no monetary support so to make the ends meet he started to sell goods from door to door. This way he could pay his school fee. But selling is a hard job. One fine day, he found he had just one thin dime left and he was hungry as well.

He wondered for a while and then decided to ask for the meal at the next house. When he knocked at the door, a pretty lady came out and Kelly felt nervous. Instead of asking for the food he just asked for a drink of water.

Lady could feel pangs of hunger on boy’s face so she brought him a large glass of milk. Boy was astonished and yet he could not resist his hunger. He drank the milk slowly and asked lady, ‘how much do I owe you?‘ Lady replied, ‘You don’t owe me anything. I have been taught never to accept pay for an act of kindness’. Boy was extremely touched and thanked her from the bottom of his heart. This incident left a profound effect on boy’s psyche. His faith in God and man further increased.

Many years passed after that small incident. The young lady became critically ill and local doctors were clueless about her illness. She was sent to the big city where specialists were called upon to diagnose and treat her problem. The mystery surrounding the illness forced doctors to call Dr. Howard Kelly. When Mr. Kelly first heard about the town she came from, he instantly remember the entire incident and rushed his way to check the patient.

Howard Kelly immediately recognised her and started doing everything in her capacity to save young woman’s life. After giving special attention to the case for quite some time, the lady started getting better. When it came to the matter of bill payment, Dr. Kelly requested hospital authorities to pass the final bill to him.

After carefully examining the bill details, he scribbled something on the edge of the paper and passed the bill to patient’s room. She was scared to have a look at the bill knowing it would take her rest of the life to pay for the expensive treatment. But when she finally opened the bill, she saw something written on the side of the bill,

‘Paid in full with one glass of milk’
Signed, Dr. Howard Kelly.

 

Second Chances

It’s funny how things change,
There was a time when other things mattered,
In life not all dreams come true,
But there comes a time when you realize,
That the things that matters most,
Are the things you already have,
And everything else takes second place.
Sometimes you have to wonder,
What the fuss was all about,
So many did not make it through,
So many lives have been cut short,
So many have met untimely deaths,
So many tears have been shed,
So many have known sorrow,
For so many there is no tomorrow.

So many of us spend our lives complaining
When we should be giving thanks,
For the life that we have,
It may not be perfect,
But we are alive, and because we are alive,
There is still hope.
There is hope for a brighter tomorrow,
Hope to see our dreams come true.
We must use the time we have,
To repair broken relationships,
Heal old wounds,
Forgive those who hurt us,
And be at peace with our enemies,
Our friends and ourselves.

RELATIONSHIPS

 

Think Before You Close the Door

Ι watched him walk through the door,
Without a backward glance,
My heart was breaking but my pride,
Would not allow me to beg him not to go.
The resounding slam of the door,
Was like a knife being thrust,
Deep into my heart,
Salty tears stung my eyes,
But I refused to cry.
He walked away and I was suddenly engulfed,
In a pool of emptiness,
The silence was deafening,
I could hear myself thinking,
Asking questions that might,
Forever remain unanswered.

Why did he leave me for another?
I gave him all my youth,
He basked in my beauty and warmth,
Told me love stories of how,
We would never be apart,
I was the love of his life he said,
No other could compare,
He said we would grow old together,
So why am I now the only one here?

He met her three months ago,
A sweet pretty girl, just twenty years old,
The same age as our daughter,
He could be her father!
Was it a case of midlife crisis,
Or just plain selfishness?
Twenty-five years devoted to this man,
And he threw it down the drain.

The months have passed by slowly,
My heart is healing,
It doesn’t hurt so much anymore.
He called me yesterday,
She left him, not at all surprised,
You know what he asked me?
If he could come back home!
What home I wondered?
I can still hear the resounding,
Slamming of the door,
It still echoed in my ears,
Reminding me that he had closed,
The chapter in the life we once shared.

I didn’t have to think about it,
Much as I love him,
My answer was no.
I said it loud,
I screamed it in his ears,
So there was no mistake about it,
He could clearly understand,
That was the last word,
He would hear from me,
It was the final goodbye.
Life goes on!

 

JOKES

 

Bar Jokes

A drunken man gets on the bus late one night, staggers up the aisle, and sits next to an elderly woman.
She looks the man up and down and says, “I’ve got news for you. You’re going straight to hell!”
The man jumps up out of his seat and shouts, “Man, I’m on the wrong bus

 

A man had been drinking at the bar for hours when he mentioned something about his girlfriend being out in the car. The bartender, concerned because it was so cold, went to check on her. When he looked inside the car, he saw the man’s friend, Dave, and his girlfriend kissing one another. The bartender shook his head and walked back inside.

He told the drunk that he thought it might be a good idea to check on his girlfriend. The fellow staggered outside to the car, saw his buddy and his girlfriend kissing, then walked back into the bar laughing.

“What’s so funny?” the bartender asked.

“That stupid Dave!” the fellow chortled, “He’s so drunk, he thinks he’s me!”

 

 

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A man in a bar sees a friend at a table, drinking by himself.

Approaching the friend he comments, “You look terrible. What’s the problem?”

“My mother died in August,” he said, “and left me $25,000.”

“Gee, that’s tough,” he replied.

“Then in September,” the friend continued, “My father died, leaving me $90,000.”

“Wow. Two parents gone in two months. No wonder you’re depressed.”

“And last month my aunt died, and left me $15,000.”

“Three close family members lost in three months? How sad.”

“Then this month,” continued, the friend, “absolutely nothing!”

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Men Jokes

A lady calls the police to report her husband is missing. The police arrive and ask for a description. She tells them he’s 6 foot 2 inches tall, blonde wavy hair and has a smile that makes everybody love him. The police then go to the next door neighbor to verify this report and the lady next door tells the police, “You can’t believe her. He’s 5 foot 4 inches tall, has no hair and he wears a perpetual frown on his face.” The neighbor then goes and asks the lady why she gave the police such a false report. She replies, “Just because I reported him missing, doesn’t mean I wanted him back!”

 

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Eleven people were hanging on a rope under a helicopter, ten men and one woman. The rope was not strong enough to carry them all, so they decided that one has to drop off, otherwise they are all going to fall. They were not able to choose that person, but then the woman made a very touching speech. She said that she would voluntarily let go of the rope, because as woman she was used to giving up everything for her husband and kids, and for men in general, without ever getting anything in return. As soon as she finished her speech, all the men started clapping their hands.

 

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A new bride was a bit embarrassed to be known as a honeymooner. So when she and her husband pulled up to the hotel, she asked him if there was any way that they could make it appear that they had been married a long time. He responded, “Sure. You carry the suitcases.”

 

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General Jokes

 

A woman walked into the kitchen to find her husband stalking a round with a fly swatter.

“What are you doing?” she asked.

“Hunting flies,” He responded.

“Oh, killing any?” She asked.

“Yep, three males, two females,” he replied.

Intrigued, she asked, How can you tell?

He responded, “Three were on a beer can, two were on the phone.”


 


A couple were married and, following the wedding, the husband laid down some rules. “I’ll be home when I want, if I want, and at what time I want,” he insisted. “And, I don’t expect any hassle from you. Also, I expect a decent meal to be on the table every evening, unless I tell you otherwise. I’ll go hunting, fishing, boozing, and card-playing with my buddies whenever I want. Those are my rules,” he said. “Any comments?” His new bride replied, “No, that’s fine with me. But, just understand that there’ll be sex here at seven o’clock every night… whether you’re here or not.”

 

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woman’s husband had been slipping in and out of a coma for several months, yet she had stayed by his bedside every single day. One day, when he came to, he motioned for her to come nearer. As she sat by him, he whispered, eyes full of tears, “You know what? You have been with me all through the bad times. When I got fired, you were there to support me. When my business failed, you were there. When I got shot, you were by my side. When we lost the house, you stayed right here. When my health started failing, you were still by my side. You know what?” “What dear?” she asked gently, smiling as her heart began to fill with warmth. ”I think you’re bad luck.”

 

PARENTING

Children Learn What They Live
By Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D.

 

 

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.

World Poetry Movement

Is World Poetry Movement genuine or is it just one big scam to get money from unsuspecting amateur poets. The following is an ad from World Poetry Movement:

There are many poetry sites featuring poetry competitions available on the internet today. Many of the requirements that need to be met to become the winner are quite daunting. This is not the case here.
World Poetry Movement is an organization that promotes and encourages the art of poetry among amateur poets. Their mission is “to eliminate the traditional barriers that prevent most people from having their message heard.”
Their site features award winning poets, and the prizes are quite attractive. Presently they are running an “Open Amateur Poetry Contest.” Poems are limited to 2,375 characters.
Contestants can win $1,000 or 115 other prizes to be awarded in the next few weeks. Some of the best poems received will also be considered for publication. Poems are judged in the order in which they are received

I saw their ad and sent in a poem and the following is the response I got from them:

Dear Angella,

It’s been a great year for you!

You were selected as a Semi Finalist poet in our International Competition!

Your poetry was chosen for publication by our editors!

And now you can receive two beautiful lapel pins that have been designed in honor of you and your poetry!

You may order these two beautiful pins for $39.95 each, or GET THEM FOR FREE when you place an order for the book that features your poetry.

You get one pin FREE (a $39.95 value!) with any order, or get BOTH PINS FREE (a $79.90 value!) with any order of $60.00! Click Here to Order Now!

Your Poem In Print…

Your poem made the cut in our new Deluxe, Hardbound edition of Stars in Our Heart. Less than 2 out of every 100 poems we review ever appear in print. You should consider it a great honor to be included in this beautiful book full of wonderful poetry!

This Book is Shipping Now!

This is your last chance to order at the special pre-publication discount price, and also receive two beautiful lapel pins (a $79.90 value) ABSOLUTELY FREE!

As always, you’ll also receive a 100% No Questions Asked Guarantee of Complete Satisfaction.

Click Here To Order Now! It’s That Easy.

Poetically Yours,

Suzanne Hilary
World Poetry Movement

P.S. These two beautiful lapel pins were custom designed to honor you and your poetry. Normally $79.90, GET BOTH FREE. Don’t delay. Click Here to Order Your Copy of Stars In Our Hearts Now and Get Your Free Poet Award Pins!

My question is, if these pins are supposed to be free why should I have to order a book to get them and why is the book so expensive? This whole thing appears to be a scam, however if anyone has actually won anything from World Poetry Movement please let me know. Those of you who have not caught on, please do not allow yourself to be scammed by these people.

World Poetry Movement

Is World Poetry Movement genuine or is it just one big scam to get money from unsuspecting amateur poets.  The following is an ad from World Poetry Movement:

There are many poetry sites featuring poetry competitions available on the internet today. Many of the requirements that need to be met to become the winner are quite daunting. This is not the case here.
World Poetry Movement is an organization that promotes and encourages the art of poetry among amateur poets. Their mission is “to eliminate the traditional barriers that prevent most people from having their message heard.”
Their site features award winning poets, and the prizes are quite attractive. Presently they are running an “Open Amateur Poetry Contest.” Poems are limited to 2,375 characters.
Contestants can win $1,000 or 115 other prizes to be awarded in the next few weeks. Some of the best poems received will also be considered for publication. Poems are judged in the order in which they are received

I saw their ad and sent in a poem and the following is the response I got from them:

Dear Angella,

It’s been a great year for you!

You were selected as a Semi Finalist poet in our International Competition!

Your poetry was chosen for publication by our editors!

And now you can receive two beautiful lapel pins that have been designed in honor of you and your poetry!

You may order these two beautiful pins for $39.95 each, or GET THEM FOR FREE when you place an order for the book that features your poetry.

You get one pin FREE (a $39.95 value!) with any order, or get BOTH PINS FREE (a $79.90 value!) with any order of $60.00! Click Here to Order Now!

Your Poem In Print…

Your poem made the cut in our new Deluxe, Hardbound edition of Stars in Our Heart. Less than 2 out of every 100 poems we review ever appear in print. You should consider it a great honor to be included in this beautiful book full of wonderful poetry!

This Book is Shipping Now!

This is your last chance to order at the special pre-publication discount price, and also receive two beautiful lapel pins (a $79.90 value) ABSOLUTELY FREE!

As always, you’ll also receive a 100% No Questions Asked Guarantee of Complete Satisfaction.

Click Here To Order Now! It’s That Easy.

Poetically Yours,

Suzanne Hilary
World Poetry Movement

P.S. These two beautiful lapel pins were custom designed to honor you and your poetry. Normally $79.90, GET BOTH FREE. Don’t delay. Click Here to Order Your Copy of Stars In Our Hearts Now and Get Your Free Poet Award Pins!

My question is, if these pins are supposed to be free why should I have to order a book to get them and why is the book so expensive?  This whole thing appears to be a scam, however if anyone has actually won anything from World Poetry Movement please let me know.  Those of you who have not caught on, please do not allow yourself to be scammed by these people.

Mothers Day

Today is Mothers Day.  Let us take this opportunity to salute all the wonderful moms out there.  Not only the biological mothers but to all of those who are mothers to  children that are not their own.  To all the mothers who have worked and have made a lot of sacrifices so that their children can have  good lives.   On this special day I wish for you all a very happy, peaceful and blessed day!!

 


A Thousand ThanksMother’s Day brings to mind
The thousands of things you did for me
that helped make me happier,
stronger and wiser,
because I had you as a role model.I’m grateful for all the times
you healed my hurts
and calmed my fears,
so that I could face the world
feeling safe and secure.I’m thankful for all you showed me
about how to love and give–
lessons that now bring
so many blessings to me
each and every day.Your sacrifices and unselfishness
did not go unnoticed, Mom.
I admire you, I respect you,
I love you.
And I’m so glad you’re my mother!Happy Mother’s Day!By Joanna Fuchs