F A M I L Y
"Oh excuse me please" was my reply.
He said, "Please excuse me too; I wasn't watching for you."
We were very polite, this stranger and I.
We went on our way and we said goodbye.
But at home a different story is told,
How we treat our loved ones, young and old.
Later that day, cooking the evening meal,
My son stood beside me very still.
When I turned, I nearly knocked him down.
"Move out of the way," I said with a frown.
He walked away, his little heart broken.
I didn't realize how harshly I'd spoken.
While I lay awake in bed,
God's still small voice came to me and said,
"While dealing with a stranger,
common courtesy you use,
but the family you love, you seem to abuse.
Go and look on the kitchen floor,
You'll find some flowers there by the door.
Those are the flowers he brought for you.
He picked them himself: pink, yellow and blue.
He stood very quietly not to spoil the surprise,
you never saw the tears that filled his little eyes."
By this time, I felt very small,
And now my tears began to fall.
I quietly went and knelt by his bed;
"Wake up, little one, wake up,
" I said. "Are these the flowers you picked for me?
" He smiled, "I found 'em, out by the tree.
I picked 'em because they're pretty like you.
I knew you'd like 'em, especially the blue."
I said, "Son, I'm very sorry for the way I acted today;
I shouldn't have yelled at you that way.
" He said, "Oh, Mom, that's okay.
I love you anyway.
" I said, "Son, I love you too,
and I do like the flowers, especially the blue.
" FAMILY Are you aware that if we died tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of days. But the family we left behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives. And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more into work than into our own family, an unwise investment indeed, don't you think? So what is behind the story? Do you know what the word FAMILY means? FAMILY = (F)ATHER (A)ND (M)OTHER (I) (L)OVE (Y)OU
Here is a chicken recipe that also includes the use of popcorn as a stuffing - imagine that! When I found this recipe I thought it was perfect for people like me who just are not sure how to tell when poultry is thoroughly cooked but not dried out. Give this a try .
1 Large Chicken
1 cup melted butter
1 cup stuffing1 cup of uncooked popcorn
salt and pepper to taste.
Preheat oven to 220C
Brush chicken well with melted butter,
salt and pepper.
Fill cavity with stuffing and popcorn.Place in baking pan with the neck end towards the back of the oven. Listen to the popping sounds.When the chicken's arse blows the oven door open and the chicken flies across the room, it is done. And you thought I couldn't cook!!!
WRIGLEY'S CHEWING GUM!
An Australian man was having a coffee and croissants with butter and
in a cafe when an American tourist, chewing gum, sat down next to him.
The Australian politely ignored the American, who, nevertheless started
up a conversation.
The American snapped his gum and said, "You Australian folk eat the
The Australian frowned, annoyed with being bothered during his
breakfast, and replied, "of course."
The American blew a huge bubble. "We don't. In the States, we only eat
what's inside. The crusts we collect in a container, recycle them
transform them into croissants and sell them to Australia ."
The American had a smirk on his face. The Australian listened in
The American persisted, "D'ya eat jam with your bread?"
Sighing, the Australian replied, "of course."
Cracking his gum between his teeth, the American said, "we don't. In
the States, we eat fresh fruit for breakfast, then we put all the peels,
seeds and the leftovers in containers, recycle them,
transform them into jam and sell it to Australia .
The Australian then asked, "Do you have sex in the States?"
The American smiled and said "Why of course we do."
The Australian leaned closer to him and asked, "And what do you do with
the condoms once you've used them?"
"We throw them away, of course!"
Now it was the Australian's turn to smile.
"We don't. In Australia , we put them in a container, recycle them,
melt them down into chewing gum and sell them to the United States .
Why do you think it's called Wrigley's?"
IF MY BODY WERE A CAR
IF MY BODY WERE A CAR
If my body were a car, this is the time I would be thinking about trading it in for a newer model. I've got bumps and dents and scratches in my finish and my paint job is getting a little dull ...
But that's not the worst of it.
My headlights are out of focus and it's especially hard to see things up close.My traction is not as graceful as it once was.I slip and slide and skid and bump into things even in the best of weather. My whitewalls are stained with varicose veins.
It takes me hours to reach my maximum speed.
My fuel rate burns inefficiently.
But here's the worst of it --
Almost every time I sneeze, cough or sputter.....either my radiator leaks or my exhaust backfires!
Fools are like other folks as long as they are silent. - Danish (on foolishness)
Fools rush in where wise men fear to tread. - Alexander Pope (1688-1744)
For every bow there is an arrow. (For everyone there is someone.) - unknown
For news of the heart, ask the face.- Guinean (on life and living)
Forgive and forget. - unknown
Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. - Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)
Forethought is easy, repentance is hard. - Chinese (on discretion)
Forewarn'd, forearm'd. - Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
Fire in the heart sends smoke into the head. - German Proverb
First come, first served. - unknown
First food, then religion. - Afghan (on practicality)
First things first. - G. Jackson (1894)
Fish don't get caught in deep water. - Malay (on caution and care)
Fishing without a net is merely bathing. - Hausa (West African) (on authenticity)
Focus on what's right in your world instead of what's wrong. - unknown