Why Dogs Make the Perfect Babysitter

There is nothing better than “man’s best friend” when they are “taking care” of our kids. Hope this little video makes you smile and allows you to have a great day!

The 24 Year Old Boy

Photo Credit: Dowellbaumsinzambiablogspot.com

Photo Credit: Dowellbaumsinzambiablogspot.com

Every person in the world has their own individual story. Many times this story of the life may turn out being something that we never knew anything about. Sometimes, we don’t REALLY know what makes a person “tick” because of something that they may have experienced at some point of their life.

Why do I say this? Because sometimes we judge and create opinions about someone without even knowing them. We really should make it a goal each day not to judge people before we truly know them.

The truth might surprise you.

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A few years ago, a 24 year old boy seeing out from the train’s window shouted…

“Dad, look the trees are going behind us!”

As his Dad smiled,  a young couple sitting nearby, looked at the 24 year old’s childish behavior with pity, when suddenly he again exclaimed…

“Dad, look the clouds are running with us!”

The couple couldn’t resist and said to the old man…

“Why don’t you take your son to see a good doctor?”

The old man smiled and said…

“I did and we are just coming from the hospital, my son was blind from birth and he just got his eyes today.”
Remember: Don’t judge people before you truly know them. The truth might surprise you.

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Photos That Speak Volumes #58

Photo Credit: Robert via Pxleyes.com

Photo Credit: Robert via Pxleyes.com

Sometimes a picture really does speak a thousand words. I wonder what this little angel is thinking…

A Great Thought For The Day

Photo Credit: Cliff via CC Flickr

Photo Credit: Cliff via CC Flickr

We can’t help everyone but everyone can help someone. ~ Ronald Reagan

The Five W’s Of Life

Photo Credit: Wibowo Rusli via CC Flickr

Photo Credit: Wibowo Rusli via CC Flickr

As most of you know by now, I love finding all kinds of stories, quotes, pictures or short pieces of wisdom to share with you. It is in this spirit that I hope you enjoy today’s words of wisdom!

WHO: You are is what makes you special. Don’t change for anyone!

WHAT: Lies ahead will always be a mystery. Do not be afraid to explore.

WHEN: Life pushes you over, you push back harder

WHERE: There are choices to make, make the one that you won’t regret

WHY: Things happen will never be certain. Take it in stride and mover forward.

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Live Well.     Laugh Long     Love Much

Where is Your Treasure Stored?

Photo Credit: Shad Bollin via CC Flickr

Photo Credit: Shad Bollin via CC Flickr

I once heard a fantastic, short story which gave me a perspective on life that I still use to this day. As in one of my previous blogs “The Garbage Truck Principle”, I enjoy sharing things that I feel may help other people. It is again my hope that today’s posting will, in some way; help you or someone you know, look at life from a different point of view.

One day, many years ago, one of the richest men in the world decided to take the wise man of a village on a hike to the top of one of the tallest mountains. After packing up their supplies and hiking for several days, they finally reached the peak.

The rich man, filled with pride, smugness, and conceit, pointed all around him then said to the wise man, “look around you as far as you can.” “Look to the west, then to the east, the north and south.” “Everything that you see, I own.” “I have spent my entire life acquiring more wealth and riches than any other person in the world.” “Do you see that huge flock of cattle over there?” as he motioned his hand down to the valley. “They are mine” he gloated. “Do you see all of the cities down there scattered around the countryside? I own them too.” “I have more riches and treasures than anyone could ever know!”

The rich man then looked directly into the wise man’s eyes and asked the old man, “and where are your riches and treasures?”

The quiet old wise man then smiled and simply pointed up to the sky and said, “THAT is where my treasure is stored!”

Folks, we all need to understand that while having money and other nice things in life are good to have but they are not the most important things. You see, the most important things in life are not the things that you see but the things that you don’t see. The focus in our lives should not be in how many things that we can get, how much money we earn, or other material items we own…they should be on the stuff we can’t perceive…like how we act and treat others, love our family and friends, and worship God.

We should always strive to lay up our treasures with God for someday, if we remain faithful, He will be the one that will honor us for entrusting Him with our hopes and treasures. Why? Because every man is mortal. It was once said that we will leave this earth the same way we entered it. In other words, we came into the world with nothing and will leave it with nothing. The most important things will be where we decide to store our treasures and what our legacies will be to our loved ones.

Where have you been storing your TRUE riches, treasures, and wealth? If you are like the wise man, you will know where it should go!

Pictures That Speak Volumes #57

Photo Credit: Unknown

Photo Credit: Unknown

There is nothing sweeter than a child and their friend. Friends forever!

The Garbage Truck Principle

Photo Credit: P. Gordon via CC Flickr

Photo Credit: P. Gordon via CC Flickr

There are many kinds of people that we come in contact with each day. Some people have encouraging, positive, and happy personalities, some have quiet and soothing behaviors, while still others, have just plain mean, nasty, and miserable people.

Personally, I am the kind of person that enjoys helping, encouraging, and uplifting others.  Nothing “makes my day” more than making someone smile or going out of my way to hold a door open for someone, cutting someone’s lawn, or, believe it or not, pay for an anonymous person’s meal or their food at the check out line in a supermarket. Why? Because it makes me happy…it brings me joy…it’s the strength of what I do.

You may be wondering why I am revealing these thoughts with you. The reason is simple…I would like to share a principle, a theory with you that I once heard, that affected the way that I react when certain people “lose their cool.” It’s called the “Garbage Truck Principle.”

The “Garbage Truck Principle” goes something like this… there are some people in today’s world that are like Garbage Trucks. They are filled with all kinds of “garbage”, anger, resentment, rage, hatred and other poisonous feelings. They fill themselves with all kinds of trash until they can’t take any more. The result? They look for something or someone to dump their trash onto. These individuals “explode” by yelling, screaming, shouting, or displaying hurtful actions towards others.

There are a couple of ways to deal with the “Garbage Trucks” which will help us stay positive and prevent them from robbing us of the joy we have. First, don’t allow these negative people to dump the trash on you. When you meet a person that is filled with these poisonous emotions, avoid them. Don’t react to them by what you say or do…just ignore them and move on. Remember, they are looking for a place to dump their trash. Second, be mentally strong. Make up and prepare your mind in advance when you do come across a Garbage Truck, you will not allow them to steal your joy. You will not allow them to take control of your actions or emotions. You have better things to do with your life than to waste it on these people. Remember, you are not a garbage dump. You are special, one-of-a-kind person, that was put on this earth to be an encouragement and help towards others.

Lastly, don’t become a garbage truck! Don’t allow the negative experiences and hurtful things in life make you bitter, angry, and resentful. Turn your negative thoughts into positive ones. Instead of seeing what people can do for you…change your thinking…”what can I DO for others?” You will find your life will be more fulfilling and meaningful.

Remember…Don’t Be A Garbage Truck!!

Clever New Year Resolutions

This is clever way to make your New Year resolutions with the help of a few cats.

Enjoy and Have A Great Day!

I Think You Need A Giggle

Photo Credit: Donnie Ray Jones

Photo Credit: Donnie Ray Jones

Have you ever had one of those days where nothing seems to go right? Everything you do seems to be wrong and you are basically miserable? Well then, I have good news for you…today isn’t it because I collected some silly things that just might make you smile…or even…giggle.

Imagine you had to have surgery and you were put to sleep. Sometime during the surgery, you fade into consciousness. The following, is a list of things that you (or I) probably would never want to hear being said by your surgeon… 

Better save that.  We’ll need it for the autopsy.

Someone call the janitor – we’re going to need a mop.

Wait a minute, if this is his spleen, then what’s that?

Hand me that . . . uh . . . that uh . . . thingie.

Oops!  Hey, has anyone ever survived 500 ml of this stuff before?

Rats, there goes the lights again . . .

Ya know, there’s big money in kidneys.  Heck, the guy’s got two of ’em.

Max! MAX! Come back with that! Bad Dog!

Oh, no! Anybody seen my Rolex?

I hate it when there’s stuff missing.

Oops.

Let me ask your opinion, nurse…

I thought we started with four clamps?

Has anyone ever seen one of these?

What do you mean, it’s upside down?

Oh, man! I think I’m gonna be sick.

Is that supposed to be yellow?

I learned that when I studied to be a vet.

Not bad for someone who failed med school.

What does the AMA know? I still think I can do it.

Does Tab A go into Slot C or Slot F?

They never let us practice on real people in med school.

That proves aliens have taken over our bodies.

Don’t worry, he’ll never know. He’s out!

Okay, make a wish and pull.

Back in a minute. Gotta put more money in the meter.

What he doesn’t know won’t hurt us.

Uh, ya want fries with that?

Who ordered the pepperoni?

Tilt that TV this way. I can’t see the game.

The voices in my head keep telling me not to do this.

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I hope these brought a smile to your face and a giggle to your soul. Have a great day!!!

Source: atimetolaugh.org