Thursday, April 30, 2009

Famous Quotes-Poison

"Winston, if I were your wife, I would put poison in your coffee."
"Nancy, if I were your husband, I would drink it."
- A conversation between Nancy Astor and Winston Churchill.

Quotes-Insight

“It is insight into human nature that is the key to the communicator’s skill. For whereas the writer is concerned with what he puts into his writing, the communicator is concerned with what the reader gets out of it.
– WILLIAM BERNACH

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Funny thoughts-Fortune

You know I spent a fortune on deodorant before I realized that people didn't like me anyway.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Humor quotes-Credit crunch

Bush was asked about the credit crunch. He said it was his favourite candy bar
- Jay Leno

Quotes by musicians-Judge

"We take it for granted...we know the whole story. We judge a book by it's cover and read what we want between selected lines."
-Axl Rose

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Thoughts-Old grandfather

A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in- law, and a four-year old grandson.
The old man's hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered. The family ate together nightly at the dinner table. But the elderly grandfather' s shaky hands and failing sight made eating rather difficult.
Peas rolled off his spoon onto the floor. When he grasped the glass often milk spilled on the tablecloth.
The son and daughter-in- law became irritated with the mess.
"We must do something about grandfather, " said the son. I've had enough of his spilled milk, noisy eating, and food on the floor.
So the husband and wife set a small table in the corner.
There, grandfather ate alone while the rest of the family enjoyed dinner at the dinner table.
Since grandfather had broken a dish or two, his food was served in a wooden bowl.
Sometimes when the family glanced in grandfather' s direction, he had a tear in his eye as he ate alone.
Still, the only words the couple had for him were sharp admonitions when he dropped a fork or spilled food.
The four-year-old watched it all in silence.
One evening before supper, the father noticed his son playing with wood scraps on the floor.
He asked the child sweetly,
"What are you making?"
Just as sweetly, the boy responded,
"Oh, I am making a little bowl for you and mama to eat your food from when I grow up."
The four-year-old smiled and went back to work.
The words so struck the parents that they were speechless. Then tears started to stream down their cheeks. Though no word was spoken, both knew what must be done.
That evening the husband took grandfather' s hand and gently led him back to the family table.
For the remainder of his days he ate every meal with the family. And for some reason, neither husband nor wife seemed to care any longer when a fork was dropped, milk spilled,
or the tablecloth soiled.
Children are remarkably perceptive.
Their eyes ever observe, their ears ever listen, and their minds ever process the messages they absorb. If they see us patiently provide a happy home atmosphere for family members, they will imitate that attitude for the rest of their lives.
The wise parent realizes that every day that building blocks are being laid for the child's future.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Funny thoughts-Try

If at first you don't succeed, try management.

Political Quotes-Wrongs

"Nixon's motto was, 'If two wrongs don't make a right, try three."
- U.S. writer Norman Cousins.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Thought for the day-Motion for action

Never mistake motion for action.
-Ernest Hemingway

Famous quotes-God's eye

The eye, with which I see God, sees me
my eye and God's eye is one eye,
one seeing one realizing and one love
- Meister Eckhard

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Motivational thoughts-Facing the change

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Inspirational quotes-Forward

"Fix your eyes forward on what you can do,
not back on what you cannot change."
~Tom Clancy

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Quotes-Dogs think of us

Ever consider what our dogs must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul -- chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth!
-Anne Tyler

Love quotes-Judge

Never judge someone by who they are in love with; judge them by their friends. People fall in love with the most appalling people. Take a cool, appraising glance at their pals.
- Cynthia Heimel

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Funny thoughts-Background music

The trouble with life is there's no background music.

Deep thoughts-

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Monday, April 20, 2009

Quotes-Year's end

"Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us."
- Hal Borland .

Italian Proverb-Over

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Motivational thoughts-Teddy

As she stood in front of her 5th grade class on the very first day of school, she told the children an untruth.
Like most teachers, she looked at her students and said that she loved them all the same. However, that was impossible, because there in the front row, slumped in his seat, was a little boy named Teddy Stoddard.
Mrs. Thompson had watched Teddy the year before and noticed that he did not play well with the other children, that his clothes were messy and that he constantly needed a bath. In addition, Teddy could be unpleasant.
It got to the point where Mrs. Thompson would actually take delight in marking his papers with a broad red pen, making bold X's and then putting a big "F" at the top of his papers.
At the school where Mrs. Thompson taught, she was required to review each child's past records and she put Teddy's off until last. However, when she reviewed his file, she was in for a surprise.
Teddy's first grade teacher wrote, "Teddy is a bright child with a ready laugh. He does his work neatly and has good manners... He is a joy to be around.."
His second grade teacher wrote, "Teddy is an excellent student, well liked by his classmates, but he is troubled because his mother has a terminal illness and life at home must be a struggle."
His third grade teacher wrote, "His mother's death has been hard on him. He tries to do his best, but his father doesn't show much interest, and his home life will soon affect him if some steps aren't taken."
Teddy's fourth grade teacher wrote, "Teddy is withdrawn and doesn't show much interest in school. He doesn't have many friends and he sometimes sleeps in class."
By now, Mrs. Thompson realized the problem and she was ashamed of herself. She felt even worse when her students brought her Christmas presents, wrapped in beautiful ribbons and bright paper, except for Teddy's.
His present was clumsily wrapped in the heavy, brown paper that he got from a grocery bag. Mrs. Thompson took pains to open it in the middle of the other presents. Some of the children started to laugh when she found a rhinestone bracelet with some of the stones missing, and a bottle that was one-quarter full of perfume . But she stifled the children's laughter when she exclaimed how pretty the bracelet was, putting it on, and dabbing some of the perfume on he r wrist. Teddy Stoddard stayed after school that day just long enough to say, "Mrs. Thompson, today you smelled just like my Mom used to."
After the children left, she cried for at least an hour. On that very day, she quit teaching reading, writing and arithmetic. Instead, she began to teach children. Mrs. Thompson paid particular attention to Teddy.
As she worked with him, his mind seemed to come alive. The more she encouraged him, the faster he responded. By the end of the year, Teddy had become one of the smartest children in the class and, despite her lie that she would love all the children the same, Teddy became one of her "teacher's pets.."
A year later, she found a note under her door, from Teddy, telling her that she was the best teacher he ever had in his whole life.
Six years went by before she got another note from Teddy. He then wrote that he had finished high school, third in his class, and she was still the best teacher he ever had in life.
Four years after that, she got another letter, saying that while things had been tough at times, he'd stayed in school, had stuck with it, and would soon graduate from college with the highest of honors. He assured Mrs.Thompson that she was still the best and favorite teacher he had ever had in his whole life.
Then four more years passed and yet another letter came. This time he explained that after he got his bachelor's degree, he decided to go a little further. The letter explained that she was still the best and favorite teacher he ever had. But now his name was a little longer.... The letter was signed, Theodore F. Stoddard, MD.
The story does not end there. You see, there was yet another letter that spring. Teddy said he had met this girl and was going to be married.
He explained that his father had died a couple of years ago and he was wondering if Mrs. Thompson might agree to sit at the wedding in the place that was usually reserved for the mother of the groom. Of course, Mrs.Thompson did. And guess what? She wore that bracelet, the one with several rhinestones missing. Moreover, she made sure she was wearing the perfume that Teddy remembered his mother wearing on their last Christmas together.
They hugged each other, and Dr. Stoddard whispered in Mrs. Thompson's ear, "Thank you Mrs. Thompson for believing in me. Thank you so much for making me feel important and showing me that I could make a difference."
Mrs. Thompson, with tears in her eyes, whispered back. She said, "Teddy, you have it all wrong. You were the one who taught me that I could make a difference. I didn't know how to teach until I met you."
(For you that don't know, Teddy Stoddard is the Dr. at Iowa Methodist in DesMoines that has the Stoddard Cancer Wing.)
Warm someone's heart today. . . pass this along. I love this story so very much, I cry every time I read it. Just try to make a difference in someone's life today? tomorrow? just "do it". Random acts of kindness, I think they call it!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Random thoughts-Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia beats being alone.

Famous quotes-Start

Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
- Francis of Assisi

Friday, April 17, 2009

Love Quotes-Hourglass

Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties.
- Jules Renard

Funny statements-Life

Speed is life.
Altitude is life insurance.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Humor quotes-Small business owners

President Bush's response was to meet some small business owners in San Antonio last week. The small business owners are General Motors, General Electric and Century 21.
- Jay Leno

Thought for the day-Stand

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Political Quotes-Open minded

"I wouldn't say she is open-minded on the Middle East, so much as empty-headed. She probably thinks Sinai is the plural of sinus."
- Jonathan Aitken on Margaret Hatcher.

Funny thoughts-Marriage quote

Marriage is the only war where you get to sleep with the enemy.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Love quotes-Feel the sun

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Humor quotes-Rough economy

"I tell you, the economy's rough. People are standing behind President Bush just to get the free shoes."
- Jay Leno

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Life-The tree

There was one time a very young boy, who used to spend time playing by a tree.
One day he got bored and he said to the tree, "I'm bored, I've played with these toys too many times!"
The tree replied, "OK, you can climb up on me and play on my branches."
The boy got really happy with this suggestion and he had a lot of fun playing and sitting high up, on the branches of the tree.
When he started school, he spent more time away from the tree, but one day he came back to it, and the tree was overjoyed to see its young companion, and it encouraged him to climb on, but he refused.
"My clothes are going to get dirty if I climb up on you."
So the tree thought for a while, and said, "OK, bring a rope and tie it to me, and you can use my branches as a swing."
The boy liked that idea, so he did that too, and would come back every other day to sit for a while on that swing.
Whenever he used to get hot, the tree told him to rest in its shade.
As he got older, and moved on to college, times became harder on him and he ran short of food, so he went back to the tree which he had stopped visiting for a long time.
The tree recognized him immediately and welcomed him, but he was hungry and complained to the tree, "I don't have any food to eat, my stomach is cringing with hunger."
So the tree said, "Pull down my branches and take off the fruit, and fill yourself up."
The young guy didn't even hesitate, but jumped up and tore off one of the smaller branches and ate to his fill.
Over the weeks, he tore off all the branches and ate all the fruit.
After the fruits had all gone, he went away and didn't come back to the tree.
When he reached his middle ages, he came back to the tree and said to it, "I have been very successful in life. I have earned a lot of money, I have a huge house and I have found a great wife. Now I want to travel and see the world."
The tree was now very old, but to help its long time companion, it didn't wait, and said, "Bring a saw, cut off my trunk and make a boat. Then you will see the wonders of the world."
So again, without hesitation the man cut down the tree.
The same tree which he had played on, ate its fruit, laid in its shade; he cut it down and made a boat. As soon as it was finished, he sailed away and wasn't seen by his people again.
One day, an old man, walked past the tree.
It hadn't recovered from the time he had cut it down. He went up to the tree, but didn't say anything.
He felt the tears coming down from his eyes.
This time the tree spoke in a faint voice, "I'm sorry. I don't have a trunk for you to climb, nor fruit for you to eat, nor branches of shade for you to lie in. All I have now are my deep roots."
The old man whispered, "That's fine. Tree roots are the best place to lie down, snuggle up and sleep after a long life."
The tree symbolizes our parents, and the boy symbolizes us.
The moral of the story is that we make use of our parents like tissue, and use them all up, and don't even give thanks, but they stay with us till the very end.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Sexual quotes-Programming

"Programming is like sex. One mistake and you have to support it for the rest of your life."
- Michael Sinz

Funny thoughts-Murphy's lesser known dictums

* Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
* He who laughs last thinks slowest.
* The things that come to those who wait will be the things left by those who got there first.
* Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will sit in a boat all day.
* Flashlight: A case for holding dead batteries.
* A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.
* When you go into court, you are putting yourself in the hands of 12 people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty.
* The shin bone is a device for finding furniture in a dark room.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Funny thoughts-Commitment

Ham and eggs...A day's work for a chicken, a lifetime commitment for a pig.

Motivational thoughts-Miss an opportunity

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Famous quotes-Gratitude

I look at the world, and there is nothing to think... nothing to say... nothing to do... nothing to feel... but gratitude.
- Steve Gillman

Love Quotes-Marriage

One advantage of marriage is that when you fall out of love with him, or he falls out of love with you, it keeps you together until maybe you fall in love again.
- Judith Viorst

Monday, April 6, 2009

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Thoughts-Laughter

Many years ago, Norman Cousins was diagnosed as terminally ill. He was given six months to live. His chance for recovery was one in 500.
He could see the worry, depression and anger in his life contributed to, and perhaps helped cause, his disease. He wondered, If illness can be caused by negativity, can wellness be created by positivity He decided to make an experiment of himself.
Laughing was one of the most positive activities he knew. He rented all the funny movies he could find - Keaton, Chaplin, Fields, the Marx Brothers. (This was before VCRs, so he had to rent the actual films.) He read funny stories. He asked his friends to call him whenever they said, heard or did something funny.
His pain was so great he could not sleep. Laughing for 10 solid minutes, he found, relieved the pain for several hours so he could sleep. He fully recovered from his illness and lived another 20 happy, healthy and productive years. (His journey is detailed in his book, Anatomy of an Illness.) He credits visualization, the love of his family and friends, and laughing for his recovery.
Some people think laughing is a waste of time. It is a luxury, they say, a frivolity, something to indulge in only every so often. Nothing could be further from the truth. Laughing is essential to our equilibrium, to our well-being, to our aliveness. If we're not well, laughing helps us get well; if we are well, laughing helps us stay that way.
Since Cousins' ground-breaking subjective work, scientific studies have shown that laughter has a curative effect on the body, the mind and the emotions. So, if you like laughing, consider it sound medical advice to indulge in it as often as you can. If you don't like laughter, then take your medicine - laugh anyway.
Use whatever makes you laugh - movies, sitcoms, Monty Python, records, books, New Yorker cartoons, jokes, friends.
Give yourself permission to laugh - long and loud and out loud - whenever anything strikes you as funny. The people around you may think you're strange, but sooner or later they'll join in even if they don't know what you're laughing about.
Some diseases may be contagious, but none is as contagious as the cure. . . laughter.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Quotes-Crisis

"When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters - one represents danger, and the other opportunity."
-John F. Kennedy

Deep thoughts-Impossible to learn

It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows
- Epictetus

Friday, April 3, 2009

Sarcastic quotes-Foreign Aid

Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.
-Douglas Casey, Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University

Funny thoughts-Cells

Brain cells come and brain cells go, but FAT cells live forever.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Humor quotes-Gay leaders

"Gay leaders are furious at Barack Obama because he picked an anti-gay minister to deliver a prayer during the inauguration ceremony. Yeah. Gay leaders are also furious at Obama because the tie he's planning to wear is all wrong."
--Conan O'Brien

Thoughts on Life-Compare

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Famous quotes-Why not?

Some men see things as they are and say, "Why?"
I dream of things that never were and say, "Why not?"
- George Bernard Shaw

Thought for the day-Purposes

Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.
- Washington Irving