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post #1 of 10
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Hi folks...

I don't know if this will be a welcome post, but I thought with all the grief in the world, I wanted to start a post with inspirational and positive thoughts and ideas.

I hope that is okay.

Here is the first.

Dear friends around the world…
The events of this day cause every thinking person to stop their daily lives, whatever is going on in them, and to ponder deeply the larger questions of life. We search again for not only the meaning of life, but the purpose of our individual and collective experience as we have created it-and we look earnestly for ways in which we might recreate ourselves anew as a human species, so that we will never treat each other this way again.
Our opportunity now is to demonstrate at the highest level our most extraordinary thought about Who We Really Are.
A central teaching of Conversations with God is: What you wish to experience, provide for another.
Look to see, now, what it is you wish to experience-in your own life, and in the world. Then see if there is another for whom you may be the source of that.
If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another.
If you wish to know that you are safe, cause another to know that they are safe.
If you wish to better understand seemingly incomprehensible things, help another to better understand.
If you wish to heal your own sadness or anger, seek to heal the sadness or anger of another.
Those others are waiting for you now. They are looking to you for guidance, for help, for courage, for strength, for understanding, and for assurance at this hour. Most of all, they are looking to you for love.
This is the moment of your ministry. This is the time of teaching. What you teach at this time, through your every word and action right now, will remain as indelible lessons in the hearts and minds of those whose lives you touch, both now, and for years to come.
We will set the course for tomorrow, today. At this hour. In this moment.
So, talk with God today. Ask God for help, for counsel and advice, for insight and for strength and for inner peace and for deep wisdom. Ask God on this day to show us how to show up in the world in a way that will cause the world itself to change.
That is the challenge that is placed before every thinking person today. Today the human soul asks the question: What can I do to preserve the beauty and the wonder of our world and to eliminate anger and hatred in that part of the world which I touch?
Please seek to answer that question today, with all the magnificence that is You.
I love you, and I send you my deepest thoughts of peace.

Neale Donald Walsch
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post #3 of 10
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Daily Survial kit

A ToothpickÂ:censor:Â:censor:Â:censor:
to remind you to pick out the good qualities in other

A Rubber Band
To remind you to be flexible, things don't always go the
Â:censor:way you want, but they always work out.

A Band-Aid
to remind you to heal hurt feelings, yours or someone else's

Â:censor:A Pencil
Â:censor:to remind you to list your blessings

Â:censor:An Eraser
Â:censor:to remind you that everyone makes mistakes, so its OK

Â:censor:Some Glue
Â:censor:to remind you to stick with it, if you do, you can Â:censor:accomplish anything.

Â:censor:A Mint
Â:censor:to remind you are worth a mint

Â:censor:A Hershey's Kiss
to remind you that everyone needs a kiss or Â:censor:a hug every day!

Â:censor:A Tea Bag
to remind you to take time for yourself: Â:censor:Â:censor:you've earned it!
post #4 of 10
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This is a good story and is true, please read it all the way through
till the end! (After the story there are some very interesting facts!):

I am a mother of three (ages 14, 12, 3) and have recently completed my
college degree. The last class I had to take was Sociology. The teacher
was absolutely inspiring with the qualities that I wish every human
being had been graced with. Her last project of the term was called

The class was asked to go out and smile at three people and document
their reactions. I am a very friendly person and always smile at
everyone and say hello anyway, so, I thought this would be a piece of
cake, literally.

Soon after we were assigned the project, my husband, youngest son, and I
went out to McDonald's one crisp March morning. It was just our way of
sharing special playtime with our son. We were standing in line, waiting
to be served, when all of a sudden everyone around us began to back
away, and then even my Husband did.

I did not move an inch ... an overwhelming feeling of panic welled up
inside of me as I turned to see why they had moved. As I turned around I
smelled a horrible "dirty body" smell, and there standing behind me were
two poor homeless men. As I looked down at the short gentleman, close to
me, he was "smiling". His beautiful sky blue eyes were full of God's
Light as he searched for acceptance.

He said, "Good day" as he counted the few coins he had been clutching.
The second man fumbled with his hands as he stood behind his friend. I
realized the second man was mentally challenged and the blue-eyed
gentleman was his salvation. I held my tears as I stood there with them.

The young lady at the counter asked him what they wanted. He said,
"Coffee is all Miss" because that was all they could afford. (If they
wanted to sit in the restaurant and warm up, they had to buy something.
He just wanted to be warm). Then I really felt it - the compulsion was
so great I almost reached out and embraced the little man with the blue
eyes. That is when I noticed all eyes in the restaurant were set on me,
judging my every action.Â:censor: I smiled and asked the young lady behind the
counter to give me two more breakfast meals on a separate tray. I then
walked around the corner to the table that the men had chosen as a
resting spot. I put the tray on the table and laid my hand on
the blue-eyed gentleman's cold hand. He looked up at me, with tears in
his eyes, and said, "Thank you." I leaned over, began to pat his hand
and said, "I did not do this for you. God is here working through me to
give you hope."

I started to cry as I walked away to join my husband and son. When I sat
down my husband smiled at me and said, "That is why God gave you to me,
Honey. To give me hope." We held hands for a moment and at that time we
knew that only because of the Grace that we had been given were we able
to give. We are not churchgoers, but we are believers.

That day showed me the pure Light of God's sweet love. I returned to
college, on the last evening of class, with this story in hand. I turned
in "my project" and the instructor read it. Then she looked up at me and
said, "Can I share this?" I slowly nodded as she got the attention of
the class. She began to read and that is when I knew that we as human
beings and being part of God, share this need to heal people and to be

In my own way I had touched the people at McDonald's, my husband, my
son, the instructor, and every soul that shared the classroom on the
last night I spent as a college student.

I graduated with one of the biggest lessons I would ever learn:
UNCONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE. Much love and compassion is sent to each and
every person who may read this and learn how to LOVE PEOPLE AND USE

If you think this story has touched you in any way, please send this to
everyone you know. There is an Angel sent to watch over you. In order
for her to work, you must pass this on to the people you want watched

An Angel wrote: Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only
true friends will leave footprints in your heart.

To handle yourself, use your head.
To handle others, use your heart.

God gives every bird it's food, but He does not throw it into its nest.
post #5 of 10
This is a great post. But I won't be here until monday. So. hopefully, when I return, I'll have some good things to write about.
post #6 of 10
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Actual Job Application...

This is an actual job application that a 17 year old boy submitted to McDonald's in Florida... and they hired him because he was so honest and funny!

NAME: Greg Bulmash. SEX: Not yet. Still waiting for the right person. DESIRED POSITION: Company's President or Vice President. But seriously, whatever's available. If I was in a position to be picky, I wouldn't be applying here in the first place. DESIRED SALARY: $185,000 a year plus stock options and a Michael Ovitz style severance package. If that's not possible, make an offer and we can haggle. EDUCATION: Yes. LAST POSITION HELD: Target for middle management hostility. SALARY: Less than I'm worth. MOST NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: My incredible collection of stolen pens and post-it notes. REASON FOR LEAVING: It sucked. HOURS AVAILABLE TO WORK: Any. PREFERRED HOURS: 1:30-3:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL SKILLS?: Yes, but they're better suited to a more intimate environment. MAY WE CONTACT YOUR CURRENT EMPLOYER?: If I had one, would I be here? DO YOU HAVE ANY PHYSICAL CONDITIONS THAT WOULD PROHIBIT YOU FROM LIFTING UP TO 50 LBS?: Of what? DO YOU HAVE A CAR?: I think the more appropriate question here would be "Do you have a car that runs?" HAVE YOU RECEIVED ANY SPECIAL AWARDS OR RECOGNITION?: I may already be a winner of the Publishers Clearing house Sweepstakes. DO YOU SMOKE?: On the job no, on my breaks yes. WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE DOING IN FIVE YEARS?: Living in the Bahamas with a fabulously wealthy dumb sexy blonde super model who thinks I'm the greatest thing since sliced bread. Actually, I'd like to be doing that now. DO YOU CERTIFY THAT THE ABOVE IS TRUE AND COMPLETE TO THE BEST OF YOUR KNOWLEDGE?: Yes. Absolutely. SIGN HERE: Aries.
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post #8 of 10
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1. Never raise your hands to your kids. It leaves your groin

2. I'm not into working out. My philosophy is no pain, no pain.

3. I'm in shape. Round is a shape

4. I'm desperately trying to figure out why Kamikaze pilots wore

5. Do illiterate people really get the full affect of alphabet soup?

6. I've always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more

7. Ever notice that anyone going slower than you is an idiot, but anyone going faster is a maniac.

8. Ever notice when you blow in a dog's face he gets mad at you, but
when you take him in a car he sticks his head out the window?

9. You have to stay in shape. My mother started walking five miles a
day when she was 60. She's 97 now and we have no idea where she is.

10. I have six locks on my door, all in a row. When I go out, I lock
every other one. I figure no matter how long somebody stands
there picking the locks, they are always locking three of them.

11. One out of every three Americans is suffering from some form of
mental illness. Think of two of your best friends. If they are OK,
then it must be you!

12. They show you how detergents take out bloodstains. I think if you
got a T-shirt with bloodstains all over it, then maybe your
laundry isn't your biggest problem.

13. Ask people why they have deer heads on their walls and they tell you it's because they're such beautiful animals. I think my wife is
beautiful, but I only have photographs of her on the wall.

14. A lady came up to me on the street, pointed at my suede jacket and
said, "Don't you know a cow was murdered for that jacket?"
I said, "I didn't know there were any witnesses.
Now I have too kill you too!"

15. Future historians will be able to study at the Jimmy Carter Library,the Gerald Ford Library, the Ronald Reagan Library,
and the Bill Clinton Adult Bookstore!
post #9 of 10
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We're all assigned a piece of garden,
a corner of the universe that is ours to transform.

Â:censor: Our corner of the universe is our own life...
our relationships, our homes, our work,
our current circumstances...exactly as they are.

Â:censor: Every situation we find ourselves in is an opportunity,
perfectly planned by God,
to teach love instead of fear.

...Marianne Williamson
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'Bloom where you are planted.'
post #10 of 10
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Golden Retriever:
The sun is shining, the day is young, we've got our whole lives
ahead of us, and you're inside worrying about a stupid burned out bulb?

Border Collie:
Just one. And then I'll replace any wiring that's not up to code.

You know I can't reach that stupid lamp!

Make me.

Oh, me, me!!!! Pleeeeeeze let me change the light bulb! Can I? Can
I? Huh? Huh? Huh? Can I?

Let the Border Collie do it. You can feed me while he's busy.

Jack Russell Terrier:
I'll just pop it in while I'm bouncing off the walls and furniture.

I'll just blow in the Border Collie's ear and he'll do it. By the
time he finishes rewiring the house, my nails will be dry.

Cocker Spaniel
Why change it? I can still pee on the carpet in the dark.

Doberman Pinscher:
While it's dark, I'm going to sleep on the couch.

Who cares? I can still play with my squeaky toys in the dark......

Mastiffs are NOT afraid of the dark.

Yo quiero Taco Bulb? Can somebody else do it? I've got this
Â:censor: hangover.....

I see it, there it is, there it is, right there....

It isn't moving. Who cares?

Australian Shepherd:
First, I'll put all the light bulbs in a little circle....

Old English Sheep Dog:
Light bulb? I'm sorry, but I don't see a light bulb?

Hound Dog:

Dogs do not change light bulbs. People change light bulbs. So the
question is: how long will it be before I can expect a light?
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