Aloha Friday Message – May 15, 2009

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Happy Aloha Friday, everyone! Well, last week’s message pretty well reached the limits of weird, so this week I’m going to send just a few anecdotes and aphorisms again.

• Character is like the foundation of a house – it’s below the surface

• Love looks forward, hate looks back and anxiety has eyes all over its head

• A guy was stranded on a desolate road not far from San Francisco. It was raining and starting to get dark. He spotted a light farther up the road and headed for it. It turned out to be a monastery. A monk came to the gate and greeted the man, heard his situation, invited him in, and offered to bring him something to eat. He returned with a plate of fish and chips. The man ate the meal and declared it was the best fish and chips he’d ever eaten. He decided to compliment the chef who had prepared the meal. He went to the kitchen spoke to the person he assumed to be the chef. With a smile and a wind he asked, “Are you the fish fryer?” The other guy responded, “Nope. I’m the chip-monk.”

• By the time I got to greener pastures, I couldn’t get over the fence! My get-up-and-go had got up and went.

• Middle age is when Father Time catches up with Mother Nature.

• There are many people who want to live a long life, but still don’t know what to do with themselves on a rainy day.

• I am at an age now where my broad mind and narrow waist have exchanged places.

• There are two kinds of leaders: Those who are interested in the flock and those who are interested in the fleece.

• The secret of happiness: It is not to do what you like but to like what you do.

• You don’t have to have fun to be happy. You have to be happy to have fun.

• What’s the difference between a jeweler and a jailor? One sells watches and the other watches cells.

• You will not have a friend until you first become one.

• Money cannot buy friends, but it can get you a lot of high-class enemies.

• The best time to make friends is before you really need them.

• A man finds joy in giving an apt reply—and how good is a timely word! Proverbs 15:23

• A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones. Proverbs 15:30

The football coach and the basketball coach were discussing their players and bemoaning the fact that the kids were just plain dumb. The football coach said, “Here let me show you what I mean. Johnson, go over to the coach’s and see if I’m there!” Johnson gets up and starts walking to the office. The basketball coach says, “That’s nothing. Watch this.” He shouts over to one of his players, “Edmunds, here’s a dollar. Go over to the Cadillac dealer and bring me back a car! And hurry!”

The two players meet later on and Edmunds says, “No wonder we don’t win many games. My coach is so dumb! He gave me a dollar to buy him a Cadillac but never said what color!”

Johnson says, “My coach is even dumber! He sent me over to his office to see if he was there. He was sitting right next to your coach’s phone. He could have called!”

Make it a great day beloved. Be kind to everyone. It’s the best way to put more kindness into the world. Pray for the people – all the people, and especially those who cannot or will not pray. On their behalf, let your prayer be an offering to God of the very best of their day:

Jesus, lover of mankind, You came to Earth centuries ago to be the way, the truth, and the life, and yet countless men and women, boys and girls, do not know You, do not love You as well as they could, and many are indifferent or opposed to You. In this state of being, Lord, they might not consciously offer You their lives today. There are millions more, Lord, who do know You, do love You, but do not know about, do not care about, or have forgotten about making a daily offering, so Lord, on behalf of all of these souls I offer You the best of their day today so that You might be loved and honored in some way by them, too. Lord Jesus Christ, be merciful to them all as miserable sinners, forgive them their sins, and bring them to everlasting life. Amen.
(You’ll find this in the Share-A-Prayer section under Standard Prayers)

Whatever, whenever, wherever, whoever, however, if ever, forever — at your service.

chick

AGE QUOD AGIS
In God WE trust

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American Roman Catholic reared as a "Baptiterian" in Denver Colorado.

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