Aloha Friday Message – October 27, 2006 – Half Glassed

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Happy Aloha Friday, everyone!!!

The glass is never half-full. The glass is never half-empty. The glass is always full. THIS glass is partially filled with water and partially filled with air. If you’re a water-breather, that’s good because half of the glass sustains your life. If you’re an air breather, that’s good because the other half of the glass sustains your life. If you live in a vacuum, it’s still good because neither the water nor the air affect you. So, it’s all good as long as you take it all and use what you need. God’s grace is like that. It’s all-sufficient, and always good, and always just what you need with plenty extra thrown in for others.

The glass is always FULL.

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WHAT IS A GRANDPARENT
For all you grandparents, grandparents-in-waiting, and sympathetic aunts, friends, and surrogates! I thought this was really cute.
WHAT IS A GRANDPARENT?
(taken from papers written by a class of 8-year-olds)
Grandparents are a lady and a man who have no little children of her own. They like other people’s.

A grandfather is a man grandmother. (….?)

Grandparents don’t have to do anything except be there when we come to see them.
They are so old they shouldn’t play hard or run. It is good if they drive us to the store and have lots of quarters for us.

When they take us for walks, they slow down past things like pretty leaves and caterpillars.
They show us and talk to us about the color of the flowers and also why we shouldn’t step on “cracks.”

They don’t say, “Hurry up.”

Usually grandmothers are fat, but not too fat to tie your shoes.

They wear glasses and funny underwear.

They can take their teeth and gums out.

Grandparents don’t have to pretend to be smart. They just are.

They have to answer questions like “why isn’t God married?” and “How come dogs chase cats?”

When they read to us, they don’t skip. They don’t mind if we ask for the same story over again.
Everybody should try to have a grandmother, especially if you don’t have television, because they are the only grown ups who like to spend time with us.

They know we should have snack-time before bedtime and they say prayers with us every time, and kiss us even when we’ve acted bad.

A 6 YEAR OLD WAS ASKED WHERE HIS GRANDMA LIVED ”OH,” HE SAID, ”SHE LIVES AT THE AIRPORT, AND WHEN WE WANT HER WE JUST GO GET HER. THEN WHEN WE’RE DONE HAVING HER VISIT, WE TAKE HER BACK TO THE AIRPORT.”

It’s funny when they bend over, you hear gas leaks and they blame their dog.

And of course, our favorites:

“If I had known how much fun grandchildren were, I’d have had them first.”
and

“The best thing about grandchildren is that we can take’em home, spoil them like crazy, and then send them back to their parents.”

Send this to other grandparents. It will make their day.
Love you all!

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

(Hey, take a minute to thank God for your grandparents; and if you have any grandchildren, thank him for them, too!)
PS: Today is Mom’s 81st BD.

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

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