DAILY CATHOLIC    WEDNESDAY     May 19, 1999     vol. 10, no. 97

MAY FLOWERS: FOOD FOR THOUGHT APPETEASERS

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          Today we bring you two short vignettes that will both make you think and meditate, but also bring a chuckle to the spirits. The first Great truths about life that adults have learned is from LG and the second comes from LS and is entitled Trust in God keeps us out of the red and in the black.

GREAT TRUTHS ABOUT LIFE THAT ADULTS HAVE LEARNED

      1. Raising teenagers is like trying to nail Jell-O to a tree.

      2. There's always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it. For example: I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt.

      3. Reason to smile: Every seven minutes of every day, someone in an aerobics class pulls a hamstring.

      4. The best way to keep kids at home is to make the home a pleasant atmosphere...and let the air out of their tires.

      5. Families are like fudge...mostly sweet with a few nuts.

      6. Middle age is when you choose cereal for the fiber, not the toy.

      7. The more you complain, the longer God lets you live.

      8. If you can remain calm, you don't have all the facts.

      9. Eat a live toad first thing in the morning, and nothing worse can happen to you the rest of the day.

      10. You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoes and wonder what else you can do while you're down there.

     

TRUST KEEPS US OUT OF THE RED AND IN THE BLACK

      I have in my hands two boxes
      Which God gave me to hold.
      He said, "Put all your sorrows in the black,
      And all your joys in the gold."

      I heeded His words, and in the two boxes
      Both my joys and sorrows I store,
      But though the gold became heavier each day
      The black was as light as before.

      With curiosity, I opened the black
      I wanted to find out why.
      And I saw, in the base of the box, a hole
      Which my sorrows had fallen out by

      I showed the hole to God, and mused aloud,
      "I wonder where my sorrows could be."
      He smiled a gentle smile at me.
      "My child, they're all here with Me."

      I asked, "God, why give me the boxes,
      Why the gold, and the black with the hole?"
      "My child, the gold is for you to count your blessings,
      And the black is for you to let go."

We should consider all of our friends a blessing. Send this to a friend today just to let them know that you are thinking of them, and that they are a joy in your life.

May 19, 1999       volume 10, no. 97
MAY FLOWERS BLOOM INTO FOOD FOR THOUGHT APPETEASERS

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