Archive for the ‘Inspirational’ Category

Catching Pigs

Friday, March 29th, 2013


CATCHING PIGS

THIS IS THOUGHT PROVOKING.

There was a chemistry professor in a large college that had some exchange students in the class.

One day while the class was in the lab, the professor noticed one young man, an exchange student, who kept rubbing his back and stretching as if his back hurt.

The professor asked the young man what was the matter. The student told him he had a bullet lodged in his back. He had been shot while fighting communists in his native country who were trying to overthrow his country’s government and install a new communist regime.

In the midst of his story, he looked at the professor and asked a strange question.

He asked: “Do you know how to catch wild pigs?”

The professor thought it was a joke and asked for the punch line.

The young man said that it was no joke. “You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on the ground. The pigs find it and begin to come every day to eat the free corn.

“When they are used to coming every day, you put a fence down one side of the place where they are used to coming. When they get used to the fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put up another side of the fence. “They get used to that and start to eat again. You continue until you have all four sides of the fence up with a gate in the last side. “The pigs, which are used to the free corn, start to come through the gate to eat that free corn again. You then slam the gate on them and catch the whole herd. Suddenly the wild pigs have lost their freedom. They run around and around inside the fence, but they are caught. Soon they go back to eating the free corn. They are so used to it that they have forgotten how to forage in the woods for themselves, so they accept their captivity.”

The young man then told the professor that is exactly what he sees happening in America .

The government keeps pushing us toward Communism/Socialism and keeps spreading the free corn out in the form of programs such as supplemental income, tax credit for unearned income, tax exemptions, tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP), welfare, medicine, drugs, etc., while we continually lose our freedoms, just a little at a time.

One should always remember two truths:

There is no such thing as a free lunch, and you can never hire someone to provide a service for you cheaper than you can do it yourself.

If you see that all of this wonderful government “help” is a problem confronting the future of democracy in America , you might want to send this on to your friends.

If you think the free ride is essential to your way of life, then you will probably delete this email.

But, God help us all when the gate slams shut!

Quote for today: “The problems we face today are there because the people who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.” –Anonymous

” No Liberties or Freedoms are worth losing for a little Security.”

Words of wisdom

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Twelve things that a motorcycle can teach!

1. The only good view of a thunderstorm is in your rear view mirror.

2. Four wheels might move the body but two wheels move the soul.

3. I’d rather be riding my motorcycle and thinking about God than sitting in Church and thinking about my motorcycle.

4. Life may begin at 30, but it doesn’t get really interesting until about 95 mph.

5. Midnight bugs taste just as bad as noontime bugs.

6. Sometimes it takes a whole tank of gas before you can think straight.

7. A bike on the road is worth two in the shed.

8. Young riders pick a destination and go, old riders pick a direction and go.

9. When you are riding lead, don’t spit.

10. Catching a yellow jacket in your shirt at 75 mph can double your vocabulary.

11. I’ve never seen a motorcycle parked outside a psychiatrist’s office. And Finally:

12. Bikers know why dogs stick their heads out car windows

A Friend

Monday, March 9th, 2009

A road was made for me with the soft clouds from Heavens sky

I walked above earth and did not have to fly

My feet never got sore nor  tired from the journey ` the view was breathtaking

As I came to the end of what started out simple ‘I call it a friend.

 ~Jeanette~

How Spot-On is This!

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Quote of the Week
‘I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.’
Thomas Jefferson 1802

 

The Day the Angel Stopped By

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Ever, have the feeling your being watch?

 

I woke up this morning startled,

Standing at the foot of my bed

Was this beautiful lady,

With, iridescent wings, glittering eyes,

That twinkled bright as the light.

I was holding my breath, wondering.

Watching her as she watch me

She walked over to me and sat down

Touching my arm

Her face close to mine

She squeezed my hand ever so softly

My heart began to swell.

I felt my heart began to flutter

I knew it was my time to go

I tried to speak but only stuttered

When she spoke my name

In my state of shock, oh dear,

The angel reminded me of the day

I was born

She told me there was a reason

I was still here

I felt truly blessed by this angel

She touched my soul

And granted me another,

Wonderful day.

 

By Sharon Bailey

Cliff Claven “Beer Theory” ,from the show “Cheers”

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

one episode of ‘Cheers’, Cliff is seated at the bar describing the Buffalo Theory to his buddy, Norm. I don’t think I’ve ever heard the
concept explained any better than this: ‘Well you see, Norm, it’s like this . . . A herd of buffalo can
only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the heard is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest
ones at the back that are killed first .. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and
health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only
operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Now, as we know, excessive intake of alcohol kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and
weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient

machine. And that, Norm, is why you always feel smarter after a few beers

Love Has No Boundries

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

Love is unconditional

Love can and is personal

Love is deeper than any ocean or sea

Love flows through you and me

Love will penetrate, in, around and on

When all hope seems gone

Love has no boundries 

Love has not inventories

Love reveals many stories

Love lingers on and stays close and dear

Expressed to put a smile from ear to ear 

Its the laughter , the love we make

Love will never take

Love is my inner passion and not fake 

2008 cynthia thompson

I DID WHAT YOU TOLD ME……..

Friday, July 18th, 2008


I did what you told me …
I sent the email to 10
or more people like you said ..
I’m still waiting for that miracle to happen
 
 
 
 To all my friends who in the last year sent me best ‘wishes’, chain letters, ‘angel’ letters or other

promises of good luck if I forwarded something,

NONE OF IT WORKED!
For 2008, could you please just send money, gasoline vouchers or airline tickets instead?

Thank you

WWW.SHOWCASEMATRIX.COM

Dogs Rule for A Reason

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

I had been called  to examine a ten-year-old Irish wolfhound named
Belker.  The  dog’s owners, Ron, his wife, Lisa, and their little boy,
Shane, were  all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a 
miracle.  I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer.  I told
the family we couldn’t do anything for Belker,  and offered to perform
the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home. As we made
arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for
six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane
might learn something from the experience.

The  next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker’s
family  surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog fo r
the  last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. 
Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away. The little boy 
seemed to accept Belker’s transition without any difficulty or 
confusion. We  sat together for a while after Belker’s death, wondering
aloud about  the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human
lives. Shane,  who had been listening quietly, piped up, ‘I know why.’

Startled,  we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned
me.  I’d never heard a more comforting explanation. He said, ‘People
are  born so that they can learn how to live a good life - like loving 
everybody all the time and being nice, right?’  The six-year-old
continued, ‘Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have
to stay as long’.

Remember,  if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:
     * When  loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
     * Never  pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.

*  Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be
pure ecstasy.

*  Take naps.

*  Stretch before rising.

*  Run,  romp, and play daily.

*  Thrive  on attention and let people touch you.

*  Avoid  biting when a simple growl will do.

*  On warm  days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.

*  On hot  days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.

*  When  you’re happy, dance around and wag your entire body.

*  Delight  in the simple joy of a long walk.

* Be  loyal.

*  Never pretend to be something you’re not.

*  If what  you want lies buried, dig until you find it.

*  When  someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle
them  gently.

I have Nothing Special To Report

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

Today I feel I have nothing special to report, but then maybe I do

I woke up, I opened my eyes, realizing I still have sight

Then to realize I have my ears, it may be quiet, but still have

my hearing, to hear the birds to sing, or a song play on the radio and

if I lay quiet enough I can hear my heart beat.

Today I feel I have nothing special to report, but then maybe I do

I woke up, was able to sit up and put my feet to the floor, realizing I

still have movement in my legs, able to take a step one by one

and even able still to run, and still have some fun.

The show has not ended yet, oh my , there is still much more to come

Today I feel I have nothing special to report, but then maybe I do

I woke up this morning, with a big oh yawn, along with this noise,

again realizing, I have my voice, I am able to talk, to whisper, to sing

and to shout THANK YOU GOD.

Today I feel I have nothing special to report, but then maybe I do

I woke up this morning , another joy to realize, I am breathing,

I can smell the many wonders of fragrances. weather it the wonderful

smell of cooking or the beautiful smell of a rose,

So today I do have something special to report.

I woke up, its another day,

I have my eyes to see with

my ears that can hear all around me

my legs and feet that can take one step at a time

I have a voice that allows me to talk or to sing if I like

I can breath, I can smell

Most of all I have my heart, it still beat,

So you think you Have nothing special to report

YES YOU DO

YOU ARE ALIVE.

Written by Kelly

05-16-08