American Red, White & Blue
have already seen this one, but still pretty good,
something to think about as we get older!
I guarantee you will
remember the tale of the Wooden Bowl tomorrow, a week from
now, a month from now, a year from now...
frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and
four-year - old grandson. The old man's hands trembled,
his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered.
family ate together at the table. But the elderly
grandfather's shaky hands and failing sight made eating
difficult. Peas rolled off his spoon onto the floor.
When he grasped the glass, milk spilled on the
The son and daughter-in-law became
irritated with the mess.
'We must do something about
father,' said the son. 'I've had enough of his spilled
milk, noisy eating, and food on the floor.'
the husband and wife set a small table in the corner.
There, Grandfather ate alone while the rest of the
family enjoyed dinner. Since Grandfather had broken a
dish or two, his food was served in a wooden bowl.
the family glanced in Grandfather's direction, sometimes he
had a tear in his eye as he sat alone.
only words the couple had for him were sharp admonitions when
he dropped a fork or spilled food.
four-year-old watched it all in silence.
evening before supper, the father noticed his son playing
with wood scraps on the floor. He asked the child
sweetly, 'What are you making?' Just as sweetly, the boy
responded, 'Oh, I
am making a little bowl for you and Mama to eat your food in
when I grow up.'
The four-year-old smiled and went back to work.
words so struck the parents so that they were speechless.
Then tears started to stream down their cheeks. Though no
word was spoken, both knew what must be done.
evening the husband took Grandfather's hand and gently led
him back to the family table. For the remainder of his
days he ate every meal with the family. And for some reason,
neither husband nor wife seemed to care any longer when
a fork was dropped, milk spilled, or the tablecloth soiled.
On a positive note,
I've learned that, no matter what happens, how bad it seems
today, life does go on, and it will be better
I've learned that you can tell a lot
about a person by the way he/she handles four things: a
rainy day, the elderly, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas
I've learned that, regardless of
your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when
they're gone from your life.
I've learned that
making a 'living' is not the same thing as making a
I've learned that life sometimes gives
you a second chance.
I've learned that you
shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both
hands. You need to be able to throw
learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you
if you focus on your family, your friends, the needs of
work and doing the very best you can, happiness will find
I've learned that whenever I decide
something with an open heart, I usually make the right
I've learned that even when I have
pains, I don't have to be one.
I've learned that
every day, you should reach out and touch someone.
love that human touch -- holding hands, a warm hug, or
just a friendly pat on the back.
that I still have a lot to learn.
that you should pass this on to everyone you care about .I
AT THE END,
DATE THE CANDLE WAS STARTED.
GONNA GIVE YOU GOOSE
am not going to be the one who lets it die. I found it
believable -- angels have walked beside me all my life--and
they still do
is to all of you who
something to me,
pray for your happiness.
Candle Of Love, Hope & Friendship
candle was lit on the
15th of September, 1998
Someone who loves you has helped
keep it alive by
sending it to you.
let The Candle of Love, Hope and Friendship die
It On To All Of Your Friends
Everyone You Love!
God richly bless you!
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