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Friday, June 02, 2006

DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT FRIDAY - A CHEERFUL HEART! #25.

A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. - Pro 17:22. TNIV

A "Blonde’s" Year in Review…
January-
Took new scarf back to store because it was too tight.
February- Fired from pharmacy job for failing to printlabels... Helllloooo!!!... bottles won't fit in the typewriter!
March- Got really excited... finished jigsaw puzzle in 6 months... box said "2-4 years!"
April- Trapped on escalator for hours... power went out!
May- Tried to make Kool-Aid... wrong instructions... 8 cups of water won't fit into those little packets!!!
June- Tried to go water skiing... couldn't find a lake with a slope.
July- Lost breast stroke swimming competition... learned later, the other swimmers cheated, they used their arms!
August- Got locked out of my car in rain storm... car swamped because soft-top was open.
September- The capital of California is "C"... isn't it???
October- I hate M&M's... they are so hard to peel.
November- Baked turkey for 4 1/2 days... instructions said 1 hour per pound and I weigh 108!
December- Couldn't call 911... "duh"... there's no "eleven" button on the stupid cell phone! What a year!
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Justin and Christian...
Far away in the tropical waters of the Caribbean, two prawns were swimming around in the sea- one called Justin and the other called Christian. The prawns were constantly being harassed and threatened by sharks that cruised the area.

Finally one day Justin said to Christian, "I'm bored and frustrated at being a prawn, I wish I was a shark, then I wouldn't have any worries about being eaten..."

As Justin had his mind firmly on becoming a predator, a mysterious cod appears and says, "Your wish is granted", and lo and behold, Justin turned a shark. Horrified, Christian immediately swam away, afraid of being eaten by his old mate.

Time went on and Justin found himself becoming bored and lonely as a shark. All his old mates simply swam away whenever he came close to them. Justin didn't realise that his new menacing appearance was the cause of his sad plight. While out swimming alone one day he sees the mysterious cod again and can't believe his luck. Justin figured that the fish could change him back into a prawn. He begs the cod to change him back so, lo and behold, he is turned back into a prawn.

With tears of joy in his tiny little eyes, Justin swam back to his friends and bought them all a cocktail. Looking around the gathering at the reef, he searched for his old pal. "Where's Christian?" he asked.

"He's at home, distraught that his best friend hanged sides to the enemy and became a shark", came the reply. Eager to put things right again and end the mutual pain and torture, he set off to Christian's house.

As he opened the coral gate the memories came flooding back. He banged on the door and shouted, "It's me, Justin, your old friend, come out and see me again."

Christian replied "No way man, you'll eat me. You're a shark, the enemy and I'll not be tricked."

Justin cried back "No, I'm not. That was the old me. I've changed... I've found Cod. I'm a prawn again Christian!"
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12 Ways to know if you drink too much coffee...
1. When you open your dish cabinet, and there is only mugs.
2. You lick your coffeepot clean.
3. You spend every vacation visiting "Maxwell House."
4. You're the employee of the month at the local coffeehouse and you don't even work there.

5. Your eyes stay open when you sneeze.
6. Your coffee cake, must have coffee in it.

7. You can type sixty words per minute... with your feet.
8. You don't sweat, you percolate.
9. You go to AA meetings just for the free coffee.
10. People get dizzy just watching you.
11. You're so wired, you pick up AM radio and people test their batteries in your ears.
12. Your life's goal is to amount to a hill of beans.

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ATTITUDE:
Both the hummingbird and the vulture fly over our nation's deserts. All vultures see is rotting meat, because that is what they look for. They thrive on that diet. But hummingbirds ignore the smelly flesh of dead animals. Instead, they look for the colorful blossoms of desert plants. The vultures live on what was. They live on the past. They fill themselves with what is dead and gone. But hummingbirds live on what is. They seek new life. They fill themselves with freshness and life. Each bird finds what it is looking for. We all do. - Steve Goodier.
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A chaplain was speaking to a soldier on a cot in a hospital. "You have lost an arm in the great cause," he said. "No," said the soldier with a smile. "I didn't lose it--I gave it." In that same way, Jesus did not lose His life. He gave it purposefully.
- Source Unknown.


SO ONCE AGAIN LET US REMIND OURSELVES, THAT BEING CHEERFUL KEEPS YOU HEALTHY. IT IS SLOW DEATH TO BE GLOOMY ALL THE TIME!

Loving Father, help me by the power of the Holy Spirit, to remind myself that Jesus died to set me free, help me Lord to live that life, and be determined in Him to have a cheerful heart, in Jesus wonderful Name I pray, amen!

HAVE A GREAT AND GODLY WEEKEND!

Be encouraged!
GBYAY

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