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Jul 04 2008

Posted by under Feel Good

A dog’s purpose

A Dog’s Purpose (from a 6-year-old).

Being a veterinarian, 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 for the last time,
that I wondered if he und erstood 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.’

Live simply.
Love generously..
Care deeply.
Speak kindly.

Remember, if a dog was the t eacher 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

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 ba d day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them

Handle every stressful situation like a dog. If you can’t eat it or play
with it..
Pee on it and walk away…

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Jun 08 2008

Posted by under Feel Good


A woman was at work when she received a phone call that her small daughter was very sick with a fever.  She left her work and stopped by the pharmacy to get some medication.  She got back to her car and found that she had locked her keys in the car.  She didn’t know What to do, so she called home and told the baby sitter what had happened.

The baby sitter told her that the fever was getting worse.  She said, ‘You might find a coat hanger and use that to open the door.’    
The woman looked around and found an old rusty coat hanger that had been left on the ground, possibly by someone else who at some time had locked their keys in their car .
She looked at the hanger and said,
‘I don’t know how to use this.’
She bowed her head and asked God to send her help. Within five minutes a beat up old motorcycle pulled up, with a dirty, greasy, bearded man who
was wearing an old biker skull rag on his head.    
The woman thought, ‘This is what You sent to help me?’  But, she was desperate, so she was also very thankful.
The man got off of his cycle and asked if he could help. 
 She said, ‘Yes,my daughter is very sick.  I stopped to get her some medication and I locked my keys in my car.  I must get home to her.  Please, can you use this hanger to unlock my car?    


He said, ‘Sure.’ 
 He walked over to the car, and in less than a minute the car was opened.  
She hugged the man and through her tears she said, ‘Thank You So Much! You are a very nice man.’
The man replied, ‘Lady, I am not a nice man.  I just got out of prison today.
I was in prison for car theft and have only been out for about an hour.’ 


The woman hugged the man again and with sobbing tears cried out loud,

‘Oh, thank you God!  You even sent me a Professional!’


Is – GOD GOOD – or what!?

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May 20 2008

Posted by under Humor

Tough Love vs. Spanking – Good Argument

Tough Love vs. Spanking – Good Argument

Most of America
‘s populace thinks it is improper to spank children, so I have tried other methods to control my son when he has one of ‘those moments.’

One that I found effective is for me to just take my child for a car ride and talk.

Some say it’s the vibration from the car, others say it’s the time away from any distractions such as TV, Video Games, Toys, etc.

Either way, my son usually calms down and stops misbehaving after our car ride together.  I find that it is therapeutic for both of us.

I’ve included a photo below of one of my sessions with my son, in case you would like to use the technique.



  I think this will work with grandchildren, nieces, and nephews as well. 

 *** Be Sure To Check Out The Speed In The Background ****

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May 18 2008

Posted by under Tips

Godly Ways to Reduce Stress





An Angel says, ‘Never borrow from the future. If you worry about what may happen tomorrow and it doesn’t happen, you have worried in vain. Even if it does happen, you have to worry twice.’


1. Pray


2. Go to bed on time.


3. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed.


4. Say No to projects that won’t fit into your time schedule, or that will compromise your mental health.




5. Delegate tasks to capable others.


6. Simplify and unclutter your life.


7. Less is more. (Although one is often not enough, two are often too many.)


8. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.




9. Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don’t lump the hard things all together.


10. Take one day at a time.


11. Separate worries from concerns .. If a situation is a concern, find out what God would have you do and let go of the anxiety . If you can’t do anything about a situation, forget it.


12. Live within your budget; don’t use credit cards for ordinary purchases.




13. Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.


14. K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut). This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.    


15 Do something for the Kid in You everyday.




16. Carry a Bible with you to read while waiting in line.


17. Get enough rest.


18. Eat right.


19 Get organized so everything has its place.




20. Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your quality of life.


21. Write down thoughts and inspirations.


22. Every day, find time to be alone.


23. Having problems? Talk to God on the spot. Try to nip small problems in the bud. Don’t wait until it’s time to go to bed to try and pray.


24. Make friends with Godly people.




25. Keep a folder of favorite scriptures on hand.


26. Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good ‘Thank you God.’


27. Laugh.


28. Laugh some more!


29. Take your work seriously, but not yourself at all.


30. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).




31. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).


32. Sit on your ego.


33 Talk less; listen more.


34. Slow down.


35. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe.


36 . Every night before bed, think of one thing you’re grateful for that you’ve never been grateful for before. GOD HAS A WAY OF TURNING THINGS AROUND FOR YOU.


‘If God is for us, who can be against us?’


(Romans 8:31)



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