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    Hi all,

    I wish everyone a better week.

    I just read this one and I would like to share this with you all.


    Title: Think It Over...

    Today we have higher buildings and wider highways,.
    but shorter tempraments and a narrower point of view.

    We spend more, but enjoy less.
    We have bigger houses, but smaller families.
    We have more compromises, but less time.
    We have more knowledge, but less judgement.
    We have more medicines, but less wealth.

    We have multiplied our possessions,
    But reduced our values.
    We talk much , we love only a little
    and we hate too much.

    We reached the Moon and came back,
    but we find it troublesome to cross
    our own street and meet our neighbors.

    We conquered the outer space,
    but not our inner space.

    We have higher income, but less morals...

    These are tiles with more liberty but less joy...

    With much more food, but less nutrition...

    These are days in which two salaries come home, but divorces increase.

    These are times of finer houses,
    but more broken homes.

    You do not keep anything for a special occasion,
    because everyday that you live is a special ocassion.

    Search for knowledge, read more,
    sit on your front porch and admire the view without paying attention to the needs.

    Life is a chain of moments of enjoyment, it is not only survival.

    Use your crystal globlets. Do not save your best perfume,
    and use it every time you feel you want it.

    Take out from your vocabulary phrases like "One of these days" and "someday".
    Let's write that letter we though of writing "One of these days".

    Let us tell our Families and Friends
    how much we love them.

    Never pass up a chance at adding laughter and joy to your life.

    Every day, hour and minute are special...

    And you never know if it will be your last...

    If you are too busy to take some minutes to send this to someone you love,
    and you tell yourself that you will send it "one of these days"
    Just remember that "one of these days" can be far away and you may not be there to see it...


    Love Life to the fullest. we only get ONE chance! :-)

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    Great post
    Sitting here feeling a bit sorry for myself the way some things have been lately, my sister in law e mailed me this. Rather long post the way it came out but a very wise message is in it. Straightened my head out a bit in reading it.

    During the waning years of the depression in a small southeastern daho community, I used to stop by Mr. Miller's roadside stand for farm-fresh produce as the season made it available. Food and money were still extremely scarce and bartering was used, extensively.

    One particular day Mr. Miller was bagging some early potatoes for me.

    I noticed a small boy, delicate of bone and feature, ragged but clean,hungrily apprising a basket of freshly picked green peas. I paid for
    my potatoes but was also drawn to the display of fresh green peas. I am a pushover for creamed peas and new potatoes. Pondering the peas, I
    couldn't help overhearing the conversation between Mr. Miller and the ragged
    boy next to me.

    "Hello Barry, how are you today?"

    "H'lo, Mr. Miller. Fine, thank ya. Jus' admirin' them peas ... sure look good."

    "They are good, Barry. How's your Ma?"

    "Fine. Gittin' stronger alla' time."

    "Good. Anything I can help you with?"

    "No, Sir. Jus' admirin' them peas."

    "Would you like to take some home?"

    "No, Sir. Got nuthin' to pay for 'em with."

    "Well, what have you to trade me for some of those peas?"

    "All I got's my prize marble here."

    "Is that right? Let me see it."

    "Here 'tis. She's a dandy."

    "I can see that. Hmmmm, only thing is this one is blue and I sort of go for red. Do you have a red one like this at home?"

    "Not 'zackley .....but, almost."

    "Tell you what. Take this sack of peas home with you and next trip this way let me look at that red marble."

    "Sure will. Thanks, Mr. Miller."

    Mrs. Miller, who had been standing nearby, came over to help me. With a smile she said: "There are two other boys like him in our community, all three are in very poor circumstances. Jim just loves to bargain with
    them for peas, apples, tomatoes or whatever. When they come back with their red marbles, and they always do, he decides he doesn't like red
    after all and he sends them home with a bag of produce for a green marble or an orange one, perhaps."

    I left the stand, smiling to myself, impressed with this man. A short time later I moved to Colorado but I never forgot the story of this man, the boys and their bartering. Several years went by each more rapid than the previous one. Just recently I had occasion to visit some old friends in that Idaho community and while I wasthere learned that Mr. Miller had
    died. They were having his viewing that evening and knowing my friends wanted to go, I agreed to accompany them. Upon our arrival at the
    mortuary we fell into line to meet the relatives of the deceased and to offer whatever words of comfort we could.
    Ahead of us in line were three young men. One was in an army uniform and the other two wore nice haircuts, dark suits and white shirts ... very
    professional looking. They approached Mrs. Miller, standing smiling and composed, by her husband's casket. Each of the young men hugged her, kissed her on the cheek, spoke briefly with her and moved on to the casket. Her misty light blue eyes followed them as, one by one, each
    young man stopped briefly and placed his own warm hand over the cold pale hand in the casket. Each left the mortuary, awkwardly, wiping his eyes.

    Our turn came to meet Mrs. Miller. I told her who I was and mentioned the story she had told me about the marbles. Eyes glistening she took my
    hand and led me to the casket. "Those three young men, who just left, were the boys I told you about. They just told me how they appreciated the things Jim "traded" them. Now, at last when Jim could not change his mind about color or size... they came to pay their debt. "We've never had a great deal of the wealth of this world," she confided, "but, right now, Jim would consider himself the richest man in Idaho."

    With loving gentleness she lifted the lifeless fingers of her deceased husband. Resting underneath were three, exquisitely shined, red

    Moral: We will not be remembered by our words, but by our kind deeds.

    Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath.
    A wish for you!

    Today...I wish you a day of ordinary miracles -- A fresh pot of coffee you didn't make yourself.

    An unexpected phone call from an old friend.

    Green stoplights on your way to work or shop.

    I wish you a day of little things to rejoice in...

    The fastest line at the grocery store.

    A good sing along song on the radio.

    Your keys right where you look.

    I wish you a day of happiness and perfection -- little bite-size pieces of perfection that give you the funny feeling that someone is smiling on you, holding you so gently because you are someone special and rare.

    I wish You a day of Peace, Happiness and Joy. They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love
    them, but then an entire life to forget them.

    Send this phrase to the people you'll never forget and remember to send it also to the person who sent it to you. It's a short message to let
    them know that you'll never forget them. If you don't send it to anyone,it means you're in too much of a hurry and that you've probably forgotten

    It was so cold last winter that I saw a lawyer with his hands in his own pockets.

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    ABW Ambassador Nova's Avatar
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    Thank you!

    Tears in my eyes.

    I remember someone that help me when I was young.

    I feel warm in heart.


    Love Life to the fullest. we only get ONE chance! :-)

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    walleye warrior

    Thank you for that.
    I am sat here with tears streaming down my face yet I have the nicest feeling inside me.

    Travel safe

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    Millionaire on training wheels Justdoit's Avatar
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    Walleye Warrior,
    Thanks for that post, really makes you stop and think what the important things really are. Sometimes we all need a gentle reminder of all the riches we already have right before us.

    Of all the things I've ever lost ... I miss my mind the most!

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    Thank you

    The only thing that you can give and still keep is your word.

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    I'll let my sis in law know it was enjoyed by others here
    It certainly cleared my head up on a bad day

    "An unexpected phone call from an old friend."

    In my case it is a call to an old friend. As we both struggle with some health issues, my battle pales to his. Time to stop in and see hi when I am out of town today.
    Its thanksgiving weekend here in Canada. While past few months have been the shits, I am still much more fortunate than others may be. Happy thanksgiving all, be back Friday.


    It was so cold last winter that I saw a lawyer with his hands in his own pockets.

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    Wishing you a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving. May you make many wonderful memories to look back fondly on in the future. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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    What a nice thread!

    I feel like I'm at the front line on the battlefield in some of the other forums, and then something like this pops up to put it all in perspective.

    Thanks Nova and Walleye.

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