Archive for November, 2013

Veteran’s Day

November 6, 2013

There is a fraternity out there

It’s open…to those who have done it.

Closed to all others.

The dues? You can’t really calculate them

Some have been higher than others.

The initiation? Nothing for those who stepped up

they knew what the trials would bring.

The Creed? It’s something like this: Here is a blank check signed with my blood, my life

Cash it when you need it. I’ll be standing in the door.

When you meet a veteran of any conflict and of any length of service you can say thank you

or you can just be very thankful that someone like him was willing to have done it.

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Wisdom at a Young Age

November 4, 2013

The 7 Wonders of the World

A group of students were asked to list the Seven Wonders of the World.  Though there was some disagreement, the following seven got the most votes (and these are definitely not the classic 7 Wonders of the Ancient World):

  1. the Great Pyramids in Egypt

2.   the Taj Mahal

3.  the Grand Canyon

4.   the Panama Canal

5.   the Empire State Building

6.   the Basilica of St. Peter in Rome

7.   the Great Wall of China

While gathering the votes, the teacher noted that one quiet student hadn’t turned in her paper.  So she asked the girl if she was having trouble with her list.  The girl replied, ‘Yes, a little.  I couldn’t quite make up my mind because there were so many.’  The teacher said, ‘Well, tell us what you have, and maybe we can help.’

The girl hesitated, then read, ‘I think the Seven Wonders of the World are:

  1. to touch
  2. to taste
  3. to see
  4. to hear

She hesitated a little, and then added:

5. to feel

6. to laugh

7.…and to love

The room was so full of silence you could have heard a pin drop.  Those things we overlook as simple and ‘ordinary’ are truly wondrous.  A gentle reminder that the most precious things are usually right in front of you.  Your family, your faith, your love, your good health!  Peace to each of you as we approach Thanksgiving and the Christmas Seasons!