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    I hired a plumber to help me restore an old farmhouse, and after he had just finished a rough first day on the job, a flat tyre made him lose an hour of work, his
    electric drill quit and his ancient one ton truck refused to start.

    While I drove him home, he sat in stony silence. On arriving, he invited me in to meet his family. As we walked toward the front door, he paused briefly at a small tree, touching the tips of the branches with both hands.

    When opening the door he underwent an amazing transformation. His face was wreathed in smiles and he hugged his two small children and gave his wife a kiss.

    Afterward he walked me to the car. We passed the tree and my curiosity got the better of me. I asked him about what I had seen him do earlier.

    ”Oh, that’s my trouble tree,” he replied “I know I can’t help having troubles on the job, but one thing’s for sure, those troubles don’t belong in the house with my wife
    and the children. So I just hang them up on the tree every night when I come home and ask God to take care of them. Then in the morning I pick them up again.”

    ”Funny thing is,” he smiled,” when I come out in the morning to pick ’em up, there aren’t nearly as many as I remember hanging up the night before.”
    "There's one way to find out if a man is honest-ask him. If he says 'yes,' you know he is a crook." Groucho Marx

  • #2
    Train of Life

    Train of Life
    Some folks ride the train of life
    Looking out the rear,
    Watching miles of life roll by,
    And marking every year.
    They sit in sad remembrance,
    Of wasted days gone by,
    And curse their life for what it was,
    And hang their head and cry.
    But I don't concern myself with that,
    I took a different vent,
    I look forward to what life holds,
    And not what has been spent.
    So put me on the engine,
    As securely as I can be,
    I want to be out on the front,
    To see what I can see.
    I want to feel the winds of change,
    Blowing in my face,
    I want to see what life unfolds,
    As I move from place to place.
    I want to see what's coming up,
    Not looking at the past,
    Life's too short for yesterdays,
    It moves along too fast.
    So if the ride gets bumpy,
    While you’re looking back,
    Go up front, and you may find,
    Your life has jumped the track.
    It's all right to remember,
    That's part of history,
    But up front's where it's happening,
    There's so much mystery.
    The enjoyment of living,
    Is not where we have been,
    It's looking ever forward,
    To another year and ten.
    It's searching all the byways,
    Never should you refrain,
    For if you want to live your life,
    You got to drive the train!
    "One important key to success is self-confidence.
    An important key to self-confidence is preparation."


    • #3
      Goodone Tidbit.

      Shades of Roger Hamilton's being the pilot and not the passenger.
      "There's one way to find out if a man is honest-ask him. If he says 'yes,' you know he is a crook." Groucho Marx