March 19, 2018
None so deaf as those that will not hear. None so blind as those that will not see.
If you are like I am you are overloaded with information. E-mails, 24 by 7 news broadcasts, text messages and more keep our minds filled with clutter to the point that we sometimes miss what is important. It is especially disappointing when we miss the quiet things that have the capability of brightening our days.
It seems to me that many of us have created built in filters that only allow us to hear what we have been led to believe is important information when in reality it is not as important as the little things we miss, I like the following story as it reminds me that we control what we hear or remember.
What Do You Hear?
By Kay Heitsch
You can learn something new every day if you listen.
There’s a story about a Native American walking in New York City with a friend. The streets were filled with people and cars were honking.
All of a sudden the Native American said, “I hear a cricket.”
His friend responded, “Are you crazy? You couldn’t possibly hear a cricket in all this noise.”
The Native American walked across the street to a bush and found the cricket.
“That’s incredible,” his friend said. “You must have superhuman ears!”
“No,” the Native American said. “My ears are no different from yours. It all depends on what you’re listening for.”
He reached into his pocket, pulled out a few coins, and discreetly dropped them on the sidewalk. Even with all the noise of the city people’s heads turned to see if the money was theirs.
What we hear depends on what’s important to us.
Our Bible verse says, “Ears that hear and eyes that see—the LORD has made them both.” Proverbs 20:12.
What do we hear? The LORD has given us ears and eyes. We can learn something new every day if we will look and listen.
If you see the sunset, does it have to mean something? If you hear the birds singing does it have to have a message?
A man stops by a diner at noon, the busiest time of day, sits down at the counter and asks for a cup of coffee. The waitress, who is very busy, gives him his coffee and rushes off to help the numerous customers having lunch at the diner. The man, who uses both creamer and sugar in his coffee, notices that the container is empty.
As the waitress rushes by, he asks her to bring him cream and sugar for his coffee.
The waitress, busier than she can ever remember being before, rushes to the back to pick up more orders. As she passes the cabinet where the extra sugar and cream are kept, she sets a plate down and puts sugar cubes and creamer packets in her bosom because both her hands are full. After she has served the two plates she was holding, she returns to the man and asks him, “How many sugar cubes did you want in your coffee?”
The man says, “Two would be fine.”
She reaches into her bra, pulls out two sugar cubes and drops them into his cup. “And cream?” She asks.
The man looks at her, squarely in the eye and says, “I don’t think so!”
A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.
John A. Shedd
Some Hollywood Squares quotes I don’t think I’ve seen before…
- If you’re going to make a parachute jump, at least how high should you be?
- Charley Weaver: Three days of steady drinking should do it.
- True or False, a pea can last as long as 5,000 years.
- George Gobel: Boy, it sure seems that way sometimes!
- Which of your five senses tends to diminish as you get older?
- Charley Weaver: My sense of decency.
- What are “Do It,” “I Can Help,” and “I Can’t Get Enough”?
- George Gobel: I don’t know, but it’s coming from the next apartment.
- Charley, you’ve just decided to grow strawberries. Are you going to get any during the first year?
- Charley Weaver: Of course not, I’m too busy growing strawberries!
- During a tornado, are you safer in the bedroom or in the closet?
- Rose Marie: Unfortunately Peter, I’m always safe in the bedroom.
- According to Ann Landers, is there anything wrong with getting into the habit of kissing a lot of people?
- Charley Weaver: It got me out of the Army.
- Who stays pregnant for a longer period of time, your wife or your elephant?
- Paul Lynde: Who told you about my elephant?
- Jackie Gleason reported that he firmly believes in them and has already seen them on at least 2 occasions.
- Charley Weaver: His feet.
“I recently went to the 30th reunion of my preschool. I didn’t want to go because I’ve put on, like, 100 pounds!”
My colleagues and I recently received this email from the facilities department: “Due to construction, your office may be either cooler or warmer than usual on Tuesday. Please dress accordingly.”
Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.
From the Northwest Florida Daily News comes this story of a Crestview couple who drove their car to Wal-Mart only to have their car break down in the parking lot.
The man told his wife to carry on with the shopping while he fixed the car in the lot. The wife returned later to see a small group of people near the car. On closer inspection, she saw pair a of male legs protruding from under the chassis. Although the man was in shorts, his lack of underpants turned private parts into glaringly public ones. Unable to stand the embarrassment, she dutifully step stepped forward, quickly put her hand UP his shorts and tucked everything back into place.
On regaining her feet, she looked across the hood and found herself staring at her husband who was standing idly by.
The mechanic, however, had to have three stitches in his sewn into his forehead.
“There is always music in life. You just need to have the heart to hear it.”
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