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Thought for Wednesday, Mar 31, 2010

All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.
-- Sean O'Casey

Thought for Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010

Lackland's Laws:
(1) Never be first.
(2) Never be last.
(3) Never volunteer for anything

Thought for Monday, Mar 29, 2010


There is no reason for any individual
to have a computer in their home.

-Ken Olson, President of DEC,
World Future Society
Convention, 1977

Thought for Friday, Mar 26, 2010

The economic miracle that has been the United States
was not produced by socialized enterprises, by
government-union-industry cartels or by centralized
economic planning. It was produced by private
enterprises in a profit-and-loss system. And losses
were at least as important in weeding out failures
as profits in fostering successes. Let government
succor failures, and we shall be headed for
stagnation and decline.

-Milton Friedman

Thought for Thursday, Mar 25, 2010

Golden Oldie

Life moves pretty fast.
Ya don't stop and look
around once in a while,
ya gonna miss it!

-Ferris Bueller (on his day off)

(Penny Pennington's TodaysThought 2001/06/06)
(And on the 82nd annual academy awards (2010))

Thought for Wednesday, Mar 24, 2010

Golden Oldie

An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile--
hoping it will eat him last.

-Winston Churchill

Reader's Digest Dec 54

Thought for Tuesday, Mar 23, 2010

If you put the federal government in charge of the
Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand.

-Milton Friedman

Thought for Monday, Mar 22, 2010

Golden Oldie

Resolve not to be poor: whatever you
have, spend less. Poverty is a great enemy
to human happiness; it certainly destroys
liberty, and it makes some virtues
impracticable, and others extremely

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British
author, lexicographer. Letter, December
7, 1782, to James Boswell. Quoted in
James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson

Thought for Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010

Golden Oldie

May those that love us, love us;
and those that don't love us, May God turn their hearts;

and if He doesn't turn their hearts, may He turn their
ankles so we'll know them by their limping.

-Old Irish Toast


tftd will return on or about Monday March 22, 2010

i lost my cell phone

hey everyone,
sorry to bother yall but i lost my cell phone while snowboarding.  =(  would you guys help me out by emailing me ur number so i can add it back?  thanks!

Thought for Tuesday, Mar 16, 2010

Golden Oldie

St. Partrick was a gentleman
who through strategy and stealth
drove all the snakes from Ireland.
Here's a toasting to his health-

but not too many toastings
lest you lose yourself and then
forget the good St. Patrick
and see all those snakes again.

-A toast from the old sod

Note: The automatic distribution of the tftd seems to
have gone on Spring Break early . tftd will be distributed
manually today and Wednesday. Do not expect a tftd
on Thursday and Friday and will check with the proper
people on Monday to correct the distribution problem.

Thought for Monday, Mar 15, 2010

Who is it in the press that calls on me?
I hear a tongue shriller than all the music
Cry "Caesar!" Speak, Caesar is turn'd to hear.

Beware the ides of March.

What man is that?

A soothsayer bids you beware the ides of March.

-Julius Caesar Act 1, scene 2, 15.19

Enc.ouraging Adoption Testimony...

Hi Everyone!
Hope you are all well.  Thank you for faithfully serving children in need!!
I came upon this family's testimony today and thought it was sweet and encouraging.
Hope you enjoy the read!
in Christ's love,

Thought for Friday, Mar 12, 2010

Normally tftd goes for a shorter entry. This is an exception.
Jim Berry is fighting the good fight against the big C.
Saturday March 13th 3pm he goes 'out with the old' in getting
rid of the remaining cancer cells and 'in with the new'
(actually harvested stem cells) at 1pm Monday March 15th.

Thank God for Warm Blankets

When a doctor looks you straight in the eye and says,
"You have cancer," time stops. In that instant you know
that things will never again be the same. From then on
there will be the "before" and the "now".

In my "now" there have been many changes, among them
a heightened awareness of the little things I am
thankful for on a daily basis. Today I am thankful
for warm blankets!

This phase of my treatment is called "stem cell collection"
and entails about four hours a day on a blood machine. It's
totally painless, you just lie on a bed all plumbed up and
watch tv, read, or nap. The machine pumps all of the blood
in your body through it three times during the treatment,
and in the process the blood going back in your body is
cooler so you tend to get cold. Hence the wonderful,
warm blankets they bring you.

You can have as many as you want, and they feel
indescribably good.

I guess blankets must be some sort of natural comfort in
life. My four-year-old grandson has a great blanket
called his "Elmo" after the character printed on the
fabric. Well, actually, he has several Elmos, because
when we saw how attached he was to it, doting
grandparents bought three or four of them and stashed
them around so he would never be without one. Elmo is
a fixture in the extended family, and I realize now how
important our Elmos are.

The warm blankets at the hospital are certainly nice,
but what is more important is the statement they made
when offered the first time without my asking.

It said to me, "We understand what you're going through.
We really do, and we want to do everything we can to make
you as comfortable as possible."

Which led me to think about the other blankets I comfort
myself with, and wrapped in which I feel secure: the
love of family and friends, the encouragement of
co-workers, the well-wishes that come by phone and
internet each day, and the smiles of understanding
from those you encounter at the hospital.

I will never again take for granted the phrases "I'm
thinking about you" or "I'm praying for you." People
really mean it when they say it. You can feel
it when it's your time of need, the positive force
field around you that helps you through the next step
of the journey. An invisible cloak, which despite
being unseen is far from unfelt and shelters you from
the coldness life sometimes brings.

Thank God for warm blankets. Of every type. At every age.


-Jim Berry
Friend Extraordinaire

Thought for Thursday, Mar 11, 2010

Golden Oldie

If ignorance is bliss,
why aren't there more happy people?

Thought for Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010

We have no right to ask when sorrow comes,
"Why did this happen to me?"
unless we ask the same question for every
moment of happiness that comes our way.

-Author Unknown
Chicken Soup for the Soul
9 March 2010

Thought for Tuesday, Mar 9, 2010

Golden Oldie

The society which scorns excellence
in plumbing as a humble activity and
tolerates shoddiness in philosophy
because it is an exalted activity
will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy ...
neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.

-John W. Gardner

Thought for Monday, Mar 8, 2010

Golden Oldie

He that promises most will perform least.

-Gaelic Proverb
PAX Proverbs Plus - 05-23-01

Thought for Friday, Mar 5, 2010

Q: How many surrealists does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Two. One to hold the giraffe and the other to fill the bathtub
with brightly colored machine tools.

Thought for Thursday, Mar 4, 2010

I'm a scalar person in a vector world.
I have magnitude, but no direction.

Tag line seen on the internet.

Thought for Wednesday, Mar 3, 2010

A diplomat is a man who can convince his wife she'd look stout in a fur

Thought for Tuesday, Mar 2, 2010

"When you are in it up to your ears, keep your mouth shut."

Thought for Monday, Mar 1, 2010

Golden Oldie

There are three kinds of memory--
good, bad, and convenient.

-Author unknown
Bits and Pieces
On the Lighter Side
Daily Inbox 28 Jan 2005

 Huanga @ cafenite - Thought For Today