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My posts are Positive Motivational Quotes, some might be thought provoking; I do not intend them to be controversial. Life is tough, there is so much negativity in our world. I want to share a bit of positive with you! Thanks! Gary Dean

The Brick

THE BRICK

A young and successful executive was traveling down a neighborhood street, going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar. He was watching for kids darting out from between parked cars and slowed down when he thought he saw something. As his car passed, no children appeared.
Instead, a brick smashed into the Jag’s side door! He slammed on the brakes and backed the Jag back to the spot where the brick had been thrown. The angry driver then jumped out of the car, grabbed the nearest kid and pushed him up against a parked car shouting,
‘What was that all about and who are you? Just what the heck are you doing? That’s a new car and that brick you threw is going to cost a lot of money. Why did you do it?’ The young boy was apologetic.

‘Please, mister….please, I’m sorry but I didn’t know what else to do,’ He pleaded. ‘I threw the brick because no one else would stop…’ With tears dripping down his face and off his chin, the youth pointed to a spot just around a parked car. ‘It’s my brother, ‘he said ‘He rolled off the curb and fell out of his wheelchair and I can’t lift him up.’
Now sobbing, the boy asked the stunned executive, ‘Would you please help me get him back into his wheelchair? He’s hurt and he’s too heavy for me.’
Moved beyond words, the driver tried to swallow the rapidly swelling lump in his throat… He hurriedly lifted the handicapped boy back into the wheelchair, then took out a linen handkerchief and dabbed at the fresh scrapes and cuts. A quick look told him everything was going to be okay. ‘Thank you and may God bless you,’ the grateful child told the stranger. Too shook up for words, the man simply watched the boy, push his wheelchair-bound brother down the sidewalk toward their house.
It was a long, slow walk back to the Jaguar. The damage was very noticeable, but the driver never bothered to repair the dented side door. He kept the dent there to remind him of this message: ‘Don’t go through life so fast that someone has to throw a brick at you to get your attention!’ God whispers in our souls and speaks to our hearts. Sometimes when we don’t have time to listen, He has to throw a brick at us. It’s our choice to listen or not.

Thought for the Day:
If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it.
If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it.
He sends you flowers every spring.
He sends you a sunrise every morning Face it, friend – He is crazy about you!
Send this to every ‘beautiful person’ you wish to bless.
God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way.

Read this line very slowly and let it sink in.
If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.

Pass this message to seven people except you and me. You .will receive a miracle tomorrow (just do it)!

August 18, 2010 Posted by | Attitude Quotes, Positive Outlook, Religious, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Prov. 31:30

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears (respects with humility and awe) the Lord is to be praised. Prov. 31:30

May 29, 2010 Posted by | Attitude Quotes, Religious, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Delight yourself in the Lord

“Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.”

May 25, 2010 Posted by | Positive Outlook, Religious, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pienso en ti … Feliz Dia de las Madres

Hubiera deseado que el cielo tuviera un teléfono para escuchar tu voz. He pensado en ti hoy, pero no es nada nuevo. Pensé en ti ayer, todos los días de antes. Pienso en ti en silencio. Lo que queda son recuerdos y una foto enmarcada… y aunque no exista el teléfono en donde estás, se que me escucharas. Te recordaré siempre. Te tengo en mi corazón… I love you, Mom!

May 9, 2010 Posted by | Positive Outlook, Religious, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Happy Mother’s Day – a letter to my Mother, by Gary Masters

Dear Mom,

HAPPY MOTHER’s Day!

I wanted to send up a note to wish you a Happy Mother’s Day and of course say Hi! It’s almost been seven years since we last had an opportunity to speak and look at each other face to face. I will remember that conversation and the look on your face forever! Yes, I’m sure you remember the conversation too. The look on your face was one that showed great pride and true joy!

I could stop and tell you about all the ups, downs, challenges and adversity I have been through during that time, but I’m sure you have the inside scoop. The important part is that I get down on my knees each morning and thank God for letting me wake up and I ask for forgiveness for all the bad stuff too. I still smile a lot, that’s what everybody says; of course if you would spend a few days around me, you would notice that I don’t smile as much as I used too. (Don’t worry, no one down here picks up on it, I stay on the move most of the time and I still smile enough for people to wonder what’s going on and what I’m up to.) I work hard to make each day worth the price I pay. I strive to keep it positive and focus on surrounding myself with positive people and try to avoid negative people and negative situations. It’s just a different day and time around here. Hard to explain, but it’s different…not bad, just different.

Yes, as you know … happened, It has been tough on all involved. There were so many things going on at many levels. Most importantly I am focused and moving forward.

You want me to tell you a HUGE mistake I made? I forgot the recipe for the Iced Tea! Yeah, every now and then I’ll find a restaurant that comes close. What’s wild is that I still have some of my High School and College buddies that remember your Iced Tea. Yeah I thought that would bring a smile to your face.

Mom, I hope you have a HAPPY MOTHER’s Day. Feliz Dia de las Madres, Te quiero mucho!

I love you, Mom!
Gary

May 9, 2010 Posted by | Letter to my Mother, Positive Outlook, Religious | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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May 8, 2010 Posted by | Attitude Quotes, Letter to my Mother, Positive Outlook, Religious, Social Change, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

JESUS & THE MUD PUDDLE

JESUS & THE MUD PUDDLE – (You gotta believe a 6 year old)

Howard County Sheriff Jerry Marr got a disturbing call
one Saturday afternoon a few months ago.
His 6-year-old grandson, Mikey, had been hit by a car
while fishing in Greentown with his dad.

The father and son were near a bridge
by the Kokomo Reservoir
when a woman lost control of her car,
slid off the bridge and hit Mikey
at a rate of about 50 mph.
Sheriff Marr had seen the results of accidents
like this and feared the worst.
When he got to Saint Joseph Hospital ,
he rushed through the emergency
room to find Mikey conscious and in fairly good spirits..

‘Mikey, what happened?’ Sheriff Marr asked.
Mikey replied, ‘Well, Papaw, I was fishin’ with Dad,
and some lady runned me over,
I flew into a mud puddle,
and broke my fishin’ pole and I didn’t get to catch
no fish!’

As it turned out, the impact propelled Mikey about
500 feet,
over a few trees and an embankment and in
to the middle of a mud puddle.

His only injuries were to his right femur bone,
which had broken in two places.
Mikey had surgery to place pins in his leg.
Otherwise the boy is fine.

Since all the boy could talk about was
that his fishing pole was broken,
the Sheriff went out to  Wal-Mart
and bought him a new one while he was in surgery
so he could have it when he came out.
The next day the Sheriff sat with Mikey
to keep him company in the hospital.
Mikey was enjoying his new fishing pole
and talked about when he could go fishing again
as he cast into the trash can.
When they were alone Mikey, just as matter-of-fact, said,
‘Papaw, did you know Jesus is real?’

‘Well,’ the Sheriff replied, a little startled..
‘Yes, Jesus is real to all who believe in him
and love him in their hearts.’

‘No,’ said Mikey. ‘I mean Jesus is REALLY real.’

‘What do you mean?’ asked the Sheriff.

‘I know he’s real ’cause I saw him,’ said Mikey,
still casting into the trash can..

‘You did?’ said the Sheriff.

‘Yep,’ said Mikey.. ‘When that lady runned me over
and broke my fishing pole,
Jesus caught me in his arms
and laid me down in the mud puddle.’

GIVES YOU GLORY BUMPS, DOESN’T IT?!

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GOD WILL DO THE REST

I asked the Lord to bless you
As I prayed for you today
To guide you and protect you
As you go along your way

His love is always with you
His promises are true
And when we give Him all our cares
You know He will see us through

So when the road you’re traveling on
Seems difficult at best
Just remember I’m here praying
And God will do the rest.

Pass this to people you want God to bless and don’t forget to send it back
to the one who asked God to bless you first…

FAITH IS NOT BELIEVING THAT GOD CAN….
IT IS KNOWING THAT HE WILL!

April 16, 2010 Posted by | Religious | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment