I Believe

Author Unknown I believe… We don’t have to change friends if we understand that friends change. No matter how good friends are, they’re going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that. True friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love. You […]

Israel – The Little Country That Does A Lot

Israel, the 100th smallest country, with less than 1/1000th of the world’s population, can lay claim to the following: The Middle East has been growing date palms for centuries.  The average tree is about 18-20 feet tall and yields about 38 pounds of dates a year. Israeli date trees are now yielding 400 pounds/year and […]

Inspirational Determination Story – John Roebling

— Author unknown In 1883, a creative engineer named John Roebling was inspired by an idea to build a spectacular bridge connecting New York with the Long Island. However bridge building experts throughout the world thought that this was an impossible feat and told Roebling to forget the idea. It just could not be done. […]

Village Of 100

If we could reduce the worlds population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all existing human ratios remaining the same, the demographics would look something like this: 60 Asians 14 Africans 12 Europeans 8 Latin Americans 5 US Americans and Canadians 49 would be female- 51 would be male 82 would be non-white- […]

The True Story Of Taps

We’ve all heard the haunting song, “Taps,” before. It’s the song that gives us a lump in our throats and often creates tears in our eyes. This is the true story… The True Story of TAPS — “24 Notes That Tap Deep Emotions” — By MSG Jari A. Villanueva, USAF Of all the military bugle […]

The Mousetrap

— Author Unknown A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package. “What food might this contain?” He was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap. Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warning. “There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a […]

What Goes Around Comes Around

Author Unknown GOOD FOR THE SOUL… The man’s name was Fleming and he was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog. He dropped his tools and ran to the bog. There, mired to his waist in […]

The Integrity Of “Ugly” (The Cat)

Author Unknown Everyone in the apartment complex knew who “Ugly” was. Ugly was the resident tomcat that loved three things in this world: fighting, eating garbage, and, shall we say, love. The combination of these things, combined with a life spent outside, had their effect on Ugly. To start, Ugly had only one eye. And, […]

Lists Of Nice Things

By Sister Helen P. Mrosla He was in the first third grade class I taught at St. Mary’s School in Morris, Minn. All 34 of my students were dear to me, but Mark Eklund was one in a million. Very neat in appearance, but he had that happy-to-be-alive attitude that made even his occasional mischievousness […]

So, You Think You Know Everything

— Author unknown A dime has 118 ridges around the edge. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear. A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue. A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds. A “jiffy” is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of […]