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Mud Puddles and Dandelions
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kraig WY    Posted 01-12-2003 at 05:19:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
>Big Mud Puddles and Sunny Yellow Dandelions
>Author Unknown
>
>When I look at a patch of dandelions, I see a bunch of weeds that are going
>to take over my yard.
>My kids see flowers for Mom and blowing white fluff you can wish on.
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>When I look at an old drunk and he smiles at me, I see a smelly, dirty
>person who probably wants money and I look away.
>My kids see someone smiling at them and they smile back.
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>When I hear music I love, I know I can't carry a tune and don't have much
>rhythm so I sit self-consciously and listen.
>My kids feel the beat and move to it. They sing out the words. If they
>don't know them, they make up their own.
>
>
>When I feel wind on my face, I brace myself against it. I feel it messing
>up my hair and pulling me back when I walk.
>My kids close their eyes, spread their arms and fly with it, until they
>fall to the ground laughing.
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>When I pray, I say thee and thou and grant me this, give me that.
>My kids say, "Hi God! Thanks for my toys and my friends. Please keep the
>bad dreams away tonight. Sorry, I don't want to go to Heaven yet. I would
>miss my Mommy and Daddy."
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>When I see a mud puddle I step around it. I see muddy shoes and dirty
>carpets.
>
>My kids sit in it. They see dams to build, rivers to cross, and worms to
>play with.
>
>I wonder if we are given kids to teach or to learn from? No wonder God
>loves the little children!
>Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize
>they were the big things.
>
>I wish you Big Mud Puddles and Sunny Yellow Dandelions!!!
>
>"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments
>that take our breath away."
>



Dave    Posted 01-12-2003 at 06:46:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks! I'm, going right, now to email that to a few people.
DR


Salmoneye    Posted 01-12-2003 at 06:37:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Nice Kraig...Thanks...

Here is one that came from the N-Board the other day...Almost makes me want to try and find religion again...



Cindi    Posted 01-12-2003 at 05:48:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kraig, did you write this? If you did, I hope you will go to my web site and submit your story in our contest at the 2 cents forum....please.



kraig WY Heaven's No    Posted 01-12-2003 at 05:58:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
You trying to mistake me for someone who is literate or something. Found it in my e-mail.
Just thought it was worth sharing.


Cindi    Posted 01-12-2003 at 06:02:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you recognized it as worth sharing, you are literate ....silly person


Ron/PA    Posted 01-12-2003 at 05:46:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
For years our front lawn (carved out of a clover field) was taken over by dandelions, I always meant to spray and reseed, but never quite got to it. One year when they were at their thickest, I stood on the front porch, bright sunshine, and a coffee in hand and saw the most beautiful 100 yard carpet of golden yellow that I had ever seen.
I instantly decided that I liked dandelions and the fight was over. They won. Now the grass has slowly choked them out and I'll probably never see that again, but just for a little while, I was the only person in the state that could appeciate a golden front lawn.
Later
Ron


Fawteen    Posted 01-12-2003 at 05:27:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
How very, very true.

Just reinforces my philosophy: "I can't avoid growing old, but you can't MAKE me grow up!" ":^)


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