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No One to Phone
One afternoon after the death of her grandfather, Carol lay huddled on her bed, sobbing forlornly. Her mother sat beside her and asked, "What's the matter, honey?"
"I miss my grandpa, and I miss talking to him about my problems," the girl said. "I know, dear," sympathized her mother. "I miss him too. But can't you talk to me?" Carol shook her head vehemently.
"Why not?" her mother persisted.
"Because you're what we talked about," sobbed Carol.
Children may not always confide in their parents. And adults may choose not to confide in many of their friends and family. But it is important to have someone with whom we can be emotionally intimate.

Food for thought.....
If at first you don’t succeed, don’t try skydiving.

On the lighter side.....
A young boy enters a barber shop and the barber whispers to his customer, “This is the dumbest kid in the world. Watch while I prove it to you. “The barber puts a dollar bill in one hand and two quarters in the other, then calls the boy over and asks, “Which do you want, son? “The boy takes the quarters and leaves. “What did I tell you?” said the barber. “That kid never learns!” Later, when the customer leaves, he sees the same young boy coming out of the ice cream store, “Hey, son! May I ask you a question? Why did you take the quarters instead of the dollar bill? “The boy licked his cone and replied, “Because the day I take the dollar, the game is over!”

Heard this from George McCarthy..... If you want friends, you have to be one.

God bless us all.


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