Monday, April 20, 2009
The man came home late again, tired and irritated, to find his 5-year-old son waiting for him at the door.
"Daddy, may I ask you a question?"
"Yeah, sure, what is it?" replied the man.
"Daddy, how much money do you make in an hour?"
"That´s none of your business! What makes you ask such a thing?" the man asked angrily.
"I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?" pleaded the boy.
"If you must know, I make 100 kr an hour."
"Oh," the little boy replied, head bowed. Looking up, he asked, "Daddy, may I borrow 50 kr, please?"
The father was furious. "If the only reason you wanted to know how much money I make is just so you can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you´re being so selfish. I work long, hard hours every day and don´t have time for such childish games."
The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door. The man sat down and started to get even madder about the little boy´s questions. How dare he ask such questions in order to get some money!
After an hour or so, the man calmed down and started to think he may have been a little hard on his son. Maybe there was something the boy really needed to buy with a 50 kr. Besides, he didn´t ask for money very often.
The man went to the little boy´s room and opened the door.
"Are you asleep, son?" he asked. "No, Daddy, I´m awake," replied the son.
"I´ve been thinking. Maybe I was too hard on you earlier," said the man. "It´s been a long day, and I took my frustration out on you. Here´s that 50 kr you asked for." The little boy sat straight up, beaming. "Oh, thank you, Daddy!" he yelled. Then, reaching under his pillow, he pulled out some crumpled bills. The man, seeing that the boy already had money, started to get angry again. The little boy slowly counted out his money, then he looked up at his dad.
"Why did you want more money if you already had some?" the father grumbled.
"Because I didn't have enough, but now I do," the little boy replied.
"Daddy, I have 100 kr now.
Can I buy an hour of your time?"
at 1:45 AM
"Godly womanhood...the very phrase sounds strange in our ears. We never hear it now. We hear about every other kind of women: beautiful women, smart women, sophisticated women, career women, talented women, divorced women. But so seldom do we hear of a godly woman - or of a godly man either, for that matter. We believe women come nearer to fulfilling their God-given function in the home than anywhere else. It is a much nobler thing to be a good wife, than to be Miss America. It is a greater achievement to establish a Christian home than it is to produce a second-rate novel filled with filth. It is a far, far better thing in the realms of morals to be old-fashioned, than to be ultra-modern. The world has enough women who know how to be smart. It needs women who are willing to be simple. The world has enough women who know how to be brilliant. It needs some who will be brave. The world has enough women who are popular. It needs more who are pure. We need women, and men, too, who would rather be morally right than socially correct." -Peter Marshall (former U.S. Senate Chaplain, 1940s)
at 1:19 AM
Cranberry and banana blend with a little water for 1 minute and enjoy this foamy heavenly taste!
Bananas are high in potassium, an element important in the regulation of blood pressure.
Fructooligosaccharide is a prebiotic found in bananas and other foods. Prebiotics are non-digestible food ingredients that stimulate the growth and activity of beneficial bacteria in the colon. These bacteria improve the body’s ability to absorb important nutrients.
Have also been found to help eliminate bacteria in the stomach that cause stomach ulcers, and high pectin content, a soluble fiber that assists in the lowering of cholesterol.
Cranberries are filled with more antioxidants than any other fruit and have many health benefits, including a aiding in the possible decrease in heart disease, urinary tract infections and the adhesion of dental plaque.
Cranberries are used to treat cold and flu symptoms as well as for rheumatism and as a fever reducer.
at 12:40 AM