Thursday, May 26, 2011

Mountains And Mole Hills

What we need is to love without getting tired.

Mother Teresa
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Hello Arenillas Ecuador
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I don't believe in Satan, but if I did I would say one of his greatest talents is his remarkable ability to mess things up. Every day is a disaster, to one degree or another. Things explode, or they implode. Things break down and refuse to get fixed. Other things don't work right. Things don't go the way we want them to or expect them to. Everything is a mess. We tried, we failed. So what's the use?

Every important thing we do in life should be an act of love, whether we are caring for one person or caring for a million. I used to have an early morning radio program in a big city. Over the course of the morning I had at least a million listeners. I went on the air before most of them were awake. As they gradually came around they relied on me to tell them what day it was, what time it was, what the weather forecast was for the day, etc. I would also remind them frequently that they had another chance to do great things. I would pepper my announcements by saying "Thank heaven we have another day on our hands." Then, since I was in a big city with a lot of commerce going on I would say things like "Make that sale!" "Win that case!" "Pass that test!" "Sign that contract!" "Get that job."

People would often write and tell me how much they appreciated that gentle boot in the rear as they were getting ready to leave the home and head out into the jungle and how much I inspired them to meet the challenges of the day with a positive attitude.

When you are up and at 'em today remember that you have another day on your hands, and a chance to make a mole hill out of that mountain Satan made for you yesterday.

Dana Bate - The Vagabond
Never give up.
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SPRING QUESTION
(This is not a contest)

Come on. Picked up another answer today. Where's yours?

NASA has planned to send a two man mission on an 18 month trip to the planet Mars. It would take 6 months for the astronauts to get there and after 6 months of exploration another 6 months to return.

Should they do it and why, and if not, why not?

dbdacoba@aol.com

Only 10 responers so far

I eagerly await your answer.

DB
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3 comments:

Geo. said...

I'm glad you didn't waste the opportunity to boot folks into cleverness --which, strangely, is what Satan customarily does in literature and folktales. I once had a Jehovah's Witness punch me out of my kitchen chair when I demanded,"How can you fight Satan all your life and never learn a damn thing from him?" I should add she is a very large, powerful Jehovah's Witness --who still visits.

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Spring Question: Yes. Our greatest advances have come from pure science and discovery missions. We need to need to keep the ball rolling.

Linda S. Socha said...

Ditto Bucko
Linda