Thursday, June 4, 2009

positive thinking

This is nice - finding positive out of every negative - which we don't always manage to do.
I am thankful...

1. For the husband or wife who snores all night, because
he or she is at home asleep with me and not with someone else.

2. For my teenage daughter who is complaining about doing dishes, because that means
she is at home & not on the streets.

3. For the taxes that I pay because it means that
I am employed.

4. For the mess to clean after a party because it means that
I have been surrounded by friends.

5. For the clothes that fit a little too snug because it means
I have enough to eat.

6. For my shadow that watches me work because it means
I am out in the sunshine.

7. For a floor that needs mopping, and windows that need cleaning because it means
I have a home.

8. For all the complaining I hear about the government because it means that
we have freedom of speech.

9. For the parking spot I find at the far end of the parking lot because it means I am capable of walking and that
I have been blessed with transportation.

10. For the noise I have to bear from my neighbours because it means that
I can hear.

11. For the pile of laundry and ironing because it means
I have clothes to wear.

12. For weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day because it means
I have been capable of working hard.

13. For the alarm that goes off in the early morning hours because itmeans that
I am stilll alive.

AND FINALLY ....... for received e-mails because it means I have friends who are thinking of me, at least

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Interesting history.......

Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.
John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.

Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.
John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.

Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.
Both wives lost their children while living in the White House.
Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
Both Presidents were shot in the head

Now it gets really weird.

Lincoln 's secretary was named Kennedy.
Kennedy's Secretary was named Lincoln.

Both were assassinated by Southerners.
Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson.
Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln , was born in 1808.
Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.
John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln , was born in 1839.
Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939.
Both assassins were known by their three names.
Both names are composed of fifteen letters.

Now hang on to your seat.

Lincoln was shot at the theater named 'Ford.'
Kennedy was shot in a car called ' Lincoln ' made by 'Ford.'
Lincoln was shot in a theater and his assassin ran and hid in a warehouse.
Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and his assassin ran and hid in a theater.
Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.

And here's the kicker...
A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe , Maryland A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe.