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04-08-2010 03:07 AM

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The’ LITTLE’ Things~

As you might remember, the head of a company survived
9/11 because his son started kindergarten.

Another fellow was alive because it was
His turn to bring donuts.

One woman was late because her
Alarm clock didn’t go off in time.

One was late because of being stuck on the NJ Turnpike
Because of an auto accident.

One of them
Missed his bus.

One spilled food on her clothes and had to take
Time to change.

Car wouldn’t start.

One couldn’t
Get a taxi.

The one that struck me was the man
Who put on a new pair of shoes that morning,
Took the various means to get to work but before
he got there, he developed a blister on his foot.

He stopped at a drugstore to buy a Band-Aid.
That is why he is alive today..

Now when I am
Stuck in traffic,
Miss an elevator,
Turn back to answer a ringing telephone….
All the little things that annoy me.
I think to myself,
This is exactly where
I’m meant to be
At this very moment..

Next time your morning seems to be
Going wrong,

The children are slow getting dressed,
You can’t seem to find the car keys,
You hit every traffic light,
Don’t get mad or frustrated;
It may be just that
Someone is watching over you.

May you continue to be blessed with all those annoying
little things and may you remember their possible purpose.

Pass this on to someone else, if you’d like.
There is NO LUCK attached.
If you delete this, it’s okay:
Love Is Not Dependent On E-Mails
(that’s the cool part)

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 04-08-2010 03:10 AM

Great thoughts for a busy and demanding world. Thank you.

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#2 posted 04-08-2010 03:36 AM

Hey Larry,
Thsi one didn’t trip my little red button. lol Rand

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#3 posted 04-08-2010 03:55 AM

thanks larry ,
this is good advise !

living is not dependent on worry .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 04-08-2010 05:39 AM

Sorry I was late posting I just got held up in the shop. LOL
Good post Larry.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 04-08-2010 08:42 AM

Good way to look at life. We all need to slow down and calm down once in a while.

Thanks for posting the reminder, we are always watched over.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#6 posted 04-08-2010 03:01 PM

What is meant to be, will be.
Good piece Larry.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#7 posted 04-08-2010 04:03 PM

Thanks for the reminder Larry


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#8 posted 04-08-2010 07:34 PM

Actually this little narrative is profound Larry. Many people go through life with regrets about not doing this or that or going someplace they didn’t. Who knows what would have happened if they had done the things they now wished they had done? The past is the past. We can’t re-live the past and we can’t foresee the future. However, we can make the most of today.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 04-08-2010 09:34 PM

Good one Larry. I think about all the time. Especially when I see traffic accidents. If I would have left the house 10 minutes earlier, would that have been me?

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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#10 posted 04-08-2010 09:47 PM

Living in New England, and with everyone is such a darn hurry around here, this was rather refreshing… great post! Maybe the next time im flying through a project ill slow ‘er down a little.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#11 posted 04-08-2010 09:57 PM

Thanks, very appropriate for me right now.

I just got back from a 3-day fishing trip in East Texas and let me tell you that that can change your life and cause you to slow down. This time of year that place looks like heaven to me.

I have a new resolution:

take more time off and fish

Thanks again for your post and the reminder.


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#12 posted 04-09-2010 05:09 PM

nice perspective. Sometimes people need to just slow down and take notice of the things around them.

-- ~ Guy Woodward, Pflugerville Texas

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#13 posted 04-09-2010 08:27 PM

Like the old saying goes, Take time to stop and smell the coffee.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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