Friends Forever

The man slowly looked up. This was a woman clearly accustomed to the finer things of life. Her coat was new. She looked like she had never missed a meal in her life. His first thought was that she wanted to make fun of him, like so many others had done before.    
“Leave me alone,” he growled…
To his amazement, the woman continued standing. She was smiling — her even white teeth displayed in dazzling rows. “Are you hungry?” she asked.
“No,” he answered sarcastically. “I’ve just come from dining with the president. Now go away.” The woman’s smile became even broader.  Suddenly the man felt a gentle hand under his arm.    
“What are you doing, lady?” the man asked angrily. “I said to leave me alone.
Just then a policeman came up. “Is there any problem, ma’am?” he asked..
“No problem here, officer,” the woman answered. “I’m just trying to get this man to his feet. Will you help me?”
The officer scratched his head.  “That’s old Jack. He’s been a fixture around here for a couple of years. What do you want with him?”
“See that cafeteria over there?” she asked. “I’m going to get him something to eat and get him out of the cold for awhile.”
“Are you crazy, lady?” the homeless man resisted. “I don’t want to go in there!” Then he felt strong hands grab his other arm and lift him up.  “Let me go, officer. I didn’t do anything.”
“This is a good deal for you, Jack,” the officer answered. “Don’t blow it.”
Finally, and with some difficulty, the woman and the police officer got Jack into the cafeteria and sat him at a table in a remote corner. It was the middle of the morning, so most of the breakfast crowd had already left and the lunch bunch had not yet arrived. The manager strode across the cafeteria and stood by his table.
“What’s going on here, officer?” he asked.  “What is all this, is this man in trouble?”
“This lady brought this man in here to be fed,” the policeman answered.
“Not in here!” the manager replied angrily. “Having a person like that here is bad for business.”
Old Jack smiled a toothless grin. “See, lady. I told you so. Now if you’ll let me go. I didn’t want to come here in the first place.”    
The woman turned to the cafeteria manager and smiled. “Sir, are you familiar with Eddy and Associates, the banking firm down the street?”    
“Of course I am,” the manager answered impatiently. “They hold their weekly meetings in one of my banquet rooms.”
“And do you make a goodly amount of money providing food at these weekly meetings?”
“What business is that of yours?”
I, sir, am Penelope Eddy, president and CEO of the company.”
“Oh.”
The woman smiled again. “I thought that might make a difference.” She glanced at the cop who was busy stifling a giggle. “Would you like to join us in a cup of coffee and a meal, officer?”
“No thanks, ma’am,” the officer replied. “I’m on duty.”
“Then, perhaps, a cup of coffee to go?”    
“Yes, ma’am. That would be very nice.”
The cafeteria manager turned on his heel, “I’ll get your coffee for you right away, officer.”
The officer watched him walk away. “You certainly put him in his place,” he said.    
“That was not my intent. Believe it or not, I have a reason for all this.”  
She sat down at the table across from her amazed dinner guest She stared at him intently. “Jack, do you remember me?”
Old Jack searched her face with his old, rheumy eyes “I think so — I mean you do look familiar.”    
“I’m a little older perhaps,” she said. “Maybe I’ve even filled out more than in my younger days when you worked here, and I came through that very door, cold and hungry.”
“Ma’am?” the officer said questioningly.  He couldn’t believe that such a magnificently turned out woman could ever have been hungry.
“I was just out of college,” the woman began. “I had come to the city looking for a job, but I couldn’t find anything.  Finally I was down to my last few cents and had been kicked out of my apartment. I walked the streets for days. It was February and I was cold and nearly starving. I saw this place and walked in on the off chance that I could get something to eat.”
Jack lit up with a smile.  “Now I remember,” he said. “I was behind the serving counter. You came up and asked me if you could work for something to eat. I said that it was against company policy.”
“I know,” the woman continued. “Then you made me the biggest roast beef sandwich that I had ever seen, gave me a cup of coffee, and told me to go over to a corner table and enjoy  it. I was afraid that you would get into trouble. Then, when I looked over, I saw you put the price of my food in the cash register I knew then that everything would be all right.”
“So you started your own business?” Old Jack said.
“I got a job that very afternoon. I worked my way up.  Eventually I started my own business that, with the help of God, prospered.” She opened her purse and pulled out a business card. “When you are finished here, I want you to pay a visit to a Mr. Lyons. He’s the personnel director of my company.
I’ll go talk to him now and I’m certain he’ll find something for you to do around the office.” She smiled.  “I think he might even find the funds to give you a little advance so that you can buy some clothes and get a place to live until you get on your feet.
If you ever need anything, my door is always opened to you.”
There were tears in the old man’s eyes. “How can I ever thank you?” he said.
“Don’t thank me,” the woman answered. “To God goes the glory.
Outside the cafeteria, the officer and the woman paused at the entrance before going their separate ways. “Thank you for all your help, officer,” she said. “On the contrary, Ms. Eddy,” he answered. “Thank you. I saw a miracle today, something that I will never forget. And…And thank you for the coffee.”    
Have a Wonderful Day. May God Bless You Always.
And don’t forget that when you “cast your bread upon the waters,” you never know how it will be returned to you.
God is so big He can cover the whole world with his Love and so small He can curl up inside your heart.

When God leads you to the  edge of the cliff, trust Him fully and let go, only 1 of 2 things will happen,  either He’ll catch you when you fall, or He’ll teach you how to fly! ‘The  power of one sentence! God is going to shift things around for you today and  let things work in your favor. If you believe, send it. If you don’t believe, delete it. God closes doors no man can open & God opens doors no man can  close.. If you need God to open, some doors for you…send this on.  Have a blessed day and remember to be a blessing  

My Weeks Choice

This week I am going to write about : How I met my best friend. 

I met her when I came in for a job interview.  I was unemployed for about 2 months and this was basically the only interview that I had the whole time.  The funny thing about this interview is when I left I knew I had gotten the job with out even her telling me that I got it.  Later that day I got a call for a second interview.  That interview was more stressful because I was meeting with Misti and the owner of the company.  That night I got a call and was told that I didn’t get the job.  I was totally bummed because I thought for sure that I had gotten it.  The next morning I got a call from Misti and was told that they had changed their minds and offered me the job.  I was super excited!!!!  From the very first I always felt at ease around her.  I let her in on some things in my life faster than most people get in.  In fact at the point she probably knows more about than anyone else in my life does.  We are now more like sisters than anything else and some how we make the whole her being my boss thing work.  I mean we have disagreements but we always figure it out!  We usually don’t go to long with out talking that is for sure.
That is how I met my best friend.

Prompts For This Week

he Prompts:

1.) How did you meet your best friend?
(inspired by Kati from Country Girl, City Life)

2.) What are you feeling guilty about? or Memories of your childhood home.
(inspired by Josie from Sleep Is For The Weak)

3.) Tell why you are ecstatic “The one that got away” got away.
(inspired via twitter by Jay from Halftime Lessons)

4.) Have you found your bliss? What path did you take to get there? or are you still searching)
(inspired by Carma from Carma Sez)

5.) Create a conversation between one of these three couples:
(inspired by myself)

Thankful

So I think I am going to post things that I am thankful for.  I think I have been to negative lately and things haven’t been going that great lately.  So here it goes.

  • My husband
  • My Friends
  • My Kids-Elinore and Sylvia
  • My job-even though it totally sucks some days
  • My family-When they are being crazy and freaking out over nothing
  • Being able to walk
  • Having health insurance
  • Having car insurance
  • Being alive (well most days anyway)
  • Having people that care about me and are willing to do anything to help me out when I need it most
  • Our troops that are fighting in far away places so that people can enjoy the freedoms that we have here that are taken for granted by most people
  • Being able to speak was is on my mind and not have to watch it
  • Living in America
  • Blogger
  • Facebook – most days when it will let me play Mafia Wars without give me errors all the time
  • Any stores to shop at
  • The internet
  • Computers

Well that is all I can think of right now but If I think of more I start a new list.

How Was I Born?

The little boy goes to his father and asks “Daddy, how was I born?”  The father answers, “Well, son, I guess one day you will need to find out anyway! Your Mom and I first got together in a chat room on Yahoo.  Then I set up a date via e-mail with your Mom and we met at a cyber-cafe.  We sneaked into a secluded room, where your mother agreed to a download from my hard drive.  As soon as I was ready to upload, we discovered that neither one of us had used a firewall, and since it was too late to hit the delete button, nine months later a little Pop-Up appeared that said: 
Scroll down…You’ll love this …

 
                               “You got Male!”

Cute Story

No one believes seniors . . . Everyone  thinks they are senile.  

An Elderly couple was celebrating their sixtieth anniversary. The couple had married as childhood sweethearts and had moved back to their old neighborhood after they retired.

Holding hands they walked back to their old school. It was not locked, so they entered, and found the old desk they’d shared, where Andy had carved ‘I love you, Sally.’
On their way back home, a bag of money fell out of an armored car,  practically landing at their feet Sally quickly picked it up, but not sure what to do with it, they took it home. There, she counted the money– fifty-thousand dollars.
Andy said, ‘We’ve got to give it back.’
Sally said , ‘Finders keepers.’ She  put the money back in the bag and hid it in their attic.
The next day, two FBI men were canvassing the neighborhood looking for the money,  and knocked on the door.
‘Pardon me, but did either of you find a bag that fell out of an armored car yesterday?’

Sally said, ‘No.’
Andy said, ‘She’s lying. She hid it up in the attic.’
Sally said, ‘Don’t believe him, he’s getting senile.’
The agents turn to Andy and began to question him.
One says:  ‘Tell us the story from the beginning.’
Andy said, ‘Well, when Sally and I were walking home from school yesterday.’
The first FBI guy turns to his partner and says, ‘We’re outta here.’  

Happy Fall

Being a good person is like being a pumpkin. God lifts you up, takes you in, and washes all the dirt off of you. He opens you up, touches you deep inside and scoops out all of the yucky stuff — including the seeds of doubt, hate, greed, etc. Then He carves you a bright new smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see. This was passed on to me from another pumpkin. Now, it is your turn to pass it on to a pumpkin of your choice. I liked this enough to send it to all the pumpkins in my patch.


Have A Happy Fall!

LOL

I just had a call from a Charity asking me to donate some of my clothes
to the starving people throughout the world.

I told them to F— off!!

Anybody who fits into my clothes isn’t starving!!

Just got this e-mailed to me.  This is how I feel about it right now!

Try This

Try to remember this EVERY TIME you have
to talk to a customer service representative
and you cannot understand them.  I did not
know that we could do this, but I sure am
going to try it.  Help bring jobs back to the
U.S.A.   Ask for an American!
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How to save some American jobs and we can help!

Hi Everyone,

I want to share with you some great information that I found out purely by accident. I believe it can also save and create jobs in America while giving people better customer service.

So how many times have you called a companies service phone line and found that the rep. can barely speak English? Once with a major mortgage company it was so bad I demanded to speak with someone who spoke English. Right at that moment I broke the code, the secret password for customer service.

Come to find out that every American company using overseas operators must transfer you to an American rep. by saying……
I want to speak to a representative in America “.

(Don’t take no for an answer on this)

This was confirmed by the American rep. that they must transfer you after that request. I’ve tried it on a half a dozen major companies including cable, bank, phone and mortgage companies. It works every time and I actually get my issues taken care of.

Climbing Trees

Tree 5
Sylvia has learned to climb trees! She is all grown up now.  This morning while I waiting for my ride I was helping her climb the big tree’s we have in our front yard.  It is sad yet exciting to see the girls become cats and get to do what most cats do all the time.  I am so proud of them!  Pretty soon they won’t even need me anymore.  This weekend they also brought home their first catch!  They left it for me on the rug by the front door.  They were so proud of themselves!  Sylvia has also been the hunt for any fly that dares to come in the house.  She will kill them and then leave them where ever see killed them at.  She is becoming quite the little hunter.  Only problem is that she is scared of birds and mice.  Guess she won’t be a good mouse hunter for me.  Oh well I can’t have everything!  She also loves to kill spiders! 
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