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August 27, 2010

Saturday Inspiration

Filed under: Good Causes I believe in — Laura R @ 6:08 PM

I had to borrow a story for today because I really wanted to be part of the Inspirational party at Kelee’s Katillac Shack and I have missed all my Pink Saturday pals.  I tried to come up with something inspirational from my own life (we all have something) but  being absent minded (blame it on a recent change in age) I have to give you a raincheck.

Still, I want to offer you a brief story about man and how he came to be.

The Creative Powers were deciding how to populate their new creation and knew they would have man as a central figure. They wanted to give man some assistance so he was not always running to them for every little thing.

 (image found at Pink Sat participant Splenderosa)

They came upon the idea of the cow,  to add warmth to man’s home, milk for his children and meat for his meal. If needed it could even pull a plow.

Let’s have the cow live for sixty years.
Cow said, no, thank you. Twenty will be long enough for me to toil so hard.

Then the powers came up with the idea of dog, to keep man company, to chase away dangers, to show man the way home and be a loyal friend.
They said they would also give the dog twenty years of life.
Dog said, thank you, but ten will suffice. 

Monkey was the next idea,  to entertain man,  keep life happy.
Monkey also said ten years was a long enough time for him to be required to amuse man.

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Then the Creative Powers had to figure out how long man should live.
Man had an idea. “I will take all the years that cow, dog and monkey refused, and my twenty as well.”  The powers agreed.

That is why for man’s first twenty years he eats, sleeps, plays and does as he pleases even when it accomplishes nothing,

for the next forty years man slaves long hours to support his family

and another ten monkeying around to entertain grandchildren

and the last ten years barking at everybody. 

Grumpy Old Men


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  1. I have heard this before, but the photos you used really added to it…Great!

    Comment by Renee — August 27, 2010 @ 7:47 PM

  2. What a clever post. I especially like the pink monkey. You certainly are thinking “outside the box.”
    Thank you for joining the Miracle Blog Party.

    Comment by Charlotte — August 27, 2010 @ 9:04 PM

  3. That is FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love to laugh–what a joy!!!!!

    GREAT post DM!!!!! Thank-you for being a part of The Miracle Party Team!

    I appreciate all the creativity and love that went
    into this post.

    I thank-you and am grateful!

    love, kelee

    Comment by Kelee Katillac — August 27, 2010 @ 10:56 PM

  4. Wonderful post!!!
    Joy & Blessing,

    Comment by Virginia — August 28, 2010 @ 7:21 AM

  5. What a fun post! Love it!

    Comment by Whidbey Woman — August 28, 2010 @ 11:04 AM

  6. OH~~~This is good!This is going to be such an exciting weekend. I’m so happy that you shared in it.
    God Bless,

    Comment by Ginger — August 28, 2010 @ 12:43 PM

  7. LOL! Thanks for laugh.:)

    Comment by Lisa — August 28, 2010 @ 1:07 PM

  8. That is a great post. Most of them today have been a lot of miracles, but the same time sad to me. Thank you for a little lighter pink post.

    Comment by LaVoice — August 28, 2010 @ 5:40 PM

  9. This is great..loved the photos too.

    Comment by Sarah — August 28, 2010 @ 8:17 PM

  10. I love this cute post. So happy you shared in this amazing weekend.
    xo bj

    Comment by bj — August 29, 2010 @ 8:06 AM

  11. Good Morning Sweetie…
    This is the sweetest post. I have so enjoyed reading about what
    I have been doing for the last 53 years. It has made me smile
    this morning and I thank you for that. The pics were great also.

    Please stop by my blog home and leave a comment. I am Country Wings
    in Phoenix, and (1) of the places that Guidepost Magazine is donating
    a $1.00 for every comment left for the Miracle Weekend.

    Many thanks again sweet friend. I will be back. I so enjoyed your writing.

    Country hugs sweetie…Sherry

    Comment by Sherry — August 29, 2010 @ 10:34 AM

  12. I think this helps with all of the heart-wrenching stories today.(All of them wonderful, however). Our Father does have a sence of humor too. Thanks.

    Comment by Ann — August 29, 2010 @ 2:09 PM

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