- April 16, 2018 at 6:34 am #1676186April 16, 2018 at 8:05 am #1676193
I hired a plumber to help me restore an old farmhouse, and after he had just finished a rough first day on the job: a flat tyre made him lose an hour of work, his electric drill quit and his ancient one ton truck refused to start.
While I drove him home, he sat in stony silence. On arriving, he invited me in to meet his family. As we walked toward the front door, he paused briefly at a small tree, touching the tips of the branches with both hands..
When opening the door he underwent an amazing transformation.. His face was wreathed in smiles and he hugged his two small children and gave his wife a kiss.
Afterward he walked me to the car.. We passed the tree and my curiosity got the better of me. I asked him about what I had seen him do earlier.
‘Oh, that’s my trouble tree,’ he replied ‘I know I can’t help having troubles on the job, but one thing’s for sure, those troubles don’t belong in the house with my wife and the children.. So I just hang them up on the tree every night when I come home and ask God to take care of them. Then in the morning I pick them up again.’ ‘Funny thing is,’ he smiled,’ when I come out in the morning to pick ’em up, there aren’t nearly as many as I remember hanging up the night before.’
Food For Thought…..
Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well smile.
We all Need a Tree to hang our day’s problems..!
Wishing you a wonderful day… Every Day…!
Supergold-Wainuiomata (Wellington)April 16, 2018 at 9:05 am #1676209
drlivingstoneMemberMember since: October 22, 2006
Carpe Diem. 😀
Peoples Republic Of ChristchurchApril 16, 2018 at 11:55 am #1676217
“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.”
“There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.”
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
Oscar WildeApril 17, 2018 at 6:58 am #1676295April 17, 2018 at 11:38 am #1676337
“Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard.”
“A dog is a bond between strangers.”
“All war is a symptom of man’s failure as a thinking animal.”
“Some men are friends with the whole world in their hearts, and there are others that hate themselves and spread their hatred around like butter on hot bread.”
“Man is the only kind of varmint sets his own trap, baits it, then steps in it.”
John SteinbeckApril 17, 2018 at 12:59 pm #1676344April 18, 2018 at 8:18 am #1676406
I bet that made you smile! Have a good day.
Supergold-Wainuiomata (Wellington)April 19, 2018 at 7:26 am #1676534April 19, 2018 at 12:56 pm #1676588
“A child of five could understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.”
“I intend to live forever, or die trying.”
“I have nothing but respect for you — and not much of that.”
“Whatever it is, I’m against it.”
“Blessed are the cracked, for they shall let in the light.”
“He may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot but don’t let that fool you. He really is an idiot.”
“One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas I’ll never know.”
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