Wedding Finger / Jokes / Support for Troops / Poem / God .

Hi Folks,


The Wedding Finger .........
Ever wondered why wedding rings should be on the fourth finger and nowhere else ? Read and try this, you won't believe it ......
Why should the wedding ring be worn on the fourth finger? There is a beautiful and convincing explanation given by the Chinese .....

The thumb represents your Parents.The second (index) finger represents your Siblings. The middle finger represents you.The fourth (ring) finger represents your Life Partner. The last (little) finger represents your children. First, open your palms (face to face),bend the middle fingers and hold them together,back to back.Second, open and hold the remaining three fingersand the thumb - tip to tip. (As shown in the figure below):

Now, try to separate your thumbs (representing the parents). They will open, because your parents are not destined to live with you lifelong, and have to leave you sooner or later. Please join your thumbs as before and separate your Index fingers (representing siblings). They will also open, because your brothers and sisters will have their own families and will have to lead their separate lives.Now rejoin the index fingers and separate your little fingers (representing your children). They will open too, because the children also will get married and settle down on their own some day.Finally, rejoin your little fingers, and try to separate your ring fingers (representing your spouse). You'll be surprised to see that you just CANNOT, because husband & wife have to remain together all their lives - through thick and thin!!
So clever, those Chinese!!




JOKES THAT CAN BE TOLD IN CHURCH ......
Attending a wedding for the first time, a little girl whispered to her mother, 'Why is the bride dressed in white?'' The mother replied, 'Because white is the color of happiness, and today is the happiest day of her life.' The child thought about this for a moment then said, 'So why is the groom wearing black?'

Three boys are in the school yard bragging about their fathers. The first boy says, 'My Dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, he calls it a poem, they give him $50.' The second boy says, 'That's nothing. My Dad scribbles a few words on piece of paper, he calls it a song, they give him $100.' The third boy says, 'I got you both beat. My Dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, he calls it a sermon, and it takes eight people to collect all the money!'

An elderly woman died last month. Having never married, she requested no male pallbearers. In her handwritten instructions for her memorial service, she wrote, 'They wouldn't take me out while I was alive, I don't want them to take me out when I'm dead.'
A Sunday School teacher asked her class why Joseph and Mary took Jesus with them to Jerusalem . A small child replied, 'They couldn't get a baby-sitter.'

At Sunday School they were teaching how God created everything, including human beings. Little Johnny seemed especially intent when they told him how Eve was created out of one of Adam's ribs. Later in the week his mother noticed him lying down as though he were ill, and she said, ' Johnny, what is the matter?' Little Johnny responded, 'I have pain in my side. I think I'm going to have a wife.'

Seen in a recent article last week ......... I was in West London attending a conference. While I was in the airport, returning home, I heard several people behind me beginning to clap and cheer. I immediately turned around and witnessed one of the greatest acts of patriotism I have ever seen. Moving through the terminal was a group of soldiers in their uniforms, as they began heading to their gate everyone (well almost everyone) was abruptly to their feet with their hands waving and cheering. When I saw the soldiers, probably 30-40 of them, being applauded and cheered for, it hit me. I'm not alone - I'm not the only red blooded Briton who still loves this country and supports our troops and their families. Of course I immediately stopped and began clapping for these young unsung heroes who are putting their lives on the line everyday for us so we can go to school, work, and enjoy our home without fear or reprisal.

Just when I thought I could not be more proud of my country or of our service men and women a young girl, not more than 6 or 7 years old, ran up to one of the male soldiers. He knelt down and said 'hi,' the little girl then asked him if he would give something to her daddy for her. The young soldier didn't look any older than maybe 22 himself, said he would try and what did she want to give to her daddy. Suddenly the little girl grabbed the neck of this soldier, gave him the biggest hug she could muster and then kissed him on the cheek. The mother of the little girl, who said her daughters name was Courtney, told the young soldier that her husband was a Corporal and had been in Afghanistan for 5 months now. As the mum was explaining how much her daughter, Courtney, missed her father, the young soldier began to tear up.

When this temporarily single mum was done explaining her situation, all of the soldiers huddled together for a brief second. Then one of the other servicemen pulled out a military looking walkie-talkie. They started playing with the device and talking back and forth on it. After about 10-15 seconds of this, the young soldier walked back over to Courtney, bent down and said this to her, 'I spoke to your daddy and he told me to give this to you.' He then hugged this little girl that he had just met and gave her a Kiss on the cheek. He finished by saying 'Your daddy told me to tell you that he loves you more than anything and he is coming home very soon.'

The mum at this point was crying almost uncontrollably and as the young soldier stood to his feet he saluted Courtney and her mum. I was standing no more than 6 feet away as this entire event unfolded. As the soldiers began to leave, heading towards their gate, people resumed their applause. I stood there applauding and looked around, there were very few dry eyes, including my own. The young soldier then turned around and blew a kiss to Courtney. We need to remember everyday all of our soldiers and their families and thank God for them and their sacrifices.

Hope ......

It's magic and it's free, It's not in a prescription, It's not in an IV.
It punctuates our laughter, It sparkles in our tears, It simmers under sorrows and dissipates our fears.
Do you know what Hope is? It's reaching past today, It's dreaming of tomorrow, It's trying a new way.
It's pushing past impossible, It's pounding on the door, It's questioning the Answers, It's always seeking more.
It's rumours of a breakthrough, It's whispers of a cure, A roller coaster ride Of remedies, unsure. Do you know what Hope is? It's candy for the soul, It's perfume for the spirit, To share it makes you Whole.
Author Unknown
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Grandma Faith's blog has some real beauties including this item which I'm sure you will enjoy, so have a looksee.... . http://www.members.shaw.ca/grandmafaith2/explanation-of-god.html




Cheers from the land of the Tartan and the Heather, Love Kate xxx.
P.S. Well that's my Birthday over for another year - it was a quiet but happy one and now I look forward to being 'another' year older and maybe a bit wiser (with any luck)...
Cheers Peers xxx.