An old soppy film / The LittleTrees that Would ...

Hi Folks,

I've just watched the last 45 minutes of a 'great' soppy and weepie film - it was on one of the Sky channels and it was only because the programme I had been watching ended that I noticed the film's name... 'An Affair to Remember' in the TV paper, Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr starred in it... It was one of these really romantic ones with violins playing and everything .

The ending looked as though it was going to be sad but right at the last 4 minutes Cary found Deborah's wheelchair and realised that she hadn't just ' let him down' by not being at the top of the Empire State Building where they had previously arranged to meet, she had been hit by a car while crossing the road to get to their meeting place .

Ohhhhh... it was so good even if it was just to see the last wee bit which I have loaded on here - Enjoy !

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This last bit came from the Inspirme Blog ... I hope you enjoy it .

The Little Trees that Would ...

Once there were three trees on a hill in the woods. They were discussing their hopes and dreams, the first tree said. "Someday I hope to be a treasure chest, I could be filled with gold, silver and precious gems. I could be decorated with intricate carving and everyone would see their beauty."

The second tree then said "Someday I will be a mighty ship. I will take kings and queens across the waters and sail to the corners of the world. Everyone will feel safe in me because of the strength of my hull".

Finally the third tree said, " I want to grow to be the tallest and straightest tree in the forest. People will see me on top of the hill and look up to my branches, and think of the heavens and God and how close to them I am reaching. I will be the greatest tree of all time and people will always remember me".

After a few years of praying that their dreams would come true, a group of woodsmen came upon the trees. When one came to the first tree he said. " This looks like a strong tree, I think I should be able to sell the wood to a carpenter".... and he began cutting it down. The tree was happy, because he knew that the carpenter would make him into a treasure chest.

At the second tree a woodsman said. " This looks like a strong tree, I should be able to sell it to the shipyard." The second tree was happy, because he knew he was on his way to becoming a mighty ship.

When the first tree arrived at the carpenters, he was made into a feed box for animals, he was then placed in a barn and filled with hay . This was not at all what he had prayed for. The second tree was cut and made into a small fishing boat. His dreams of being a mighty ship and carrying kings had come to an end. The third tree was cut into large pieces and left alone in the dark. The years went by, and the trees forgot about their dreams.

One day, a man and woman came to the barn. She gave birth and they placed the baby in the hay in the feed box that was made from the first tree. The man wished that he could have made a crib for the baby, but this manger would have to do. The tree could feel the importance of this event and knew that it held the greatest treasure of all time. Years later, a group of men got in the fishing boat made from the second tree. One of them was so tired he went to sleep.

While they were out on the water, a great storm arose and the tree didn't think it was strong enough to keep the men safe. The men woke the sleeping man and he stood and said "Peace" and the storm stopped. By this time, the tree knew that it had carried a very special King in its boat.

Finally, someone came and got the third tree. It was carried through the streets as the people mocked the man who was carrying it. When they came to a stop, the man was nailed to the tree and raised in the air to die at the top of a hill.. When Sunday came, the tree came to realise that it was strong enough to stand at the top of the hill and be as close to God as was possible, because the man had been crucified on it.

So, when things don't seem to be going you way, always know that there is a plan for you. Each of the trees got what they wanted, just not in the way they had imagined.

Powerpoint The Secrets of Getting Old - Slide 1

Cheers from the land of the Tartan, Love Kate xxx.