"Be selective in your battles; sometimes peace is better than being right."
Because of a shortage of maids, the minister's wife advertised for a manservant. The next morning a nicely dressed young man came to the front door. "Can you start the breakfast by seven o'clock?" asked the minister.
"I guess so," answered the man.
"Can you polish all the silver, wash all the dishes, do the laundry, take care of the lawn, wash windows, iron clothes and keep the house neat and tidy?"
"Say, preacher," said the young fellow rather meekly, "I came here to see about getting married but if it's going to be as much work as all that, you can count me out right now."
A man writing at the post office desk was approached by an older fellow with a postcard in his hand.
The old man said, "Sir, I'm sorry to bother you but could you address this postcard for me? My arthritis is acting up and I can't even hold a pen."
"Certainly, sir," said the younger man. He wrote out the address and also agreed to write a short message and sign the card for the man.
Finally, the younger man asked, "Now, is there anything else I can do for you?"
The old fellow glanced at the card a moment and said, "Yes, at the end could you just add, 'PS: Please excuse the sloppy hand-writing.'?"
"When my productivity was removed from my spirituality, I learned how beloved we are - apart from what we can do or accomplish for God."
- Sarah Bessey
My youngest son asked me how old I was.
I answered, "39 and holding."
He thought for a moment and then asked,
"But how old would you be if you let go?"
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