Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Something To Think About..

The other day I was complaining to my husband about the emails I get from some friends. You know the kind that has a heartwarming video that lasts FOREVER.... or the read this and pass it on to 100 friends and your dreams will come true... and of course the gazillion jokes... To be honest - I usually delete the forwarded emails and videos before reading them.... I JUST DON'T HAVE THE TIME.... The same thing with Face Book - I love to connect with friends old and new but I refuse to accept the applications - the Farmville, the Mafia Squad, the eggs, the save the planet, and hugs.. and poke - What is that- anyway? I discreetly delete and go my way....

Today - I received an email -this time from my husband and of course I HAD TO OPEN THIS ONE.... Dusty's quick heading was "Something to think about"

This explains why we forward jokes:

A man and his dog were walking along a road. The man was enjoying the scenery,
when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead. He remembered dying, and that the dog walking beside him had been dead for years. He wondered where the road was leading them.
After a while, they came to a high, white stone wall along one side of the road. It looked like fine marble. At the top of a long hill, it was broken by a tall arch that glowed in the sunlight.
When he was standing before it he saw a magnificent gate in the arch that looked like mother-of-pearl, and the street that led to the gate looked like pure gold. He and the dog walked toward the gate, and as he got closer, he saw a man at a desk to one side. When he was close enough, he called out, 'Excuse me, where are we?' 'This is Heaven, sir,' the man answered. 'Wow! Would you happen to have some water?' the man asked. Of course, sir. Come right in, and I'll have some ice water brought right up. 'The man gestured, and the gate began to open. 'Can my friend,' gesturing toward his dog, 'come in, too?' the traveler asked. 'I'm sorry, sir, but we don't accept pets.' The man thought a moment and then turned back toward the road and continued the way he had been going with his dog. After another long walk, and at the top of another long hill,
he came to a dirt road leading through a farm gate that looked as if it had never been closed. There was no fence. As he approached the gate, he saw a man inside, leaning against a tree and reading a book. 'Excuse me!' he called to the man. 'Do you have any water?' 'Yeah, sure, there's a pump over there, come on in.' 'How about my friend here?' the traveler gestured to the dog..
'There should be a bowl by the pump.' They went through the gate, and sure enough,
there was an old-fashioned hand pump with a bowl beside it. The traveler filled the water bowl and took a long drink himself, then he gave some to the dog.... When they were full, he and the dog walked back toward the man who was standing by the tree. 'What do you call this place?' the traveler asked. 'This is Heaven,' he answered. 'Well, that's confusing,' the traveler said. 'The man down the road said that was Heaven, too.' 'Oh, you mean the place with the gold street and pearly gates? Nope. That's hell.' 'Doesn't it make you mad for them to use your name like that?'
'No, we're just happy that they screen out the folks who would leave their best friends behind.'

Sometimes, we wonder why friends keep forwarding jokes to us without writing a word.... Maybe this will explain. When you are very busy, but still want to keep in touch, guess what you do? You forward jokes. When you have nothing to say, but just want to keep in contact, you forward jokes. When you have something to say, but don't know what, and don't know how, you forward jokes. Also to let you know that you are still remembered, you are still important, you are still loved, you are still cared for, guess what you get? A forwarded joke. So, next time if you get a joke, don't think that you've been sent just another forwarded joke, but that you've been thought of today, and your friend on the other end of your computer wanted to send you a smile.

You are all welcome @ my water bowl anytime!

Okay - definitely something to think about when I hit the delete button.... I'm just saying...


  1. I don't like the ones that say things like "if you send this to 10 people you will be blessed..." but it's true that it shows someone was thinking of you!

  2. That was beautiful! However I will still be deleteing the same things that you do on FB. In fact when I first joined FB I was getting friend request left and right and felt like "Wow they really like me!" Then those request to join their Mafia started coming and knew the real reason they friended me.....

  3. ok....this will definitely help me have a better attitude towards forwards. thanks!

  4. That's a very interesting post. I hate all of those crazy applications on Farmville as well as the forwarded jokes, but you're so right, sometimes it's just the sender's way of connecting. How special we should feel that he or she is connecting with us!



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