Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Why I 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, http://www.olyeller.com/stone_walls.html

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, http://endtimesafehaven.ning.com/and the street that led to the gate looked like pure gold..

Golden Road , Chino Hills CA

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.http://www.pjlighthouse.com/2009/06/22/healthy-food-heavan/
'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.dogs Stock Photo

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..Image Ref: 15-68-12 - Farm Gate - Rural Scene, Northumberland, Viewed 17956 times
As he approached the gate, he saw a man inside, leaning against a tree and reading a book..A senior man relaxing beneath a tree 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 still want to keep 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!summer visit 055


Eileen said...

I agree, Linda!
In fact sometimes there is a joke that I forward, or a story that has touched my heart, so I forward that too, as it says what is in my heart so much better than I could!
I LOVE getting forwards!
Great post!

Jackie said...

What a great story!!! I love that....
Thank you for sending it...and for the invitation... Friends this side of Heaven...and see you in Heaven, too...won't that be a glorious day!

Diana said...

Awww , your too busy for us but still find the time to make us laugh! See that's why I like you Linda!
Love Di

Wanda said...

That would be a nice e-mail to get
Linda...enjoyed reading it here in your post...


emily said...

So true. Thanks for the water, Auntie Lulu.

joolzmac said...

Hi Linda

Very thoughtful about the jokes. Hey, Zumba sounds great - I've seen an info-mercial on TV about it. I think there are classes in our major cities, but not out in the country areas. I'm a bit unko (unco-ordinated) so it probably wouldn't be for me but you GO girl! And my quiche was nice. Very easy too.

Cheers - Joolz

tricia said...

What a great post!

Pat said...

This was great..and I get about a dozen jokes a day forwarded to me from my aunt..that must mean she's thinking of me a lot! That's a better way to think of it!

All Dolled Up Doll Clothes said...

And this is why you have about 50 readers a day and I only have about 3 a day. I guess I need to be a little more creative in my postings. Too bad that gene didn't get passed to me.

Granny on the Web said...

That was a lovely story Linda.

Certainly very true.

Love Granny