The Rich and The Poor Family

A father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the purpose of showing his son how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family.

On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, "How was the trip?" "It was great, Dad." "Did you see how poor people live?" the father asked. "Oh yeah," said the son. "So, tell me, what did you learn from the trip?" asked the father.

Praying ABC's

One evening, my father overheard his grandson Ace repeating the alphabet in reverent, calm and silent tones.

"What are you doing?" he asked.

"I'm praying, Grandpa," he said. "I can't think of the right words, so I just say all the letters. God will put them together for me, because He knows what I'm thinking."

Patience, Humor, and Sacrifice

While shopping at one of the supermarkets here in Dubai, I noticed a woman with four boys and a baby. Her patience was wearing thin as the boys called out, "Mommy! Mommy!" while she tried to shop.

Finally, she blurted out, "I don't want to hear the word mommy for at least ten minutes!"

Positive and Negative Thinking

There was once a weary traveler who sat down and rest under a tree. He didn't know that the tree he rested upon was a magical tree. It is called The Wish-Granting Tree.

Seated on the hard ground, he thought how pleasant it would be if he can sleep in a soft bed. Instantly, a bed appeared before him. Astonished, the man immediately climbed onto the bed.

Presence Not Presents

The story is told about three brothers, who after years of hard work and leading busy lives, wanted to make their father happy especially on Christmas Day. To make up for the three years, the eldest gifted him with a big house. The second son surprised him with a limousine, and the youngest gifted him with an expensive parrot that can recite the whole Bible.

Bring A Better Face

When I was applying for the renewal of my passport here in Dubai, the photographer & his staff who took document identification photos were apparently fed up with complaints about the quality of the IDs.

This sign was posted where it could be seen by everyone coming in for a new shot: "If you want a better picture, bring a better face!"

Representative of The Holidays

Three men die on Christmas Eve and go to heaven, where they're met by Saint Peter. "In order to get in," he tells them, "you must each produce something representative of the holidays."

The first man digs into his pockets and pulls out a match and lights it. "This represents a candle of hope."

Haircut or Shave

About a month ago, while waiting for my turn for the barber to make me handsome (ahem!), a man walked into his shop asking how much it is for a haircut. "30 dirhams (Eight dollars)," he answered. "And for a shave?" "20 dirhams (Five dollars)."

"All right," he said, settling in line to the barber chair. "Shave my head."

"Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones." Proverbs 16:24.

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What's the Number Before Infinity?

One morning while preparing my sons for their day at school, we were reviewing numbers and counting. Suddenly my eldest son Ace asked, "Papa, what is the biggest number in the world?"

Risky Job

Working in the field operations for DEWA with a technical associate driving, all over Dubai, is obviously risky like any other jobs. Some TA's like to chat while driving, while some likes it to just listen over the radio and keep it quiet and just drive. But sometimes I'd worry about them falling asleep at the wheel.

So here's a tip to stay awake.

Big Bag of Peanuts

One day, a bus driver was driving a bunch of senior citizens-they called themselves Club 20. Because they got 20% discounts in restaurants and drugstores.

Soon, the little old lady in the front row tapped the driver's shoulder and gave him a big bag of peanuts. And the driver ate them.

Take a Moment

Take a moment to listen today to what your children are trying to say. Listen to them, whatever you do or they won’t be there to listen to you.

Listen to their problems, listen to their needs, praise their smallest triumphs, praise their littlest deeds. Tolerate their chatter, amplify their laughter. Find out what’s the matter, find out what they’re after.

Funny Breakfast Quotes

Here is a small collection of funny breakfast quotes by Mr. Unknown

A rich man's joke is always funny.

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

Everybody wants to go to heaven; but nobody wants to die.

Breakfast Quotes

If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes. --Andrew Carnegie

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. --Robert F. Kennedy

Fear of failure must never be a reason not to try something. --Frederick Smith

Credit Card Denied

My friend received a credit card application in the mail that he had not requested. He didn't want it, but I did. So I crossed off my friend's name on the form, entered my own and returned the application. I soon got a phone call from a woman saying my application had been rejected.

I asked her why, and she told me the card could only be issued to the person originally solicited by the offer. However, she invited me to re-apply, which I did during the same telephone call.

My Breakfast Secrets

The secret to life is living it one day at a time.

Our lives are made up of a million moments spent in a million different ways. Some are spent searching for love, peace and harmony. Others are spent surviving day to day. But there is no greater moment than when we find that life (with all its joys and sorrows) is meant to be lived one day at a time.

Each day is new, and living one day at a time enables us to truly enjoy life and live it to the fullest.

Beginning today

A Diaper for Infant Jesus

I was telling my two wonderful boys, over the video call on the internet, the story of the Nativity and how the Wise Men brought gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh for the infant Jesus. Clearly giving it a lot of thought, my five-year-old Mac observed, "Papa, a Wise man would have brought diapers."

"Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me." Matthew 18:4-5
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