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Poems and Quotes - Page 25 - Carers UK Forum

Poems and Quotes

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They were all taken from this site Charles

http://www.favorite-famous-quotes.com/f ... uotes.html

Menu on left hand side directs you to many more.
Rosemary thanks for the quotes!
One made me smile so I've put it on my Carer blog.

Cheers
marie x
"What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul."
Yiddish Proverb

I like this one. Image
Bearing in mind the way the banks are behaving, this one seems very appropriate:

"A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain."
Robert Frost
A holy man was having a conversation with the Lord one day and said, 'Lord, I would like to know what Heaven and Hell are like.'

The Lord led the holy man to two doors.

He opened one of the doors and the holy man looked in. In the middle of the room was a large round table. In the middle of the table was a large pot of stew, which smelled delicious and made the holy man's mouth water.

The people sitting around the table were thin and sickly. They appeared to be famished. They were holding spoons with very long handles that were strapped to their arms and each found it possible to reach into the pot of stew and take a spoonful.. But because the handle was longer than their arms, they could not get the spoons back into their mouths.

The holy man shuddered at the sight of their misery and suffering.

The Lord said, 'You have seen Hell.'

They went to the next room and opened the door. It was exactly the same as the first one. There was the large round table with the large pot of
stew which made the holy man's mouth water. The people were equipped with the same long-handled spoons, but here the people were well nourished and plump, laughing and talking. The holy man said, 'I don't understand.'

It is simple,' said the Lord. 'It requires but one skill You see they have learned to feed each other, while the greedy think only of themselves.'
Received this from a friend in the States......

WHEN YOU THOUGHT I WASN'T LOOKING



A message every adult should read because children
Are watching you and doing as you do, not as you say.


When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you hang my
First painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately
Wanted to paint another one.


When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you feed a
Stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind
To animals.


When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make my
Favorite cake for me, and I learned that the little
Things can be the special things in life.


When you thought I wasn't looking I heard you say a
Prayer, and I knew that there is a God I could always
Talk to, and I learned to trust in Him.


When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make a
Meal and take it to a friend who was sick, and I
Learned that we all have to help take care of each
Other.


When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you give of
Your time and money to help people who had nothing,
And I learned that those who have something should
Give to those who don't.


When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you take care
Of our house and everyone in it, and I learned we have
To take care of what we are given.


When you thought I wasn't looking I saw how you
Handled your responsibilities, even when you didn't
Feel good, and I learned that I would have to be
Responsible when I grow up.


When you thought I wasn't looking I saw tears come
From your eyes, and I learned that sometimes things
Hurt, but it's all right to cry.


When you thought I wasn't looking I saw that you
Cared, and I wanted to be everything that I could be.


When you thought I wasn't looking I learned most of
life's lessons that I need to know to be a good and
Productive person when I grow up.


When you thought I wasn't looking I looked at you and
Wanted to say, 'Thanks for all the things I saw when
You thought I wasn't looking.'


SEND THIS TO THE PEOPLE YOU KNOW WHO DO SO MUCH FOR OTHERS,
BUT THINK THAT NO ONE EVER SEES.




Each of us (parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, teacher, friend)
Influences the life of a child.

How will you touch the life of someone today? Just by
Sending this to someone else, you will probably make
Them at least think about their influence on others.
Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak
Kindly.
Saw this yesterday:

"Life is just a symphony of snap, crackle and pop. When you're young, it's cereal. When you're older, it's your joints."

So true... Image

LOL

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Here's a couple of Quotes I found on the Internet.

Quotations about Listening


Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk.


Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

I tell you everything that is really nothing, and nothing of what is everything, do not be fooled by what I am saying. Please listen carefully and try to hear what I am not saying.

Lots of people talk to animals.... Not very many listen, though.... That's the problem.

I guess I've spent my life listening to what wasn't being said.


We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.
Now many of you will not believe me but i love poetry this poem by S.SASSOON has a special meaning to me the old doll`s father was wounded twice near ARAS FRANCE 1916 and in May/June 1940 STAN and his mates were taken prisoner of war ( twice) at Vimy Ridge ARAS FRANCE no retreat to Dunkirk for them poor souls . Image


"GOOD MORNING, GOOD MORNING", THE GENERAL SAID
WHEN WE MET LAST WEEK ON OUR WAY TO THE LINE.

NOW THE SOLDIERS HE SMILLED AT ARE MOST OF THEM DEAD,
AND WE`RE CURSING HIS STAFF FOR INCOMPETENENT SWINE ,

"HE`S A CHEERY OLD CARD," GRUNTED HARRY TO JACK
AS THEY SLOGGED UP TO ARAS WITH RIFLE AND PACK,

BUT HE DID FOR THEM BOTH WITH HIS PLAN OF ATTACK. Image
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