It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Chapter 6, Page 24, Book 12

Starting this Sunday off with a little story for you...

A man at an airport was worried about missing his plane. He had no wristwatch, and he couldn't locate a clock, so he hurried up to a stranger and said, Excuse me, could you tell me the time, please? The stranger smiled and said, Sure. He set down the two large suitcases he was carrying and looked at his wristwatch. It is 6:08, the temperature is 75. The barometric pressure is 30.19 and falling. Rain is predicted. In Madrid, the sky is clear. The temperature is 40 degrees Celsius. In Istanbul, the weather is sultry and the moon full. Your watch tells you all that? the man interrupted. Oh, yes...and much more, said the stranger. You see, I invented this watch, and there is no other timepiece like it in the world!

I want to buy that watch! said the man. I'll pay you $2,000 for it right now!  No, it's not for sale, said the stranger as he picked up his suitcases. Wait! $4,000. I'll pay you $4,000 cash, offered the man, reaching for his wallet.  No, I can't, said the stranger. You see, it has great sentimental value for me. 

O.K. listen, said the man. I'll give you $10,000. I've got the money right here. The stranger paused. $10,000? Well, O.K. It's yours for $10,000. The man was absolutely elated. He paid the stranger,took the watch, and snapped it on his wrist with glee, and said, Thanks, as he turned to leave. 
Wait, said the stranger. With a big smile, he handed the two heavy suitcases to the man and added, Don't forget the batteries.

This is the continual temptation that haunts us , is it not? That we will forget the batteries...that we will forget the source of our power. That we will leave behind what is an essential tool in life.  Little stories, illustrations and vignettes like this one, all tend to crack the door to just a little more understanding.

Each Sunday I try to remind you all to recharge your batteries!  Take some time off to just simply rest and relax.

With out fully charged batteries nothing we do is going to work very well at all.

Fully charged and ready for the new week ahead we'll be the best we can be.

Have a wonderful day filled with that great R and R!

'On Ya'-ma


Chatty Crone said...

Pam this was one of the best stories I have read in a long time. I understand it. I learned from it. And it is so true. Great story. sandie

Have a restful Sunday too.

jack69 said...

Great story and a VERY UNIQUE picture, love it.
I will charge my batteries today.

Great read here Lady!!!!

We have sun shine!

That corgi :) said...

Loved the story, Ma. I'm knowing my batteries need to be recharged today; looking forward to my Sunday afternoon nap; just got to get through the morning first :)

may you enjoy your restful day!


Martha said...

Wonderful Ma. I finally got a little R&R today! I hope all is well in your world. Hugs :)


I must tell you that my hubby saw this on my computer screen this morning. He read it and has sent the story to quite a few folks he knows. It was wonderful.