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

Author Unknown

Friday, July 29, 2016

Chapter 7, Page 29, Book 16

Get the facts, or the facts will get you. And when you get em, get em right, or they will get you wrong. 

Thomas Fuller

July 29th - little known fact

Fact:  a thing that is indisputably the case.

Why should the wedding ring be worn on the fourth finger? There is a beautiful and convincing explanation given by the Chinese...

Thumb represents your Parents ...Second (Index) finger represents your Siblings... Middle finger represents yourself... Fourth (Ring) finger represents your Life Partner and the Last (Little) finger represents your children

Firstly, open your palms (face to face), bend the middle fingers and hold them together,  back to back ...Secondly, open and hold the remaining three fingers and the thumb, tip to tip.  Now, try to separate your thumbs (representing the parents), they will open, because your parents are not destined to live with you lifelong, and have to leave you sooner or later.

Please join your thumbs as before and separate your Index fingers (representing siblings), they will also open, because your brothers and sisters will have their own families and will have to lead their own separate lives.

Now join the Index fingers and separate your Little fingers (representing your children), they will open too, because the children also will get married and settle down on their own some day.

Finally, join your Little fingers, and try to separate your Ring fingers (representing your spouse)  You will be surprised to see that you just CANNOT, because Husband and Wife have to remain together all their lives, through thick and thin!!

Neat, huh? I wonder how many of you actually tried this? I did!

Fact:  something known to exist or to have happened


betty said...

I tried it too and so true; couldn't get those fingers to separate. I hadn't heard of this before but I'm going to share it with son and DIL this weekend :)


jack69 said...

Fact is, I cannot follow directions too well! But I tried. That is a fact also.
I do like the story! ;-)


That was interesting and fun.