Thursday, September 3, 2015

The Last Wishes of Alexander the Great

    The older I get the faster time goes it seems. How should I be spending my life? Here is some food for thought...


 The last wishes of Alexander the Great

On his death bed, Alexander summoned his army generals and told them his three ultimate wishes: 

 1. The best doctors should carry his coffin.

2. The wealth he has accumulated (money, gold, precious stones) should be scattered along the procession to the cemetery.

3. His hands should be let loose, so they hang outside the coffin for all to see.

 One of his generals who was surprised by these unusual requests asked Alexander to explain . Here is what Alexander the Great had to say: 

 1. "I want the best doctors to carry my coffin to demonstrate that in the face of death , even the best doctors in the world have no power to heal." 

 2. "I want the road to be covered with my treasure so that everybody sees that material wealth acquired on earth, will stay on earth." 

 3. I want my hands to swing in the wind, so that people understand that we come to this world empty handed and we leave this world empty handed after the most precious treasure of all is exhausted, and that is --TIME. 

 We do not take to our grave any material wealth. TIME is our most precious treasure because it is LIMITED. We can produce more wealth, but we cannot produce more time. When we give someone our time, we actually give a portion of our life that we will never take back. 

Our time is our life! The best present that you can give to your family and friends is your TIME. I have no idea if this can be correctly attributed to Alexander the Great, but the advice is good. 

 May God grant you plenty of time, to share with all. 

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Wordless Wednesday


That a is one big piece of farm equipment! (Look at the beautiful cornfield behind him!)





Quite a place to sit and have a snack. (Grandma was watching her the whole time. This was taken on a Sunday when the equipment was not in use.)

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We saw this fella trying for carp until his arrow broke. Then we watched him get out of there. (and held our breath until he was safely out!)

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