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laura 2
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*sigh* Sent from the same friend who forwarded the "Before I was a Mom" glurge:

These are so sweet -----
> > >
> > >
> > >Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a contest he was
> > >asked to judge. The purpose of the contest was to find the most
> > >caring child.
> > >
> > >
> > >The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an
> > >elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the
> > >man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman's yard, climbed
> > >onto his lap, and just sat there. When his mother asked him what he
> > >had said to the neighbor, the little boy said, "Nothing, I just
> > >helped him cry."
> > >
> > >
> > >* * * * * * * * * * * *
> > >
> > >Teacher Debbie Moon's first graders were discussing a picture of a
> > >family. One little boy in the picture had a different color hair
> > >than the other family members. One child suggested that he was
> > >adopted and a little girl said, "I know all about adoptions because
> > >I was adopted." "What does it mean to be adopted?" asked another
> > >child. "It means," said the girl, "that you grew in your mommy's
> > >heart instead of her tummy."
> > >
> > >
> > >* * * * * * * * * *
> > >
> > >A four year old was at the pediatrician for a check up. As the
> > >doctor looked down her ears with an otoscope, he asked, "Do you
> > >think I'll find Big Bird in here?" The little girl stayed silent.
> > >Next, the doctor took a tongue depressor and looked down her throat.
> > >He asked, "Do you think I'll find the Cookie Monster down there"
> > >Again, the little girl was silent. Then the doctor put a stethoscope
> > >to her chest. As he listened to her heart beat, he asked, "Do you
> > >think I'll hear Barney in there?"
> > >
> > >
> > >"Oh, no!" the little girl replied. "Jesus is in my heart. Barney's
> > >on my underpants."
> > >
> > >* * * * * * * * * * *
> > >
> > >As I was driving home from work one day, I stopped to watch a local
> > >Little League baseball game that was being played in a park near my
> > >home. As I sat down behind the bench on the first-base line, I asked
> > >one of the boys what the score was. "We're behind 14 to nothing," he
> > >answered with a smile. "Really," I said. "I have to say you don't
> > >look very discouraged." "Discouraged?" the boy asked with a puzzled
> > >look on his face."Why should we be discouraged? We haven't been up
> > >to bat yet."
> > >
> > >
> > >* * * * * * * * * * *
> > >
> > >Whenever I'm disappointed with my spot in life, I stop and think
> > >about little Jamie Scott. Jamie was trying out for a part in a
> > >school play. His mother told me that he'd set his heart on being in
> > >it, though she feared he would not be chosen. On the day the parts
> > >were awarded, I went with her to collect him after school. Jamie
> > >rushed up to her, eyes shining with pride and excitement. "Guess
> > >what Mom," he shouted, and then said tho se words that will remain a
> > >lesson to me: "I've been chosen to clap and cheer."
> > >
> > >
> > >* * * * * * * * * * * *
> > >
> > >A lesson in "heart" is my little 10 year old daughter, Sarah, who
> > >was born with a muscle missing in her foot and wears a brace all the
> > >time. She came home one beautiful spring day to tell me she had
> > >competed in "field day" -- that's where they have lots of races and
> > >other competitive events. Because of her leg support, my mind raced
> > >as I tried to think of encouragement for my Sarah, things I could
> > >say to her about not letting this get her down, but before I could
> > >get a word out, she said "Daddy, I won two of the races!" I couldn't
> > >believe it! And then Sarah said, "I had an advantage." Ah. I knew
> > >it. I thought she must have been given a head start ... some kind of
> > >physical advantage. But again, before I could say anything, she
> > >said, "Daddy, I didn't get a head start... My advantage was I had to
> > >try harder!"
> > >
> > >
> > >* * * * * * * * * * * * *
> > >
> > >An Eye Witness Account from New York City, on a cold day in
> > >December: A little boy about 10 years old was standing before a shoe
> > >store on the roadway, barefooted, peering through the window, and
> > >shivering with cold. A lady approached the boy and said, "My little
> > >fellow, why are you looking so earnestly in that window?" "I was
> > >asking God to give me a pair of shoes," was the boy's reply.
> > >
> > >The lady took him by the hand and went into the store and asked the
> > >clerk to get half a dozen pairs of socks for the boy. She then asked
> > >if he could give her a basin of water and a towel. He quickly
> > >brought them to her. She took the little fellow to the back part of
> > >the store and, removing her gloves, knelt down, washed his little
> > >feet, and dried them with a towel. By this time the clerk had
> > >returned with the socks. Placing a pair upon the boy's feet, she
> > >purchased him a pair of shoes. She tied up the remaining pairs of
> > >socks and gave them t o him. She patted him on the head and said,
> > >"No doubt, my little fellow, you feel more comfortable now?"
> > >
> > >
> > >As she turned to go, the astonished lad caught her by the hand, and
> > >looking up in her face, with tears in his eyes, answered the
> > >question with these words: "Are you God's Wife?"
> > >
> > >* * * * * * * * * * * *
> > >
> > >SEND TO ALL WHO LOVE AND CARE FOR CHILDREN
> > >
> > >"We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we
> > >take a little of each other everywhere. --- Tim McGraw

Hopfully, after she's had her baby, she'll be to busy to send me this crap.

Laura "definately NOT God's wife" 2

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Shoebox
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Hmmmm...God, Leo Buscaglia, Barney, a country song quote and an adorable crippled kid? Somebody's going for some type of glurge record here...
Anyhow - just be grateful nobody mentioned Jesus...oh, they did. Contrived to work Him and Barney into the same anecdote even. Hoo-boy.

Shoe("And at first I thought the kid was saying he had Barney IN his underpants")box

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Obscene Jellybean
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quote:
Originally posted by Shoebox:
Shoe("And at first I thought the kid was saying he had Barney IN his underpants")box

LOL... so did I... I had to read that part three times before my eyes finally focused on the "ON"...

Obscene "In the underpants? WTF?" Jellybean

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quote:

> > >A four year old was at the pediatrician for a check up. As the
> > >doctor looked down her ears with an otoscope, he asked, "Do you
> > >think I'll find Big Bird in here?" The little girl stayed silent.
> > >Next, the doctor took a tongue depressor and looked down her throat.
> > >He asked, "Do you think I'll find the Cookie Monster down there"
> > >Again, the little girl was silent. Then the doctor put a stethoscope
> > >to her chest. As he listened to her heart beat, he asked, "Do you
> > >think I'll hear Barney in there?"
> > >
> > >
> > >"Oh, no!" the little girl replied. "Jesus is in my heart. Barney's
> > >on my underpants."

The girl lost the award for "Most Caring Child", but the pediatrician was a unamimous choice for "World's Creepiest Doctor".

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Cactus Wren
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quote:
Originally posted by Shoebox:
Hmmmm...God, Leo Buscaglia, Barney, a country song quote and an adorable crippled kid? Somebody's going for some type of glurge record here...

And a barefoot child in the snow.

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Arts Myth
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Yeesh. Could putting so many compact glurges into a single message be considered attempted murder, or at least criminal negligence, for all the cases of insulin shock it could cause?

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Kathy B
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Can you say "copyright infringement"? I knew you could.

The Leo Buscaglia one. The Most Caring Child Ellen Kreidman, A 3rd Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul

The adopted kid grows up in the tummy What It Means to Be Adopted George Dolan. A 3rd Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul

Barney & the underpants from--gasp! A 3rd Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul

Haven't been up to bat yet. Jack Canfield. Condensed Chicken Soup for the Soul

Jamie Scott Roles - and How We Play Them Marie Curling. A 3rd Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul

Sarah and the race A Lesson in Heart By Stan Frager Condensed Chicken Soup for the Soul

"Are you God's wife?" Ready for this? I can't verify that it came from a Chicken Soup book.

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Isaac
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quote:
Originally posted by laura 2:
"I know all about adoptions because I was adopted." "What does it mean to be adopted?" asked another child. "It means," said the girl, "that you grew in your mommy's heart instead of her tummy."

quote:
"Guess what Mom," he shouted, and then said those words that will remain a lesson to me: "I've been chosen to clap and cheer."
Is this what they're telling kids these days? [Confused]

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quote:
Originally posted by laura 2:
*sigh* Sent from the same friend who forwarded the "Before I was a Mom" glurge:

These are so sweet -----
> > >
> > >
> > >Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a contest he was
> > >asked to judge. The purpose of the contest was to find the most
> > >caring child.
> > >
> > >
> > >The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an
> > >elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the
> > >man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman's yard, climbed
> > >onto his lap, and just sat there. When his mother asked him what he
> > >had said to the neighbor, the little boy said, "Nothing, I just
> > >helped him cry."

The old gentleman was crying because he was too frail to push that pesky kid off his lap and knew that somebody would report him for possible child molestation.

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Danny the Street
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quote:
>An Eye Witness Account from New York City, on a cold day in
>December: A little boy about 10 years old was standing before a shoe
>store on the roadway, barefooted, peering through the window, and
>shivering with cold. A lady approached the boy and said, "My little
>fellow, why are you looking so earnestly in that window?" "I was
>asking God to give me a pair of shoes," was the boy's reply.
>
>The lady took him by the hand and went into the store and asked the
>clerk to get half a dozen pairs of socks for the boy. She then asked
>if he could give her a basin of water and a towel. He quickly
>brought them to her. She took the little fellow to the back part of
>the store and, removing her gloves, knelt down, washed his little
>feet, and dried them with a towel. By this time the clerk had
>returned with the socks. Placing a pair upon the boy's feet, she
>purchased him a pair of shoes. She tied up the remaining pairs of
>socks and gave them to him. She patted him on the head and said,
>"No doubt, my little fellow, you feel more comfortable now?"
>
>
>As she turned to go, the astonished lad caught her by the hand, and
>looking up in her face, with tears in his eyes, answered the
>question with these words: "Are you God's Wife?"

As a native New Yorker, I feel that the above story is lacking a certain versimilitude.

Of course, it is indubitably true that we New Yorkers invariably address one another with amicable epithets such as "my little fellow."

And it cannot be denied that we proudly place all our shoe stores "on the roadway," as the scribe has so aptly mentioned.

In addition, our "roadways" (only tourists call them "streets") are virtually overrun with adorable Dickensian urchins whose bare feet only serve to re-emphasize their charming innocence. The more prosperous of our citizens do of course delight in serving the least fortunate at every possible opportunity. It is true that the richest magnates are often found washing the feet of the poorest ragamuffin in public. That I cannot deny.

The only section I dispute is the paragraph in which the clerk is asked for a basin of water and a towel. For you see, in our fair city, every shoe store provides a basin of tepid rosewater and a soft linen cloth at each bench, so that the patrons might perform appropriate ablutions before donning the footwear. Thus, the kindly woman would never have needed to ask for a basin and cloth.

On that basis, as a New Yorker, I am sorry to inform Snopes readers that this story appears to be untrue.

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I don't get why the baseball one is supposed to be heart-warming. "This kid was cheeky" Whoop-de-ding-dong!

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seriously , everyone on here , just trys to give someone crap about something they do !! , its shitting me to tears.

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