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ho really invented what? Although many great inventions were attributed to their inventors, who could really say, it was they who thought of it first? With poor or non-existent communication, it’s possible someone invented the design first, but was beaten down to it, in terms of recognition. That it was just a matter of time - even a few minutes or seconds. Who could really tell...? Great minds thinks alike. When Johann Vaaler patented his paperclip in 1901, there already were similar designs by William Middlebrook and Cornelius Brosnan. Vaaler is credited with being the first to design a paperclip because of drawings he made as early as 1899. In 1669, the principles of differential calculus were determined by Sir Isaac Newton in England and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz in Germany at about the same time. (The name is derived from the Latin word for “pebble,� referring to the use of pebbles for counting.) One hour before Alexander Graham Bell registered his patent for the telephone in 1876, Elisha Gray patented his design. After years of litigation, the patent went to Bell. Gray invented the first electronic musical instrument. He had accidentally discovered that he could control sound from a self-vibrating electromagnetic circuit and

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technology to Gray’s. At 10h35 on Friday 17 December 1903, Orville Wright took the Flyer that he and his brother Wilbur built into the air for what has come to be known as the first powered flight. Earlier, unbeknownst to them, Gustave Whitehead and Richard Pearse were also experimenting with flying machines. Who actually took first to the sky remains a controversy.

in doing so invented a basic single note oscillator. The “Musical Telegraph” used steel reeds whose oscillations were created and transmitted over a telephone line by electromagnets. At the same time, around 1874, Bell had also designed an experimental “Electric Harp” for speech transmission over a telephone line using similar

In 1926 in Scotland, John Logie Baird demonstrated a machine that transmits movie pictures using radio technology, calling it a “televisor.” It was based on a 1884 idea by German Paul Nipkow. At the same time, Philo Fansworth was toiling away in San Francisco on his concept for television. The two men met a few months later, and Baird had to agree that Farnsworth’s electronic design was the better. They weren’t the only ones working on a TV model, though. Vladmir Zworykin, a Russian immigrant to New York, was working on athode-ray tubes, with the backing of David Sarnoff, the tech-savvy marketer who started NBC. In 1928, Farnsworth’s television sets made it to the market first, at $75 apiece.


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Challenges are Blessing in Disguise Sometimes we suffer physically, other times emotionally. No matter what the cause, pain is pain. Making Pancakes Brandon was covered with flour and didn’t know what to do next! Frantically he tried to clean up this monumental mess but slipped on the eggs, getting his pajamas white and sticky. And just then he saw Dad standing at the door.

Musical Stairs Like a big walking piano, Musical Stair touches the chords of sensibility, it influences positively the people who play it, Its joyful notes create social synergies putting everyone in a happy frame of mind. Will Human Being Become Immortal By 2025, a human brain will be transfered into a robotic skeleton to continue life after death. In 2035, the avatar’s brain will be constructed separately, and your own personality... What Animal are You? If you are a Cat : An extremely lovable, adorable person, sometimes shy, with a passion for quick wit. At times, you prefer quietness. You love exploring various things and going into depth of each thing.


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Cut apart all sections of plastic six-pack rings, including the inner diamonds, before discarding them. It prevents birds’ beaks from getting caught in the rings.

Rinse out cans, put the top inside so that it can’t cut an animal’s tongue, and flatten the open end of the can as much as possible.

Cut open one side of empty cardboard and plastic containers so that squirrels and other small animals can’t get their faces or heads trapped in them.

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late afternoon. We will be glad to allow you to work through your lunch hour and subsequently leave one hour early. Toilet Use 1. Entirely too much time is being spent in the toilet. There is now a strict threeminute time limit in the cubicles. 2. At the end of three minutes, an alarm will sound, the toilet paper roll will retract, the cubicle door will open, and your picture will be taken. 3. After your second offence, your picture will be posted on the company notice board under the “Chronic Offenders” category. 4. Anyone caught smiling in the picture will be sanctioned under the company’s mental health policy. Lunch Break 1. Skinny people get 30 minutes for lunch, as they need to eat more so that they can look healthy.

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A TRICK We should never amuse ourselves at the expense of the poor.

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young man, a student in one of our universities, was one day taking a walk with a professor, who was commonly called the students’ friend, from his kindness to those who waited on his instructions. As they went along, they saw lying in the path a pair of old shoes, which they supposed to belong to a poor man who was employed in a field close by, and who had nearly finished his day’s work. The student turned to the professor, saying: “Let us play the man a trick: we will hide his shoes, and conceal ourselves behind those bushes, and wait to see his perplexity when he cannot find them.” “My young friend,” answered the professor, “we should never amuse ourselves at the expense of the poor. But you are rich, and may give yourself a much greater pleasure by means of the poor man. Put a coin into each shoe, and then we will hide ourselves and watch how the discovery affects him.” The student did so, and they both placed themselves behind the bushes close by. The poor man soon finished his work, and came across the field to the path where he had left his coat and shoes. While putting

on his coat he slipped his foot into one of his shoes; but feeling something hard, he stooped down to feel what it was, and found the coin. Astonishment and wonder were seen upon his countenance. He gazed upon the coin, turned it round, and looked at it again and again. He then looked around him on all sides, but no person was to be seen. He now put the money into his pocket, and proceeded to put on the other shoe; but his surprise was doubled on finding the other coin. His feelings overcame him; he fell upon his knees, looked up to heaven and uttered aloud a fervent thanksgiving, in which he spoke of his wife, sick and helpless, and his children without bread, whom the timely bounty, from some unknown hand, would save from perishing. The student stood there deeply affected, and his eyes filled with tears. “Now,” said the professor, “are you not much better pleased than if you had played your intended trick?” The youth replied, “You have taught me a lesson which I will never forget. I feel now the truth of those words, which I never understood before: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”


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t was a busy morning, approximately 8:30 am, when an elderly gentleman,in his 80’s, arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb. He stated that he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00 am.

I took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be over an hour before someone would to able to see him. I saw him looking at his watch and decided, since I was not busy with another patient, I would evaluate his wound. On exam it was well healed, so I talked to one of the doctors, got the needed supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound. While taking care of his wound, we began to engage in conversation I asked him if he had a doctor’s appointment this morning, as he was in such a hurry. The gentleman told me no, that he needed to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast with his wife.

talked, and I finished dressing his wound, I asked if she would be worried if he was a bit late. He replied that she no longer knew who he was, that she had not recognized him in five years now.

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I was surprised, and asked him. “And you still go every morning, even though she doesn’t know who you are?” He smiled as he patted my hand and said. “She doesn’t know me, but I still know who she is.”

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I then inquired as to her health. He told me that she had been there for a while and that she was a victim of Alzheimer Disease. As we

I had to hold back tears as he left, I had goose bumps on my arm, and thought, “That is the kind of love I want in my life.” True love is neither physical, nor romantic. True love is an acceptance of all that is, has been, will be, and will not be.

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See if you can find 40 books of the Bible hidden in the following paragraph!

his is a most remarkable puzzle. It was found by a Mr. Valdez Raburn, in an airplane seat pocket, while on a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu, keeping him occupied for hours. John Hess, who owns a beauty salon in N.J., ere… MI? Ah, it was N.Y.! He found it tucked in one of his beauty magazines. He spent so much time on this puzzle while eating at the local Deli, Saia Hess, his exwife, had no choice but to buy out Hess’ salon! I answered quite a bit of email from people that have seen this puzzle. A famous comic, a hilarious musician, sent an email that he studied the puzzle while playing his banjo. Elaine Taylor was so mesmerized by this puzzle, she wrote a poem telling people not to fall victim; “O thy hidden books, which fail to be found, I look so hard and futile, I cannot put this puzzle down!” She judges the job of solving this puzzle so involving, she brews a cup of tea to help her nerves. There will be some books that are really easy to spot, others near impossible! In fact, some people will soon find themselves in a jam, especially since the book names are not necessarily capitalized. Truthfully, from answers we get, we are forced to admit it usually takes a minister or a scholar to find some of them! At the worst, one should be able to find at least half of them. Research has shown that something in our genes is responsible for the difficulty we have in seeing the books hid-

den in this paragraph. The Chronicle, surveyed over 200 patrons, including Jude Raj, a local seminary professor. They agree this puzzle is one of the most difficult they have ever seen. Prof. Raj, on a Holy Bible, vowed to find all the books; rumor has it he’s still looking. During a recent fund raising event, which featured this puzzle, the Alpha Delta Phi lemonade booth set a new record in sales. At an auto auction, where one HEMI, ahead of all other vehicles sold, received a record bid due to the buyer preoccupied with this puzzle while bidding! As Daniel Sherman, a humble priest at St. Luke’s medical center puts it, “The books are all right here in plain view, hidden from sight.” Those able to find all of them will hear great lamentations from those who have to be shown where the books are found. One revelation that may help is that books like Timothy and Samuel may occur without their preceding numbers. Also, keep in mind two things, punctuation and spaces… some proclaim these two bad. I, ahead of the game, knew that spaces and punctuation in the middle of a book would be normal! A chipper attitude will help you compete really well against those who claim they can find the hidden books faster. Remember, there is no need for a mad exodus; there really are 40 books of the Bible lurking somewhere in this text waiting to be found.

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mmortality is a great for True Blood, but it’s not something most people take seriously — except for Dmitry Itskov, that is.

The 31-year-old Russian plans on making immortality a reality by 2045. His plan, “The 2045 Initiative ,” will sound familiar if you’ve seen the James Cameron blockbuster Avatar — and he just needs a few billion dollars to make it happen. Itskov’s project has several phases, each bringing mankind closer to the ultimate goal living forever. The first step in the project is to create robotic humans that are controlled remotely. He plans on crossing this hurdle by 2020, at the latest. By 2025, a human brain will be transfered into a robotic skeleton to continue life after death. In 2035, the avatar’s brain will be constructed separately, and your own personality will simply be “transfered” into it when you are ready to end your human existence. And finally, by the year 2045, humans will be able to walk around in holographic avatars for eternity, never fearing death. Not surprisingly, the project is extremely expensive, and Itskov needs some serious financial help to pull it off. He’s asking the world’s richest people to help fund the movement. In return, He is pledging to help each donor on his or her own quest for immortality. You know, because it’s hard to spend $50 billion in one lifetime.


The jury is out on whether scientific and technological advancement will ultimately sound the death-knell for the human race, but such concerns have not stopped Henry Markram, director of the Blue Brain Project, from enthusing about the potential benefits of a synthetic human brain at TED Global 2009.

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THE SAND and THE STONE wo Friends were walking through the desert. During some point of the journey, they had an argument. And one friend slapped the other in the face.

The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, wrote in the sand: “Today my bestfriend slapped me in the face. They kept on walking, until they found an oasis, where they decided to take a bath, The one who had been slapped was stuck in the mire and started drowning, but the friend saved him.

friend asked him, “After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand, and now you write on a stone, why?” The friend replied, “When someone hurt us, we should write it down in sand, where wind of foregiveness can erase it away, but when someone does something good for us, we must engrave it in stone where no wind can ever erase it!” Learn to write your hurts in the sand and carve your benefits in stone.

They say it vtakes a minute to find a special perAfter he recovered from the near drowning, he son, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love wrote on a stone: “Today my bestfriend saved my them, and entire life to forget them. life!” Do not value the things you have in life, but value The friend who had slapped and saved his best who you have in life!

Do not value the things you have in life, but value who you have in life!


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used to spend at least 8 hours every weekend making sure things were just perfect ‘in case someone came over’ Finally I realized one day that no-one came over; they were all out living life and having fun!

Dust if you must .... but wouldn’t it be better to paint a picture or write a letter, bake cookies or a cake and lick the spoon or plant a seed, ponder the difference between want and need?

NOW, when people visit, I don’t have to explain the ‘condition’ of my home .

Dust if you must, but there’s not much time... with beer to drink , rivers to swim and mountains to climb, music to hear and books to read, friends to cherish and life to lead.

They are more interested in hearing about the things I’ve been doing while I was away living life and having fun. If you haven’t figured this out yet, please heed this advice. Life is short. Enjoy it!

LADIES!!! Remember...a layer of dust protects the Wood beneath it. ‘A house becomes a home when you can write ‘I love you’ on the furniture.’

Dust if you must, but the world’s out there with the sun in your eyes, the wind in your hair, a flutter of snow, a shower of rain. This day will not come around, again. Dust if you must , but bear in mind, old age will come and it’s not kind. . .. And when you go - and go you must - you, yourself will make more dust!


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ecause I’m a man, when I lock my keys in the car, I will fiddle with a coat hanger long after hypothermia has set in. Calling AAA is not an option. I will win.

Because I’m a man , when the car isn’t running very well, I will pop the hood and stare at the engine as if I know what I’m looking at. If another man shows up, one of us will say to the other, ‘I used to be able to fix these things, but now with all these computers and everything, I wouldn’t know where to start.’ We will then drink a couple of beers and break wind, as a form of holy communion. Because I’m a man, when I catch a cold, I need someone to bring me soup and take care of me while I lie in bed and moan. You’re a woman. You never get as sick as I do, so for you, this is no problem. Because I’m a man, I can be relied upon to purchase basic groceries at the store, like beer, milk or bread. I annot be expected to find exotic items like ‘cumin’ or ‘tofu.’ For all I know, these are the same thing. Because I’m a man, when one of our appliances stops working, I will insist on taking it apart, despite evidence that this will just cost

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me twice as much once the repair person gets here and has to put it back together. Because I’m a man, I must hold the television remote control in my hand while I watch TV. If the thing has been misplaced, I may miss a whole show looking for it.....though one time I was able to survive by holding a calculator...( applies to engineers mainly). Because I’m a man, there is no need to ask me what I’m thinking about. The true answer is always either sex, cars, sex, sports or sex. I have to make up something else when you ask, so don’t ask. Because I’m a man, I do not want to visit your mother, or have your mother come visit us, or talk to her when she calls, or think about her any more than I have to. Whatever you got her for Mother’s Day is okay; I don’t need to see it. And don’t forget to pick up something for my mother, too.


Because I’m a man, you don’t have to ask me if I liked the movie. Chances are, if you’re crying at the end of it, I didn’t ...and if you are feeling amorous afterwards.. ..then I will certainly at least remember the name and recommend it to others. Because I’m a man, I think what you’re wearing is fine. I thought what you were wearing five minutes ago was fine, too. Either pair of shoes is fine. With the belt or without it, looks fine. Your hair is fine. You look fine. Can we just go now? Because I’m a man, and this is, after all, the year 2008, I will share equally in the housework. You just do the laundry, the cooking, the cleaning, the vacuuming, and the dishes, and I’ll do the rest...... like wandering around in the garden with a beer wondering what to do. This has been a public service message for women to better understand men.


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n elderly Chinese woman had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which she carried across her neck.

The old woman smiled, “Did you notice that there are flowers on your side of the path, but not on the other pot’s side?”

One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water.

“That’s because I have always known about your flaw, so I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you water them.”

At the end of the long walks from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.

“For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table.

For a full two years this went on daily, with the woman bringing home only one and a half pots of water.

Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace the house.”

Of course , the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it could only do half of what it had been made to do. After two years of what it perceived to be bitter failure, it spoke to the woman one day by the stream “I am ashamed of myself, because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house.”

Cracked Pot

Each of us has our own unique flaw. But it’s the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding. You’ve just got to take each person for what they are and look for the good in them. SO, to all of my crackpot friends, have a great day and remember to smell the flowers on your side of the path!


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Fathers are wonderful people Too little understood, And we do not sing their praises As often as we should...

And perhaps that is the reason We sometimes get the notion, That Fathers are not subject To the thing we call emotion,

For, somehow, Father seems to be The man who pays the bills, While Mother binds up little hurts And nurses all our ills...

But if you look inside Dad’s heart, Where no one else can see You’ll find he’s sentimental And as “soft” as he can be...

And Father struggles daily To live up to “HIS IMAGE” As protector and provider And “hero or the scrimmage”.. .

But he’s so busy every day In the grueling race of life, He leaves the sentimental stuff To his partner and his wife... But Fathers are just WONDERFUL In a million different ways, And they merit loving compliments And accolade of praise, For the only reason Dad aspires To fortune and success Is to make the family proud of him And to bring them happiness... And like OUR HEAVENLY FATHER, He’s a guardian and a guide, Someone that we can count on To be ALWAYS ON OUR SIDE.


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25I Owe REASONS My Mother

1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE. “If you’re going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning.” 2. My mother taught me RELIGION. “You better pray that will come out of the carpet.” 3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL. “If you don’t straighten up, I’m going to knock you into the middle of next week!” 4. My mother taught me LOGIC. “Because I said so, that’s why.” 5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC. “If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you’re not going to the store with me.” 6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT. “Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you’re in an accident.” 7. My mother taught me IRONY “Keep crying, and I’ll give you something to cry about.” 8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS. “Shut your mouth and eat your supper.” 9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM.

“Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!”

10. My mother taught me about STAMINA. “You’ll sit there until all that spinach is gone.” 11. My mother taught me about WEATHER. “This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it.” 12. My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE. “I brought you into this world,and I can take you out.” 14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION. “Stop acting like your father!” 15. My mother taught me about ENVY. “There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don’t have wonderful parents like you do.”


16. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION. “Just wait until we get home.” 17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING. “You are going to get it when you get home!” 18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE. “If you don’t stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that way.” 19. My mother taught me ESP. “Put your sweater on; don’t you think I know when you are cold?” 20. My mother taught me HUMOR. “When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don’t come running to me.” 21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT. “If you don’t eat your vegetables, you’ll never grow up.” 22. My mother taught me GENETICS. “You’re just like your father.” 23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS. “Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?”

24. My mother taught me WISDOM. “When you get to be my age, you’ll understand.” 25. And my favorite: My mother taught me about JUSTICE “One day you’ll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you!”


Health Corner

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Hi...Im your liver! Let me tell you how much I love needs to stay healthy and grow. Without me, you you...in 9 ways wouldn’t grow properly. 1. I store the iron reserves you need, as well as a lot of vitamins and other minerals. Without me, you wouldn’t have the strength to carry on.

7. I remove poisons from the air, exhaust smoke and chemicals you breath. Without me, you’d be poisoned by pollutants.

2. I make bile to help digest your food. Without me, you’d waste away to nothing.

8. I make clotting factors that stop the bleeding when you accidentally prick yourself. Without me, you’d bleed to death.

3. I detoxify opoisonous chemicals you give me, and that includes alcohol, beer, wine and drugs (prescribed and over-the-counter) as well as illegal drugs. Without me, your “bad” habits would kill you. 4. I store energy, like a battery, by stockpiling sugar (carbohydrates, glucose and fat) until you need it. Without me, the sugar level in your blood could fall dramatically and you’d go into a coma. 5. I make the blood that got your system going even before you were born. Without me, you wouldn’t be here. 6. I manufacture new proteins that your body

9. I help defend you against the germs going into your body all the time. I take those cold germs, flu bugs and other germs you encounter, and knock them dead - or at least weaken them. Without me, you’s be a sitting duck for every infection known to man. That’s how much I love you... but do you love me? Let me tell you some easy ways to love me, your liver!!! Don’t drown me in beer, alcohol or wine. Even one drink is too much for some people and could scar me for life. - Watch those drugs.


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In my research in China , I came across some materials which say that people with cancer usually have stones. We all have gallstones. It’s a matter of big or small, many or few. One of the symptoms of gallstones is a feeling of bloatedness after a heavy meal. You feel like you can’t digest the food. If it gets more serious, you feel pain in the liver area.” So if you think you have gallstones, Chiu Nan offers the following method to remove them naturally. The treatment is also good for those with a weak liver, because the liver and gallbladder are closely linked. Regimen: 1. For the first five days, take four glasses of apple juice every day. Or eat four or five apples, whichever you prefer. Apple juice softens the gallstones. During the five days, eat normally. 2. On the sixth day, take no dinner.

3. At 6 PM, take a teaspoon of Epsom salt (magnesium sulphate) with a glass of warm water. 4. At 8 PM, repeat the same. Magnesium sulphate opens the gallbladder ducts. 5. At 10 PM, take half cup olive oil (or sesame oil) with half cup fresh lemon juice. Mix it well and drink it. The oil lubricates the stones to ease their passage. The next morning, you will find green stones in your stools. “Usually they float,” Chiu Nan notes. “You might want to count them. I have had people who passes 40, 50 or up to 100 stones. Very many.” “Even if you don’t have any symptoms of gallstones, you still might have some. It’s always good to give your gall bladder a clean-up now and then.

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t has worked for many. If it works for you please pass on the good news. Chiu Nan is not charging for it, so we should make it free for everyone. Your reward is when someone, through your word of mouth, benefits from the regime. Gallstones may not be everyone’s concern. But they should be because we all have them. Moreover, gallstones may lead to cancer. “Cancer is never the first illness,” Chiu Nan points out. “Usually, there are a lot of other problems leading to cancer.

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January

10 - 24 Mouse

January

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February

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February

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February

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March 01 - 12 Monkey March 13 - 15 Lion March 16 - 23 Mouse March 24 - 31 Cat April 01 - 03 Dog April 04 - 14 Panther April 15 - 26 Mouse April 27 - 30 Turtle May 01 - 13 Monkey May 14 - 21 Dove May 22 - 31 Lion June 01 - 03 Mouse June 04 - 14 Turtle June 15 - 20 Dog June 21 - 24 Monkey June 25 - 30 Cat July 01 - 09 Mouse July 10 - 15 Dog

July 16 - 26 Dove July 27 - 31 Cat August

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August

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August

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September 01 - 14 Dove September 15 - 27 Cat September 28 - 30 Dog October

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October

16 - 27 Turtle

October

28 - 31 Panther

November 01 - 16 Lion November 17 - 30 Cat December 01 - 16 Dog December 17 - 25 Monkey December 26 - 31 Dove


If you are a Dog : A very loyal and sweet person. Your loyalty can never be doubted. You are quite honest and sincere when it comes to your attitude towards working. You are a very simple person, indeed. Absolutely hassle free, humble and down-to-earth! ! That explains the reason why your friends cling on to you! You have a good taste for clothes. If your wardrobe is not updated with what is trendy, you sure are depressed. Popular and easy-going. You have a little group of dignified friends, all of them being qualitypersonified .

If you are a Lion : Quite contradictory to your name, you are a peace loving person. You best try to avoid a situation wherein you are required to fight. An outdoor person, you dislike sitting at one place for a long duration. You are a born leader, and have it in you how to tactfully derive work from people. You love being loved, and when you receive your share of limelight from someone, you are all theirs!!!! Well, well... hence some people could even take an advantage, flatter you to the maximum and get their work done. So be careful.....

If you are a Mouse : Always up to some sort of a mischief! The mischievous gleam in your eyes is what makes you so cute and attractive to everyone. You are an extremely fun-to-be-with kind of person. No wonder people seek for your company and look forward to include you for all get-together’ s. However, you are sensitive which is a drawback. People need to select their words while talking to you. If someone tries to fiddle around and play with words while dealing with you, it is enough to invite your wrath. God bless the person then!

If you are a Cat : An extremely lovable, adorable person, sometimes shy, with a passion for quick wit. At times, you prefer quietness. You love exploring various things and going into depth of each thing. Under normal circumstances you’re cool but when given a reason to, you are like a volcano waiting to erupt. You’re a fashion bird. People look forward to you as an icon associated with fashion. Basically, you mingle along freely but don’t like talking much to strangers. People feel very easy in your company. You observe care in choosing your friends.


If you are a Turtle : You are near to perfect and nice at heart. The examples of your kindness are always circulated in groups of people. You, too, love peace. You wouldn’t like to retaliate even to a person who is in the wrong. You are loved due to this. You do not wish to talk behind one’s back. People love the way you always treat them. You can give, give and give love, and the best part is that you do not expect it back in return. You are generous enough. Seeing things in a practical light is what remains the best trait of you guys. If you are a Dove : You symbolize a very happygo-lucky approach in life. Whatever the surroundings may be, grim or cheerful, you remain unaffected. In fact, you spread cheer wherever you go. You are the leader of your group of friends and good at consoling people in their times of need. You dislike hypocrisy and tend to shirk away from hypocrites. They can never be in your good books, no matter what. You are very methodical and organized in your work. No amount of mess, hence, can ever encompass you. Beware, it is easy for you to fall in love....

If you are a Panther : You are mysterious. You are someone who can handle pressure with ease, and can handle any atmosphere without going berserk. You can be mean at times, and love to gossip with your selected group. Very prim and proper. You like all situations and things to be in the way you desire, which, sometimes is not possible. As a result, you may lose out in some relationships. But otherwise, you love to help people out from difficult and tight spots when they really need you. If you are a Monkey : Very impatient and hyper!!! You want things to be done as quick as possible. At heart, you are quite simple and love if you are the center of attraction. That way, you people are unique. You would like to keep yourself safe from all the angles. Shall your name be dragged or featured in any sort of a controversy, you then go all panicky. Therefore, you take your precautions from the very beginning. When you foresee anything wrong, your sixth sense is what saves you from falling in traps. Quite a money minded bunch you people are!!


Challenges Are Blessings In Disguise God sometimes sends us challenges as blessings in disguise, To make us stop and think along the way... To make us search our hearts and souls And take time to discover, A little more about ourselves each day... To lovingly remind us just reach out to Him in prayer, For any answers that we long to know.... God sometimes sends us challenges, As blessings in disguise To guide us and inspire us as we grow... May God who watches over us and blesses us each day,

Help you find the strength to meet what life may send your way. May He guide your footsteps and hear your every prayer, And in the days to follow keep you always in His loving care... Sometimes we suffer physically, other times emotionally. No matter what the cause, pain is pain. But God’s word promises: “Blessed are those that mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4


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he only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him, and every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming. Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect him from the elements, and to store his few possessions. But then one day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his little hut in flames, the smoke rolling up to the sky. The worst had happened; everything was lost. He was stunned with grief and anger. “God, how could you do this to me!” he cried.

Early the next day, however, he was awakened by the sound of a ship that was approaching the island. It had come to rescue him. “How did you know I was here?” asked the weary man of his rescuers. “We saw your smoke signal,” they replied. It is easy to get discouraged when things are going bad. But we shouldn’t lose heart, because God is at work in our lives, even in the midst of pain and suffering. Remember, next time your little hut is burning to the ground——it just may be a smoke signal that summons grace of God.

Making a way where there seems to be no way...


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Maine is the toothpick capital of the world. New Jersey has a spoon museum with over 5,400 spoons from almost all the states. There was once a town in West Virginia called “6.� Singapore only has one train station. The parking meter was invented in North Dakota. Napoleon made his battle plans in a sandbox. Roman Emperor Caligula made his horse a senator. The green stuff on the occasional freak potato chip is chlorophyll. Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon with his left foot first. There are 333 toilet paper squares on a toilet paper roll. The Eiffel Tower has 2,500,000 rivets in it.


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ix-year-old Brandon decided one Saturday morning to fix his parents pancakes. He found a big bowl and spoon, pulled a chair to the counter, opened the cupboard and pulled out the heavy flour canister, spilling it on the floor. He scooped some of the flour into the bowl with his hands, mixed in most of a cup of milk and added some sugar, leaving a floury trail on the floor which by now had a few tracks left by his kitten.

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kitten licking from the bowl of mix and reached to push her away, knocking the egg carton to the floor. Frantically he tried to clean up this monumental mess but slipped on the eggs, getting his pajamas white and sticky. And just then he saw Dad standing at the door. Big crocodile tears welled up in Brandon ‘s eyes. All he’d wanted to do was something good, but he’d made a terrible mess. He was sure a scolding was coming, maybe even a spanking. But his father just watched him.

Brandon was covered with flour and getting frus- Then, walking through the mess, he picked up his trated. He wanted this to be something very good crying son, hugged him and loved him, getting his for Mom and Dad, but it was getting very bad. own pajamas white and sticky in the process! That’s how God deals with us ... We try to do He didn’t know what to do next, whether to put something good in life, but it turns into a mess. it all into the oven or on the stove and he didn’t know how the stove worked! Suddenly he saw his Our marriage gets all sticky or we insult a friend,


or we can’t stand our job, or our health goes sour. Sometimes we just stand there in tears because we can’t think of anything else to do. That’s when God picks us up and loves us and forgives us, even though some of our mess gets all over Him. But just because we might mess up, we can’t stop trying to “make pancakes” for God or for others. Sooner or later we’ll get it right, and then they’ll be glad we tried .

Sometimes we just stand there in tears because we can’t think of anything else to do. I was thinking and I wondered if I had any wounds needing to be healed, friendships that need rekindling or three words needing to be said, sometimes, “I love you” can heal & bless! Remind every one of your friends that you love them. Even if you think they don’t love back, you would be amazed at what those three little words, a smile, and a reminder like this can do. Just in case I haven’t told you lately...I LOVE YA!!!


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“We don’t go into a house together,” they replied. “Why is that?” she wanted to know. One of the old men explained: “His name is Wealth...he said pointing to one of his friends... and said pointing to another one, “He is Success and I am Love.” “Now go in and discuss with your husband which one of us you want in your home.” The woman went in and told her husband what was said. Her husband was overjoyed, “How nice”, he said. “Since that is the case, let us invite Wealth. Let him come and fill our home with wealth.” His wife disagreed, “My dear, why don’t we invite Success?”


UCCESS OR LOVE Their daughter-in- law was listening from the other corner of the house. She jumped in with her own suggestion: “Would it not be better to invite Love? Our home will be filled with love.” “Let us heed our daughter-in- law’s advice,” said the husband to his wife. “Go out and invite Love to be our guest.”

Who have you invited into your home? The woman went out and asked the three old men, “Which one of you is Love? Please come in and be our guest.” Love got up and started walking toward the house. The other two also got up and followed him. Surprised, the lady asked Wealth and Success: “I only invited Love, why are you coming in?” The old men replied together: “If you had invited Wealth or Success the other two of us would’ve stayed out, but since you invited Love, wherever he goes, we go with him. Wherever there is Love there is also Wealth and Success!


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