“The one thing we learn from history is that we don’t learn from history.”
During a hectic day in the court of King Solomon, two middle-aged women came rushing into the throne room demanding the king’s attention. In their clutches was a handsome young man wearing a nice suit.
The first woman said, “Your Highness, this young CPA agreed to marry my daughter!”
An elderly – and very wise – man finally retired and bought a home in a neighborhood near a junior high school. Since it was summer, he spent the first few weeks of retirement in quiet contentment.
But then school resumed…and middle school kids began canvassing the neighborhood.
Going to the bathroom should be a private event. Everyone should be given the necessary solitude to answer nature’s call. But due to a snafu at CNN, one reporter inadvertently took all of America into the restroom with her.
To make matters worse, it was during a live address by the President of the United States….
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It was a cold day in February of 2015 when Matt Buckland boarded the already-crowded subway en route to his London office. At one of the later stops, a young man who was evidently having a bad day got on the train.
But that young man’s day was about to get much, much worse.
As of February, 2013, the average credit card debt for Americans who carry a monthly balance was a whopping $15,257. This staggeringly high number means that many Americans have a big problem with debt.
And the Bible says that debt is a very bad problem to have.
It’s a little-known fact that civilian life is filled with gadgets and tools that actually originated from military applications. Items like GPS navigation, cell phones, and of course, those 8 miles-per-gallon hummers, all had their start in war zones! But it’s not just “stuff.” The military has cranked out some great advice, as well.
Here are some “gems” from the front lines that have stood the test of time…and gunfire.
A bald, wrinkly, little man was rocking in a chair on his front porch, smiling happily, when a passerby, charmed by his smile, walked up to him.
The passerby said to the content gentleman, “Sir, I couldn’t help noticing how happy you look. What’s your secret for a long and happy life?”