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Still Wondering What's Next? Anything at Anytime (I) has/have had a rough start to the year. Sorry for the delays in Posts and I Promise to do better. No Excuses as Life Must GO ON! So Keep an Eye Open... Oh, if you would like to follow on Twitter I am @DanWins2007.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A Must Read! (Not by me)

I know........

I have had less and less concentration to get on here and write.....
almost as if the "Spirit" has taken a VERY, very LONG vacation and I am waiting for it to come back.....

I really hope so.... SOON!?!?

What brings this about is an email I received from a Very Old Friend.
She was a friend of my Mother and Fathers' but to me she seemed more like an Older Sister.
I think she saw things in me back then (then was MANY years ago) that I had No Idea were in me.

She is a Very Good Artist in her own right.  Her name: Theresa Sanders
I do not think she wrote this but forwarded it to me and a few others but it is something that I think all should Read!

So here it is - a Story that may touch some of you and make some of you think of something you could do.

Good morning said a woman as she walked up 
to the man sitting on ground.
The man slowly looked up. 

This was a woman clearly accustomed to the 
finer things of life. Her coat was new.. She looked 
like she had never missed a meal in her life. 
His first thought was that she wanted to make 
fun of him, like so many others had done before..  
"Leave me alone," he growled.... 
To his amazement, the woman continued standing. 
She was smiling -- her even white teeth displayed 
in dazzling rows. "Are you hungry?" she asked. 
"No," he answered sarcastically. "I've just come 
from dining with the president. Now go away." 
The woman's smile became even broader. 
Suddenly the man felt a gentle hand under 
his arm.  
"What are you doing, lady?" the man asked 
"I said to leave me alone. 

Just then a policeman came up. 
"Is there any problem, ma'am?" he asked.. 
"No problem here, officer," the woman answered. 
"I'm just trying to get this man to his feet. 
Will you help me?" 
The officer scratched his head.  "That's old 
Jack. He's been a fixture around here for a 
couple of years. What do you want with him?" 

"See that cafeteria over there?" she asked. 
"I'm going to get him something to eat and get 
him out of the cold for awhile."  
"Are you crazy, lady?" the homeless man resisted. 
"I don't want to go in there!"  Then he felt 
strong hands grab his other arm and lift him up.  
"Let me go, officer. I didn't do anything."
" This is a good deal for you, Jack" 
the officer answered. 
"Don't blow it."  

Finally, and with some difficulty, the woman 
and the police officer got Jack into the cafeteria 
and sat him at a table in a remote corner.  
It was the middle of the morning, so most of the 
breakfast crowd had already left and the lunch 
bunch had not yet arrived... 

The manager strode across the cafeteria and 
stood by his table.  
"What's going on here, officer?" he asked.  
"What is all this, is this man in trouble?" 
"This lady brought this man in here to be fed," 
the policeman answered.  
"Not in here!" the manager replied angrily. 
"Having a person like that here is bad for 
Old Jack smiled a toothless grin.  
"See, lady. I told you so. Now if you'll let me go. 
I didn't want to come here in the first place."    
The woman turned to the cafeteria manager 
and smiled... 
"Sir, are you familiar with Eddy and Associates, 
the banking firm down the street?"  
"Of course I am," 
the manager answered impatiently. 
"They hold their weekly meetings in one of 
my banquet rooms."  
"And do you make a goodly amount of money 
providing food at these weekly meetings?" 
"What business is that of yours?" 
am Penelope Eddy, 
president and CEO of the company." 
The woman smiled again. 
"I thought that might make a difference."  
She glanced at the cop who was busy stifling 
a giggle. 
"Would you like to join us in a cup of coffee 
and a meal, officer?" 

"No thanks, ma'am," the officer replied. 
"I'm on duty."  
"Then, perhaps, a cup of coffee to go?"
 "Yes, mam. That would be very nice."  
The cafeteria manager turned on his heel, 
"I'll get your coffee for you right away, officer."  
The officer watched him walk away. 
"You certainly put him in his place," he said. 
"That was not my intent. Believe it or not, 
I have a reason for all this."    
She sat down at the table across from her 
amazed dinner guest. 
She stared at him intently..  
"Jack, do you remember me?" 

Old Jack searched her face with his old, 
rheumy eyes.  
"I think so -- I mean you do look familiar." 

"I'm a little older perhaps," she said. 
"Maybe I've even filled out more than in my 
younger days when you worked here, and I came 
through that very door, cold and hungry." 

"Ma'am?" the officer said questioningly.  
He couldn't believe that such a magnificently 
turned out woman could ever have been hungry. 
"I was just out of college," the woman began. 
"I had come to the city looking for a job, but 
I couldn't find anything.  Finally I was down 
to my last few cents and had been kicked out 
of my apartment. I walked the streets for days.  
It was February and I was cold and nearly 
starving. I saw this place and walked in on the 
off chance that I could get something to eat." 

Jack lit up with a smile.  "Now I remember," 
he said..  
"I was behind the serving counter.  You came 
up and asked me if you could work for something 
to eat. I said that it was against company policy."  

"I know," the woman continued. 
"Then you made me the biggest roast beef 
sandwich that I had ever seen, gave me a cup of 
coffee, and told me to go over to a corner table 
and enjoy it..  I was afraid that you would get 
into trouble... Then, when I looked over and saw 
you put the price of my food in the cash register, 
I knew then that everything would be all right." 

"So you started your own business?" 
Old Jack said. 
"I got a job that very afternoon. I worked my 
way up.  Eventually I started my own business 
that, with the help of God, prospered." 

She opened her purse and pulled out a business 
card.. "When you are finished here, I want you 
to pay a visit to a Mr. Lyons...He's the personnel 
director of my company. 
I'll go talk to him now and I'm certain he'll find 
something for you to do around the office."  
She smiled.  
"I think he might even find the funds to give you 
a little advance so that you can buy some clothes 
and get a place to live until you get on your feet... 

If you ever need anything, 
my door is always opened to you." 
There were tears in the old man's eyes. 
"How can I ever thank you?" he said.
"Don't thank me," the woman answered. 
"To God goes the glory. Thank Jesus... 
He led me to you."  
Outside the cafeteria, the officer and the woman 
paused at the entrance before going their 
separate ways.... 

"Thank you for all your help, officer," she said. 
"On the contrary, Ms. Eddy," he answered. 
"Thank you. I saw a miracle today, something 
that I will never forget. And..
And thank you for the coffee." 

If you have missed knowing me, 
you have missed nothing. 
If you have missed some of my emails, 
you might have missed a laugh..  
But, if you have missed knowing my 
Lord and Savior, 
Jesus Christ, 
you have missed everything in the world.  
Have a Wonderful Day. 
May God Bless You Always 
and don't forget that when you 
"cast your bread upon the waters," 
you never know how it will be returned to you..

God is so big He can cover the whole world 
with his Love and so small 
He can curl up inside your heart.. 

When God leads you to the edge of the cliff, 
Trust Him fully and let go. 
Only 1 of 2 things will happen, 
either He'll catch you when you fall, or 
He'll teach you how to fly! 
The  power of one sentence! 
God is going to shift things around for you today 
let things work in your favor. 
If you believe, send it. 
If you don't believe, delete it. 

God closes doors no man can open 
God opens doors no man can close.. 
If you need God to open some doors 
for you...send this on. 
Have a blessed day and remember to be a blessing...

Sometimes Timing is everything.... and as I got this --- I FINALLY got the Social Security Office to let me know what they needed from me to get things Rolling..........

Talk about ........  Well, I think you all know.

I Hope You ALL have a Great Week!?!



  1. Thank you so much for this Dan! This was beautiful! What a great story. When I read things like this it makes me have renewed faith in mankind. In the mist of all this turmoil there are people making a difference in ways that we may never know. By posting this you have brightened my day and many others I expect! Thanks again!
    Blessings, Joanne

  2. Just a note to let you know...on my "blogs I follow tab" your blog didn't show the latest post. :O( I wonder if that has happened to others? If you hadn't told me about your latest post I would never had known.
    Blessings, Joanne


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