Breakfast is a lovely meal,
Which for me has great appeal.
I like the smell of coffee most,
But, oh, the sight of golden toast,
With two fresh eggs superbly fried,
And crispy beef fried at their side.
And fruit according to the season.
Breakfast, breakfast, you can't beat it,
Someday I hope I'll have the time to eat it.
Here's To Think On ...
by Ken Darby
See With Your Mind's Eye!
Michael was an extremely avid golfer with a cynical
attitude and arrogance, that when he passed away,
few people shed a tear. Michael approached the
Pearly Gates where St. Peter was waiting for him.
Rather than pass through the gates as normal
people had done, Michael stopped to ask a question.
"Before I agree to come in, I want to know exactly
what kind of golf course you have here" he said
to St. Peter.
"That shouldn't matter to you." said St. Peter.
"But it does. And then in his arrogant manner
exclaimed "Well if I can't see it, then I'm not
"Very well Michael. As you wish...look through the
gates." He looked and saw the poorest, most rundown,
excuse for a golf course that it made him sick to his
"Forget it. There is no way I'm going to spend eternity
playing on that course!"
Just then, Michael heard the Devil calling him over
the gate. "Come over here and see what I have to
offer." Michael peers through the gate and he is
elated! There is the most absolutely fabulous golf
course he has ever seen! He turns to the Devil and
says "I want to play THAT course!"
"Ok. Step on through and it's yours forever."
St. Peter pleaded with Michael as he headed off
with the Devil and the gates closed behind him.
Michael walked up to the first tee and said "I can't wait
to play! Where are my clubs and ball? The Devil
roared with laughter. "Oh, there aren't any."
There are times in life when it is important to see
into the future. It is necessary to "forecast" what
might happen next.
The difficulty we have with emotions is they color
our judgment, most often wrongly. If you have an
ego that won't let go, I feel sorry for you. Had the
golfer taken the time to consider who he was
speaking with, and what he knew of their
reputations he might well have chosen differently.
However, he had an ego that got in his way and
he will pay the price for his decision.
Too often that happens in life. Too many times
we fail to listen to that little voice within that will
warn us of impending danger. Too many times we
barge ahead in the mistaken belief we are invincible,
or can handle anything.
When you lead with a false confidence sponsored
by your emotions you are asking for trouble, and
will most often get it.
Learn to be calm, to look at the world through your
"mind's eye". Learn to listen to that small voice
within. It will ALWAYS steer you right.
Learn to look beyond what you see, to anticipate
the results of decisions before you take them. Doing
so will have you reaching your goals sooner, and
with much less difficulty. Learn to - - -
See With Your Mind's Eye!
Internationally syndicated columnist, Ken Darby is the author of
The Saga Of Pinehill, The Adventure, ISBN 1-4137-4723-X and
The Saga Of Pinehill, Money, Marriage & The Way, ISBN
1-4241-3419-6. Both are your pathway to peace and available through
your favorite bookstore or