This Friday News edition from Adlandpro celebrates Labor Day in Canada and the United States , dogs, humor and lets not forget that learning how to apologize is important !
As our American friends as well as our Canadian friends are heading into the Labor day weekend, a reminder to all of you that when it comes to your pets, learn how to protect them from the high temperatures that you might be encountering.
Luella May has created a post “Protecting Your Dog from Scorching Heat” that will give you good pointers
As many of you may have known or seen ( especially if you are on Facebook) it was National Dog week a very short time ago and I thought it would bring you a smile on this Friday news to share a few quotes about our fur friends.
“You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, ‘Wow, you’re right! I never would’ve thought of that!”
~Dave Barry (author)
“Happiness is a warm puppy.”
~ Charles M. Schulz
Thorns may hurt you, men desert you, sunlight turn to fog;
but you’re never friendless ever, if you have a dog.
Many people have heard the remarkable example of devotion involving a Skye terrier dog who worked for a Scottish shepherd named Old Jock. In 1858, the day after Jock was buried (with almost nobody present to mourn him except his shaggy dog) in the churchyard at Greyfriars Abbey in Edinburgh, Bobby was found sleeping on his master’s grave, where he continued to sleep every night for fourteen years.
~Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
On the Adlandpro community wall, this has been a week of laughter, riddles and as always topics that are serious or thought provoking
On the matter of humor, Myrna Ferguson shared quite a few jokes including this one
A boy was watching his father, a pastor, write a sermon.
“How do you know what to say?” he asked.
“Why, God tells me.”
“Oh, then why do you keep crossing things out?”
read more jokes -> here
Christina Ann shared a riddle sent by a friend of hers
A man worked at a high security institution. The man tried to log into his computer and the computer denied the password. He then remembered that the passwords to the computers were reset every month for security reasons. He called his boss for his new password.
The man said, “Boss, my old password is out of date.”
The boss said, “Yes, it is. The new password is different, but if you listen closely you will be able to figure out the new one. Your new password has the same amount of letters as the old one, and four of the letters are the same.”
The man then logged into his computer with no trouble. What was the new password? What was his old?
Do you know the answer? find out if you were right -> here
Diane has started a conversation on “Name a Song that features ??”
Can you guess what it might be? Here is a hint:
See if you are correct here ->
Speaking of videos and YouTube, here is a YouTube video that Jim Allens believes that this should be his “theme song”?
Do you agree or disagree .. Let Jim know -> here
At the beginning of this Friday news post I mentioned “lets not forget how to apologize”. I saw a post on the Adlandpro social wall via Edward Peterson. Edward has found a video titled “Apologize” that is worth sharing especially if you are a parent . I found out that it is actually a scene that was deleted from a TV series “Louie”, where a comedian Louis CK plays the role of a father trying to teach his two daughters a lesson on saying sorry, even if you think you have done nothing wrong.
I hope that you will not only watch this video but let Edward know your thoughts -> here
Now why did Hafiz leave this comment on a social post by Jim Allen? Find out -> here
How many of you have heard of ” The Law of attraction”? Sandra Cromwell has created a group for all of you called “Forums for law of Attraction Reality” In Chapter 14 of the book, the talk centers around the sixth sense. If you are wanting to join a good lively conversation about the Law of Attraction, this is the forum for you!
Hafiz ( who has changed his profile image to show that he is thinking lol)shared a joke on the social wall .. did you get the joke? Let Hafiz know -> here
Two men were walking home after a Halloween party and decided to take a shortcut through the cemetery just for laughs. Right in the middle of the cemetery, they were startled by a tap-tap-tapping noise coming from the misty shadows.
Trembling with fear, they found an old man with a hammer and chisel, chipping away at one of the headstones.
“Holy cow, Mister,” one of them said after catching his breath. “You scared us half to death — we thought you were a ghost! What are you doing working here so late at night?”
“Those fools!” the old man grumbled. “They misspelled my name!“
Ending this Friday news is a story via BJ Williams that shares an important marketing and business lesson..can you tell what that is?
Two shoe salespeople were sent to Africa to open up new markets. Three days after arriving, one salesperson called the office and said, “I’m returning on the next flight. Can’t sell shoes here. Everybody goes barefoot.”
At the same time the other salesperson sent an email to the factory, telling “The prospects are unlimited. Nobody wears shoes here!”
Get a conversation going with BJ -> here
Thanks for following the Adlandpro Friday News and I wish everyone a wonderful safe Labor day
As always I will end this special Friday News from Adlandpro with an inspirational story. This story is one that has been told to many children over the years and yet if you listen closely you will see that this story is for all ages and is especially appropriate for Labor Day
The Elves and the Shoemaker
(By the Grimm Brothers)
THERE was once a shoemaker who worked very hard and was honest. Still he could not earn enough to live on. At last all he had in the world was gone except just leather enough to make one pair of shoes. He cut these out at night and meant to rise early the next morning to make them up.
His heart was light in spite of his troubles for his conscience was clear. So he went quietly to bed, left all his cares to God, and fell asleep. In the morning he said his prayers and sat down to work, when, to his great wonder, there stood the shoes, already made, upon the table.
The good man knew not what to say or think. He looked at the work. There was not one false stitch in the whole job. All was neat and true.
That same day a customer came in and the shoes pleased him so well that he readily paid a price higher than usual for them. The shoemaker took the money and bought leather enough to make two pairs more. He cut out the work in the evening, and went to bed early. He wished to be up with the sun and get to work.
He was saved all trouble for when he got up in the morning the work was done. Pretty soon buyers came in who paid him well for his goods. So he bought leather enough for four pairs more.
He cut out the work again overnight and found it finished in the morning as before. So it went on for some time. What was got ready at night was always done by daybreak and the good man soon was well-to-do.
One evening, at Christmas time, he and his wife sat over the fire chatting and he said: “I should like to sit up and watch tonight, that we may see who it is that comes and does my work for me.” So they left the light burning and hid themselves behind a curtain to see what would happen.
As soon as it was midnight, there came two little Elves. They sat upon the shoemaker’s bench, took up all the work that was cut out, and began to ply their little fingers. They stitched and rapped and tapped at such a rate that the shoemaker was amazed and could not take his eyes off them for a moment.
On they went till the job was done and the shoes stood, ready for use, upon the table. This was long before daybreak. Then they ran away as quick as lightning.
The next day the wife said to the shoemaker: “These little Elves have made us rich and we ought to be thankful to them and do them some good in return. I am vexed to see them run about as they do. They have nothing upon their backs to keep off the cold. I’ll tell you what we must do. I will make each of them a shirt, a coat, a waistcoat, and a pair of pantaloons into the bargain. Do you make each of them a little pair of shoes.”
The good shoemaker liked the thought very well. One evening he and his wife had the clothes ready and laid them on the table instead of the work they used to cut out. Then they went and hid behind the curtain to watch what the little Elves would do.
At midnight the Elves came in and were going to sit down at their work as usual but when they saw the clothes lying there for them, they laughed and were in high glee. They dressed themselves in the twinkling of an eye and danced, capered, and sprang about as merry as could be till at last they danced out of the door and over the green.
The shoemaker saw them no more, but everything went well with him as long as he lived.