Spreading Good News (Part 297 – Wet Pants)

The goal of Spreading Good News is for readers to:

GET INSPIRED and/or GET MOTIVATED and/or GET INFORMED and/or GET AWE-STRUCK and/or GET A BREAK FROM ALL THE NEGATIVE NEWS and to tell readers about our books!!

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THIS WEEK’S REVIEW:  “Line of Serenity”

Darriell McKeithen of Florissant, Missouri, says, “I loved this book because it brought back so many wonderful memories of my own childhood which was very similar to the author.  The book was humorous in parts and gave the reader such insight into the lives of a solid African American family who loved and respected each other.  It is timely for such a time as this when so many stereotypes are in print about African American families.  It displayed a hard working set of parents who were determined to raise their children to become solid productive citizens and not rely on welfare programs for their success.  Many other ethnic groups think African Americans are all poor, illiterate, lazy and without fathers or solid male role models.  This book shows without a shadow of doubt how the majority of African American families survived in spite of the climate of racism in the U.S.  It created a warm and proud feeling within me while reading and reminded me to be grateful all over again for the wonderful parents I had.  Growing up in the late 40’s and 50’s was truly a wonderful experience and I can only wish that the children of this day and age could be blessed to have the same experiences.  You should encourage Mrs. Fields to write a sequel to this wonderful, uplifting book!”

 

Read the preview and reviews for “Line of Serenity” and order today at http://www.GoodShortBooks.com.

 

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My Books Are Now Available in Apple’s iBookstore!!

In case you are into the speed and convenience of e-books, I want you to know that three of my books are now available in Apple’s iBookstore for immediate download to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod!  Here are the titles and the Apple iBook links:

THE VISION:  Telling Kids That They Can Make the World a Better Place

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn9781257365388

 

LINE OF SERENITY

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn9781257176359

 

MOTHER’S DOZEN:  An Easy Recipe for Raising GREAT Kids!

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn9781257197934

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TODAY’S QUOTE

LIVE YOUR LIFE FROM A PLACE OF LOVE, FAIRNESS, AND TRUTH.  ~ Joyce Fields

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TODAY’S BLOG

Wet Pants

Let’s visit a third-grade classroom. . .

There is a nine-year-old kid sitting at his desk when all of a sudden, there is a puddle between his feet and the front of his pants is wet.  He thinks his heart is going to stop because he cannot possibly imagine how this has happened.  It’s never happened before, and he knows that, when the boys find out, he will never hear the end of it.  When the girls find out, they’ll never speak to him again as long as he lives.

The boy believes his heart is going to stop; he puts his head down and prays this prayer, “Dear God, this is an emergency! I need help now!  Five minutes from now I’m dead meat.”

He looks up from his prayer and here comes the teacher with a look in her eyes that says he has been discovered.  As the teacher is walking toward him, a classmate named Susie is carrying a goldfish bowl that is filled with water.  Susie trips in front of the teacher and inexplicably dumps the bowl of water in the boy’s lap.

The boy pretends to be angry, but all the while is saying to himself, “Thank you, Lord! Thank you, Lord!”

Now all of a sudden, instead of being the object of ridicule, the boy is the object of sympathy.  The teacher rushes him downstairs and gives him gym shorts to put on while his pants dry out.  All the other children are on their hands and knees cleaning up around his desk.  The sympathy is wonderful.  But as life would have it, the ridicule that should have been his has been transferred to someone else—Susie.

She tries to help, but they tell her to get out.  “You’ve done enough, you klutz!”

Finally, at the end of the day, as they are waiting for the bus, the boy walks over to Susie and whispers, “You did that on purpose, didn’t you?”  Susie nods her head and whispers back, “I wet my pants once, too.”

MAY GOD HELP US SEE THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT ARE ALWAYS AROUND US TO DO GOOD.

~ Author unknown


NOTE FROM JOYCEIf this piece did something for you, send the link to others.  Thanks!!

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~ Joyce Fields

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Line of Serenity (Joyce Fields)

As a thought leader for today's generation, I choose to be part of the solution and am doing things that positively impact people's lives. In addition to being a happy, married (since 1967!) woman, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, I have over 40 years' experience in "Corporate America": Stenographer, Secretary, Supervisor, Analyst, Office Manager, Executive Assistant. I am also a professional proofreader and the author of eight books (seven non-fiction; one children's fiction--http://www.GoodShortBooks.com).
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