Spreading Good News (Post 606 – FUNNY FRIDAY: Best Joke of the Year)

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CONSTANT QUOTE

 

 

IT’S BETTER TO DIE CHASING A DREAM NEVER CAUGHT THAN TO DIE NEVER HAVING CHASED THE DREAM.  ~ Joyce Fields

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GIVE THANKS IF YOU HAVE ONE OR MORE OF YOUR FIVE SENSES (SEE, HEAR, TASTE, TOUCH, AND SMELL).  ~ Joyce Fields

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TODAY’S BLOG

It’s “Funny Friday!”   My cousin, Pat Eddings, sent me this piece.  I hope it will add another smile or laugh to the beginning of your weekend.

FUNNY FRIDAY:  Best Joke of the Year

While walking down the street one day, a corrupt U. S. Senator is tragically hit by a car and dies.

His soul arrives in Heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.  “Welcome to Heaven,” says St. Peter.  “Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem.  We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we’re not sure what to do with you.”

“No problem, just let me in,” says the Senator.

“Well, I’d like to, but I have orders from the higher ups.  What we’ll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in Heaven.  Then you can choose where to spend eternity.”

“Really?  I’ve made up my mind.  I want to be in Heaven,” says the Senator.

“I’m sorry, but we have our rules.”  And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell.

The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course.  In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him.  Everyone is very happy and in evening dress.  They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people.

They played a friendly game of golf and then dined on lobster, caviar, and the finest champagne.

Also present is the devil, who is having a good time dancing and telling jokes.  They are all having such a good time that, before the Senator realizes it, it is time to go.

Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises.  It goes up, up, up and the door reopens in Heaven, where St. Peter is waiting for him.  “Now it’s time to visit Heaven,” says St. Peter.

So, 24 hours passed, with the Senator joining a group of contented souls, moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing.  They have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns.

“Well, then, you’ve spent a day in hell and another in Heaven.  Now, choose your eternity.”

The Senator reflects for a minute, then he answers:  “Well, I would never have said it before, I mean Heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in hell.”

So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell.

Now the doors of the elevator open, and he’s in the middle of a barren land, covered with waste and garbage.  He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls to the ground.

The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulders.

“I don’t understand,” stammers the Senator.  “Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time.  Now there’s just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable.  What happened?!!”

The devil smiles at him and says, “Yesterday, we were campaigning.  Today, you voted.”

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If you’re interested in reading all about “My Breast Cancer Journey,” those posts start with post #334.

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~ Joyce Fields

 

ADDITIONAL OFFERINGS FROM JOYCE FIELDS

Joyce is an author who has written seven books.  If you enjoy this blog, you will, undoubtedly, enjoy all her books.  Her sister, Anita, is also an author.

BE INSPIRED!  You can read about and order their books AND order merchandise from their online store at this link (or click the “BE INSPIRED!” button above):

https://lineofserenity.wordpress.com/get-more-inspiration/

Thanks for your interest AND support!!

Contact Joyce at goodshortbooks@yahoo.com.

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SOME OF JOYCE’S FAVORITE BLOGS

I visit these blogs and leave comments regularly.  I think you will enjoy them all!

http://www.lenasledgeblog.com  Books, reviews, give-aways, interviews.

http://www.living4bliss.com  Believing Life Is Set up for Success (BLISS)

http://www.goss-coaching.com/author/gosscoaching  A professional writer and wellness coach helping people connect thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and action to create optimal health and a vibrant life.

http://www.thebirkineffect.com  Musings of a “want it all” 21st century woman

http://www.thesweetsensations.com  A baking, entertainment, and lifestyle blog.  Fantastic recipes and food photography, too!

http://www.pennilessparenting.com  A rich life on minimum wage.  Plus fabulous, healthful recipes!

http://www.rumpydog.com  I’m a dog with a unique perspective on human life.

http://www.davidkanigan.com/  Lead.Learn.Live.  David Kanigan:  Inspiration, Ideas & Information.

http://www.callingoftheheart.wordpress.com  Spirituality, Psychology, and Political.

http://www.petedenton.wordpress.com  Writer of short stories, Flash fiction, and some scripts.

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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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2 Responses to Spreading Good News (Post 606 – FUNNY FRIDAY: Best Joke of the Year)

  1. Sandra says:

    Best one yet Joyce, have a great weekend!

  2. Pete Denton says:

    Another good one from Pat. Have a great weekend Joyce.

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