"Look at the birds in the sky. They do not sow and reap, they gather nothing into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not more important than they? Which of you by worrying can add a moment to his life-span? As for clothes, why be concerned? Learn a lesson from the way the wild flowers grow. They do not work, they do not spin. Yet I assure you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was arrayed like one of these. If God can clothe in such splendor the grass of the field, which blooms today and is thrown on the fire tomorrow, will he not provide much more for you, O weak in faith!"
"After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul and you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning and company doesn’t always mean security. And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts and presents aren’t promises and you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and your eyes ahead with the grace of woman, not the grief of a child and you learn to build all your roads on today because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans and futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight. After a while you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much so you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers. And you learn that you really can endure you really are strong you really do have worth and you learn and you learn with every goodbye, you learn."
World-Record-Setting Waterskiers of the Day: A new world record was set off the coast of Strahan, Tasmania, where 145 waterskiers were pulled by the same boat across Macquarie Harbour, successfully maintaining an upright position for a full nautical mile.
The previous record, set by the same group, was 114. The youngest participant? 12-year-old Alexandria Seaton.
Watch the world record attempt below:
Don’t Keep The Change of the Day: The TSA disclosed today that it had collected a total of $409,085.56 in coins from forgetful or neglectful passengers over the course of 2010.
Rifling through what amounts to the world’s most profitable couch, the TSA turned up $376,480.39 in domestic currency and $32,605.17 in foreign coins.
TSA spokesman Greg Soule swears his agency isn’t just an elaborate scheme to bilk you out of your loose change. “[The TSA] makes every effort to reunite passengers with items left at the checkpoint,” says Soule.
So what happens to the money they collect? According to Soule, it goes to fund agency operations. Surprisingly, there are people in government who are just as upset about that as you are probably right now.
“Allowing TSA to keep unclaimed taxpayer money for any and all purposes is an egregious breach of its duty to the public that it serves,” wrote Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL) to Rep. Peter King (R-NY), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee.
Miller believes the cash should go to help the USO, but really anyone besides the TSA will do.
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Calling In Stupid of the Day: A staff member at the Manhattan High School of Hospitality Management managed to tack on an extra week to her school-sanctioned spring break by convincing her employer that her daughter had died.
Parent coordinator Joan Barnett fooled the school by having one of her daughters phone an official and claim her sister had died of a heart attack in Costa Rica, requiring Barnett to travel there for the funeral.
Barnett went the extra morbid mile and forwarded the school a forged death certificate — a document which is required prior to the approval of bereavement days.
According to an investigator, a school official raised a red flag after spotting discrepancies in the certificate’s font alignment. A phone call to the Costa Rican government confirmed the certificate was a fake.
However, faced with the fact, Barnett doubled down, insisting her daughter was dead, and providing a second forged certificate as proof.
Unwilling to go as far as actually killing her daughter for the sake of her case — rookie mistake — Barnett had no choice but to plead guilty to misdemeanor forgery and exit stage left.
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