Got this into in an email forward, very interesting!
What a Marvelous Idea!
A physics teacher in high school once told the students that while one grasshopper on the railroad tracks wouldn't slow a train very much, but a billion of them would. With that thought in mind, read the following...... This past weekend I was at Kroger. I needed 60 W light bulbs and Bounce dryer sheets. I was in the light bulb aisle, and right next to the GE brand I normally buy was an off-brand labeled, "Everyday Value.. " I picked up both types of bulbs and compared the stats - they were the same except for the price.. The GE bulbs were more money than the Everyday Value brand but the thing that surprised me the most was the fact that GE was made in MEXICO and the Everyday Value brand was made in - get ready for this - the USA by a company in Cleveland, Ohio. So on to another aisle - Bounce Dryer Sheets ... . . Yep, you guessed it, bounce cost more money and is made in Canada . The Everyday Value brand was less money and MADE IN THE USA ! I did laundry yesterday and the dryer sheets performed just like the Bounce Free I have been using for years and at almost half the price! I was in Lowes the other day for some reason and just for the heck of it I was looking at the hose attachments. They were all made in China . The next day I was in Ace Hardware and just for the heck of it, I checked the hose attachments there. They were made in USA . Start looking. In our current economic situation, every little thing we buy or do affects someone else -- even their job. My grandson likes Hershey's candy. I noticed, though, that it is marked made in Mexico now. I do not buy it any more. My favorite toothpaste Colgate is made in Mexico .... Now I have switched to Crest. You have to read the labels on everything. My challenge to you is to start reading the labels when you shop for everyday things and see what you can find that is made in the USA- the job you save may be your own or your neighbors! (We should have awakened a decade a go.) If you accept the challenge, pass this on to others in your address book so we can all start buying American, one light bulb at a time! Stop buying from overseas companies! Let's get with the program .. Help our fellow Americans keep their jobs and create more jobs here in the U.S.A. ..
Clouds obscrue the sun but my heart will remain in God's light. Rain is evident but my soul will not cry in darkness. Weather can't stay perfect but my spirit can seet it. Old folks know the weather is turning foul by thier aches and pains but God will allow my body to find healing and health.
Fall is approaching rapidly and I will miss my beautiful deck of flowers. the chilly air will call for a jacket to warm me on the outside but God will warm my heart. Sipping a warm beverage in cool weather is its own comfort but God comforts my every need. Seasons change. Weather changes. Hearts and minds change but a spirit devoted to God is a soul saved for heaven.
Life brings change. It's a constant. Find solace in it. Fight it and you lose every time. Go with it and you win. Resistance only makes life harder. Trusting God and living in His good and perfect will makes you a winner no matter the changes that come as surely as the weather.
In music, one wrong note can ruin a beautiful sonata. In 3-part harmony, one voice off can throw the whole piece into disharmony. One wrong chord can send a lovely melody down the drain. One lost measure can foul up the whole concerto. Don't allow one lost moment of harmony to send your entired life's symphony into a tail spin. Live life each day with its perfect harmonies and its sour notes. Just LIVE LIFE!