I follow the blog of a very nice Aussie lady. She posted this on a recent blog and I think the “little story” is cute. It shows a need and belief in God all in one little scenario. The story involves an elderly lady and someone in need. I do not mean any offense with the joke. I’m elderly myself and don’t usually like references to “old age.” Folks that’s anyone past 65 years old in my book.
I’m not in the habit of reblogging and I think this is the first one that I’ve done. I’ve used things from You Tube but those are not reblogs. I prefer my own posts but this one made me smile and I really needed to find some humor in life these past few months.
I changed one word. It’s still a good story.
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A Christmas Joke (author unknown)
There was a man who worked for the Post Office whose job was to process all the mail that had illegible addresses.
One day, a letter came addressed in a shaky handwriting to God with no actual address. He thought he should open it to see what it was about. The letter read
I am an 83 year old widow, living on a very small pension. Yesterday someone stole my purse. It had £100 in it, which was all the money I had until my next pension payment.
Next Sunday is Christmas, and I had invited two of my friends over for dinner. Without that money, I have nothing to buy food with, have no family to turn to, and you are my only hope…
Can you please help me?
The postal worker was touched. He showed the letter to all the other workers. Each one dug into his or her wallet and came up with a few pounds.
By the time he made the rounds, he had collected £96 which they put into an envelope and sent to the woman.
The rest of the day, all the workers felt a warm glow thinking of Edna and the dinner she would be able to share with her friends.
Christmas came and went.
A few days later, another letter came from the same old lady to God.
All the workers gathered around while the letter was opened.
How can I ever thank you enough for what you did for me?
Because of your gift of love, I was able to fix a glorious dinner for my friends. We had a very nice day and I told my friends of your wonderful gift.
By the way, there was £4 missing………..
I think it might have been those buzzards at the post office!!!
What a great way to start my blog reading! Thank you for the smile. 🙂
Cindi, I am glad to know that you got a off to a good start with the Christmas joke.
Thanks so much for visiting and commenting.
Hi Yvonne, I just watched your last video and oh my, I did cry!
I came to wish you a very happy Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Best wishes for you and your family.
Yes that beautiful dog. How could anyone be that cruel and dump the dog in a garbage heap is beyond me. But hey, Miley won the lottery. She went from near death and rags to riches and good health.
Chatou, I can not get the comments to turn on and I have tried and tried. At first I thought the post must be a real bummer for I was not getting any comments and when I looked it was checked for comments but they just do not give an option for that on that post.
U have no idea how to correct that.
You made me laugh, Yvonne! Sometimes a little humor is just what the doctor ordered. Sorry to hear (in your comment with Sybil) about your depression and sadness. A lot of people are challenged this time of year. Sending another hug your way…hopefully the post office won’t abscond with it…
<em Kathy, I'm so glad you got a chuckle. It is a cute little story and I thought that maybe a few folks might like reading something that is not a typical Santa story. Thank you for the kind words but my depression is not entirely about the holidays. It is situational, hereditary and, seasonal; so I have a triple whammy but I manage by caring for my animals which makes me get out of bed and focus on other things.
I’m not much of a God person, but great joke :). – And certainly better than the Christmas cracker jokes being read out at the dinner table last night with my partner’s family! Yvonne among the comments I’m sorry to learn a little of your struggles. This is a funny time of year where problems become diminished for some people, but amplified for others, so I wish you all the best over this Christmas period. Take care.
Thank you Haley for the kind words. I trudge along and as I’ve mentioned in other replies my animals keep me very occupied and out of the bed. I’d rather stay in bed but I must get up and medicate, feed special diets to several cats, give sub cu fluids, feed the dogs, wash pet bedding and lots of towels and, the list goes on. I have a helper 5 days a week from 9am to 2pm. On the week-end I have it all to myself so I have to hustle to get the chores done. It keeps me on my toes.
I truly take my hat off to you Yvonne, that’s a lot of work.
I was brought up to work and when I took in these pets they became my responsibility. Most of the time I don’t mind the work. It gets tiresome when I know that an old one is needing to be “put down.” It’a a very sad time for me.
Thanks for the morning chuckle. 🙂
I’m pleased that you got a nice laugh about Edna. It is a cute story, I must admit.
Smart woman! I think that’s the most frustrating thing for ‘the elderly,’ that they are assumed to be senile and that they have no intelligence (or sense of humor). Good for Edna!
You are so correct about all elderly people thought of as senile. It is something that seems to be automatically assumed as you have written. Thanks for reading and commenting.
PS – and often, God doesn’t work as fast as the post office. 🙂
Hi Janet and yes God is a bit slower and often He does not answer our prayers and I reckon that is for a reason that only He knows.:-)
I’m so glad the post gave you cheer! It certainly make my afternoon. Ya know, God likes a chuckle now and then, too. So find your chuckles, my dear. Wherever they come from, and know this too shall pass. Eventually.
Thank you Janet. I take my laughs where ever and how ever I find them. That is how I’ve survived thus far. Thanks for the kind words.
🙂 and a big hug to you.
Thank you so much, Paulette.
I laughed at this Yvonne. I had read IT before but forgotten the punchline. Such a too true human reaction.
Thanks for reblogging it
Thanks, Rod. I’m glad this little story seems to be giving everybody a laugh. I’m like you. I think I read this a number of years back and had forgotten about it till I read it on Bk’s blog. The punchline is a jewel.
What a wonderful smile. I’ve already printed it out to take down to my p.o. this week. I know all the clerks pretty well, and know they’ll be amused, too. Not only that — I think I know which word you changed. 🙂
I know what you mean about unmotivated. I’m motivated enough, but I just can’t seem to get things rolling. I do have all of my photos from my trip processed for my new blog entry at last, so that will be one thing done today, or tomorrow at the latest. What I discovered is that the very process of deciding which photos to post was nearly exhausting. Which is the best? Which is “too much”. Which belong somewhere else? I don’t want to bore people, as so often happens after a vacation, when someone says, “Wanna see my pictures?” and then hauls out a thousand!
I hear that Christmas is coming, too. The overlap of Thanksgiving weekend and the first Sunday of Advent has me a week behind and all discombobulated. I’ve got to get with it, myself!
Linda, the post office folks will like this but I have a feeling that most if not all, have already heard or read the joke. I’m anxious to see what pics you’ve come up with. I know they’re all good ones. Always so fitting for your stories. They could not be any better. Yes, and you are correct, three holidays all so close is a bit much.
Love it ! Those poor postal workers can’t catch a break.
Are you “sad” or are you “depressed” ? If it’s the latter, reach out to friends. Let them know and be there for you. Do not suffer in silence.
People care about you.
Consider yourself HUGGED, Sybil
Thank you, Sybil for your concern and comment. Actually, I am depressed and sad. I do not like holidays because of family situation. I’ve coped with depression since my early twenties. Anti depressants do not agree with me. But I manage mostly from having to care for my passel of pets. I worry too much and the afif thing has added to my cworries/misery. I’ll be getting an ablation when I set it up probably in January. Will need to go to Austin for that procedure. Hopefully it will help and I can stop taking these strength sapping medications.
thank you for the cyber hug,
I was sorry to read in your reply to Lottie that you are having some depressions issues and, of course, your ongoing heart condition is probably either the cause or not helping you deal with other things. I hope you are able to get things taken care of in the near future.
That is a funny story. While it makes sense to count our blessings, if they come up a little short, maybe we should just overlook that. I did something similar in my youth as a boy scout. We were at camp and one of the counselors went to the trouble, out of his own pocket, of providing a steak dinner for all the campers at our site. It was quite a nice gesture on his part. I was unaware of that and, when asked by my father how I liked the dinner as we sat with the counselor, I said it was very nice….but the steak was tough.
Depression has been my “pal” since my early twenties. Now it is situational depression over family matters, my pets and, my health. I stay busy with the pets but worry about dipping into my savings to pay for medical treatment for the pets.
I am due to get an ablation, the same as Andrew, but I have put off getting it scheduled. I’m not in afib all the time so I figure I can afford to slide a while- at least I hope that is the case. Since the pacemaker I’ve only had 2 episodes and I can tell when my heart is acting up. I was highly stressed each time prior to those episodes. Now I know to take extra meds to keep my heart from getting on the race track. I’ll get the ablation done after the first of the year.
I like your story of the tough steak. When you were a scout I’m sure the thought of being grateful might not have entered your mind. Those things are not how kids think.
It is excellent that you can recognize when your heart is stressing and take the medication to keep things under control, Yvonne. Much in life is important and a potential for stress, but if you can keep things in perspective and stay calm it is a big helper in controlling both stress and depression. I’ve not had it dogging me as long as you, but I did have two years when I was truly worried about my dealing with it. Every once in a while I start to sink again, but it doesn’t last long and I take stock of what is good and concentrate on that. It sounds simple, but I know how difficult it is to get over and start to feel positive.
Steve, your advice is good and I certainly will work on using the things you have suggested. Thank you for your caring words.
I really enjoyed this, Yvonne. A good smile to help the day along 😀
Andrew, I’m glad you got a smile from this. Thanks. The post was not much but the best that I could muster for the time being.
Excellent! 🙂 I sent you a long email yesterday and it pinged back for some reason – I’ll try again this morning. Hope you’ve had a better week, Yvonne. Thinking of you a lot. Thanks for this early morning giggle! Xxxxx
Thanks Lottie. Glad is was a bit of a giggle for you. I am so unmotivated it is rather pathetic. I’ve got lots of things in draft and somehow I must get myself in gear. I was going to see the computer man today about the Skype thing but I never made it the 5 miles or so and went to the grocery instead. I was bushed by the time I got home around 4 pm.
My mail is acting strange. Yahoo seems to have many problems. Sometimes it will not open up for several hours. At least half of my mail is going into the spam box and I have to move it over to the inbox. But I didn’t see any mail from you. Was the address typed correctly?
I’m doing OK but still have some pretty bad bouts of sadness. Gotta call it a night now. It’s 1:30am.
Have a good nights sleep and rest well . There will hopefully be some nice surprises from me in your in-box when you wake up. I understand how sad you must still be feeling 😦 Huge Hugs from me XXXXX
Lottie, not sure what’s happening to your email but it still is not here. I want to give yahoo the boot but afraid that I’ll lose all the emails that I’ve saved.
I’ve just sent you 9 emails but I don’t think that they’ve gone through – not sure what the problem is 😦 😦 I’ll keep trying, don’t worry! xxxxxx
I got all of the art and it is fantastic. Thank you for the day brightener and a lovely Christmas gift.
We may have success at last! I think they’ve gone through this time xxx 😀 😀 😀
Yep. I finally got all of them. I think the problem was too many attachments in one email but why it would not accept I’ve no idea. XXXX