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7 years ago
One night, Jim asked if he might do the dishes. I said, "Go ahead, but if you wash the dishes you must know the way to wash them." Jim replied, "Come on, you think I don't know how to wash the dishes?" I answered, "There are two ways to wash the dishes. The first is to wash the dishes in order to have clean dishes and the second is to wash the dishes in order to wash the dishes." Jim was delighted and said, "I choose the second way - to wash the dishes to wash the dishes." If while washing dishes, we think only of the cup of tea that awaits us, thus hurrying to get the dishes out of the way as if they were a nuisance, then we are not "washing the dishes to wash the dishes." What's more, we are not alive during the time we are washing the dishes. In fact we are completely incapable of realizing the miracle of life while standing at the sink. If we can't wash the dishes, the chances are we won't be able to drink our tea either. While drinking the cup of tea, we will only be thinking of other things, barely aware of the cup in our hands. Thus we are sucked away into the future - and we are incapable of actually living one minute of life. (pgs. 4-5)
Once upon a time there lived a witch who was hungry so she caught a flamingo and tried to turn it into a plate of good food but instead it turned the flamingo blue and every day it turns a different color.
Well, a long, long time ago there was a powerful wizard and this wizard had a pet quastridge. One day the wizard went to a witch's house for dinner. Afterwards, he asked if she had a recipe for making someone become powerful. She said, "just if you keep a promise." He brought the recipe home. His quastridge was waiting eagerly. The wizard went over to the quastridge and pet it. Then the wizard got to work making the pill that would make him powerful. That quastridge thought that pill smelled so good. The quastridge broke through his cage and ate the pill. It wasn't finished so it made him change colors.
Moral: Never try to be too powerful.
"I have come to understand wisdom as the crown jewel of these songs of assent. We are not specifically instructed to pray for simplicity, although it is the exquisitely freeing fruit of a heart that is enabled to say, "you choose for me - I trust you." And receptivity is the foundational motion of the redeemed soul as our gate is opened to receive the good seed of all God's manifold graces. In the chapters to come, we will see confidence and buoyancy as two specific in-graced responses to the soul's "yes" to God that are, in their own ways, an extension of wisdom's lovely fruit." (105-106)
Once there lived a witch who made a duck and a hippo. The witch made the duck and the hippo to be eaten at the feast of the witch, when it was in a week. In that week the duck and the hippo became friends. One day the duck ran to the barn to tell hippo the duck said the witch is going to kill us for the banquet in three days. So the two friends ran away to the prairie. The End
One day a long, long time ago there was a wostridge. It's mother died and shortly after his father died. After many days and nights a woosul bear adopted him. Just so you know, the wostridge's name was Freddie and the woosul bear's name was George. After many days and many nights a wolf came and stole the only thing that Freddie had from his mother and father. So, Freddie got on woosul bear and ran. After a long time they saw the fox go into a haunted looking house. They went in and looked around and all of the sudden a trap door swung and they fell into a dungeon...
Once upon a time there lived a wizard. He made a chest that can make the person inside go anywhere the person wants to go but when the wizard died all the people took the stuff away but no one wanted the chest because the chest looked normal to the people. After a long time the home started to rot but the chest didn't rot and after many years the chest was buried in rubble. After a long time two kids found the chest. Their names were Chris and Ben. One day Chris shut Ben in the chest and after a long time Ben wished that he was at home and right away he was at home! Ben told the family what happened and after that day they never had to pay to go anywhere they wanted to go, especially Disney. The End
When ever you open this chest you get whatever you want at that time. Back in 5000 B.C. they buried it and after thousands of years scientists found it. They got thinking there was gold and got mad when they saw there was no gold. One of the scientists got so mad he said, "I want to go home" and POP he was home. The End...Chris got mad at me because I finished my story too fast, maybe he will go home.