Issue# 1006

MountainWings - The Daily Inspirational E-Mail
Helping You Over The Mountains of Life

One Voice. . .

My wife and I are away on a retreat. 

We decided to go to the hotel gym for a workout. The gym was 
ultramodern and we were the only ones there. There were five TV's 
positioned over the treadmills and exercycles. 

She wanted to watch a cooking show, I wanted to watch a sci-fi program. 
She got on the last treadmill on the left, I got on the last treadmill on the 
right and we both tuned to different channels. 

As we began to run, we both periodically got off the treadmill to turn up 
the respective volumes on our TV's. After a few minutes, both of our 
televisions were at full volume.

We had clear pictures but the cacophony of noise made it almost 
impossible to understand the story. 

I now understood why all of the televisions were tuned to the same 
channel when we arrived. To many voices cause you to misstep and not 
understand the story.

If you are running (or walking) alongside someone in life, the story will 
go a lot smoother if both of you have the same vision and hear the same 
sound. When you are on different channels you both get louder but hear 

I turned my television off. 

Cooking wasn't so bad. 

After all, I would benefit from the meals.

Are you on the same channel as the one that you have chosen to walk 
through life with?

Let those couples that have eyes see and that have ears hear.
A MountainWings Original

Laugh for the day:

A farmer got pulled over by a state trooper for speeding, and the trooper 
started to lecture the farmer about his speed, and in general began to 
throw his weight around to try to make the farmer uncomfortable.

Finally, the trooper got around to writing out the ticket, and as he was 
doing that he kept swatting at some flies that were buzzing around his 
head. The farmer said, "Having some problems with circle flies there, are 

The trooper stopped writing the ticket and said--"Well yeah, if that's what 
they are--I never heard of circle flies." So the farmer says--"Well, circle 
flies are common on farms. See, they're called circle flies because they're 
almost always found circling around the back end of a horse."

The trooper says, "Oh," and goes back to writing the ticket. Then after a 
minute he stops and says,
"Hey...wait a minute, are you trying to call me a horses a.. ?"

The farmer says, "Oh no, officer. I have too much respect for law 
enforcement and police officers to even think about calling you a horses 

The trooper says, "Well, that's a good thing," and goes back to writing 
the ticket.

After a long pause, the farmer says, "Hard to fool them flies though."

Moral of the story: Be kind to others, rudeness and arrogance shows.

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