If there is any kindness I can show,
Any goodness I can do,
Let me do it now,
For I shall not pass this way again.
Lord, Help me to remember
is going to
to me today
Sent in by Sharon Haponiuk
Guaranteed to make you smile.... [ Not proven to be fact - Only Neil Armstrong would know for sure]
On July 20, 1969, as commander of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module, Neil Armstrong was the first person to set foot on the moon. His first words after stepping on the moon, "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind," were televised to Earth and heard by millions. Just as he reentered the lander, he made the enigmatic remark: "Good luck, Mr. Gorsky." Many people at NASA thought it was a casual remark concerning some rival Soviet Cosmonaut. However, upon checking, there was no Gorsky in either the Russian or American space program.
Over the years many questioned Armstrong as to what the "Good luck, Mr. Gorsky" statement meant, but Armstrong always just smiled. On July 5, 1995, in Tampa Bay, Florida, while answering questions following a speech, a reporter brought up the 26 year old question to Armstrong. This time he finally responded. Mr. Gorsky had died and so Neil Armstrong felt he could answer the question.
In 1938 when he was a kid in a small Midwest town, he was playing baseball with a friend in the backyard. His friend hit a fly ball, which landed in his neighbour's yard by the bedroom window. His neighbours were Mr. and Mrs. Gorsky.
As he leaned down to pick up the ball, young Armstrong heard Mrs. Gorsky shouting at Mr. Gorsky, "Sex! You want sex?! You'll get sex when the kid next door walks on the moon!"
Sent in by Ernie
God, grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
and Wisdom to know the difference, accepting hardships as a pathway to peace,
taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it,
trusting that you will make all things right if I surrender to your will,
so that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy
with you forever in the next.
Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!)
Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace,
And saw within the moonlight in his room,
Making it rich, and like a lily in bloom,
An angel writing in a book of gold.
Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold,
And to the presence in the room he said,
"What writest thou?"
The vision raised it's head,
And with a look made of all sweet accord.
Answered, "The names of those who love the Lord."
"And is mine one?" said Abou.
"Nay, not so," replied the angel.
Abou spoke more low,
But cheerly still, and said, "I pray thee, then,
Write me as one that loves his fellowmen."
The angel wrote and vanished.
The next night It came again,
with a great wakening light.
And showed the names whom love of God had blessed.
And, lo! Ben Adhem's name led all the rest!
Sent in by Therese H.
Know what it is to be a child?
It is to believe in love,
to believe in loveliness,
to believe in belief.
It is to be so little that the elves
can reach to whisper in your ear.
It is to turn pumpkins into coaches,
and mice into horses,
lowliness into loftiness,
and nothing into everything,
for each child has its
fairy god mother in its soul.
Francis Thompson sent in by Angie Dery
I have been to the end of the earth.
Grow old along with me
Sent in by Pat H.
The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.
~ Helen Keller ~
Ssubmitted by Linda E.
I must conquer my
Two halves have little choice but to join;
But two wholes when they coincide. . .
Sent in by Dave Lindsay
Next to: Visitor's Favourite Quotes Page Two
Background seamless tile by: