Monday, June 1, 2015

Be careful what you wish for.....

I always enjoy the e-mails I receive from Mountain Wings.  This is a funny story that reminded me of Solomon.  When he could have asked God for ANYTHING in the word.....
he humbly asked for wisdom.

The Ostrich

A man walks into a restaurant with a full-grown ostrich behind him.
As he sits, the waitress comes over and asks for their orders.

The man says, "I'll have a hamburger, fries and a coke,"
and turns to the ostrich, "What's yours?"

"I'll have the same," says the ostrich.

A short time later the waitress returns with the order.
"That will be $6.40 please," and the man reaches into his pocket
and pulls out the exact change for payment.

The next day, the man and the ostrich come again and the man says,
"I'll have a hamburger, fries and a coke," and the ostrich says,
"I'll have the same."

Once again the man reaches into his pocket and pays with exact change.

This becomes a routine until late one evening, the two enter again.

"The usual?" asks the waitress.
"No, this is Friday night, so I will have a steak, baked potato
and salad," says the man, "same for me," says the ostrich.

A short time later the waitress comes with the order and says,
"That will be $12.62." Once again the man pulls exact change
out of his pocket and places it on the table.

The waitress can't hold back her curiosity any longer.

"Excuse me, sir. How do you manage to always come up with the
exact change out of your pocket every time?"

"Well," says the man, "several years ago I was cleaning the
attic and I found an old lamp. When I rubbed it a Genie
appeared and offered me two wishes.

My first wish was that if I ever had to pay for anything,
I would just put my hand in my pocket and the right amount of
money would always be there."

"That's brilliant!" says the waitress. "Most people would wish
for a million dollars or something, but you'll always be as rich
as you want for as long as you live!"

"That's right. Whether it's a gallon of milk or a Rolls Royce,
the exact money is always there," says the man.

The waitress asks, "One other thing, sir, what's with the ostrich?"

The man sighs, pauses, and answers,

"My second wish was for a tall chick with long legs
who agrees with everything I say."

I Kings 3:7-10
“Now, O Lord my God, you have made me king instead of my father, David, but I am like a little child who doesn’t know his way around.   And here I am in the midst of your own chosen people, a nation so great and numerous they cannot be counted!  Give me an understanding heart so that I can govern your people well and know the difference between right and wrong. For who by himself is able to govern this great people of yours?”
 The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for wisdom.

Breathing in Grace,


  1. Your post is a wonderful beginning to a Monday! Thank you!

    1. Thanks, Ms. Melanie. HOPE it made you smile!!! ;-)

  2. Hi Deb! That ostrich story is so cute! Ah wisdom...will I ever be able to embrace you? I hope that I can be as wise as Solomon when I have to make really big decisions. I always worry that I'll do something stupid or destructive. At least I know I won't wish for a chick with long legs! LOL!
    Happy Monday :)

    1. I thought the little story was hilarious, so I just had to share it! I pray for wisdom, too....but still find myself making really crazy mistakes! HOPE you have a great week, Ms. Ceil!

  3. The story made me laugh, it also reminded me to be careful of the words that I speak. Great post Deb. ((hugs))

    1. It was so cute, wasn't it, Ms. Mary!!! God's been calling me to be quiet....I'm just not obeying very well!

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  5. Love it, thank you. Blessings

    1. Blessings to you, too, Ms. Linda!! HOPE you're doing well. Thanks bunches for stopping by and commenting!


Kind words are like honey—
sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.
Proverbs 16:24