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The Difference Between a Fool and Being Full (standard:humor, 901 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Dec 08 2019Views/Reads: 138/68Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
A wise man will walk to the table of the Lord and stuff himself with God’s goodness until he is full and overflowing. That sure is not being foolish.

One thing truly amazes is how fast Thanksgiving goes. Here I am in the
living room relaxing in my easy chair just one day after Thanksgiving. 

My ears are still ringing with all the chatter that went on around our
Thanksgiving dinner table. It is so beautiful to get together with 
family to celebrate. 

As I was sitting in my chair, I noticed I was feeling rather stuffed.
The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage is an expert at stuffing 
turkeys. I am the turkey she stuffs the best. She never takes credit 
for it because all through the dinner, she asks me, "Don't you think 
you've had enough?" 

She has yet to understand that, especially at a Thanksgiving table, I
don't "think." I am not there to think but to stuff myself with all of 
the deliciousness on the table. 

The week before Thanksgiving, I had a doctor's appointment. I discussed
an issue with my nurse, which was, “Is a pumpkin a vegetable?” 

We had a very lively discussion. She brought in another nurse, which
made the debate even more energetic. In the end, we all came to the 
same conclusion; a pumpkin is a vegetable. If anybody should know this, 
it would be a nurse. 

So, on Thanksgiving, I had my prized vegetable, pumpkin pie, and stuffed
myself with it. If this is what vegetables are like, I could eat 
vegetables all my life, along with carrot cake for dessert. 

The only problem, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage, does not agree
with this. She has an entirely different point of view. As far as she 
is concerned, pumpkin is not a vegetable and especially pumpkin pie. 

I groaned a little bit and rubbed my stomach. Then she said, "Don't you
think it's rather foolish to stuff yourself so much on Thanksgiving?" 

Thinking about this, I began to wonder if being full and being a fool is

So, not in such a thinking mode as I should be, I asked my wife. “What
is the difference in being full and being a fool?” 

“Well,” she said rather thoughtfully, “A fool does not know when he
crosses the line to becoming full.” 

I had to think about that for a little while. Therefore, if I do not
think I am full, then I am a fool and keep on eating. For the life of 
me, I cannot figure out how that can be a foolish thing to do. 

I asked my wife. “How can being full make you a fool?” 

“Just go and look in the mirror,” she replied. 

Being in such a full state that I was in, I did not have the energy to
go to the bathroom and look in the mirror. 

From the kitchen area, I heard my wife say, "A fool never knows when to
quit eating." 

I guess I've been a fool for most of my lifetime. My motto, especially
around the Thanksgiving table, is, "Just one more piece." 

At the time, I did not realize that "one more piece" makes me cross the
line into being a very foolish person. 

Maybe that is just what life is all about. You don't know that you've
had enough until after you have eaten “one more piece.” My problem is, 
when do I stop? 

Is it that foolish to become full at a Thanksgiving dinner? After all,
what is Thanksgiving dinner for if I do not leave the table full? 

I came by this legitimately. It goes back to my maternal grandmother. 

We would all gather at grandma's place for Thanksgiving dinner, and boy

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