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Things don't always go the way we plan... ( must read)

lord, give us the fortitude to endure the things which cannot be changed, and the courage to change the things which should be changed, and the wisdom  to know one from the other.
....Oliver J. Hart

Hi all, I get this from a friend and I feel it is a great piece to share. Please read and share with your friends also... enjoy!

A pretty woman was serving a life sentence in prison and resentful about her situation, she had decided that she would rather die than to live another year in prison.

Over the years she had become good friend with one of the prison caretakers. His job, among others, was to bury those prisoners who died in a graveyard just outside the prison walls.

When a prisoner dies, the caretaker rings a bell, which would be heard by everyone. The caretaker then gets the body and put it in a casket, enters his office to fill out the death certificate before returning to the casket to nail the lid shut. Finally, he puts the casket on a wagon to take it to the graveyard and bury it. Knowing this routine, the woman devised an escape plan and shared it with the caretaker.

The next time the bell rings, the woman would leave her cell and sneak into the dark room where the coffins were kept.. She would slip into the coffin with the dead body while the caretaker would be filling out the death certificate. When the care- taker returns, he would nail the lid shut and take the coffin outside the prison with the woman in the coffin along with the dead body. He would then bury the coffin.  The woman knew there would be enough air for her to breathe until later in the evening when the caretaker would return to the graveyard under the cover of darkness, dig up the coffin, open it, and set her free. 

The caretaker was reluctant to go along with this plan, but since he and the woman had become good friends over the years, he agreed to do it.

The woman waited several weeks before someone in the prison died. She was asleep in her cell when she heard the death bell rang. She got up, picked the lock of her cell with some little belongings and slowly walked down the hallway. She was nearly caught a couple of times. Her heart was beating fast. She opened the door to the darkened room where the coffins were kept. Quietly in the dark, she found the coffin that contained the dead body, carefully climbed into the coffin and pulled the lid shut to wait for the caretaker to
come and nail the lid shut. Soon she heard footsteps and the pounding of the hammer and nails. Though she was very uncomfortable in the coffin with the dead body, she knew that with each nail, she was one step closer to freedom.

The coffin was lifted onto the wagon and taken outside to the graveyard. She could feel the coffin being lowered into the ground. She didn't make a sound as the coffin hit the bottom of the grave with a thud. Finally, she heard the dirt dropping onto the top of the wooden coffin, and she knew that it was only a matter of time until she would be free at last.

After several minutes of absolute silence, she began to laugh .. I'M FREE; I'M FREE, FREE AT LAST!!! Or so she thought!!! Feeling curious a while later, she decided to light a match as it was among the little belongings she took along to find out the identity of the dead prisoner beside her. To her horror, she discovered that she was lying next to the dead caretaker!!! 

Moral Lesson: 
Many people believe they have life all figured out, plans all mapped out... but sometimes it just doesn't turn out the way they planned! 

In essence, it is safer, surer, and most fulfilling to ALWAYS put ALL THINGS into God's hands because He will always come through for you. 

Happy new Month!

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