Ray's musings and humor

You can be what you want!

“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing.

Knowing is not enough; we must apply.

Being willing is not enough; we must do.”

Leonardo da Vinci

 

Yesterday I commented on the value of developing a life plan and then making choices that are consistent with what you want your life to be. Today as I was thinking about what I wanted to say I recalled the following that suggests how we might go about implementing our plan. It is from an article by Robert Holden.

 

To be or not to be?

 Did anyone tell you when you were growing up, you can be what you want? Hopefully, if you were fortunate, there was at least one person in your life who encouraged you to dream, to dare and to be? The words, you can be what you want, sound so positive, hopeful and affirming. They are also a statement of truth, for they illustrate a very important principle of being. This principle is outlined in a poem of affirmation I wrote called "You Can Be What You Want!". It reads,

 

If you would want love, be loving.

If you would want care, be caring.

You can be what you want.

 

If you would want joy, be joyful.

If you would want peace, be peaceful.

You can be what you want.

 

If you would want happiness, be happy.

If you would want kindness, be kindly.

You can be what you want.

 

If you would want forgiveness, be forgiving.

If you would want acceptance, be accepting.

You can be what you want.

 

Being is proactive. It is literally being what you want. It is also about being first, e.g. if you want honesty, be honest first; if you want loyalty, be loyal first; if you want trust, be trusting first; if you want enthusiasm, be enthusiastic first; if you want courage, be courageous first; if you want inspiration, be a Light first! Be what you want, and stick to it! Your courage will be rewarded.

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“Live life fully while you’re here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You’re going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don’t try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.”

Anthony Robbins

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Things Not to Say to Your New Girlfriend’s Parents…!

My parole officer thinks Sara has a calming effect on me.

Did you see that saucer that flew over town yesterday?

Can you believe it! Those idiots at the corner market won’t cash my welfare check!

We’re going to keep our relationship quiet for now. My wife can be rather vindictive at times.

Those home pregnancy kits aren’t very reliable in my opinion.

Nice place you got here. That painting looks expensive. I bet a nice home like this came with a safe already built in, didn’t it?

There ain’t nothing that beats that great feeling of knowing your HIV test results are negative! I bet Sara’s will be okay too.

Can I pull my car in your garage? I’m not sure how long that cop car will stay lost.

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“Don’t frown. You never know who is falling in love with your smile.”

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Nancy:  You look a little frazzled today, Margaret.

Margaret:  I am!  This morning I took one of those free introductory sessions with a personal trainer at the health club, and it finally made up my mind about taking the training.

Nancy:  So you’re going to do it?

Margaret:  Oh, hell, no!  I have no desire to pay some skinny bitch to yell at me!

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No one needs a smile as much as a person who fails to give one.

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Ten year old Johnny rushes home from school. He invades the fridge and freezer and is scooping out some ice cream when his mother enters the kitchen.

She says, "Put that away, Johnny. You can’t have ice cream now. It’s way too close to supper time. Go outside and play."

Johnny whimpers and says, "But there’s no one to play with."

Trying to placate him, she says, "OK. I’ll play with you. What do you want to play?"

He says, "I wanna play Mommy and Daddy." Trying not to register surprise and a bit confused about what her 10 year old son was learning in school, she decided to appease him, by saying, "Fine, I’ll play. What do I do?"

Johnny says, "You go up to the bedroom and lie down."

Figuring that she can easily control the situation, Mom goes upstairs. Johnny, feeling a bit cocky, swaggers down the hall and opens the utility closet. He dons his fathers old fishing hat. At the top of the stairs he moves to the bedroom doorway.

Really confused, and now even a bit worried, his mother raises her head and says, "What do I do now?"

In a gruff manner, Johnny says, "Get your be-hind downstairs and get that kid some ice cream!"

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"If you can’t find the time to do it right the first time, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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Answers to Questions on Science Tests By 5th and 6th graders:

The spinal column is a long bunch of bones. The head sits on the top, and you sit on the bottom.

A city purifies its water supply by filtering the water and then forcing it through an aviator.

The inhabitants of Moscow are Mosquitoes.

It is so hot in some places that people there have to live in other places.

Momentum is something you give a person when they go away.

Mushrooms always grow in damp places which is why they look like umbrellas.

The four seasons are salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar.

The alimentary canal is located in the northern part of Indiana.

Thunder is a rich source of loudness.

Some people can tell what time it is by looking at the sun, but I never have been able to make out the numbers.

In some rocks you can find the fossil footprints of fishes.

When planets run around and around in circles, we say they are orbiting. When people do it, we say they are crazy.

One of the main causes of dust is janitors.

For asphyxiation, apply artificial respiration until the victim is dead.

Blood circulates through the body by flowing down one leg and up the other.

A monsoon is a French gentleman.

The word "trousers" is an uncommon noun because it is singular at the top and plural at the bottom.

Rain is saved up in cloud banks.

To keep milk from turning sour, keep it in the cow.

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“Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.”

Buddha

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Stay well, do good work, and have fun.

 Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

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