“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.”
I am going to have to stay cool in future Daily’s since an old Psychologist friend just subscribed. She is bright, analytical, and pulls no punches. We were collaborators and colleagues years ago when we jointly tilted windmills in organizations that choose us to participate on their boards and committees. It has been many years since we last talked and I would suspect she no longer uses a two by four as a tool when she does counseling, she was very effective. Anyway I am glad she is well and is continuing to contribute via helping others find what they are looking for in their lives.
Speaking of helping I need your assistance. I have a friend who has had to spend the last few months being brave. She is brand new to the area, jobless, living with a sibling and their family, with her kids living far away in other states and she has not here long enough to build her support system. I don’t know about you but what she has experienced lately would be enough to drag most of us down. Fortunately my pal, through her faith and basic good humor holds her head up and keeps moving forward, of course the ankle she broke a week or two ago does slow her down a bit and the fact she has no health insurance is also a bummer, but on she goes. So how can you help? Her adult daughter who she has not seen for some time will arrive in a day or two and they are going to spend a couple of days doing girl things and then go south to rural Indiana for an old time rousing wedding, followed by visiting some of the neat places in Kentucky. What we need to do is shout as loud as we can together and wish her the best time ever. I have copied her on this piece just in case she is inside when we do it and she doesn’t hear us, at least she’ll know that we did.
So go get ‘em girl, forget everything for a few days and have a great time. Hey, I just thought of something. What if she came back feeling guilty because she had all the fun and we didn’t? I don’t think we should take that risk so let’s follow Robbins’ advice and all have fun and be crazy for the next four or five days!!! So count to a hundred because I tagged you and your it!!! Bet you can’t catch me.
I am so glad this lady found me since she has given me the excuse to be even sillier than I normally am.
“Fun is good.”
A tom cat and a tabby cat were courting on a back fence at night.
The tom leaned over to the tabby with pent up passion and purred… "I’ll die for you!"
The tabby gazed at him from under lowered eye lids and asked,
"How many times?”
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
Max Greenberg was at his favorite eatery, the Second Avenue Deli, when he called over the waiter.
"Yes?" asked the busy waiter.
"Are you sure you’re the waiter I ordered from?" asked Max.
"Why do you ask?" replied the waiter.
"Because I was expecting a much older man by now."
I am willing to make the mistakes if someone else is willing to learn from them.
Esther was talking to her friend Sadie.
"My son Sammy," said Esther proudly, "has first class degrees in psychology, economics and politics."
"You must be proud of him," said Sadie.
"Yes I am," replied Esther. "He can’t get a job but at least he knows why."
"Discretion is being able to raise your eyebrow instead of your voice."
Andy: "Doc, I had the worst dream of my life last night. I dreamed I was with twelve of the most beautiful chorus girls in the world. Blondes, brunettes, redheads, all dancing in a row."
Psychiatrist: "Hold it, Andy. That doesn’t sound so terrible."
Andy: Oh yeah? In the dream, I was the third girl from the end."
"In order to do what really matters to you, you have to, first of all, know what really matters to you."
Dr. Edward Hallowell
Adam and Eve had an ideal marriage. He didn’t have to hear about all the men she could have married, and she didn’t have to hear about the way his mother cooked.
Do Roman paramedics refer to IV’s as "4’s"?
She said: To prepare for my daughter’s first communion, I called the church in the town where we used to live to get a copy of her baptismal certificate. We only lived there for a short while, so I didn’t know the priests very well. When the secretary asked me the name of the father, I told her I couldn’t remember.
After a brief silence, she said, "Ma’am, I’m talking about the name of the baby’s father."
Whoever has a heart full of love always has something to give.
Pope John XXIII
An elderly man went to the doctor for a visit. "Doc," he says," I am so stricken. I have chest pains, headaches, back pains, nausea, arthritis, constipation, stomach cramps, earaches, burning in the eyes, congested lungs….."
"Sir," says the doctor," you complain you have so many things…what DON’T you have?"
The man answers, "Teeth."
The trouble with class reunions is that old flames have become even older.
There was a major sale at Victoria’s Secret and the guy wanted to get his girl some really sexy lingerie. The store was packed with women for this big sale and before he knew it, he was pushed and shoved by frantic women all trying to get at the merchandise. He remained calm for as long as he could, then bowed his head and pushed hard and effectively and plowed through the crowd of women. "Hey you!" an angry female voice yelled out at him, "Try acting like a gentleman!"
"That’s what I have been doing," He retorted, "But since that isn’t working out for me, I’m gonna now act like you ladies!"
Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.
Stay well, do good work, and have fun.
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
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