"All the wonders you seek are within yourself."
Sir Thomas Brown
I read an article recently that talked about folks who have lived to be 100 or more. The article reported that the one thing these survivors had in common was resiliency. They each bounced back after medical and/or social problems after they adjusted to their new reality they not only lived they lived with some zest. After reading the information I thought about the people I know who are great role models and I realized that they too exhibit the ability to overcome adversity in order to move on, continuing to enjoy life while doing good work.
I have always regarded resiliency, the ability to bounce back, to be the secret to much of the good that happens to people. When you look into it you find that those who are resilient are those who maintain a positive attitude. I think this piece by author Ted W. Engstrom describes just how important our attitude is to maintaining a life filled with reward.
How Attitude Affects Us
Before we can achieve the kind of life we want, we must think, act, walk, talk, and conduct ourselves in ways characteristic of who we ultimately wish to become.
Our attitude at the beginning of a job will affect the outcome of the job more than anything else.
Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude toward us.
Our attitude toward others will determine their attitude toward us.
Holding successful, positive thoughts in our minds will make all the difference in the world.
If we always make a person feel needed, important, and appreciated, he or she will return this attitude to us.
Part of a good attitude is to look for the best in new ideas. So look for good ideas everywhere….in books, in travel, out of the innocent mouths of children.
Radiate the attitude of well-being. Don’t be embarrassed to share visions, desires, and goals.
Treat everyone with whom you come in contact as a fellow member of the human race – with all the rights, duties, and privileges thereof. The Golden Rule still applies: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
“People who soar are those who refuse to sit back, sigh and wish things would change. They neither complain of their lot nor passively dream of some distant ship coming in. Rather, they visualize in their minds that they are not quitters; they will not allow life’s circumstances to push them down and hold them under."
Charles R. Swindoll
Happy St. Patrick Day’s
His wife had been killed in an accident and the police were questioning Finnegan.
"Did she say anything before she died?" asked the sergeant.
"She spoke without interruption for about forty years," said the Irishman.
Have you heard about the Irish boomerang? It doesn’t come back, it just sings songs about how much it wants to.
Mrs. Pete Monaghan came into the newsroom to pay for her husband’s obiturary. She was told by the kindly newsman that it was a dollar a word and he remembered Pete and wasn’t it too bad about him passing away. She thanked him for his kind words and bemoaned the fact that she only had two dollars. But she wrote out the obituary, "Pete died." The newsman said he thought old Pete deserved more and he’d give her three more words at no charge. Mrs. Pete Monaghan thanked him and rewrote the obituary: "Pete died. Boat for sale"
The Irish are a fair people – they never speak well of one another
A young Irish girl goes into her priest on Saturday morning for confession.
"Father, forgive me for I have Thinned."
"Yes, I went out with me boyfriend Friday night. He held me hand twice, kissed me three times, and made love to me two times."
"Daughter! I want you to go straight home, squeeze seven lemons into a glass, and drink it straight down."
"Will that wash away me Thin?"
"No, but it will get the silly smile off your face."
God invented whiskey to keep the Irish from ruling the world.
Irishman, Englishman and a German are caught in Saudi Arabia drinking.
"Under Saudi law you are sentenced to 30 lashes then deported. Before you begin you are entitled to something on you back, what would you like?" said the prison guard to the Englishman just before lashing him. The English man, being a bit of a cricket fan, asked for linseed oil. When they lashed him on a post and let him go to catch his flight back to London he groaned and crawled to the airport. Next came the German.
"Under Saudi law you are sentenced to 30 lashes then deported. Before you begin you are entitled to something on you back, what would you like?" said the prison guard "Nothing" said the German and, after receiving his lashes spat on the ground, called the prison guards Schisers and started off towards the airport.
The guards then came to the Irishman. "Under Saudi law you are sentenced to 30 lashes then deported. Before you begin you are entitled to something on you back, what would
you like?" "Oh", replied the Irishman, "I’ll take the German".
Concerning bagpipes: The Irish invented them and gave them to the Scots as a joke, and the Scots haven’t seen the joke yet.
Three irishmen, drunk as can be come staggering down the street singing Danny boy at the top of their lungs. they stopped in front of Flaherty’s house still singing.
After a few minutes the window flies open and Mrs. Flaherty yells out, why don’t you drunken sots go somewhere else. are you Mrs. Flaherty? Asks one of the drunks. you know dam well I am she says.
Well can you tell us which one of us is your husband so the other two of us can go home.
There was this guy who was 1/2 Irish, 1/2 Scottish, he wanted a drink but he couldn’t bring himself to buy one.
A fellow is talking to his Irish buddy ad says," I gotta stop drinking that Irish whisky" "how come?" asked his friend. "Because every Saturday night I go out and drink a fifth of the stuff, come home, make mad passionate love to the wife, wake up Sunday morning and go to church." "What’s wrong with that?" the Irishman asks. "a lot of good Irishman go out on saturday night, drink a fifth of good Irish whisky, come home do the wife, and go to mass on Sunday" " I know" said his friend, "but I’m Jewish.
Bricks and mortar make a house, but the laughter of children makes a home.
Stay well, do good work, and have fun.
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