Philip K. Dick
Hi everyone. I know I owe many of you a response to your e-mails. I have been somewhat overwhelmed lately, please don’t give up on me I really do hope to catch up. I was somewhat staggered yesterday morning when I found I had more than 800 e-mails in just one of my accounts, some had been there for awhile but the rate has increased in recent days driven in part by world events. Fortunately about 40% of the messages were spam and notifications of winning amazing amounts of money and super opportunities to become rich. I did not accept any of these gracious gifts since I am in tax avoidance mood and have had some success by keeping my income to a minimum.
It is not all bad news though as I have been fortunate lately since I have been given the opportunity to work on some significant projects. I also have spent some time with friends who are going through some tough times and I have appreciated that they have allowed me to share at least a little bit of their burdens. I find that life can be pretty tough sometimes and when it is people seem to wonder if anyone really understands or even cares. Sometimes our pain results in our focusing in on it to the point we cannot find relief. I find that it is times like that that a caring friend can help us find hope as they help see those things we so often overlook, not by telling us what’s there but helping us discover our own answers.
I find that when we accept reality we have taken the first step of planning how we can live with it and even sometimes use it as a launching pad that allows us to make a positive move.
Today I would like to share with you Ralph Marston’s take on accepting reality, I think he is right on.
It is through total acceptance of what is, that you gain total control of what can be. By allowing life to come to you, you empower your purpose to radiate out from you.
You cannot successfully fight against what is. For the moment you choose to fight, you’re fighting against a past that cannot be changed.
Accept the energy that comes to you in this now moment, whatever flavor that energy may be. Apply that energy to create a beautiful future filled with joy and positive purpose.
Embrace each circumstance as it comes into your awareness. By doing so you will gain access to its positive possibilities.
Live from a place of deep-seated peace. Instead of jumping into a reaction at every turn of events, exude a consistent, confident purpose.
Lovingly accept every bit of life as it comes your way. And you will always find much to truly love.
To treat your facts with imagination is one thing, but to imagine your facts is another.
MURPHY’S LAWS ON WORK
Everything can be filed under ‘miscellaneous.’
Never delay the ending of a meeting or the beginning of a cocktail hour.
Important letters that contain no errors will develop errors in the mail.
There is never enough time to do it right the first time, but there is always enough time to do it over.
If you are good, you will be assigned all the work. If you are really good, you will get out of it.
If it wasn’t for the last minute, nothing would get done.
At work, the authority of a person is inversely proportional to the number of pens that person is carrying.
No one gets sick on Wednesdays.
The longer the title, the less important the job.
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.
The probability of someone watching you is proportional to the stupidity of your action.
James Francis Owens
“I bought my brother some gift-wrap for his birthday. I took it to the Gift Wrap Department and told them to wrap it, but in a different print so he would know when to stop unwrapping.”
Heredity is what sets the parents of a teenager wondering about each other.
Two men sank into adjacent train seats after a long day in the city.
One asked the other, “Your son go back to college yet?”
“Two days ago.”
“Hmm. Mine’s a senior this year, so it’s almost over. In May, he’ll be an engineer.”
“What’s your boy going to be when he gets out of college?”
“At the rate he’s going, I’d say he’ll be about thirty.”
“No, I mean what’s he taking in college?”
“He’s taking every penny I make.”
“Doesn’t he burn the midnight oil enough?”
“He doesn’t get in early enough to burn the midnight oil.”
“Well, has sending him to college done anything at all?”
“Sure has! It’s totally cured his mother of bragging about him!”
My friends tell me that I refuse to grow up, but I know they’re just jealous because they don’t have pajamas with feet.
The Perfect Pastor
The perfect pastor preaches exactly 10 minutes.
He condemns sin roundly but never hurts anyone’s feelings.
He works from 8 AM until midnight and is also the church janitor.
The perfect pastor makes $40 a week, wears good clothes, drives a good car, buys good books, and donates $30 a week to the church.
He is 29 years old and has 40 years experience.
Above all, he is handsome.
The perfect pastor has a burning desire to work with teenagers, and he spends most of his time with the senior citizens.
He smiles all the time with a straight face because he has a sense of humor that keeps him seriously dedicated to his church.
He makes 15 home visits a day and is always in his office to be handy when needed.
The perfect pastor always has time for church council and all of its committees. He never misses the meeting of any church organization and is always busy evangelizing the unchurched.
The perfect pastor is always in the next church over!
If your pastor does not measure up, simply send this notice to six other churches that are tired of their pastor, too.
Then bundle up your pastor and send him to the church at the top of the list.
If everyone cooperates, in one week you will receive 1,643 pastors.
One of them should be perfect.
Have faith in this letter. One church broke the chain and got its old pastor back in less than three months.
“Economists report that a college education adds many thousands of dollars to a man’s lifetime income — which he then spends sending his son to college.”
A husband stepped on one of those penny scales that tell you your fortune and weight, and dropped in a coin. “Listen to this,” he said to his wife, showing her a small, white card. “It says I’m energetic, bright, resourceful and a great husband.”
“Yeah,” his wife nodded, “and it has your weight wrong, too.”
“The reality of the other person lies not in what he reveals to you, but what he cannot reveal to you. Therefore, if you would understand him, listen not to what he says, but rather to what he does not say.”
Stay well, do good work, and have fun.
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