Have you noticed how many people are so busy doing nothing that they never have enough time to do something?
We don’t have to regret what we didn’t do if we start now to do the things we may have missed.
At last it is Friday and my week is ending. I probably will not have a Daily next Monday or Tuesday since my new Pacemaker procedure will take place Monday morning and while I am hoping not to have to stay in the hospital I may still be dragging on Tuesday. I will be glad when it is done since I have had to miss out on so much these days. I could not attend the taping of Michael Feinstein’s PBS American Songbook Sinatra show that will be broadcast this summer. I also could not work the Salvation Army food fest downtown yesterday and it is an annual favorite. In addition I have had to cancel doing the volunteer registration at the Special Olympics regional track and field meet another annual favorite. If that was not enough I am prevented attending a favorite grandsons college graduation because of the amount of walking required. To tell the truth I have had with all this cancel and postpone stuff. But to make it more meaningful I am also skipping sky diving, walking the Appalachian Trail, climbing Everest and solving the unemployment problem. Someone else is just going to have to do all of that.
One thing more while I have your attention, I cannot have anything to eat or drink after midnight Sunday and will not be able to ingest anything until late in the day Monday. Instead of calling the process Stopping they call it Fasting. Let me tell you the one thing time does not do when you can’t eat is go fast. I don’t know who comes up with this stuff but they should either call it Stopping or Starving especially for a person like me who loves to eat.
In spite of my minor complaints I am truly fortunate and have every reason to believe that my life will be renewed and I will be able to get back to cluttering up mail boxes and doing what I can for others. I may be a little worn and somewhat patched up but I can breathe, function and there is still more than enough things I can do and for that I am grateful.
You stay well my friends − the world needs you!
Life offers two great gifts–time, and the ability to choose how we spend it. Planning is a process of choosing among those many options. If we do not choose to plan, then we choose to have others plan for us.
Richard I. Winword
* Home is where you hang your @.
* The E-mail of the species is more deadly than the mail.
* Pentium wise; pen and paper foolish.
* Too many clicks spoil the browse.
* The geek shall inherit the earth.
* A chat has nine lives.
* Don’t byte off more than you can view.
* What boots up must come down.
* Windows will never cease.
* Virtual reality is its own reward.
* A user and his leisure time are soon parted.
* Oh, what a tangled website we weave when first we practice.
“Lost time is never found again.”
A minister decided to do something a little different one Sunday morning.
He said, “Today, in church, I am going to say a single word and you are going to help me preach. “Whatever single word I say, I want you to sing whatever hymn comes to your mind. The pastor shouted out, “Cross!” Immediately the congregation started singing, in unison, “The Old Rugged Cross.”
The pastor hollered out, “Grace!” The congregation began to sing “Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound…”
The pastor said, “Power.” The congregation sang “There Is Power in the Blood.”
The Pastor said, “Sex.” The congregation fell in total silence. Everyone was in shock. They all nervously began to look around at each other, afraid to say anything. Then all of a sudden, way from in the back of the church, a little old 87-year-old grandmother stood up and began to sing “Precious Memories.”
Wife to bill-paying husband: “I slashed expenses last month. Everything was charged on one credit card so that it will cost only one stamp to pay all of our bills.”
Little Sam was out shopping with his mother, something he didn’t like very much. But when they passed a toy store, Sam came to life. He saw a new toy in the window that he didn’t have but wanted. Sam begged, pleaded and nagged but to no avail. He got so rude that his mother firmly said, “I’m very sorry Sam, but we didn’t come out to buy you a toy.”
Sam angrily said, “I’ve never met a woman as mean as you.”
Holding his hand gently, she replied, “Sam, darling, one day you’ll get married and then you will … you really will, I promise you.”
After the funeral the Rabbi said, “I don’t think you’ll ever find another man like your late husband Morris.”
The widow replied, “So who’s looking for one?”
At the beginning of the grandparents’ class I teach, I ask participants if they would share the very first feelings they had when they learned they were going to be grandparents.
Most people say they were happy and excited. During one class, however, an expectant grandmother blurted, “I just hated it! I finally knew for certain that my daughter was having sex.”
We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.
Jill had applied for a job, and when she returned home, her mother asked how the interview went.
Jill replied, “Pretty good I think, but if I go to work there I won’t get a vacation unless I’m married.”
Her mother, of course, had never heard of such a thing and asked, “Is that what they told you?
Jill replied, “No, they didn’t tell me that, but on the application it said, “Vacation time may not be taken until you’ve had your first anniversary.”
Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.
Leonardo Da Vinci
Stay well, do good work, and have fun.
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