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Good morning sunshine

Waking up to a new day is a gift, appreciate it and do remember you are loved. Good morning and have a splendid day.

 ! good morning

For several years I have had the good fortune of spending many hours with folks who have shared with me their concerns, needs, worries and what is going on in their lives. I have sometimes been concerned about how elusive happiness can be for some of them. I wonder sometimes if some are afraid to try and find happiness, they seem to be conditioned to believe that it cannot exist for them and if they tried to find it they would be hurt and even unhappier.

I have come to believe that the problem for many of us is our thinking that happiness will come when we accumulate wealth, or more recreational toys, or…….In truth it seems like those who believe that happiness can be bought or that it requires major changes in one’s existence only find that when they get those things that they are no more happier than they were in the past. I honestly think that true happiness is a combination of attitude and appreciation. Maintaining an optimistic attitude coupled with appreciating what we already have can brighten almost any day.

I wish I had a magic elixir that I could give to friends to make them happy, but I don’t have one. What I do have to offer is the following wishes for you. I think the author has focused on the opportunities that are open to us all if we just don’t let unhappiness bog us down.

 

May You …

by R.L. Keith

May you find happiness in every direction your paths take you.

May you never lose your sense of wonder, and may you hold on to the sense of humor you use to brighten the lives of everyone who knows you.

May you go beyond the ordinary steps and discover extraordinary results.

May you keep on trying to reach for your stars.

May you never forget how wonderful you are.

May you always be patient with the problems of life, and know that any clouds will eventually give way to the sunlight of your most hoped-for days.

May you be rewarded with friendships that get better and better, and with love that blesses your life forever.

May you meet every challenge you are faced with, recognize every golden opportunity, and be blessed with the knowledge that you have the ability to make every day special.

May you have enough material wealth to meet your needs, while never forgetting the real treasures of life are the loved ones and friends who are invaluable to the end.

May you search for serenity, and discover it was within you all along.

May you be strong enough to keep your hopes and dreams alive.

May you always be gentle enough to understand.

May you know that you hold tomorrow within your hands, and that the way there will be shared with the makings of what will be your most wonderful memories.

And may you always remember, each step along the way…

You are loved more than words can ever begin to say.

~~~

Tomorrow is never promised, so live for today. Put your ego aside, open your eyes to who and what’s around you. You are loved. You are cared for. You are blessed, always remember that.

Junethea Crystal Centeno

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A man was caught for speeding and went before the judge.  The judge said, “What will it be 30 days or $30?”

The man replied, “I think I’ll take the money.”

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Q: What do you call a schizophrenic Buddhist?

A: Someone who is at two with the universe.

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She tells us:

1. Dogs spend all day sprawled on the most comfortable piece of furniture in the house.

2. They can hear a package of food opening half a block away, but don’t hear you when you’re in the same room.

3. They can look dumb and lovable all at the same time.

5. When you want to play, they want to play.

6. When you want to be alone, they want to play.

7. They leave their toys everywhere.

Conclusion: They’re tiny men in little fur coats.

~~~

Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands–and then just eat one of the pieces.

Judith Viorst

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Why is it called a “drive through” if you have to stop?

Why are things typed up but written down?

Why is stealing from one book is plagiarism, but stealing from many is research?

If somebody vanished without a trace, how do people know they are missing?

Is it possible to scream at the bottom of your lungs?

Is there anything easier done than said?

Why would superman want to leap over tall buildings in a single bound if he can fly?

If one man says, “it was an uphill battle,” and another says, “it went downhill from there,” how could they both be having troubles?

If it’s zero degrees outside today and it’s supposed to be twice as cold tomorrow, how cold is it going to be?

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“I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam; I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me.”

Woody Allen

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A small, uncertain, and nervous witness was being cross-examined.

The lawyer thundered, “Have you ever been married?”

“Yes, sir,” said the witness in a low voice. “Once.”

“Whom did you marry?” the lawyer demanded.

“Well, a woman,” the witness answered timidly.

The lawyer said angrily, “Of course you married a woman. Did you ever hear of anyone marrying a man?”

And the witness said meekly, “My sister did.”

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Wouldn’t it be powerful if you fell in love with yourself so deeply that you would do just about anything if you knew it would make you happy? This is precisely how much life loves you and wants you to nurture yourself. The deeper you love yourself, the more the universe will affirm your worth. Then you can enjoy a lifelong love affair that brings you the richest fulfillment from inside out.

Alan Cohen

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Stay well, do good work, and have fun.

Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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