‘‘Life just is. You have to flow with it. Give yourself to the moment. Let it happen.”
I have been thinking lately how frustrating it is for people who keep hitting their head against an immovable wall. It not only hurts it also accomplishes nothing more than additional frustration. I prefer folks who don’t try to do the impossible or depend on miracles to make their lives easier.
When faced with what we can’t change we need to accept reality and move on. Often there is another path around the wall but sometimes there is not, when there is no way around it I like to just move on, wailing at the wall only keeps me from finding more pleasant alternatives. Fortunately the list of the good things I have yet to do is really long and provides me many alternatives to temporary unhappiness.
Here is a poem I especially like, I don’t know who wrote it but I appreciate the fact that they did.
Take the life that you have, and give it your best.
Life can be hurtful, and not always fair.
Life can surround you, with people who care.
Life clearly does offer, its ups and its downs.
Life teaches us to take, the good with the bad.
Life is a mixture, of happy and sad.
Take the life that you have, and give it your best.
Think positive, be happy, let the Universe do the rest.
Take the challenges, that life has laid at your feet.
Take pride and be thankful, for each one you meet.
To yourself give forgiveness, if you stumble and fall.
Take each day that is dealt you, and give it your all.
Take the love that you’re given, and return it with care.
Have faith that when needed, it will always be there.
Take time to find the beauty, in the things that you see.
Take life’s simple pleasures, let them set your heart free.
“You cannot tailor-make the situations in life but you can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations.”
Will Rogers said:
- After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him … The moral: When you’re full of bull, keep your mouth shut.
- There’s two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither one works.
- If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging.
- When you give a lesson in meanness to a critter or a person, don’t be surprised if they learn their lesson.
Boucher’s Observation: He who blows his own horn always plays the music several octaves higher than originally written.
The kid said:
I believe you should live each day as if it is your last, which is why I don’t have any clean laundry because, come on, who wants to wash clothes on the last day of their life? –Age 15
I asked my psychiatrist if she thought I was crazy, she said “no”, so I let her up.
The stockbroker’s secretary answered his phone one morning. “I’m sorry,” she said, “Mr. Bradford’s on another line.”
“This is Mr. Ingram’s office,” the caller said. “We’d like to know if he’s bullish or bearish right now.”
“He’s talking to his wife,” the secretary replied. “Right now I’d say he’s sheepish.”
There’s no underestimating the intelligence of the American public.
H. L. Mencken
Another success secret:
Use computers to look busy. Any time you use a computer, it looks like work to the casual observer. You can send and receive personal e-mail, calculate your finances and generally have a blast without doing anything remotely related to work. These aren’t exactly the societal benefits that everybody from the computer revolution expected but they’re not bad either. When you get caught by your boss –and you will get caught–your best defense is to claim you’re teaching yourself to use the new software, thus saving valuable training dollars. You’re not a loafer, you’re a self-starter. Offer to show your boss what you learned. That will make your boss scurry away like a frightened salamander.
“Is sloppiness in speech caused by ignorance or apathy? I don’t know and I don’t care.”
An Irish man walks into a pub. The bartender asks him, “what’ll you have?”
The man says, “Give me three pints of Guinness please.”
So the bartender brings him three pints and the man proceeds to alternately sip one, then the other, then the third until they’re gone. He then orders three more.
The bartender says, “Sir, I know you like them cold. You don’t have to order three at a time. I can keep an eye on it and when you get low I’ll bring you a fresh cold one.”
The man says, “You don’t understand. I have two brothers, one in Australia and one in the States. We made a vow to each other that every Saturday night we’d still drink together. So right now, my brothers have three Guinness Stouts too, and we’re drinking together.
The bartender thought that was a wonderful tradition. Every week the man came in and ordered three beers. Then one week he came in and ordered only two. He drank them and then ordered two more.
The bartender said to him, “I know what your tradition is, and I’d just like to say that I’m sorry that one of your brothers died.”
The man said, “Oh, me brothers are fine—-I just quit drinking.”
“Nothing truly stops you. Nothing truly holds you back. For your own will is always within your control. Sickness may challenge your body. But are you merely your body? Lameness may impede your legs. But you are not merely your legs. Your will is bigger than your legs. Your will needn’t be affected by an incident unless you let it.”
Stay well, do good work, and have fun.
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