The best moments of my life are the moments, that I spent along with you.
I have had the good fortune lately to meet or connect with a few people as a result of their being readers of the Daily. While I consider all our readers friends or at least potential friends, it is a special treat when someone contacts me and then we meet for breakfast or coffee for the first time. So if you are in my city and have some time to spare let me know and let’s see what we might do. As I have mentioned before my hobby is collecting friends and I would love for you to be one.
I expect every day to be great and it is a real treat when they include spending time with a friend over coffee or a meal. Too many of us let our days sour, often because we have not embraced the rewards that come from connecting with friends. In my case I am always grateful when someone is willing to share some of their time catching me up on what is going on in their world.
I want to share with you this morning a piece written by someone who makes everyday a great day.
The Best Day Of My Life
Gregory M Lousignont
Today, when I awoke, I suddenly realized that this is the best day of my life, ever! There were times when I wondered if I would make it to today; but I did! And because I did I’m going to celebrate!
Today, I’m going to celebrate what an unbelievable life I have had so far: the accomplishments, the many blessings, and, yes, even the hardships because they have served to make me stronger.
I will go through this day with my head held high, and a happy heart. I will marvel at God’s seemingly simple gifts: the morning dew, the sun, the clouds, the trees, the flowers, the birds. Today, none of these miraculous creations will escape my notice.
Today, I will share my excitement for life with other people. I’ll make someone smile. I’ll go out of my way to perform an unexpected act of kindness for someone I don’t even know.
Today, I’ll give a sincere compliment to someone who seems down. I’ll tell a child how special he is, and I’ll tell someone I love just how deeply I care for her and how much she means to me.
Today is the day I quit worrying about what I don’t have and start being grateful for all the wonderful things God has already given me.
I’ll remember that to worry is just a waste of time because my faith in God and his Divine Plan ensures everything will be just fine.
And tonight, before I go to bed, I’ll go outside and raise my eyes to the heavens. I will stand in awe at the beauty of the stars and the moon, and I will praise God for these magnificent treasures.
As the day ends and I lay my head down on my pillow, I will thank the Almighty for the best day of my life. And I will sleep the sleep of a contented child, excited with expectation because know tomorrow is going to be the best day of my life, ever!
If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?
George, a career Army officer I once met, was jumpmaster for his unit and was taking up a few novices for a drop. The flight was pretty rough, and, after a while, George called off the jump because of high winds. As the plane headed back to base, and the pilot pulled off an unusually smooth landing, two of the neophytes got airsick.
“How come you could take that rough flight, but you couldn’t handle the smooth landing?” asked George.
“Well, Sir,” one trainee explained, “we’ve always jumped out of planes. We’ve never actually landed before.”
Something popped into my mind and left right away. Maybe it was lonely.
After a long, dry sermon, the minister announced that he wished to meet with the church board following the close of the service.
The first man to arrive and greet the minister was a total stranger. “You misunderstood my announcement. This is a meeting of the board members,” explained the minister.
“I know,” said the man, “but if there is anyone here more bored than I am, then I’d like to meet him.”
A pedestrian hit me and went under my car.
A little old lady gets onto a crowded bus and stands in front of a seated young girl. Holding her hand to her chest, she says to the girl, “If you knew what I have, you would give me your seat.”
The girl gets up and gives up her the seat to the old lady. It is hot. The girl then takes out a fan and starts fanning herself.
The woman looks up and says, “If you knew what I have, you would give me that fan.”
The girl gives her the fan, too. Fifteen minutes later the woman gets up and says to the bus driver, “Stop, I want to get off here.”
The bus driver tells her he has to drop her at the next corner, not in the middle of the block. With her hand across her chest, she tells the driver, “If you knew what I have, you would let me off the bus right here.”
The bus driver pulls over and opens the door to let her out. As she’s walking out of the bus, he asks, “Madam, what is it you have?”
The old woman looks at him and nonchalantly replies, “Chutzpah.”
A fool and his money rarely get together to start with.
A Psychology professor was giving a lecture on Bi-Polar Disorder.
“Let us establish some parameters,” said the professor. “Now then, Bennett, what is the opposite of joy?”
“Sadness,” replied Bennett.
“And the opposite of depression, Ms. Buston?”
“Elation and joy, sir.”
“And you Morris, how about the opposite of woe?”
“I believe that would be giddy up, sir.”
My tire was thumping….I thought it was flat….when I looked at the tire….I found your cat… Sorry!
Charlie, a new retiree greeter at Wal-Mart, just could not get to work on time. Every day he was 5, 10, 15 minutes late. But he was a good worker, really tidy, clean shaven, sharp-minded, and a credit to the company. He was clearly demonstrating the benefit of Wal-Mart’s “Older persons are Friendly” policy.
One day the boss called him into his office for a talk. “Charlie, I have to tell you, I like your work ethic, you do a bang up job, but your being late so often is quite bothersome.”
“Yes, I know boss, and I am working on it,” Charlie said.
“Well good, you’re a team player. That’s what I like to hear. It’s odd, though, your coming in late. I know you’re retired from the Navy. What did they say if you came in late there?”
“They usually said, `Good morning, Admiral. Can I get you a cup of coffee, sir?'”
The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.
Stay well, do good work, and have fun.
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