Each of us feels that we are just a drop in the ocean, but the ocean would be less without that missing drop.
As you know my hobby for the last few years has been collecting friends. I have been lucky enough to have made friends with some really special people. These folks are interesting, most are pretty smart and all are people you would like to have around. Some of the traits I enjoy most is their willingness to share and do what they can to make life better for others. Some are young; some are old, although few are as old as I am, and almost all are fun to be around.
As I listened last week to the turmoil and animosity that is way to prevalent these days I stumbled on the solution to all our problems, all we have to do is behave like my friend Laura. She is the kindest, most caring and giving person I have ever met. She is like the unsinkable Molly Brown, she never seems to let adversity, and she has experienced a lot of it, get her down.
She is an effective leader because of her warmth and good heart. Yep, the world be a better place if we all behaved as she does. She has been a blessing in my life as I get to watch her do her magic on a regular basis. Here is a short story that might have been written by my friend Laura.
Help Us to Remember– Anonymous
Help us to remember that the jerk who cut us off in traffic last night is a single mother who worked nine hours that day and who is rushing home to cook dinner and help with homework, to do the laundry and spend a few precious moments with her children.
Help us to remember that the pierced, tattooed, disinterested young man who takes forever at the checkout stand, is a worried 19-year-old college student, who is balancing his apprehension over final exams with his fear of not getting his student loans for next semester.
Remind us that the scary looking bum, begging for money in the same spot every day (who really ought to get a job!) is a slave to addictions that we can only imagine in our worst nightmares.
Help us to remember that the old couple walking annoyingly slow through the store aisles and blocking our shopping progress are savoring this moment, knowing that, based on the biopsy report she got back last week, this will be the last year that they go shopping together.
Let us be slow to judge and quick to forgive. Let us show patience, empathy and love.
Open our hearts not to just those who are close to us, but to all humanity.
Remind us each day that of all the gifts you give us, the greatest gift is love.
As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Henny Youngman the king of the one-liners said:
a.. A doctor gave a man six months to live. The man couldn’t pay his bill, so he gave him another six months.
b.. The patient says “Doctor, it hurts when I do this.” “Then don’t do that!”
c.. The doctor says to the patient, “Take your clothes off and stick your tongue out the window”. “What will that do” asks the patient. The doctor says “I’m mad at my neighbor!”
d.. A doctor has a stethoscope up to a man’s chest. The man asks “Doc, how do I stand?” The doctor says “That’s what puzzles me!”
e.. “Doctor, my leg hurts. What can I do?” The doctor says “Limp!”
f.. Doctor says to a man “You’re pregnant!” The man says “How does a man get pregnant?” The doctor says “The usual way, a little wine, a little dinner….”
g.. “Doctor, I have a ringing in my ears.” “Don’t answer!”
h.. Nurse: “Doctor, the man you just gave a clean bill of health to dropped dead right as he was leaving the office”. Doctor: “Turn him around, make it look like he was walking in.”
When a man opens a car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife.
I am a very nervous flyer. During a trip from California to Indiana, it didn’t help that my connecting flight from Denver was delayed twice because of mechanical problems. Then, after we were aloft, I noticed the lights began flickering.
I mentioned this to a flight attendant. “I’ll take care of it,” she said. Moments later the lights went out. Clearly she had solved the problem by turning off all the lights.
A passenger across the aisle who had been watching me leaned over and said, “Whatever you do, please don’t ask about the engines.”
Always aim for achievement and forget about success.
Subject: THE THREE GOSPEL TRUTHS
1) Jews do not recognize Jesus Christ as the Messiah.
2) Protestants do not recognize the Pope as the leader of the Christian faith.
3) Baptists do not recognize each other at Hooters.
Have you noticed how toothaches always start on Friday night right before the weekend when the Dental Office will be closed.
TEACHER: George, go to the map and find North America.
GEORGE: Here it is!
TEACHER: Correct. Now class, who discovered America?
When your pet bird sees you reading the newspaper, does he wonder why you’re just sitting there, staring at carpeting?
A young man, while bringing flowers to a cemetery, noticed an old Chinese man placing a bowl of rice on a nearby grave. The young man walked up to the Chinese man and asked, “When do you expect your friend to come up and eat the rice?” The old Chinese man replied with a smile, “Same time your friend comes up to smell the flowers.”
I want to love you without clutching, appreciate you without judging, join you without invading, invite you without demanding, leave you without guilt, criticize you without blaming, and help you without insulting. If I can have the same from you, then we can truly meet and enrich each other.
Stay well, do good work, and have fun.
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