The trick is to enjoy life. Don’t wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead.
Marjorie Pay Hinckley
I am running behind today as I was yesterday. In fact I never got to the gym yesterday so in order not to be beaten by my exercise coach I must go this morning. Then it is another one of those days with an early doctor’s appointment followed by an early afternoon visit to the hospital where I will spend an hour or so in a recliner as they pump liquid iron into my blood stream.
Since I have to run I am going to share with you a piece I was sent some time ago. It is loaded with wisdom. If I sent it to you before a refresher is always good.
Words of wisdom: I’ve learned that ……
- I’ve learned that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them.
- I’ve learned that no matter how much I care, some people just don’t care back
- I’ve learned that it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it.
- I’ve learned that it’s not what you have in your life, but who you have in your life that counts.
- I’ve learned that you shouldn’t compare yourself to the best others can do, but to the best you can do.
- I’ve learned that it’s not what happens to people that’s important. It’s what they do about it.
- I’ve learned that it’s a lot easier to react than it is to think.
- I’ve learned that you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.
- I’ve learned that either you control your attitude or it controls you.
- I’ve learned that heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.
- I’ve learned that money is a lousy way of keeping score.
- I’ve learned that sometimes when I’m angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn’t give me the right to be cruel.
- I’ve learned that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you’ve had and what you’ve learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you’ve celebrated.
- I’ve learned that no matter how good a friend someone is, they’re going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.
- I’ve learned that it isn’t always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.
- I’ve learned that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.
- I’ve learned that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.
- I’ve learned that no matter the consequences, those who are honest with themselves, get farther in life.
- I’ve learned that credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.
- I’ve learned that it’s hard to determine where to draw the line between being nice and not hurting people’s feelings and standing up for what you believe.
Let life be an adventure. Live your life to the fullest, unfettered by fear of the ghosts and goblins of what might occur. Calamity and death happen as well to those who hide from life as to those who squeeze every drop of zest from it.
Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Teacher: Desmond, your composition on “My Dog” is exactly the same as your brother’s. Did you copy his?
Desmond: No, teacher, it’s the same dog!
WALLS: Complete set of drawing paper for kids that comes with every room.
He had been experiencing chronic problems with back pain, so he visited his doctor.
The good doctor, after giving him a thorough examination, said grimly, “I am sorry to have to say this, but if you want to get well again you would have to lose a foot.”
“What!” I exclaimed. “You mean my foot has to be amputated?”
“Oh, no, no!” replied the good doctor, vociferously. “I mean you have to lose a foot from around your waistline!”
A boy was watching his father, a pastor, write a sermon.” How do you know what to say?” he asked. “Why, God tells me”, the farther replied. “Oh, then why do you keep crossing things out?”
I have learned when I visited Florida that:
The best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance.
Hot water now comes out of both taps.
You can make sun tea instantly.
You learn that a seat belt buckle makes a pretty good branding iron.
You discover that in July it only takes 2 fingers to steer your car.
You actually burn your hand opening the car door.
Your biggest bicycle wreck fear is, “What if I get knocked out and end up lying on the pavement and cook to death?”
You realize that asphalt has a liquid state.
Farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying hard-boiled eggs.
The Sunday School Teacher asks, “Now, Johnny, tell me frankly, do you say prayers before eating?” “No sir,” little Johnny replies, “I don’t have to. My Mom is a good cook.”
Sam and Gilda Shapiro are having marriage problems. After counseling with their rabbi they decide to just end their union. After a most brief attempt to reconcile, the couple goes to court to finalize their break-up. The judge asks the husband, “What has brought you to the point that you are now at, where you are not able to keep this marriage together?”
The husband says, “In the six weeks we’ve been back together, we haven’t been able to agree on one thing.”
The wife interjects, “Seven weeks, your honor!”
The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application.
“I had the strangest dream last night,” a man was telling his psychiatrist. “I saw my mother, but when she turned around to look at me, I noticed that she had your face. And you can imagine, I found this very disturbing, and in fact I woke up immediately, and couldn’t get back to sleep. “I just lay there in bed waiting for morning to come, and then I got up, drank a Coke, and came right over here for my appointment. I thought maybe you could help me explain the meaning of this strange dream.”
The psychiatrist was silent for a full minute before responding: “A Coke? You call that a breakfast?”
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Henry David Thoreau
Stay well, do good work, and have fun.
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