Without the rain there will be no rainbow
I ventured out yesterday and discovered that lifting even a moderately heavy package to a counter created enough pain that a slight female cashier came and did it for me. They also had someone take my purchases to the parking lot and put them in my trunk. These days any vestige of masculinity has faded as I wind my way through each new day.
Today my need for a little socialization will take me to my Kiwanis Club followed by a blood draw for my cardiologist. Tomorrow I will have another blood draw this time for my hematologist who manages my anemia.
I really am ready to substitute other activities of a non-medical nature so Friday I am scheduled to attend a lecture and on Saturday I am joining my wife on a trip to Louisville, or at least I hope I will be. Writing you each day does perk me up some and as they say the show must go on.
As I have had time to reflect I recalled all the good times I have had and at the same time realized how many more I might of had if I hadn’t let the moments slip by. So as I move ahead I will savor the moments and enjoy living within them. Here is a poem that I will use as my guide. I don’t know who wrote it but I suspect he stays happy.
Enjoy your life.
The world is full of love and joy,
So apply every minute and enjoy.
Your life isn’t too short or long,
It’s enough to where you belong.
Don’t care about tomorrow,
As it may be a sorrow.
And don’t care about yesterday,
As it won’t be as today.
Forget about your regrets,
As it’s a leading symptom to upsets.
Be yourself and strong,
As you are not doing anything wrong.
Just listen to your heart,
Because it wouldn’t break you apart.
The truth never lies,
As it’s a deserving prize.
Your life is in your hands,
To impress all your fans.
Live long and true,
As you will see a new you.
Do what you need to do and enjoy life as it happens.
A man walked up to a farmer as he came out of a voting booth, “I’m from the FBI.”
“What seems to be the trouble?”
“We happen to know that you accepted a bribe and sold your vote.”
“That’s not true. I voted for the candidate because I like him.”
“Well, that’s where we’ve got you. We have concrete evidence you accepted $50 from him.”
“Well, it’s plain common sense. If someone gives you $50, you’re going to like him.”
“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”
T S. Eliot
Keith called his golfing partner to withdraw from their Tuesday night golf league. His partner inquired why after many years would he resign.
“My wife and I are taking Russian lessons. The only available evening for both of us is Tuesday,” Keith told him.
“Does this have anything to do with the little Russian baby you both have just adopted?” replied his partner.
“Yes it most certainly does,” Keith replied, “We want to do everything right for this child and afford it every opportunity. So we’re learning to speak Russian so when the child starts to talk we will understand what it says.”
“The optimist sees the doughnut, the pessimist sees the hole.”
The passenger noticed by the license that his cab driver’s name was Winston Churchill. Trying to make conversation, he said, “I see your name is Winston Churchill.”
The driver simply said, “Yep. That’s my moniker.”
The passenger, not willing to give up yet on some banter said, “That’s a pretty famous name.”
The driver responded with: “As well it should be too. I’ve a-been driving a cab here for over forty years.”
People say New Yorkers can’t get along. Not true. I saw two complete strangers sharing a cab. One guy took the tires and the radio; the other guy took the engine.
There was a man who had worked all of his life and had saved all of his money. He was a real miser when it came to his money. He loved money more than just about anything, and just before he died, he said to his wife, “Now listen, when I die, I want you to take all my money and place it in the casket with me. I wanna take my money to the afterlife.”
So he got his wife to promise him with all her heart that when he died, she would put all the money in the casket with him.
Well, one day he died. He was stretched out in the casket, the wife was sitting there in black next to her closest friend. When they finished the ceremony, just before the undertakers got ready to close the casket, the wife said “Wait just a minute!” She had a shoe box with her, she came over with the box and placed it in the casket.
Then the undertakers locked the casket down and rolled it away. Her friend said, “I hope you weren’t crazy enough to put all that money in the casket.”
She said, “Yes, I promised. I’m a good Christian, I can’t lie. I promised him that I was going to put that money in that casket with him.”
“You mean to tell me you put every cent of his money in the casket with him?”
“I sure did,” said the wife. “I got it all together, put it into my account and I wrote him a check.”
Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.
Stay well, do good work, and have fun.
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