We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves, otherwise we harden.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I wish more of us realized that it is never over until it is over. I worry about many of the people I know around my age who seem to just stop living. I know somedays are harder for me than others to get started to do what I want to do that day but I know there is plenty for me if I just get moving.
I find that every day provides an opportunity to find enjoyment if we just take advantage of what is there for us, I find that no matter how old we are there is always an opportunity to do something new or at least to do something we would like to do.
So my friends I hope you will see each day as giving you the opportunity for renewal versus one filled with resignation. Just don’t give up, there are plenty of days left, don’t waste them.
Want to begin again? If you do read the following.
By Bill Greerl
One of the best things we can do in our lives is this: Begin again. Begin to see yourself as you were. When you were the happiest and strongest you’ve ever been. Begin to remember what worked for you (and what worked against you), And try to capture the magic again.
Begin to remember how natural it was when you were a child — To live a lifetime each day. Begin to forget the baggage you have carried with you for years: The problems that don’t matter anymore, The tears that cried themselves away, And the worries that are going to wash away on the shore of tomorrow’s new beginnings.
Tomorrow tells us it will be here every new day of our lives; And if we will be wise, we will turn away from the problems of the past and give the future — and ourselves — a chance to become the best of friends.
Sometimes all it takes is a wish in the heart to let yourself begin again.
Begin today. Declare out loud to the universe that you are willing to let go of struggle and eager to learn through joy.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
In the mountain backwoods you don’t see too many people hang-gliding. Ol’ Zeek decided to save up and get a hang-glider. He took it to the highest mountain, and after struggling to the top, got ready to take flight. He took off running and reached the edge—into the wind he went!
Meanwhile, Maw & Paw Abner were sittin’ on the porch swing, talkin ’bout the good ol’ days, when maw spotted the biggest bird she had ever seen.
“Look at the size of that bird, Paw!” she exclaimed.
Paw stood up, “Git my gun, Maw.”
Maw ran into the house and brought out his pump action shotgun. He took careful aim. BANG…BANG…BANG…BANG! The monster-size bird continued to sail silently over the tree tops.
“I think ya missed him, Paw,” she said.
“Yeah,” he replied, “but at least he let go of ol’ Zeek!”
LIFE MAY NOT BE THE PARTY WE HOPED FOR,
BUT WHILE WE ARE HERE WE MIGHT AS WELL DANCE.
“This is your captain speaking. On behalf of my crew I’d like to welcome you aboard Air France flight 602 from New York to Paris. We are currently flying at a height of 35,000 feet midway across the Atlantic.
“If you look out of the windows on the starboard side of the aircraft, you will observe that both the starboard engines are on fire.
“If you look out of the windows on the port side, you will observe that the port wing has fallen off.
“If you look down towards the Atlantic ocean, you will see a little yellow life raft with three people in it waving at you.
“That’s me, the copilot, and one of the air stewardesses. This is a recording.”
“I’m going to stop putting things off, starting tomorrow!”
A guy is sitting at home when he hears a knock at the door. He opens the door and sees a snail on the porch. He picks up the snail and throws it as far as he can. Three years later, there’s a knock on the door. He opens it and sees the same snail. The snail says ‘What the hell was that all about?”
After 12 years of therapy my psychiatrist said something that brought tears to my eyes..
He said, “No hablo ingles.”
A guy meets a childhood pal. “What are you doing for yourself these days?”
“I’m a fireman,” his old friend replies.
“Yeah? My 15-year-old kid wants to be a fireman,” says the guy.
“Well,” says his friend, “if you want some good advice, you’ve got to install a pole in your house that will go to the basement so your kid can practice, because the hardest thing for a fireman is to jump off into space and catch that pole in the middle of the night.”
Ten years later, the two guys happen to meet again.
“Well, did your son become a fireman?”
“No,” moans the guy, “but my daughter is a stripper.”
Two old ladies are in a restaurant. One complains, “You know, the food here is just terrible.” The other shakes her head and adds, “And such small portions.”
A guy tells his psychiatrist: ‘It was terrible. I was away on business, and I wired my wife that I’d be back a day early. I rushed home from the airport and found her in bed with my best friend. I don’t get it. How could she do this to me?”
“Well,” says the psychiatrist. “Maybe she didn’t get your telegram.”
Kids today don’t know how easy they have it. When I was young, I had to walk 9 feet through shag carpeting to change the TV channel.
Down in Louisiana, Reverend Boudreaux was the part-time pastor of the local Cajun Baptist Church and Pastor Thibodaux was the minister of the Covenant Church across the road. They were both standing by the road pounding a sign into the ground that read:
‘Da End is Near
Turn Yo Self ‘Roun Now
Afore It Be Too Late!’
As a car sped past them, the driver leaned out his window and yelled,
From the curve they heard screeching tires, followed by a big splash…
Boudreaux turns to Thibodaux and asks, ‘Do ya think maybe da sign should jus say…’Bridge Out’ ?
I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.
Stay well, do good work, and have fun.
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