Find the seed at the bottom of your heart and bring forth a flower.
I have learned that this living one day at a time is really pretty good. I get up expecting the day to be a good one and it usually is and I end each day grateful that I made it through another one.
Today I am off to my morning workout and then on to spend some time with my Audiologist, a person I always enjoy and not just because she helps me hear well. And then this afternoon I will visit my primary care physician a doctor who has helped me through the last three or four decades, we just need to do some routine stuff to make sure I keep functioning at a reasonable good level.
So today will be another interesting and good day that will also allow me time to enjoy what I so often missed in the past. I hope you have a good one too.
Here is a poem that extols the virtue of the bright side, I hope you like it.
A Time To Believe
by B.J. Morbitzer
To believe is to know that
every day is a new beginning.
Is to trust that miracles happen,
and dreams really do come true.
To believe is to see angels
dancing among the clouds,
To know the wonder of a stardust sky
and the wisdom of the man in the moon.
To believe is to know the value of a nurturing heart,
The innocence of a child’s eyes
and the beauty of an aging hand,
for it is through their teachings we learn to love.
To believe is to find the strength
and courage that lies within us
When it’s time to pick up
the pieces and begin again.
To believe is to know
we are not alone,
That life is a gift
and this is our time to cherish it.
To believe is to know
that wonderful surprises are just
waiting to happen,
And all our hopes and dreams are within reach.
If only we believe.
Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.
- I believe that if anything is worth doing, it would have been done already.
- I shall never move quickly, except to avoid more work or to find excuses.
- I will never rush into a job without a lifetime of consideration.
- I shall meet all of my deadlines directly in proportion to the amount of bodily injury I could expect to receive from missing them.
- I firmly believe that tomorrow holds the possibility for new technologies, astounding discoveries, and a reprieve from my obligations.
- I truly believe that all deadlines are unreasonable regardless of the amount of time given.
- I shall never forget that the probability of a miracle, though infinitesimally small, is never exactly zero.
- If at first I don’t succeed, there is always next year.
- I shall always decide not to decide, unless of course I decide to change my mind.
- I shall always begin, start, initiate, take the first step, and/or write the first word, when I get around to it.
If the shortest distance between two points is a line, why does waiting in one take so long?
A man took his wife, who had no interest in football, to the opening game at the local university. The more dominant opponents battered the home team all over the field. At one point, the referee blew his whistle; the call was unnecessary roughness.
“You mean to tell me,” the woman said to her husband, “That all that roughness up until now has been NECESSARY?”
Then she said: “My Husband and I Married for Better or Worse He Couldn’t Do Better and I Couldn’t Do Worse”
A wealthy merchant of 84 married a 25-year-old fashion model. They had a wonderful honeymoon in Aruba but, unfortunately, he suffered a coronary and was hospitalized. When his young wife came to see him, the old man said, “Sweetheart, your future has been taken care of regardless of what happens to me. You will have an income of $250,000 a year, my home in Palm Springs, my ranch in Texas, my Mercedes. You’ll never need to worry about money.”
“Oh, sweetheart, please don’t talk that way,” his young wife exclaimed.
“You’ve been so good to me already. If you go, I’ll be devastated. Oh, there must be something I can do to help you. Please . . . tell me what I can do?”
“Well,” the old man gasped, “you can quit standing on the inlet tube to my oxygen supply for starters.”
“It is indeed ironic that we spend our school days yearning to graduate and our remaining days waxing nostalgic about our school days.”
The coed came running in tears to her father. “Dad, you gave me some terrible financial advice!” she cried.
“I did? What did I tell you?” said the dad.
“You told me to put my money in that big bank, and now that big bank is in trouble.”
“What are you talking about? That’s one of the largest banks in the world,” he said. “Surely there must be some mistake.”
“I don’t think so,” she sniffed. “They just returned one of my checks with a note saying, ‘Insufficient Funds’.”
“We can go through our whole lives worrying about our future happiness, and totally miss where true peace lives- right here, right now.”
Stay well, do good work, and have fun.
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