April 25, 2017
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
I hope you have decided to let yourself be happy once in a while. It seems like a lot of folks these days have outgrown their ability to just let go and have fun. I can think of nothing much worse than trying to hold up the coffin lid while hollering “wait I am not ready to go yet since I haven’t yet kicked up my heels”.
I know I have had a lot of fun in the past, some of which was a little off the wall and some that I wished I had avoided but I don’t regret the fact that I was willing to be a little silly without worrying what others might think. Life is serious enough as it is and a trip to the fun house once in a while can make it a lot more pleasurable.
Here is an article written by Emily Myrick a long time ago that shared how she decided that enough was enough.
LET YOURSELF GO
The other day my friend told me to let go…. he told me not to be so worried about what I’m doing, or what I look like, but to just let myself go once in a while. This really got me thinking. Maybe I should let go. Maybe I should do something crazy, just so I can say I did. I’ve got many long years ahead of me, and plenty of time to live a fun and happy life.
Sometimes, an opportunity only knocks at the door once, and if you don’t answer it at that particular moment, then you’ll never get another chance. Life is tough, and most of the time we spend our days wondering why things go the way they do.
After thinking for awhile I’m finally realizing that maybe thinking about this so much, is wasting the time in which we could be going out and making the days go better. We’re wasting the time we have here on Earth. By attempting to figure out why life goes the way it does, we lose time when we could be having fun, and living our lives to the fullest.
We are only here for a short amount of time. An average of 70-100 years seems long, but it goes faster then we realize. It’s so incredibly important to live every day to its fullest potential. When you’re 87 years old and laying on your death bed, do you want to look back and think of things that you wished you had done?
I don’t know about you but I want to look back and remember all the times when I let myself go, and had fun. I want to remember the times when I actually let myself be open to try new things, and open the door to wonderful opportunities.
Life is only wonderful if you leave yourself open to be part of it. Think about it.
The key to change… is to let go of fear.
My son Earl is a construction foreman. One day he tumbled from a scaffold, managing to break his fall by grabbing on to parts of the scaffold on the way down. He received only minor scratches. Embarrassed by the fall, he climbed back up to continue working. Then he noticed his co-workers holding up hastily made signs reading, 9.6, 9.8, and 9.4.
The bride, upon her engagement, went to her mother and said, I’ve found a man just like father!”
Her mother replied, “So what do you want from me, sympathy?”
AUTO INSURANCE CLAIMS TESTAMONY
- “The accident happened because I had one eye on the truck in front, one eye on the pedestrian and the other on the car behind.”
- “I started to slow down but the traffic was more stationary than I thought.”
- Q: Could either driver have done anything to avoid the accident? A: Travelled by bus?
- The claimant had collided with a cow. The questions and answers on the claim form were – Q: What warning was given by you? A: Horn. Q: What warning was given by the other party? A: Moo.
- “On approach to the traffic lights the car in front suddenly broke.”
- “I didn’t think the speed limit applied after midnight”
- “Windshield broken. Cause unknown. Probably Voodoo.”
- “The car in front hit the pedestrian but he got up so I hit him again.”
- “I pulled away from the side of the road, glanced at my mother-in-law and headed over the embankment.”
- “The other car collided with mine without giving warning of its intention.”
- “I collided with a stationary truck coming the other way”
- “A truck backed through my windshield into my wife’s face”
- “A pedestrian hit me and went under my car.”
- “In an attempt to kill a fly, I drove into a telephone pole.”
- “I was on my way to the doctor with rear end trouble when my universal joint gave way causing me to have an accident.”
- “An invisible car came out of nowhere, struck my car and vanished.”
- “I was thrown from the car as it left the road. I was later found in a ditch by some stray cows.”
- “Coming home I drove into the wrong house and collided with a tree I don’t have.”
- “I thought my window was down, but I found it was up when I put my head through it.”
- “The guy was all over the road. I had to swerve a number of times before I hit him.”
- “My car was legally parked as it backed into another vehicle.”
- “I told the police that I was not injured, but on removing my hat found that I had a fractured skull.”
- “The indirect cause of the accident was a little guy in a small car with a big mouth.”
- “The telephone pole was approaching. I was attempting to swerve out of the way when I struck the front end.”
- “I had been learning to drive with power steering. I turned the wheel to what I thought was enough and found myself in a different direction going the opposite way.”
- “The pedestrian ran for the pavement, but I got him.”
- “The accident occurred when I was attempting to bring my car out of a skid by steering it into the other vehicle.”
Being like everyone else isn’t one of my strengths.
The local high school has a policy that the parents must call the school if a student is to be absent for the day. Alice decided to skip school and go to the mall with her friends. So, she waited until her parents had left for work and called the school herself.
“Hi, I’m calling to report that Alice is unable to make it to school today, because she is ill.”
The secretary at the high school answered, “I’m sorry to hear that. I’ll note her absence. Who is this calling, please?”
“This is my mother.”
OK, I’m weird! But I’m saving up to become eccentric.
A rookie pitcher was struggling at the mound, so the catcher walked up to have a talk with him.
“I’ve figured out your problem,” he told the young southpaw. “You always lose control at the same point in every game.”
“When is that?”
“Right after the National Anthem.”
It doesn’t matter if its a relationship, a lifestyle, or a job. If it doesn’t make you happy let it go.
Management is not responsible for duplicates from previous dailies. The editor is somewhat senile.
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