January 18, 2018
“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.”
I had calls from two friends yesterday hoping I would be able to meet with them this morning, unfortunately I can’t make it as I need to do some things here at home. My gym coach also inquired about how I was doing with having limited my activity, she expressed concern that I don’t become a recluse. I told her not to worry that when the weather turns I am sure I will be more active.
I also let her know that I am glad to be able to help my wife deal with her health problems. She has given me so much over the years that a chance to do more for her is a blessing, we have never been closer. I am surprised that I am learning to be OK with a one-day-at-time lifestyle. Of course, I still get to visit with you most days via the Daily and that too is a blessing.
Here is a list of positive thoughts that I saved years ago, they are worth revisiting once in a while.
BEAUTIFUL WORDS TO LIVE BY
- Anger is a condition in which the tongue works faster than the mind.
- You can’t change the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying over the future.
- Love ……and you shall be loved.
- All people smile in the same language.
- A hug is a great gift. One size fits all. It can be given for any occasion and it’s easy to exchange.
- Everyone needs to be loved…especially when they do not deserve it.
- Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it.
- It’s important for parents to live the same things they teach.
- If you fill your heart with regrets of yesterday and the worries of tomorrow, you have no today to be thankful for.
- Happy memories never wear out…. relive them as often as you want.
- The choice you make today will usually affect tomorrow.
- Take time to laugh for it is the music of the soul.
- If anyone speaks badly of you, live so none will believe it.
- Love is strengthened by working through conflicts together.
- Harsh words break no bones but they do break hearts.
- We take for granted the things that we should be giving thanks for.
- You are richer today if you have laughed, given or forgiven.
Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
William Arthur Ward
You know what happens when you play country music backwards?
You quit drinking, you get your wife back, you’re rehired and your lost dog comes home.
One morning as Professor Jones was leaving for the university his wife told her absent-minded husband, “Don’t forget we are moving today. If you come to this house this afternoon it will be empty.”
Predictably he didn’t remember until he found the house vacated that afternoon. He mumbled to himself, “And where was it we were moving to?” He went out in front of the house and asked a little girl, “Did you see a moving van here today, little girl?”
“Yes,” she replied.
“Would you know which way it went?”
She looked up at him and said, “Yes, Daddy, I’ll show you.”
“Dogs have owners — Cats have staff.”
Years ago I worked on the UNIVAC I & II which were the follow-on to the Eniac based on the same technology. Here is what Popular Mechanics reported in March 1949 “Where a calculator on the ENIAC is equipped with 18,000 vacuum tubes and weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1,000 vacuums tubes and perhaps weigh 1.5 tons.” Today there is more power in my cell phone.
A truly wise man never plays leapfrog with a unicorn.
A teacher asked one of the boys in her class, “Can people predict the future with cards?”
His response was, “My mother can.”
The teacher replied, “Really?”
The young boy was quick to explain, “Yes, she takes one look at my report card and tells me what will happen when my father gets home.”
Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.
One day a guy on a vacation heard of an Indian with an amazing memory, so he decided to visit the Indian and see what the big deal was. He went to the Indian and asked him, “What did you eat for breakfast on July 2, 1961?”
The Indian replied, “Eggs.”
The same man came back 10 years later to see the Indian again. He greeted him by saying, “How.”
The Indian said, “Fried.”
Money isn’t everything, but it sure keeps the kids in touch.
Two inmates break out of their prison cells and are running across the yard when a guard in one of the towers spots them. Immediately, he sounds an alarm and all the searchlights in all the towers shine on the would-be escapees.
Caught in the light, one hisses to the other, “Don’t just stand there! Smile and start tap dancing!”
“Take time daily to reflect on how much you have. It may not be all that you want but remember someone somewhere is dreaming to have what you have.”
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