May 10, 2018
“Bring sunshine into the place you enter.”
The good news yesterday was that I got out of the house and visited a friend. The bad news was that my friend is my dentist and told me that my impacted tooth must be removed by an oral surgeon as soon as the antibiotics clear up the infection. The only good thing about that procedure is that it will make most other things in my life seem so much better. At least it will be a few days before they can do it.
I plan on doing what I do best until I recover, that is lunching with a few friends and visiting with you most mornings. I thought this was a good time to breakout one of my favorite things to do lists, so here goes.
- To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
- To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.
- To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
- To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
- To think only the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.
- To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
- To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
- To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
- To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
- To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear; and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
- To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words, but in great deeds.
- To live in the faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you.
Let us be of good cheer, however, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come.
James Russell Lowell
Molly was dying and on her deathbed, she gave final instructions to her husband David. “David, you’ve been so good to me all these years. I know you never even thought about another woman. But now that I’m going, I want you to marry again as soon as is possible and I want you to give your new wife all my expensive clothes.”
“I can’t do that, my darling,” David said. “You’re a size 16 and she’s only a 10.”
Leadership is doing what is right when no one is watching.
George Van Valkenburg
While walking through a parking lot, I tripped and fell flat on my face. As I was lying there, a woman stopped her car and called out, “Are you hurt?”
“No, I’m fine,” I said, touched by her concern.
“Oh, good,” she continued. “So will you be vacating your parking space now?”
It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.
If you upset your wife, she nags you…..
If you upset her even more, you get the silent treatment.
Don’t you think it’s worth the extra effort?
If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.
A little girl from Minneapolis came home from Sunday school with a frown on her face. “I’m not going back there anymore,” she announced with finality. “I don’t like the Bible they keep teaching us.”
“Why not?” asked her astonished mother.
“Because,” said the little girl, “that Bible is always talking about St. Paul, and it never once mentions Minneapolis.”
If the rich could hire other people to die for them, the poor could make a wonderful living.
Two women were discussing marriage, and one said, “We’ve been married twenty-five years, and every night my husband has complained about the food. Not one night without complaining about the food.”
The other woman said, “That’s awful. Doesn’t it bother you?”
The first one said, “Why should I object if he doesn’t like his own cooking?”
“We have a mission to others–to add to their cheer. This we cannot do unless we have first learned the lesson of cheerfulness ourselves.”
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