June 7, 2018
“‘Someday’ is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you.”
I was thinking the other day about an old friend I worked with in Minneapolis in the sixties. He was the ultimate planner, meticulous in everything he did. When we worked together he was a few years away from retirement.
I had never met anyone more prepared than Harry. He knew where he was going and what he was going to do. He purchased the things that would make life for him and his wife everything they ever dreamed about. And then he died, he never had a chance to live the life he always dreamed about.
Far too many of us dream about the valley on the other side of the mountain that we never climb. We will never find all that life offers if we wait to start really living. The truly happy folks are those that never wait to become what they can be.
Dance Like No One’s Watching
by Crystal Boyd
We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married, have a baby, then another. Then we’re frustrated that the kids aren’t old enough and we’ll be more content when they are. After that, we’re frustrated that we have teenagers to deal with. We’ll certainly be happy when they’re out of that stage.
We tell ourselves that our life will be complete when our spouse gets his or her act together, when we get a nicer car, are able to go on a nice vacation, when we retire. The truth is, there’s no better time to be happy than right now. If not now, when? Your life will always be filled with challenges. It’s best to admit this to yourself and decide to be happy anyway.
One of my favorite quotes comes from Alfred D. Souza. He said, “For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin – real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, or a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.”
This perspective has helped me to see that there is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way. So, treasure every moment that you have and treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time with…and remember that time waits for no one.
So, stop waiting until you finish school, until you go back to school, until you lose ten pounds, until you gain ten pounds, until you have kids, until your kids leave the house, until you start work, until you retire, until you get married, until you get divorced, until Friday night, until Sunday morning, until you get a new car or home, until your car or home is paid off, until spring, until summer, until fall, until winter, until you’re off welfare, until the first or fifteenth, until your song comes on, until you’ve had a drink, until you’ve sobered up, until you die, until you’re born again to decide that there is no better time than right now to be happy.
Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.
Irwin was just coming out of anesthesia after a series of tests in the hospital, and his wife, Golda, was sitting at his bedside. His eyes fluttered open, and he murmured, “You’re beautiful.”
Flattered, Golda continued my vigil while he drifted back to sleep. Later he woke up and said, “You’re cute.”
“What happened to ‘beautiful’?” Golda asked Irwin.
“The drugs are wearing off,” he replied.
Vanity Plates seen on a Mercedes Benz in California . . .WAS HIS
A man walked into a lawyer’s office and inquired about the lawyer’s rates.
“$50.00 for three questions”, replied the lawyer.
“Isn’t that awfully steep?” asked the man.
“Yes,” the lawyer replied, “and what was your third question?”
Being a husband is like any other job . . . It helps a lot if you like the boss.
A big shot business man had to spend a couple of days in the hospital. He was a royal pain to the nurses because he bossed them around just like he did his employees.
None of the hospital staff wanted to have anything to do with him. The head nurse was the only one who could stand up to him. She came into his room and announced, “I have to take your temperature.” After complaining for several minutes, he finally settled down, crossed his arms and opened his mouth.
“No, I’m sorry, the nurse stated, “but for this reading, I cannot use an oral thermometer.” This started another round of complaining, but eventually he rolled over and bared his rear end. After feeling the nurse insert the thermometer, he heard her announce, “I have to get something. Now you stay JUST LIKE THAT until I get back!”
She leaves the door to his room open on her way out. He curses under his breath as he hears people walking past his door laughing. After almost an hour, the man’s doctor comes into the room.
“What’s going on here?” asked the doctor.
Angrily, the man answers, “What’s the matter, Doc? Haven’t you ever seen someone having their temperature taken?”
After a pause, the doctor confesses, “Well, no. I guess I haven’t. Not with a daffodil, anyway.”
Middle age is having a choice of two temptations and choosing the one that will get you home earlier.
When her husband was on his death bed, and he told her that he had three envelopes in his desk drawer that would “take care” of all of the arrangements. Well, he died shortly thereafter, so the wife opened the drawer and there were 3 envelopes just like he said.
One the first envelope it said “for the casket”. There was $5,000.00 in the envelope, so she bought him a very nice casket.
The second envelope said “for the expenses” and had $4,000.00 in it so she paid all the bills from the funeral. The third envelope said “for the stone” and had $3,000.00 in it. She then held her hand out to her friends and said, “Isn’t it Beautiful!!!”
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
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