July 31, 2018
There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
I am finding that the toughest part of my being homebound fulfilling my caregiver responsibilities is my inability to spend time with friends. I also miss my other activities but what I am doing is worth it, my wife and I have never been closer.
My reality has resulted in my realizing how much I appreciate the people who have given me so much pleasure over the years via their friendship. I miss what I had but am grateful to have had it. I think I may have shared the following piece with you before but it is so on target I want to do it again.
Charles Schulz Philosophy
The following is the philosophy of Charles Schulz, the creator of the “Peanuts” comic strip. You don’t have to actually answer the questions. Just read the e-mail straight through, and you’ll get the point.
- Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
- Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
- Name the last five winners of the Miss America.
- Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
- Name the last half dozen Academy Award winner for best actor and actress.
- Name the last decade’s worth of World Series winners.
How did you do?
The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday. These are no second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields. But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.
Here’s another quiz. See how you do on this one:
- List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
- Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
- Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
- Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.
- Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.
The lesson: The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones that care.
“Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.”
A teen-aged boy with spiked hair, nose ring and baggy clothes was overheard telling a friend, “I don’t really like to dress like this, but it keeps my parents from dragging me everywhere with them.”
I went to the museum where they had all the heads and arms from the statues that are in all the other museums.
My Parents had not been out together in quite some time. One Saturday, as Mom was finishing the dinner dishes, my father stepped up behind her. “Would you like to go out, girl?” he asked.
Not even turning around, my mother quickly replied, “Oh, yes, I’d love to!”
They had a wonderful evening, and it wasn’t until the end of the evening that Dad finally confessed that his question had actually been directed to the family dog, laying near Mom’s feet on the kitchen floor.
I argue very well. Ask any of my remaining friends. I can win an argument on any topic, against any opponent. People know this, and steer clear of me at parties. Often, as a sign of their great respect, they don’t even invite me.
A man in a hurry taking his 8-year-old son to school, made a turn at a red light where it was prohibited.
“Uh-oh, I think I just made an illegal turn!” the man said.
“It’s okay, Dad” the boy said. “The police car right behind us did the same thing.”
Don’t judge your wife too harshly for her weaknesses. If she didn’t have them chances are she would have never married you.
A mother was worried that her three-year-old son was unusually precocious and took him to a psychiatrist.
“Right,” said the shrink, “We’ll just try a few simple tests.” To the boy, he said “Say a few words – anything that comes into your mind.”
The boy turned to his mother and asked, “Does he want logically constructed sentences or just a few random and purely isolated words?”
You have to dance like nobody’s watching, and love like it’s never going to hurt.
Apple Computer announced today that it has developed a computer chip that can store and play music in women’s breast implants. The I-Breast will cost $499 to $599 depending on size. This is considered to be a major breakthrough because women are always complaining about men staring at their breasts and not listening to them.
Who says nothing is impossible. I’ve been doing nothing for years.
Finkelman just arrives in America and needs a job and has no qualms about inventing the necessary qualifications. He reasons that once he finds work, he will impress the boss so much that everything will be forgiven. After a successful initial interview with the Encyclopedia of American History, he is called back to meet the sales manager.
“You say you have experience selling books?”
“Lots of it,” replies Finkelman.
“And you have a Master’s in American history from the University of Michigan?”
“Correct,” replies Finkelman. “History is my field of study.”
“Well then,” says the sales manager, “As soon as I can complete this form, we can get you started in our firm.”
While the sales manager is making a few notations, Finkelman, obviously pleased with himself, begins to whistle. Looking around the room, he notices pictures of Washington and Lincoln on the walls. Pointing to the portraits, he turns to the sales manager and says, “Fine looking men. Your partners?”
Good friends help you to find important things when you have lost them… your smile, your hope, and your courage.
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