December 21, 2018
Peace on Earth will come to stay, When we live Christmas every day.
Helen Steiner Rice
It will be our Christmas Holiday in a few days my family has planned a busy schedule for us in the days ahead so I will shut down the Daily until next Wednesday. I hope that you will enjoy the time as much as I will.
As I was thinking about my world today with the falling markets, global strife and political polarization I was reminded of something I wrote ten years ago. In the spirit of Christmas I would like to share it with you again.
The next few days will be a good time to bask in the holiday spirit and be grateful for what we have, especially our friends and our families. Now is a time in our history that we risk falling into to the depths of despair due to the economic conditions and the challenges that life often lays upon us. Thankfully when we review what is important, our family, friends, the air we breathe, the things that are there for us to see and more, the picture brightens. It often is not easy to see what we have because of the challenges we face each day. But it is the overcoming of challenge that toughens and strengthens us and allows us to concentrate on what is really important.
What lies ahead will require almost all of us to review and plan for the differences that we will experience in the months and years to come. It is a good for most of us to reassess what is important and what really is not all that important. If we spend our time measuring losses based upon life as it once was instead of measuring what our life can be, we may miss the chance to find happiness.
Do you take for granted the little everyday things that provide you comfort? Do you have a priority list of what really is important and what makes you happy? If you do, good for you for those are the things we need to protect and nurture. The year coming up can mark a new beginning where we have the opportunity to set the stage for a life compatible with the times and one that has the potential to bring us true happiness.
Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we’re here for something else besides ourselves.
Bill once told me that his marriage was secure. “My wife would never file for divorce from me. She’d never do anything to make me that happy!”
For new fathers, or anyone thinking about becoming a father, you must learn these WORDS OF WISDOM:
- Don´t ask me, ask your mother.
- Close the door. Were you raised in a barn?
- Who said life was supposed to be fair.
- This will hurt me a lot more than it hurts you.
- You call that noise “music”?
- No, we´re not there yet.
- As long as you live under my roof, you´ll live by my rules.
- Because I said so. That´s why.
- Do what I say, not what I do.
- So you think you´re smart, do you?
- If I´ve told you once, I´ve told you a thousand times.
- You want something to do? I´ll give you something to do.
- I´m not just talking to hear my own voice!
- What do you think I am, a bank?
- I don´t care what other people are doing! I´m not everybody else´s father!
- Enough is enough!
- Don´t make me stop the car!
I’d like to go to an assertiveness training class. First I need to check with my wife.
Retirement Center Pickup Lines
“What’s a nice girl like you doing in a place like…where exactly are we again?”
“Yes, I’m 92… but I have the body of a 78-year-old.”
“Your beautiful blue eyes are like limpid sapphire pools. Your blue hair, too.”
“Hey babe, looking for a good time? How’s about coming home with me and…Z-Z-Z-Z-Z-Z-Z-Z-Z.”
“Sometimes it’s important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it’s essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow.”
In the Admitting office of our hospital, some patients were filling out forms, others were being interviewed and still others were being escorted to their rooms.
An elderly woman, obviously not sure of where she should be, hesitatingly entered my cubicle. She had completed the admitting forms and, upon my request, handed me her insurance cards. I typed the necessary information and then asked her the reason for her coming to the hospital.
“I’m here to just visit a friend,” she said, “but all this has taken so long, I’m not sure I have the time now!”
The only people who listen to both sides of an argument are the neighbors.
The officer pulled me over for speeding. I explained that I was rushing home to be with my wife on our first anniversary.
But rather than letting me off, he wrote out the ticket, handed it to me, and said, “Congratulations. The first year is paper, right?”
The only people to get even with are those who have helped you.
On my first day of school my parents dropped me off at the wrong nursery. There I was…surrounded by trees and bushes.
Let us remember that the Christmas heart is a giving heart, a wide open heart that thinks of others first.
George Matthew Adams
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