January 15, 2019
A smile is a great way to start off your day. Good Morning.
I have been invigorated by the many acts of kindness that I see around me these days. My elderly friends exhibit a high degree of compassion and understanding as they interact with their fellow residents. A caring server will read the evening menu items to those with limited sight and help them make choices.
We are not surrounded by the strident angry folks that seem to be so common these days. These are people who care for themselves and for those around them and we are lucky to know them. I just wish their kindness would infect everyone else in our nation.
Here are some things that I think are worthy of our attention.
Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.
To handle yourself, use your head, To handle others, use your heart.
Anger is one letter short of danger.
If someone betrays you once, it’s his fault. If they betray you twice, it’s your fault.
Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people.
God gives every bird it’s food, but He does not throw it into its nest.
He who loses money, loses much; He who loses a friend, loses more.
Beautiful young people are acts of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.
The tongue weighs practically nothing, but so few people can hold it.
Friends, you and me…you brought another friend, and then there were 3.
We started our group…Our circle of friends…and like that circle, there is no beginning…there is no end.
Here’s to the people who always have a smile on their face and no matter what they’re going through, they put others before them.
My forty-year-old son has been paying a psychiatrist $50 an hour every week for two-and-a-half years. He must be crazy.
She said: Curious when I found two black-and-white negatives in a drawer, I had them made into prints. I was pleasantly surprised to see that they were of a younger, slimmer me, taken on one of my first dates with my husband. When I showed him the photos, his face lit up. “Wow, look at that!” he said with appreciation. “It’s my old Plymouth!”
Regrets and recriminations only hurt your soul.
THE TODDLER’S RULES
* If it is on, I must turn it off.
* If it is off, I must turn it on.
* If it is folded, I must unfold it.
* If it is liquid, it must be shaken then spilled.
* If it is solid, it must be crumbled, chewed or smeared.
* If it is high, it must be reached.
* If it is shelved, it must be unshelved.
* If it is pointed, it must be run with full speed.
* If it has leaves, they must be picked.
* If it is plugged, it must be unplugged.
* If it is trash, it must be removed, inspected and thrown on the floor.
* If it is closed, it must be opened.
* If it does not open, it must be screamed at.
* If it has drawers, they must be rifled.
* If it is a pen or pencil, it must write on refrigerator, monitor, TV or table.
* If it is full, it will be more interesting empty.
* If it is empty, it must be more interesting full.
* If it is a pile of dirt, it must be laid upon.
* If it has a flat surface, it must be banged upon.
* If it is a paper, it must be torn.
* If it has switches, they must be pressed.
* If the volume is low, it must go high.
* If it is a bug, it must be swallowed. If it doesn’t stay on my spoon, it must be dropped on the floor.
* If it is not food, it must be tasted.
* If it is food, it must not be tasted.
* If it is dry, it must be made wet.
“I’m dating a guy who’s twenty-one. That’s seven in boy years.”
An evangelist had a great revival camp going. One night he was up in front of a large audience, speaking on imperfection. He asked his audience towards the end, “Has anyone ever known anyone who has come CLOSE to the perfection of our lord, Jesus Christ?” Nobody, of course raised their hand. So he issued the question again. “Anybody! Has ANYONE ever known that kind of perfection?”
Finally a guy in the back raised his hand, so of course he was asked to stand up. “Tell us. Tell us who you knew who was so close to perfection.”
The man responded, “My wife’s first husband.”
How would your life be different if you stopped making negative judgmental assumptions about people you encounter? Let today be the day you look for the good in everyone you meet and respect their journey.
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