January 29, 2019
The biggest emotion in creation is the bridge to optimism.
My brother is arriving today and he will be greeted by an arctic cold snap that is expected to last until he returns to his boat in sunny San Diego. His annual visit to Indianapolis for my birthday is quite a change from his summers in France and winters in California.
This frigid weather requires us to stay positive while doing our best to stay warm if we are not to let it get us down. One of the secrets is to stay with folks who don’t let the weather get to them, people like the fellow who wrote the following.
The Optimist Creed
Promise yourself . . .
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 of 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.
Written by Christian D. Larson in 1912
Human spirit is the ability to face the uncertainty of the future with curiosity and optimism. It is the belief that problems can be solved, differences resolved. It is a type of confidence. And it is fragile. It can be blackened by fear and superstition.
Little Johnny and his family lived in the country, and as a result seldom had guests. He was eager to help his mother after his father appeared with two dinner guests from the office.
When the dinner was nearly over, Little Johnny went to the kitchen and proudly carried in the first piece of apple pie, giving it to his father who passed it to a guest. Little Johnny came in with a second piece of pie and gave it to his father, who again gave it to a guest.
This was too much for Little Johnny, who said, “It’s no use, Dad. The pieces are all the same size.”
The child comes home from his first day at school. His mother asks, “Well, what did you learn today?”
The kid replies, “Not enough. They want me to come back tomorrow.”
Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you don’t have a leg to stand on.
A DC-10 had an exceedingly long roll out after landing when his approach speed was just a little too fast.
San Jose Tower: “American 751 heavy, turn right at the end, if able. If not able, take the Guadeloupe exit off of Highway 101 and make a right at the light to return to the airport.
- What’s the difference between a nine-month pregnant woman and a Playboy centerfold?
- Nothing, if the pregnant woman’s husband knows what’s good for him.
The early worm gets eaten by the bird, so sleep late.
I remember when Grandmas tended to their knitting, and their cookies were just swell. They were always at the ready, when you needed some advice. And their sewing (I can tell you) was available–and nice. Well, Grandma’s not deserted you, she dearly loves you still..
You just won’t find her cooking, but she’s right there at the till. She thinks about you daily–
you haven’t been forsook. Your photos are quite handy, in the Pentium notebook. She scans your art work though now, and combines it with cool sounds, to make electronic greetings.
She prints pictures by the pound. She’s right there when you need her, you really aren’t alone, She’s out now with her “‘puter pals,” but she took her new cell phone. You can also leave a message on her answering machine; or page her at the fun meet;
She’s been there since eight fifteen. Yes, the world’s a very different place, there is no doubt of that. So “E” her from her web page, or join her in a chat. She’s joined the electronic age,
and it really seems to suit her.
So don’t expect the same old gal, cause Grandma’s gone “Computer”
There are very few personal problems that cannot be solved through a suitable application of high explosives.
He went to United Airlines and asked for a reservation from Los Angeles to New York. The clerk knew that the plane was very full with baggage and passengers.
“How much do you weigh, Sir?” asked the clerk.
“With or without clothes?” the passenger asked.
“Well,” said the clerk, “how do you intend to travel?”
Grandchildren are God’s reward for not killing your children.
A young man decided to join the police force. As a recruit he was asked during the exam, “What would you do if you had to arrest your own mother?”
He answered, “Call for backup.”
There are so many difficult things we’re living through in the world today, so many horrible events, but we cannot let them stop us. No matter what happens, I feel you must move forward with optimism and not get totally sideswiped.
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