February 14, 2019
Stay positive, all other choices are pointless punishments to your psyche.
If you are like I am there seldom is a week that something doesn’t go wrong. The power goes out, you tear a favorite shirt, you run into an angry person, the list goes on. You know what, these are just normal events and we don’t have to let them take us down. I find that treating them as anything more can wreck my day so I choose to take care of whatever it is and focus on the good things ahead.
In my experience what happens to us is not as bad as some of our reactions to whatever it is. I like myself much better when I just ride it out and stay positive. Here is something I picked up that tells how the writer handles his days.
One positive thought helps in changing the situation totally. When I start experiencing that one positive thought and continue sustaining it, I find that there is a flow of positive energy which changes things. Something that seems impossible starts seeming possible. And everything and everyone around start cooperating too. Today I will create and sustain a positive thought right in the morning. Even if there is a negative situation, I will try and find something positive in it. This will help me create a thought of positivity in spite of the negative situation. Once I experience this positive thought by sustaining it, I find that there is a possibility to work on the situation to make it better.
It makes a big difference in your life when you stay positive.
Will Rogers said:
- After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him … The moral: When you’re full of bull, keep your mouth shut.
- There’s two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither one works.
- If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging.
- When you give a lesson in meanness to a critter or a person, don’t be surprised if they learn their lesson.
Boucher’s Observation: He who blows his own horn always plays the music several octaves higher than originally written.
The kid said:
I believe you should live each day as if it is your last, which is why I don’t have any clean laundry because, come on, who wants to wash clothes on the last day of their life? –Age 15
The stockbroker’s secretary answered his phone one morning. “I’m sorry,” she said, “Mr. Bradford’s on another line.”
“This is Mr. Ingram’s office,” the caller said. “We’d like to know if he’s bullish or bearish right now.”
“He’s talking to his wife,” the secretary replied. “Right now I’d say he’s sheepish.”
There’s no underestimating the intelligence of the American public.
H. L. Mencken
Another success secret:
Use computers to look busy. Any time you use a computer, it looks like work to the casual observer. You can send and receive personal e-mail, calculate your finances and generally have a blast without doing anything remotely related to work. These aren’t exactly the societal benefits that everybody from the computer revolution expected but they’re not bad either. When you get caught by your boss –and you will get caught–your best defense is to claim you’re teaching yourself to use the new software, thus saving valuable training dollars. You’re not a loafer, you’re a self-starter. Offer to show your boss what you learned. That will make your boss scurry away like a frightened salamander.
An Irish man walks into a pub. The bartender asks him, “what’ll you have?”
The man says, “Give me three pints of Guinness please.”
So the bartender brings him three pints and the man proceeds to alternately sip one, then the other, then the third until they’re gone. He then orders three more.
The bartender says, “Sir, I know you like them cold. You don’t have to order three at a time. I can keep an eye on it and when you get low I’ll bring you a fresh cold one.”
The man says, “You don’t understand. I have two brothers, one in Australia and one in the States. We made a vow to each other that every Saturday night we’d still drink together. So right now, my brothers have three Guinness Stouts too, and we’re drinking together.
The bartender thought that was a wonderful tradition.
Every week the man came in and ordered three beers. Then one week he came in and ordered only two. He drank them and then ordered two more.
The bartender said to him, “I know what your tradition is, and I’d just like to say that I’m sorry that one of your brothers died.”
The man said, “Oh, me brothers are fine—-I just quit drinking.”
I asked my psychiatrist if she thought I was crazy, she said “no”, so I let her up.
No matter what you’re going through, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel and it may seem hard to get to it but you can do it and just keep working towards it and you’ll find the positive side of things.
Management is not responsible for duplicates from previous dailies. The editor is somewhat senile.
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