April 17, 2019
Maturity includes the recognition that no one is going to see anything in us that we don’t see in ourselves. Stop waiting for a producer. Produce yourself.
I spent my afternoon Monday watching the devastating Notre Dame Cathedral fire in Paris, a place I had visited years ago. It was as if centuries of history were evaporating as the fire raged. It will be up to we the people to help it rise out of the ashes to new glory.
I could not help but think about how we are always a work in progress no matter our age. If we let our infirmities leave us in ashes, we will have little but memories left. The good news is that we too can restore and rebuild as the years pass. We can become even better than we have ever been if we invest in our own selves.
I may have shared some of the following with you before but I felt it is worth revisiting as we continue to do what we can to be who we want to be. I don’t remember where I got it or who wrote it but I appreciate the wisdom.
I believe- That we don’t have to change friends if we understand that friends change.
I believe- That it’s taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.
I believe- That you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them
I believe- That you can keep going long after you can’t.
I believe- That we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.
I believe- That either you control your attitude or it controls you.
I believe- That heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.
I believe- That maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you’ve had and what you’ve learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you’ve celebrated.
I believe- That it isn’t always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.
I believe- That our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.
I believe- That even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you – you will find the strength to help.
Maturity is achieved when a person postpones immediate pleasures for long-term values.
Joshua Loth Liebman
- SEUSS COMPUTES
If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port,
And the bus is interrupted as a very last resort,
And the address of the memory makes your floppy disk abort,
Then the socket packet pocket has an error to report!
If your cursor finds a menu item followed by a dash,
And the double-clicking icon puts your window in the trash,
And your data is corrupted ’cause the index doesn’t hash,
Then your situation’s hopeless, and your system’s gonna crash!
If the label on the cable on the table at your house,
Says the network is connected to the button on your mouse,
But your packets want to tunnel on another protocol,
That’s repeatedly rejected by the printer down the hall.
And your screen is all distorted by the side effects of gauss
So your icons in the window are as wavy as a souse,
Then you may as well reboot and go out with a bang,
‘Cause as sure as I’m a poet, the sucker’s gonna hang!
When the copy of your floppy’s getting sloppy on the disk,
And the microcode instructions cause unnecessary risk,
Then you have to flash your memory
and you’ll want to RAM your ROM.
Quickly turn off the computer and be sure to tell your mom!
Take interest in your future. It’s where you’re going to spend the rest of your life.
A 50-ish man is driving on a slow highway in the middle of the night. He has a flat tire. He gets out of his car and is changing his tire, when out of the blue, another car pulls up behind him.
He thinks “That’s nice. Someone is stopping to help me.”
The guy gets out of his car, walks to the front of the other car and lifts the hood.
The owner says: “What the hell are you doing?”
The other guy replies: “Well, I see you’re stealing the tires, so I’m taking the damn battery!”
“If you don’t make mistakes it means you’re not really trying… and you’re probably boring too.”
Pastor Dave Charlton tells us, “After a worship service at First Baptist Church in Newcastle, Kentucky, a mother with a fidgety seven-year old boy told me how she finally got her son to sit still and be quiet. About halfway through the sermon, she leaned over and whispered, ‘If you don’t be quiet, Pastor Charlton is going to lose his place and will have to start his sermon all over again!’ It worked.”
Friendship is what binds the world together in peace, may we all become friends.
The teenager lost a contact lens while playing basketball in his driveway. After a fruitless search, he told his mother the lens was nowhere to be found.
Undaunted, she went outside and in a few minutes, returned with the lens in her hand.
“How did you manage to find it, Mom?” the teenager asked.
“We weren’t looking for the same thing,” she replied. “You were looking for a small piece of plastic. I was looking for $150.”
“If at first you don’t succeed, you’re running about average.”
The driver in front of you is always an idiot.
The driver in back of you is always a moron.
If there is a driver on your right, he/she is always stupid.
If there is a car on your left, the driver is always an imbecile until he/she finishes passing you and you can take that lane.
Then, he/she becomes an idiot.
Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations.
Management is not responsible for duplicates from previous dailies. The editor is somewhat senile.
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