May 8, 2019
“Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.”
I plan on having a good day today. I am off to my foot doctor and if all goes well I can get out of my orthopedic boot and restart normal walking.
Our primary elections are over and hopefully we can move on with more civility and less contentious behavior. I only hope that we can learn that excessive partisanship is putting our country at risk. I liked when winning came from solid performance and not by destroying the competition. I wish we could return to the days when we worked together as epitomized by the late Senator Dick Lugar.
I will not let the bitterness that seems so common in society today get me down. Here is suggestions for people who would like to invest in their personal happiness rather than succumb to ill will.
The 8 things the happiest people do every day
We’re all quick to say happiness is the most important thing … and then we schedule everything but the things that make us happiest. Huh?
University of California professor Sonja Lyubomirsky details the things research shows the happiest people have in common.
- They devote a great amount of time to their family and friends, nurturing and enjoying those relationships.
- They are comfortable expressing gratitude for all they have.
- They are often the first to offer helping hands to coworkers and passersby.
- They practice optimism when imagining their futures.
- They savor life’s pleasures and try to live in the present moment.
- They make physical exercise a weekly and even daily habit.
- They are deeply committed to lifelong goals and ambitions (e.g., fighting fraud, building cabinets, or teaching their children their deeply held values).
- Last but not least, the happiest people do have their share of stresses, crises, and even tragedies. They may become just as distressed and emotional in such circumstances as you or I, but their secret weapon is the poise and strength they show in coping in the face of challenge.
“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”
Question: Why don’t retirees mind being called Seniors?
Answer: The term comes with a 10% percent discount.
He: I have a complaint, dear.
She: What is it, darling?
He: We’ve been married twenty-five years and you still correct me every time I open my mouth, dear.
She: Twenty-six years, darling.
People will believe anything if you whisper it.
Tower: “United 702, cleared for takeoff, contact departure on 124.7.”
United 702: “Tower, United 702 switching to departure …by the way, after we lifted off, we saw some kind of dead animal on the far end of the runway.”
Tower: “Continental 635, cleared for takeoff. Contact departure on 124.7; did you copy the report from United?”
Continental 635: “Continental 635, cleared for takeoff, roger; and yes, we copied United. We’ve already notified our caterers.”
If you don’t have a sense of humor, you probably don’t have any sense at all.
The minister gave his Sunday morning service, as usual, but this particular Sunday, it was considerably longer than normal. Later, at the door, shaking hands with parishioners as they filed out, one man said,
“Your sermon, Pastor, was simply wonderful – so invigorating and inspiring and refreshing.”
The minister of course, broke out in a big smile, only to hear the man add, “Why I felt like a new man when I woke up!”
I wonder how long I would be on hold if my call WASN’T important to them?
Morris realized he needed to purchase a hearing aid, but he felt unwilling to spend much money. “How much do they cost?” he asked the salesperson.
“That depends,” he said. “They run from $2.00 to $2,000.”
“Let’s see the $2.00 model,” said Morris the miser.
The salesperson put the device around Morris’ neck. “You just stick this button in your ear and run this little string down to your pocket,” he instructed.
“How does it work?” , asked Morris.
“For $2.00 it doesn’t work,” the salesperson replied. “But when people see it on you, they’ll talk louder.”
“There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.”
Management is not responsible for duplicates from previous dailies. The editor is somewhat senile.
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