June 11, 2019
“Your life changes the moment you make a new, congruent, and committed decision.”
I had lunch with a good friend yesterday. She is a former CEO, is a college teacher, humanitarian, and so much more. She has contributed a lot over many active years for which many of us are grateful.
Lately she has become a loving grandmother and has chosen to concentrate her days on her husband, daughters and especially her grand kids. We talked at length about what it takes to walk away from the activities that have added so much meaning to your life in previous years.
I am pleased that she has not let her sense of duty stop her from a richly deserved opportunity to enjoy the family she has helped create. She is not walking away from everything; she is just bringing her life into balance. I have learned it is not an easy thing to do. In my case I am glad that I have let myself chose to concentrate on my wife’s needs and my relaxed lifestyle, while still doing what I can for others.
When I read the following my special friend came to mind, for this describes what she has done over the years.
Habits of Lucky People
By Vala Afshar
1 work harder
2 complain less
3 teach others
4 show gratitude
5 share credit
6 choose kindness
7 volunteer first
8 unselfishly give
9 trust first
10 good manners
11 stay teachable
12 promote others
13 love to explore
15 love to compete
“It doesn’t matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making decisions.”
“Johnny,” said his teacher, “if coal is selling at $6 a ton and you pay your dealer $24, how many tons will he bring you?”
“A little over three tons, ma’am,” said Johnny promptly.
“Why, Johnny, that isn’t right,” said the teacher.
“No, ma’am, I know it ain’t,” said Johnny, “but they all do it.”
I’m writing an unauthorized autobiography.
Three blondes were applying for the last available position on the Texas Highway Patrol.
The detective conducting the interview looked at the three of them and said, “So ya’ll want to be a cop, eh?” The blondes all nodded.
The detective got up, opened a file drawer and pulled out a filefolder. Sitting back down, he opened it up and pulled out a picture, and said, “To be a detective, you have to be able to detect. You must be able to notice things such as distinguishing features and oddities such as scars, etc.”
So saying, he stuck the photo in the face of the first blonde and withdrew it after about 2 seconds. “Now,” he said, “Did you notice any distinguishing features about the man?”
The blonde immediately said, “Yes, I did. He has only one eye!”
The detective grabbed the photo, shook his head and said, “Of course he has only one eye in this picture! It’s a profile of his face!”
“You’re dismissed!” The first blonde hung her head and walked out of the office.
The detective then turned to the second blonde, stuck the photo in her face for 2 seconds, pulled it back and said, “What about you? Notice anything unusual or outstanding about this man?”
“Yes! He only has one ear!”
The detective put his head in his hand and exclaimed, “Didn’t you hear what I just told the other lady? This is a profile of the man’s face! Of course you can only see one ear! You’re excused, too!” The second blonde sheepishly walked out of the office.
The detective turned his attention to the third and last blonde and said, “This is probably a waste of time, but….He flashed the photo in her face for a couple of seconds and withdrew it, saying “All right. Did you notice anything distinguishing or unusual about this man?”
The blonde said, “I did. This man wears contact lenses.”
The detective frowned, took another look at the picture and began looking at some of the papers in the folder. He looked up at the blonde with a puzzled expression and said, “You’re absolutely right! His bio says he wears contacts! How in the world could you tell that by looking at this picture?”
The blonde rolled her eyes and said, “DUH ! ! ! With only one eye and one ear, he certainly can’t wear glasses!”
Give some women an inch, and they’ll rearrange or redecorate it
Scientists have shown that the moon is moving away at a tiny, although measurable distance from the earth every year. If you do the math, you can calculate that 85 million years ago the moon was orbiting the earth at a distance about 35 feet from the earth’s surface. This would explain the death of the dinosaurs………………..The tallest ones, anyway.
“The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it.”
An old man strode in to his doctors office and said, “Doc, my druggist said to tell you to change my prescription and to check the prescription you’ve been giving to Mrs. Smith.”
“Oh, he did, did he?” the doctor shot back. “And since when does a druggist second guess a doctor’s orders?”
The old man says, “Since he found out I’ve been on birth control pills since February.”
“Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you.”
John C. Maxwell
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