November 21, 2019
“Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever.”
Roy T. Bennett
I have found that one of the secrets of happy aging is to combine optimism with hope. A short attention span also helps the setbacks fade into a better tomorrow. Actually you don’t have to be a senior to live gracefully, all you need to do is never lose hope.
Being a caregiver I sometimes have trying moments but I do always remind myself that the will soon pass. If you need to check up on your hopefulness read the following.
Then you still have hope
- If you can look at the sunset and smile, and find beauty in the colors of a small flower, then you still have hope.
- If you can find pleasure in the movement of a butterfly, and if the smile of a child can still warm your heart, then you still have hope.
- If you can see the good in other people, and if the rain breaking on a roof top can still lull you to sleep, then you still have hope.
- If the sight of a rainbow still makes you stop and stare in wonder, and if the soft fur of a favored pet still feels pleasant under your fingertips, then you still have hope.
- If you meet new people with a trace of excitement and optimism, and if you give people the benefit of the doubt, then you still have hope.
- If you still offer your hand in friendship to others that have touched your life, and if receiving an unexpected card or letter still brings a pleasant surprise, then you still have hope.
- If the suffering of others still fills you with pain and frustration, and if you refuse to let a friendship die, or accept that it must end, then you still have hope.
- If you can look to the past and smile, and when faced with the bad, when told everything is futile, you can still look up and end the conversation with the phrase … ‘yes, but ….’ Then you still have hope.
- Hope is a wonderful thing, something to be cherished and nurtured and something that will refresh us in return. It can be found in each of us and it can bring light into the darkest of places. So never lose hope.
Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don’t give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself with happy, warm and genuine people.
I wish I were a bear.
If you’re a bear, you get to hibernate.
You do nothing but sleep for six months.
I could get used to that.
And another thing; before you hibernate, you’re supposed to eat yourself stupid.
That wouldn’t bother me either.
IF you’re a mama bear, everyone knows you mean business; you swat anyone who bothers your cubs.
If your cubs get out of line, you swat them, too.
Your husband expects you to growl when you wake up.
He expects you to have hairy legs and excess body fat.
He likes it.
I wish I were a bear.
I just read a report that stated that last year 4,153,237 people got married.
I don’t want to start any trouble, but shouldn’t that be an even number?
A foursome teed off on the long par-3 eighth hole. The green on this hole lay behind a large bunker, so any shot that made the green would disappear over the top ridge of bunker. You couldn’t tell where your ball landed until you arrived on the green.
After the last player hit his shot, the first golfer to hit charged off down the fairway, without waiting for the others.
He disappeared over the bunker and seconds later came running back down the fairway to the other three, yelling and screaming, “I got a hole-in-one!
I don’t believe it!”
“You’ve got to be kidding,” said the other golfers in the foursome. “You run ahead of us down the fairway. Then you vanish over the rise, where you know we can’t see you, and, all of a sudden, you start hootin’ and hollerin’ about a hole-in-one. Do you actually expect us to believe you? How stupid do you think we three are?”
“No, no. It’s true. I swear it,” he said crossing his heart. “Go look. I left it in the hole to prove it.”
A pessimist mourns the future.
Millions of years ago, there was no such thing as the wheel; the only way to move things was by carrying or dragging.
One day, some primitive guys were watching their wives drag a dead mastodon to the food preparation area.
It was exhausting work; the guys were getting tired just watching. Then they noticed some large, smooth, rounded boulders, and they had an idea: They could sit on the much more comfortable boulders and watch! This was the first in a series of breakthroughs that ultimately led to watching football on television.
There’s more to life than increasing its speed.
When entering a hotel where she and her husband were staying, Gladys, a devout Baptist, noticed a shabbily dressed man lounging idly in front of the newspaper stand in the lobby. She noticed that several men stopped to talk to him and gave him a little money. He seemed so cheered by the encounters she impulsively put ten dollars in an envelope, wrote ‘God Bless” on the outside, and handed it to him.
The nest day the man stopped her on the street. “Here’s your $250,” he said cheerily. “God Bless won 28 to 1!”
To make the world a friendly place, one must show it a friendly face.
– James Whitcomb Riley
Arnold was a ventriloquist, and not a good one at that. In fact business was so bad that he was trying his luck as a medium. One day, a widow came into his office and said that she wanted to contact her dear departed husband and asked Arnold what he charged.
“If you only want to hear him speak,” said Arnold, “I charge $30. If you want to have a conversation with him, I charge $50. But I charge $100 if you want a conversation with him while I’m drinking a glass of water.”
“Hope. It’s like a drop of honey, a field of tulips blooming in the springtime. It’s a fresh rain, a whispered promise, a cloudless sky, the perfect punctuation mark at the end of a sentence. And it’s the only thing in the world keeping me afloat.”
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