December 2, 2019
The closest thing to being cared for is to care for someone else.
I hope your Thanksgiving Holiday was as good as mine was. Now we begin the Christmas season with hope for the future and goodwill for all.
Mine started on an upbeat when a one-hundred and one-year old fellow resident joined me for dinner on Saturday. This is a special gal who exudes warmth and optimism that I wish we all would emulate. She is capable and independent even though she is somewhat frail. She told me that she does not let unhappiness or IL will get her down. She said she prefers to enjoy what she has and the people she meets.
I wish everyone had a similar attitude. Here is a caring story that I like, I hope you will too.
She gave a homeless woman her boots
Kelly McGuire and her husband Sean were leaving a Bears game in Chicago when she spotted a homeless woman across the street. The woman held a sign reading “I am in need of winter boots and winter clothing items.”
McGuire had a bag of warm clothing with her because she had worn layers for the 30 degree weather, and then took them off while she was eating dinner. She wrote on her Facebook post, “I had everything in that bag that she needed. Shirts, sweatshirts, gloves, scarves, etc.”
After giving her the bag of clothing, McGuire sat down next to the woman and removed her boots, intending to walk to the train in her socks. That’s when the woman stopped her and offered her the old, dirty boots she had been wearing. McGuire wrote, “She, who had nothing, offered me these boots. Her boots. I wore them all the way home.”
Her story received thousands of shares on Facebook and she was invited onto the Ellen Show, where she shared her story again. At the end of the segment, Ellen gave McGuire ten thousand dollars, and instructed her to give a thousand dollars to ten friends, to pay it forward. Then Ellen gave her another ten thousand dollars for herself.
McGuire concluded her Facebook post, “If you have the urge to do something kind for someone, I encourage you to do it.”
Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, brings happiness.
Morty arrives home from work and as soon as he sets foot in the house, Sadie is on to him, telling him that their friend Marvin has finally quit smoking. “Imagine that, Morty,” she says, “someone who smoked 3 packs a day for 20 years has stopped smoking all of a sudden. Now that’s what I call will power – something that you definitely don’t have.” But Sadie hadn’t finished. “And that’s not all. I hear that Bernie, that drunken friend of yours, is finally giving up drinking – another example of the kind of will power that you don’t have.”
“OK, Sadie,” said Morty, “you want to see will power, do you? Well here’s will power. I am going to sleep in the spare room from now on. I am going to prove to you that I won’t be affected at all by not sleeping with a woman.”
Morty keeps to his word.
One night, when he had been sleeping alone for a week, there is a knock on his bedroom door.
Morty shouts out, “What do you want?”
Sadie replies, “Marvin has started smoking again.”
“You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
Elvis Presley’s Senior Citizen Song !!!
Are you lonesome tonight,
Does your tummy feel tight?
Did you bring your Malox and Tums?
Does your memory stray,
To that bright sunny day…
When you had all your teeth and your gums?
Is your hairline receding, are your eyes growing dim?
Hysterectomy for her, and its prostate for him.
Does your back give you pain…
Do your knees predict rain?
Tell me dear, are you lonesome tonight?
Is your blood pressure up,
Your cholesterol down?
Are you eating your low-fat cuisine?
All that oat bran and fruit,
Metamucil to boot,
Keeps you like a well-oiled machine.
If it’s football, or baseball…he sure knows the score.
Yes, he knows where it’s at…but forgets what it’s for.
So, your gall bladder’s gone, and his gout lingers on.
Tell me dear, are you lonesome tonight?
When you’re hungry, he’s not.
When you’re! cold, then he’s hot.
Then you start that old thermostat war.
When you turn out the light, he goes left, you go right.
Then you get his great symphonic snore.
He was once so romantic, and witty and smart.
How’d he turn out to be such a cranky old fart?
So don’t take any bets, this is as good as it gets.
Tell me dear, are you lonesome tonight ???
There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots.
Deep within a forest a little turtle began to climb a tree. After hours of effort he reached the top, jumped into the air waving his front legs and crashed to the ground. After recovering, he slowly climbed the tree again, jumped, and fell to the ground. The turtle tried again and again while a couple of birds sitting on a branch watched his sad efforts. Finally, the female bird turned to her mate. “Dear,” she chirped, “I think it’s time to tell him he’s adopted.”
Bill: I love to drive to the seaside and the mountains with my girlfriend. What about you?
Doug: I love to drive my mother-in-law to the airport.
During the jury-selection process, the judge asked a prospective juror some questions.
“Have you formed any opinion about the guilt or innocence of the man on trial, Mr. Ferguson?”
“None whatsoever,” Ferguson answered.
“Are you opposed to capital punishment?” the judge asked.
“Certainly not in this case.”
If women can have PMS, then men can have ESPN.
A fifth grader looked downcast, so her teacher asked, “What’s the problem, Carol? I hope it’s not homework again.”
“Well, uh, yes, it is.” replied Carol. “I was stupid and made my homework paper into a paper airplane.”
“Carol, you’re right, that wasn’t a very bright thing to do,” said the teacher, “but this once I’ll let you just unfold the paper and hand it in.”
“Oh, but that won’t work,” said Carol, looking even sadder. “You see, the plane was hijacked.”
Many a golfer prefers a golf cart to a caddy because it cannot count, criticize, or laugh.
On New York’s Upper West Side lived an assimilated Jew who was a militant atheist. But he sent his son to Trinity School because, despite its denominational roots, it’s a great school and completely secular.
After a month, the boy comes home and says casually, By the way Dad, do you know what Trinity means? It means the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.
The father can barely control his rage. He seizes his son by the shoulders and declares, Danny, I’m going to tell you something now and I want you never to forget it. There is only one God. AND we don’t believe in Him!
Warm weather fosters growth: cold weather destroys it. Thus, a man with an unsympathetic temperament has a scant joy: but a man with a warm and friendly heart overflowing blessings, and his beneficence will extend to posterity.
Management is not responsible for duplicates from previous dailies. The editor is somewhat senile.
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