May 4, 2020
“Remember to light the candle of joy daily and all the gloom will disappear from your life.”
I am going to take a week’s mental vacation. Rather than focusing on todays problems I will be sending Daily’s from happier days.
Good news from two of my Doc’s so far this week. First my urologist said my plumbing is good to go for another year, go being the operative word. Second my crack Pacemaker team told me that all systems are running well so I can now expect to walk more than a few yards without loss of breath, stagger steps or the like, now they will start beating on me to get back into my exercise and weight control mode. I’ll get more state of the body info when I get fondled and probed by my primary physician after she performs my annual physical in a few weeks. Later on the brain folks will look in my head to see how well my aneurism is doing. I feel 100 percent better than I did a month ago, thank you Medicare for keeping me out of the poor house. Ah life is good!
Of course the best part of all this is I can now rejoin you all and experience the joy that is ours for the asking. So soon I’ll be on the road again moving around the city hopefully doing more good than bad and sharing much of what my friends and my city have to offer. As an example a young art teacher friend has invited me to tour the great Indianapolis Museum of Art next week and I know I will enjoy the experience.
You know joy is truly worth acquiring as we move on, it enriches our lives. Our old friend Ralph Marston had this to say about our opportunity to find it.
Add a little joy
Whatever you’re doing, add a little joy to it. After all, you’re much more effective when you’re enjoying the moment you’re in.
It takes only the slightest effort to put a gentle smile on your face. And when you do, you instantly change your perspective to a more empowered one.
You don’t have to wait or beg or hope for joy to come to you. Simply allow joy to flow from you.
Remember that you’re in full control of your own attitude. So choose an attitude that supports you and affirms the positive value of the moment you’re in.
Whatever else the moment may contain, add a little joy to it. Choose to feel what feels best to you.
Add a little joy to each day. And add a lot of beauty to the world.
“Joy springs from within; no one makes you joyous; you choose joyfulness.”
Politicians have a constant need to be diplomatic. Witness this candidate for the Senate who traveled to a small town community to address the single church there. Unfortunately, he had forgotten to ask which denomination so that when it was time for his speech, he inquired in this way: “My brethren, all. I must tell you that my great Grandfather was Presbyterian (absolute silence); but my Grandmother was an Episcopalian (more silence); I must tell you that my other Grandfather was a Christian Scientist (deep silence); while my other Grandmother was Methodist (continued silence). But I must tell you that I had an aunt who was a Baptist through and through (loud cheers!) and I have always considered my aunt’s path to be the right one!”
“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance!”
A preacher of the old school was describing the events of Judgment Day and, of course, he used Biblical phraseology whenever he could. “Oh, my friends,” he intoned, “imagine the suffering of the sinners as they find themselves cast into the outer darkness, removed from the presence of the Lord and given to eternal flames. My friends, at such a time there will be weeping, wailing and a great gnashing of teeth!” At this point, one of the elders of the congregation interrupted to say, “But Reverend, what if one of those hopeless sinners has no teeth?”
The preacher crashed his fist on the pulpit, “My friends, the Lord is not put out by details. Rest assured… teeth will be provided!”
My Dog Can Lick Anyone
A little girl from Minneapolis came home from Sunday school with a frown on her face. “I’m not going back there anymore,” she announced with finality. “I don’t like the Bible they keep teaching us.”
“Why not?” asked her astonished mother.
“Because,” said the little girl, “that Bible is always talking about St. Paul, and it never once mentions Minneapolis.”
Happiness: The result of being too busy to be miserable.
A guy goes to the psychiatrist. “Doctor,” says the guy, “I feel as if I’m two different people! Two totally different personalities. Do you think I need help? Can you help me? Am I doing the right thing seeing a psychiatrist?”
“Whoah! Whoah! Whoah!” says the doc. “Please, one at a time.”
I must have told you a zillion times, don’t exaggerate!
They say marriage is a contract. No, it’s not. Contracts come with warrantees. When something goes wrong, you can take it back to the manufacturer. If your husband starts acting up, you can’t take him back to his mama’s house. “I don’t know; he just stopped working. He’s just laying around making a funny noise.”
Give me a sense of humor, Lord,
Give me the grace to see a joke,
To get some humor out of life
And pass it on to other folk
“We need Joy as we need air.
We need Love as we need water.
We need each other as we need the earth we share.”
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