May 21, 2020
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
Every day we Are reminded on TV, by neighborhood signs and via other communications that we are in this effort to control the virus together. We isolate our selves not only to protect ourselves from infection but also to make sure we do not infect others. But we are not doing this alone.
There are many that help us to stay safe and well. In our case these special people include:
- The cooks and servers that bring us food.
- The Nurses who check on us each day.
- The housekeepers that clean our apartment.
- Our family who brings us some of the basic necessities and provides transportation to our medical appointments.
I am grateful to these special people who so often are unnoticed. If it were not for them we would be in this alone.
Who really cares
The people who make a difference
Please take a moment to answer these questions:
- Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
- Name the last five recipients of the Australian of the Year Award.
- Name the last five winners of the Miss World contest.
- Name ten people who have won the Nobel Peace prize.
- Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.
- Name the winners of the last five World Series Cricket Series.
How did you do? The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday. These are no second-rate achievers, they are the best in their fields. But the applause dies, awards tarnish and achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.
Here’s another set of questions. See how you do with these:
- List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
- Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
- Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
- Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.
- Name a few people whose stories have inspired you.
- Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.
Was this a little easier to complete?
So what’s the message?
The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones that care. If you agree please pass this on to those people who have made a difference in your life.
“I Can Do Things You Cannot, You Can Do Things I Cannot; Together We Can Do Great Things.”
– Mother Teresa
Bernie was unfortunate enough to be hit by a 10 ton truck and landed up in hospital in intensive care. His best friend Morris came to visit him. Bernie struggles to tell Morris, “My wife Sadie visits me three times a day. She’s so good to me. Every day, she reads to me at the bedside.”
“What does she read?”
“My life insurance policy.”
“A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history — with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.”
With only two tellers working at the bank, the line I was standing in was moving very slowly. As I waited, I began to fill in my withdrawal slip. Not sure of the date, I turned and asked the woman behind me. “It’s the fifth,” she replied. From the back of the line a man advised, “Don’t write it in yet!”
The teacher wrote “Like I ain’t had no fun in months” on the board and then she said, “Timmy, how should I correct that?”
Timmy replied, “Maybe get a new boyfriend ?”
A congregant asked his Rabbi, “Rabbi, you’re a man of God. So why is it that you are always talking business when I, a businessman, am always talking about spiritual matters when I’m not at work?”
“You have discovered one of the principles of human nature,” the Rabbi replied.
“And what principle is that, Rabbi?”
“People like to discuss things they know nothing about.”
Discover wildlife! Have kids!
A doctor was awakened at four in the morning by a caller who demanded to know how much he charged for a house call.
“Twenty-five dollars,” muttered the sleepy physician.
“How much is an office visit?” demanded the caller.
“Okay, Doc,” said the caller. “I’ll meet you in your office in fifteen minutes.”
Well Bill, how are you getting on with trying to date that new cocktail waitress?” “Not so bad. I’m getting some encouragement now.” “Really, is she beginning to smile sweetly at you or something?” “Not exactly, but last night she said that she’s said ‘NO’ for the last time.”
Lord, if I can’t be skinny, let all my friends be fat.
My boss’ wife Sherry was exasperated with her younger sister, who bought an unreliable car and called for a ride every time it broke down. One day Sherry got yet another one of those calls. “What happened this time?” she asked. “My brakes went out,” her sister said. “Can you come to get me?” “Where are you?” Sherry asked. “I’m in the drugstore,” her sister responded. “And where’s the car?” “It’s in here with me.”
Murphy’s Technology Law #2:
Logic is a systematic method of coming to the wrong conclusion with confidence.
A DC-10 had an exceedingly long rollout after landing with his approach speed a little high. San Jose Tower: “American 751 heavy, turn right at the end of the runway, if able. If not able, take the Guadalupe exit off Highway 101 and make a right at the light to return to the airport.”
A woman sees a beautiful tennis bracelet in a jewelry store window. She goes in and asks the clerk if a small deposit will hold it until her husband does something unforgivable.
“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.” –
“How long have you been driving without a tail light?” asked the policeman after pulling over a motorist.
The driver jumped out, ran to the rear of his car, and gave a long, painful groan.
He seemed so upset that the cop was moved to ease up on him a bit.
“Come on, now,” he said, “you don’t have to take it so hard. It isn’t that serious.”
“It isn’t?” cried the motorist. “Then you know what happened to my boat and trailer?”
“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.”
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