July 17, 2020
“There’s nothing I can really do but keep going out there and swinging.”
These are really difficult times. We are faced with some great challenges ahead. We have millions of children to educate. Millions more to employ. And grandchildren and great grand children that we have burdened with a staggering national debt that will have to be paid.
I am dismayed that many in our country’s leadership has been trying to convince us that the covid-19 is not that bad and that prosperity is right around the corner.
I am a child of the great depression, a number of wars, one in which I served in the navy, and numerous recessions, but I can’t remember a time when we all were needed more as we prepare for the future. It is not going to be easy but we must not give up.
What Am I
I am seldom considered, though I do more to influence everything about you than virtually any one thing in your life. I often control the time you get up in the morning, the time you go to sleep, what you eat and drink and the very thought that runs through your head. I can make you either happy or sad, loving or hateful, cheerful or remorseful, congenial or spiteful and in doing so, control the very capacity that you have for success.
No, you don’t often think of me instead you BLAME the problem I create on the shortcoming of others, or the state of the economy, or your family or a million other reasons. Often at times unable to find anyone else to BLAME you look for shortcomings within yourself on which to lay the BLAME.
When my impact on your life fully is considered in your every thought and action, when you are mindful of my awesome power, when you nurture and groom me for positive use in your life, I can become more contagious than the most prolific disease ever witnessed by man. My influence will spread to every person you come in contact with.
Groomed and nurtured in a positive manner there will be no person or obstacle that can stand in the way of my success or fail to be impacted for the better.
‘I Am Your Attitude’
“Survival can be summed up in three words — never give up. That’s the heart of it, really. Just keep trying.”
A small polar bear and his dad were walking along the ice cap when the son poked his dad and asked,
“Dad, are you a real polar bear?”
“Yes son, I’m a real polar bear.”
They proceeded across the ice cap and before long the son again poked his dad and asked,
“Dad, I mean are you a real polar bear?”
His dad responded, “Yes! I’m a real polar bear!”
They again started across the ice cap and about 15 minutes later the small polar bear poked his dad and asked,
“Is Mom a real polar bear?”
His dad a bit puzzled answered, “Yes son, your mother’s a real polar bear!”
And again they began walking across the polar ice.
Well, after a short time the small bear again poked his dad once again and asked,
“Dad, are you sure Mom’s a real polar bear; I mean she doesn’t have any mixed bear in her, or anything?”
Dad, a bit aggravated said, “Your Mom is a real polar bear, and that’s it. Why do you keep asking me these questions about us being real polar bears?”
With that the small polar bear shyly looked up at his Dad and said, “Because I’m cold!”
“The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.”
Some Classic Lines from Dear Abby’s syndicated newspaper advice column…
- Dear Abby, I was married to Bill for three months and I didn’t know he drank until one night he came home sober.
- Dear Abby, my forty-year-old son has been paying a psychiatrist $50 an hour every week for two-and-a-half years. He must be crazy.
- Dear Abby, I suspected that my husband had been fooling around, and when I confronted him with the evidence he denied everything and said it would never happen again.
- Dear Abby, I have a man I never could trust. He cheats so much on me I’m not even sure this baby I’m carrying is his.
- Dear Abby, I joined the Navy to see the world. I’ve seen it. Now how do I get out?
- Dear Abby, I have always wanted to have my family history traced, but I can’t afford to spend a lot of money to do it. Any suggestions?
Signed, Sam – Dear Sam, Yes. Run for public office.
- Dear Abby, I am forty-four years old and I would like to meet a man my age with no bad habits. Signed, Rose – Dear Rose, So would I.
People say that hard work never killed anybody, but did you ever know anybody who rested to death?
George Burns told a story about cheating on his wife once during their marriage. He kept it to himself, but he felt so bad that he bought Gracie a beautiful diamond bracelet. Finally, after several years had gone by, he confessed to Gracie about his indiscretion.
She said, “I know. I was hoping you’d do it again. I wanted a ring to match.”
Before I can retaliate, does someone first have to taliate?
Every morning for years, at about 11:30, the telephone operator in a small Sierra-Nevada town received a call from a man asking the exact time. One day the operator summed up nerve enough to ask him why the regularity.
“I’m foreman of the local sawmill,” he explained. “Every day I have to blow the whistle at noon so I call you to get the exact time.”
The operator giggled, “That’s really funny,” she said. “All this time we’ve been setting our clock by your whistle.
Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.
After buying a PC from a dealer of shady repute, the luckless customer unpacked his new toy and plugged it in to find it Dead On Arrival.
Naturally, after checking the usual things, he called the dealer and explained his problem. First question from Deviously Evasive Dealer: “Did you check to see whether the power was on?”
DED: “Did you open the cover and check whether any of the boards had shaken loose in shipping?”
“Of course.”DED: Then why are you calling me?”
“Well, you sold it to me and there has to be some kind of warranty,” pleaded the frustrated purchaser.
“Of course there is,” replied the DED, “But you voided the warranty when you opened the cover.”
“Don’t listen to what anybody says except the people who encourage you. If it’s what you want to do and it’s within yourself, then keep going and try to do it for the rest of your life.”
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