August 10, 2020
A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.”
Arnold H. Glasgow
I think one of the hardest things for me these days is not knowing how well so many people I care about are doing. I have learned that some are no longer with us and I miss them. Others have lost their incomes and are not sure what the future holds.
I miss them all, especially those who I use to see and even have a meal with, they always brightened my days. Some have moved to places where they can isolate themselves until there is a vaccine to counteract the coronavirus.
I am lucky that I still have my family close, but I still miss those who have meant so much over the years. Here is an article that I can relate to, I hope I made your list.
Whose list are you on?
I had to say goodbye to someone. You know I hate goodbyes, so I struggled with what I needed to say to him. But at the same time I discovered something special about how I feel about people and myself. The following is taken, in part, from the note I just emailed to him:
‘It’s the thing about caring for people. They get into your life, sometimes briefly, and manage to become a part of who you are. Not all people, but those special individuals who arrive unexpectedly and linger there. How does it happen?
They are the ones who, the first time you meet them, touch you in such a way that they leave an imprint on your heart. They are the people you look for and hope to meet along the way. They make the journey easier. Some become close friends and share everyday happenings in your life. Others just pass through leaving behind bits and pieces of who they are.
Then there are those who are always there, but off in the distance somewhere within reach whenever you need them. You may only see them once in awhile, but when you do you are made better, lifted up, energized by the time you shared with them.’
After reading this I thought about the many people in my life who fit into this group. I realized how many people I depend on each day, sometimes just to get through it. I am blessed beyond measure. It also brought up this question…’Am I one of those people?’
Wouldn’t it be great if we could become more like the people we personally depend on? Like the old, ‘If you want a good friend, be one.’ or, ‘Be the change you want to see in the world.’
Look at the people around you that you love and depend on daily. Make a list of all of the qualities they possess that you admire and value. Now, take that same list and ask yourself, ‘I am I as good a person?’ Do you reflect those same qualities in the lives of others?
Now, ask yourself, ‘Whose list are you on?’
Written by Bob Perks
“Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.”
The wife was busy frying eggs, when her husband came home. He walked into the kitchen and immediately started yelling.
CAREFULL!!! CAREFULL!!! MORE OIL!!! TURN THEM!!! TURN THEM NOW!!! WE NEED MORE OIL!!! THEY ARE GOING TO STICK!!! CAREFULL!!! CAREFULL!!! TURN THEM!!! TURN THEM!!! HURRY UP!!! ARE YOU CRAZY!!!! THE OIL IS GOING TO SPILL!!! USE MORE SALT!!! THE SALT!!!!”
The wife was very upset, “What is wrong with you? Why are you yelling like this? Do you think I don’t know how to fry an egg?”
The husband calmly replied, “This is to show you what it feels like for me when I am driving and you sit next to me…”
“If you think your boss is stupid, remember: you wouldn’t have a job if he was any smarter.”
Albert A. Grant
Scott and Glenn went on a fishing trip. They rented all the equipment: reels, rods, wading suits, rowboat, car, even a cabin in the woods. They spent a fortune. The first day they went fishing and didn’t catch anything. The same thing happened on the second day and the third. It went on like this until finally, on the last day of their vacation, Scott caught a fish. Driving home they were really depressed. Scott turned to Glenn and said, “Do you realize that this one lousy fish we caught cost us fifteen hundred dollars?”
Glenn replied, “Wow! It’s a good thing we didn’t catch any more!”
I had amnesia once — or twice.
“Darling,” said the young man to his new bride. “Now that we are married, do you think you will be able to live on my modest income?”
“Of course, dearest, no trouble,” she answered. “But what will you live on?”
It takes two things to be a consultant – gray hair and hemorrhoids.
The gray hair makes you look distinguished and the hemorrhoids make you look concerned.
A motorist was on trial for hitting a pedestrian. The motorist’s lawyer made this point: “Your honor, my client has been driving for over thirty years.”
To which the lawyer for the plaintiff retorted: “Your honor, if we are going to judge this case by experience, may I remind you that my client has been walking for over fifty years.”
When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less.
A woman went to the bank and applied for a loan.
“I want a loan, I’m going to divorce my husband.”
“Oh, we don’t give loans for divorces” the manager says “We make loans for automobiles, businesses, home improvements….”
The woman interrupts and says “Well, this would certainly be a ‘Home Improvement.’
“We have women in the military, but they don’t put us in the front lines. They don’t know if we can fight, if we can kill. I think we can. All the general has to do is walk over to the women and say, ‘You see the enemy over there? They say you look fat in those uniforms’.”
“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”
Management is not responsible for duplicates from previous dailies. The editor is somewhat senile.
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