September 22. 2020
“When a thoughtless or unkind word is spoken, best tune out.”
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
We lost an American icon when Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed the other day. She had an unparalleled work ethic, lasting until her last days. She stayed vibrant and intellectually active even as she battelled numerous health problems. She always maintained her her sense of humor as well as her basic humanity. I was impressed with her friendship with Justice Antonin Scalia proving that differences do not have to be barriers to friendships.
We have lost an inspiring human being and an outstanding role model for all who strive for a successful life. I only hope we as a people can rise above our differences and work together to regain our ability to bring harmony back to our nation.
Living an inspired and successful life
Here are 26 alphabetical tips for living an inspired and successful life.
Ask for what you want.
Be who you say you are.
Care about others.
Dare to live your dreams.
Ease through the day.
Find the best fit.
Give to another.
Hug a friend.
Inspire someone to greatness.
Jump over a boundary.
Kick a bad habit.
Leap across a fear.
Mention something uplifting.
Never say never.
Open your mind and heart.
Pursue your innermost passions.
Restore your smile.
Set your sights high.
Use all the day.
Wait until it feels right.
Yank weeds from your mental garden.
Zoom into the now.
Written by Carol James
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.”
Hurricane tips for us.
* Coffee and frozen pizzas can be made on a BBQ grill.
* No matter how many times you flick the switch, lights don’t work without electricity.
* Kids can survive 4 days or longer without a video game controller in their hand.
* Cats are even more irritating without power.
* He who has the biggest generator wins.
* Women can actually survive without doing their hair–you just wish they weren’t around you.
* A new method of non-lethal torture-showers without hot water.
* There are a lot more stars in the sky than most people thought.
* TV is an addiction and the withdrawal symptoms are painful. One day at a time, brother.
* A 7 lb bag of ice will chill 6-12 oz Budweiser’s to a drinkable temperature in 11 minutes, and still keep a 14-pound turkey frozen for 8 more hours.
* There are a lot of trees around here.
* Flood plan drawings on some mortgage documents were seriously wrong.
* Contrary to most Florida natives’ beliefs, speed limit on roads without traffic lights does not increase.
* Aluminum siding, while aesthetically pleasing, is definitely not required.
* Just because you’re 35 doesn’t mean you can stay out as late as you want. At least that’s what the cops told me during a curfew stop.
* Crickets can increase their volume to overcome the sound of 14 generators.
* People will get into a line that has already formed without having any idea what the line is for.
* When required, a Lincoln Continental will float–doesn’t steer well, but floats just the same.
* Some things do keep the mailman from his appointed rounds.
* Tele-marketers function no matter what the weather is doing.
* Cell phones work when land lines are down, but only as long as the battery remains charged.
* 27 of your neighbors are fed electricity from a different transformer than you, and they are quick to point that out!
* Laundry hampers were not made to contain such a volume.
* If my store sold only ice, chainsaws, gas, and generators…I’d be rich.
* The price of a bag of ice rises 200% after a hurricane.
* Your water front property can quickly become someone else’s fishing hole.
* Tree service companies are under appreciated.
* I learned what happens when you make fun of another state’s blackout.
* MATH 101: 30 days in month, minus 6 days without power equals 30% higher electric bill ?????
* Drywall is a compound word, take away the “dry” part and it’s worthless.
* I can walk a lot farther than I thought.
An optimist laughs to forget.. pessimist forgets to laugh.
A new convert to Catholicism decided to go to confession to deal with his transgression. In the confessional, he told the priest that he had sinned. “What was your sin, my son?” asked the priest. “I stole some lumber, Father,” replied the man. “How much lumber did you steal?” asked the priest. “Father, I built my German Shepherd dog a nice new doghouse.” The priest replied, “Well, that’s not so bad.” The man continued, “Father, I also built myself a 4-car garage.” “Well, now, that’s a little more serious.” “Father, there’s more. In addition to the doghouse, the 4-car garage, I also built a 5 bedroom, 4 bath house!”
With a pause, the priest finally spoke. “That is a little more serious.
I’m afraid you’ll have to make a novena.”
“Father, I’m not sure what a ‘novena’ is, but if you’ve got the blueprints, I’ve got the lumber!”
“Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the universe are pointed away from Earth?”
This guy called up his lawyer to tell him he was filing for divorce, and the lawyer inquired as to the grounds for the suit.
“I’ve got grounds, all right,” sputtered the irate husband. “Can you believe my wife told me I’m a lousy lover?”
“That’s why you’re suing?” pursued his lawyer.
“Of course not. I’m suing because she knows the difference.”
Cherish all your happy moments; they make a fine cushion for old age.
During a practical exercise at a military police base, the instructor was giving the class instruction in unarmed self-defense. After he presented a number of different situations in which they might find themselves, he asked a student, “What steps would you take if someone were coming at you with a big, sharp knife?”
The student replied. “BIG ones.”
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.
Congratulating a friend after her son and daughter got married within a month of each other, a woman asked, “What kind of boy did your daughter marry?”
“Oh, he’s wonderful,” gushed the mother. “He lets her sleep late, wants her to go to the beauty parlor regularly, and insists on taking her out to dinner every night.”
“That’s nice,” said the woman. “What about your son?”
“I’m not so happy about that,” the mother sighed. “His wife sleeps late, spends all her time in the beauty parlor, and makes them eat take-out meals!”
“I would like to be remembered as someone who used whatever talent she had to do her work to the very best of her ability.”
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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