October 29, 2021
“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”
Wow, here it is almost the end of October, it seems like the days are flying by. I try to make the best of them as they speed on. I still think of myself as a work in progress as I handle my limitations and get the most out of my days as I can. I don’t want to end up thinking that I already have accomplished all I can, rather I see each day as a new opportunity to find more.
Here are some suggestions I got off the internet on how we can enrich our lives.
Instructions for a wonderful and fulfilling life
- Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
- Don’t believe all you hear, spend all you have, or sleep all you want.
- When you say, ‘I love you’, mean it.
- When you say, ‘I’m sorry’, look the person in the eye.
- Never laugh at anyone’s dreams.
- Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it’s the only way to live life completely.
- In disagreements, fight fairly. No name-calling.
- Don’t judge people by their relatives.
- Talk slowly but think quickly.
- When someone asks you a question you don’t want to answer, smile and ask, ‘Why do you want to know?’
- Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
- Say ‘bless you’ when you hear someone sneeze.
- When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
- Remember the three R’s: Respect for self; Respect for others; Responsibility for all your actions.
- Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
- When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
- Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.
- Spend some time alone.
- Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.
- Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
- Live a good, honourable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll get to enjoy it a second time.
- A loving atmosphere in your home is so important. Do all you can to create a tranquil harmonious home.
- In disagreements with loved ones, deal with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.
- Read between the lines.
- Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.
- Be gentle with the earth.
- Never interrupt when you are being flattered.
- If you make a lot of money, put it to use helping others while you are living. That is wealth’s greatest satisfaction.
- Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a stroke of luck.
- Remember that the best relationship is one where your love for each other is greater than your need for each other.
- Remember that your character is your destiny.
“You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.”
Henry David Thoreau
One day, two out-of-work ventriloquists are talking on the phone to each other and lamenting their condition. The older one says, “Just between you and me, I’ve been moonlighting lately as a medium.”
The young ventriloquist is quite impressed. “Really?” he says. “I didn’t know that you were psychic!”
“Well, to tell you the truth, I’m not,” confesses the older man. “But what I did was rent a storefront and bought a small round table, a crystal ball, and a turban. Then, when people come in, I throw my voice and they think that they’re talking to their dead relatives.”
“What a great idea!” says the young ventriloquist.
“You should try it too,” suggests the first man. “You’ll see, it works great.”
The next day, the young man goes out, rents a little storefront, and buys a table, a crystal ball, and a turban. He opens up for business, and an hour later a middle-aged woman walks in. She sits down at the table across from the ventriloquist and asks him, “Can you put me in touch with my long-lost husband?”
“I sure can!” he answers. “Why, for just a hundred dollars, you can hear your husband speak to you from behind that curtain over there. Now I must warn you that his voice might sound a little different, but that’s because he’s talking to you from the spirit world.”
“That’s wonderful,” says the woman eagerly.
“For a hundred and fifty dollars,” the ventriloquist says, “you could have a two -way conversation with your husband, and talk back and forth with him.”
The woman’s voice rises in anticipation as she asks, “You mean, I could communicate directly with my dear departed Hubert?”
“Not only that,” says the ventriloquist, getting just as excited as the woman. “For two hundred dollars, you could actually carry on a two-way conversation with your husband while I’m drinking a glass of water!”
I am having an out of money experience.
How many of these do you remember?
1. Metal ice trays with levers
2. Telephone party lines
3. 45 RPM records
4. Soda machines that dispensed glass bottles
5. Tableside jukeboxes in coffee shops
6. Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers
7. Butch wax
8. Newsreels before the movie
9. The unholy trinity: Hitler, Mussolini and Franco
10. Eisenhower, Normandy and D-Day
11. Telephone numbers with a word prefix (Olive-6933)
13. Howdy Doody
14. Candy cigarettes
15. S&H Green Stamps
17. Wire recorders
18. Mimeograph paper
19. Blue flashbulbs
20. Beanie and Cecil
21. Roller skates with keys
22. Cork popguns
23. Drive-in movies
24. Studebaker and Nash automobiles
25. Wash tub wringers
26. Rotary dial phones
IF YOU REMEMBERED…
0-5 = You’re still young
6-10 = You are getting older
11-15 = Don’t tell your age
16-20 = You’re older than dirt!
Over 20?… even dirt isn’t as old as you
An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have.
The older she gets, the more interested he is in her!
Several women appeared in court, each accusing the other of the trouble they were having in the apartment building where they lived. The judge, with Solomon-like wisdom decreed, “I’ll hear the oldest woman first.” The case was closed for lack of evidence.
Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you sit there.
On their 50th wedding anniversary and during the banquet celebrating it, Tom was asked to give his friends a brief account of the benefits of a marriage of such long duration. “Tell us Tom, just what is it you have learned from all those wonderful years with your wife?” Tom responds, “Well, I’ve learned that marriage is the best teacher of all. It teaches you loyalty, meekness, forbearance, self-restraint, forgiveness — and a great many other qualities you wouldn’t have needed if you’d stayed single.”
“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”
Norman Vincent Peale
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