October 21, 2021
I began learning long ago that those who are happiest are those who do the most for others
Booker T. Washington
I find that the antidote for milaze and depression is what we get from others. Over the years I wish I had done a better job expressing my gratitude for just how much so many others have done for me. I am now at the age where I realize that the most important thing in our lives is what we do for others and what they do for us.
Here is an article that I really like, Ihope you will too.
May you always feel loved
May you find serenity and tranquillity in a world, you may not always understand.
May the pain you have known and conflict you have experienced, give you the strength to walk through life, facing each new situation with courage and optimism. Always know that there are those whose love and understanding will always be there, even when you feel most alone.
May you discover enough goodness in others to believe in a world of peace.
May a kind word, a reassuring touch, a warm smile be yours – every day of your life, and may you give these gifts as well as receive them. Remember the sunshine when the storm seems unending. Teach love to those who know hate, and let that love embrace you as you go into the world.
May the teaching of those you admire become part of you, so that you may call upon them. Remember, those whose lives you have touched and who have touched yours are always a part of you, even if the encounters were less than you would have wished. It is the content of the encounter that is more important than it’s form.
May you not become too concerned with material matters, but instead place immeasurable value on the goodness in your heart. Find time in each day to see the beauty and love in the world around you. Realise that each person has limitless abilities, but each of us is different in our own way. What you may feel you lack in one regard.
May you be more than compensated for in another for what you feel you lack in the present. May it become one of your strengths in the future.
May you see your future as one filled with promise and possibility. Learn to view everything as a worthwhile experience.
May you find enough inner strength to determine your own worth by yourself, and not be dependent on another’s judgement of your accomplishments.
May you always feel loved.
Written by Sandra Sturtz Hauss
To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honours
At a country-club party a young man was introduced to an attractive girl. Immediately he began paying her court and flattering her outrageously. The girl liked the young man, but she was taken a bit aback by his fast and ardent pitch. She was amazed when after 30 minutes he seriously proposed marriage.
“Look,” she said. “We only met a half hour ago. How can you be so sure? We know nothing about each other.”
“You’re wrong,” the young man declared. “For the past 5 years I’ve been working in the bank where your father has his account.
Good leaders guide the willing and persuade the stubborn.
She said: Soon after our last child left home for college, my husband was resting next to me on the couch with his head in my lap.
I carefully removed his glasses. “You know, honey,” I said sweetly, “Without your glasses, you look like the same handsome young man I married.”
“Honey,” he replied with a grin, “Without my glasses, you still look pretty good too!”
“The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing – and then marry him.”
Grandma Goldberg, a woman of 85, was slowly ambling down the street when she met her physician Dr. Cohen. Dr. Cohen, a dapper graying man in his early 60’s asked the elderly lady—“Mrs. Goldberg how are you feeling?”
For a long moment the woman gave the good doctor a terrible stare and then she said–“You ask me how I’m feeling! I’ll tell you how I’m feeling!! My legs hurt, my chest is sore, my heart is beating too fast and I can’t sleep!!! I have horrible headaches and stomach pains too!”
The good doctor looked at the elderly lady with compassion. “If you’re feeling so awful, why don’t you come and see me right away?”
Grandma Goldberg let out a sigh and said, “I was just waiting until I felt a little better.”
Q. What’s the most common cause of hearing loss amongst men?
A. Wife saying she wants to talk to him.
A champion jockey is about to enter an important race on a new horse. The horse’s trainer meets him before the race and says, “All you have to remember with this horse is that every time you approach a jump, you have to shout, “ALLLLEEE OOOP!” really loudly in the horse’s ear. Providing you do that, you’ll be fine”.
The jockey thinks the trainer is mad but promises to shout the command. The race begins and they approach the first hurdle. The jockey ignores the trainer’s ridiculous advice and the horse crashes straight through the centre of the jump.
They carry on and approach the second hurdle. The jockey, somewhat embarrassed, whispers “Aleeee ooop” in the horse’s ear. The same thing happens — the horse crashes straight through the centre of the jump.
At the third hurdle, the jockey thinks, “It’s no good, I’ll have to do it” and yells, “ALLLEEE OOOP!” really loudly. Sure enough, the horse sails over the jump with no problems. This continues for the rest of the race, but due to the earlier problems the horse only finishes third.
The trainer is fuming and asks the jockey what went wrong. The jockey replies, “Nothing is wrong with me — it’s this bloody horse. What is he — deaf or something?”
The trainer replies, “Deaf?? DEAF?? He’s not deaf — he’s BLIND!”
Wear sleeveless shirts! Support your right to bare arms!
* The parachute company says you’ll get a full refund.
* They say the house didn’t float very far at all.
* Well, at least the operation was a partial success.
* The “National Inquirer” just loved those nude shots of you.
* With the lights dimmed, it looks almost normal.
* The District Attorney says he only has a few more questions.
* The reward for your capture has reached fifty thousand dollars.
* At least we never thought you were guilty like that Jury did.
* The insurance pays the full book value ($312) for your 1956 T Bird.
* Those Grand Juries always overreact. Don’t worry about it.
* The boss said while you’re sick, he’d do all your work personally.
Gene the lawyer was walking down the street and saw an auto accident. He rushed over, started handing out business cards, and said, “I saw the whole thing. I’ll take either side.”
Friends are medicine for a wounded heart and vitamins for a hopeful soul
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