December 7, 2021
A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
The longer I live the more I realize how much we get from others. I don’t mean material things but rather the nurturing that comes from their caring. Love is a great elixir, one that can be offered and received. In my experience those who offer their love to others become loved by many.
Here is something to remind us of how we can enrich our days.
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
Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.
As we approach the post holiday retiree exodus to the South I thought those of you who will be traveling through Atlanta should be prepared, so here goes:
1. Atlanta is comprised entirely of one way streets. The only way to get out of downtown Atlanta is to turn around and start over when you reach Greenville, South Carolina.
2. All directions start with, “Go down Peachtree…”
3. Peachtree Street has no beginning and no end.
4. Atlanta is home of Coca Cola. That’s all they drink there, so don’t ask for any other soft drink.
5. Atlantans only know their way home and their way to work.
6. Gate One at the Airport is 32 miles away from the Main Concourse.
7. It’s impossible to go around a block and wind up on the street you started on. The Chamber of Commerce calls this a “scenic drive”.
8. The 8 a.m. rush hour is from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. The 5:00 p.m. rush hour is from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday’s rush hour starts Thursday morning.
9. Reversible Lanes are not understood by anybody.
10. “Sir” and “Ma’am” are used by the person speaking to you if there’s a remote possibility that you’re at least 30 minutes older than they are.
11. “Sugar” is a more common form of address than “Miss”. So is “Honey”.
12. Ponce de Leon Avenue can only be pronounced by a native, so do not attempt the Spanish pronunciation. People will simply tilt their heads to the right and stare at you.
13. The falling of one rain drop causes all traffic to immediately cease; so will daylight savings time and a girl applying eye shadow across the street, or a flat tire three lanes over.
14. If you’re standing on a corner and a MARTA Bus stops, you’re expected to get on and go somewhere.
15. Atlanta is pronounced “Lan-uh”.
16. Construction on Peachtree Street is a way of life, and a permanent form of entertainment.
17. Construction crews aren’t doing their job properly unless they close down all lanes except one during rush hour.
18. Atlanta’s traffic is the friendliest around. The commuters spend hours mingling with each other twice a day. In fact, Atlanta’s traffic is rated number 1 in the country. You will often see people parked beside the road and engaged in lively discussions.
19. Atlantans are very proud of their race track, known as Road Atlanta. It winds throughout the city on the Interstates, hence its name.
20. Georgia 400 is the southern equivalent of the AutoBahn. You will rarely see a semi-truck on GA400, because the truck drivers are intimidated by the oversized-SUV-wielding housewives racing home after a grueling day at the salon or the tennis match to meet their children at the school bus.
Man blames most accidents on fate – but feels a more personal responsibility when he makes a hole-in-one on the golf course.
Inventions That Didn’t Succeed
The waterproof towel
Glow in the dark sunglasses
Solar powered flashlights
Submarine screen doors
A book on how to read
Inflatable dart boards
A dictionary index
Mechanical pencil sharpeners
Waterproof tea bags
The helicopter ejector seat
“You seem to have more than the average share of intelligence for a man of your background,” sneered the lawyer at a witness on the stand.
“If I wasn’t under oath, I’d return the compliment,” replied the witness.
The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.
The other day, there was a bomb scare in Rio Rancho, NM, at the Giant gas station. Of course, the bomb squad had to be called out to investigate, which in turn brought the news crews.
In the local paper the next day, there was a picture of a bomb squad member, wearing a shirt that read:
“I am a bomb technician. If you see me running, try to keep up!”
“A woman’s mind is cleaner than a man’s. She changes it more often.”
The shipwrecked mariner had spent several years on a deserted island. Then one morning he was thrilled to see a ship offshore and a smaller vessel pulling out toward him.
When the boat grounded on the beach, the officer in charge handed the marooned sailor a bundle of newspapers and told him, “With the captain’s compliments. He said to read through these and let us know if you still want to be rescued.”
John: I got this great new hearing aid the other day.
Mary: Are you wearing it now?
John: Yup. Cost me four thousand dollars, though. But it’s top of the line.
Mary: What kind is it?
Adolescence is a period of rapid change. Between the ages of twelve and seventeen, for example, a child may see his parents age twenty years.
Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.
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