February 11, 2022
“Make the most of yourself–for that is all there is of you.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you are like I am you find that life is complicated and often not easy. I am glad that so many of us have learned to live with tough times while we create our futures. It is those of us who have learned to adapt and make the best of our days who have learned not to agonize over the past.
Here is something to remind us to make the best of what wehave:
As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn’t supposed to ever let you down probably will.
You will have your heart broken probably more than once and it’s harder every time.
You’ll break hearts too, so remember how it felt when yours was broken.
You’ll fight with your best friend.
You’ll blame a new love for things an old one did.
You’ll cry because time is passing too fast, and you’ll eventually lose someone you love.
So take too many pictures, laugh too much, and love like you’ve never been hurt because every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you’ll never get back.
Don’t be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin.
“Never too old, never too bad, never too late, never too sick to start from scratch once again.”
A father is in church with three of his young children, including his five year old daughter. As was customary, he sat in the very front row so that the children could properly witness the service. During this particular service, the minister was performing the baptism of a tiny infant. The little five year old girl was taken by this, observing that he was saying something and pouring water over the infant’s head.
With a quizzical look on her face, the little girl turned to her father and asked with all the innocence of a five year old. . .”Daddy, why is he brainwashing that baby?”
“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”
Mr. Cohen loved his daughter very much and so when she got married he gave his son-in-law Chaim a 50% interest in the business.
“Chaim, what you’ll do is go into the factory for a few months and learn the business and work your way up.”
“No, I don’t think so,” said Chaim. “Factories are too noisy for me and I really don’t like dealing with the blue collar people who work in them.”
“Okay then,” said Mr. Cohen, “you’ll work in the office until you know everything. My accountant for 35 years will help you and then you’ll be in charge of the office.”
“I really don’t see myself as an office person. I can’t imagine myself spending the whole day behind a desk. It’s really not a job for me.”
“OK, I understand. Then you’ll join the sales department and you will take care of the most important customers. All travel expenses paid of course.”
“I hate airplanes and hotel rooms are very uncomfortable. Sorry, not for me.”
“What do you mean!!!???” exploded Mr. Cohen. Here I give you a 50% interest in a well established and profitable business and nothing is good enough for you. What can I do with you?”
“Buy me out!” responded Chaim.
You pile up enough tomorrows and you’ll be left with nothing but a bunch of empty yesterdays. I don’t know about you, but I’d like to make today worth remembering.
She said: Once my divorce was final, I went to the local Department of Motor Vehicles and asked to have my maiden name reinstated on my driver’s license.
“Will there be any change of address?” the clerk inquired.
“No,” I replied.
“Oh, good,” she said, clearly delighted. “You got the house!”
You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.
While watching a movie recently, I couldn’t hear the dialogue over the chatter of the two women sitting in front of me. Unable to bear it any longer, I tapped one of them on the shoulder.
“Excuse me,” I said. “I can’t hear.”
“I should hope not,” she replied sharply. “This is a private conversation!”
If the shoe fits, get another one just like it.
A person needs only two tools for any situation in life. WD-40 and duct tape.
If it doesn’t move and it should, use WD-40.
If it moves and shouldn’t, use the tape.
Find the seed at the bottom of your heart and bring forth a flower.
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