April 8. 2022
The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion
I have a full weekend coming up. Saturday evening I will attend a 99th birthday dinner for my good friend Jack. I visit Jack most days and always enjoy our time together.
Sunday my family is taking Nancy and me to dinner in celebration of our 69 year wedding anniversary. While my wife and I are living separately due to her need for special care, we still get together almost every day, I am grateful that we still have each other. Between her and my supportive family I have a lot to be thankful for.
Here is something I took off the internet that I think has merit.
Encourage the Positive
Another thing you can do is to be encouraging and positive – not just when you’re talking to people – but go the extra distance to help someone out when you can. Offer encouragement when people have questions or concerns. Instead of shooting somebody down, or sharply criticizing them – take the high road – and see how much more of an impact a few words of encouragement will help. Listen to what people say and try to offer a positive suggestion to help in their situation.
When you do this you get your mind to go in a positive direction – which in turn will attract more positive situations – and you also back it up with action. It doesn’t hurt to help people when they need a hand, a few words of encouragement will go a lot further than some harsh criticism.
Begin to see the positive aspects in other people by first focusing on your positive qualities.
What you do has far greater impact than what you say
She said, when my granddaughter, Ann, was 9-years-old, she was given an assignment by her teacher to write a story on “Where my family came from.” The purpose was to understand your genealogy.
I was not aware of her assignment when she asked me at the dining room table one night,
“Grandma, where did I come from?”
I responded quite nervously because my son and daughter-in-law were out of town and I was stalling until they returned home,
“Well, honey, the stork brought you.”
“Where did Mom come from then?”
“The stork brought her, too.”
“OK, then…. where did you come from?”
“The stork brought me too, dear.”
“Okay, thanks, Grandma.”
I did not think anything more about it until two days later when I was cleaning Ann’s room and read the first sentence of her paper. . .
“For three generations there have been no natural births in our family.”
Talk is Cheap – until you hire a lawyer.
Mary: Were your parents upset when you got a divorce?
Jill: Well, you know how parents are. My mother said, “SO! Is this how it’s going to be? Just one man after another for the rest of your life?”
Mary: Typical! What did you tell her?
Jill: I said, “Gee, I hope so!”
When you are looking for obstacles, you can’t find opportunities.
J. C. Bell
A husband was with his wife when she decided to buy something for their daughter-in-law at an exclusive lingerie shop. Inside, the husband was feeling very out of place when a beautiful clerk asked if she could help him. In a cocky manner, he asked, “Where are all the men’s clothes?”
In a demure voice the clerk replied, “All of these clothes *are* for men, sir.”
It is what we think we know already that often prevents us from learning.
A salesman was trying to talk a farmer into buying a bicycle, but was meeting with considerable sales resistance.
“Shucks, I’d sooner spend my money on a cow,” said the farmer.
“Ah,” replied the salesman, “but think how silly you’d look riding around on a cow.”
“Humph!” retorted the farmer. “Not near as silly as I’d look trying to milk a bicycle!”
A husband is a man who wishes he had as much fun when he goes on business trips as his wife thinks he does.
Three people were trying to get into heaven. Peter asked the first, “Who’s there?” “It’s me, Albert Jones,” the voice replied. St. Peter let him in.
Then St. Peter asked the second one the second same question, “Who’s there?” “It’s me, Charlie Jones.” And St. Peter let him in.
Finally he turns to the third, asking the same question, “Who’s there?” “It is I, Verla Chapman,” answered the third.
“Oh, great,” muttered St. Peter. “Another one of those English teachers.”
The difference between extraordinary people and ordinary people is as simple as the difference between the two words. Extraordinary people are committed to doing the extra things that ordinary people won’t
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