June 2, 2022
“The most important thing is to believe in yourself and know that you can do it.”
I often have things I need to do but am reluctant to do them, unsure if I am capable doing what needs to be done. I don’t let my hesitation stop me from trying and almost always I succeed in getting done what needs to be done.
I think the following article is worthy of your read for most of us can do more than we think we can.
Knock the “t” Off theThe “Can’t”
by: Neil Eskelin
Recently I took a sheet of paper and divided it into two columns: “Yes People,” and “No People.” Then I thought about individuals I knew and wrote their names in the appropriate column. What a shock it was to see the length of the “No” list.
These were the people who heard someone say, “You can’t do that!” and they believed it. Now they were saying, “It can’t be done!” and their negativity was affecting the lives of others.
If your friends made such a list right now, under which heading would they write your name? Do they see you as enthusiastic, affirmative and optimistic? Or do they believe you see more problems than solutions?
It’s time to knock the “t” off the “can’t.” I like the words of author Frank Hughes: “I will say this about being an optimist; even when things don’t turn out well, you are certain they will get better.”
You are only a decision away from responding with hope instead of fear, with encouragement instead of criticism, with belief instead of despair. It’s your choice!
“If you don’t think you can do it, who will? You control the most important tool in success, your mind.”
A young intern was making a morning visit in the maternity pre-partum ward at the local hospital. He stopped at the first bed and said: “What is the expected due date for your baby?”
“June 8th.” she answered.
He went on to the next bed and repeated his question.
“June 8th.” came the reply.
He asked the woman in the next bed the same question.
Again the response was “June 8th.”
After getting the same answer seven times in a row, he found the next patient asleep.
He turned to the woman he had just questioned, and asked: “Does Mrs. W. here also expect her baby to be born on June 8th?”
“I don’t know,” was the reply. “You see, she didn’t go to our company’s Labor Day picnic.”
“I’m not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did.”
Politicians have a constant need to be diplomatic. Witness this candidate for the Senate who traveled to a small town community to address the single church there. Unfortunately, he had forgotten to ask which denomination so that when it was time for his speech, he inquired in this way: “My brethren, all. I must tell you that my great Grandfather was Presbyterian (absolute silence); but my Grandmother was an Episcopalian (more silence); I must tell you that my other Grandfather was a Christian Scientist (deep silence); while my other Grandmother was Methodist (continued silence). But I must tell you that I had an aunt who was a Baptist through and through (loud cheers!) and I have always considered my aunt’s path to be the right one!”
“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance!”
An elderly couple are both lying in bed one morning, having just awakened from a good night’s sleep. He takes her hand & she responds, “Don’t touch me.”
“Why not,” he asks. She answers back, “Because I’m dead.”
The husband says to her, “What are you talking about? We’re both lying here in bed together & talking to one another.”
The wife says, “No, I’m definitely dead.”
Her husband insists, “You’re not dead. What in the world makes you think you’re dead?”
His wife answers, “I know I’m dead because I woke up this morning and nothing hurts!”
Humility does not mean you think less of yourself. It means you think of yourself less.
A preacher of the old school was describing the events of Judgment Day and, of course, he used Biblical phraseology whenever he could. “Oh, my friends,” he intoned, “imagine the suffering of the sinners as they find themselves cast into the outer darkness, removed from the presence of the Lord and given to eternal flames. My friends, at such a time there will be weeping, wailing and a great gnashing of teeth!” At this point, one of the elders of the congregation interrupted to say, “But Reverend, what if one of those hopeless sinners has no teeth?”
The preacher crashed his fist on the pulpit, “My friends, the Lord is not put out by details. Rest assured… teeth will be provided!”
My Dog Can Lick Anyone
A little girl from Minneapolis came home from Sunday school with a frown on her face. “I’m not going back there anymore,” she announced with finality. “I don’t like the Bible they keep teaching us.”
“Why not?” asked her astonished mother.
“Because,” said the little girl, “that Bible is always talking about St. Paul, and it never once mentions Minneapolis.”
Happiness: The result of being too busy to be miserable.
A guy goes to the psychiatrist. “Doctor,” says the guy, “I feel as if I’m two different people! Two totally different personalities. Do you think I need help? Can you help me? Am I doing the right thing seeing a psychiatrist?”
“Whoah! Whoah! Whoah!” says the doc. “Please, one at a time.”
I must have told you a zillion times, don’t exaggerate!
Give me a sense of humor, Lord,
Give me the grace to see a joke,
To get some humor out of life
And pass it on to other folk
“Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A “you can do it” when things are tough.”
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