September 15, 2022
“It is health that is the real wealth, and not pieces of gold and silver.”
My Doctors are working on a plan to recover my energy. I know a lot is up to me. I think the following suggestions are good. So far the one I do well is sleep, at least 10 hours a day. I am going to start on the others after my nap.
BE HEALTHY (YOUR SUCCESS FOUNDATION)
The first thing you need to be successful in life is health.
You need mental health and physical health.
Without both, you have no chance to be at the top of your field.
They are the foundation of the skyscraper you want to build.
Now, how can you improve your mental health and physical health?
- Exercise at least 20 minutes, 3 times per week
- Lift weights at least 1-2 times each week
- Go outside daily (early in the morning is ideal)
- Sleep at least 7 hours each night
- Eat mostly fruits and vegetables (50% of your plate)
- Eat quality proteins and fats
- Meditate daily
- Connect with people you love
- Simplify your life: Ignore things that drain your time and energy
Also, avoid things that don’t serve you:
- Too much screen time
- Too much social media
- Too much sugar, alcohol
- Too much processed foods
If you apply these tips, you’ll have a solid base from which you can stand.
He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything.
Serving as a Marine recruiter in North Carolina, I found a young man who met all the requirements and was ready to enlist. I explained the importance of being truthful on the application, and he began filling out his paper work. But when he got to the question “Do you own any foreign property or have any foreign financial interests?” he looked up at me with a worried expression.
“Well,” he confessed, “I do own a Toyota. Does that matter?”
Bernie says to his wife Sarah, “Let’s go out tonight, darling and have some fun.”
Sarah replies, “OK, but if you get home before I do, please leave the light in the hall on.”
“A Little Office Prayer”
Grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change things I cannot accept,
And the wisdom
To hide the bodies of those people
I had to kill today because they
Ticked me off.
Help me to be careful
Of the toes I step on today as they
May be connected to the butt
That I might have to kiss tomorrow.
“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.”
Boudreaux found Thibodeaux walking down the levee, looking really down in the dumps. Naturally, he asked Thibodeaux what the problem was.
Thibodeaux told Boudreaux, “Well, me and Clothile done had our first fight last night.” Boudreaux says, “Aw, dat’s too bad. What y’all had a fight about?” Thibodeaux tells him, “Mais, I told her a joke about de Pope.” Boudreaux says, “Mais, Thib, why did you do that? You knows dat Clothile is Catholic.” Thibodeaux replies, “Yah, I knew dat, but I didn’t know de Pope was too.”
Vote for the man who promises the least. He will be the least disappointing.
A friend was thinking about buying a new house in the country and asked me to come out and look at it. We found the town, but we couldn’t locate the road. We drove over to city hall, where a community get-together was going on, and asked around, but no one had heard of the road. Even the policemen and fire personnel were stumped. We went to city hall and consulted a map, with no luck, until finally one young man came to our aid. He pointed to the map, showing us exactly how to get there. I thanked the young man and asked if he was with the police or fire department.
“Neither,” he replied. “I deliver pizzas.”
Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.
My dad bought my mom a piano for her birthday.
A few weeks later, I asked how she was doing with it.
“Oh….that,” said my dad, “I persuaded her to switch to a clarinet.”
“Gee, how come?” I asked.
“Well…” he answered, “because with a clarinet, she can’t sing….”
Why explain? Your friends don’t need it and your enemies won’t believe it.
When a physician remarked on a new patient’s extraordinarily ruddy complexion, he said, “High blood pressure, Doc. It comes from my family.”
“Your mother’s side or your father’s?” I asked.
“Neither,” he replied. “It’s from my wife’s family.”
“Oh, come now,” I said. “How could your wife’s family give you high blood pressure?”
He sighed. “You oughta meet ’em sometime, Doc!”
“To ensure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.”
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