October 20, 2022
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
As I live a more sedentary life I find that having a recliner to rest in is a delight. In my case mine use to fully layback to were I was almost totally prone. Unfortunately it now only partially reclines. What I am doing is learning to nap even though I am unable to stretch out. Life is not without its challenges fortunately most can be overcome.
The Weeds in Our Lives
Isn’t it amazing how you never have to water your weeds or nurture them and they still give you an unwanted crop?
I can remember as a young boy growing up in Santa Cruz, California my grandfather showed me how to dig up this pesky weed called Bermuda grass. It was terrible stuff and it would really spread if you didn’t get it out by the roots.
That was then. But more recently when my wife and I bought our first home about 8 years ago; guess what I had to deal with? If you said weeds, you are correct. There was this certain patch of weeds that was similar to the Bermuda grass. In other words, just as invasive.
After getting the inside of our home settled, it was time to work on the outside. On my hands and knees I vigorously attacked the weeds with a small hand trowel getting each one out by the roots. Spring after, spring that was my ritual.
Just this Spring I realized that one particular weed was no longer prevalent but another one was in full force. So again, I got down on my hands and knees and got to work ridding them from my yard. When I was finished, my yard was better off.
What hidden message is this true story purveying? Sometimes our life can be oh so similar. Yes, we all have weeds in our life. These weeds can be challenges, setbacks, negative beliefs, or naysayers, and the list can go on and on.
The solution is when dealing with these weeds of life is to get to the root of it and remove them one by one and eventually you will conquer this round. And when another crop of weeds shows up, deal with them directly before they spread, because now that you know what to do with them by getting to the root of it, it will give you more courage and wisdom the next time a problem crops up.
You could say we all need weeds in our life to challenge us to grow. Once you know how to handle the weeds in your yard to make it beautiful – so too will your life be.
Written by Tony Masiello
Your character is formed by the challenges you face and overcome.
A woman goes into a meat market and asks the butcher why his pork chops are 2.99 cents a pound when the guy across the street is selling his for 89 cents? The butcher says well then, why don’t you go over there and buy his? The lady customer says, well he don’t have any. The butcher says, well that’s nothing, when I don’t have ANY I sell mine for 79 cents
A Smile is the easiest way to improve your looks.
A young Jewish man falls in love with a Native American woman and they decide to get married. When his mother hears the news, however, she is extremely distressed because she wanted him, of course, to marry a nice Jewish girl.
When she hears that not only is he marrying this Native American girl but has decided to live with her on the reservation, the mother becomes so upset that she refuses to even speak to the boy, practically disowning him.
After a year, the son telephones the mother to tell her that he and his wife are expecting a child. The mother is happy for him, but there is still quite a bit of tension in the air.
Nine months later, the son calls the mother again. “Mom,” he says, “I just wanted you to know that last night my wife gave birth to a healthy baby boy. I also wanted to tell you that we’ve talked it over and we have decided to give the boy a Jewish name.”
Upon hearing this, the mother is overjoyed. “Oh, son, this is wonderful,” she gushes. “I’ve been waiting for this moment all my life. You have made me the happiest woman in the world.”
“That’s great, Mom,” replies the son.
“And what,” asks the mother, “is the baby’s name?”
The son proudly replies, “Smoked Whitefish!”
Life is not about how fast you run, or how high you climb, but how well you bounce.
An old man stops by a cafe for breakfast. After paying the tab, he checks his pockets and leaves three pennies for a tip.
As he strides toward the door, his waitress muses, only half to herself, “You know, you can tell a lot about a man by the tip he leaves.”
The old man turns around, curiosity getting the better of him. “Oh, really? Tell me, what does my tip say?”
“Well, this penny tells me you’re a thrifty man.”
Barely able to conceal his pride, the man utters, “Hmm, true enough.”
“And this penny, it tells me you’re a bachelor.”
Surprised at her perception, he says, “Well, that’s true, too.”
“And the third penny tells me that your father was also a bachelor.”
“Ask me about my vow of silence.”
A rabbi took a job at a Duracell factory. His job is to stand on the production line and as the batteries go by, say, “I wish you long life”.
May your troubles be less, your blessings more and may nothing but happiness come through your door.
She said: I feel inadequate when talking with a mechanic, so when my vehicle started making a strange noise, I sought help from a friend. He drove the car around the block, listened carefully, then told me how to explain the difficulty when I took it in for repair. At the shop I proudly recited, “The timing is off, and there are premature detonations, which may damage the valves.”
As I smugly glanced over the mechanic’s shoulder, I saw him write on his clipboard, “Lady says it makes a funny noise.”
Part of the challenge that comes with striving for success is how the entire journey comes with its own fair share of failures and disappointments.
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