August 15, 2017
“If the only prayer you say in your life is thank you, that would suffice.”
The good news is that my wife has been moved to a rehabilitation facility here in Indianapolis. She has really had a hard time these last few weeks; some folks might have given up. I am so pleased that she showed the strength needed to carry on.
There is a lot more to be done before she will be able to return home bur she is working on getting better. It is not going to be easy but I have faith in her.
I am so grateful to my children and their families for doing so much to make her recovery possible. I am not as capable as I once was but thankfully they are. I also want to thank the many of you that kept Nancy in your prayers, it has meant a lot. I do appreciate you all.
I am grateful for all the medical workers that have done so much to bring her back to us and to the staff at the rehab center who have already demonstrated their skills and warmth.
I am not sure that I am ready to publish the Daily every weekday yet but it won’t be gone for weeks this time.
A special lady, you do so much,
Heal the wounded, with your touch.
The very ill, you truly care,
Always make sure, they have their air.
You do much more than simply tend,
Talk to patients, time you spend.
When you smile and reassure,
That becomes half the cure.
Even the most fragile and weak,
Your special care, they always seek.
They know your heart is very warm,
Special care will defeat their storm.
“Nothing that is done for you is a matter of course. Everything originates in a will for the good, which is directed at you. Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude.”
A man drives to a gas station and has his tank filled up. While doing this the clerk spots two penguins sitting on the back seat of the car. He asks the driver, “What’s up with the penguins in the back seat?”
The man in the car says, “I found them. I asked myself what to do with them but, I haven’t a clue.”
The clerk ponders a bit then says, “You should take them to the zoo.”
“Yeah, that’s a good idea,” says the man in the car and drives away.
The next day the man with the car is back at the same gas station. The clerk sees the penguins are still in the back seat of the car.
“Hey, they’re still here! I thought you were going to take them to the zoo!”
“Oh, I did,” says the driver, “and we had a swell time. Today I’m taking them to the beach.”
Arbitrator: A cook that leaves Arby’s to work at McDonald’s,
There is a story about a monastery perched high on a cliff several hundred feet in the air. The only way to reach the monastery was to be suspended in a basket which was pulled to the top by several monks who pulled and tugged with all their strength. Obviously the ride up the steep cliff in that basket was terrifying.
One tourist got exceedingly nervous about half-way up as he noticed that the rope by which he was suspended was old and frayed. With trembling voice, he asked the monk who was riding with him in the basket how often they changed the rope.
The monk thought for a moment and answered brusquely, “Whenever it breaks.”
“The word ‘aerobics’ came about when the gym instructors got together and said: If we’re going to charge $20 an hour, we can’t call it ‘Jumping up and down.'”
There was a nice lady, a minister’s widow, who was a little old fashioned. She was planning a week’s vacation in California at a campground, but she wanted to make sure of the accommodations first. Uppermost in her mind were bathroom facilities, but she couldn’t bring herself to write “toilet” in a letter. After considerable deliberation, she settled on “bathroom commode,” but when she wrote that down, it still sounded too forward, so, after the first page of her letter, she referred to the bathroom commode as “BC.”
“Does the cabin where I will be staying have its own ‘BC’? If not, where is the ‘BC’ located?” is what she actually wrote.
The campground owner took the first page of the letter and the lady’s check and gave it to his secretary. He put the remainder of the letter on the desk of the senior member of his staff without noticing that the staffer would have no way of knowing what “BC” meant. Then the owner went off to town to run some errands.
The staff member came in after lunch, found the letter, and was baffled by the euphemism, so he showed the letter around to several counselors, but they couldn’t decipher it either. The staff member’s wife, who knew that the lady was the widow of a famous Baptist preacher, was sure that it must be a question about the local Baptist Church. “Of course,” the first staffer exclaimed, “‘BC’ stands for ‘Baptist Church.’ ” And he sat down and wrote:
I regret very much the delay in answering your letter, but I now take the pleasure in informing you that the BC is located nine miles north of the campground and is capable of seating 250 people at one time. I admit it is quite a distance away if you are in the habit of going regularly, but no doubt you will be pleased to know that a great number of people take their lunches along and make a day of it. They usually arrive early and stay late.
The last time my wife and I went was six years ago, and it was so crowded we had to stand up the whole time we were there. It may interest you to know that right now there is a supper planned to raise money to buy more seats. They are going to hold it in the basement of the ‘BC.’
I would like to say that it pains me very much not to be able to go more regularly, but it is surely no lack of desire on my part. As we grow older, it seems to be more of an effort, particularly in cold weather.
If you decide to come down to our campground, perhaps I could go with you the first time, sit with you, and introduce you to all the folks.
Remember, this is a friendly community.”
At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
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