One today is worth two tomorrows.
I hope your weekend was as good as ours was, It has been great here the last five or six days, cool weather and best of all it really rained. We needed it and it did a great job of cleaning the air and greening the landscape, in truth even though we can almost see autumn we have been blessed with spring like weather. Even the flowers and trees demonstrated their pleasure by coming back to life.
I got caught up on some of my backlog. I also attended a presentation on Friday that was made by one of my favorite achievers, she is an author, foundation head, world traveler, humanitarian and someone really special. We were even able to have one of our periodic catch-up lunches which I always enjoy.
Yesterday I breakfasted with an acquaintance visiting from Spain who does not want to just see what we all see but rather asked me to help him locate some volunteer opportunities that will let him get to really know our city and its people while doing some good for others. He has a broad base of skills and cultural knowledge and I know he will be an asset to those organizations he helps.
As usual some friends have departed and some others have resurfaced. The opportunities for service abound and fortunately I am even finding folks who have not joined in the irrational political warfare because they are too busy learning about the issues and proposed solutions.
And so my friends we start another week, mine is going to be great and I hope yours will be as well. In case you need some ideas about how to make it even better here are a few things I picked up from the Marc and Angel Hack Life blog.
Yesterday is history and tomorrow is merely a figment of your imagination. So if you think about it, today is the only day you’re truly alive. Here’s how to make it a good one:
And remember, a smile is the most beautiful curve on the human body. So go now and strut your stuff.
Use what talents you possess. The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang the best.
Henry Van Dyke
Mother: "Why are you home from school so early?"
Son: "I was the only one who could answer a question."
Mother: "Oh, really? What was the question?
Son: "Who threw the eraser at the principal?"
He who angers you conquers you.
She said: I have five siblings, three sisters and two brothers. One night I was chatting with my Mom about how she had changed as a mother from the first child to the last. She told me she had mellowed a lot over the years:
"When your oldest sister coughed or sneezed, I called the ambulance."
"When your youngest brother swallowed a dime, I just told him it was coming out of his allowance."
If all is not lost, where is it?
An evangelist had a great revival camp going. One night he was up in front of a large audience, speaking on imperfection. He asked his audience towards the end, "Has anyone ever known anyone who has come CLOSE to the perfection of our lord, Jesus Christ?" Nobody, of course raised their hand. So he issued the question again. "Anybody! Has ANYONE ever known that kind of perfection?"
Finally a guy in the back raised his hand, so of course he was asked to stand up. "Tell us. Tell us who you knew who was so close to perfection."
The man responded, "My wife's first husband."
Why do you need an appointment to see a psychic?
A mother traveled 2,000 miles to be with her only son on the day he was to receive his Air Force wings and also get married. "It was wonderful," she said later. "It isn't every day that a mother watches her son receive his wings in the morning and have them clipped in the evening."
I don't have a big ego; I'm way too cool for that.
In a recent survey, 60 percent of respondents said the cities where they live is noisier now than they were five years ago. The other 40 percent didn't hear the question.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
George Bernard Shaw
A grandmother had taken her two grandchildren out for lunch and boy did they misbehave! On the way home one of them, the 7 year old girl asked, "Grandmother, will you tell Mother how we acted?"
The self-righteous grandmother answered, "No, but if she should ask, I can't lie."
To which her little grandson said, "What do you mean you can't lie? I'm only 5 years old, and I can lie great.
As you grow older, you'll find the only things you regret are the things you didn't do.
Stay well, do good work, and have fun.
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