Going through life it seems our focus is on all the things we don’t have. We pay scant attention to the blessings we already possess. Do YOU acknowledge your blessings each day? Or are you like most of us and just take them for granted, if you are, welcome to a reality check. Next time you feel that life is unfair take a closer look at your blessings.
– If you have food in the fridge, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep you are richer than 70% of this world.
– If you have a little money in the bank, or in your wallet, maybe some spare change in a dish you are among the worlds top 12% most wealthy.
– If you own of your own computer you are part of only 20% in this world who do.
– If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than many who will not make it through the day.
– If you have never experienced fear in battle, loneliness in prison, the agony of torture or the pain of starvation, you are ahead of over 700 million souls on this earth.
– If you can attend, or not, a church of your choice without fear of arrest, torture or death you are envied by more than three billion people in other countries.
– If you can read this message you are blessed. There are more than 775 million people who can’t read or write.
Hold your head up high, smile and be thankful for the blessings, no matter how small you think they are. To all those who live in true poverty, fear and despair you are rare and unique.
“To me, growing old is great. It’s the very best thing, considering the alternative.”
— Michael Caine
One night, a man on his way home happened upon a drunk, down on his hands and knees searching for something under a street light. The man asked the drunk what he was looking for so diligently, and the drunk said he had tripped, and his Rolex wristwatch had broken loose from his wrist. The man, being a kindhearted soul, got down on his hands and knees and began assisting the drunk looking for his watch. After about ten minutes without any success, the man asked the drunk exactly where he tripped. “About a half a block up the street,” the drunk said. “Why are you looking for your watch here if you lost it a half a block up the street?” the man asked. The drunk replied: “The light is a lot better here.”
After a series of terrible winter storms, when all the highway signs were covered with snow. The provincial government decided to raise all the signs twelve inches higher, at the cost of six million dollars. “That’s an outrageous price!” said a local farmer, “but I guess we’re lucky the province handled it instead of the federal government.” “Why is that?” asked his neighbour. The farmer responded, “Because knowing the federal government, they’d decide to lower the highways.”
I’ve started a new exercise program. I do twenty sit-ups every morning. That may not sound like a lot, but you can only hit that SNOOZE button just so many times.
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Aries Mar. 21 – Apr. 19: An improvement in your personal situation will allow you to get more exercise. Look for a fun, mid-week outing.
Taurus Apr. 20 – May 20: Your upside-down life will soon return to near “normal”. There are some new and exciting things about to happen.
Gemini May 21 – Jun. 20: A harmless flirtation could turn into something more serious. Be careful what you wish for, you may just get it.
Cancer Jun. 21 – Jul. 22: Think of others and incorporate their ideas into your plans. It will all work to your benefit in the end.
Leo Jul. 23 – Aug. 22: Your casual attitude creates attention. Take care that it’s not of the wrong kind. Some fun times are ahead.
Virgo: Aug23 – Sept. 22: This is a time to stick to your guns. Your principles will lead you to a better place. Don’t take any shortcuts.
Libra Sept. 23 – Oct. 22: Take a breather before attempting to solve a work-related problem. Stepping back allows you to see things more clearly.
Scorpio Oct. 23- Nov. 21: Life does not always give us what we want. But what we want is not always what we need. Accept it.
Sagittarius: Nov. 22- Dec. 21: There is romance in the air. You just have to make yourself aware and open up to it. Go for it.
Capricorn: Dec.22 – Jan. 19: Delegating is not shirking your responsibilities. Don’t let yourself be intimidated by those who hold those ideas.
Aquarius Jan. 20 – Feb. 18: Good things are waiting for you on the horizon. Not every project will be successful. Learn and move on.
Pisces: Feb. 19- Mar. 20: It’s clear that your talents are much admired by others. You may find greater rewards for them in new directions.
Watching the clouds float in over the mountaintops is an incredible experience that makes you realize just how massive and vast a summit can be. It’s humbling in a sense, and sometimes, even the clouds bend to suit the will of a mountain peak. These are called Lenticular clouds, and they throw off the appearance of a cloud “dome” hovering over the summit of a mountain. The photo above is a particularly spectacular formation over Mount Fuji in Japan. These clouds can appear many shapes, and occasionally have a pancake or tube-shaped appearance. They are usually formed when air rises up and condenses. Alternately, they can be a product of wind shear from a weather front. The strangest thing is that they’re stationary, which gives them the “hat” effect.
An elderly man had dinner at a lovely restaurant. After he finished his wine, he went to the men’s room, then walked out through the bar. It was a beautiful evening, so he decided to leave his car in the parking lot and walk home. When he arrived at his front door, he realized he didn’t have his keys. He finally figured they must be in his jacket pocket, which was still hanging in the restroom. He walked back to the restaurant, found his jacket in the men’s room, and realized he’d left his hat on the table. He strolled back to the dining room to retrieve his hat, and when he got to his table, his wife asked: “Is anything wrong? You took such a long time in there.”
A grandmother telephoned St Joseph’s Hospital, and she timidly asked: “Is it possible to speak to someone who can tell me how a patient is doing?” The operator responded: “I’ll be glad to help, dear. What’s the patient’s name and room number?” The grandmother, in her weak, tremulous voice, said: “Norma Findle, Room 302.” The operator replied: “Let me place you on hold while I check with her nurse.” After a few minutes, the operator returned to the phone: “Oh, good news. Her nurse has told me that Norma is doing very well. Her blood pressure is fine; her blood work just came back as normal. And her physician, Dr. Cohen, has scheduled her to be discharged Tuesday.” The grandmother said: “Thank you. That’s wonderful. I was so worried! God bless you for the good news.” The operator replied: “You’re more than welcome. Is Norma your daughter?” The grandmother said: “No, I’m Norma Findle in Room 302. No one tells me anything.”
Confucius says, “When you are angry at a neighbour, walk a mile in his shoes. Then you will be a mile away from him, and you will have his shoes!”
Sometimes “The Majority” only means that
the fools are all on the same side.