Archive for October, 2016

Loving to Laugh

Great True Entrepreneur Story

As a young man just out of basic training at the end of World War II, my father-in-law, Robert Furgason, needed a job. Somehow, he decided to sell popcorn.

Building materials were hard to come by, so Dad made his wagon entirely out of recycled items. A pingpong table became the floor, a Model T frame was the chassis, and the sides were made of Masonite walls with removable screens. A traveling sign painter added color and class for just $25.

Dad asked his Uncle Harry to co-sign a $100 loan for the popper and a peanut roaster, and then he was in business—and business was brisk! During his first weekend, Dad made enough to pay back the loan. He sold his popcorn for 10 cents a small box, 25 cents for a family-size box. Peanuts cost 15 cents. The prices never changed during the seven years Dad owned the wagon.

The wagon was movable, but it mostly stayed in one place: across from a lively park where dances and picnics were often held. On a busy night, Dad would make at least $100, selling to a line that stretched quite a ways. His humble business, combined with the GI Bill and his day job at a lumberyard, paid his way through college

*********Electricity…Electricity is really just organized lightning.  George Carlin

*********Sounding Off….I was with a friend in a café when a noisy car alarm interrupted our conversation. “What good are car alarms when no one pays any attention to them?” I wondered aloud.

“Some are quite effective,” my friend corrected me. “Last summer, my teenager spent a lot of time at the neighbors’. Whenever I wanted him home, I’d go out to our driveway and jostle his car.” S. Moore

*******Forecast….Vacationing in Vermont, I picked up the local paper to check out the forecast. It read: Today: Sunny, 76. Tonight: Not so sunny, 55.  Norrine Trono

*******Beach Date….Our first day at a resort my wife and I decided to hit the beach. When I went back to our room to get something to drink, one of the hotel maids was making our bed. I grabbed my cooler and was on my way out when I paused and asked, “Can we drink beer on the beach?”

“Sure,” she said, “but I have to finish the rest of the rooms first.”  L. Allard

*******Noisy by Nature…Some people just aren’t happy unless they have something to complain about. I stayed in a beautiful hotel right on the beach in California — an idyllic spot, you would think. But while I was waiting to check out, I heard the manager ask another guest, “Did you enjoy your stay?”

“Not really,” the man said grimly.

“I’m sorry to hear that,” the manager apologized.

“What was the problem?”

“The surf was too loud.”  Daniel Vargas

******* Something’s Fishy….While in the men’s room at a beach park in Florida, I noticed they had a plastic baby-changing table installed on the wall. Apparently, some sportsmen had co-opted this politically correct amenity for their own use. Above the table was a sign saying: “It is unlawful to clean fish on this table.”  Cliff Revell



A Time to Review

It’s easy to say we know good things are coming, we know this too shall pass, we know…. it is another thing to live it.

Imagine that it’s 8 o’clock in the morning, there is a sight drizzle, you are  looking for an address on foot, and getting more discouraged by the second. You know that giving up is not an option. You walk back to your vehicle and get out your notebook. What do you discover? You had the address wrong. You drive to find the address and then to find a parking space only to discover you’re parking in the original place you were in at 8 o’clock in the morning.  Where you went and where you wanted to go  were only two blocks apart.

This is when the script says; starts to laugh hysterically and people passing by give her a wide berth.

I have used a lot of my Believe oil today. And yes good things are just around the corner.



Sharing a Smile

**********What An Ugly Duck…My husband was waterskiing when he fell into the river. As the boat ?circled to pick him up, he noticed a hunter sitting in a duck boat in the reeds. My husband put his hands in the air and joked, “Don’t shoot!”

The hunter responded, “Don’t quack.”  Katie O’Connell, Warrenville, IL

**********No Such Thing As A Free Yacht….A salesman talked my uncle into buying 10,000 personalized pens for his business with the promise that he would be eligible to win a 32-foot yacht. A born gambler, my uncle agreed.

Well, he won, and a few weeks after the pens arrived, his prize showed up: a 12-inch plastic yacht with 32 plastic feet glued to the bottom.            Eddie Edwards, Ripley, TN

*********Eye Candy…..On vacation my nine-year-old son, Ryan, and I were at the pool, where two attractive young women wearing thong bikinis were sunning themselves. I noticed that Ryan kept staring at them, but he would occasionally glance back at me.

When they got up to leave, Ryan watched them particularly closely. I was bracing myself for questions he might have when he turned to me and whispered, “Dad, can I take that candy bar those girls left behind?”

**********Pizza Perils….A Twitter exchange between an angry customer and an apologetic Domino’s Pizza:

Customer: Yoooo I ordered a Pizza & Came with no Toppings on it or anything, Its Just Bread

Domino’s: We’re sorry to hear about this!

Customer (minutes later): Never mind, I opened the pizza upside down :/

*********New and Improved Names for Boring Everyday Things….

• Couch = People Shelf

• Books = Manual Films

• Bracelets = Clockless Watches

• Air Horn = Spray Scream

• Bottled Water = Snowman Blood

• Feather = Bird Leaf          From sliptalk.com

*********Good English…My ESL students try so hard and are so appreciative. One student paid me the ultimate compliment when she said, “You teach English good.” Another assured me, “I will always forget you.” And a third insisted, “I thank you from the heart of my bottom.”               Ellen Israel, Alamo, CA

*****True Love Story*******

I was 24 years old when I moved to Long Beach, California, where my parents managed the Alberta Apartments. I arrived the day after Thanksgiving 1947, and while I was moving in, I ran into four girls from Montana who were also living there.

One of the girls immediately caught my eye, and I knew I had to introduce myself. Her name was Alice Conlon and she was on her way to the library to return a book.

Not wanting to let this opportunity pass me by, I fibbed and told her I’d been wanting to read the same book, and asked if I could join her. She agreed, and we stopped for a drink afterward. Before long, I knew she was the one for me!

Between the library and the bar, I’d picked up an alarm clock so I wouldn’t be late for my first day of work the next morning. It started to get late, so I set my new alarm for 30 minutes to remind me that I needed to leave the bar soon. Well, I set the alarm several more times; I just wasn’t ready to end our first date.

A year later we were married—on Thanksgiving Day. We enjoyed 56 wonderful years of marriage before the love of my life passed away in 2005. I miss her every day.

*************Enjoy the life you have created**********

 

 


By Adina in Daily Rx,Humor  .::. (Add your comment)

Allow Them to Find Their Wings

A metaphor  to see how we can allow others to find their wings. I believe that we can apply these lessons to all relationships.

The Bald Eagle

A bald eagle egg is slightly smaller than a domestic goose egg. The chick will measure 4 to 5 inches at hatching and weigh only a matter of ounces.

Sometimes the adults will force the eaglets to fly. When chicks leave the nest they usually glide to a nearby tree or stump, returning to the nest tree frequently and continuing to be fed by the adults.  Eaglets will stay close to the nest and nest tree during the first few weeks after fledging. Within one month after fledging, eaglets will soar and drift over the water.

Chicks Leaving the Nest

As the chicks develop their flight skills they harass the adults and try to take fish from them. This behavior helps eaglets learn to forage and be independent and will last into September. At 17 to 23 weeks of age, the bond between the adults and their young fades and the adults no longer tolerate harassment from their offspring. This is time when the young eagles leave the territory, following the prevailing winds to more northerly shorelines and water bodies in search of good feeding grounds.

Youth to Adult-Mortality rate is 50%

The young eagle will spend the next 4 years of its life wandering across eastern North America looking for summering and wintering areas where food is accessible.  When it begins to mature at age 4, an eagle seeks a mate and establishes a territory. The territory is usually located within 250 miles of the nest where the eagle was hatched.  (Taken from the Fish & Wildlife.gov site)

When setting boundaries the oil of Clarity helps us see what to do.  We then  stand back and allow the wings to develop. Our Believe oil is a good support for this step.  When they soar the beautiful oil of Joy sweetens the  journey.



This Is Quite the Journey

The day was incredible.  I watched him face each challenge with calm assurance and it was humbling. I observed him interacting with the customer service reps with respect and dignity. The greatest miracle of the day was when he was told to, “..walk over to that truck and say Hi to your brother.”  I’ll never forget that moment.  It only took 27 years for this man to realize how much he is loved and how great he is. I am in awe of this man, my son.

The oils of the day were Valor, Joy, and Harmony.  These oils kept me grounded and didn’t overwhelm him.



Oh What Fun It Is To Laugh

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MEN & WOMEN

Money

A man will pay $10 for a $5 item he needs.

A woman will pay $5 for a $10 item that she doesn’t need, because it’s on sale

Bathrooms

JOKES - Differences Between Men and Woman

A man has five items in his bathroom: a toothbrush, razor, shaving cream, a bar of soap, and a towel from the Motel 6.

The average number of items in a woman’s bathroom is 328. The average man would not be able to identify most of them.

Future

A woman worries about the future — until she gets a husband.

A man never worries about the future — until he gets a wife

KIDS QUOTES

I Pledge Allegiance

Not quite getting it, the little first grader said, “I led the pigeons to the flag.”

Johnny, Age 4 on love:

When a person loves you, they say your name different. You just know your name is safe in their mouth

Andy, Age 7

Love is what is in the room on Christmas if you stop opening your presents and listen.

Chloe, Age 4

Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired.

PEOPLE OF A CERTAIN AGE

“My memory is gone Mildred, so I changed my password
to “Incorrect.” That way when I log in with the wrong password,
the computer will tell me… “Your password is incorrect

These Great One Line Jokes are fast and funny. You might really enjoy the Random One-Liners where you get a new one liner joke time after time.

ONE LINERS

An onion can make people cry but there has never been a vegetable invented to make them laugh. ~ Will Rogers

When I come to one of the forks in the road of life, I don’t waste time and energy wishing it was a spoon. ~ Miss Piggy

All reports are in. Life is now officially unfair.

If all is not lost, where is it

Enjoy what you have and share the laughs.

 

 


By Adina in Humor  .::. (Add your comment)

Keeping Focus When We Are Wanting to Go Into Chaos

Darren Daily is always demanding us to keep on keeping on.  It is a game changer for the DD community. The message on September 13th was about the changing times in business, in relationships, and in life in general.  He suggested action steps and gave us works sheets. (That’s what makes it easy to implement his ideas. That and the fact the DD team is doing all this stuff too.)

Sign up and see if you are ready for what it takes to play in the biggest game of all-Life.

My essential oil that keeps me going today it is BELIEVE.



Amazing Accomplishment

The Space Shuttle Endeavor was our exploration journey recently.  Some of the engineers who worked on these various space projects are friends. When you see what can be accomplished with cooperation it is inspiring.

What does life hold for us as we cooperate with our neighbors to create all of our dreams? Synergy is the key.  “The interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects”.
synonyms: cooperative interaction, cooperation, combined effort, give and take

As I watched the videos, read the facts, enjoyed the iMax Space movie I was glad to live in this era of infinite possibilities.

To become the change we want in the world we need to be vulnerable and engage our neighbor.

The essential oils that support me as I reach out are: Valor, Believe, and Gratitude.

Who in your circle will join you on this path?



Funny Bone Time

Awesome Champ

Mark Spitz a.k.a. Mark the Shark, Olympic champion swimmer, was famed for his large moustache in an era when every swimmer was shaving everything to become more hydrodynamic. He once jokingly said to the Russian team coach that his moustache helps him swim faster by deflecting water from his mouth and making him more bullet-shaped. The following year, a moustache was worn by every member of the (male) Russian team.

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AWWWW

Japan keeps a train station in operation in a small village to enable a single small girl to commute to school. The train goes only twice a day, when she goes to school and when she returns.

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And That’s A Fact, Jack

Norway has a town called “Hell”. It freezes over quite regularly.

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Ummm Good

Love is staying awake all night with either a sick child, or a healthy adult.

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Why not…

Always be yourself. Unless you can also be a unicorn. In that case, always be a unicorn.

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The Truth…

I am swift as a gazelle. An old one. With arthritis. Run over by a Land Rover. 8 days ago.

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Not True

Do you know why women weren’t allowed in space?

To avoid scenarios like: “Houston, we have a problem!”

“What is the problem?”

“Yeah, great, pretend like you don’t know what I’m talking about!”

 

Enough……

More jokes at: http://www.short-funny.com/funniest-jokes-5.php#ixzz4JSMrt0Eh


By Adina in Humor  .::. (Add your comment)

The Wonder of Trust

I like the story of Jehoshaphat, an ancient king, who had dreadfully powerful enemies  coming after his people. He was afraid. He was a man who feared God.  His fear of God was greater than his fear of his enemy.When God’s prophet told him, ‘You will not need to fight in this battle” Jehoshaphat believed him and did everything he was asked to do.

The enemy was conquered and Jehoshaphat’s people were saved.       2Chronicles 19:15-27.

It is a wonderful thing when we find that power that we can trust.  That power we can rely on to be our guide and comforter.  Where will you find that power?

My oils will be Valor to stand firm, Believe to be steadfast and Joy and Gratitude to sing praises night and day.

 




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