Saturday, August 19, 2006

You and Yourself.

Hello again Everyone ~~ Another nice day here , hoping you had the

same. I did some washing, and even pulled a few weeds (very few)

and then watched Geelong beat Sydney in the football. Tonight I will

watch Fremantle play St Kilda. I know the coach of Freo as his

family used to live next door to us in Nathalia. Chris now lives way

over in Western Australia., but when he started school my two girls

used to take him to school as they were a bit older. In spite of this,

I would like to see the Saints win. (A Victorian team). Carlton play

tomorrow and I will have to listen to it on the radio, as there is no

TV coverage. My friend Val will barrack hard for us I’m sure.


<><> You and Yourself <><>

It is rewarding to find someone whom you like, but it is essential to

like yourself.


It is quickening to recognize someone as a good and decent human being,

but it is indispensable to view yourself as acceptable.


It is a delight to discover people who are worthy of respect, admiration,

and love, but it is vital to believe yourself deserving of these things.


For you cannot live in someone else. You cannot find yourself in someone

else. You cannot be given a life by someone else.

Of all the people you will know in a lifetime, you are the only one you will

never leave nor lose.


To the question of your life, you are the only answer.

To the problems of your life, you are the only solution.


<><> Now for some jokes that my friend Pea sent to me. <><>

Thanks Carole in Canada.

The Water Pistol

When my 3 year-old son opened the birthday gift from his grandmother and

found a water pistol, he squealed with delight and headed for the nearest sink.

I was not so pleased. I turned to mom and said, "I'm surprised at you. Don't

you remember how we used to drive you crazy with water guns?"

Mom smiled and then replied, "I remember."



A guy falls asleep on the beach for several

hours and gets a horrible sunburn.

He goes to the hospital, and is promptly

admitted after being diagnosed with

second-degree burns.

With his skin already starting to blister,

and the severe pain he was in, the doctor

prescribes continuous intravenous feeding

with saline, electrolytes, a sedative,

and a Viagra pill every four hours.

The nurse, who is rather astounded, says,

"What good will Viagra do for him, Doctor?

The doctor replied,

"It'll keep the sheets off his legs."


A man and his wife are dining at a table in a plush restaurant, and the

husband keeps staring at an old drunken lady swigging her gin as she

sits alone at a nearby table, until the wife asks, "Do you know her?"

"Yes," sighs the husband, "She's my ex-wife. She took to drink right after we divorced seven years ago, and I hear she hasn't been sober since." "My God!", says the wife, "Who would think a person could go on

celebrating that long?


<><> Some funny ones there, I liked the last one best. <><>

<><> One Hundred Years From Now. <><>

One hundred years from now

It won’t matter

What kind of care I drove

What kind of house I lived in

How much money I had in the bank

Nor what my clothes looked like


The world may be a little better

Because, I was important

In the life of a child. Author unknown.

<><><> And some thoughts for you <><><>

Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you’re

aboard, there is nothing you can do. You can’t stop the plane,

you can’t stop the storm, you can’t stop time. So one might as

well accept it calmly and wisely. --- Golda Meir.


Grey hair is great. Ask any bald man. –Lee Trevino.


If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is

because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the

music which he hears, however measured or far away.

---Henry David Thoreau.


People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine

when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true

beauty is revealed only if there is a light within.

--- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross.

Bye for now, ‘till next time, Take care my friends, Merle.



PEA said...

Hi Merle:-) So glad you could use the jokes I sent you...every time I get one that tickles my funny bone I think of you! lol Love the quotes, especially the one about people being like stained true! Have a great day:-) xoxo

Janine said...

I love the water pistol joke! Thanks for sharing it.

Take care

Sue said...

We loved Pea's jokes..
I loved the stained glass quote-so very true!

Granny said...

Was the water pistol a joke I wonder or a real life story? I've bought each of my grandkids who live near me one of those push toys that sound like very loud popcorn poppers.

Revenge is a dish best served cold.

Go Carlton and enjoy what's left of your weekend.

Dawn said...

I just found you way over there in Australia. Thanks for the good jokes and words of wisdom. Come on over for a visit!

Mountain Mama said...

You always have some really neat stuff on your blog. Your water pistol story reminded me of one Christmas my mom bought my four kidlets each a different 'toy' musical instrument. We lived in a very small house then, and you can imagine the racket.
One winter day when I could stand no more, I told the kids I had a great idea. I confiscated their noise makers, gave them something else to do, and the next time we went to grandmas, they had a parade on the dead end street in front of her house. They marched up and down making the most dreadful racket imaginable.
That day I smiled, and I have no doubt that my mom got the message. It certainly was loud enough, and the kids had a great time.

Gandksmom said...

Yes, Liking oneself is important. I have been having a hard time of that lately. Thanks for the laughs and the reminders!

Peter said...

Love this line;
"My God!", says the wife, "Who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?

Kelvin said...

Hello from acroos the ditch.....I am having a hard time trying to decide which one suits me best of the "You & Yourself". As for the jokes it wasn't very hard deciding which was best.

One hundred years from now, I wouldn't "care" because I'll be dead & gone, but........what kind of car(e)I drove ???

Have you seen the new Beta-Blogger from the posting side ??? I'll email the code of my beta blog to Peter so you both can have a look.
I trust you both !!!
You are welcome to post something on to the "Something Old, New, Borrowed & Blue" blog if you want.

Kelvin said...

My new blog Krazy Kelvin on Beta-blogger looks the same from the front, but the back posting side is totally different. They are aiming to move nearly every "blogspot" blog over to beta-blogger within the next few weeks. It is all going to be under Google.

Raggedy said...

Good post!