Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Rules to being Happy.

Post 260 - - - - - Tuesday, 17th July, 2007.

Hi Everyone ~~ I hope you are all enjoying your lives and having nicer
weather than we are having in Victoria at present. There is an unusual
snap of cold weather, right from the Antarctic, so they say. There has
even been snowfalls in some areas, Ballarat, Geelong, Maryborough,
and in the Dandenongs. There was a road closed, because of snow near
Daylesford. And snow fell at Kyneton where Lee-ann lives.

Well my grand-daughter rang last night from Brisbane airport, and will
be safely at home now.. She lives about an hour from the Airport.
My Home Care lady came today so all is clean and tidy again and nice
fresh sheets on my bed and the room Bec was in.

Thank you so much Kate for your comments, glad you enjoy it,
Love always, Grandma.

Tonight I have an item called "Rules for being Happy."

God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow,
sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day,
comfort for the tears and light for the way.

Disappointments are like road bumps, they slow you down a bit
but you enjoy the smooth road afterwards. Don't stay on the
bump too long. Move on !!

When you feel down because you didn't get what you want, just
sit tight and be happy, because God is thinking of something
better to give you.

When something happens to you, good or bad, consider what it
means. There's a purpose to life's events to teach you how to
laugh more or not to cry too hard.

You can't make someone love you, all you can do is be someone
who can be loved, the rest is up to the person to realize your worth.

The measure of love is when you love without measures.

In life there are very rare chances that you'll meet the person you
and loves you in return. So once you have it, don't ever let it go, the
chance might never come your way again.

It's better to lose your pride to the one you love, than to lose the one you
love because of pride. We spend so much time looking for the right
person to love or finding fault with those we already love, when instead
we should be perfecting the love we give.

When you truly care for someone, you don't look for faults, you don't look
for answers, you don't look for mistakes. Instead, you fight the mistakes,
you accept the faults and you overlook excuses.

Never abandon an old friend. You will never find one who can take his
or her place.

Friendship is like wine. It gets better as it grows older,

Remember the five simple rules to be happy :

1. Free your heart of hatred.
2. Free your mind from worries.
3. Live simply.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less.

No one can go back and make a brand new start. Anyone can start
from now and make a brand new ending.

Some more cows from our display - - -

This one has a clock on a tree branch plus a couple more clocks.

Rock stars Cow. ---- Girls.

Rock Stars Cow.--- Boys.

Zebra cow.

This one has birds painted on it.

Now for some jokes - - - -

A business man had three trays on his desk marked In, Out and LBW.
A client asked him what the LBW tray meant.
"Oh, that means "Let the Blighters Wait."

The scene was in a Law court. The prosecution counsel faces the female
witness and rasps: "Is it true you committed adultery on the 18th June
in a snowstorm while riding on the roof of an automobile travelling at
ninety miles per hour through Slough with a one-legged dwarf waving a
Union Jack ?"

The young woman in the witness box looked straight at the prosecuting
counsel and said calmly : "What was that date again ?"

A woman got on a bus with seven children. The conductor asked, "Are
these all yours or is it a picnic ?"

"They're all mine," came the reply, "and it's no picnic !!"

A Scotsman was seriously ill in hospital and his last request was for the
bagpipes to be played. They were. He recovered, the other patients

Two blondes were walking through the woods and they came to some
tracks . The first blonde said, "These look like deer tracks." and the
other one said, "No, they look more like moose tracks."

They argued and argued for a while and they were still arguing when
the train hit them !!

Two men in a saloon were playing cards. One of them thumped the
table, saying, " I win."
"What have you got?" asked the other cowboy.
"Four aces."
"I'm afraid you don't win."
"That's almost impossible," declared the first man. "What cards have
you got?"
"Two nines and a loaded gun."
"Oh." said the first man, "You win. But how come you're so lucky ?"

Few quotes - - - -

I'd rather be dead than singing "Satisfaction" when I'm 45.
- - - Mick Jagger.

I have no political ambitions for myself or my children.
- - - - Joseph P. Kennedy, 1936

I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father.
- - - Golfer Greg. Norman.

Weather forecast : Precipitation in the morning, rain in the
afternoon. - - - - -Detroit Daily News.

A man in love is incomplete until he is married. Then he is
finished. - - - - Zsa Zsa Gabor.

Most cars on our roads have only one occupant, usually the driver.

Bye for now my friends intil next time.. Take great care and be kind to each
other. Have a wonderful week. Love and Best Wishes to all. Cheers, Merle.

Post 260 - - - - Tuesday, 17th July, 2007.


Susie said...

Hi Merle,
Brrr, it is cold there. I saw the snow on Lee Ann's!
Love the cows and the happiness verse.
Stay warm and cozy! We're trying to stay cool!

PEA said...

Hello dear Merle:-) I'm back from my trip and now playing catch up with everyone! I so enjoyed reading your posts I had missed and seeing more of your wonderful pictures. All those cows are just fabulous...that zebra cow is just too funny! lol It would really make you look twice! Loved all the stories, jokes and quotes!!! We are finally having more summer like temperatures here so I'm really enjoying that:-) I heard of the snow in some parts of Australia...stay warm! xoxo

curious servant said...

Those were fun, Merle!


Lee said...

More cows!!!!! Wow!

Jim said...

I saw the snow on Lee Ann's too. She has a nice blog, she must have a headache too with all that building going on, and on.
Your blonde joke was good as usual. I like Mick Jagger, I hope he doesn't stop singing his songs, he's pretty old now. Almost as old as me.

Jim said...

I also wanted to thank you for the love piece. It will be something to study a little, I'll be back.

Melinda said...

Hi Merle,
Thanks heaps for visiting my blog and leaving your comment, please come back and visit again real soon.
I absolutely love your blog, your photos are the best and your jokes and quotes etc are out of this world!!
I think I have a long way to go before I can catch up to your standard. LOL
I hope you have a great day.

Take Care - Smiles Melinda

Diane J. said...

Hi, Merle. Thanks for the visit and the comment, but I have to tell you that it was another Diane that commented on your blog a few posts back, not me this time. It was Diane @Partners in Prayer for Our Prodigals instead of me.

Since I'm here though I do love the cows! :-)

Glad you had a good visit with your family, and loved the pictures a few posts back.

It's as hot here as it is cold there. Funny, our opposite seasons isn't it?

Love and hugs,

Diane @ Diane's Place. ;-)

Puss-in-Boots said...

Moooooore cows...aren't they cute?

Love the quotes, especially Greg Norman's. It reminds me of my late aunt, my mother's sister. She introduced my mother, This is my sister,(said mum's name). We're related, you know.

Keep warm...it's cold here, too. They're saying 3 C tonight for the city, that'll probably put us under zero! Brrrr! Can't wait for the warmer weather.

Hugs xoxo

Val said...

I'd rather be dead than singing "Satisfaction" when I'm 45.
- - - Mick Jagger.

So glad that didn't happen, I've enjoyed seeing Mick and Keith in concert when we were all old enough to know better!

audrey` said...

Hi Merle

"Rules for being Happy" are so true.
Happiness is indeed a very great blessing from our Lord =)