Saturday, May 03, 2008

Choices - Again !!

Post 446 ~ ~ ~ Saturday, 3rd May, 2008.

Hello Everyone ~ ~ I hope all is well with you all and that
you are enjoying your weekend. It is quite cold around
here and the heater is working well, but otherwise all is
well. My football team had another win last night, that
makes 3 wins out of 7. So we are improving ~ watch out
Brisbane next weekend

My dear friend Bev aka Mountain Mama commented
that her mother used to tell her that each day, you can
decide to have a positive attitude and have a good day,
or you can choose to be a sour puss and chase all your
friends away. So I am posting a nice article I have put
on before. It follows on to the "Power of Attitude."


Each morning I wake up and say to myself you have
two choices.

You can choose to be in a good mood or

you can choose to be in a bad mood.

I choose to be in a good mood.

Each time something bad happens,

I can choose to be a victim or

I can choose to learn from it.

I choose to learn from it.

Every time someone comes to me


I can choose to accept their complaining or

I can point out the positive side of life.

I choose the positive side of life.

Life is all about choices. When you cut out all
the junk, every situation is a choice.

You can choose how you react to situations.

You choose how people affect your mood.

You choose to be in a good mood or a bad mood.

The Bottom Line.

It's your choice how you live your life.

Now to find some jokes ~ ~ ~ ~ Blonde ones ~

She was sooooooooo Blonde ;
...she took a ruler to bed to see how long she slept.

...she sent me a fax with a stamp on it.

...she tried to put M & Ms in alphabetical order.

... she thought Boyz II Men was a day care centre.

She was sooooooo Blonde;

...she thought Eartha Kitt was a set of garden tools.

...she thought General Motors was in the Army.

...she thought TuPac Shakur was a Jewish holiday.

She was sooooooooo Blonde ;

...she tripped over a cordless phone.

...she spent 20 minutes looking at the orange juice can
because it said "concentrate."

... she told me to meet her at the corner of "WALK"
and DON'T WALK."

...where it said "sign here" she put "Sagittarius."

Graveside Observation.

A newly widowed man stood at the cemetery next to
his wife's casket. When the graveside service had
been terminated, there was a tremendous burst of
thunder, accompanied by a distant lightning bolt.

The little old man looked at the pastor and calmly
said, "Well, she's there !!!"

Mrs Brown was fed up with her husband being forever
out of the house and playing golf.
"Why can't you stay home a bit more?" she asked.
"Because it's fun on the golf course," replied her
husband, "And it's good exercise."

"Maybe I should try it, too?" suggested Mrs Brown.
"You probably wouldn't like it," said Mr Brown. "All
that walking might tire you out. Why don't you stay
home with your knitting and the TV?"

But Mrs Brown insisted that her husband took her to
the golf clubnd give her lessons.
The very first day together on the course, her husband's
first shot was appalling, but he told his wife, "There !
That's how you hit the ball. Another two or three
stroke's and that'll be it."

Mrs Brown then took her first ever shot and scored
a hole in one.
Mr Brown was amazed. He was speechless.

The couple walked over to where the ball nestled in the
hole and Mrs Brown said, "That wasn't very good, was it ?
It's going to be very difficult to hit the ball out of this
little hole."

The vicar asked the young man, "Are you ever troubled
by erotic thoughts about the opposite sex ?"

"No," replied the young man. "I rather like the thoughts.
They are no trouble."

Every woman worries about her future, until she
acquires a husband, whereas men never worry about
the future until they get a wife.

The quickest way to find something is to buy a replace-
ment for the thing you lost. Then it will re-appear.

I was in a restaurant recently and I overheard a man
ask the waiter, "How do you prepare the chicken ?"

The waiter replied, "Well, we sit the chicken down
calmly, give it a sip of whisky and then say to it.
"I'm sorry, but you're going to have to die.

Frederick's wife was a surgeon, and so when Frederick
had to go to hospital for an operation, she insisted on
doing the surgery.

She said she didn't want anyone else opening her male.

Just think, if it weren't for marriage, men would go
through life thinking they had no faults at all.

First guy says, "My wife's an angel."

Second guy remarks, "You're lucky, mine's still alive."

Now a few sayings to close with ~ ~ ~

Faith is the ability to not panic. ~ ~ Unknown.

False friends leave you in time's of trouble. ~~ Aesop.

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a
man to fish and he'll eat forever. ~ ~ Chinese proverb.

Friendship increased by visiting friends, but visiting
seldom. ~ ~ ~ Ben Franklin.

God helps those who help themselves.
~ ~ ~ George Herbert.

Fools rush in where wise men fear to tread.
~ ~ ~ Alexander Pope.

Friends are God's way of looking after us.~ Unknown.

Enough for this post, I hope you found something of
interest or worthy of a smile. Take care of yourselves
and each other. Make the right choiccs in your life.
Love and best wishes to you all. Cheers, Merle.

Post 446 ~ ~ ~ Saturday, 3rd May, 2008.


Jim said...

Good Morning, Merle.

I love them today! The blondes are the best. I relate to every one of the rest.
Of course I ALWAYS wake up in a good mood. It can be changed, sometimes is.
My dreams are NO TROUBLE.
Mrs. Jim plays a lot of golf, she might try to pull something like that on me. Neither of us has ever had a hole-in-one, several of our friends have.

Old Lady Lincoln said...

Dear Merle,
Loved them all, especially the one about the vicar. Also like the husband and wife jokes, especially him trying to discourage her wanting to play golf. Have a great day.

Gledwood said...

It's very ironic. Or sad. Or whatever. That just before the drugs got me I was building up some homespun wisdom of my own from experience...

... and further to what you said up top one of the things I realized about life is that contrary to what people like to say "you can do anything you put your mind to" (can I grow great feathery wings then, and fly out the top window?) ~ of course you can't. None of us can control what life throws at us. Some things must simply be endured. What we CAN do is alter our ATTITUDE to these things: and THAT makes the experience of life so very VERY different; know what I mean...???!?

Renie Burghardt said...

Dear Merle,

I hope it warms up some in your neck of the woods. It seems it was just yesterday I was complaining about our cold weather.

Choices is so good, and good to think about!

The blond jokes were really good. But the one about TuPac Shakur puzzled me. I have to google it to find out who that is. Dare I admit that I'm a blond? LOL.

And Mrs. Brown sure had a good stroke of luck with that golf ball. LOL. And funny about the wife who was a surgeon not wanting anyone else opening her male.

Well, they were all funny, dear Merle, and I enjoyed reading them, as always. And the last quote about friends is the best!

We had a beautiful spring day here, dear Merle. I hope you have a beautiful Autumn day there tomorrow. Happy Sunday!

Love and Blessings,


Mountain Mama said...

Hi Merle and thanks for mentioning me.
I love your funnies especially the Graveside observation. I sent it to lots of family & friends so they can get a good laugh too.
It has been a rainy day here, and I have been down with a nasty flu type cold, so am not doing any gardening until I feel better and the sun comes out.
Take care and God bless.

Susie said...

Hi Merle,
Hoping you're staying warm and cozy. We have plenty of nice sunshine here these days. Loved the positive attitude advise. We should all take a lesson.
Your jokes never fail to bring a smile!
Take good care my friend!

audrey` said...

Dearest Merle

"Choices" are so true.
Only we can decide our own character and attitude =)
Take care.

megz_mum said...

Hi Merle, there is a lot to be said for positive thinking. Love the blonde jokes too!

Hootin' Anni said...

You typed:

you can decide to have a positive attitude and have a good day, or you can choose to be a sour puss and chase all your friends away

And your list of 'choices' ---

This is what I love about you Merle!! You're so good at being wise. And I appreciate the fact that anyone can come to your blog and have a good feeling when they leave.

Lady Di Tn said...

I second what Hootin Anni said Your blog makes anyone who visit happy and inspired. Once again, I feel blessed to have been one of the lucky ones to come along and find your blog.
It was sunny and windy yesterday and the sun is up this morning. I was too busy getting caught up on house chores. I had put them off as long as I could but today we shall enjoy the Spring.
Thanks again for having a wonderful place to visit. Now if I can only remember all those funny jokes. Peace

Jeanette said...

Hi Dear Merle, Choice's how True.
When I wake I choose to be in a good mood and smile.
I cant believe Im reading and writing Graveside Observation!
This actually happened as we (Family) left the hospital after Alan had passed away A tremendous crack of thunder and lightning on a clear night we all just looked at each other amazed. and It actually happened a second time as we all left the Crematorium but with a sudden downpour of rain, He sure let us know he was there..many people spoke about this later in the day..

Good news on my new post Merle. take care keep warm Love Janxxxxx

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