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Inspirational Thoughts

More Whipped Cream

I have a new delightful friend, I'm almost in awe of her, When we first met I was impressed, by her bizarre behavior.
That day I had a date with friends, we met to have some lunch, Mae had come along with them, all in all ... a pleasant bunch.
When the menus were presented, we ordered salads, sandwiches, and soups, Except for Mae who circumvented, and said, "Ice-cream, please. Two scoops"
I was not sure my ears heard right, and the others were aghast, "Along with heated apple pie" Mae smiled, completely unabashed.
We tried to act quite nonchalant, as if people did this all the time, But when our orders were brought out, I did not enjoy mine.
I could not take my eyes off Mae, as her pie ala-mode went down, The other ladies showed dismay, they ate their lunches, and they frowned.
Well, the next time I went out to eat, I called and invited Mae, My lunch contained white tuna meat, she ordered a parfait.
I smiled when her dish I viewed, she asked if she amused me; I answered, "Yes, you do, and you also do confuse me."
"How come you order rich desserts when I feel I must be sensible?"
She laughed and said, with wanton mirth, "I am tasting all that's possible
I try to eat the food I need, and do the things I should, But life's so short, my friend, indeed, I hate missing out on something good."
"This year I realized I was old," she grinned, "I've not been this old before, So, before I die, I've got to try, those things for years I have ignored.
"I've not smelled all the flowers yet, and too many books I have not read, There's more fudge sundaes to woof down, And kites to be flown overhead."
"There's many malls I have not shopped, I've not laughed at all the jokes, I've missed a lot of Broadway Hits, And potato chips and cokes."
"I want to wade again in water, And feel ocean spray upon my face,
Sit in a country church once more, And thank God for His grace."
"I want peanut butter every day, spread on my morning toast, I want un-timed long-distance calls, to the folks I love the most."
"I've not cried at all the movies yet, nor walked in the morning rain, I need to feel wind in my hair, I want to fall in love again."
"So, if I choose to have dessert, instead of having dinner, If I should die before nightfall, you'd have to say I died a winner."
"That I missed out on nothing, that I had my heart's desire, That I had that final chocolate mousse, before my life expired."
With that, I called the waitress over, "I've changed my mind, it seems"
I said, "I want what she is having, only add some more whipped-cream".
Seek wise counsel - run it by somebody.
Not only seek wise counsel, be a wise counselor.
Give someone the benefit from your experiences.
Start a chain reaction that will continue beyond your life.

Jim Rohn

Advice

Never ask a surgeon if you need surgery.

- Unknown

We go the direction we face, we face the direction we design.
Develop a new design.
Then go the direction you face.
Create a new beginning.

Jim Rohn

"The Doctor of the Future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the Care of the Human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease."

-Thomas Edison

When you were born,
you cried and the world rejoiced;
Live your life in such a manner that when you die,
the world cries and you rejoice.

-Old Native American saying

"Optimism is an intellectual choice."

--Diana Schneider

"Great things are not something accidental, but must certainly be willed."

--Vincent van Gogh

"Nobody, but nobody,
Can make it out here alone."

--Maya Angelou

Teamwork

Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success.

- Unknown

"Facing it - always facing it - that's the way to get through. Face it!"

--Joseph Conrad

"Genius is an infinite capacity for taking life by the scruff> of the neck."

--Katharine Hepburn

"Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy."

--Howard W. Newton

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence."

--Helen Keller

"Enthusiasm for one's goal lessens the disagreeableness of working toward it."

--Thomas Eakins

"Fear nothing,
for every renewed effort raises all former failures into lessons,
all sins into experience."

--Katherine Tingley

"There is a passion for perfection which you rarely see fully developed but . . .
in successful lives it is never wholly lacking."

--Bliss Carmen

"If you count all your assets, you always show a profit."

--Robert Quillen

Recovery

One must not forget that recovery is brought about not by the physician,
but by the sick man himself.
He heals himself, by his own power,
exactly as he walks by means of his own power, or eats, or thinks, breathes or sleeps.

--Georg Groddeck

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