It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Chapter 11, Page 16, Book 14



It is impossible to be negative while we are giving thanks.

Donald Curtis

Cheerfulness is a state of mind in which we feel content and confident and are free of stress, anxieties and fear. A prolonged state of being cheerful is happiness.

Cheerfulness is wearing a smile and therefore easy to distinguish. It is usually contagious and will often be returned, so that the positive feelings flow both ways.  

You can't feel really bad and laugh at the same time. Laughter just feels good. When things are a bit sour between friends, what better way to set things right, than to have a good laugh together. 



Remember:

It is better to say, I'm fine, with a grin,
Than to let people know the shape we are in.

I'M FINE!  HOW ARE YOU?

There's nothing the matter with me,
 I'm just as healthy as can be,
I have arthritis in both knees,
And when I talk, I talk with a wheeze.
My pulse is weak, my blood is thin,
But I'm awfully well for the shape I'm in.

All my teeth have had to come out,
And my diet I hate to think about.
I'm overweight and I can't get thin,
But I'm awfully well for the shape I'm in.

And arch supports I need for my feet.
Or I wouldn't be able to go out in the street.
Sleep is denied me night after night,
But every morning I find I'm all right.
 My memory's failing, my head's in a spin.
 But I'm awfully well for the shape I'm in.

Old age is golden I've heard it said,
But sometimes I wonder, as I go to bed.
With my ears in a drawer, my teeth in a cup,
      And my glasses on a shelf, until I get up.
And when sleep dims my eyes, I say to myself,
 Is there anything else I should lay on the shelf?

The reason I know my youth has been spent,
 Is my get up and go has got up and went!
But really I don't mind, when I think with a grin,
Of all the places my get up has been.

I get up each morning and dust off my wits,
Pick up the paper and read the obits.
     If my name is missing, I'm therefore not dead,
So I eat a good breakfast and jump back into bed.
The moral of this as the tale unfolds,
Is that for you and me, who are growing old.
   It is better to say, I'm fine, with a grin,
Than to let people know the shape we are in.

I'M FINE!  HOW ARE YOU?

Author Unknown, but good for a laugh!

Today I’m Thankful for :


2225. for DDIL#2, it’s her birthday today

2226. for the fact that I don’t live in the snow belt, they got 14 inches of snow

2227. for teddy bears, they make me smile



Do anything, but let it produce joy.

Walt Whitman

4 comments:

jack69 said...

Strange, many folk must strain to smile, while some, from the life they have lived, IT COMES NATURAL!

Yep, I'd bet yours comes natural...
Love from a nice day in florida

betty said...

Happy birthday to DDIL#2! I did like that poem, there indeed was some laughs in it :)

betty

Mevely317 said...

That ceramic turkey is adorable, Ma!
... and the poem? Lots of truth there, especially the part that goes, "But really I don't mind, when I think with a grin,
Of all the places my get up has been."

PS - Sorry to be so tardy checking in; this weekend is NOT going as planned!

Carol Z said...

I'm with you on teddy bears and no snow. I am grateful for every day that it's not freezing and slippery. Wishes for a great week!