What a Remarkable Senior!
As we get older we sometimes begin to doubt our ability to “make a difference” in the world. It is at these times that our hopes are boosted by the remarkable achievements of other “seniors” who have found the courage to take on challenges that would make many of us wither.
Harold Schlumberg is such a person:
“I’ve often been asked, ‘What do you do now that you’re retired?’
Well…I’m fortunate to have a chemical engineering background and one of the things I enjoy most is converting beer, wine and whisky into urine. It’s rewarding, uplifting, satisfying and fulfilling. I do it every day and I really enjoy it.”
Harold is an inspiration to us all.
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WOMEN ARE UNIQUE
She can deal with stress and carry heavy burdens.
She smiles when she feels like screaming, and she sings when she feels like crying.
She cries when she’s happy and laughs when she’s afraid. Her love is unconditional.
There’s only one thing wrong with her. She forgets what she’s worth!
Pass this to every woman you know. Remind her that she’s unique.
2013 Theme: THE GENDER AGENDA: GAINING MOMENTUM
Over time and distance, the equal rights of women have progressed. We celebrate the achievements of women while remaining vigilant and tenacious for further sustainable change. There is global momentum for championing women’s equality.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Women are the real architects of society.
The fastest way to change society is to mobilize the women of the world.
Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels.
Somewhere out in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow in my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the President’s spouse. I wish him well!
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This post is a work in progress.
Please feel free to contribute inspirational
MESSAGES AND QUOTES
about why we should enjoy today.
Enjoy today, enjoy life.
It’s not a dress rehearsal!
“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
~ Eleanor Roosevelt
“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Forever is composed of nows.”
~ Emily Dickinson
“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.”
~Henry David Thoreau
“I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.”
~ Groucho Marx, The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx
“Life is a preparation for the future; and the best preparation for the future is to live as if there were none.”
~ Albert Einstein
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What the caterpillar calls the end of the world,
the master calls a butterfly. ~Richard Bach
But these are flowers that fly and all but sing:
And now from having ridden out desire
They lie closed over in the wind and cling
Where wheels have freshly sliced the April mire.
~Robert Frost, “Blue-Butterfly Day”
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Should have a Kleenex handy for this.
With so many awful stories in the news these days,
I just love stories like this.
Amazing act of sportsmanship gets Mitchell Marcus his basket.
Mitchell Marcus is team manager for the basketball team at Coronado High School in El Paso, Texas. He doesn’t play for the team because of his disabilities, but that doesn’t change the fact that he’s Coach Peter Morales’ favorite on the team or his love for the game.
In one of the final games of the season, Coach Morales decided to let Mitchell suit up and play in the last few minutes, hoping that Mitchell would score a basket, with no care at all whether they won or lost. Unfortunately, with his team members passing him the ball every time, it didn’t look like the game was going to go in Mitchell’s favor until, with only a little bit of time left, opposing team member Jonathon Montanez of Franklin High School did something amazing. He called out Mitchell’s name and threw him the ball, letting him score the final basket, despite Montanez’s team losing by 15 points.
“I was raised to treat others how you want to be treated,” Montanez told CBS News. ”I just though Mitchell deserved his chance, deserved his opportunity.”
Besides the players and the coach, there is another hero in this story!
Someone should thank the ref for not calling travelling on the inbound pass.
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Moral of the story:
We need to value public school teachers more!
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This song is what Charlie Brown is all about.
The Good Old Days of Childhood.
No worldly problems such as war, famine,
shootings, bad politicians, and conspiracy theories.
Wonder if this generation of young people
will look back on this time in their lives as
The Good Old Days???
HAPPINESS IS THIS SONG
Happiness by David Benoit and Al Jarreau
Happiness is two kinds of ice cream
Finding your skate key Telling the time
Happiness is learning to whistle
Tying your shoe
For the very first time
Happiness is playing the drums in your own school band
And happiness is walking hand in hand
Happiness is five different crayons
Knowing a secret
Climbing a tree
Happiness is finding a nickel
Catching a firefly
Setting it free
Happiness is being alone every now and then
And happiness is coming home again
Happiness is having a sister
Sharing a sandwich
Happiness is singing together when the day is through
And happiness is those who sing with you
Happiness is morning and evening
Daytime and nighttime too
For happiness is anyone and anything at all
That’s loved by you
– “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown”
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“The heat and the softness of the sunshine
The peace and the rawness of the storms and the cold.
The motion and the rhythm and the ebb and the flow..
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When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window.
~ Ogden Nash
Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just
You all day and now the day was complete. ~ Marcy DeMaree
Grandmas never run out of hugs or cookies. ~Author unknown
Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our
hearts forever. ~Author Unknown
If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren,
I’d have had them first. ~Lois Wyse
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