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Sunday, July 3, 2011

That’s Life

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That’s Life

Once there were two men in a plane.
Unfortunately, one man fell out.
Fortunately, there was a haystack below.
Unfortunately, there was a pitchfork in it.
Fortunately, he missed the pitchfork.
Unfortunately, he missed the haystack.

Enjoy the airplane rides, haystacks, and times of good fortune. That is what life is all about. If you focus on the negative side, you will miss life altogether.

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21 comments:

  1. Also, Karma will meet you at every cross road...in disguise as a pitchfork... :-)

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  2. KBF: Yes, absolutely. That is life. We have no choice but to go with it, unless we wish to be miserable always. Whenever I have a problem, serious or otherwise, I know I'm alive. And when things are going smoothly, I enjoy them to the fullest. At least, that is my view. I know others disagree. However, I never want to feel like a victim.

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  3. I agree w/ you on the victim part... self pity comes to mind when the word victim comes up.. Or in the blog world victims remind me of drama queens and attention whores...Too much wasted time in being a victim and the feeling isn't good at all.

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  4. KBF: I agree. We all do it sometimes. Things beyond our control are done to us. However, at the end of the day, it is our choice. We can only be victims if we declare ourselves such. I always tell myself I have never failed in my life. However, I have many things I wish to accomplish that I have not yet accomplished. If I eventually tell myself I have failed at something, I will be correct.

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  5. Yes JJ! A very nice post and I totally agree with you. This thema was previously discussed in your blog and it feels always good to read your opinions. I wish I could have been a student with a teacher like you!

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  6. FanaticoUm: Thank you for the compliment. People receive information in a variety of ways. I want to be sure I am always positive, so I try different methods to make my point.

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  7. More and more, I hear myself saying, "That's just the way life is!" In my life, the good far outweighs the bad.

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  8. Judie: Now that is what I like to hear.

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  9. JJ, you are not only a teacher of literacy & Humanities, you are a teacher of life. I try to live my life by this concept, looking for the positives in all situations & living this way helps in living a happier existence. Accepting a situation , extracting from it what you deem useful and moving forward, is really the only way remain focussed on living LIFE! As my mother taught me "It's all in how you choose to view it Katherine"

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  10. I'd like to share with you one of my favourite quotes by an amazing woman named Helen Kellar. After surviving a life threatening disease at the age of 18mths she lost her sight & hearing. Her parents did not give up on her, they sought help from many different sources and finally hired the most amazing governess, Anne Sullivan. Anne helped Helen to find her voice and changed her life forever. Helen went on to be a teacher, political activist & a very successful published Author. Just imagine what could have happened if everyone just gave up!!

    Heres the quote: " Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood"

    I believe that when she said this she was referring to ALL lessons in life not just the good ones.

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  11. Katherine: I believe mom was right.

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  12. Kath: Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan were both highly inspirational people, and top on my list of educators for all generations.

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  13. Hi JJ.....Like what you had to say today.....so true....so true. BTW.....Happy birthday to your beautiful wife.

    Jo

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  14. Jo: Thank you so much. I will relay the message to Carol.

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  15. Oh I just read it was your wifes birthday today. Happy Birthday JJ's wife. Wishing you many happy returns of the day! Now, I know this goes without saying JJ, make sure you spoil her & lavish her with love and affection.
    Also Happy 4th of July to you and your family.. Warm wishes Katherine x

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  16. Best wishes for the wife.

    I loved this - is it by you or should I be clever and recognise it as someone else's?

    It has to be shared!!

    Actually, I'd really appreciate your input on something regarding mental health over at my blog today. Please take a minute (if you have one spare) and let me know your thoughts.
    http://wordsinsync.blogspot.com/2011/07/monday-madness-linky-letter-of.html

    Many thanks - Shah .X

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  17. Katherine: I make sure it's her birthday everyday. Also, I'm glad she is not reading this.

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  18. shah: I somehow remember that from my childhood, but I have no idea where it came from. I do remember that when my friends and I got together, we used to buy joke books and tell jokes to each other. It is probably one that just stuck with me. Little did I know it would be many years later before I understood what it meant.

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  19. Jenny: It is, and even at my age, I'm still traveling 100 MPH plus.

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