Monday, September 29, 2014

I LOOK FOR INSPIRING STORIES

rather than ones that cause us to perspire. Finally found one that ranks up there as a Bernie Siegel, M.D. miracle. Here is the short version:

A family was vacationing in July at a cozy beach in Michigan City, Ind. Two father's each with their young sons set off to hike Mount Baldy—an enormous 100-acre sand dune. Nathan, a six-year-old, fell into a hole and disappeared as the surrounding sand collapsed around him.

Firefighters and rescue crews dug carefully and furiously for four hours until they found him 11 feet under the sand. Nathan's body was limp and his skin cold. His eyes were glazed and he had no pulse. It was understandably assumed he had died. Then on the way to the ambulance he slowly came back to life, as if he was in a highly Hollywoodized movie. Even more amazingly, he escaped the ordeal without brain damage or emotional trauma.

The firefighter who pulled Nathan out of the hole said, "Every single card had to fall into place that day, and the fact that they did is a true miracle." Of course, Bernie would say "See Bill, I told you so!"

Bye for Now,

Bill

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

I SEARCHED DILIGENTLY

through all sections of the paper—even the sports pages. But what can u expect regarding the Owls, Dolphins, Miami U and the Gators? Even the Seminoles must deal with a win but a defeat from their star QB who clearly needs lessons in growing up and responsibility.

And then there is the Governor's race. Time to get really dirty guys—for goodness sake take the gloves off and really kick ass!! Or perhaps its the middle east with its deja vous all over again mentality/insanity.

Saved by the Money section. "Gas prices down and going lower." Good news at last.

Yeahh!

bye for now,

bill

I'M GOING TO READ

THE PAPER TONIGHT WITH AN EYE TOWARD SOMETHING POSITIVE TO REPORT.

Will you hear from me or not? That is the question.

Bye for Now,

bill

Saturday, September 20, 2014

OK SO CALL ME A

sentimental, sappy, soapy kind of guy, BUT in a world filled with hatred, violence, and war the movie "A Hundred-Feet Journey" is encouraging and inspiring. It offers the possibility of peace, love, and happiness.

OK  It is Hollywoodized all the way. What can we expect from producers Spielberg and Winfrey? But then again it lights a candle of hope that enemies can become frenemies and then friends and then lovers. Sappy, soapy YES. Hope for the future—DEFINITELY.

It is a metaphor for peace on earth and good will toward all men, women, and children. Go c the movie and c if u agree. And if you don't agree we can agree to disagree without war, violence, cursing or screaming. We all deserve that much—everywhere in the world.

Bye for Now,

Bill

Friday, September 12, 2014

ON A LIGHTER NOTE

These are called Paraprosdolians. I haven't a clue why though it has something to do with surprise endings:

We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public. (I would add But not all of us do!)

War does not determine who is right—only who is left.

I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.  (I think my wife wrote that!)

In filling out an application, where it says, 'In case of emergency, Notify," I put Doctor.

I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not so sure.

You're never to old to learn something stupid.

I'm supposed to respect my elders, but it's getting harder for me to find one now.


From Boomer Times and Senior Life

Bye for Now,

Bill

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

9/11

A day of infamy, a day of blasphemy, a day of profound sorrow and mourning, a day we hope and pray will never repeat itself.

For those of us who remember it all too well, it will always be sad. We can all tell you where we were, what we were doing, and how we were feeling when the Towers collapsed in a few shocking and inconceivable moments.

Our mouths hung open as did our cess pools as they will again tomorrow. Time heals some wounds but not all!

Rest in peace and bye for now,


Bill

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

AS THOSE OF YOU

who are avid followers of this blog know—all three of you now that my mom is gone—one of my favorite statements is "There are no coincidences in life, just endless opportunities and possibilities."

That said, it is no wonder that when I walked into B& N with my granddaughter the other day the book, "That's Funny, You Don't Look Buddhist." jumped into my hands immediately. It is written by a Jewish woman trying to blend the two. As a book it is okay—nothing I would encourage you to run out and buy although it was on sale.

However, it reminded me that the third Noble Truth of Buddhism is that we can not look to externals to help us deal with the first Noble Truth, which in a nut shell says, "Life sucks and then you die!" I don't personally believe that as I find life to be wonderful until it sucks and then can be wonderful again before we die. Perseverance prevails!

However, the answer to the riddle of the quote, "What you have is all you need" is clearly about going inside instead of looking outside. The unfortunate truth is we have become a culture of outsiders—seeking solace in material rather than spiritual comfort.

Once again I encourage you to seek a balance because the more you look inward, the less you will need the outward trappings of the presumably "good life." The more what you have will be all you need.


Bye for Now,

bill