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IF YOU HAVE FELT LIKE THIS COUPLE…YOU ARE QUITE NORMAL

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BEACH IN CHINA ~ IF SOMEONE SNEEZES THEY ALL GET COVID-19

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  • After a nice dip in the ocean, how the hell do you find your umbrella? As it is, when I’ve finished shopping at the local Wal-Mart, I have big trouble trying to locate my car. Besides all that, how do you find a spot where the person next to you doesn’t have coronavirus?
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    WHERE AND WHY WOMEN KNOW THEIR PLACE

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    Leslie Stahl of 60 Minutes did a story on gender roles in Kabul, Afghanistan, several years before the Afghan conflict. She noted that women customarily walked five paces behind their husbands. She recently returned to Kabul and observed that women continue to walk behind their husbands. Owing to the the recent peace agreement, the Taliban regime is no longer in complete control, but the women seem happy to maintain the old custom.

    Ms. Stahl approached one of the Afghani women and asked, “Why do you now still seem happy with an old custom that you once tried so desperately to change?” The woman looked Ms. Walters straight in the eyes, and without hesitation said, “Land Mines.”.

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    COMPARED TO OUR SMART PHONES THE OLD WALL-PHONE IS A STONE AGE RELIC

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    STORY OF A BOY AND HIS DOG… “BELKER”

    Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolf hound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.

    A boy with a dog

    I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn’t do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

    As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.

    The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker’s family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

    The little boy seemed to accept Belker’s transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker’s Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, ‘I know why.’ Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I’d never heard a more comforting explanation.

    He said, ‘People are born so that they can learn how to live a good Life — like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?’ The Six-year-old continued, ‘Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long.’

    [Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply.]

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    IT’S ALL IN A LIFETIME

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    By Harvey Tobkes

    It seems like yesterday that I was young, just married and embarking on my new life with Anita. And yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all the years went.

    I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams for the future. But now the winter of my life has arrived… and it catches me by surprise. How did I get here so fast? Where did the years go and where did my babies go? And where did my youth go?

    I well remember…seeing older people through the years and thinking that it will be decades before I start looking like them. I could not fathom or imagine fully what it would be like to look ancient. But the clock keeps ticking and I realize that old face in the mirror is mine. My friends are long-time retirees; they move slowly, take a daily regimen of pills, and it’s easy to see that time has taken its toll on their bodies and faces.

    Now, I have entered into a new time of my life, unprepared for the aches and pains and the loss of strength and ability to go and do things that I wish I had done but never did!

    Alhough the downside of my life has come, that famed philosopher, Yogi Berra, summed it all up by saying, “It ain’t over till it’s over.” Yes, I have regrets! There are things I wish I hadn’t done, things I should have done, but indeed, there are many things I’m happy to have done. It’s all in a lifetime….

    You have no promise that you will see all the seasons of your life, so live for today and say all the endearing things that you want your loved ones to remember, and hope that they appreciate and love you for all the things that you have done for them in all the years past!

    “The way you live your life is your gift to the living after you are gone.“ So, make yours is a fantastic life and remember Yogi’s words…
    —————–yogala————–
    P.S. So sorry to say, Yogi, your words came true at the end of your wonderful life. You enriched the game of baseball, you were loved by millions of people, and a friend to all…yes, it’s over, but you are not forgotten. R.I.P.

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    THE EVOLUTION OF TOYS

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    AT THE END, SUM TING WONG, A CHINESE MASTER TRICKSTER GETS REWARDED BY UNAPPRECIATIVE WIFE

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    WHICH WOLF WINS?

    Two wolves

    One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, “My son, the battle is between 2 “wolves,” that are inside us all.

    One is Evil. It has anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

    The other is Good. It is filled with joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.”

    The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf wins?”

    The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

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    WHO HAD MORE FUN, THE BULL OR THE BATHERS?

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    PAN-AM FLYING BOATS – THE PACIFIC CLIPPER

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    WOULD YOU SAY HE WAS THE LUCKIEST OR THE UNLUCKIEST MAN ALIVE?

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    RABBI WINS OLYMPIC MEDAL IN TOKYO

    Rabbi wins

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    IF NOT YOU…THEN WHO? IF NOT NOW…THEN WHEN?

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    Your history is being written right now, as you read this.

    Think about where you’ll be five years from now, think about who you’ll have become.

    What do you want to be remembered by? Who do you want to be remembered as?

    Make the decision right now to become your best self. To invest in yourself that will have exponential payoffs and impact in the near future and beyond. Most importantly, to share your message with the world and become someone worth talking about.

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    AMAZING FLIGHT OF AN EAGLE WITH A MOUNTED CAMERA, FLIES FROM ATOP THE 2,722 FT HIGH BURJ KALIFA TO HIS TRAINER’S ARM

    An eagle, was released from the top of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, at 2,722 feet high now the world’s tallest building (about half a mile high, approximately twice the height of the Empire State Building), in order to search for his trainer, who was exactly ten blocks from the building. When the eagle spotted his coach, it plunged downwards for about a minute and a half and then landed on his arm. Not only can you see some beautiful images of the city (and the curvature of the earth), but also you can get an idea of how highly developed eagles’ hunting skills must be. A remarkable video.

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    STIMULATE YOUR BRAIN ~ IT WILL LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE

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    There are a lot of reasons you want to keep your brain in good working order, not the least of which is that it helps your career. When your brain is working at optimum capacity, you’re more creative, efficient, and productive at work.

    If you’re looking to be mindful about your smarts and happiness, there’s something you should do regularly that you may not yet be prioritizing.

    According to Erica Seigneur of the Stanford Neurosciences Institute, “There is one activity that has been shown to improve working and long-term memory, improves mood, staves off dementia in old age, and in general, makes your brain and body happy.”

    What is this magic source?

    A short answer…Cardiovascular exercise.

    That’s right: “Exercise triggers a molecular cascade in the brain that ultimately results in an increase in synaptic plasticity,” says Seigneur. “This, in turn, is believed to improve learning, memory, and other forms of cognition.”

    In other words, according to broad, population-based correlation studies, when you exercise, you feel better. More hopeful. You’re more motivated to accomplish the things in your life you really want to. Plus, according to another paper titled simply Exercise for Mental Health, “Exercise has also been found to alleviate symptoms such as low self-esteem and social withdrawal.”

    It’s easy to believe that in order to improve your brain functioning, you should read complex books or do endless crossword puzzles. And it’s easy to think that when you’re feeling down, Netflix and a box of Oreos will make you feel better.

    While those things may help (temporarily), it’s also scientifically proven that an efficient way to help out your brain — and mood — is a whole lot simpler:

    So, go out and do some sprints.

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    TAKE A WALK! A TRUE STORY ABOUT JACKIE MASON. SADLY HE DIED YESTERDAY AT AGE 93. R.I.P. JACKIE

    By Harvey Tobkes

    [This really happened back in January of 2008.]

    WalkerOn my daily exercise power walk, I always pass by Angelo’s Italian Restaurant on the beach in Hollywood, Florida. To my shock and great surprise, I saw comedian Jackie Mason talking and emoting to one of his smallest audiences ever, eight people who were seated at one of the outdoor tables on the Boardwalk, and they were all firing questions at him and cracking up with laughter at his replies:

    Q. Are the English really as well mannered and polite as they are often portrayed in the movies?

    Jackie: If an Englishman gets run down by a truck he apologizes to the truck.

    Q. This may seem a bit personal but are you financially in good shape?

    Jackie: I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something.

    Q. My best friend is cheating on his wife. Do you think most men have affairs?

    Jackie: Eighty percent of married men cheat in America. The rest cheat in Europe.

    Q. My 12-year-old grandson is good in math, Do you think I should encourage him to be an accountant?

    Jackie: Did you ever hear of a kid playing accountant…even if they wanted to be one?

    Q: How is your health? Any problems?

    Jackie: It’s no longer a question of staying healthy. It’s a question of finding a sickness you like.

    After the conversation died down, I walked up to Jackie and shook his hand, and told him I thought the articles he wrote for the Internet were brilliant. I also said I thought the show he did from Oxford University in the U.K. was one his best, and I mentioned that although the English have a slightly different sense of humor and a slightly different culture, he seemed to have really reached that audience and they absolutely loved him.

    Like all comedians who you meet off stage, they are never really off but rather are always on and he was no different. He looked down at the iPhone I had on my belt and he said, “Are you recording this?”

    He had some notes written on a piece of paper in his hand and he kept looking at them while talking, so thinking he would appreciate something funny, I said, ‘When you are performing on stage, you do a 2 hour show without notes; here you have to read from a piece of paper.”

    That’s when I think he got a little pissed off and told me to take a walk.

    So I did. I was doing that anyway!

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    JACKIE MASON PERFORMS IN THE U.K. AT OXFORD UNIVERSITY

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    NAVAJO CODE TALKERS HELP MARINES TAKE IWO JIMA FROM THE JAPANESE IN WWII

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    YOU HAVE TO ASK WHY WAS THIS INFO NOT MADE KNOWN TO VOTERS PRIOR TO THE ELECTION? MAKES ME THINK OF THE OLD ADAGE. “A LEOPARD CAN’T CHANGE HIS SPOTS”

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