Friday, June 28, 2013

On Top of Our Circumstances, Not Under

  One fellow sees a friend at the store.

 He greets him with, "How are you?"
The other fellow replies, "I'm okay, under the circumstances."
The first fellow asks, "What are you doing there?"

     Life is great, when we are on top of our circumstances. Replacing ineffective habits and behavior with new and better alternatives is the answer. (One Day At a Time, p. 280) We can't do this alone.  We don't have the emotional, spiritual and psychological distance to be honest about ourselves. It's terribly easy making rationalizations without even thinking about it.

    That's our nature.

    This is where the value of connecting with mature, emotionally healthy, discerning people is a real help. I like what Drs. Cloud and Townsend say in Safe People:
Welcome your needs. Make friends with them. They are God's way of freeing us from the sin of self-sufficiency. 
May you have a great and grateful day, is my prayer.  Such days are ours when we relate with Balcony People, bonding with them and applying principles on the cellular level, not just in our head.

    Healthy connections will never happen with cyber friends. They offer a psuedo sense of intimacy but it's artificial. My encouragement is for you to attend an Al-Anon Family Group meeting. You'll be glad you did.

You can find the posting I wrote related to this Easter Egg, here

Seating Soteriology

      I was at a wedding reception a while back, in the fellowship hall of the church where it happened.  It was packed.  I looked for a seat, none were available except for one near an attractive woman.

      I asked, "Is the chair next to you a Christian chair?
     She said, "I don't know what you mean?"
     "Is it saved?"
     "No, it's a pagan chair, it's not saved, you can have it," she replied with a smile.

      We had a great conversation after that.

 To read the post that goes with this Easter Egg, click here

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Me and Plants.

     When I visited Yosemite a couple of weeks ago, my companion asked me if I knew what dogwood looked like, because we were passing it.

     I told her I wouldn't recognize it if it bit me.
I'm using this blog for humorous Easter Eggs for my inn.  If you want to read my posts, you can find me here.

Here's the post that goes with this. If you are too attentive, you'll be trapped within an eternal circle. Be careful.

The Harbor Bay lagoons of Alameda
  How is everyone?

It was great hearing from several readers in the previous posting. Thank you.  This week has been busy, eventful, challenging, but

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Value of Red Tennis Shoes

         Do you know why elephants wear red tennis shoes when they spend time in a strawberry patch?

         To hide from being seen.

         Have you ever seen an elephant in a strawberry patch?

         Those red tennis shoes work pretty well, don't they?

I'll be using this blog for humorous Easter Eggs.  If you want to read my posts, you can find me here

Friday, June 14, 2013

Making An Impact

If we both fell out of a tall building at the same time, who would hit the ground first?

 Yep, you.

I'd be writing notes on the building, all the way down.


To read my blog posts you'll want to go to this address.  I look forward to seeing you there. 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Humor Recharges Too

I was so ugly as a baby that when I was born, instead of slapping me, the doctor slapped my mother. 

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Why Dracula Visited Hollywood

I'm now using this address only for humorous Easter Eggs for the Attitude of Gratitude Inn.  If you want to catch up on my musings, you can find them here.

Do you know why Dracula moved to Hollywood?

He went for the bit parts. 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Speaking of Backs

         Two guys were soused and walking along a railroad track.  One guy says to the other, as they staggered along, "These are the longest stairs I've ever taken!"

          The other fellow replies, "I don't know about these stairs, but this handrail is killing my back."  

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

What's Communicated Is Not Necessarily What's Understood

Surprise.  I'm doing something new. It fun having fun.  I'm using this former address of mine (I transferred all the older posts to the other place.)

    There was a indigent man who approached a wealthy woman in front of her home in Atherton, "Do you have any money to spare?"

    Replied she: "I don't give out money.  But, I have a porch out in back.  I have this flat green paint.  If you paint it, I'll give you a hundred dollars."

    The man approached her, at the end of the day, splattered with paint.

      "Ma'am,  I did the best I could.  I painted every inch of it.  But, it wasn't a Porsche, it was a Mercedes." 

New Address

  Hey there.  I've moved to a new address. You can catch up on the positivity shared there by clicking on this link.  Hope to see you there.  I'm going to start using this second blog of mine for another purpose.  It will be fun.