Pick Me Up

Monday morning, I have those get up, wake up, eat your eggs and oatmeal, rush to work blues!

Just this week someone commented, “I like your posts, they are informative and humorous.” Did you know that the U.S. Declaration of Independence has a total of 1,337 words? Words that launched a nation. The Bible, the Word of God, has about 773,000 words, so I am told. And the U.S. Tax Code has approximately 7,000,000 and it is still growing. Now that is incredible to me. Amazing huh.

What was the name of John Wayne’s horse? Anyone, anyone …. “Duke.”
We all knew Trigger, Roy’s trusty steed, what about Dale’s horse ….
Anyone, anyone? …. “Butter Milk.”
Don’t forget Pat, the jeep? C’mon now … “Nelly Belle.”
Gotta go, Sky King and Penny are coming on and I haven’t had my cholesterol lowering cereal this morning.

Best remember these little ditties; you never know when you might be called upon to come up with something witty and interesting on the Cocktail Circuit. You remember that old saying? “A mind is a terrible thing, and it must be stopped before it kills someone!” … “Have you seen the new bear cub’s at the zoo?”…. And my favorite, without a doubt …. “A watched pot never boils. But it does get paranoid.”

So, what has been happening?

Earlier in the week I got this email from a person and it said, “This sounds like the kind of joke you would tell.” The email went on to explain the joke to me, which I will spare all of you the misery and will NOT pass it on. The thing that bugs me about the situation, this was an off-color joke, and I don’t tell off color jokes.

I guess what is buggin’ me is this ….What type of image is it that I project to folks that would make them think I enjoy garbage like that? Well, having said that, I will move on. It is not often easy being me. But I cannot be anyone else, you see, “everyone else has been taken, I have to be me.”

Don’t you just hate clicking on an email, and when it opens up you see something like this. “Dear Mr. Smith, my name is Franklin J. Fenstamacher, I am an Agent with the U.S. Copyright Infringement Division here in Washington D.C. It has come to our attention that … Now those type of emails, I read them ALL THE WAY to the end. Man! I hate emails like those; don’t you guys hate emails like that?

You guys get them too, right?


MT Mail Box

Nothing echoes like an empty mailbox.

Too early in the morning for this, I could go on and on, as I am prone to do at these early hours of the morning, but what would be the sense of it? I could lament about not getting any mail in the service and how I sat on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier in Viet Nam and just bawled like a baby after but one more mail call, and my name was not called.

But why would anyone in their right mind enjoy reading tripe like that. Enough of that, I just checked my day planner and “Celebrate Your Broken Heart Week” is not listed. It is easy, far too easy, for me to wallow in self-pity. Time to put some sugar or honey on the spoon. I believe this is the ideal spot to Suck It Up and Move On.

Oklahoma’s fickle weather spirit is again teasing us, kind of nice, tree’s are blooming, you can walk five feet, before sneezing. But we know that could change in an instant. Once again, Mother Nature is doing her best to lick us into shape. Putting forth her finest effort to make us ready or presentable, much like a mother bear or father bear with new cubs.

It is often thought in some cultures, people believe a bear cub is shapeless at birth … The mother and father bear, are thought to literally lick the newborn into shape with their tongues. The legend probably endures because few people who ever saw newborn bear cubs escaped with their lives.

Standing at the sink, the tepid water feels wonderful, soothing on my tired old hands. We are so fortunate, to have warm water, a roof over our heads’ (a roof that doesn’t leak), a comfortable bed to sleep in at night. Lot of folks these day find themselves doing without a great many of these things.

Be grateful
Choose Positive Thoughts and Feelings
Use Positive Words
Acknowledge Others
Appreciate Yourself

Now in the beginning this morning, I didn’t start off all that “positive in my ramblings” but I am working on it. I have not mastered the process but with time, I am sure I will be able to do just that. This month I am going to completely alter the way I relate to myself, others, and the entire world that surrounds me.

Slowly I am discovering new people, forging fresh relationships, and picking up friends along the way. Things are looking up. It is not always easy to embrace a new life process. I am going to have to learn how to appreciate the good things in life, search out and find the rainbow in just about everything I possibly can. I am going to try and place myself on a true path to deep fulfillment and authentic happiness in my life.

Whether or not, any of this is remotely possible in my case, remains to be seen. Is this worth shooting for? Is it is a goal that can be achieved and it is worthy of the effort. Only time will tell. May take an investment on my part and there could be few rewards. But what else do I have to do?

Like the wife sez …. “Aw, I don’t mind. It keeps him outta the beer joints.”