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'tis The Season

Art Fettig's Monday Morning Memo 
December 5 , 2016
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In this Issue
o  'tis The Season
o  Say Something Good
o  Points To Ponder
o  A Little Humor
o  Quote
o  To Subscribe 

Jolly
When is the last time someone described you as "jolly"?
Photo by Brooke Cagle

'tis The Season
'tis the season to be Jolly, Fa la la la la , la la la la. So how Jolly are you? 

Jolly
happy and cheerful. "He was a jolly man, full of jokes."
Snyonms"  cheerful · happy · cheery · good-humored · jovial · merry  
When is the last time someone described you as “jolly”?

Whatta ya say we all set out to become “Jolly” for the rest of this month of December?  For some of us that would really be a stretch. I’m afraid that sometimes, if I smiled for a whole morning my lips might break up and fall off my face.  But, somehow, there might be hope for me.  Just the other day I was riding my stationary bicycle and I caught myself smiling and singing right out loud.  I felt like my head was above the clouds and I could see the stars up real close.  It was a magnificent feeling as though I had an excess of oxygen in my system and I was experiencing a happy high.  I might have even expressed it as being “Jolly!”

Now I must remember those jolly lyrics, they go “Fa la la la la, la la la la”

And I just tried out a full smile and it didn’t hurt me at all. This just might work.  I feel Jolly. Join me.

What makes you "Jolly"?  I love to hear from you, just Click Here and leave your comment on my blog.

Say Something Good
Yes!!!  I just returned from Bo Jangles where I had an Egg and Cheese Biscuit. Jean ordered her favorite, a chicken breast biscuit.  It was a celebration banquet. This morning I got up and stood on my scales and it came up 200.2.  Since early in October I have been dieting and exercising and wrestling with those scales every morning and slowly but surely those numbers have come down from 222.2 and I had set my goal at 199. anything. 

Can you imagine being just 3/10 of a pound from a goal that has eluded you for so many years? I decided to go for it.  First I took off my wedding ring. Then I spit a few times.  Next I cut my toe nails and my finger nails. I had a haircut just yesterday so that one was out so I trimmed the hair in my nose. I spit a few more times and then I went upstairs to my music room and I rode my stationary bicycle for sixteen minutes. I felt like a professional boxer trying to make the right weight for a championship fight. 

I came back downstairs, went to the scales and got into my birthday suit and stepped onto the scales.  Eureka!  199.8. After all those years trying and failing in my efforts to lose weight I had met my goal.   I went in and told my wife, Jean and she too was jubilant. After all without her daily efforts in our kitchen this couldn't have happened.  She grabbed her cell phone and said, "Comeon Dear. Let us record this for posterity."  We went back to the scales, I removed my sleeping gown and stepped aboard the scales and this time they read 199.7. I felt ecstatic.Jean shot half a dozen photos.  Thank you Jean. Thank you God and please God, bless America and bring us world peace.   

Points To Ponder
We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it. John Lennon

A Little Humor
The only reason girls will do things today that their mother wouldn't have thought of doing is that their mothers didn't think of doing them. 

Quote
All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today. Pope Paul VI 

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