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Don't Wait Too Long

Art Fettig's Monday Morning Memo
October 16,  2017
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In this Issue
o Don't Wait Too Long
o Say Something Good
o  Points To Ponder
o  A Little Humor
o  Quote
o  To Subscribe

DreamingDon't Wait Too Long
Back in 2,000 I wrote a song titled "Don't wait too long to make your dreams come true." One verse said, "Tell your Mama and your Papa that you love them every day. Cause it won't be too long 'til your Mama and your Papa's gone away." Greg Brayton and I recorded that song, and I often play it for senior groups when I am making a presentation.  If I want to be honest, I do believe I play that song and sing along with it more for myself than for anyone else. I need to be reminded often that now is the time to live my life to the fullest.  I must give credit to my daughter, Nancy, who on a recent visit talked me up that little walk to Mt. Eno near our home. I am trying hard to listen and recognize other opportunities and respond to them in a positive manner. I guess we all need a good kick in the rear end every now and then. Here is another verse from my song, "You say you got no time for playin', You're workin' the whole night through. Well now, well, if you got no time for playin' You;ll soon be old and sad and blue." I think it is time for a stroll.

What are your dreams?  I'd love to hear from you.  Please leave your comments on my Blog by Clicking Here.

Say Something Good
Lately I have noticed that people have changed their manner of greeting me when I, a stranger, walk up to them at a yard sale or such. Over the years I have become accustomed to greetings like "Whatta ya say man?" or "Hey man, what's happening?" Or maybe a friendly, "Good Morning!"  Recently I have observed more and more strangers look at me and ask, "Are you alright?"  "Would you like to sit down?"  I generally answer them by doing a little dance. I give them a big smile while I sing, "Zip a dee do da, Zip a dee day. My oh my what a wonderful day." After three or four choruses, I buy something from them that is very inexpensive and get out of there fast. I don't want any of them calling 9-1-1. 

After my shower and shampoo I looked good to me in the mirror.  OK, so my face does look a little like the Wrinkle Fairy slept on it all night, but for 88 I look good to me.  I guess others have to get used to our aging in small doses, not have it thrust upon them by someone walking across their front lawn possibly with a slight hint of instability.  I have noticed people going out of their way to hold doors for me when I go shopping, in fact I have seen several running toward a door that needs opening when I am approaching. It looks like they are trying to beat me inside the store and I prepare for an ugly bump but no, they are just exceeding the need for courtesy.

My mama taught me to open doors for women or even girls and now this turnabout seems like excessive fair play sometimes.

It's not that I don't need help. It's that I don't like needing it.  God bless them all though, and please God, protect our troops and bring us world peace.

Points To Ponder
Living with integrity means: Not settling for less than what you know you deserve in your relationships. Asking for what you want and need from others. Speaking your truth, even though it might create conflict or tension. Behaving in ways that are in harmony with your personal values. Making choices based on what you believe, and not what others believe. Barbara De Angelis

A Little Humor
I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life!

All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him, but you won't succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy. Wayne W. Dyer  (I think I should read that one again....and again.....and again.)

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