One of the all-time great comedians, Bill Cosby, shares a short story about why he thought he was Jesus Christ. Do great work this Memorial Day, no matter what anyone calls you:
Today’s post is dedicated to all the men and women who serve our Country. With a special appreciation to my Father-In-Law who turned 84 yesterday, and to his wife, who turns 87 tomorrow.
Without the two of them, their daughter Cheryl, wouldn’t have been born 52 years ago February 4th. And without Cheryl, who knows where I’d be today.
“Dad” served in Europe during WWII. “Mom” stayed behind and prayed he’d come home alive.
Here’s a beautiful 3-4 minute patriotic video.
Splendid images, decent music, and powerful quotes from some of America’s greatest leaders and Presidents.
Click here only if you have the extra 3-4 minutes. If you pause long enough to view the whole thing, you’ll be very glad you did.
Sometimes, friends nearby will say to me, “Showoff.”
At Gold’s Gym one time, Joe said, “You intimidate people.”
“What are you talking about, Joe”, I asked, confused and astonished.
He said, “You intimidate people. Because you’re gifted.” Come to find out he was referring to my physical fitness appearance.
I told Joe “The only gift I have, is that Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior.” We both smiled big smiles.
Maybe six years ago, two colleagues and I were in the break area, the two of them discussing their latest diet (Atkins I think it was), and I asked them, “How come no one ever asks me what I do – to lose weight, I mean?”
“You don’t need to worry about it”, was the quick and serious reply.
Know what I said? And I was pissed frustrated with their answer. I said, “I worry about it every single day, that’s why I don’t need to worry about it!!”
You know what? Maybe working harder than others is showing off.
The “guilt” you’ve heard me talk about is really just a humble attempt to say I do not feel guilty. I’ve busted my back trying to make extra-ordinary from ordinary. And it’s been one success after another.
Now, I guess being the Internet’s only “Five-a-Day Blogger” is showing off too?