One evening I wrote to John and I guess I was expressing my
frustrations with not having enough time
as I had a briefcase full of work to do that evening. Jaymac, in his wisdom,
sent me back the following funny but inspirational poem:
Fit your briefcase with an engine
Go skateboarding in the sun
Loop the loop, do aerobatics,
Laugh a lot and have great fun!
'Cook a snook' at paper empires
Save a forest, every tree
And remember, above all,
To do it happily!
It reminded me life
is too short to let work frustrate me.
Reading John's words of wisdom helped relieve my
as I found myself smiling when I finished reading the poem. And, smiling
and laughing is a great stress reliever!
Many times during my career I let my work control my life.
Looking back at the times where I allowed my work to create stress
and frustration in my life I now realize what I thought was important really
was not. I am not saying you should not take your work seriously, what
I am saying is that we need to realize that life is all about
And when we lose balance in our lives, we are the ones that are creating
the stress in our lives.
Looking back at the night I wrote to Jaymac, it was my choice to
allow my life to be out of balance by bringing work home.
I really think I would have been more productive if I had left the
briefcase at work and enjoyed time with my
than feeling pressured to work.
So the next time you find yourself stressed, take a few minutes read
words of wisdom in a poem or story that will make you smile.
It will help relieve the stress you are feeling. Also, remember
to keep your life in balance!
Genius I met the other day
He looked at me and walked away
What did he see, thought I with frown,
Fellow genius or happy clown?
I laughed, then, at my own self-folly
(And safe beneath my humour's brolly)
I walked with lightsome feet grown free
By the happy clown I strive to be!
"Laughter is a very special gift. We have to be very careful that it is used appropriately and not at the expense of others. But if you want to give the best 'medicine', help others learn to laugh." Floyd Kendall
More Funny Quotes about Life
A five minute poem about doughnuts
Can only be five minutes long
Unless it's a two minute sonnet
Or a six and three quarter hour song;
Of course if it's written in Gaelic
You can cheerfully sing it in Dutch
Except when the weight is in gallons
And then it would cost you too much.
Whatever, it's taken exactly
Four minutes nineteen to arrive,
At the crux of this poem about doughnuts,
Which as everyone knows….
Lines to the intrepid explorer Tri Ing Hardly
Who searched the world for oil and found it
In his own back yard!
"Oh, venturer, where have you gone
To find the sought-for, promised dawn?
The pearls you searched for, the sublime,
Lay deep within you all the time!"
Our lives are a mixture of different roles. Most of us are doing the best we can to find whatever the right balance is . . . For me, that balance is family, work, and service." Hillary Rodham Clinton
More Inspirational Quotes
Such fantasies one finds
Within the confines of one's mind
That surely point the truer way
To sight, from being blind.
Only in realms of consciousness
Its gates lower to conceal
In waking hours, the world of dreams
So infinitely real.