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Little Things




” There was a man taking a morning walk at or the beach. He saw that along with the morning tide came hundreds of starfish and when the tide receded, they were left behind and with the morning sun rays, they would die. The tide was fresh and the starfish were alive. The man took a few steps, picked one and threw it into the water. He did that repeatedly. Right behind him there was another person who couldn’t understand what this man was doing. He caught up with him and asked, “What are you doing? There are hundreds of starfish. How many can you help? What difference does it make?” This man did not reply, took two more steps, picked up another one, threw it into the water, and said, “It makes a difference to this one.”
What difference are we making? Big or small, it does not matter. If everyone made a small difference, we’d end up with a big difference, wouldn’t we?”

From: Great-Motivational-Stories.Blogspot.com.




 “About a hundred years ago, a man looked at the morning newspaper and to his surprise and horror, read his name in the obituary column. The news papers had reported the death of the wrong person by mistake. His first response was shock. Am I here or there? When he regained his composure, his second thought was to find out what people had said about him. The obituary read, “Dynamite King Dies.” And also “He was the merchant of death.” This man was the inventor of dynamite and when he read the words “merchant of death,” he asked himself a question, “Is this how I am going to be remembered?” He got in touch with his feelings and decided that this was not the way he wanted to be remembered. From that day on, he started working toward peace. His name was Alfred Nobel and he is remembered today by the great Nobel Prize.

Just as Alfred Nobel got in touch with his feelings and redefined his values, we should step back and do the same.”

From: Great-Motivational-Stories.Blogspot.com.

The Important Things in Life




The important things in life


A philosophy professor stood before his class with some items on the table in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks, about 2 inches in diameter.

He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles, of course, rolled into the open areas between the rocks.

He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else.
He then asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous “Yes.”

“Now,” said the professor, “I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The rocks are the important things – your family, your partner, your health, your children – things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter – like your job, your house, your car.

The sand is everything else. The small stuff.”

“If you put the sand into the jar first,” he continued “there is no room for the pebbles or the rocks. The same goes for your life.

If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take your partner out dancing. There will always be time to go to work, clean the house, give a dinner party and fix the disposal.”

Take care of the rocks first – the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.”

The Important Things in Life, By: Stephen, AcademicTips. org.


Things From The Past


This is from Closed Doors, Open Windows, By: Pamela M. Steiner
Do You Remember These Things
45 rpm spindles 

Aluminum Ice cube trays 
roller                                                           key
Roller-skate keysgun
Cork pop gunsperkins
Marlin Perkins

drive in
Drive-in Movies

drive in                                                           rest
Drive-in restaurants (not THRU)car hop
with Car Hops
Topo Gigio (Ed Sullivan Show)washer
Washer wringers

red s
The Fuller Brush Man (Red Skelton)

reel to                                                           reel
Reel-To-Reel tape recorders
tinker                                                           toys
Erector Sets

Lincoln Logs

25 cent
25 cent a gallon gasoline and you got green stamps

15 cent                                                           ham
15 cent hamburgers

5 cent                                                           cards
5 cent packs of baseball cards

penny                                                           candy
Penny candy

postage rates for 1st class


Jiffy Pop popcorn

gum                                                           chains
Gum wrapper chains

5 cent                                                           coke
5 cent Cokesdolls
Chatty Cathy dollsbulbs
Flash bulbs

sky king
Sky King

Speedy Alka-Seltzersmokes                                                           for christmas
Cigarettes for Christmasbeer
Falstaff Beer

Burma Shave signs

Brownie camera

tv test
TV Test patterns

Old Yeller

Chef Boy-AR-dee

Timmy and Lassie

Ding Dong Avon calling

Brylcreem (a little dab’ll do ya’).

Aluminum Christmas Trees w/ revolving lights

      If you can remember most or all of these, then you have lived. 

       Pass this on to anyone who may need a break from their ‘grown-up’ life.
And if some or all of these are unknown to you, I’m so sorry.
You missed out on the “good stuff”!
Life was simple and wonderful back then.