There is an old story about someone asking a very wealthy man the question "How much wealth would it take to make you content?" He replied, "just a little more." If a runner or a golfer improves their time or score just a little, that is good enough for now.
During the 1950s and 60s we sang an old chorus that we well might sing again. "When upon life's billows you are tempted and tossed, when you are discouraged thinking all is lost; Count your many blessings, name them one by one. Count you many blessings, see what God has done."
I went out to look for friends and didn't get any. I went out to be a friend and got many. This was written in an article long ago There is a truth in it that really works. Love, appreciation, friendship and the list could go on and on.
Father's Day was a very special day. The last get together at the old homestead was even more special because all four daughters were there. Then of course, the grandchildren and great grandchildren only added to the joy of our family get together.
This year was the 51st Father's Day at the same house for our family. We have many great memories. A variety of games including volleyball have been part of the routine. A great meal including grilled hamburgers, steak, chicken and hot dogs have been standard.
Giving and receiving gifts can be very enjoyable. We could each make a list of good gifts that we have received. It might be five or it might be 50. Now let us imagine that we list them from the best on down to the end. This would be quite a chore and take days, weeks or months to complete.
Approximately 37 years ago another couple and my first wife and I started to plan a camp up north. In 1974, we started to bulldoze and clear trees and brush for the first building. The basement block was laid and capped before winter.
Some days and weeks are heavy. Life can be stressful. Recently, a business manager said because of the poor economy, decisions are made that are beyond his control. Sometimes these decisions made doing his job properly very difficult if not impossible. What is the answer?
This is a common expression. A group of friends jokingly start cutting on each other. Someone will pop up with that expression, "Be nice now." This is usually a friendly comment. Perhaps we could all do better.