Marty's Joke of the Day

Marty's Joke of the day is an internet column that I've written for more than 5 years.
I tell humorous stories about my "sweet wife" and raising our 4 young sons, named #1, #2, #3, and #4.
After 5 years of story telling, in August of 2005, doctors found a brain tumor in son #4.
Our focus here has changed little as we still try to find humor in our lives.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

11/20 - Here Turkey Turkey... Here Turkey Turkey...

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Hey hey, it's almost Turkey Day! But, I'm a bit nervous.

Check out this weather forecast for tomorrow.

Windy. Periods of rain and snow in the evening will become snow
showers late. Low 33F. Winds N at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of
precipitation 80%. A slushy accumulation of 1 to 3 inches.

Not too bad, unless that's on the busiest air travel day of the
year, and you're flying into one of the busiest airports in the US
with 4 boys and their sweet mother. But, that's a bad attitude
isn't it? I'll bet the turkey, family and friends will be worth

The other day son #1 came home with a pre-mid term assignment
sheet. It had listed all of the test grades, missed assignments,
and classroom behavior. When son #1 handed it to my sweet wife she
said, “Oh, so you've missed this assignment, didn't do very well
on that test, etc...” Son #1 rolled his eyes and said, “Mom, give
me a break! This is a hard class. The teacher said to who ever got
a B- or better in her class, that she would send home a sheet
showing how good they did.” “Oh... oops...” she said sheepishly.
(Not that I'm putting down my sweet wife, I ~know~ I would have
drilled son #1 more more vigorously.)

And so it goes with our attitudes. Thursday is Thanksgiving and I
think there is too much negativity in the world. We all need to
look at the glass half full. So, I'm excited to fly in inclement
weather. That means there's good family, friends, and food waiting
at the other end!

In church Sunday, son #1 talked in front of our congregation about
being grateful for everything we have. He did a great job, and I'm
grateful to him that he's grown up to be such a fine young man.

There's a quote on our refrigerator that I often read (probably
from one of my sweet wife's Relief Society functions), that's
attributed to Mother Teresa, about not worrying about the bad, and
keep doing the good.

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and
some genuine enemies.
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you.
Be honest and sincere anyway.

What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.
Create anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, will often be forgotten.
Do good anyway.

Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.
Give your best anyway.

In the final analysis, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.
~Mother Teresa

So, be happy, be grateful, and say thank you!

Enjoy Today’s Jokes!

Now, here's a funny video. Human tetris!

And, check out this homemade speed bump!


  • At 4:59 PM, Blogger Anne Bradshaw said…

    Great blogs. Enjoyed your jokes, though that airplane/boy picture made me shudder!

    I jut blogged about a GREAT stress reliever--and healing technique for a ton of things. All free, simple, and safe. Plus a must-view video. Worth a peek if you want to get through the holidays sane :-)


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