Hi folks! Another week has begun, and we are still being extremely cautious concerning the Corona virus. Face masks are now the norm and each day I watch the governor and his team announce their plans for Ohio’s entry back into society. I urge each of you to use common sense where this virus is concerned. Please be responsible for yourself, your family and others as you proceed through life in this difficult time.

The following enlightened perspectives will give you pause and some guidance as well. I hope it will make you ponder the important things in life!

Written by Andy Rooney, a man who had the gift of saying so much with so few words. Enjoy …

"I’ve learned … That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.

"I’ve learned … That when you are in love, it shows.

"I’ve learned … That just one person saying to me, "You’ve made my day!" makes my day.

"I’ve learned … That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.

"I’ve learned … That being kind is more important than being right.

"I’ve learned … That you can never say no to a gift from a child."

"I’ve learned … That I can always pray for someone when I do not have the strength to help him in some other way.

"I’ve learned … That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to be goofy with.

"I’ve learned … That sometimes all a person needs are a hand to hold and heart to understand.

"I’ve learned … That simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult.

"I’ve learned … That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.

"I’ve learned … That we should be glad God does not give us everything we ask for.

"I’ve learned … That money does not buy class.

"I’ve learned … That it is those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.

"I’ve learned … That the Lord did not do it all in one day. What makes me think I can?

"I’ve learned … That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.

"I’ve learned … That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person to continue to hurt you.

"I’ve learned … That love, not time, heals all wounds.

"I’ve learned … That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.

"I’ve learned … That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.

"I’ve learned … That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.

"I’ve learned … That life is tough, but I am tougher.

"I’ve learned … That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.

"I’ve learned … That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.

"I’ve learned … That I wish I could have told my Dad and Mom that I loved them one more time before they passed away.

"I’ve learned … That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.

"I’ve learned … That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

"I’ve learned … That I cannot choose how I feel, but I can choose what I do about it.

"I’ve learned … That when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his little fist, that you’re hooked for life."

NOW, DON’T YOU FEEL BETTER?

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Birthdays for this week include – Loretta Gilbert (she’s 95), Mary Lou Glasener; May 6 – Marissa Burd, Katherine Lunt and John Gess; May 7 – John Lance; May 8 – Gayle Huffman and Peggy Scott; May 9 – Bill Sutterlin, Kathy Rodriquez and Jim Kollar; May 10 – Carol Hinkle, Gayle Christopher and Susie Stake; May 11 – Sandy Gongwer, Greg Henley, Thom Gilman and Jenna Book (she’s sweet 16).

Many happy returns of the day!

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May 5 is National Teachers’ Day, May 6 – National Nurses’ Day. If you know someone in either of these fields, send them a card of thanks!

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Celebrating wedding anniversaries for this week include May 5 – Jack and Jane Campbell; May 8 – Dan and Susie Piskur (their 38th); May 10 – Jeff and Stephanie Shearer (their 40th). Congratulations!

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Finally – "A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself." — James Allen