On The Bricks

February 8, 2017

          The weather is beautiful. My friends are the best in the world. And work is fun. Life is so good.

          Nice thought for the day: Take a shut–in a scrumptious meal. If you don’t cook, go get something good from a restaurant. Take a little time to visit when you deliver. Make their day wonderful. It will improve yours too.

          “Happiness is in your ability to love others,” said Leo Tolstoy.

          Speaking of meals, if you’re one of those who is watching your carbs, take a gander with the grilled chicken breast with peppers and onions. You can get it with salad and vegetables. Great meal and almost no carbs. That’s at the Pub on the Bricks.

          And if you’re really working on taking good care of yourself, you might consider setting aside twenty minutes each day to catch your breath. Make yourself a cup of tea, put your feet up, and don’t answer the phone. Just relax and ponder the good things about the day. Ponder on the people you love and just refresh. Seems difficult to ignore the rat race for so long, but it is possible! And healthy. Check out the teas at Urban Bru. Blackberry is great.

          I loved the Guymon Daily Herald front page last week that had three stories on the front page. The top story was about local ladies who went to Washington D.C. and marched. Whether you agree or disagree about why they marched (in fact, we probably don’t even know why they did), you can relish in the fact that we live in a country where you can stand up for your beliefs. You can also thank God that those who marched did it in a peaceful and respectful manner. And two of those who traveled to the march were young ladies in their early twenties. It is so good to see young people getting involved in their community, showing that they care.

          “We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided,” said by J.K. Rowling.

          The second story was about Pioneer Days and it is lovely that our community has such a positive and long standing tradition. We have a great Chamber of Commerce who has hundreds of volunteers that make it happen. It is a happy time. I am proud to be part of a community that has such an event.

          “Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” Henry Ford said those great words.

          The third story was on a local business, Western Medical, that gave to someone in need. Another instance of caring individuals from our town. Cool.

          “The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life four ourselves.” Helen Keller said that.

          Cassi Jo Schreifer is the person who started and keeps the Cassie’s Kids Mentoring Program going and she gave a program at Rotary recently. One of the Rotarians took a quote from Cassi Jo that is so worth sharing. She said, “You don’t have to be rich or privileged to follow your dreams and make a life for yourself.” This is another young lady who is making a difference in other people’s lives. Cassie’s Kids has mentors for junior high aged girls. She works with the school and the mentors are an example of the best folks from our town. I love it.

          “The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.” That’s according to Mitch Albom.

          Feb. 10 is the Cabaret at the Galleon to help the Guymon School Arts. The cost is $30 person, $50 a couple and it starts at 6 pm. Call 338-7678 for reservations.

          Feb. 11 is the limb pick-up community clean-up time. Meet at the Main Street Guymon office at 10 am to help. We will work for 2 hours. Also, that day the OPSU basketball teams play in Goodwell. The women’s game starts at 1, the men’s at 3.

          Feb. 13 the Word Weavers meet at the Galleon at 6:30 pm. Great time for those who wish to wield the pen.

          Mark on your calendar for the Veteran’s Discussion on Feb. 20, the Healthy Heart Dress Red Luncheon on Feb. 22, and the Main Street Awards Evening on Feb. 23. Watch for information on those.

          Ravi Shankar said, “Sound when stretched is music. Movement when stretched is dance. Mind when stretched is meditation. Life when stretched is celebration.” Let’s all celebrate these wonderful people and activities.

          See you on the bricks!