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July 15, 2019

You ever have those days that you just wake up and you aren’t really fit company for anyone? Nothing has gone wrong out of the norm, you aren’t sick, you just need to be away from people because you’re not feeling very friendly. Those days happen and then you read something like this on Facebook:
“I went to the Walmart today, and I was there for literally five minutes. When I came out, there was a state trooper writing a parking ticket for being parked in a handicap spot.
“So, I went up to him and said, ‘Come on, buddy, how about giving a guy a break?’ He ignored me and continued writing the ticket. So, I called him a pencil-necked cop. He glared at me and started writing another ticket for worn tires!
So, I then asked him if his psychiatrist makes him lie face down on the couch cause he’s so ugly.
“He finished the second ticket and put it on the windshield with the first. Then he started writing a third ticket. This went on until he had placed five tickets on the windshield … the more I insulted him, the more tickets he wrote.
“I didn’t care. My car was parked around the corner.”
How in the world can you have a frown on your face after reading something like that?
Here’s one I read in Reader’s Digest: “My boss told me to have a good day. So, I went home.”
That’s what I’m talking about … funny.
Here’s another recent read that sums it up pretty well, “Some people could be given an entire field of roses and only see the thorns in it. Others could be given a single weed and only see the wildflower in it. Perception is a key component to gratitude. And gratitude is a key component to joy.”
My life is blessed by the many friends and acquaintances I have with a great sense of humor and who share positive thoughts and ideas. For these folks I am grateful, and my life is blessed to no end. Smiles abound.
Share the smiles and gratitude and consider attending some of these community happenings:
The Children’s Back to School Health Fair is July 18 at the Texas County Activity Center from 4 to 7 pm. Lots of fun things, free hot dog meals, free back to school supplies and much more.
The City of Guymon Free Movie Night at Cross Park (behind the YMCA) is Sat., July 19, with the movie starting when the sun goes down. It’s a Luau Night and the movie is “Moana.” There are also food vendors and fun happening before the show.
Barn Quilt Door Sign and Punch creative project class is Fri., July 26 at 7:30 pm in the American Legion building. The cost is $40 per person and you take your beautiful art project home with you. The entire $40 is donated to Kid’s Inc. because the supplies and refreshments are paid for by Bank of the Panhandle and childcare is provided at the YMCA for 6 months to 12 – year – olds. That’s a heck of a deal … and it’s a great example of folks working together to make Guymon a great place to live and work.
Don’t forget the Guymon Farmers Market is happening every Saturday morning in front of the Texas County Courthouse, starting at 8 am.
It’s a good place to be, in Guymon, Oklahoma.
See you on the bricks!