MountainWings.com Issue# 1009
MountainWings - The Daily Inspirational E-Mail
Helping You Over The Mountains of Life
Sometimes the best thing is just to go with the flow:
"Life just is. You have to flow with it. Give yourself to
the moment. Let it happen."
"Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans."
--Thomas La Mance
"Life is like a blanket too short. You pull it up and your toes rebel, you
yank it down and shivers meander about your shoulder; but cheerful
folks manage to draw their knees up and pass a very comfortable night."
95% of what we worry about never happens and the 5% that does happen
our worrying about doesn't help anyway. So why worry?
Laugh and Thought of The Day:
ARE YOU OLD?
Each year, the staff at Beloit College in Wisconsin puts
together a list to try to give the faculty a sense of mindset of that
year's incoming freshmen.
Here is this year's list:
The people who are starting college this fall across the
nation were born in 1982.
They have no meaningful recollection of the Reagan Era and
probably did not even know that he had ever been shot.
They were prepubescent when the Persian Gulf War was waged.
Black Monday, 1987, is as significant to them as the Great
There has only been one Pope.
They were 11 when the Soviet Union broke apart and do not
remember the Cold War.
They have never feared a nuclear war.
They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing up.
Tianenmen Square means nothing to them.
Their lifetime has always included AIDS.
Bottle caps have always been screw-off and plastic.
Atari predates them, as do vinyl albums. The expression "you sound like
a broken record" means nothing to them.
They have never owned a record player.
They have likely never played Pac Man and have never heard of Pong.
They may have never heard of an 8-track. The compact disc was
introduced when they were one year old.
As far as they know, stamps have always cost about 33 cents.
They have always had an answering machine.
Most have never seen a TV set with only 13 channels; nor have they seen
a black & white TV.
They have always had cable.
There have always been VCRs, but they have no idea what BETA is.
They cannot fathom not having a remote control.
They were born the year that the Walkman was introduced by Sony.
Roller-skating has always meant "inline" for them.
Jay Leno has always been on The Tonight Show.
They have no idea when or why Jordache jeans were cool.
Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave.
They have never seen Larry Bird play.
They never took a swim and thought about Jaws.
The Vietnam War is as ancient history to them as World War I,
World War II, and the Civil War.
They have no idea that Americans were ever held hostage in Iran.
They can't imagine what hard contact lenses are.
They don't know who Mork was or where he was from.
They never heard: "Where's the beef?" "I'd walk a mile for a Camel," or
"De plane, de plane!"
They do not care who shot J.R. and have no idea who J.R. is.
The Titanic was found? They thought we always knew where it was.
Michael Jackson has always been white.
Kansas, Chicago, Boston, America, and Alabama are all places,
McDonald's never came in Styrofoam containers.
There has always been MTV.
They don't have a clue as to how to use a typewriter.
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