Psst! God Doesn’t Expect Us to Do Everything (pass it on)

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In my healthy lifestyle program, Good-Hearted Living(tm), Wednesdays are for gratitude. I am grateful for the friend who sent this to me today (a Wednesday).

God Doesn’t Expect Us to Do Everything
         by Charlie W. Shedd

   Grandpa was working on the gate when a small boy appeared.  He puzzled a while as small boys will.  Then he asked, “Whatcha’ doin’, grandpa?”
   To which the aged sage replied, “Sonny, there are five kinds of broken things in this old world.”
   “There’s the kind which, when they are broken, can never be fixed.
   “Then there’s the kind that’ll fix themselves if you leave them alone.
   “There’s also the kind which are none of my business.  Somebody else has got to fix them.
   “There’s the kind which, when they are broken, you should never worry about.  Them only God can fix.
   “And then there’s the kind I got to fix.  That’s what I’m doing.  Fixin’ this gate.”
   Wouldn’t it be fine if my grandchildren could also learn this from me  — God doesn’t expect us to do everything.

Regardless of where you stand on the question of God, I think there is a good lesson here. Pass it on.

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Steve Wilson

Award-winning psychologist, Steve Wilson, also known as The Joyologist and The Cheerman of the Bored, has spent 30 years specializing in applied and therapeutic humor with a humanitarian mission. As Director of National Humor Month, he intertwines science and ancient wisdom with substance and humor to create practical methods to lead the world to health, happiness and peace through laughter. More than six thousand people have completed his unique training in how to create therapeutic laughter, and tens of thousands more around the world have been uplifted by his talks, classes, books, and articles. He established the World Laughter Tour, Inc., in 1998, to be a rich resource and inspiration for improving productivity, health, and well being in business, healthcare and education. For more information and