Peaceful Capri

The island of Capri,  in the Bay of Naples, has been appreciated for at least 2000 years.  Emperors Augustus and Tiberius both had homes here, Odysseus sailed past  Capri in Homer’s “Odyssey”  and has attracted ‘modern’ tourists for at least 3 centuries now.  The origins of Capri’s name are unknown but the everal have been suggested: Latin capra “she-goat,” Greek kapros “boar,” Etruscan capra “burial place” . This exceptionally beautiful island is best known for its dramatic coastal scenery. It is one of those  places that will forever stay in your memories, and make you wish you could come again.

Capri's harbor sunset
Capri’s harbor sunset

Capri is the name of the island but it is actually divided into two sections. The eastern section takes the name of the island and the western part is called Anacapri.

Romantic and peaceful, in spite of the visiting crowds

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Family joke

Here is a cute joke, you probably heard it before, but so what, as long as it makes you smile… 😉

 

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A child asked his father, “How were people born?” His father answered: “Adam and Eve made babies, then their babies became adults and made babies, and so on.” The child then went to his mother, asked her the same question and she told him, “We were monkeys then we evolved to become like we are now.” The child ran back to his father and said, “You lied to me!” His father replied, “No son, your mom was talking about her side of the family.”

HUMOR: marriage joke

I think we all need a laugh at least once a day, more if possible 🙂

In that vein let me pass on this marriage joke I found somewhere a long time ago. It is not meant to be demeaning to anyone, it just reflects people, cultures, beliefs,fears, life, love and everything in between. Smile!

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A woman died and arrived at the Gates of Heaven.While she was waiting for Saint Peter to greet her, she peeked through the gates. She saw a beautiful banquet table. Sitting all around were her parents and all the other people she had loved and who had died before her.

They saw her and began calling greetings to her.
“Hello – How are you!
We’ve been waiting for you!
Good to see you.” When Saint Peter came by, the woman said to him, “This is such a wonderful place! How do I get in?” “You have to spell a word,” Saint Peter told her.”Which word?” the woman asked.
“Love.”
The woman correctly spelled “Love” and Saint Peter welcomed her into Heaven.
About a year later, Saint Peter came to the woman and asked her to watch the Gates of Heaven for him that day.
While the woman was guarding the Gates of Heaven, her husband arrived. I’m surprised to see you,” the woman said. “How have you been?”

“Oh, I’ve been doing pretty well since you died,” her husband told her. ” I married the beautiful young nurse who took care of you while you were ill.  And then I won the multi-state lottery.
I sold the little house you and I lived in and bought a huge mansion. 
And my wife and I traveled all around the world. We were on vacation in Cancun and I went water skiing today. I fell and hit my head, and here I am. What a bummer!  How do I get in?”

“You have to spell a word,” the woman told him.

“Which word?” her husband asked.

“Czechoslovakia.”

POSITIVE THOUGHT: Sunshine

The promise of the morning inspires me  because each day is imbued  with the promise of revival and growth. Embrace the promise of renewal each morning, and for today, don’t try to be perfect, just be a little better than you were yesterday.

This week positive thought:

JUST FOR TODAY: I will be happy which means I will appreciate what I already have and I will not dwell on thoughts that depress me. Should my mind fills with clouds, I will chase them away and fill it with sunshine.

 

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