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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 22, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas New Texas February Emotions Fill yourself with a childlike joy By JOHN over a friend and I among other We decided that a true wit was a but rare We could name only two or three peo ple between us which we considered spontaneously witty I told him that the few professional comedians that I had been privileged to meet were In no way funny off but on the contrary were sober and almost My friend reminded me that Bob Hope would keep five to six joke writers on Whenever Hope was to play golf with President Ford or some other he would call his Joke writers and ask them for 15 20 lines that he could spon during the golf game that My friend also reminded me that Mark Twain A glib speech takes two weeks of arduous All speakers have joke books that they rewiew and constantly revise so they can insert fresh material into their speeches to keep the audience These zingers or one liners have been rehearsed so well that they appear to be Almost invariably they are Even the wittiest after you have been around him or her for a few will be found to repeat the same gag although perhaps with a different Being witty takes deep preparation and Humor to a certain be We simply must be alert to think can be To be we must be alert to allow our childlike behavior shine What makes children so at tractive Children are constantly explor ing and A child is a zestful full of risk and society gradually and progressively takes away our childlike personalities and most of us become boring We have personal and self Improvement but without life can easily become joyless I began thinking about this issue of spontaneity and childlike joy when a friend recently told me that an ac quaintance who knew me In college 25 years ago had described me a seriousminded Is that how 1 want to be remembered A serious minded student If I am to be a fully functioning human being who can in fluence and shape the lives of others in a positive I must have goals and but also spontaneity and childlike If the child is the father of the then I find myself midway through life a seriousminded So how does one cultivate spontaneity and childlike enthusiasm Here are some nonspontaneous thoughts Take a cosmic view of life Sure we all have but are they real ly that Important We have the pro blem of getting out of bed In the mor We have problems with our hus band or Problems with our Economists tell Is that we are in the midst of difficult financial Some people wake up in the morn ing and Great its morn Instead of Thank God its mor Perhaps your husband doesnt laugh at your jokes Maybe your daughter wont clean the table unless you tip her 15 You just purchased a How To Save The book cost The point of these poor oneliners We all have but are they really worth being serious about Montaigne My life has been filled with needless most of which never So take the cosmic view of life and ask Are my problems really worth scowl ing over Spread Moments pass swiftly and goals Time has no mean ing without human At tempt to make every moment each relationship Loosen up and enjoy Think Try to see the humor in everyday Most people are trying to be something they are We are all pretentious and put on Commercials pitch perfect hair and We cant be mediocre As Er ma Bombeck we are made to believe we must go through life like a miracle fabric drip dry and wrinkle free when we are really just trying to get from Monday to Friday in 12 Build leisure Into your Sustained effort toward a goal runs you down if not balanced by emotion and So quit work early or take time off occasionally for no real Rest before you get Play smile of Take time to be There are many more words that could be writ ten on this subject of On my desk rests 11 books that I have been thumbing through to get ideas for this one column Thats fun reading through 11 books to find ideas on Instead of further I am going to be spontaneous and thank all of you who have said kind words about my I write this col of to help formulate in my own mind what makes a good Writing this column every week helps me walk the path that leads to I am gratified that so many are walking along with Walker Is medical director of Hill Country Hospital and has a private psychiatric practice In New Garden Ridge Garden Ridge city council candidates ready for election ByEDDABUCHNER Correspondent Garden Ridge City News On the target four residents of Garden Ridge filed for ity council Running for mayor is Walter The current Keith has not filed for Donald Haven has applied for place 2 For place 3 alder there are two candidates Charles Jordan and John All elected candidates ex pect to run full Annexation The proposed annexa tion of approximately acres ad joining the western and northern boundaries of Garden Ridge is in pro After two turbulent meetings with the residents of those where several voters wished to withdraw their names from the original peti Garden Ridge City attorney declared that signing a peti tion is as binding as casting a At the next regular city council meeting on March the council will take a vote on the proposed annexa Boy Scouts Matthew senior at Canyon received his Eagle Scout badge on The teenager has been with the Scout troop for almost 10 years and has earned a total of 21 merit To receive the coveted Eagle Scout he had to undertake one final proving his leadership abili ty to plan and develop a special pro Matthew chose to focus on Improv ing the fire He cleaned up around 62 fire hydrants and installed blue reflectors on the road surface to enhance the visibility of the hydrants after he enlarged a city map and marked the exact locations of the water as well as the size of the water main leading to This map is now used by the Bracken Volunteer Fire the Scout organized a group of 17 boys who teamed up to replace part of a ceiling in the fire depart They spent a total of 92 man hours to accomplish the The active Boy Scout Troop 828 will go from 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