Friday, September 24, 2021

SOMETIMES "NO" IS A BLESSING

  

Sometimes the world says “no” when we wanted a “yes.” And sometimes, you realize later that “no” was the better answer.

It all started when I made reservations at a restaurant for my husband, Dave, and I. Because of Covid and knowing that the weather in Berkeley might be sunnier than potentially foggier San Francisco, I asked for outdoor seating. An hour before we were to be seated, I received a call from the restaurant. The hostess told me that although I had requested outdoor seating, it was full. However, she would seat us right next to the open window.

I wasn’t a happy camper and tried to convince her otherwise, but it didn’t work. When we arrived at the restaurant, I inquired again about eating on the patio, but, as she had informed us earlier, we were seated indoors.

It was right next to a very large open window. I sat on the bench that ran along the wall next to it. Dave sat opposite me.

That morning I had some intestinal issues, but I was feeling fine now and enjoyed my light Japanese lunch while sipping some genmaicha tea. After lunch I went to the bathroom and returned to our table. All was fine, until very suddenly it wasn’t.

I broke out in a cold sweat as the room started to spin. “I think I’m going to pass out,” I blurted to Dave who was seated opposite me. Next thing I know, without me being conscious of it, he is beside me wiping my head with a cold wet towel. I must have blacked out again because what I remember after that was five paramedics helping me lie down while they attached various medical devices to my arm.

In the emergency room, I was feeling better as all sorts of tests were being performed. The results didn’t show any reason to keep me in the hospital, so I was released.

Once home, I thought about the eventful day, I was grateful for the hostess’s “no” to my request to be seated outside. Had we done so, there was a very good chance that when I collapsed, I would have fallen off the chair onto the cement pavement. Instead, when I blacked out, the small section of wall supporting the window, prevented me from falling to the floor. In addition, I was already seated on a bench when the paramedics asked me to lay down. There would have been none outside.

I am fine now and recovering nicely. The incident has also taught me a great lesson. We may not like hearing the “nos” in our life but sometimes they can be our lifesavers.

—Allen Klein is the author of The AWE Factor

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

MidMonth Mirth Memo: September, 2021

 

 
"Prepare for mirth,

for mirth becomes a feast."


-William Shakespeare


 

The Mid-Month Mirth Memo is a short amusing tidbit to brighten middle of the month monotony. It is brought to you by best-selling author, award-winning speaker, 

"Jollytologist" ® Allen Klein         

www.allenklein.com

 

SEPTEMBER 2021

Question of the Month:
Have you ever listened to someone for a minute and thought, "Their cornbread isn't done in the middle."


Things to Think about this Month:
-I got kicked out of the hospital. Apparently the sign "stroke patients" meant something completely different than I thought.
-"In the 1970s, I broke my leg after falling from my bike. I'm telling you now because there wasn't any social media then."
-"My train of thought just derailed. There were no survivors."


Photo of the Month:

 

Technology of the Month:
There's a new app that shows what you will look like when you're older. It's called a mirror. Try to uninstall.

 
                                                

Fun Thing to do this Month:

Draw an iceberg.    

 
 
                                                
 
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Video Podcast of the Month:
 
An Intimate Interview
with Allen Klein


https://youtu.be/8FE9QuaLdQw


 
                                                

Article of the Month:
 
"Have an Awesome Autumn"
from the Mindfulness Journal

 

Sunday, August 15, 2021

MidMonth Mirth Memo, August 2021

 

 
"Prepare for mirth,

for mirth becomes a feast."


-William Shakespeare


 

The Mid-Month Mirth Memo is a short amusing tidbit to brighten middle of the month monotony. It is brought to you by best-selling author, award-winning speaker, 

"Jollytologist" ® Allen Klein         

www.allenklein.com

 

AUGUST 2021

Covid Comedy of the Month:
"If you believe all this will end and we will get to normal once we reopen everything...raise your hand. Now slap yourself with it." 

www.bizwaremagic.com
 

Having some states lock down and some states not lock down is like having a peeing section in a swimming pool.  

https://politicalpunchline.com


Day 13 of social distancing: Struck up a conversation with a spider today. Seems nice. He's a web designer.
 

www.bizwaremagic.com

Mask of the Month:
 

Artist: Tatsuya Tanaka


Things to Think about This Month:
"Don't be worried about your smartphone or TV spying on you. Your vacuum cleaner has been collecting dirt on you for years."

"You come from dust, you will return to dust. So, stop dusting. It could be someone you know." 

"Laughter is the best medicine. Or wine. It might be wine."


Photo of the Month:

IRON WOMAN COMPETITION 

 
                                                

Mirthful Magic of the Month:  
 
                                                
 
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Video of the Month:
 
MAKE TIME FOR MERRIMENT
 
 

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Thursday, July 15, 2021

Mid-Month Mirth Memo, July 2021

 

 
"Prepare for mirth,

for mirth becomes a feast."


-William Shakespeare


 

The Mid-Month Mirth Memo is a short amusing tidbit to brighten middle of the month monotony. It is brought to you by best-selling author, award-winning speaker, 

"Jollytologist" ® Allen Klein         

www.allenklein.com

 

JULY 2021

Fone-Fun of the Month:
—"Yes, I still have a landline. I use it as a cell phone finder." 


—People are excited about the new iPhone but no one has embraced the technology of using a blinker when you drive.

—"Hard to believe...but I once had a phone that was attached to the wall. And every time it rang, I'd pick it up without even knowing who called."


I-Don't-Get-It Sign of the Month:

 

Cartoon of the Month:

Waiter asking a couple dining at a restaurant:
"Is everything O.K.? I haven't seen you photograph your food yet?"




Advice of the Month:

"Before you marry a person, you should first make them use a computer with slow Internet to see who they really are."            

—Will Ferrell, comedian
                                                

Happy Wedding Dance of the Month: 
 
 
                                                
 
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AWE & WONDER Video of the Month:
 



 
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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Mid-Month Mirth Memo, June 2021

 

 
"Prepare for mirth,

for mirth becomes a feast."


-William Shakespeare


 

The Mid-Month Mirth Memo is a short amusing tidbit to brighten middle of the month monotony. It is brought to you by best-selling author, award-winning speaker, 

"Jollytologist" ® Allen Klein         

www.allenklein.com

 

JUNE 2021

Joke of the Month: 

To celebrate the lifting of Covid restrictions, I told my wife that I'm taking her on a two week vacation anywhere in the world. So I purchased a world map, gave her a dart and told her, "throw this and we will go wherever it lands." Turns out, we're spending two weeks behind the refrigerator.

 

Sign of the Month:
 


Suggestions of the Month:
A friend suggested putting horse manure on my strawberries. I'm never doing that again, I'm going back to whipped cream.

If you are sitting in public and a stranger takes the seat next to you, just stare straight ahead and say, "Did you bring the money?"

 

T-Shirt of the Month:



Thought of the Month:

"When one door closes and another door opens, you are probably in prison."

                                                

Podcast of the Month:
 
"Doing the Dishes" 
Find out how one poem lead to the publication of 30-plus books including the best-selling book,The Healing Power of Humor.
                                                
 
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FUN VIRTUAL BOOK EVENT OF NEXT MONTH:
 
THE AWE FACTOR
How a Little Bit of Wonder
Can Make a Big Difference in Your Life


Books and Books, Coral Gables, FL    
ONLINE: Tuesday, July 13, 2021     4:00 PM PST / 7:00 PM EST

An Evening with Allen Klein

In conversation with Susyn Reeve

NO COST EVENT but you must register:
https://www.crowdcast.io/e/theawefactor


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Saturday, May 15, 2021

Mid-Month Mirth Memo, May 2021

 

 
"Prepare for mirth,

for mirth becomes a feast."


-William Shakespeare


 

The Mid-Month Mirth Memo is a short amusing tidbit to brighten middle of the month monotony. It is brought to you by best-selling author, award-winning speaker, 

"Jollytologist" ® Allen Klein         

www.allenklein.com

 

MAY 2021

Names of the Month: 

A psychiatrist and a proctologist opened a practice together. Not knowing what to call it, they put an ad in the paper seeking a name for their new business.
Some suggestions were:

* Minds and Behinds
* Nuts and Butts
* Loons and Moons
The winner: Odds & Ends

—BoulderTherapist.com

Signs of the Month:

 


























 

















 

Court Comments of the Month:
ATTORNEY: What was the first thing your husband said to you that morning? 
WITNESS: He said, 'Where am I, Cathy?' 
ATTORNEY: And why did that upset you? 
WITNESS: My name is Susan! 

 

Tweet of the Month:
"You cannot glue a tomato back together with tomato paste. Believe me. I've tried." 

—@walruslifestyle

                                                
 
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FUNNY (AND TOUCHING) VIDEO OF THE MONTH: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cj9heGgAOSs
                                                

VIRTUAL BOOK EVENT OF THE MONTH:


THE AWE FACTOR

  AUM SHANTI BOOKSHOP, NYC    
ONLINE: Thursday, MAY 27, 2021     4:00 PM PST / 7:00 PM EST

with
Allen Klein and Susyn Reeve 
NO COST EVENT

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

MidMonth Mirth Memo: April, 2021

 

 
"Prepare for mirth,

for mirth becomes a feast."


-William Shakespeare


 

The Mid-Month Mirth Memo is a short amusing tidbit to brighten middle of the month monotony. It is brought to you by best-selling author, award-winning speaker, 

"Jollytologist" ® Allen Klein         

www.allenklein.com

 

APRIL 2021

Anecdote of the Month: 

Seeing a male dog sniffing a female dog, the young daughter of Laurence Olivier asked Noël Coward what they were doing. Coward replied, "The one in front has suddenly gone blind and the other one has very kindly offered to push him."

Signs of the Month:

         
Quote of the Month:
"You know there's a problem when you realize that out of the three Rs, only one begins with an R."

—Dennis Miller

                                                
 
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SUMMIT OF THE MONTH:
https://www.comedycures.org/the-laughter-summit

                                                

VIRTUAL CLASS OF THE MONTH:
 
THE AWE FACTOR
Wednesdays, April 14 thru May 12.   Five one-hour sessions.
5:00-6:00 PM PDT /8:00-9:00 PM EDT
FOUR SESSIONS REMAIN / SIGN-UPS STILL AVAILABLE

https://unitysf.com/calendar/the-awe-factor/
 
DESCRIPTION: With a sprinkling of the spiritual, the scientific, and inspirational awe-inspiring stories, you will learn what awe is and why it can help you to be happier and healthier. In addition, you will discover awe-awakening tools, tips, and techniques to help you become more aware of, and increase, the awe and wonder in your life. The Awe Factor will show you, as the subtitle states, how a little bit of wonder can make a big difference in your life.
 

Book available on Amazon and elsewhere. https://tinyurl.com/2xw7p8pw

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