Important

Success is like toilet paper; it only seems important when you don’t have it.
Richard Jeni
As a substitute teacher, I get up every morning and ask myself the important questions in life; Who am I? Where am I going?
And then I check with the school to find out.
I have an Epi-Pen.
My friend gave it to me as he was dying.
It seemed very important to him that I have it.
The 21st century: Deleting history is more important than making it.
What do you call an important English snake?
Sir Pent.
I used to think the brain was the most important organ. Then I thought, look what’s telling me that.
I'm learning about important dates in history. Wanna be in one of them?
How do snails make important calls? On shell phones.
Tennis is a lot like waiting tables. The most important thing to get right is the first serve.
Funny Poems Page 1

One evening I wrote to John and I guess I was expressing my frustrations with not having enough time as I had a briefcase full of work to do that evening. Jaymac, in his wisdom, sent me back the following funny but inspirational poem:

Briefcase with an Engine
Poet: John McLeod

Fit your briefcase with an engine
Go skateboarding in the sun
Loop the loop, do aerobatics,
Laugh a lot and have great fun!

'Cook a snook' at paper empires
Save a forest, every tree
And remember, above all,
To do it happily!

It reminded me life is too short to let work frustrate me. Reading John's words of wisdom helped relieve my stress as I found myself smiling when I finished reading the poem. And, smiling and laughing is a great stress reliever!

Many times during my career I let my work control my life. Looking back at the times where I allowed my work to create stress and frustration in my life I now realize what I thought was important really was not. I am not say