Jimmy Helms is the old philosopher of New Dubina, Texas. He’s also his rustic little town’s sheriff, mayor, dentist, postmaster, banker, cobbler, bartender, preacher, teacher, etc. As the 84-year-old retired Houston dentist makes the rounds at his 1857-1900-era settlement, Jimmy offers thoughts along the way. Let’s join his personal tour.
Jimmy’s thought about worrying: If you must worry, pick one hour in the day to worry as deeply as you can. Then put that worry out of your mind. That which you are worrying about probably will never happen.
Jimmy’s thought about human frailty: Mankind’s greatest weakness is the belief in something for nothing.
Jimmy’s thought about humanity: Be on good terms with all people and be kind and gentle with yourself.
Jimmy’s thought about helping others: Giving of ourselves brings us happiness, freedom and peace of mind.
Jimmy’s thought about doing your best: It only takes 10% more effort to do a job correctly.
Jimmy’s thought about wealth: Money without effort is seldom a benefit.
Jimmy’s thought about Monday mornings: God give me the will to go on and the strength will follow.
Jimmy’s thought about personal achievement: We should each do our best realizing that there will always be someone better and someone worse.
Jimmy’s thought about careers or jobs: One likes what they are good at, so make yourself good at something and you will like it.
Several more of Jimmy’s thoughts:
Our most important mission in life is to keep love alive for future generations.
To be remembered as an honest person is the ultimate achievement in life.
One never feels they have done enough for those they love.
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Thanks for the tour of New Dubina, Jimmy, plus your sage advice. By the way, have you thought of adding a newspaper office to complete your town? I noticed an empty lot next to the library that would be a perfect location for it.
Experience New Dubina from the viewpoint of a New York Times reporter: