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Can, Will, Do

Monday, October 29, 2012

Don't waste your time with "could've," "would've" or "should've." Focus on "can," "will," and "do."

"Accentuate the positive. Eliminate the negative. Don't mess with Mr. In Between"

"Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you are usually right!" Henry Ford

  
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1CRAZYDOG 10/29/2012 8:51AM

    Love that advice to accentuate the positive! That's the key to success honestly!

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It Really Doesn't Matter!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Yesterday's football games was atrocious! And that is a compliment to the team's performance. We did well except for offense, defense, and special teams. That means the managers managed to get the water out on to the field during time outs. The opposition punted twice. We tried to punt seven times. One was blocked! A chip-shot field goal was missed. Three out of four kick-offs were returned to mid field. We did not convert a single third down and our best offensive play was a personal foul penalty on the opposition. 41-17 and the game was not a close as the score.

Fortunately, since I am neither the coach nor a player, the sun WILL come up tomorrow (actually, it was this morning and the sun did indeed come up and is now shining brightly) and to quote a great Atlantan "Tomorrow is another day!"

  
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1CRAZYDOG 10/28/2012 8:58PM

    That's the nice thing when something doesn't go as planned. There's always tomorrow!

Have a great week.

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Thoughts on a Saturday.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

My usual sources for inspirational thoughts take Saturdays off so I have to go back into my treasure chest of pithy statements.

John Wayne said "Life is hard. It's a whole lot harder if you're stupid!"

We used to have a radio personality here in the ATL named Ludlow Porch and he would sign off every day saying "Whatever else you do today, find somebody to be nice to."

So for today, take some time to learn something and be nice to somebody and above all else,

Make Today a Great Day!

  
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JUNESHOPE 10/28/2012 4:13PM

    John Wayne also said something to the effect of "Courage is being scared and doing it anyway."
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HANSBRINK 10/27/2012 7:50PM

  Thanks! I have been in a grumpy mood this afternoon. I needed something to rein me back in.

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GREENGENES 10/27/2012 7:44PM

    Thanks for a great thought of the day!

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RUN4FOOD 10/27/2012 10:38AM

    Thanks for sharing these thoughts.
Think I'm off to learn something and to find someone to be nice to.

Gary

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1CRAZYDOG 10/27/2012 10:29AM

    Great advice. We have to take time to be nice to ourselves as well!

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MNNICE 10/27/2012 10:27AM

    What a great thought and something we should all remember to do daily!

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SUNSETBREEZE05 10/27/2012 10:25AM

    Great words of wisdom to do each day. Thanks for sharing!

Good Luck reaching Your Goals!!
Cindy

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ESIGURBERGSSON 10/27/2012 10:18AM

  That was an awesome, positive start to the day. Thanks for sharing it. On the days when I'm at work, and I'm having a bad day, I would like to add to your John Wayne quote!
"Life is hard. It's a whole lot harder if you're stupid".....
My addition....."And we all know, there's no cure for that!"

Enjoy the rest of your day!
Elizabeth


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Steps

Friday, October 26, 2012

A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
~Confucius

Any step, no matter how small, toward a worthwhile goal is progress.

Taking two steps forward and one step back is still progress!

  
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SCRAPPINPOLLY 10/26/2012 11:45AM

    Great post and I totally agree!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/26/2012 11:31AM

    Yup! As long as it all adds up to progress. Have a great weekend.

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Know Yourself!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

You can live a lifetime and, at the end of it, know more about other people than you know about yourself.
~Beryl Markham

This, above all, to thine ownself be true and it follows therefore as surly as the night the day that thou canst not be untrue to any man.
~William Shakespeare

  
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1CRAZYDOG 10/25/2012 8:42AM

    Great quotes.

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MJRVIC2000 10/25/2012 8:34AM

    I believe that we can't really know others until we learn to know ourselves; and we can't really know God until we learn to know others. It all starts with each one of us. God Bless YOU! Vic.

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