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This is a day the Lord has made, rejoice & be glad in it!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Every Sunday morning, Robert Scheuller opens the Hour of Power by quoting the Psalm in the title.

In these stinkin' times, these words are an excellent guidepost. The stock market is in the toilet, the job market stinks, unemployment is rising, we are treated like animals on the way to slaughter if we want or have to ride on an airplane, but, to quote Dr. Pangloss in Candide, this is still the best of all possible worlds!

Recall the lament of the man who said "I felt sorry for myself for I had no shoes and then I met a man with no feet".

It is easy to focus on the negative but that produces nothing but what Zig Ziglar calls "stinkin' thinkin'" Accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, and don't mess with Mr. in between. Even if your glass is half empty, the half that isn't empty is full!

Look for the good things in your life and build on them.

Remember: This is a day the Lord has made, rejoice & be glad in it!

  
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HICALGAL 6/15/2009 5:54AM

    amen!

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Saturday, Glorious Saturday!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

My plans to do nothing this weekend hit a stumbling blocks when I didn't complete the planned tasks yesterday afternoon and evening. Therefore, I had to buy a lawnmower and mow the law this morning before starting on my agenda for today. Now that the law is mowed and I have completed my Spark People Commitment, I am ready to start on doing nothing!

  
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HICALGAL 6/13/2009 6:06PM

    isn't it great when that to-do-list is down to zero? enjoy your glorious saturday! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Here comes the weekend!

Friday, June 12, 2009

I am looking forward to the first relaxing weekend in several weeks. Softball tournaments, ballet recitals and other grandchildren's events. Then two weeks ago, a trip to Florida to bring my father-in-law home to be with his daughters followed by his unexpectedly but blessedly quick death and funeral last weekend.

The official agenda for this weekend is NOTHING!

  


Expect Success

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Since this is the best of all possible worlds, there is no reason for anyone not to succeed in their chosen endeavor. Most people fail to achieve success because they choose not to.

The biggest obstacle to success is a mental block in the head of the aspirant. If you keep looking at the obstacles, you won't see the opportunities when they arise. A lot of people don't recognize opportunities because they often come dressed as hard work.

Look for success and expect success. It will come to you

  
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HICALGAL 6/13/2009 8:41AM

    well said and totally agree....and continued success on your journey.

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This is the best of all possible worlds!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

In "Candide", Voltaire has Dr. Pangloss continuously repeating the mantra "Everything happens for the best in this best of all possible worlds".

This idea was repeated in a pop song in the late sixties, I think. It is a statement of attitude. If you think that everything that happens for the best, it will.

ALong the same lines, Henry Ford said that "Whether you think you can of you think you can't, you're right!"

People often repeat that what doesn't kill me makes me stronger.

I got an e-mail last week which pointed out that when the Lord takes something away from you is is so you will have a free hand to accept what He is about to give you.

Perhaps the strongest weapon in the world is a Positive Mental Attitude.

This is the best of all possible worlds!

  


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