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When you believe it you can see it!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

No, I did not get the quote inside out! Most people say "I'll believe it when I see it". The fact of the matter is that if you don't believe it, you will never see it.

How many things in life do we believe that we never have seen. A very small portion of the world's population has ever seen the Great Wall of China, or the Eiffel Tower, or the Grand Canyon yet no one disputes their existence.

When Walt Disney World first opened in Florida, a common comment was that it was a shame that Walt Disney didn't get to live long enough to see Walt Disney World. Mike Vance, who served as the dean of Disney University, the training ground for the Florida complex would answer that Walt did see it, that's why it's there!

Walt Disney said "Trust in yourself, believe in God, and dare to dream". Few of us are the dreamers Disney was but we all have our personal dreams and if we believe they can come true, they will.

When you believe it you can see it!

  


Be just a little nicer than necessary!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Actually, the quote from James Barrie, author of Peter Pan, is "Be just a little kinder than necessary" It's a minor distinction and one that matters not.

If you think back over the people who have made a difference in your life and who have stuck in your memory, you will find that it was the ones who did that little bit extra for you. Not necessarily going the traditional extra mile but sometimes only going the extra foot.

Maybe it was a waiter who made an appropriate suggestion, or maybe the grocery store check-out clerk who noticed a new piece of clothing or commented on your hair, or the bellboy who filled up the ice bucket for you. When you need to go back and get these services again,m you remember those who treated you well and return to them.

If, in your dealings with others, you will do just a little bit more than you have to, give an extra compliment, provide a little bit extra, these people will come back again and again.

Cast your bread upon the waters and it will return to you one hundredfold. Be just a little nicer than necessary!

  
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MNABOY 6/16/2009 7:36AM

    Took the granddaughters to see Kathy Rigby in "Peter Pan" in MO recently and the play really impressed the girls. The thoughts they created from the experience is a motivator for me. As you point out in the blog about extra effprt, they too picked the same point up among others. The were kept busy for weeks after, according to their mother.

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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!

  


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