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These are the Times That try Men's Souls

Friday, September 25, 2009

Things are getting more and more difficult. In the midst of an economic anomoly, we have suffered flooding like no one has seen in this area. Houses and schools are completely submerged. A house burned and while the firefighters fought the fire, the flood waters rose above the top of the fire truck. Half a million dollars for the house, half a million dollars for the fire truck!

Fortunately the death toll was not too great. Anyone's dying in a disaster such as this is tragic but it is conceivable that far more than the nine people who perished could have given their lives. As for the rest of us, this event will force us to take a look at ourselves and see what we are made of. With the proper attitude and backbone, this too shall pass and the event, not having killed us will only make us stronger.

  
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CHUBBYPIE 9/25/2009 10:12AM

    I am so sorry for all you and your neighbors have been through. My heart and prayors are with you

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Do little jobs well!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

- Dale Carnegie

  
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ENCHANTEDMAMA 9/24/2009 8:40AM

    I love that.

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My Two Day Fast

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

My doctor scheduled a medical procedure that required that I not eat from dinner on Sunday until mid-afternoon on Tuesday. Big weight loss opportunity, right? Wrong!

The difference between my weight Sunday morning and Tuesday morning was no more than normally occurs over this same period. So, I guess you have to fast for more that a day and three quarters to show any significant weight loss.

What was interesting was that when I was able to eat yesterday afternoon, I only ate a normal sized meal. The reason for this is that my stomach stayed the same size and held the same amount of food as before my fast.

Today, it is back to normal, three squares and a snack.

  


Take Decisive Action

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The difference between whether you say, 'I wish I would have,' or 'I'm glad I did,' at the end of your life is whether or not you take decisive action during your life.

Chris Widener

I have nothing further to say on this subject.

  


Carpe Diem!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Rainy days and Mondays, two of the banes of many people's existence.

People spend too much time dreading Monday and looking forward to Friday. Why is Friday any better than Monday? Because Friday starts the weekend and Monday starts the work week.

If you dread Monday because it is the beginning of your work week, you have the wrong job. It is imperative that you change jobs immediately! Life is too short to spend forty hours a week doing something you hate!

Ask yourself two questions, First. If I could have any job in the world, what would it be? Second question, Why don't you have that job?

Decide on your dream job and do whatever it is you have to do to get it! Then Mondays will be great days and you will come to dislike Fridays because it means you will be away from you job for two days.

Whatever any day has to offer you, you only get one chance at those twenty-four hours, use them to your best advantage, Sieze the day! Carpe Diem!

  


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