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Fear Nothing!

Monday, October 19, 2009

"We have nothing to fear but fear itself!" Franklin Roosevelt

Do not fear the shadows for they indicate that the sun is shining!

  
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782298 10/19/2009 9:02AM

    That is so true. Sunshine should be a good thing.

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The Best Use of Life

Sunday, October 18, 2009

The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.

- William James, philosopher and psychologist

  


Football Saturday - A Day Off

Saturday, October 17, 2009

What a glorious Saturday. The temperature has dipped into the '40's my grandsons play football at 9:00 and 10:30 followed by a trip downtown for tailgating on campus during homecoming Saturday and the football game at 6:00 ve Va Tech. It doesn't get much better than this. Go Jackets!

  


Cowboy's Guide To Life

Friday, October 16, 2009

Cowboy's Guide To Life
by Bob Hardison

Most of the stuff people worry about ain't never gonna happen anyway.

Life ain't about how fast you run, or how high you climb, but how well you bounce.

Words that soak into your ears are whispered, not yelled.

Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.

Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads.

Don't sell your mule to buy a plow.

If you're ridin' ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there with ya.

Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you. You cannot unsay a cruel word.

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

Don't interfere with somethin' that ain't botherin' you none.

Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.

The easiest way to eat crow is while it's still warm. The colder it gets, the harder it is to swaller.

If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'.

The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever have to deal with looks at you in the mirror every mornin'.

Don't worry about bitin' off more 'n you can chew; your mouth is probably a whole lot bigger'n you think.

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.

Remember: Don't squat with your spurs on.

Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll enjoy it a second time.

If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around.

Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin' it back in.

The best sermons are lived, not preached.

Keep skunks and politicians and lawyers at a distance.

It don't take a very big person to carry a grudge.

If it don't seem like it's worth the effort, it probably ain't.

It's better to be a has-been than a never-was.

Meanness don't jest happen overnight.

When you wallow with pigs, expect to git dirty.

  
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CINDYHOUGHTON 10/16/2009 9:20AM

    Enjoyed reading this! I am married to a county agent.

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RAYLYONADIET 10/16/2009 8:54AM

    Some good wisdom there.

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Adversity vs Power

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

Abraham Lincoln

This is a different slant on "power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely". When most people gain power, they forget who they were before they had power and how they got to where they are. If power is thrust upon you, stop and think. Ask yourself what your reaction would be if you were one of the controlled rather than the controlling. It is amazing to see the difference if the one with power takes a few seconds and remembers the Golden Rule.

  
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MNABOY 10/15/2009 1:01PM

    Thanks for sharing, this thought needs to be a headline daily

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