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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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To Thine Ownself Be True!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

This, above all, to thine ownself be true. And it follows therefore, as surely as the night the day thou canst not be untrue to any man. Shakespeare

  


When the Student is Ready, the Teacher Appears

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Excerpt from: Living a Five Star Life,
by Betty Mahalik

In this day and age, we are surrounded by messages that virtually scream, "Your life would be perfect if..." My life would be perfect if I had a different job, a different house, car, nose, spouse, bank account (fill in the blank). Or my life would be perfect if I could be like some celebrity whose life appears so well-ordered and perfect-o. This week I encourage you to stop playing "my life would be perfect if," and start playing "my perfect life." What's the difference? Three things: being in the present, an attitude of gratitude, taking action with what's available now.

When we're caught up in the "my life would be perfect if" trap, we've lost touch with the present. And the moment we detach from the present, we can no longer practice gratitude. Think about it: it's difficult to be grateful for what you don't have...and what you don't have is always somewhere out in future-ville.

Look around you right now. Think of 10 things you're grateful for. Do you have a roof over your head and food to eat? I'm guessing the answer is yes. Do you have at least a few good friends or close relationships? Then appreciate them too, right now. Keep going, and practice being in the present and being grateful for what is here and now at least a couple times a day.

You're also probably sitting there thinking "yes but." Yes, but I want more money, a better relationship, more time to travel, to be thinner, happier or whatever. It's one of the great mysteries I'll never figure out. The minute you stop focusing on what you lack, start focusing on what you've already got, and add the "magic" ingredient of action, you actually begin to attract more of what you want. It's an amazing formula for really living your perfect life!

Let's say you want to lose weight or get in better shape, but you don't have an hour a day to spend exercising at the gym. Therefore, you've pretty well resigned yourself to not losing weight or getting in shape. What if you had five minutes though...just about everyone can find five minutes to exercise, stretch, walk around the block or walk the dog. Would you be willing to be grateful for five minutes and make the best possible use of it? Therein lies the beginning of your perfect life!

A simple formula may help you remember how to apply this principle:

The present
+ an attitude of gratitude
+ positive action
= my perfect life.
Try it for a day.

Each time you start dreaming about how perfect your life would be if...come back to this moment, give thanks for what is, and do one thing to perfect what you have and who you are right now. There's a saying that "when the student is ready, the teacher appears." If you're ready to start perfecting your life, your teachers are all around you.

What are you waiting for?

  
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11-RENEWAL-20 10/14/2009 2:21PM

    I'm thankful for what I have and know that I really don't NEED more. If there is something I WANT, all I have to do is work for it...if I don't want it enough to make an effort, then I don't really want it. Is that right? Thanks for the thoughts. Sharon

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JOANW1 10/13/2009 8:43AM

  Good message. I'll take it to heart.

joanw1


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