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Don't Worry, Be Happy

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Worrying saps today of its strength. Do not spend your time on needless worry. Abraham Lincoln said "It has been my experience that people are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be." Emerson wrote regarding worry that as to the things that confront us in our lives "and the worst of them we have survived but what torrents of pain we endured from dangers that never arrived"

Most people worry about things that have already happened, are not going to happen or will happen no matter what you do. Only about 8% of the things people worry about are things that will happen and about which they can do something so to quote Bobby McFerrin "Don't Worry, Be Happy"

  


A Glorious Tuesday

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tuesday is an ignored day. Monday is hated. Wednesday id Hump Day. TGIF on Friday. Who can dislike the weekends. Only Tuesday and Thursday have no identity. This means that we can enjoy Tuesday for itself because nothing is expected. On Tuesday you are not a slave to any convention so Carpe Diem! Seize the Day!

  


Monday Monday

Monday, December 14, 2009

Monday morning and another week lies ahead, just waiting to be conquered. A week is just a collection of seven days. A day is just a collection of tewnty-four hours. An hour is just a collection of sixty minutes. I can do anything for a minute. If I conquer each minute as it arises, soon I will have conquered an hour, then a day, then a week. Watch out week!

  
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BUSSMOM 12/14/2009 10:21AM

  I like your logic.....think I am going to use that as a guide also.

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Maintain Your Sanity!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The vast majority of people are suffering from a mass hysteria and insanity and they call it Christmas Spirit. Nothing could be farther from what Christmas is than what it has become. Retailer and non-believers have hijacked this great holiday for their own benefit. In the original Waltons television show, Olivia Walton got her children extremely simple presents and the children were grateful. Elizabeth got a doll and John Boy a pad of paper. Today, children expect a room full of presents and parents think they are expected to provide them.

Step back from the insanity. Ask yourself what someone might really want for Christmas and what they would really appreciate. Then, get it for them! Maybe it won't be a room full of presents but it will be a present that is appreciated for its quality and not for its quanity

  


Ah the Fruitcake!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

I read a blog today enumerating holiday foods not to eat. There on the list was fruitcake. I never knew anyone really ate fruitcake in the first place. Johnny Carson maintained for years that there are a finite number of fruitcakes in the world and that they are simply re-gifted four to six times each every Christmas and then the Claxton Fruitcake Company gathers all of the cakes in late January or early February and re-packages them so that the madness can begin again the following November.

This year, i again will not eat fruitcake in respect of my health. Additionally, I will help others preserve their health by not re-gifting the fruitcake but rather forwarding it to the fruitcake company in Claxton, GA for repackaging and resale.

  


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