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It's a Brand New Day!

Monday, January 04, 2010

People make a big deal about the start of the new year or the start of a new decade. (2010 is actually the last year of the decade and not the first year of a new one but people refuse to understand that)

In reality, every day is a new start. We start each and every day with the slate wiped clean. Yesterday is but a memory. It has happened and it cannot be changed. Today is the clean slate upon which we write the history of lives. Live today so that tomorrow, today will be a happy memory.

  


Now is the best time of your life!

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Yesterday I mentioned the song at the Carousel of Progress at the Disney parks. The song about the great big beautiful tomorrow's being at the end of every day was the original song and is the current song but for several years it was replaced by a song whose words were "Now is the time, now is the best time, now is the best time of your life." That's an even better idea than waiting for the great big beautiful tomorrow because tomorrow is always a day away. Now is here! Enjoy the now while you have it. Otherwise you will find yourself suffering from that dread disease known as the "If only I hadda's" This disease is a disabling as the "SOONASES". Seize the day, Carpe Diem. Now is the best time of your life!

  
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LUCYJAJONES 1/3/2010 8:06PM

    Refreshing, and so true.

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It's a Brand New Day!

Saturday, January 02, 2010

At the Carousel of Progress at Walt Disney World and Disneyland, they sing a song at the end of each skit that says, "There's a great big beautiful tomorrow waiting at the end of every day!" More importantly, there is a great big beautiful today and it is here now!

Tomorrow is always a day away and yesterday is always gone but today is always here. The worst disease known to man is the "as soon ases". This is the phenomenon where people continuously say "as soon as" something, then I will. Well why wait? Wheat will be really different when the "as soon as" event happens that will enable you more than you are right now? Forget about the "as soon as" and Do It Now!

  
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JAJEKK 1/2/2010 11:26AM

    Once someone gave me a round cardboard cut-out labeled "a round toit". It said, "You finally have the round toit you have been waiting for. Now you can do all the things you need to do!"
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EVILYNP 1/2/2010 11:22AM

  Let's do it.

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We Stand Now At the Edge of a New Frontier

Friday, January 01, 2010

Those words were spoken by John F. Kennedy in his inauguration speech on January 20, 1961. Every year on January 1, we stand at the edge of a new frontier. It is our choice as to what the new year will hold for us. Abraham Lincoln said it had been his experience that people were just about as happy as they made up their minds to be. Life is full of self-fulfilling prophesies. Nothing is but that thinking makes it so. Make but one resolution this year and let that to be to have a positive mental attitude throughout the year.

  
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KENDALL7261 1/1/2010 10:57AM

    Beautiful blog! Making ONE resolution and keeping it is better than a whole bunch and not keeping any!
Happy New Year friend.

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Random Thoughts as the Year Exits

Thursday, December 31, 2009

A whole lot of bad stuff happened last year and changing the page on the calendar is not a cure all but it does give us a new attitude. We face the new year with hope and optimism. The trick is to keep the positive mental attitude for the whole year. That is a giant undertaking.

A better idea is to maintain a positive mental attitude for just one hour and to do it twenty-four times a day. Actually since you sleep about eight of those hours you only have to maintain PMA for sixteen hours. Then do it again the next day. Pretty soon you will have had a great week. String together a few weeks and you will have a great month and after only twelve months it will have been a great year.

Go ahead, make it a great year

Happy New Year to All

  


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