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Sunday - A Day of Rest

Sunday, January 25, 2009

When I was a boy, a whole lotta years ago, nothing was open on Sunday except the drug store and the local corner grocer which was what passed for a convenience store back then. Sunday was really a day of rest because there was nothing to do. Then in the sixties, discount retailers appeared on the scene and they began to be open on Sunday, followed by mainstream retailers and then mom and pop operations. Now, except for a few holdouts, everybody is open on Sunday. It is questionable whether there is an advantage to being open on Sunday. If all of the stores selling what you sell are closed on Sunday, people will buy stuff on Saturday or Monday and the retailer does not have the added overhead of opening the store. It's nice to work for a business that is closed on Sunday. It gives you the opportunity to have some time for yourself without the hassles of the job. Just kick back and reflect on the week that was and look forward to the week that will be. The world needs to slow down, let everyone have their day of rest be it Sunday, Saturday or Friday according to your tradition but a day off to let the batteries recharge

  
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ESKIMOKISSES1 1/25/2009 7:47PM

    Ahhhh..... but lots of things were different back then!!!
A day of rest would be wonderful world wide... but with the world as it is.... it will never be again.


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Disconnected

Saturday, January 24, 2009

For some reason I don't understand, my e-mail server went down yesterday. I called tech support but he explained the problem a lot faster than I was able to listen to it so I turned the problem over to my son who got it fixed. Meanwhile, I was disconnected for several hours. Of course, that was exactly the period of time when everybody whom I either knew or did business with either needed to send me something vitally important or needed something from me. Then I remembered I had two more "free" e-mail accounts which I pressed into service in this emergency. I am now back on line and will have to e-mail myself copies of everything I did on the secondary account but they saved the day. This was stressful and stress is bad but I weathered the storm and did not take out my frustration on the refrigerator so God is back in His heaven and all is right with the world once again

Make it a wonderful weekend.

  


Fabulous Friday

Friday, January 23, 2009

The weather is turning warmer, our four day winter appears to be over for this month. We will probably have another three or four days of winter next month. You just gotta love this Atlanta. Georgia weather. No fitness classes at the gym this morning so we shot some hoops. I haven't done that in years. I think the last time was when my son was a senior in high school. That would have been about 1992. I didn't forget how to do it but it was a case of the mind is willing but the body just doesn't want to co-operate. fortunately, the other players were similarly situated. Since I have achieved my first weight loss goal for the year, I treated myself to a massage after breakfast. Now that's the way to start a day! The bad news is that now I have to work for the rest of the day. Bummer! But there's a great big beautiful tomorrow waiting at the end of today so I will go forth and greet it and embrace it.

Have a great weekend

  


Fighting the Demons

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I started reading Norman Cousins' Anatomy of an Illness last night. It is a marvelous story of the human personality's conquest of a dread disease. The manner in which Mr. Cousins attacked his disease, using unconventional therapies is truly inspiring and it shows the power of the human mind and personality over dreaded enemies. His conquering his disease makes dropping a few pounds (or a lot of pounds) seem like a piece of cake. "Earth's great treasure lies in human personality." (from The Jaycee Creed)

  


A New Day!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Hopefully, the news media which came close to destroying this country with its anti-Bush rhetoric will take a more positive note with President Obama. Perception is always so much more important than reality. If the news media will continually tell the people things are getting better, the people will react as though things are getting better and lo and behold, they will get better. Act as if!

  


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