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Use Your Thinking End!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Nature gave us two ends: one to sit on and one to think with.
 Ever since then, man's success or failure has been dependent on the one he used most.


Robert Albert Bloch

  
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LOSETONEED 4/19/2010 7:27AM

    Something to think about. emoticon

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Another Pleasant Valley Sunday

Sunday, April 18, 2010

...here in status seeker land. I spent yesterday with the grandchildren at the softball fields and indulging at Sonic. Today I get to spend the afternoon dressing up the homeplace. I hated yardwork when I was a boy and I haven't gotten to like it any better as an adult. This is the price we pay for the life we choose. I could live in an apartment and have somebody do all this for me. Or not! I do enjoy the me time riding the lawnmover around the yard with the entire world blocked out by the engine noise and just me and my thoughts as I absently steer among the trees and bushes. What must be must be.

  
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COTTRELL11 4/18/2010 1:18PM

    I have a love-hate relationship with the yard as well. However, it sounds like your riding mower is just the perfect place for a daydream believer kind of guy.


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Thoughts on Vacation

Saturday, April 17, 2010

"Vacation is what you take when you can't take what you have been taking any longer." The Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz

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Sometimes, the best course of action is to just step back for a while and take a break. The first reaction to stress is often to work even harder to try and get rid of whateverís causing it. Usually, this just fills more time with more activity, taking away options and causing more anxiety. When youíre feeling behind, when you lie awake nights wondering how youíre going to get everything done, when you start to replace whatís important with whatís urgent, thatís the time to slow down. Even when every instinct screams at you to speed up. Frantic action is rarely meaningful. Or very productive, for that matter. By taking a break, you can refocus and reenergize. Ironically, when you return, you can end up with the strength and awareness to get more done than ever.

  
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SIGLED 4/18/2010 1:05PM

    Super! The word, "recreation" is made up of two key words: "Re" and "Create". That's what recreation or taking a break is supposed to do: Make a Re-Creation or New Creation of yourself.

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FRIDAY!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Another week is in the book! The weekend is here and ready to be enjoyed by all. Lots of stuff to be done but at a much more leisurely pace without deadlines and whatever doesn't get done will be on the list for next week. Rest, relax and enjoy!

  


Be Willing to Pay the Price!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. You can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price.
Vince Lombardi

  
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JENNYPENNY29 4/15/2010 1:43PM

    Amen! I'm willing to work!

Thanks for the encouragement.

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SIGLED 4/15/2010 9:48AM

    Nothing is ever worth accomplishing if it is just easy. Two great words and concepts you used: Hard and Work. Both must be if we will ever reach our goals. emoticon

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