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BG’s Positively Speaking

It’s ALWAYS Too Soon To Quit

The biggest single reason for failing is because we quit. We quit trying, caring, dreaming, hoping, and loving in all areas of our lives, including our relationships with our spouses, children, parents, friends and associates. In our work or recreational activities, we will be constantly challenged.

Some years back, I was trying to figure out why I was not meeting with more success.   Nothing seemed to work for me. During a conversation with a new friend, who, as it turned out, crossed paths with me for only a short time, but just enough time to teach me a valuable lesson. After asking a few leading questions and listening to my responses, he said, “As I see it, you are quitting too soon. Success needs a chance to develop. You need to be more patient.” It was then that I learned that to achieve success, we must not quit; it requires that we keep on “keeping on.” There is no quitting time. We must go that extra mile. We must give our hopes and dreams a chance to break through.

“Once a task has begun, never leave it till it’s done
Be the labour great or small, do it well, or not at all”.


Once we move down a path – we must not stop. If we are to find success, we must have patience and perseverance. When Dr. Seuss sent out his first book to a publisher, it was turned down. He kept sending it out, and finally, the twenty-fourth publisher accepted and published it, selling over six million copies. What if Dr. Seuss had quit at publisher number twenty-three?

It’s ALWAYS too soon to quit….but it’s NEVER too late to start!

Guess Who?

This young man is often referred to as…America’s greatest actor


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Editors Quote Book

 “The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, lies in its loyalty to each other.”

— Mario Puzo

Two bees ran into each other. The first bee asked the other how things were going.

“Really bad,” said the second bee. “The weather has been really wet and damp and there aren’t any flowers or pollen, so I can’t make any honey.”

“No problem,” said the first bee. “Just fly down five blocks and turn left. Keep going until you see all the cars. There’s a Bar Mitzvah going on and there are all kinds of fresh flowers and fruit.”

“Thanks for the tip,” said the second bee, and he flew away. A few hours later, the two bees ran into each other again. The first bee asked, “How’d it go?”

“Great!” said the second bee. “It was everything you said it would be.”

“Uh, what’s that thing on your head?” asked the first bee.

“That’s my yarmulke,” said the second bee. “I didn’t want them to think I was a wasp.”


Damian walks into the hardware store and says, “I’d like some nails please mate.”

The store clerk replies, “how long would you like them?”

“Forever if that’s okay with you,” replies Damian.

The Dentist

Patient: Spending all day with your hands inside someone’s mouth must be brutal.

Dentist: I think of it more as “having my hands inside their wallet.”

Trivia Quiz

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1. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she became Israel's fourth Prime Minister?
Golda Mier.
2. This male Russian ballet dancer died in 1993?
Rudolf Nureyev.
3. Name the singing duo, 'Simon and ___________ ?'
4. This Canadian ice skater was the first to land a 'Triple Lutz'?
Donald Jackson.
5. What did Jacob Schick invent in 1931?
The electric razor.
6. Who wrote 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof'?
Tennessee Williams.
7. This actor was the lead in the CBC tv series 'The King of Kensington'?
Al Waxman.
8. Who ran the first 'four-minute mile'?
Roger Bannister.


Your Horoscope

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ARIES Mar. 21-Apr. 19: Assisting a neighbour who needs help, helps you understand that your time is more valuable than your money.

TAURUS Apr. 20-May 20: Don’t allow your new friends to block out the old ones. Remember which ones were in your life first.

GEMINI May 21-June 20:   Are you sure of the facts? Look again! Weigh your options carefully before making a final decision.

CANCER June 21-July 22: Focus on creativity in your job. Your new ideas will be welcome and will earn you more brownie points.

LEO July 23-Aug 22:   A financial burden may be relieved. Don’t go overboard celebrating; you could slide back into the same situation.

VIRGO Aug. 23-Sept. 22:   Success does not come easy; you must work hard for it. But your efforts could bring significant rewards.

LIBRA Sept. 23-Oct. 22:  You may have to use all your diplomatic skills to solve a sticky situation. You will need to be discreet.

SCORPIO Oct. 23-Nov. 21:   You need to review your career goals. You may find you are off-course and need to reset your targets.

SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22-Dec. 21:  Don’t let technology pass you by. Check the local library for help in getting you back up to snuff.

CAPRICORN Dec. 22-Jan. 19:   All bets are off! Throwing away your hard-earned money on the “easy way out” is not the answer.

AQUARIUS Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Think about an end-of-summer break. A short trip could result in a new love interest. Nothing Ventured ……!

PISCES Feb. 19-Mar. 20:   Don’t be surprised if you get some good news in an unorthodox manner. It could be just what you want.



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Learning By Example…

Little Johnny was caught swearing by his teacher. “Johnny,” she said, “you shouldn’t use that kind of language. Where did you hear such talk, anyway?” “My daddy said it,” he responded.

“Well, that doesn’t matter,” explained the teacher. “You don’t even know what it means.”

“I do, too!” Little Johnny retorted. “It means the car won’t start.”

Did You Hear?

about the psychic amnesiac? He knew in advance what he was going to forget.

about the new restaurant that just opened up on the moon? Great food, but no atmosphere.

Hot And Cold

A man walks into a store, and he sees a thermos. The clerk approaches him and asks, “May I help you with anything?”  “Yea! What is that?” “Why, that’s a thermos!” “What’s it do?”

“It keeps things hot and it keeps things cold!” “I’ll take it.”

The next day the man goes to work carrying this thermos. His co-workers ask him, “What’s that!” “It’s a thermos” “What’s it do?” “It keeps things hot and it keeps things cold!”

“So whatcha got in it?”  “Two popsicles and a cup of coffee.”

The Last Word

The world will be a better place if man’s urge to be silent
was as strong as his urge to speak.

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