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July 12, 2023
BG’s Positively Speaking
The Way Forward
Sometimes in life, we will feel that we have reached our limit. We’ve spent all our knowledge, skills and energy and hit the proverbial brick wall. Come to the end of the road. We don’t have what we need to finish our goals. WHAT DO WE DO NOW? There’s only one thing that we can do…. GROW OURSELVES! Increase our knowledge, and develop new skills.
We will learn that learning and growing are lifelong commitments, not something we do for a designated period. We must stop telling ourselves we have all the knowledge we will ever need. We may have all the knowledge we need for today, but tomorrow is coming, along with a set of challenges requiring new skills. The best way to avoid reaching your limit is to commit yourself to an ongoing programme of learning and updating your skills and knowledge; technology is changing what and how we do things at an ever-increasing speed.
If you feel you have reached your limit, take some time, and discover where you need to upgrade your knowledge (Do it now before you find yourself with lots of time). There is always more to learn. Determine the areas you need to strengthen and where to get that knowledge. It may be from mentors, probably more than one, people you trust who have the knowledge you seek. You may find the help you need by joining a professional group or enrolling in a part-time community college course. Or, using the internet, there’s much information at your fingertips; ask the right questions. Once on the journey of continued personal growth, stay with it …….
………. It’s The Torch That Lights The Way Forward.
Editors Quote Book
“It is often the small steps, not the giant leaps, that bring about the most lasting change.”
— Queen Elizabeth II
The Efficiency Expert
An efficiency expert concluded his lecture with a note of caution. “You need to be careful about trying these techniques at home.” “Why?” asked somebody from the audience.
“I watched my wife’s routine at dinner for years,” the expert explained. “She made many trips between the refrigerator, stove, table and cabinets, often carrying one item at a time. One day I told her, ‘Honey, why don’t you try carrying several things simultaneously?’ “Did it save time?” the guy in the audience asked. “Actually, yes,” replied the expert. “It used to take her 30 minutes to make dinner. Now I do it in ten…”
A Delicate Question
A couple was attending church services. About halfway through, she leans over and says to her husband, “I just silently passed gas ,what I should do?” He replied, “Put a new battery in your hearing aid.”
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For Amusement Only
ARIES Mar. 21-Apr. 19: It’s a good time to invest in small renovation projects. Your future is looking solid. Life is treating you fine.
TAURUS Apr. 20-May 20: Bask in the afterglow of recognition and fleeting fame. Enjoy it while you can. It won’t last long.
GEMINI May 21-June 20: A change in direction allows you to see new opportunities. Take advantage of what is available to you.
CANCER June 21-July 22: Don’t dwell on your misfortunes. If you feel mistreated, contact someone in authority to help you.
LEO July 23-Aug 22: A new business venture looks favourable. Celebrate your good fortune and look forward to some positive life changes.
VIRGO Aug. 23-Sept. 22: While one door is closing, another has opened. Explore the options. You will find the answer you’re seeking.
LIBRA Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Show some flexibility with family and friends. You may need to call on them later. The unexpected can happen.
SCORPIO Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Look toward the future and plan for what will be, not what has been. Go forward with confidence.
SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Romance is not in your immediate future. Direct your interest toward other things. You’ll be glad you did.
CAPRICORN Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Let your talents be seen. Allow others to see you at work. Don’t allow intense anger to overcome you.
AQUARIUS Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Resist one who tries to dominate you. Stand up for yourself; no one else will if you don’t do it.
PISCES Feb. 19-Mar. 20: Your project will be completed on time. Now will be a good time to be patient and
Jacks Night Out
Jack had been drinking at the pub all night. When the bartender calls ‘Last Call”, he stands up and falls flat on his face. Jack tries once more with the same result. Thinking about his situation, he crawls through the door and gets some fresh air. After taking a few deep breaths of cool air, he tries to stand again with the same result. At this point, he decides to crawl the two blocks to home. Having reached the house, he pulled himself up using the door handle for support. He unlocked the door, but he found himself on the hall floor as it swung open. Pushing the door shut with one arm, he crawled down the hall to his bedroom. Reaching his bed, he pulled himself upright but quickly fell right into bed. He was sound asleep as soon as his head hit the pillow.
He awakes the following morning to see his wife standing over him, shouting, “So you’ve been out drinking again!”. “What makes you say that?” Asked Jack, putting on an innocent look. “The pub called, you left your wheelchair there again.”
JRR Tolkein and CS Lewis
The authors of The Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia series had an unlikely relationship, as strange as a friendship between fantasy & Sci-fi giants could be. They had met earlier but didn’t become friends until sometime in the 1930s’.
They kept “bumping” into each other at meetings of a group called “Inklings,” An elite Oxford University literary group. The agnostic mind of CS Lewis and the Catholic beliefs of Tolkien clashed, and they had numerous aggressive debates on the subjects of religion, ethics, and morality. It’s thought that these debates catalyzed their fantasy epics being written. Followed, after publication, by reports of mean and unfriendly comments about each other. Still, their bond was as friendly as you could expect from two strong-willed men with opposing views.
Rookie’s First Assignment…
A rookie police officer was out for his first ride in a cruiser with an experienced partner. A call came in telling them to disperse some people who were loitering.
The officers drove to the street and observed a small crowd standing on a corner. The rookie rolled down his window and said, “Let’s get off the corner, people.”
A few glances, but no one moved, so he barked again, “Let’s get off that corner…NOW!” Intimidated, the group began to leave, casting puzzled stares in his direction.
Proud of his first official act, the young policeman turned to his partner and asked, “Well, how did I do?” “Pretty good,” chuckled the veteran policemen, “especially since this is a bus stop!”
The Last Word
Attitude is the “little” thing that makes a big difference.