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BG’s Positively Speaking
Some time back, I read that scientists estimated the average human has a value of six million dollars (much more than that today). This was based on the cost of making the parts contained within the human body. However, we are made up of a lot more than a collection of mechanical & electrical components. We are worth far, far more than scientists tell us we are. This is just another example of allowing someone else to determine our worth. Why do we do that? If we have never achieved our dreams or attained much wealth, we are still just as valuable as when we started. To illustrate this, I will relate a simple exercise some readers may have read before.
If I offered you a crisp new $100 bill, would you accept it? Of course, you would. If I crumpled it up into a tight ball and unfolded it, would you still receive the crumpled $100 bill? It’s a safe bet that you would; it’s still worth $100. Now I take that crumpled $100 bill and throw it under my feet, grind it around in the dirt, then offer it to you; what then? I am confident that you will still accept it. Why? Because it still has the same value as the crisp $100 bill we started with.
Like that $100 bill, no matter what life has done to us or how crumpled and ground down we are, we still have the same value as human beings as when we started our journey. We need to take control of our own thoughts. Telling ourselves that we are intelligent, talented, strong, and capable. A winner that can achieve whatever we set our mind to, no matter what life has given us. Ask yourself, “How much am I really worth?”
THen determine your own value
The Naked Truth
Some years back, when “streaking” was in vogue, a minister in Pennsylvania posted the following sign outside his church;
“Streaker Repant, your End is in sight.”
Two men were daydreaming together. One man said, “one day I am going to have a large mansion on ten acres with fifteen bedrooms, but no bathrooms.” The second man looked at the other and said. “No bathrooms?” “That’s right.” said the first man, “I intend to be filthy rich.”
The Antique Table
“Be careful with that dining table.” said the lady of the house to the men refinishing her floors. “It goes back to Louis the Fourteenth.” “Don’t feel bad lady,” responded one of the men, “If I don’t make a payment by Friday, my whole living room goes back to Leon’s on the Tenth.”
Editors Quote Book
“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.”
From a Meat Market ad. …. Whole Lions — $3.99alb.
From a Church Bulletin …. Hymn No. 159 — ‘I am thin, O Lord.”
From an Events column …. Want to chase away the doldrums? Come to our duplicate Bride game every Thursday evening.
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For Amusement Only
ARIES Mar. 21-Apr. 19: Be thankful that all is going well at work. You have earned a good measure of security. Enjoy it.
TAURUS Apr. 20-May 20: A planned home renovation could come in under budget. Prepare to decorate in style. Show off your talent.
GEMINI May 21-June 20: Keep your commitments to co-workers. Your reputation hangs on fulfilling promises made earlier this year.
CANCER June 21-July 22: Your hard work is paying off. It’s time to claim your reward and celebrate with those who helped you.
LEO July 23-Aug 22: Things are going your way. Watch for a new person to enter your life. A rewarding romance is looking good.
VIRGO Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Avoid those who are negative. Your original ideas are met with enthusiasm. Be your confident self. All is well.
LIBRA Sept. 23-Oct. 22: It’s time to take a chance on love. You have nothing to lose and plenty of time to spare.
SCORPIO Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Share in the happiness of others. Be pleased with their joy and let them see it. Your time is coming.
SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22-Dec. 21: This is an excellent time to take some time off work. Head out to new places and take a break.
CAPRICORN Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Play it safe. Don’t make any financial decisions at this time. Watch out for possible setbacks. Go easy.
AQUARIUS Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Listen to the experience and wisdom of others, especially family members. They have your best interests at heart.
PISCES Feb. 19-Mar. 20: A surprise resignation at work leads to an opportunity for you. Don’t be afraid to do a little bargaining.
A Visit to the Barbershop?
Photos of a male lion at a Chinese zoo sporting baby bangs went viral online, leaving many wondering how the staff managed to pull off the haircut. But, of course, they claim they didn’t…
The lion’s mane is the most recognizable feature of the species. Even though its size and colour vary by a variety of genetic and environmental factors, we can say that it rarely has that tidy “salon” look. But there are exceptions, like this specimen at a zoo in Guangzhou, China, which recently went viral for sporting an impeccable mane that seemed styled after the baby bangs we see female celebrities sporting on the red carpet at various events. The unique look has sparked some controversy online, with many accusing the zoo staff of cutting the animal’s hair, a claim the zoo has repeatedly denied. What do you think?
Ralph walks into a bar, looking very depressed. A friend approaches him, asking, “Why the long face?” ” I’m bored. I know everyone on earth; there’s no challenge left. His friend says, “You can’t know everyone. Do you know Paul McCartney?”
“Sure, Paul’s an old friend of mine. Here, I’ll show you.” He pulls out his phone and dials a number. His friend overhears a British accent, “Hey Ralph, how ya doing?”
Ralph talks for a while, then he hangs up. His friend is unsure that Paul McCartney answered the phone, so he asks him if he knows the President. Ralph says, “Sure, we go way back.” This time the friend listens in as Ralph calls a private number. Sure enough, the person who answered sounded like the President. After an extensive discussion of the current economic scene, Ralph offers a few suggestions, wishes the President well and hangs up. A little dumbfounded, his friend says, “Well, there must be someone you don’t know. You can’t possibly know the Pope. After all, you’re Protestant.’
But Ralph claims to know him, so they fly to the Vatican to get positive proof of Ralph’s conviction.
Arriving at the Vatican, Ralph suggests that his friend waits in St. Peter’s Square until he has cleared things with the Pope. Standing in the courtyard, the friend sees Ralph walk out onto the balcony of the private residence, arm in arm with the Pope. Ralph looks down and sees that his friend has passed out; he runs down to see what can be done for him. “What happened? You couldn’t just accept that I know the Pope?”
“It wasn’t that, I’d already accepted that possibility. What really took my breath away was a stranger standing next to me who said, ‘Who’s that guy standing there with Ralph?'”
The Last Word
No matter how much the cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.