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January 31, 2024

BG’s Positively Speaking

Safe and Secure

Few of us feel as safe and secure as we would like to be. We worry about all the things that may go wrong. Worry takes our energy from dealing with our day-to-day challenges and depletes our self-confidence. To feel safe and secure, we need to focus on knowing who we are, what we are capable of, and gaining the confidence we need. Doing this will increase our sense of security, no matter the situation we find ourselves in. …..  We will feel confident when… ……

  • Things don’t go the way we thought they would.
  • People turn us aside. • Our finances are stretched.
  • New and complex challenges occur. • Others disagree with us.
  • Someone doesn’t like us.

Once we gain more control over what happens to us and how we respond, these things will not throw us off course. Each time we handle a situation successfully, we will gain confidence in our abilities. Gaining that self-confidence is a manageable task. Some Time back, there was a TV ad showing a little girl standing in front of a mirror, telling herself everything good in her life and about her; she then tells herself that she can do anything she sets her mind.

You can do the same!

Self-affirmation is a crucial element of feeling secure in yourself. When you feel confident, you will automatically act that way; this increases your sense of security. If you’re a parent, do it with your children; you’ll be surprised at how much confidence they will give back to you. One last thing, know, inside you, that you can have that feeling of ……..

Being Safe and Secure

You See….!

During a dinner party, the hosts’ two little children entered the dining room minus any clothes; they strolled around the table. The parents, embarrassed, pretended nothing was happening and kept the conversation going. The guests cooperated and also continued as if nothing unusual was happening. After going all the way around the room, the children left.

There was a moment of silence at the table, during which one child was heard to say,

“See, I told you it was vanishing cream!”

Guess Who

This schoolboy grew up to be an international celebrity.
Can you name him?


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Editors Quote Book

“Learning without thought is labour lost, thought without learning is perilous.”

—  Confucius

Son Of A Lawyer

While two families were waiting in line to see the Washington Monument, their two 5-year-old boys were getting acquainted. “My name is Joshua. What’s yours?” asked the first boy. ‘Adam,” replied the second. “My daddy is a doctor. What does YOUR daddy do for a living?” asked Joshua. Adam proudly replied, “My daddy is a lawyer.””Honest?” asked Joshua.

“No, just the regular kind,” replied Adam.

Trivia Quiz

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1. Frozen Rivers of ice are known as?
2. What mineral is found in teeth?
3. Helsinki is the capital of what country?
4. True or False. Earth is the third planet in the Solar System
5. How many years are there in one millennium?
One Thousand.
6. Name the bird that lays the largest eggs?
7. What bird is known as 'The bird of peace'?
The White Dove.
8. What is the principal source of energy for the Earth?
The Sun.


Your Horoscope

For Amusement Only

ARIES (Mar 21- Apr 19):   A period of sibling rivalry is ending. Let go of the past and establish a close-knit relationship.’

TAURUS (Apr 20- May 20): A good partnership is worth keeping. Compatible working relationships take a lot of work to find. Settle differences amicably.

GEMINI: (May 21- Jun 20):  A family member is making things difficult. Persevere, things will improve soon. A pleasant surprise is coming your way.

CANCER (June 21-July 22):   Prepare to be astonished. A change in direction brings some positive changes to your life and relationships.

LEO (Jul 23- Aug 22): Your community commitments may be overwhelming. Take some time off to recover from those heavy responsibilities.

VIRGO (Aug 23- Sept 22): You will experience a burst of energy this week, resulting from new achievements and self-confidence.

LIBRA (Sept 23- Oct 22):  Unwind in a comfy chair. Switch off the TV and lose yourself in a good book. Refresh your mind and body.

SCORPIO (Oct 23- Nov 21):  Being practical and creative will help you find the solution to a rather unusual problem.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec.21):   A lifestyle change is imminent. You may have to consider packing your bags and moving to a new location.

CAPRICORN (Dec 22- Jan 19): Your top priority should be Keeping your house in order. Tend to domestic problems before they get out of hand.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18):   Your artistic abilities open new doors for you. Take advantage of the opportunity that lies before you.

PISCES (Feb 19- Mar 20):   Friends and co-workers have offered you suggestions. Some of them are worth investigating further. Filter through them carefully.


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But Officer…!

A police officer in a small town stopped a motorist who was speeding down Main Street.

“But officer.” the man began, “I can explain.” “Just be quiet,” snapped the Officer. “I’m going to let you cool your heels in jail until the chief gets back…”  “But officer, I just wanted to say….”

“And I said to keep quiet! You’re going to jail!” A few hours later, the Officer looked in on his prisoner and said, “Lucky for you that the chief is at his daughter’s wedding. He’ll be in a good mood when he gets back.” “Don’t count on it,” answered the fellow in the cell. “I’m the groom.”

The Birth of Stock Car Racing

Stock car racing originated in the 1920s prohibition era when moonshine runners upgraded their vehicles to outrun the federal agents led by Elliot Ness. They eventually progressed to organized events in the early 1930s. In 1947, Bill France Sr. set up a meeting of drivers, promoters and other interested parties at the Streamline Hotel, Daytona Beach, Florida, to form an organization that would unify the rules, payment, etc.: That was the birth of NASCAR, and The Streamline Hotel, which has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation, is known as the birthplace of Stock Car Racing. Today’s stock cars look like production models, but apart from the shell, they are custom-built.

Every Town Has One!

A man was in his front yard mowing grass when his neighbour came out of the house and went straight to the mailbox, opened it, slammed it shut, and stormed back into the house.

A little later, he came out again, went to the mailbox, opened it, then slammed it shut again. Angrily, he went back into the house.

As the man was getting ready to edge the lawn, the neighbour came out again, marched to the mailbox, opened it, and slammed it closed harder than ever. Puzzled by his neighbour’s actions, the man asked, “Is something wrong?”

To which the neighbour (who was not very computer savvy) replied, “There certainly is! My stupid computer keeps giving me a message saying, “YOU’VE GOT MAIL!”

The Mob

A screaming, yelling mob was tearing up the High Street. A policeman stops one runner and asks, “What’s happening?” “A lion has escaped,” he gasps.”Which way did it go?” asks the policeman. “Well, let’s just say we’re not chasing it!” came the reply.

The Last Word

Happiness is not created by those few big occasions,
but by the many little things that happen each day

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