What is it that sports teams, athletes, musicians, movie stars, political parties and even politicians all have?….. they have fans and supporters. People who cheer them to victory, encourage them when things don’t go well and support them in defeat.
What about you?
Do you have fans and supporters? People who accept you for yourself, who help you through the bad days, encourage you to pursue your dream even if they don’t understand or agree with you. Or are you surrounded by dream stealers and naysayers? The ones who tell you that “you can’t do that!”, “just be satisfied with your lot in life,” “you should be thankful you have a job,” “that’s just a pipe dream.” If you’re like me, there was a time that I had more negative people in my life than positive ones, and I thought they were my friends!
It wasn’t until I found a new group of associates that I realized how much I was being held back by the old group. Now I am not suggesting that you get rid of all the old friends. But I do think you should be cautious about who you listen to. Like me, you need to pay more attention to the positive ones; they are your true friends and supporters. Then start to expand your “fan base,” people who will “root” for you and lift you up when you are down. Wrap yourself in a positive environment and loosen the grip of those who would smother you in their negativity.
Surrounding yourself with a “fan club” that gives you positive feedback will encourage and motivate you to make good decisions and help move you into a better place. Even if you don’t achieve your ultimate goal, eliminating the negative and accentuating the positive (cue for a song maybe?) will make life happier and more fulfilling.
Go For It!… You Are A Winner!
Sisters Mary Catherine, Maria Theresa, Katherine Marie, Rose Frances, & Mary Kathleen left the Convent on a trip to St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. They were sightseeing on a Tuesday in July. It was hot and humid in town, and their traditional garb made them uncomfortable. They decided to stop in at Paddy McGuire’s Pub for a cold soft drink. Paddy had recently added unique legs to his barstools, which were the talk of the fashionable east-side neighbourhood. All 5 Nuns sat up at the bar. They were enjoying their Cokes when Monsignor Riley and Father McGinty entered the bar through the front door. They, too, came for a cold drink when they were shocked and almost fainted at what they saw;
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“If you know you are going to fail, then fail gloriously.”
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ARIES Mar. 21-Apr. 19: Don’t go poking your nose into places where it doesn’t belong. Although it might be fun to do a little fact-finding, others could feel intruded upon.
TAURUS Apr. 20-May 20: When negotiating agreements, you must be tenacious without being overbearing. By steadily wearing down your opponent, you can win your points.
GEMINI May 21-June 20: How much you can accomplish will depend upon your mood. If you think things are tough, they will be, and vice versa.
CANCER June 21-July 22: Keep your emotions in check if you think a friend pays too much attention to someone else. Jealousy can cause a serious rift.
LEO July 23-Aug 22: A minor dispute with your mate could get out of hand and turn into a major one if you lose your temper. Let love control your spoken words.
VIRGO Aug. 23-Sept. 22: If you agree to be of service to another, do so amicably. Any resentment would evoke very unpleasant working conditions.
LIBRA Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Should you unwittingly take advantage of another, apologize immediately. Make amends and build bridges while you can.
SCORPIO Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Directing others in your charge with too tight a grip will be met with a rebellion. Lighten up with a bit of humour to achieve cooperation.
SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Do not stew in silence if someone does something to hurt your feelings. The offender may have no idea that he or she has stepped over the line.
CAPRICORN Dec. 22-Jan. 19: In critical financial matters, you must exercise your very best judgement. You are vulnerable to mishaps when these are mismanaged.
AQUARIUS Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Diplomacy and tolerance are necessary for your dealings with others. This week is no exception. Pay special attention to thoughtfulness when with the boss.
PISCES Feb. 19-Mar. 20: An unreasonable request could be asked of you. However, don’t make a big deal over it. Unwind yourself from it with humour.
A name is born: The caramel-coated popcorn known as Cracker Jack got its name quite by chance. A salesman, trying the product for the first time in 1899, said it was “crackerjack,” meaning very good. The name stuck.
Movers and shakers: Polar bears may be big, but that doesn’t slow them down. They have split-second reactions and can be extremely fast, building to a speed of 30 m.p.h. over a short distance.
Appropriate music: Legend has it that when gangster Jack Zuta was visited by Al Capone’s hitmen, the shots fired sent Zuta crashing into a coin-operated piano. The piano started playing “Good For You, Bad For Me.”
Lots of waste paper: Reading a newspaper every day may be ok for you, but not so great for the environment. The average yearly subscription for a good-sized newspaper generates about 550 pounds of waste paper. One press run of the New York Times Sunday edition produces eight million pounds of waste paper.
Billy and Jim-Bob were getting ready to go on a camping trip. Billy said, “I’m taking along a gallon of whiskey just in case of rattlesnake bites. What are you taking?” Jim-Bob replies, “2 rattlesnakes!”
A husband and wife were at a party, chatting with friends, when the topic of marriage counselling came up. “Oh! We’ll never need that. My husband and I have a great relationship,” explained the wife. “He got a degree in communications at university, and I have one in theatre arts. He communicates really well, and I just act like I am listening.”
The TV remote is handy, it allows you to find out that there’s nothing worth watching, faster!