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March 24, 2021


Positively Speaking

The Here and Now

“Patience is a virtue.” We all know this; we have heard that it is so, all our lives. But how many of us are genuinely patient? Many people don’t reach the goals they have set for themselves because they become impatient. They can’t wait for the dream to become a reality. They feel that once they have decided to achieve a goal, they are finished. Nothing could be further from the truth. The decision needs to be followed by action. There are many steps along the path to the successful realization of our goals and dreams. Each step prepares us to meet the challenges along the way, preparing us both physically and mentally to achieve the goal or objective.

We made the decision. The action has begun, now is the time to be consistent and persistent. To keep moving toward the goal, overcoming the obstacles and challenges that will, for sure, appear. Understanding the principle that “The greater the challenge, the more valuable the prize.” During this phase, many will quit, lacking the faith to continue pushing forward, losing sight of the goal. At this time, persistence enters into the picture. It is here that the temptation to quit is the strongest, that the struggle seems to be “just too much.” But the goal is almost realized. The end is in sight, just a bit more action, a little more persistence.

Be Patient…Focus On The Here and Now,
You Are A Winner!


In The Year 2021!

Welcome to 2021! I know we are well past the new year’s start, but this is an unusual year. Do you feel lucky? Maybe you should. The number 21 is connected with luck, risk, taking chances and rolling the dice. It’s the recognized “coming of age” in many cultures. The number of spots on a standard dice. The number of shillings in a “guinea,” the currency of wagers and horse racing. It’s also the alternate name for blackjack, a game synonymous with gambling. All of which seems strangely appropriate for a year of uncertainty. The most significant gamble, and the biggest prize offered by the year 2021, is the chance to bring the corona-virus under control. As we approach the end of March, it appears that with a “little bit ‘O’ luck,” that big gamble is about to pay off.

The picture above is one of a series of trucks with 3D images painted on the outside. Some of them can be quite disconcerting as you speed down the highway, like this one, carrying a load of “Pringles Hot and Spicy that appear to have overheated.



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Editors Quote Book

“Assume anyone you meet is descent, thoughtful and worthy of your time.” Unknown


The Things Kids Say

The Sunday School teacher asked the children, “Why is it necessary to be quiet in church?” One of her students, a bright little girl, responded, “Because people are sleeping.”


Trivia Quiz

(Click Question For Answer)

1. What musical instrument has a slide?
Trombone.
2. In England it's a raincoat. In Canada it's a fruit.
Mackintosh.
4. What is the three-digit prefix at the start of a phone # called?
The area code.
5. By what name do we better know the Aurora Borealis?“1 Canada Square”?
The Northern Lights.
6. The day before Ash Wednesday is called _____ ______?
Shrove Tuesday.
7. What is a podiatrist?
Foot Doctor.
8. What was Christian Dior’s occupation?
Fashion designer.

 


Your Horoscope

For Amusement Only

ARIES Mar. 21-Apr. 19: Romance should take a second seat to career concerns. Remember that the grass only looks greener on the other side.

TAURUS Apr. 20-May 20: Lean on your morals when making emotional decisions. Don’t forsake your principles.

GEMINI May 21-June 20: Dishonesty will get you nowhere. As soon as you begin to deceive others, you have already deceived yourself.

CANCER June 21-July 22: You may be tempted to throw romance overboard but with a closer examination you will find just what you’ve been seeking.

LEO July 23-Aug 22: A simple problem could turn into a major catastrophe in a matter of minutes. Keep your eyes open and your nose to the grindstone.

VIRGO Aug. 23-Sept. 22: If your home has already begun to resemble a three-ring circus, pull some plugs and trim down those extracurricular activities.

LIBRA Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Signs are good that you will obtain the position you applied for. Your organizational skills will win the day.

SCORPIO Oct. 23-Nov. 21: New friends may be right in your backyard. Participate in neighbourhood get-togethers and make some new ones.

SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Success will not happen overnight. Map out a strategy to help you achieve it and keep your long-term goals in mind.

CAPRICORN Dec. 22-Jan. 19: A short vacation could help get your mind back on track. A little R&R would be a great stress reliever.

AQUARIUS Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Listen to your spouse or significant other. Their opinions could be more informative than your own.

PISCES Feb. 19-Mar. 20: Come to terms with the situation at work. It will not just go away. You will have to adapt to it or leave it altogether.


Canadian Eh!

James Gosling
Born: May 19, 1956, near Calgary, Alberta
Original Designer of Java

At age fourteen, James Gosling would sneak into the University of Calgary to work on the computers. He graduated from the University of Calgary in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He received his Ph.D. from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1983. The title of his thesis was “The Algebraic Manipulation of Constraints.” The following year, he joined Sun Microsystems. In the early 1990s, Gosling began to develop a universal programming language. Called initially Oak and designed for set-top boxes and handheld devices, the language was renamed Java and modified for use on the web.

 


I Jest You Not

At a family party, everyone from far and wide was encouraged to bring all their children. During the sit-down dinner, one four-year-old girl stared at the uncle sitting across from her. The girl could hardly eat her food for staring. The uncle checked his tie, felt his face for food, patted his hair in place, but nothing stopped her from staring at him. He tried his best to ignore her, but it was too much for him. Finally, he asked her, “Why are you staring at me?” Everyone at the table quietly waited for her response. With a note of curiosity in her voice, the little girl responded, “I just wanted to see how you drank like a fish.”

Kitchen Safety

  1. Avoid cutting yourself when slicing vegetables by getting someone else to hold the vegetables while you chop.
  2. A mouse trap placed on top of your alarm clock will prevent you from rolling over and going back to sleep after you hit the snooze button.
  3. If you have a bad cough, take a hefty dose of laxatives, then you’ll be afraid to cough.
  4. You need only two tools in life – WD-40 and Duct Tape. If it doesn’t move and should, use the WD-40. If it shouldn’t move and does use the Duct Tape 

Time Travelling
A man arrives at the clinic where he was to get an MRI. He was helped into the machine by a young female technician. Sometime later, supported by a much older woman, he stepped out of the device. With a quizzical look on his face, he remarked, “How long have I been in there”?

And The Password Is
While visiting his daughter, Jim wanted to check his email. Sitting at the computer, he turned to his daughter and asked, “What is the password for the Wi-Fi”? Jill responded, “It’s taped under the modem.” After several futile attempts to log-in, Jim turned to his daughter and asked, “Am I spelling this right?  T-A-P-E-D- U-N-D-E-R- T-H-E- M-O-D-O-M?”

In Memoriam
Meg noticed that her friend Janice was wearing a new locket. Being curious, Meg asked Janice if there was anything in the locket. “I have a lock of my husband’s hair in it.” Somewhat surprised, Meg said, “But Larry is still alive.”  “I know,” said Janice, “But his hair is gone.”

Driving In Texas
A motorist, driving by a Texas ranch, hit and killed a calf crossing the road. The driver went to the owner of the calf and explained what had happened. He then asked what the animal was worth. “about $200 today,” said the rancher. “In six years, it would be worth $900. So $900 is what I’m out.” The motorist sat down and wrote out a check, and handed it to the farmer. “Here,” he said, “is the check for $900. It’s post-dated six years from now.”


The Last Word

Never under any circumstances, take a laxative and sleeping pills
on the same night (especially if you have a bad cough).

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