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May 12, 2021
Positively Speaking by B.G.
“To Thine Own Self Be True” – Part Two
Would you trust anyone who repeatedly lied to you? Someone who broke the rules of the game again and again? – Of course not! Yet, when we set goals and then fail to carry through with them, we lie to ourselves. We rob ourselves of the self-trust and the confidence we build when we keep those promises we made to ourselves. How can we move closer to our goals if we can’t honour, trust and depend on what we have told ourselves? Who can we rely on if not ourselves? Not keeping self promises may result in our inability to meet the challenges as we move toward achieving our goals – a lot more than we realize.
The biggest problem with lying to ourselves is that we can never get away with it. We may be able to fool our conscious mind into ignoring or not admitting what we are doing. But, deep down, in the place that all of our truths reside, we see ourselves as we are. Every time we are not honest with ourselves. When we lie to ourselves, we create doubt, anxiety, and negativity; our self-trust and confidence fade to nothing.
When we start making changes in ourselves, we find that keeping our promises will become more accessible than breaking them. We will also see that we unleash energy, enthusiasm and strength that we were not aware we possessed. We will gain a ‘certainty of mind’ that will increase our ability to achieve the success we seek. These things will give us the confidence to face all the challenges on the road to our goals.
We have all heard the phrase, “Knowing the truth shall set you free.” Nowhere is that more true than in our relationship with ourselves ——–
To Thine Own Self Be True.
Just as Bill was celebrating his eightieth birthday, he received a jury duty notice. He called the clerk’s office to remind them of his age exemption. “You need to come in and fill out an exemption form.” said the clerk. ‘But I filled one out last year.” protested Bill. “You have to fill one out every year.” replied the clerk. “Why,” said Bill, “Do you think I’m getting younger?”
Editors Quote Book
“The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.”
May 12th is the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale.
The founder and pioneer of the nursing profession.
Lemon Pickers Wanted
A woman from Canada applying for a job in a Florida lemon grove seemed to be far too qualified for the job. The foreman frowned and said, “I have to ask you this. Have you had any experience picking lemons?” “Well, as a matter of fact, I have! I’ve divorced three times, owned 3 Plymouths and rooted for the Maple Leafs.”
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For Amusement Only
ARIES Mar. 21-Apr. 19: To accomplish a goal, expand your alternatives by looking at the big picture. Somewhere lies the answer you’re seeking.
TAURUS Apr. 20-May 20: Conditions are ripe to dedicate yourself to any objectives you feel are of utmost importance. This cycle favours optimum results.
GEMINI May 21-June 20: If you want people to assist you, you must level with them about your motives, desires and goals. You will enable them to give you what you need.
CANCER June 21-July 22: Your greatest motivators will be those of a material nature. Responding to them will enable you to channel your energies for financial purposes.
LEO July 23-Aug 22: Although you work pretty well alone, you probably will be better off teaming up with others. More heads and hands can produce quicker results.
VIRGO Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Someone with the power to do so may be looking out for your interests at work. You might acquire a unique opportunity or a significant lead.
LIBRA Sept. 23-Oct. 22: You may realize a desire, hope or dream through social contact. It is not the time to be shy about taking advantage of the opportunity.
SCORPIO Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Something important could be drawing to a close, and the result will be to your advantage. However, don’t let your guard down until it’s over.
SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Re-analyze your alternatives regarding an important decision. You have more advantages at your disposal than you may realize at first.
CAPRICORN Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Your possibilities for material growth look exceptionally good. Possibly due to the intervention of someone who likes you.
AQUARIUS Jan. 20-Feb. 18: This is an excellent time to take the bull by the horns regarding a dream of yours. A goal can only become a reality by applying yourself and going after it. Significant changes are ahead of you.
PISCES Feb. 19-Mar. 20: Keeping a low profile can work to your advantage. The less you talk about what you’re doing, the better your chances of pulling it off.
Money For Nothing
The BBC reported that Italian authorities discovered that an unnamed civil servant had been collecting full pay from his job since 2005, even though he never showed up for work. The discovery, made during an investigation into absenteeism in Italy’s public sector. The man, also accused of threatening his supervisor at Ciaccio hospital in Catanzaro if she reported him. She had retired, but none of her successors noticed the man’s absence. Six managers at the hospital are also under investigation. The absent worker reportedly collected about $650,000 over the years.
Many laws are passed in all countries by people with good intentions (or maybe they are a bit weird themselves). These laws often get left on the books, and in retrospect, they seem strange. No country has more weird and convoluted rules than England; after all, they have been collecting them for centuries.
Here are a few that are still on the books.
- It is illegal to enter the Houses of Parliament in a full suit of armour.
- It could be regarded as an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British King or Queen’s image upside-down.
- Eating mince pies on Christmas Day is banned.
- The head of any dead whale found on the British coast automatically becomes the King’s property and the tail the property of the Queen.
- It is illegal not to tell the taxman anything you do not want him to know but legal not to tell him information you do not mind him knowing.
- In Hereford, you may not shoot a Welsh person on Sunday with a longbow in the Cathedral Close. However, in Chester, you can only shoot a Welsh person with a bow and arrow inside the city walls and after midnight. Also, in York, excluding Sundays, it is legal to shoot a Scotsman with a bow and arrow.
- Any person found breaking a boiled egg at the sharp end will be sentenced to 24 hours in the village stocks (enacted by Edward VI). It is illegal for a lady to eat chocolates on a public conveyance.
- Cows may not be driven down the roadway between 10 am and 7 pm unless there is prior approval from the Commissioner of Police.
- Those wishing to purchase a television must also buy a license.
- All English males over the age of 14 are to carry out two or so hours of longbow practice a week supervised by the local clergy.
The Last Word
Isn’t it ironic that all the people who could run the government
are driving Uber cars or cutting hair.