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October 4, 2023
BG’s Positively Speaking
An Attitude of Gratitude
Approaching Thanksgiving, many of us are busy planning a trip ‘home’ to visit family. Others are Preparing for the feast to be served to the family, gathered around the table In celebration. Thanksgiving is a time when we give thanks for the blessings we have. We celebrate our families, health and the good things in our lives. Young and old families will laugh and cry together over incidents fondly remembered. We wrap ourselves in the blanket of security that family brings. After Thanksgiving dinner, we prepare to leave, saying our goodbyes and realizing we may not see each other for another year. Climbing into our cars, we are enveloped by a warm, fuzzy feeling of well-being, happiness and gratitude for our blessings.
Driving home, the ‘outside’ world encroaches, an aggressive driver wants to take your space on the road, and the traffic slows to a crawl. The back seat noise gets louder and louder. The kids need a bathroom break. You arrive home much later than anticipated and struggle to get tired kids to bed, not to mention getting ready for work the following day.
POOF! That warm feeling has vanished. Every day life has taken over.
What you need at this point in time is an ‘Attitude of Gratitude.’ Start by realizing that these aggravations are the price you pay for the experience you have enjoyed. Many don’t have that opportunity. Some of those travelling with you along the highway had also experienced the same emotions during the weekend as you. Maybe you could extend some of your good feelings to them and be tolerant and understanding. Keep that feeling of being grateful with you throughout the year, and the chances are that you will have even more blessings next year.
Develop an Attitude of Gratitude!
Editors Quote Book
To Succeed in life, you need three things,
a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone.”
— Reba McIntire
Armed robber Andrew Hennells was caught after he boasted on Facebook about his plans to raid a supermarket in a post which included a selfie, a picture of a knife, and the words: “Doing. Tesco. Over.”. Police caught him 15 minutes later with the knife and £410 in cash stolen from a Tesco Supermarket in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, UK. He was jailed for four years.
Don’t Move, This is a Stick-up!: Gary Rough tried to rob a Glasgow, Scotland, bookmaker (betting shop) while “armed” with a cucumber covered in a black sock. He came unstuck when tackled to the ground by an off-duty police officer. He had brandished the “Weapon” at a female worker at Ladbrokes in Shettleston and demanded cash, which she refused. Rough was then pinned down by the officer and arrested. He initially told police it was all a “joke” before enquiring: “Am I getting the jail for this?”
And jailed he was, at the High Court in Glasgow after admitting to assault with intent to rob.
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For Amusement Only
ARIES Mar. 21-Apr. 19: A sudden change in direction could prove to be problematic. Steer a steady course and move ahead with caution.
TAURUS Apr. 20-May 20: Your attempts at being a matchmaker are not appreciated. Step back and let nature take its own course.
GEMINI May 21-June 20: Going overboard on a shopping spree could damage your wallet. It could also hurt your new romantic relationship.
CANCER June 21-July 22: Your financial situation is not as bleak as you thought. Take advice from an expert and follow your intuition.
LEO July 23-Aug 22: Tend to repairs and maintenance on your home before winter sets in. A little TLC makes those long nights brighter.
VIRGO Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Good news is delivered this week. Enjoy your good fortune and share it with those that you love.
LIBRA Sept. 23-Oct. 22: An elderly friend is anxious to offer advice. Listen carefully. It may be more valuable than it at first appears.
SCORPIO Oct. 23-Nov. 21: A hastily planned meeting may require an overnight stay. Be prepared to share your accommodations.
SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Examine your intentions and motives. You may be overreacting to several insignificant events.
CAPRICORN Dec. 22-Jan. 19: A colleague has given you cause to doubt them. Talk it out with them and clear the air.
AQUARIUS Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Don’t be put off by one who feels they are superior to you. Your thoughts and ideas are just as important.
PISCES Feb. 19-Mar. 20: Keep up-to-date with recent changes. Ignore the irritating mood swings of those around you. Keep on Smiling.
The Things We Say
What it means: To unintentionally reveal a secret.
Usage: The secret was out when Jack accidentally let the cat out of the bag about their plans.
Where it Originated: Back in the 18th century, farmers often sold their piglets in bags. Unscrupulous farmers would sometimes distract a buyer, then switch the bag with a piglet in for one with a much less valuable cat, and sell it to the unsuspecting buyer. The unsuspecting victim would be miles away before discovering the deception, when he opened the bag and let the cat out.
The Mexican restaurant Joe pulled up to looked great. There was only one problem – it wasn’t open. So he jotted down the name for another day. Just then, a man came out of the restaurant and took a peek at what Joe had written. “That’s not the restaurant’s name,” he said, pointing to the sign over the door. “That’s Spanish for ‘Closed on Mondays.”
Some Really Good Questions
- Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?
- Why is it that no matter what colour of bubble bath you use, the bubbles are always white?
- Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale?’
- Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?
- On electric toasters, why do they engrave the message “one slice?” How many pieces of bread do they think people will try to stuff in that slot?
Visit To The Museum
Visiting the modern art museum, a man turned to an attendant nearby.
“This,” he said, “I suppose, is one of those hideous representations you call modern art?”
“No, Sir,” replied the attendant. “That one’s called a mirror.”
The following Notice was posted at the town limits of a small Canadian community:
5084 PEOPLE IN THIS TOWN DIED OR WERE INJURED FROM GAS IN THE LAST YEAR.
31 Inhaled it, 53 put a lighted match to it, and 5000 stepped on it
The Last Word
Even if you are on the right track,
you will get run over, If you just sit there