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September 13, 2023

BG’s Positively Speaking

“We Have A Problem……”

When they hear those words, it sends shivers of apprehension through most people. We naturally fear problems, and the thoughts of another one raising its head fill us with dread. The net result of all that apprehension, fear and anxiety is that it consumes our minds and creates a state of procrastination and inaction in us. It destroys the energy that we should be applying to seeking the solution.

If, however, we adopt a different attitude to ‘Problems’ and take them as ‘Challenges,’ we will soon realize that when we are challenged to solve a problem, it is not an obstacle put in our path to defeat us; it is there to help us grow and become stronger. Whenever a problem appears, so does opportunity. Solving the problem moves us closer to the opportunity; the opportunity brings new problems. Each time we solve a problem, we release a positive energy into our life, increase our confidence and learn the lesson in the challenge. We can now move ahead to the next challenge (problem), knowing we have the tools to overcome the new challenge. An example of problem-solving is the story of Apollo 13. When the words “Houston, we have a problem” were spoken, the focus was on solving the challenge of getting the astronauts safely back to Earth, and they did.

Problems are life’s way of helping us to move forward with confidence. To learn the lessons that lead us to our ultimate destination. They take us in the direction of our goals and dreams. Where we end up will depend on how well we focus on the ‘problem’ at hand.

Don’t let “Problems” become “Obstacles” to a better life.



A farmer was driving along the road with a load of fertilizer. A little boy, playing in front of his house, saw him and called, “What have you got in your truck?” “Fertilizer,” the farmer replied.

“What are you going to do with it?” asked the little boy. “Put it on strawberries,” answered the farmer. “You ought to live here,” the little boy advised him. “We put sugar and cream on ours.”

Editors Quote Book

“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.”

— Napoleon Hill

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(Click Question For Answer)

1. What makes this number unique: 8,549,176,320?
Each number, zero through nine, is listed in alphabetical order.
2. I have seas without water, coasts without sand, towns without people, and mountains without land. What am I ?
A Map.

Least Competent Criminal

In Miami Gardens, Florida, A phone repair store was robbed early on June 3. Thirty-three-year-old Claude Vincent Griffin donned a brilliant disguise when he donned an ill-fitting cardboard box over his head. Smashing the glass countertop top, he grabbed 19 iPhones and $8,000 in cash. Realizing it was hard to see through the cardboard, Griffin removed the box in full view of a surveillance camera. After the robber left, the store’s owner investigated and found the perpetrator drinking with friends at a nearby liquor outlet. Griffin was charged with grand theft, burglary, cocaine possession and resisting an officer.

Trivia Quiz

(Click Question For Answer)

1. In the TV series. Which of Steve Austin’s arms is bionic?
The Right.
2. Who appoints the Governor-General of Canada?
King Charles.
3. How many letters of the alphabet are Roman numerals?'
4. In what sport did Toller Cranston compete?
Figure Skating.
5. In the play 'Hamlet,.' Who was Hamlet's mother?
6. Who recorded the hit song 'Ferry Cross The Mersey'?
Jerry and the Pacemakers.
7. What Province is said to have the most thunderstorms in Canada?
8. In what year did CTV start broadcasting?


Your Horoscope

For Amusement Only

ARIES Mar. 21-Apr. 19: Don’t let your mistakes rule your life. Learn from them, bury the past and go forward into your future. Positively.

TAURUS Apr. 20-May 20: You need time to relax and unwind from your busy schedule. Hold back on your social engagements.

GEMINI May 21-June 20:   This is a great time to forgive a grievance. An old friendship can be restored. Good friends are hard to find.

CANCER June 21-July 22: Expect to do some travelling soon. New experiences and people will bring fresh insights into your life.

LEO July 23-Aug 22:  Be practical concerning your finances. Reduce your spending and try to save for that rainy day.

VIRGO Aug. 23-Sept. 22:   Starting that new business takes more than money and hard work. Listen to someone who has been there.

LIBRA Sept. 23-Oct. 22:  Treat yourself to a fall getaway. The break from your regular routine will clear your mind and revitalize you.

SCORPIO Oct. 23-Nov. 21:   Life is a little Topsy-turvy at the moment. You will survive the ups and downs and emerge stronger.

SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22-Dec. 21:  Remember to overlook those things that are insignificant. Be less picky and enjoy what is given to you.

CAPRICORN Dec. 22-Jan. 19:   You can mend many fences if you just be yourself. Being someone you are not isn’t working for you.

AQUARIUS Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Unrealistic expectations lead to disappointment. Achieve more by resetting your goals to a more realistic level

PISCES Feb. 19-Mar. 20:   Your can-do attitude has impressed those in the know. Expect to hear something encouraging from them soon.



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A Dollar For Sunday School

A little boy came home eating a big candy bar. Seeing the candy bar, his mother remembered he had already spent all his allowance money. Surprised, she asked him where he got it. “I bought it at the store with the dollar you gave me,” he said. “But that dollar was for Sunday School,” his mother replied. Smiling, the boy said, “I know, Mom, but the Pastor met me at the door and got me in for free!”

The Australian Alps

The next time you are looking for summertime snow skiing, put Australia at the top of your list. The Australian Alps are located in the Southeast of the country. They stretch out for 700 KL and rise to a peak of 2,228 meters (7310 ft.) Many people visit Australia for its beaches and fantastic sun. Still, The Australian Alps are an excellent destination for skiing enthusiasts! Since snow usually falls between June and September, Australia is the perfect place to go skiing during the Northern Hemisphere summer. It’s said that the Australian Alps get more snow than the Swiss Alps; that’s why many people visit them. Not only do they get to enjoy the weather, but they also enjoy the snow that comes with it.

The Takeoff

Two hunters were off on their annual trip to bag moose in the Canadian wilderness. As the seaplane landed on the lake in a remote area, the pilot said, “I’ll be back in exactly one week to pick you up. But remember – only one moose, please.” When he returned to the lake, he found the hunters proudly standing beside two moose. “I told you guys only one moose!” the furious flier screamed. “There’s no way the plane can take off with that much weight!” “Aw, you’re just chicken,” one of the hunters said, “we killed two moose last year and that pilot wasn’t afraid to take off.” Stung by the suggestion of cowardice, the pilot reconsidered. “All right, if you did it last year, I guess we can try.” They loaded the plane, and the pilot taxied to the far end of the lake to begin his takeoff. The plane bounced across the water as it strained to get airborne, but the overloaded aircraft finally ran out of space and crashed into the trees. Some time later, the hunters regained consciousness. “Where are we?” one asked. His friend looked around at the scattered debris, then back at the lake’s edge and replied, “Oh, I’d say about a hundred yards farther than last year.”

The Last Word

Not being able to do something is no excuse for doing nothing.

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