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August 18, 2021
BG’s Positively Speaking
Get Rid Of It!
Each week we put out our garbage to be taken to the dump, recycling centre or compost. We go around our homes, offices and workplaces to eliminate the things that are of no further use… the accumulated garbage of our lives.
Most of us try to keep our daily lives in a reasonably tidy condition. But, what about our minds? Every day we allow all kinds of garbage to enter our minds. We see and read negative news on television and in newspapers; we listen to friends, relatives and associates who pump us full with their negative thoughts.
All of this ‘garbage’ is stored in our minds and clutters up our thought processes.
We spend valuable time and resources analyzing this mind garbage. As a result, we feel depressed, uncertain, and without hope for the future, and there is no room left for positive thoughts and feelings. As a result, we’re unable to achieve our full potential. The computer term GIGO is a term that fits this situation – Garbage In, Garbage Out. We have put so much garbage in that it overflows and controls our lives.
We can take back control and improve our life with a bit of effort and a few changes. Start by regularly getting rid of the junk stored in our minds, just put it where it belongs, in the garbage. Next, we can consume less trash, watch less TV, read fewer newspapers. The less we take in, the lower the energy to get rid of it. Now we have room in our minds for something positive to improve our life. Get some air into your mind.
You’ll be surprised at the difference in the way you feel! So, to keep that positive mindset, clean out the mind-garbage every week, just drop it into that garbage bag you are getting ready to put out.
Go ahead…get rid of it. You’ll feel better!
Did You Know…?
Fast Turnovers: Three men served as President of the United States in one five-week period in 1841. Martin Van Buren finished his term on March 3; William Henry Harrison was inaugurated on March 4; and John Tyler became President on April 6, following the death of Harrison.
In the beginning: Golf was originally a game called Pagancia, played by the ancient Romans. It involved hitting a feather-filled leather ball with a crooked stick.
Busy little Martians?: There are four times as many craters on Mars as there are on the moon.
Tapped, not shaken: Only 11 percent of people know the correct method for getting ketchup out of the bottle – tapping it on the neck.
See-throughs: Glass frogs, which live in South America, have skin so transparent that the heart, veins & internal organs are visible.
Editors Quote Book
“Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear or a fool from any direction.”
The Kid From Brooklyn
“I need the number for Sherry Schwartz in Phoenix, Arizona,” a Brooklyn boy said to the operator. “There are multiple listings for Sherry Schwartz in Phoenix, Arizona,” the operator said. “Do you have a street name?” The young man hesitated, “Well…most people here just call me Izzy.”
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For Amusement Only
ARIES Mar. 21-Apr. 19: Don’t procrastinate. Act on your decisions and don’t look back. Just do the best you can.
TAURUS Apr. 20-May 20: Start now to prepare for your future. Begin now to develop long-term plans. Set new goals.
GEMINI May 21-June 20: The next few weeks will be hectic. New office procedures are on the horizon, and your skills will be called upon.
CANCER June 21-July 22: Financially, you’re in good shape. Health-wise though, you need an overhaul. Diet and exercise.
LEO July 23-Aug 22: While budgeting your finances, prepare to also budget your time. Organization is the key.
VIRGO Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Don’t get bogged down in negotiations and discussions. Take a leap of faith. Follow your intuition.
LIBRA Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Get your priorities in order. There is not enough time to do everything you want to do. Put your needs before your wants.
SCORPIO Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Too many demands create resentment. Not everyone is a workaholic. Get a life and lighten up.
SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22-Dec. 21: There may be more precipitation indoors than out. Don’t let minor problems snowball into significant catastrophes.
CAPRICORN Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Your abilities to handle money matters will be called upon to cut the budget. Use common sense.
AQUARIUS Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Some secrets cannot be kept. Don’t allow someone to get in over their head. Take charge of a bad situation.
PISCES Feb. 19-Mar. 20: Long-term goals may have to be readjusted. Don’t despair…time changes all things.
Bottle of Wine
A woman and a man are involved in an accident on a snowy, cold Monday morning; it’s a bad one. Both of their cars are totally demolished, but amazingly neither of them is hurt. After they crawl out of their vehicles, the man is yelling about women drivers.
The woman says, “So, you’re a man, and I’m a woman. Wow, just look at our cars! There’s nothing left, but we’re unhurt. This must be a sign that we should be friends and live in peace for the rest of our days.”
Flattered, the man replies, “Oh yes, I agree completely; this must be a sign! But you’re still at fault… women shouldn’t be allowed to drive.”
The woman continues, “And look at this, here’s another miracle…My car is completely demolished, but this bottle of wine didn’t break. So indeed, we should drink this wine and celebrate our good fortune. She hands the bottle to the man.
The man nods his head in agreement, opens it and drinks half the bottle and then hands it back to the woman.
The woman takes the bottle, puts the cap back on and hands it back to the man. The man asks, “Aren’t you having any?” The woman replies, “No, I think I’ll just wait for the police…”
A Patrol officer was watching a car weaving from side to side as it drove down the highway. Feeling that it may be a drunk driver, the officer pursued the vehicle. As he drew level with the car, he was amazed to see an elderly lady, Knitting! “Pull Over” yelled the officer. To which the lady responded, “No, a scarf.”
The Maids Revenge
Just after the maid had been fired. She took five bucks from her purse she threw it to Fido, the family dog. When asked why by her former employer, she answered, “I never forget a friend. That was for helping me clean the dishes all the time!
A customer in the supermarket hears a father talking to his son, who was screaming and crying. The father was saying, “Now Jason, keep calm. Now Jason, don’t scream. Now Jason take control of yourself.” The woman customer, amazed, turned to the father and said, “I am impressed by your patience with little Jason.” The man turned to her and with a red face said, “Lady, I’m Jason.”
A couple found themselves shipwrecked on a desert island. after the ship they were on sank in a storm. At the end of two weeks their clothes were in shreds, they were out of supplies and they were exhausted. “Oh Jimmy”, said the wife, “Things couldn’t be any worse.” Ever the optimist the husband said, “They certainly could, we could have bought return tickets!”
The Last Word
Happiness comes in through doors you didn’t even know you’d left open.