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June 09, 2021
Positively Speaking by B.G.
Developing Your Senses – Part Two
Last week we discussed three of the ‘other’ senses we need to develop, grow and become successful people. They were: The senses of Purpose, Dependency and Humility. This week we will look at the other four:
- Sense of Optimism: Be positive. Don’t be pessimistic about your future, about your goals or dreams. Instead, look at the bright side of things and remember that all challenges contain the seed of equal or greater opportunity. There is an old song that I heard a lot as I was growing up that asked us to “Look for a silver lining when e’er a cloud appears in the sky.” Know that the clouds will soon give way to sunshine and light.
- A Sense of Fairness: Be fair and honest in all your dealings. What you sow, you will reap. Being unfair or dishonest with others can bounce back at you in the most unexpected ways. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
- A Sense of Expectancy: Expect that you will achieve your objectives. Expect that the end will be as you envisioned it. You are a winner; expect to win. Get excited about the possibilities that will open up to you as you achieve your goals. If you don’t expect something good, then you will get nothing good.
- A Sense of Faith: Have faith in yourself; believe that you have been given the power to achieve. Faith is a belief in things not yet real, so know that whatever you believe, you can achieve. Don’t allow the negative people in your life to rob you of a better life.
You don’t have to settle for second best. Instead, learn and put into practice these SENSES. As you develop and grow, you will travel the path toward personal excellence. That, in turn, will propel you towards becoming…..
The Best You That You Can Be.
An Old Man’s Wisdom
A young man at the construction site was bragging that he could outdo anyone based on his strength. He especially made fun of one of the older workmen. Finally, after several minutes, the more senior worker had enough. “Why don’t you put your money where your mouth is?” he said. “I’ll bet a week’s wage that I can haul something in a wheelbarrow over to the other building that you won’t be able to wheel back.” “You’re on, old man,” the young man replied. “Let’s see what you’ve got.” The old man reached out and grabbed the wheelbarrow by the handles. Then nodding to the young man, he said with a smile, “All right. Get in.”
Editors Quote Book
“Nothing in life is to be feared; it is only to be understood.
Now is the time to understand more so that we may fear less.”
Observations On Grandparents
- Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting – Author unknown
- What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change, & they give me a million dollars worth of pleasure – Gene Perret
- Grandmothers are just antique little girls – Author unknown
- Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild. – Welsh Proverb
- “A grandmother is a babysitter who watches the kids instead of the television – Author unknown.
- Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you’re just a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric – Pam Brown.
- Grandchildren don’t stay young forever, which is good because Grandfathers have only so many horsy rides in them. – Gene Perret
- When grandparents open the door, discipline flies out the window. – Ogden Nash
- Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day & now the day was complete – Marcy Demaree
- Grandmas never run out of hugs or cookies. – Author unknown
Our Healthcare System
Two patients limp into two different medical clinics with the same complaint. Both have trouble walking and appear to require a hip replacement. The FIRST patient is examined within the hour, is x-rayed the same day and has a time booked for surgery the following week. The SECOND sees his family doctor after waiting 3 weeks for an appointment, then waits 8 weeks to see a specialist, then gets an x-ray, which isn’t reviewed for another week and finally has his surgery scheduled for 6 months from then. Why the different treatment for the two patients? The FIRST is a Golden Retriever. The SECOND is a Senior Citizen. Draw your own conclusions.
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For Amusement Only
ARIES Mar. 21-Apr. 19: If something seems too good to be true, then it probably is. Don’t be pessimistic; just be guarded.
TAURUS Apr. 20-May 20: Creativity is at its peak. Do all you possibly can at this time. Let your light shine through.
GEMINI May 21-June 20: Circumstances are beyond your control. Don’t fret about the small stuff. Do what you are physically able to do and forget the rest. Remain calm.
CANCER June 21-July 22: Lunar movement favours you. Time to make a change in your lifestyle. Move into familiar territory.
LEO July 23-Aug 22: Good deeds will not go unnoticed. Show your compassionate side. Be willing to help when no one else will.
VIRGO Aug. 23-Sept. 22: The lion roars! Your time is at hand. Now everyone will see just what you are made of. Make it special.
LIBRA Sept. 23-Oct. 22: When it comes to making the first move, you will have to take the initiative. Others will follow suit. Demonstrate leadership.
SCORPIO Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Teamwork is imperative if you want to get your current project finished on time. Don’t allow others to get in the way. Put them to good use!
SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22-Dec. 21: A small snag develops in the current plan. Have a backup ready to put into action. You never know what other difficulties await you.
CAPRICORN Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Show generosity by volunteering to do the dirty work. An older person will be grateful. Go to church.
AQUARIUS Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Blue is this week’s colour. Your “down” mood will lift by Saturday, and you will be off and running.
PISCES Feb. 19-Mar. 20: Check your appearance. You may need a wardrobe boost. Sales are happening… take advantage of them.
The Last Word
Happiness doesn’t come from what we have,
it comes from how much we enjoy what we have.