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October 20, 2021


BG’s Positively Speaking

The Secret To Success

We would all like to be successful. Though success is defined differently by each of us, we all want to achieve our own goals. We will attain varying degrees of success; some will have great success, others not so much.

When the conversation turns to be about successful people, we tend to ask one question more than any other, namely, “I wonder what his/her secret is?”

There is a secret that is not really a secret. It is open for everyone to see. The secret to success is in having a dream. The bigger the vision, the better. Period, full-stop, that’s it in a nutshell.  The problem is that we get so wrapped up in what we are doing that we forget the reason “Why” we are doing it. The reason “why” is the secret to our success or the lack of it. Here is what a dream can do for you if you let it.

A Dream has the power to lift you up when the world is putting you down.

A Dream will fill your life with energy and passion. It will sharpen your focus.

A Dream will shield you from criticism and negative thinking.

A Dream will renew your strength and purpose.

A Dream will open doors for you that you didn’t know we’re there to be opened.

No matter what area of life you want to be successful in, a dream is key to unlocking the success within you. You can achieve great things with a dream, a BIG dream.

I challenge you, I dare you… to dream BIG

From A Scrambled Mind

* “If we were meant to “POP” out of bed, we would all sleep in toasters.”

* “Sometimes I feel like throwing in the towel, but you know what that means… more laundry.”

* “People say that nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.”

* “Filling out a credit card application, I was asked,’ What’s the source of your income.?’ I wrote, “ATM.”

* “My problem is that my pay comes minus tax, and my bills come plus tax.”



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Editors Quote Book

“Forewarned, forearmed. To be prepared is half the victory.”

Miguel De Servantes Saavedra (Author, Don Quixote.)

Him or Her? That is the Question

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Right Brain or Left BrainRight-Brain-or-Left-Brain2

Whose arms are around Whose Neck? Who is holding the magazine?
Whose behind who?


Perfect Timing

Mother was teaching her young daughter how to cook a roast. “How do you judge the time it takes for the roast to cook?  Do you use an electronic timer?” asked the daughter. “That’s very simple.” replied mother, “I cut a small piece off the roast. Then, I put it in with the big piece, and when it’s burnt, the big piece is ready to take out.”


Trivia Quiz

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1. Name Elvis Presley’s first hit record.
Heartbreak Hotel.
2. In what U.S. city would you find the suburb of Oak Park?
Chicago.
3. In what Canadian legal series did Cynthia Dale star?
Street Legal.
4. Dalhousie University is located in what Canadian city?
Halifax, N.S.
5. In a 1958 Sheb Wolley song, what did the 'eater' eat?
Purple People.
6. The noted location of London, England’s newspapers.
Fleet-street.
7. What is the N.C.A.A. basketball tournament popularly known as?
March Madness.
8. Who was 'The Brown Bomber'?
Joe Louis (boxer).

Your Horoscope

For Amusement Only

ARIES Mar. 21-Apr. 19: Good friends come to the rescue. Allow them to help; it will make you and your friends feel better.

TAURUS Apr. 20-May 20: Don’t pay top dollar for anything right now. An “offer you can’t refuse” will turn up very soon.

 GEMINI May 21-June 20: You don’t need to settle for anything less than the best. Keep your expectations high and go for it.

CANCER June 21-July 22: Show your assets. Don’t sell yourself short. Instead, demonstrate pride in all your abilities and confidence in yourself.

LEO July 23-Aug 22: You will need to put your best foot forward if you expect to advance in your current position. Be your best

VIRGO Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Look ahead, not back. The best things in life are yet to come. A great new adventure lies in store!

LIBRA Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Severing old ties is often unavoidable and often painful. Keep your chin up and your head high.

SCORPIO Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Your expertise in financial matters will be called upon to regulate resources at work. Be precise.

SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Taking on additional work could fatten your bank account, but don’t overdo it. Know your limitations.

CAPRICORN Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Show more affection to your loved ones. Everyone needs a little extra attention, now and then.

AQUARIUS Jan. 20-Feb. 18: This is an excellent time to undertake arduous domestic duties. Start your Christmas preparations early.

PISCES Feb. 19-Mar. 20:  Before investing in a significant new venture, be sure that it is not just some fly-by-night operation. Do your homework.


Smile! Smile! Smile!

This is a simple, ‘doesn’t cost anything’ thing that you can do to help someone else. Make it a habit. In the end, you are really helping yourself. It is said that the muscles of the face are capable of over 250,000 different combinations of expressions. And one of the most useful is a smile. Fulton J. Sheen used to say, “A smile across the aisle of a bus in the morning could save a suicide later in the day.” The statement is true. We all need the healing medicine “of the heart.” that a smile, even from strangers, provides. And for some, that medicine can save lives. English essayist Joseph Addison put it this way: “What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity.” Don’t say you can’t make a difference! Don’t ever say you have nothing to give! Each of us can provide a smile spontaneously and sincerely. Its value may not be at once recognized but be assured that it will be felt.

At The Wake

One of the mourners at Paddy’s wake remarked to the widow that he looked so happy. The widow agreed and went on to explain, “Yes, he died in his sleep and doesn’t know yet that he’s dead. In fact,” she went on to say, “if he wakes up in the morning, the shock will kill him.”


Married Life

—- Did you hear about the woman who took her husband for better or for worse?
She found out he was far worse than she took him for.

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 —- Bill: “I married Mary because she was different from all the other girls.”
Ben: In what way?
Bill: “She was the only one who would have me.”


The Last Word

If plan ‘A’ fails, don’t worry. You still have 25 letters left.


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