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BG’s Positively Speaking

Confronting Change

Some time ago, I was discussing with a friend that there was a need for change in their life and the fear and apprehensions they felt. After our conversation ended and we had parted company, I got to thinking about the discussion. I sent an email with four brief observations on change and our fear of it. After sending the email, I felt I should share these observations with others so that those ready to receive the message could benefit. Here they are …….

  •  “Most people want things to get better, but they don’t want anything to change. They want everything to stay the same, just be better.”
  •  “If we want things to get better we must change the way we think. This will change how we feel, that will change the way we speak. The way we speak will determine how we act, our actions will bring about the changes we seek in  life.”
  •  “Fear not what others think, the person who stands above the crowd often             becomes the target for the fears and frustrations of others.”
  •  “Those primary concern is about being liked will always be just one of the  crowd.”

The biggest obstacles to making changes in our life are contained in our minds. Once we understand that life is constantly in flux, with or without us, we can then prepare to meet those changes head-on. Our bodies are in a state of perpetual evolution,.why should everything else be different? You can learn and master any new skills that are needed. Open your mind to the possibilities. You never know what will happen when you accept life’s changes and ………

Harness The Power That Change Brings With It.

At The Council Chambers

The town council had long debated acquiring a new fire truck for the community. Finally, the decision was made, and the purchase was approved. At the next council meeting, the mayor announced that the new fire truck had arrived. After a round of applause and much self-congratulation. The mayor called the chamber to order and asked the assembly, “What can we do with the old one?” After a few minutes of confusion, one voice could be heard above the others saying,? I’ve got a good idea; we keep it to answer all the false alarms.”


1. Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me either. Just pretty much leave me alone.

2 The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt or a leaky tire.

3. It’s always darkest before dawn, so if you’re going to steal your neighbour’s newspaper, that’s the time to do it.

4. Don’t be irreplaceable. If you can’t be replaced, you can’t be promoted.

5. Always remember that you’re unique. Just like everyone else.

Watching A Movie

Fred and Freda were watching a movie. When the leading man gave the leading lady a passionate kiss, Freda whispered to Fred, “If you kissed me like that, I would be yours forever.” “Gee,” replied Fred, “Thanks for the warning.”

Editors Quote Book

“A diplomat is one who thinks twice before saying nothing”


Trivia Quiz

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1. This Canadian political appointment is derived from the Latin for 'Old man'?
2. Where would you find your Fibula?
Lower Leg..
3. A cloth made by matting wool or fur into a solid material is called what?
4. What did Stephen Fosters 'Man from Alabama' have on his knee?
A Banjo.
5. Hippolyte was the queen of what race of people?
The Amazons. 
6. What is the name for the temporary stitching pieces of fabric together?
Basting or Tacking.
7. Who makes the Cherokee, Seneca and Comanche airplanes?
Piper Aircraft Co. 
8. What is the signalling system with two hand-held flags called?'

Your Horoscope

For Amusement Only

ARIES Mar. 21-Apr. 19:   You’re not being ignored. Keep doing what you do best. It’s being noticed. A step up the ladder is imminent.

TAURUS Apr. 20-May 20: Don’t go into more debt. There are better ways of handling your finances, especially at this moment.

GEMINI May 21-June 20:  Before taking on new projects, take care of minor details with your current ones. If needed, ask for help.

CANCER June 21-July 22:  Your pleasing personality offers you many social opportunities. Keep some time to yourself to relax and reflect.

LEO July 23-Aug 22:   Be open with advice and time when friends make a request. Your observations could help more than you know.

VIRGO Aug. 23-Sept. 22:   The answer to your problem is “teamwork.” Bring more people into the mix. A fall outing opens new doors.

LIBRA Sept. 23-Oct. 22:   To avoid misunderstandings, you have to communicate. Avoid passing money to someone you are not sure of.

SCORPIO Oct. 23-Nov. 21:   You’re on an emotional high. Avoid starting a new relationship until you are in a less vulnerable place.

SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22-Dec. 21:  You can find great comfort in your family. Gather them together and wrap yourself in their love and support.

CAPRICORN Dec. 22-Jan. 19:   With winter approaching, those less fortunate could use your help. Local charities can use your talents and abilities.

AQUARIUS Jan. 20-Feb. 18:   Before making a significant decision, seek professional help. The cost will be worth it, with peace of mind.

PISCES Feb. 19-Mar. 20:   You may have to drop some activities. Ask yourself, “What will I give up to reach my goals. Prioritize!

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Brothers On A Plane

Two brothers were flying to Toronto from Calgary. Fifteen minutes into the flight, the captain announced, “One of the engines has failed, and the flight will be an hour longer. But don’t worry, we have three engines left”. Thirty minutes later, the captain announced, “One more engine has failed, and the flight will be two hours longer. But don’t worry, we have two engines left”.

An hour later, the captain announced, “One more engine has failed, and the flight will be three hours longer. But don’t worry, we have one engine left”.One brother looked at the other and said, “If we lose one more engine, we’ll be up here all day.”


On April 10, 1912, The SS. Titanic set out on her Maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York. After stopping in Cherbourg, France, the four-story “unsinkable” ship set sail for Queenstown (now known as Cobh), Ireland, where it arrived around noon on April 11. The ship would remain off the coast of Queenstown for less than two hours as a couple tender boats transferred boarding and disembarking passengers to and from the ship. During this time, the last photographs of the Titanic were taken. The photo above is the last known picture of the vessel as it steamed away from Ireland on its fateful voyage. The picture was taken from the last tender, as it headed back to Queenstown, by first-class passenger Kate Odell. She had just disembarked with her family and others.

On April 14, 1912, at 11:37 pm. The ship struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic. She sank at 2:20 am. taking 1,517 of the 2,238 people aboard to their death.

There are several Titanic museums and attractions in the US, England and Canada. In Ontario, there are museums in Toronto and Niagara Falls. Halifax, Nova Scotia, where many survivors and victims were taken, also has a museum.

Have Faith

A climber fell off a cliff, and as he tumbled down, he caught hold of a small branch wedged in the rock.”HELP! IS THERE ANYBODY UP THERE?” he shouted. A majestic voice boomed through the gorge: “I will help you, my son, but first you must have faith in me.” “Yes, yes, I trust you!” cried the man. “Let go of the branch,” boomed the voice.

There was a long pause, and the man shouted again, “IS THERE ANYONE ELSE UP THERE I COULD TALK TO?”

Healthy In Texas

At the urging of his doctor, Bill moved to Texas. After settling in, he met a neighbour who was also an older man. “Say, is this really a healthy place?” “It sure is,” the man replied. “When I first arrived here, I couldn’t say one word. I had hardly any hair on my head. I didn’t have the strength to walk across a room, and I had to be lifted out of bed.” “That’s wonderful!” said Bill. “How long have you been here?”  “I was born here.”

Two More Wishes

A Guy finds a lamp. He rubs it, and a Genie emerges. The Genie tells him he will be granted three wishes. The guy thinks for a moment and says, “First, give me a bottomless mug of beer.” A mug of beer appears in his hand. He sips it once, then again, and the beer mug is magically refilled. The guy is thrilled and continues to drink. The mug never empties. Then the Genie says, “And what about your other two wishes?”  The guy thinks for a moment and says, “Give me two more just like this one!”

A Guilty Conscience

A man felt guilty after hearing a sermon about telling lies and cheating. So he wrote to the CRA, “I have not been able to sleep, I understated my income, so I am sending you a cheque for $900, If I still can’t sleep I will send you the rest.”

The Last Word

The most difficult times for most of us are the ones we give ourselves.

Anyone who doesn’t think there are two sides to an argument
is probably in one!

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