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BG’s Positively Speaking

Where The Dream Resides

I’ve written often about the importance of a dream. The fact is that having one is an essential ingredient in a successful life. A dream need not be one of fame, fortune or greatness. It’s more important that the dream be yours, not someone else’s dream that you borrow or have “latched on” to.

We often fool ourselves into believing that we are moving toward our dream when in reality, we are moving toward another person’s dream. It may be that of your boss who enlisted your help in fulfilling theirs. There’s nothing wrong with this. In fact, none of us can reach our own dreams without help from others. It is, however, wrong to substitute another person’s dreams for our own, resulting in the “loss” of our dream. So, how do we find our “lost” dream? To re-discover our dreams, we must accept two essential guidelines:

1) We must realize that the dream resides in us, not outside us, not in someone else, but deep inside us.

2) Dreams don’t just “show up.”To unlock our dream, we must take the time, make an effort, and dig deep inside ourselves. To ask questions about what we want. The size of our dream is not essential. It’s the dream itself. Once we find our “lost” dream, large or small, we must take ownership of it and seek ways of moving towards that dream. Even the most modest dreams will add lustre to everyday life. The fulfilment of even a tiny step towards our dream will become “magical,”  life will feel fuller and have more purpose.

No matter what it takes to find your dream, it will pay dividends because…

You Found Where Your Dream Resides.

Fast Food

An older man walks into a library and heads to the front desk for assistance. The librarian smiles at the old man and says, “How may I help you today, sir.” The man says, in a loud voice, “I’ll have a cheeseburger, french fries and a small soda, please.” The librarian replies sternly, “Sir, this is the library.” The old make shrugs and whispers, “I’ll have a cheeseburger, french fries and a small soda, please.”

Where In The World

Can you name this fountain and the city you would be in if you had taken this picture? You should have some change and a wish ready. It was featured in a famous 1954 movie.

Editors Quote Book

“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

The New Phys. Ed. Teacher.

Noticing a boy at the end of the field standing alone while all the other kids are running around having fun kicking a ball. The teacher, taking pity on him, decides to speak. Are you OK?” the teacher asks. “Yes,” the boy replies. “You can go and play with the other kids, you know,” the teacher says. “No, it’s probably best I stay here,” he says. “Why’s that?” says the teacher. The boy looks at the teacher incredulously and says, “because I’m the goalie!”

Trivia Quiz

(Click Question For Answer)

1. A thousand years is known as a ----?
2. In the armed forces. What are NCOs?
Non-commissioned Officers.
3. Skirt, Pommel and Stirrup are parts of what?
A Saddle.
4. In Baseball, which two players make up 'the battery'?
Batter and Pitcher.
5. What is the chemical that helps bones grow?
6. In what sport is the term ‘Bogey’ used?
7. Jack Nicholson played JJ Gittes in what movie?
8. Who was the emperor of the first French Republic?

Your Horoscope

For Amusement Only

Aries Mar. 21 – Apr. 19: You could find yourself in the limelight. You have earned it, so take your bow and accept the accolades.

Taurus Apr. 20 – May 20: A change in the workforce creates stress at work and home. Things will settle down by month’s end.

Gemini May 21 – June 20:  You feel like taking some time off. Just wait a little longer. There are a few problems to be solved.

Cancer June 21 – July 22:  A welcome trip is in the offing. Put everything in order and go for it. You will be glad you did.

Leo, July 23 – Aug 22: A change of scenery will get your creative juices flowing. Don’t let a negative person influence your actions.

Virgo Aug 23 – Sept 22: Re-evaluate your plans for the year. You still have lots of time to reach your goals. Stay persistent.

Libra Sept 23 – Oct 22: Tie up some loose ends. Rework your budget and make some concessions. Then, you’ll be on the right track.

Scorpio Oct 23 – Nov 21:  This is an excellent time to have that long-needed talk with an old friend. Get yourselves back on track.

Sagittarius Nov 22 – Dec 21:  Opportunities are all around you. They are not always obvious, so sharpen your senses and stay alert.

Capricorn Dec 22 – Jan 19: More openness and sharing with your loved ones is needed. Shake your life up a little and get excited again.

Aquarius Jan 20 – Feb 18:  As you get closer to your goals, things seem slightly different. Don’t back off. Keep pushing forward.

Pisces Feb 19 – Mar 20: Sooner or later, a decision must be made. Family and friends will be there to help you with everything.

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The Cleaning Lady (Author Unknown)

Our professor gave us a pop quiz during my second month of college. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions until I read the last one:

“What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?”

Surely, this was some kind of joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50’s, but how would I know her name? I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank. Just before class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward our quiz grade.

“Absolutely,” said the professor. “In your career, you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say “hello.”

I’ve never forgotten that lesson. I also learned that her name was Dorothy.

In Memoriam

Joe passed away. His will provided $30,000 for an elaborate funeral. As the last guests departed the affair, his wife, Helen, turned to her oldest friend.” Well, I’m sure Joe would be pleased,” she said. “I’m sure you’re right,” replied Jody, who lowered her voice and leaned in close. “How much did this really cost?” “All of it,” said Helen. “Thirty thousand.” “No!” Jody exclaimed. “I mean, it was very nice, but $30,000?” Helen answered. “The funeral was  6,500. I donated $500 to the church. The wake, food and drinks were another $500. The rest went for the memorial stone.” Jody computed quickly. “$22,500 for a memorial stone? My God, how big is it?” “Two and a half carats.”

Testing The Principle

An old law on the books of the Conrad Public School District in Montana stipulates that; a school principal is responsible for feeding and tending a horse if a student rides it to school. So 12 students at Conrad High School put the statute to the test, riding their steeds up to the school and leaving them in the care of Principal Raymond DeBruycker for the school day. DeBruycker had no time to comment as he kept his charges watered and fed and (presumably) mucked the parking lot.

Proper Table Etiquette

Two guys were sitting at the bar. One said, “A lady has invited me to brunch tomorrow, but I know nothing of proper table etiquette.” “What do you want to know?” asked the other.”Well, um… for example, what goes better with waffles, red or white wine?” “Is it too late to cancel?”

The Last Word?

The fastest way to get a child’s attention is to
sit down and look comfortable.

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