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May 17, 2023

BG’s Positively Speaking

“One Day More!”

Have you ever felt that:

  • Things have come to a standstill?
  • You have done everything that you can think of?
  • You have run out of time?
  • Nothing is working for you?
  • Your efforts are futile; you are doomed to fail?

Let me tell you, I know how you feel. I have been there too. But let me tell you what I found out.

I found out that most people give up too early. They are not patient enough to allow themselves the time it takes to become successful. Instead, they tell themselves that they are a failure, that it’s taking too long and is too difficult. Convincing themselves that it’s a bad idea or they can’t complete the task. As a result, they self-sabotage themselves by quitting. This is the wrong time to give up. Instead, we must understand that failure is an essential part of success. It’s how we learn to be successful, whether in our personal or work ambitions. Failures contain the lessons we need to achieve success.

Instead of quitting, we need to say, “I will give it one day more.” Then go about our day with renewed enthusiasm. Making sure we do something, no matter how small, to move us closer to our goals.

At the end of that day, get ready to do it again tomorrow, the day after, and the day after. Just take one day at a time. The answers you seek are in there somewhere, don’t give up on finding them before you have tried ALL the possibilities. Remember the old saying, “If at first, you don’t succeed, try, try, try again.”

The people in life who achieve success all have one thing in common…….

They Kept On Saying – “Just One Day More”


(Click Question For Answer)

1. If it takes six minutes for six men to dig six holes, how long will it take ten men to dig ten holes?
Six Minutes.
2. There was a one-story pink house in the town. Everything in it was pink – the carpets, the walls, the furniture and the cat too. What colour were the stairs?
There were no stairs. It was a single-story house

Grizzly Bears

A tourist guide explained the dangers of grizzly bears to hikers about to walk the trails in the Alberta backcountry. The guide warned, “You should realize that most encounters occur when hikers, being extra quiet to avoid disturbing wildlife, unexpectedly stumble upon bears.” He had the hikers’ full attention now.

Be aware that surprising a grizzly bear can have disastrous consequences for you,” the guide continued. “To avoid this we recommend that hikers wear tiny bells on their clothing to provide bears with an early warning of your presence. You should, of course, exercise great caution should you spot the tell-tale signs of bears in the area, particularly if you see bear droppings.” And how do we identify bear droppings from those of other wildlife?” asked one of the hikers. Easy,” explained the guide. “They’re the ones with all the tiny bells in them!”


Editors Quote Book

“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”

—Steve Jobs

Trivia Quiz

(Click Question For Answer)

1. The study of the trajectory of a bullet is called what?
2. Whose Watergate informant was known as 'Deep Throat'?
Robert Woodward.
3. What do they call a TV commercial pretending not to be one?
An Infomercial.
4. Who Played 'Hannibal' in the movie Silence of the Lambs?
Anthony Hopkins.
5. In what Ontario city is Fort Henry located?
6. The science of growing plants in liquid nutrients is called?
7. What is generally regarded as the world's tallest dog breed?
The Irish Wolfhound.
8. Who is the current US vice president?
Kamala D. Harris.


Your Horoscope

For Amusement Only

ARIES Mar. 21-Apr. 19:  Prioritize. Don’t get involved in new projects until you have completed the ones you are currently working on.

TAURUS Apr. 20-May 20:  A ‘not so favourite’ relative is in need of help. Do the best you can. But proceed with caution.

GEMINI May 21-June 20:  A hobby could bring a pleasant surprise your way. A person with similar interests adds some spice to your life.

CANCER June 21-July 22: Lunch with a co-worker allows you to discuss some of their poor behaviour. Be considerate.

LEO July 23-Aug 22: You never know what is around the corner. Let your sense of adventure take you to some new destinations.

VIRGO Aug. 23-Sept. 22:   An important meeting with influential people could net you big dividends. Keep informed about your financial standing.

LIBRA Sept. 23-Oct. 22:   Be prepared to weather a couple of storms. Stay positive, and you will come out of them intact.

SCORPIO Oct. 23-Nov. 21:   Don’t overreact to situations around you. Keep your cool and deal with them, one at a time.

SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22-Dec. 21:  A neighbour comes up with an unusual proposal. Think carefully before making any decisions. Time is money.

CAPRICORN Dec. 22-Jan. 19: You need to keep your eyes and ears open. You are closer to what you are seeking than you think.

AQUARIUS Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Say goodbye to some old habits. They are holding you back. Search inside yourself, and replace the old ones with new ones.

PISCES Feb. 19-Mar. 20:    Don’t hold back on your needs. Let it be known that you have things you want and deserve.

A Declaration

A young couple, returning to Toronto after an extended European vacation, was passing through customs. “Anything to declare’, said the customs officer. “Yes,” said the man, “Bankruptcy.”



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Geography Exam

Young Robert arrives home from school disappointed because he got a zero on a geography exam. “The teacher gave me a zero because I couldn’t answer a question on Portugal,” he said. His dad asked, “What was the question?” “Where’s Portugal.””I will call the principal’s office tomorrow morning. In the meantime, we’re going to find where Portugal is.” He gets a map of the province and can’t find Portugal. Then he finds a region map but still can’t find Portugal. Frustrated, he discovers a city map and still cannot find Portugal. “I swear Portugal can’t be far,” he says, “the lady I work with is from Portugal, and she comes to work every day on her bicycle.

Setting the Standard

Some old books are still setting the standard. For instance, the Bible still is the world’s best-selling book. In 1097, Trotula, a midwife in Salerno, wrote The Diseases of Women – which was used in medical schools for 600 years. The world’s longest non-fiction work is The Yongle Dadian, a 10,000-volume encyclopedia produced by 5,000 scholars during the Ming Dynasty in China – 500 years ago. Unfortunately, only 3.5% of the original has survived the ravages of time. Greek philosopher Aristotle wrote Meteorologica in 350 BC – it remained the standard textbook on the weather for almost 2,000 years.

Overheard at the Factory

“You look beat; what happened?”. “Well, I …..No, you wouldn’t believe it.” ‘Of course, I would.” “No, you wouldn’t believe it, you just wouldn’t.” “I’d believe it, I’d believe it.”

“Well, I worked too hard today.” I don’t believe it!”

Medical Wisdom

The doctor was speaking to the new assistant, explaining some information. “When a man comes in complaining of a nervous stomach, I ask him if he plays golf. If he says yes I tell him he needs to stop.” “What if he says no?” asked the assistant. “I tell him he needs to start.” Said the doctor.

The Last Word

When you find a group of people who challenge and inspire you;
spend lots of time with them, and it will change your life.

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