The abbreviation P.M.A. is referred to many times in success principles and human relations literature. It is short for Positive Mental Attitude. Basically, this means banishing the negative thoughts from our minds and inserting positive ones. Finding the good in people, situations and the problems we face each day. Nothing we face in life is all negative. There is good in everything. When faced with a problem, we all tend to look only at the negative sides. But, if we take time to analyze the situation, we will find some positive aspects that will give us hope, the courage and the motivation to move beyond the problem. P.M.A. is encouraging others, with positive reinforcement, of their ability to grasp and conquer the challenges life offers. For example, praising our children, not telling them they will never be able to do something or amount to anything. Encouragement and praise are two of the most significant motivating factors in life, especially for children. If we want people to be the best they can be, we must display a positive mental attitude and lead others by example. When we take a positive attitude, we look at what can be done, not what can’t be done because…
* Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days.
* Thursday at 5:00 pm, there will be a meeting of the Little Mothers Club. All ladies wishing to be “Little Mothers” will meet with the Pastor in his private study.
* The rosebud on the altar this morning is to announce the birth of David Alan Belzer, the sin of Rev. and Mrs. Julius Belzer.
Success is Found in Cans… Not Can’ts.
Two husbands, Bill and Doug, were discussing their married lives. Although happily married, they admitted that there were arguments sometimes. Then Bill said, “I’ve made one great discovery. I now know how to always have the last word.” “Wow!” said Doug, “How do you manage that?” “It’s easy,” replied Bill. “My final words are always ‘Yes, Dear.'”
“The more we count the blessings we have, the less we crave the luxuries we haven’t.”
William Arthur Ward
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ARIES Mar. 21-Apr. 19: No time for socializing. Complete unfinished tasks before allowing time for yourself.
TAURUS Apr. 20-May 20: You cannot foresee the future, so don’t worry about it. The past may hold more answers than you think.
GEMINI May 21-June 20: Family problems surface. Listen before making judgements. Don’t hold grudges. Be fair and consider all points of view.
CANCER June 21-July 22: A project is finally completed. Look for big dividends to come soon. You will be praised and promoted.
LEO July 23-Aug 22: Non-profit organizations could use your expertise. Donate a little of your spare time to help others.
VIRGO Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Health concerns become valid. See your doctor and get a second opinion if necessary. Don’t take chances.
LIBRA Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Don’t allow personal problems to affect your professional perspective. Stay in control at all times.
SCORPIO Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Family members ask for help. Do what you can without making a financial commitment.
SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22-Dec. 21: The competition heats up. Use your best powers of persuasion to hold on to your competitive edge.
CAPRICORN Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Don’t expect to win the lottery, but you could be in for a pleasant surprise. Good fortune will come your way.
AQUARIUS Jan. 20-Feb. 18: An old friend or co-worker surfaces. Give them your attention and glean whatever information they are willing to impart.
PISCES Feb. 19-Mar. 20: A quick and impulsive decision will be regretted later. Rethink your problem and resolve it mathematically.
Just before Thanksgiving, Jim and Eddie are out hunting for turkeys when suddenly Jim keel’s over and collapses. He doesn’t seem to be breathing, and his eyes are glazed. Eddie gets out his cell phone and calls the emergency services. He gasps, ‘My friend Jim is dead! What can I do?’ The operator says, ‘Calm down, I can help. First, let’s make sure he’s dead.’ There is silence, then a shot is heard. Back on the phone, Eddie says, ‘OK, now what?’
The bidding was proceeding furiously and strong when the Head Auctioneer suddenly announced, ‘A gentleman in this room has lost a wallet containing ten thousand pounds. If returned, he will pay a reward of two thousand pounds. There was a moment’s silence in the auction house, and from the back of the room came a shout, ‘Two thousand five hundred.’
Authorities in the village of Wonersh in Surrey, England, are stumped by a serial baked bean bandit who is pouring the savoury legumes on doorsteps, cars and into mail slots. Officers have promised to step up patrols in the area, but residents are seeing the lighter side: “What half- baked idiots would do this? I hope they get thrown in the can!” said one resident.
Happiness is like jam… you can’t spread it without getting some on yourself.