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BG’s Positively Speaking

The “Glue” Of Success

If we break down the meaning of the word ” success ” into its simplest form, it would be “a good idea well executed.” Success, however, is complex. It contains several elements that need to work together for success. These elements include persistence, a positive attitude, hard work, patience, and a willingness to fail and to change. These elements need something else, the “glue” that binds them together.

Have you ever noticed that the successful people you meet are enthusiastic? Their enthusiasm is not confined to work or their profession; it extends to everything they encounter. Could there be a connection between their enthusiasm and their success? Of course, there is! Enthusiastic people create a positive space around them, an atmosphere of success. Enthusiasm creates excitement, and people can achieve great things when they get excited. Enthusiasm is the “Glue” that makes success possible.

We are all capable of inspiring others by being enthusiastic (excited). We’ve all experienced or heard of the excitement at a concert, sporting event or other large gathering. “The air was filled with an electric charge” or “There was a feeling of excitement in the gathering” are often used to describe the feeling. This feeling is infectious and will spread to those around. Anyone who has attended a major event or has listened to a great speaker can certainly vouch for that.

You can learn how to excite those around you by taking some simple steps:

• Always be positive, never negative.
• Speak a little louder.
• Walk a little faster.
• Keep your head up and eyes forward.
• Enjoy life and take part in it.
• Show your enthusiasm.

Get ‘excited’ and ‘success’ will stick to you!

Name The Animals

The first-grade teacher showed her students pictures of animals to see how many they could name. She held a picture of a lamb, and a little girl said, “That’s a sheep!”

“That’s right!” said the teacher. “How about THIS one?” she said, holding up a picture of the king of beasts. “That’s a lion!” answered a little boy. “Right!” said the teacher. Then, she held up a picture of a deer. No one volunteered an answer. She tried to help. “What does your mother call your father?” Johnny said, “I know! That’s a lazy old goat!”

That’s Close Enough.

No Sherlock Holmes

A man walks into the police department looking for a job. The Officer asks him some questions: Officer: “What’s 2 + 2?”  Man: “Ummm… 4!” Officer: “What’s the square root of 100?”  Man: “Ummm… 10!” Officer: “Good! Now, who killed Abraham Lincoln?”

Man: “Ummm… I dunno”. Officer: “Well, you can go home and think about it. Come back tomorrow.” The man calls up a friend, who asks him if he got the job. The man replies excitedly, “Not only did I get the job, I’m already working on a murder case!”

Quick Answer

A psychiatrist’s secretary walked into his study and said, “There’s a gentleman in the waiting room asking to see you. Claims he’s invisible.”

The psychiatrist responded, “Tell him I can’t see him.”

Editors Quote Book

“When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go.”

— Carol Burnett

Trivia Quiz

(Click Question For Answer)

1. Which member of the cat family is the largest?
The Tiger.
2. Which is the largest planet in the solar system?
3. In which city did the Olympic games originate?
Athens, Greece.
4. How many Olympic rings are there?
5. What is the fastest aquatic animal?
The Black Marlin.
6. Are worker bees male of female?
7. How many times can the Earth fit inside the sun?
1.3 Million.
8. What colour is an emerald?


Your Horoscope

For Amusement Only

ARIES (Mar 21- Apr 19):   Productivity increases, and things move along smoothly. This is not a time to put your foot on the brakes.

TAURUS (Apr 20- May 20): Everyone deserves a little sunshine in their lives. Be that ray of sunshine your family and friends need.

GEMINI (May 21- Jun 20):  A great relationship will only improve if both of you show mutual respect and admiration.

CANCER (June 21-July 22):  A small emergency will keep you on your toes. Don’t let things get out of control.

LEO (Jul 23- Aug 22): Respect your parents’ wishes. A time will come when you wish they were here to guide you.

VIRGO (Aug 23- Sept 22): If you can’t forgive others, they will not forgive you. Improve your relationships by making the changes first.

LIBRA (Sept 23- Oct 22): When faced with a choice, always do things the right way. In the long run, it’s the only way.

SCORPIO (Oct 23- Nov 21): Pay attention to important obligations to avoid conflict. To avoid stress, be diligent about your responsibilities.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22- Dec 21): Don’t jump ship, help is on the way. You’re not really sinking. You’re just a little off course.

CAPRICORN (Dec 22- Jan 19): As we approach spring, the pace of life will quicken, and spirits will lift. We are almost there.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Give lavish attention and encouragement to those who deserve it. They have surely earned it.

PISCES (Feb 19- Mar 20): Create a quiet place for yourself and enjoy it. It will not last long, so make the most of it.


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Church Sign Chuckles

Some favourite messages spotted on church signs or billboards

— Insurance Inside

— This Church Is Prayer Conditioned

— God Answers Knee Mail

— PRAY NOW! Avoid Christmas Rush!

— Sign broken, come inside for message

— This is a ch–ch. What’s missing? U R!

— Stop in the name of love and meet the Supreme

— Walmart’s not the only savings place

A Haunting We Will Go!

The Gibraltar Point Lighthouse is a historic and intriguing landmark on the Toronto Islands. Constructed in 1808, it is the oldest existing Lighthouse on the Great Lakes and one of Toronto’s oldest buildings. Initially 52 feet high, it was extended to 82 feet (in 1832). Built of stone quarried from the Kingston area, it has a hexagonal tower, a balcony, and a lantern.

The Lighthouse is steeped in legend, attributed to the tragic fate of its first keeper, John Paul Radelmüller. A German immigrant who had undertaken the responsibilities of Lighthouse Keeper at the newly built Lighthouse. In 1815, he was murdered, and his story has become Toronto’s most enduring ghostly narrative. The soldiers who were charged with committing the crime were eventually acquitted. Visitors have reported sightings of the lighthouse light flashing brightly, and some claim to have seen apparitions of an older man.

You can take Ghost walks of the Lighthouse, which stands as a testament to history, mystery, and the echoes of times past.

The Hospital Bill

Margie received a bill from the hospital for her recent surgery. She was astonished to see a $1200 fee for the anesthesiologist, so she called his office to demand an explanation. “Is this some kind of mistake?” she asked when she got the doctor on the phone. “No, not at all,” the doctor said calmly. “Well,” said Margie, “that’s awfully costly for knocking someone out.”

“Not at all,” replied the doctor. “I knock you out for free. The 1200 dollars is for bringing you back around.”

The Last Word

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring,
close-knit family in another city. 

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