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July 05, 2023
BG’s Positively Speaking
Whose “Rootin” For You?
What is it that sports teams, athletes, musicians, movie stars, social media Influencers, political parties and even politicians all have?….. they have fans, followers and supporters. People who cheer them on, listen to them, encourage them when things don’t go well and support them in defeat.
What about you?
Do you have fans and supporters? Followers who listen to you, help you, and encourage you to pursue your dream, even if they don’t understand or agree with you. Or are you surrounded by dream stealers and naysayers? Those who tell you that “you can’t do that!”, “just be satisfied with your lot in life,” “You should be thankful you have a job,” “That’s just a pipe dream.” If you’re like me, there was a time that I had more negative people in my life than positive ones, and I thought they were my friends!
Once I found a new group of associates, I realized how much I was being held back by the old group. I am not suggesting you get rid of all the old friends. I do mean you are cautious about who you listen to. Like me, you need to pay more attention to the positive ones; they are your friends and supporters. Then expand your “fan base” with people who “root” for you and lift you up when you are down. Wrap yourself in a positive environment and loosen the grip of those who would smother you in their negativity.
A “fan club” that gives positive feedback will encourage and motivate you to make good decisions and move into a better place. Even if you don’t achieve your ultimate goal, eliminating the negative and accentuating the positive (cue for a song, maybe?) will make life happier and more fulfilling.
Go For It!… You Are A Winner!
From the World of Art
Researchers examining paintings from the Dutch Golden Age discovered that artists preparing their canvases used discarded material from local breweries. They found traces of yeast, wheat, rye and barley, which would have been spread as a paste over the canvas to prevent the paint from seeping through. Scientists believe the Danish Academy of Fine Arts bought leftover mash from breweries and used it to ready canvases for artists such as Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg and Christen Schiellerup Kobke.
Brains Vs. Brawn
The strong young man at the construction site bragged that he could outdo anyone in a feat of strength. He made a special case of making fun of one of the older workers. After several minutes, the more senior worker had had enough. “Why don’t you put your money where your mouth is,” he said. “I will bet a week’s wages that I can haul something in a wheelbarrow over to that outbuilding you won’t be able to wheel back.” “You’re on, old man,” the braggart replied. “Let’s see what you got.” The older man reached out and grabbed the wheelbarrow by the handles. Then, nodding to the young man, he said, “All right. Get in.”
Auctions and Golf…
A wife and husband both talked in their sleep. She loved auctions; his hobby was golf.
One night, as they slept, the golfer yelled, “Fore!” His wife yelled back, “Four and a quarter !”
Editors Quote Book
“Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.“
— Thomas Edison
In The Hotel Lobby
The lobby was crowded, and an angry man delivered a stream of complaints to the desk clerk, “Do you know who I am?” he shouted at the clerk. Without missing a beat, the clerk turned to the supervisor and said, “This man needs our help, he doesn’t know who he is.”
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For Amusement Only
ARIES Mar. 21-Apr. 19: Keep your thoughts and opinions to yourself. Avoid conflict and lost friendships by keeping your own council.
TAURUS Apr. 20-May 20: Keep your head out of the clouds. You will need a clear head to get through the next few days.
GEMINI May 21-June 20: A social event lends a hand in a new romance. What seems like antagonistic behaviour is caused by stress.
CANCER June 21-July 22: Your financial security still seems elusive. Focus on one task at a time. The results will surprise you.
LEO July 23-Aug 22: Everyone makes mistakes. The sooner you correct them, the less costly they become. Take control and act now.
VIRGO Aug. 23-Sept. 22: New skills boost your confidence. Look for more opportunities to increase your knowledge and grow your future.
LIBRA Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Your perception of duty is amiable, but don’t let it stand in the way of your happiness. Examine your motives.
SCORPIO Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Procrastinating now may be beneficial down the road. But only if you use the time you save now wisely.
SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Things seem a little out of kilter. Surround yourself with family and friends who will surround you with love.
CAPRICORN Dec. 22-Jan. 19: You can afford to make that big purchase. However, you need to re-think it. Do you really need it?
AQUARIUS Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Don’t believe everything you read or hear. Fake news and wrong information are everywhere; exercise caution
PISCES Feb. 19-Mar. 20: Love is in the; take a deep breath and fill yourself with it. Life is treating you well. Be thankful.
When John asked his boss for a salary rise because he was doing the work of three men.
The boss said he couldn’t increase his pay, but if John told him the names of the three men, he’d fire them.
If The Pilgrims Were Alive
The teacher tried desperately to get the students to think in class. He asked, “If the Pilgrims were alive today, what would they be most famous for?”One student quickly responded, “Their age.”
The Secret Of My Success
Grandpa was celebrating his 100th birthday, and everybody complimented him on how athletic and well-preserved he appeared. “Gentlemen, I will tell you the secret of my success,” he cackled. “I have been in the open air day after day for some 75 years now.” The celebrants were impressed and asked how he managed to maintain his rigorous fitness regime.
“Well, you see my wife and I were married 75 years ago. On our wedding night, we made a solemn pledge. Whenever we had a fight, the one who was proved wrong would go outside and take a walk.”
Jack was on vacation in Texas and was appalled by Dallas’ chaotic traffic. He asked the bellhop at the hotel why it was so disorderly. “In some countries’, ” said the bellhop, “they drive on the right and others on the left. Here, we drive in the shade.”
A boy was teaching a girl arithmetic; he said it was his mission. He kissed her once, twice, and said, “Now that’s addition.” She sweetly gave the kisses back in silent satisfaction and said, “Now that’s subtraction.” Then he kissed her, and she kissed him without an explanation. And both together smiled and said, “That’s multiplication.” Then her Dad appeared on the scene and made a quick decision. He kicked that boy three blocks away and said, “That’s long division!”
Proud Of Daddy
Three boys are in the schoolyard, bragging about their fathers. The first boy says, “My dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, he calls it a poem, and they give him $50.” The second boy says, “That’s nothing. My Dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, he calls it a song, and they give him $100.” The third boy says, “I got you both beat. My Dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, calls it a sermon, and it takes eight people to collect all the money!”
The Last Word
You wouldn’t have to manage your anger if
Those around you would manage their stupidity.