The one thing we all want out of life is good results: at home, at work and in our everyday dealings with other people. We want success. We want money. We want to be liked. We want to be happy and healthy. Day in and day out the one single factor that guarantees those good results is what Earl Nightingale calls the Magic Word: Attitude!
Everything about success and failure comes very close to being about attitude. People have been known to succeed with very little else. Attitude is what sets the stage for what we want, or expect, to happen. A cheerful, expectant attitude, says to the world that we expect the best in our dealings with everyone we come in contact with. Our actions, moods and feelings determine the actions, moods and feelings of others. The best news of all is that our attitude is something we can control. Whether or not we realize it, we can and do establish our attitude each morning when we start our day. And all the people we come in contact with throughout the day- family, friends, co-workers, customers- reflect back to us the attitude we present to them.
No wonder the saying goes: Life is like a mirror; it reflects back whatever image we present to it.
I can sizzle like bacon,
I am made with an egg,
I have plenty of backbone, but lack a good leg,
I peel layers like onions, but still remain whole,
I can be long, like a flagpole, yet fit in a hole,
What am I?
Answer Later today or tomorrow!
Well congratulations to Rob Vanden Heuvel who got the answer messaged me privately. Way to go Rob!
The answer CHARCOAL!
What is black when you buy it, red when you use it, and gray when you throw it away?
I have seen this many times but I like to be reminded of it every now and then.
“It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows in the end the triumphs of high achievement and who at worst, if he fails, shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”
I love the spring
The smell of rain
The new leaves it brings
New life all over again
I love the summer
Its hot, humid days
Lying on the beach
Soaking up the rays
I love the fall
The colors and all
A time for pranks?
A time for thanks!
I love the winter
That first snow
Time to rest
Before I go
There is a time to laugh
A time to cry
A time to live
A time to die
There really is a time
To be quite and to sing.
There really is a time
I have always loved lighthouses. In fact for those of you who have been to my office you know how many lighthouses I have.
So I have sometimes wondered what this fascination is that I have with lighthouses. Is it that they are a symbol of hope? Or maybe that they signify resilience as they stand unmoved on the rocks smashed by the waves and the wind and still they stand there majestically, shining their light of hope.
So through all the turmoil we have seen in our lives are we still uplifting those around us? I believe that through that act of uplifting others that we in fact uplift ourselves.
I have written many blogs over the years so I am going to keep this one as my way of keeping in touch with my friends.
The Secret Killer
Find out what it is before it kills you and your loved ones and what you can do about it.