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Monday Morning Motivator: STOP DOING FOR A MINUTE...AND START BEING

   STOP DOING FOR A MINUTE...AND START BEING When did just hanging out go out of fashion? When did doing nothing become synonymous with laziness? When did we decide that if we weren't constantly connected we were totally out of touch? When did we go from human beings to human doings?  And can we go back again? Yes. We can. We just have to learn - or re-learn - how to be. But that's easier said than done in the work-obsessed,…See More
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Monday Morning Motivator: I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW, THE RAIN IS GONE...

I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW, THE RAIN IS GONE..."...I can see all the obstacles in my way, gone are the dark clouds that had me blind, It's gonna be a bright, bright Sun-Shiny day..." I always loved that song written and sung by Johnny Nash - and it popped into my head this morning when I found myself amazed by the extreme bright "blueness" of the sky. I'm sure it's been that color before, maybe even bluer, but I guess it had faded from my memory with gray having been the predominant shade for so…See More
Apr 15
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Monday Morning Motivator: BETTER THAN SHE’S EVER BEEN...

 BETTER THAN SHE’S EVER BEEN...   I betcha Spring is best this year Better than she’s ever been Or tried to be... Like warmer and wearing a great big grin And full of gin....and tonic.  I betcha she comes swingin’ in Takes a bow, does a spin, Then holds her pose And waits... for the applause  So raise your glass,  Give her a cheer (Okay, she was late but she made it here!) Then maybe she’ll come sooner Like, next year...  I wrote the first stanza of this little poem when I lived in Washington…See More
Apr 7
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Monday Morning Motivator: DON'T DO THE MAN WITH THE JACK!

DON'T DO THE MAN WITH THE JACK! There's an old story, originally made famous by the legendary comedian, Danny Thomas, that my dad told me when I was a kid. It popped into my head the other day...and not a moment too soon. Here's how the story goes: There's this traveling salesman who gets stuck one dark night with a flat tire on a lonely country road. He pops open the trunk and sees the spare but there's no jack. "Oh Great! That's all I need!" he yells. "Now I've got to walk all the way back to…See More
Mar 31
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Monday Morning Motivator: HAVING FUN THAT IS FUNNY

  HAVING FUN THAT IS FUNNY  You remember Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat: "I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny.” Well, it’s not sunny - and it sure is wet - and it hasn’t been all that much fun lately - or all that funny. Spring seems to be taking her good ol’ time, playing hard to get, flirting with us, doing the old bait and switch routine. And Winter, well, he’s like that guest who doesn’t “get it” that the party ended an hour ago and wants…See More
Mar 24
Gail Blanke commented on Gail Blanke's blog post Monday Morning Motivator: WHAT'LL IT BE? QUIT... OR SWIM?
"Fabulous Gail.  This one is being printed and hung up in my office with the following highlighted - Ask yourself this question: What do I choose? To be right - and stop? Or to let it go - and move forward?   I can blame it on the fact…"
Mar 17
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Monday Morning Motivator: WHAT'LL IT BE? QUIT... OR SWIM?

  WHAT'LL IT BE? QUIT... OR SWIM? "Judges and timers ready!" shouted the starter. "Swimmers, take your marks!" We all stepped onto our starting blocks, crouched in the start position and waited for the gun. I focused straight ahead, staring at the other end of the fifty-meter pool. The water glistened in the hot Indiana sun. My heart slammed. It was a two-day regional competition organized by the Amateur Athletic Union as a qualifying event for the Women's Nationals the following month. Here's…See More
Mar 17
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Monday Morning Motivator: "GOOD GIRL!"

"GOOD GIRL!"  “Good girl to sit!” “Good girl to tinkle outside!” “Good girl to come!” “What a good girl you are! Yes you are!” That’s me talking or, rather cooing, clucking and sometimes shrieking to our Golden Retriever, Willa. It all started when she was a puppy. She’s our third “Golden” and although both her predecessors were fabulous, greathearted and totally beloved, neither was known for being particularly uh, well-behaved. And neither of them ever stopped jumping up on people to lick…See More
Mar 12
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Monday Morning Motivator: "DOING THE MARTYR THING"

 "DOING THE MARTYR THING" That's what we call it in our family, "doing martyr." You know what I mean. We all do it. Some of us more than others, of course... You can hear it; it's usually a sort of tired, slightly whiney voice that ends in a little sigh and says, "That's okay. Don't worry about me. You go ahead. I'll clean all this up..." Or, "If I could just sit down for five minutes..." Or, "So I guess I'm gonna be the one to work all weekend, right?" Or, "I know you didn't mean to. I'll…See More
Mar 3
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Monday Morning Motivator: A Good Word

A GOOD WORD I always loved this quote of “Give ‘em hell, Harry” Truman’s: “I fired General MacArthur because he wouldn’t respect the authority of the President. I didn’t fire him because he was a dumb son of a bitch, although he was, but that’s not against the law for generals...” As the Saturday Review put it in their comment about Merle Miller’s 1974 biography, Plain Speaking, “...an American original.” It’s a gross understatement to say the thirty-third President of the United States didn’t…See More
Feb 24
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Monday Morning Motivator: "IF I KNOW YOU ARE COMING AT FOUR...

"IF I KNOW YOU ARE COMING AT FOUR...AT THREE I BEGIN TO BE HAPPY" For decades,I’ve loved those words from The Little Prince, the enchanting novella written and…See More
Feb 17
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Monday Morning Motivator: WHY NOT YOU?

WHY NOT YOU? Russ Wilson, the now legendary twenty-five year old quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks, who led his team to an astonishing 43 to 8 win over the Denver Broncos in last Sunday’s Super Bowl,  was used to being the underdog. At 5'11, many well-meaning people tried to steer him away from football into baseball. Good thing they didn't succeed. "My height doesn't define my skill set," Wilson has said. "God's given me so much talent...and I believe He gave me a right arm for some…See More
Feb 10
 


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Monday Morning Motivator: I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW, THE RAIN IS GONE...

I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW, THE RAIN IS GONE...

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Monday Morning Motivator: DON'T DO THE MAN WITH THE JACK!

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