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Depending on your view, they can inspire and motivate...Enjoy!

”What is Success? To laugh often and much; to win the respect of
intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation
of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate
beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether
by healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know
even one life has breathed easier because you have lived; this is to have
succeeded.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson


“There are no unimportant people.”
Aaron Scheinfeld


“Everything matters.”
Howard Schultz


“The universe is full of magical things patiently
waiting for our wits to grow sharper.”
Eden Phillpots


“Accept the challenges, so that you may feel
the exhilaration of victory.”
General George S. Patton


“All rising to a great place is by a winding stair.”
Francis Bacon


“None of us suddenly becomes something overnight. The
preparations have been in the making for a lifetime.”
Gail Godwin


“If you want to establish a clear image in the minds of consumers,
you first need a clear image in your own mind.”
Sergio Zyman


“You can’t and don’t want to try everything. It would cost a
ton of money, and … you’d end up getting nowhere.”
Sergio Zyman

“Do something like this two or three times, and BAM! …
you won’t even have a plan to be disciplined about.”
Sergio Zyman


“Success is a journey – not a destination.”
Ben Sweetland



“I'm not a teacher, only a fellow-traveler of whom you asked
the way. I pointed ahead-ahead of myself as well as you.”
George Bernard Shaw


“When people are confused and don’t know what to think,
it’s a great time to tell them.”
Sergio Zyman


“New-product marketing for the sake of new product
marketing is lazy marketing.”
Sergio Zyman


“When (Miller) introduced Miller Lite, everybody fell in love
with it, and they forgot about their other brands.”
Sergio Zyman


"Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything."
George Bernard Shaw


“There's only two things I had to do to win the Olympic gold:
Train when I wanted to, and train when I didn't.”
Peter Vidmar


"It is our choices that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities."
Professor Dumbledore (Harry Potter series)


"There is one quality that one must possess to win, and that is
definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and
a burning desire to possess it."
Napoleon Hill


“I am the architect of myself. “
Carl Rodgers
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Sharing more "Posters" with the forum community...Enjoy!
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"You can't really be strong until you see a funny side to things."
Ken Kesey



“The hard way to get into a person’s mind is second.
Second is nowhere.”
Al Ries & Jack Trout


“If you are growing in four directions at once, it’s pretty hard
to go out of business. It’s pretty hard to lose money.”
Jay Conrad Levinson


“Your financial statement is your report card in real life.”
Sharon Lechter


“Assets are things that generate income for you. Liabilities are
things that you have to sit down and write a check for every month.”
Sharon Lechter


“So the cashflow pattern of the middle class is like this: money
comes in through wages (i.e. earned income) and goes out through e
expenses and liabilities.”
Sharon Lechter


“How many time in your life have you made a purchase and
received a Thank You note within 48 hours? Probably once,
or maybe never. So understand that.”
Jay Conrad Levinson



“Scan the horizon for those businesses with
which you might cooperate.”
Jay Conrad Levinson


“They overlook the one, big loud reason. The marketplace
itself. The noise level today is far too high.”
Al Ries & Jack Trout


“If you hire a bunch of people because of the knowledge that they
have … you are going to have to listen and delegate.”
Sergio Zyman


“Don’t be afraid to say no. People are not excited about your ‘maybes.’”
Sergio Zyman


“It was stupid, and boring, for us to just sit there and listen while
others droned on … We wanted to be part of the planning.”
Sergio Zyman


“More than anything else, successful
positioning requires consistency.”
Al Ries & Jack Trout


"Suspense is worse than disappointment."
Robert Burns


“Out of abundance he took abundance
and still abundance remained.”
The Upanishads


“With CAA and al of its movie industry experience
and contacts, we got a laboratory that was constantly
testing new techniques.”
Sergio Zyman


“We didn’t need the social visits. We wanted working
visits that we would pay for.”
Sergio Zyman


“Since we didn’t care about anything but selling more
Coca-Cola products, we were willing to try stuff that
might have scared off other clients.”
Sergio Zyman
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This was shared by one of my Internet Friends and
I thought it was worthwhile to pass along to you...

God Bless!

Date: 6/1/2009 10:16:07 AM PDT
From: Cyndee Johnson <CLJ5775>
To: MsBeeJay and 16 others

Cyndee's comment: "Priceless"

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Howell <dch2651>
To: Cyndee Johnson <clj5775>
Sent: Mon, 1 Jun 2009 12:36 pm





A father wanted to read a magazine but was being bothered by his
little girl, Shelby. She wanted to know what the United States looked
like. Spying a page in his new magazine on which was printed a map of
the U.S., he tore it out, further tore it into small pieces, and gave
it to Shelby saying, "Go into the other room and see if you can put
this back together. This will teach you what our country looks like."

After a few short minutes, Shelby returned and handed him the map,
correctly fitted and taped together. The father was surprised and
asked how she had finished so quickly. "Oh," she said, '"On the other
side of the paper is a picture of Jesus. When I got all of Jesus back
where He belonged, then our country just came together."







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Motivational & Inspirational Posters with the Forum Community...
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“Start making lists of what you want.”
Jim Rohn


“A phrase in the Bible seems to indicate that whatever
you move towards, moves towards you.”
Jim Rohn


“We took our lead from (Tony) Blair and changed our
advertising and promotions, and it worked for us as well.”
Sergio Zyman


“We go in the direction we face, and we face
in the direction we think.”
Jim Rohn


“Whenever possible, narrow how your competitor is defined
to a single trait or quality while simultaneously broadening yours.:”
Sergio Zyman


“The spiritual line is that signs follow; they don’t precede.”
Mark Victor Hansen


“Even if your product isn’t that different, better, or special,
it’s the job of the marketer to make people think that it’s
different, better, ir special.”
Sergio Zyman


“The reason that Southwest Airlines is o popular is that it
does a very good job of under-promising and over-delivering.”
Sergio Zyman


“New Coke represented a foreign organism to consumers and
the immune system sent antibodies to get rid of it.”
Sergio Zyman


“You need to know your limitations.”
Wally ‘Famous’ Amos
“My personal mission statement is to just help
people feel better about themselves.”
Wally ‘Famous’ Amos


“For those of you who have really never been online
before, just realize that you can get free stud to give
away to other people. You don’t have to create it
yourself. This is not brain surgery.”
Robert Allen


“You have to be different somehow. What do they think of
when they think of your product or service?”
Robert Allen


“There’s a saying that says that ‘your income is
the average of your 10 best friends.”
Robert Allen
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We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
--- Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964), 1st Prime Minister of India



Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is. --- Ernest Hemingway



We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.
--- Vince Lombardi



It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them. --- Benjamin Franklin



Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you. --- Oscar Wilde



How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. --- Anne Frank



When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there. ---Zig Ziglar



Self-respect is the root of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself. --- Abraham Lincoln




PS: Sorry if some of these are repeats
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Sent: 2/15/2009 4:48:20 PM PST
From: sammylin
To: MsBeeJay and 9 others

From: Francine Becker <dfbecker67>
Sent: Saturday, February 14 2009 11:32 PM

Very touching story! Let's wear RED!



Will you give this to my Daddy?


As a Company, Southwest Airlines is going to support 'Red Fridays.'

Last week I was in Atlanta, Georgia attending a conference. While I was in the airport, returning home, I heard several people behind me beginning to clap and cheer. I immediately turned around and witnessed one of the greatest acts of patriotism I have ever seen.

Moving through the terminal was a group of soldiers in their camos. As they began heading to their gate, everyone (well almost everyone) was abruptly to their feet with their hands waving and cheering.

When I saw the soldiers, probably 30-40 of them, being applauded and cheered for, it hit me. I'm not alone. I'm not the only red-blooded American who still loves this country and supports our troops and their families.

Of course I immediately stopped and began clapping for these young unsung heroes who are putting their lives on the line everyday for us so we can go to scho ol, work and home without fear or reprisal.

Just when I thought I could not be more proud of my country or of our service men and women, a young girl, not more than 6 or 7 years old, ran up to one of the male soldiers. He kneeled down and said 'hi.' The little girl then asked him if he would give something to her daddy for her.

The young soldier, who didn't look any older than maybe 22 himself, said he would try and what did she want to give to her Daddy. Then suddenly the little girl grabbed the neck of this soldier, gave him the biggest hug she could muster and then kissed him on the cheek.

The mother of the little girl, who said her daughter's name was Courtney, told the young soldier that her husband was a Marine and had been in Iraq for 11 months now. As the mom was explaining how much her daughter Courtney missed her father, the young soldier began to tear up.

When this temporarily single mom was done explaining her situation, all of the soldiers h uddled together for a brief second. Then one of the other servicemen pulled out a military-looking walkie-talkie. They started playing with the device and talking back and forth on it.

After about 10-15 seconds of this, the young soldier walked back over to Courtney, bent down and said t his to her, 'I spoke to your daddy and he told me to give this to you.' He then hugged this little girl that he had just met and gave her a kiss on the cheek. He finished by saying 'your daddy told me to tell you that he loves you more than anything and he is coming home very soon.'

The mom at this point was crying almost uncontrollably and as the young soldier stood to his feet, he saluted Courtney and her mom. I was standing no more than 6 feet away from this entire event.

As the soldiers began to leave, heading towards their gate, people resumed their applause. As I stood there applauding and looked around, there were very few dry eyes, including my own. That young soldier in one last act of selflessness, turned around and blew a kiss to Courtney with a tear rolling down his cheek.

We need to remember everyday all of our soldiers and their families and thank God for them and their sacrifices. At the end of the day, it's good to be an American.

RED FRIDAYS ----- Very soon, you will see a great many people wearing Red every Friday. The reason? Americans who support our troops use d to be called the 'silent majority'. We are no longer silent, and are voicing our love for God, country and home in record breaking numbers.


We are not organized, boisterous or over-bearing. We get no liberal media coverage on TV to reflect our message or our opinions. Many Americans, like you, me and all our friends, simply want to recognize that the vast majority of America supports our troops.

Our idea of showing solidarity and support for our troops with dignity and respect starts this Friday -and continues each and every Friday until the troops all come home, sending a deafening message that..

Every red-blooded American who supports our men and women afar will wear something red. By word of mouth, press, TV -- let's make the United States on every Friday a sea of red much like a homecoming football game in the bleachers.

If every one of us who loves this country will share this with acquaintances, co-workers, friends, and family. It will not be long before the USA is covered in RED and it will let our troops know the once 'silent' majority is on their si de more than ever; certainly more than the media lets on.

The first thing a soldier says when asked 'What can we do to make things better for you?' is...We need your support and your prayers.

Let's get the word out and lead with class and dignity, by example; and wear something red every Friday.

IF YOU AGREE -- THEN SEND THIS ON.
IF YOU COULDN'T CARE LESS THEN HIT
THE DELETE BUTTON --- IT IS YOUR CHOICE. I don't know if you've seen this, but I couldn't delete it.



WE LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE, ONLY BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE. THEIR BLOOD RUNS RED---- SO WEAR RED! --- MAY GOD HELP AMERICA TO BECOME ONE NATION, UNDER GOD
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Date: 2/16/2009 1:25:14 PM PST
From: Cyndee Johnson <CLJ5775>
To: MsBeeJay and 16 Others

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Mon, Feb 16 2009 9:50 AM
From: paintgldy
To: CLJ5775 and 7 Others

____________________________________________________________

Read This Sentence well&#8207;

“To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.”
When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you,
but merely opening your hands to receive something better.

Concentrate on this sentence...
'The will of God will never take you where
the Grace of God will not protect you.'

Something good will happen to you today;
something that you have been waiting to hear.

Do No Break!

Send it to a minimum of 7 people...
Just Do It!
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It is from one of my Internet Friends...

Date: 2/3/2009 6:59:15 AM PST
From: Cyndee Johnson <CLJ5775>
To: MsBeeJay and 15 Others

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Fri, Jan 30 2009 3:28 pm
From: Dee Laughlin <Dee.Laughlin>
To: CLJ5775 and 5 Others

Sent: Friday, January 30 2009 2:10 PM
From: Carol McGee
To: Dee Lauglin and 9 Others

Sent: Friday, January 30 2009 1:08 PM
From: Richelle Ernst
To: Carol McGee and 11 Others


Feminine Products

This is an actual letter from an Austin woman sent to American company Proctor and Gamble regarding their feminine products. She really gets rolling after the first paragraph. It's PC Magazine's 2007 editors' choice for best webmail-award-winning letter.



Dear Mr. Thatcher, I have been a loyal user of your 'Always' maxi pads for over 20 years and I appreciate many of their features.

Why, without the LeakGuard Core or Dri-Weave absorbency, I'd probably never go horseback riding or salsa dancing, and I'd certainly steer clear of running up and down the beach in tight, white shorts.

But my favorite feature has to be your revolutionary Flexi-Wings. Kudos on being the only company smart enough to realize how crucial it is that maxi pads be aerodynamic.


I can't tell you how safe and secure I feel each month knowing there's a little F-16 in my pants.

Have you ever had a menstrual period, Mr. Thatcher?
I'm guessing you haven't.

Well, my time of the month is starting right now. As I type, I can already feel hormonal forces violently surging through my body.

Just a few minutes from now, my body will adjust and I'll be transformed into what my husband likes to call 'an inbred hillbilly with knife skills.' Isn't the human body amazing?

As Brand Manager in the Feminine-Hygiene Division, you've no doubt seen quite a bit of research on what exactly happens during your customer's monthly visits from 'Aunt Flo'.


Therefore, you must know about the bloating, puffiness, and cramping we endure, and about our intense mood swings, crying jags, and out-of-control behavior.

You surely realize it's a tough time for most women.

The point is, sir, you of all people must realize that America is just crawling with homicidal maniacs in Capri pants... Which brings me to the reason for my letter.


Last month, while in the throes of cramping so painful I wanted to reach inside my body and yank out my uterus, I opened an Always maxi-pad, and there, printed on the adhesive backing, were these words: 'Have a Happy Period.'

Are you f------ kidding me? What I mean is, does any part of your tiny middle-manager brain really think happiness - actual smiling, laughing happiness, is possible during a menstrual period? Did anything mentioned above sound the least bit pleasurable? Well, did it, James?

FYI, unless you're some kind of sick S&M freak, there will never be anything 'happy' about a day in which you have to jack yourself up on Motrin and Kahlua and lock yourself in your house just so you don't march down to the local Walgreen's armed with a hunting rifle and a sketchy plan to end your life in a blaze of glory.

For the love of God, pull your head out, man!


If you have to slap a moronic message on a maxi pad, wouldn't it make more sense to say something that's actually pertinent, like 'Put down the Hammer' or 'Vehicular Manslaughter is Wrong',

Sir, please inform your Accounting Department that, effective immediately, there will be an $8 drop in monthly profits, for I have chosen to take my maxi-pad business elsewhere.


And though I will certainly miss your Flex-Wings, I will not for one minute miss your brand of condescending BS. And that's a promise I will keep. Always. . .

Best regards,
Wendi Johnson
Austin , TX
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Subject: Excellent Read - "I was Drugged by my parents"
Date: 6/3/2009 5:32:34 AM PDT
From: Cyndee Johnson <CLJ5775>

Comment by Cyndee: "Thought for the day!"
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[INDENT]Sent: 2/22/2009 12:04:47 PM PST
From: Linda Minnich <sammylin>...
To: MsBeeJay and 8 others

I LIKED THIS ONE!

From: Susan Barker [owlslognest]
Sent: February 22, 2009 10:04 AM
To: LINDA MINNICH and 7 others


Comment: Wow.....interesting

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WHO AM I?&#8207;


I was born in one country, raised in another. My father was born in another country. I was not his only child. He fathered several children with numerous women.

I became very close to my mother, as my father showed no interest in me. My mother died at an early age from cancer.


Later in life, questions arose over my real name. My birth records were sketchy and no one was able to produce a legitimate, reliable birth certificate.


I grew up practicing one faith but converted to Christianity, as it was widely accepted in my country, but I practiced non-traditional beliefs & didn't follow Christianity, except in the public eye under scrutiny.


I worked and lived among lower-class people as a young adult, disguising myself as someone who really cared about them.


That was before I decided it was time to get serious about my life and I embarked on a new career. I wrote a book about my struggles growing up.


It was clear to those who read my memoirs that I had difficulties accepting that my father abandoned me as a child. I became active in local politics in my 30's then with help behind the scenes, I literally burst onto the scene as a
candidate for national office in my 40s.


They said I had a golden tongue and could talk anyone into anything. That reinforced my conceit. I had a virtually non-existent resume, little work history,
and no experience in leading a single organization.


Yet I was a powerful speaker and citizens were drawn to me as though I were a magnet and they were small roofing tacks. I drew incredibly large crowds during my public appearances. This bolstered my ego.


At first, my political campaign focused on my country's foreign policy. I was very critical of my country in the last war and seized every opportunity to bash my country.

But what launched my rise to national prominence were my views on the country's economy. I pretended to have a really good plan on how we could do better and every poor person would be fed & housed for free.


I knew which group was responsible for getting us into this mess. It was the free market, banks & corporations. I decided to start making citizens hate them and if they were envious of others who did well, the plan was clinched tight.


I called mine "A People's Campaign" and that sounded good to all people.

I was the surprise candidate because I emerged from outside the traditional path of politics & was able to gain widespread popular support.


I knew that, if I merely offered the people 'hope,' together we could change our country and the world. So, I started to make my speeches sound like they were on behalf of the downtrodden, poor, & ignorant to include "persecuted minorities" like the Jews.


My true views were not widely known & I needed to keep them unknown, until after I became my nation's leader. I had to carefully guard reality, as anybody could have easily found out what I really believed, if they had simply read my
writings and examined those people I associated with. I'm glad they didn't.


Then I became the most powerful man in the world.
And the world learned the truth.


Who am I?
ADOLF HITLER.


WHO WERE YOU THINKING OF?
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Date: 3/12/2009 7:57:15 PM PDT
From: Linda Minnich <sammylin>
To: msbeejay and 11 others

From: Carolyn Kautzer <ckautzer> To: Dorothy Trachte
Sent: Wednesday, March 11 2009 6:49 PM

----- Original Message -----
From: gmichaelsen To: Undisclosed recipients:
Sent: Wednesday, March 11 2009 4:02 PM

Mar 11 2009 03:06:15 PM, glenrosa wrote:


If you're spiritually alive, you're going to love this!
If you're spiritually dead, you won't want to read it.
If you're spiritually curious, there is still hope!



Why Go To Church?

A Church goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and
complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday.
'I've gone for 30 years now,' he wrote, 'and in that time I have
heard something like 3,000 sermons. But for the life of me, I can't
remember a single one of them. So, I think I'm wasting my time
and the pastors are wasting theirs by giving sermons at all.'

This started a real controversy in the 'Letters to the Editor' column,

much to the delight of the editor. It went on for weeks until someone
wrote this clincher:

'I've been married for 30 years now. In that time my wife has cooked

some 32,000 meals. But, for the life of me, I cannot recall the
entire menu for a single one of those meals. But I do know this...
They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do
my work. If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be
physically dead today.

Likewise, if I had not gone to church for nourishment, I would
be spiritually dead today!' When you are DOWN to nothing.....
God is UP to something! Faith sees the invisible, believes the
incredible and receives the impossible! Thank God for our physical
AND our spiritual nourishment!

All right, now that you're done reading, send it on!
I think everyone should read this!


'When Satan is knocking at your door, simply say,
'Jesus, could you get that for me?'
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Date: 2/18/2009 5:40:22 AM PST
From: Cyndee Johnson <CLJ5775>
To: MsBeeJay and 16 others

Read this...&#8207;



A Pastor with GUTS!

Thought you might enjoy this interesting prayer given in Kansas at the opening session of their Senate.
It seems prayer still upsets some people..

When Minister Joe Wright was asked to open the new session of the Kansas Senate, everyone was expecting the usual generalities, but this is what they heard:

Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, 'Woe to those who call evil good,' but that is exactly what we have done.

We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values.

We have exploited the poor and called itthe lottery.

We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.

We have killed our unborn and called itchoice.

We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable.

We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem..

We have abused power and called it politics.

We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it ambition.

We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression.

We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment.

Search us, Oh, God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and set us free.
Amen!


The response was immediate. A number of legislators walked out during the prayer in protest. In 6 short weeks, Central Christian Church, where Rev. Wright is pastor, logged more than 5,000 phone calls with only 47 of those calls responding negatively.

The church is now receiving international requests for copies of this prayer from India, Africa and Korea .

Commentator Paul Harvey aired this prayer on his radio program, 'The Rest of the Story,'and received a larger response to this program than any other he has ever aired.


With the Lord's help, may this prayer sweep over our nation and wholeheartedly become our desire so that we again can be called 'one nation under God.'


If possible, please pass this prayer on to your friends.
'If you don't stand for something, you will fall for everything.'
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Here are a couple of posters that are worthwhile reading...
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Sure hope it "spreads?"

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PS: sent by the same Internet Friend of Mine...

In a message dated 2/7/2008 5:47:42 AM Pacific Standard Time, CLJ5775 writes:


-----Original Message-----
From: Patricia Giles <pgiles>
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Sent: Tue, 5 Feb 2008 11:45 pm
Subject: This is good -
several things have been added since I last read a similar one




My parents told me about Mr. Common Sense early in my life and told me I would do well to call on him when making decisions. It seems he was always around in my early years but less and less as time passed by.

Today I read his obituary. Please join me in a moment of silence in remembrance. For Common Sense has served us all so well for so many generations.

[INDENT]Obituary
Common Sense

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.

He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as knowing when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the worm, why life isn't always fair, and how, on occasion, maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you earn) and reliable parenting strategies (adults, not children are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a six-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job they themselves failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer aspirin, sun lotion or a Band-Aid to a student; but could not inform the parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband; churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar can sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason. He is survived by three stepbrothers; I Know my Rights, Someone Else is to Blame, and I'm a Victim.

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.

Author unknown

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and now it is being passed along to you...

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Sent to 12 others on 1/10/2008 (PST)


In a message dated 1/9/2008 4:40:32 PM Pacific Standard Time,
dstebbs writes:

Note: forwarded message attached.

Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2008 17:31:49 -0800 (PST)
From: Malinda Bartels <malindabartels>
Subject: 190
To: Malinda Bartels <malindabartels>



Subject: 191

Please take a moment to relax your mind and humble your heart to focus on Christ. Allow God to be the only person on your mind while you read this prayer. If we can take the time to read long jokes, stories, etc, we should give the same respect to this prayer. Friends, who pray together, stay together.

If you pray this prayer, change the number in the subject box before forwarding the message so people can SEE how many people have done so.


Dear Lord, I thank you for this day. I thank You for my being able to see and to hear this morning. I'm blessed because You are a forgiving God and an understanding God. You have done so much for me and You keep on blessing me. Forgive me this day for everything I have done, said or thought that was not pleasing to you. I ask now for Your forgiveness.

Please keep me safe from all danger and harm. Help me to start this day with a new attitude and plenty of gratitude. Let me make the best of each and every day to clear my mind so that I can hear from You.

Let me not whine and whimper over things I have no control over. Let me continue to see sin through Your eyes and acknowledge it as evil. And when I sin, let me repent, and confess with my mouth of my wrongdoing, and receive forgiveness.

And when this world closes in on me, let me remember Jesus' example -- to slip away and find a quiet place to pray. It's the best response when I'm pushed beyond my limits. I know that when I can't pray, You listen to my heart. Continue to use me to do Your will.

Continue to bless me that I may be a blessing to others. Keep me strong that I may help the weak. Keep me uplifted that I may have words of encouragement for others. I pray for those who are lost and can't find their way. I pray for those who are misjudged and misunderstood. I pray for those who don't know You intimately. I pray for those who will delete this without sharing it with others. I pray for those who don't believe. But I thank you that I believe.

I believe that You change people and You change things for good reasons. I pray for all my sisters and brothers. For each and every one of my family members and friends and their families . I pray for peace, love and joy in their homes that they are out of debt and all their needs are met.

I pray that every eye that reads this knows there is no problem, circumstance, or s ituation greater than You. Every battle is in Your hands for You to fight. I pray that these words be received into the hearts of every eye that sees them and every mouth that confesses them willingly..

This is my prayer.
In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Please pass this prayer on to others...


Malinda Bartels
06-10-09, 12:45 PM Thanks!


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And, I thought the forum community could benefit from
these "Home Remedies!"




WHO KNEW?



Hints----for the pets, kids, and YOU.





Eliminate ear mites. All it takes is a few drops of Wesson Corn Oil
in your cat's ear... Massage it in, then clean with a cotton ball.
Repeat daily for 3 days. The oil soothes the cat's skin, smothers
the mites, and accelerates healing.





Kills fleas instantly... Dawn Dishwashing Liquid does the trick.
Add a few drops to your dog's bath and shampoo the animal
thoroughly. Rinse well to avoid skin irritations. Good-bye fleas...





Rainy day cure for dog odor: Next time your dog comes in from
the rain, simply wipe down the animal with Bounce or any dryer
sheet, instantly making your dog smell springtime fresh.





Did you know that drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve
headache pain almost immediately-without the unpleasant side
effects caused by traditional pain relievers?





Did you know that Colgate Toothpaste
makes an excellent salve for burns?





Before you head to the drugstore for a high-priced inhaler filled
with mysterious chemicals, try chewing on a couple of curiously
strong Altoids peppermints. They'll clear up your stuffed nose.





Achy muscles from a bout of the flu? Mix 1 tablespoon horseradish
in 1 cup of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply
it as a massage oil for instant relief for aching muscles..





Sore throat? Just mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey and
take 1 tablespoon six times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria.





Cure urinary tract infections with Alka-Seltzer. Just dissolve two
tablets in a glass of water and drink it at the onset of the symptoms.
Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating urinary tract infections almost instantly-
even though the product was never been advertised for this use.





Honey remedy for skin blemishes... Cover the blemish with a
dab of honey and place a Band-Aid over it. Honey kills the
bacteria, keeps the skin sterile, and speeds healing. Works
overnight.





Listerine therapy for toenail fungus: Get rid of unsightly toenail
fungus by soaking your toes in Listerine M outhwash. The powerful
antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy again. Vicks Vapor
Rub does it too, put it under the nails.





Easy eyeglass protection... To prevent the screws in eyeglasses
from loosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline Crystal Clear Nail
Polish to the threads of the screws before tightening them.





Cleaning liquid that doubles as bug killer... If menacing bees,
wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets get in your home and you
can't find the insecticide, try a spray of Formula 409. Insects
drop to the ground instantly.





Smart splinter remover: Just pour a drop of Elmer's Glue-All
over the splinter, let dry, and peel the dried glue off the skin.
The splinter sticks to the dried glue.





Hunt's Tomato Paste boil cure... Cover the boil with Hunt's
Tomato Paste as a compress. The acids from the tomatoes
soothe the pain and bring the boil to a head.





Balm for broken blisters.. To disinfect a broken blister,
dab on a few drops of Listerine, a powerful antiseptic.





Vinegar to heal bruises... Soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and
apply it to the bruise for 1 hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness
and speeds up the healing process.





Quaker Oats for fast pain relief.... it's not for breakfast any more!
Mix 2 cups of Quaker Oats and 1 cup of water in a bowl and warm
in the microwave for 1 minute, cool slightly, and apply the mixture
to your hands for soothing relief from arthritis pain.



If you send this to 10 people and only one of
them doesn't know about this,....it was worth it.
06-18-09, 12:41 PM Thanks!


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and I thought the forum community needed a good laugh...Enjoy!


Lutheran Airlines

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE LUTHERAN AIRLINES IS NOW OPERATING IN MINNYSOTA!

ALSO SERVING VISCONSIN, NORDERN MITCHIGEN, NORT & SOUT DAKOTA


If you are travelin soon, consider Lutran Air, the no-frills airline.
You're all in da same boat on Lutran Air, here flyin is a upliftin experience.Dair is no first class on any Lutran Air flight..

Meals are potluck. Rows 1 tru 6, bring rolls; 7 tru 15, bring a salad;
16 tru 21, a hot dish, and 22-30, a dessert.

Basses and tenors please sit in da rear of da aircraft.

Everyone is responsible for his or her own baggage.

All fares are by free will offering, and da plane will not land til da budget is met.

Pay attention to your flight attendant, who vill acquaint you wit da
safety system aboard dis Lutran Air. Okay den, listen up; I'm only gonna say dis vonce:

In da event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure, I am frankly gonna be real surprised and so vill Captain Olson, because ve fly right around two tousand feet, so loss of cabin pressure would probably mean da Second Coming or someting of dat nature, and I wouldn't bodder with doze liddle masks on da rubber tubes--you're gonna have bigger tings to worry about den dat. Just stuff doze back up in dair liddle holes.

Probably da masks fell out because of turbulence which, to be honest wit you, we're gonna have quite a bit of at two tousand feet, sorta like driving across a plowed field, but after a while you get used to it.

In da event of a water landing, I'd say forget it. Start saying da Lord's Prayer and just hope you get to da part about forgive us our sins as we forgive dose who sin against us, which some people say 'trespass against us,' which isn't right, but what can you do?

Da use of cell phones on da plane is strictly forbidden, not because day may confuse da plane's navigation system, which is by da pants all da way. No, it's because cell phones are a pain in da wazoo, and if God had meant you to use a cell phone, He wudda put your mout on da side of your head.

We start lunch right about noon and it's buffet style wit da coffeepot up front.

Den we'll have da hymn sing; hymnals are in da seat pockets in front of you. Don't take yours wit you when you go or I am gonna be real upset and I am not kiddin!

Right now I'll say Grace:

Come, Lord Jesus, be our guest
and let deze gifts to us be blessed..
Fader, Son, and Holy Ghost,
May we land in Dulut or pretty close.