Hello Folks ~~ The last day of May here, and our
Winter starts tomorrow. I have been busy cooking
today a huge leg of lamb with roast vegetables etc.
There are some nice family photos on my nephew’s
blog. Marcus is at Holt Press. You may like to see more
of Peter’s birthday pictures.
The following article was written by Ralph Marston, and
was posted on Da Gal’s blog awhile back. I thought it was
good, and so have posted it here for you.
Value added Anything worth accomplishing is going to take some long, difficult and sustained effort to reach. Yet even though the goal may be a long way off, the benefits of working toward that goal begin to be yours immediately.
For the value of accomplishment is in the accomplishing. The reward is not so much in what you obtain as in the person you become in the process of obtaining it. No matter how difficult the journey may be, it makes all the difference in the world when that journey is leading to a destination you have chosen.
By setting your sights upon where you intend to be and by committing yourself to following that path, you immediately add value to life.
The commitment, the discipline, the focus and the effort are indeed their own rewards. And they begin to be yours the moment you decide to begin.
Though at first you may wish you could reach the goal without having to work your way past the challenges, you'll soon realize that such a thing would be worthless. For it is precisely the value you put into any accomplishment that gives it value to you.
Make the most of every opportunity to give your best effort to life. And you'll find yourself surrounded by real, lasting value.
<><><><><><> And a joke ~~ <><><><>
Some workmen are working at a building site opposite
the home of a little four year old boy.
Each lunchtime, the workmen sit down in the street to
have their lunch and the little boy joins them.
One day, his mother asks him what he wants in his sandwich.
He asks for a plain old tomato sandwich.
The intrigued mother decides to go out and watch the little boy.
So the little boy goes outside and sits down with the men,
opens up the sandwich and says : “ Jeez, Not another
tomato sandwich !”
<><><><> A few thoughts ~~ <><><><>
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable,
but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
~ George Bernard Shaw.
What’s right isn’t always popular, and what’s popular
isn’t always right.
Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races
one after another ! Walter Elliott.
Success is not the key to happiness,
Happiness is the key to success.
If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
~ Herman Cain.
<><><><> Cheers <><><><>