Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Value Added.

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.

Ralph Marston

<><><><><><> 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 <><><><>


JunieRose said...

Hi Merle,

I loved the joke with the little boy and the sandwich! :)

OH! And I went to see the pics at Holt Press too!
So nice the kids did that for your brother!


doubleknot said...

Thanks for the quotes and jokes - and now you have really made me hungry - a good leg of lamb sounds sooo good.

Granny said...

I'll check out the pics in a few minutes.



kenju said...

Love that last one - and it is SO true!!

mreddie said...

Good quotes especially the one that ended with "and what's popular isn't always right". ec

Mike ( ex scientia, veritas ) said...

Thumbs up for Ralph Marston!

LZ Blogger said...

Nice stuff here Merle! I loved the George Bernard Shaw quote.

Peter said...

Hi Merle, well I'm back home so I guess I'll settle back into the routine soon, after the few hectic (but most enjoyable) days.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Enjoyed your post Merle and I'm off to see the pictures of the big weekend over at Marcus' site. Thanks for the link.

Michelle said...

Victorian lamb.....ooooooo how yummy!

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