Sunday, April 30, 2006



John is the kind of guy you love to hate. He is always in a good mood and always has something positive to say. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would reply, "If I were any better, I would be twins!"

He was a natural motivator. If an employee was having a bad day, John was there telling the employee how to look on the positive side of the situation.

Seeing this style really made me curious, so one day I went up and asked him "I don't get it! You can't be a positive person all of the time. How do you do it?"

He replied, "Each morning I wake up and say to myself, you have two choices today. You can choose to be in a good mood or ... you can choose to be in a bad mood. I choose to be in a good mood." Each time something bad happens, I can choose to be a victim or...I can choose to learn from it. I choose to learn from it.

Every time someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to accept their complaining or... I can point out the positive side of life. I choose the positive side of life.

"Yeah, right, it's not that easy," I protested.

"Yes, it is," he said. "Life is all abou t choices. When you cut away all the junk, every situation is a choice. You choose how you react to situations. You choose how people affect your mood.

You choose to be in a good mood or bad mood. The bottom line: It's your choice how you live your life."

I reflected on what he said. Soon hereafter, I left the Tower Industry to start my own business. We lost touch, but I often thought about him when I made a choice about life instead of reacting to it.

Several years later, I heard that he was involved in a serious accident, falling some 60 feet from a communications tower.

After 18 hours of surgery and weeks of intensive care, he was released from the hospital with rods placed in his back.

I saw him about six months after the accident.

When I asked him how he was, he replied, "If I were any better, I'd be twins..Wanna see my scars?"

I declined to s ee his wounds, but I did ask him what had gone through his mind as the accident took place.

"The first thing that went through my mind was the well-being of my soon-to-be born daughter," he replied. "Then, as I lay on the ground, I remembered that I had two choices: I could choose to live or...I could choose to die. I chose to live."

"Weren't you scared? Did you lose consciousness?" I asked.

He continued, "..the paramedics were great. They kept telling me I was going to be fine. But when they wheeled me into the ER and I saw the expressions on the faces of the doctors and nurses, I got really scared. In their eyes, I read 'he's a dead man'. I knew I needed to take action."

"What did you do?" I asked.

"Well, there was a big burly nurse shouting questions at me," said John. She asked if I was allergic to anything. 'Yes, I replied.' The doctors and nurses stopped working as they waited for my reply. I took a deep breath and yelled, 'Gravity'."

Over their laughter, I told them, "I am choosing to live. Operate on me as if I am alive, not dead."

He lived, thanks to the skill of his doctors, but also because of his amazing attitude... I learned from him that every day we have the choice to live fully.

Attitude, after all, is everything .

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Keep this on the Fridge
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 of horseradish in 1 cup of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it as 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. (Note: Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Medicine is not the same..and contains aspirin, which can cause stomach bleeding if you have ulcers.)
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 mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy again.
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.
Coca-Cola cure for rust... Forget those expensive rust removers. Just saturate an abrasive sponge with Coca Cola and scrub the rust stain. The phosphoric acid in the coke is what gets the job done.
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.
Heinz 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.
Kills fleas instantly. Dawn dish washing liquid does the trick. Add a few drops to your dog's bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly. Rinse well to avoid skin irritations. Goodbye 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.
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.!
Quaker Oats for fast pain relief....It's not for breakfast anymore! 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.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Strange but true...

1. Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.
2. Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a belly button.
3. A pack-a-day smoker will lose approximately 2 teeth every 10 years.
4. People do not get sick from cold weather; it's from being indoors a lot more.
5. When you sneeze, all bodily functions stop, even your heart!
6. Only 7 per cent of the population are lefties.
7. Forty people are sent to the hospital for dog bites every minute.
8. Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until they are 2-6 years old.
9. The average person over 50 will have spent 5 years waiting in queues.
10. The toothbrush was invented in 1498.
11. The average housefly lives for one month.
12. 40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year.
13. A coat hanger is 44 inches long when straightened.
14. The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute.
15. Your feet are bigger in the afternoon than any other time of day.
16. Most of us have eaten a spider in our sleep.
17. The REAL reason ostriches stick their head in the sand is to search for water.
18. The only two animals that can see behind themselves without turning their heads are the rabbit and the parrot.
19. John Travolta turned down the starring roles in "An Officer and a Gentleman" and "Tootsie."
20. Michael Jackson owns the rights to the South Carolina State anthem.
21. In most television commercials advertising milk, a mixture of white paint and a little thinner is used in place of the milk.
22. Prince Charles and Prince William NEVER travel on the same airplane, just in case there is a crash.
23. The first Harley Davidson motorcycle built in 1903 used a tomato can for a carburettor.
24. Most hospitals make money by selling the umbilical cords cut from women who give birth. They are used in vein transplant surgery.
25. Humphrey Bogart was related to Princess Diana. They were 7th cousins.
26. If colouring wasn't added to Coca-Cola, it would be green.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Found something interesting at work the other day...

I work at a thrift store. I process donated clothing. I was processing as usual on Saturday after lunch as I always do and found old passports and airline tickets and an old Cingular bill. I threw that all away. I found some Wells Fargo envelopes and was about to throw them away as well, but decided to have a look. Something in those particular envelopes felt hard like folded paper. That's exactly what I thought it was. I looked anyway. And do you know what I saw? You wanna guess? Go ahead and guess. I always wondered what I would do in this situation. Read on to find out what happened and what I did about it.

I found lots of money. I started to count it. I lost count after $2,000. There were 7 envelopes that had $1,000 each in them. I was speechless. I told the store manager what I found. She brought two other people in her office with us. She counted the money while we all watched. I was dumbfounded. I could barely talk.

The store manager made a few phone calls. I had told someone about the plane tickets and Cingular bill. Someone fetched them out of the garbage and brought those back to the office. The store manager called the police. We went back to work. The police came and talked to me for a few minutes. He picked up the money.

Evidently the policeman called whoever's name was on the plane tickets because they came by later and donated more stuff and to say "thank you" to me for finding the money. They even gave me a reward for turning it in.

I admire people who do that type of thing and always wondered what I would do if I was ever in that situation. Now I know.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Something contoversial...

Let's try a new twist on here shall we?

I am against abortion. To me, abortion is murder. Life begins at conception as far as I'm concerned. You wouldn't kill a baby who was just born would you? Why kill that baby in the fetus stage then? That's where that baby's life begins is in the womb. Abortion is not seeing what you're doing away with. I guess these pro murdering unborn babies people think if you don't see it, it doesn't exist.

Ok let me ask you this. If that fetus is not a human, why bother to eat healthy stuff when you're pregnant? Life is growing inside of you. Just because you don't see that life doesn't mean its not a life.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

I've been dycked!

Dyck does not like my blog at all. I really don't care how he feels about this blog. It does not belong to him. It is mine, all mine! It is mine to do with what I want. For one thing, I NEVER EVER asked him to do this. I resent the fact that he did. This blog may not be good, but it is my blog. I just have to think of stuff to write about. I keep my thoughts to myself, that way I don't get into trouble. When I speak my mind, that's when I get into trouble. It happens at work all the time, so I just keep my mouth shut.

He doesn't like anything about this blog at all. Too bad Dyck! This is my blog not yours! If you don't like my blog stay away. Don't come here anymore.

He doesn't like the pictures of my lambs. Too bad! I like those pictures. So what if they don't match. They are on my blog to stay. If you don't like them, don't look. If you don't like my clock, don't look at it! And the lamb on the lounge chair was made for me by someone on Police Hub. It means a lot to me and I want to show it off and will do so whether you like it or not. He thinks I have a twisted mind, he thinks that lamb is smoking crack in a crack pipe! I knew right off it was a drink in the lambs hand. (or paw, whichever you prefer.) He must be on drugs to know what a crack pipe looks like.

Hs also doesn't like the fact I haven't changed my blog at all. I like this blog and have no desire to change it at this time. I like the colors and everything about it. So too bad Dyckie.

He thinks I have Satanic messages hidden in the Bible passages that are on here. He probably never opened a real Bible in his life.

He said and I quote: "I'm almost ashamed to have this blog affilated with the Mighty Blog Network. I mean, even I have my standards." I'm kind of ashamed to be associated with it because of the filth he posts. He swears in every one of his posts.

There are people who like to come here. Dyck is not one of them. In fact, he has a forum that hardly anyone goes to. It's so boring he can't even give it away for free.

And another thing, be careful if you go to Dyckies dead forum. He has been known to change my psots. He might change yours too. And watch out for Revree, too, his sidekick. She told me I was so close to being banned and I didn't even do anything! He has banned me several times because I said I was never banned. So be very careful if you ever go there. These people play rough. They're like little kids posing as adults.