Saturday, September 22, 2007

Beautiful Days

We are having some beautiful fall days. As we enjoy them, they make us thankful for life.

Jade gave me this picture yesterday. It was taken in Vietnam. It shows Jade in the traditional dress of a young Vietnamese girl.

No matter what we do in this world, there's always some people around that want to kill our ideas. Someone came up with the term for this......

Killer Phrase.

Killer Phrase (kiler fraz) n.
  1. a knee-jerk response that squelches new ideas; most commonly said by bosses and government officials
  2. a threat to innovation
  1. “We tried that before.”
  2. “Don’t ROCK the BOAT!”
  3. “Get a committee to look into that.”
  4. “It’ll Never Fly.”
  5. “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.”
  6. “Yes, BUT….”
  7. .“The boss will NEVER go for it.”
  8. “It’s not in the Budget.”
  9. “Put it in writing.”
  10. “We’ve always done it THIS way.”
Well, here's a poem that tells us to keep on trying, even though we might be getting those killer phrases thrown at us.

Don't Quit

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill
When the funds are low and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh

When care is pressing you down a bit

Rest, you must - but don't you quit

Life is queer with its twists and turns

As everyone of us sometimes learns

And many a failure turns about

When he might have won had he stuck it out

Don't give up, though the pace seems slow

You might succeed with another blow

Success is failure turned inside out,
the silver tint of the clouds of doubt

And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far

So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit
It's when things seem worst, That you MUST NOT QUIT!

~Quinton Howell

Quotes of the Day

Correction does much, but encouragement does more.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

You have no control over what the other guy does.
You only have control over what you do.

~A J Kitt

Joke of the Day

Two boys are playing football in Central Park when one is attacked by a rabid Rottweiler. Thinking quickly, the other boy rips off a board of the nearby fence, wedges it down the dog's collar and twists, breaking the dogs neck.

A reporter who was strolling by sees the incident, and rushes over to interview the boy.
"Young Giants Fan Saves Friend From Vicious Animal," he starts writing in his notebook.

"But I'm not a Giants fan," the little hero replied.

"Sorry, since we are in New York, I just assumed you were." said the reporter and starts again. "Little Jets Fan Rescues Friend From Horrific Attack" he continued writing in his notebook.

"I'm not a Jets fan either," the boy said.

"I assumed everyone in New York was either for the Giants or Jets. What team do you root for?" the reporter asked. "I'm a Cowboys fan," the child said.

The reporter starts a new sheet in his notebook and writes, "Little Redneck Maniac Kills Beloved Family Pet."


Have a Wonderful Weekend

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