Wednesday, 28 February 2007

Failure

It's how you deal with failure
that determines how you achieve success.
- David Feherty

Monday, 26 February 2007

Adventure

Adventure isn't hanging on a rope
off the side of a mountain.
Adventure is an attitude
that we must apply
to the day to day obstacles of life -
facing new challenges,
seizing new opportunities,
testing our resources against the unknown
and in the process,
discovering our own unique potential.
- John Amatt

Friday, 23 February 2007

Doors

In the universe,
there are things that are known,
and things that are unknown,
and in between, there are doors.
- William Blake

Wednesday, 21 February 2007

Dreams

The greatest achievement was at first
and for a time a dream.
The oak sleeps in the acorn;
the bird sleeps in the egg;
and in the highest vision of the soul,
a waking angel stirs.
Dreams are the seedlings of realities...
- James Allen

Monday, 19 February 2007

Life

Not one shred of evidence supports the notion
that life is serious.
- proverb

Friday, 16 February 2007

February 16, 2007 Chautauqua


From the Editor's Computer

First, I must make a slight correction to my last editorial. It was brought to my attention that in fact my favourite Hershey Chocolate Kiss commercials are the figure skating ones. I can’t image how I made such an error?

I recently read a fascinating book entitled “The Hidden Messages in Water” by Masaru Emoto, a Japanese scientist. Emoto photographed the ice crystals formed by freezing different types of water. Then he exposed the natural spring water to different types of music and photographed the resulting crystal formations. He then took his experimentations a step further and wrote different words (love, gratitude, fool, thank you, etc.) and affixed the words to the bottle or glass of water and then photographed the resulting crystals.

If you ever get a chance to read the book, you will be amazed at the variety and sheer beauty of the crystals that formed when the words “love,” “gratitude,” and “thank you” were used. Interestingly enough, words like “fool” either formed very distorted crystals or no crystals at all.

As fascinating as this all is, it does have implications for all of us. Not only can we have an impact on our fresh water supplies by the words we say and think, but more importantly, on ourselves. As our bodies consist of roughly 70% water what impact do you think the words you say to yourself and others have? What impact are your own thoughts having on your body and health? Think about it!

Beth

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Wednesday, 14 February 2007

Action

Action may not always bring happiness;
but there is no happiness without action.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Monday, 12 February 2007

Appreciation

Appreciation can make a day - even change a life.
Your willingness to put it into words
is all that is necessary.
- Margaret Cousins

Friday, 9 February 2007

Past and Future

Time is not at all what it seems.
It does not flow in only one direction and the future exists simultaneously with the past.
- Albert Einstein

Wednesday, 7 February 2007

Simplify

As you simplify your life,
the laws of the universe will be simpler.
- Henry David Thoreau

Monday, 5 February 2007

Action

The time for action is now.
It's never too late to do something.
- Carl Sandburg

Friday, 2 February 2007

February 2, 2007 Chautauqua


From the Editor's Computer

2007 marks the 100th Anniversary of the well known Hershey Chocolate Kiss. Everyone can recognize one of the famous chocolates with its distinctive shape and foil wrapper with that little identifying piece of paper poking out of the top.

Though the years Hershey has had some very creative ways of marketing the simple Chocolate Kisses. My favourites are the TV ads at Christmas time.

There are more flavours of Hershey Chocolate Kisses available than ever before. Have you tried:
· Milk chocolate Kisses
· Dark chocolate Kisses
· Hugs (Kisses)
· Almond Kisses
· Caramel Kisses
· Mint Chocolate Kisses
· Candy Cane Kisses
· Or the other varieties

We can all learn something from that simple Hershey Chocolate Kiss. The chocolate is the same, it is recognizable, it hasn’t changed its essence. Yet...in recent years we have various flavours to chose from, new colours of wrappers, and new fillings.

Like the chocolates, we can change and grow and develop different areas of our lives, all while keeping what makes us distinctly “us” the same and recognizable.

This Valentine’s Day when you have a chocolate, remember the lesson of the Hershey Kiss!

Beth

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