Friday, 28 November 2008


I am one of those who never knows
the direction of my journey
until I have almost arrived.
– Anna Louise Strong

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Be Yourself

Let’s dare to be ourselves,
for we do that better
than anyone else can.
– Shirley Briggs

Monday, 24 November 2008


Most people never run far enough
on their first wind
to find out they've got a second.
Give your dreams all you've got
and you'll be amazed
at the energy that comes out of you.
- William James

Friday, 21 November 2008

November 21, 2008 Chautauqua

From the Editor's Computer

On Sunday afternoon (Nov. 16th) I attended the Visions Country Gospel concert, silent auction, and supper at the Bashaw United Church. The event was very well attended and enjoyed by all, which can be attributed in part to the people organizing and putting on the event (and yes, as one of those people I can take a tiny bit of that credit).

In truth, what made the afternoon so enjoyable and successful was not so much what the Bashaw and Mirror United Church people did to put on the event (and provide a yummy supper), nor was it totally a result of the excellent crowd - though both of those factors were very important in the overall success of the event.

Rather, it was the fun and enthusiasm that the performers shared with us all through their performance. Garry, Brian, Dennis, and Jim have so much fun singing and performing together that the audience can’t help but get caught up in the mood. That is what made the event so spectacular, and that is the most important ingredient in any endeavour we undertake - be it our job, our hobbies, or volunteer work.

If you display fun, enthusiasm and a real zest for what you are doing others will be caught up in your excitement and will want to be a part of it in any way they can for however long they can.

It is your attitude that makes what you do a success or not. What attitude are you exhibiting in your activities today?


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Wednesday, 19 November 2008


Doubt, of whatever kind,
can be ended by action alone.
- Thomas Carlyle

Monday, 17 November 2008

Uncommon Effort

Put the uncommon effort into the common task...
make it large by doing it in a great way.
- Orison Swett Marden

Friday, 14 November 2008

Do Your Best

You're not obligated to win.
You're obligated to keep trying
to do the best you can every day.
-Marian Wright Edelman

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Giving Up

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
The most certain way to succeed
is always to try one more time.
- Thomas Edison

Monday, 10 November 2008


Do not go where the path may lead,
go instead where there is no path
and leave a trail.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, 7 November 2008

November 7, 2008 Chautauqua

From the Editor's Computer

Never speak of the times as being hard or of business conditions as being doubtful...When others are having hard times and poor business, you will find your greatest opportunities.” - Wallace Wattles

There is a whole lot of fear-mongering going on in our world in the past few weeks, which is leading many people to panic resulting in stock market and economic havoc across the world.

But are we really in a state of global economic collapse? There will be select individuals and businesses which will see some tough times, and the potential for total economic collapse is there. However, I don’t think we’re there yet.

We have a long way to go before we reach the economic level that we were at a few years ago - a level in which oil companies were making profits, banks were making profits, in fact almost any big business was making profits, and gas was considerably less than $0.90 at the pumps! Don’t panic, to reach the next peak we need to go through a valley first.


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Wednesday, 5 November 2008


Reminding one another of the dream
that each of us aspires to
may be enough for us to set each other free.
- Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Monday, 3 November 2008

Find a way

Determine that the thing can and shall be done,
and then we shall find the way.
—Abraham Lincoln