Humor

Grow Difficulties; Fertilize Them With Procrastination

»Posted by on Jul 18, 2014 in Coaching, Human Interest, Humor, Inspiration, Personal Development, Self-help, Wisdom | 0 comments

It is 10 a.m. on Saturday morning.  It’s already 90 degrees, with humidity that makes if feel like 100.  I’m just cooling down after spreading mulch in my flower beds for three hours. Arising at 6 a.m. I started before it got hot–it was only 80 then. While I was sweating away at this project and shoveling mulch into my wheelbarrow from the pile that had been in my yard for over a year, I remembered what John Mason said: “Procrastination is the fertilizer that makes difficulties grow.” I could have finished this project last fall, when it was cooler. I could have finished this...

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One Small Act Defeated Discouragement

»Posted by on Jan 17, 2013 in Achievement, Bible, Books, College, Humor, Inspiration, Motivation, Personal Development, Self-help, Success | 0 comments

One Small Act Defeated Discouragement I was a 20-year-old college student 200 miles from home selling Bibles door-to-door in rural Indiana. Lonely, homesick and missing my girlfriend, I wasn’t doing too well selling Bibles.  And I wasn’t making any money. Reluctantly, I was knocking on doors, but my heart really wasn’t in it.  I was discouraged. I stopped at a pretty little clapboard house with a neat white picket fence in front.  After letting myself through the gate, I timidly knocked on the door. The biggest, hairiest man I ever saw jerked open the door.  He was wearing a greasy undershirt and...

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Neckties, Bowl Games & NFL Playoffs

»Posted by on Jan 9, 2013 in College, Common Sense, Fashion, Football, Humor, Manners, Nostalgia, TV | 0 comments

  I grew up in the 1950’s, in the “Happy Days.”  Contrary to common thinking among Gen Xers and Millennials, we knew some pretty cool stuff. In the 50’s we weren’t ashamed to watch TV with our parents or our kids.  Telephones were attached to wires, and we actually talked on them.  Gen Xers and Millennials  own cell phones, but they mostly text, even in the same room with the person they’re texting. We listened to music on transistor radios and funny-looking, box-like devices called record players and stereos.  Music was recorded on 78s, 45s, and LPs; Gen Xers and Millennials have...

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