Wednesday, March 4, 2015

PART ONE of  a NEW SERIES
Inspiring? 
Encouraging? 
or Daunting?








6 comments:

  1. Encouraging, inspiring, motivational, and the truth.

    The greatest limitations are the ones we place on ourselves.

    One never need stop reaching for the stars, at any age.

    When I find myself on my death bed I will be planning what I shall do tomorrow, next week, next month, next year...

    It's all about ATTITUDE.

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  2. It's inspiring! Most of our limitations are self-imposed.

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  3. Cletus the Prog GiggerMarch 4, 2015 at 11:46 AM

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  4. Alas, uplifting does not inspire like good old standby bash the enemies with bloody slab of political red meat...

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    1. Like it or not, WE are going to get away from that for a while. Incessant dwelling on negatives is bad for our health both mental and physical. My purpose here has never been to achieve "popularity," but to tell the truth, as I understand it, to focus on phenomena interesting, stimulating, humorous and enriching –– to me –– in the hope of infecting others with some of my delight, curiosity and sense of wonder.

      The amusing old term "Nattering Nabobs of Negativism," coined, I believe, during the last Nixon Administration by William Safire, is no joke. It is an accurate and compelling DIAGNOSIS of everything that has been tearing us apart, and slowly-but-surely dragging us down since the benighted, self-righteous, foul-minded Progressives took over more than a century ago.

      These Aged Wonders we're featuring right now have managed to avoid those pitfalls, and are living fulfilled, joyful lives, DESPITE the ever-present "troubles of the world." And that is exactly what all of us are SUPPOSED to do.

      I believe it was Abraham Lincoln who said, "A man can about as happy as makes up his mind to be." Lincoln suffered from clinical depression –– as well he might have considering the terrible conditions under which he lived –– but he managed to be a "high-functioning" individual anyway, because he had the courage of his convictions and was STRONG-MINDED.

      Every one of us might easily claim to be a VICTIM of LIFE, but what earthly GOOD does that do us?

      NONE!

      EXCELSIOR!

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