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Postby Catmando » Thu Aug 17, 2006 11:45 am

Time for a positive affirmation.

Living for today is a gift. That's why it's called the present.
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Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Wed Sep 27, 2006 3:40 pm

All the big problems in life contain the words "Inoperable" or "Indictment". All the rest is small stuff. Don't sweat the small stuff.

~Sign in Julian's Cubicle~
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Postby Shapley » Wed Sep 27, 2006 4:00 pm

"No problem is so big or complicated that it can't be run away from."

- Linus van Pelt -
Quod scripsi, scripsi.
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Postby barfle » Wed Sep 27, 2006 4:49 pm

Just barely beats the heck out of almost.

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Postby Serenity » Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:00 pm

The only way to get positive feelings about yourself is to take positive action. We do not live as we think, we think as we live.
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Postby Shapley » Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:21 am

INSTRUCTIONS FOR LIFE

1. Take into account that great love and great
achievements involve great risk.

2. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

3. Follow the three R's:
Respect for self,
Respect for others, and
Responsibility for all your actions.

4. Remember that not getting what you want is
sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them
properly.

6. Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.

7. When you realize you've made a mistake, take
immediate steps to correct it.

8. Spend some time alone every day.

9. Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your
values.

10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best
answer.

11. Live a good, honourable life. Then when you get
older and think back, you'll be able to enjoy it a
second time.

12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the
foundation for your life.

13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with
the current situation. Don't bring up the past.

14. Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve
immortality.

15. Walk gently upon the Earth.

16. Once a year, go someplace you've never been
before.

17. Remember that the best relationship is one in
which your love for each other exceeds your
need for each other.

18. Judge your success by what you had to give up
in order to obtain it.

19. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.
Quod scripsi, scripsi.
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Postby Catmando » Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:25 am

Thank you for that Shap! :handshake:
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Postby piqaboo » Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:54 am

Dont worry; Be Happy! :wink:
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Postby shostakovich » Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:19 pm

[quote="Shapley"]INSTRUCTIONS FOR LIFE



3. Follow the three R's:
Respect for self,
Respect for others, and
Responsibility for all your actions.

4. Remember that not getting what you want is
sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them
properly.

6. Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.

7. When you realize you've made a mistake, take
immediate steps to correct it.


9. Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your
values. [Ed., assuming your values are good ones]


15. Walk gently upon the Earth.





The 19 suggestions are good ones, and apparently intended for us plain folk. I just selected the above as some that would have been nice if Dubya subscribed to them.
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Postby Catmando » Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:32 pm

If you feel angry and you need to settle your nerves, take the time to listen to one of the many beautiful symphonies written by the wonderful composers we've been blessed with.

......or if short on time, listen to a movement of a symphony, like....

Mahler's 6th Symphony - Mvt. III - Andante moderato

I feel so much better. :)
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Postby Catmando » Mon Oct 02, 2006 12:30 pm

The next time you think to yourself "Boy, I wish I had this or that, or a bigger house or a better paying job", ask yourself:

How much greener does my grass really need to be?

Be thankful for what you have. It will not take long to realize just how blessed you really are.
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Postby piqaboo » Mon Oct 02, 2006 12:39 pm

Cat,
the boss from hell can make you decide that a leaky singlewide beats working in that environment.
And the BFH can be the perfect boss for your co-worker, who has a different personality than you.

I've had >20 bosses in my "career" and 2 of them were bad from the onset. One had a more complex pattern of treating the newbie as the greatest thing, then turning against them when the next new person came in.
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Postby Serenity » Tue Nov 14, 2006 11:37 pm

:idea: Most stress is caused by people who overestimate the importance of their problems. :wink:
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Postby Catmando » Tue Nov 14, 2006 11:42 pm

A nice hot bath while reading and listening to classical can cure alot of ails and aches. 8)

**Insert rubber ducky or bath tub emoticon**
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Postby bignaf » Wed Nov 15, 2006 12:33 am

stress is not caused by problems, it is caused by change. getting married tends to be extremely stressful. is marriage a problem?
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Postby GreatCarouser » Wed Nov 15, 2006 3:13 am

bignaf wrote:stress is not caused by problems, it is caused by change. getting married tends to be extremely stressful. is marriage a problem?


:open can of worms:
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Postby shostakovich » Wed Nov 15, 2006 9:55 pm

Heh, heh. You'll find the answer when you try it, Big.
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Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Thu Nov 16, 2006 2:29 am

bignaf wrote:...is marriage a problem?

Of course it is. And it often generates little problems. :grin:
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Postby piqaboo » Fri Nov 17, 2006 3:07 pm

Selma in Sandy Eggo wrote:
bignaf wrote:...is marriage a problem?

Of course it is. And it often generates little problems. :grin:


which, if left unchecked, grow into big problems.... :)
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Postby Serenity » Fri Nov 17, 2006 4:32 pm

GreatCarouser wrote:
bignaf wrote:stress is not caused by problems, it is caused by change. getting married tends to be extremely stressful. is marriage a problem?


:open can of worms:


or can of whoopass! :argue:
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