InspirEmail No 48 - November 22, 2004
'Inspirational messages to refresh the spirit and boost the emotional bank account'

One string we can have control over

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people say or do.

It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company, a church, a home, a family or friendship. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past. We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only think we can do is play on the one string we have control over and that is our attitude.

I am convinced that life is 1% what happens to me and 99% how I react to it.

Author Unknown

The Comfort Zone

I used to have a comfort zone where I knew I wouldn't fail
The same four walls and busy work were really more like a jail
I longed so much to do the things I'd never done before
But stayed inside my comfort zone and paced the same old floor

I said it didn't matter that I wasn't doing much
I said I didn't care for things like commission cheques and such
I claimed to be so busy with things inside my zone
But deep inside I longed for something special of my own

I couldn't let my life go by just watching others win
I held my breath; I stepped outside and let the change begin
I took a step and with new strength I'd never felt before
I kissed my comfort zone goodbye and closed and locked the door

If you're in a comfort zone, afraid to venture out
Remember that all winners were at one time with doubt
A step or two and words of praise can make your dreams come true
Reach for your future with a smile - Success is there for you

Author Unknown
With my thanks to Mal Hales - Eaglehawk Victoria

How can you delay milk turning sour?

Some delightful and humorous science exam responses from a group of school children

Q: Name the four seasons.
A: Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar.

Q: Explain one of the processes by which water can be made safe to drink.
A: Flirtation makes water safe to drink because it removes large pollutants like grit, sand, dead sheep and canoeists.

Q: How is dew formed?
A: The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire.

Q: How can you delay milk turning sour?
A: Keep it in the cow.

Q: What causes the tides in the oceans?
A: The tides are a fight between the Earth and the Moon. All water tends to flow towards the moon, because there is no water on the moon, and nature hates a vacuum. I forget where the sun joins in this fight.

Q: What are steroids?
A: Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs.

Q: What happens to your body as you age?
A: When you get old, so do your bowels and you get intercontinental.

Q: Name a major disease associated with cigarettes.
A: Premature death.

Q: How are the main parts of the body categorised? (eg. abdomen.)
A: The body is consisted into three parts - the brainium, the borax and the abdominal cavity. The brainium contains the brain; the borax contains the heart and lungs, and the abdominal cavity contains the five bowels, A E, I, O, and U.

Q: What is the fibula?
A: A small lie.

Q: What does "varicose" mean?
A: Nearby.

Q: Give the meaning of the term 'Caesarean Section'
A: The Caesarean Section is a district in Rome.

Q: What does the word "benign" mean?'
A: Benign is what you will be after you be eight

Source and Author Unknown

- An Inspirational Thought -

'The road to success is always under construction'
Author Unknown

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