What’s Left?May 12th, 2011 | By admin | Category: Opinion
Last week, in this column, I was trying to tell you about some things that I thought about during the storm period - having no electricity at home or the office for almost 3 days. That doesn’t sound too long, but when you’re living it - it seems like three weeks. Now, I know, many of you had power outages for longer than 3 days - and I’m not trying to compare my inconvenience with yours. I’m merely conveying some of the things that I thought about during this time. Probably some of the same things you experienced.
Since our electricity was out, most of our phones did not work. We have one plug-in-the-wall old-timey Princess phone that works when the power is out. So, we did have that and we had our cell phones. During this time, I had to keep the cell phone with me and next to my bed at night - something I hated to do. See, I really hate cell phones. I know - there is an emergency aspect to them that is good. And I do like that. But as far as having a real conversation on one - I hate them. You have interference and trouble hearing and dropped calls. I just would rather talk on a land-line phone. But, actually, I don’t really like to talk on the phone at all. So, that was one thing that I really didn’t like being tied to the cell phone.
One of the really strange things about having the electricity out in most of the city was that you never realize how really dark it gets at night when there are no streetlights or home lights on. It is really dark. I opened our front door one night to see if the raccoons were out there eating and I couldn’t even tell if there was one right in front of the door. That was a strange feeling. But I guess it’s time to move on. I’m so thankful that we are making great progress in getting our city back to normal. Thanks all of you volunteers and city employees who are working so hard to get things picked up.
On to another area. I share with you periodically, some of the “Good morning” quotes that are sent to me by Brook Noel - a person who does organizational and motivational stuff. Here are a few of the quotes that I don’t believe I have shared with you. Hope they make you feel better and get motivated.
“I take nothing for granted. I now have only good days, or great days.”
“People must remind each other that it can be done, and it must be done. We must keep up each other’s courage. In that way, we are enormously strong.”
~Vincent van Gogh
“Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.” ~Anonymous
“Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.” ~Charles Schultz
“If you had a friend who talked to you like you sometimes talk to yourself, would you continue to hang around with that person?”~Rob Bremer, Speaker
“A man becomes what he thinks about all day long.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The word impossible was a mistake It’s really I’m possible!”
~Robyn Freedman Spizman
“Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstances.”
Bruce Barton quotes
(American Congressman, 1886-1967)
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
Go to your Happy Place!
See you next week!