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Interesting how, over the years, times and circumstances change, sometimes carefully orchestrated and sometimes with a little surprise factor thrown in.

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I have to confess, I’m not a person who enjoys numbers. I’m pretty good at balancing the checkbook and setting up budgets for our home, but would much rather make a scrapbook page or play the piano.

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I am a big fan of the author Stephen R. Covey  and think there is great wisdom in many of the principles he teaches.

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I recently heard a speaker deliver an address that made me stop and think about the many things I have to be grateful for in my life. I would like to share some of his words with you below:

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What an idiot!” was what I thought. Probably out loud. 1997 was the last year Ford made the Thunderbird, until the retro showed up, I think in about 2002.

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Ever sit down and list those things that could have made you a million bucks if only - - - ? Think of some of the statements made on t-shirts, for example. Early on in our marriage, my wife actually wore a sweatshirt I got for her that had lettered on the front, “Eat your heart out. I’m married!” My son has a t-shirt that says, “VOTE FOR PEDRO.” He has no idea who Pedro is or what he was trying to get elected to, but the t-shirt was cheap. The one I have never seen that I think would sell well would read, “SMASHES SPIDERS BAREFOOT.” One of my antics that my wife wishes I would grow out of is, when meeting someone with a shirt or jacket that has the logo, “B.U.M.” on it, is to ask them why their mother named them “Bum?”

Which brings to mind the boy who came home after a week at Boy Scout camp and was a little upset with his mother. She had dutifully attached or written his name to all of his clothing except his undershorts. Seems that some of the boys had been calling him “Fruit of the Loom,” which was the only name on his shorts, all week.

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