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Rethinking it All and a Joke Taken Too Far

Rethinking it All and a Joke Taken Too Far

Good Morning from Prince Edward Island, 

Sarah Armstrong caught this photographic moment beautifully while visiting the Gardens of Hope. 

I hope you had a good week, and this finds you well this morning. Thank you for allowing me into your time bubble. 

What's brewing. Happy to have tea. Thanks.  

How about some background music today? I am listening to Classical Concentration, a playlist of over 50 songs. 

"There's something about the precision of classical music that makes it an especially good companion for staying on task. Whether you're studying, cooking, or just getting through the workday, this mix will help keep you focused and clear. Our classical experts regularly rotate these selections. If you like a piece, add it to your library." ~ Editors Notes Try a sample here 

I hope to complete reading' The ONE Thing' by Gary Keller today. I find the book thought-provoking. His writing about managing life comes down to a few simple yet powerful concepts and is consideration worthy for anyone dealing with a busy life. 

There is a better way to live than chasing down the checkboxes on a to-do list. 

Beware of the barrenness of a busy life. ~ Socrates

Multi-tasker Warning: He does not believe in multitasking. A lot of his concepts are supported by scientific research. (I'd love to see him defend his principles in a room full of young mothers, though. LOL)

"Multitasking slows us down and makes us slower witted." ~ Gary Keller

"If you chase two will not catch either one." ~ Russian Proverb

What is the toll of distractions on our personal lives? 

"The people we live with and work with on a daily basis deserve our full attention. When we give people segmented attention, piecemeal time, switching back and forth, the switching cost is higher than just the time involved. We end up damaging relationships." -Dave Crenshaw 

While sharing my thoughts with you about this book this morning, I came to realize this book is worthy of many reads. At the surface, it may come off as a book on time management, but it is much deeper than that. At its core, it is a book about the pursuit of happiness. It challenges you to think about everything you do and why you do it. 

Interestingly enough, I have been thinking about spending time researching the subject of happiness. I recently purchased several titles about happiness, which had been written over the last few years. I plan on delving into them soon and sharing the findings with you. 

Happiness happens on the way to fulfillment. Dr. Martin Seligman, past president of the American Psychological Association, believes there are five factors that contribute to our happiness: positive emotion and pleasure, achievement, relationships, engagement, and meaning. Of and these, he believes engagement and meaning are the most important. Becoming more engaged in what we do by finding ways to make our life more meaningful is the surest way to finding lasting happiness. When our daily actions fulfil a bigger purpose, the most powerful and enduring happiness can happen. ~ The One Thing by Gary Keller, page 142.

"People do not decide their futures; they decide their habits and their habits decide their futures." - F. M. Alexander

Books Read By is made by book lovers for ambitious people who want to read more. Neat website. Love its simplicity. Check it out. 

I had to look twice at the happy guy in this video; I thought it was me thirty years ago. I moved around pretty well the same way. LOL Enjoy. 

Suggestion: if this didn't make you smile, go back to bed! lol

When you look with judgement, life is twisted and empty. When you look with an open heart and mind, life is poignant and meaningful. - Paul Ferrini

My thoughts are with the good people in California and all that is happening with wildfires. This week, interestingly enough, Lennie Gallant introduced the world to his video Sequoia captured on location in California. 

I wish you a wonderful weekend a great week ahead. 

Today, I am thinking of Gary Keller's question: What's the One Thing I can do such that by doing it, everything else will be easier or unnecessary. 


"Never try to be someone else's definition of beautiful. You have to define beautiful for yourself." - Zendaya


"Three things in human life are important. The first to be kind. The second is to be kind. The third is to be kind." ~ Henry James

With Love from Prince Edward Island

Bruce & Mille

ps. Last week's draw was for my 9th book read this year. I am happily going to send The Library Book to Sharon Kalich, her name was drawn from "the hat." Just need you to send me your address, Sharon. Congratulations.

pss. A man is on trial for stealing an overcoat. The judge went straight to the point. "Did you steal this man's overcoat?" he demanded.

"No sir," the defendant replied with a grin. "I was just playing a joke on him."

"And where did you take the coat?" asked the judge.

"I removed it from the coat rack in the restaurant and carried it home with me."

"Guilty," snapped the judge.

"Guilty! Guilty of what?" asked the defendant.

"Guilty of carrying a joke too far!"

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Marian Brophy - September 12, 2020

Thank you for this cup of joy on Saturday mornings. Loved the photo of Gardens of Hope and Henry James quote…how different life would be!

Peggy Freeman - September 12, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with the people in California and Oregon. To see such devastation just absolutely hurts my heart. I sincerely hope that our next president will address the issue of climate change in a more robust fashion than previous occupants of the White House have done. You can honestly see that climate change is not a hoax and if it is not addressed, it will not matter what your political views are because there won’t be an earth left to argue about!

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