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To avoid any confusion I thought it appropriate to list the names (cyber) I go by.
My Names:
Mel Kaye-(my real name), MondayMorningPower,
MMP, Killeris-(Technorati name), Powerkis-(Wordpress name), SiFiBiBi-(Original Blogger name)
Site Names:
Attitude, The Ultimate Power-(Blog name)
MondayMorningPower-(Blog AKA)
It's All About Attitude-(Blog AKA)

My email address: info (at) MondayMorningPower dot Com

Why read Monday Morning Power?

You will find a consistency and a focus in all of my content that can change your attitude which can fuel a positive change in your life, if you want it to. If you are happy with your attitude and your life and see no reason for changing, then you either already have a PMA (Positive Mental Attitude), or you are a victim and want to hold onto your misery. These postings will then serve to fortify the person with PMA, or, hopefully, convince the "victim" that there is a better way. This site will contain essays, poems, stories, humor and links, all with the same goal: The pursuit, capture, care and feeding of a Positive Mental Attitude. I have had readers tell me that they have spent hours on my site and feel great about themselves both during and after. I log onto my own site frequently to help fuel my attitude; I hope you will as well.

To My Fellow Bloggers.....

Please feel free to link my blog to yours. A dose of "Monday Morning Power" would bolster any blog, except for those that profess doom, destruction and the end of the world. If you want to use any of my content in your blog, please ask first via email or by comment. I will need to review your blog for appropriate content and then give you written permission as well as being sure that you link back.

Monday Morning Power

A dose of "Monday Morning Power" and a cup of coffee and you're ready for whatever awaits you. At a minimum you should read this blog on Monday Mornings. However, there will be new posts daily. Whenever you want to feel good, tune in and help yourself to some "Monday Morning Power." Please share this site with everyone you care about. I welcome your comments and suggestions

About Me

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My goal is to help my clients navigate the “residential investment property” market; make some money and have some fun in the process. This real estate market is ripe for the investor. In addition, I would like to help the home buyer and home seller. I am part of an 80,000+ agent network that spans all of North America. Being on the “inside” I can find you the “right” agent to handle your specific needs no matter where in North America you may reside. I have been in and arround the real estate market for most of my professional life and want to be your resource for making money in this market. I have been negotiating all of my life and want to negotiate great deals for you. Following is my contact information and my philosophies: Mel Kaye (Broker Associate) Keller Williams Realty Direct: PCH.MEL.KAYE (724.635.5293) Mobile: 805.300.1769 Fax: 888.371.1190 Email: YESmelYES@gmail.com Website: http://melkaye.com Skype: Mel.Kaye Lic #: 00742678 340 N. Westlake Blvd., Suite 100 Westlake Village, CA 91362


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This Site is dedicated to the development of your ATTITUDE, which is your ULTIMATE POWER. The content includes: Essays, Articles, Poems, Links, Inspirational stories, Quotes, Research, Music, an original series called the "Process" and Laughter....all focused on the
Pursuit, Capture, Care and Feeding of a Positive Mental Attitude.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happiness

I was asked by Bob Clubbs of “every, every minute” to participate in the Desiderata Series. I have chosen to write an article on “Strive to be Happy.” Since choosing this topic, “Be Cheerful” has been added. Now in my opinion “cheerful” and “happy” do not necessarily go hand-in-hand. However, they will be connected in this article. This article can also be found on Bob Clubb's site: every, every minute.

For those of you have read my blog “Attitude, the Ultimate Power,’ aka “Monday Morning Power,” know that I have spent a lot of time discussing happiness and I have some very definite opinions on the subject.

Let’s start with the requested premise of “Strive to be Happy.” This statement conjures up a journey (a quest) with happiness as the end reward for a successful journey’s end; in other words a successful result. If happiness is the reward for successfully completing the journey then that journey, will more times than not, end in disaster. After all, not every journey is successful. I talk at length about this in Happiness Vs. Human Nature. The journey, or the “striving for,” is far closer related to one of the basic tenant of human nature, which is “not being satisfied,” than it is to “happiness.”

On the surface, not being satisfied seems to be selfish; a negative connotation. However, not being satisfied, which fuels the “striving” in human nature is actually a good thing, a very good thing. If it wasn’t for our basic dissatisfaction with what we have, the constant desire to have “more”, where would we be today? Without the desire for “more” there would never have been any inventions, discoveries, cures, art, etc. Where we usually go wrong is when we tie this concept of “more” to happiness.

Happiness must never be tied to human nature or else we are destined to be unhappy. I also wrote a piece on this subject “Happiness Made Simple”. We must learn to never qualify happiness. I am an absolute firm believer that happiness is a decision; that we can choose to be happy. I absolutely believe that anyone, anywhere, in any economic condition, in any health condition, with few exceptions, can choose to be happy. Why should the billionaire be any happier than the pauper? In fact, I bet there are, in relative terms, more happy paupers than happy billionaires. Sometimes it just get’s down to “I’m happy to be alive.”

Now, to get back to the differences and ties between “happiness” and “human nature;” I have tried to sum this up in an original quote, “Human nature is what drives us; happiness is what sustains us.” Think of two perpendicular lines, one vertical (pointing up) and the other horizontal (pointing sideways.) The one pointing up represents human nature, a constant up-hill battle to achieve. The one pointing sideways represents happiness. We have the ability to maximize happiness no matter where we are on the vertical line, by the simple process of choice. What makes choosing happiness simple is another very important concept called “Gratitude.”

By simply being grateful for what we have, no matter how much or how little, the choice to be happy comes so much easier. “Gratitude” is probably an entire article in itself. So for now, let’s just accept gratitude on face value. One of my favorite posts is the “Gratitude Dance.”

As a species, we have an innate ability to over complicate everything. Unfortunately, not everyone has the ability to understand the simplicity of choice; now that’s not to say that choice is simple. We all have those inner voices that keep trying to drag us down, to influence us to make the wrong choices. Without getting to far off topic, I am posting an entire series on how to quiet your inner demons called “The Process - "Are You Prepared for Success?".” I am also a huge fan of the song “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” (Music Videos - Positive Attitude / Feel Good.) Don’t worry, be happy is a choice. One has to have to right internal frame of mind to be able to make that choice; the choice between “worrying” and “happiness.” Again, I have written an entire series on that frame of mind; The Process - "Are You Prepared for Success?"

In order for me to best understand what my real choices are, my constant companion is Reinhold Niebuhr’s Serenity Pledge: “God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; and the Wisdom to know the difference.” If we can apply this in everything we do, the ability to choose happiness becomes a lot easier.

As I said in the beginning of this article I was going to connect “cheerful” with “happy.” I see “cheerful” as an outward manifestation of being happy. This brings me to another important concept: “Happiness is a Moral Obligation.” With few exceptions, happy people make this world a better place and unhappy people make it worse. Let me ask you; how do you feel when you are around a happy person? How do you feel when you are around an unhappy person? See what happens around you if you choose to be happy, expressing cheerfulness. Even if you fake it, it becomes contagious and before you know it, you are actually feeling happy. Why are you feeling happy? You are happy, because you have made the choice to be living in the moment.

Let’s see if I can tie all of this together into a clear bullet-point summary/conclusion.

  • Happiness should never be connected to a result or a condition.
  • Happiness is a choice.
  • Happiness comes easier when it is based in “gratitude.”
  • Happiness is also living in the moment.
  • Happiness is a moral obligation.




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I Bet You Didn't Know this.......



In the 1400's a law was set forth in England that a man was allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have
"the rule of thumb"
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Many years ago in Scotland , a new game was invented. It was ruled
"Gentlemen Only...Ladies Forbidden"...and thus the word GOLF entered
into the English language.
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The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred
and Wilma Flintstone.
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Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S. Treasury.
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Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.
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Coca-Cola was originally green.
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It is impossible to lick your elbow.
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The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work:
Alaska
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The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this...)
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The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
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The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $ 16,400
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The average number of people airborne over the U.S. in any given hour:
61,000
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Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
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The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.
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The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.
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Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from
history:
Spades - King David
Hearts - Charlemagne
Clubs -Alexander, the Great
Diamonds - Julius Caesar
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111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
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If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in
the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in
the air the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the
horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural
causes.
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Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th,
John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2,
but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.
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Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?


A. Their birthplace
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Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat
name requested?


A. Obsession
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Q. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until
you would find the letter "A"?


A. One thousand
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Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and
laser printers all have in common?


A. All were invented by women.
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Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?


A. Honey
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Q. Which day are there more collect calls than any other day of the
year?


A. Father's Day
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In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes.
When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed
firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase......... "goodnight, sleep tight."
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It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a
month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law
with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their
calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month, which
we know today as the honeymoon.
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In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts... So in old
England , when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them
"Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down."
It's where we get the phrase "mind your P's and Q's"
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Many years ago in England , pub frequenters had a whistle baked into
the rim, or handle, of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill,
they used the whistle to get some service. "Wet your whistle" is the
phrase inspired by this practice.
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At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow!
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Don't delete this just because it looks weird. Believe it or not, you
can read it.
I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg.
The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at
Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a
wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be
in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed
it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey
lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?
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YOU KNOW YOU ARE LIVING IN 2007 when...
1. You accidentally enter your PIN on the microwave.
2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.
3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of three.
4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.
5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that
they don't have e-mail addresses.
6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if
anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries.
7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the
screen
8. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't even
have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for
panic and you turn around to go and get it.
10. You get up in the morning and go on line before getting your
coffee.
11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )
12. You're reading this and nodding and laughing.
13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this
message.
14. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.
15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't a #9 on
this list.
~~~~~~~~~~~AND FINALLY~~~~~~~~~~~~
NOW U R LAUGHING at yourself.



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Monday, October 29, 2007

Sunday, October 28, 2007

You want me to do WHAT?




Even man's best friend has his limits

Saturday, October 27, 2007

What is a Meme?


I can't recall the number of times that I have been asked, "What is a meme?" Actually, unitl I got into blogging, I never heard the word before. So, these brief definitions are for the newer bloggers.

Following are a number of definitions of a meme:

  • An idea that, like a gene, can replicate and evolve.
  • A unit of cultural information that represents a basic idea that can be transferred from one individual to another, and subjected to mutation, crossover and adaptation.
  • A cultural unit (an idea or value or pattern of behavior) that is passed from one generation to another by non-genetic means (as by imitation); "memes are the cultural counterpart of genes".
  • An idea, project, statement or even a question that is posted by one blog and responded to by other blogs.
  • Viral encapsulated idea, with built-in feedback loop.
Obviously, the last 2 definitions are more focused on the blogger's definition.

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“Tag Your It” - Rules of Tag Protocol


Following are a number of rules that I have developed to help the newer bloggers better understand what it means to "tag" someone. Tagging is usually involved in the spreading of a "meme."

Rules:

  • List the Tagee's name and/or blog name, with link, after you post your meme.
  • Try and choose meme-friendly sites to participate.
  • Go to their site and invite them to participate in the least obtrusive way possible.
  • If you leave a comment after a specific post, have the courtesy to leave an appropriate post specific comment. Then invite them to participate in the meme.
  • Invite, never challenge; ask, never demand!
  • If you truly believe in the benefit of this particular meme, go ahead and explain the benefits, but always leave the tagee a dignified way to say “no.”
Some memes can be very beneficial to the tager, to the tagee, to both, or to neither. Try not to get involved in memes that have little or no benefit for the site that your are tagging. Like network marketing, some memes only benefit the first ones in. There needs to be some benefit for the participants that get in late.

Memes can be fun and/or revealing. Join in these if it feels good. Some can be an outright waste of time.

Memes are not for everyone. Some people will never participate no matter how beneficial the meme is. If someone says “no” to a meme invite, respect that decision.

When deciding whether or not to get involved in a meme, the overriding concern should be whether your readers will gain some benefit by reading it. Some of the obvious benefits would be that your readers:
  • Will gain some insight into who you are (that could be good or bad).
  • Gain some intrinsic value from the subject matter.
  • Would like to get involved themselves.
  • Would find humor in it.
  • Would learn something.



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Friday, October 26, 2007

11 People on a Rope


Eleven people were hanging on a rope under a helicopter, ten men and one woman. The rope was not strong enough to carry them all, so they decided that one had to leave, because otherwise they were all going to fall. They weren't able to name that person, until a woman gave a very touching speech, She said that she would voluntarily let go of the rope because, as a woman, she was used to giving up everything for her husband and kids or for men in general, and was used to always making sacrifices with little in return. As soon as she finished her speech, all the men started clapping.


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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Are You Prepared For Success? (Section II - Installment #32 "The Winner’s Creed” – Male & Female versions)

(If this is your first time on this site, you may want to begin with "Are You Prepared For Success?" [Introduction])

The Winner's Creed

The "Winner's Creed" is a powerful tool.
To start your engine, it is the fuel.
Say it with passion, say it with might.
Say it each day, morning, noon and night.

The person that you want to be
Is already inside, you'll see.
All good things will come your way.
Better start preparing, right now, today.

The qualities that you will need
You will develop, with blinding speed.
You'll make them yours, and you will see
That you know the answer; you have the key.

Honest and good, dedicated and true,
You will give to your brother before taking for you.
You will find good in everyone you meet.
And you will never, ever, accept defeat.

Your resolve is definite, your desire is strong.
With goodness of purpose, you cannot go wrong.
You're considerate, consistent, reliable and fair,
Persistent and competent and always aware.

You're decisive, assertive, resourceful and bold;
You are an individual, in nobody's mold.
Your enthusiasm's infectious, your energy's high.
You will do more than to simply try.

You will be positive of thought and positive of deed.
You will know when to follow and know when to lead.
You will be open-minded and know that you will
Change with the times, for the world won't stand still.

You are a student, its knowledge you seek.
You will actively listen and cautiously speak.
You are a teacher of all that you know;
Imparting the wisdom, so that all will grow.

You are focused, committed, confident and loyal,
And you'll treat everyone as an equal, be they common or royal.
Your integrity and character will always shine through;
With your focus on the many and not on the few.

You will look to the future and not dwell on the past.
You will expect to be first and never again last.
You look forward with courage, with passion and hope,
And know that you'll always be able to cope.

You will look at life with humor and awe,
With respect for others and respect for the law.
You will always be grateful for what you possess.
You are humble yet proud, never out to impress.

You will take responsibility for all that you do;
For all that is old and for all that is new.
You will never again cower and hide.
You will hold your head up with confidence and pride.

You are a winner, and you will see;
You are a person of high quality.
You will always strive to do the best you can do.
You will believe in the future and you will believe in you.



(An Original Poem by Mel Kaye)

I strongly suggest that you write down your immediate reaction, after passionately reading this poem.

  • What can make you a winner?
  • List the characteristics that you would like to have so that you will be a winner.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Eric O'Shea - TV Commercials

I just couldn't resist posting this.............

Monday, October 22, 2007

Monday Morning Power

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I am starting a new feature today. It has been too long in coming. By shear coincidence I am calling it “Monday Morning Power.” I wonder how I came up with that name?

Well it’s Monday morning again and far too many of us dread, what I believe is an absolute gift. To me, and hopefully to you, Monday morning is the beginning of:

  • A new adventure
  • New goals to achieve
  • An awakening
  • A fresh start

For as long as I can remember I have always looked forward to Monday morning and the challenges that it brings. It’s always been an exciting time of the week. What am I going to accomplish this week? What new friends will I make? What will I discover? What will I uncover? What heights will I rise to? The possibilities are infinite!!

We should all embrace Monday morning as if it is a cherished friend.

Now go out and let the world know that you matter and no one will, or can, hold you back. Stake your claim and make it happen!!!!!

And guess what? If you fall, you have the ability to get up and do it again. The only failure is to quit. Don’t ever, ever, ever quit!!!!!

Just remember, “You have the Power!”



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Sunday, October 21, 2007

5 Strengths / 4 People

I was tagged by MAX for this wonderful meme.


Here’s how it’s done:

“So, here’s the challenge: make a list of five strengths that you possess as a writer/artist. It’s not really bragging, it’s an honest assessment (forced upon you by this darn meme). Please resist the urge to enumerate your weaknesses, or even mention them in contrast to each strong point you list. Tag four other writers or artists whom you’d like to see share their strengths”


  1. Encouragement to live life to the fullest: My reason for blogging in the first place is to encourage people to take control of their lives by always possessing a Positive Mental Attitude. I believe that this is doable without having to spend money on shrinks, seminars or books.
  2. Ability to Help People: I have created a "Process" that can be applied to the most negative person and help him/her turn that negative energy into positive energy. I had to share this with the world and blogging give me that outlet.
  3. Creative Outlet: I find that blogging unleashes my most creative energy. I have come up with ideas, concepts and, yes, even memes that have proved very successful. This in turn fuels even more creativity. I have always been positive, but this helps me take it to a new level.
  4. Quest for Clarity: I find that writing my thoughts and opinions down in a blog helps me gain clarity, especially when I am challenged. I have changed my views in a couple of instances because of logical and clear challenges. I find a level of intelligence amongst bloggers that is much higher than in the normal populace.
  5. Ability to make Friends: What I did not expect, and what has been the most pleasant of surprises is that many of the people that I have met, the authors behind the blogs, have turned out to be real friends. I feel like I can trust and, yes, love some of my new friends. This has been more of a discovered ability since I began blogging.

And now I would like to read about the strengths of the following artists/writers:

Sandee from Comedy Plus: a truly funny site. This is where you go to laugh and to think.

Ann from A Nice Place in The Sun : a wonderful place to go if want to feel happy. She specializes in children

Mahendra from An Unquiet Mind: Intelligent and very thoughtful writing about about the world with a definite focus on India.

Lynda from Lynda's Loft: In her own words, Lynda "is in love with love."


Saturday, October 20, 2007

Redneck User Guide

How to recognize if a baby is a Redneck baby.........

When going bass fishing, how do you know if the boat is a Redneck boat.........

How do you know when you are at a Redneck birthday party............

A Redneck car lock..............

You know that you are in Redneck country when see this cop..........

A Redneck cup holder..................

Redneck dentures.............

How to recognize a Redneck dog.................

A Redneck ginger bread house................

If asked to play horse shoes, how to tell if it is Redneck horse shoes.............

How to recognize a Redneck hunter...............

A Redneck Palm Pilot................

How to tell if the hot tub being advertised is a Redneck hot tub..........

When going on a skiing vacation, be sure to ask if it is run by Rednecks................

If offered a ride in the space shuttle make sure it is not the Redneck space shuttle..........

If you are hiring private security, make sure it is not Redneck private security.......

If you want a tattoo, be sure the tattoo parlor is not run by Rednecks or you may end up with this tattoo..............



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Friday, October 19, 2007

Are You Prepared For Success? (Section II - Installment #31f "What is a Winner?” – Female version)


(If this is your first time on this site, I recommend that you begin with "Are You Prepared For Success?" [Introduction])

If you are a male reader. please go to #31m

What Is A Winner?

Winning is doing the best you can do
With whatever God has given to you.
Winning will happen if you have a plan;
A plan that consists of the phrase, "I can!"
Winning is nothing more, at all;
Nothing more than rising each time you fall.

A winner will fight when she's hardest hit.
It's when things go wrong that she mustn't quit.
A winner prepares; a winner takes aim;
A winner will write the rules of the game.
A winner takes time for family and friends.
A winner has optimistic views that never ends.

A winner says it's possible; a loser says it's not.
A winner sees beneath the surface; a loser only sees the rot.
A winner must understand before she can be understood;
A loser doesn't care, as long as she looks good.
A winner must have a moral sense, a sense of who she is;
A loser has no moral sense; she has no need of this.

A winner decides; a loser can't chose;
A winner finds a way; a loser finds an excuse.
A winner anticipates; a winner acts;
A loser procrastinates; a loser re-acts.
A winner begins with an end in mind.
A loser goes forth as if she's blind.

A winner has values beyond which she won't go.
A loser has values as malleable as dough.
A winner sees to it that everyone wins.
A loser causes failure, as she looks on and grins.
A winner acts like a winner and acts like she knew
That if she looked in the mirror, she'd see the reflection of you.

An original poem by Mel Kaye

I strongly suggest that you write down your immediate reaction, after passionately reading this poem.
  • What winning characteristics can you identify with?
  • What losing characteristics can you identify with?
  • Which of your characteristics would you like to change?

Copyright © MondayMorningPower, All rights Reserved



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Are You Prepared For Success? (Section II - Installment #31m "What is a Winner?” – Male version)

While most are dreaming of success, winners wake-up and work hard to achieve it.


(If this is your first time on this site, I recommend that you begin with "Are You Prepared For Success?" [Introduction])

If you are a female reader, please go to 31f

What Is A Winner?

Winning is doing the best you can do
With whatever God has given to you.
Winning will happen if you have a plan;
A plan that consists of the phrase, "I can!"
Winning is nothing more, at all;
Nothing more than rising each time you fall.

A winner will fight when he's hardest hit.
It's when things go wrong that he mustn't quit.
A winner prepares; a winner takes aim;
A winner will write the rules of the game.
A winner takes time for family and friends.
A winner has optimistic views that never ends.

A winner says it's possible; a loser says it's not.
A winner sees beneath the surface; a loser only sees the rot.
A winner must understand before he can be understood;
A loser doesn't care, as long as he looks good.
A winner must have a moral sense, a sense of who he is;
A loser has no moral sense; he has no need of this.

A winner decides; a loser can't chose;
A winner finds a way; a loser finds an excuse.
A winner anticipates; a winner acts;
A loser procrastinates; a loser re-acts.
A winner begins with an end in mind.
A loser goes forth as if he's blind.

A winner has values beyond which he won't go.
A loser has values as malleable as dough.
A winner sees to it that everyone wins.
A loser causes failure, as he looks on and grins.
A winner acts like a winner and acts like he knew
That if he looked in the mirror, he'd see the reflection of you.

An original poem by Mel Kaye

I strongly suggest that you write down your immediate reaction, after passionately reading this poem.
  • What winning characteristics can you identify with?
  • What losing characteristics can you identify with?
  • Which of your characteristics would you like to change?

Copyright © MondayMorningPower, All rights Reserved


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Thursday, October 18, 2007

I have been honored

I feel very fortunate to have such great friends! Thank you Sandee, Ann & Amelia!!!

The "Candied Apple Award" was given to me by Ann on 10/16/07 of A Nice Place in the Sun










The "Community Blogger Award" was given to me by:
Amelia on 10/18/07 of Amel's Realm
Sandee on 10/16/07 of Comedy Plus