Greetings to Folks near and far from beautiful Washoe Valley, Nevada. Happy New Year to all and may 2009 be the best ever for you and yours.
Have you made your New Year Resolutions yet? I have not yet done so - I am still thinking about it. Some thoughts from "Poor Richard's Almanac" might help you out a little. Here are some I like to dwell on:
One today is worth two tomorrows.
Keep thy shop and thy shop will keep thee.
Have you something to do tomorrow? Do it today.
Want of care does us more damage than want of knowledge.
Trouble springs from idleness and grievous toil from needless ease.
To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness.
After crosses and losses men grow humbler and wiser.
Pride dines on Vanity, sups on Contempt.
The wise man draws more advantage from his enemies than the fool from his friends.
The noblest question in the world is "What good may I do in it?"
Be civil to all, serviceable to many, familiar with few, friend to one, enemy to none.
If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead and rotten,
Either write things worth reading or do things worth writing.
When you take a male dog out on his leash, why does it take forever for him to find the exact perfect spot to do his business on? What happens when he has used every spot in the neighborhood? Am I gonna have to move?
Why do we, year after year, make New Year resolutions we know we will not keep? Has that become a tradition?
If you have a bunch of odds and ends and throw away all but one of them, what do you call it - an odd or an end?
How come Police stations do not have their own coffee and donut bar?
For some New Year Traditions and Lore, don't miss my article at http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art21990.asp
And coming up next week is some fun about geniuses in another article.
Until next time, Folks - May your home be filled with laughter and may it ring from floor to rafter.
Walk in Beauty and Peace.
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New Year Traditions And Lore
A brief history of New Year celebration traditions.
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