The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Greetings to ever one in western Illinois and all readers of The Quill.
This past Sunday was Father's Day and the first day of summer, no matter how tall I get-I'll always look up ta my Dad. That's what fathers day reminds me of.
And, the first day of summer reminds me I'll have ta start cram'n more work into less day light! The days will keep gett'n shorter from here ta the balance of the year.
It has been said that you will only be remembered for two things-The problems ya solve or the ones ya create.
And, nothing is more confuse'n than people who give good advice but set bad examples.
With that I'd like to share with you'ns how attitude affects us.
Our attitude at the beginning of a job will affect the outcome of the job more than anything else.
Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.
Our attitude toward others will determine their attitude toward us.
This goes hand in hand with the fact all children behave as well as they are treated.
Before we can achieve the kind of life we want, we must think, act, walk, talk, and conduct ourselves in ways characteristic of who we ultimately wish to become.
The higher we go in any organization of value, the better the attitude we'll find.
Hold'n successful, positive thoughts in our minds will make all the difference in the world.
If we always make a person feel needed, important, and appreciated, he or she will return this attitude to us.
Part of a good attitude is ta look fer the best in new ideas. So look fer good ideas everywhere. We will find them in the most wonderful places: on the bumpers of cars, on restaurant menus, in books, in travel, out of the innocent mouths of children.
Don't broadcast personal problems. It probably won't help you, and it cannot help others.
Don't talk about your health unless it's good. Radiate the attitude of well being.
Don't be embarrassed ta share visions, desires, and goals.
Treat everyone with whom ya come in contact as a fellow member of the human race-with all the rights, duties, and privileges there of.
The Golden Rule still applies: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Discoveries are often made by not follow'n instructions-by go'n off the main road-by try'n the untried.
Just because something has never been done is not a fact it cannot be done.
The game of life is not so much in holding a good hand as in play'n a poor hand well.
Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth. Tame the dragon and the gift is yours.
The three most vulgar four letter words in the English language should seldom be used and generally accomplish little. They are CAN'T, WON'T, and DON'T.
One of the great success ya have in life is ta knock the "T" off the Can't.
Can't never got anything done, Won't doesn't even try, and Don't prevents the effort.
Nothing determines who we will become so much as those things which we choose to ignore.
It is where you are headed, not where you are from, that will determine where you will end up.
When one door closes another door opens, but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the ones that open for us.
If'n ya are successful, remember that somewhere, sometime, someone gave you a lift or an idea that started ya in the right direction.
Also, remember that you are indebted ta life until ya help some less fortunate person just as you were helped.
"No" is a door closing word. "Yes" is a door opening word.
Take the course opposite ta custom, and you will almost always do well.
Nobody is stronger than someone who came back.
There is nothin ya can do ta such a person because whatever ya could do is less than what has already been done ta him.
Everything ya ever wanted is on the other side of fear.
Learn ta hold loosely ta all that is not eternal.
Sometimes you'll put up a good fight and lose. Sometimes you'll hold on really hard and realize there is no choice but ta let go. Acceptance is a small quiet room.
That's all fer now.
Hope'n ta see youn's in church this week.
Wherever ya is, what ever ya be a do'n "BE A GOOD ONE!"
Keep on Smile'n
Catch ya later