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I'm Still Scratching My Head
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"Clear your mind of can't." ~Samuel Johnson

I still have not gone to research the online manual for my mp3 player. I just don't know where the time goes or my mind for that matter.

The Internet is like a kaleidoscope: I find one really cool place. This place lands me to another site. Somewhere the original site I started with is long gone and I'm not sure I could ever find it again.

However, I have downloaded some really fine songs to my mp3 player regardless of any more tweaking on my little player.

The days have just whirled by and are done and over with before I know it.

What is a girl to do?

Happy Veteran's Day to all of my veteran friends, my hat is off to you for standing up for those of us here at home.

My darling husband, Michael, is a Navy veteran of the Viet Nam war. Even after all these years, I still see some Navy training come out in him. It comes in handy at times in handling life on life's terms.

I am proud of him and love him dearly.

The quote today is "Clear Your Mind of Can't."

That is pretty powerful, if you ask me, and easier said than done. Maybe my Dad got it from Samuel Johnson and add to it, I don't know.

However, my Dad always said to me, "There's no such word has can't. There is you don't want to, you don't know how, but no can't."

Don't want to is easy enough. There are a lot of things I don't want to do. It makes it easier on me if I acknowledge I don't want to than making excuses.

Then there's I don't know how. My Dad's response, "If you want it badly enough you can learn how."

Hmm, this makes sense. My example is that I went out and purchased a motorcycle. I didn't really know how to ride it when purchased but I learned to ride it. Now it is 20 years later and I still am riding.

The learning part is another scratch my head on. Can I learn to become an engineer? If my heart was in it I'm sure I could. I'm not sure though I have the smarts and I definitely have don't have the want to.

So, every time you go to say can't. Stop and think about this: Don't want to or don't know how. Which one is the right answer when can't isn't there to bail you out.

Here in California on the Coast it is brisk but a sunshine day. The birds are singing and a neighbor's dog is barking. All is well in the burgh today.

May the same be said of your little place in the world.

May you all have a marvelous day.

mz. em

Currently reading:

-- "Possession - A Romance" - A. S. Byatt

-- "Maximum Ride: School's Out Forever" - James Patterson




"I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again." - William Penn, English entrepreneur and philosopher


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