>And the Cow Goes Moo…

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Our first Lebohner “Adopt-a-Floor” event is this Sunday and the theme is barnyard animals. A couple of our barnyard suits are modeled here by Nikki and Jana.

Good luck to those of you participating in the event this Sunday. I hope you put smiles on lots of kids’ faces! I look forward to a report as to how it went.

I will be out of the office tomorrow so I will post again Thursday.

“Kids are great imitators. Give them something great to imitate.” Anonymous

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>Uncommon Courtesy

>I just finished a book titled “Not So Common Courtesy” that deals with the fact that, unfortunately, common courtesy is not quite so common anymore. I was reminded of this at the high school football game I attended last Friday night.

Not far from where I was sitting was a group of people who were attending the game to see family and friends play. However, instead of being there to cheer on their family, they seemed more passionate about pointing out all of the mistakes made by anyone on our team. Often they would ridicule a player loud enough for everyone in the stands to hear.

At least the players didn’t get it as bad as the coaches. Apparently, these folks in the stands know a lot more about football than any of the coaches. I guess these people in the stands that do all the hollering spend their days studying game films and defensive formations. They must have a busy life.

Now, if a person plans on going into the coaching field or plans to play football, they need to be prepared to blow off a good deal of smart remarks coming from the stands. They made the decision to coach or play so they should have known what to expect. Also, a fan has paid money to watch the game so they should be able to voice their opinion to an extent.

However, it makes for a long night for all those around when someone constantly criticizes and complains all night at the top of their lungs. I think the quote for today says it best.

“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.” Benjamin Franklin

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>TGIF

>I guess nobody got my Ole Miss joke yesterday????????

Well, the dawgs lost last night so I guess that should comfort some of you who didn’t like my joke.

Have a great wekend!

“Politeness costs nothing and gains everything.” Mary Montagu

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>Bits and Pieces Quotes

>Here are some of my favorite quotes from my latest Bits and Pieces booklet…

“Individual commitment to a group effort — that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” Vince Lombardi

“A willing helper does not wait to be asked.” Danish Proverb

“We must no longer wait for the storm to pass. We must learn to work in the rain.” Peter Silas

“There’s no such thing as standing still. Unless a fellow moves ahead, he’s left behind.” Clarence Darrow

“If you never budge, don’t expect a push.” Malcolm Forbes

“Never leave well enough alone.” Raymond Loewy

“Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect.” Margaret Mitchell

“If you growl all day, you will feel dog-tired all night.” Barbara Bartlein

“One of the most important things I ever learned came late in life. It was to say, I don’t know.” W. Somerset Maugham

“Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds us down or polishes us up depends on us.” L. Thomas Holdcroft

Qoute heard on the Ole Miss campus last Monday: “Houston, we have a problem.”

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>Back to Work

>I was out of the office again yesterday due to some meetings I had to attend in Jackson. My desk and my inbox are pretty full of stuff that I need to get done today or tomorrow so my blog will be a little short today.

I mainly wanted to thank everyone who helped with the fundraiser for our LeBohner project. Nikki has not given me the exact amount but it looks like we raised between $3,500 and $4,000. This should help put a smile on a lot of kids faces.

A lot of work went into making the event a success and at times it got quite stressful. However, in the end, everyone stepped up and got it done. Thanks to all involved!

“There are hundreds of languages in the world, but a smile speaks them all.” Anonymous

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>Happy Friday!

>“Little by little one walks far.” Peruvian Proverb

“The good ole days weren’t always good, and tomorrow ain’t as bad as it seems.” Billy Joel

“Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.” James Dean

“Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.” Douglas MacArthur

“Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.” Dale Carnegie

Don’t forget the fundraiser is tomorrow night at the Fulton Country Club. If you can make it, we would love to see you there! Thanks to everybody who has helped with the fundraiser. It is quite a task.

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