Oct 26, 2010

Posted by Sonia Morrison in Uncategorized | 10 Comments

Tonight is the Night and It Couldn’t Be Done

Good morning, good morning!

How is everyone weathering the changing Fall weather? A great time for excellent self care and proper hand washing to maintain our good health. Aren’t the leaves exciting?

Tonight is the last party to Benefit SPCA for Monterey County. Please join me in spirit and online for your second photo free personalized photo handbag by clicking the Gina Alexander Handbag link above.

Meanwhile, I watched a video by Tim Ferris, author of the “Four Hour Work Week” and he was very articulate and specific on three very important examples related to learning new skills, which may be applied as life lessons. His specific examples and expertise were regarding Distance Swimming, Argentine Tango and Languages.

The most exciting and easiest to share information, is the foundation for learning a new language. Tim Ferris suggests that you learn six specific sentences in past, present and future tense and then build on that. The sentences are these:

The apple is red.
It is John’s apple.
I give John the apple.
We want to give him the apple.
He gives it to John.
She gives it to him.

What I found out as I was using babelfish to translate from English into German, there is no future tense in German. Hmmm, very interesting. I sent my translation to host daughter, Anna, to confirm accuracy and help me with pronunciation next time we Skype. Compliments of ZamZuu here is a bit of inspiration:

It Couldn’t Be Done
~by Edgar A. Guest

Somebody said that it couldn’t be done,
But he with a chuckle replied
That “maybe it couldn’t,” but he would be one
Who wouldn’t say so till he’d tried.
So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin
On his face. If he worried he hid it.
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn’t be done, and he did it.

Somebody scoffed: “Oh, you’ll never do that;
At least no one ever has done it”;
But he took off his coat and he took off his hat,
And the first thing we knew he’d begun it.
With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin,
Without any doubting or quiddit,
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn’t be done, and he did it.

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,
There are thousands to prophesy failure;
There are thousands to point out to you, one by one,
The dangers that wait to assail you.
But just buckle in with a bit of a grin,
Just take off your coat and go to it;
Just start to sing as you tackle the thing
That “cannot be done,” and you’ll do it.

In Closing

“It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” ~Edmund Hillary

“Good things come to those who wait but they will be what is left over from those who didn’t.” ~Submitted by B. Wayne Gladden

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