Something said :
Life is no brief candle to me. It is sort of a splendid torch which I have got hold of for a moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as
possible before handing it on to future generations.-- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish Playwright
No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong, gentle and good, without the world being better for it, without somebody
being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness.-- Phillips Brooks (1835-1893) American Bishop
What a man is contributes much more to his happiness than what he has, or how he is regarded by others.-- Arthur Schopenhauer
Instead of always harping on a man's faults, tell him of his virtues. Try to pull him out of his rut of bad habits. Hold up to him his better self,
his real self that can dare and do and win out.-- Eleanor Porter (1868-1920) American Novelist
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant.-- Horace (65-8 BC) Roman
Poet
Some people say I have attitude - maybe I do. But I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does - that makes
you a winner right there.-- Venus Williams US tennis champion

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Optimism
Email No 191                               Sunday 6th September 2009

Optimism : A tendency to expect the best outcome or dwell on the most hopeful aspects of a situation. (from New
Latin optimum, the greatest good).

"We are the music makers, We are the dreamers of dreams...We are the movers and shakers, Of the world for ever,
it seems."  Ode (1874) by Arthur O'Shaughnessy (1844-1881)

"What is now proved was once only imagined."-- William Blake (1757-1827) English Poet.* a line from the song by
Sting, "Fields of Gold".
                                 Aoraki Mount Cook of the South Island of New Zealand (height 3755 metres or 12319 feet)

Adventure time - white peaks beckon; Morning slopes - pristine I reckon; Sailing down across the snow; Snowboard
adventure - GO GO GO !!!!
by The Everyday Poet, Helen Dickenson.

Dear Friends, Romans & Countrymen,
... will YOU come out and play ?

Something humorous :
People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war, or before an election. - Otto von Bismarck
A lie can be halfway around the world before the truth has got its boots on. - Winston Churchill
We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know because they have never deceived us. - Samuel Johnson
If you want to be thought a liar, always tell the truth. - Logan Pearsall Smith
It's not a lie if you believe it. - George Costanza, Seinfeld
Once in a while you will stumble upon the truth but most of us manage to pick ourselves up and hurry along as if nothing happened. -
Winston Churchill
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember what you said. - Mark Twain

Someone out of history :
Aesop's fables are animal stories told to illustrate human faults and virtues. Aesop (about 620 - 560 BC) was a Greek slave and a skillful storyteller.
Although some of the fables came to Greece from India, and others were Greek folk tales long before he was born, Aesop is given credit for making
the stories popular.

Something reflective :
The Age of Reason was a period in history when philosophers emphasized the use of reason as the best method of learning truth. The period began
in the 1600's and lasted until the late 1700's.  It is also called the Enlightenment or the Age of Rationalism.  Its leaders; Rene Descartes, Denis
Diderot, Jean Jacques Rousseau, Voltaire and John Locke relied heavily on the scientific method, with its emphasis on careful observation and
experimentation. Toward the end of the 1700's, a great change in men's outlook occurred. They came to value feeling rather than reason and to
prefer passion, individuality and spontaneity to discipline, order and control. This marked the beginning of the romantic movement.

Something defined :
Adam's apple is the projecting cartilage of the larynx (voice box) in the throat. It is present in all people but is particularly noticeable in men. It
received its name from the belief that a piece of the apple that Eve gave to Adam stuck in his throat.

Animal of the Week :
.stewards with horses at the races......................
"I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door - or I'll
make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present. - Rabindranath Tagore

"Too often the opportunity knocks, but by the time you disengage the chain, push back the bolt, unhook the two locks
and shut off the burglar alarms, it's too late." - Rita Coolidge

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." - Helen Keller

"Each of us makes his own weather, determines the colour of the skies in the emotional universe which he inhabits." -
Fulton John Sheen (1895-1979) Roman Catholic clergyman, broadcaster Optimism emails are brought to you by Cecile
Vowles of Sydney.

Contact Cecile via emai
cando33@bigpond.net.au
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