The Pastor’s Ass

The Pastor’s Ass

The Pastor’s Ass

The Pastor entered his donkey in a race and it won.

The Pastor was so pleased with the donkey that he entered it in the race again and it won again.

The local paper read:


The Bishop was so upset with this kind of publicity that he ordered the Pastor not to enter the donkey in another race.

The next day the local paper headline read:


This was too much for the Bishop so he ordered the Pastor to get rid of the donkey.

The Pastor decided to give it to a Nun in a nearby convent.

The local paper, hearing of the news, posted the following headline the next day:


The Bishop fainted.

He informed the Nun that she would have to get rid of the donkey so she sold it to a farmer for $10.

The next day the paper read:


This was too much for the Bishop so he ordered the Nun to b uy back
the donkey and lead it to the plains where it could run wild.

The next day the headlines read:


The Bishop was buried the next day.

The moral of the story is . . . being concerned about public opinion
can bring you much grief and misery . . even shorten your life.

So be yourself and enjoy life.

Stop worrying about everyone else’s ass and you’ll be a lot happier
and live longer!

(I have no idea who wrote this – but I love it!)

How To Reach Out And Touch – Often

How To Reach Out And Touch – Often

It is supremely ironic that the more we get on the internet to reach the whole world the more we need to use the internet to keep one on one contact with folks we care about, folks we want to maintain a relationship, and those we want to create one.

Every single day I send a minimum of one greeting card through the mail – from my computer.

online greeting cards

online greeting cards

I choose a card, write a heartfelt message, and sometimes add a gift of brownies, or cookies, or something similar.

Then the program I use prints the card, stuffs and addresses the envelope, adds the gift if there is one and mails it for me – for less than $1.50.

Best deal in town. And a super easy way to create a wonderful feeling for yourself while giving joy. (Who doesn’t like to get greeting cards in the mail? Especially if it is accompanied by brownies!)

Send a card and let me pay for it. (My pleasure!)

3 steps to happiness

What if I told you your whole life has been training you to be unhappy?

See if this makes sense to you.

Since you were born, every commercial and advertisement you have seen, plus social pressure has mandated the following formula (which I believe to be not only wrong but has brought us to the mess we are in)

1. DO something in your life that will make you as much money as possible so you can…

2. HAVE lots of stuff. (cars, houses, clothes, friends etc) because when you have this stuff you will look like those people in the commercials and advertisements and you will…

3. BE somebody! You will BE happy, and have a great body, life, relationship, whatever.

What this has done is drive us into serious, debilitating debt, greed, jealousy etc. It has driven us away from the value system this country was built upon.

Here is the true formula to follow…

1. BE who you are. Invest the time to learn about you – and be joyful in exactly who that is. Under no circumstances attempt to be somebody else. It never works.

2. DO what you love to do. Not only are you investing your whole life into this – you are responsible for accomplishing things in this world only you can do – so do them!

3. HAVE what you need. The universe has always supplied what we need. It will continue to do so. Especially if you are being who you are and doing what you love!

Disagree or agree? And how are will you accomplish this?

Create Your Life – Now More Than Ever

I have heard enough bad news in the last two days to last me a lifetime.

If we listen to the bad news bears the world is about to cave in on itself.

From my perspective it looks a bit different. We can only control our world – so that is where my focus lies.

At the horse stables in Atlanta, business is brisk. Although we are not getting as many calls for boarding as normal for this time of year, we are swamped with horse lesson, camp, and birthday pony party requests.

In the “Market Your Local Business” arena, more and more folks are beginning to realize the effectiveness and affordability of moving the majority of their marketing online – and they are using me to do it.

The point is this – do not let others tell you what your world looks like. Only you create your world. Granted you can choose to give that power to someone else – but what kind of life will they choose for you?

How hard will they work to make sure you have an amazing life?

Think hard about that and make the necessary changes you need – beginning today to create the world in which you live.

For the Opportunity Seekers…

I have watched (and participated in) the ‘opportunity seeking’ described below by Seth Godin.

It is too easy in our fast paced life to think there is a shortcut.

(Reprinted for

Get rich quick

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