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    Read this and let it really sink in...then choose how to start your day tomorrow...

    Michael is the kind of guy you love to hate. He is always in a
    good mood and always has something positive to say. When
    someone would ask him how he was doing, he would reply, "If I
    were any better, I would be twins!"

    He was a natural motivator. If an employee was having a bad
    day, Michael was there telling the employee how to look on the
    positive side of the situation.

    Seeing this style really made me curious, so one day I went up to
    Michael and asked him, "I don't get it! You can't be a positive
    person all of the time. How do you do it?"

    Michael replied, "Each morning I wake up and say to myself,
    'Mike, you have two choices today. You can choose to be in a
    good mood or you can choose to be in a bad mood.' I choose to
    be in a good mood.

    "Each time something bad happens, I can choose to be a victim
    or I can choose to learn from it. I choose to learn from it.

    "Every time someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to
    accept their complaining or I can point out the positive side of
    life. I choose the positive side of life."

    "Yeah, right, it isn't that easy," I protested.

    "Yes, it is," Michael said. Life is all about choices. When you
    cut away all the junk, every situation is a choice. You choose
    how you react to situations. You choose how people will affect
    your mood. You choose to be in a good mood or bad mood. "The
    bottom line is: It's your choice how you live life."

    I reflected on what Michael said. Soon thereafter, I left the tower industry to start my own business. We lost touch, but I often thought about him when I made a choice about life instead of reacting to it.

    Several years later, I heard that Michael was involved in a
    serious accident, falling some 60 feet from a communications
    tower. After 18 hours of surgery and weeks of intensive care,
    Michael was released from the hospital with rods placed in his

    I saw Michael about six months after the accident. When I asked
    him how he was, he replied, "If I were any better, I'd be twins.
    Wanna see my scars?"

    I declined to see his wounds, but did ask him what had gone
    through his mind as the accident took place. "The first thing that went through my mind was the well being of my soon-to-be-
    born daughter," Michael replied. "Then, as I lay on the ground, I remembered that I had two choices: I could choose to live or I could choose to die. I chose to live."

    "Weren't you scared? Did you lose consciousness?" I asked.

    Michael continued, "The paramedics were great.They kept
    telling me I was going to be fine. But when they wheeled me
    into the ER and I saw the expressions on the faces of the doctors
    and nurses, I got really scared. In their eyes, I read 'He's a dead man.' I knew I needed to take action."

    "What did you do?" I asked. "Well, there was a big burly nurse
    shouting questions at me," said Michael. "She asked if I was
    allergic to anything. 'Yes,' I replied. The doctors and nurses
    stopped working as they waited for my reply. I took a deep
    breath and yelled, 'Gravity.' Over their laughter, I told them, 'I am choosing to live. Operate on me as if I am alive, not dead'."

    Michael lived, thanks to the skill of his doctors, but also because of his amazing attitude. I learned from him that every day we have the choice to live fully. Attitude, after all, is everything.

    Posted by ziveeman in Inspirational  ID#:51975
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    Are You Having a Bad Day?

    1. The average cost of rehabilitating a seal after the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska was $80,000. At a special ceremony, two of the most expensively saved animals were released back into the wild amid cheers and applause from the onlookers. A minute later they were both eaten by a killer whale.

    2. A psychology student in New York rented out her spare room to a carpenter in order to nag him constantly and study his reactions. After weeks of needling, he snapped and beat her with an ax, leaving her with permanent severe brain damage.

    3. A woman came home to find her husband in the kitchen, shaking frantically with what looked like a wire running from his waist towards the electric kettle. Intending to jolt him away from the deadly current, she whacked him with a plank of wood that had been by the back door, breaking his arm in two places. Till that moment he had been happily listening to his Walkman.

    4. Two animal rights protesters were protesting at the cruelty of sending pigs to the slaughterhouse in Bonn, Germany. Suddenly the pigs, all two thousand of them, escaped through a broken fence and stampeded trampling the two hapless protesters to death.

    AND THE WINNER IS.......

    5. An Iraqi terrorist, Khay Rahnajet, didn't pay enough postage on a letter bomb. It came back with "return to sender" stamped on it. Forgetting it was the bomb, he opened it and was killed in the explosion.

    See... You're not having such a bad day.

    Posted by ziveeman in Humor  ID#:72077
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    I used to think the brain was the most important organ in the body, then I realized --- look what's telling me that.

    Posted by ziveeman in Fun Phrases  ID#:47309
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    Microsoft: "You've got questions. We've got dancing paperclips."

    Posted by ziveeman in Geek  ID#:47027
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    ------Jocks vs Nerds----

    Michael Jordan having "retired," with $40 million in endorsements, makes $178,100 a day, working or not.

    If he sleeps 7 hours a night, he makes $52,000 every night while visions of sugarplums dance in his head.

    If he goes to see a movie, it'll cost him $7.00, but he'll make $18,550 while he's there.

    If he decides to have a 5-minute egg, he'll make $618 while boiling it.

    He makes $7,415/hr more than minimum wage.

    He'll make $3,710 while watching each episode of Friends.

    If he wanted to save up for a new Acura NSX ($90,000) it would take him a whole 12 hours.

    If someone were to hand him his salary and endorsement money, they would have to do it at the rate of $2.00 every second.

    He'll probably pay around $200 for a nice round of golf, but will be reimbursed $33,390 for that round.

    Assuming he puts the federal maximum of 15% of his income into a tax deferred account (401k), his contributions will hit the federal cap of $9500 at 8:30 a.m. on January 1st.

    If you were given a penny for every 10 dollars he made, you'd be living comfortably at $65,000 a year.

    He'll make about $19.60 while watching the 100 meter dash in the Olympics, and about $15,600 during the Boston Marathon.

    While the common person is spending about $20 for a meal in his trendy Chicago restaurant, he'll pull in about $5600.

    This year, he'll make more than twice as much as all U.S. past presidents for all of their terms combined. Amazing isn't it?

    If Jordan saves 100% of his income for the next 450 years, he'll still have less than Bill Gates has today.

    $$$ Game over. Nerd wins.

    Posted by ziveeman in Geek  ID#:50711
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    Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. It's just that yours is stupid.

    Posted by ziveeman in Fun Phrases  ID#:47026
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    A basketball in my hands is worth about $19.
    A basketball in Michael Jordan's hands is worth about $33 million.
    It depends on whose hands it's in.

    A baseball in my hands is worth about $6.
    A baseball in Mark McGuire's hands is worth $19 million.
    It depends on whose hands it's in.

    A tennis racket is useless in my hands.
    A tennis racket in Venus Williams' hands is a Wimbledon Championship.
    It depends on whose hands it's in.

    A rod in my hands will keep away a wild animal.
    A rod in Moses' hands will part the mighty sea.
    It depends on whose hands it's in.

    A sling shot in my hands is a kid's toy.
    A sling shot in David's hand is a mighty weapon.
    It depends on whose hands it's in.

    Two fish and five loaves of bread in my hands is a couple of fish sandwiches.
    Two fish and five loaves of bread in God's hands will feed thousands.
    It depends on whose hands it's in.

    Nails in my hands might produce a birdhouse.
    Nails in Jesus Christ's hands will produce salvation for the entire world.
    It depends on whose hands it's in.

    As you see now it depends whose hands it's in. So put your concerns, your worries, your fears, your hopes, your dreams, your families and your relationships in God's Hands because ... it depends on Whose Hands it's in.

    Posted by ziveeman in Religion  ID#:51851
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    Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

    Posted by ziveeman in General  ID#:48798
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    People say that if you play Microsoft CD's backwards, you hear satanic things, but that's nothing, because if you play them forwards, they install Windows.

    Posted by ziveeman in Geek  ID#:46170
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    MICROSOFT = Most Intelligent Customers Realize Our Software Only Fools Teenagers

    Posted by ziveeman in Geek  ID#:46789
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