Saturday September 15th 2012

Thought of the Day

“It is of practical value to learn to like yourself.
Since you must spend so much time with yourself
you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.”

~ Norman Vincent Peale
(1898-1993)



Norman Vincent Peale*Norman Vincent Peale

Born: May 31, 1898 Bowersville, Ohio
Died: December 24, 1993 (aged 95) Pawling, New York

A Protestant preacher and author (most notably of The Power of Positive Thinking) and a progenitor of the theory of “positive thinking”.

In 1945, Dr. Peale, his wife, Ruth Stafford Peale, and Raymond Thornburg, a Pawling, New York businessman founded Guideposts magazine, a non-denominational forum for celebrities and ordinary people to relate inspirational stories.

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After Thoughts:


Personal Perspective:

At the end of the day, the person you have to go home with is yourself. Like yourself, and be happy with yourself no matter what others say. These are two things that one must do before they can expect to be happy with another person, friend, family, or otherwise.

Once you are happy with yourself, and in the relationship you have with yourself, you will be surprised at how other things seem to fall into place around you.


Today’s Word; pippin

\PIP-in\ noun

  1. a crisp tart apple having usually yellow or greenish-yellow skin strongly flushed with red and used especially for cooking
  2. a highly admired or very admirable person or thing
He looked pippin in his brand new gaberdine suit and derby hat.
The managers lecture was pippin and cut right to the core.

Happy Birthday:

  • 1254 – Marco Polo, Italian explorer. (d. 1324)
  • 1890 – Agatha Christie, English writer (d. 1976)
  • 1903 – Roy Acuff, American country musician (d. 1992)
  • 1922 – Jackie Cooper, American actor and director (d. 2011)
  • 1946 – Tommy Lee Jones, American actor
  • 1946 – Oliver Stone, American film director
  • 1972 – Kit Chan, Singaporean singer
  • 1977 – Tom Hardy, English actor
  • 1979 – Amy Davidson, American actress
  • 1980 – Jolin Tsai, Taiwanese pop singer
  • 1984 – Prince Harry of Wales, English royalty
  • 1991 – Lee Jung Shin, South Korean rapper, bass player, and actor (CN Blue)

History Today:

  • 1904 – Wilbur Wright makes his 1st airplane flight
  • 1947 – Typhoon Kathleen hit the Kanto Region in Japan killing 1,077.
  • 1959 – Nikita Khrushchev becomes the first Soviet leader to visit the United States.
  • 1961 – Hurricane Carla strikes Texas with winds of 175 miles per hour.
  • 1965: Ford becomes the first American car company to offer 8-track tape players in its new models; however, the lack of home players means that car buyers must visit the Ford dealership itself to get the actual tapes.
  • 1978 – American boxer Muhammad Ali defeats Leon Spinks at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans to win the world heavyweight boxing title for the third time in his career, the first fighter ever to do so.
  • 1982 – First issue of “USA Today” published by Gannett Co Inc.
  • 1999 – Hurricane Floyd a Category 4 storm, winds 140mph+, hits North Carolina
  • 2008 – Lehman Brothers files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the largest U.S. history.

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Americans throw away 44 million newspapers a day


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