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Phil Evans from

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VOLUME

05

One Week, One Day, One Step at a Time

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Introduction Sometimes reducing our troubles back to simple basics; one day at a time; one step at a time; can allow us to chew the big chunks in little pieces; instead of choking on the big pieces because they’re just too daunting! So, how do you eat an elephant?

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Mrs. Thompson, with tears in her eyes, whispered back. She said, “Teddy, you have it all wrong. You were the one who taught me that I could make a difference. I didn’t know how to teach until I met you.” Author Unknown

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As You Think If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don’t. If you’d like to win but you think you can’t, it’s almost a cinch you wont. For out in the world you’ll find success begins with a persons will. It’s all in the state of Mind. Think big, and your deeds will grow; Think small and you fall behind. Think that you can, and you will. It’s all in your state of mind. If you think you are outclassed, you are. You’ve got to think high to rise. You’ve got to be sure of yourself before you can ever win a prize. Life’s battle doesn’t always go to the stronger or faster one; But sooner or later, the one who wins is the person who thinks they can. Author Unknown

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Another list to LIVE by • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Give people more than they expect - and do it cheerfully. Memorize your favorite poem. Don’t believe all you hear - spend all you have - and sleep all you want. When you say, “I love you,” mean it. When you say, “I’m sorry,” look the person in the eye. Be engaged at least six months before you get married and get your parents approval. Believe in love at first sight. Never laugh at anyone’s dreams. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt, but it’s the only way to live life completely. In disagreements - fight fairly. No name calling. Don’t judge people by their relatives. Talk slow - but think quick. When someone asks you a question you don’t want to answer, smile and ask, “Why do you want to know?” Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk. Call your Mum. Say “bless you” when you hear someone sneeze. When you lose - don’t lose the lesson. Remember the three R’s: Respect for self; Respect for others; Responsibility for all your actions. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice. Marry someone you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other skill. Spend time alone. Open your arms to change - but don’t let go of your values. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer. Read more books and watch less TV. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll get to enjoy it a second time. Trust in God - but lock your car. A loving atmosphere in your home is so important. Do all you can to create a tranquil harmonious home. In disagreements with loved ones, deal with the current situation; don’t bring up the past. Read between the lines. Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality. Be gentle with the earth. Pray - there’s immeasurable power in it. Never interrupt when you are being flattered. Mind your own business.

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• Don’t trust someone who doesn’t close their eyes when you kiss them. • Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before. • If you make a lot of money, put it to use helping others while you are living. That’s wealth’s greatest satisfaction. • Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a stroke of luck. • Learn the rules - then break some. • Remember that the best relationship is one where your love for each other is greater than your need for each other. • Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it. • Remember that your character is your destiny. • Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon. • Realize that as you get older, you are not approaching death - but heaven. • If you know you are getting closer to heaven, make sure you have sufficient treasure there waiting for you. Author Unknown

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As at January 2004 .... People over 30 should be dead. Here’s why .... According to today’s regulators and bureaucrats, those of us who were kids in the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, and the early 70’s probably shouldn’t have survived. Our cots were covered with bright colored lead-based paint. We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets, ... and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets. (Not to mention the risks we took hitchhiking.) As children, we would ride in cars with no seatbelts or air bags. Riding in the back of a ute on a warm day was always a special treat. We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle. Horrors! We ate cakes, toffees, bread and butter, and drank soft drink with sugar in it, but we were never overweight because we were always outside playing. We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle, and no one actually died from this. We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then rode down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem. We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the street lights came on. No one was able to reach us all day. NO MOBILE PHONES!!!!! Unthinkable! We did not have Playstations, Nintendo, X-Boxes, no video games at all, no pay tv, DVD movies, surround sound, mobile phones, personal computers, or Internet chat rooms.

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We had friends! We went outside and found them. We fell out of trees, got cut and broke bones and teeth, and there were no lawsuits from these accidents. They were accidents. No one was to blame but us. Remember accidents? We had fights and punched each other and got black and blue and learned to get over it. We made up games with sticks and tennis balls and ate worms, and although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes, nor did the worms live inside us forever. We rode bikes or walked to a friend’s home and knocked on the door, or rang the bell or just walked in and talked to them. Not everyone made the team. Those who didn’t, had to learn to deal with disappointment. Some students weren’t as smart as others, so they failed a grade and were held back to repeat the same grade. Horrors! Tests were not adjusted for any reason. Our actions were our own. Consequences were expected. The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke a law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law. Imagine that! This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers and problem solvers and inventors, ever.

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