We are now less than a week away from February. Some of us have already lost sight of our goals for 2013. However I am here to remind you of your goals and to encourage you to hold on to your dreams. We all need motivation from time to time, some more than others and we all slide backwards from time to time. That’s ok, it’s even to be expected. However, the year is not ruined because we had more ambition than time or will power. We know we cannot restart the calendar, there are no do-overs in life, but we can still start fresh tomorrow. In the late 1960’s and early 1970’s I remember a popular saying, “Today is the first day of the rest of your life”. The saying is clever and powerful. Each of us will probably interpret the phrase differently. I hear hope in the phrase; that each day we can renew ourselves. Therefore, if we made poor lifestyle choices today, we choose not to dwell in the past but to welcome the opportunity to do better tomorrow. With each day we can strengthen our resolve until eventually it becomes easier to make healthy choices.
Don’t Quit When things go wrong as they sometimes will, When the road you’re trudging seems all up hill, When the funds are low and the debts are high And you want to smile, but you have to sigh, When care is pressing you down a bit, Rest if you must, but don’t you quit. Life is queer with its twist and turns, As every one of us sometimes learns, And many a failure turns about When he might have won had he stuck it out; Don’t give up though the pace seems slow— You may succeed with another blow, Success is failure turned inside out— The silver tint of the clouds of doubt, And you never can tell how close you are, It may be near when it seems so far; So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit— It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.
- Hyperlink: “http://boardofwisdom.com/togo/?viewid=1010andsearch=Edgar+A.+Guest” Edgar A. Guest Tomorrow evening, Saturday, January 26th the “Diamond Club” is holding their 4th Annual Dinner/Auction at the K of C Hall. Tickets are still available by contacting Rick Ware (423-0687) or Jeff Cotner (417-2907). The event benefits the continued construction and improvements to the baseball diamond complex. Remember to attend the Breakfast Benefit for the Versailles Bowling Teams at the Eagles on Jan. 27 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Mark your calendar Saturday, February 2nd 8:30 p.m. – 12 a.m., for Karaoke Fun with Orville at “the Bunker” (the Vet’s Club lower level). All club members are encouraged to attend and to keep apprised of upcoming events which are posted on the chalkboard. Healing prayers and get well wishes to Cindy Cox, Janet Ruhenkamp, Braxton Magoteaux, Tim Wills, Dan Monnin (Wilson), Joe Schmitmeyer, Dick Francis (Willowdell), Billy Hayes, Chuck Thompson, Betty Kremer, Rebecca Ahlers, Bertha Bruening, Sharon Stephens, Rusty Whittaker, Sharon Monnin and all the sick, hospitalized and homebound. Also prayers for all the caregivers both professional and family.
Hello to Georgia Hartzell, Barb Condon, Lil Bruns, Nichole and Jeff Lyme, Samantha and Mike Smith, Doris and Ron Barga, Bernice and Dick Berger, Renee Stickel, Pam and Rob Smith, Ginger Gehret, Renee and Jeff Subler, Anna Saunders, Sundra and Jerry Bey, Jennifer Schilling, Deby Smith, Norma Bohman, Scott Hogenkamp, and Garry Mumaw. Congratulations to Don Delaplane who recently retired from GTI. Happy Birthday wishes to Adeline Knapke, Sue Christian, Steve Monnin, Carly Bolin, Lynn Drees, Krystal Heckman, Nicholas Bohman, Chad Marshall, Barbara Rethlake, Lil Bruns, Mary Lou Unger, Tony Baltes, Marianne Sigman, Jill Siegel, Mike Magoteaux, Tammy Berger, Kathy Gehret, Karen Magoto, Rachael Schlater, Amy Dirksen, Connie Klenke, Gerry Drees, Alex Kelch, and Eli Oliver. Happy anniversary wishes to Connie and Keith Brown and Sonja and Barney Francis. My heartfelt sympathy to the families and friends of Kenny Todd, Phyllis Collins, Lucille Marshall, and Gene Yohey, also remembering the lives of Marie Raterman, Norma Reed, Harry Brown, Kathleen Reagan, Donald Chaney, Ronald Laughman, Dan Younce, Bill Smith, Sue Keihl, Alberta Weitzel, Ryan Luthman, Dorie Baltes, Ed Bruns, Frances Rhoades, Mary Ecabert, Tom Richardson and Dorothy Berger.
“Winners never quit, and quitters never win” ~ Vince Lombardi “When the world says, ‘Give up,’ Hope whispers, ‘Try it one more time.’” ~Unknown “You just can’t beat a person who won’t give up.” ~Babe Ruth
Kathy Magoto is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves Daily Advocate readers weekly with her weekly Versailles community column. She can be reached at email@example.com or at 526-3798. Feel free to contact her with Versailles news and tidbits. Viewpoints expressed in these opinion pieces are the work of the author. The Daily Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.