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Thu, May 12 2022 8:27 AM (1,449 replies)
  • LeftyMcGee7
    272 Posts
    Wed, Aug 4 2021 12:58 PM


  • fineleg
    787 Posts
    Wed, Aug 4 2021 11:35 PM

    Many thanks Bossbird- I will do that-.


  • Ladychipper
    21,009 Posts
    Thu, Aug 5 2021 9:13 AM

    Thursday, August 5, 2021

    Step by step

    Make little improvements and maintain them. Then make more.

    You can’t immediately get everything to be perfect. You can’t solve every problem by the time you go to bed this evening.

    Yet you can make progress. And every little bit of progress makes a difference.

    When the problems seem overwhelming, ask yourself this. Is there some specific something you can do right now about one of those problems?

    Instead of focusing on how overwhelmed you are, turn your attention to what you can actually do to make a positive difference. Even if it’s not much, find an initial step you can take, and then take it.

    Step by step you can make things better. And better is always a very good direction to be going.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    21,009 Posts
    Fri, Aug 6 2021 8:56 AM

    Friday, August 6, 2021

    Look in the mirror

    No leader, no ruler, no guru, no law, no concept can change human nature. Yet you can learn to live with your own nature, and that of others, and do so with great success.

    There is no arrangement, legal, financial, physical, social, that will make life perfect. It is within life’s imperfections that you have endless opportunities to make life good.

    Begging, forcing, or shaming other people into doing what you think they should do will not bring value or fulfillment to your life. Instead, look in the mirror.

    You are already in control of your own behavior, so use your own actions to move life in the direction you desire. Though it’s easy to blame your problems on others, it’s far more powerful when you take responsibility for them no matter who is to blame.

    Sure, many factors beyond your control affect the quality of your life. Nonetheless, your best chance at improving that quality comes from the way you choose to live.

    If you’re looking for someone to hold responsible, look in the mirror. Live up to that responsibility and make yourself a beneficial influence in your own life as well as in the lives of others.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    21,009 Posts
    Sat, Aug 7 2021 9:05 AM

    Saturday, August 7, 2021

    Visualize and act

    Visualize yourself starting, visualize yourself persisting, and visualize yourself finishing. Then do what you envision.

    If you can’t get yourself to take action, then get yourself to visualize taking action. Use the power of that vision to push yourself into action.

    In your vision, see the necessary effort and see the positive outcome of that effort. See that it’s worth your time and trouble, and see yourself going ahead with it.

    Provide yourself with a vision that inspires you. Empower yourself with a vision that fills you with enthusiasm.

    At any time, in any condition, without any special tools or skills, you can visualize a positive future. You can make that vision compelling enough to get you creating that future.

    Visualize and then act on your vision. See clearly that you can do it, and you will.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    21,009 Posts
    Mon, Aug 9 2021 9:27 AM

    Monday, August 9, 2021

    Expand life’s excellence

    You seek to live with excellence, but the world does not cooperate. Live with excellence anyway.

    Excellence is always yours to choose, even when it is not widely supported or encouraged. In fact, when there is minimal respect for excellence is when excellence is needed most.

    Live with excellence, not out of arrogance but out of love. Live with excellence that is not dependent on outside support but courageous enough to exist on its own terms.

    The value of excellence is not based on who is looking or who is not. You know what is good, what is right, what is excellent and beautiful, and that’s more than sufficient.

    Treasure excellence, savor it, learn from it, gain inspiration from it, emulate it, create it, share it. But don’t get caught up in what anyone thinks of it or does with it.

    Take the strength and skill you have earned, and expand on life’s excellence. With excellence, make every day the best opportunity ever.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    21,009 Posts
    Tue, Aug 10 2021 8:15 AM

    Tuesday, August 10, 2021

    Live your courage

    Everything in life involves some risk. But that doesn’t mean you have to live in constant fear.

    Momentary fear can be useful. Yet if you give fear a place to persist it will reliably lead you straight toward whatever you fear.

    Feel the fear, listen to the fear, take precautions based on it. Then leave the fear behind, because it has done its job and has nothing more to offer you.

    Let your actions be partly informed by fear, not dominated by fear. Keep your attention focused on a purpose compelling enough to keep fear in its proper perspective.

    Step forward with a tiny bit of courage and suddenly you have more courage. Make it your business to grow that courage by putting it to meaningful use.

    Fear is not your enemy and it is certainly not your refuge. See fear for what it is, and live your courage for all it can be.


    — Ralph Marston

  • Ladychipper
    21,009 Posts
    Wed, Aug 11 2021 11:54 AM

    Wednesday, August 11, 2021

    Sadness and happiness

    Life can sometimes become consistently good for a long, continuous stretch. Yet eventually difficulties will show up.

    In other times, life can feel like a never-ending string of problems. Even so, there are sure to be new joys to experience ahead.

    Through the prospect of future joy and your confidence that it will come, you’re able to endure the hard times. And because of those difficult times, you’re able to more fully appreciate the joys when they do come.

    Sadness and happiness are not as far apart as you might imagine. Over time they continue to enable and contribute to each other.

    Because of this dynamic, in your happiness you can feel genuine gratitude. And in your sadness you can feel well founded hope.

    Life has been changing for a very long time, and will reliably continue to do so. And in that very process of change, life always gives you much to be thankful for and much more to look forward to.


    — Ralph Marston

  • fineleg
    787 Posts
    Thu, Aug 12 2021 12:58 AM

    Well it has been 9 days back to square one, and  7 days since I first mailed WGT requesting they re-instate my consecutive days-- not a word of acknowledgement from them... I have politely sent 3 follow up mails... nothing.

    Four years or so of  dutifully playing every day for my Club and this is the reward? I miss ONE day- ONE !-- , So far I have lost almost 70 ,000 points  - points my Club would have banked on to assist.

    Does not seem right--- does it ?

  • Ladychipper
    21,009 Posts
    Thu, Aug 12 2021 8:36 AM

    Thursday, August 12, 2021

    Force of good

    The world can always benefit from more goodness. Make it your business to offer that goodness.

    Challenge yourself to be a force of good in whatever you happen to be doing. It will benefit those around you, and will also benefit you.

    Projecting a positive demeanor takes almost no effort and costs you nothing. Yet it has the power to significantly improve life.

    Imagine how you would feel and how you would act if everything were going your way. Then choose to feel that way, to act that way, no matter what’s going on.

    No, it won’t magically make all your endeavors fall perfectly into place. Yet it will give you a significant advantage with your own energy level and with the people you encounter.

    Do what you can, where you are, to be a force of good. And experience how that goodness provides you with a powerful and positive space in which to operate.


    — Ralph Marston