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Success in future

The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past, you can't go on well in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.

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Succeed in Spite of Your Circumstances

ďItís not where you start; itís how you finish.Ē

When looking at the big picture, we all know that how we finish is more important than where we start. Many successful people started out in life with the odds against them, & came through winners. They didnít let their starting situation deter...

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MOSQUITOES - That time of year!

A GREAT repellent is BOUNCE (in the orange box). It contains white oleander and mosquitoes HATE the smell. Tie one on you & you wonít be bothered by them. Wipe outside walls & surfaces like decks & cushion covers & youíll never see them. Donít use heavily perfumed shampoos, lotions, hairsprays or de...

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Live your dreams

Don't dream your life, live your dreams.

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Stop budding potatoes

To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.

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Hurt feelings

Hurt feelings or discomfort of any kind cannot be caused by another person. No one outside me can hurt me. Thatís not a possibility. Itís only when I believe a stressful thought that I get hurt. And Iím the one whoís hurting me by believing what I think. This is very good news, because it means that...

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A toddler's WHY?


Next time a toddler asks you WHY? about the same thing over and over again, ask them to tell you why. This can lead to a wonderful interactive dialog with them, which helps develop language skills. Be careful not to criticize the remarks, though. Doing so will di...

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Old boxes of baking soda

Use the 'old' boxes of baking soda from your fridge and freezer for cleaning your pots and pans, washing up after greasy or yard work, final rinse on your dogs bath, cleaning jewelry stones.
Put it in a Big empty spice shaker and it is handy in the garage, shed and under the sinks. Leaves skin...

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Before long you'll be there

Step by step
and stair by stair,
be patient,
believe,
before long you'll be there. - Marc Erlbaum

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Fluffed laundry

To fluff up jackets you have just laundered put 2 or 3 tennis balls in the dryer with them,helps them dry faster too. Also works on pillows and other items you want fluffed.

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