Saturday, August 1, 2020

eNewsletter August 2020

           Wilson Motivational
VIRGINIA'S SMALLEST eNEWSLETTER
        Pithy Positive Thoughts to Ponder
                        August 2020
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                   In Memory of
              Zig Ziglar (1926 - 2012)
      Some of Zig's inspirational Quotes
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**A TRUISM.
If you aim at nothing. 
You will hit every time! 
Zig Ziglar
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**A SECRET.
You can have anything you want if you 
help enough other people get what 
they want. 
Zig Ziglar
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**I'VE LEARNED...
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
Zig Ziglar
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**WISE WORDS.
Remember that failure is an event, 
not a person.
Zig Ziglar
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**TA-TUM
Money isn't the most important 
thing in life, but it's reasonably 
close to oxygen on the "gotta 
have it" scale.
Zig Ziglar
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**IT'S TRUE!
You don't have to be great to start, 
but you have to start to be great. 
Zig Ziglar
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**DID YOU KNOW?
We all need a daily checkup 
from the neck up to avoid 
stinkin' thinkin' which ultimately 
leads to hardening of the attitudes. 
Zig Ziglar
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Go for it...
YOUR LIFE WILL CHANGE, IF, 
YOU CHANGE YOUR THINKING. 
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Published by Wilson Motivational 
The Real JimWilson
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Business Coaching
Motivational Speaking

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The Ant and the Grasshopper


The ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER

 

This one is a little different ...


Two Different Versions ... 


Two Different Morals

 

OLD VERSION

 

The ant works 
hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

 

The grasshopper 
thinks the 
ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

 

Come winter, the ant is warm 
and well fed.

 

The grasshopper has 
no food or shelter, so he 
dies out in the cold.

 

MORAL OF THE OLD STORY:

 

Be responsible for yourself!

 


MODERN 

VERSION

 

The ant works hard 
in the withering heat and the rain all summer long, building his house
and laying up supplies for the winter.

 

The grasshopper thinks the ant 
is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

 

Come winter, the shivering grasshopper 
calls a press conference and demands to know why the 
ant should be 
allowed to be warm and well fed while he is cold and starving..

 

CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN,   

and ABC show up to 
provide pictures of the shivering 
grasshopper 
next to a video of the 
ant 
in his comfortable home with a table filled with food. 

America is stunned by the sharp contrast.

 

How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper 
is allowed to suffer so?


Kermit the Frog appears 
on 
Oprah 
with the 
grasshopper 
and everybody cries when they sing, 'It's Not Easy Being Green'


Occupy the Anthill stages 
a demonstration in front of the 
ant's house where the news stations film the

Black Lives Matter group singingWe shall overcome.

 

Then Reverend Al Sharpton  
has the group kneel down to pray for the 
grasshopper 
while he damns the ants. He later appears on MSNBC to complain that rich people do not care.

 

Former President Obama condemns the ant 
and blames 

Donald Trump, President Bush 43, President Bush 41, President Reagan, Christopher Columbus, and the 

Pope 
for the 
grasshopper's 
plight.

 

Nancy Pelosi & Chuck Schumer   

exclaim in an interview on The View 
that the 
ant has 
gotten rich off the back of the 

grasshopper
and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share.

 

Finally, the EEOC drafts 

the Economic Equity & 

Anti-Grasshopper Act 
retroactive to the beginning of 
the summer.


The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number 
of 
green bugs and, 
having; nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the

Government Green Czar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and given to the grasshopper.

 


The story ends as we see the grasshopper 
and his free-loading friends finishing up the last bits of the 
ant's food while the government house he is in, 

which, as you recall, just happens to be the ant's old house, 
crumbles around them because the 
grasshopper doesn't maintain it.

 

The ant has disappeared in the snow, never to be seen again.

 

The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident, and the house, now abandoned, is taken 
over by a gang of 
spiders who terrorize the ramshackle, once prosperous and peaceful, neighborhood.

 

The entire Nation collapses 
bringing the rest 
of the free world with it.

 


MORAL OF THE STORY:

 

Be careful how you vote in 2020.