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Old 12-10-2016, 11:00 AM   #1
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Default Q-Tip It!

This made me think of you Jo and your Qtip suggestion. Not sure if you have shared this before but here goes:

Back in the 1920's when Polish-American entrepreneur Leo
Gerstenzang invented cotton swabs as a safer way to clean
his baby's ears, he called his product "Q-Tip." Actually, his
first name-choice was "Baby Gay" - but that didn't sell, so
the by-now familiar name emerged. Mr. Gerstenzang chose
"Q" for Quality . . . and he must have been on to something,
because Q-Tip has become a household word (and we've
developed a whole 'nother set of connotations for 'Baby Gay.')

Which made Q-Tip a good choice for an acronym that's going
'round in motivational workshops these days: Quit Taking It
Personally! I have a jar of those little white-tipped tools on my
vanity, and every morning they remind me to use this
quick-and-easy stress reduction technique: Q-Tip It!

The traffic jam or the flat tire, or the keys that get locked in the
car are not part of a plan to ruin your day.

Q-Tip It - Quit Taking It Personally!

The keys that can never be found are just inanimate objects, and
there is no moral value attributable to being able to find everything
anyway. Q-Tip It!

The computer that freezes just when you've got an important report
to print really IS just a stupid machine. Take a deep breath and
repeat the maxim about accepting the things you cannot change.
Above all -- Q-Tip It!

The supervisor who wants everything done yesterday has a
problem with time management and scheduling. You're more likely
to find a constructive way to deal with this of persistent stress
situation if you Q-Tip It!

The 5 pounds you can't seem to lose are just a ball of fat . . . not
a moral failure. You know what to do - eat less, move more. So
get moving . . . and Q-Tip It!

The kids who don't call often enough probably really ARE busy
(and didn't you raise them to be independent?). Q-Tip It!

The colleague who consistently says you're doing something all
wrong is telling you more about her needs than about your way
of doing things. Q-Tip It!

Got a spouse (or friend, or child) who seems always to ignore
things you say? Odds are she/he is hard of hearing, forgetful,
or caught up in her own priorities rather than trying to drive you
nuts. Q-Tip It!

______________________________ (fill in your own stressors
- and Q-Tip It! )

You get the picture . . . and the image, too. Stress is not what
happens to us. It's our response TO what happens. And
RESPONSE is something we can choose.

So - Q-Tip It! Let Mr. Gerstenzang's little white-tipped tool be a
memory-hook, a way to ease the your personal stress reactions,
the way YOU choose to respond to the happenings of your days.

-- A Motivational Story with Wisdom - Q-Tip It!
by Maureen Killoran
"No matter what you have done up to this moment, you get 24 brand-new hours to spend every single day." --Brian Tracy
AA gives us an opportunity to recreate ourselves, with God's help, one day at a time. --Rufus K.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. --Franklin D. Roosevelt
We stay sober and clean together - one day at a time!
God says that each of us is worth loving.
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