Saturday, August 13, 2011

Funny Friday

Hollywood Squares:

These great questions and answers are from the days when ' Hollywood Squares' game show responses were spontaneous, not scripted, as they are now. Peter Marshall was the host asking the questions, of course..

Q.. Paul, what is a good reason for pounding meat?

A. Paul Lynde: Loneliness!

(The audience laughed so long and so hard it took up almost 15 minutes of the show!)


Q. Do female frogs croak?

A. Paul Lynde: If you hold their little heads under water long enough.


Q. If you're going to make a parachute jump, at least how high should you be

A. Charley Weaver: Three days of steady drinking should do it.


Q. True or False, a pea can last as long as 5,000 years...

A. George Gobel: Boy, it sure seems that way sometimes.


Q. You've been having trouble going to sleep. Are you probably a man or a woman?

A.. Don Knotts: That's what's been keeping me awake.


Q. According to Cosmopolitan, if you meet a stranger at a party and you think that he is attractive, is it okay to come out and ask him if he's married?

A.. Rose Marie: No wait until morning.


Q. Which of your five senses tends to diminish as you get older?

A. Charley Weaver: My sense of decency..


Q. In Hawaiian, does it take more than three words to say 'I Love You'?

A. Vincent Price: No, you can say it with a pineapple and a twenty..


Q. What are 'Do It,' 'I Can Help,' and 'I Can't Get Enough'?

A. George Gobel: I don't know, but it's coming from the next apartment.


Q. As you grow older, do you tend to gesture more or less with your hands while talking?

A. Rose Marie: You ask me one more growing old question Peter, and I'll give you a gesture you'll never forget.


Q. Paul, why do Hell's Angels wear leather?

A. Paul Lynde: Because chiffon wrinkles too easily.


Q.. Charley, you've just decided to grow strawberries. Are you going to get any during the first year?

A.. Charley Weaver: Of course not, I'm too busy growing strawberries.


Q. In bowling, what's a perfect score?

A. Rose Marie: Ralph, the pin boy.


Q. It is considered in bad taste to discuss two subjects at nudist camps.. One is politics, what is the other?

A. Paul Lynde: Tape measures..


Q. During a tornado, are you safer in the bedroom or in the closet?

A. Rose Marie: Unfortunately Peter, I'm always safe in the bedroom.


Q. Can boys join the Camp Fire Girls?

A.. Marty Allen: Only after lights out.


Q. When you pat a dog on its head he will wag his tail. What will a goose do?

A. Paul Lynde: Make him bark?


Q. If you were pregnant for two years, what would you give birth to?

A. Paul Lynde: Whatever it is, it would never be afraid of the dark..


Q. According to Ann Landers, is there anything wrong with getting into the habit of kissing a lot of people?

A. Charley Weaver: It got me out of the army.


Q. It is the most abused and neglected part of your body, what is it?

A. Paul Lynde: Mine may be abused, but it certainly isn't neglected.


Q. Back in the old days, when Great Grandpa put horseradish on his head, what was he trying to do?

A. George Gobel: Get it in his mouth.


Q. Who stays pregnant for a longer period of time, your wife or your elephant?

A. Paul Lynde: Who told you about my elephant?


Q. When a couple have a baby, who is responsible for its sex?

A.. Charley Weaver: I'll lend him the car, the rest is up to him


Q. Jackie Gleason recently revealed that he firmly believes in them and has actually seen them on at least two occasions. What are they?

A. Charley Weaver: His feet.


Q. According to Ann Landers, what are two things you should never do in bed?

A. Paul Lynde: Point and laugh

Happy Weekend Trails,
Danna

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Tipsy Tuesday

It’s a sure thing that you’ll not finish if you don’t start.

An ancient proverb says, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” You have probably known people nearing the end of their life’s journey who looked back and said, “If only I had done things differently. . . . If only I had taken advantage of that opportunity when it came along.” Unfulfilled lives are filled with “if only’s”. They are the refrain of the timid souls whose lives were finished before they ever really got started. Life is filled with many opportunities -- for great successes and spectacular failures. It is up to you to seize the initiative, to take advantage of the opportunities that come your way. You are condemned to a life of mediocrity -- unless you get into action. Don’t delay; do it today!


Tuesday's tip by the Napoleon Hill Foundation.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Funny Friday

Comments made in the year 1955!

I'll tell you one thing, if things
keep going the way they are,
it's going to be impossible to
buy a week's groceries for $10.00.

Have you seen the new cars
coming out next year? It won't
be long before $1,000.00 will
only buy a used one.

If cigarettes keep going up in
price, I'm going to quit; 20 cents
a pack is ridiculous.

Did you hear the post office is
thinking about charging 7 cents
just to mail a letter.


If they raise the minimum wage
to $1.00, nobody will be able to
hire outside help at the store.

When I first started driving, who
would have thought gas would
someday cost 25 cents a gallon.
Guess we'd be better off leaving
the car in the garage.

I'm afraid to send my kids to the
movies any more. Ever since they
let Clark Gable get by with saying
DAMN in GONE WITH THE WIND,
it seems every new movie has
either HELL or DAMN in it.


I read the other day where some
scientist thinks it's possible to put
a man on the moon by the end of
the century. They even have some
fellows they call astronauts
preparing for it down in Texas .


Did you see where some baseball
player just signed a contract for
$50,000 a year just to play ball?
It wouldn't surprise me if someday
they'll be making more than the
President.

I never thought I'd see the day
all our kitchen appliances would
be electric. They're even making
electric typewriters now.

It's too bad things are so tough
nowadays. I see where a few
married women are having to
work to make ends meet.

It won't be long before young
couples are going to have to hire
someone to watch their kids so
they can both work.


I'm afraid the Volkswagen car
is going to open the door to a
whole lot of foreign business.

Thank goodness I won't live to
see the day when the Government
takes half our income in taxes. I
sometimes wonder if we are
electing the best people to
government.


The fast food restaurant is
convenient for a quick meal,
but I seriously doubt they
will ever catch on.

There is no sense going on short
trips anymore for a weekend. It
costs nearly $2.00 a night to stay
in a hotel.

No one can afford to be sick
anymore. At $15.00 a day in
the hospital, it's too rich for
my blood.


If they think I?ll pay 30 cents
for a haircut, forget it.

I was born in the fifties, this really makes you realize how fast things change. I smile at what my Grandchildren will be laughing about in 50 more years.

Happy 1955 Trails,
Danna




Friday, July 8, 2011

Funny Friday

QUOTES

I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: - 'No good in a bed, but fine against a wall.'
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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Last week, I stated this woman was the ugliest woman I had ever seen. I have since been visited by her sister, and now wish to withdraw that statement..
- Mark Twain

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The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible..
- George Burns

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Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year..
- Victor Borge

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Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint..
- Mark Twain

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By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher..
- Socrates

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I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury..
- Groucho Marx

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My wife has a slight impediment in her speech. Every now and then she stops to breathe..
- Jimmy Durante

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I have never hated a man enough to give his diamonds back..
- Zsa Zsa Gabor

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Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat..
- Alex Levine

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My luck is so bad that if I bought a cemetery, people would stop dying..
- Rodney Dangerfield

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Money can't buy you happiness .... But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery..
- Spike Milligan

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Until I was thirteen, I thought my name was SHUT UP..
- Joe Namath

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I don't feel old. I don't feel anything until noon. Then it's time for my nap..
- Bob Hope

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I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it..
- W. C. Fields

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We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way through Congress..
- Will Rogers

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Don't worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older, it will avoid you..
- Winston Churchill

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Maybe it's true that life begins at fifty .. But everything else starts to wear out, fall out, or spread out..
- Phyllis Diller

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By the time a man is wise enough to watch his step, he's too old to go anywhere..
- Billy Crystal

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And the cardiologist's diet: - If it tastes good spit it out..


Happy Weekend Trails,
Danna

HAPPY 31ST BIRTHDAY MISTY, VERY BUSY MOM TO FOUR OF OUR GRANDAUGHTERS!!! WE LOVE AND APPRECIATE YOU!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Intersting Facts

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Columbia University is the second largest landowner in New York City, after the Catholic Church.
Cat's urine glows under a blacklight.
An iguana can stay under water for 28 minutes.
The first Ford cars had Dodge engines.
Leonard Da Vinci invented scissors.
It takes about a half a gallon of water to cook macaroni, and about a gallon to clean the pot.
In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.
The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.


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Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Birthday America


If you are an American citizen, don’t let anyone tell you that you are downtrodden.

"We still live in the greatest country in the world. The United States is the great experiment in positive thinking; our entire system of government is based upon faith in the inherent goodness of the individual. It was a revolutionary idea more than 200 years ago when the Declaration of Independence was first signed. Borrowing from the greatest thinkers in history, our founding fathers established a form of government of the people that is today the model most imitated around the world. Economic and political conditions ebb and flow, but as long as we have a democratic society that celebrates the individual, we can achieve anything in life we desire. All you require to be successful in the United States is the desire to achieve success and the determination to stick with it until you reach your goals."


This 4th of July Napoleon Hills words ring load and clear. What a wonderful country, full of opportunity to live the life we imagine.

Happy Independent Trails,
Danna


PS Great photo is Clinton Miller, Burns road show team member. Real American Cowboy!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Inspire Me

"Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in the atmosphere of freedom."
Albert Einstein

Happy Fourth of July!!!
Let Freedom Ring!!!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Funny Friday

Men Are Just Happier People --

What do you expect from such simple creatures?
Your last name stays put.
The garage is all yours.
Wedding plans take care of themselves.
Chocolate is just another snack.
You can be President.
You can never be pregnant.
You can wear a white T-shirt to a water park.
You can wear NO shirt to a water park.
Car mechanics tell you the truth.
The world is your urinal.
You never have to drive to another gas station restroom because this one is just too icky.
You don't have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt.
Same work, more pay.
Wrinkles add character..
Wedding dress $5000. Tux rental-$100.
People never stare at your chest when you're talking to them.
New shoes don't cut, blister, or mangle your feet.
One mood all the time.
Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat.
You know stuff about tanks.
A five-day vacation requires only one suitcase.
You can open all your own jars.
You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness.
If someone forgets to invite you,
He or she can still be your friend.
Your underwear is $8.95 for a three-pack.
Three pairs of shoes are more than enough..
You almost never have strap problems in public.
You are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes..
Everything on your face stays its original color..
The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades.
You only have to shave your face and neck.
You can play with toys all your life.
One wallet and one pair of shoes -- one color for all seasons.
You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look..
You can 'do' your nails with a pocket knife.
You have freedom of choice concerning growing a mustache.
You can do Christmas shopping for 25 relatives
On December 24 in 25 minutes.

Men Are Just Happier People

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Interesting Stuff

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The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.
The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only in one row of the keyboard.
Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
You are more likely to be killed by a Champagne cork than by a poisonous spider.
A duck's quack doesn't echo.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tipsy Tuesday

Love the Opportunity by Jim Rohn

Somebody said you have to love what you do, but that’s not necessarily true. What is true is that you have to love the opportunity. The opportunity to build life, future, health, success and fortune. Knocking on someone’s door or making that extra call may not be something you love to do, but you love the opportunity of what might be behind that door or call.

For example, a guy says, “I’m digging ditches. Should I love digging ditches?” The answer is, “No, you don’t have to love digging ditches, but if it is your first entry onto the ladder of success, you say, ‘I’m glad somebody gave me the opportunity to dig ditches and I’m going to do it so well, I won’t be here long.’”

You can be inspired by having found something; even though you are making mistakes in the beginning and even though it is a little distasteful taking on a new discipline that you haven’t learned before. You don’t have to love it, you just have to learn to appreciate where you live, appreciate opportunity and appreciate the person who brought you the good news—who found you.

Appreciate the person who believed in you before you believed in yourself, appreciate the person who said, “Hey, if I can do it, you can do it.”

If you will embrace the disciplines associated with the new opportunity you will soon find that your self-confidence starts to grow, that you go from being a skeptic to being a believer. And soon, when you go out person to person, talking to people, you will find it to be the most thrilling opportunity in the world. Every person you meet—what could it be? Unlimited! Maybe a friend for life. The next person could be an open door to retiring. The next person could be a colleague for years to come. It’s big-time stuff. And sometimes in the beginning when we are just getting started we don’t always see how big it is.

So, before you are tempted to give up or get discouraged, remember all success is based on long-term commitment, faith, discipline, attitude and a few stepping stones along the way. You might not like the stone you are on right now, but it’s sure to be one of the stones that lead to great opportunities in the future.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Rave Reviews

Vitamins for the Mind
by Jim Rohn

Time Management

Something will master and something will serve. Either you run the day or the day runs you; either you run the business or the business runs you.
Learn how to separate the majors and the minors. A lot of people don't do well simply because they major in minor things.
Don't mistake movement for achievement. It's easy to get faked out by being busy. The question is: Busy doing what?
Days are expensive. When you spend a day you have one less day to spend. So make sure you spend each one wisely.
Sometimes you need to stay in touch but be out of reach.
Time is our most valuable asset, yet we tend to waste it, kill it, and spend it rather than invest it.
We can no more afford to spend major time on minor things than we can to spend minor time on major things.
Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.
Never begin the day until it is finished on paper.
Learn how to say no. Don't let your mouth overload your back.
Time is the best-kept secret of the rich.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Funny Friday

To Maintain A Healthy Level Of Insanity

1. At Lunch Time, Sit In Your Parked Car With Sunglasses on and point a Hair dryer at Passing Cars. See If They Slow Down.
2. Page Yourself Over The Intercom. Don't Disguise Your Voice !
3. Every Time Someone Asks You To Do Something, ask If They Want Fries with that.
4. Put Decaf In The Coffee Maker For 3 Weeks . Once Everyone has Gotten Over Their Caffeine Addictions, Switch to Espresso.
5. In the Memo Field Of All Your Checks, Write ' For Marijuana.
6. Skip down the hall Rather Than Walk and see how many looks you get.
7. Order a Diet Water whenever you go out to eat, with a serious face.
8. Specify That Your Drive-through Order Is 'To Go'.
9. Sing Along At The Opera.
10. Five Days In Advance, Tell Your Friends You Can't Attend Their Party Because You have a headache.
11. When The Money Comes Out The ATM, Scream 'I Won! I Won!'
12. When Leaving the Zoo, Start Running towards the Parking lot, Yelling 'Run For Your Lives! They're Loose!'
13 . Tell Your Children Over Dinner, 'Due To The Economy, We Are Going To Have To Let One Of You Go.'

And The Final Way To Keep A Healthy Level Of Insanity
14. PICK UP A BOX OF CONDOMS AT THE PHARMACY, GO TO THE COUNTER AND ASK WHERE THE FITTING ROOM IS.

My friend Jaqueline sent this to me, #5 made me LOL!!! wonder what the girls at Utah Independent Bank would think of that:).

Happy Weekend Trails,
Danna

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Zen Horse


Training Tip of the Week:
A common mistake to avoid
By Clinton Anderson



The biggest mistake people make when working with horses is forgetting about the prey/predator relationship. To be fair, it’s easy for us to forget that we’re predators because as a general rule, the contact we have with the animal world is mostly limited to other predators, whether it be with other people or our pet dogs and cats. We get accustomed to interacting with other predators and forget that when we’re around our horses, they don’t think the same way that we do. In fact, until we teach them otherwise, our horses view us as a threat. To effectively communicate with your horse, it’s important that you understand what sets the two of you apart and how you can act less like a predator when you’re around him.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Interesting Stuff

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The name for Oz in the "Wizard of Oz" was thought up when the creator,
Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N, and O-Z, hence "Oz."

The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a
chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

Mr. Rogers was an ordained minister.
John Lennon's first girlfriend was named Thelma Pickles.
The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
'Stewardesses' is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
To "testify" was based on men in the Roman court swearing to a statement made by swearing on their testicles.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tipsy Tuesday

The Four Emotions That Can Lead to Life Change by Jim Rohn

Emotions are the most powerful forces inside us. Under the power of emotions, human beings can perform the most heroic (as well as barbaric) acts. To a great degree, civilization itself can be defined as the intelligent channeling of human emotion. Emotions are fuel and the mind is the pilot, which together propel the ship of civilized progress.

Which emotions cause people to act? There are four basic ones; each, or a combination of several, can trigger the most incredible activity. The day that you allow these emotions to fuel your desire is the day you’ll turn your life around.

Disgust
One does not usually equate the word “disgust” with positive action. And yet properly channeled, disgust can change a person’s life. The person who feels disgusted has reached a point of no return. He or she is ready to throw down the gauntlet at life and say, “I’ve had it!” That’s what I said after many humiliating experiences at age 25. I said, “I don’t want to live like this anymore. I’ve had it with being broke. I’ve had it with being embarrassed, and I’ve had it with lying.”

Yes, productive feelings of disgust come when a person says, “Enough is enough.”

The “guy” has finally had it with mediocrity. He’s had it with those awful sick feelings of fear, pain and humiliation. He then decides he is “not going to live like this anymore.” Look out! This could be the day that turns a life around. Call it what you will: the “I’ve had it” day, the “never again” day, the “enough’s enough” day. Whatever you call it, it’s powerful! There is nothing so life-changing as gut-wrenching disgust!

Decision
Most of us need to be pushed to the wall to make decisions. And once we reach this point, we have to deal with the conflicting emotions that come with making them. We have reached a fork in the road. Now this fork can be a two-prong, three-prong, or even a four-prong fork. No wonder that decision-making can create knots in stomachs, keep us awake in the middle of the night, or make us break out in a cold sweat.

Making life-changing decisions can be likened to internal civil war. Conflicting armies of emotions, each with its own arsenal of reasons, battle each other for supremacy of our minds. And our resulting decisions, whether bold or timid, well thought out or impulsive, can either set the course of action or blind it.

I don’t have much advice to give you about decision-making except this: Whatever you do, don’t camp at the fork in the road. Decide. It’s far better to make a wrong decision than to not make one at all. Each of us must confront our emotional turmoil and sort out our feelings.

Desire
How does one gain desire? I don’t think I can answer this directly because there are many ways. But I do know two things about desire:

A. It comes from the inside not the outside.
B. It can be triggered by outside forces.

Almost anything can trigger desire. It’s a matter of timing as much as preparation. It might be a song that tugs at the heart. It might be a memorable sermon. It might be a movie, a conversation with a friend, a confrontation with the enemy, or a bitter experience. Even a book or an article such as this one can trigger the inner mechanism that will make some people say, “I want it now!”

Therefore, while searching for your “hot button” of pure, raw desire, welcome into your life each positive experience. Don’t erect a wall to protect you from experiencing life. The same wall that keeps out your disappointment also keeps out the sunlight of enriching experiences. So let life touch you. The next touch could be the one that turns your life around.

Resolve
Resolve says, “I will.” These two words are among the most potent in the English language. I WILL. Benjamin Disraeli, the great British statesman, once said, “Nothing can resist a human will that will stake even its existence on the extent of its purpose.” In other words, when someone resolves to “do or die,” nothing can stop him.

The mountain climber says, “I will climb the mountain. They’ve told me it’s too high, it’s too far, it’s too steep, it’s too rocky, it’s too difficult. But it’s my mountain. I will climb it. You’ll soon see me waving from the top or you’ll never see me, because unless I reach the peak, I’m not coming back.” Who can argue with such resolve?

When confronted with such iron-will determination, I can see Time, Fate and Circumstance calling a hasty conference and deciding, “We might as well let him have his dream. He’s said he’s going to get there or die trying.”

The best definition for “resolve” I’ve ever heard came from a schoolgirl in Foster City, California. As is my custom, I was lecturing about success to a group of bright kids at a junior high school. I asked, “Who can tell me what ‘resolve’ means?” Several hands went up, and I did get some pretty good definitions. But the last was the best. A shy girl from the back of the room got up and said with quiet intensity, “I think resolve means promising yourself you will never give up.” That’s it! That’s the best definition I’ve ever heard: PROMISE YOURSELF YOU’LL NEVER GIVE UP.

Think about it! How long should a baby try to learn how to walk? How long would you give the average baby before you say, “That’s it, you’ve had your chance”? You say that’s crazy? Of course it is. Any mother would say, “My baby is going to keep trying until he learns how to walk!” No wonder everyone walks.

There is a vital lesson in this. Ask yourself, “How long am I going to work to make my dreams come true?” I suggest you answer, “As long as it takes.” That’s what these four emotions are all about.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Zen Horse


Training Tip of the Week:
It’s not a race!
By Clinton Anderson



If your horse wants to turn a trail ride into a race with the other horses, instead of pulling back on both reins in an effort to slow him down, find a way to redirect his excess energy and get control of his feet. Pick up on one rein and bend him in a circle around your leg. Then change directions and bend him the other way. When the horse is working well and has his attention on you, put him back on a loose rein and continue on your ride. If he starts to pick up speed and head after the horses in front of him, bend him down again. Be thorough and consistent in your training. Bait the horse. Dare him to make a mistake. When he does, let him commit to the mistake - and then take steps to fix the problem. Pretty soon, he won’t speed up because he knows that if he does, it just means more work.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Interesting Stuff

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Chartered on January 27, 1785, the University of Georgia is the oldest state-chartered University in the United -States.
Gene Simmons, of the shock-rock group Kiss, earned a B.A. in education and speaks four languages.
The New York Board of Education barred the whipping of children in its schools on March 4, 1908.
During the Stalin era, education in Russia was stressed. As a result, a majority of Russian women and men are very intelligent and hold degrees. In fact, --Russia’s literacy rate is about 98 percent.
Captain Kangaroo won five Emmy awards.
Kermit the frog has 11 points on his collar around his neck.
Pluto (the dog from Disney) was originally called “Rover”.
Wilma Flinstone’s maiden name was Wilma Slaghoopal and Betty Rubble’s maiden name was Betty Jean Mcbricker.
If Barbie (the doll) was life size, her measurements would be 39-23-33.
Barbies (the doll) full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
Donald Duck’s middle name is Fauntleroy.
The comic known as Peanuts was originally known as Li’lfolks.
The dog featured on a box of Cracker Jacks name is Bingo, the little boy is Jack.
Pinocchio is Italian for “pine eye”!
The first TV couple to sleep in the same bed was Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tipsy Tuesday

It is always better to imitate a successful man than to envy him.

"Of all the negative emotions, envy is perhaps the most insidious. It is especially sinister because it destroys you from the inside by replacing all that is positive and productive with negative feelings of anger, jealousy, and despair. But when you congratulate others upon their successes and genuinely wish them well, not only do you give credit to those who deserve it, but you also feel better about yourself. Once you've overcome your envy, you may want to determine what specific actions the other person took to achieve success. Meanwhile, you will have strengthened your relationships by recognizing the achievements of others."

Learning from successful people is one of my favorite obsessions. Getting curious about their thought patterns, business strategies, what they do with their spare time. Asking what traits and components do they have that I do not currently posses is a powerful way to connect with self discovery.

Listening and reading success principles from those who have become an expert in their fields tickle my imagination with possibilities for my mind and business advancement. Discussing ideas about success instead on envying people that have achieved success advances oneself in the direction of successes.

Happy Successful Trails,
Danna

Monday, June 13, 2011

Interesting Stuff

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Interesting stuff- Life Spans
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Q is the only letter in the alphabet that does not appear in the name of any of the United States.
Fortune cookies were actually invented in America, in 1918, by Charles Jung.
The original name for the butterfly was 'flutterby'.
In 1944, Fidel Castro was voted Cuba's best schoolboy athlete. A left-handed pitcher, Castro was later given a tryout by the Washington Senators but was turned down by the baseball club.
The U.S. Government will not allow portraits of living persons to appear on stamps.
Most soccer balls have 32 panels.


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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Rave Reviews

Jim Rhon was an Idaho farm boy who made it big. His works are motivating, inspiring, and as his website says, "Jim is known as one of the great wordsmiths of our time. Here is a sampling from Jim's Treasury of Quotes that reflect on his philosophy on life and business:

Skills: Don't wish it were easier; wish you were better. Don't wish for less problems; wish for more skills. Don't wish for less challenges; wish for more wisdom.

Growth: Don't join an easy crowd. You won't grow. Go where the expectations and the demands to perform and achieve are high.

Change: We generally change ourselves for one of two reasons: inspiration or desperation.

Activity: The few who do are the envy of the many who watch.

Success: Success is what you attract by the person you become.

Rave Reviews for Jim Rhon, thank you for your mastery in words!

Happy Weekend Trails,
Danna

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Zen Horse


Training Tip of the Week:
Be aware of your actions.
By Clinton Anderson

Horses are experts at reading body language. When you work with your horse, you must be aware of what you say to him non-verbally because he is always aware of it, even if you’re not. This means that you need to be very consistent with your body language. When you want the horse to relax and stay calm, your body language must be very relaxed. If you want the horse to move, your body language should be more assertive and direct.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Interesting Stuff

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American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class.
The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.
Upper and lower case letters are named 'upper' and 'lower', because in the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters, the 'upper case' letters were stored in the case on top of the case that stored the smaller, 'lower case' letters.
The proper term for upper case letters is "majuscule" and for lower case it's "minuscule".
The printing industry gives us other popular phrases, such as "mind your 'p's and 'q's." The moveable block type had the letters in reverse so they would read correctly when imprinted on paper. Apprentices had to remove the type from the pages and return the blocks to their upper and lower cases. Each drawer in the case held a different size of letters, and each drawer was divided into compartments (called sorts) for each letter. The letters 'p' and 'q' could easily be mistaken, so the master printer would advise their apprentices to mind their 'p's and 'q's.

When the master printer was building a page and discovered that a particular sort was empty, he would get angry. Thus the term "out of sorts".
The question mark came from a monk habit of writing the Latin word for question, quo, at the end of sentences. Over time, the letters were ---written vertically to save space and morphed into the ? we write today. Similarly, the exclamation point came from the Latin word "Lo", meaning something important that should be heeded. (Lo and behold...)

Reprinted from "Rick Frishman's Wednesday Tips"
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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tipsy Tuesday

You either ride life or it rides you. Your mental attitude determines who is “rider” and who is “horse.”

There is no compromise or negotiation when it comes to who will run your life. Either you take charge and live a productive life of your choosing or you allow yourself to be ruled by circumstances. But there will inevitably be setbacks. In the old West, a cowboy expression went, "There never was a horse that couldn't be rode, and there never was a rider that couldn't be throwed." Like everyone else, you will have days when everything goes right and you are on top of the world. Relish those days, enjoy them, and remember them. Recall the euphoria that accompanied them when you need an extra measure of positive thinking to get back in the saddle after you've experienced an embarrassing and painful fall.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Inspire Me

Neale Donald Walsh sent me the following...

there is a Chinese proverb: Great doubts deep
wisdom. Small doubts little wisdom.

Never stop doubting, never stop questioning, never,
ever assume you have all the answers. Having all the
answers kills the question itself; renders it lifeless --
and you, too...

Keep looking, keep seeking. Never, ever find it all.
Because when you find it all, you deny that there is
more. And there is never not more.


Happy Discovering,
Danna

Friday, June 3, 2011

Inspire Me

Neale Donald Walsh's message this beautiful springtime morning...truth spoken is a gift given. Truth withheld is more than a gift denied, it is an arrow aimed at the heart.

It has been said that "the truth hurts," but the exact
opposite is true. No truth is too hurtful , and no lie is
harmless. Because every truth opens your heart to
another, and every lie separates it.

Yet know this: The way you say your truth can be hurtful.
So speak your truth, but soothe your words with peace.

Happy Truthful Trails,
Danna

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Zen Horse


Training Tip of the Week:
Don’t turn it into a fight.
Clinton Anderson



If your horse is ignoring you when you apply pressure, rather than getting into a pushing match with him by using steady pressure, knock him off balance by using driving pressure. Remember, driving pressure has a rhythmic beat to it and makes it hard for a horse to ignore – one, two, three, four; one, two, three, four. With every set of four numbers you'll increase the pressure until the horse finds the right answer.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Interesting Stuff

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Interesting stuff-
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The fortune cookie was invented in 1916 by George Jung, a Los Angeles noodle maker.
If you eat an entire full big bag of Lay's Origional Potato Chips, which is 170 chips, you will get your complete 100% of Vitamin C for the day.
Food stylists use Krazy Glue to keep food in place during photography sessions for advertisements, television commercials and motion pictures.
The term "white chocolate" is a misnomer. Under Fedaral Standards of Identity, real chocolate must contain chocolate liquor. "White" chocolate --contains no chocolate liquor.
The melting point of cocoa butter is just below the human body temperature -- which is why it literally melts in your mouth.
The botanical name of the chocolate plant is Theobramba cacao, which means "Food of the Gods."
Hawaii is the only US state that grows cacao beans to produce chocolate.

Reprinted from "Rick Frishman's Author101 Newsletter"
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Happy Summertime Trails,
Danna

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Inspire Me

I received this message from Neale Donald Walsh. This Sunday morning I am truly feeling its message.

...that less and less do you need to force things, until
you finally arrive at non-action.

This is the message of the Tao Te Ching, and it is
true. Werner Erhard has taught, "Life will resolve
itself in the process of Life Itself." Byron Katie says
that liberation is "Loving What Is."

And Stephen Mitchell calls non-action "the purest and
most effective form of action. The game plays the game;
the poem writes the poem; we can't tell the dancer from
the dance."

Perhaps the best thing you can do right now is nothing
at all.


Namaste,
Danna

Friday, May 27, 2011

Rave Reviews and Recipes

No one could ride a horse if the horse discovered its real strength. The same thing is true for people.

"Horses are massive, gentle creatures who are by far larger and stronger than the men and women who handle them, yet they docilely obey the commands they are given. It doesn't seem logical that a large, powerful animal would allow itself to be mastered by a human being, yet we have been able to use our intelligence to dominate the animal kingdom. You can use these same forces to allow the positive side of yourself to dominate the negative. A Positive Mental Attitude allows you to tap the source of great power that resides within you, enabling you to accomplish things you never before believed were possible."

Happy Holiday Weekend Trails,
Danna

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Zen Horse


Training Tip of the Week:
You have to be willing to change.
By Clinton Anderson



If you want your horse to change, you must be willing to change yourself and put in the effort necessary to get a responsive, safe partner. When I was an apprentice for Ian Francis, he often said to me, “To change your life, you must first change your attitude.” Ian believes, as do I, that if you’re unhappy with the current state of your life, you need to change your attitude and perceive your life the way you’d like for it to be and in turn follow through with the action to make it happen.

I’ve incorporated that saying into training horses – “If you want to change your horse, you must first change the way you interact with him.” When you interact with your horse in a way that he understands, you’ll get results. But if you keep doing the same thing, you’ll keep getting the same results. If you want a different reaction from your horse and want to progress your horsemanship, you’ll have to change the way you work around him and start seeing things from his point of view.

Ultimately, it comes back to us. If you want your horse’s behavior to change, you have to be willing to change yourself first. A lot of people are unhappy with their horse’s performance, but they’re unwilling to change themselves and the way they interact with their horse. People come up to me all the time and ask, “Clinton, have you ever met a horse that couldn’t be trained?”

My answer is no, but I’ve met millions of owners who didn’t want to be trained. Every horse is trainable, but not every person is trainable because they don’t want to learn new ideas or change their habits. Your horsemanship dreams are attainable if you’re willing to put in the effort. But you have to be willing to work at it and have a burning desire to be the best horseman you can be

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Interesting Stuff

TIP # 6 Interesting stuff-
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Your eyeballs are three and a half percent salt.
An adult has 206 bones, and a newborn has 300.
A sneeze leaves your body at 40 miles per hour.
Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
Human teeth are almost as hard as rocks.
You blink over 10,000,000 times a year.
Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day.
Pound for pound, your tongue is the strongest muscle in your body.
Your feet may be as much as 5 to 10 percent larger at the end of the day.
Theres more sweat glands on your feet than any other part of your body. An average pair of feet will sweat a pint of perspiration a day.
The human brain is 80% water.
Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!
Laugh and you’ll burn up three and a half calories, no joke.
An eyelash lives about 5 months.
Like finger prints, everyone’s tongue print is different!

Reprinted from "Rick Frishman's Wednesday Tips"
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Happy Interesting Trails,
Danna

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tipsy Tuesday

The greatest cure known is physical labor.

"Emotions are sometimes strange, volatile, and unpredictable. They do not always respond to logic and reason. They do, however, respond to action. If you have occasional feelings of loneliness, discouragement, or discontentment, the best way to kill such negative emotions is to work them to death. Almost nothing is as bad as it first seems, and there's nothing like a hard day's work to put everything in proper perspective. When you begin to feel negative emotions, dwelling on your misfortunes only makes you feel worse. Do your best to put them out of your mind and think about more positive, constructive things. Physical labor can help. Choose a task that doesn't require a great deal of concentration, and then focus on accomplishing the task at hand".


My Mother Donna Burns is my best teacher on this. She certainly has not had an easy life. Burying two sons and a husband, keeping the company together despite all the ever changes of a western retail business as well as running the Indian Blanket Seat Cover business which she founded.
Her deep strength seems to come from working hard. She never took any time off for anything. She is such a great example of work ethic to our family. Her home and business are well organized and clean. Everyone loves when "Grandma Red" brings them homemade treats or invites them over for delicious home cooked meals.
She loves sports and games, and loves watching her family participate in events.
Thanks to her for all the encouragement to get in and work hard. Burns would not have made it without her.

Happy Hardworking Trails,
Danna

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Rave Reviews and Recipes

Stay Young My Friend

HOW TO STAY YOUNG

1. Try everything twice.
On one woman ' s tombstone she said she wanted this epitaph:
"Tried everything twice. Loved it both times!"

2. Keep only cheerful friends.
The grouches pull you down.
(Keep this in mind if you are one of those grouches!)

3. Keep learning:
Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever...
Never let the brain get idle. 'An idle mind is the devil ' s workshop. '
And the devil ' s name is Alzheimer ' s!

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud.
Laugh until you gasp for breath.
And if you have a friend who makes you laugh,
spend lots and lots of time with HIM/HER.

6.. The tears happen:
Endure, grieve, and move on.
The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves.
LIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love:
Whether it ' s family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever.
Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health:
If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it.
If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don ' t take guilt trips..
Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county, to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.

My dear friend and team mate Randi Jorgensen sent me this. A big thank you for 15 years of service with Burns Saddlery. She is WONDERFUL! We LOVE YOU RANDI!!

HAPPY YOUTHFUL TRAILS,
Danna

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Zen Horse


Training Tip of the Week:
Don’t turn it into a fight.




If your horse is ignoring you when you apply pressure, rather than getting into a pushing match with him by using steady pressure, knock him off balance by using driving pressure. Remember, driving pressure has a rhythmic beat to it and makes it hard for a horse to ignore – one, two, three, four; one, two, three, four. With every set of four numbers you'll increase the pressure until the horse finds the right answer.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Interesting Stuff

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The world’s biggest clam weighs almost 500 pounds.
Sharks have no air bladders, so they must swim constantly or they’ll sink.
Nine out of every 10 living things live in the ocean.
A lobster can lay up to 150,000 eggs at one time.
More than 20,000,000 seahorses are harvested each year for folk medicinal purposes.
The world seahorse population has dropped 70% in the past 10 years.
Starfish have eight eyes; one at the end of each leg.
The eyes of a giant squid can be up to 15 inches across – the biggest in the world.
More types of fish swim in Brazil’s Amazon River than in the entire Alantic Ocean.
Tuna swim an average of 9 mph constantly. They never stop moving.
The starfish is one of the only animals who can turn it’s stomach inside-out.
The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds, that makes the catfish rank #1 for an animal A shrimp’s heart is located in it’s head.
Starfish have no brain.
A jellyfish is 95 percent water!

Reprinted from "Rick Frishman's Wednesday Tips"
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Happy Seaside Trails,
Danna

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tipsy Tuesday

The individual who has time only for gossip and slander is too busy for success.

Each of us has a finite amount of time, energy, and money; you must choose for yourself how you will spend them. If you elect to squander your resources by demeaning others in an attempt to advance your own interests, you will soon find that so much of your time and energy has been spent on gossip and slander that you have little time left for yourself. If you deal in malicious information, you'll rarely be trusted. As the saying goes, "Those who talk about others to us will talk about us to others."
Napoleon Hill

A friend sent a quote that I frequently think about and use to guide my mind and conversations.

"Small minds discuss PEOPLE. Average minds discuss EVENTS. Great minds discuss IDEAS!"

TALK IDEAS! MY TIP THIS TUESDAY.

Danna

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Inspire Me

Sunday Silence

Sunday Silence vastly complete.
Stillness revealing natures soft breath.
Vibrational energy flowing with ease.
Powerless electronics lie in stillness.
Airwaves accessible to the silent master.
Present in nothingness, created in beingness.
Connectedness, sensual, painless.
Sunday Silence.

Namaste,
Danna

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Rave Reviews and Recipes

How to Win Friends and Influence People
From Wikipedia.

Author Dale Carnegie

How to Win Friends and Influence People is one of the first bestselling self-development books ever published. Written by Dale Carnegie and first published in 1937, it has sold 15 million copies world-wide.

This is what you can expect to get out of this outstanding book.

1.Get you out of a mental rut, give you new thoughts, new visions, new ambitions.
2.Enable you to make friends quickly and easily.
3.Increase your popularity.
4.Help you to win people to your way of thinking.
5.Increase your influence, your prestige, your ability to get things done.
6.Enable you to win new clients, new customers.
7.Increase your earning power.
8.Make you a better salesman, a better executive.
9.Help you to handle complaints, avoid arguments, keep your human contacts smooth and pleasant.
10.Make you a better speaker, a more entertaining conversationalist.
11.Make the principles of psychology easy for you to apply in your daily contacts.
12.Help you to arouse enthusiasm among your associates.

The book has six major sections. The core principles of each section are quoted below.

Fundamental Techniques in Handling People

1.Don't criticize, condemn, or complain.
2.Give honest and sincere appreciation.
3.Arouse in the other person an eager want.

Six Ways to Make People Like You

1.Become genuinely interested in other people.
2.Smile.
3.Remember that a person's name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.
4.Be a good listener. Encourage others to talk about themselves.
5.Talk in terms of the other person's interest.
6.Make the other person feel important - and do it sincerely.

Twelve Ways to Win People to Your Way of Thinking

1.The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
2.Show respect for the other person's opinions. Never say "You're Wrong."
3.If you're wrong, admit it quickly and emphatically.
4.Begin in a friendly way.
5.Start with questions to which the other person will answer yes.
6.Let the other person do a great deal of the talking.
7.Let the other person feel the idea is his or hers.
8.Try honestly to see things from the other person's point of view.
9.Be sympathetic with the other person's ideas and desires.
10.Appeal to the nobler motives.
11.Dramatize your ideas.
12.Throw down a challenge.

Be a Leader: How to Change People Without Giving Offense or Arousing Resentment

1.Begin with praise and honest appreciation.
2.Call attention to people's mistakes indirectly.
3.Talk about your own mistakes before criticizing the other person.
4.Ask questions instead of giving direct orders.
5.Let the other person save face.
6.Praise every improvement.
7.Give the other person a fine reputation to live up to.
8.Use encouragement. Make the fault seem easy to correct.
9.Make the other person happy about doing what you suggest.

I downloaded this also on audiobook, before a big meeting, a busy day or when I need to be at my best I will pop on my head phones the night before and listen until I fall asleep, in the morning while getting ready for work I will contiune listening. This book inspires me to act in ways that will win me friends and influence me into becoming the person I desire to be.

Rave Reviews for Dale Carniege and his masterpiece. How to Win Friends and Influence People

Happy Weekend Trails,
Danna

Friday, May 13, 2011

Funny Friday

Dumb quotes
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Chuck Knox
Most of my cliches aren't original.

Ralph Kiner
All of the Mets' road wins against Los Angeles this year have been at Dodger Stadium.

Pedro Guerrero
Sometimes they write what I say and not what I mean.

Doug Collins
Any time Detroit scores more than 100 points and holds the other team below 100 points they almost always win.

Dan Bonner
The Minnutemen are not tall in terms of height.
~~during a UMass basketball game.

Yogi Berra
Well, I used to look like this when I was young and now I still do.
Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours.
The other teams could make trouble for us if they win.
It was pretty good. Even the music was nice ~~said after attending an opera.
Congratulations on breaking my record.
I always thought the record would stand until it was broken.



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Happy Friday the 13th!! My favorite; make it a LUCKY ONE!!
Danna

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Interesting Stuff

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A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks, otherwise it will digest itself.
The Declaration of Independence is written on parchment, not paper.
The dot over the letter 'i' is called a tittle.
A raisin dropped in a glass of soda will bounce up and down continually from the bottom of the glass to the top.
A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.
A 2x4 is actually 1-1/2" x 3-1/2" .
40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.
Every person has a unique tongue print. (Say "aaah")
The 'spot' on 7UP comes from its inventor who had red eyes. He was an albino.
315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.

Reprinted from "Rick Frishman's Wednesday Tips"
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Happy Interesting Trails,
Danna

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tipsy Tuesday

Politeness usually begins at home or it doesn’t begin at all.

"Politeness to others is usually born out of respect for the individual, which you learn as a child. When you are treated with respect by other members of the family, you learn to respect them as well. The self-esteem that results from being recognized as a unique person by the people who matter most to you helps you develop the confidence necessary to succeed later in life. Politeness and consideration for others are habits that -- once developed -- usually stay with you for a lifetime. While common courtesy may seem relatively insignificant in the grand scheme of things, it is a reflection of more basic values. More important, if you develop the habit of respecting others, you are likely to command respect from them."

Napoleon Hill

How true!!!
Polite people are wonderful to be around. Their observant nature is constantly looking for ways to assist, complement, and serve. Polite people use language to create feelings of happiness and meaning, elevating everyone they meet.

Happy Springtime Trails,
Danna

Monday, May 9, 2011

On The Road Again

On the road and in the air today, destination El Paso Texas!! Burns team members from Park City, Salina, and Carmel are flying to the Lucchese factory to tour the factory and learn more about these great custom hand-made boots. Park City team members attending will be Gina and Tegan, Salina's customer service manager Amanda will meet with Lucchese's customer service to communicate and learn more to better serve the needs of the great Burns clients. Carmel California representatives are Amanda, Jennifer, and myself. All team members will get a hands on tour of the factory observing all 100 plus steps it takes to make a custom Lucchese boot.

One of my favorite parts of the factory tour is looking for new cool leathers, leathers that will inspire new designs, in colors and finishes that make my heart race!

Boots are so fun!!! Unlimited in design, from function to fashion, the look, support and security are the best looking and feeling footwear you can put on your feet!!!

At Burns, you will always find the largest selection of boots made from the highest quality leathers available on the planet. Hippo, Croc, Alligator, Ostrich, Rattlesnake, Stingray, Shark, Elephant, Python, Kangaroo, Goat, Giraffe,French Calf,and of course rugged bullhide. Leathers for any occasion, from Black Tie to a BBQ, Burns boots will make you stand taller and walk with that cool swag that says, yes, I am cool enough to wear boots!!!

On The Road Again, Designing Boots,

Danna

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Inspire Me

Great achievement is born of a struggle.

Our strength grows out of our weakness, said Ralph Waldo Emerson. "Not until we are pricked and stung and sorely shot at, awakens the indignation which arms itself with secret forces." Strife and struggle can inspire you to overcome adversity and to propel yourself to real achievement. View every struggle as an opportunity for personal growth. It is the struggle itself, not the result that builds character. If you know you are right, stay the course even though the whole world seems to be against you and everyone you know questions your judgment. When you prevail -- and you eventually will if you stick to the job -- they will all tell you that they knew all along you could do it.

Studying Napoleon Hill's 17 principles for success has changed my life. Timeless in nature, direct, helpful and full of daily inspiration, Napoleon Hill is one of my many mentors and heros.

The Zen Proverb, "When the student is ready the teacher appears" this discribes how I felt when Napoleon Hills work came into my life.

On this Mothers Day, I give thanks for my dear Mother, Mother-in-Law, and for my three beautiful children and six, perfect grandchildren. All have taught me the most important of lifes lessons. LOVE!!


In Gratitude,
Danna

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Zen Horse


Training Tip of the Week:
Encountering obstacles on the trail.
By Clinton Anderson




Anytime you encounter an obstacle your horse is unsure of, use the Approach and Retreat Method to build his confidence. Approach the obstacle and just before your horse wants to turn away or stop, retreat and take him away from it. It’s like a game of cat and mouse. The more you retreat, the more curious and confident your horse will get until eventually, he’ll cross the obstacle.


Great tip Clint for horses and humans. When we approach an obstacle we may back off of it, turn away, retreat from it, think about it, gain more confidence to revisit the obstacle and eventually we will cross the big rocks in our lives.

Happy Trails,
Danna

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Dream Big

Don’t look to the stars for the cause of your misfortunes: look to yourself to get better results.

There are many things you cannot control, but you can control the only things that really matter: your mind and your attitude. External forces have very little to do with success. Those who program themselves for success find a way to succeed even in the most difficult of circumstances. Solutions to most problems come from one source and one source alone: yourself. Living life to the fullest is a lot like shooting the rapids in a rubber raft. Once you've made the commitment, it's difficult to change your mind, turn around, and paddle upstream to placid waters. But it's the excitement and adventure that make it all worthwhile. If you never make the attempt, you may never know the depths of despair, but neither will you experience the exhilaration of success.
Napoleon Hill

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tipsy Tuesday

The privilege of bringing children into the world carries with it the responsibility of teaching them the fundamentals of sound character.

"One of life's greatest joys is the sense of wonder that accompanies the arrival of a tiny new human being into the world. But that joy is accompanied by a tremendous responsibility that perfectly encapsulates the need for personal initiative. You can provide children with all the physical advantages of a good childhood, but unless you strive to set a good example for them to follow, you will know only dismay as they reach adulthood and blossom into purposeless drifters. Your personal initiative, whether or not you are raising a child, must always incorporate exemplary behavior. You cannot take ethical shortcuts, big or small, without other people observing them and assuming that this behavior is something you wouldn't mind having turned back on yourself. Certainly you will make mistakes, but if you have always striven for the best course, others will remember it and treat you accordingly."

Words from Napoleon Hill.

The most difficult, un-trained job I have ever undertaken is being a parent. It is much easier being a grandparent. Now that is a great JOB!!

Happy Successful Parenting,
Danna

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Inspire Me

A most beneficial use of time is silent meditation, while searching for guidance from within.

"We all experience rare moments when a blinding revelation comes to us, when we suddenly see things differently than ever before. Usually, however, we learn the truth about ourselves gradually, over long periods of time, from quiet introspection. We are all spiritual, but some of us have learned to tap more effectively into the great strength that resides in the spiritual portion of ourselves. The spirit is not boisterous and noisy. Getting in touch with your spiritual self demands tranquility and solitude. Make sure you dedicate a portion of every day to thought and study, to think and reflect upon your life. Choose a time and place that best allow you to relax your mind and devote your thoughts to reflection."


Happy Inspiring Trails,
Danna

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Rave Reviews and Recipes

Sound character is our greatest asset because it provides the power with which we may ride the emergencies of life instead of going down under them.

Without PMA, life might be described as long periods of uncertainty punctuated by occasional emergencies that shake you to the very core of your being. The emergencies may be financial, personal, or health related, but each must be dealt with separately and swiftly. The surest way to deal with any crisis is to focus on solutions, not on the probable cause of the problem or who should be blamed for it. Conduct a quick damage assessment, take the time to think through the alternatives and their consequences, and then act to implement the best solution. If you deal with life's emergencies as they occur -- on your own terms -- you will be a stronger, better person for having looked them in the eye and conquered them.

Rave Reviews for Napoleon Hill the last day of April pick for helpful advice.

Happy Trails,
Danna

Monday, April 25, 2011

Dream Big

The individual with a negative mental attitude attracts troubles as a magnet attracts steel filings.

It is a curious fact of nature that somehow our minds find a way to transform into physical reality the things we think about most. If you expect to fail, you can be sure that you will, and if you find something negative in every opportunity, nothing will ever work out positively for you. Fortunately, the reverse is also true. If you are a happy, positive person, you will attract positive things. You can keep your mindset positive by eliminating negative thoughts the moment they begin to creep into your conscious mind. If you dwell on the negative aspects of every opportunity, you will never accomplish anything worthwhile. Be prudent about the risks you take, but don't be paralyzed by fear of failure.

Napoleon Hill

Keep dreamin BIG!!!

Danna

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Tipsy Tuesday

Your reputation is what people think you are; your character is what you are.

You want your reputation and your character to match, but concentrate on your character. You may be able to fool others about the kind of person you really are for a time, but it seldom lasts for long. The surest way to make sure your character and your reputation are the same is to live your life in such a way that nothing you do would embarrass you if it were printed on the front page of the newspaper. Good character means not ever taking ethical shortcuts, even though everyone else may be doing so. You build good character by doing the right thing because it's the right thing to do.

Napoleon Hills Tip this Tuesday.

Happy Trails,
Danna

Monday, April 18, 2011

Interesting Stuff

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Chartered on January 27, 1785, the University of Georgia is the oldest state-chartered University in the United -States.
Gene Simmons, of the shock-rock group Kiss, earned a B.A. in education and speaks four languages.
The New York Board of Education barred the whipping of children in its schools on March 4, 1908.
During the Stalin era, education in Russia was stressed. As a result, a majority of Russian women and men are very intelligent and hold degrees. In fact, --Russia’s literacy rate is about 98 percent.
Captain Kangaroo won five Emmy awards.
Kermit the frog has 11 points on his collar around his neck.
Pluto (the dog from Disney) was originally called “Rover”.
Wilma Flinstone’s maiden name was Wilma Slaghoopal and Betty Rubble’s maiden name was Betty Jean Mcbricker.
If Barbie (the doll) was life size, her measurements would be 39-23-33.
Barbies (the doll) full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
Donald Duck’s middle name is Fauntleroy.
The comic known as Peanuts was originally known as Li’lfolks.
The dog featured on a box of Cracker Jacks name is Bingo, the little boy is Jack.
Pinocchio is Italian for “pine eye”!
The first TV couple to sleep in the same bed was Fred and Wilma Flintstone.


Reprinted from "Rick Frishman's Author101 Newsletter"
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Happy Trails,
Danna

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Rave Reviews and Recipes

Dependability is the first foundation stone of good character

People of character do what they say they will do, when they say they will do it, and according to agreed-upon conditions. They are the leaders, the individuals to whom others turn for guidance because they have demonstrated that they care, that they can be trusted. If you respect yourself enough to keep commitments even when it's inconvenient to do so, others will come to respect you too. Dependability, like any other character trait, is a habit. Begin today to develop the dependability habit. If you procrastinate or find it difficult to meet your commitments, start small. Promise yourself that you will be on time, for example, and manage your time so that you are. Soon you will find that it's easier to keep other commitments as well.

Rave Reviews for the wise words of Napoleon Hill.

Happy Responsible Trails,
Danna

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tipsy Tuesday

You can tell by the company people choose what sort of character they have

As the saying goes, "Birds of a feather flock together." We usually choose friends and business associates who like the same things we do, people who share the same values. If you choose happy, positive, productive companions, the odds are that you are or will soon become happy, positive, and productive yourself. Unfortunately, the reverse is also true. Unhappy, negative, destructive people are sure to drag you down with them. Choose to spend most of your time with persons who have PMA -- a Positive Mental Attitude. If your job requires you to spend time with negative people, limit that time to the best of your ability and above all don't let them discourage you with their negativism. Instead, display your own PMA.

Napoleon Hills tip this Tuesday.

Happy Trails,
Danna

Monday, April 11, 2011

Interesting Stuff

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The fortune cookie was invented in 1916 by George Jung, a Los Angeles noodle maker.
If you eat an entire full big bag of Lay's Origional Potato Chips, which is 170 chips, you will get your complete 100% of Vitamin C for the day.
Food stylists use Krazy Glue to keep food in place during photography sessions for advertisements, television commercials and motion pictures.
The term "white chocolate" is a misnomer. Under Fedaral Standards of Identity, real chocolate must contain chocolate liquor. "White" chocolate --contains no chocolate liquor.
The melting point of cocoa butter is just below the human body temperature -- which is why it literally melts in your mouth.
The botanical name of the chocolate plant is Theobramba cacao, which means "Food of the Gods."
Hawaii is the only US state that grows cacao beans to produce chocolate.

Reprinted from "Rick Frishman's Author101 Newsletter"
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Happy Trails,
Danna

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Rave Reviews ans Recipes

Some people resemble a cheap watch. They are not dependable.

It would be unrealistic to expect an inexpensive, mass-produced watch to perform with the same degree of accuracy as a finely crafted Rolex. They are not made with the same quality of materials or with the same craftsmanship. Yet we somehow think that we do not need to give the same attention to our most important asset: ourselves. Don't leave something as important as your character to chance. Choose the character traits you admire, and work to develop them. Don't be discouraged when you stumble. Building character is a process that takes a lifetime to complete. Fortunately, like anything else, the more you work at character building, the better you become at it.

Rave Reviews for Napoleon Hills words about character.

Happy High Performance Trails,
Danna

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Interesting Stuff

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Your eyeballs are three and a half percent salt.
An adult has 206 bones, and a newborn has 300.
A sneeze leaves your body at 40 miles per hour.
Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
Human teeth are almost as hard as rocks.
You blink over 10,000,000 times a year.
Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day.
Pound for pound, your tongue is the strongest muscle in your body.
Your feet may be as much as 5 to 10 percent larger at the end of the day.
Theres more sweat glands on your feet than any other part of your body. An average pair of feet will sweat a pint of perspiration a day.
The human brain is 80% water.
Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!
Laugh and you’ll burn up three and a half calories, no joke.
An eyelash lives about 5 months.
Like finger prints, everyone’s tongue print is different!



Reprinted from "Rick Frishman's Wednesday Tips"
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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tipsy Tuesday

Napoleon Hill's Tip for Today

If you are worried or afraid of anything, there is something in your mental attitude that needs correction.

Worry and fear are negative emotions that serve no useful purpose. Worse, they are not benign influences on your behavior. Both tend to expand if left unchecked until they crowd out positive emotions and beliefs, taking over your mind and filling it with counterproductive emotions that cause you to doubt your ability to succeed at anything you attempt. Unless you control worry and fear, one day you will discover that they control you. While the emotions can't always be corrected with logic or reason, they are always susceptible to action. Act, and even if your actions aren't entirely appropriate for the situation, the very act of doing something ? anything -- constructive will have a positive effect on your mind and attitude.

Permanent link to this post: If you are worried or afraid of anything, there is something in your mental attitude that needs correction.


Happy Trails,
Danna

Monday, April 4, 2011

Interesting Stuff

Interesting stuff- FOOD
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The white powder on chewing gum is actually sweetened marble dust.
Iceland consumes more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation.
Gum on postage stamps have from two to eight calories.
During your lifetime, you’ll eat about 60,000 pounds of food, that’s the weight of about 6 elephants.
Americans eat about 700 million pounds of peanut butter and 2 billion pounds of chocolate a year.
It takes 548 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.
There are more than 1,000 chemicals in a cup of coffee. Of these, only 26 have been tested, and half caused cancer in rats.
The average American eats about seven pounds of potato chips a year.
When Heinz ketchup leaves the bottle, it travels at a rate of 25 miles per year.
Smelling bananas and/or green apples (smelling, not eating) can help you lose weight!
Russia’s best selling candy bar: Snickers.
The average American will eat about 11.9 pounds of cereal per year.
On average, each American ate 4.4 pounds of jelly last year.
Pound for pound (kilo for kilo), hamburgers cost more than new cars.
Some toothpastes contain antifreeze.

Reprinted from "Rick Frishman's Author101 Newsletter"
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Happy Springtime Trails,
Danna

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Inspire Me

Boastfulness is generally an admission of an inferiority complex.

"Really capable people don't have to boast about their achievements; they let their actions speak for them. When you boast about your accomplishments, you are telling others that you are unsure of yourself and your value in the world. Baseball manager Tommy Lasorda once noted that there are those who watch things happen, those who wonder what happened, and those who make things happen. Strive to be one of those who make things happen. If you show others what you can do, they will respect you far more than if you had simply told them what you'd done. Anyone can quarrel with words, but actions speak for themselves."


Happy Sunday Trails,
Danna

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Rave Reviews and Recipes

The person who is honest only for a “price” should be rated as dishonest.

There are no degrees of honesty. There are only absolutes. Either you are honest or you are not. Honesty does not come for a price; honesty is its own reward. It's also the most efficient form of human behavior. Honest persons never have to worry about which lie they have told to whom, and they never have to worry about getting caught. Thus, they are free to focus all their energies on more productive things. Make it a habit to be honest in all your dealings. If you can't be truthful in what you say, don't say anything at all. Remember, small lies start out innocently enough but soon assume lives of their own. A small lie requires a larger one to conceal it, and soon more, even larger lies are required. Don't tell that first lie or take a single thing that doesn't belong to you, and you'll never have to worry.

Napoleon Hills words, Rave Reviews for him and his work, honesty is the best policy. Have you ever been sorry for telling the truth?

Happy Truthful Trails,
Danna

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Zen Horse

Training Tip of the Week:
By Clinton Anderson

Become a body language expert.


If you want to be an effective horse trainer, you need to tune into body language and be aware of both yours and your horse’s. If you want to be a great horseman, you not only need to be aware of body language, but you have to understand and be able to use it effectively. There’s no way around that. A great horseman can communicate with his horse through almost invisible commands; the horse reads his body language and effortlessly moves with him.


Thanks Clint...I also find this to be true with humans as well. Reading body language helps in communicating desires, in selling there is a pain and pleasure meter, the job of the seller is to keep the client happy and not have them feel pain. Understanding what makes humans happy is the difficult part:)

Happy Communicating Trails,
Danna

Happy Trails,
Danna

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Dream Big

Sound character is our greatest asset because it provides the power with which we may ride the emergencies of life instead of going down under them.

Message from one of my mentors Napoleon Hill

Without PMA, life might be described as long periods of uncertainty punctuated by occasional emergencies that shake you to the very core of your being. The emergencies may be financial, personal, or health related, but each must be dealt with separately and swiftly. The surest way to deal with any crisis is to focus on solutions, not on the probable cause of the problem or who should be blamed for it. Conduct a quick damage assessment, take the time to think through the alternatives and their consequences, and then act to implement the best solution. If you deal with life's emergencies as they occur -- on your own terms -- you will be a stronger, better person for having looked them in the eye and conquered them.

Permanent link to this post: Sound character is our greatest asset because it provides the power with which we may ride the emergencies of life instead of going down under them.


Happy Trails,
Danna

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tipsy Tuesday

Adjust your attitude:

• Be optimistic. See everything as an opportunity or a step that could lead to a break •Be positive. See everyone as a potential ally, a network partner with whom you can
provide mutual help
• Remain flexible. No matter how committed or involved you are
to a specific strategy, method or approach, be open to its failure and some back-up
plans. Like good door-to-door salespeople, carry a number of products in your sample
case.
• Have alternatives. Realize that other options might be more realistic or productive • Be alert. Don’t simply lose yourself so deeply in you endeavors that you
can’t recognize the warnings signs. Pay attention to those you speak with and learn to
recognize danger signs.
• Monitor developments. Constantly monitor your situation and
make necessary adjustments when appropriate.
• Be grateful and express it. Appreciate
the efforts of others and make sure to tell them how thankful you are. Actively look for
ways to express your appreciation.

Fate, coincidence and luck can also hand you gifts, unexpected bounties, manna from above. Develop your skills, increase your expertise and frequent places filled with rain-makers. Place your self in places and situations where you can demonstrate your talents in the best light to help those miracles along. Keep learning; remain active, involved and productive. If you simply sit around and expect to be discovered, bring plenty of reading material because you may have an awfully long lonely wait.


Sent to me by my successful friend Rick. Love to learn from people that get
it:-)!
Thanks for the great tips.
Happy Successful Trails,
Danna

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Interesting Stuff


You're gonna say "I didn't know that!" at least 5 times.
Really interesting stuff here.

Alaska

More than half of the coastline of the entire United States is in Alaska .
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Amazon

The Amazon rainforest produces more than 20%
Of the world's oxygen supply.
The Amazon River pushes so much water into the Atlantic Ocean that, more than one
Hundred miles at sea off the mouth of the river, one can dip fresh water out of the ocean.
The volume of water in the Amazon river is greater than the next eight largest rivers in
The world combined and three times the flow of all rivers in the United States ..
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Antarctica

Antarctica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any country.
Ninety percent of the world's ice covers Antarctica .
This ice also represents seventy percent of all the fresh water in the world.
As strange as it sounds, however, Antarctica is essentially a desert;
The average yearly total precipitation is about two inches.
Although covered with ice (all but 0.4% of it, ice.),
Antarctica is the driest place on the planet,
With an absolute humidity lower than the Gobi desert.
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Brazil

Brazil got its name from the nut, not the other way around.
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Canada

Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined. Canada is an
Indian word meaning ' Big Village '.
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Chicago

Next to Warsaw, Chicago has the largest Polish population
In the world.
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Detroit

Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan, carries the designation M-1,
So named because it was the first paved road anywhere.
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Damascus, Syria

Damascus, Syria, was flourishing a couple of thousand years
Before Rome was founded in 753 BC,
Making it the oldest continuously inhabited city in existence.
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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey, is the only city in the world
Located on two continents.
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Los Angeles

Los Angeles' full name is:
El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula
-- and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size: L.A.
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New York City

The term 'The Big Apple' was coined
By touring jazz musicians of the 1930s
Who used the slang expression 'apple' for any town or city.
Therefore, to play New York City
Is to play the big time - The Big Apple.

There are more Irish in New York City
Than in Dublin, Ireland;
More Italians in New York City
Than in Rome, Italy;
And more Jews in New York City
Than in Tel Aviv, Israel.
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Ohio

There are no natural lakes in the state of Ohio, every one is manmade.
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Pitcairn Island

The smallest island with country status is Pitcairn
In Polynesia, at just 1.75 sq. Miles/4,53 sq. Km.
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Rome

The first city to reach a population of 1 million people
Was Rome, Italy in 133 B.C.
There is a city called Rome on every continent.
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Siberia

Siberia contains more than 25% of the world's forests.
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S.M.O.M.

The actual smallest sovereign entity in the world
Is the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (S.M.O.M).
It is located in the city of Rome, Italy ,
Has an area of two tennis courts
And, as of 2001, has a population of 80
--20 less people than the Vatican..
It is a sovereign entity under international law,
Just as the Vatican is.
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Sahara Desert

In the Sahara Desert, there is a town named Tidikelt, Algeria ,
Which did not receive a drop of rain for ten years.
Technically though, the driest place on Earth
Is in the valleys of the Antarctic near Ross Island .
There has been no rainfall there for two million years.
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Spain

Spain literally means 'the land of rabbits'.
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St. Paul, Minnesota

St. Paul, Minnesota, was originally called Pig's Eye
after a man named Pierre 'Pig's Eye' Parrant
who set up the first business there.
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Roads

Chances that a road is unpaved:
in the U.S.A. = 1%;
in Canada = .75%
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Russia

The deepest hole ever drilled by man is the
Kola Superdeep Borehole, in Russia .
It reached a depth of 12,261 meters
(about 40,226 feet or 7.62 miles).
It was drilled for scientific research
and gave up some unexpected discoveries,
one of which was a huge deposit of hydrogen
- so massive that the mud coming from the hole
was boiling with it.
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United States

The Eisenhower interstate system requires
that one mile in every five must be straight.
These straight sections are usable as airstrips
in times of war or other emergencies.
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Waterfalls

The water of Angel Falls (the world's highest) in Venezuela
drops 3,212 feet (979 meters).
They are 15 times higher than Niagara Falls .

I have always said, you should learn something new every day.


Unfortunately, many of us are at that age where what we learn today, we forget tomorrow.

But, give it a shot anyway.
P.S. The Packers are world champions for the 13th time; more than any other team in the NFL.


Found this email interesting, Thanks Jacqueline for sending it my way.

Happy Springtime Trails,
Danna

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Inspire Me

Thoughts

By Danna

Thoughts where do you live? How do I bring you forth? Am I the power or are you? Limitless imagination, cast away by doubtful inherited beliefs.

Broken by them, healed through them, the cause, the cure, a path traveled and fueled with individual feelings and emotion.

Excitement when dreams are fulfilled. Head dropped despair when grief becomes you. Laugh or weep, choices designed by the creator of the thought. Choosing enjoyment or misery, habitual or randomness, spreading beauty or lowly anxiousness.

Paradoxical capsules of energy, searching, resonating, and waiting to become existence. Continually moving in and out of form, elements of intelligence. Marvelously intimate, filled with meaning, its core is nothingness.

Coverings unveiled, dancing with and living through thought.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Funny Friday

Saturday, March 19, 2011
The Best Cure for Radiation
From the Telegraph, London

Red wine 'can protect against radiation'

Impending nuclear attack? Then scientists may soon recommend that it is best you start drinking heavily and not just because you may be facing oblivion.

By Richard Alleyne 3:01PM BST 23 Sep 2008

According to the latest research, red wine - along with its many other claimed benefits - may also protect you from radiation exposure.

A team at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have discovered that resveratrol, the natural anti-oxidant found in red wine, can protect cells from the damage caused by radiation.

In experiments on mice the scientists found that when combined with the chemical acetyl and administered before radiation exposure it protected the cells and helped prevent death.

The results, to be presented to the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, could lead to drugs to counteract poisoning in the wake of a nuclear emergency or attack.

"New, small molecules with radioprotective capacity will be required for treatment in case of radiation spills or even as countermeasures against radiological terrorism," said Dr Joel Greenberger of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the university.

"Small molecules which can be easily stored, transported and administered are optimal for this, and so far acetylated resveratrol fits these requirements well.

"Currently there are no drugs on the market that protect against or counteract radiation exposure."

The study was overseen by Pitt's Center for Medicaltermeasures Against Radiation, which is dedicated to finding radiation protecters that can be administered in the event of a large-scale radiological or nuclear emergency.

The current research is not connected to advice given to workers cleaning up Chernobyl who were told to drink half a glass of vodka after every two hours of exposure to radiation.

Radiation Free thanks to the wonder drug!!!
Cheers,
Danna

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Dream Big

Every thought you release becomes a permanent part of your character.

Thoughts are things. Every thought you release -- good or bad -- is a form of energy that can affect those who receive it, for better or worse. More important, your thoughts affect you. You become what you think about most. If you think about success, you condition your mind to seek success, and you attract large portions of it. Conversely, if you think about failure and despair, you will become miserable and desperate. To keep your mind on a positive track, the moment you begin to experience creeping negativism, make a conscious decision to eliminate negative thoughts and replace them with their positive counterparts.


A message from the Napoleon Hill Foundation.

Happy Trails,
Danna

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Zen Horse

Training Tip of the Week: By Clinton Anderson

Back up for a more responsive and attentive horse.

The better you can get a horse to back up, the more responsive he will be in everything else that you ask him to do. A respectful horse backs up with energy anytime you want. If you don’t back your horse up, he will get pushier and more disrespectful. I back my horses up all around the ranch – out of the stall, to the arena, to the pasture, out of the wash rack, etc. Use every minute you have to train your horse.

Who said going backwards was bad???

Happy "Backward Trails",
Danna

Happy St. Patricks Day, I am a bit of Irish meself.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Inspire Me

"Everybody is like a magnet. You attract to yourself
reflections of that which you are. If you're friendly, then
everybody else seems to be friendly too."
— Dr. David Hawkins: Physician, spiritual teacher, and lecturer


Seeing Dr. David Hawkins speak live was sensational. His brilliance and use of the English language inspired me then, and inspires me still. His map of consciousness showing how emotions either strengthen us or weaken us is a map worth charting.

The following information is designed as a quick reference tool for Dr. Hawkins’ students who are familiar with the Map of Consciousness. To fully understand this Map of the Scale of Consciousness within the proper context, it’s important to read Dr. Hawkins’ book, Power vs. Force.



Level Log

Enlightenment 700-1000

Peace 600

Joy 540

Love 500

Reason 400

Acceptance 350

Willingness 310

Neutrality 250

Courage 200


Below 200
(Below the critical level of integrity):


Pride 175

Anger 150

Desire 125

Fear 100

Grief 75

Apathy 50

Guilt 30

(c) 1995 David R. Hawkins

Shame
According to Hawkins, this is one step above death. At this level, the primary emotion one feels is humiliation. It’s not surprising that this level, being so close to death, is where most thoughts of suicide are found. Those who suffer from sexual abuse are often found here, and without therapy they tend to remain here.

Guilt
Not too far from shame is the level of guilt. When one is stuck in this level, feelings of worthlessness and an inability to forgive oneself are common.

Apathy
The level of hopelessness and despair; this is the common consciousness found among those who are homeless or living in poverty. At this level, one has abdicated themselves to their current situation and feels numb to life around them.

Grief
Many of us have felt this at times of tragedy in our lives. However, having this as your primary level of consciousness, you live a life of constant regret and remorse. This is the level where you feel all your opportunities have passed you by. You ultimately feel you are a failure.

Fear
People living under dictatorship rule or those involved in an abusive relationship find themselves at this level. There is a sense of paranoia here, where you think everyone is out to get you. Suspicion and defensiveness are common.

Desire
Desire is a major motivator for much of our society. Although desire can be an impetus for change, the downside is that it leads to enslavement to ones appetites. This is the level of addiction to such things as sex, money, prestige, or power.

Anger
As one moves out of Apathy to Grief and then out of Fear, they begin to want. Desire which is not fulfilled leads to frustration which brings us to Anger. This anger can cause us to move out of this level or keep us here.

Pride
According to Hawkins, since the majority of people are below this point, this is the level that most people aspire to. In comparison to Shame and Guilt, one begins to feel positive here. However, it’s a false positive. It’s dependent upon external conditions such as wealth, position or power. It is also the source of racism, nationalism, and religious fanaticism.

Courage
This is the level of empowerment. It is the first level where you are not taking life energy from those around you. Courage is where you see that you don’t need to be tossed to and fro by your external conditions. This empowerment leads you to the realization that you are a steward unto yourself, and that you alone are in charge of your own growth and success. This is what makes you inherently human: the realization that there is a gap between stimulus and response and that you have the potential to choose how to respond.

Neutrality
Neutrality is the level of flexibility. To be neutral, you are, for the most part, unattached to outcomes. At this level, you are satisfied with your current life situation and tend not to have a lot of motivation towards self improvement or excellence in your career. You realize the possibilities but don’t make the sacrifices required to reach a higher level.

Willingness
Those people around you that are perpetual optimists - this is their level of consciousness. Seeing life as one big possibility is the cornerstone of those operating here. No longer are you satisfied with complacency - you strive to do your best at whatever task you’ve undertaken. You begin to develop self-discipline and willpower and learn the importance of sticking to a task till the end.

Acceptance
If Courage is the realization that you are the source of your life’s experiences, then it is here where you become the creator of them. Combined with the skills learned in the Willingness phase, you begin to awaken your potential through action. Here’s where you begin to set and achieve goals and to actively push yourself beyond your previous limitations. Up to this point you’ve been generally reactive to what life throws at you. Here’s where you turn that around, take control, and become proactive.

Reason
The level of science, medicine, and a desire for knowledge. Your thirst for knowledge becomes insatiable. You don’t waste time in activities that do not provide educational value. You begin to categorize all of life and its experiences into proofs, postulates, and theories. The failure of this level is you cannot seem to separate the subjective from the objective, and because of that, you tend to miss the point. You fail to see the forest because you’re tunnel-visioned on the trees. Paradoxically, Reason can become a stumbling block for further progressions of consciousness.

Love
Only if, in the level of Reason you start to see yourself as a potential for the greater good of mankind, will you have enough power to enter here. Here is where you start applying what was learned in your reasoning and you let the heart take over rather than the mind - you live by intuition. This is the level of charity - a selfless love that has no desire except for the welfare of those around them. Ghandi and Mother Theresa are examples of people who were living at this level. Only 0.4 percent of the world will ever reach it.

Joy
This is the level of saints and advanced spiritual people. As love becomes more unconditional, there follows a constant accompaniment of true happiness. No personal tragedy or world event could ever shake someone living at this level of consciousness. They seem to inspire and lift all those who come in contact with them. Your life is now in complete harmony with the will of Divinity and the fruits of that harmony are expressed in your joy.

Peace
Peace is achieved after a life of complete surrender to the Creator. It is where you have transcended all and have entered that place that Hawkins calls illumination. Here, a stillness and silence of mind is achieved, allowing for constant revelation. Only 1 in 10 million (that’s .00001 percent) people will arrive at this level.

Enlightenment
This is the highest level of human consciousness where one has become like God. Many see this as Christ, Buddha, or Krishna. These are those who have influenced all of mankind.

After seeing Dr. David Hawkins and reading his book I began to see myself and those around me differently. Awareness to my thoughts, feelings, and emotions helped me redirect when I feel myself slipping below the 200 mark. Knowledge is power and just by reading these levels it will help you better understand what drives people into making choices that either weaken or straighten.

When I read the map the first time I remember thinking wow, we should never shame our children,or make them feel fearful or guilty. For years those were my main three parenting tools, oops:) Sorry kids, mommy did not know better. No excuses now, I have the map.

Happy Enlightened Trails,
Danna