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How can you tell the true measure of a man?

True Measure of a Man

“The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good."
-- Ann Landers

   
How do I fly at half staff?

Half Staff

When flown at half staff: the U.S. flag should be first hoisted to the peak for a moment and then lowered to the half staff position. The flag should be again raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day.

   
How do I make good decisions?

Making a Decision

When you're under pressure to make a decision and you're not sure which way you want to go,
the best answer is "No." It's easier to change "No" to "Yes" than it is to change "Yes" to "No."

   
Why should I try to live life to the fullest now?

The Years of Your Life

"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years"
- Abraham Lincoln

   

Hope

Hoping means seeing that the outcome you
want is possible
and then working for it

   
How do I say I Love You?

Love Now

You should love those now while you have the chance so you don't have regrets later. Send notes, make a call, send flowers. There are a hundred ways to say I Love You.

   

Dreams

Sometimes on the way to our dreams,
We get lost and find an even better one!"

   

Emotions

The sign of intelligent people is their ability to control emotions by the application of reason.

   
How can I take the time to work on my personal growth?

Time

"Don't let the fear of the time it will take to
accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it.
The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use."
-- Earl Nightingale

   
What is the purpose of life?

Purpose of Life

I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be honorable, to be compassionate. It is, after all, to matter: to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.
-- Leo C. Rosten

   

Gratitude

" If you look at what you have in life,
You'll always have more.
If you look at what you don't have in life,
You'll never have enough."

   
What does a maid of honor do?

Maid Of Honor

Out of all her attendants, the bride relies most heavily on her honor attendant. Traditionally, the maid of honor is the bride's closest sister or friend. A married honor attendant is referred to as a matron of honor. In cases where a bride chooses to have both a maid and a matron of honor, the maid of honor's role takes precedence during the ceremony.
Before the wedding, the maid of honor's duties include coordinating the bridesmaids' activities, such as meeting for a dress fitting and organizing the bridal shower. She also helps the bride with any preparatory errands or tasks, like addressing the invitations and keeping records of all the gifts.

On the wedding day, the maid of honor helps the bride dress and accompanies her to the ceremony. She signs the marriage license as the bride's witness, arranges her veil and train during the processional and recessional, and holds her bouquet at the altar. At the reception, she dances with the best man and organizes the bridesmaids for formal pictures. Before the couple leaves for their honeymoon, she helps the bride change, and makes certain her dress and bouquet are preserved afterwards.

   
How can I build my character?

Relaxing Reading

Getting lost in a bookstore or a library can sooth anxiety. Read a book that looks interesting and get lost in the story. Going on an adventure in your mind can make you forget the anxiety in your life.

If you don't like to read try an audio book!

   

Experiences

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by
each experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You are able to say to yourself,
"I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that
comes along."

   
Do I fly a flag outside?

Outdoors

It is generally not desirable to fly the flag outdoors when the weather is particularly inclement because exposure to severe winds and rain may damage the flag or the pole on which it is displayed.

   

Friends

You make more friends by becoming interested in other people than
by trying to interest other people in yourself

   

Control

"I don't know what my future holds,
but I know who holds my future."

   
Should I eat meat?

Eating Meat

Have you cut back or eliminated meat from your eating plan?

Enjoying meat is does not have to be a thing of the past. If you choose the right cut and portion size it can fit into a healthful eating plan. A healthful eating plan calls for five to seven ounces of meat, fish or poultry every day. To make that plan work, choose lean cuts of meat. Cuts with most of the fat on the exterior, which can be trimmed, make the best choices. Trimming visible fat can reduce fat intake by as much as 50 percent.

Keep your portion sizes in line, one is about equal to a deck of cards, this provides adequate protein while controlling fat. Choose cuts from the loin, flank, or round. And don't make meat the focus of your meal. Plan meals to include a side dish, vegetables, salad, whole grain bread and even dessert. Enjoying a wide variety of foods is easy when you plan lean.

   
Why should I not be bothered by differences in people?

Crayons

We could learn a lot from crayons: some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names, and all are different colors...but they all have
to learn to live in the same box.

   

Goals

The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them

   
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