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Maui Rules to Live By on a grumpy kinda day

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Ok, I’ve calmed down a bit.  I was grumpy this morning and my prior post today was not a positive one.  It’s not good to have a bad energy day. It’s reflected in your work, in your interactions with customer and staff, and any pet who happens to walk by.  Just kidding.  The pet gets petted – the staff gets growled at – big difference.  All kidding aside, it really isn’t good to have negativity in the day.

So, I decided to perk up a bit and post something more fun.  There is a wonderful document on my wall.  I originally read the sayings on a T-Shirt in Hawaii and furiously scribbled it down on a napkin and when I got back in town, put it in Photoshop and framed it. All of the sayings are true and I just love the thoughts.  They are called Maui Rules. Here’s they are:

1. Never judge a day by the weather

2.  The best things in life aren’t things

3. Tell the truth – there’s less to remember

4. Speak softly and wear a loud shirt

5. Goals are deceptive – the unaimed arrow never misses

6. He who dies with the most toys – still dies

7. Age is relative – when you’re over the hill you pick up speed

8. There are 2 ways to be rich – make more or desire less

9.  Beauty is internal – looks mean nothing

10. No Rain – no rainbows.

There, I feel better.  It’s not my style to be negative and grumpy – even when there are trying things going on in my business or life.  Positive attitudes help in everything we do – business, life, whatever.  Ok, that’s it for the mushy stuff.  Back to work again.

Ciao, y’all.



Written by pregen

July 17, 2012 at 7:23 pm

Posted in Ramblings

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  1. Rock on, Pat! I like #5, because it’s akin to the Gretzky quote about how you miss 100% of the shots you never take. The great thing about being cranky is that the first thing that really makes you laugh AFTER you’ve been cranky feels like a miracle customized just for you!


    July 17, 2012 at 11:06 pm

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