- “Of all the attitudes we can acquire, surely the attitude of gratitude is the most important and by far the most life-changing.” ~ Zig Ziglar
- “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” ~ William Ward
- “You are wise to not grieve for the things which you don’t have, but choose to behappy for the things which you DO have.” ~ Unknown
Dog Days Of Summer Highlights! I cried 3 times! So many sweet animals waiting for a family and a home. Small, big, medium and lots of different breeds. If you are looking for a pet your local animal shelters are a great place to start. They obviously have strays but they also have dogs whose owners couldn’t care for them or couldn’t keep them for some reasons some pure breeds some creative mixes. They work hard to make they people friendly and pet friendly if you have other pets. You can visit them in the meet and greet room! Other ways to help:
Ways you can help if you have time: Walk dogs, Play with cats, Clean cages and Bathe animals
No time but a few extra dollars: Bring Kitty Litter, Bring Dog Food, Bring Toys, Bring Leaches
No time and no extra dollars: Save your newspapers and recycle by taking them to the shelter, If you have extra pet supplies or toys donate them to the shelter, Tell your friends about the shelter
Sales Tax Holiday: August 20 – 22, 2010 – Texas shoppers get a break from state and local sales taxes on August 20, 21 and 22 – the state’s annual tax holiday. Lay-away plans can be used again this year to take advantage of the sales tax holiday.
As in previous years, the law exempts most clothing and footwear priced under $100 from sales and use taxes, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend. Backpacks under $100 and used by elementary and secondary students are also exempt.
Back To School: Backpack Safety (backpacksafe.com)
Step 1: Choose Right. Choosing the right size backpack is the most important step to safe backpack use. Tip: Bring a friend to help you measure your backpack properly.
Step 2: Pack Right. The maximum weight of the loaded backpack should not exceed 15 % of your body weight, so pack only what is needed. Tip: If the backpack forces the wearer to move forward to carry, it’s overloaded.
Step 3: Lift Right. Face the Pack -Bend at the Knees – Use both hands and check the weight of the pack. – Lift with the legs – Apply one shoulder strap and then the other. Tip: Don’t sling the backpack onto one shoulder.
Step 4: Wear Right. Use both shoulder straps – snug, but not too tight. Tip: When the backpack has a waist strap – use it.
Beat The Stress: 50 Tips for Surviving Your Worst Work Days (usnews)
Cultivate a sense of humor.
Resist perfectionism and micromanaging (of yourself and others).
Get the sleep you need.
Take a walk at lunch, or do some stretching exercises.
Make some friends/allies at work.
Find harmless ways to vent; e.g., cry, or punch a pillow.
Learn to say “no.”
Always have a fallback plan (a “Plan B”).
Break big jobs into bite-size pieces.
Box Office Report: What’s Family Friendly? (Plugged In) Yahoo Box office Report (Yahoo News)