Today “I will persist until I succeed.”
I wanted to send an excerpt of my wife’s article she just posted. She’s a much better writer than I and I need to do this more often. Her writing is very uplifting and we both love Og Mandino and “The Greatest Salesman in the World” Here is the excerpt and a link at the bottom if you want to read the entire article. It’s awesome…
I thought you might like some inspirational quotes from Og Mandino to help “fill up your empty tank”…or at least to give you something to mull over. It was actually the word “mull” that got me so off track yesterday. I was thinking about how we often just rush through everything that we do on the way to do the next thing… and sometimes we miss out …often. Why do we have such a hard time really enjoying the moment. What is better, scarfing down your food…maybe in the car…maybe while talking on the cell phone… not even knowing what the food tastes like. How often do we actually take a bite and chew? I picture myself putting the delicacy otherwise known as chicken massaman curry (Thai food…yum)…or Dairy Queen midnight truffle Blizzard (for example…)in my mouth and holding it there for a second and closing my eyes and making unintended sounds of pleasure. I really do that by the way. Now picture your self putting_____ in your mouth (what ever you salivate just thinking about)….and hold that thought for just a minute. It’s good, right? And that is just imaginary food! Imagine how UNBELIEVABLE the real delicacies of life COULD be!
Or it may be that you are a bath taker… one friend calls it “cheap therapy”. I don’t know because I am and always have been a shower girl. But IF you are a bath taker, I can imagine the ecstasy of stepping into an almost scalding tub full of water…maybe it has fragrance or bubbles or fizzy salts or shooting jets. Can you feel it? Especially if you have had a particularly long, or stressful day…or if you have been in a damp,night and gotten a bone-deep chill. Imagine sinking down and down in that hot tub until nothing is exposed to the air except the top half of your head. If I liked baths, that is what I would look like for sure…I might even have a snorkel and go ahead and stick my whole head under! That sounds so good, I may have just converted myself to be a believer in baths! Nah.
Ok, so back to “mull” ing. According to Webster (that would be me and my ancestors) one definition of “mull” is: “to consider at length; ponder; meditate.” There is also the “mull” that means to pulverize…the “mull” that means to heat, sweeten and flavor with spices (as wine or cider)…the “mull” that is a soft, fine sheer fabric of cotton, silk, or rayon…the “mull” that is granular forest humus that forms a layer of mixed organic matter and mineral soil and merges gradually into the mineral soil beneath…or a finely powdered solid especially in a suspension.
Who knew that one word could mean so many random things? Yesterday I was trying to connect the words meanings of ponder/ meditate/ consider and the one relating to heating, sweetening and spicing…as to wine…when I got carried away. I was also trying to find out if a true wine taster spits out the wine or holds it in their mouth and swallows…they swallow. Spitting versus Swallowing was an analogy I wanted to use also… why when we hear something that is meaningful to us, do we hear it and then it just goes through one ear and out the other, do we often fail to give it the consideration it deserves? We guzzle it too fast and it won’t go down… we spit it out instead of taking the time to sip and savour it and take it in. I hope you can take a few minutes from your busy life to read some more quotes to “mull”…as in “to consider at length”.
“I will persist until I succeed.”
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