Thursday, October 20, 2016


Some thoughts that probably make sense:

God did not make ugly kittens; He knew cats would be a hard sell.

A plant that self-seeds into a crack the size of a toothpick is a kind of “nature wins” event we will never understand.

From 105 The River: “The fact that jelly fish have survived for 650 million years despite not having brains gives hope to many people.”

It only takes one person to think positive about a community to start a positive movement:  Thanks to all the “City of Go” volunteers who are making a difference throughout Galva.

Finding and visiting a restaurant that uses seasonal local produce is a wonderful thing for:  the farmer, the restaurateur and your little tummy.

For some folks, the speck of human frailty is only in the other person’s eye.    

In this area of the Midwest, we need to stop and realize we aren’t in the middle of California wild fires, Louisiana floods, Middle East religious’ wars, urban crime, West Coast drought, Texas border issues, China’s air pollution nor wars that have left so many children orphans.  You and I are Blessed beyond measure.

If you haven’t heard at least one person say, “That’s the best looking corn I’ve ever seen.” this year, you haven’t been to a coffee shop.

The organizers of the Back Roads Music Fest should be on the cover of Time magazine for being optimistic, intelligent and a huge benefit to our community.

The components are all there to form a Galva Historical Association; To preserve, publicize and enhance.

The laziest thing you can do is think in negative terms.

When we think of economic development, we often dream of bringing in big businesses.  But the backbone of small towns is the privately owned mom and pop stores, factories and enterprises.  Thank your local business owners for making your life better and then support them!

If you’ve ever read a newspaper published in another town, you have to realize we have one of the best weeklies in the US!  We don’t have to like everything they print – we just have to appreciate all it takes to be there for us.

Speaking of the Galva News, take a scroll through the G.N. Facebook page and it soon becomes evident just how many volunteer groups and local businesses are working to better our local communities.

Every time I see a weed has been pulled from a public garden area, I know our communities are thriving in ways we don’t always notice.

If you’ve never seen where bad things can be the stepping stone for good things, then take a look at the work going on in the old furniture store/doctor offices – pretty darn wowzer.

Does anyone but me look at Patrick Sloan volunteering his music and think, “That apple didn’t fall far from the tree.”

Although the whole “competition” thing sometimes gets in the way, supporting all the little towns around us only benefits us as a whole. 

When I see a farmer wear bib overalls it still makes me nostalgic.  Everyone should own at least one pair because they are seriously the most comfortable hard-work attire made.  (Do farmers wear attire??)

For those in the national media who think all of America hangs on to every little political tidbit – they should have seen the reaction of the crowds along the Galva 4th of July parade.  Bring on the many queens and their courts, the tractors, the floats, the kids, the trucks and for anyone under ten, THE CANDY!  But politics in parades – yawn.

The day someone coined, “Enquiring minds want to know.” is the day the national media started that slow slippery slide into a baloney sandwich without the bread.

If you grew up before politically correct, parental hovering, instant gratification, everyone having their own vehicle, phone, computer and your wishes or opinions  trumped those of adults - then you are an old person.  And I mean that in the kindest way.  And our parents meant it in the kindest way.  And it might be kind today.

And in conclusion my friend:  The “Sweet smell of success” is called sweat equity.

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