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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Fire Season is Officially Here

Don't let all of the Spring snow and rain fool you into a false sense of security...mountain area grass, weeds and brush have exploded in growth in just a few days of warm weather; add drying conditions and heavier summer traffic on local highways and what do you get?????  Yep, wildfires.  We had our first wildfire of the season today.  Local residents were dragged back to reality by the sight of spotter planes, bombers and choppers flying overhead, all while sniffing the air for the undeniable odor of smoke.  So, remember, despite the deluge of moisture we received through Spring....the party is over.  Summer is upon us and, with the hotter temps, the need to be fire safe.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Listen

"A man never knows the depth of his feelings until he shares it with someone who understands." ~John Peniel

One of the greatest gifts you can give someone is listening, really listening to them express something of importance to them. By doing so, you enable them to truly mine the depths of their thoughts and feelings. You've probably experienced this yourself with a friend, a parent or a teacher. Recall how complete you felt. Make yourself available to others to listen fully.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Life, Health & Vigor Depend on Action

“The chief condition on which, life, health and vigor depend on, is action. It is by action that an organism develops its faculties, increases its energy, and attains the fulfillment of its destiny.” ~Colin Powell

You really can and must use your talents with intention to impact your life and the lives of those in your family, organization and community.