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In the last few months in Slogans #1, Slogans #2 and Slogans #3, , I mentioned how we all see and hear many adverts on a daily basis via advertising hoardings or adverts on the radio, television  magazines and newspapers.

Today again I want to give you some more slogans to see how many of the companies/organisations associated with them you can identify from their slogans?

  1. Innovation
  2. Impossible is nothing
  3. Soft, strong and very long
  4. The ultimate driving experience
  5. Everyday food made easy
  6. Because life’s complicated enough
  7. Ideas for life
  8. Push button publishing
  9. Success. It’s a mind game
  10. Think big

So that’s the slogans, how many do you think you know?

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So here’s the answers…

  1. 3M
  2. Adidas
  3. Andrex toilet tissue
  4. BMW
  5. Sainsbury’s
  6. Abbey National
  7. Panasonic
  8. Blogger
  9. Tag Heuer
  10. IMAX

There were a few tricky ones in there, so if you got them all, well done!

I’ll be doing a few more of these in the coming weeks, so keep watching the adverts and remembering the slogans!

Yesterday I found myself sitting at table near a group of 4 girls (probably aged 18 or 19), and while that probably doesn’t sound very interesting, you’ll soon understand why they catch my attention!

After a few minutes of sitting just a few tables away from these girls I soon found it impossible to zone out the voice of one of the girls, not just because she seemed to be talking twice as loud as any of the others, but because just about every second word she uttered was an obscenity!

The other girls at the table didn’t seem to notice the foul language coming from their friend, however their language was angelic in comparison to their friend’s.

After a little while the girls went to leave, and this was when I noticed that the girl who was uttering all the obscenities was wearing a long necklace, and hanging from that necklace was a cross of about 6 – 8 cm in length.

Well what a contradiction, wearing the cross of Christ while verbally using His name to curse and swear about everything. If ever someone could give out the wrong impression of a Christian this girl was managing just that. I obviously have no idea whether this young girl claims to be a Christian or not, however if she does, I have to say, she is certainly not giving others the right impression of what it means to be a Christian!

I just pray that wherever I am and whatever I say or do, I am a good example to others of a Christian.

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When situations arise around you, how do you react? Do you calmly and orderly take control and get things back to normality; Do you dash about from task to task not really achieving anything; Do you dash around getting things done so that the impact of the event is minimised; Do you wait for someone else to take control; or do you just sit back and see what happens?

I guess we all fall into one of those categories, but consider this – Does the way you react or respond to events in your life impact their outcome and your future?

A read the following quote a number of weeks ago and it has stuck in my mind:

Life is 10% what happens to you & 90% how you handle it.

It’s true isn’t it? So be careful how you react/respond to life’s situations as they can affect the rest of your life!

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do it nowHow many times have you put off doing something today because you believe you can do it tomorrow?

I’ve been reminded very vividly on a number of occasions this year that we all take our tomorrow’s for granted, so often.

I don’t mean to be morbid, but how do we actually know that tomorrow we will be able to do the task we’ve put off today? We don’t know what lies ahead for us 1 hour from now, never mind 1 day ahead!

So my advice to you is this, tell your loved ones today, and every day how much you love them, because you may not get another tomorrow to tell them, and you will never forgive yourself if that happens.

One of my all-time favourite pieces of music, written by Joy Webb, is There Will Be God. I’ve found myself drawn back to this song many times over these last few weeks, as so many situation and events take place in this world around us that may cause many to question, “Where is God?”

Ten thousand years may pass away
And bring the dawning of a cosmic day;
Age after age, time after time hold its sway:
Man walks alone amidst uncertainty.
Only one thing can still make him strong;
In the pain, in the doubt, in the loneliness.
In the struggle of right against wrongs
Somewhere amidst the confusion,
There will be hope, there will be love, there will be God
 
All time will pass into eternity
And man must venture on a life unknown:
Journey alone, each to his own destiny:
In life or death, amidst uncertainty,
Only one thing can still make him strong:
In the pain, in the doubt, in the loneliness,
In the struggle of right against wrong:
Somewhere amidst the confusion,
There will be hope, there will be love, there will be God

What powerful words. Do you believe them?

There will be hope, there will be love, there will be God!

Many of you will know that hubby and me have a cat, and have in fact had our cat for over 18 years now! Both of us were used to having cats about the house before we were married, as both our parents had cats when we were growing up. It was therefore no great surprise to most people who knew us, when we got a cat.

For those of you who have never owned a cat or spent a lot of time around cats, you probably think that they simply meow, and every meow is the same, when in fact this couldn’t be further from the truth as they have a whole vocabularly!

Having said that, hubby and me have definitely thought that in the last few years, our cat has learned a whole new set of meows, as he seems to have been saying all sorts of new weird and wonderful sounds at us. Most cats have a repertoire of meows with different meanings. Usually they are seeking food, attention and other things that make them happy. Cats will often help your understanding along by reinforcing their meow with obvious clues such as staring at the food they want or butting you with their heads to get attention. One of the most pleasant cat sounds is the chirp, a brief meow to greet you when you come home or when they are feeling affectionate.

Here’s a brief description of some of the sounds you might here a cat making:Tigger

Low-pitched rumbling growl – Warning! Danger or other threat perceived!

Warble – Most often used to display affection.

Trill – Can denote affection but also inquiry. Mother cats use this sound to call their kittens close.

Low-pitched meow or howl accompanied by purring – Pain, discomfort, stress or fear.

Purring – Usually indicates a happy and content cat, but can also denote pain or discomfort.

Howl – Depending on pitch, indicates sadness, pain, extreme fear or stress.

The silent meow – When a cat looks at us when in a relaxed body position and opens its mouth slightly but  no sound comes out, we have received the honour of a silent meow!

It should be noted that when cats talk to us, the sound they actually emit will vary greatly depending on their body posture at the time they make the sound. Each meow will differ in meaning by the tone, volume, pitch, rhythm, and pronunciation.

I’m sure every cat owner will tell you that although our cats cannot actually say any “words” or have a vocabulary like we do. they are still more than able to communicate with us by backing up their sounds with visual aids. e.g. Taking you to the kitchen when they want food, “taking” you to the door when they want out, staring at their food bowl when they are hungry etc!

So, the next time you are gifted with a “word” from a cat, listen carefully as they’re trying to tell you something!

A few weeks ago in Slogans #1 I mentioned that each day we all see and hear many adverts, whether it be advertising hoardings, radio or television adverts, advertisements is magazines or newspapers.

So again today, I want to ask you how many of the companies/organisations associated with the following slogans can you identify just by their slogans?

  1. The best a man can get
  2. Step up
  3. The greatest tragedy is indifference
  4. The happiest place on earth
  5. Do you have the bunny inside?
  6. The unexpected bank
  7. There is no substitute
  8. Make believe
  9. Between love and madness lies obsession
  10. Quality never goes out of style

So there’s the slogans, how many do you think you know?

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So here’s the answers…

  1. Gillette
  2. The British Army
  3. The Red Cross
  4. Disneyland
  5. Energizer
  6. First Direct
  7. Porsche
  8. Sony
  9. Calvin Klein
  10. Levis

There were a few tricky ones in there, so if you got them all, well done!

I’ll be doing a few more of these in the next few weeks, so keep watching the adverts and remember the slogans.

over-confidentThe whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts ~ Bertrand Russell

It’s true you know!

I’m sure we can all think of people who fall into the category of “always being so sure of themselves”…and I’m sure they’ve probably proved on many an occasion how much od a fool they are!

Likewise I’m sure we can all think of people who always doubt their own decisions and plans, but are always the ones who have the most realistic plans and most achievable solutions.

Don’t be a fool, be wary of over-confidence as it’ll be your ultimate downfall.

Each day we all see and hear many adverts, whether it be advertising hoardings, radio or television adverts, advertisements is magazines or newspapers. But how many of the companies/organisations associated with the slogans can you identify just from the slogans?

  1. Power, beauty  and soul.advertising
  2. I am what I am.
  3. Solutions for a smart planet.
  4. Your vision. Our future.
  5. When you care enough to send the very best.
  6. Stay fresh
  7. Want it. Get it
  8. Quality never goes out of style.
  9. Make Believe
  10. Between love and madness lies obsession.

 

 

So there’s the slogans, how many do you think you know?

 

 

 

So here’s the answers…

  1. Aston Martin
  2. Reebok
  3. IBM
  4. Olympus
  5. Hallmark
  6. Mentos
  7. PayPal
  8. Levis
  9. Sony
  10. Calvin Klein

There were a few tricky ones in there, so if you got them all, well done!

I’ll be doing a few more of these in the next few weeks, so keep watching those adverts and remember the slogans.

It may be a cat, a bird, a ferret, or a guinea pig, but the chances are high that when someone close to you dies, a pet will be there to pick up the slack. Pets devour the loneliness. They give us purpose, responsibility, a reason for getting up in the morning, and a reason to look to the future. They ground us, help us escape the grief, make us laugh, and take full advantage of our weakness by exploiting our furniture, our beds, and our refrigerator. We wouldn’t have it any other way. Pets are our seat belts on the emotional roller coaster of life–they can be trusted, they keep us safe, and they sure do smooth out the ride.

by Nick TroutTell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing and Hope in My Life as an Animal Surgeon

Grief can be even tougher to cope with if you are on your own. However, as Nick Trout says above, even the company of a pet, can be the comfort and companionship you need to help you through the difficult days after a bereavement.

So if you have a pet, I hope you realise they can be your companion during these days, but if you haven’t, why not consider getting a pet to keep you company. After all, not only will you enjoy their companionship, I’m sure they will enjoy you company just as much, if not more.