Greetings Happy People,
As I write to you today from the Casa de I-I-I, I have a valuable lesson to share with all of you that can be summed up in the following words,
The Power of Positive Proper Persistence Pays Off!!
I learned this lesson this past weekend when it came to my care of my automobile. I may have mentioned this before, but I really have to say that I am grateful for getting my car regularly maintained.
All those oil changes, battery checks, and tire inspections paid off in my latest adventure. Before I drove to the Central Valley section of California for two Toastmaster Division Contests, I wanted to make sure that everything was okay with my car. Luckily, there were no problems with it.
That Friday I drove my car to Hughson, California. It is a small town just miles outside of Modesto. To give you an understanding on how far is it between Las Vegas and Hughson, let me give you the following directions:
1. From Las Vegas, drive southbound on Interstate 15 until you get to Barstow (150 miles)
2. Get on the CA-58 West and drive until you get to Bakersfield. You will pass through Boron, Mojave, and Tehachapi (120 miles)
3. Get on CA-99 North and drive until you get to Turlock. You will pass through Delano, Tulare (where I stopped for gas), Visalia, Kingsburg, Fresno, Madera, Chowchilla, and Merced (about 200 miles)
4. Hop on some rural roads for a few more miles and you are in Hughson.
If my math is correct, the one way travel would add up to 470 miles!!
That's right!! Throughout the 7-hour drive, my car still ran well. After another stop in Fresno and the drive back to Vegas, it still held up very well.
Folks, that is a 940 mile, 14-hour round trip drive!! It goes to show you that proper maintenance on a vehicle does payoff in the long haul.
Now let's take this logic within the human body. If one takes care of the human body, it can not only endure through many conditions but perform well. Imagine if the human body gets properly checked, stayed away from too much eating (unless it's strawberries), avoid overly excessive drinking, and not doing lots of harmful drugs, chances are that the body will run for a very long time.
Now let's take this same logic with pets. If you take care of your dog, cat, or any other animal by feeding it and giving it love, it will give the same affection right back at you. If you mistreat your pet, guess what happens?
No matter what one does in life, the Power of Positive Proper Persistence Pays Off!!
Imagine if more people took responsibility for things in their life, chances are things would run much smoother than before. All it takes is for one to take care of the things that is held closely to the heart. Whether it is a car, an animal, or a human being, we all can benefit from the Power of Positive Proper Persistence.
It is can work for my car, it can work for anything!!
That is all I have for now. Take care and thank you for your time and attention.