Tuesday, August 26, 2014
SOOC, uncropped; flash didn't fire
Shown here is a "Cosmos Sulphureus Wildflower" - aka Cosmos "Bright Lights" that was photographed at the same location as yesterday's wisterias. It was a very hot, but beautiful day; the sun was shining brightly upon the blooms!
I love and wholeheartedly agree with this quote........
“The less you associate with some people, the more your life will improve. Any time you tolerate mediocrity in others, it increases your mediocrity. An important attribute in successful people is their impatience with negative thinking and negative acting people. As you grow, your associates will change. Some of your friends will not want you to go on. They will want you to stay where they are. Friends that don't help you climb will want you to crawl. Your friends will stretch your vision or choke your dream. Those that don't increase you will eventually decrease you." ~ General Colin Luther Powell, excerpt from "Bridging the Gap" speech
I'm a huge fan of General Colin Luther Powell; he's one of the very few exemplary "leaders" in our society. I truly believe that great leaders are born, not made. The Bible even declares that "Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations" (Jeremiah 1:5, The Bible - KJV). Another way to tell if a person is an anointed and chosen leader by God can be found in Proverbs 29:2: “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked bear rule, the people mourn.” (The Bible, KJV)
Who is Colin Powell? Many of us know, but for those who don't.............
"General Colin Luther Powell, United States Army (Ret.) KCB (Honorary) is an American politician. He was the 65th United States Secretary of State (2001-2005), serving under President George W. Bush. He was the first Jamaican American appointed to that position. As a General in the United States Army, Powell also served as National Security Advisor (1987–1989) and as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989–1993), holding the latter position during the Gulf War." ~ Reprinted from here: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/138507.Colin_Powell
"Orange" you glad that today is a terrific Tuesday?
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