New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 27, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald-Zeitung □ Wednesday, March 27, 1996 □ 5Always Verbalize The Positive
Three thousand years ago, Solomon knew what molecular biologists currently contend. Our words determine our destiny. Here are just a few of Solomon’s thoughts on the subject:
The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
From the fruit of his lips a man enjoys good things.
He who guards his lips guards his life.
Reckless works pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
lf words are the most powerful destiny shaper that we control — and they are — then by governing the words that come out of our mouths, we can have a better chance of having a fulfilled life. Positive brings prosperity.
Let me give you two examples. Several years ago, I became disgruntled with the socioeconomic direction of our country. I began to write poisonous columns filled with invective and
Work at a fair wage hard to find
In response to your editorial in today’s (March 24) paper and all the other news reports about Gov. Bush backing taxpayers paying for the schooling of children of illegal immigrants; you said you agree and cannot blame a “man” for illegally entering this country to get a better paying job for himself so he can support his family...
This strikes me as compassionate but grating because of my circumstances:
My husband and I, who were bom in the area, moved back here rn January. I have excellent skills and have been trying to find a job here. I was offered a position as innkeeper at a local establishment. I could not accept because they wanted me to work 65 hours a week (which was OK with me) but at a salary of $200, which is $3.07 per hour and illegal! I mentioned this to the lady and she got very angry...I guess she thought I had turned her in to the Labor Board because I gave her the name and phone number of the man I had spoken with. She told me she would check into it and let me know something but she never called me I back. Please inform your readers that just because they offer someone a ; salaried position does not mean they can underpay them. They still have to pay minimum wage and time-and-a-half for any hours over 40. Maybe this will also show that just because someone tries to get a job over here does not mean they get a better-paying job. I
innuendo. Everything was bad. Our politicians. The legal system. Society. The evolving medical system. I stopped getting letters praising my column. Instead complaints poured in. Worst yet I began to believe my own
writing. I became a sour puss. I began to feel as bad as my columns.
John L. Walker, M.D.
Finally, I realized that people enjoy reading my columns for the same reason I get pleasure from writing them — they are positive, uplifting, encouraging. Writing about the ills of society did nothing to stop the negative...and I was hurting myself. I started writing
about the good life. I began to feel better.
Movies provide a good example. Three-fourths of movies are R-rated. Three-fourths of the profits come from G and PG-rated movies. People crave inspiration, not degradation.
What does this mean for you? Learn to see something positive in everything that happens. Speak hopeful words. Never miss an opportunity to praise others. Find and speak the good in every situation. Show appreciation at every opportunity. Encourage the timid. Fortify the weak.
Similarly speak only good about yourself. You — whether you know it or not — are a child of God. God doesn’t make junk. God doesn’t like for you to talk badly about what He has made. He wants you to think and talk good about yourself. God is a positive force, not a negative one. Those who talk negatively speak against God.
Those who talk positively speak for God.
Believing in ourselves — talking positively about ourselves — doesn’t mean that we believe in nothing else. Self-talk is not designed to detract from our faith. Positive self-talk enhances our ability to serve.
Use positive self-talk to become all that you can be and help others to get the most out of life. Positive self-talk builds you up and, in turn, helps others. Sell yourself on yourself. Remind yourself at every opportunity that you are a first-class person.
A friend who has fought the hard fight against pessimism and cynicism says he has gained greatly by reading the following affirmation — that he calls his 10-second pep talk — three times daily.
“I lead an enthusiastic, patient life. I am a full provider for my wife. I am a loving father. I am a friend to all. Every
day I bring encouragement, joy and hope to all that I meet I get my eyes off myself and onto others. I lead a healthy lifestyle. I eat moderately and exercise
regularly. I develop a joyful, fun-filled playfulness at work and home.”
Write — and speak — your own positive pep talk and reap the power of the spoken word. Affirm the positive. Program your brain for success by
know most businesses are not like that particular one but we shouldn’t even tolerate one company doing that!
As for me, I will keep looking for that good job here in New Braunfels a little longer. I figure if I haven’t found one in the next 30 days I will regretfully go to San Antonio.
Dee Dee Real New Braunfels
Don't forget — your vote counts!
The March 12 Republican and Democratic Primaries have come and gone but voters, we still have decisions to make before the general election in November. Both Comal and Guadalupe County primaries have resulted in a number of uncompleted races requiring run-offs. Unfortunately, only a small percentage of our eligible voters will return to vote.
Don’t let that happen! Remember that your vote is just as important in these still-contested races as it is for the same races dunng the primary. Why? Because your run-off vote will decide whether your original efforts to make a change or to keep the status quo are successful.
Go to the polls and make your voice
Run-off — Apnl 9, 1996 Early Voting — April 1-5, 1996 Let me also remind you that as a registered voter, whether you cast your vote in the primary or not, you are still eligible to vote in the run-off.
Tom Tannehill Seguin
Why not recycle old buildings like the LORA?
The following comments are in reference to the article about restoration of the old LCRA power plant by Betty Lou Rushing in the March 3 edition. I fully agree with Betty Lou that this structure provides for some wonderful opportunities and deserves all of our consideration. We should have learned from the obvious mistake that San Antonio made in the demolition of the Arena without due consideration.
We are learning the advantages of re-use and recycling. Why not apply * these ideas to the restoration of this structure.
Louis "Charlie” Millicam
California student interested in New Braunfels
We are doing state research reports in my class and I will be reporting on Texas. The reports are due in May and cover topics such as statehood, history and interesting facts. The reason I am writing a local paper is to ask if you could publish my letter in your paper.
I am hoping some of the members of your community would write to me and tell me about their experiences, ^lisdrtinns, and tomethinp about history of their life in Texas. I live in Southern California and am sure many things about New Braunfels are different from where I live. Also if any of the citizens find time to reply it would be great if they would enclose a copy of my “published” letter. Thank you so much for taking time for my request
and any information would be most appreciated.
Travis Offerman Trabuco Canyon, Calif
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Fellow Citizens of Comal County:
One of the first things a good manager needs to know is that if something is wrong you must first identify the problem. Only after the problem is first identified can you set about correcting it.
We have a crime problem in our county and the incumbent Sheriff has even acknowledged it, but he says we should not worry that we have a higher crime rate than our neighbors in Bexar, Hays, Guadalupe, Kendall and Blanco counties The incumbent states we are not really like our hill country neighbors, instead we should compare ourselves to Galveston County because we are more like them. Galveston County has a population of nearly four times that of Comal County. Galveston County has an unemployment rate of nearly double that of Comal County. Galveston County has nearly eight times the number of residents receiving some form of welfare or assistance. I do not believe it is practical to compare our county to Galveston County in an effort to explain our current crime problem.
I believe I can accurately identify the problems at hand. I also believe you can too. Please vote for me, BOB HOLDER, for Comal County Sheriff in the Republican runoff* April 9th.
* Early voting begins April 1st and runs through April 5th at the Comal County Courthouse only.
Paid political announcement Bob Holder, 923 Hollyhock, New Braunfels, Tx 78130