Monday, November 4, 2013
For Monday, November 4th, 2013
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH, 2013
24 days until Thanksgiving
47 DAYS UNTIL WINTER
51 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
It was on this date in 1879 that James Ritty, of Dayton, Ohio, patented his invention called Ritty's Incorruptible Cashier. Ritty's machine did not have a cash drawer. Instead, it simply recorded the number of sales and also the amount of each one. This machine allowed Ritty to keep accurate track of the number of sales and the amount of each sale that was made.
Upon patenting his invention, Ritty established a company to manufacture the cash registers in Dayton. Unfortunately, Ritty's invention did not draw much enthusiasm from other business owners, and Ritty's new company quickly closed. Ritty eventually sold his patent to a group of Ohio investors. Among them was John H. Patterson, who eventually turned Ritty's invention into a fortune. In 1884, Patterson founded the National Cash Register Company.
If there were no bad speculations there could be no good investments; if there were no wild ventures there would be no brilliantly successful enterprises.
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Invest a few moments in thinking. It will pay good interest.
We all know how popular cash registers turned out to be. Little did I know that the inventor of them was from Ohio. Seems I’ve learned more about Ohio lately than I ever knew.
From now until Christmas those cash registers will be jingling with sales for the holidays. The grocery stores, the toy stores and the gift shops are about to get a whole lot busier. I hope to be doing some special shopping in the days ahead. Not only will I be shopping for gifts, I’ll be looking for some ideas too. Hopefully I’ll have some new pictures to show you of what I find.
One thing I know, maybe two, is that the time you invest in others it is always a good thing, and as the well know inspirational writer, Orison Swett Marden said, There is no investment you can make which will pay you so well as the effort to scatter sunshine and good cheer through your establishment.
The pictures today are a mixmatch of photos of some of my family, grandchildren, turkeys and grand dogs too.
I hope your all have a great start to this new week and have a Happy Monday!
A will finds a way.
Orison Swett Marden
COUNTING MY GIFTS
The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.
Frank Lloyd Wright
I have counted at least 3 things I'm thankful for this past year and have now reached my 1000 gifts. I'm not stopping, but will continue on counting. There is always, always something to be thankful for.
1100. for inventors that have made our lives safer and easier.
1101. For those that invest their time and money to make a better life for all
1102. for a few extra dollars to go shopping with
Enter into His courts with thanksgiving — and in His presence is fullness of Joy!
PRAYER FOR OUR TROOPS
Please pray for God's protection of
our troops and HIS wisdom for their
Lord, hold our troops in
your loving hands.
Protect them as they protect us.
Bless them and their families for the
selfless acts they perform for us
in our time of need. I ask this in the
name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior.
AND bless our Police Officers, Firefighters
and Paramedics and EMT's
GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
Goodness is the only investment which never fails.
Henry David Thoreau
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…