Friday, June 16, 2017

Friday 16th June 2017........this and that!!!!

Some pearls of wisdom here!!!


Gas Pump Wisdom
A Johannesburg, South Africa filling station has become quite a landmark with its daily #PetrolPumpWisdom – uplifting quotes written on a chalkboard.  Some motorists say they deliberately travel this route just to read the quote which brightens their day.
Here’s a selection:
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The lady behind this wonderful initiative at Hutton Hyde Park is Alison Billett.
She told SAPeople: “We inherited the board from the previous owner, Dick Hutton, when we bought the filling station from him almost 20 years ago.
“We continued the tradition and it has become a landmark – more so now that it’s on social media!
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“Not a day goes by when I don’t get a call or a visit from someone to tell me how much they appreciate the message – it seems that every day there’s something that just speaks to what is going on in someone’s life and that inspires or motivates them.
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“Having people come and tell me their stories and how the quote helped them in some small way is what motivates me to keep writing!
“We use a variety of quotations – some are topical, some are funny, some are inspirational, some even reflect what is going on in my life that day!
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“Different things appeal to different people...
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“The boards were spotted by a motivational speaker from the UK, Geoff Ramm, when he was driving by one day and he was so taken by them he included a piece about them in his book!
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“The boards have appeared many times in newspapers and magazines and been spoken about on radio stations all over the world. 9GAG has re-tweeted them a few times too!”
Bob 95 FM in the USA recently posted Alison’s “Rest in Peace” quote which has now been shared over a quarter of a million times around the world!
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“Probably the most reaction we got from members of the public was after Madiba’s passing away – we just covered the boards with big black cloths...”

Ashley just completed her quarter final singles match and today she won a huge three and a half hour marathon against a 23 year old player ranked 500 in the world and is now into her first ever semi final....way to go!!!!!!

Yashi Kochi!!!!

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