Mark Twain once said that if you eat a frog first thing each morning, you can go through the day relieved that it is probably the worst thing that will happen to you all day. Get your complete menu, froggie side dishes and fixins’ here…

Everybody Has A Frog

I have the worst time convincing my husband to trim the hair in his ears. When he was 20, he didn’t have this problem and now, because he can’t see the hair himself, he doesn’t see a need to trim it, even though I’ve told him that other people notice it – enough to make women cringe and little children run away. And since I am usually the one who does the trimming, I’ve told him I’d rather not wait until I have to use the bushwhacker. Sigh.

The point I’m getting to here is that for some reason he hates getting trimmed, so he puts it off and makes us both miserable. FROG.

I’m no better. Well, I don’t have hair in my ears, thank God, but I am a very skilled procrastinator. By now you have probably figured out that a FROG is something that maybe you don’t want to do, or is so big you can’t even think about getting started on it. You’re probably going to procrastinate. Or at least that’s what I do. Although I love my job for the most part, there are still many things that I just do not enjoy doing. I can waste an amazing amount of time making myself busy with other less important stuff, telling myself that I’m busy so it doesn’t matter. But don’t confuse busyness with accomplishment! Time is precious and is getting more so with each passing year, yes?

Don’t Lick The Frog Before You Eat It

If you have to eat a frog, for heaven’s sake, don’t lick it or examine it first! That will only serve to convince you to put it in a box. Just sit down with your fork and get on with it. First thing in the morning. One bite at a time until he’s gone. I’m not going to spell it all out here for you. The book does a really good job of it and it’s not very expensive – a good one to have in your library for when you begin to forget. No, I don’t get any royalties but I wish I did as it’s one of the biggest sellers of all time.


NOTE TO SELF: Eating a Frog first thing in the morning has no calories and no after taste. But it DOES come with a great feeling of accomplishment and pride that lasts all day long.


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TT082316-1Now where’s that knife and fork?

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