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January 29, 2008

We were successful yesterday in moving our core banking system to Linux, changing our switch provider to Threshold and installing a new Diebold ATM at the branch. Months of planning and some extremely dedicated staff were the major contributors to a long but satisfying day. Everybody wants to take it easy for the next few days just to catch their breath.

I came across these 3 quotations this morning in an email. They ring true.

  • Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether its at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
    — Earl Nightingale 1921-1989, Author & Speaker
  • Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature nor do the children of man as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
    — Helen Keller 1880-1968, Blind/Deaf Author & Lecturer
  • I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center.
    — Kurt Vonnegut, Author
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3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 29, 2008 9:46 am

    Great quotes! Especially the Kurt Vonnegut.

    My favorite ski slope, Sugarloaf, used to use the phrase “if you’re not living on the edge, you’re not really living”. always loved that.

  2. January 30, 2008 8:49 pm

    Wow, congrats! What a major accomplishment. Your staff must be extremely dedicated, smart and efficient.

  3. February 5, 2008 11:35 pm

    love the helen keller quote and will add it to my repetoire. So many of us buy into the ‘financial security’ goal. While I agree we want to be as savvy as possible, I’m increasingly convinced it’s barking up the wrong tree. Financial maturity is more about keeping our wits about us, and being wise with our money, then arriving at some golden ‘place’ where we never have anxiety about money again.

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