Sunday, November 25, 2007

I Give Thanks By Ripping Off My Friends

The following message was originally written by comedic genius and observer of life, George Carlin. On November 22, it was posted on the Gravitational Marketing Blog by two friends of mine that I consider marketing geniuses, Jimmy Vee and Travis Miller. Today, I am reposting it on my blog. Please know before you read this that I am reposting the following message without the permission of the guys that posted it first, Jimmy Vee and Travis Miller. With that being said, Jimmy and Travis are both friends of mine and I am sure that they wouldn't mind me sharing it with you. George Carlin, however, may not be so happy about all the posts without royalties. If you are reading this and you are George Carlin, are related to George Carlin, or you are simply planning on ratting me out to George Carlin...I beg your forgiveness in the name of all that is good in the world. - Tracy E. Myers, CMD

There are plenty of reasons to give thanks. Hopefully you know what they are for your. Today we give thanks for you...readers, thinkers, action takers and friends. Our goal is to help make your life ESP - Enjoyable, Simple and Prosperous. Start today and enjoy your family and give thanks for all the love and support they provide.
If you don't have family to embrace, know that we embrace you and are thankful for the relationship we have created with you.
Here is something I read recently and thought it was worth sharing on a day like this. Hope your Thanksgiving is wonderful. Whether you celebrate or not we appreciate you. - Jimmy Vee and Travis Miller

A Message by George Carlin:

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.
We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.
We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things.
We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.
These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete...
Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.
Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.
Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.
Remember, to say, "I love you" to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.
Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.
Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Tracy Myers is the owner of Frank Myers Auto Maxx (Winston-Salem & High Point, NC) and Uncle Frank's Auto Approval Center (Winston-Salem, NC). He is a Certified Master Dealer, the National Quality Dealer of the Year and one of top 28 dealerships in the Nation. He is also the author of "Eight Keys to a Better Car Deal" and the best selling book "Car Buying Secrets Exposed - The Dirty Little Secrets of a Used Car Dealer", both available at

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