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Friday, October 30, 2009

Varying degrees of success...


Ever wonder what it takes to succeed at something? I stumbled across the list below and got a real kick out of some of the college degrees famous people have earned. Some will surprise you:   

Adam Sandler    -   Fine Arts
Alex Trebek     -  Philosophy
Andy Griffith    -   Music
Angela Bassett   -  Drama
Arnold Schwarzenegger   -  Physical Communications Art Garfunkel
Barbara Walters  -   English  
Barry Manilow    -   Music
Bill Clinton    -   Foreign Service
Bruce Lee   -   Philosophy
Cindy Crawford   -  Chemical Engineering
Clarence Thomas  -   English
Colin Powell   -  Geology
Conan O'Brien   -  American History and Literature
David Letterman   -  Telecommunications
Dick Cheney  -   Political Science
Donald Trump   -  Economics
Garth Brooks   -  Journalism/Advertising
George Clooney   -  Broadcasting
George W. Bush   -  History
Harrison Ford   -  Philosophy
Janet Reno   -  Chemistry
Julia Roberts   -  Veterinary Studies
Kevin Costner   -  Business Administration
Margaret Thatcher   -  Chemistry
Michael Crichton   -  Anthropology
Michael Jordan   -  Cultural Geography
Mick Jagger   -  Economics
Will Ferrell   -  Sports Information
Willard Scott   -  Religious Studies 

So, why did I want to share these with you today? Because I wanted to make a few points. You'll notice that some of the famous people listed above went on to achieve great things in their chosen field, while others did something completely different from their educational pursuit. You may have travelled down one of life's paths, planning for a specific destination, only to find that it wasn't what you thought it was going to be.  

You may be currently working in a profession that you don't enjoy or one that simply doesn't pay as much as you thought it would. You may even be out of a job right now.  Or you may have set aside your occupation for a time in order to stay home to raise your children.   I know that in between diaper changes you often ask yourself if you're succeeding at anything.  I've learned that, despite your best plans, life throws lots of twists and turns at you. 

Whatever education or training you’ve had in the past has probably prepared you to be the great homemaker that you are today.  It involves economics, housekeeping, time management, operations, banking, taxi driving, cooking, and juggling dozens of other tasks!  A happy home takes real work.  One of my favorite quotes is "No other success can compensate for failure in the home."

Look at that list above again. Wow, who knew Cindy Crawford had beauty AND brains?! What did it take for those people to succeed? Persistence. Talent. Time. Hard work. Tenacity.  You have all of those things too!  Another diaper.  Another day. You can do this!

Now, to reward you for all that you do, enjoy this week’s freebies from companies who recognize how great you are:

Free Bagel Fridays from Noah's (Expires 11/3)
Print coupon and get free bagel at Noah's on free bagel fridays before 11am (This reusable coupon is good until 11/3/2009)

Random Samples from Ritter Pen
Request catalog or random samples. Simple form.

New Olay Total Effects Anti-Aging Body Wash Sample

Get a free sample of new Olay Total Effects Anti-Aging Body Wash from P&G brand Sampler.

Become EcoSMART Product Tester
This is a new promotion from EcoSmart: The First 1,000 to Comment (Starting 10/21/2009) Will Become EcoSMART Product Testers! EcoSMART is the world leader in organic pesticides and bug sprays.
Visit this offer and leave a comment on their blog.

Free Subscription to Creative Ideas Magazine from Lowe's
Receive Lowe's exclusive bi-monthly printed publication full of great ideas for your home and garden.

Free 8x10 portrait at Target Portrait Studio
Printable coupon for a Free 8x10" portrait at Target Portrait Studio. No sitting fees.

Free TLC CHEWY Bar Sample from Kashi
Allergen Information: Kashi
TLC Chewy Trail Mix Granola Bars contain wheat, almond, soy, peanut and milk ingredients, and may contain traces of other tree nuts.

Fill out the form for your free sample of Chewy Trail Mix Granola Bar.

Complimentary Subscription to Islands Magazine
Added: 10/23/2009 in category: Magazines
Islands magazine focuses on the islands of the world from the major travel destinations. It explores island lifestyles, culture and history through its regular departments. Features specifically cover such island-related topics as the arts, food, sports, nature and books. This subscription to Islands was purchased on your behalf by and available at Valuemags

32 Free Classroom Magazines
Added: 10/21/2009 in category: Magazines

You may get up to 32 different magazine samples for free

Free Food for Veterans at McCormick and Schmick's (11/08)
Added: 10/21/2009 in category: Food
"To Veterans Who Have Served in War and Peace" On Sunday, November 8, 2009, Veterans may receive a COMPLIMENTARY entree from a special menu.

Free Admission to Comedy Central Show (NYC)
Added: 10/21/2009 in category: Free Stuff
The show will tape November 4th through November 9th, 2009. Select a ShowTime and register.

Free Sample of a New Granola Nut Clusters
Added: 10/24/2009 in category: Free Samples
Get a free Nature Valley trail mix bar plus a new granola nut clusters when you sign up for the Eat Better America newsletter.

Free Sample of EverPure from Loreal
Click on EverPure image and sign in or register. Various coupons and sweepstakes available also on the same page.{userdata//d+d//|diagnostic|main:mylorealoffers|media:_blank|nav|overlay:_blank}

Free $5 Coupon for Neutrogena's Complete Acne Therapy System
Register to receive a free $5 coupon for Neutrogena's Complete Acne Therapy System

Free TENA product samples
Select TENA Protective Underwear, TENA Briefs, TENA Serenity Light Pads, TENA Male Guards or TENA Underpads.

100k Chocolate Dipped Fruit Giveaway (facebook)
Edible Arrangements is giving away 100,000 boxes of their chocolate dipped fruit. The coupon for the FREE box of dipped fruit will be delivered to your email within 1-2 days of your submission. It does not happen instantly. This offer is on their facebook fan page. Promotion ends 11/16/009


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