September 5, 2018

Today is the 18th anniversary of Thought of the Day. Here is the first one:

“Carpenters have a saying to reduce their mistakes and the amount of their scrap wood: “Measure twice and cut once.”

To Do Today: As you make decisions, take “measure” of the situation by reviewing the options and, if necessary, asking for advice, both pro and con. Then, after reviewing the information and determining what is and what is not important to you, make your own decision.

My Dad sent this first THD on September 5, 2000 when my older brother, Jack, went off to college at Ohio University. My Dad never missed a day – 6,050 Thought of the Day emails – until he passed away on March 29, 2017.

My Dad left some big shoes to fill – as well as shelves of earmarked books, binders, and notes, and other inspiration to help me carry on his legacy. I am so grateful to all of you who read THD each day and those of you who send ideas, feedback, and inspiration to keep it going. And of course, to my husband, Jonathan Bennie, for always fixing the typos before I hit send!

Thank you for being a part of the WJK THD family.

Another To Do Today: Go get a scoop of Graeter’s ice cream to celebrate the WJK THD anniversary!

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