Good Afternoon. Here is a great thought for the day:
It is never too late to be what you could have been. Dreams are free, and just having them can make your life worth living.
Ray Kroc founded McDonald's when he was 52 years old, after trying for over two years and talking to more than one hundred people to raise the money. Tom Seay was one of the potential investors Ray approached. Ray had come to his office one Friday with his business plan for this "crazy idea" called McDonald's. For $100,000 he was offering Tom thirty percent of the company. Tom told him that he didn't have the time to review it then but that he would take it home over the weekend.
Monday morning rolled around, and Ray was waiting at the front door when Tom got to his office. Tom invited him in and said, "Ray, I read this plan three times; even shared it with a friend. And we both decided that there's no way in the world you can make any money selling hamburgers."
We all know that Ray thought otherwise. He called on another 100 investors before he raised enough money to start his dream. The rest, of course, is history.
"Each morning is the beginning of a new day. You have been given this day to use as you will. You can waste it or use it for good. What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it. When the sun rises tomorrow this day will be gone forever, in its place will be something you have left — may it be something good. Follow your heart, it knows what to do."
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