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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD Just A Thought Inte ntions are good, but action is better By RICK KRAFT A Samaritan came along and stool in the middle of the pasture A Picture FRI DAY, JANUARY 27, 2012 7 tom The Past Photo co By EDMUND SAUCEDO/Lordsburg YOUNG PACE from the ESTATE OFBETTY LAZAR Five birds are sitting on a wire, three decide to fly away. How many birds are left on the wire? Two? No. The correct an- swer is five. The decision by the three birds to fly away still leaves all five birds on the wire How many times do we make a deci- sion to fly from the wire but then just sit there? We cling to the security of our wire. How often do we make an impor- tant decision and then we fail to take even a single step of action towards what we have decided? intentions are good. But action is better. An action gen- erally is an intention before it becomes an action, yet one action is better than a bucket full of intentions.. Or put another way, one hundred intentions doesn't change a single thing in" this world. A single action can make an impact for generations to come. The parable of the Good Sa- maritan is told in the Bible at Luke 10:25-37. A man was trav- eling from Jerusalem to Jericho. a 17 mile stretch through rocky, desert country, when he was beaten up by robbers who stripped him of his clothes and left him half dead. A priest trav- eling down the same road passed by the ailing man on the other side of the road. A Levite also came upon the bloodied man and he also passed by on the other side. Rick Kraft took pity on the victim. The Sa- maritan bandaged the man's wounds and then put the injured traveler on hi donkey and took him to town to an inn. The next day he gave the innkeeper two silver coins for the man to stay at the inn and told the innkeeper he would return and reim- burse him for any addi- tional expenses he had not prepaid. The Good Samaritan would not have been re- membered if he had just had good intentions. The priest and the Levite who walked by the half dead man laying in the road- way may have each had the best of intentions, but a lot of good it did to the bloody and beaten man. It has been said that there are three types of people in the world: Those who make things happen, those who'watch things happen, and those who wonder what hap- pened. The Good Samaritan story contains the first two types. Hope- fully none of you reading this fall into the third category! There are "talkers" and there are "doers." Talkers talk. talk, talk, talk. Doers take action and cause things to happen. You lis- ten to talkers. You-watch doers. Oftentimes people who repeat- edly talk about what they are go- ing'to do are the same ones who never get there because they never take action. Saint Bernard put this con- cept a different way, "He who wants milk should not sit on a Christopher Salazar KATY ESTRADA, CPA Specializing in: Tax Preparation for Individuals and Businesses expecting the cow to back up to him?' I believe there are a lot of people in this world who sit on a stool in the middle of a field and talk about the day a cow will back up to be milked. They will talk to any one who will listen. They will even talk to people who don't want to listen. If this type of per- son could convert their lips into action, the number of cows they could milk would be amazing. Henry Ford said, "You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do." No one ha's ever earned a solid reputation by merely talking about what they intend to do. We need to be proactive and not reactive. As Stephen Covey wrote. "Being proactive is more than taking initiative. It is rec- ognizing that we are responsible for our own choices and have the freedom to choose based on prin- ciples and values rather than on moods or conditions. Proactive people are agents of ch/mge and choose not to be victims, to be reactive, or to blame others?' Or as George Bernard Shaw once stated, "People are always blam- ing their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in cir- cumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the cir- cumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them'." You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great. My challenge to you is best slimmed up in an advertising motto, "Just do it" Whether it is taking that long needed vaca- tion, bringing home flowers to your spouse, writing an uplifting note, exercising, or undertaking that task that you have been put- ting off, convert your thoughts into action. Stop thinking. Stop talking. H. Jackson Brown said, "The biggest gap in the world is between 'I should' and 'I did.'" Are you stockpiling internal intentions, or are you generating external actions? In the game of life. the one with the most inten- tions does not win. Intentions without action leaves one at dead center. Intentions are good, but actions are better. Just a thought... Rick. Kraft ts a motivational speaker, a pitblished author,, and an attorney. To submit com- ments, contributions, or ideas, e-mail to rkraft@ or write to P.O, Box 850, Roswell, New Mexico. 88202 - 0850. Left: Velma Hill (Lindsay) and her friend Maxine - Lordsburg, mid-1930s. Photo taken at the historic house still standing on Fourth and High Streets. Little information is known about Maxine except that her father was Hidalgo County sheriff in the 1930s and 1940s. Velma Hill Lindsay Velma Hill was born to Albert and Fannie Allen Hilt on March 30, 1917, in Lordsburg, New Mexico. She graduated from Lordsburg High School in 1934. when the high school was located in the historic Enrichment Center on Penn Street. Velma is the sister of life-long Lordsburg resident Allen Hill. Following her graduation, she and her friend Marshallene Goodsell (Koff), also of Lordsburg, moved to Deming, New Mexico, where they worked for the WPA district office. -They lived just off west Pine Street 4n an upstairs apartment of a large, beautiful house, whose landlady was yery concerned with xhe afet and proper behavior of the two young ladies. Later Velma went to Silver City with the National Youth Administration. From Nov. 1938 to July 1940, she served in the Southern States Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. in Atlanta, and tlpe surrounding area. Upon her return, she went to Santa Fe. to work for Earl Kerr, a Lordsburg resident, who was in charge of the Finance Department at the state capRal. When the Prisoner of War Camp was built east of Lordsburg, Velma worked there until 1944. She then went to Utah, to attend the wedding of her sister. Mildred. and Cal P. Christensen. Velma decided to stay in Utah. She worked a couple of years for FetzerN. a company that manufactured cabinets and store interiors, Velma was on" the Primary General Board, the children's organization in the L. D.S. Church. for 6 1/2 years, from June 16. 1947, until 1954. She married E. Reed Lindsay on August 6, 1953. in the Salt Lake Temple. For 26 V2 years, until her retirement in 1982. she worked for the State of Utah's Insurance Fund. which is now Workers Compensation. Velma had no children of her own, but she was the perfect aunt and great-aunt to legions of the extended Hill family, always remembering them with h card or a small gift on their birthdays and anniversaries. She has also spent many years working on family history. Velma, 95, resides in Salt Lake City. She has donated many items to the Lordsburg-Hidalgo County' Museum. Included in the items are a landscape painting and a pastel portrait done of her by an Italian art professor, Aldo Fornoni of Milan (Aldo da Milanoh who was a prisoner of war at Lordsburg's camp. Mr. Fornoni also painted pictures of the late Concha Peralta Saucedo and the late Betty Lazar. Ms. Lazar's picture is on display at the Lordsburg City Hall. Located in Animas Contact information Office Phone: (505) 898-4973 Mobile Phone: (505) 270.7020 Facsimile: (866) 365-3982 E-mail: Lordsburg Schools PowerSchool Training Are you a parent of a child in grades 3- 12 and need help learning to access his/her grades, attendance and teacher contact information online? If so, Lordsburg Municipal Schools will be providing Parents PowerSchool training on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 31st and February 1st, from 5:30-6:30pm, at Lordsburg High School Library. Please select the date you prefer, and contact instructor Ryan Chaney at 575-542-.5716 or to sign-up for this training. Sign-Up is required to reserve a computer station. .VOTE March 6th DANA M.- ARREDONDO Lordsburg City Council , Position 2 " Thank you for your consideration. . Respectfully, ,,,.,,c,.,.,, Dana M. Arredondo Love You Lots!! XXXO00! Uncle Guerro Grandma Juana Grandpa Mark 904 East Motel Dr. Lordsburg 542-3030 HOURS: Closed Mondays Tues-Sat 9 AM - 8 PM ; 8 AM - 2 PM Sundays lammmilCOUPOH | , ======I ,0CA F = I00HAMBuRGERI "1 I ,: with,French Fries 1 I Additional toppings 45 each II MUST PRESENT COUPON| lnlllln lllni