Thursday, December 29, 2011
As we near the end of 2011, we are looking forward to the New Year. We've started thinking about our resolutions, which seem to last for the first few weeks of the year. We always intend to keep them, but somehow life gets busy and we slide bit by bit. However, that doesn't stop us from trying. We aren't going to name names just in case someone slips up, but here is the list of resolutions from folks at Old Guys Rule:
Spend more time with family and friends
Spend more time outdoors
Be more organized
Get involved in the community
Not to make any resolutions (have to laugh at this one)
We've listed all of these on our Facebook page
. We'd like to know if you are "resolving" to make a change in 2012. Does your list look like the one above or are you focusing on one thing?
Also, just a few quick tips that we've read over the years that might help you keep those resolutions:
Tell your family and friends what your resolutions are, ask them to help.
Be reasonable by setting realistic goals and timelines.
Write it down where you will see it every day.
Work with a friend who has the same resolution, keep each other on track
Reward yourself when you reach milestones - 1 week, 1 month, etcetera
Best wishes for a Happy New Year. We hope that 2012 is a great year for you. Thank you for all of your support in 2011
we look forward to sharing more Old Guys Rule insight in the coming year.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
No matter how many Christmas movies I've seen, my favorite is an oldie. I guess that's appropriate... Every year at the holidays, I watch "It's a Wonderful Life." Sure there are funnier movies and maybe more sentimental movies, but for me this one is the best.
George Bailey is just a regular guy who makes a few mistakes. Who hasn't? He doesn't realize the value of his own life. The ways that he has made a difference for other people. He throws in the towel, gives up...but then Clarence steps in. How they came up with this old guy as the angel is beyond me, but I guess it gives an old guy some hope. That unlikely angel shows George what life would be if he had never been born. Turns out the world is a better place because he's in it.
It makes me think of the people I've lost during my life. I wish I could have shown them what life would be like without them...maybe that's why this movie resonates with me. Or maybe it's because it's a classic...and I have a penchant for the classics.
It calls to mind a simpler time, watching a Christmas movie with the family (before there were hundreds of Christmas movies), on a black and white TV. Also, it reminds me that it takes us "regular guys" to make the world go round; even when we don't realize it. So here's to all of the regular guys....Happy Holidays.
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
It's hard to believe that the attack on Pearl Harbor occurred 70 years ago. Although that was before our time, at least for some of us, it still seems like it couldn't have possibly been that long ago. Every year on December 7th, we pause and think of those who battled on that day so many years ago.
More than 2,000 soldiers were lost that day. More than 1,000 servicemen were injured. The number of surviving military personnel continues to dwindle. Many of those survivors think that they will be forgotten, but we can say for certain that we will never forget. We know that there are so many that agree with us...more than 1 Million people continue to flock to the USS Arizona Memorial and Pearl Harbor annually.
On this 70th Anniversary, Old Guys Rule tips our hat and humbly offer our respects to those who served at Pearl Harbor. We will not forget and we agree with Franklin D. Roosevelt when he referred to December 7, 1941 as "a date which will live in infamy." Thanks to all who have served and continue to serve. We are grateful to you and your comrades for your service.
Thursday, December 01, 2011
Here at Old Guys Rule, we like to focus on the great things that we have accomplished in our lives and all of the fun that we are still having. Even though that is what we talk about the most, there is always something else going on behind the scenes. There are many worthy causes that we support. You may have noticed that a percentage of the proceeds from all of our "Living Legends" products benefits a charity.
Our John Wayne Collection benefits the John Wayne Cancer Foundation. Although we remember his battles on TV the most, John Wayne's toughest battle was against cancer. He was able to beat lung cancer in 1964, but succumbed to Stomach Cancer in 1979. John Wayne's family established the John Wayne Cancer Foundation to "to bring courage, strength and grit to the fight against cancer." The foundation is committed to groundbreaking cancer research and education at the John Wayne Cancer Institute.
John Wayne once said, "Well, there are some things a man just can't run away from." We couldn't agree more, which is why we are proud to offer products that give back to this important charity. We are very pleased to share that Old Guys Rule has donated more than $85,000 to the John Wayne Cancer Foundation. When you buy John Wayne products from Old Guys Rule, this donation continues to grow. Even though Thanksgiving has past, we want to thank you again for your business, which in turn supports this important cause.
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