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THIS DAY IN WORLD WAR 2 (9th February 1943)
the Russian Front...
Voronezh Front: Soviet 40th Army captures Belgorod, 69th Army captures Volchansk and Shebekino, and the 3rd Tank Army attacks SS Panzer Korps south of
North Caucasus Front attacks the German 17th Army around Krasnodar.
In the Mediterranean...
RN corvette HMS Erica is sunk by a mine off Cyrenaica.
Italian vessel Eritrea sunk by RN submarine HMS Unbending
Italian submarine Malachite sunk by Free Dutch submarine Dolfijn
In the Pacific...
Japanese vessel Tatsuta Maru sunk by USN submarine Tarpon
All Japanese resistance on Guadalcanal ends.
In New Guinea...
The Japanese begin to withdraw from Wau.
Today's Air Raids...
Northern France on military targets by RAF Fighter Command
Crete on Axis airfields by US 9th Air Force
Kairouan, Tunisia by US 12th Air Force
Malahang, New Guinea by US 5th Air Force
Kendari, Celebes Island by US 5th Air Force
Liuchow and Kweilin, China by Japanese 90th and 33rd Air Regiment
Lushih and Laohokou, China by Japanese 16th Air Regiment and 25th Air Regiment.
2. TODAY IN MY LIFE
Blogging and me time before shift 2 of the Weekend Job. TV footie in the late evening.
Twitter Followers = 1,616 (down 2)
Nonfollowed eliminated = 1
Unfollowers eliminated = 1
3. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
There are times when you just have to hold your nerve! February is another financially-draining month - £50 on emergency extra security for the (remaining!) garden gate, £20 to cover Son's financial misjudgement and a whopping £200 energy bill accrued last month to pay off. NEXT month business insurance and website hosting need renewal!
Financial worries can knaw at the back of your mind, but the discipline of grounding in the moment is the best coping mechanism. RIGHT NOW I'm fine, I don't owe anybody anything immediately and have much to be grateful for, and I have got through every previous situation practising the principles I have learned, so it makes sense to just carry on doing what I do!
There's a wider general principle at work here about life in general regarding focus. The majority sheep-like mentality is to focus on countering potential threats present and future. I have abandoned this idea as in the first place simply not possible - death can be waiting for you regardless - and secondly a recipe for a lifetime of quiet desperation. I prefer instead to be focused upon what I WANT. I believe absolutely in the principle of that which has the majority of your thought is what manifests in your life experience.
Failures and setbacks are an inevitable part of the life experience. The correct response is to respond by modifying your action but NOT where you're looking, which is toward your goal. Never let a setback divert your attention onto all the other potential setbacks which haven't actually happened.
I intend to become absolutely grounded in the moment to maximise my power and potential, and therefore the difference I make. Compressed into a mantra - keep your attention on your intention.
4. TODAY'S SELF-OBSERVATION
Are you giving yourself the space to refocus on your goals when you've been distracted?
5. TODAY'S WEATHER IN BRADFORD
Damp and drizzly start leading to morning fog.
Fog will lift by noon to give an overcast but dry afternoon, evening and night.
Snow arriving tomorrow early morning.
Wind is negligible in the morning, then turning south-easterly in the afternoon and strengthening gradually.
Max Temp = 3 degC
Min Temp = 1 degC
Sunrise at 07:39
Sunset at 17:04
6. TODAY'S ONELINER
The recipe said "Turn the oven to 180 degrees," so I did, but now I can't open it because the door faces the wall : D
7. NOW THAT'S FUNNY!
Milton Jones on 'Dave's One Night Stand'
Mark Zuckerberg, the creator/owner of Facebook, is the world’s youngest billionaire, still only 28 years old and worth 1.5 billion dollars.
9. THE WISDOM I'VE LEARNED FROM OTHERS
"If I could wish for my life to be perfect, it would be tempting but I would have to decline, for life would no longer teach me anything." - Allyson Jones