Still In It To Win it! The Verbal Commut

TM A by Paul Andrew Doyle, Founder, Proprietor & Publisher ~

ſter all these years I finally joined the

California News Publishers Association. For 131 years, the Califor- nia News Publish- ers Association has protected the inter- ests of newspapers throughout the state, from the smallest weekly to the largest metropolitan daily. CNPA operates from offices in the state’s capital, Sacramento, and is governed by a board of directors drawn from its more than 500 daily, weekly and campus newspa- per members. Aſter reviewing the Upbeat

Times, the board members voted us in! We are happy & honored to be a part of this well respected entity. Te goal of Upbeat Times

is to constantly better our- selves each and every issue as a positive service to planet Earth. We focus completely on positive subject manner. We publish facts meant to create conversation as well as quotes meant to reflect and inspire all of you! We talk about life, food & fun entertainment venues and publish stories that are both informational as well as educational.

It has been said

that my jokes are a bit corny at times, but entertaining. Te real truth is, I am still

a young man and have many goals to succeed at. I don’t think I will lose my youthful approach because I practice the art of remaining a bit on the silly side and have an op- timistic approach toward life. We are, ‘Still in it to win it!’.

Tis means that we want to be a favorite media source that all of you go out of your way to find (the newspaper). But, an- other benefit is the fact it is on line and free. Plus, when you read on line, you can ‘click’ on articles and ads and go right to those entities! One of our goals

I am happy every day, because life is moving in a very positive way. ~ Lil Yachty

is to inspire all of you to move forward and get out there in the world and make it a better place. Not obsessively, but as a daily practice. It can be as simple as saying hello to an absolute stranger. I was at a local store

recently, shopping for a Easter Sunday meal and was wait- ing behind a lady that was waiting in line to

purchase her groceries in the self-checkout isle. I observed a middle aged person try- ing to get by, but she was just standing there with a very no- ticeable frown. Te lady had her back turned from this lady with with the frown. Tis went on for at least 30 seconds and she said absolutely noth- ing. I was waiting too, I then I said to the lady waiting to purchase the contents of her basket, “Miss, theres a lady trying to get by behind you!’ She says, “ Oh, I’m sorry” be- cause she didn’t even see her. She moved immediately. But me, with sincerity and respect said to the lady who was ob- viously frustrated, “Miss, it’s ok to use your words and let people know your there. We need to use our words! Tat’s

the reason we were born with vocal chords!” She sort of grumbled, barely looked up at me and continued on her way, saying under gritted teeth, ‘I know that!’ She didn’t say thank you, she just went on her way. I didn’t expect a thankyou I was just helping her. Not a moment later, a lady standing in line says, “Good for you! I totally agree with you! Why don’t people just use their words. I see it all the time!” Well, I said, “It is important

to me to help others. Maybe she didn’t want conflict or something. Maybe she wasn’t having the best day...who knows”. I continued on my way to

nearest self check-out, pur- chased my groceries and went home thinking about some- thing so simple that had just transpired. All my life I’ve done this, all

situations entirely different. Most people are grateful. It’s kind of

like the person who

has bits of food leſt on their face. I always tell them, and they are so appreciative that I let them know. It’s obvious that I like to use

It’s really true: “No Bad News is...Good News!”

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words. My dad and people that I’ve gotten to know would say I talk to much. But it’s the very words I use that have gotten me where I am today. Te use of words in the proper order can change a persons life! When I say, ‘I’m in

it to win it’, I mean it sincerely as a meta- phor as a way of liv-

ing. I will always find a way to share my own philosophy with all the people I am in touch with. I hope my paper reflects this. While main dailies are strug-

gling or going out of business across

the U.S., the Upbeat

Times is growing and thriving aſter 21 years. It is because of you, the reader’s the advertis- ers, contributors, and the nine delivery people that get the paper to over a 1000 locations to you each and every month. We will grow Upbeat Times at the steady pace that we have practiced from day one back in February 1998! Here we are in 2019 stronger than ever!

MAY 2019 • Pg 3 First Humor

A man takes his Rottweiler to the vet and says, “My dog’s cross-eyed, is there anything you can do for him?”

“Well,” says the vet, “let’s have a look at him.” So he picks the dog up and examines his eyes, and then checks his teeth. Finally, he says, “I’m going to have to put him down.”

“What?! Because he’s cross-eyed?”

“No,” says the vet, “because he’s really heavy.”


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