Patti Labelle turns 66 today

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Today’s ‘Live Better With Willie Jolley’ Tip: You Can Lead a Horse to Water, But. . .

Today’s ‘Live Better Tip for Success’ is focused on helping you over come this challenging economy. Helping you to Turn Your Setbacks Into Greenbacks!

The old adage states “you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink. You can take a fool to wisdom, but can’t make him think.” There is a story about a man who was looking for the secret to success. He came to a wise man and asked, ‘‘What do I have to do to become a success?’’ The wise man said, ‘‘You have to change your thinking and change what you do and change how you act. The young man paused to reflect on the wise man’s words, and then he walked away. He didn’t want to stop doing what he was doing, because it would be uncomfortable.

Many have heard what it takes to be successful, but refuse to change and therefore, choose to fail. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s as old as time: You are what you think about. Change your thinking and change your life!

Visit my website at for more information on turning your setbacks into greenbacks, and make this a great day!


May 24: Singer Patti LaBelle is 66. Rapper Heavy D is 43. Actor-rapper Big Tyme is 29.


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May 24, 1910: Walter M. Hard, a young black barber, invents a device which will improve trolley car service enormously. Hard’s device makes it almost impossible for the electrical contact on top of a car to slip off the overhead wire. This will eliminate the many wasteful delays trolley car riders now suffer whenever the contact slips and the car stops dead. (Source: