Viking 1 launchedThe robotic U.S. spacecraft Viking 1, built to explore the surface of Mars, was launched this day in 1975 and nearly one year later landed on Chryse Planitia, a flat lowland region in the northern hemisphere of the planet.
AUG 20, 2019: Today, focus all your available energy and free time on making firmer plans for your career's future. Remember: If you take time to plan ahead, you won't ever get left behind! Think about where you want to be in the next five years, and imagine what your daily routine will be like. Are you working in a team, or working alone? Are you giving orders, or are you taking them? Envisioning where you want to be is the first step toward drawing yourself a map of how to get there.
AUG 20, 2019: After witnessing a couple of nasty power struggles lately, it is only natural for you to see a great deal of appeal in the idea of stepping into the background for a while and letting others fight it out. It's going to get cutthroat in a competitive situation, and you should think long and hard about whether you want to get in there and get yourself caught up in all of the conflict. Is it worth it to you? You can still affect the situation without being the big boss.
A man kills a deer and takes it home to cook for dinner.
Both he and his wife decide that they won't tell the kids what kind of meat it is, but will give them a clue and let them guess.
The dad said, "Well it's what Mommy calls me sometimes." The little girl screamed to her brother, "Don't eat it. Its an asshole!"
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AUG 20, 2019: Today, you'll find yourself coveting something that someone else is discarding—apparently the saying that 'one person's trash is another person's treasure' is true! Go ahead and swoop down on this discarded person, project, or piece of pizza. Stake your claim. You see possibilities where other people only see disappointment, and you have the know-how to make the most of this trashy treasure. Plus, you are opening yourself up to a new way of thinking. It's healthy and will create powerful results.
AUG 20, 2019: Group dynamics are tricky right now—too many cooks are in the kitchen, and no one wants to be stuck peeling the potatoes. In this crowd of egos, the best role for you is 'observer.' Watch for different ideas and help organize them. Keep people focused on the task at hand and help them avoid going off on tangents. In the end, you will have made the most valuable contribution by being the person that kept everyone else in check. Powerful people will take note of everything you did.
AUG 20, 2019: Some people want everything to come to them in life as easily as possible—but not you! Today, especially, you are in the mood for a unique challenge. It's a good thing, too, because you are sure going to get one! An invitation is coming your way, and you shouldn't hesitate to say yes. When a goal is too easy to attain, it is not very fulfilling. Embrace today's challenge with everything you've got. Sure, it could tire you out by the end of the day, but it will also reward your ego.
AUG 20, 2019: To ensure that you have a fun and adventure-filled day, try to make a change or two to your daily routine. You don't have to fully transform the rhythm of your day. Just make a little alteration here and there. Get up a half hour earlier. Take a different route to work. Wear a pair of shoes you haven't worn for years. Play around with the small variables of your day, and you will create a ripple effect that creates bigger, more exciting changes down the line.
AUG 20, 2019: Today, an innocent conversation just meant to kill time will plant an idea in your head that will take root. It could keep growing for quite a while! Your interlocutor has a lot of wisdom to give, and you are going to be the lucky recipient. They will also share the gift of courage, specifically, the courage to try something new! When was the last time you put yourself in a situation where you weren't quite sure what to do next? That kind of adrenaline rush only comes when you step outside of your usual routine.
AUG 20, 2019: Innovative thinking can be intimidating sometimes, but try not to let it freak you out. Be open to new ideas right now—you have the insight and wisdom to recognize a good thing when it comes along, so trust yourself. Keep your eyes peeled: If you see a crowd of people running and screaming, then go see what they were running from and screaming about. You'll learn something they'll never know. Be proud of going against the crowd. You're your own person!
AUG 20, 2019: People are totally ready to get on board with your latest plan. They want to be involved from the get-go and hang in there with you for the duration of this exploration! The more meek members in your group will be slow to add their ideas, so you will have to communicate clearly that you want this thing to be a team endeavor! You're a good leader, which means you know how to give everyone a sense of ownership. This is going to be a great bonding experience. You will strengthen a new relationship.
AUG 20, 2019: Be mindful of how involved people are getting in your plans for the day. If you let too many people put in their two cents, it will all add up to chaos—and no forward momentum will happen. These people may all have great ideas, but they are not your ideas. So who should you listen to first? You should listen to you, of course. But just in case someone disregards your polite requests to mind their own business, you should have a backup plan in mind.
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AUG 20, 2019: If you find it hard to focus on the positive side of things today, get some help from a friend or coworker who has an especially sunny outlook on life. This bright side thinking is contagious, and if you hang around this person long enough, some of it is bound to rub off on you! Avoid being alone for too many hours in a row, today. You really need human interaction to keep you feeling good. You have some interesting new ideas, but they could dissolve away unless you share them.