Inspirational quotes are popular because we see reflected in the wise words of great minds validation of who we feel we are and motivation for whom we want to become.

Each month Gary Blair, President and owner of i24 Call Management Solutions publishes a newsletter containing his favourite quotes – his ‘gems’. 

Gary's Gems for June

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Welcome, June!  

A penny (or ten) for your thoughts!  Did you know … on June 1st, the first public telephone pay station in the U.S. began operation in the New Haven office of the Connecticut Telephone Company. Callers paid a 10-cent fee to an attendant.

In 1889, the first public phone to use coins was installed by the Southern New England Telephone Company and in 1898, a prepay version was introduced in Chicago. In 1905, outdoor phones were installed with booths but it took Superman until 1941 to start using them!

Here are a few Gems to help you be the superhero of your choice this June!


And the thought I’d like to leave you with this month is:

If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap.

If you want happiness for a day, go fishing.

If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune.

If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.

– Chinese Proverb