JOHNMARTINMILES's SparkPeople Blog JOHNMARTINMILES's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Declutter <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> Never again clutter your days or nights with so many menial and unimportant things that you have no time to accept a real challenge when it comes along. This applies to play as well as work. A day merely survived is no cause for celebration. You are not here to fritter away your precious hours when you have the ability to accomplish so much by making a slight change in your routine. N... Sun, 23 Oct 2016 11:02:50 EST Neutralize <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you haven't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> <BR> Habits are powerful things. Habits fall into two basic categories, good habits and ba... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 11:09:00 EST Count Your Blessings <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> Count your blessings. Once you realize how valuable you are and how much you have going for you, the smiles will return, the sun will break out, the music will play, and you will finally be able to move forward the life that God intended for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence. <BR> Og Mandino <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:15:19 EST Asking Questions <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <BR> Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new. <BR> ~ Og Mandino <BR> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <BR> <BR> Leo Buscaglia said that his father required that he and his siblings learn something new each day and they would have to tell him what t... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:45:41 EST Fail Your Way to Success <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> Sound character provides the power with which a person may ride the emergencies of life instead of being overwhelmed by them. Failure is... the highway to success. <BR> Og Mandino <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> <BR> "A person who has never failed is a person who has never tried" ~ Unknown <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:06:35 EST Be a Mountain <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply ALL my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy. <BR> Og Mandino <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> <BR> "Je pense e... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 08:42:41 EST Do More! <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> Always render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be. <BR> ~ Og Mandino <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> <BR> "Just for today, do more than is expected of you." <BR> ~ James Barrie <BR> <BR> Again we have an example of people appropriating each others idea and repeating them. Imitation'... Mon, 17 Oct 2016 10:11:22 EST Boomerangs <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <BR> The game of life is the game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later, with astounding accuracy. <BR> ~Florence Shinn <BR> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Not really a secret of success or maybe it is. When my daughter-in-law had breast cancer, the local youth sports a... Sun, 16 Oct 2016 11:22:36 EST Live Like You're Living <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you, too, can become great. - <BR> Mark Twain, writer and satirist <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> <BR> When you lay down with dogs, you wake up with fleas! <BR> <BR> Th... Sat, 15 Oct 2016 08:21:48 EST Accentuate the Positive <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> Accentuate the positive. <em>41</em> <BR> Eliminate the negative. <em>234</em> <BR> Don't mess with Mr. In-Between. <em>24</em> <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> <BR> The words from a 1940's song, still appropriate today. Positivity is one of the strongest force... Fri, 14 Oct 2016 10:00:04 EST Going U? Going Down! <em>211</em> <em>211</em> <em>211</em> <em>211</em> <em>211</em> <em>211</em> <em>211</em> <BR> How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, tolerant of the weak and the strong, someday you will be all of these <BR> <em>211</em> <em>211</em> <em>211</em> <em>211</em> <em>211</em> <em>211</em> <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> "Be mindful of how you treat people on your... Thu, 13 Oct 2016 10:05:11 EST Listen! <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new. <BR> ~The Dali Lama <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> <BR> Life is nothing but a continuing learning experience. Each day we encounter something we have not met before and we either react or re... Wed, 12 Oct 2016 09:47:42 EST Think! Think! Think! <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> Remember, happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think. ~Dale Carnegie <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> <BR> "Nothing is bad or good but that thinking makes it so" <BR> William Shakespeare, Hamlet <BR> <BR> The same idea just keep recurring but it is n... Tue, 11 Oct 2016 09:01:36 EST Know Where You Are Going <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <BR> "If you don't know where you are going, you might end up somewhere else" <BR> ~ Yogi Berra <BR> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> Like most "Yogi-isms", this one seems sort of stupid at first blush but makes perfectly good sense once you stop and analyze what Yogi had to say. <BR> <BR> Fact is, Yogi was... Mon, 10 Oct 2016 09:36:40 EST Get to it, get through it. <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <BR> "Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds." <BR> -Orison Swett Marde <BR> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <BR> <BR> If the Lord will lead you to it, He will lea... Sun, 9 Oct 2016 11:35:48 EST Grab For the Gusto! <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> "No matter how carefully you plan your goals they will never be more than pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto." <BR> ~ W. Clement Stone <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> <BR> "You only go 'round once in life so grab for all the gusto you can!" <BR> Schlitz Beer Commercial Slogan <BR> <BR> Thi... Sat, 8 Oct 2016 10:58:19 EST The Plimsoll Line <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <BR> "Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity." <BR> W. Clement Stone <BR> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Yesterday I promised to share the parable of The Plimsoll Line. Earl Nighte... Fri, 7 Oct 2016 10:01:08 EST The Power of No <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <BR> Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity. <BR> ~ W. Clement Stone <BR> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> "No" is such a powerful word but not as you would think. People consider ... Thu, 6 Oct 2016 09:42:40 EST Thinking <em>32</em> <em>32</em> <em>32</em> <em>32</em> <em>32</em> <em>32</em> <em>32</em> <BR> Remember, happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think. <BR> ~Dale Carnegie <BR> <em>32</em> <em>32</em> <em>32</em> <em>32</em> <em>32</em> <em>32</em> <em>32</em> <BR> <BR> It is so nice when the great minds of the past write your secret of success for you! Sometimes they even collaborate on different ways to s... Wed, 5 Oct 2016 11:12:23 EST Life is a Risk! <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> "Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing." <BR> ~Denis Waitley <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> <BR> Leo Buscaglia weighs in on this same subject: <BR> <BR> To laugh is to risk appearing the fool. <BR> To weep is to ris... Tue, 4 Oct 2016 09:30:22 EST Get On With Living! <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <BR> "Don't brood. Get on with living and loving. You don't have forever. " <BR> ~ Leo Buscaglia <BR> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> "Life was not made for working and worrying, life was made for laughing and loving and living!" <BR> ~ Ed Foreman <BR> <BR> Two simple statements but perhaps the most universally ignored of all ... Mon, 3 Oct 2016 12:57:47 EST On Making Memories <em>30</em> <em>30</em> <em>30</em> <em>30</em> <em>30</em> <em>30</em> <em>30</em> <BR> Take vacations. Go as many places as you can. You can always make money. You can't always make memories. <BR> <em>30</em> <em>30</em> <em>30</em> <em>30</em> <em>30</em> <em>30</em> <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> A story told by one of the self-help gurus tells of a man who was playing baseball with his sons in the front yard. The wife / mother called from the porch... Sun, 2 Oct 2016 12:46:44 EST Election Blues <em>33</em> <BR> No matter who wins, this election will boost alcohol sales. <BR> <em>33</em> <em>33</em> <em>33</em> <em>33</em> <em>33</em> <em>33</em> <em>33</em> <BR> <BR> I came across this on FaceBook: <BR> <BR> Long after this election is over Trump and Hillary will still be rich. Half of us will be able to proclaim “we won”. The other half will have four years to say “that’s why I didn’t vote for _____”. Just remember we live in a different America than t... Sat, 1 Oct 2016 10:55:37 EST On Being a Genius <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <BR> Everybody is a genius. But, if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid! <BR> ~Albert Einstein <BR> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <BR> <BR> At first, this quotation doesn't seem to be applicable until you stop and think about it. <BR> <BR> How often... Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:36:17 EST Keep Moving! <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <BR> Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still. <BR> - Chinese Proverb <BR> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <BR> <BR> "I may walk slowly but I never walk backwards." <BR> ~ Abraham Lincoln <BR> <BR> "You may be moving slowly but you are lapping everybody laying on their couch" <BR> ~ Frequent... Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:13:29 EST Life is What You Make It! <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> Loving people live in a loving world. <BR> Hostile people live in a hostile world. <BR> Same world. <BR> ~ Wayne Dyer <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> <BR> WOW! <BR> That bears repeating! <BR> <BR> Loving people live in a loving world. <BR> Hostile people live in a hostile world. <BR> Same world... Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:39:41 EST The Journey <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <BR> Success is not measured by where you are but the distance you've traveled. Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling. <BR> ~Rita Davenport <BR> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Keep your eyes on the prize! <BR> <BR> Focus on your goals! <BR> <BR> These are two p... Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:12:29 EST Needless Worry <em>33</em> <em>33</em> <em>33</em> <em>33</em> <em>33</em> <em>33</em> <em>33</em> <BR> It makes no sense to worry about things you have no control over for there's nothing you can do about them, and why worry about things you do control? The activity of worrying keeps you immobilized. <BR> <em>33</em> <em>33</em> <em>33</em> <em>33</em> <em>33</em> <em>33</em> <em>33</em> <BR> <BR> Things just keep getting paraphrased. <BR> <BR> "Lord, grant me t... Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:07:30 EST 1440 Minutes <em>128</em> <em>128</em> <em>128</em> <em>128</em> <em>128</em> <em>128</em> <em>128</em> <BR> Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can't buy more hours. Scientists can't invent new minutes. <BR> <em>128</em> <em>128</em> <em>128</em> <em>128</em> <em>128</em> <em>128</em> <em>128</em> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 18:47:53 EST A Mind at Peace <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <BR> A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe. <BR> ~Wayne Dyer <BR> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> As I have repeatedly said in this forum, the mind is in fact the most powerful force in the world. I do not mean things like U... Sat, 24 Sep 2016 10:55:30 EST Seeing And Believing <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <BR> "If you want to reach a goal, you must 'see the reaching' in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal." <BR> ~ Zig Ziglar <BR> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <BR> <BR> I had written about 1500 words and then I took to a sneezing fit and hit something wrong on the keyboard and it all disappeared. ... Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:37:41 EST Anger and Laughter <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> It is impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time. Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you have the power to choose either. <BR> ~Wayne Dyer <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> <BR> Every month, The Readers Digest has a feature called "Laughter, The Best Medicine" which relates a gr... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:28:47 EST The End is But a New Beginning <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <BR> Reaching a goal is merely the starting point for the next one! <BR> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Success has been defined as the continuing achievement of a series of goals pointing toward the ultimate goal. <BR> <BR> It has also been said that we have not completely lived until we... Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:05:54 EST To Every Thing a Turn <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> Everything in the universe has a purpose. Indeed, the invisible intelligence that flows through everything in a purposeful fashion is also flowing through you. <BR> ~ Wayne Dyer <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> <BR> To every thing a turn and a purpose under Heaven. <BR> <BR> There is absolutely noth... Tue, 20 Sep 2016 09:22:24 EST Struggles <em>84</em> <em>84</em> <em>84</em> <em>84</em> <em>84</em> <em>84</em> <BR> Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. <BR> ~Arnold Schwarzenegger <BR> <em>84</em> <em>84</em> <em>84</em> <em>84</em> <em>84</em> <em>84</em> <BR> <BR> If God will lead you to it, He will lead you through it. <BR> <BR> God never gives you more than you can handle... Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:33:15 EST Learn Something! <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <BR> "The education of a man is never completed until he dies" <BR> ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe <BR> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <BR> <BR> "A day should never be considered complete unless you have learned something" <BR> ~ Unknown <BR> <BR> Leo Buscaglia said that his father would not allow any of the children to sit down at the dinner t... Sun, 18 Sep 2016 11:50:28 EST My Weekend <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <BR> "Do more of what makes you happy!" <BR> ~ Unknown <BR> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Some days we need to just kickback and recharge. Today I am taking a day off, a "me" day. (Actually I am taking a "me" weekend, but, whatever) There will be no work, no chores, just doing the thin... Sat, 17 Sep 2016 09:00:39 EST On Making Mistakes <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> "Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience" <BR> ~Denis Waitley <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> <BR> Experience is an interesting quantity. We often make bad decisions because we lack experience and experience is often gained through... Fri, 16 Sep 2016 09:01:09 EST You've Gotta See It! <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> "If you want to reach a goal, you must 'see the reaching' in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal." <BR> ~ Zig Ziglar <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> <BR> This statement is actually a collar to an even greater truth. Mike Vance says that people often tell him "I'll believe it wh... Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:01:47 EST Refuse to Grow Up! <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> When I grow up, I want to be a little boy! <BR> - Joseph Heller <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> <BR> Take what Mr. Heller says in conjunction with Abram Lincoln's observation that people are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be and then couple that with Wayne Dyer's assertion regardi... Wed, 14 Sep 2016 08:56:18 EST Choices <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> "Our lives are the sum total of the choices we have made" <BR> ~ Wayne Dyer <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> <BR> J. Martin Kohe penned an essay or a motivational speech or something entitled "Your Greatest Power" and the underlying principle is that your greatest power is the power to choose. <BR> ... Tue, 13 Sep 2016 08:43:48 EST Imagination Rules! <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <BR> Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited by reality, imagination can span the globe. <BR> ~ Albert Einstein <BR> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <BR> <BR> I think it was Tom Clancy who said that it was much harder to write fiction than fact based or historical material because fiction... Mon, 12 Sep 2016 10:10:43 EST Remembering <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <BR> Remembering that horrible morning fifteen years ago. <BR> <BR> God Bless America! Land that I love <BR> Stand Beside her, and guide her <BR> Through the night with the light from above <BR> From the mountains to the parries <BR> To the oceans white with foam <BR> God Bless America, my home sweet home! <BR> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> ... Sun, 11 Sep 2016 11:30:00 EST No Puppet on a String <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <BR> We are no longer puppets being manipulated by outside powerful forces: we become the powerful force ourselves. <BR> ~ Leo Buscaglia <BR> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <em>101</em> <BR> <BR> "I vowed I would never be a puppet on a string dancing to the music played by the pezzo novante. I was always my own man." <BR> ~ Vito Corleone <BR> ... Sat, 10 Sep 2016 10:27:22 EST Things That Count <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <BR> What counts can't always be counted; what can be counted doesn't always count. <BR> ~Albert Einstein <BR> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <BR> <BR> I thought the emoticon with the mortarboard was appropriate for a quote from Albert Einstein. At first glance the quotation seems meaningless or at least convolut... Fri, 9 Sep 2016 09:48:53 EST On Being Grateful <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <BR> "When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. " <BR> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> "I felt sorry for myself for I had no shoes, then I met a man with no feet" <BR> ~ Unknown <BR> <BR> It has been said... Thu, 8 Sep 2016 09:02:51 EST Don't Worry, Be Happy! <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <BR> It has been my observation that people are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be <BR> ~ A. Lincoln <BR> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> The title is stolen from a Bobby McFarrin song of the same name. Worry is often fatal, if not to our lives then to whatever the project of the moment is. <BR> <B... Wed, 7 Sep 2016 11:28:48 EST On Being You <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don't let them put you in that position. <BR> ~ Leo Buscaglia <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> <BR> Be yourself, no one else can do it for you. <BR> ~The Talmud <BR> <BR> This above all,... Tue, 6 Sep 2016 10:11:18 EST The Boomerang Effect <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <BR> The game of life is the game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later, with astounding accuracy. ~Florence Shinn <BR> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <em>100</em> <BR> <BR> Cast your bread upon the water and it shall be returned to you one hundredfold ~ Somewhere in the Bib... Mon, 5 Sep 2016 09:25:14 EST Tking a Day Off <em>463</em> <em>463</em> <em>463</em> <em>463</em> <em>463</em> <em>463</em> <em>463</em> <BR> Take some me time and enjoy the holiday and <BR> <BR> Make today the greatest day of your life… <BR> <em>211</em> Until tomorrow! <BR> <em>463</em> <em>463</em> <em>463</em> <em>463</em> <em>463</em> <em>463</em> <em>463</em> Sun, 4 Sep 2016 17:23:54 EST