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Carpe Diem!
Monday, September 21, 2009      0 comments

Rainy days and Mondays, two of the banes of many people's existence. People spend too much time dreading Monday and looking forward to Friday. Why is Friday any better than Monday? Because Friday starts the weekend and Monday starts the... Read more
Teamwork!
Sunday, September 20, 2009      0 comments

A man was lost while driving through the country. As he tried to reach for the map, he accidentally drove off the road into a ditch. Though he wasn't injured, his car was stuck deep in the mud. So the man walked to a nearby farm to ask for help.... Read more
Setting Goals is Easy
Saturday, September 19, 2009      0 comments

From a Spark People e-mail The things that are hard to bear, are sweet to remember. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca The sweetness of reflecting on a dream Setting goals is easy. The tough part is putting time and hard work i... Read more
Another week in the books.
Friday, September 18, 2009      1 comments

Friday has come and another week has gone. It was a week well lived and thus is full of good memories. Returning from a cruise had the usual post-cruise problems but through a concentrated effort, I have returned to my pre-cruise weight ... Read more
Shining your light on a friend's shade
Thursday, September 17, 2009      0 comments

From an old Spark People e-mail: Shining your light on a friend's shade You can't turn on a country music station without hearing a song about someone down on their luck. But what about those around you? Think about how much it m... Read more
It's Not What You Are That Holds You Back...
Wednesday, September 16, 2009      1 comments

From Zig Ziglar's Daily Insight: It's Not What You Are That Holds You Back... A while back I spoke to a group in Houston and I showed them pictures of some very famous people. They included Thomas Edison, Cher, Walt Disney, Ric... Read more
Don't let yesterday use up too much of today
Tuesday, September 15, 2009      1 comments

The title quote comes from Will Rogers. The Sanskrit tells us the same thing, "Yesterday is a memory and tomorrow is but a vision but today, well lived, will make every yesterday a pleasant memory and every tomorrow a vision of hope." ... Read more
10 Inspiring Thoughts for Tough Times
Monday, September 14, 2009      2 comments

10 Inspiring Thoughts for Tough Times By Noah benShea Difficult financial times often inspire people to become more extraordinary. Challenge and adversity can push people toward their own greatness. It can launch you on a deeper personal ... Read more
Do Something!
Sunday, September 13, 2009      2 comments

So what do we do? Anything - something. So long as we don't just sit there. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. If we wait until we've satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late. Lee Iacocca Former Chairman of Chr... Read more
Once the game is over, the King and the Pawn go back in the same box.
Sunday, August 09, 2009      0 comments

Once the game is over, the King and the Pawn go back in the same box. Italian Proverb This seems a bit obscure until you think about it. Nothing in this world has any power over our lives until we give it power. The king and the Pawn ar... Read more
Once the game is over, the King and the Pawn go back in the same box.
Sunday, August 09, 2009      0 comments

Once the game is over, the King and the Pawn go back in the same box. Italian Proverb This seems a bit obscure until you think about it. Nothing in this world has any power over our lives until we give it power. The king and the Pawn ar... Read more
"Life's not about waiting for the storm to pass...It's about learning to dance in the rain!"
Friday, August 07, 2009      4 comments

"Life's not about waiting for the storm to pass...It's about learning to dance in the rain!" -Vivian Greene The storm will always pass but why wait? If you wait for the storm to pass, you are wasting time. Kids are a lot smarter than ... Read more
Be careful how you walk!
Thursday, August 06, 2009      1 comments

You must be careful how you walk and where you go, for there are those following you who will set their feet where yours are set. - Robert E. Lee, Civil War General General Lee's advise is more profound than it seems at first blush. T... Read more
Life isn't Fair, but it's Good!
Wednesday, August 05, 2009      1 comments

My cousin sent me a list of forty-five points yesterday afternoon. I have reprinted the list at the end of this blog. Point number one was "Life isn't fair but it's good." This is something we all have to bear in mind at all times. Som... Read more
Eat a Frog Every Morning
Tuesday, August 04, 2009      2 comments

There's an old saying that says... "If the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning is eat a live frog, then nothing worse can happen for the rest of the day!" An excerpt from Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy The 80/20 ... Read more

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