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Listen More Than You Talk
Thursday, January 21, 2010      1 comments

Nature gave us one tongue and two ears so we could hear twice as much as we speak. - Epictetus, philosopher A good corollary to this statement is that it is better to remain quiet and have people think you are a fool than to open your ... Read more
A friend hears the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails
Wednesday, January 20, 2010      1 comments

"A friend hears the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails" Pioneer Girls Leaders' Handbook Perhaps our most cherished possession is our friends. in "It's a Wonderful Life", Clarence autographs the book he leaves George... Read more
Terriffic Tuesday!
Tuesday, January 19, 2010      0 comments

The workday morning has started and nothing bad has happened! That's a start, especially when you job requires that you deal with bad stuff by definition. When my gym closed, we all transferred our memberships to a new gym which is a nicer... Read more
Dream a Little Dream
Monday, January 18, 2010      1 comments

Today is the Martin Luther King Jr Holiday. Dr. King is remembered for his "I have a Dream" speech which was given in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington Dc. Dr King said "I have a dream that one day my four children will be judged by ... Read more
Another Pleasant Valley Sunday
Sunday, January 17, 2010      0 comments

Pleasant Valley is anywhere you want it to be and it can be wherever you are! Life is too short to waste any of it not being as happy as you can be. Abraham Lincoln said it had been his observation that people were just about as happy as they ... Read more
It isn't charity when it is taken from you!
Saturday, January 16, 2010      3 comments

I read in the paper where Pres Obama is sending 100,000,000 to the people of Haiti. At lunch my wife asked where this money is coming from. My son answered that he is borrowing if form my grandchildren! As I mentioned yesterday, all of th... Read more
Random Thoughts
Friday, January 15, 2010      1 comments

Sometimes I wonder about people's reactions to events. The earthquake in haiti is a tragedy no doubt but we stand now amongst a typical knee-jerk over reaction to a perceived evil. On television last night, each network had a trailer saying t... Read more
Do What You Don't Like Doing!
Thursday, January 14, 2010      1 comments

The difference between winners and losers is that winners do the things that losers don't like to do. W. Clement Stone says "Success comes to those who try and keep trying with PMA, a Positive Mental Attitude!" The most powerful nation i... Read more
Do What Needs to Be Done
Wednesday, January 13, 2010      1 comments

Discipline yourself to do the things you need to do when you need to do them, and the day will come when you will be able to do the things you want to do when you want to do them!" Zig Ziglar A good corollary to this statement was made by ... Read more
One Week Behind Me
Tuesday, January 12, 2010      1 comments

I sort of coasted from January 1 until the 4th since that was Monday. Last week went well. A bit of a slip on Saturday but enough good behavior the rest of the week to result in a net loss. Yesterday I made it through day one of week tw... Read more
Write Down Your Goals!
Monday, January 11, 2010      0 comments

An unwritten want is a wish, a dream, a never-happen. The day you put your goal in writing is the day it becomes a commitment that will change your life. Are you ready? Tom Hopkins ... Read more
The Gym Closed!
Sunday, January 10, 2010      0 comments

I got a telephone call yesterday morning telling me my gym had closed. I really had expected it. The signs were there. The good news is that they transferred the memberships to another gym that is closer to my house and a nicer facility. Ano... Read more
Seize the summer inside you!
Saturday, January 09, 2010      0 comments

One of the quote of the day e-mails I got today quoted Camus: "In the depths of winter, there is inside you an invincible summer!" Today is sort of a winter. It is cold outside but I am referring to an allegorical winter. I just got a ca... Read more
Happy Friday!
Friday, January 08, 2010      1 comments

The first week of the new year is drawing to a close. The gym was crowded this week as it always is the first week of the year as all of the resolution exerciser come in, over do their exercises, over stretch all of their muscles and give in to... Read more
It is a big bright beautiful day.
Thursday, January 07, 2010      2 comments

The sky is gray and the weatherman is predicting snow. Yesterday my daughter-in-law and granddaughter were involved in a car wreck and the car rolled over three times. Thank God for seatbelts! Neither of them had any appreciable injuries and ... Read more

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