31 December, 2010

30 December, 2010

It is better to be prepared
for an opportunity and
not have one than to
have an opportunity
and not be prepared.

~ Whitney Young Jr. ~

29 December, 2010

Don’t sweat the petty
things... And don’t pet
the sweaty things.

28 December, 2010

The Cab Ride

I arrived at the address and honked the horn.
After waiting a few minutes I walked to the door and knocked.
'Just a minute', answered a frail, elderly voice.
I could hear something being dragged across the floor.
After a long pause, the door opened.
A small woman in her 90's stood before me.
She was wearing a print dress and  a pillbox hat with a veil pinned on it, like somebody out of a 1940's movie.
By her side was a small nylon suitcase.

27 December, 2010

People may not remember exactly what you did, or what you said…
But they will always remember how you made them feel. http://ht.ly/3uHAM

24 December, 2010

Doors open and close,
but you have to
put your hand on
the door knob
to make it
open or close.

23 December, 2010

We must be willing to
get rid of the life we’ve
planned, so as to have the
life that is waiting for us.

~ Joseph Campbell ~

22 December, 2010

Whatever you are,
be a good one.

~ Abraham Lincoln ~

21 December, 2010

If a true sense of value
is to be yours it must
come through service.

20 December, 2010

The only way to truly be
yourself is to get to that
place where you don’t
have to be anyone else.

18 December, 2010

You try, you fail,
You try, you fail.
But the only time
you really fail
is when you
stop trying.

16 December, 2010

We will look back
on life and say
one of two things;

I'm glad I did
I wish I had.

15 December, 2010

Eighty percent of
success is showing up.

~ Woody Allen ~

13 December, 2010

Problems are opportunities
in work clothes;
the bigger the problem
the bigger the opportunity.

10 December, 2010

Nothing can stop
someone with the
right attitude.
Nothing  on Earth
can help someone
with the wrong attitue.

~ Thomas Jefferson ~

08 December, 2010

You can only be a leader
when people choose to
follow you. So live for them
and they will live for you.

07 December, 2010

Fortune sides with
he who dares.

~ Virgil ~

06 December, 2010

03 December, 2010

When you have talked
yourself into what
you want, stop talking
and begin saying it
with your actions.

~ Napoleon Hill ~

Just For Today

Just for today, I will be happy.
This assumes that what Abraham Lincoln said is true, that "most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." Happiness is from within, it is not a matter of externals.

Just for today, I will adjust myself to what is and not try to adjust everything to my own desires.
I will take my family, my business and my luck as they come and fit myself to them.

Just for today, I will take care of my body.
I will exercise it, care for it, nourish it, not abuse it nor neglect it, so that it will be a perfect machine for my bidding.

Just for today, I will strengthen my mind.
I will learn something useful. I will not be a mental loafer. I will read something that requires effort, thought and concentration.

02 December, 2010

Friends are the chocolate
chips in the cookie of life.
Just For Today...
What could you do for a day if it made a difference in your life?

01 December, 2010

Eternity is a long time -
so take along a friend.

Attitude Determines Attitude

I woke up early today, excited over all that I get to do before the clock strikes midnight. I have responsibilities to fulfill today. I am important.

My job is to choose what kind of day I am going to have.