29 February, 2012

All learning is remembering.
All teaching is reminding.
All lessons are memories, recaptured.

28 February, 2012

"It is better to be a
lion for a day, then a
sheep all your life."

~ Beth Kenny ~

27 February, 2012

"If you never take
risks, you'll never
accomplish great things.
Everybody dies, but not
everybody has lived."

~ C.S. Lewis ~

26 February, 2012

25 February, 2012

"The first casualty of war is truth."

~ Hiram Johnson ~

23 February, 2012

A hundred years from now
- it will not matter what
my bank account was,
the sort of house I lived in,
the kind of car I drove.
But the world may be different
Because I was important
In the life of a child.

22 February, 2012

5 things that NEVER
produce goodness...lies,
worry, hate, resentment,
and criticism.

21 February, 2012

Where there is a WILL...
there is a Way! If there
is no will...create one!

20 February, 2012

19 February, 2012

Successful people fail more
because they try more.

18 February, 2012

Faith is not the escape
from the storms - it is
a life raft to carry us
through life’s turbulence.

15 February, 2012

It's not about who you can step on
to get where you want to go.
It's about who you can lift up
to get where you want to go.

14 February, 2012

13 February, 2012

The thoughts on your mind
are more important
than the things in your life.

12 February, 2012

My attitude toward others
determines their attitude toward me.

11 February, 2012

To deal with yourself, use your head.
Do deal with others, use your heart.

~ Skip Ross ~
A man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, since it was rush hour, it was calculated that thousands of people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.

Three minutes went by and a middle aged man noticed there was musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds and then hurried up to meet his schedule.

A minute later, the violinist received his first dollar tip: a woman threw the money in the till and without stopping continued to walk.

A few minutes later, someone leaned against the wall to listen to him, but the man looked at his watch and started to walk again. Clearly he was late for work.

The one who paid the most attention was a 3 year old boy. His mother tagged him along, hurried but the kid stopped to look at the violinist.

Finally the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. All the parents, without exception, forced them to move on.

In the 45 minutes the musician played, only 6 people stopped and stayed for a while. About 20 gave him money but continued to walk their normal pace. He collected $32. When he finished playing and silence took over, no one noticed it. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.

No one knew this but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the top musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written,with a violin worth 3.5 million dollars.

Two days before his playing in the subway, Joshua Bell sold out at a theater in Boston and the seats average $100.

This is a real story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and priorities of people. The outlines were: in a commonplace environment at an inappropriate hour: Do we perceive beauty?

Do we stop to appreciate it? Do we recognize the talent in an unexpected context?

One of the possible conclusions from this experience could be: If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world playing the best music ever written, how many other things are we missing?

By: Vahdet Yilmaz

08 February, 2012

"It is the job
that is never started
that takes longest to finish."

~ J.R.R. Tolkien ~

07 February, 2012

"You're responsible
for your behaviour
(but you can't control the results)."

~ Carl Richards ~

06 February, 2012

Pessimists see only problems.
Optimists see opportunities.
What do you see?

05 February, 2012

"If there's a secret
to getting happy, it's this:
be true to yourself."

~ Carl Richards ~

04 February, 2012

"The wise speak only
of what they know."

~ J.R.R. Tolkien ~

02 February, 2012

How Do You Talk To Yourself?

A man and his small son were out walking through the mountains and at one point, the little boy slipped 20-30 yards down the mountain side.
Finally he was able to grab onto a tree branch and hold on, then he screamed out, "Help me!"
This voice boomed back, "Help me!"

He looked kind of confused and yelled, "Who are you?"
The voice boomed back, "Who are you?"

The small boy was aggravated and said, "You are a fool!"
The voice came back, "You are a fool!"

He said, "You are a coward!"
The voice yelled back, "You are a coward!"

Just about that time, his father got to him.
The small boy asked his dad, "Who is that?"
His dad laughed and said, "Son, that's called an echo but really its called life.
See, let me show you something son."

The dad hollered out, "You are a winner!"
The voice boomed back, "You are a winner!"

"You are talented!"
It came back, "You are talented!"

The dad yelled, "You've got what it takes!"
The voice rang out, "You've got what it takes!"

The dad said, "Son, that's how life is. Whatever you send out always comes back to you.
The question is, what are you sending out about yourself?
Start sending out I am strong, I am talented, and I am the best. I'll make it, I am creative, I am healthy, I am prosperous and I am victorious.
What you send out is going to come back to you.
Don't dare go through life being against yourself."

~ Author Unknown ~

01 February, 2012

"Many receive advice,
only the wise profit from it."

~ Publilius Syrus ~