Schopenhauer Quote

Confusing & Difficult but Worth It

January 4, 2014

When I consider all of the times I’ve thought “Gee, must be nice” or “Sure, if I had your luck I could succeed too” I am reminded of the times these thoughts have come from others when considering my own good fortunes. Without a doubt, my good fortunes have come from hard work, at times […]

Parable of the Spoons

December 25, 2013

There is an old Hasidic story of a rabbi who had a conversation with the Lord about Heaven and Hell. “I will show you Hell,” said the Lord, and led the rabbi into a room containing a group of famished, desperate people sitting around a large, circular table.  In the center of the table rested an […]

Old Farmer's Advice

An Old Farmer’s Advice

December 21, 2013

Advice from an old farmer Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong. Keep skunks and bankers at a distance. Life is simpler when you plowaround the stump. A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor. Words that soak into your ears are whispered… not yelled. Meanness don’t jes’ happen overnight. […]

Recently Read

December 5, 2013

When I complete a book I post it here so those wondering what I read can have a quick reference. This is a fairly new endeavor (started Dec 2013) so it does not contain a complete list by any means but it’s a start

What you do now influences what happens next

Now Matters

October 27, 2013

It is more about this moment than any other time.  Yesterday happened already.  Tomorrow isn’t here yet.  But what you do right now influences how you feel about yesterday and helps to dictate what will happen tomorrow.  Do something right now that will improve your life in all areas, yesterday, today, and tomorrow!

Take Out the Trash

October 27, 2013

The first step to getting what you want is having the courage to get rid of what you don’t.

Good, Better, Best…

October 27, 2013

Good, better, best; never let it rest. Get your good better and your better best.

You can't cross the see merely by standing by the water

Continue Moving Forward

October 27, 2013

Consider where you are and where you want to be.  Think about the steps required to get from here to there.  Every step you take helps to reduce the size of the gap between where you are now and where you want to be.  However, not taking these steps, regardless how small, leaves you in […]

Live on Purpose

October 26, 2013

Live on purpose and treat life as the privilege it is

Be Sincere

October 26, 2013

People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care!

Live Creatively

October 25, 2013

What strikes me is the fact that in our society, art has become something which is only related to objects, and not to individuals, or to life. ~~ Michel Foucault

Be Thankful for the Wisdom Gained

October 25, 2013

Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. Dr. Seuss

Be Positive

October 25, 2013

Just can’t live that negative way… make way for the positive day! ~ Bob Marley

Being You is What Makes You Special!

October 25, 2013

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. ~~ Dr. Seuss

Carrot Egg Coffee Bean

Carrot, Egg, or Coffee Bean?

October 25, 2013

You will never look at a cup of coffee the same way again. A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting […]



October 25, 2013

ser·en·dip·i·ty [ sèrrən díppətee ]  1. discovery of something fortunate: the accidental discovery of something pleasant, valuable, or useful 2. gift for discovery: a natural gift for making pleasant, valuable, or useful discoveries by accident To enjoy the gift of serendipity one must first welcome the exploration of the unknown while remaining open to the […]

Faith They Can Do It

Have Faith in the Ability of Others

October 25, 2013

People often demand a great deal from us. Sometimes, they feel they need more than they really do and sometimes we do more for those in need than we should. When feeling stretched beyond your limits because of someone who is not doing as much as they could for themselves, remind yourself: A caring relationship […]

You’ve Come A Long Way Baby!

October 25, 2013

Always concentrate on how far you have come, rather than how far you have left to go. The difference in how easy it seems will amaze you. — Heidi Johnson

Bask in Patience

October 25, 2013

Have patience with everything unresolved and try to love the questions themselves. ~~ Rainier Marie Rilke