Dec 25, 2012

Friends

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. ~ Elisabeth Foley

Dec 17, 2012

Mature


A mature person is one who does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and in all things, and who walks humbly and deals charitably with the circumstances of life, knowing that in this world no one is all-knowing and therefore all of us need both love and charity. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Fear

Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering. ~ Yoda

Dec 16, 2012

Something

I always wondered why somebody doesn't do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody. ~ Lily Tomlin

Dec 15, 2012

Right

Until you stop breathing, there's more right with you than wrong with you. ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn

Dec 9, 2012

Love

Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another. ~ Thomas Merton

Differences

Small daily differences we can make, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee. ~ Marian Wright Edelman

Dec 7, 2012

Failures

There are no failures. Just experiences and your reactions to them. ~ Tom Krause

Dec 2, 2012

Chain

It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time. ~ Winston Churchill

Dec 1, 2012

Forward

Fix your eyes forward on what you can do, not back on what you cannot change. ~ Tom Clancy

Nov 29, 2012

Risk

Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs and that is the risk of doing nothing. ~ D. Waitley

Physical well-being

Everything you do to improve your physical well-being will have a positive impact on how good you feel about yourself. ~ Brian Tracy

Nov 26, 2012

You must constantly ask yourself these questions: Who am I around? What are they doing to me? What have they got me reading? What have they got me saying? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? And most important, what do they have me becoming? Then ask yourself the big question: Is that okay? Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change. ~ Jim Rohn

Nov 24, 2012

Ideas

I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones. ~ John Cage

Nov 19, 2012

There

Wherever you go, there you are. ~ Buckaroo Banzai

Nov 15, 2012

Life

You think of the classic parent attitude, 'I brought you into this world, I gave you life.' And I think the exact opposite, my kids gave me life, you know, they gave me a reason. ~ 'Flea' of the Red Hot Chili

Nov 11, 2012

Relationship


The best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other. ~ Dalai Lama

Nov 1, 2012

Children


Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. ~ Robert Fulghum

Oct 26, 2012

Go


It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop. ~ Confucius

Oct 23, 2012

Things


Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. ~ Art Linkletter

Oct 21, 2012

Life


Life is always going to be stranger than fiction, because fiction has to be convincing and life doesn't. ~ Neil Gaiman

Oct 19, 2012

Soul


Politics


One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. ~ Plato

Oct 15, 2012

Subconscious

Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives. ~ Sidney Madwed

Oct 13, 2012

See


People only see what they are prepared to see. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Oct 9, 2012

Life


Here is a test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: If you're alive it isn't. ~ Richard Bach

Oct 6, 2012

Challenges


Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they're supposed to help you discover who you are. ~ Bernice Johnson Reagon

Oct 4, 2012

Decision


Sometimes it's the smallest decisions that can change your life forever. ~ Keri Russell

Oct 2, 2012

Love


You will never find love, if what you're seeking is perfection. ~ Vahallo

Oct 1, 2012

It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making decisions. ~ Jim Rohn

Sep 30, 2012

Happiness


My happiness depends on me, so you're off the hook. ~ Abraham Hicks

Sep 29, 2012

I Love You


I love you, takes 3 seconds to say, 3 hours to explain, and a lifetime to prove. ~ Rev Run

Democratic


The only thing wrong with the democratic process is the failure to use it. ~ Seymour Graubard

Sep 21, 2012

Settle


Don't settle for a relationship that wont let you be yourself. ~ Oprah Winfrey

Harm


The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm, but because of those who look at it without doing anything. ~ Albert Einstein

Sep 17, 2012

Choices


I discovered I always have choices and sometimes it's only a choice of attitude. ~ Judith M. Knowlton

Sep 16, 2012

Courage


Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. ~ Ambrose Red Moon

Sep 13, 2012

Health


The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not. ~ Mark Twain

Sep 12, 2012

Regret

If you regret some of the decisions you made in the past, don't be so hard on yourself. At that time, you did your best with the knowledge that you had. At that time, you did your best with the experience you had. Some of your decisions might of been coping skills and a time when you didn't know what you know today. If you were to make those decisions with the wisdom you have now, you would choose differently. So give yourself a break and forgive yourself. Time and experience has a wonderful way to make us realize that we prosper, grow and learn to make better choices today, for ourselves and those we care for. ~ Brigitte Nicole

Sep 7, 2012

Consistently


It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently. ~ Tony Robbins

Sep 5, 2012

Smile


If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it. ~ Andy Rooney

Sep 4, 2012

Best


Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens. ~ Epictetus

Sep 2, 2012

Life


Life is like sex: if you want a happy ending, don't rush. ~ Paulo Coelho

Aug 30, 2012

Disposition


The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions, and not our circumstances. ~ Martha Washington

Aug 23, 2012

Future


Plan for the future, because that is where you are going to spend the rest of your life. ~ Mark Twain

Aug 22, 2012

Unchangeable


The one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is unchangeable or certain. ~ John F. Kennedy

Aug 18, 2012

Realities

The most obvious, important realities are often the ones that are hardest to see and talk about. ~ David Foster Wallace

Security

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.... Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. ~ Helen Keller

Aug 17, 2012

SOME RULES KIDS WON'T LEARN IN SCHOOL


San Diego Union Tribune -- Charles J. Sykes



Unfortunately, there are some things that children should be learning in school, but don't. Not all of them have to do with academics. As a modest back-to-school offering, here are some basic rules that may not have found their way into the standard curriculum.


1. Life is not fair. Get used to it. The average teen-ager uses the phrase, "It's not fair" 8.6 times a day. You got it from your parents, who said it so often you decided they must be the most idealistic generation ever. When they started hearing it from their own kids.

2. The real world won't care as much about your self-esteem as much as your school does. It'll expect you to accomplish something before you feel good about yourself. This may come as a shock. Usually, when inflated self-esteem meets reality, kids complain it's not fair.

3. Sorry, you won't make $40,000 a year right out of high school. And you won't be a vice president or have a car phone either. You may even have to wear a uniform that doesn't have a Gap label.

4. If you think your teacher is tough, wait 'til you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure, so he tends to be a bit edgier. When you screw up, he's not going to ask you how you feel about it.

5. Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word of burger flipping. They called it opportunity. They weren't embarrassed making minimum wage either. They would have been embarrassed to sit around talking about Kurt Cobain or Britney Speers all weekend.

6. It's not your parents' fault. If you screw up, you are responsible. This is the flip side of "It's my life," and "You're not the boss of me," and other eloquent proclamations of your generation. When you turn 18, it's on your dime. Don't whine about it, or you'll sound like a kid.

7. Before you were born your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way paying your bills, cleaning up your room and listening to you tell them how idealistic you are. And by the way, before you save the rain forest from the blood-sucking parasites of your parents' generation, try delousing the closet in your bedroom.

8. Your school may have done away with winners and losers. Life hasn't. In some schools, they'll give you as many times as you want to get the right answer. Failing grades have been abolished and class valedictorians scrapped, lest anyone's feelings be hurt. Effort is as important as results.  This, of course, bears not the slightest resemblance to anything in real life.

9. Life is not divided into semesters, and you don't get summers off. Not even Easter break. They expect you to show up every day. For eight hours. And you don't get a new life every 10 weeks. It just goes on and on. While we're at it, very few jobs are interesting in fostering your self-expression or helping you find yourself. Fewer still lead to self-realization.

10. Television is not real life. Your life is not a sitcom. Your problems will not all be solved in 30 minutes, minus time for commercials. In real life, people actually have to leave the coffee shop to go to jobs. Your friends will not be as perky or pliable as Jennifer Aniston.

11. Be nice to nerds. You may end up working for them. We all could.

12. Smoking does not make you look cool. It makes you look moronic. Next time you're out cruising, watch an 11-year-old with a butt in his mouth. That's what you look like to anyone over 20. Ditto for "expressing yourself" with purple hair and/or pierced body parts.

13. You are not immortal. If you are under the impression that living fast, dying young and leaving a beautiful corpse is romantic, you obviously haven't seen one of your peers at room temperature lately.

14. Enjoy this while you can. Sure parents are a pain, school's a bother, and life is depressing. But someday you'll realize how wonderful it as to be a kid. Maybe you should start now.

Aug 13, 2012

Love


Only when we give joyfully, without hesitation or thought of gain, can we truly know what love means. ~ Leo Buscaglia

Aug 7, 2012

Smile


Smile, it's free therapy. ~ Doug Horton

Aug 3, 2012

Worry


Now that all your worry has proved such an unlucrative business, why not find a better job? ~ Hafiz

Cling


The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it. ~ Johnette Napolitano

Aug 2, 2012

Happy


Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. ~ Guillaume Apollinaire

Jul 26, 2012

Look


Fix your eyes forward on what you can do, not back on what you cannot change. ~ Tom Clancy

Jul 4, 2012

Mistakes


We all make mistakes. It's how we come back from the mistakes that matters. ~ Tom Welling

Jun 29, 2012

Fall


Sometimes good things fall apart, so better things can fall together. ~ Marilyn Monroe

Jun 17, 2012

Father's Day


Any fool with a dick can make a baby, but only a real man can raise his children. ~ Furious Styles

Jun 13, 2012

Return


There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered. ~ Nelson Mandela

Jun 10, 2012

Uncertainty


Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security. ~ John Allen Paulos

Jun 8, 2012

Old Friends


It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Jun 7, 2012

Thoughts


Breathe/Smile. Relax/Enjoy/Laugh. Play/Create/Envision. Let go/Forgive/ Accept. Work/Serve/Contribute. ~ Lama Surya Das

Jun 5, 2012

Failure


I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying. ~ Michael Jordan

Jun 1, 2012

Love


All you need is love.

And money.

And compatibility.

And attraction.

And excitement.

And patience.

And loyalty.

But, yeah, love.

May 30, 2012

Experiences Vs Memories

We don’t choose between experiences, we choose between memories of experiences. Even when we think about the future, we don’t think of our future normally as experiences. We think of our future as anticipated memories. ~ Daniel Kahneman

May 26, 2012

Thou Shalt


Thou shalt not be a victim. Thou shalt not be a perpetrator. Above all, thou shalt not be a bystander. ~ Holocaust Museum/WashDC

May 23, 2012

Get


Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get. ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

May 18, 2012

Impossible


Everything looks impossible for the people who never try anything. ~ Jean-Louis Etienne

Life


Life is a whim of several billion cells to be you for a while. ~ Anon

May 2, 2012

Do


Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. ~ John Wooden

Apr 16, 2012

Moment


Sometimes you never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory, that you wish you could experience again.

Apr 14, 2012

Wisdom


It's not always selfish to put yourself first, nor selfless to put others first. Wisdom is knowing when to do which.

Apr 11, 2012

Don't


'Nil carborundum illegitimi'  (Don't let the bastards grind you down...)

Lie


I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Apr 5, 2012

Bad Decisions


A situation in which every choice you can make will be bad is called a "zugzwang."

Apr 4, 2012

Begin Now


Although nobody can go back and make a new beginning, anyone can begin now and make a new ending. ~ Chico Xavier

Apr 2, 2012

Old Friends


It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mar 22, 2012

Kids


When you have brought up kids, there are memories you store directly in your tear ducts. ~ Robert Brault

Mar 21, 2012

Truth


The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off. ~ Gloria Steinem

Mar 15, 2012

Observe


You can observe a lot by watching. ~ Yogi Berra

Mar 5, 2012

Government

I think our governments will remain virtuous for many centuries; as long as they are chiefly agricultural; and this will be as long as there shall be vacant lands in any part of America. When they get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, they will become corrupt as in Europe. ~ Thomas Jefferson

Mar 3, 2012

Happy


Nobody really cares if you're miserable, so you might as well be happy. ~ Cynthia Nelms

Feb 27, 2012

Waiting


For a nation which has an almost evil reputation for bustle, bustle, bustle, and rush, rush, rush, we spend an enormous amount of time standing around in line in front of windows, just waiting. ~ Robert Benchley

Feb 22, 2012

Everything

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. ~ Robert Frost

Feb 21, 2012

Love


You can't buy love, but you can pay heavily for it. ~ Henny Youngman

Feb 14, 2012

Are


It's better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you're not. ~ Marilyn Monroe

Feb 12, 2012

Change


Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change. ~ Confucius

Feb 11, 2012

Courage

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. ~ Mark Twain

Feb 7, 2012

Glass


Is the glass half full, or half empty? It depends on whether you're pouring, or drinking. ~ Bill Cosby

Jan 25, 2012

Fool


Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference. ~ Mark Twain

Jan 22, 2012

Explain


If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself. ~ Albert Einstein

Jan 16, 2012

Service


Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan 9, 2012

Challenges


Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are. ~ Bernice Johnson Reagon

Think


I think I am, therefore, I am. I think. ~ George Carlin