Monday, October 13, 2014

Nimoy on Sharing

"The miracle is this -- the more we share,
the more we have."

---Leonard Nimoy

Friday, September 19, 2014


Sign on the side of a Charlotte city bus :
"S U C C E S S  begins at the S T A R T."
Very True !

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Indifference & Apathy

Q. What is the difference between "ignorance" and "apathy" ?

A. I don't know and I don't care.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The 60's

 "Ya know you're getting older when 'the 60's' stop being the decade you grew up in 50 years ago, and instead become the decade you're living right now."
                                                                --Bob Wingate

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Realistic Mediocrity

"Being realistic is the most commonly
 traveled road to mediocrity." 
--actor Will Smith

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Not An Island

"Men are not islands to themselves."

--- John Dunn

"Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind 
regard one another as more important than yourselves."  { Phil. 2:3 }

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Did You Know ?

1. Your shoes are the first thing people subconsciously notice about you.  Wear nice shoes. 
2. If you sit for more than 11 hours a day, there's a 50% chance you'll  die within the next 3 years. 
3. There are at least 6 people in the world who look exactly like you. There's a 9% chance that you'll meet one of them in your lifetime. 
4. Sleeping without a pillow reduces back pain and keeps your spine stronger. 
5. A person’s height is determined by their father,   and their weight is determined by their mother. 
6. If a part of your body "falls asleep", You can almost always"wake it up" by shaking your head. 
7. There are three things the human brain cannot resist noticing; food, attractive people and danger. 
8. Right-handed people tend to chew food on their right side.
9. Putting dry tea bags in gym bags or smelly shoes will absorbthe unpleasant odor. 
10. According to Albert Einstein, if honey bees were to disappear from earth, humans would be dead within 4 years. 
11. There are so many kinds of apples, that if you ate a new one everyday,  it would take over 20 years to try them all. 
12. You can survive without eating for weeks, but you will only live 11 days without sleeping. 
13. People who laugh a lot are healthier than those who don’t. 
14. Laziness and inactivity kills just as many people as smoking. 
15. A human brain has a capacity to store 5 times as much information as Wikipedia. 
16. Our brain uses the same amount of power as a 10-watt light bulb!
17. Our body gives enough heat in 30 mins. to boil 1.5 liters of water!
18. The Ovum egg is the largest cell and the sperm is the smallest cell ! 
19. Stomach acid (conc. HCL) is strong enough to dissolve razor blades! 
20. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day & while you walk, SMILE.  It is the ultimate antidepressant. 
21. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. 
22. When you wake up in the morning, pray to ask God's guidance for your purpose, today. 
23. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is  manufactured in plants. 
24. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, broccoli, and almonds. 
25. Try to make at least three people smile each day. 
26. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires,   issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control.   Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment. 
27. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like  a college kid with a maxed out charge card. 
28. Life isn't fair, but it's still good. 
29. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Forgive them  for everything. 
30. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does. 
31. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree. 
32. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present. 
33. Don't compare your life to others.   You have no idea what their journey is all about. 
34. No one is in charge of your happiness except you. 
35. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: 'In five years, will this matter?' 
36. Help the needy, Be generous! Be a 'Giver' not a 'Taker'.
37. What other people think of you is none of your business. 
38. Time heals everything. 
39. However good or bad a situation is, it will change. 
40. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick.  Your friends will.  Stay in touch. 
41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need. 
42. Each night before you go to bed, pray to God and be thankful for what you'll accomplish, today.    
43. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed. 


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Recipe for a Happy Marriage


   "How many young girls do you know that's got a wood floor, and a husband that hardly ever hits 'em ?"  

    --- Briscoe Darling, to his daughter Charlene.  "Divorce Mountain Style" (1964), ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Right Word

"The difference between the right word and almost the right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug."    --Mark Twain

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Heart & Money

"When I have money, I get rid of it quickly, lest it find a way into my heart."

--John Wesley

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Big Zero

“To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.”
    --Elbert Hubbard


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Following Your Dreams


   I don't know a lot about Henry David Thoreau (yet).  I do know he was a famous writer and philosopher.  But I do know that I love some of his ideas and quotations. This is probably my favorite quotation of his that I've discovered so far.

   Obviously he was a man who thought "out-of-the-box".  Someone once said, "Don't just think outside-of-the-box. Think as if there is no box."  He did not set any limits or restrictions to what he could think or accomplish.  I have caught myself being complacent in a rut, one of my own making, and being self-satisfied with the "status quo".  I think we have set limits on ourselves that God does not mean for us to establish. 

  We are meant to have a freedom to grow and expand our horizons, and it is an unlimited life, if we choose to let ourselves accept it.  John 10:10-- Jesus said -- "I have come that they may have Life, and have it more abundantly." 

  As we've heard it said, "The Sky's the Limit!"  Let's live life to the full -- let's max it out -- and not allow ourselves or others to build walls and gates of complacency and mediocrity around us that limit us from achieving our potentials and enjoying total freedom!