THE LION KING SAYS A LOT ABOUT LIFE

The Lion Kinghas been on my bucket listfor a long, long time.Good news.Tomorrow we go to Sarasotato enjoy the stage production.At long last.What a thrill it will be.The Lion Kingsays so much about Family Relationships,about Social Class,about Moral Principlesabout Good Triumphing Over Evil.It’s one of the good ones out there.I still have many more itemson my bucket list,but what a joy it will beto cross this one offand live with the memories. Continue reading THE LION KING SAYS A LOT ABOUT LIFE

EVERYONE NEEDS A LESSON IN HUMILITY

One day when I was youngand being a bit prideful,my father, a wise man,said to me,”Get a bucket of waterand fill it with water.”I did as he said.”Now, I want you to try something,”he said.”Put your arm in the bucket of water,then pull your arm out.If there’s a hole in the water,where your arm was,that means you’re indispensable.If there is no hole,that means you’re dispensable.I did as he said, and when I pulled my arm out of the water there was no hole.My wise father said,“No matter how importantyou think you are,the world can function without you.Always be humble, but … Continue reading EVERYONE NEEDS A LESSON IN HUMILITY

DON’T GET STUCK ON ONE PAGE IN LIFE

Almost everyone reaches a point in their lifewhen they feel stuck, stagnated, in a slump, out of sorts.They don’t have the energyor the interestto turn the pagein their book of Lifeand discover what’s ahead.Yet, there’s so much leftin their book,so many exciting chapters.There’s still time to turn the page.Colonel Sanders was 62 when he turned the page.Ray Croc was 52 whenhe discovered that McDonald’s was on the next page.Radha Daga was 73whe she started Triguni Foods.Susan Boyle tuned the page andbecame a successful singer at age 48.Grandma Moses was 78when she turned the page and started painting.There are many other similar stories.If you’re stuck have the … Continue reading DON’T GET STUCK ON ONE PAGE IN LIFE

COLOR CAN AFFECT YOUR MOOD, FEELINGS, AND BEHAVIOR

According to color theorists, artists,designers, and marketers, among others,how you feel may be a reactionto the colors around youincluding the colors of your clothing.Professionals who work with colorsbelieve that colors affectmoods, feelings, and behaviors.Whereas colors affect people differently,there are some color effectsthat seem to have universal meanings.Here’s how people tend to respondto the basic primary colors,Red, Yellow, and Blue,which ae the source of all other colors.REDRed is often described aswarm, vibrant, and intense.It can be exciting, even aggressive.It evokes feelings of love and comfort.It’s often used and worn to grab attention.(Alert! Red can make a person look heavier.)Too much of … Continue reading COLOR CAN AFFECT YOUR MOOD, FEELINGS, AND BEHAVIOR

ACCOMPLISH BIG THINGS A FEW MINUTES AT A TIME

Author, musician, and educator, John Erskine, was fourteen when he learned a valuable lesson about life. His piano teacher asked him, “John, how many times a week do you practice and for how long?” John replied that he tried to practice an hour each day . His teacher said, “Well, don’t do that. When you grow up, time won’t come in large chunks of time. Practice in minutes, whenever you can find time, before school, after lunch, after school, between chores. Spread your practices throughout the day and music will become part of your life.” John followed his teacher’s advice … Continue reading ACCOMPLISH BIG THINGS A FEW MINUTES AT A TIME

SEVEN QUALITIES OF PEOPLE WHO SUCCEED IN LIFE

Everyone seems to have their own definition of success. Yet, based on studies of people who are considered to have succeeded in life, successful people appear to have certain qualities in common. Here are seven qualities successful people have. They have a winning attitude. They are able to give their best at what they do because they expect the best of themselves. Their outlook is optimistic. The feel positive and confident about what they can accomplish. Martin Luther King, Jr., once said, ”If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk If you can’t walk, then crawl. … Continue reading SEVEN QUALITIES OF PEOPLE WHO SUCCEED IN LIFE