MORE ROCKING CHAIR QUOTES AND BITS OF WISDOM

There are five common barriers to achieving a goal; (1) a poorly defined goal; (2) laziness; (3) procrastination; (4) distractions; (5) impatience.  The good news is that all of these can be overcome. A good leader is one who seeks to serve rather than be served. The greatest hunger problem in the world is the hunger for love. Wise is the person who knows the difference between wants and needs and lives accordingly. It’s ironic, but it’s in the face of death that we hav our greatest appreciation of life. If you have a good friendship, pray that it will … Continue reading MORE ROCKING CHAIR QUOTES AND BITS OF WISDOM

O’ THE PLANS PEOPLE MAKE FOR SOMEDAY

There are so many things I want to do Someday. There are so many things I want to say Someday. There are so many people I want to hug and say, “I love you.” And perhaps I will. Someday. All the trials and hurts and disappointments I’ve endured in my life will have meaning for me Someday. When I have the time I’ll sit and reminisce about all the people…..events….and special moments that have meant so much to me over the years and I’ll smile…..and cry……and long to relive each special moment one more time. Someday. And I hope the … Continue reading O’ THE PLANS PEOPLE MAKE FOR SOMEDAY

ROCKING CHAIR QUOTES AND BITS OF WISDOM

Your success depends on how you wake up in the morning:  if you bound out of bed because there’s something out there you want to do, that you believe in, that you can hardly wait to get at, something good is going to happen. The most useful knowledge is the knowledge that’s applied. If you want to discover who you are, examine the things you do every day.  You are what you do. A good discipline is to practice giving to others without expecting gratitude or something in return. Kind words are best when followed by kind deeds. Rather than … Continue reading ROCKING CHAIR QUOTES AND BITS OF WISDOM

YES, YOU CAN JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER IF YOU LOOK DEEP ENOUGH

A lady in a faded gingham dress, and her husband, dressed in overalls walked  timidly into Harvard University President’s Office and requested to talk with the president. The administrative assistant took one look at them and concluded that these two backwoods individuals were country hicks who would be a waste of the president’s time.  She decided to discourage them and say that the president’s schedule was full all day. “We’ll wait,” the lady said.  And for hours they sat there waiting.  Finally, the frustrated assistant worked them into the president’s schedule, hoping he could get rid of them in a … Continue reading YES, YOU CAN JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER IF YOU LOOK DEEP ENOUGH

PARABLE OF THE FROG THAT JUMPED TO FREEDOM

Two frogs were hopping along having a friendly conversation when they unexpectedly hopped into a deep well.  They jumped and jumped but could not jump out of the deep well.  Thus, they started to yell for help. A group of frogs came hopping by, heard the yelling, and looked into the well.  It looked like an impossible situation.  They concluded that the well was too deep for the two trapped frogs to escape and told them to give up and stop jumping.  It was useless to keep trying. However, the two frogs would not give up.  They kept jumping.  The … Continue reading PARABLE OF THE FROG THAT JUMPED TO FREEDOM

WE ALL NEED AN “UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN” ATTITUDE

I think it’s good sometimes to reflect on what it is that INSPIRES us because it tells us something about ourselves. It gives us insights into who we are. Many things inspire me. One thing I go to when I need a good does of inspiration is a movie, ”The Unsinkable Molly Brown.” It’s based on a true story. Molly Brown was a philanthropist   who survived the Titanic. She’s remembered for helping people get safely off the sinking ship. She’s also remembered for urging the crew of Lifeboat No 6 to return to the debris field and look for … Continue reading WE ALL NEED AN “UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN” ATTITUDE