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185879_10150208851834762_603034761_9153142_5749412_nMy usual strategy for living my life is to focus on the future… following Satchel Paige’s advice not “to look back, something may be gaining on you…” lol But at this time of year… it pays to look back at our footsteps… if only to remind ourselves… that most of the time… we chose the path that led us to where we are today..

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Today would be a great day for all of us to give up on the idea of being perfect… and begin concentrating on just being ourselves…

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I have a friend who is a workaholic… He has little time for his wife and kids just now… he says he works all these hours because he wants to make as much money as he can… to provide for his family… I wonder if he realizes that no matter how much money he makes…. he will never be able to buy back the time… he is losing with them now…
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When you show kindness and generosity to others… it is not a gift…. it is an investment… the more kindness and generosity you invest in others… the more you will receive in return…
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There is no question we must all be willing to believe… willing to trust… but whenever our desire to believe… ignores reason… and we insist on trusting when there is compelling doubt… we make it easy for the liars!
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What binds two people together?… not the things most of us suspect… I think it will be the years of little “shared experiences”… The long-ago struggles in the beginning… the foolish hurts… soothed by a touch… a sunset in some exotic place… a picnic on a sunny afternoon… a walk in the rain… a walk along a deserted beach… the sound of singing in the shower… a comforting hug in the middle of the night… the sound of their car in the driveway… and the dozens of glances from across the room… that say… “I love you”…

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I am discovering… that some of the people I have loved… were not deserving of it… but that’s their loss… not mine…

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Whatever you have planned for today… wherever you have to go… I wish only that my prayer for your success and joy… gets there in the same moment that you do…

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First, strive to understand… then ask to be understood…

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When someone complains to you that life is hard… Ask… “Compared to what?”

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Worse than breaking a promise… is trying to stay true to a promise someone else broke… long ago…

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It is may seem easier… to build a lie… that gets you through the day… than to face the truth that haunts you through the night.

I have learned the most in my lifetime… not from those who “told” me how to live… but from those who simply lived a good life… so that I could “see” how it was done…

 I believe in God… but for me… Faith in God… is not about how loudly you sing in church… or how many Bible verses you can recite… It’s not about how often you profess your faith… or your public works… It’s about the quiet, little things you do every day… to love God… and to love your neighbor

We take our problems to God… through prayer… not to influence Him… but to demonstrate that we surrender the effort to solve them in our own strength… Have a blessed Sunday…!!!

We spend so much of our time… searching for a love that will “complete” us… and often we wait for it to come and fulfill our lives… but love itself… cannot complete us… it can only give us the courage…to complete ourselves…

I don’t get the sense of statements like “Get Real”… or “Be Real”… both will only get you the “reality” you are already in… How about “Get Creative” instead…

We demonstrate maturity… when someone hurts us… and we try to understand the situation… instead of rushing to hurt them back…

Work on being happy today… no matter what… I hear it’s good for your health…

So much of the divisiveness in the world… could be solved… if we talked “to” each other… as much as we talk “about” each other…

Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go… just remember how far you have come… remember everything you have faced… all the battles you have won… and all the fears you have overcome… You’ve got this… Don’t stop now… !!