Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Quote #430, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here goes Blog quote #430...

"When nothing is sure, everything is possible."
-Margaret Drabble, English Novelist-

What really IS sure? Who knows?

When someone says it will rain today, how do THEY know, for 100% sure? If someone tells you, you'll never make the baseball team, what makes them the final answer? An expert tells a young chemist student 'don't bother trying to become a scientist, no chance!' Again, do they hold a crystal ball?

Most of what people say are their opinions. Nothing more, nothing less. For who does really know WHAT'S to transpire in the next 24 hours, next week, the coming 7 years? No one really, is the answer, except the higher powers of the world.

Which leads us back to Ms. Drabble's quote... "When nothing is sure, EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE."

I find that quote quite exciting. Rather exhilirating. How about you?

That's my view...what say you?

Friday, September 24, 2010

Quote #429, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here goes Blog quote #429...

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser men are so full of doubts."
-Bertrand Russell-

This is an interesting quote that seems to have some degree of truth to it.

I'm curious as to what you Think Tank readers have to say about this comment. Do you agree and, if so, WHY IS THAT true of this quote?

That's my view...what say you?

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Quote #428, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here goes blog quote #428...

"We are in good shape for the shape we are in."
-My Aunt Norma -

Once again we here at the Think Tank love the play on words, the quotes that look the same front and backwards. The ones that seem to say identical things but at the same time, say two totally different points.

My Aunt Norma is one of the toughest, most positive people, that works with what she has to work with. You know...the type that plays the cards she has been dealt, as best she can, regardless if its ten and under.

Life is all about HOW we CHOOSE to look at things. Put 10 people in a room with the same exact circumstances and you'd have a mixed bag of reactions. Some would complain, some would feel cheated, some would just deal with it, some would make the best of it, and some would actually feel blessed. It's all about CHOICE of MIND.

When Norma is saying 'we are in good shape, for the shape we are in,' it tells me that she has some issues to contend with( like all of us), but she will attack them with THEE most positive of attitudes. Even to the point of giving thanks to have the chance to deal with the issues. CHOICE of MIND. It's a wonderful thing.

Thanks for the life lesson Aunt Norma; it's a good one!

That's my view...what say you?

Monday, September 13, 2010

Quote #427, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here goes Blog quote #427...

"Dialogue takes time. Everything else takes longer."

Did you ever notice how things always take longer than you expect? Especially in business. Perhaps that's why the patient and the persevering people do well in life.

I believe things take time because all of us have plenty going on in our lives. And when we are ready to act, most likely the other person is not absolutely ready at the same time we are. They don't know as much as we know. They need time to do some homework. They have 12 other things going on. Quite frankly, our priority may not be theirs (in fact likely that it's not).

Thus as the quote above says, talking and conversing takes time. To get to the point where there is action, takes even longer. Be patient. Stay the course. And, allow for some time for people to get to where you are already at. If it's good for all.. it will happen. Maybe not the second you want it to happen, but it will get there.

That's my view... what say you?

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Quote #426, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here goes Blog quote #426...

"When you blame others, you give up your power to change."
-Helen Diehl-

Wow! That one stopped me in my tracks today. I'll leave you a few moments to ponder that one.

As always, comment if you like...

Thats my view...what say you?

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Quote #425, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here goes Blog Quote #425...

Todays Quote is actually a sign seen in a bar, somewhere in Pennsylvania

Attention VIP's

If you appear to be a VISUALLY INTOXICATED PERSON, we cannot serve you.
It's the Law!

Thought this was a great sign, as it carries several messages...

First was the creativity of the bar for posting the sign, getting a statement to it's customers in a humorous, yet fair way.

Second, the bar can be liable if they overserve you... we as patrons sometimes forget that.
Finally, some elite people,(those who may think they are VVIP very, very important people) are not excluded from this rule .

Hats off to this bar and to creativity in any shape, form, or kind. We all could use a bit more of it.

That's my view...what say you?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Quote #424, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here goes Blog quote #424...

"The brave does not live forever, but the cautious does not live at all."

Sometimes the brief quotes pack the most power. I believe the message here is...

Live a little.
Go for it.
Get after life! It goes by pretty fast.

That's my view...what say you?