Friday, November 26, 2010

Quote #444, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here goes Blog Quote #444...

"If you are not using your smile,you are like a person with a million dollars in the bank and no checkbook."
-Les Giblin-

Since my Mom's favorite number was 4, and this is quote # 444, thought this was appropriate. My mom was very pleasant, and generous with her smile.

This quote has some excellent meaning to it the more you think about it. We all are rich with smiles. Smiles that have TREMENDOUS power.
>> Smiles that can turn around a persons day.
>>Open up a conversation.
>>Welcome a stranger.
>> Comfort a nervous or shy person.

Let's all use our Smiles and give them out more. Share like you've never shared before. Heck, they don't even cost anything!

You may be surprised what you get in return. Some good feelings. Warmth. Even a few surprising smiles back at you. It's all good!!

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

Monday, November 22, 2010

Quote #443, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here goes Blog Quote #443...

"I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes, this makes planning my day difficult."

Now that is one heck of a daily mission statement. That is living life, my friends!
I think changing the world (for the better) is a great daily goal. I also like the idea of having a boatload of FUN, while doing it.

The more I read this quote(daily missive), the more I love it.
In fact, I'm going to google this EB White, and find out more about him/her. Sounds like fun to me!

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

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Quote #442, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here goes Blog Quote #442...

"Just make all the friends you can. You'll never know how badly you need them---until you do."
-Cy Frailey, 1947-

Taken from Cy's wonderful book "This Way Up."

Cy is discussing in his book, how important it is, to treat others nice and make connections and keep away from burning bridges. Sometimes having 2-3 true, solid friends is worth more than a pot of gold.

Friends, like gold, do not come easy. And when you do find a good one, it also takes work and effort to keep them.

Ask around and you'll find many a people saying how they used to have this great buddy, or they lost touch, or so in so kind of fell out of their life. It happens...if you let it.

Do what you can to be as nice and kind to people as you'd like to be treated. It feels good, it's courteous, and the best part... it may open up a whole new avenue of potential lifelong friends that may not otherwise surface.

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

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Quote #441, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here goes Blog Quote #441...

"One of the marks of superior people is that they are action oriented. One of the marks of average people is that they are talk oriented."
-Brian Tracy-

Which begs this simple question...

Talk or Action. Which are you?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Quote #440, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here goes blog Quote #440..

"There are two reasons for drinking wine. When you are thirsty, to cure it. The other, when you are not thirsty, to prevent it...prevention is better than cure."
-Thomas Love Peacock-

This, for all the wine lovers of the universe.

I like the humor. I also enjoy the logic behind the wittiness.

Any medical professional will tell you that it's better to prevent than to start backpeddling and to attempt to cure the issue at hand.

Very sage wisdom here!

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

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Quote #439, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here goes Blog quote #439...

"A bad habit never disappears miraculously; its an undo it yourself project."
-Ann Landers-

That Dear Abby was one smart cookie.

So true that bad habits do not die easily. It probably took a long time getting into and forming the bad habit. It would make sense that it will take some time and serious effort to eradicate the nasty critter.

It can be done though. Why not start now?

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

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Quote #438, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here goes Blog quote #438...

"Don't pretend to be what you don't intend to be."
-Croft Pentz-

Does anyone really like a phony?
Stop pretending.

We've all heard "he/she had good intentions." Heck, even singer Lyle Lovett had a song called 'She wasnt good, but she had good intentions.'

How about stopping with the "intentions," and simply DO do what you intend to do.
Life. Let's stop making it so complicated.

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

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Quote #437, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here goes Blog Quote #437...

"We secure our friends not by accepting favors, but by doing them."

Thucydides, a famous greek historian and educator, gives us some simple advice to chew on.

Sometimes we make things much more complicated that we have to. HMMM.

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

Friday, November 5, 2010

Quote #436, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here goes Blog Quote #436...

"If you make every game a life and death thing, you are going to have problems. You will be dead a lot."
-Kevin Barry-

Some wise wisdom for all of us to remember.

Have you seen the crazed parents at the 11 year old's baseball game? The ones yelling at their kids, screaming at the coaches, argueing with other parents WHY their kid should be playing more.

Then of course there are the pro and college sports fans. I'm all for some face painting, crazy costumes, cheering on your team, and getting a little fired up. Nonetheless, some fans take it a bit too far, and get in name calling, fights and other silly, rude behavior.

Let's not leave out ourseleves from the discussion. I'm a golf goon. At times, admittedly, I'm a bit harsh on myself, cursing, slapping the head or leg, hitting the shoe and sometimes the foot(ouch) with the golf club.

At the end of the day, we need to remember, IT'S a GAME. Not life and death. Nothing overly serious that's really going to alter the earth's axis or how things play out.

So this quote is a good one to print off and put on the refrigerator, or post it note over the computer screen as a reminder.

We close with another dandy, from the eloquent Elbert Hubbard..
"Don't take life too seriously; you will never get out of it alive."

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

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Quote #435, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here goes Blog Quote #435...

"You take people as far as they will go; not as far as you'd like them to go."
-Jeanette Rankin-

Wow, did this stir mixed thoughts!

>> My first thought was its not about YOU; it's about them.
>> Next is people will usually rise to level of expectation you give them
>> Another is that we all can usually go much further past what we originally believe(take olympic athletes for example).
>> A fourth is the ever popular 'lead to water but can't make them drink' theory.
>> A fifth is you can't do the work for the person. All the teaching and coaching in the world surely helps, but in the end, the person has to do" whatever" the task is. YOU cannot do it for them.

Enough of my thoughts on this fun little quote.. how about you?

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