Friday, December 28, 2012

Blog #529

Here's Blog Quote # 529...

"Reflect upon your present blessings-- of which every man has many--not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some."
-Charles Dickens-

Aah...a timely message from the Scrooge himself. This is a phenomenal quote to post somewhere that you frequent often. It's a tremendous reminder.

Key words here are 'MANY'  and 'SOME.'
While it's true that all of us have our misfortunes and crosses to bear, we also have blessings that are plentiful. The blessings outweigh the troubles by far. 

If there is any doubt of this, just for starters--go through the number of body parts and see how many of them are functioning versus not functioning. And functioning  well, may we add.

That's just the beginning. Go through your assets, your possessions, your friends, your memories, and keep going. All of us have so much to be grateful for...we just need to begin thinking and focusing on those, rather than the fewer amount of setbacks and misfortunes.
Give this some thought, and it should make more and more sense, after pondering.
Thanks Charles- for the reminder!

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

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Blog Quote #528

Here's Blog quote #528...

"A failure is a man who has blundered but is not able to cash in on the experience."
-Elbert Hubbard-

In the middle of a wonderful book 'The Magic of Thinking Big.'
One of the chapters discusses failures  and what IS a failure. More importantly it discusses that all of us experience 'temporary failures.' Things just don't always go as planned, or as smooth and perfect as we originally map them out. That's called LIFE!

The lesson here is not to use the old, "Oh well- that's the way the cookie crumbles" or "That's the way the ball bounces. It's luck or fate. nothing we can do about that."

No-- the way to success-- and avoiding  failure-- is to learn from the mistake, mishaps or the roadblocks that we all run into. 'Cash in,' as Hubbard says,  by taking what you can from the experience and get better next time.  The best keep trying and experimenting and learning. Next time they are a little better. Again they get set back, and learn still more. Get up, keep moving and apply the lessons of each the temporary failure to future SUCCESSES.

Great advice

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

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Blog Quote #527

Here's Blog quote #527...

"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."
-Dr Wayne Dyer-

Wait a theckond( our Daffy Duck imitation)... 
Is there some trickery in this statement or  is it just one of those quotes that make you stop and think? And think some more. HMM...

Yes, things do look mighty different-- when you look at them from another angle. 

Ever "sleep on a problem?"  Then the next morning suddenly  you see things in a different light, and the answers are so vividly clear.

Anything you've been struggling with that you'd like to look at, with some new glasses?

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

Monday, December 10, 2012

Blog Quote #526

Here's Blog Quote #526...

"In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in doing good to their fellow man."

Frequently when I type, while in a hurry--  the word 'good' appears as god.. HMMM. 
Always makes me stop and think of the synergism of the two. 

Suggestion for the day:
Go out and do some good today. It will warm at least two hearts-- the recipient, and yours!
As a bonus, perhaps more than two of you will reap rewards from a good deed. Some may rub off on others. The deed may even spur recipients to go out and share good actions with still more people. Kind of like the pay it forward, or RAOK(random act of kindness) motion...

Sounds like a winner to me.

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

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Blog Quote #525

Here's Blog Quote #525...

Nobody reads a mystery to get to the middle.They read it to get to the end.If it's a letdown, they won't buy anymore. The first page sells that book. The last page sells your next book."
-Mickey Spillane-

Similar to any story, poem or article you read( or write). When you start the story it should be interesting off the bat. When you finish the story, it should be something that people will remember-- so they want to come back for more.

Let's say the story has 10 points, or paragraphs. Ideally, you'd like to have 10 for 10 strong paragraphs. Doesn't always work that way though.

So here's a suggestion--- if you only have 5 really good points, a decent  idea to have two of them listed first and second, then one in the middle, then close strong with the last two. Just a few thoughts when writing...

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