Wednesday, December 31, 2014

On Regrets(Do you have any...?) BQ #708

"Life is too short to have regrets. If anyone has any, they should start today, and make today good, tomorrow better, and everyday after great."
-Kurt Kraus, famous landscaper, and wise man-

No Regrets. We've all heard others, when they get to the end and say "If I had it to do all over again, I'd blank, blank, and blank."

Well, here's a brilliant and uncomplicated question(we like uncomplicated)--Why wait until the end? Why not start working on our 'regrets list' today, and make them obsolete when our time comes?

There's one to put on 'the list to do' in 2015.
Regrets--don't have any. Live like Mr Kraus above suggests.

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

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Why People Judge Others...BQ #707

"Thinking is difficult. That is why most people judge."
-Carl Jung-

As humans we do tend to trend toward the easiest choice. The path of least resistance. And why take the effort to get to know the real someone?  Heaven forbid we dig in, do some homework, get the facts. Man, that's real work.

Easier to judge. Sit back and critique. Fit in with the others, who fail to get to know the real deal. Sad? Yes. True?  More so, than not.

Lesson here: 
Think. Do. Learn. 
Don't judge. Just because it's easier, doesn't make it right.

Thanks Carl for making us all think...

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

Monday, December 29, 2014

Good Definition of Semi-Retired...BQ #706

"I haven't retired. I have semi-retired. To me, semi-retired means you stop doing things because you have to and you start doing  things that you have always wanted to."
-C.A Braga-

Thought this quote was on the money. Everyone has a different vision for what retirement is to them. Personally, I could only take so many card games, rounds of golf, and eating a scheduled lunch at noon every day. 

I want to keep learning , helping, and doing-for the rest of my waking years. Sure maybe not work as many hours per day, and perhaps travel the planet a bit more, but still impact the world in a positive way, the best that I can, while I can.

How about you?
And...anyone else think Mr Braga is on the right track here?

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Eliminating WORRY from the vocabulary...

(Blog quote #705)

"The German word for worry means 'to strangle.' The Greek word means 'to divide the mind.' Both are accurate. Worry is a noose on the neck and a distraction of the mind, neither which is befitting for joy."
-Max Lucado-

What a clear and vivid description- for what worry truly means. Let's all try to eliminate worry as much as we can in the 2015 year. It's evident--that worry is a predominantly useless thing.

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

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Blog Quote #704 (Different Dreams)

Here's Blog Quote #704...(Different Dreams)

"There wouldn't be a sky full of stars, if we were all meant to wish on the same one."
-Frances Clark-

We all have different skills and talents. Dreams and desires. Big thoughts and ideas. That's one of the great things the planet has to offer. Choices and differences.

Dream on... 

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

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Blog Quote #703( Tending to your own business)

Here's blog quote #703 ( Tending to your own business)

"We've all been given vast talents. When we concern ourselves with our neighbors talents, we neglect our own. But, if we concern ourselves with our own talents, we could inspire both."
-Max Lucado-

The message here is-- do your best with your own God given talents.

Stop worrying about the Jones' the Smith's and the Williams.' When you become the best YOU can be--you will invariably end up benefitting others.

The other way- you lack focus and end up just wasting your own skills and potential creations.

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

Friday, December 5, 2014

Blog quote #701 &702..(Unlimited Belief)

Here's blog quote #701 &702 (On Unlimited Belief)

"I'm looking for a lot of men with an infinite capacity--for not knowing what can't be done."
-Henry Ford-

"It's not what are we going to do's what aren't we going to do today?"
-Ferris Bueller-

Can you say big imaginations?
People that  want to jump as high as they can, or go as far as they are capable.

Ever see a young kid at a task? They just go and go and go. Here's why. They don't know any different. They haven't reached a stage where 276 adults have told them no, or they can't do it or 'what are they, crazy..?'  etc.  etc.

Or how about a dog with one of those hard, compacted rawhide bones. How the heck do they ever tackle that? Again, they just jump in and start gnawing, and keep gnawing, relentlessly,until 2 hrs later- they got to the whole darn thing. 

No one told them they couldn't chew that ridiculously hard bone, or 'be careful Rover, your teeth might break.'

Let's, as Ford suggests, look for those willing to try, to say'yes,' to step beyond their comfort zone, and  yes--to eventually amaze us all, including themselves.

Or as the legendary Ferris Bueller suggests, simply...THINK BIG..

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

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Blog Quote #700.. (on OPINIONS- see what you think?)

Here's Blog Quote #700.. (on OPINIONS- see what you think?)

"No one agrees with other people's opinions; they merely agree with their own opinions- expressed by somebody else."
-Sydney Tremayne-

Do you agree with this?
Before you answer, think hard. 

This might just be a trick question. Hmm...

Monday, December 1, 2014

Blog Quote #699...(It's always better somewhere else- or is it?)

Here's Blog Quote #699...(It's always better somewhere else- or is it?)

"I have learned not to look for the greener grass on the other side of the fence. I look for a SMILE on the face of the cow."
-Gary Gulbranson-

Two things popped into my head  when absorbing this quote. First, it's not always greener on the other side. Difficulties are everywhere. People have a tendency to run away from their current troubles-- as if they a.) won't follow them and/or b.)  be re-created in the new setting. Not 100%-- but it's likely not the setting, but the person who is creating the challenges.

Second, it's not in the hype, but in the actions of people, that we can find the real story of what's better and what's worse. In this simple statement...the Smile of the cow  shows that whether the grass is green, blue, or orange--since the cow is happy,  it might be worth looking into. 

Today's food for thought...

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