Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A Recipe for a Stress Free Life?

Blog quote #730...

"Manifest plainness,embrace simplicity,reduce selfishness, have few desires." 
This should certainly shrink the drama in your life. Fewer problems and headaches likely as well, with this kind of simplistic living.
The old saying  'He who has more toys wins'-- Tzu might change that to 'He who has more toys, increases his migraines, and his bills.'
Something to ponder...

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

Monday, March 30, 2015

WOW...never thought of THAT Great Idea...

Blog quote #729...

"The way to slow down  in the world is not to find even more ways of saving time, but to look for ways to spend it.
-Adair Lara-
The above quote was found  in Lara's book 'Slowing Down.'
This is more of that Gandhi- ish, higher thinking wisdom. Man, the more one sits back and lets that sink in-- it's powerful.
We really don't have much more to add, other than to let that one simmer a bit...

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

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

More Fun, less Seriousness, please...

Blog quote #728...

"Be child-like, not child-ish." 
-Gail Hoofnagle-
What a superb 6 word quote. Anyone ever tell you to "Grow up?" I know I've heard it more than my fair share.
Here's the question:
Were you acting immature, kindergarden-ish or infantile? Or, were you just having fun, being a kid at heart, and acting like Dennis-the-Menace, in an adults body?
Sure, all of us need to grow older, more mature, and progressed. However I'm in the camp that everyone should keep that little kid inside, alive and kicking. Ride the bike, eat the fluffer-nutter, tell silly jokes, blow occasional bubbles through hoops, roll on the ground with the dog. 
Of course, there is a time and a place for it. However, we caution not to ever lose the innate fun, laughter, and genuine innocence of the early years. Perhaps the world has gotten far too serious and needs to lighten up la bit more (like a child!)?  
In fact, there are studies that kids smile something like 200 times a day where adults sport less than 20 grimaces. What's wrong with that picture?
Child-ish? Maybe not so, for us adults.  But child-like? You bet! The world needs more Willy Wonka's , Bugs Bunny's and Dr  Seuss's. Bring it on.
That's my view...what say you?

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A Brilliant Observation...

Blog quote #727...

"Few things are more upsetting, than getting a second opinion that you like less than the first." 
-James Siddell-
Hats off to Mr Siddell for coming up with this observation. Never heard of it, never even thought about it, but it is A-1 on the money. Brilliant!
(We hope this has never happened to you.)
That's my view...what say you?

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

How important is your Mental Attitude? V- E- R- Y

Blog quote #726...

"The most important thing-- is something  you can't get any photograph of; because the most important thing for me, is my mental attitude." 
-Floyd Patterson, heavy weight boxing champion, 2 times-
The story behind this is that Floyd Patterson was the heavyweight champ of the boxing world at the time. He then was defeated, and the boo birds and critics weighed in- and heavily. They said he was finished. His best years were behind him. Won't be heard from again.
The only one not jumping on that bandwagon, was Mr Floyd Patterson. He had developed what is called inspirational dissatisfaction(ID). Per W.C. Stone, "ID is one of the strongest single forces that drive desire, and magically, turn that desire into results." He even goes so far as to BOLDLY say "All the world's progress, in every field of activity, has been the result of action by men and women who experienced inspirational dissatisfaction- never by those who were satisfied." WOW!
Back to Patterson. He knew he could succeed, and he was not content to remain a one time, washed up champ. He had taken a fierce pride in becoming the world's best boxer again. This quote referenced above, was made to reporters, writers, media, and photographers right BEFORE the return bout. 
Incidentally that match-up was decided in the 5th round-- with Patterson the winner!
That's my view...what say you?

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Old? Who, me??

Blog quote #725...

"I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am."
-Francis Bacon-
It's funny how we see things through our own eyes. College was three decades ago for me but when I've road tripped back to visit the old alma mater, I felt like it was just a few years ago. Until I saw how young all the students looked! 
In my mind, I felt just out of college, still hip and with it. Little did I know the 'kids' were probably saying  "Is this old goat lost? He should be over at the senior center."
Anyone else relate?
Well as the trendy saying goes, "50 is the new 30" or 'sixty is the new forty."As reality has it, it's all I have, so I'm going with that line.  Join me if you like!
That's my view...what say you?

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

This is how the SOUL Breathes

Blog quote #724...

"Encouragement is the oxygen of the soul"
-George M. Adams-
As we breathe, we live. Oxygen is the key to life for organisms on this planet. Mr Adams makes a nice comparison using encouragement as key for the soul to continue on.  Also, one could substitute hope, optimism, positivity or a number of other uplifting additives.
Point being, if the soul is to thrive, supplement more of the high test, uplifting material for the soul to soak it all in. Excellent advice!
That's my view...what say you?

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Anyone agree on this "Can't Be Done Premise"...?

Blog quote #723...

"Back of  99 out of 100 assertions that a thing cannot be done--is nothing more than the unwillingness to do it."
-William Feather-
Mr Feather is, in our opinion, one of the greatest quote-smiths ever. Seems like every time he makes a statement, it's clever, reasonable, and very accurate.
We completely agree on this statement here. How about you?
That's my view...what say you?

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What a great way to spend a Sunday...

Blog quote #722...

"Knowledge is free at the library. Just bring your own container."
-Raymond Murphy-

What a great little message for a quiet Sunday. Long live the libraries of the world. They allow us to climb  into some of the smartest, and most creative minds on the planet. All eras and time frames as well. No need for expensive trips or travel, either.
As the quote says...just bring your open minded-ness and be willing to learn. Crack open a book, and go. Your MIND will thank you.
That's my view...what say you?

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Friday, March 6, 2015

What did you ACCOMPLISH today?

Blog quote #721...

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."
-Robert Louis Stevenson-

This a great reminder for us all. It's not what we cashed in today, but what we've planted. Ask any farmer...when you plant, the rewards WILL come. 
Obviously,  some years will be better than others, due to luck, weather, and other variables. But it will come. 
Same as in life. Be sure to plant, and that will guarantee rewards back your way. Never be afraid of a hard days work, helping another and planting, planting, and more planting. The rest will eventually take care of itself.
That's my view...what say you?

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