Friday, December 30, 2016

On... who is your real FRIEND?

Blog quote #1086...  
"Friendship isn't about who you have known the's about who came, and never left your side. -Unknown-
Ohh is that powerful or what?  Also right square on the money. Reminds us in a strange way  of  a  'quality, not quantity' definition..
That's my view...what say you?

Thursday, December 29, 2016

The Radiance...of Kindness

Blog quote #1085...  
"Kindness is like beautifies everything it covers." -Kahlil Gibran-
We'll let this one stand on it's own. Nothing to add here, as it's perfect.
That's my view...what say you?

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Play on words- MODERATION

Blog quote #1084...  
"Even moderation ought not to be practiced to excess." -Anonymous-
Enjoy the play on words here. True statement though--even moderation, should be moderated. 
In other words, you have to let your hair down occasionally. The new year is coming- great time to live a little on the wild side and shake things up a bitTallyho!
That's my view...what say you?

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

A deep yet powerful quote...on Excellence

Blog quote #10823...  
"Word by word, the great books are written." -Voltaire, famous French philosopher 18th century-
A very deep quote that could be taken several ways. Even the way that is typed seems like it was crafted by Voltaire over deep musings. 
We think a good interpretation is that everything takes time. Patience is a virtue for sure. And even more so on things of excellence. As someone once quoted, "There is no elevator to have to take the stairs."
That's my view...what say you?

Monday, December 26, 2016

Here's what Success hinges on...

Blog quote #1082...  
"Under normal conditions any man's success hinges about 5% what others do for him and about 95% on what he does." -James Worsham-
Many thoughts came to mind here immediately. First was to get into a good habit of not blaming others. Blaming is useless, doesn't help matters, and many times unfounded. Next, we get what we deserve with the efforts  we put in--generally speaking. Much of our destiny, we play a major part in (along with our creator). 
A third thought was the line 'Do it yourself.' Not sure about you, but I've found that if we frequently rely on others, sadly they will let us down more often than we'd like to admit. Thus the old DIY kicks in again--being in charge of our final fate.
What thoughts did you think of, when reading this quote? 
That's my view...what say you?

Saturday, December 24, 2016

When helping--here is WHERE TO START

Blog quote #1081...  
"Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you." -Mother Teresa-
This statement by MT proves that we don't always have to do big or take on monster huge tasks. Sometimes, a little at a time is the best progress. 
Also, don't take on so much( the old bite off more than you can chew) that you end up doing nothing. Take what is within our capabilities and just make progress. And sometimes, that means  just one person at a time. 
Progress of any type is good progress.
That's my view...what say you?

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Best gift of all?

Blog quote #1080...  
"The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up- in each other." -Burton Hills-
Not much to add here. Well done, Burton!
That's my view...what say you?

Friday, December 16, 2016

Heady Advice...

Blog quote #1079...  
"One way to get ahead and stay ahead, is to use your head." -Unknown-
Just a heads up...
That's my view...what say you?

The price of Success...

Blog quote #1078...  
"The man who is anybody, and who does anything, is surely going to be criticized, vilified, and misunderstood. This is part of the penalty for greatness, and every man understands too, that it is no proof of greatness." -Elbert Hubbard-
If you've never heard of Elbert Hubbard, he is the author of some of life's most  interesting quotes. We suggest you look into him. So much wisdom and truthful words  come from this man's mind.
We interpret this statement as basically--It's easy to not be criticized, just sit in the stands, follow the crowds, take no risks, and flow along the river of life. But then, what fun would that be? 
As someone once said, "Don't be afraid to go out on a limb occasionally- for that is where the ripest fruit lies." Hmm...
That's my view...what say you?

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Powerful Guidance here...

Blog quote #1077...  
"Preach the gospel at all times...if necessary, use words." -St. Francis of Assisi-
Is St. Francis subtly asking us to stop talking and start doing? This is brilliant and shrewd, indeed! 
That's my view...what say you?

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

A simple path to Happiness...

Blog quote #1076...  
"Love one another and  you will be happy. It is as simple and as difficult as that." -Michael Leunig-
Is that perfect or what? Simple yet difficult.  'Just love one another'  seems like anyone and everyone can comprehend this concept. But doing it appears to be a tad more challenging. 
Regardless, when you love one another, life is so much more harmonious. May we all shoot for that more often. 
That's my view...what say you?

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Extra Unnecessary Clutter...

Blog quote #1075...  
"These mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb." -Najwa Zebian-
How much extra junk are you carrying around in your mind/on your back, today? Perhaps it's the appropriate time--to let it go?
That's my view...what say you?

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Marriage, Pain, and Jewelry...

Blog quote #1074...  
"Men who have pierced ears are better prepared for marriage. They 've experienced pain and have bought jewelry." -Rita Rudner-
Some light humor for this weekend...
That's my view...what say you?

Friday, December 9, 2016

Worrying what others think...( a no no)

Blog quote #1073...  
"No matter where you are in life, you'll save a lot of time by not worrying too much about what other people think about you. The earlier in your life that you can learn that, the easier the rest of it will be." -Sophia Amoruso-
Not much to add here, other than THANK YOU Sophia, for the excellent tutelage here. 
If we are honest, most spend far too much time worrying what others think. Ironically many times others are so self-absorbed that they really don't ponder much, at all, about us(or care) for that matter. Hmm...
That's my view...what say you?

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Light at the end of the tunnel...

Blog quote #1072...  
"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it." -Helen Keller-
The best part is- each and every one of us gets to partake in the helping of others to overcome suffering. We might all as well start today...
That's my view...what say you?

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The best win-win situation (The Dog)...

Blog quote #1071...  
"He is your friend,your partner, your defender,your dog.You are his life, his love, his leader.He will be yours faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him- to be Worthy of Such Devotion." -Unknown-
Be worthy. They are worth every part of  it. 
Here's the most amazing misconception on planet Earth...Dogs think they have the greatest deal in the world. The best part is they have the second best deal. We the owner have the best deal. 
It is however, a nice win-win situation for both.
That's my view...what say you?

Saturday, December 3, 2016

On Being DECISIVE...

Blog quote #1070...  
"Be decisive. Right or wrong, make a decision. The road of life is paved with flat squirrels who simply could not make a decision." -Unknown-
Very sad but very true. After all, we are supposed to learn from the mistakes  of ourselves and others around us.
That's my view...what say you?

Friday, December 2, 2016

Weekend Thoughts...

Blog quote #1069...  
"A man who is not afraid  is not aggressive; a man who has no sense of fear of any kind, is truly a free, a peaceful man."-Jiddu Krishnamurti-
Food for thought for the weekend. Hmm...
That's my view...what say you?

Thursday, December 1, 2016

On Jumping to no

Blog quote #1068...  
"Better the last smile than the first laughter."-British proverb-
Interesting. We took this as saying... "Don't jump the gun, and see how things play out." "Be careful not to leap to conclusions or  worse yet, to prejudge the outcome." 
Take it all in, and reserve comment( or in this case, laughter) until all the data and results are in. Savvy advice here, no?
That's my view...what say you?

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The one thing ALL IDEAS have in common...

Blog quote #1067...  
"All ideas share one thing in common--they need to be considered and tried."-Frank Tyger-
Now doesn't that make a lot of sense? Not much more to add here.
That's my view...what say you?

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

'Maximizing' in the moment...?

Blog quote #1066...  
"Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory."-Theodore Geisel(Dr Seuss)-
Boy is that ever true. Accepting all tips and ideas on how to more fully 'enjoy the moment,' so we don't have to wait until it is, in fact, a memory.  

How to live in the present, better?  Anyone, anyone?
That's my view...what say you?

Monday, November 21, 2016

On Being YOURSELF...

Blog quote #1065...  
"I've never felt like I needed to change. I've always thought, "If you want somebody different, pick someone else."-Melissa McCarthy-
Interesting quote here that could be interpreted several ways. We took it as saying, "This is who I am, I don't need to change my  makeup or DNA just to please you. There are several others out there that might fit your bill, and you are free to pursue them."
Now I didn't think Ms. McCarthy was being arrogant or boorish here. Also don't believe she's some stubborn person that's not interested in some sort of self improvement or betterment. All of us can improve and do better.  In our opinion, she was just stating, in essence, for the most part,  "What you see is what you get. The core me is this, and I hope you like it, as it is the real me."
That's my view...what say you?
More great things await

Sunday, November 20, 2016

The Incredible VALUE--of our Ears...

Blog quote #1064...  
"Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you into trouble"-Frank Tyger-
Unlike the mouth, the ears are always your friend! 
Wise wisdom from My Tyger. Not really certain who this man was, but we've used several of his quotes over the years and they never disappoint. Always filled with some sort of sage-ness.
That's my view...what say you?
More great things await

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Of Mountains and Molehills...

Blog quote #1063...  
"It isn't hard to make a mountain out of a molehill. Just add a little dirt"-unknown.-
Stay away from the quarrels, the gossip, and the negative chatter. There's an old saying...when you play with pigs, everyone gets dirty. Hmm...
That's my view...what say you?
More great things await

Friday, November 18, 2016

Another problem with Worrying...

Blog quote #1063...  
"Worrying does not take away tomorrow's problems. It does however, take away today's peace."- Thanks to Counseling & Healing Arts of Oswego Cty.-
Can anyone give us a single benefit of worrying?  Even if one wants to  say that 'it gives us something to do"...that may be stretching it a bit. What a colossal waste of time and good energy. 
Let's give the worrying to the higher powers, and get on with our day. Your mind, body, and spirit will all thank you.
That's my view...what say you?
More great things await

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

A message for Voting Day

Blog quote #1062...  
"The whole idea of a democracy is that we ourselves, the people, are supposed to make a path for our politics, and it is we who with our feet, and our vote, and our labors, and our vigilance are supposed to shape our country."- Eugene Jarecki-
Never forget: WE the people, we get to choose, and the US government is here to serve us. Not the other way around.  Our most important way to make sure this happens is with our vote.  
It's the blessing that our forefathers left for us when they set up this great nation. Happy Election day all. May God Bless America.
That's my view...what say you?
More great things await

Monday, November 7, 2016

A different way of discovering new things...

Blog quote #1061...  
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes."- Marcel Proust-
Sometimes it pays to look at things with fresh eyes.
That's my view...what say you?
More great things await

Thursday, November 3, 2016

On becoming BETTER, part 2

Blog quote #1060...  
"The most splendid achievement of all,  is the constant striving,  to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval."- Denis Waitley-
Do  you have that constant  burning desire for improvement; to do better and become better?   If so, good for you, because, not everyone does...
That's my view...what say you?
More great things await

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Most important Trip ever?

Blog quote #1059...  
"The most important trip you may take in life, is meeting people halfway."- Henry Boyle-
That's brilliant, catchy, and one heck of a good piece of life advice.
That's my view...what say you?
More great things await

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

How to live this ONE LIFE you have...

Blog quote #1058...  
"You only live once, but if you live right, once is enough."- Adam Marshall-
Subtle. Succinct. Savory. So true
That's my view...what say you?
More great things await

Monday, October 31, 2016

The power...of a Teacher's Influence

Blog quote #1057...  
"A teacher affects eternity. S(he) can never know where her/his influence stops."- Henry Brooks Adams-
So true and just like a ripple in the pond one truly never knows when, where, and how much of a teacher's influence will rub off on a child. Teaching-- an incredibly important profession that doesn't seem to get the respect or appreciation it so deserves. 
Good news is the teachers usually are in it for the kids, and not themselves. With that stated,  a bit of thanks and praise the teachers way, would still be ok. Thank you all educators out there- for doing the heavy lifting of helping out future generations be all that they can be!
That's my view...what say you?
More great things await

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Gifts that we all possess...

Blog quote #1056...  
"Everyone has a gift for something, even if it is the gift of being a good friend."- Marian Anderson-
Sometimes, amidst the negativity of the world, we forget just how many positive things we have in our arsenal of potential goodness. Almost like we seem to take for granted how many treasures and blessings we possess.
Go out and be a good friend to someone, or create a bit of positive energy for another today. The world will know it. And so will you. And it will feel terrific
That's my view...what say you?
More great things await

Saturday, October 29, 2016

How to be happy, happier, and happiest...

Blog quote #1055...  
"Judge nothing,you will be happy. Forgive everything, you will be happier. Love everything, you will be happiest."- Sri Chinmoy-
Simplistic for a Saturday, yet, in it's own way a tad deep in meaning. Gives you something to chew on over the weekend...
That's my view...what say you?
More great things await

Friday, October 28, 2016

Do you like nonsense on occasion?

Blog quote #1054...  
"I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living; it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of  a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities."- Theodore(Dr Seuss) Geisel-
How about you? Do you take life too serious or are you able to laugh at the silly absurdities and not so pleasant tricks and treats that life often throws our way?
When's the last time you looked at life through the other side of the telescope?  Perhaps you'll like what you see or, if nothing else, provide a stress relieving chuckle at a much needed time?
That's my view...what say you?
More great things await

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Absurdities, Atrocities, and Voting...

Blog quote #1053...  
"Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities."- Voltaire, French writer  1694-1778-
This quote made me think for some reason of this year's U.S. presidential election. Appears to be an important time on life for not only the US, but the entire world, safety and otherwise.
I recently read an article that discussed the two things people, immediately assess when they initially meet you.  First was 'Can I trust you?'  and second was 'Can I respect you?'(competence and other).  
The article went on to say trust was likely the most important of the two. It made the quality point going back to initial times that the cavemen were probably more interested in trusting that their new acquaintance was not going to kill them,  rather than could they make good coffee. We'll concur that trust is most important.
Be sure to vote this year and when in doubt, listen to that primal instinct gut. It's usually correct. 
That's my view...what say you?
More great things await

Monday, October 24, 2016

Importance of Knowing What You Want...

Blog quote #1052...  
"I can teach anybody to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can't find anybody...who can tell me what it is that they want"- Mark Twain-
Let's take a page or two right out of one of the best selling books of all time 'Think and Grow Rich' (Napoleon Hill). First you have to determine what your purpose is, then you have to have a burning desire to go after that purpose.  
Without knowing what it is that you want, very difficult to go after and get it. Kind of like jumping in a taxi and the driver says  "Where would you like to go?" and you answer "I'm not sure." The driver can't even leave the parking lot. 
Nor can you--until you decide and determine what it is, that you want.
That's my view...what say you?
More great things await

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Incredibly good piece of advice...

Blog quote #1051...  
"Take every chance you get in life, because some things only happen once."- The Good
Just an excellent piece of  tutelage there. Because  a.) it's so true and b.) it's so  overlooked and c.) so taken for granted. 
Life and tomorrow, that is. As trite as it may sound, there just aren't any guarantees of either.
That's my view...what say you?
More great things await

Saturday, October 22, 2016

What makes us "different?"

Blog quote #1050...  
"Men's natures are alike; it is their habits that carry them far apart." -Confucius-
Truer than we humans may like to admit. 
That's my view...what say you?
More great things await

Friday, October 21, 2016

2 quotes today-- on Accomplishment

Blog quote #1048 & quote #1049...  
"To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act." -Anatole France-
"Who begins too much, accomplishes little."  -German proverb-
Today's 2 pack quotes on accomplishment, are not quite contradictory,yet both are worth noting and need to be respected in their own separate ways.
We took them as this... 
First, dreams are important and part of the success equation, but action must eventually be taken. Second, while action is also critical, too much at once, like anything in life involving excessiveness, might prove to be counter productive. Sometimes even destructive. 
Need to look no further than the multitude of new businesses that fail quickly -due to under planning, under capitalizing, or  just not ready to take on all that's coming their way, due to trying to tackle too much at once.

Thus,  do dream,  do act, but be careful not to bite off more than you can snack on.
That's my view...what say you?
More great things await

Thursday, October 20, 2016

What does this quote mean?...

Blog quote #1047...  
"There is more credit in being abused by fools, than being praised by rogues." -F.E.Smith-
Anyone want to take a shot at what the quotist meant here?

Excellent advice- from Albert Einstein

Blog quote #1046...  
"A hundred times every day, I remind myself that my inner & outer life depend on the labors of other men, living and dead- and that I must exert myself in order to GIVE in the same measure that I have received." -Albert Einstein-
Now there is a man who understands a thing or two about human relations. It's about give and take; about helping and being assisted.  Sharing, as well as receiving. 
May more of us strive to have the humble and appreciative mindset of Mr Einstein, here. 
That's my view...what say you?
More great things await

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Still more solid advice...

Blog quote #1045...  
"God gave us two ends. One to sit on and one to think with. Success depends on which one you use; heads you win, tails you lose." -Anonymous-
Which end are you using--for your success?  Hmm...
That's my view...what say you?
More great things await

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Solid advice...

Blog quote #1044...  
"When someone offers you a donut, a compliment, or a breath mint, take it." -H Jackson Brown Jr.- 
Some very solid advice here. We suggest you 'take it.'
That's my view...what say you?
More great things await

Monday, October 17, 2016

The value...of an enriched MIND

Blog quote #1043...  
"You have to study and learn, so that you can make up your mind about history and everything else, but, you can't make up an empty mind. Stock your mind, stock your mind. You might be poor, your shoes might even have holes in them, but your a palace." -Frank McCourt- 
It's OK to have opinions, but the more knowledge and understanding you can have behind them--the better your conversations can be.  
And last we checked the library has very low or no fees to entrance. In addition, their doors are open to everyone. There is a whole world of education,  waiting for any and all to grab.
That's my view...what say you?
More great things await