Friday, May 26, 2017

A message for the 'haters'

Blog quote #1142... 
"Hustle until your haters ask if you're hiring." -Steve Maraboli-    
How good is this message? 
That's my view...what say you?

Monday, May 22, 2017

The Treasures of being Courteous

Blog quote #1141... 
"Nothing is ever lost by courtesy. It is the cheapest of pleasures, costs nothing, and conveys much. It pleases him who gives and receives and thus, like mercy, is twice blessed." -Erastus Wiman-    
Not much more to add here other than two questions...
Why  don't we all practice courtesy more often? And how did we get away from it and move toward rudeness and general cluelessness- which are both repugnant?  
That's my view...what say you?

Friday, May 19, 2017

A strange phenomenom with Income and Expenses

Blog quote #1140... 
"Expenditure rushes to meet income." -Cyril Northcote Parkinson-    
Isn't that something that no matter how much money one makes, the expenses seem to keep pace? Why is that?  
Make more equals a license to spend more? What's wrong with a little savings?  Great observation here by Cyril.  Hmm... 
That's my view...what say you?

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

On constantly pushing to the Limit...

Blog quote #1139... 
"You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched." -Phaedrus, 15 B.C.-50 A.D.)-    
We took this as  saying...moderation, in everything. Also, take rests in between striving for excellence. One cannot constantly have the 'pedal to the medal' or, it soon wears out/ loses its lustre. 
What did you think Phaedrus was trying to say here?
That's my view...what say you?

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The problem of ASSUMPTIONS...

Blog quote #1138... 
"Assumptions are the termites of relationships." -Henry 'the Fonz' Winkler-    
Power packed, concise comment with a unique, yet effective comparison. One conclusion here might be-- For better relations, clarify before assuming? Hmm... 
That's my view...what say you?

Monday, May 15, 2017

Peace, at all costs...

Blog quote #1137... 
"Peace is more precious than a piece of land." -Anwar El- Sadat, Egyptian president-    
Amen to that!  One could fill in the blank where is says 'piece of land.'  When discussing fighting over most anything, peace is best. 
That's my view...what say you?

Sunday, May 14, 2017

A message for Mothers everywhere...

Blog quote #1136... 
"God could not be everywhere, and therefore, he made mothers." -Rudyard Kipling-    
Technically not true as the almighty is everywhere and everything, yet Kipling's statement gives us an idea of the importance of Mothers. Their love, teaching, wisdom, patience, and overall help in getting us from the womb to who we are today, cannot be understated. 
Thanks to all Moms everywhere, for being awesome. Happy Mother's Day
That's my view...what say you?

Saturday, May 13, 2017

on DREAMING...

Blog quote #1135... 
"There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds." G.K. Chesterson-    
Today's message has the author hinting to us- to perhaps dream without limits? Those who are willing to try anything and think BIG, not even the sky--err the clouds can hold back.
Quite likely, the biggest impediment to our achievements, are the constraints our own minds place on us. Interesting...
That's my view...what say you?

Monday, May 8, 2017

On Complacency...

Blog quote #1134... 
"He who stops being better, stops being good." -Oliver Cromwell , 1599-1658-     
Complacency is ok to a limit in certain things, but it can get carried away. In this case, always good to keep raising the bar and improving on ourselves!
That's my view...what say you?

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Remaining COOL...

Blog quote #1133... 
"One cool judgement is worth a thousand hasty counsels. The thing to do is supply light and not heat" -Woodrow Wilson-     
Most good decisions are made with level heads. In general, we get ourselves into trouble when making decisions in anger or with too much alacrity( both combined and we really are asking for it.) 
Proverbs 21:5 tells us "Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty."
Thus the moral here is clear; remain cool and calm when making decisions and plans.
That's my view...what say you?

Monday, May 1, 2017

How Great is This Advice?

Blog quote #1132... 
"Today  give yourself permission to be outrageously kind, irrationally warm, and improbably generous. I promise  you'll have a BLAST!" -Sasha Dicter-     
Love this advice!
That's my view...what say you?

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Crazy good wisdom...

Blog quote #1131... 
"Live your life so that if someone says "Be yourself." it's good advice." -Robert Orben-     
Wow, took a bit to register that one. But once it did, boy oh boy- is THAT powerful! Bammmm!
That's my view...what say you?

How does one stay Ignorant?

Blog quote #1130... 
"The recipe for perpetual ignorance is be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge." -Elbert Hubbard-     
The question is: Are you up for more learning  vs. do you prefer the status quo? 
Although there is no wrong answer here, our interpretation is Hubbard thinks we are cheating ourselves out of a full life- if we give up the thirst for more wisdom, education, and learning. We agree.
That's my view...what say you?

Thursday, April 27, 2017

On Being Honest, Yet With Tact...

Blog quote #1129... 
"When you shoot an arrow of truth, dip its point in honey." -Arabic proverb-     
Boy did this one slap me in the face. Anyone who knows me is aware that I like honest conversations and strongly prefer to really know the truth of what people think.  BS, half truths, and not really saying what is on your mind might be convenient immediately, but long term only leads to destruction and further problems.
With that stated, my mom used to always say "You can say anything you want to anyone, as long as you say it in a nice way."  Anyone else get much from this quote? 
That's my view...what say you?

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Changing a Fool's Mind?

Blog quote #1129... 
"No man can alter the thoughts of an obstinate fool." -Bhartrhari, philosopher, 570-651 AD-     
Have you ever tried? If so, you may, as we do, come to agree with this wise old philosopher. 
That's my view...what say you?

Thursday, April 13, 2017

on Customer Satisfaction...

Blog quote #1128... 
"When the customer comes first, the customer will last." -Robert Half-     
Hmm...Good play on words here. Excellent wisdom as well.
That's my view...what say you?

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Asking for help...

Blog quote #1127... 
"The healthy, the strong individual is the one who asks for help when he needs it. Whether he has an abscess on his knee or in his soul." -Rona Barrett-     
No ego here. Know where to go for help.Reach out, or sometimes, the best move...is to reach up!
That's my view...what say you?

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Truth and Lies...

Blog quote #1126... 
"A half-truth is a whole lie." -Yiddish proverb-     
And that is the whole truth!
That's my view...what say you?

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Eye Opening Statement - on YEARS of LIFE

Blog quote #1125... 
"Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks. Yet most people don't. They sit in front of the telly and treat life as if it goes on forever." -Philip Adams-     
How great is this quote? People get complacent and after a while just take life for granted. Every day is its own mystery, surprise, and treat. Each day is also limited and finite in number bestowed upon us. 
Quick point. If the average lifespan is 80 years old then we get an average of 29200 days to live. If we are 50 years old, we've lived 18250 days. That means on average, only 10950 days remain. Better start living! The sooner we realize that, the better. 
That's my view...what say you?

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Chaos tests Character

Blog quote #1124... 
"Necessity may well be called the mother of invention, but calamity is the test of integrity." -Samuel Richardson-     
It's easy being a good person when things are going well. When the chips get down or a rough spell comes upon us is when the true character of people will either shine or go bromidic. Superb observation here by Mr Richardson.
That's my view...what say you?

Monday, March 27, 2017

2 excellent Leadership traits...

Blog quote #1123... 
"A good leader takes a little more than his/her share of the blame, and a little less share of the credit." -Arnold Glasgow-     
Humility is one of the top and more sought after qualities in a leader. Not far behind is the ability to appreciate others and recognize people on a consistent basis. 
Less about the boss. More about his/her people.
That's my view...what say you?

Saturday, March 25, 2017

On Bravery and Fears...

Blog quote #1122... 
"Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death." -General Omar Bradley-     
Wait a minute. At first blush doesn't this seem a tad twisted up? Don't we associate bravery with being tough, not scared, will do/try anything?
Perhaps one and three above are valid, but even the bravest of people have fears. What makes them brave is that they press on and just push through their fears, not letting them bring things to a screeching halt. 
Food for thought on 'fear.' Look it in the eye and push through it. You'll be amazed how much bigger and stronger you are than your fears. 
That's my view...what say you?

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Importance of JOY...

Blog quote #1121... 
"The future, higher evolution will belong to those who live in joy, share joy, and who spread joy." -Torkom Saraydarian-     
Big time forward thinking here. The quicker we can get away from greed, selfishness, and rude or indifferent behavior, the better chance of survival we all have. 
It's all about love, and peace, and joy. Perhaps each of us can spread a bit more of that today, this week, and in general, going forward? 
That's my view...what say you?

Monday, March 20, 2017

on Dreams and Realities...

Blog quote #1120... 
"Reality can destroy the  dream--why shouldn't the dream destroy reality?" -George Moore, novelist 1852-1933-    
We believe it should, and, it can! And you say? 
That's my view...what say you?

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Playon Words- on 'What Counts'

Blog quote #1119... 
"What counts can't always be counted; what can be counted doesn't always count." -Albert Einstein-    
Anything immediately come to mind, on this shrewd observation/comment? 
That's my view...what say you?

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The VALUE of Mistakes...?

Blog quote #1118...  
"Growth, character, and enjoyment of life comes from our mistakes. A child that is not permitted to fall will never learn to walk,  for walking is a succession of fails." -Dr.Frank Crane-    
Mistakes, trials and errors, testing the waters, and pushing ourselves beyond comfort zones. That is how most of us educate, grow, and improve. 
The people that aren't making mistakes and trying anything new, likely aren't learning much or advancing themselves. 
That's my view...what say you?

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Excellent advice here, #5

Blog quote #1117...  
"Don't approach a goat from the front, a horse from the back, or a fool from any side." -Yiddish Proverb-    
Very sagacious with a bit of bite! 
That's my view...what say you?

Monday, March 13, 2017

For maximum efficiency...

Blog quote #1116...  
"The quickest way to do many things- is to do only one thing at a time." -Anonymous-    
Multi-tasking  is overrated. And due to the lack of focus (the cat that chases two mice catches none) it leads to inefficiencies, mistakes, and quite frankly, not our best work. 
Pick one thing, and concentrate on that.
That's my view...what say you?

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Rekindling the Spirit...

Blog quote #1115...  
"In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit."  -Albert Schweitzer-    
Anyone give you a lift or a pick me up as of late? If not give a shout out to the Grand Poobah of Smiles. If I can help you a bit, I will...
That's my view...what say you?

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Mapping things out...

Blog quote #1114...  
"If you don't know where you are going, when you get there, you'll be lost." -Yogi Berra-   
Gotta love the Yogi-isms!
That's my view...what say you?

Friday, March 10, 2017

On too many Laws, and Commandments...

Blog quotes #1112 and 1113...
#1112  
"Someone has tabulated that we have 35 million laws on the books to enforce the ten commandments." -Bert Masterson- 
#1113
"I've been told since the beginning of civilization, millions and millions of laws have not improved on the ten commandments, one bit!" -President Ronald Reagan-  

Can anyone say overkill? 
The lesson here? Keep things elementary my friends! Sometimes the basics work just fine and adding to them just complicates and convolutes things more.
That's my view...what say you?

Thursday, March 9, 2017

On Angels, and Humility...

Blog quote #1111...  
"It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels." -Saint Augustine-   
Anyone know of a better character trait to have than humility? Obviously, this is debateable, but a humble person is usually a well liked and welcome guest anywhere, anytime.
As an FYI--It is said when you see a group of 1's  such as 11 or 111 or 1111, the angels are near. This is good. Something to just be aware of. As of late, I see them everywhere. On the alarm clock, mile markers, signs,scoreboards--it's incredible. Quite comforting as well. Have a blessed day.
That's my view...what say you?

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

True Leadership Trait--

Blog quote #1110...  
"In simplest terms, a leader is one who knows where (s)he wants to go, gets up, and goes. -John Erskine-   
As it says, s-i-m-p-l-e.  Know, go, and do.
That's my view...what say you?

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Alternative definition, of a Genius...

Blog quote #1109...  
"A genius, is someone who shoots at a target that no one else sees, and hits it!" -Anonymous-  
Something for your mind to chew on, this Sunday.
That's my view...what say you?

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Quick Reminder #3...

Blog quote #1108...  
"You only live once, but if you live right, once is enough." -Adam Marshall-  
Just a quick reminder to LIVE life, and live it noble, with purpose, and vibrance, and with love and caring for others. Onward...
That's my view...what say you?

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Great Insight for Today...

Blog quote #1107...  
"Insight of the day: Put all your excuses aside, and remember this...You are capable." -Zig Ziglar-  
Nothing beats a good confidence booster!
Quick lesson...when Zig speaks, we all should listen. Very seldom does anything come from his lips, that we can't learn from.
That's my view...what say you?

Sunday, February 26, 2017

How to Feel Good...Part 3

Blog quote #1106...  
"It is impossible not to feel good about yourself, if you make someone else smile." -Enzo D'Alimonte-  
Always a good goal in life is to help others smile more,as it seems the world has gotten much, much too serious. Once we leave the kid stage, grins seem to get replaced with stress, fear, anger, and a bunch of other dare I say...nonsense.
Lighten up everyone, and do your best to get another to smile.
Anyone disagree?
That's my view...what say you?

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Abundance...what to do with it

Blog quote #1105...  
"When you have more than you need, build a bigger table, not a higher fence." -Unknown-  
In other words...share. Assist others. Help 
Be thankful for the blessings that have been placed in your lap. As the saying goes "Spread the wealth to those around you who could use a hand."
That's my view...what say you?

Thursday, February 23, 2017

How to avoid a Bad Day...

Blog quote #1104...  
"It's a really poor day when you can't learn something new." -Mrs. Ryan-  
Here's to continuous learning, character development, self improvement and personal development. If you are living and breathing, you can still be learning. 
Coach John Wooden was known to be reading a book a week, well into his 90's. He said "When you are through learning, you are through." And of all the people we've been introduced to in the world- Wooden was one heck of a good example  Thanks Mrs. Ryan, for the reminder.
That's my view...what say you?

Monday, February 20, 2017

On Complacency setting in...

Blog quote #1103...  
"It is wonderful how you get used to things, even the most astonishing." -Edith Nesbit-  
Or is it so wonderful?
That beautiful sunset. A luxuriously soft bed. A wonderful friend. A reliable car. A faithful dog. Given enough exposure, and/ or repetition, complacency can tend to set in, until the whatever it is we see all the time or are 'used to,' gets removed.
Thus, the constant need--every single day--to give thanks, gratitude, and appreciation for all that life gives us. Regardless of large or small, significant or insignificant-never get so complacent that we take for granted the numerous blessings we all have.
That's my view...what say you?

What a Noble Goal...

Blog quote #1102...  
"Make it a rule to never lie down at night without being able to say "I have made one human being  at least a little wiser, a little happier, or a little better this day." -Charles Kingsley-  
What a noble goal. If each of us could do this every day, can you imagine how much improved the world would be, and also, how much better you and I would feel? Think it's worth giving a shot?
That's my view...what say you?

Sunday, February 19, 2017

on Courage...

Blog quote #1101...  
"Courage can't see around corners, but goes around them anyway." -Mignon McLaughlin-  
The spoils go to those who are willing to risk. Others have also said the best way to take on fear- is face it square in the eye. We agree. How about you?
That's my view...what say you?

Friday, February 17, 2017

A guide to SUCCESS...

Blog quote #1100...  
"Success never rests. On your worst days, be good. On your best days, be great. And on every other day...get better." -Carmen Mariano-  
This gem could move into the all time Top 20 Smile-Therapy Think Tank quotes. What superb, practical, common sense life advice.
That's my view...what say you?

Thursday, February 16, 2017

on LEARNING...

Blog quote #1099...  
"If you would not have affliction visit you twice, listen at once to what it teaches." -James Burgh-  
We took this as life lessons and mistakes will keep coming back at us until we actually learn from them. Pay attention. Improve from experience. Be cognizant with lessons that are being taught to us, via pain, adversity, and/or challenges.
A good reminder from Mr Burgh. Thank you! 
That's my view...what say you?

Friday, February 3, 2017

Churchill's Savvy Advice...

Blog quote #1098...  
"Never hold discussions with the monkey, when the organ grinder is in the room." -Winston Churchill-  
Wow there are many conversations to be had from this open ended and versatile quote. I will refrain and let the audience comment. What goes directly through your mind immediately after reading? 

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

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Choose wisely-- your words

Blog quote #1097...  
"A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over." -Ben Franklin-  
Choose your words carefully. They matter. Unlike other things in life, a do-over is tough to get approved. Even if you get one,  some damage has likely already been done...
That's my view...what say you?

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

When to stay Silent...

Blog quote #1096...  
"The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective- as a rightly timed pause." -Mark Twain-  
It appears appropriate at this time, to pause for reflection. Hmm...
That's my view...what say you?

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Cost of education?

Blog quote #1095...  
"Education costs money, but then so does ignorance." -Claus Moser-  
In the 'don't forget to weigh this in' category...
Touche.'

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

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

What to do with a IDEA...

Blog quote #1094...  
"Ideas are like pizza dough: made to be tossed around." -Anna Quindlen-  
If you have an idea be sure to write it down so you don't forget it. Then, when the timing is right (could be immediate, soon, or held for a bit)  be sure to share it with others. Kick it around, run it by a few people, toss it out there like a pizza pie as the author suggests. 
One never knows when an idea's time has come. And like there is no such thing as a dumb question, there are no such things as bad ideas- just different viewpoints and opinions.
Worst thing is when you see your held in idea out in the world somewhere and you say, "Man, I thought of that, I just didn't share it or follow through on it." Let's make sure that doesn't happen. Got an idea? Let's hear it...
That's my view...what say you?

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

So...what about the FUTURE?

Blog quote #1093...  
"The day after tomorrow is the 3rd day of the rest of your life." -George Carlin, comedian-  
Now, go make something of it. The past is behind you and in the books. 
Go. Press forward. Onward. Bigger and better and brighter and more bountiful things await, if you are ready to act...
That's my view...what say you?

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Grandparents and Grandkids...

Blog quote #1092...  
"Nothing makes a child as smart...as having grandparents." -A. Nonymouse-  
Anyone out there guilty of doting on or spoiling their grandkids? Aahh, it's just what we do!
That's my view...what say you?

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The fair-weathered friend...

Blog quote #1091...  

Definition of a fair weathered friend:
"A fair weather friend is one who is always around when (s)he needs you." -Unknown-
Kind of sad, but probably more true than we want to admit. Be on the lookout for such 'folk' and try to steer clear.
That's my view...what say you?