Tuesday, September 12, 2017

On Being Wrong ( it's OK!)

Blog quote #1160... 
"Don't ever be afraid to admit you were wrong. It's like saying you're wiser today than you were yesterday." -Ann Landers -   
What a superb way to look at this. Drop the ego's, admit we don't have all the answers to everything in life, and acknowledge we can always get smarter and learn from our fellow humans.  
Admitting our faults and incorrectness is actually a great strength, and sign of humbleness. And who doesn't love a humble human?
That's my view...what say you?

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Best thing you can do for another...

Blog quote #1159... 
"The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches-but to reveal to him, his own."-Benjamin Disraeli -   
Let people know how good they are, or compliment them on their talent/ good works. The world is very lopsided, in favor of critiques versus praise. More of the latter, please.
That's my view...what say you?

Monday, August 14, 2017

On Older Wisdom...

Blog quote #1158... 
"Before you contradict an old man, my fair friend, you should endeavor to understand him."-George Santayana -   
We often are quick to add our two cents or share what we 'know,' or think we know. It appears the author is simply suggesting that there is likely some years of wisdom and information behind the elder person's statements and that needs to be respected. My how much we can learn, from those who have gone before us.  
Good rule of thumb: When younger people are around older people, talk less and listen more- to the wisdom of the elder folk. Hmm...
That's my view...what say you?

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

How to get SMARTER...

Blog quote #1157... 
"If we would have new knowledge, we must get a world of new questions."-Susan K Langer -   
Keep asking. Keep learning.
That's my view...what say you?

Sunday, July 16, 2017

A reminder--of the GOOD in the world

Blog quote #1156... 
"It does no harm just once in a while, to acknowledge, that the whole country is not in flames and that there are people in the country besides politicians, entertainers, and criminals."-Charles Kuralt -   
In other words, there are plenty of good folks out there doing admirable things for the world. Although bad news blankets the airwaves daily, there's plenty of good going on; the media just chooses not to talk about it. 
Thanks for the wonderful reminder, Charles.
That's my view...what say you?

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The sadness of losing an elderly person...

Blog quote #1155... 
"When an old man dies, a library burns to the ground."-African proverb -   
Excellent comment here that references just how much wisdom is collected in a person's life. Always sad to see when wise people leave the planet, knowing all the experiences, trials, and situations they have been through-- along with the knowledge and smarts acquired with the endurement--leave with them. 
Respect the elderly and the wise. They won't be here forever thus we should enjoy their company, stories, and knowledge.
That's my view...what say you?

Monday, July 3, 2017

On truly LIVING life...

Blog quote #1154... 
"Will you look back on life and say "I wish I had" or  "I'm glad I did."-Zig Ziglar -   
Zig is the best! We believe he is asking in a different way--are you really diving into life and living it to the fullest, or, are you methodically or begrudgingly just going through the motions?
Regardless of your answer, the rest of your life starts today. If needed  there's time to adjust your course.    
That's my view...what say you?

Sunday, July 2, 2017

What is a teacher...?

Blog quote #1153... 
"A teacher is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way." -J.C. Maxwell-    
Teachers learn--act--instruct. Teachers absorb, then do, then show or pass it on.
Thank you, all teachers out there. We appreciate you!     
That's my view...what say you?

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Know what you are dealing with...

Blog quote #1152... 
"You can't expect an empty bag to stand straight up." -Ken Blanchard-    
We've always been taught to give people, the benefit of the doubt. Also, give humans high expectations to live up to and many times, they will respond accordingly. 
With that stated, sometimes you have to face facts and know what you are dealing with. You got what you got. Some people just don't have it nor do they care a whisker to give any exerted effort. When faced with this, act accordingly and move on...     
That's my view...what say you?

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Making a difference...

Blog quote #1151... 
"It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference." -Tom Brokaw-    
We believe Mr Brokaw is exaggerating a bit when he says it's an easy task to make money. His theme likely stresses that while millions of people make money every day( some great and some pocket change) very few are those who are making a difference in the world. 
He might even be hinting, that all should think a bit more on how we can have a significant impact on others. Certainly worth pondering... 
That's my view...what say you?

Monday, June 19, 2017

On Cynicism...

Blog quote #1150... 
"Cynicism is knowing the price of everything and the value of nothing." -Oscar Wilde-    
Wow, seems quite accurate. Any dissenters?  
That's my view...what say you?

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Use it or lose it...?

Blog quote #1149... 
"Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses it's purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind."  -Leonardo DaVinci-    
Use it or lose it. If you rest you rust. Things in motion tend to stay in motion. An active mind, is a lively mind. 
For best results, keep challenging the brain as often as possible. It's an amazing organ that can handle far more than we perceive!  
That's my view...what say you?

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Right and Wrong and ' having peace'

Blog quote #1148... 
"Be selective with your battles. Sometimes peace is better than being right."  -unknown-    
This is true wisdom, at its finest!  Class dismissed for today.
That's my view...what say you?

Friday, June 16, 2017

On Visions and Success...

Blog quote #1147... 
"Once you surrender to your vision, success begins to chase you."  - Robin Sharma-    
Isn't that something? Find your passion, create a vision, then let that vision lead you to   your dreams and desires. 
It all starts with an idea. Add some planning, pour in some hard work, and voila! You are on your way!  
That's my view...what say you?

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

On hearsay...

Blog quote #1146... 
"Eyesight is more powerful than hearsay."  - Icelandic Proverb-    
It appears this proverb is suggesting for us not to just listen to gossip as gospel. See. Witness.Verify. 
Sounds like a good tip from the Icelanders...
That's my view...what say you?

Sunday, June 11, 2017

On respect for soldiers...

Blog quote #1145... 
"A man who is good enough to give his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards."  - President Theodore Roosevelt 1903-    
God bless our soldiers and their families! Let's all thank them and give them the respect they deserve and have earned!
That's my view...what say you?

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Great Lesson from the Boy Scouts...

Blog quote #1144... 
"A Scout smiles and whistles under all circumstances." -Robert Baden-Powell,(1857-1941) Boy Scouts Founder-    
Steady as she goes. The scout is taught to keep a level head at all times, and not get too excited when things are going well, and not get too depressed when headwinds are experienced.  
One of many lessons of value we can all learn from the Boy Scouts. Good stuff!
That's my view...what say you?

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Another tip, to live a very happy life

Blog quote #1143... 
"For the happiest life, days should be rigorously planned and nights left open to chance." -Mignon McLaughlin, writer-    
We took this quote to combine planning out life but with moderation. Leave a little room for some occasional fun and spontaneity. 
Too much of anything not only becomes boring and predictable, but also dulls the mind. Sprinkle in some mystery and creativity, for best results.  
That's my view...what say you?

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


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...
"Someone has tabulated that we have 35 million laws on the books to enforce the ten commandments." -Bert Masterson- 
"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?