There is an ancient formula for life that first appeared “In the beginning.” The 4 rivers coming out of the Garden of Eden were symbolic of the 4 sides of human nature. The formula is an infallible & inexhaustible source of Truth. It says that if I want to know the Truth, I must apply the formula: spiritual – mental – emotional – physical… in that order. I ask God (spiritual) to direct my thinking (mental), then I attached a feeling to that thought (emotional) & then I get an outcome (physical). The goal for today: apply the formula… know the Truth! Have a great day everybody!
I recently made a mistake & unfortunately, someone else is suffering the consequences. I feel terrible, but feeling bad won’t fix it. Worry, remorse & morbid reflection won’t fix it. Anger & frustration won’t fix it. Fear & tension won’t fix it. There are a shitload of things that won’t fix it… but there is One thing that will. Trust God, clean house & help others. The goal for today: I will ask God’s forgiveness & what corrective measures should be taken… put that measure into action… & place the welfare of the other person ahead of my own! Have a great day everybody!
“After all, isn’t fear the true basis of intolerance?” ~Anon. Intolerance: unwillingness to accept views, beliefs, or behaviors that differ from one’s own. Treating some people good & others bad, is caused by fear. Argument & fault finding are caused by fear. Most of what we see in the world today is intolerant & is a direct result of fear. If someone mistreats me, I will protect myself, understand their fear & pray for them. If I mistreat someone else, I will protect myself, understand my fear & pray that it be removed. The goal for today: get rid of fear… & practice real tolerance! Have a great day everybody!
The D&H Railroad, from Carbondale to Honesdale, was the 1st commercially successful railroad in America. Carbondale Pa, a town rich with history, is my hometown… & in large part, I have taken it for granted. I once visited a train museum nearly 3 hours south of here… yet I have never visited the one 20 minutes south of here. The point being, we tend to take what we’ve already got for granted… & go out in search of what somebody else has. The goal for today: don’t overlook the amazing people, places & things standing right in front of you… they are there! Have a great day everybody!
“God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.” ~Daniel Webster. Our loved & lost were so ready to guard & defend freedom that they laid down their lives for it. They proved through their actions that freedom for all, is infinitely more important than the survival of one. The goal for today: honor our fallen soldiers by applying the same “do or die” approach to our everyday lives. Let us be just as willing to do what’s Right in our states, cities, communities & homes. Let us live by the Happiness, Peace & Freedom that they so courageously gave their lives to provide us with. Today, truly honor their sacrifice by living Right! Happy Memorial Day! Have a great day everybody!
I am truly humbled by the outpour of Love I have received in regard to my book being published… & I can’t thank all of you enough. What’s really cool about this is that it stands as a giant reminder of how impossible it is to succeed at anything without each other. I could not have accomplished this without the help of so many people. Everyone I have ever come in contact with, has actually contributed to this book in some way, shape or form… & most of you probably don’t even realize how much you have helped me. I thank God, country & every one of you… I couldn’t have done this without you! The goal for today: give credit where credit is due! Have a great day everybody!
“A man cannot help himself except by helping others” ~Unknown. I was once told that I couldn’t help others until I helped myself first… but this quote would suggest the opposite. Every human being is born with the ability to GIVE Love & therefore… we are ALL qualified to help others. I may not be able to transmit certain information to you because I don’t possess it, but that doesn’t mean I can’t help you at all. The goal for today: help someone in whatever way you can… because helping others is the ONLY way to truly help yourself! Have a great day everybody!