“Therefore let your soul exalt your reason to the height of passion, that it may sing” ~Kahlil Gibran. Sometimes I enjoy reading really deep, poetic stuff like this… but my job is to simplify it. Most of my life it was one or the other… logic or love. But this quote is suggesting that we combine the two & really learn how to do this life thing right. We don’t want to be so logical that we become mechanical or robotic, but we don’t want to be on a constant emotional roller coaster ride either… there has to be some balance. The goal for today: love like crazy… but don’t lose your mind in the process! Have a great day everybody!
There are a lot of really good books in this world & we should read them all if we can. Some books help us relate to each other & not feel so alone. Others give us hope & tell us that life can get better. Some make us laugh, some make us cry… some are romantic, some are exciting. But from what I have seen, there are only a very small few that can truly help a person permanently change their lives for the better. The goal for today: if you want to be entertained… read whatever you want; but if you need to solve a problem… you’re gonna have to find, read & live by the Right books! Have a great day everybody!
“Where there’s a will, there’s a way” ~Unknown. Success is always an option… there is nothing we can’t do! To give up is unnatural & it’s actually hard for us to do. We may get frustrated or scared & claim we can’t go on… but 9 times out of 10 we do go on… & we win out! No matter what life throws at us, we can rise above it! We are built to succeed, we are built to overcome adversity, we are built to prove that in God’s world… anything is possible! The goal for today: find your strength, find your stride, find your peace, find your pride, find your happiness deep inside… & the world will be yours, both far & wide! Have a great day everybody!
“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give” ~Kahlil Gibran. There is nothing wrong with helping someone out from a physical or material standpoint… but it is infinitely more important that we learn how to give each other patience, tolerance, kindliness & Love. All the material possessions in the world won’t add up to the total sum of what even just a moment of genuine kindness could amount to. The goal for today: remember always, that your neighbor is far more in need of your Love, than they are your money! Have a great day everybody!
“You’ve got to find some way of saying it, without saying it” ~Duke Ellington. I love this quote! I write like that… everything I say can be applied to an individual’s life… the life of our nation… & humanity as a whole. For example: I shouldn’t spend more money than I have… neither should the White House… or the G20. The Principles that govern all life on earth are at the root of the things I write. The goal for today: share the tools, that fix ALL of our problems, with individuals in an attempt to change the world from ‘We the People’… up! Have a great day everybody!
Bill Wilson, a co-founder of AA, tried to help a lot of people get sober & it didn’t work. One day, when he was just about to throw in the towel, he said to his wife “I give up! This isn’t working… none of these guys are staying sober”… his wife replied “But you are Bill.” Here we are… 83 years later & that statement by Lois Wilson is still saving lives. The person receiving help may or may not get & stay well… but the person giving help will ALWAYS triumph, over any & all difficulties. The goal for today: don’t forget this Master Law of Life… giving is far more powerful than getting! Have a great day everybody!
As I gaze out my window on a day like today
In the depths of a winter so ashen & gray
I can always find solace in this I must say
A sight that inspires in its particular way
I stand in the easterly corner of home
Looking due west directly into the gloom
But one window provides me an alternate view
The flag of our fathers in a beautiful hue
It stands out like a lighthouse to a sailor in need
Whom tosses & toils in the dark night at sea
It brings to me memories, it fills me with pride
The emotion it brings me I seldom can hide
Our founders, our fathers, our brothers, our sons
Have protected our freedoms from a world full of wrongs
It may not mean all the same things to you
But to me it means freedom for the tried & the true
I will respect it & love it & defend it I swear
From all threats to freedom, for yours I will care
For this glorious ensign that once meant so much
Still means the world to the hearts that its touched
So say what you will & do what you do
But to claim that “its” wronged you is simply not true
They say you can burn it but I’d say you’re a fool
For it will do much more to fill your heart if it remains red, white & blue