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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Thought for the Day - What To Believe, Who To Believe

"Believe those who are seeking the truth, doubt those that find it. "
Andre Gide

I remember when I thought I found the truth (politically). I had all the answers. Of course I didn't and I stopped learning and growing. Now I prefer to have questions and attempt to be open. So I have come to appreciate the quote above. Worth thinking about......

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Personal Ramblings - Rejection

I just read about the story of Susan Jeffers' author of "Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway". She was rejected by fifteen publishers and received one rejection letter that said ""Lady Di could be bicycling nude down the street giving this book away, and no one would read it.

It went on to sell millions....

Don't give up, don't let others create your reality.

Thought for the Day - The Audience is Waiting

"You create your own stage. The audience is waiting"

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Thought for the Day - Always Two Sides

"No matter how thin you slice it there are always two sides"

Monday, April 27, 2009

Personal Ramblings - Think You're Having a Bad Day?

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Thought for the Day - Say Yes

"Create your YES list, a list of all the things you want to say YES to, and be prepared to be amazed."
Linda MacDonald

Friday, April 24, 2009

Thought for the Day - Success

"Success is not something you achieve, it's something you attract by becoming a more attractive person."
Jim Rohn

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thought for the Day - Failure is Just a Step Towards Success

"Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means you haven't succeeded yet."

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Thought for the Day - Know When to Hold Them

"Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well"

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Thought for the Day - Be Careful What You Say

And be aware when someone speaks negative about people.....

"What someone says about someone else they will also say about you when you turn around!"

Monday, April 20, 2009

Personal Ramblings - Memoirs and Writing Books

Well I've read close to a dozen memoirs now I'm on to reading a bunch of writing books. Here are some I'm reading now.....

Next week I start a memoir writing class at a local college.... Time to write....

Thought for the Day - Miracles

"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." Einstein

I choose the second way.......

Friday, April 17, 2009

Personal Ramblings - Memoirs

I'm immersing myself in reading memoirs. I've read eight plus memoirs in three areas; Ireland, Irish-American and Urban/Ghetto. Those are the three main areas that cover my early life as I prepare for a memoir writing class and writing a memoir. Now I'm reading books on writing , language and grammar in an attempt to reeducate myself or maybe just educate myself in those areas.
The memoirs I've read so far are:

Let me know if you have any suggestions for memoirs I should read......

Thought for the Day - Insight

"Most people spend their lives looking but not truly seeing."
Joe Navarro

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Thought for the Day - Be Stronger

"Do not pray for easier lives, pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers,
pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work will be no miracle, but YOU will
be a miracle. "
Phillips Brooks

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Thought for the Day - Keep Reading

"Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body."
Sir Richard Steele

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Thought for the Day - One Deed, Less Talk

"A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed."
Henrik Ibsen

Monday, April 13, 2009

Thought for the Day - No Failure

"In my life, I've failed over and over and over again. That's why I succeed." ~
Michael (Air) Jordan

Friday, April 10, 2009

Thought for the Day - Multiple Projects

"The successful always has a number of projects planned,
to which he looks forward. Any one of them could
change the course of his life overnight."
— Mark Caine: Non-fiction author

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Personal Ramblings - Get Back Up

You must watch this if you want to be inspired. If this doesn't put your problems and challenges in perspective nothing will..... Get Back Up.....

Thought for the Day - No Worries

"Worrying is the same thing as banging your head
against the wall. It only feels good when you stop."
— John Powers

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Thought for the Day - A Little Prayer

"Help me be more, do more, learn more and give more
Help me make the days ahead of me greater than the ones behind me
Help me step up and make a difference
Help me find and share my gifts with the world
Help me find my greatness and share it
Help me find my purpose
Help me live every day with wonder
Help me live every day with gratitude for all the blessings I have"


Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Thought for the Day - Growing and Giving

"Growing and Giving are the meaning of Life"

Are you constantly growing and giving back?

Monday, April 06, 2009

Thought for the Day - Work Is Love Made Visible

"Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy. For if you break bread with indifference, you bake bitter bread that feeds but half a man’s hunger. And if you grudge the crushing of grapes, your grudge distils a poison in the wine. And if you sing though as angels, and love not the singing, you muffle man’s ears to the voices of the day and the voices of the night."

~ Kahlil Gibran

Friday, April 03, 2009

Personal Ramblings - New York

I'm back in New York for my mother in law's 90th birthday celebration, Great city, my hometown. Here is is....

Thought for the Day - Keep Growing

"Someday, I'm just going to run out of time. But I'm never going to run out of questions, and I'll doubt I"ll ever run out of energy"
Jim Collins - Author "Good to Great"

That's my plan as well.......

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Thought for the Day - What is Your Role?

"My role is to develop ideas, to do research, to think, to teach, to bring order out of chaos and share it the best way I can. And to pursue interesting questions."
Jim Collins - Author "Good to Great"

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Thought for the Day - Time to Get Started

“The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.

W. M. Lewis