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Friday, May 29, 2009

Thought For Day - Dwell in Possibility

"I dwell in possibility"
Emily Dickerson

May You Dwell In Possibility

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Personal Ramblings - You Never Want to Lose Your Courage

"You Never Want to Lose Your Courage"
Maggie (O'Donnell) Quinn

Today I called my Aunt Maggie in Ireland to wish her a happy birthday. She was born in 1914 and is 95 years old today. Aunt Maggie was born the year WW I started and before Ireland achieved it's independence. The world has changed so much since she was born. She still lives on the mountain in Glanduff, Ireland where she was born.

She told me today that she would like to travel to New York to see where her deceased sister's Mary and Ann (my mother lived). She has never traveled to America but she said she wasn't afraid to make the trip.

She then said "You never want to lose your courage." What an amazing statement to hear from someone of her age. She's a mighty woman and I couldn't agree more, I never want to lose my courage.

Happy Birthday Aunt Maggie and thank you for sharing your wisdom with me......

Thought For Day - How Do You Eat an Elephant?

"How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time"

"I am always doing things I can't do, that's how I get to do them."

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Thought For Day - Be Happy

"For every minute you are angry,you lose sixty seconds of happiness."

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Thought For Day - Live Each Day....

"Live every day as if it's your last because one day it will be."

Monday, May 25, 2009

Celebrate Memorial Day -

This Memorial Day remember and honor those who served and gave their lives so we can be free to enjoy the Memorial Day Weekend.

Freedom isn't Free

Support The Wounded Warrior Project

Friday, May 22, 2009

Thought For Day - Run Towards Opportunities

"Run towards opportunities and problems will take care of themselves"
Jake Steinfeld

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Thought For Day - Make No Little Plans

"Make no little plans, they have no magic to stir men's blood..... Make big plans, aim high in hope and work."
Daniel Burnham - architect

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Thought For Day - Get Interested in Others

"if you want people to get interested in you, get interested in them, without an ulterior motive"
Greg Mooers

The key is "without an ulterior motive". Try it........

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Thought For Day - Reputation

"You can't build up a reputation on what you are going to do."
Henry Ford

Monday, May 18, 2009

Thought For Day - Experiment

"All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, May 15, 2009

Thought For Day - What Story Are You Writing?

"Every man is a diary in which he writes one story while intending to write another. His humblest moment is when he compares the two."

--Hugh B. Brown

Interesting insight into the difference between the life we intend to create and the life we do create. Have you taken the time to look at where you are versus where you intended to be?

How do you go about rewriting the story/your life to get the ending you want?

Give this one some thought.....

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Thought For Day - Enjoy the Little Things

"Enjoy the little things for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things"
Robert Brault

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Thought For Day - Courage

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes it is a quiet voice at the end of the day. saying..."I will try again tomorrow"
Mary Anne Radmacher

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Personal Ramblings - "It Doesn't Get Better Than This"

Tonight i wrote a short speech I'm gong to give at my daughter's graduation day from her elementary school. She read it and said. "You're the best dad in the world."
Every time she says that to me it seems fresh like I'm hearing it for the first time. No matter what I achieve or don't achieve in life, as long as I hear those words from my daughter I will realize that I'm a success in life and it doesn't get better than this......

Thought For Day - Overwhelmed

"May you always be overwhelmed by the Grace of God rather than by the cares of life."

The above line was from a Mother's Day poem a friend posted on Facebook. I like the line.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Thought for the Day - Optimist or Pessimist

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Personal Ramblings - Happy Mother's Day

My mother was a sweet soul. As a kid I listened to her stories of her childhood in Ireland and her journey to America. i especially loved the story of the banshees in the mountains of Glanduf, Ireland, She came to America in 1928 right in time for the Great Depression and worked as a live-in domestic. She later worked in factories during World War II while my dad served in the Philippines. After my dad died when I was four she raised my brother and myself and while we were very poor she found a way to give us what ever we needed. All the neighborhood kids loved her and watched out for her. She always wanted to return to Ireland but never made it home. I made the trip for her last year and met her youngest sister and walked in her childhood house. I felt like she was there with me. So this Mother's Day I honor her and will always be grateful for all she gave me and all she made me. Happy Mother's Day Mom. I know you are looking down on me and smiling.......

I''ll Always Love My Mother - In Memory - Ann "O'Donnell" Duffy

Friday, May 08, 2009

Thought for the Day - Break On Through

"The brick walls are there to stop people who just don't want it enough"
Randy Pausch
What wall will you break through today?
Tony Robbins

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Thought For Day - Destiny

"We don't always get our goals but we do get our destiny. Remember Garth Brooks song, thank god for unanswered prayers!"
Thanks to Tony Robbins

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Thought For Day - Be Remarkable

"Being noticed is not same as being remarkable. Running down the street naked will get you noticed, but it won't accomplish much."
Wayne Mansfield

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Thought for the Day - Optimist or Pessimist

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

Thought for the Day - Treat Others

You can easily judge the character of others by how they treat those
who can do nothing for them or to them.

-- Malcolm Forbes

Monday, May 04, 2009

Thought for the Day - Be Happy - Be Kind

"People who are happy are kind and people who are kind are happy"

Of course I would bet the opposite is true... People who are unhappy are not kind and people who are not kind are not happy.
Just Saying.....

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Rest in Peace - CJ Bau

CJ Bau was a friend, an actor, a husband, a father and much more. He touched people's lives. He will be missed. I met him in the 90's, We acted together in plays at the American Renegade Theatre Company and in a couple of shorts I produced. He was a curmudgeon but always had a smile and a sense of optimism that he shared with others.
He was given a standing ovation at his funeral service today to celebrate his life and to acknowledge his life long passion for acting.
Rest in Peace Brother CJ. You will missed.....

Sunday's Eclectic Music Videos # 2 - Tell It Like It Is

Sunday's Eclectic Music Videos 2009 - # 1- You Got to Serve Somebody

Friday, May 01, 2009

Personal Ramblings - Room to Read

Just came across a great story about a Microsoft Executive John Wood who left to stat a non profit creating libraries in poor countries. Fascinating story and great cause and organization. Check it out......

Thought for the Day - Change Your Mind, Change Your Life

"The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering the their attitude of mind... If you change your mind, you can change your life."
William James