Saturday, June 24, 2017

Inspire To Dream

"The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach." - Benjamin E. Mays Many adults will use the promise of a special treat or activity to encourage their children to behave or accomplish something they normally would not be inclined to do under... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 23, 2017


"You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late." - Ralph Waldo Emerson A man I knew when we lived in a small Michigan town was one of those people that most people tended to avoid for a couple of reasons. He was physically deformed, and whether we admit it or... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Rise Above It

Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory. - Norman Vincent Peale It might just be me, but it seems everyone wants to argue with you about something, generally nothing of real importance. I've been working for the... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Please Hold My Hand

"But now I look at the night, and it don't seem so lonely, we fill it up with only two. And when I hurt, hurtin' runs off my shoulder. How can I hurt when holding you?" From the 1969 Neil Diamond song, "Sweet Caroline." During my years as a medic and later as an ER nurse, I discovered the 'magic' of... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

It's Alright To Be Afraid

There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger. The true courage is in facing danger when you are afraid. — L. Frank Baum, author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Fear is a common denominator in all 'higher life forms. Most animals avoid humans, and most people avoid uncomfortable... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Fetch It!

"Much like an ocean, hopes and aspirations can be endless." - An original thought I had one day! I spoke with a couple of young people a couple of days back, and they were lamenting the future or lack thereof. They couldn't explain why they felt their future was limited, but they just knew they were... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Learn To Listen

The quieter you become, the more you can hear. - Ram Dass As a student, you may have been in a classroom where the kids haven't settled in yet, but the instructor is starting the lecture. It's difficult to pick just that one voice out over the din of voices. You may have been to a gathering of some... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Judge Not

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures - and that is the basis of all human morality. - John F. Kennedy They say that you judge someone by their actions toward someone who has nothing to give back in return. My Father always told... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Over The Course of Time...

“We sit silently and watch the world around us. This has taken a lifetime to learn. It seems only the old are able to sit next to one another and not say anything and still feel content. The young, brash and impatient, must always break the silence. It is a waste, for silence is pure. Silence is... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Let It and Them Go

"Re-examine all you have been told. Dismiss what insults your Soul." - Walt Whitman. FaceBook, our cell phones, and other 'social media' has made it, so our every online moment is available for scrutiny. You can see when someone was last 'active,' and you know what someone 'likes,' when they read a... Sign in to see full entry.

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