Tuesday, May 15, 2012

"Actions expresses priorities."  Gandhi

My dear friend Annie who is no longer with us had the biggest heart, the greatest intelligence and the highest integrity of almost anyone I knew.  She also had a quick wit, a great sense of humor and the fastest comeback.  When some would say they were going to do something, her favorite line was, "Talk is cheap.  Put it in a check!"

She called them to task with that comment.  Invited them to step up and act.  So many of us are full of words.  I knew someone who was great on promises but lacking in action.  The words were there but the follow though wasn't.  We need to do what we say we're going to do.  The words should be the beginning of the process, not the end.

Monday, May 14, 2012

"Always do the right thing.  This will gratify some people and astonish the rest."  Mark Twain

So many people are seeking self-esteem.  Many of them are looking in all the wrong places - buying the biggest and latest gadget, trying to look like celebrities.  One of the keys to self-esteem is simply doing the right thing.  Since self-esteem is a feeling in you, your mind knows when you do the right thing and raises your self-esteem accordingly.  Ah...so simple...and so much fun to astonish the rest!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

"Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness, and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again."

Og Mandino
1923-1996, Author