Friday, 29 May 2009

Golden Rule

The golden rule is of no use whatsoever
unless you realize that it is your move.
– Anonymous

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Monday, 25 May 2009

Peace

It is better to do less with peace
than it is to do more with stress.
– Joyce Meyer

Friday, 22 May 2009

Mountains

Sometimes the miracle of moving mountains
is God granting you the strength
to keep shoveling.
– Shane Littlefield

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Monday, 18 May 2009

Achieve

We overestimate
what we can achieve in a day,
but underestimate
what we can accomplish in a month.
- Suzanna Olivier

Friday, 15 May 2009

May 15, 2009 Chautauqua


From the Editor's Computer

When we have fixed goals, we are struggling to force things to turn out a certain way. Hence we close ourselves off from seeing what is possible and what else is available to us. We can't see the bigger picture. - Baron Baptiste

It is the May Long Weekend and the unofficial start to the summer season. Summer is a time when we look forward to doing fun things and leaving our usual schedules behind.

What if we use this long weekend as a time to start opening ourselves up to living in a way that is less rigid and more fluid. What if we open ourselves up to what is happening around us and enjoying it - in all its unexpected surprises - rather than forcing our idea of what should be happening onto the events and people in our lives.

What if we live summer-like all year?

Beth

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Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Impress

Did you ever see an unhappy horse?
Did you ever see a bird that has the blues?
One reason why birds and horses
are not unhappy
is because they are not trying to impress
other birds and horses.
- Dale Carnegie

Monday, 11 May 2009

Difficulties

There are two kinds of person in the world:
those who think first of difficulties
and those who think first of accomplishments
in spite of the difficulties.
– Samuel Warren

Friday, 8 May 2009

Satisfaction

If you don’t get satisfaction
from doing something on a small scale,
you won’t get any more satisfaction
doing it on a global scale.
Nothing, multiplied by five billion,
is still nothing.
– Mother Teresa

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Idleness

We owe most of our great inventions
and most of the achievements of genius
to idleness – either enforced or voluntary.
– Agatha Christie

Monday, 4 May 2009

Mistake

A mistake is simply
another way of doing things.
– Katherine Graham

Friday, 1 May 2009

May 1, 2009 Chautauqua


From the Editor's Computer

I was reading a book on retirement the other day - and yes, I am allowed to read retirement books as I’ve been semi-retired my whole career!

In the book was a list of things one should do in their retirement years to be productive citizens, and not a burden on society. The list included:
· you can work
· you can play
· you can sleep
· you can improve your mind
· you can improve your health
· you can work in civic activities or educational activities
· you can work in some spiritual area
(Hammond Stith, paraphrased)


Those items are a good formula for those of us at all ages, not just for the retired.


Beth

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