Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Shine

Do not allow people to dim your shine
 because they are blinded.   
Tell them to put on some sunglasses.   
- Lady Gaga

Monday, 28 May 2012

Worth

Just because something 
doesn’t last forever, 
doesn’t mean it wasn’t 
worth your while. 
- author unknown

Friday, 25 May 2012

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Monday, 21 May 2012

Friday, 18 May 2012

May 18, 2012 Chautauqua


From the Editor's Computer


     Last year I had many opportunities, on paper-delivery trips, to take an unintended detour. The reasons for the detours included flooded/washed out roads, road construction, or equipment moving convoys. 

   While I had little choice and had to depart from the road I wanted, and thought I needed to take, I still was headed in the direction of my desired destination.

   As a bonus, I was able to see some different scenery, yet still ended up exactly where I wanted to be, without fail.

   In our lives, we are constantly making decisions and choices, big and small, that we hope will take our life in the directions where we want to go. 

   Sometimes we are faced with circumstances that force us to take a detour and head a different direction.  What we need to remember is that it is only a detour and it will still take our lives where we want to go if we allow the detour to take us back to our general route.

   The problem arises when we become so attached to the detour that we take a wrong turn and lose sight of where we were headed, becoming lost. 

   At that point, the only one way to get back on the right road is to turn around.  We need to find out where we may the wrong turn and find our way back to our intended route.

   There are many routes we can take to arrive at the life we want to live.  A detour is a chance to enjoy some different scenery on our journey.  It is not a life derailment, unless we chose to let it be.  

Beth

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Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Joy

Joy is what happens to us 
when we allow ourselves to recognize 
how good things really are. 
 – Marianne Williamson

Monday, 14 May 2012

Heart

Until we can receive 
with an open heart, 
we are never really giving 
with an open heart. 
 – BrenĂ© Brown

Friday, 11 May 2012

Guess

Living is a form of not being sure, 
not knowing what next or how… 
We guess.  We may be wrong, 
but we take leap after leap in the dark.   
– Agnes de Mille

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Do

Life is pretty simple: 
You do some stuff. 
Most fails. Some works. 
You do more of what works.   
If it works big, others quickly copy it. 
Then you do something else. 
The trick is to do something else. 
- Leonardo da Vinci

Monday, 7 May 2012

Walk

All you have to do 
is look straight and see the road, 
and when you see it, 
don't sit looking at it - walk.   
- Ayn Rand

Friday, 4 May 2012

May 4, 2012 Chautauqua


From the Editor's Computer 


   Ever have one of those day?  You know what I mean - everything that could go wrong does and what doesn't go wrong still doesn't do what was supposed to.

   It is very easy to get overwhelmed by days such as that.  To put it all into perspective we need to look at days like that in a different manner.

   What if your favourite comedian was using the events of your day for a comedy sketch?  What if Dick van Dyke, Seinfeld, or any of the current comedians, was describing your day?  How would they do it?   What would they emphasize for the greatest comedic effect to generate the biggest laughs?

    When you look at the various events of your life from that angle, the sting and stress are lessened.  In fact, you may surprise yourself by actively looking for the comedic element in and around you.

Beth

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Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Remind

I need to take an emotional breath, 
step back, and remind myself 
who’s actually in charge of my life.   
– Judith Knowlton