Wednesday, 30 January 2008


How wonderful it is that
nobody need wait a single moment
before starting to improve the world.
-Anne Frank

Monday, 28 January 2008


A man who's willing
to make a decision in the first place,
can always make another one
to correct any mistake he's made.
- Harry S. Truman

Friday, 25 January 2008


is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
-Don Marquis

Wednesday, 23 January 2008


Be yourself.
An original is always worth more than a copy.
- unknown

Monday, 21 January 2008

What counts

It’s not what people call me,
it’s what I answer to that counts.
– African proverb

Friday, 18 January 2008

January 18, 2008 Chautauqua

From the Editor's Computer

Have you ever wondered why we spend so much time at the beginning of a new year dealing with year-end from the year before?

If you belong to an organization, group, or business, chances are pretty good that you are involved in some form of year-end activity this month. This could include compiling statistics from the previous year, finalizing your financial books for the year, comparing previous activity to last year’s, and, of course, having a meeting or two to discuss the above!

If you belong to more than one organization, group or business, then take the above comments and multiply them by the number of year-end processes you are involved in.

Some of us tend to miss out on the first month or two of the new year because we are dealing with the summarization of the previous 12 months. It almost doesn’t seem fair, does it? Then before we can blink, we’re in income tax season which takes us to the end of April (depending on how early, or late, you file your personal return), and before you know it, a third of the new year is gone.

Our world is speeding up and revolving faster and faster each year. Before you get too dizzy take some time this month, in between everything else, to enjoy the sunrise or sunset (or both!), to savour a hot beverage on one of our crisp winter days, to walk outside on one of the unseasonably warm days, or just pick up the phone or write a letter to touch base with a friend. Don’t put your life on hold.

Take some time to slow down and the year won’t slip by you quite so fast.


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Wednesday, 16 January 2008


People of mediocre ability
sometimes achieve outstanding success
because they don't know when to quit.
Most men succeed
because they are determined to.
- George Herbert Allen

Monday, 14 January 2008


What looks like a loss
may be the very event which is
subsequently responsible for helping to produce
the major achievement of your life.
- Srully D. Blotnick

Friday, 11 January 2008


The wind of grace is always blowing
and we must align our sail with it.
– Kabir, Hindu saint

Wednesday, 9 January 2008


…[I]f you are merely a wanderer
in a crowd of strangers, it is wisdom to be silent.
– Deng Ming-Dao

Monday, 7 January 2008

What matters

In order to do what really matters to you,
you have to, first of all,
know what really matters to you.
- Dr. Edward Hallowell

Friday, 4 January 2008

January 4, 2008 Chautauqua

From the Editor's Computer

Here we are at the beginning of another brand new year. I don’t know about you, but New Year’s seems to come faster and faster as each year passes by.

A popular thing to do in the new year is to make resolutions - we resolve that we will finally lose weight/stop smoking/eat healthier/make a million dollars, or whatever your favourite resolution is.

This year, rather than sabotage yourself before you’ve even begun by resolving to do something that you really (deep down) don’t want to do anyway, challenge yourself to improve a skill or talent that you are already proficient at.

Rate each skill and talent you possess on a scale of 1 - 10 (10 most proficient). I read once that we spend loads of time and energy struggling to take our 3, 4 or 5 level skills and talents to a 10, but more often than not, the highest we can claim is a 6 or a 7 after all that blood, sweat and tears.

Rather, we should be looking at our level 7, 8 and 9 skills and talents and putting our extra energy into them, to bring them up to a 10.

When we do that, our self-esteem and confidence naturally increase, as does our enjoyment of whatever it is we are doing. When our confidence and enjoyment increase we then feel that we can venture out and try something new...or lose that weight, stop smoking, eat better or make that million dollars without beating ourselves up.

May 2008 reveal the best you you’ve ever seen!


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Wednesday, 2 January 2008


We worry about what a child will become tomorrow,
yet we forget that he is someone today.
– Stacia Tauscher