December 3, 2016

To avoid criticism, say nothing, do nothing, be nothing. (Fred Shero, professional hockey player and coach) That’s not a very comforting thought, is it? But, it’s probably true. The only people who aren’t criticized are those whose existence is...

December 2, 2016

When you forgive someone, you are canceling their debt. (Mike Lee, American pastor) Do you find it hard to forgive someone who has deeply offended you? Or, have you said, “I forgive you, but I can’t forget the offense.” That’s not really...

December 1, 2016

The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. (George Orwell, pen name of Eric Arthur Blair, English novelist) You might think that truth is a foundational principal that remains solid and unchanging...

November 30, 2016

If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. (Isaac Newton, 17th & 18th century English scientist.) Newton is credited with formulating the laws of motion and universal gravitation, notable achievements that have made...

November 29, 2016

It always seems impossible until it’s done. (Nelson Mandela, late president of South Africa) Life is often filled with what seem to be impossible obstacles. We can’t do what we want to do because there isn’t enough money or time, or the people...

#60 – Kaizen

#60 – Kaizen

  Fundamental to the DNA of Toyota is a core principle known as kaizen. This principle gave rise to the Lexus marketing brand: “The Pursuit of Perfection.”   Kaizen means the pursuit of improvement, constantly making every effort to...

November 28, 2016

If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we are not really living. (Gail Sheehy, American journalist and lecturer) Change is difficult for a lot of people, especially as we grow older. We become “set in our ways,” and we resist...

November 27, 2016

Since time flies, you must be the navigator. (Church sign board) The older we grow, the more we sense that time really is flying by. We can’t control time, of course, so it’s imperative that we learn how to control our use of it. We can’t just...

November 26, 2016

Sometimes the right path is not the easiest. (Sign board) Yogi Berra is famously quoted as saying, “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” The question, however, is which road to take. We will try to take the right path, of course, but...

November 25, 2016

Once you replace your negative thoughts with positive ones you’ll start getting positive results. (Nelson, Country music star) Nelson is noted more for his music career than for philosophical musings, but this thought has been shared by...

November 24, 2016

Be thankful for what you have. Your life, no matter how bad you think it is, is someone else’s fairy tale. (Wale Ayeni, investment advisor) We are following the example of the Pilgrims, who “…made seven times more graves than huts. No...

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