February 24, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world. (Hans Margolius, German author) Peering into the moving waters of a lake or pond gives us a distorted...

February 23, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom. (Merry Browne, 20th century American athlete) When we approach a subject with predetermined opinions, we will most often find it difficult to learn anything new or...

February 22, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Experience is a brutal teacher, but you learn. My God, do you learn.  (C. S. Lewis, British novelist and Christian apologist) Life is all about learning. It’s been said that when you stop learning, you’re dead. That may not...

February 21, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory. (Albert Schweitzer, German-French medical missionary to Africa) Schweitzer’s two criteria for happiness are true but may be incomplete. Ill health, indeed, can be...

February 20, 2015

STOP AND THINK – I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity. (John D. Rockefeller, business magnate and philanthropist) In achieving fame and fortune as a co-founder of Standard Oil, Rockefeller must certainly have faced some...

February 19, 2015

STOP AND THINK – If we can recognize that change and uncertainty are basic principles, we can greet the future  . . . with the understanding that we do not know enough to be pessimistic. (Hazel Henderson, a futurist and author) A lot of...

February 18, 2015

STOP AND THINK – If a negative attitude is not getting us where we want to go, then why not change the attitude? Reshaping attitudes is possible. Awareness is the key initial step. (Marsha Petrie Sue, author, speaker, and motivational...

February 17, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. (Leo Tolstoy, 19th-20th century Russian philosopher and writer) It’s probably just human nature that at some point we wish we could write, say...

February 16, 2015

STOP AND THINK – He could have added fortune to fame, but caring for neither, he found happiness and honor in being helpful to the world. (Epitaph on George Washington Carver’s grave) Carver was born into slavery in the mid 19th century but...

February 15, 2015

STOP AND THINK – A man is known by the company he keeps. (From an Aesop fable) Aesop’s observation is a reminder of how important our relationships are. People are inclined to associate with others of similar backgrounds and interests. That...

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