September 10, 2014

STOP AND THINK – There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself. (Henry David Thoreau, 19th century American poet and philosopher) Thoreau seems to be...

September 9, 2014

STOP AND THINK – To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness. (Bertrand Russell, 20th century British philosopher) Doing without is not something we strive for. Most of us have an abundance of things, and...

September 8, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Seek to do good, and you will find that happiness will run after you. (James Freeman Clarke, 19th century American theologian and author) As mentioned in previous daily thoughts, happiness is not something to be sought so...

September 7, 2014

STOP AND THINK – All happy people are grateful. Ungrateful people cannot be happy. (Dennis Prager, syndicated columnist and radio talk show host) Gratitude and happiness are very closely linked. If you have an attitude of gratitude, you...

September 6, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Simply put, you believe that things or people make you unhappy, but this is not accurate. You make yourself unhappy. (Wayne Dyer, American motivational speaker and author) How often have we blamed someone else for our...

September 5, 2014

STOP AND THINK – We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about. (Charles Kingsley, 19th century Anglican priest and professor) Has...

September 4, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Where fear is, happiness is not. (Seneca, 1st century Roman Stoic philosopher) Sometimes obvious ideas simply stated convey profound truths. Fear and happiness certainly are incompatible, aren’t they? Can you imagine being...

September 3, 2014

STOP AND THINK – You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. (Albert Camus, French-Algerian Nobel Prize winning author) Looking for...

September 2, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Be happy. Talk happiness. Happiness calls out responsive gladness in others. (Helen Keller, American author and lecturer) Everyone wants to be happy. The “Pursuit of Happiness” is considered to be a right that everybody...

September 1, 2014

STOP AND THINK – We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same. (Carlos Castaneda, Peruvian-American author) In the United States today is Labor Day, a time to honor the workmen of our country. But Castaneda is...

August 31, 2014

STOP AND THINK – No matter how much madder it may make you, get out of bed forcing a smile. (Kenneth Goode) Are you a “morning person”? If not, this quote might be good for you. Goode goes on to say, “You may not smile because you are...

August 30, 2014

STOP AND THINK – A leader that is no longer a learner is not leading—he is managing. (Jeff Bogue, American pastor) Some people might think that a leader should “know it all.” After all, he or she is in a position that is responsible for a...

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