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...

February 14, 2015

STOP AND THINK – My father always said, “Never trust anyone whose TV is bigger than their bookshelf.” (Emilia Clarke, British actress) That’s probably an accurate, but sad, commentary on modern society. The joy of reading books, even though...

February 13, 2015

STOP AND THINK – The walls of hospitals have heard more prayers than the walls of churches. (Anonymous) That’s a sad commentary on the level of spiritual life, isn’t it? People are inclined to look to God when life is threatened. During war...

February 12, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Work begins when the fear of doing nothing at all finally trumps the terror of doing it badly. (Alain de Botton, Swiss-British writer and TV presenter) Some people procrastinate simply because they are fearful of not being...

February 11, 2015

STOP AND THINK – The best understanding of your equipment comes from using it. (Ken Duncan, (Australian professional photographer) Duncan was speaking of photographic equipment. But the simple statement has many appropriate applications. A...

February 10, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Look not at what you have lost but at what you have left. (Robert Schuller, pastor and author) Whether it’s losing a sporting event or having all of one’s possessions destroyed in a house fire, it’s often most difficult to...

February 9, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Take away love and earth is a tomb. (Robert Browning, 19th century English poet and playwright) Browning seems to be quoting a song in his poem “Fra Lippo Lippi,” that laments a lover who let his loved one get away...

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