April 16, 2018

Yesterday is ashes, tomorrow wood. Only today does the fire burn brightly. (Eskimo Proverb) As we grow older, we tend to become more nostalgic. We long for the “good old days,” and we rehash the good memories, probably forgetting the less...

April 15, 2018

Thinking is one thing no one has ever been able to tax. (Charles Kettering, late engineer and inventor) On tax day in the U.S., a little humor might help. Will Rogers said, “The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf.” But...

April 14, 2018

You must master your time rather than becoming a slave to the constant flow of events and demands on your time. (Brian Tracy, public speaker and author) We all have the same number of hours in a day and days in a year. It’s what we do with them...

April 13, 2018

The best teachers are those who don’t fear being overshadowed by their students. (Author unknown) Caring teachers want to see their students succeed; that is often what motivates them to follow education as a career. Successful athletic coaches...

April 12, 2018

Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired. (Jules Renard, French author) Resting is important. We do need to take time to rest; our bodies need relaxed time to recover energy and strength. But, as Renard suggests, to...

April 11, 2018

The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground. (From a Norman Rockwell calendar) An acorn may not have had any ability to determine its future, but we do. The nut was safely buried in the soil, but when a sprout emerged and began to...

April 10, 2018

Treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend all the care, kindness, and understanding you can. (Og Mandino, late American author) How would our lives be changed if we followed Mandino’s advice? How would it affect...

April 9, 2018

It is not what we do that determines who we are. It is who we are that determines what we do. (Charles Ryrie, professor and author) The saying “What you do speaks so loud, I can’t hear what you say” suggests that actions speak louder than words...

April 8, 2018

If you want to stand out, you must prepare to stand alone. (Author unknown) It’s not wrong to want to be a leader, but today’s quote offers some good advice. Often there will be opposition, differing opinions, questionable counsel. As someone...

April 7, 2018

Like a good meal, life is meant to be savored, not just consumed. Be present. (Kary Oberbrunner, motivational speaker and author) Often we are in such a rush that we eat fast food and hardly take time to enjoy the tasty flavors. Oberbrunner takes...

April 6, 2018

Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder at what makes the universe exist. Be curious. (Stephen Hawking, late theoretical physicist) Hawking claimed to be an atheist, yet his suggestion sounds...

April 5, 2018

I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow. (Woodrow Wilson, 28th president of the United States) Although some people seem to know it all, most of us are well aware that there is a lot we don’t know and a lot that would...

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