January 25, 2017

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. (Aristotle, 4th century BC Greek philosopher) Education is an important segment of today’s world. Both the individual states and the federal government spend millions of...

January 24, 2017

The great ones are always looking for ways to serve, not to be served. (Chad Briscoe, college athletic director) The people we see on TV and in the movies are sometimes pictured as prima donnas, demanding that they be treated as celebrities...

January 23, 2017

Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability. (Roy L. Smith, American animator and film director) To a lot of people the word “discipline” brings thoughts of punishment. Yet, its basic meaning has to do with training. Though...

January 22, 2017

I do not think about being beautiful. What I devote most of my time to is being healthy. (Ann Bancroft, late American actress) Her physical beauty was recognized by many, yet that, apparently, was not her most important concern. After all, as...

January 21, 2017

Try to be like the turtle—at ease in your own shell. (Inspiration newsletter) Some people never seem to be satisfied with who they are. Whether it’s brain power, appearance, or athletic prowess—they see skills in other people and wish they could...

January 20, 2017

Society has gotten to the point where everybody has a right, but nobody has a responsibility. (John G. Stevens, business developer) American was born on the principles of human rights. We have fought world wars and cultural issues to guarantee...

January 19, 2017

I don’t know the key to success, but the key failure is trying to please everyone. (From a comedy story-teller) It’s unlikely that anyone is looking for the key to failure, but the warning here is worth noting. To climb the ladder of success, it...

January 18, 2017

Mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life! (John Muir, Scottish-American naturalist) Muir also said, “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are...

January 17, 2017

Let your heart determine your destination, and you mind shall carry you there.(Anonymous) We see or read a lot about people being advised to “follow your heart.” In our culture we tend to think of the heart as the center of our emotions, and we...

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