Winston Churchill This week is Thanksgiving in the US. The very best holiday, I think. Families gather to say thanks. There are no gifts, just food, family and friends. If you have these, you are truly blessed. I hope you feel blessed today and pass the feeling on to another. I hope you are still… Continue reading “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”
Then push just 5 to 10 percent further." David Goggins: Can't Hurt Me Recently I attempted my 3rd half marathon. So anxious to achieve my goal of completing one of these races in less than 2 hours, I had trained all summer. There were days when I didn't feel like getting to the gym or… Continue reading “Whether you are running on a treadmill or doing a set of push-ups, get to the point where you are so tired and in pain that your mind is begging you to stop.
Jon Meacham: Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power Thomas Jefferson sheltered himself from criticism, even from lifelong friends and colleagues like John Adams, in order to remain steadfast to his objectives and unchanged in his beliefs. Ambition is a good thing. Especially if it provokes action for good. The spotlight (acclaim) is good too, it is… Continue reading “Ambition creates a hunger for action and acclaim, and those who crave applause have a particular aversion to criticism.”
Susan Wilson: One Good Dog I have a confession to make - I love dog books. And, while I have read a lot of them, I know I've not read all of them. If you have a favorite, please let me know. This book is about the redemption of souls - both man and the… Continue reading “I once was powerful and feared. Now I was loved. A much bigger deal.”
What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate." Henry David Thoreau: Walden Thoreau went to the woods to learn how "to live deliberately" and not find at the end of his life that he had not lived. Stop wasting your time on social media and worrying about… Continue reading “Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion.