Creative thinkers do not feed on the reflections of other people’s thoughts. Their findings are brand new and clever.
Dependability is a powerful weapon of defense. Without it we are weak and produce very little for ourselves and others.
Fear is not bad within itself. It is how we manage to control our fear that matters.
Taking care of family is taking care of important, high-priority business. It is within this responsibility that we find happiness that is enduring.
Planning in advance or working out the details ahead of time is very important to the dynamic of success. Some people call this strategy, while others call it common horse sense.
And to all of us drivers, please be more respectful of those crossing the street.
As you know, the body’s defense is enhanced by proper diet, sleep and exercise.
A meaningful hobby might not cause us to live longer, but we will be happier in the time we do have.
It is hard to create a plan of attack when we do not have a clear idea of our mission and an adequate plan and strategy.
It is amazing how our minds can manufacture a guilty party when we suspect someone has done and injustice to us. We have no proof, no facts and no witnesses.
Oh, the power of the human spirit. This power transcends war, disease and all other hindrances.
Snacking, however, is not a recently acquired habit. Primitive human beings snacked and forged on berries, roots, fruit, wild grains and legumes.
The drill sergeant yelled so loud he could be heard all over the range.
Laura Kate said, “Our teacher is leaving, and all of us kids want to give her a little momentum.”
When our behavior is destroying us, we need a true friend to read reality to us by just stating the facts to us.
It is amazing how our minds become creative when we are involved in repetitive activities that require little thinking, like washing a car or mowing our lawns on our riding lawnmowers.
Why is it that at this time of year the Grinches and Scrooges come out of the woodwork? Why is Christmas such a threat to these people?
Why is it that sometimes we find it easier to water down excellence by accepting mediocrity as a virtue? When I visit the medical doctor for a checkup or illness, I expect more than just average knowledge and skill.
The potatoes, eggs and coffee beans had each faced the same adversity — the boiling water.
Sooner or later, all of us need this stabilizing force for consolation and refuge.
It is not fair, but I expect a lot from professional baseball players when I think of the money they receive.
Let us hope that our nation will again find the road of truth and follow it.
Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s are meaningful holidays, but they have their downside also. Usually, more alcohol and other drugs are consumed and used during these times. Driving under the influence is more frequent.
Living with dreams sometimes better than truth
Sometimes we do not want to know the truth so we just choose to live with our dreams.
I venture to say that all of us have hidden, unrecognized talents. Even if these talents are noticed, they are often allowed to fall by the wayside or not investigated for their true value and, thus, remain undeveloped.
Decision making has to be in the context and climate of freedom. It is true that there is more opportunity to make good decisions when we have freedom to do so.
It is my hope that you will remember all those pets that brought or bring happiness and joy to you and your family. This column is a tribute to them.
It takes a wise person to know when to hold them and when to fold them.
In reality, if we are in good health, we are already millionaires. A serious accident or disease that requires an extended hospitalization could amount to a bill of a million dollars or more in a heartbeat.
To obtain and maintain a healthy weight, the first requirement is to really want to follow through. What we really want out of life is what rules our actions.
Let us remember and continue to learn from events like 9/11.
We have to remember, when bad things happen to us and others do not empathize with us, we cannot expect otherwise. Maybe we are too busy to stop and be compassionate.
It is a blessing to have been given our life by our parents so we can have the chance to ponder questions about life and love.
It’s sad indeed when a highway can be cleaned one week and the following week it is littered again.
People, we only come through this life once. Experience all you can while you can, and do not forget to count your blessings.
In our society, which is a general term for the entire population, we have many fine and upstanding young and old persons. To remain healthy we all have to be carefully knowledgeable.
You have probably have met at least two or three people in the past who have left you with unforgettable memories.
It appears that politics and marriage have a lot in common.
A word to the wise, please do not send money or respond to letters that promise this or that.
In today’s world it is difficult to identify all our problems.
Together they transformed a frightening situation into a creative experience.
Remember, all of these conclusions are purely my opinion.
Cooperation, sharing, giving and receiving makes the system work.
The power of imagination helps us to form a reality that is creative and productive.
By remembering, we keep our values alive.
By 1952, when I graduated from high school, the war had wound down. After two years of college, I joined the Marine Corps in order to avoid being drafted.
To broaden our understanding of when help is truly help, we need to explore co-dependency.
Apparently, our youth have always received bad press.
Every addiction has its rationalizations.
This guy dressed in a gorilla suit tried to hold up a McDonald’s in McDonough with a banana as a weapon.