Listen

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Today is my girlfriends birthday & when I gave her her gift she said "good job... you listened" - lol.There are 2 kinds of listening... the 1st is when someone says "I've got a problem... do you have a minute?"... I've got that one nailed down.The 2nd is when things are mentioned in general conversation that later prove to be important... I need to work a little harder at this type of listening.The goal for today, be a better listener... it matters!Have a great day everybody!  
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Carpe Diem

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"We usually lose today, because there has been a yesterday, and tomorrow is coming" ~JWVG.  It's hard sometimes... but extremely important to live in the moment.  When I'm living in remorse over the past or fear of the future, I'm not at peace here & now.  I don't sleep well... I'm not efficient... I have no energy... I'm not useful & helpful to others... etc, etc, etc.  The goal for today, focus on this moment & seize the day!  Have a great day everybody!  
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Sanity Is Wearing Thin

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If someone sleeps with my girl, what should I do? Shoot them... or act like a sane, rational, adult? If my boss fires me from my job, what should I do? Shoot him... or act like a sane, rational, adult? If someone calls me an asshole, what should I do? Shoot them... or act like a sane, rational, adult? The goal for today, learn how to cope with daily life in a manner other than shooting people!  Have a great day everybody!  
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To Judge, Or Not To Judge…

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One place in the Bible says 'judge not' & another says 'judge righteous judgement'.  Am I supposed to judge or not?  I believe this quote answers the question... "It is the sin, not the sinner, that is to be condemned" ~Emmet Fox.  Example: I shouldn't loan a heroin addict money... not because he is a bad person, but because he is going to do a bad thing with the money.  The goal for today, judge actions... not people.  Have a great day everybody!  
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Create Your Own Luck

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"There is no such thing as luck in a universe governed by law" ~Emmet Fox.When bad happens, it's because someone was selfish, resentful, dishonest or afraid... which is working against the Universal Law.When good happens, it's because someone was selfless, loving, honest or pure... which is working with the Universal Law.The goal for today, work with the Universal Law & create my own luck!Have a great day everybody!  
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Live & Let Live

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There is a very fine line between 'Live & Let Live' & being a doormat.  I can't force you to treat me a certain way, but I can chose how it effects me & how I react.  Someone once said to me "Are you're telling me what I can & can't do?"... I said "No, I'm telling you what I can & can't put up with!".  The goal for today, don't tell people how to live & don't let people tell me how to live... Live & Let Live!  Have a great day everybody!  
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Avoid Unhealthy Emotions

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Just because I'm not 'overly' emotional, doesn't mean I don't care.  Example: If someone dies, I'm not going to fall apart! Not because I don't care... but because I have made a conscious decision to not engage in unhealthy emotional extremes. These extremes are bad for my physical health... they keep me from being helpful to others & I am certain that the deceased would not want me to feel that way.  I've worked very hard at learning to control my emotions.  I'm not saying that we shouldn't have emotions... but if we learn to control our emotions we can eliminate anxiety & depressing... we can reduce violent crime, bullying & abuse... hell, we might even avoid a few wars!  The goal for today, find peace, happiness & usefulness in emotional balance & stability.  Have a…
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Don’t Make Decisions Based On Fear

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There is a Law written only on the door posts of our hearts, that says, 'If the motive isn't Pure... the outcome won't be either'.  Some think that fear keeps people safe, but I disagree.  Example: At 6 I almost drown... should I fearfully avoid water to stay safe or should I face my fear & learn how to swim to stay safe?  If I fall in the water & all I have is fear... I'm dead!  Fear is never a 'Pure' motive... but facing my fear to help myself & others is!  Have a great day everybody!  
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We Will Never Forget

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"Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected." ~George Washington.  The courageous men & women involved in the tragedy of 9/11/2001 went to work every day & selflessly prepared for the opportunity to give everything, in exchange for the well being of those around them.  They gave their lives for their loved ones, their neighbors, their fellow Americans... & you can be certain that they left this world 'Happy' to do their 'Moral Duty'!  The goal for today, honor them & strive to emulate them!  God rest their souls... & God Bless America!  Have a great day everybody!  
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