"A man cannot help himself except by helping others" ~Edward Dowling. The Great Paradox of Life! What's the best way to insure my own happiness? By helping to insure yours! Don't take my word for it, try it! The goal for today, test this theory... help someone, just because it's the right thing to do, & see how it feels. Have a great day everybody!
I should respect good... rather than fear evil. I should do what's Right, because it's the Right thing to do; not because I'm going to be punished if I don't. Example: Why should I avoid drinking & driving? Because I might get arrested... or because it's just not Right? The goal for today, do what's Right, out of respect for myself... my fellow man... & my God! Have a great day everybody!
"...the scientist who refused to perform a certain experiment lest it prove his pet theory wrong" ~Anon. I used to be very close-minded... I believed, what I believed, & you couldn't change my mind. After years of suffering because of my stubbornness, I finally decided to try something new... my mind opened & my life immediately started to change. The goal for today, open my mind & seek the Truth... even if it means admitting that I was wrong! Have a great day everybody!
Temet Nosce is Latin for 'Know Thyself'. This is more important & harder to do, than people think. Do we know why we can't sleep at night? Do we know why we think, feel & act the way we do? Do we really know how we get sick, broke & angry? Or better yet, do we know how to get health, wealth & happiness? Maybe it's time to find out! The goal for today, start getting to know myself better. Have a great day everybody!
There are certain things that apply to the individual & certain things that apply to us all. Example: If you have more money than me, you can spend more than me... but no one should live beyond their means. That applies to everyone... from my house to the White House! The goal for today, don't give advice that I'm unwilling to take myself. Have a great day everybody!
Do you still believe that you can do what you know in your heart is wrong & feel good about yourself? I spent years trying to lie, cheat & steal & feel good about myself... it doesn't work! You can't do something wrong & feel good about it & you can't do something right & feel bad about it. The goal for today, do good... feel good! Have a great day everybody!
"Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow." ~JWVG. We live in a world of convenience. I want to start at the top... I want to get rich overnight... I want to take a pill to solve all my problems. The goal for today, work my way up... earn what I get out of life & learn how to fix my problems properly, because getting something for nothing never fulfills the hearts true desire! Have a great day everybody!
"The truth is that there is nothing noble in being superior to somebody else. The only real nobility is in being superior to your former self" ~Whitney Young. I don't need to be better than you... I need to be better than me. The only goal in life worth striving for is to be a better person today than I was yesterday by improving my conscious contact with God & maintaining that improvement through self-examination & helpfulness to others! Have a great day everybody!
"You cannot transmit something you haven't got" ~Anon. Asking someone who is miserable & depressed how to be happy, is like asking a car salesmen for advice about plumbing :-) The goal for today, don't falsely lead... I won't give you advice that I'm unqualified to give & don't blindly follow... I won't take advice from the unqualified. Have a great day everybody!
I believe that it is time for a change in this country & in this world. It's time to change back to when we actually cared about each other... When we understood that domestic tranquility had to come before world peace... When national interest came before self-interest... When we led by example rather than arrogance. It is time for a change... it's time to change back to the way it was intended to be! Have a great day everybody!