The Gift of Self

“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly…

Give More, Get More

“No one has ever become poor from giving.” – Anne Frank The more energy you expend in your life in…

Balance of Service

“It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out…

Every Day Thankful

“Although Thanksgiving comes but once a year, every day should be a day of thanks.” Monique Hammond No, I don’t…

They Who Have Little

“If you really are thankful, what do you do? You share.”  W. Clement Stone The most generous people share what…

Grieve Not

“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those…

Happy Willie

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.”  Willie Nelson The most popular course in the 300+…

My Cup Runneth Over

“When asked if my cup is half-full or half-empty my only response is that I am thankful I have a…

Open To Greatness

“Gratitude opens the door, the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe. You open the door through gratitude.”  Deepak…

Great. Full.

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero Gratitude is…

Never Finish

“There is no finish line. When you reach one goal, find a new one”. – Chuck Norris Play infinite games of…

1

“Even though surrounded by several enemies set to attack, fight with the thought that they are but one”. – Ueshiba Singlemindedness…

Higher Levels

“One of the greatest gifts of the martial arts is that they ultimately guide us to new levels of spirituality.”…

Practice Yields Victory

“Tomorrow’s battle is won during today’s practice”. – Samurai Maxim If you are always prepared, you don’t have to get ready. …

Details Matter

“You should make it a habit of putting your all into every little thing you do.” —Koichi Tohei Admiral McRaven…

Great Spirit

“If you don’t have a spiritual connection, you can’t dance on the razor’s edge.”  Rickson Gracie On the edge of…

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

“When I started training martial arts, I learned about respect.” — Anderson Silva A person with great power respects that…

Focus and Finish

“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”– Bruce Lee “Hold.  Hold!  HOLD!!!  NOW!” Ignore the bullets thumping into…

Clear Vision

“In a world deluged by irrelevant information, clarity is power.” – Yuval Noah Harari In science we talk about finding the…

Do Exceptional Things

“Only through focus can you do world-class things, no matter how capable you are.” – Bill Gates Everyone that is not successful…

One Goal

“Success demands singleness of purpose.” – Vince Lombardi Peter Pan represents the infinite number of possibilities of childhood, and by keeping all…

Focus Feeds Growth

“What you focus on grows.” — Esther Hicks Our RAS (Reticular Activation System) is the filter that we observe the world…

Concentrate

“Concentration can be cultivated. One can learn to exercise willpower, discipline one’s body and train one’s mind. – Anil Ambani…

NO is Powerful

“Focusing is about saying No.” ― Steve Jobs We only have a certain amount of bandwidth, and too many of us…

Mission First

“Stay focused on the mission.” – Naveen Jain The mission is more important than the man (or woman). If what you…

The Perfect Now

“Jazz is about being in the moment.” – Herbie Hancock The feeling of Flow, when the work just pours out of…

Play Your Way

“I say, play your own way. Don’t play what the public wants. You play what you want and let the…

Errors of Commission

“If you don’t make mistakes, you aren’t really trying.” – Coleman Hawkins If you don’t make mistakes, whatever you are attempting…

Recover and Rectify

“If you hit a wrong note, then make it right by what you play afterward.” – Joe Pass We all make…

Unique Sound

“Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of…

Comfort Kills

“You should never be comfortable, man. Being comfortable fouled up a lot of musicians” – Miles Davis Comfort is where dreams…

Well Earned

“I believe in things that are developed through hard work.”  Bill Evans Rarely is something that comes easy worth it,…

Caricatures or Characteristics?

“Comedy has to be based on truth. You take the truth and you put a little curlicue at the end.”…

Not Just Joking

“Comedy—real comedy—wasn’t only tellin’ jokes. It was about telling the truth…” – Richard Pryor Truth makes people uncomfortable.  Unless we…

Truly Funny

“Humor is truth.” –Victor Borge Life is crazy, insane, and absurd. In a world that has gone mad, being able…

Laughter, The Best Medicine

“Humor is the best antidote to help relieve all struggles.” -Suzy Kassem Did you know laughter strengthens your immune system?…

Act Out

“Comedy is acting out optimism.” –Robin Williams He suffered intense black depressions yet made the world laugh. Doubts and darkness clouded…

No More Laughter!

“When humor goes, there goes civilization.” –Erma Bombeck Celebrity roasts can be incredible.  Someone who has had tremendous public success…

Laugh At The Powerful

“Great comedy calls large matters into question.” – Penelope Gilliatt The Romanians have a saying: the truth is told through…

Courage to Fail

“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”  – Theodore Roosevelt Failure sucks,…

Most Important

“Discipline is choosing between what you want now, and what you want most.” – Abraham Lincoln What feels good in the…

Ignore The Critics

“The cynics may be the loudest voices—but I promise you they will accomplish the least.” —Barack Obama Teddy Roosevelt talked of…

Always Your Best

“Never be satisfied with less than your very best effort. If you strive for the top and miss, you’ll still…

Do It Right

“It’s easier to do a job right, than to explain why you didn’t.” ― Martin Van Buren Just make the…

Good Job

“Honor lies in honest toil.” ―Grover Cleveland Doing good work is it’s own reward.  The process of becoming better, of doing…

Free To Do What is Right

“Freedom has been defined as the opportunity for self-discipline.” ― Dwight D. Eisenhower When a freshman heads to college and suddenly…

Forgiven

“Until we have seen someone’s darkness, we don’t really know who they are. Until we have forgiven someone’s darkness, we…

Young Love

“Clasp me close in your warm young arms, while the pale stars shine above, and we’ll live our whole young…

Lifesaver

“If nothing saves us from death, at least love should save us from life.” – Pablo Neruda Life sucks, but…

Love > Life

“I love thee with the breath, Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose, I shall but love…

Walk in Your Own Shoes

“Love allows us to walk in the sweet music of our particular heart.”  Jack Gilbert Love is a many splendored…

Love Flows

“Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores…

Waiting For The Infinite

“there is a place in the heart that will never be filled and we will wait and wait in that…

Silence = Lies

“When you have something to say, silence is a lie.” Jordan Peterson When your friend is actively hurting themselves and…

Silence Speaks Loudly

“Often a sign of expertise is noticing what doesn’t happen.” – Malcolm Gladwell In “The Hound of the Baskervilles”, Sherlock…

Greater Vision

“The moment you start fighting for something bigger than YOU, you’ll be introduced to a version of YOU that you’ve…

Lose Not Your Self

“The only real failure is abandoning your principles.”  Ryan Holiday To have the world yet lose yourself is too great…

Victim or Victorious?

“Stop whining, start hustling.”  -Gary Vaynerchuk You want to know a secret approach that almost always works?  Work. Working your…

Non-Linear Growth Curve

“Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement.” -James Clear As Zeno of Citium said, well being is no small thing…

Struggle to Succeed

“Our struggles determine our successes.”  Mark Manson Life is not a straight easy road with margarita stands and The Lollipop…

Autumn’s Dusk

“Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.”  -William Cullent Bryant The sad smile after love has faded is beautiful nonetheless. The last…

Cycle

“Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.”  -Chad Sugg The season…

Amor

“The leaves are all falling, and they’re falling like they’re falling in love with the ground.” – Andrea Gibson There…

Leaves of a Book

“Another fall, another turned page…”  Wallace Stegner Schools have begun and baseball is ending.  Pools and golf courses are closed…

Harvest Time

“Of all the seasons, autumn offers the most to man and requires the least of him.” – Hal Borland After…

Last Burst

 “The heat of autumn is different from the heat of summer. One ripens apples, the other turns them to cider.”…

Fall of the Soul

“Notice that autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature.”  Friedrich Nietzsche The wind turns colder and…

Just Keep Going

“Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must, just never give up.”— Dean Karnazes You don’t…

Fun Run?

“Running a marathon is not a question of whether it will be painful, but when it will be painful.” — Will Ferrell…

Run For Health

“If we had a drug that did what exercise did, it would be the biggest revolution ever and would be…

Running With The Devil Within

“Running is the classical road to self-consciousness, self-awareness, and self-reliance.” — Noel Carroll It is through adversity that we discover ourselves, through…

Faster!

“Fast running isn’t forced. You have to relax and let the run come out of you.” — Desiree Linden The…

Trick Yourself to Succeed

“I’m all about breaking mental boundaries, and training for a marathon falls right into the Jedi mind-training I need.” —…

Quick Fix

“Running is the quickest endorphin hit I can get.”— Julie Bowen We all want that hit, that high.  Be it…

Like Life

“Football is like life. It requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication, and respect for authority.” –Vince Lombardi I can think…

Conquer Yourself

“I don’t think it’s about who you play, I think it’s about who you are.”  Nick Saban It doesn’t matter…

Keep Climbing

“Stay hungry, remain humble, and get better today.” – Pete Carroll The greats are happy but not content.  They win the…

Good or Bad?

“Every experience, good or bad, you have to learn from.” Patrick Mahomes Shakespeare observed that nothing is neither good nor…

Character Counts

“Talent sets the floor. Character sets the ceiling.” Bill Belichick Talent can carry you far, even into the ranks of…

No Excuses

“You cannot make progress with excuses.” –Cam Newton You cannot improve if you believe you are perfect, nor can you deny…

MVP

“The most valuable player is the one who makes the most players valuable.” –Peyton Manning Every great team has that one…

Do You Like Jazz?

“Life is a lot like jazz…it’s best when you improvise.” – George Gershwin “Oh, you have a plan.  That’s nice.” …

Let There Be Light

“To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts – such is the duty of the artist.” – Robert Schumann…

It Is Never Easier

“It is a mistake to think that the practice of my art has become easy to me.” – Wolfgang Amadeus…

Hard Work

“I was obliged to be industrious. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed equally well.” – Johann Sebastian Bach One of…

Dream On

“Imagination creates reality.” – Richard Wagner The ability to dream, to mold reality in our minds and then bend the…

Eldest Tongue

“Music begins where the possibilities of language end.” – Jean Sibelius Music is older than language, older than thought.  It…

A Better Truth

“To copy the truth can be a good thing, but to invent the truth is better, much better.” – Giuseppe…

Different

“I’m not mad at all. I’m just differently sane.”— The Joker Some people just see the world differently.  This is…

Nature Or Nurture

“I am not a product of my circumstances, I am a product of my decisions.”  -Bane You might have been…

Few Words

“There are two rules for success in life.  One is never reveal everything you know.” – Edward Nigma The art…

Imperfectly Perfect

“If the world were perfect, it wouldn’t be.”  Bizarro One insight into the human psyche is the concept of hedonic…

Dance With The Devil in The Pale Moonlight

“I love him not for the way he silenced my demons, but for the way his demons dance with mine.”…

We Are Family

“Families are about love overcoming emotional torture.”  Talia al Ghul Family is those who love you, no matter what.  It…

Devilish Angel

“You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” -Harvey Dent All relationships…

Control

“I don’t like the idea that I’m not in control of my life.” – Neo There are many things we…

Wasn’t Me!

“Denial is the most predictable of all human responses.” -The Architect “I didn’t do that.”  Let’s go to the tape. …

Inevitable

“That is the sound of inevitability!”  – Agent Smith Sometimes, it feels like we are tied to the train tracks…

Big Questions

“It’s the question that drives us Neo.”  Trinity If you have a big enough question, it should take a lifetime…

Driven by Demons

“What do all men with power want?  More power.” -The Oracle Lust is not limited to the flesh, nor gluttony…

Illusion of Choice

“Choice is an illusion created between those with power and those without.”  -Merovingian The illusion of choice is one of…

Light of Truth

“Remember, all I’m offering is the truth.  Nothing more.”  – Morpheus Truth is powerful, but like many things its power…

Contrast

“Life is like a piano; the white keys represent happiness and the black show sadness. But as you go through…

Struggle To Strength

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.”  Fredrick Douglass We become stronger by meeting and overcoming resistance.  Whether…

Bad Things

“The acknowledgement of having suffered evil is the greatest step forward in mental health.” Stefan Molyneux Bad things happen. The…

Pink Tinted Glasses

“What I love about therapy is that they’ll tell you what your blind spots are. Although that’s uncomfortable and painful,…

Breaking Better

“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” ― Leonard Cohen We are all broken. We…

A Light in the Dark

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” —…

Power of The Dark

“My dark days made me stronger. Or maybe I already was strong, and they made me prove it.” — Emery…

Once More Unto The Breach

“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.”  Maya Angelou As babies we pulled…

Betrayal

“For there to be betrayal, there would have to have been trust first.”  Suzanne Collins If a relationship is built…

Trust > Love

“To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.” George MacDonald We can love someone flawed.  To truly love…

The Liar’s Tool

“The trust of the innocent is the liar’s most useful tool.” Stephen King The root of the word “con man”…

Every Time Thing

“Trust is built with consistency.”  Lincoln Chafee One of the primary factors in developing trust is reliability.  If your kid…

Lit Fuse

“I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.”  Friedrich Nietzsche…

Circle of Trust

“Trust starts with truth and ends with truth.”  Santosh Kalwar People joke about “the circle of trust”, but it is…

Queen of Hearts

“The least we each ought to do for someone who treats us like a king or a queen is to…

Fail Forward

“Think like a queen.  A queen is not afraid to fail.  Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.”  Oprah Winfrey No…

Noble

“There’s nothing so kingly as kindness, and nothing so royal as truth.”  Alice Cary True strength does not present a…

Self Rule

“I am indeed, a king, because I know how to rule myself.”  Pietro Aretino Whomever can subjugate their desires to…

Stand Up

“I will do what queens do, I will rule.”  Daenerys Targaryen Leaders lead. They do what they must, even if…

Act Like a King

“In the past, people were born royal.  Nowadays, royalty comes from what you do.”  Gianni Versace Inherited titles and wealth…

Le Petit Prince

“I think of myself as a young prince from a long line of royalty.”  Wesley Snipes There is a kingdom…

The Enemy Within

“Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.”  The Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu If you can remain…

Self Harm

“Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.”  The Buddha We create more demons in our minds…

Move Forward Into The Fear

“Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth.”  Pema Chodron On “The Big Bang Theory” Sheldon proclaimed…

Clear

“Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.” Alan Watts Patience allows emotions to calm and vision to clear.…

See More

“For things to reveal themselves to us, we need to be ready to abandon our views of them.”  Thich Nhat…

The Better Goal

“The goal is not to be better than the other man, but better than your previous self.” The Dalai Lama…

To Touch the Infinite

“There is no joy in the finite; there is joy only in the Infinite.” Upanishads The game that has a…

Help Me Help You

“Allow me to help you.” -Dr. Steven Strange We can not help those who will not let us help them.…

The Only Thing We Have to Fear

“I can’t control their fear, only my own.” -Wanda Maximoff We can not control other people; at best we can…

Chaos is Constant

“Everything is unpredictable.”  Ant Man Change is the only constant in the Universe, and the most powerful law is Murphy’s.…

Assemble!

“Unity isn’t about being the same. It’s about working together.”  -Iron Man A team should exceed the sum of its…

Pain Unleashes Power

‘Pain only makes us stronger.’ -Black Widow When you push your muscles to the point of microtears and they recover,…

Freedom Isn’t Free

“The price of freedom is high, it always has been. And it’s a price I’m willing to pay. And if…

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

“I choose to run towards my problems and not away from them.  Because that is what heroes do.”  Thor Odinson…

The Power of The Pinstripes

“Why do the Yankees always win?  The other team can’t stop looking at the pinstripes.”  Frank Abagnale If you can…

Today is JudgementDay

“If what you did yesterday still seems big today, then you haven’t done enough today.” -Aaron Judge Every single day…

Fortune Favors the Prepared

“You hit home runs not by chance, but by preparation.”—Roger Maris Anyone can get lucky and run into a pitch. …

Pride of the Yankees

“You kind of took it for granted around the Yankees that there was always going to be baseball in October.”—Whitey Ford If…

Rings >> Stats

“You play the game to win the game and not worry about what’s on the back of the baseball card…

Yogi-isms

“I never said most of the things I said.” – Yogi Berra We are all bigger and better in our…

Play With Legends

“When I played, Old-Timers Day was my favorite day of the whole season, because I got to share a locker…

Jump In

You jump in. And you start swimming, or if you don’t swim, you drown.” – Rza Starting a business?  You’re probably…

Ommmmm

“Swimming is simply moving meditation.” — Cesar Nikko Caharian Runners know the feeling of forgetting everything, emptying their mind and…

Focus Within

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Be IN Water

“If you want to learn to swim, jump into the water.  On dry land, no frame of mind is ever…

Imagination Leads to Creation

“Nothing is impossible. With so many people saying it couldn’t be done, all it takes is an imagination.” —Michael Phelps…

Like a Fish in Water

“Feel your way through the water. Don’t fight it.” -Mark Young The ability to glide through situations instead of battling…

Discipline = Freedom

“Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.” – Frank Herbert Those who pursue…

Rights and Responsibilities

“Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.” -Pope John…

Pay Any Price

“We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.” -Lech Walesa Those who have…

Free Speech

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the…

Golden Ticket

“America is another name for opportunity.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Immigrants have come to America’s shores for hundreds of years…

The Price of Free

“May we think of freedom not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to what…

No Fear

“The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.” -Aung San Suu Kyi FDR…

Breath of Freedom

“You will never really see how toxic someone is until you breathe fresher air.” — Unknown The story of the…

Light of Truth

“What is done in the dark will come to light. Time has a way of showing people’s true colors.” —…

Prey

“How starved you must have been that my heart became a meal for your ego.” — Amanda Torroni Sometimes we…

Illusion

“Narcissists are consumed with maintaining a shallow false self to others” Shannon L Adler As the Scottish psychologist Laing pointed…

Unnatural Death

“Love doesn’t die a natural death. Love has to be killed, either by neglect or narcissism.” ― Frank Salvato A…

Mirror, Mirror

“Half the pain in human life comes from gazing in mirrors.” — Marty Rubin Comparison is dangerous.  Comparing ourselves to…

My Only Rival

“He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.” — Benjamin Franklin No one can be as perfect…

Little Bit O’Sun

“Cause a little bit of summer is what the whole year is about.” —John Mayer When it is below zero…

Highest and Best

“Summertime is always the best of what might be.” —Charles Bowden Spring Training is the time of hope and anticipation…

The Greatest Love

“I love summertime more than anything else in the world. That is the only thing that gets me through the…

Celebrate the Sun

“Rejoice as summer should… chase away sorrows by living.” – Melissa Marr Play tag. Chase the dream. Run in the…

Summer Haze

“If it could only be like this always – always summer, always alone, the fruit always ripe…” —Evelyn Waugh When…

Wu Wei

“In summer, the song sings itself.” -William Carlos Williams So much depends Upon slowing down And relaxing Into the song…

Hot Summer Nights

“The summer night is like a perfection of thought.” —Wallace Stevens Warm, quiet other than the peepers in the distance,…

Do It!

“The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing…

To Protect

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is…

Outliers

“This will remain the land of the free so long as it is the home of the brave.” –Elmer Davis…

The Greatest Gift

“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather, we should thank God that such men lived.”- George…

Servant Leadership

“To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.” – Andre Malraux The United States does not have a traditional…

Guardians at the Gates

“We sleep peaceably in our beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on our behalf.”- George…

Keep Calm and Carry On

“Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid.” – Colonel David Hackworth Fear is a feedback mechanism from the…

Unlimited Power

“Education is not a problem.  Education is an opportunity.” -Lyndon Johnson Charlie got the golden ticket. Aladdin found the magic…

Delta

“Change is the end result of all true learning“. – Leo Buscaglia The Stoics had a precept, to not be a…

Ticket To Anywhere

“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm…

1

“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai My…

Tuition

“I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.” – Winston Churchill Everyone wants to…

The Fruits of Knowledge

“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” – Aristotle Difficulty is the soil from which springs forth…

Small Steps in the Right Direction

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier The average person that…

Go Fish!

“I go fishing not to find myself but to lose myself,” Joseph Monniger Addition by subtraction. Removing thought allows the…

Fishing For What?

“Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after,” Henry David…

Action is Sufficient

“The act of fishing – for fish, dreams, or whatever magic is available – is enough. It transports us to…

Next Opportunity

“There are always new places to go fishing. For any fisherman, there’s always a new place, a new horizon.” –…

The Outcome is Irrelevant

“It doesn’t matter if the rod is or isn’t bent.” – Justin Morgan Unless you are fishing for dinner, whether…

Find a Good Spot

“Most of the world is covered by water. A fisherman’s job is simple: Pick out the best parts.” – Charles…

Monsters

“Great fish do not swim in shallow waters.” – Matshona Dhliwayo You will not find whales where minnows dwell.  They…

Flight of Fantasy

“Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisoned by the enemy, don’t we consider it…

Unspoken

“What senses do we lack that we cannot see or hear another world all around us?”― Frank Herbert, Dune See with more…

Ride, Boldly Ride

“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”  –CS Lewis When we are young, we…

Power To Create

“We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already.”― J.K. Rowling…

See Differently

“Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a…

The Anvil

“A mage’s soul is forged in the crucible of the magic”― Margaret Weis, The Soulforge We are the clay and the sculptor,…

Unique in the Universe

“Let the magic of life remind you of your own miracles.” – Shaa Zainol The chances against you being born are…

Cogs in the Machine

“There is no place so dangerous as a world without magic.” – Terry Goodkind Without hope there is no life. Without…

Crazy to Commonplace

“Magic lies in challenging what seems impossible.” – Carol Moseley Braun Everything is impossible until it is done. Heart surgery. Flying…

Come Along With Me

“Imagination is the true magic carpet.” – Norman Vincent Peale It does not matter the physical constraints placed upon the body,…

Look and See

“Children see magic because they look for it.”― Christopher Moore Seek and ye shall find. If you look for the evil…

I Believe in Faeries!

“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”― Roald Dahl  Perception is reality.  We all have our filters on…

Beyond The Veil

“Beyond the door, there’s peace I’m sure. And I know they’ll be no more Tears in Heaven.” Eric Clapton “Tears…

Win The Game

“Tell me just what you want me to be” Michelle Branch and Carlos Santana “The Game of Love” Sometimes the…

Going for Gold

“Out there is a fortune waiting to be had” Judas Priest “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming” The world is full…

Silence is Deadly

“You ask me why I’m wearyWhy I can’t speak to youYou blame me for my silence” Blue Oyster Cult “Veteran…

Build Your Empire

“Born to be kings, princes of the universeFighting and free” Queen “Princess of the Universe” We all have greatness inside…

All Work and No Play

“You work your life away and what do they give? You’re only killing yourself to live.”  Black Sabbath “Killing Yourself…

Chose Poorly?

“You can get with this or you can get with that.”  Black Sheep The Choice is Yours  There is always…

Ego is the Enemy

“I’ve got friends and family that I respectWhen I think I’m too good, they put me in check”  Beastie Boys…

Sniper

“If you had one shot or one opportunity To seize everything you ever wanted in one moment Would you capture…

Judge Not

“God forbid you ever had to walk a mile in his shoes”  Everlast What It’s Like We are all quick…

Old School Value

“Yo that’s $50 for a t-shirt,” Macklemore Thrift Shop Unless they live in a world where impressing others with materialistic…

Free Will

“Make moves or make excuses.”  Andy Mineo  You Can’t Stop Me We all have free will, our own agency in…

Sweet Pain

“When you shoot an arrow of truth, dip it’s point in honey.” –  Arab Proverb “Just a spoon full of…

Worth Any Risk

“He is not worthy of the honey-combThat shuns the hives because the bees have stings.” -William Shakespeare Nothing truly worthy…

Not The Dinos

“It was the bumble bee and the butterfly who survived, not the dinosaur.” – Meridel Le Sueur We are in…

Extract the Essence

“Handle a book as a bee does a flower, extract its sweetness but do not damage it.” – John Muir…

Sweet and Sour

“Words are like bees – some create honey and others leave a sting.” -Unknown Words are the currency of writers,…

The Greater Good

“That which is not good for the bee-hive cannot be good for the bees.” – Marcus Aurelius We are all…

Math Simplifies Stuff

“If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life…

Too Easy

“Round numbers are always false.” – Samuel Johnson Life is messy.  If the solution is both simple and easy, it…

Infinite Yet Bound

“You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful.” – John Green Sometimes, someone will give you…

People Before Profit

“A great leader will never sacrifice the people for the numbers.” – Simon Sinek All too often we see that…

1 Is Not The Loneliest Number

“That person is lonely who has no one for whom he or she is Number One.” – Helene Deutsch Do…

First Loser

“Being number two sucks.” – Andre Agassi Everyone idolizes and adores the winner, the person who is on top. What…

Taxing Means Draining

“It’s income tax time again, Americans: time to gather up those receipts, get out those tax forms, sharpen up that…

Criminal Acts

“The income tax created more criminals than any other single act of government.” Barry Goldwater Both in the populace and…

Beyond Reason

“The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.” Albert Einstein Byzantine.  Illogical.  Hobbled together by a…

Ill Gotten Gains

“They can’t collect legal taxes from illegal money.” – Al Capone Do bad things and violate rules and bad things…

Tax Free!

“The best things in life are tax free.” -Joseph Bonkowski A sunset. The hug of a child. The sound of…

Zen and the Art of Hitting

“Baseball is dull only to dull minds.” – Red Barber Baseball is simple in essence: hit a round ball travelling…

Love of the Game

“Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good too.”  – Yogi Berra Love powers…

That Which We Own

“A ballplayer spends a good piece of his life gripping a baseball, and in the end, it turns out it…

Swing Away!

“Never allow the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game!” – Babe Ruth Too many people leave…

Two Rules

“Remember these two things: play hard and have fun.” – Tony Gwynn Three quarters of Americans don’t like what they…

Cut Flowers

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming. – Pablo Neruda Remove the trappings of…

Tap Into The Light

“Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.” – Theodore Roethke Through the dark days of winter, the cold…

Human Flowers

“An optimist is the human personification of spring.” – Susan J. Bissonette A sprout pushes up from the earth, feeling…

Bloom Inside

“Don’t wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul. – Luther Burbank…

Deep Roots

“The deep roots never doubt spring will come.” – Marty Rubin Even as the tree sleeps in winter, in its…

Do Not Go Gentle

“Your battles inspired me – not the obvious material battles but those that were fought and won behind your forehead.” –James…

Mea Culpa

“You should never be ashamed to admit you have been wrong. It only proves you are wiser today than yesterday.” –Jonathan…

No Match For Ye!

“Play every match as if it’s your last, but play well enough so that it isn’t.” –Jack Lynch Leave it all…

Here’s to The Irish Undivided!

“If you’re Irish, it doesn’t matter where you go you’ll always find family.”  –Victoria Smurfit Green blood binds people worldwide,…

Make Yourself

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” –George Bernard Shaw Half of our ultimate results are not biologically…

The Permanent Crimson Assurance Company’s Revenge!

“The trouble is that for too long, business has been run by the wrong sort of pirates” –Sam Conniff Allende…

We Want You! We Want You!

 “It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the Navy.” -Steve Jobs Some people are born to climb…

A Pirate’s Life For Me!

“It’s funny that pirates were always going around searching for treasure, and they never realized that the real treasure was…

Seek Ye

“I am a man of fortune and must seek my fortune.” -Captain Henry Avery. Pirates will always seek treasure.  Entrepreneurs…

Smoke and Thunder

“Your words surround you like fog and make you hard to see.”  -Edward “Blackbeard” Teach Some people use words to…

Stop the Bullying

“Bullying will eventually end if we all decide to stop it.”  -Choi Si-won Since time immemorial there have been bullies.…

My Kind of Fighter

“When you’re nice, you’re not bullying people.  But when you’re kind, you stand up against the bully. -Daniel Lubetzky Stand…

Light the Beacons!

“Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.”  -Benjamin Disraeli Bullies are usually full of hot air, and those that stand…

FIGHT!

“I am sorry to see you here, but if you had fought like a man, you needn’t be hanged like…

Fight The Bully!

“ I don’t like bullies, I don’t care where they are from.”  -Steve Rogers, aka Captain America My middle son at…

SPACESHIP!!

“I could build a spaceship!” – Benny from The Lego Movie Spaceship!  Spaceship!!  Spaceship!!! At some point, there will be…

As Without, So Within

“The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.”…

Leave the Nursery

“Earth is the cradle of humanity, but one cannot live in a cradle forever.” – Konstantin Tsiolkovsky. We must all…

Look Up!

“Discover the force of the skies O Men: once recognised it can be put to use.” – Johannes Kepler Look…

Little Bits

“That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” – Neil Armstrong. Zeno of Citium, founder of…

Rock Bottom

“Recovery is an acceptance that your life is in shambles and you have to change it.” – Jamie Lee Curtis…

The Call of Destiny

“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” – C.S. Lewis Few are born heroic, we step up when…

Right Facing

“If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep walking.” – Buddhist Proverb If…

Don’t Stop

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you don’t stop.” – Confucius The secret to finishing…

Conditional Happiness

“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” – Robert A. Heinlein…

More by Less

“You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of…

Unnatural Love

“Love isn’t something natural. Rather it requires discipline, concentration, patience, faith, and the overcoming of narcissism. It isn’t a feeling,…

Unlock Your Superpower

“Where there is great love, there are always miracles.”  -Willa Cather Love unlocks your hidden powers.  It gives rise to…

When Broken, Easier to Share

“Continue to share your heart with people even if it has been broken.”  -Amy Poehler Even if you are shattered,…

Will Set >> Skill Set

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but…

Discipline = Success

“Success isn’t measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.” –Mike Ditka…

Attitude Over Everything

“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” –Lou Holtz…

Sweetness and Greatness

“When you’re good at something, you’ll tell everyone. When you’re great at something, they’ll tell you.” – Walter Payton The…

Love IS Healing

“Eventually you will come to understand that love heals everything, and love is all there is.”  Gary Zukav First love…

Hurt, Then Heal

“When I stand before thee at the day’s end, thou shalt see my scars and know that I had my…

Scars are Stories

“Some people see scars, and it is wounding they remember. To me they are proof of the fact that there…

Heal the Broken

“Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.”   Tori…

Up From Hell

“Long is the way and hard, that out of Hell leads up to light.” John Milton There is only two…

Black Box

“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too,…

Now Light We

“Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.”  Anne Frank Without the light we cannot…

Love >> Hate

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” …

Summer in Winter

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.”  Albert Camus Let others…

Cold Head, Warm Heart

“Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.”  Victor Hugo Though it snows upon us, and…

Winter Growth

“Winter forms our character and brings out our best.”  Tim Allen Champions are made in the dark Mohammed Ali pointed…

Burning Cold

“Nothing burns like the cold.”  George R.R. Martin Cold can burn the flesh and soul more than any fire. We…

Rage Against The Dying of the Light!

“At this season of the year, darkness is a more insistent thing than cold. The days are short as any…

Tired But Not Done

“Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.”  Newt Gingrich…

Quiet Courage

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying ‘I will try…

Go For Glory

“All glory comes from daring to begin.” Eugene F. Ware Know the richest place in town?  The cemetery, filled with dead…

Sins of Commission

 “I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” Lucille Ball Lucille Ball might have had…

Begin!

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”  Walt Disney The first step is the hardest,…

Forget Planning

“You don’t need a new plan for next year. You need a commitment.”  Seth Godin You know what you need…

The Never Ending Story

 “There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.” –Frank Herbert The wheel of time…

The Greatest Re-Gift

“Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it…

The Grinch

“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What…

The Secret Ingredient

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” Mother Theresa The greatest gift we…

Be The Jolly Fat Man

“Santa Claus is anyone who loves another and seeks to make them happy; who gives himself by thought or word…

Time Loss

“Lost time is never found again.” Benjamin Franklin Bill Gates has the same number of seconds every single day as…

Business, or Busy-Ness?

“Focus on being productive instead of busy.” Tim Ferriss Too many people focus on doing a lot instead of accomplishing…

Do More

“Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before.”  Franz Kafka Think back to…

Use it or Lose It!

“Ordinary people think merely of spending time, great people think of using it.” Arthur Schopenhauer                                                                            You have a cell phone. …

Beauty

“To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold.” — Aristotle Beauty must be…

A Single Snow Flake

“Even the strongest blizzards start with a single snowflake.” — Sara Raasch Peter Thiel named his book “Zero to One”, because…

First Snow

 “The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in…

Care Too Much

“Some people care too much.  I think it’s called love.” -Winnie the Pooh Caring too much hurts, but it is…

Make a Difference

“To make a difference in someone’s life you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful, or perfect.  You just have…

That’s What Heroes Do

“The simple act of caring is heroic.”  -Edward Albert It takes strength to care about another, as we are all…

Happy Thanksgiving

“I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson Happy Thanksgiving, to…

Present Blessings

“Reflect upon your present blessings—of which every man has many—not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”—Charles…

Thankful For Small Things

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you…

Every Day Thanks

“Don’t wait until the fourth Thursday in November, to sit with family and friends to give thanks. Make every day…

Autumn Sunshine

“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.” Nathaniel Hawthorne Get outside…

Love Your Mother

Love Your Mother “Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world, a mother’s love is not.” ~…