Monday, June 28, 2010

Orison Swett Marden on Obstacles

Obstacles are like wild animals. They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can. If they see you are afraid of them, they are liable to spring upon you; but if you look them squarely in the eye, they will slink out of sight.

Orison Swett Marden


Saturday, June 26, 2010

Mel Robbins on Setbacks

I allow myself 24 hours to be a complete mess. I gripe. I cry. I feel insecure. I make the party that rejected me entirely in the wrong (losers!). I punch the wall. I exercise. Then, it’s out of my system and it’s over.

Mel Robbins
Step 1 on handling setbacks
From: Billionaire to Bankrupt Every Day

Woodrow Wilson on Temperature

One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty counsels. The thing to do is to supply light and not heat.

Woodrow Wilson


Sunday, June 20, 2010

Greeting Card Wisdom

Great Dads are...

Supportive. Strong. Caring. Resourceful. Encouraging. Giving. Wise. Funny. Patient. Kindhearted.

Most of all... Great Dad are Loved.

Blue Mountain Cards

For Les. When you have a child you have them forever! And, I am, even as a grown-up, blessed. Thanks, Dad!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

John Wooden on Mentoring

It’s something all of us can do—recognizing our responsibility to those around us to model the actions, decisions and behaviors we know to be right.  It doesn’t have to be anything more formal than that.

John Wooden
1910 - 2010

Thank you to John Wooden for being a great coach, a great human being, and such great inspiration in a life fully lived; a man who taught us by his example. The book, Wooden: insight, inspiration, intelligence, all John Wooden.


Sunday, June 6, 2010

Christpher Titus on Relationships

The number 1 thing men hate: capris pants.

Christopher Titus
Love is evol
Comedy Central, 2009

Christopher Titus on Relationships

I lost 28 pounds in my divorce, because, well, that's what a soul weighs.

Christopher Titus
Love is Evol
Comedy Central, 2009

Barbara Holland on Muses

A catless writer is almost inconceivable. It's a perverse taste, really, since it would be easier to write with a herd of buffalo in the room than even one cat; they make nests in the notes and bite the end of the pen and walk on the typewriter keys.

Barbara Holland