Saturday, March 29, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Proverb Wisdom

A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything.

Irish Proverb

Source: Peaceful Daily on facebook

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Animal Wisdom

In their eyes, we are more than physical form.  We are intention, emotion, energy, and spirit. They see who we are. They gaze into our very soul.

Sadly, No Attribution Could Be Found.

Source: Distant Reiki Animal Healing and National Equine Resource Network on facebook

Dale Partridge on Resonating

You were born with the ability to change someone's life, don't ever waste it. 

Dale Partridge

Source: Your Pit Bull and You on facebook

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Barbara Marciniak on Love

The most difficult thing for most of you is making the commitment to believe you deserve love.  No one else has to love you. You are not here to go around gathering love from other people to convince yourself that you are worth it.

By committing to love yourself and making this commitment the number-one step from which you operate everyday, everything falls into place. You become whole and complete.

Barbara Marciniak


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Brian Tracy on Free Will

You can only grow if you’re willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.

Brian Tracy


Saturday, March 8, 2014

Muhammad Ali on Definition

Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.

Muhammad Ali


Nicholas Sparks on Real Life

It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you've known forever don't see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on.

Nicholas Sparks


Tupac Shakour on Letting Go

You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could've, would've happened... or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move the fuck on.

Tupac Shakur


Friday, March 7, 2014

Steve Maraboli on Living With Purpose

You were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and to do it courageously.

Steve Maraboli
Life, the Truth, and Being Free


Rollo May on Commitment

The relationship between commitment and doubt is by no means an antagonistic one. Commitment is healthiest when it is not without doubt but in spite of doubt.

Rollo May


Zen Wisdom: Ten to Zen

Ten to Zen

Let go of comparing.

Let go of competing.

Let go of judgments.

Let go of anger.

Let go of regrets.

Let go of worrying.

Let go of blame.

Let go of guilt.

Let go of fear.

Have a proper belly laugh at least once a day (especially if it's about your inability to let go of any or all of the above).

Source: Daily Pictures

Susan Polis Schutz on Free Will

This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy.

Susan Polis Schutz


The Dalai Lama on Embracing Life

18 Rules For Living

1. Take into account that great love and 

great achievements involve great risk.

2. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.

3. Follow the three Rs: Respect for self, Respect for others,
Responsibility for all your actions.

4. Remember that not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.

6. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

7. When you realize you have made a mistake, take
immediate steps to correct it.

8. Spend some time alone every day.

9. Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.

10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

11. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older
and think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.

12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation
for your life.

13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the
current situation. Don’t bring up the past

14. Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.

15. Be gentle with the earth.

16. Once a year, go someplace you have never been before.

17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your
love for each other exceeds your need for each other.

18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.

The Dalai Lama, XIV


Fred Rogers on Authenticity

When I say it's you I like, I'm talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed.  

Fred Rogers
of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood

Source: Jenny Griffin/The Power of Change on facebook.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Song Lyric Wisdom: Raging Fire

Raging Fire

We are dead to rights morning ray
We are thick and thin 'til our last day
So hold me close and I'll surrender to your heart
You know how to give and how to take
You see every hope I locked away
So pull me close and surrender to my heart

Before the flame goes out tonight
Yeah, we'll live until we die

So c'mon c'mon c'mon
Won't you turn my soul into a raging fire?
C'mon c'mon c'mon
'Til we lose control into a raging fire
Into a raging fire
C'mon c'mon c'mon
Won't you turn my soul into a raging fire?

You know time will give and time will take
All the memories made will wash away
Even though we've changed, I'm still here with you
If you listen close, you'll hear the sound
Of all the ghosts that bring us down
Hold on to what makes you feel
Don't let go, it's what makes you real

If the flame goes out tonight
Yeah, we'll live until we die

So c'mon c'mon c'mon
Won't you turn my soul into a raging fire?
C'mon c'mon c'mon
'Til we lose control into a raging fire
Into a raging fire
C'mon c'mon c'mon
Won't you turn my soul into a raging fire?

Let the world leave us behind,
Let your heart be next to mine
Before the flame goes out tonight,
We can live until we die

C'mon c'mon c'mon
Won't you turn my soul into a raging fire?

C'mon c'mon c'mon
Won't you turn my soul into a raging fire?
C'mon c'mon c'mon
'Til we lose control into a raging fire
Into a raging fire 

Phillip Phillips, Todd Clark, Derek Fuhrmann, Gregg Wattenberg
Words and Music
2014, Wind Up Songs


J.K. Rowling on Resilience

Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.

J.K. Rowling

Source: Freelancers Union on facebook.

Ana Brett on the Power of Thought

Worrying is actually praying for what you don't want to have happen!

Ana Brett
Contributor to


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Dogington Post on Dogs

Sometimes we put our great treasures in museums. Other times we take them for walks.

Dogington Post

Source: Dogington Post

Monday, March 3, 2014

Leo Buscaglia on Self-Determination

The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don't let them put you in that position.

Leo Buscaglia


Myles Eckert on Honor

Dear Soldier, my dad was a soldier. He’s in heaven now. I found this $20 in the parking lot when we got here. We like to pay it forward in my family. It’s your lucky day! Thank you for your service. Myles Eckert, a gold star kid.

Myles Eckert

This photograph was taken by Miles' Mom, Tiffany Eckert.

Myles is an 8-year-old whose father, Army Sergeant Gary "Andy" Eckert, was killed in Iraq in 2005, when Myles was 5-weeks-old. Myles found a $20 bill in the parking lot of a Toledo, Ohio Cracker Barrel and decided to pay it forward to another soldier to honor his Dad.

Thank you, to Miles' Mom for helping him to know his Dad and to be such an incredible person.
To learn more about Myles act of kindness, click here to see Steve Hartman's On the Road installment for CBS News.

To see Steve Hartman's follow-up that aired March 28, 2014, click here.


Neil deGrasse Tyson on Critical Thought

To be scientifically literate is to empower yourself to know when someone else is full of bullshit.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Source: Neil deGrasse Tyson on facebook

Robert Tew on Empowerment

Sometimes walking away has nothing to do with weakness, and everything to do with strength. We walk away not because we want others to realize our worth and value, but because we finally realize our own.

Robert Tew


Sean McCabe on Rapport

The right client respects your process and trusts you.

Sean McCabe
Hand Lettering Artist

Source: Freelancers Union on facebook

Song Lyric Wisdom: Crystal Blue Persuasion

Cyrstal Blue Persuasion

Look over yonder
What do you see?
The sun is a'rising
Most definitely
A new day is coming
People are changing
Ain't it beautiful
Crystal blue persuasion

Better get ready
To see the light
Love, love is the answer
And that's all right
So don't you give up now
So easy to find
Just look to your soul
And open your mind

Crystal blue persuasion
It's a new vibration
Crystal blue persuasion
Crystal blue persuasion

Maybe tomorrow
When he looks down
On every green field
And every town
All of his children
And every nation
There'll be peace and good brotherhood

Crystal blue persuasion, yeah
Crystal blue persuasion, aha
Crystal blue persuasion, aha
Crystal blue persuasion, aha

Tommy James, Mike Vale, Eddie Morely Gray
Words and Music
1969, EMI Music Publishing
on Tommy James and the Shondells, Crimson and Clover

Source: and

Jared Leto on Compassion

To all the dreamers out there around the world watching this tonight in places like the Ukraine and Venezuela, I want to say we are here and as you struggle to… to make your dreams happen, to live the impossible… We’re thinking of you tonight.... And this for the 36 million people who have lost the battle to AIDS and to those of you out there who have ever felt injustice because of who you are or who you love, tonight I stand here in front of the world with you and for you. 

Jared Leto
Best Supporting  Actor Oscar Acceptance Speech
2014 Oscars


Saturday, March 1, 2014

Erica Jong on Responsibilty

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?  A terrible thing:  no one to blame.  

Erica Jong


TV Wisdom: The Rifleman

It weren't hate, boy. I mean, least-wise I don't think it was... pride maybe. Sometimes a body's got nothing' left 'cept pride. And, they fight unfair to keep it. And, I'd like to think it was pride and not hatin' people.

To Mark McCain (Johnny Crawford) who confronted Ma Boyle (Dee J. Thompson), matriarch of an unsocialized mountain family, about her hatred-driven actions, as she tried to order her reluctant youngest son to shoot Mark's Dad, Lucas McCain (Chuck Connors).

The Rifleman
Woman from Hog Ridge, 1960
Written by Calvin Clements, Sr.
Four Star Productions