Monthly Archives: July 2024

Enthusiasm Wins!

“There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.” Norman Vincent Peale (1898 – 1993) American Protestant clergyman

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In the Doghouse?

  We all need a little forgiveness now and then. So, today is the day…. National Get Out of the Doghouse Day. Own up. Apologize. And enjoy the “free pass.”

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Peace, Please

  “It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.” — Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC) Greek philosopher  

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I Scream; You Scream; We All Scream for…

  Celebrate National Ice Cream Day! (Need I say more?)

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Calmness, Please

  “It’s all about finding the calm in the chaos.” — Donna Karan (1948 – ) American fashion designer

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Survive and Thrive

  “Freedom lies in being bold.” — Robert Frost (1874 – 1963) American poet

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Read All About It?

“Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle.” — Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826) 3rd president of the United States; diplomat, architect, and philosopher (in a … Continue reading

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Listen Up!

“It often shows an excellent command of language to say nothing.” — Carol Newlin Canadian educator, entrepreneur, and founder of Original Works

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Facts Matter

“Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government; that whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them to rights.” — Thomas Jefferson (1743 – … Continue reading

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May Courage Be Yours!

“Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid… for the Lord thy God, He it is that doth go with thee; He will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.” — Deuteronomy (“Words”); written by Moses

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Choose to Celebrate!

  “The secret to living well is celebrating life… everyday life… every day.” — Cathy Burnham Martin Author, voiceover artist, and dedicated foodie (From 1990 keynote address “The Courage to Celebrate” at 50th annual conference of the National Federation of … Continue reading

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Unlimited Possibilities

  “The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.” — Arthur C. Clarke (1917 – 2008) British science fiction writer & inventor

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Global Forgiveness Day

On Global Forgiveness Day, we are all encouraged to let anger and resentment go. No one says this is ever easy. However, it is vitally important. We need not forget, but we need to forgive. Each of us deserves the … Continue reading

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Knowledge Power

    “There is no knowledge that is not power.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882) American essayist & philosopher

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National Hawaii Day

On July 5th we celebrate the heritage, achievements, and beauty of Hawai’i, the 50th state to join the U.S. in 1959.       Built by volcanoes, at 1,523 miles long, the Hawaiian Islands archipelago is the longest island chain … Continue reading

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Celebrate Independence!

  “Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.” — Kahil Gibran (1883 – 1931) Lebanese-American poet and writer

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Choose Happiness

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” — Henri Matisse (1869-1954) French artist

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Always Growing!

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing.” — Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) American statesman; 16th President 1861-65; assassinated following Civil War

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International Joke Day

On what grounds did the police arrest the devil? They got him on possession.   Why couldn’t the lifeguard rescue the hippie? Because he was too far out, man.   And because it’s International Joke Day…..   Why did Mozart … Continue reading

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