Every day we all are gifted or burdened with fleeting thoughts. Sometimes sharing them helps us, and maybe helps others to know they are not alone. I hope you take a moment to read some of my original musings, and that they might stimulate some reflection or humor for you.
We agree, there is no "I" in team, but there is "meat". Your choice is to be chopped liver or tenderloin.
As you age, you may still be playing with a full deck, but you are definitely shuffling a lot slower.
We reach maturity when we learn to laugh at ourselves.
Performance is like a race car - you can put the pedal to the metal, but nothing happens until you put it in gear.
STUPIDITY –One's characterization, regardless of gender, ethnicity, economic standing, or mental superiority, of acting without engaging one's brain.
Character is shaped by our journey, not our destination.
Truly needy people rarely seem to complain, but most complainers seem to be truly needy.
When you are only capable of blowing smoke, do not do battle with the fire breathing dragon.
The difference between a confessional and a barroom is that one dispenses absolution without a hangover.
The only difference between FAT and FIT is a simple vowel movement.
GOOD – big heart, big mind, big sense of humor
BAD – big head, big ego, big sense of entitlement
If you have soared with the eagles and swum with catfish, while anticipating and enjoying each sunrise and sunset, then you have lived your life to the fullest.
Life has takeoffs and landings. The higher you fly, the further you fall, but a life in auto pilot is not really living.
INTEGRITY – The rare but positive consequence of our mind, heart and soul acting in concert to produce candid and reasonable interaction with other people.
Never talk down to people with lesser IQs, unless they’re arrogant enough to think they are smarter.
Disappointment is generally caused by expectations. Accept people in your life with minimal expectations, and your reward should be minimal disappointments.
Politicians believe that if they create enough smoke, people will be incapable of finding the source of the fire.
F O G –The philosophical cornerstone of behavioral modification utilized by governments, dictatorships, businesses, churches, secret societies and bullies since the dawn of mankind - Fear Of God
As long as you have a glass of something, who really cares if it is half full or half empty?
Beware of people who attempt to keep their hands warm by putting them into your pockets.
PARSIMONY –The immoral, unethical presumption, that you should be continually entitled to enjoy a cold, bubbly flute of Dom Perignon, when you knowingly only spend money for a lukewarm, stale bottle of Budweiser.
Why must today’s constructive criticism be so sugar-coated that the process and desired result become indiscernible?
Perfection is most often the result of hard work and constant tweaking, not your perception of yourself.
RETIREMENT –A place in time not determined by age but rather the fortunate circumstances allowing one to do only what they enjoy, be it work or play, as opposed to what one must do to simply survive.
POMPOSITY –A cancerous character flaw attacking one’s attitude, common sense and good manners.
People who are constantly throwing mud are generally the ones with the dirtiest hands.
When people answer your question with “Huh”, they are rarely pausing to search for the truth.
HAPPINESS- The heavenly juncture in our lives when someone you love, loves you back, while you are in a place that uniformly stimulates mind, body and soul.
SENILITY –The driver in the middle lane in front of you pumps the brakes as opposed to using the directional signal to indicate which way he is turning.
The truth may cause momentary pain or anguish but a lie will open a wound that bleeds a lifetime.
Common courtesy has become so uncommon that I believe the rare experience truly miraculous.
LOYALITY –Like the dinosaur, pony express and 8 track, this human trait no longer has a place in today’s society. The basic premise of giving not taking, caring not using, and honesty not deception was this virtue’s foundation.
CHANGE – The result of efforts by an individual or group to alter the past, present or future utilizing extremely deep pockets, lots of hard work or a divine accident.
Why do “four letter words” get such a bad rap - True Love, Hard Work, Good Idea, Well Done.
CLASS – The exceptional ability to make every person in every situation feel comfortable regardless of age, gender, race, education or socio-economic standing.
ABSURDITY – Local cop pulls you over, and while receiving your citation for no seatbelt, a helmetless biker and pickup truck with kids and puppy in back, speed pass you without the officer even looking up.
Why should your lack of organizational skills always translate into an emergency situation for others?
When your perception of your importance exceeds the opinions of those around you, perhaps you have been lying to yourself.
No man is an island, if he is fortunate enough to live on one.
POLITICIANS–Very colorful people, lacking any black or white convictions, who emasculate society with various shades of gray.
Death in itself is not a bad thing. It is the kindest segment of the dying process. It is the anticipation that is the killer.
A bad truth will always trump a good lie.
If you live with someone you adore, who adores you, and spend your days involved in activities you enjoy, while believing you have more than one honest friend, you don’t have to die to experience the joys of Heaven.
Throughout life: live well, play well and stay well, but most importantly - treat others well.
Developing a crop rotation of "excess in moderation" promotes a healthy harvest for mind, body and soul.
Why must we strive to be all things to all people? Why not just someone special to someone special?
A man with knowledge knows the extent of his limits. A man with no limits possesses minimal knowledge.
Public officials who choose to live in glass houses should be bright enough not to walk around naked.
Most people who fear death have not lived a full life.
The American economy started its greatest decline when the legal contract replaced the handshake.
Divine arrogance is the justification for dispensing unsolicited free advice. It is usually worth what you pay.
The “ME” generation’s self-perceived belief of personal perfection is simply an inflated ego - get over yourselves.
If you can dream it, you can do it. - Walt Disney
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable one persists on trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends upon the unreasonable man –George BernardShaw
Light travels faster than sound. That is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak. – George Carlin
Love is what's left of a relationship after all the selfishness is removed. - Cullen Hightower
The secret of a happy life is to accept change gracefully. - Jimmy Stewart
Happiness is a way station between too much and too little. - Channing Pollock
Imagination is more important than knowledge. - Albert Einstein
To the man who only has a hammer in the toolkit, every problem looks like a nail. – Abraham H. Maslow
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm – Winston Churchill
Do not mistake endurance for hospitality – Anonymous
Do not be interested in the quantity of people who respect and admire you, but in their quality. If bad people dislike you, so much the better. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction. - Pablo Picasso
There are no rules here. We’re trying to accomplish something. – Thomas Edison
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little “extra”. - Anonymous
Life is not fair, get used to it. –Bill Gates
I will try to be nicer, if you will try to be smarter. - Anonymous
Lord, let me live until I die. – Will Rogers
Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right. – Henry Ford
Float like a butterfly. Sting like a bee. – Muhammad Ali
Some people die at twenty-five and are not buried until they are seventy-five. – Benjamin Franklin
Never eat more than you can lift. – Miss Piggy
Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out. – Art Linkletter
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. - Anonymous
What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do. - Bob Dylan
If you are called to be a street sweeper, sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. Sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well’ – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess. - Oscar Wilde
There are two ways for you to live your life. One, as though nothing is a miracle; the other,as though everything is. - Albert Einstein
Don’t cry because it is over. Smile because it happened. – Dr. Seuss
It is easy to be an angel as long as nobody ruffles your feathers. - Anonymous
If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you. - Winnie the Pooh
They say that “ignorance is bliss”. If so, there should be many more happy people in this world? – Anonymous
You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred. – Woody Allen
Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow; it only saps today of its strength. – A.J. Cronin
When you were born, you cried, and the world rejoiced. Live such a life that when you die the world will cry and you will rejoice. – Anonymous
Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain. – Anonymous
The world doesn’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself. – Bill Gates
The art of living successfully consists of being able to hold two opposite ideas in tension at the same time; first, to make long term plans as if we were going to live forever; second, to conduct ourselves daily as if we were going to die tomorrow. – George Harris
Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. - Susan Ertz