"When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened."
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Today we solemnly mark the seventh year anniversary of losing our sweet Fallie to her new home in Heaven.
On what is fittingly the longest day of the year, as we go about our daily business today please take a moment to stop and say a prayer for Fallie and her entire family who miss her more every passing day.
Keep her memory alive and her Spirit close to your heart because she is always here with us in our thoughts and souls.
We love you and miss you Fallie!!
God Bless and Stay Strong!
Congratulations to the 2010-11 Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins and to my former teammate Tim Thomas!
Last night, we witnessed an unbelievable goaltender and and even better person. Even as he was in the midst of winning a Stanley Cup and accepting the MVP award last night, he was humble and reminded us of the most important things in life: family and hard work.
He traveled a long hard road filled with highs and lows and he earned all of that success last night. In a world filled with rockstar athletes,
Timmy demonstrated what a professional athlete and true role model is.
GOOD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE WHO WORK HARD.
See you at the rink, MATT SANDERS Director
"You must not under any pretense allow your mind to dwell on any thought that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind."
Enjoy your Sunday today.
Give thanks, regardless of your worries and challenges, for all the blessings we take for granted every day!!! And there are many!
Focus on your thought selection today! Block out the negative!!!
Review your current measurement scale for success, happiness and joy!! If it is based on materialistic gains, you may want to dig deeper and reevaluate that scale!
Couldn't have said it better Doug—thanks.
Today marks what would have been my father's 88th birthday!!!
Not a day passes where I do not think of him and miss having him to talk with and just be around.
He taught me the value of being there for our loved ones, our children especially, in that I never once questioned or doubted the love and support he provided me growing up. He had my back always, and as I became an adult, he was truly my best friend. I miss him tremendously as I know that all who knew him do!
He was a great man of quiet strength and great love and compassion!
Happy Birthday Dad! I know you are golfing or hiking in the outdoors wherever you are today. Wherever that may be, enjoy it and know you are missed, loved and remembered always!!
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."
-Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi
"The key to happiness is not to have what you want but to want what you have."
"You can not find happiness by chasing after it. Happiness comes from doing what you love to do, and from being who you truly are."
Monday, June 5, 2011
"If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves."
- Thomas A. Edison
When Andrew Carnegie, the great steel magnate, commissioned Napoleon Hill to codify his philosophy of success into a form that could be taken to the world, he imparted to Hill that his first test of any man's potential for future success was to measure the man's willingness to go the extra mile – to render more and better service than that for which he is paid and to do it in a pleasingly . His second test was to determine whether or not the subject has a definite major purpose in life and a plan to attain it. When you consider that most people are hoping to be afforded a shortcut to a vague notion of some kind of success they hope to achieve some day, is it any wonder that most people sorely underachieve in life? This is an indictment of mankind that I take no pleasure in leveling – primarily because it is an offence I too have been guilty of committing.
I don't think most people have any clue what they are capable of accomplishing in life. Some people suffer from a lack of willingness to go the extra mile; they are just not willing to do what it takes to accomplish a significant goal. More often than not, however, people suffer from either a lack of clarity or a lack of belief that they can actually achieve their goals – and the two are linked. If you are not crystal clear about what you want, you cannot possibly have any kind of detailed plan of how to attain it. It does not engender faith to shoot for a goal you don't clearly understand and have no idea how to attain. Clarity alone can be magical.
You are a miracle; between 75 and 100 trillion living cells all working together to produce an animated life form created in the image of The Almighty. You have more potential than you have any idea what to with as no human being uses more than even a sliver of his or her mental capacity. Understand that you have been endowed with the and engineered for success. Get clear about what you want, create a detailed plan to get it, and get to work. Armed with a goal, a plan, and initiative, you will start to believe. When belief crystallizes to absolute faith you will astound yourself with what you will accomplish.
"This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
No matter our situation or the station in our lives at any given time, we have to embrace it and never quit, never give in, never let the world dissuade us from our goals!!
Today, in order to make sure we do not take any part of our lives for granted, imagine life today WITHOUT a loved one in our lives! How silly does an argument seem in light of never being able to see them again???
Every one of us is blessed and we must look past our current short term trials and challenges to embrace our lives and every privileged minute we are given!!
"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, Begin it now."
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.
-Norman Vincent Peale