Develop self-discipline. Self-discipline is the power to say no to yourself, to give something up now so you will get something you want even more in future.
You are braver than you believe, Stronger than you seem, And smarter than you think. – A. A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh)
“I’m humbled to know I’m not all that I can be or all that I ought to be. But I’m proud that I’m better than I used to be and not as good as I will be.”
Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life. ~S.D. Gordon Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won’t stay there. ~Clarence W. Hall
I do not want followers who are righteous, rather I want followers who are too busy doing good that they won’t have time to do bad. – – Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Kotzk
Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys
The Golden Rule is one of the oldest and wisest moral maxims. Five hundred years before the birth of Christ, Confucius was asked, “Is there
Don’t pray for easy lives; pray to be stronger people. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers; pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the
– even if you think you’re good enough. BE HONEST – even when others aren’t and it may cost
Don’t worry about what others say, I think you’re beautiful just the way you are Real friendship is a beautiful thing!
“What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom ‘to’ and freedom ‘from.’” – Marilyn von Savant
I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives.
“America is a song that sounds the best when we all sing together.”
My Father Didn’t Tell Me How To Live; He Lived, And Let me Watch Him Do It. -Clarence Budington Kelland
Please take Memorial Day seriously. Find a moment to genuinely pause and reflect on the sacrifice of others to keep our country free.
Thank you for your dedication, your duty, your unwavering loyalty and most importantly your unbelievable sacrifice. Americans have the freedom to be Americans because of you. There are many ways to serve. None is more significant or worthy of appreciation than sacrificing personal comforts and gain to serve in the military. Remember, we have this long weekend not simply to …
Earn Trust – be honest; don’t exaggerate, distort or deceive. Really Listen – you can’t change another’s opinion until you truly understand it. Be Open – if you want to change another’s mind, show yours is open; be willing to make the first concession. Show Respect for the opinion you want to change and the person who owns it – …
How often do we hear someone defend against an action of wrongdoing by the claim that what they did was within the law? This defense may work n court but not at the gates of heaven. One has a right to do what is legal, that does not mean it is right to do it. The domain of ethics is …
Small Pleasures. Watching an old episode of Blue Bloods and Tom Selleck as Commissioner Reagan pronounced very solemnly:He was quoting me! Tom is a friend and was a JI Board member for 15 years and we had many joint appearances. I just wish he added: “There’s a big difference between what you have a right to do and what is …
Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish. But you can only spend it once.