Friday, February 28, 2014


The real secret of power is consciousness of power.
(Charles Haanel in The Secret by Rhonda Byrne)
28 February 2014

Thursday, February 27, 2014


Read subjects that touch the heart 
rather than those that pass the time.
(Thomas 'a Kempis, The Imitation Of Christ, Book 1, Chapter 20)

No longer wander at random. You shall not live to read your own memoirs, or the acts of the ancient Romans and Greeks, or the selections from books which you were reserving for your old age. Hasten then to the goal which you have before you. Throw away vain hopes and come to your own aid, while yet you may, if you care at all for yourself.
(Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Chapter III, 14)
27 February 2014

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Rearview Mirror

Let go of the painful memories that haunt you and continually force you to look over your shoulder at the past. It's tough to move forward in life if you are continually staring in the rearview mirror at an incident in your past.  Purposefully choose to forget.
(Jan Dargatz, 52 Ways To Give Your Spiritual Life A Lift, p. 129)
26 February 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

I Think I Can

Whether you think you can or think you can't, either way you are right.
Henry Ford (1863-1947) 
(The Secret by Rhonda Byrne, p. 169)
25 February 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014


I'm reading Dr. Wayne W. Dyers's book Excuses Begone!

Here's a link to eighteen excuses and eighteen affirmations that he listed in Part One of the book.

224 February 2014

Sunday, February 23, 2014


We are individuals and must each find our lonely way to our goals.
(One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 1 July)
23 February 2014

Saturday, February 22, 2014


Planning for tomorrow is time well spent: worrying about tomorrow is time wasted. Worriers are consumed by fear and find it difficult to trust God. ...
(The One Year Book Of Bible Readings, 17 June)

Do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself, let the day's own trouble be sufficient for the day.
(Matthew 6:34 in This Love We Share by Harry and Emily Griffith, 19 December)
22 February 2014

Friday, February 21, 2014

Progress Follows Intention

Just men depend on the grace of God rather than on their own wisdom in keeping their resolutions. In Him they confide every undertaking, for man, indeed, proposes but God disposes, and God's way is not man's. If a habitual exercise is sometimes omitted out of piety or in the interests of another, it can easily be resumed later. But if it be abandoned carelessly, through weariness or neglect, then the fault is great and will prove hurtful. Much as we try, we still fail too easily in many things. Yet we must always have some fixed purpose, especially against things which beset us the most. Our outward and inward lives alike must be closely watched and well ordered, for both are important to perfection.
(Thomas 'a Kempis, The Imitation Of Christ, Book 1, Chapter 19)
21 February 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014


I am not powerless over myself, and the way I act and react. This is, in itself, a power that can work miracles in changing the attitudes of others.
(One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 25 July)
20 February 2014

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


When I am anxious because I fear I must do better or more, I will calm down and know that I am complete, whole, and always enough just the way I am.
(Perry Tilleraas, The Color Of Light, 18 November)
19 February 2014

Tuesday, February 18, 2014


Self-pity comes from concentrating on the negative aspects of life.
(One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 9 July)
18 February 2014

Monday, February 17, 2014

Bitterness Or Regret

The world holds few, if any, rewards for those who remain angrily focused upon the past. ... Are you mired in the quicksand of bitterness or regret?
(100 Days Of Prayer For Women, p. 69)
17 February 2014

Sunday, February 16, 2014

The Past

How do we let go of the past?
First discipline your thoughts to stop thinking about it.
Quit talking about it.
Quit reliving every negative experience.
(Joel Osteen, Become A Better You, p. 25)
16 February 2014

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Our Life Is Wasting Away

We ought to consider not only that our life is daily wasting away and a smaller part of it is left, but another thing also must be taken into the account, that if a man should live longer, it is quite uncertain whether the understanding will still continue sufficient for the comprehension of things, and retain the power of contemplation which strives to acquire the knowledge of the divine and the human. For if he shall begin to fall into dotage, perspiration and nutrition and imagination and appetite, and whatever else there is of the kind, will not fail; but the power of making use of ourselves, and filling up the measure of our duty, and clearly separating all appearances, and considering whether a man should now depart from life, and whatever else of the kind absolutely requires a disciplined reason, all this is already extinguished. We must make haste then, not only because we are daily nearer to death, but also because the conception of things and the understanding of them cease first. 
(Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Book III, 1) 
15 February 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014

My Things

... one thing is certain: the people who get the most fun out of their belongings are not necessarily the people with the most Things.
(Cindy Glovinsky, Making Peace With The Things In Your Life, p. 79)
14 February 2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Give Thanks

Thanks should be on our lips every day. When thanksgiving becomes an integral part of your life, you will find that your attitude toward life will change. You will become more positive, gracious, loving and humble.
(The One Year Book Of Bible Readings, 1 November)
13 February 2014

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Follow Through

How many times have we started a project or a new path of living only to abandon it after a short time? We may have thought it wasn't what we wanted or there wasn't enough time. Instead of following through, we usually gave up just when it was getting challenging and difficult.
(Amy E. Dean, Night Light, 26 January)
12 February 2014

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Favorite Things

Putting off getting rid of things because your haven't found the right person or organization to which to give them can hold you in bondage for years.
(Cindy Glovinsky, Making Peace With The Things In Your Life, p. 66)
11 February 2014

Monday, February 10, 2014

Pete Carroll - Super Bowl 2014 Winning Coach

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I was at USC and I had the time of my life there for nine years. We had won on a pretty big scale and set a lot of records. Then I was faced with an opportunity to go to the NFL and leave the best times that I'd ever had. That was the greatest risk I ever took, because I had it going on, I had it made, but this was just an extraordinary opportunity to compete and accomplish something when the stakes were even higher and the challenges were even greater.
(Pete Carroll in Secrets by Rhonda Byrne, p. 102-3)
10 February 2014

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Difficult People

[Difficult people] ... think you don't understand them, and that may be one thing they're right about. But they don't understand either - not you, and not themselves. ... Once you've engaged in the dance with them, you've become a part of their problems.
(Sandra A. Crowe, Since Struggling Isn't An Option, p. 58)
9 February 2014

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Watch Your Language

Eliminate phrases from your vocabulary which are meant to cast aspersions, and remind yourself that you are not doing anything but fooling yourself into feeling superior by using others in a put-down fashion.
(Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, The Sky's The Limit, p. 334)
8 February 2014

Friday, February 7, 2014

Why Boast?

Mr. Dickie

What makes you better than anyone else?
What do you have that God hasn't given you?
If all you have is from God, why boast as though you have accomplished something on your own?
(The One Year Book Of Bible Readings, 25 September)
7 February 2014

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Day Dawns

The day dawns and brings us another petty round of irritating concerns and duties.
Help us to perform them with laughter and kind faces.
Let cheerfulness abound with industry.
Let us go blithely about our business all this day,
bring us to our resting beds weary, content, not dishonored, and
grant us in the end the gift of sleep.
(Robert Louis Stevenson in Three Minutes A Day, Vol. 44 by The Christophers, 6 February)
6 February 2014

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

It's A Job

If you are only making a living at what you do, going in to work because it's a job, it won't take very long before you feel empty inside and lack purpose in your life.
(Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, The Sky's The Limit, p. 330)
5 February 2014

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


What people resist about change is being changed. They want to be enticed and supported, but not forced. They like to think that changes in their behavior are born of their own motivation to be better people, and they want to take credit for their own growth. They don't want to be made to change; they want to make the change themselves and they want to think it was their idea.
(Sandra A. Crowe, Since Strangling Isn't An Option, p. 35)
4 February 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014

Family Heirlooms

Are you keeping a lot of family heirlooms in order to pass them on to your descendants? How do you and your potential heirs feel about these things?
(Cindy Glovinsky, Making Peace With The Things In Your Life, p. 39)
3 February 2014

Sunday, February 2, 2014


... one of the most common escapes from dealing with clutter is obsessive analysis of the problem itself. While you must figure out what's going to make progress with things, when you make analysis an end in itself, substituting thought for action, it becomes self-defeating.
(Cindy Glovinsky, Making Peace With The Things In Your Life, p. 53)
2 February 2014

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Toxic People

Your best defense against the harm of toxic people is to be like David [King David of the Bible] and have a clear set of values that you live out with all people.

[When you do this] One of three things will happen:

  1. The people who are good for you will respect your values, and you will enjoy good relationships with them.
  2. As you take a loving stand against toxicity, you will influence some toxic people to change their behavior, and then you will enjoy good relationships with those people,
  3. Some toxic people will remain in denial and move away from the light that you are living out despite your loving confrontation of their behavior. Your relationship with those people might even end, in extreme cases.

 (Cloud and Townsend, God Will Make A Way, p. 156)
1 February 2014