Saturday, January 31, 2015

I Am In Tune

There are many things in my life I can't control, but I do have choices about my attitudes and behaviors.
(Hope For Today, 31 May)

I love and accept myself just the way I am. I honor and respect my limits. I am in tune to the rhythm of my life.
(Perry Tilleraas, The Color Of Light, 29 May)
31 January 2015

Friday, January 30, 2015

Condemning Voices

Photo - National Geographic

Don't allow ... condemning voices to play repeatedly in your mind. That will only accentuate a negative attitude toward yourself. If you have a bad attitude toward you, it will hinder every area of your life.
(Joel Osteen, Become a Better You, p. 86)
30 January 2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015

LibreOffice gets a streamlined makeover, native alternatives for major Microsoft fonts | PCWorld

LibreOffice gets a streamlined makeover, native alternatives for major Microsoft fonts | PCWorld:

This is the "free" office suite that you can download and use if you don't want to buy MS Office.  I haven't tried it because I haven't found a need. I think I'd like to try out the database option since I don't own a database program.

'via Blog this'


While a book sits in my study or on your lap, it is.  But when we open it up and read it, something happens.
(William C. Creasy in the introduction to, The Imitation Of Christ)
29 January 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

I Have Learned

I have learned

  • silence from the talkative
  • tolerance from the intolerant and
  • kindness from the unkind.

I should not be ungrateful to those teachers.
(Kahlil Gibran: Sand and Foam in One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 27 March)
27 January 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015


Perfection is a long way off, but improvement can be made to happen every day.
(One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 18 June)
26 January 2015

Saturday, January 24, 2015


We are all filled with biases and ideas that have snuck into us without our knowing it.
(Thomas Moore, Care Of The Soul, p. 16)
24 January 2015

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Innovation occurs when ripe seeds fall on fertile ground. (p. 39)

By 2014 there would be 847 million blogs in the world. (p. 427)

Almost every digital tool, whether designed for it or not, was commandeered by humans for a social purpose: to create communities, facilitate communication, collaborate on projects, and enable social networking. (p. 485)
(Walter Isaacson, The Innovators)
21 January 2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015


Do not draw inferences in excess of what first appearances report. Suppose it has been reported to you that a certain person speaks ill of you. This has been reported; but that you have been injured, that has not been reported.
(Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Chapter VIII, 49)


I'm going nuts this morning. I reviewed my checkbook stubs for 2014 and created a list of all the donations we made. Next, I policed up all of the incoming envelopes from the charities we support.  I compared the list to the envelopes.  I wanted to see how many of these agencies ask us to join more than once a year.  I don't suppose I should be surprised that almost all of them sent membership letters more than once a year.  Some went so far as to also send end of year fund drive letters.  My paper shredder was on the verge of over-heating. Each year I seem to be more upset about this.  One way to put a stop to it would be to discontinue all support.  They probably aren't concerned that I might chose to do that.

Dick Henthorn
14 January 2015

Friday, January 9, 2015

A Task Well Done

There is nothing in all the world so satisfying as a task well done.
There is no reward so pleasing as that which comes from the mastery of a difficult problem or challenge.
(Gordon B. Hinckley, Stand A Little Taller, 9 June)
9 January 2015

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Unrealistic Expectations

... when it comes to meeting the unrealistic expectations of a world gone nuts, forget about trying to be perfect - it's impossible.
(100 Days Of Prayer For Women, p. 129)
8 January 2015

Wednesday, January 7, 2015


Many who know the price of everything are ignorant of its value.
(Kahlil Gibran, Spiritual Sayings, p. 51)
7 January 2015

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Rise Above

Blackwater Falls, WV
Photo by Mr. Dickie

In this world so filled with problems, so constantly threatened by dark and evil challenges, you can, and must, rise above mediocrity, above indifference. You can become involved and speak with a strong voice for that which is right.
(Gordon B. Hinckley, Stand A Little Taller, 19 January)
6 January 2015

Monday, January 5, 2015

Be On Guard

Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one's life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.
(Luke 12:15) in Three Minutes A Day, Vol. 44, by The Christophers)

Letting go of what I do not truly need - whether it be old thoughts, things, or behaviors - makes room for new growth in my life.
(Hope For Today, 20 April)
5 January 2015

Sunday, January 4, 2015

That's Not Necessary

Civil War Sculpture - foot of Capitol Hill
Washington, DC

For most of what we say and do is unnecessary, and if a man leaves them out, he will have more leisure and less trouble. So on every occasion a man should ask himself, "Is this one of the unnecessary thing?" Further, a man should leave off not only unnecessary acts, but also unnecessary thoughts, for thus superfluous acts will not follow after.
(Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Chapter 1, Verse 24)
4 January 2015

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Be Done With It

Library of Congress Model
U.S. Botanical Gardens
December 2014

Several times a day, sit down and plan your actions for the next few hours. Ask yourself what impulse triggers may lie in your path and visualize yourself walking by them, nodding and smiling and saying, "No thank you."
(Cindy Glovinsky, Making Peace With The Things In Your Life, p. 158)

Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson in Night Light by Amy E. Dean, 17 April)

To finish the moment, to find the journey's end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson in The Little Book Of Virtues, 3 January)
3 January 2015

Thursday, January 1, 2015


Always remember that your own resolution to succeed is more important than anything else.
(Abraham Lincoln)

He who has begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin!
(Quintus Horatius)
1 January 2015