Building happiness


Happiness is golden. A professor of philosophy gave his class an object lesson. He presented them with a glass and filled it with rocks. He asked the class if the glass was full. They all said yes. He asked them what the rocks represented in their lives. After quite a bit of discussion, they . . . → Read More: Building happiness

Learn to Treasure Silence

Treasure Silence

I have learned how to treasure silence. In May of 2016 I was diagnosed with spasmodic vocal dysphonia, a neurological condition which affects the vocal cords. My voice was becoming more and more restricted, tight, and difficult to control. My ENT suggested botox treatment to my vocal cords. I was told that my . . . → Read More: Learn to Treasure Silence

Success plus hard Work

Success plus hard Work


Success plus hard work are bonded. One cannot occur without the other. “Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.” Thomas Jefferson.

Bill Gates . . . → Read More: Success plus hard Work

The Dreams of Your Future

Dreams of Your Future

Do you think more about the history of your past  than about the dreams of your future? Do you let the past hinder your thoughts, plans, and aspirations? Think about that famous Thomas Jefferson quote: “I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.”

Why waste time . . . → Read More: The Dreams of Your Future

How to Harvest Luck

Harvest  Luck:

“I’m a great believer in luck. The harder I work, the more I have of it.” Thomas Jefferson

Luck is one of those mercurial qualities, or so it seems. It’s not measurable. It’s not quantifiable. It’s has not boundaries or limits. So how can we it if it has no definite qualities?

Who . . . → Read More: How to Harvest Luck

Confess Success: Have Success

Confess Success:

Confess success and you will have success. Your confession brings about your possession. Say it, proclaim it, claim it, have it, possess it. A few years ago, I declared in a toastmaster’s meeting that I would get rid of peripheral neuropathy. It took nine months to manifest. Three and a half years later, . . . → Read More: Confess Success: Have Success

Planting the Seeds of Success

 Seeds of Success:

We sow the seeds of success with what we say and think. The Bible speaks of eight thousand seeds of success. What does this mean? Think about it for a moment. When we sow carrot seeds, we get carrots. When we plant apple seeds we, get apple trees. When we plant grass seeds, . . . → Read More: Planting the Seeds of Success

Building Your Happiness Quotient


Build a happiness hedge to address your problems. Maladaptive behaviors often come as reactions to life stressors. I recently had an interesting conversation with someone who has a problem with addiction to alcohol. He had several major challenges hit him in 2007. Both of his parents died within three weeks of each other. He . . . → Read More: Building Your Happiness Quotient

The Butterfly

The Butterfly:


There once was a butterfly in a cocoon.  Second my second, minute by minute, day by day, he tried to break loose and to fly freely in that beautiful meadow. But he had to wait. Nature wanted him to put up a fight before emerging into the sunlight. Once he burst forth, he . . . → Read More: The Butterfly

March to the Truth


I did not have the opportunity to attend the women’s march a week ago Saturday, but I did march to the truth. I marched on with my thoughts. And I am marching on with my prayers.

We have been hearing a lot about alternative facts, otherwise known as blatant lies. Perhaps we each need . . . → Read More: March to the Truth