Eliminating Excuses

Seven questions to begin the process of eliminating excuses from Dr. Wayne Dyer in his book, Excuses Begone. 1. Is it true? 2. Where did it come from? 3. What is your payoff? 4. What would your life look like if you did not have that belief? 5. Can you create a...

An Acronym for Problems

John Maxwell presents in his book, The Difference Maker an acronym for PROBLEMS. P – is for predictors which help us mold our future R – is for reminders – a reminder we cannot succeed alone O – is for opportunities that pull us out of the ruts, prompting us to think...

Inside the Head of a Therapist and the Lessons Learned

Eight Life Lessons from Sherry Petro-Surdel. Lessons Learned as a Therapist. There is always a payoff and a payback for any behavior we engage in. You cannot change what you are not aware of. We can’t solve a problem with the same mindset that created the problem. We...


People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.  ~Maya Angelou




More Kindness

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson





Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness. ~Seneca

The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention. ~Oscar Wilde





Expectation is the root of all heartache. ~William Shakespeare

It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed. ~Ram Dass





We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

Expectations Diminish Joy. ~Anonymous





A life lived in fear is a life half lived.  ~Anonymous

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.  ~Marie Curie





The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.  ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

In this world there is always danger for those who are afraid of it.  ~George Bernard Shaw





Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson





“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” ~Nelson Mandela




A Friend

A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.  ~Donna Roberts





Smile and the world smiles with you. ~Anonymous

A smile that begins as an effort and a pretense quickly grows to become genuine, and given time, a habit of happiness. In the words of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”





Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~Mother Teresa




Life and a Smile

Happy Memorial Day! Take time to remember all the blessings we have received from all who have served for our country.

Just smiling goes a long way toward making you feel better about life. And when you feel better about life, your life is better.  ~Art Linkletter