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Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
Friday, February 20, 2009      0 comments

Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him. - Aldous Huxley, writer When I went through a period of withdrawing from the world I had a real reason behind my behavior. I was in a horrible pattern of... Read more
Concentration is the ability to think of absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary.
Thursday, February 19, 2009      0 comments

Concentration is the ability to think of absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary. - Ray Knight, professional athlete My concentration has improved as my mental health has improved. Now that I'm getting better, I'm finding improvemen... Read more
A smile is a curve that can set a lot of things straight.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009      0 comments

A smile is a curve that can set a lot of things straight.- V. Borge I do smile a lot more since my depression has lifted and I imagine my smiles have done a great deal to keep my depression at bay. It's all a circular thing. I'm seen as being ... Read more
Adversity and loss make a man wise.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009      1 comments

Adversity and loss make a man wise. - Welsh Proverb They can make me wise, or they can make me bitter, sad and hopeless. Experience just are what they are. It's what I learn from them that matters. I can also become wise from success and gain ... Read more
The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not
Monday, February 16, 2009      0 comments

The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.- Albert Ellis Taking responsibility fo... Read more
Don't be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of.
Sunday, February 15, 2009      0 comments

Don't be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of.- Charles Richards February is half over and I haven't made very good use of my time this year. I'm still disorganized and not making much progress tow... Read more
For sound sleep, no pillow is as soft as a clean conscience.
Saturday, February 14, 2009      1 comments

For sound sleep, no pillow is as soft as a clean conscience.- Anonymous Taking personal inventory is a big help to me. I'm not as haunted by my worries when I have a grip on what they really are. Of course, working to clear my conscious has... Read more
The true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him no good.
Friday, February 13, 2009      0 comments

The true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him no good.- Ann Landers This quote always makes me think of Mikey, who is good to everyone he meets. When I thought about it today, I realized how much better my life is ... Read more
There is no difference between living and learning...it is impossible and misleading and harmful to
Thursday, February 12, 2009      1 comments

There is no difference between living and learning...it is impossible and misleading and harmful to think of them as being separate. - John Holt, author In general, I have a good memory and a pretty good capacity for learning. When I was a ... Read more
It is the path of least resistance that makes rivers and men crooked.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009      1 comments

It is the path of least resistance that makes rivers and men crooked. - B.J. Palmer, father of chiropractic I puzzled over this quote and the comments provided by SP. I don't really struggle with the path of least resistance because I don't su... Read more
Even if our efforts of attention seem for years to be producing no result, one day a light that is i
Tuesday, February 10, 2009      1 comments

Even if our efforts of attention seem for years to be producing no result, one day a light that is in exact proportion to them will flood the soul- Simone Weil I'm best able to keep working away at a task which doesn't have immediate result... Read more
And then the day came, when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took
Monday, February 09, 2009      0 comments

And then the day came, when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.- Anais Nin, Danish diarist I went through a long period where I was simply unwilling to take any risks. It was my time to recover... Read more
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Sunday, February 08, 2009      0 comments

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. - Goethe Right now I'm concentrating on the magic of laughter. So many of my recent readings and other input have been about the healing power of laug... Read more
Sometimes you look at a person and see a cynical snake. Someone else sees a joyful lover. You're bo
Saturday, February 07, 2009      0 comments

Sometimes you look at a person and see a cynical snake. Someone else sees a joyful lover. You're both right!- Rumi, poet So often we look at another and see ourselves, without realizing it. What we dislike most about another, may be a trait we... Read more
Without forgiveness life is governed by...an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.
Friday, February 06, 2009      1 comments

Without forgiveness life is governed by...an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation. - Roberto Assagioli Father Shea said, "Forgiveness means forever giving up the desire to get even." That really summed things up for me. Too many people ... Read more

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