Friday, December 31, 2010

Thought of the Day

The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
Richard Cushing

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Thought of the Day

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Albert Einstein

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Thought of the Day

The most powerful and predictable people-builders are praise and encouragement.
Brian Tracy

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Thought of the Day

It is one of the beautiful compensations of this life that no one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Charles Dudley Warner

Monday, December 27, 2010

Thought of the Day

If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of itself.
D. L. Moody

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Thought of the Day

The hammer shatters glass but forges steel.
Russian Proverb

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Thought of the Day

Make rest a necessity, not an objective. Only rest long enough to gather strength.
Jim Rohn

Friday, December 24, 2010

Thought of the Day

A good conscience is a continual Christmas.
Benjamin Franklin

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Thought of the Day

Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Albert Schweitzer

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Thought of the Day

No one who deserves confidence ever solicits it.
John Churton Collins

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Thought of the Day

There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience.
French Proverb

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Thought of the Day

Many people may listen, but few people actually hear.
Harvey Mackay

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Thought of the Day

It seems rather incongruous that in a society of super sophisticated communication, we often suffer from a shortage of listeners.
Erma Bombeck

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Thought of the Day

Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.
~Francesca Reigler

Friday, December 10, 2010

Thought of the Day

Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
Stephen Covey

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thought of the Day

The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.

Ashley Montagu

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Thought of the Day

It is possible to begin again. It is hard, and we never do it perfectly, but it can be done.

Andrew Greeley

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Thought of the Day

It’s not the critic that counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena.
Theodore Roosevelt

Monday, December 6, 2010

Thought of the Day

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
Melody Beattie

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Thought of the Day

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
~Norman Vincent Peale

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thought of the Day

To live only for some future goal is shallow. It's the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top.
- Robert M. Pirsig

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thought of the Day

Speed is irrelevant if you are going in the wrong direction. 
M. Gandhi

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thought of the Day

In the end, our society will be defined not only by what we create, but by what we refuse to destroy.
John C. Sawhill

Monday, November 22, 2010

Thought of the Day

Don't find fault with what you don't understand.
Author unknown

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thought of the Day

Don't find fault with what you don't understand.
Author unknown

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Thought of the Day

Better to eat bread in peace than cake amidst turmoil.

Slovakian proverb

Friday, November 19, 2010

Thought of the Day

It is by little acts of watchful kindness recurring daily and hourly, by words, tones, gestures, looks, that affection is won and preserved.

George A. Sala 

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thought of the Day

Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.
Martin Luther

Thought of the Day

When one will not, two cannot quarrel.

Spanish proverb

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thought of the Day

Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.
- Karl Barth

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Thought of the Day

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike.
John Muir 

Monday, November 15, 2010

Thought of the Day

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.
Malcolm Forbes

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Thought of the Day


Do not free a camel of the burden of his hump; you may be freeing him from being a camel.
- G.K. Chesterton

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Thought of the Day

It is easy to be brave from a distance.
Native American Proverb

Friday, November 12, 2010

Thought of the Day

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
John F. Kennedy

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thought of the Day


Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.
Benjamin Disraeli

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thought of the Day

On no account brood over your wrongdoing. Rolling in the muck is not the best way of getting clean.
Aldous Huxley

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Thought of the Day


The most difficult thing I have ever had to do is follow the guidance I prayed for.
Albert Schweitzer

Monday, November 8, 2010

Thought of the Day

Better to eat bread in peace than cake amidst turmoil.

Slovakian proverb

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Thought of the Day


Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
~James Matthew Barrie

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Thought of the Day


Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.
Benjamin Disraeli

Friday, November 5, 2010

Thought of the Day

Light is the task where many share the toil.
Homer

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thought of the Day


To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given the chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life.
- Bette Davis

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Thought of the Day

The chief lesson I have learned in a long life is that the only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him; and the surest way to make him untrustworthy is to distrust him and show your distrust.
Henry L. Stimson

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Thought of the Day

Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.
~ Zig Ziglar 

Monday, November 1, 2010

Thought of the Day

I'm lazy.  But it's the lazy people who invented the wheel and the bicycle because they didn't like walking or carrying things.
Lech Walesa

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Thought of the Day

Footprints on the sands of time are not made by sitting down. 

Author unknown

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Thought of the Day

If you think education is expensive - try ignorance.
- Derek Bok

Friday, October 29, 2010

Thought of the Day

As we grow old, the beauty steals inward.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thought of the Day


May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. The rain falls soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Irish blessing

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Thought of the Day

A customer is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependant on us. We are dependant on him. He is not an interruption of our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider of our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favour by serving him. He is doing us a favour by giving us the opportunity to do so.
Mahatma Ghandi



Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Soil by Spring!

My leaf & yard waste bags were picked up today. They'll be soil by spring. One of my favorite parts of the campaign. Thanks again Anne for the idea and Heidi for making it happen!!

Thought of the Day

I would like to have engraved inside every wedding band, "Be kind to one another." This is the Golden Rule of marriage and the secret of making love last through the years.

Randolph Ray

Monday, October 25, 2010

A few thank yous

To all who put their names forward to run in a municipal election today, thank you. Hope your campaigns have left you inspired and encouraged.



One day soon I need to stop and journal about all the moments that stood out during the campaign. It's been a great journey, thanks to all of you who came forward to help. Thank you for the many ways you have shown your support - the comments; notes; signs on lawns, cars & homes; donations; help with organizing the campaign; introductions to your family and friends; visits; meals; help raking to fill signs; company going door-to-door; mannequins sporting my t-shirt and the list could go on and on.

Thank you for your support. It means more than words can convey.
Kerry

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Thought of the Day

Don't ask what the world wants, be what the world needs.
Ryan Lister

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Thought of the Day

Nine requisites for contented living: Health enough to make work a pleasure. Wealth enough to support your needs. Strength to battle with difficulties and overcome them. Grace enough to confess your sins and forsake them. Patience enough to toil until some good is accomplished. Charity enough to see some good in your neighbor. Love enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others. Faith enough to make real the things of God. Hope enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.
- Johann von Goethe

Friday, October 22, 2010

Thought of the Day

Punctuality is the politeness of kings.
Louis XVIII

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thought of the Day


Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
~Robert Brault

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Thought of the Day

You only live once.  But if you work it right, once is enough.
Fred Allen

Food for Pollinators - Getting more from our Hanging Baskets

Last night I was at a workshop where the discussion touched on the need to provide plants for pollinators and to establish corridors. What about addressing the potential for hanging baskets that already line the main streets in many communities to include an assortment of pollinators? I recognize that these are taken down in the fall but am wondering if it's still a helpful suggestion for our climate? Thoughts?

I recognize this may be standard practice in some areas but wanted to start a discussion in the hopes of helping the practice expand.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Thought of the Day

One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than fifty preaching it.
- Knute Rockne

Monday, October 18, 2010

Thought of the Day


People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
- Dale Carnegie

We are a Team

I'm wondering if my supporters saw a trend in my campaign. 

We are a team.

I provide the poster, you post it. 
I provide the sign, you fill it. 
get elected - your job has just begun. 

As your representative, I will want to hear from you - about the good things you see and where we could improve. Let's keep the conversations going so Stratford benefits from everyone's input.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Thought of the Day

Good clothes open all doors.
Thomas Fuller

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thought of the Day


Two little words that can make the difference: START NOW.
Mary C. Crowley

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Thought of the Day


Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though t'were his own.
- Johann von Goethe

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Thought of the Day


Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Theodore Roosevelt

Monday, October 11, 2010

One word

A collection of words chosen by family and friends recently to describe me. Have asked those wanting to see me elected to this fall to describe me in one word to help give voters a sense of my character. Feel free to share your word too!


Wordle: Kerry_2009

Thought of the Day


If you want happiness for an hourtake a nap. If you want happiness for a daygo fishing. If you want happiness for a monthget married. If you want happiness for a yearinherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetimehelp others.
- Chinese Proverb

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Thought of the Day

The very thing one likes, one does well.
Japanese Proverb    

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Thought of the Day


Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.

- Heber J. Grant

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Thought of the Day

The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.
Edward Gibbon

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Do the Math Campaign Reflections - Day Three

Tonight I'm working on writing my response to a question about how far I'd go to support the City's Official Plan and my reflections to the Do the Math campaign. Contemplating both at the same time is interesting. We have finite resources. How do those who are hungry, who are on a waiting list for affordable housing, who want a splash pad or any myriad of scenarios feel about spending money that detracts from meeting their immediate needs/desires?

Sometimes there's no right answer. Is it right to spend money to uphold your official plan while people are hungry? Maybe yes, maybe no. Is it right to allow development to happen that may end up detracting from the quality of life others will enjoy in the future? Maybe yes, maybe no.

Hindsight is 20/20. Those who are ignorant of history are destined to repeat it. Could we go back in time, most would support reducing the number of properties developed into gas stations. Looking ahead, we must ask ourselves whether Stratford can support the additional retail space being proposed. While we want to prevent having our landscape littered with vacant buildings and pavement, we must respect the right of companies to do business. The official plan is a live document that as new information is presented, can be modified.

But at this moment, I'm hungry. Maslow comes to mind - it's hard to engage in a philosophical debate when your basic needs are not met.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Do the Math Campaign Reflections - Day Two

Tonight there was a forum for Stratford's candidates for the position of Avon Maitland District School Board Trustee. As I've been considering what to take to school for lunch from what is in a typical hamper, I've better understood the challenge for those living in poverty to make sure they have the protein they need without endangering the lives of those with peanut allergies.

I'm missing fresh fruit and vegetables. There's a project in Toronto that I'd love to see considered for Stratford. Homeowners with trees that they are unable to harvest contact the organization. Volunteers then go pick the fruit and give 1/3 to the homeowner, keep 1/3 and donate 1/3 to the food bank. I love the model just haven't made time to explore it for Stratford yet. Would love to hear others' thoughts on this.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Do the Math Campaign Reflections - Day One

Realized this morning how much I appreciate having variety in my life. While the focus of the challenge is on food, choosing what to wear reminded me how fortunate I am to have choice. 


Tonight a friend and I were doing some work together and I invited her for dinner. We shared a box of Kraft dinner. Having people over is a normal part of my life and I realized one of the ripple effects of poverty that would be most challenging for me is the sense of isolation in losing the ability to host others for meals.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Thought of the Day

Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale

Friday, October 1, 2010

Thought of the Day

Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can be aroused by two things: first, an idea which takes the imagination by storm; and second, a definite, intelligible plan for carrying that idea into action.
Arnold Toynbee 

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thought of the Day

Be brief, be sincere, be seated.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Thought of the Day

When death, the great reconciler, has come, it is never our tenderness that we repent of, but our severity.
T.S. Eliot

Monday, September 27, 2010

Thought of the Day


"Come to the edge." 
"We can't. We're afraid." 
"Come to the edge." 
"We can't. We will fall!" 
"Come to the edge." 
And they came. 
And he pushed them. 
And they flew.
Guillaume Apollinaire

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Thought of the Day

Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are... Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in my pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return. 
Mary Jean Iron

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Thought of the Day

If you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there.
Lewis Carroll

Friday, September 24, 2010

Thought of the Day

Tears are words the heart can't express.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thought of the Day


Make visible what without you, might perhaps never have been seen.
- Robert Bresson

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wondering about Wi-fi?

Thought you might want to hear from Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Arlene King, on the issue of Wi-Fi. Her report will only take you a few minutes to read and can be found here: On the Safety Wi-Fi 

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Thought of the Day


Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. 
George S. Patton

Monday, September 20, 2010

Thought of the Day

Action is the real measure of intelligence. 
Napoleon Hill

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Melbourne Principles for Sustainable Cities

Click on link to go to report - Melbourne Principles for Sustainable Cities

The Melbourne Principles were designed to respect the cultural uniqueness of communities while promoting sustainable living. Let's work together to make Stratford economically healthy, socially vibrant and ecologically sound. Visit the site and as you read the principles, please share ideas or concerns.
Kerry

Thought of the Day

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
Japanese Proverb

Friday, September 17, 2010

New Campaign, New Look

Thanks to Anne for all her work updating the website and to Heidi for all the graphics. Check out under photos the picture of the lawn signs that will soon arrive! So thankful for a great team working with me.

Thought of the Day

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thought of the Day

If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.
Joseph Addison

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Thought of the Day

Soft words are hard arguments.
Thomas Fuller

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Thought of the Day

Truth is not determined by the volume of the voice.    
Chinese Proverb  

Monday, September 13, 2010

Thought of the Day

He who laughs, lasts.
- Mary Pettibone Poole

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Thought of the Day


There can never be enough said of the virtues, dangers, the power of a shared laugh.
~Fran├žoise Sagan

Thought of the Day

Dare to risk public criticism.
Mary Kay Ash

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Thought of the Day

Tell me with whom you travel, and I'll tell you who you are.     
German Proverb

Friday, September 10, 2010

Thought of the Day

Anything I've ever done that ultimately was worthwhile initially scared me to death.
Betty Bender

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thought of the Day


It is no longer good enough to cry peace, we must act peace, live peace, and live in peace.
Shenandoah Proverb

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Thought of the Day

There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Thought of the Day

Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
Jacques Barzun

Monday, September 6, 2010

Thought of the Day

Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.
Conrad Hilton

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Thought of the Day

It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected of him.
John Steinbeck 

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Thought of the Day

Enthusiasm is the best protection in any situation. Wholeheartedness is contagious. Give yourself, if you wish to get others.
David Seabury

Friday, September 3, 2010

Thought of the Day


If you make it plain you like people, it's hard for them to resist liking you back.
- Lois McMaster Bujold

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Thought of the Day


I have noticed that the people who are late are often so much jollier than the people who have to wait for them.
~Anonymous

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Thought of the Day

Teach us to give and not to count the cost.
Ignatius Loyola

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Thought of the Day

Do good and don't worry to whom.    
Mexican Proverb

Monday, August 30, 2010

Thought of the Day

We must have the courage to believe that the world we have dreamed will one day be made manifest and that what we do as individuals makes a difference. We must have the courage to reject the idea of settling for work that is destructive to human happiness, or even indifferent to it.
Laurence G. Boldt

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Thought of the Day

Our intentions tend to be much more real to us than our actions, and this can lead to a great deal of misunderstanding with other people, to whom our actions tend to be much more real than our intentions.
E.F. Schumacher

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Thought of the Day

Indecision becomes decision with time.
~ Author Unknown

Friday, August 27, 2010

Thought of the Day

The loving are the daring.
Bayard Taylor

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Thought of the Day



Where there is great love, there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Thought of the Day

A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Thought of the Day

Where there is great love, there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

Monday, August 23, 2010

Thought of the Day

No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.
Denis Waitley

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Thought of the Day

There's a saying: "If the love of what you do exceeds the effort of doing it, success is inevitable."
Picabo Street

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Thought of the Day


Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
~ Confucius

Friday, August 20, 2010

Thought of the Day

Everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
~ Richard L Evans

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Thought of the Day


I only really understand myself, what I'm really thinking and feelings, when I've talked it over with my circle of female friends. When days go by without that connection, I feel like a radio playing in an empty room.
- Anna Quindlen

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Thought of the Day


Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Thought of the Day

Thinking is the hardest work there is. That is why so few people engage in it.
Henry Ford

Monday, August 16, 2010

Thought of the Day

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
Vincent van Gogh

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Thought of the Day

A single day is enough to make us a little larger.
- Paul Klee

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Thought of the Day

'Now' is the watchword of the wise.
Charles H. Spurgeon

Friday, August 13, 2010

Thought of the Day

I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
Roy Croft

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Thought of the Day

Those who devote their lives to a cause greater than themselves always find a larger, fuller life than the one they remembered.

Wilbert E. Scheer

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Thought of the Day

You don't have to be tough to survive, you have to be vulnerable...it's that sensitivity that makes you know how other people feel...to reach them.

Deborah Harry

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Thought of the Day

If your life isn't going right, turn left.
Jenna

Monday, August 9, 2010

Thought of the Day

Called or not called, God will be there.
- Engraved in stone over the front door of Carl Jung.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Thought of the Day

The beauty of memory is that it still sees beauty when beauty has faded.
Paul Boese


Saturday, August 7, 2010

Thought of the Day

You have to have confidence in your ability, and then enough to follow through.
Rosalynn Carter

Friday, August 6, 2010

Thought of the Day

A visionary is one who can find his way by moonlight, and see the dawn before the rest of the world.
Oscar Wilde

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Thought of the Day

It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.
Helen Walton

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Thought of the Day

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Edith Wharton

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Thought of the Day

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
Paul Boese

Monday, August 2, 2010

Thought of the Day

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Edith Wharton

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Thought of the Day

He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help.
Abraham Lincoln

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Thought of the Day

All comes at the proper time to him who knows how to wait.
Saint Vincent de Paul

Friday, July 30, 2010

Thought of the Day

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.
Og Mandino

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thought of the Day

The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.
Brendan Francis

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Thought of the Day

Mirth is God's medicine. Everybody ought to bathe in it.
Henry Ward Beecher

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Thought of the Day

Plant an expectation; reap a disappointment.
Proverb

Monday, July 26, 2010

Thought of the Day

You only have power over people as long as you don't take everything away from them. But when you've robbed a man of everything, he's no longer in your power--he's free again.

Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Thought of the Day

Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
Susan Ertz

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Thought of the Day

Certain thoughts are prayers.  There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.
Victor Hugo

Friday, July 23, 2010

Thought of the Day

Games lubricate the body and the mind.
Benjamin Franklin

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Thought of the Day

Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.
Benjamin Disraeli

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Thought of the Day

Maturity is the ability to do a job whether or not you are supervised, to carry money without spending it, and to bear an injustice without wanting to get even.
- Ann Landers

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Thought of the Day

There are glimpses of heaven to us in every act, or thought, or word that raises us above ourselves.

Arthur P. Stanley 

Monday, July 19, 2010

Thought of the Day

If you want something you've never had before, You've got to do something you've never done before.
Drina Reed

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Thought of the Day


The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.
- Anne Frank

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Thought of the Day

My life is an indivisible whole, and all my attitudes run into one another; and they all have their rise in my insatiable love for mankind.
Mahatma Gandhi

Friday, July 16, 2010

Thought of the Day

How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Thought of the Day

Be sensitive to the plight of others. You have to know about the tragedies as well as the triumphs, the failures as well as the success.
Jim Rohn 

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Thought of the Day

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Leo F. Buscaglia

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Thought of the Day

The human heart feels things the eyes cannot see, and knows what the mind cannot understand.
Robert Vallett

Monday, July 12, 2010

Thought of the Day

Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
Satchel Paige

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Thought of the Day

Lives based on having are less free than lives based on doing or being.
E.Y. Harburg

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Thought of the Day

Vision is the spectacular that inspires us to carry out the mundane.
- Chris Widener

Friday, July 9, 2010

Thought of the Day

Never be too proud to change.

Bobby Bowden

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thought of the Day

If you can touch people’s hearts, you can make change.

Kris Kristofferson 

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Thought of the Day

A visionary is one who can find his way by moonlight, and see the dawn before the rest of the world.
Oscar Wilde

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Thought of the Day

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
- John Ruskin

Monday, July 5, 2010

Thought of the Day

It may be that two souls meet and it is not destined that they are to be together in this world. They touch each other and part. They have other work to do. Yet the meeting can never be forgotten; it is ingrained on the soul itself.

Reshad Field

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Thought of the Day

Remember, nobody wins unless everybody wins.

Bruce Springsteen

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Thought of the Day

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. 
Johann von Goethe

Friday, July 2, 2010

Thought of the Day

Until you know that life is interesting, and find it so, you haven't found your soul.

Geoffrey Fisher

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Thought of the Day

Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime, Therefore, we are saved by hope. Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; Therefore, we are saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone. Therefore, we are saved by love. No virtuous act is quite as virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as from our own; Therefore, we are saved by the final form of love which is forgiveness.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Thought of the Day

I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense.

Harold S. Kushner 

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Thought of the Day

Be strong in body, clean in mind, lofty in ideals.
James Naismith

Monday, June 28, 2010

Thought of the Day

Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though t'were his own.
Johann von Goethe

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Thought of the Day


Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself.
Suzanne Somers

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Thought of the Day

Leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders.
Tom Peters

Friday, June 25, 2010

Thought of the Day


Silent presence is always better than silent absence.
Chaplain Steve Thorny

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Thought of the Day

Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.
C.S. Lewis

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Thought of the Day

There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.
Winston Churchill

Monday, June 21, 2010

Thought of the Day

No man is free who is not a master of himself. 
Epictetus

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Thought of the Day

Fear of failure or success is one and the same. Both are fear of exposure. Not of our strengths, but of our weaknesses.
Kevin W. McCarthy

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Thought of the Day

Do not give any time to your past, you can't change what happened 5 minutes ago.
Jan Ruhe

Friday, June 18, 2010

Thought of the Day

The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything - or nothing.    
Lady Astor

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Thought of the Day

Just do what you do best.
Red Auerbach

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Thought of the Day

The weaker the argument, the stronger the words.    
American Proverb

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Thought of the Day

When the heart grieves over what it has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left.
Sufi epigram

Monday, June 14, 2010

Thought of the Day

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
Nelson Mandela

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Thought of the Day

Think of fear like alcohol. It impairs judgment. You shouldn't make any decisions while under its influence.

Gregory Berns

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Thought of the Day

Live out of your imagination, not your history.
Stephen Covey

Friday, June 11, 2010

Thought of the Day

The fear is worse than the pain.
Shannon Bahr

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Thought of the Day

You don’t have to be a ‘person of influence’ to be influential. In fact, the most influential people in my life are probably not even aware of the things they’ve taught me.
Scott Adams

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Thought of the Day

I do beseech you to direct your efforts more to preparing youth for the path and less to preparing the path for the youth.    Ben Lindsey

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Thought of the Day

Keep the other person's well-being in mind when you feel an attack of soul-purging truth coming on.
Betty White

Monday, June 7, 2010

Thought of the Day

Truth spoken with a smile will penetrate the mind and reach the heart.
Horace

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Thought of the Day

The most successful people are those who are good at Plan B.
James Yorke

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Thought of the Day

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
Herman Melville

Friday, June 4, 2010

Thought of the Day

Live in truth with all people under all circumstances.
Brian Tracy

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Thought of the Day

The functions of the executive are innovation and marketing. How much time do you spend on each?
Brian Tracy

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Thought of the Day

Integrity has no need of rules.
Albert Camus

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Thought of the Day

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase; just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Thought of the Day

An optimist is the human personification of spring.
Susan J. Bissonette

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Thought of the Day

Your goal should be out of reach but not out of sight.
Anita Defrantz

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Thought of the Day

Anyone who doesn't make mistakes isn't trying hard enough.
Wess Roberts

Friday, May 28, 2010

Thought of the Day

It's not so much how busy you are, but why you are busy. The bee is praised. The mosquito is swatted. 
Mary O'Connor

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thought of the Day

The deep pain that is felt at the death of every friendly soul arises from the feeling that there is in every individual something which is inexpressible, peculiar to him alone, and is, therefore, absolutely and irretrievably lost.  
Arthur Schopenhauer

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Thought of the Day

Sorrow makes us all children again - destroys all differences of intellect.  The wisest know nothing. 
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Thought of the Day

Fatigue makes cowards of us all.
Vince Lombardi

Monday, May 24, 2010

Thought of the Day

You learn something every day if you pay attention.
Ray LeBlond

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Thought of the Day

The beautiful souls are they that are universal, open, and ready for all things.
Michel de Montaigne 

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Thought of the Day

A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.
James Dent

Friday, May 21, 2010

Thought of the Day


He that lives in hope danceth without music.
George Herbert