What to We Want to Be?

“This is the United States of America. What have we become?” Social Media Meme “One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.” ~ Lucille Ball “There are two ways to live:Continue reading “What to We Want to Be?”

To Risk or not to Risk

“Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. be patient. The storm will pass. the spring will come.” – Robert H. Schuller “You’ve done it before and you can do it now.Continue reading “To Risk or not to Risk”

Late Bloomers

“Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” – Betty Friedan “No one can avoid aging, but aging productively is something else.” – Katharine Graham “The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball.” – Doug Larson “The great awarenessContinue reading “Late Bloomers”

Focused Attention

“Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.” – George Eliot “The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.” – Elbert Hubbard “The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.” – Arnold J. Toynbee Last week I wrote about serendipity and howContinue reading “Focused Attention”

I Did It!

“It’s easy to attack and destroy an act of creation. It’s a lot more difficult to perform one.” –Chuck Palahniuk I did it! I finished the rough draft of my novel. It’s been a long two years, mostly because I didn’t do a plot outline. I just picked up a novel I’d started about fourteenContinue reading “I Did It!”