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Weekend Wisdom: Being Great!

Today’s Weekend Wisdom is inspired by QuoteGarden’s “Dare To Be Great!” section. These quotes also are right in line with what my friend Jeff Nischwitz said Tuesday night during his speech.

Enjoy and then either go light your fire or throw some logs on your fire if it’s been smoldering for awhile.


Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.


Arnold H. Glasow

If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.


J.M. Power

You may not know where you’re going, but so long as you spread your wings the winds will carry you.

C. JoyBell C.

Great ideas need landing gear as well as wings.


C.D. Jackson

What I Thought When I Read My Email This Morning

I just checked my email this morning and the first 3 things I saw were the following Fox News Alerts:

  • 8 dead in Florida mass shooting police say.
  • Scotland rejects independence in historic vote.
  • France launches first airstrike against ISIS in Iraq. 

The next email subject line was from my friend Jeff Nischwitz: of The Nischwitz Group

  • Daily Wake-Up Call – Change your thoughts, Change your life! 

I thought if ISIL would change their thoughts, how much better would not only their life be but ours as well?

If the shooter in Florida had changed his thoughts, how much better would his life and those he killed be?

Someone in Scotland changed their thoughts which led to a historic vote yesterday.  For better or for worse, life will be different in Scotland because someone changed their thoughts.

Changing your thoughts (or keeping them the same) will make a difference in your life and in the lives of those around you.

What thoughts are you thinking today?  Hopefully only joy filled ones.

Now I am off to read the details of each of those stories.

Wishing you a joy filled weekend despite the news headlines.


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Weekend Wisdom: Judging

Imagine how much joy you will experience when leaving the judging to God.  He has the right to judge because He created us.

Also imagine the joy you will bring to other people when you just love and accept them as a wonderful person created in God’s image.

Judging another person is judging God.  We do not have the right to judge God. We can ask questions of Him but we have no right to judge Him or anyone He created – which is everybody.

We all judge actions. Leave the people judging to God. 

Jeff Nischwitz

Real magic in relationships means an absence of judgment of others. 

Wayne Dyer

May you experience magic in all your relationships today, tomorrow and always – and leave the judging to God.

Weekend Wisdom: Self-Beliefs

May you realize the truth in today’s quote from my friend Jeff Nischwitz.  When I read it earlier this week I knew it had to use it for today’s “Weekend Wisdom.” It applies to the grief recovery process in addition to every other area of life.

Most of what is blocking your path are self-beliefs that you are holding onto. It’s time to let it go. 

Jeff Nischwitz

Letting go of your negative self-beliefs during grief is a slow and painful process but you must do it to experience joy again.

Here’s to letting go!

Bye, Bye To My Slideshow Page

As some of you know, I create slideshows by setting my pictures to music. I do this using the Slidecast feature on the website SlideShare.  However it is tricky at times as their syncing tool is not as easy to use as it could be. Then when I upload a completed Slideshow to the blog, the music is off by a few seconds, thus defeating all the time spent getting the pictures and music synced.

The other day I received an email from SlideShare stating the ability to add music to presentations is going away. February 28th will be the last day I can create a Slideshow. On April 30th, all Slideshows will be converted to non-musical presentations.

I will miss my favorite – the “Finger-Snapping Slideshow”, which made my friend Jeff Nichwitz’s day. The pictures were taken a few years ago on  the first beautiful day we had several weeks of rain.  With out the snappy music they will be just a nice set of pictures and not put anyone in a be-boppin’ mood.

Oh well, that’s life. It changes and we must change with it. 

So hop on over to “Welcome To The (Slide) Show! page and enjoy the musical presentations before I delete the page.

Quotes To Help You “Achieve Anything”

When I decided to do “40 Days of Joy” for this year, I emailed my friends Katherine, Jennifer and Jeff for quotes either said by them or other that I could use in blog posts.  Hopefully the posts would speak to my readers, especially those grieving or going through another of life’s nasty events.

Here are the responses I received.  Hopefully you will be able to use one of these quotes as inspiration to “Achieve Anything“* in 2014.

Katherine’s Quote

“You will survive if you set a vision of what you want and do not want in your life.”

Katherine Miracle

Miracle Resources

Not only is it necessary to define what you want, but define what you do not want out of life.

Do you want to survive your grief journey, unemployment or other nasty life event? What does your  life look like once you survive that  journey? How will you know when you’ve reached the end of your journey?

A Dreamy Quote

Jennifer sent me this quote:

“What would you dare to dream if you knew you wouldn’t fail?”

Brian Tracy

The sky is the limit with this quote. Anything you dream for 2014 will be a success. What is it? What actions will you take to bring your idea to life?

Jeff’s Quote

Jeff emailed me this quote as one currently speaking to him. It is a powerful quote with a lot of truth behind it.

“The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.”

Ferdinand Foch

This quote is my favorite of the three. Why –

A soul on fire is necessary to bring the other two quotes to life.

Your Favorite

So which quote will you use to as a mantra as you achieve greatness in 2014?

Or have you found another great quote, if so email me via the private contact form below or leave your comments in the public section.

* Former slogan of the bank where I used to work.

Weekend Wisdom: Fire

My friend Jeff Nischwitz is the inspiration for today’s “Weekend Wisdom” as he too sent me a quote to use in December’s special series.  Fire is part of the quote that speaks to him. So I started researching “Fire” quotes.

Here is what I found, may one of them ignite a fire in you today.

Love is like a friendship caught on fire.  In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering.  As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable. 

~Bruce Lee

Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people. 

~Garrison Keillor

In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.

~Albert Schweitzer 

Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.

~Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all nature seems renewed around me and with me. The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue, the trees a deeper green. The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music under my feet.

~Thomas Merton

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