Category Archives: Creativity

Poetic Relief

“Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.” ~ Rita Dove If you don’t write poetry, you are missing a great opportunity.  The other day I greeted my wife at the back door and then put away several … Continue reading

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Inspiration

“Inspiration comes from theHeart of Heaven to give the lift of wings, and the breath of divine music to those of us who are earthbound.” ~ Margaret Sangster When I speak to respiratory therapists the words inspiration and inspire relate … Continue reading

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Be a Coach

Great opportunities to help others seldom come,but small ones surround us daily. ~ Sally Koch We all need coaches, someone to point out our errors in technique, improve our skills, and not take credit when we do something well.  A … Continue reading

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Award Ceremony

Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow. ~ Cicero There are so many ceremonies at which people are presented honors for things I question.  So many awards seem to have no meaning or are very shallow.  What we … Continue reading

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Parade of Life

Forget past mistakes.  Forget failures.  Forget everything except what you are going to do now—and do it. ~ William Duran Life is a parade.  Sometimes we march along and realize we have passed by what we were looking for.  What … Continue reading

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Mistakes Can Be Good Teachers

The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing. ~ John Powell What is a mistake? For most of us, saying “I made a mistake” means either we did the wrong thing or we did something incorrectly.  … Continue reading

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Living in the Moment

One of the questions I love to ask people is, “What is the best day of your life?” I get many answers related to pleasant days people remember; like the day their child was born or they won an expensive … Continue reading

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Living with Humor

Life is difficult but it can become intolerable when the child in you dies. When that child dies, so does your sense of humor, and your ability to laugh at life. I know from experience how easy it is to … Continue reading

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Which Way

“Life is like that.  If you can’t reach your destination by one road, try another.” ~ Elsa Schiaparelli (1890-1973) How do we know which road to take?  Taking the easy path is not always the appropriate choice.  The key is … Continue reading

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Look to This Day

“Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.” ~ Thomas Carlyle When we spend our time always focused ahead, it is hard to live in the moment.  … Continue reading

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