Category Archives: Self-actualization

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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Harvest

“To exist is to change; to change is to mature; to mature is to create oneself endlessly.” ~ Henri Bergson, French Philosopher (1859-1941) We plant a seed.  It grows through the summer until harvest time arrives, and then we cut … Continue reading

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Sell It

“Herman Grimhoffer was stuck in an elevator for four hours.  Upon his release he had sold the elevator operator a new Cadillac.” ~ Matty Simmons When I first began to speak about my experience with cancer patients, I encountered anger … Continue reading

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God’s Lifelines

“To mark a friend’s remains these stones arise; I never knew but one, and here he lies.” ~ Lord Byron The above quote is inscribed on a monument erected to Lord Byron’s dog, Boatswain.  The epitaph describes the one whose … Continue reading

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Effort

“It’s the constant and determined effort that breaks down resistance, sweeps away all obstacles.” ~ Claude M. Bristol (1891-1951) Why do you extend yourself and put extra effort into certain tasks? Is it the desire for personal gain or reward … Continue reading

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Attitude

“I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you react to it.  And so it is with you.” ~ Charles Swindoll Studies show that optimists live longer, healthier lives than pessimists, even … Continue reading

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The Extremes

“It is easy to sit up and take notice; what is difficult is getting up and taking action.” ~ Al Batt, American Writer and Humorist No, “The Extremes” are not a singing group.  They are the choices we have to make. … Continue reading

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