Thursday, February 28, 2013

Thought for the day-Left in the dust

Action is our greatest weapon against fear.
Left to molder, fear grows upon itself,
but in the face of action,
fear is left in the dust.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Inspirational quotes-Through humor

Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


A young man learns what's most important in life from the guy next door.

It had been some time since Jack had seen the old man. College, girls, career, and life itself got in the way. In fact, Jack moved clear across the country in pursuit of his dreams.There, in the rush of his busy life, Jack had little time to think about the past and often no time to spend with his wife and son. He was working on his future, and nothing could stop him. Over the phone, his mother told him, "Mr. Belser died last night The funeral is Wednesday."

Memories flashed through his mind like an old newsreel as he sat quietly remembering his childhood days.

"Jack, did you hear me?"

"Oh, sorry, Mom.Yes, I heard you. It's been so long since I thought of him. I'm sorry, but I honestly thought he died years ago," Jack said.

"Well, he didn't forget you. Every time I saw him he'd ask how you were doing. He'd reminisce about the many days you spent over 'his side of the fence' as he put it," Mom told him.

"I loved that old house he lived in," Jack said.

"You know, Jack, after your father died, Mr. Belser stepped in to make sure you had a man's influence in your life," she said.

"He's the one who taught me carpentry," he said. "I wouldn't be in this business if it weren't for him. He spent a lot of time teaching me things he thought were important...Mom,I'll be there for the funeral," Jack said.

As busy as he was, he kept his word. Jack caught the next flight to his hometown. Mr. Belser's funeral was small and uneventful. He had no children of his own, and most of his relatives had passed away. The night before he had to return home, Jack and his Mom stopped by to see the old house next door one more time. Standing in the doorway, Jack paused for a moment. It was like crossing over into another dimension, a leap through space and time. The house was exactly as he remembered. Every step held memories. Every picture, every piece of furniture....Jack stopped suddenly.

"What's wrong, Jack?" his Mom asked.

"The box is gone," he said

"What box?" Mom asked.

"There was a small gold box that he kept locked on top of his desk I must have asked him a thousand times what was inside. All he'd ever tell me was 'the thing I value most,'" Jack said. It was gone. Everything about the house was exactly how Jack remembered it, except for the box.. He figured someone from the Belser family had taken it. "Now I'll never know what was so valuable to him," Jack said. "I better get some sleep. I have an early flight home, Mom."

It had been about two weeks since Mr. Belser died. Returning home from work one day, Jack discovered a note in his mailbox. "Signature required on a package. No one at home. Please stop by the main post office within the next three days," the note read.

Early the next day Jack retrieved the package. The small box was old and looked like it had been mailed a hundred years ago. The handwriting was difficult to read, but the return address caught his attention. "Mr. Harold Belser" it read.

Jack took the box out to his car and ripped open the package. There inside was the gold box and an envelope.Jack's hands shook as he read the note inside."Upon my death, please forward this box and its contents to Jack Bennett. It's the thing I valued most in my life."

A small key was taped to the letter. His heart racing, as tears filling his eyes, Jack carefully unlocked the box. There inside he found a beautiful gold pocket watch. Running his fingers slowly over the finely etched casing, he unlatched the cover. Inside he found these words engraved: "Jack, Thanks for your time! -Harold Belser."

"The thing he valued most time", Jack held the watch for a few minutes, then called his office and cleared his appointments for the next two days.

"Why?" Janet, his assistant asked.

"I need some time to spend with my son," he said. "Oh, by the way, Janet, thanks for your time!""

Monday, February 25, 2013

Famous people quotes-Length of a film

"The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder."
- Alfred Hitchcock

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Thought for the day-Something strange

"If you haven't found something strange during the day, it hasn't been much of a day."
- John A. Wheeler

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Deep thoughts-Prudent question

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
- Francis Bacon

Friday, February 22, 2013

Famous people quotes-Inspiring

Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.
- Albert Einstein

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Philosophical quotes-Time

Who forces time is pushed back by time;
who yields to time finds time on his side.
- The Talmud

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Love quotes-Warm inside

Love is missing someone whenever you're apart,
but somehow feeling warm inside because you're close in heart.
- Kay Knudsen

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sexual quotes-Physiology

Instruction in sex is as important as instruction in food; yet not only are our adolescents not taught the physiology of sex, but never warned that the strongest sexual attraction may exist between persons so incompatible in tastes and capacities that they could not endure living together for a week much less a lifetime.
- George Bernard Shaw, Everybody's Political What's What, 1944

Monday, February 18, 2013

Positive thoughts-Giving joy

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Famous people quotes-Be kind

Be kind whenever possible; and it is always possible.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Thought for the day-Difficult

It is not because life is difficult that we do not dare.
Life is difficult because we do not dare.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Political quotes-Alien invasion

"I make my choice for president based on how well each candidate would handle an alien invasion."
- Jimmy Kimmel

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Humor quotes on Valentine's Day

A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.
- Paul Sweeney

Valentine's day quotes-Poor shot

Valentine's Day is when a lot of married men are reminded what a poor shot Cupid really is.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Famous people quotes-Slave

I am not a slave to my thoughts or emotions.
- Richard Carlson

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Philosophical quotes-Beyond the winning

By letting it go, it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu

Monday, February 11, 2013

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Hilarious quotes-Small talk in an elevator

Dr. Phil just revealed that he helped perform his own vasectomy 30 years ago. In related news, never make small talk in an elevator with Dr. Phil.
- Jimmy Fallon

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Sexual quotes-George Clooney

''George Clooney says he's had sex with too many women to ever run for office. He was immediately made Prime Minister of Italy.''
- Conan O'Brien

Friday, February 8, 2013

Political quotes-Birth certificate

Donald Trump said he was going to run for president and then he didn't run. But now he may be serious because I understand he has demanded to see his own birth certificate.
- David Letterman

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Short quotes-Solar system

It's time for the human race to enter the solar system.
- Dan Quayle

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Sarcastic quotes-Average age

According to research a person's brain power starts to diminish after 45, which explains a lot about Congress since their average age is 58.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Political quotes-Top accomplishments

President Obama's campaign has just released a highlight reel of his top accomplishments. Don't worry it's very short. There's an introduction, ending credits and that's it.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Motivational thoughts-Ten Rules to Success

Ten Rules to Success

These are the Rules, ten rules for a fulfilling, meaningful, and satisfying life. These rules are easy to follow, practical, and, most of all, do not require you to have a million dollar in the bank to start. So, with this short introduction out of the way, here are the ten rules for a fulfilling life.

Rule # 1: Each Person Has His Own Definition of Success

I like this idea. I don't have to be a Donald Trump or an Oprah Winfrey to claim success. Cherrie Carter Scott believes that the "true essence of success, beneath the visible markers and goals, lies in your own personal sense of satisfaction and fulfillment."

Rule # 2: Wanting Success Is the First Step Toward Attaining It

Success begins with a dream. It is conceive in one's desire. This desire then turns into an unbending intention that perseveres in the face of insurmountable odds.

Rule # 3: Self-Trust is Essential

"Self-trust is needed not only to guide you to your authentic path; it is needed to keep you there when the road gets bumpy. It is needed when inner doubts arise along the way, when others think you are "crazy" for wanting what you want or doing what you do, when you want to make tough choices, and when you encounter trials and obstacles."

Rule # 4: Goals Are the Stepping-Stones on Your Path

What's the difference between visions and goals? Visions are general, broad, and long-term oriented that form as the framework for someone's goals. Goals are objectives that are specific and measurable.To distinguish between a vision and a goal, Cherie Carte-Scott uses several examples in her book. One of these examples is the vision of getting in shape. To weigh 175 pounds, be firm and fit by June 15 is the goal.

Rule # 5: Your Actions Affect Your Outcomes

To reap, one must plant. Our world revolves around the principle of cause and effect, action and reaction, stimulus and response, planting and reaping, etc. Both are mutually dependent upon each other.Success and happiness are not coincidences. Rather, they are products of design and great effort. A person's thoughts influence his actions. A person's actions are formed into his habits. A person's habits are fashioned into his character. And a person's character determines his fate and destiny.

Rule # 6: Opportunities Will Be Presented

Opportunities are forks in one's path. How we choose them determines, to a greater extent, our failure or success. Everyday, each one of us on this planet is presented with an opportunity. We must choose wisely, act fearlessly, and pursue each opportunity valiantly.

Rule # 7: Each Setback Provides Valuable Lessons

"The wise learns from his mistakes," so says an old proverb. Life is not a bed of roses. As one pursues success, wealth, and fame, setbacks are inevitable. Setbacks are not bad; they are good. Setbacks allow us to reexamine our mode of operation, thus, helping us to improve it, and making us better persons in the process.

Rule # 8: Managing Your Resources Maximizes Your Efforts

Everyone is a steward, a manager, a caretaker. In terms of time, each one is given exactly 24 hours per day to manage. In terms of abilities, each one is given a certain ability to improve upon, and multiply. In terms of resources, the world is an open opportunity to be explored.
What's the difference between those who succeeded and those who failed? Management! Success does not entail being born with a silver spoon in the mouth; although having a silver spoon is an advantage. Majority of successful people were not born with silver spoons. With their meager resources, they managed to multiply it by discipline and hard work.

Rule # 9: Every Level of Success Brings New Challenges

Rule # 9 reminds me our graduation exercises speaker twenty years ago when he said, "every commencement ceremony is the closing of one door and the opening of another with its new set of opportunity, frustration, and challenges." Looking back twenty years, I can undoubtedly say that the man was right on the money. Whether poor or rich, there is an inherent challenge that comes with it.

Rule # 10: Success Is a Process That Never Ends

I thought I am done; I am not. If there is one thing that needs to be recycled more often, success must take per-imminence. Not only because success begets success, but because success feels good. It becomes addictive, which, by the way, is a good addiction.

In success, the sky is the limit. So dream it. Work on it with unbending zeal. Seize every opportunity. Learn from your mistakes. Trust yourself. And savor every bit of it along the way.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Sarcastic quotes-Disgraceful

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich sentenced to 14 years in prison. This is the most disgraceful thing to happen to an Illinois governor since their last governor.
- Jay Leno

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Famous people quotes-Failing

Persevere. Plan. Strategize. Focus. Breathe. Write. Let go: relax. Forgive. All this failing: take a nap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Friday, February 1, 2013

Hilarious quotes-The music business

"The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side."
- Hunter S. Thompson