Your most valuable possession

"How you choose to invest your time is either a deposit or withdrawal from your future."
- Lee M. Brower

"The key is not spending time - but investing in it."
- Stephen Covey

"The way we spend our time defines who we are."
- Jonathan Estrin

Our # 1 Enemy, Confirmation Bias

"Looking for the good in others doesn't make you naive. It means you're not cynical. Recognizing people's strengths doesn't deny their flaws. It reveals their potential to overcome their flaws. Those who refuse to see the good in others fail to bring out the best in others."
- Adam Grant

"What the human being is best at doing is interpreting all new information so that prior conclusions remain intact."
- Warren Buffett


We were bombarded with love, kindness, selflessness, and joy. What a weekend!

Darkness cannot drive out darkness. Only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King

You will be amazed when you hear the letter from this Cancer Cutie’s mom.

"Gratefulness arises when we experience something that is valuable and freely given."
- Brother David Steindl-Rast TED Talk

"Helping one person might not change the world, but it could change it for that one person."

"By becoming the answer to someone's prayer, we often find the answers to our own."
- Dieter F. Uchtdorf

7 year old, Sailor.

In January 2015, seven-year-old Sailor Gutzler and her family were flying from Florida to Illinois in a private airplane. Sailor's father was at the controls. Just after nightfall, they developed mechanical problems and crashed in the pitch-dark hills of Kentucky, upside down in very rough and isolated terrain. Everyone but Sailor died in the accident. Her wrist was broken and she also suffered many cuts and scrapes and lost her shoes. The temperature was 38 degrees - it was cold and rainy - and Sailor was wearing only shorts, a T-shirt, and one sock.

What can we learn from how she survived? "My vision of the future is that there is a light- and knowing that light is there inspires me to be in and stay in motion." Sailor chose not to let fear paralyze her, but to be in motion and seek the light - and it saved her life. Likewise, we must give place for the hope that we will find the light by embracing belief rather than choosing to doubt. Our actions are the evidence of our belief and become the substance of our faith.

Your vision of the future can sustain you through your present agonies.

Yellow Flowers

The only thing worse than being blind is...

Do you have wings?

"A bird sitting in a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking because her trust is not in the branch, but on her own wings."
- Anonymous

"On particularly rough days when I'm sure I can't possibly endure, I like to remind myself that my track record for getting through bad days so far is 100% and that's pretty good."
- Anonymous

"Worry doesn't empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength."
- Corrie Ten Boom

Think Like an Entrepreneur

Decisions without a vision are just suggestions; Vision-inspired decisions lead to confidence and motion; Hold yourself Accountable EVEN if you aren't to blame; Resilience enables you to think, act, and move consistently--making small, incremental corrections along the way; Humility is freedom from pride and/or arrogance. Less focus on self and more an ability to see the strengths and value of others.

We are Human Beings not Human Doings

Becoming a truly good person demands more of us than merely checking items off a to-do list. It also has a lot to do with what we "choose" to do.
Does your to-do list match your to-be list?

How might the person we are at the end of the day be a little different (in a good way) from the person at the beginning of the day?

Have Fun!

Fun is not an activity, it is a feeling.

Fun unites us.

We live in a polarized world with lots of dissension. When we have fun with people, we don't see them as different political parties, or nationalities, or religions. We connect with them as human beings.

Fun makes us healthier.

Fun in energizing.

Treat fun as if it is important. Because it is!

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