Monthly Archives: May 2012

Gray Skies. Sunny Outlook.

“Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away the hunger. “ — Saint Basil We in the Pacific Northwest are used to rain. It comes in a … Continue reading

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One Big Mistake Volunteers Make … And How To Avoid It

“In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.” — Anthony Robbins Volunteering your time is … Continue reading

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Looking Adversity In The Eye … And Smiling

“The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief.” — William Shakespeare, Othello Chatting with Arturo, you’d never know that he just closed his business. For good. As we talked last Sunday on a very large, warm Oregon sand dune, watching … Continue reading

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Let The Music Speak For Itself

“Play the music, not the instrument.” — Author Unknown My daughter Tessa played in her first recital tonight, a recital composed entirely of french horns. She started the horn this year as a 6th grader and has made remarkable progress. … Continue reading

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Marching Towards The Future

“Time marches on.” — idiom Every day is a march, an unrelenting march towards the future. Every birthday marks a milestone on that march, an indelible notch marked along the side of the path on which we tread. Today, my … Continue reading

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Celebrating My Birthday By Celebrating Others

“Today is the day you celebrate all the others who want to make a difference in your life!” — Mark Scholz, posted on my Facebook wall today Today is my birthday. I was happy to get a call from my … Continue reading

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Smile

“Today, give a stranger one of your smiles.  It might be the only sunshine he sees all day. ” — Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Even if you’ve lost everything, you can still give something. … Continue reading

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