the Tao of Pooh on listening


“Lots of people talk to animals…Not very many listen though…that’s the problem.”
― Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh



balanceThe rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them,

each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other.

— Buddha

Guard your thoughts


“Be vigilant;  guard your mind against negative thoughts.”

By :  Buddha

“If you think something, you give it life.”  You know it’s true.   Letting a thought ramble through your mind, dwelling on something that has happened, and/or writing or speaking something will bring the emotions and energy of that thought come to life.  It will overshadow your day.  It will guide your decisions and refocus your energies.

I struggle with this daily.  If I did not consciencely put an effort forward every morning to think of something positive, my days would be spent drowning in negative thoughts, pity and frustration.  I would find it difficult to smile, to enjoy any aspect of my life.  Depression would be a daily partner.

So every morning I start the day with a inspirational or motivational though and share that thought through out the day.  I sing a fun song in the car on the way to work.  I find something that day to look at and really smile or giggle about.  It’s a job;  it’s a routine; it’s necessary.

I’ve been writing this blog for a while now.   Please let me know what you think.  Having a difficult time finding a reason to continue.



Life is not meant to be easy, my child;

but take courage — it can be delightful.

By : George Bernard Shaw

Don’t Stop

don't stop“Others can stop you temporarily –

YOU are the only one who can do it permanently.”

By :  Zig Ziglar

Thoughts on Motivation

English: Handwritten words: "Motivation &...

People often say that motivation doesn’t last.

Well, neither does bathing

– that’s why we recommend it daily.

By : Zig Ziglar

When mentioning the topic of motivational quotes, I usually get a wide range of responses with most of them landing in the they’re silly, they’re useless, they’re stupid category.  It is my belief that these responses come from the people who either do not use motivational quotes at all or use them once a millennium.

Starting each day with a positive goal or focus, leads to success.  It helps lay the groundwork for a good day.  If you consistently practice a positive action, you can’t help but be successful at what you do.

“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.”
Zig Ziglar

I start every day with a positive thought of some kind.   It puts a smile on my face and gives me a positive thought to carry through the day.  I usually have a successful day.  And I find it easier to end my day, most of the time, still with a smile.

“You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind.”
Zig Ziglar


and what if I don’t like the answer……

your mind“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.”

By : William Burroughs

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