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February 2023

February Thought for the Month

"With compassion one becomes courageous. Compassion brings triumph when attacked; it brings security when maintained."

~ Tao Te Ching

We have all seen moments of compassion that inspire us thanks to the reality of camera phones everywhere. Rarely do these moments come from the people we elected to govern us. How many times have we thought or said, why won't they stand up for what's right? Why aren't they doing what we elected them to do?

January 2023

January Thought of the Month

"I'd rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed."

~ Robert H. Schuller

We're starting a brand new year, and people are making resolutions for the things they want to accomplish in 2023. Some probably haven't because resolutions never worked for them before. Whatever way you've chosen, I hope you'll reconsider. Not making the traditional New Year's resolutions, but something hopefully better and more effective — take steps toward the goals you were born to achieve.

December 2022

December Thought of the Month

"However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light."

~ Stanley Kubrick

November 2022

November Thought of the Month

"Know what's important and what isn't. Have the wisdom to know the right thing to do, the integrity to do it, the character to stand up to those who don't, and the courage to stop those who won't."

~ Mark Goulston

October 2022

October Thought of the Month

"Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else."

~ Judy Garland

In an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy tells her friend Willow that Halloween is the one day when you can be whoever you aren't. But that isn't exactly true. Every day of our lives we play roles to fit in, wearing a different mask for each situation. We are taught from childhood to be what people expect us to be, in some cases demand that we be.

September 2022

September Thought of the Month

"Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary."

~ Cecil Beaton

August 2022

August Thought of the Month

"You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life."

~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

July 2022

July Thought of the Month

"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road."

~ Henry Ward Beecher

June 2022

June Thought of the Month

"Only the educated are free."

~ Epictetus

May 2022

May Thought of the Month

"Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door."

~ Kyle Chandler

Who remembers the old saying "God helps those who help themselves"? To me that means the good luck, right place right time moments — whatever you want to call it — in life will not just happen. We play as important a role in our successes as chance.

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