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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.

April 2022

April Thought of the Month

"Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes but they don’t quit."

~ Conrad Hilton

March 2022

March Thought of the Month

"I've always tried to go a step past wherever people expected me to end up."

~ Beverly Sills

Intentionally or not, there will be people in our lives who limit us. We see it in our movies and books.The villains who do their best to stop the heroes. Well meaning (or not) friends and family who discourage the main character from taking the risks that could lead to great rewards. The evil boss who sabotages or steals the work of an employee.

February 2022

February Thought for the Month

"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop."

~ Confucius

January 2022

January Thought of the Month

"The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is."

~ C.S. Lewis

Who hasn't ended a year, a month, or even a work day wondering where the time went? I don't remember thinking that when I was a child, except when summer was ending and school about to start. It's all a matter of perception because time itself moves at the same steady pace it always has. We have crammed so much into our days that we've lost control of our time.

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