01.28.2013: True Behind Your Back

January 28, 2013

True behind your back


01.14.2013: The Power of Happiness

January 14, 2013

I have the capacity to make people feel good who hear me feeling good.'”Julius LaRosa


10.22.2012: 45 Life Lessons from a 90-Year-Old

October 22, 2012
  

45 Life Lessons, written by a 90 year old

Author: Regina Brett

1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short not to enjoy it.

4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.

5. Don’t buy stuff you don’t need.

6. You don’t have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.

7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.

8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for things that matter.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.

12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye… But don’t worry; God never blinks.

16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful.  Clutter weighs you down in many ways.

18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.

19. It’s never too late to be happy.  But it’s all up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Overprepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words, ‘In five years, will this matter?’

27. Always choose Life.

28. Forgive but don’t forget.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give Time time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.

35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d
grab ours back.

41. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have, not what you think you need.

42. The best is yet to come…

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44. Yield.

45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.


05.30.2012: Captain Kirk’s Leadership

May 30, 2012

(From LinkedIn)

Captain Kirk had advisers who had a different worldview not only from each other, but also from himself, a clear demonstration of Kirk’s confidence in himself as a leader. Weak leaders surround themselves with yes men who are afraid to argue with them. That fosters an organizational culture that stifles creativity and innovation, and leaves members of the organization afraid to speak up. That can leave the organization unable to solve problems or change course. Historically, this has led to some serious disasters, such as Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.

Organizations that allow for differences of opinion are better at developing innovation, better at solving problems, and better at avoiding groupthink. We all need a McCoy and a Spock in our lives and organizations.

William Shatner as Kirk in a promotional photo...


(1) Photos – Google+

May 25, 2012

(1) Photos – Google+.


05.23.2012: Feral Power!!!!

May 23, 2012

 

MAY 23, 2012
ACTION UPDATE

Wake County Commissioners Choose a Cat-Friendly Trap-Neuter-Return Ordinance

Dear Sherry,

You asked the Wake County Commissioners to support an ordinance that protects cats. Monday, they listened. Following an outpouring of hundreds of letters and phone calls from community residents for the humane treatment of cats, the commissioners agreed to support an ordinance that will encourage TNR and save cat’s lives.

We expect the commissioners to formally adopt the Trap-Neuter-Return ordinance at their next scheduled meeting on June 4, 2012.

The new ordinance will make Wake County a TNR-friendly place for cats and caregivers. Under this new local law, animal control will no longer be required to impound all cats outdoors.  Ear-tipped cats will be recognized as part of TNR programs and allowed to continue their happy outdoor lives. Caregivers will no longer be fined or cited and will be allowed to retrieve cats from the county pound.

This new, life-saving ordinance is the culmination of a cooperative effort to change Wake County’s treatment of cats by Alley Cat Allies and local animal organizations, including the SPCA of Wake County, Operation Catnip, Wake Voice for Animals, and Safe Haven for Cats.

We’re thrilled that county policy and practices are moving in the right direction, and we will continue to keep you updated on this important issue. Thank you for taking action to change your county for cats!

Sincerely,
Alley Cat Allies

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02.26.12: Nearsighted

February 26, 2012

If you are nearsighted (trouble focusing faraway), your lens bends light waves too much.


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