Thursday, February 28, 2013

Great ideas...

Great ideas have something in common with bad ones: early on, they both sound ridiculous.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

How to see...

The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera. - Dorothea Lange

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


If you're afraid of failure, you will never grow. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

Monday, February 25, 2013

The life itself...

It is good to get justice, but better to do it; fun to have things but more to make them. The happy man is he who lives the life of love, not for the honors it may bring, but for the life itself. ~ R.J. Baughan

Friday, February 22, 2013


Stop putting your self down, stop complaining, and stop making excuses.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Life must have...

Whether you are talking about education, career, or service, you are talking about life. And life must really have joy. It’s supposed to be fun. ~ Barbara Bush

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Step away...

It's sometimes important to step away from it and not put so much focus on it. Sometimes it's a better tactic than trying to throw the ball through the tire more times than the next guy. - Mark Harmon, NCIS star and former UCLA quarterback

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Just add effort.

Everything you need to succeed is in front of you. Just add effort.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Explore. Dream. Discover...

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

Friday, February 15, 2013

Be crazy...

Live life fully while you’re here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You’re going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. ~ Anthony Robbins

Thursday, February 14, 2013


There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate. -Charles Dickens

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Be most creative...

People are going to be most creative and productive when they’re doing something they’re really interested in. So having fun isn’t an outrageous idea at all. It’s a very sensible one. ~ John Sculley

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

613,000 ...

The average person living to age 70 has 613,000 hours of life. This is too long a period not to have fun. ~ Author Unknown

Monday, February 11, 2013

Great care...

In our present generation, everything is disposable, machine-made, faster, cheaper, easier, and definitely not made to last over time. For me, the finer, more cherished things in life take time, attention to detail, and great care. - Tanja Lippert, Photographer

Sunday, February 10, 2013

"An 87 Year Old College Student Named Rose"...

The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn’t already know. I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder. I turned round to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me with a smile that lit up her entire being.

She said, “Hi handsome. My name is Rose. I’m eighty-seven years old. Can I give you a hug?” I laughed and enthusiastically responded, “Of course you may!” and she gave me a giant squeeze. “Why are you in college at such a young, innocent age?” I asked. She jokingly replied, “I’m here to meet a rich husband, get married, and have a couple of kids…” “No seriously,” I asked. I was curious what may have motivated her to be taking on this challenge at her age. “I always dreamed of having a college education and now I’m getting one!” she told me. After class we walked to the student union building and shared a chocolate milkshake. We became instant friends. Every day for the next three months, we would leave class together and talk nonstop. I was always mesmerized listening to this “time machine” as she shared her wisdom and experience with me.

Over the course of the year, Rose became a campus icon and she easily made friends wherever she went. She loved to dress up and she reveled in the attention bestowed upon her from the other students. She was living it up. At the end of the semester we invited Rose to speak at our football banquet. I’ll never forget what she taught us. She was introduced and stepped up to the podium. As she began to deliver her prepared speech, she dropped her three by five cards on the floor. Frustrated and a little embarrassed she leaned into the microphone and simply said, “I’m sorry I’m so jittery. I gave up beer for Lent and this whiskey is killing me! I’ll never get my speech back in order so let me just tell you what I know.”

As we laughed she cleared her throat and began, “We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing. There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success. You have to laugh and find humor every day. You’ve got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die. We have so many people walking around who are dead and don’t even know it!There is a huge difference between growing older and growing up.

If you are nineteen years old and lie in bed for one full year and don’t do one productive thing, you will turn twenty years old. If I am eighty-seven years old and stay in bed for a year and never do anything I will turn eighty-eight. Anybody can grow older. That doesn’t take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding opportunity in change. Have no regrets. The elderly usually don’t have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those with regrets.” She concluded her speech by courageously singing “The Rose.” She challenged each of us to study the lyrics and live them out in our daily lives. At the year’s end Rose finished the college degree she had begun all those years ago. One week after graduation Rose died peacefully in her sleep.

Over two thousand college students attended her funeral in tribute to the wonderful woman who taught by example that it’s never too late to be all you can possibly be .When you finish reading this, please send this peaceful word of advice to your friends and family, they’ll really enjoy it!

These words have been passed along in loving memory of ROSE.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Today is...

For someone, somewhere in the world, today is the most amazing day of their life. Could it be yours?

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Mad at weather...

You can't get mad at weather because weather's not about you. Apply that lesson to most other aspects of life. - Doug Coupland

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The weather...

Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while. - Ken Hubbard

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

I rode it once...

I rode it once, which was up the driveway in the opening credits of the show. I didn't know how to stop it. I actually nearly killed the director of photography, and I smashed into the sound truck.
- Henry Winkler, best known as "Fonzie" on Happy Days.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Moment in time...

There's something magical about a still photograph -- a captured moment in time -- that can simultaneously exist outside the fraction of a second the shutter captures.

Friday, February 1, 2013

To save the environment...

It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment. -Ansel Adams