Thursday, October 1, 2009


"Happiness begins where selfishness ends."
...John Wooden
~ I am currently reading
A Lifetime Of Observations
And Reflections On
And Off The Court,
by Coach John Wooden with Steve Jamison
Coach Wooden is not only inspiring;
he renews your faith in the human race.
His Pyramid of Success is also a must read.

"refers to a small gift given to a customer by a merchant at the time of a purchase (such as a 13th beignet when buying a dozen), or more broadly, "something given or obtained gratuitously or by way of good measure." The word is used in Trinidad and Tobago, Puerto Rico, Louisiana, Eastern Oklahoma, Southern Arkansas, Charleston in South Carolina, southern and western Mississippi, the gulf coast of Alabama, and parts of eastern Texas". ...wikipedia

~ here are the
last 10 of the
50 Habits of
Highly Successful People::
41. They are happy to swim against the tide,
to do what most won’t. They are not
people pleasers and they don’t
need constant approval.
42. They are more comfortable with
their own company than most.
43. They set higher standards for
themselves (a choice we can all make),
which in turn produces greater commitment,
more momentum, a better work ethic
and of course, better results.
44. They don’t rationalise failure.
While many are talking about their age,
their sore back, their lack of time,
their poor genetics, their ‘bad luck’,
their nasty boss and their lack of
opportunities (all good reasons to fail),
they are finding a way to succeed
despite all their challenges.
45. They have an off switch.
They know how to relax, enjoy what they
have in their life and to have fun.
46. Their career is not their identity,
it’s their job. It’s not who they are,
it’s what they do.
47. They are more interested in effective
than they are in easy. While the majority
look for the quickest, easiest way (the shortcut),
they look for the course of action which will
produce the best results over the long term.
48. They finish what they start.
While so many spend their life
starting things that they never finish,
successful people get the job done – even when
the excitement and the novelty have worn off.
Even when it ain’t fun.
49. They are multi-dimensional, amazing,
wonderful complex creatures (as we all are).
They realise that not only are they
physical and psychological beings,
but emotional and spiritual creatures as well.
They consciously work at being
healthy and productive on all levels.
50. They practice what they preach.
They don’t talk about the theory,
they live the reality.

~ The forces that be seem very restless.
The daily scattered earthquakes have everyone
wondering, preparing, and anticipating.
A rare tsunami warning here in So Cal
the other day grabbed our attention.
We were fortunate that the tsunami
was just a warning.
Others have been hit with tsunami's
reality & devastation.
As day ended here, what I saw was a
beautiful burning tsunami sunset.
It faded peacefully...

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