This Mother is Right

This Mother is Right

“Eyes that look are common; eyes that see are rare.” J. Oswald Sanders

Betty Stephans tells of visiting a friend whose three-year-old daughter frequently interrupted her housework by insisting that her mother “come outside and see.” She would then excitedly show her mother a flower, a butterfly, a broken bird’s egg or a crawling ant. After the umpteenth interruption, Betty commented, “You’re awfully patient with her, but all these little trips must nearly wreck your daily routine. Don’t you ever just want to scream?” “Well,” the mother replied cheerfully, “I brought her into the world. The least I can do is let her show it to me.”

The Gratitude Attitude

The Gratitude Attitude

What you bestow on another has a way of belonging to you forever. Anonymous

My friend, Bill Schiebler, is a man who lives by our philosophy that you can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.

Are You Growing?

Are You Growing?

"Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently."

Henry Ford

Question: Is what you're doing going to produce the things you want out of life? If the answer is no, does it make sense to make some changes? Question: What do you want out of life? My research indicates that all of us want essentially the same things, even though we will take different roads to get them.

Complainers, take note

Complainers, take note

In times like these it helps to keep in mind that there have always been times like these.

A number of years ago, United Technologies Corporation published in the Wall Street Journal this advertisement, entitled "The Dumbest Person in the World.

One Seed, Two Trees – or Maybe a Forest!

One Seed, Two Trees – or Maybe a Forest!

It’s Thanksgiving week in the U.S. For Dad, it was always Thanksgiving week.

Dad looked at every word he said, or even thought, as a seed.

One seed can produce two trees, or even a forest!

Words are the same. The best soil to plant words of life, hope, and encouragement in? The Soil of Gratitude!

Those Excuses We Make

Those Excuses We Make

You're not finished when you are defeated, you are finished when you quit.

My brother, the late Judge Ziglar, loved to tell the story of the fellow who went next door to borrow his neighbor's lawn mower. The neighbor explained that he could not let him use the lawn mower because all the flights had been canceled from New York to Los Angeles.

The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule

"I must do something" will always solve more problems than, "Something must be done."

In one form or another “The Golden Rule” has been embraced by every major religion in the world. I recently came across a list of some golden rules for living by an unknown author.

My Best Day

My Best Day

"No man is free who is not master of himself." Epictetus

Psychiatrist Ross Campbell from Chattanooga, Tennessee, tells this story. One Friday evening a father arrived home and was greeted by his highly enthusiastic twelve-year-old son who said, "Dad, I'm so excited about our fishing trip this weekend!" The father didn't say anything, but he was crushed because he had forgotten the fishing trip and had arranged a golf foursome for the next day.

Tailor Made Attitudes

Tailor Made Attitudes

You cannot tailor make the situations in life, but you can tailor make the attitudes to fit those situations before they arise.

Sometimes having a positive attitude seems impossible, given the circumstances in life. Statistically speaking, a person born in Yazoo City, Mississippi during the heart of the Great Depression, shouldn’t experience unprecedented success. Yet Zig Ziglar defied this odd and he claims it was his attitude that made all the difference: https://www.ziglar.com/product/zig-autobiography