Thought for the Week

Thought for the Week

Steve Jobs, the CEO of Apple, died a billionaire.

Here are some of his last thoughts and words:

“I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world.  In others’ eyes, my life is the epitome of success.  However, aside from work, I have little joy.  In the end, wealth is only a fact of life that I have become accustomed to.  At this moment, I am on my sick bed, and recalling my life.  I realize that all of the recognition and wealth in which I took so much pride, have become meaningless in the face of my impending death.

You can employ someone to drive a car for you, and to make money for you, but you cannot employ anyone to bear illness for you.  Material things, when lost, can be found, but the one thing, that can never be found when it is lost, is your health and eventually your life itself.

When a person goes into the operating room, he realizes that there is one book that he has yet to finish reading, “The Book of Healthy Life”.

Whatever stage in life we are at currently, in time we all face that day when the curtain comes down.
Treasure love for your family, love for your spouse and love for your friends.  Treat yourself well, and cherish others.
As we grow older, and hopefully wiser, we slowly realize that wearing a $3,000.00 or a $30.00 watch is not important.  The time is the same.  Whether we carry a $300.00 or $30.00 wallet/handbag, the contents are the same.  Whether we drink a bottle of $100 or $10 wine, the hangover is the same.  Whether the house we live in is 300 or 3,000 sq. ft., the loneliness is the same.  Whether you fly first class or economy, if the plane goes down, you go down with it.

You will come to realize that true inner happiness does not come from the material things of this world.
Therefore, treasure your buddies, old friends, brothers and sisters. Chat often, laugh, sing, enjoy them.  That is true happiness.”

Thought for the Week

Six Undeniable Facts of Life

1. Don’t educate your children to be rich.  Educate them to be happy, so when they grow up they will know the value of things, and not just their price.
2. “Eat your food as your medicine, otherwise you have to eat medicines as your food.”
3. Find reasons to hang on to the ones you love.
4. There is a big difference between a human being and being human.
5. You are loved when you are born.  You will be loved when you die.  In between, only YOU are in charge of your life.
6. If you just want to walk fast, then walk alone.  However, if you want to walk far, then walk together.”

Thought for the Week

Why we do what we do”

We create.

In order to grasp a clearer sense of that

which stretches out behind.

And from this sighting, spot

those points which help us plot

a course along the path which lies ahead.

And what is this trip, but

sensation and adventure? What is life, but

a search for realization and amazement

among the round, gray rocks

of an eternal seaside? An

entertaining side-trip into a realm

where we imagine ourselves as not

all-powerful and omniscient?

We create.

If you wait for the Muse

to bequeath you your gift

what you desire will never arrive.

We create.

If, along the road, you see

the diamond of your dreams, it’s up to you

to draw it close

or pass it by. It’s your diamond.

Why should it matter

to anyone else what you do with it?

Until you do with it

what you will.

And upon that, for someone else

may rest everything.

We create.

The future

lies only in the realm of magic.

For nowhere else is it to be found.

It is only as

you create

it. And how else

would you describe magic?

Naught but memories inhabit the past.

Nothing living to be found there.

You may as well search the eyes

of those you see along the way

for the ghosts of lovers who have

long since left the room.

Many do. And live lost in the search.

We create.

We dance on metaphysical toes

across a very personal universe.

We do what we do

for love of the dance.

– Michael Graves

Thought for the Week

Thought for the Week

Before you speak


T – Is it TRUE?




K –  is it KIND?

Thought for the Week

What if we were to treat every young man who wants to buy a gun like every woman who wants to get an abortion—a mandatory 48-hour waiting period, parental permission, a note from his doctor proving he understands what he’s about to do, a video he has to watch about the effects of gun violence.

Let’s close down all but one gun shop in every state and make him travel hundreds of miles, take time off work, and stay overnight in a strange town to get a gun. Make him walk through a gauntlet of people holding photos of loved ones shot to death, people who call him a murderer and beg him not to buy a gun.

It makes more sense to do this with young men and guns than women and health care, right?  I mean, no woman getting an abortion has killed a room full of people within seconds, right?

~ Author unknown

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In the midst of winters I finally learned that there was within me an invincible summer. ~ Albert Camus

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Walter Bagehot

“The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”   – Walter Gagehot

Walter Bagehot was a British journalist, businessman, and essayist, who wrote extensively about government, economics, and literature



Laugh of the Week:  “I swallowed a dictionary. It was the thesaurus throat I’ve ever had.”

Thought for the Week

If I am not for myself,

Then who can be for me?

And if I am only for myself,

Then what am I?

And if not now,


 – Hillel

Hillel was a famous Jewish religious leader, one of the most important figures in Jewish history. He is associated with the development of the Mishnah and the Talmud

Thought for the Day

“I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.”    Abe Lincoln

Thought for the Week

“Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.”

– Goethe

Thought for the Week

A ship in the harbor is safe, but that’s not what ships are for.

~ William Shedd

Thought for the Week

Time is:

   Too slow for those who wait

Too swift for those who fear,

Too long for those who grieve,

Too short for those who rejoice,

But for those who love,

time is not.

~ Henry Van Dyke


Thought for the Week

“A Woman”

This is written in the Hebrew Talmud, whee all the sayings and preachings of Rabbis are conserved over time.

It says” Be very careful if you make a woman cry, because God counts her tears. The woman came out of a man’s rib. Not from the feet to be walked on. Not from the head to be superior, but from the side to be equal. Under the arm to be protected, and next to the heart to be loved,