"No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude."
- Source Unknown
Every success we achieve, no matter how great or small, someone along life’s journey has been a part of it. I think of the various people in my life that at some point made a difference. It may have been a word of encouragement, or showed they me how to do…Continue
Added by Meredith "Kit" Bromfield on November 18, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments
Next up, a four part series with the theme Gratitude. Enjoy!
“Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.”
- Henri Frederic Amiel
I think this is a wonderful way of creating a marriage between thankfulness and gratitude and one that I feel we should all be a part of. Being thankful is…Continue
Added by Meredith "Kit" Bromfield on November 14, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
Lakas is a three-year-old Cairn Terrier. He is a good dog and the center of attention at home with my parents. He carries his ten pound body, little black nose and wild hair with great gravitas. If he is awoken from a nap, he will look into your eyes with great disapproval.…Continue
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"Curiosity...endows the people who have it with a generosity in argument and a serenity in cheerful willingness to let life take the form it will."
- Alistair Cooke
I never thought of curiosity having such great power as to give me peace in a situation, but I can see how that can. Imagine that when you are faced with a situation you look at it with the eyes of a child who has wonder and curiosity. A child does…Continue
"Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment."
- Grenville Kleiser
They say when you smile the world smiles with you. Finding humor in a situation is wonderful. Some of my greatest challenges later…Continue
Added by Meredith "Kit" Bromfield on November 3, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
"Serenity is knowing that your worst shot is still pretty good."
We are so very hard on ourselves in things that we do or try to do. Give yourself a break - realize you tried so maybe it didn’t work out the way you thought it should. No reason to keep beating yourself up over that - give yourself points for having tried. Baseball is an interesting game. We pay millions of dollars to batters who hit the…Continue
Added by Meredith "Kit" Bromfield on November 1, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments
"Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but peace amid the storm."
So often people run from storms in their lives by doing everything possible to avoid them.In life, there will always be storms - that's life. I feel that in life you are either just out of a storm, you are in a storm or there is a storm in your future. So if this is true, learning how to have serenity in the midst of a storm is…Continue
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"The comfort zone takes our greatest aspirations and turns them into excuses for not bothering to aspire".
True but sad! Every day is an opportunity to “be” to “become” yet, our allowing ourselves to get stuck in a comfort zone diminishes all possibilities of greatness only to leave us with excuses.
People who live their lives in comfort zones usually are great complainers of life…
"Life is known only by those who have found a way to be comfortable with change and the unknown. Given the nature of life, there may be no security, but only adventure."
- Rachel Naomi Remen
Learning to be comfortable in the uncomfortable - what a wonderful concept, I love that! The sad thing is not many people ever get there. Comfort is high on many people’s priority list and as…Continue
"The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention." - Source Unknown
So true! How often do we hear of people saying things like I meant to do that, or call that person, or I was getting around to dropping by? Sometimes these are conversations when a tragedy occurs and people have regrets of not acting on what they intended to do. There was a great movie a long time ago about paying it forward and in it people…Continue
“Clowns wear a face that's painted intentionally on them so they appear to be happy or sad. What kind of mask are you wearing today?"
Added by Meredith "Kit" Bromfield on September 21, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
“It is not good enough for things to be planned -- they still have to be done; for the intention to become a reality, energy has to be launched into operation.”
-Pir Vilayat Khan
So many good intentions are dashed on the wayside when failed to be acted on. Intentions like wishes are useless unless someone does something about it. A car has no function if it is parked in a garage but once it gets started the…Continue
Added by Meredith "Kit" Bromfield on September 19, 2011 at 9:46am — No Comments
Nearly every week I try to ask a question for you to take a second to respond to. Some may be more thought provoking, some not so much. There is no right or wrong answer...only your answer. I hope you will take a moment to respond.
This week's question is What was your OH MY GOD Moment? OH MY GOD!
Added by Kathy on August 29, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments
This week on Connie and Sheila Talk - hear 48 Days' Derek Olsen share what he and his wife Carrie went through in a…Continue
"Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans."
- Peter Drucker
We live in a world of people who fear commitment. They are always making promises but when push comes to shove they make excuses. Commitment is never an easy thing to do but once it is done the rewards are amazing. Only as commitments are made is change inevitable. Commitments are what separate the dreamers from the…
Added by Meredith "Kit" Bromfield on July 25, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
"You need to make a commitment, and once you make it, then life will give you some answers."
- Les Brown
I love this quote because often in life we want to see the outcome or at least the steps necessary before we make a commitment. Sometimes in life this is not always possible. Sometimes we just need to make the commitment and believe that the steps will become visible. I always think about the scene in Indiana…