As we approach the end of 2004, I’d like to once again celebrate another 365 days of lessons learned, friendships forged, mistakes made, and life lived. I do this to remind myself the things I often fret about are temporary. I need to take a step back from my own perspective from time to time and recognize that, for good or bad, the only thing that really matters in this world is how we interact with each other.
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“Identify your problems, but give your power and energy to solutions.”
“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read or write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”
“Happiness is not an accident. Nor is it something you wish for . Happiness is something you design.”
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
“I must say that I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a book.”
“We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.”
“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.”
–George Bernard Shaw
“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”
“If I had my life to live again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner.”
“Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago? How did they work out? Didn’t you waste a lot of fruitless energy on account of most of them? Didn’t most of them turn out all right after all?”
“I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.”
“A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.”
“Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiasm.”
“If A equals success, then the formula is: A = X + Y + Z, X is work. Y is play. Z is keeping your mouth shut.”
“On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”
–H. L. Mencken, in the Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920
“The first sign of a nervous breakdown is when you start thinking your work is terribly important.”
“Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain.”
“We didn’t lose the game; we just ran out of time.”
“I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it short.”
“I am not young enough to know everything.”
“Every morning I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I’m not there, I go to work.”
“The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.”
Have a great holiday season!
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