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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Coffee Thoughts \ The Lightness Of Beginning Again

The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life. -Steve Jobs

Stop worrying about what you know and what you think you have to do and approach today as if you know nothing. Free yourself to explore and create.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Coffee Thoughts \ To Know or To Understand

“Any fool can know. The point is to understand.” Albert Einstein

The difference between knowing and understanding is called wisdom. You can’t teach it, you can’t explain it, but when you understand you know what to do.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Coffee Thoughts \ Look For An Open Door

“Realize that if a door closed, it’s because what was behind it wasn’t meant for you.” Mandy Hale

Never get discouraged if what you “think” you want doesn’t happen. There is a door open for you and you won’t see it if you concentrate on those that are closed.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Coffee Thoughts \ Stay With The Question

“It is not that I'm so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.” Albert Einstein

Answers are a dead end road. When you hold on to the right question it will bring you to new paths and perceptions.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Coffee Thoughts \ The Heart Knows

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Wishing you happiness.” - Helen Keller

Pay attention to your heart and cherish the people who connect to yours. Have a great holiday.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Coffee Thoughts \ Live Your Life

“To achieve anything, you must be prepared to dabble on the boundary of disaster.” Stirling Moss

Live your life and stretch the boundaries, they will become your new comfort zone. Then do it again.  

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Coffee Thoughts \ Choose To Be Happy

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” Dalai Lama XIV

Happiness is a choice. Everyday you have things you can be happy about or things you can complain about, it’s up to you.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Coffee Thoughts \ A Kick Can Be A Good Thing

We all need a challenge, the struggle, an obstacle to help us reach deep inside and discover what we are really capable of doing.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Coffee Thoughts \ Live Your Passion

There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.—Nelson Mandela
Live the life you were meant to live; don’t let fear keep you from your destiny. 

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Coffee Thoughts \ Triumph Over Fear

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.—Nelson Mandela
If you’re facing the unknown you’re afraid and that’s okay; just don’t let it stop you. 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Coffee Thoughts \ Keep Trying

“A winner is just a loser who tried one more time.” -- George M. Moore, Jr.
Don’t give up; it’s all about timing. When it’s your time the doors open with ease. 

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Coffee Thoughts \ Trust Yourself

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.”
Separating yourself from the desires, opinions and fears of others is  the only way to learn who you are what lies in your heart. 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Coffee Thoughts \ Create Yourself

 “Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” George Bernard Shaw
You get to decide who you are and what you want to be. Stop following the beaten path and create one of your own.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Coffee Thoughts \ Common Links

Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air, We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal. -- John F. Kennedy
If each of us would reflect on why we are alike more than why we are different, our lives would be more rewarding.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Coffee Thoughts \ Strive For Understanding

"Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding." – Albert Einstein
When the people in your life understand you there is no need for force, you will receive what they can and are willing to give without resenting you. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Coffee Thoughts \ Embrace Your Mistakes

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." – Albert Einstein
Mistakes are your best teacher; don’t be afraid of making them. If you learn from them all, before you know it you’ll be successful and wise. 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Coffee Thoughts \ Empower Your Life

 “All people know the same truth. Our lives consist of how we choose to distort it.” Woody Allen
How you see the truth is what you will create in your life. So if you’re going to distort it, do it in a way that empowers you.  

Friday, November 8, 2013

Coffee Thoughts \ Feel The Pain

"You can close your eyes to things you don't
want to see, but you can't close your heart to 
the things you don't want to feel." --- Unknown
Instead of trying to shut down so you won't feel, surrender to it, feel the pain and let it take you to a new place — beyond the pain. 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Coffee Thoughts \ Don't Share Your Problems

Never tell your problems to anyone...20% don't care and the other 80% are glad you have them.--Lou Holtz
Share your problem with someone who can help you or someone who can give you good advice; otherwise you are just complaining.  

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Coffee Thoughts \ Change It

Either mold the environment to fit your needs or make an adjustment yourself. If you don’t you’ll be stuck.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Coffee Thoughts \ Put Happiness At The Top Of Your List

In a world where what you have and how much you make is the primary focus, happiness gets lost. You’re here to enjoy life, nature, experiences; not to judge yourself and others for how they turn out. Enjoy it all. 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Coffee Thoughts \ Dance In The Rain

“Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...It's about learning to dance in the rain.” Vivian Greene
You can never avoid the rain, it will come when you least expect it. So learn to enjoy it and yes dance.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Coffee Thoughts \ What Have You Learned?

The most important thing about an experience is reflection. What would you repeat and what would you change? 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Coffee Thoughts \ Good Friends Are The Miracle

Making a hundred friends is not a miracle. The miracle is to make a single friend who will stand by your side even when hundreds are against you. – Torin

Having even one friend that knows you and stand by you is a true gift.  If you are lucky enough to have one, nurture it and make sure they know just how special they are.  

Friday, September 20, 2013

Coffee Thoughts \ Dare To Live

“A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.” Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
Living and being happy in your life is much more challenging than death. Use your courage to live the life you want to live.