Wednesday, January 26, 2011



Games People Play

---I’m sure that everyone remembers the hit song called, ‘’Games People Play.’’ It was a song done by many artists from Dolly Parton to Conway Twitty. My own memory goes to Joe South. The reggae group…’’Inner Circle,’’ had a hit with the song, also.
---As the title implies…it is about the games people play. This is as true NOW as it was when the song was written in the 1960’s. People have a very hard time telling the truth. We don’t want to look bad or we don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings or whatever reason we use…we hedge on the facts.
---The fact is this…we only get hurt if the fact being kept from us happens to be more than we can handle. The immortal Jack Nicholson line comes into play - ‘’you can’t handle the truth.’’
---I’m NOT saying that we should all start telling the truth and that the truth will make us free. You have all heard that. I’m saying this - when we talk to someone, are we more concerned with saving face or being honest. My experience is that most save face and are not honest.
---In an age where self discovery seems to keep one with the status quo, lying to yourself…about yourself, goes against the grain. Owning up to one’s own so-called flaws, keeps one on the pulse of life. It is okay not to be perfect. Come down from the mountaintops and start living. Our toughness shows up in how well we handle those things that embarrass us. Stop projecting and assuming and begin interacting.
---The question is this…do we play games with others or do we tell the truth?

Saturday, January 1, 2011


You Can CHOOSE To Be Happy -

How You ''SEE'' It -
---Jim is the kind of guy you love to hate. He always is in a good mood and has something positive to say. When someone would ask him how he was doing? He would reply, ''If I were doing any better, I would be twins.'' He Was A Natural Motivator.
---If an employee was having a bad day, Jim would have him look at the positive side of the situation. Seeing this style really made me curious, so I asked him, ''You can't be a positive person all the time. How do you do it?''
---He replied, ''Each morning I wake and say to myself - You have a choice to make. You can either be in a good mood or be in a bad mood.
I choose to be in a good mood.''
---Each time something bad happens - I can choose to be a victim or I can choose to learn from it. Anytime someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to listen to the complaints, or I can point out the positive side of life.
---''Yeah, right,'' I protested. ''It is not that easy.''
---''Yes it is,'' he said. ''Life is all about choices.'' When you clear away all the junk, every situation is a choice. You can choose how you react to situations. You choose how people affect your mood. You choose to be in a good mood or a bad mood.
---The Bottom Line is - It's Your CHOICE, How You Live Your Life.
(Contributed by Marcus F. - brother-in-law, of, my brother, Peter.)