Brain Food

“Change your thoughts, and you change your world.”

- Norman Vincent Peale -

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

“Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.” Raymond Lindquist

“In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that

Makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy.”

Brother David Steindl-Rast

Update 01/21/14
Let us remember the past, so we don’t have to repeat it!
If you are too young to remember this, you must watch
This historic speech by Dr. Martin Luther King! As a side-bar
I was part of the group of broadcasters that helped to bring
About the national King holiday.

Video from KarmaTube

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” William James

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.

 Nelson Mandela 

Video from KarmaTube



Update 01/07/14


It’s a new year and I intend to provide more information like this which follows. I received this from my neighbor, Ms. June Rodricks, and found it to be uplifting and share it here.

I wish you enough...........................

Recently, I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together at the airport as the daughter’s departure had been announced. Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the mother said: “I love you and I wish you enough.”

The daughter replied, “Mom, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Mom.” They kissed and the daughter left.

The mother walked over to the window where I sat. Standing there, I could see she wanted and needed to cry. I tried not to intrude on her privacy but she welcomed me in by asking, “Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be forever?” “Yes, I have,” I replied. “Forgive me for asking but why is this forever good-bye?”

“I am old and she lives so far away. I have challenges ahead and the reality is the next trip back will be for my funeral,” she said.

When you were saying good-bye, I heard you say, “I wish you enough.” May I ask what that means?”

She began to smile. “That’s a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone.”

She paused a moment and looked up as if trying to remember it in detail and she smiled even more.

“When we said ‘I wish you enough’ we were wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them”.


Then turning toward me, she shared the following, reciting it from memory,

“I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.
I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.”

She then began to cry and walked away.

Nurture Relationships.

As they say, It takes a minute to find a special person.

An hour to appreciate them.

A day to love them, and an entire life to forget them.