You are so right Ralph…

Posted: March 8, 2013 in Uncategorized
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As a child growing up in the eighties and nineties I became obsessed with things and accomplishments. In little league I wanted to win trophies, in karate I wanted to earn belts, in school I wanted A on my report cards. There is nothing wrong with success and benchmarks for success, however I was told by my grandmother to slow down and enjoy life. She was right. It is important to keep in mind the immortal words of the great Ralph Waldo Emerson.. “Life is a journey, not a destination.” 

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At work there is a bulletin board. Being the fun guy I am I like to put up some famous quotes and have people guess each week who the author of the quote is. This weeks quote is not Ralphs but one from another famous author, one of my most favorite authors. This weeks quote is “Don’t cry because it is over, smile because it happened”  Dr. Seuss.   The quote is from a different author but dealt with almost the same thing. We should stop and realize that life is a very precious gift all of it even the parts we don’t like and if we focus to much on the end we could miss the best part and really the only part, the now.

So my thanks for today go out to the good Dr. and Mr. Emerson. Thanks guys. Thanks for reminding us through your words that life is really grand. PS who said “ain’t life grand” ?

(I will tell you on Monday)

peace

john3c

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