Dare to Dream

A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. – Colin Powell

Do you dare to dream? To make your life better and achieve something of importance? I think we all do, in fact I know we all do. The question then becomes do we follow our dreams or not? Continue reading

Moving the Universe

Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best to those who dream and work. — A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

There are universal laws which govern the movement of the universe, laws created by intelligence greater than us. We often call this intelligence God. I also use the term Divine Providence, which, for me, includes the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Continue reading

Getting There

Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it. – Kevyn Aucoin

Sometimes we get confused, well me, I get confused all the time. Which got me to thinking about my future, my goals, and my dismal success record. Well I call it dismal as I am not where I want to be, but maybe that is a good thing. Anyway it was this thought that caused me to ask the question: Why am I not where I want to be? Continue reading

A New Year

Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, ‘It will be happier.’ — Alfred Lord Tennyson

As we bid farewell to 2016 I find myself looking forward to 2017. Then I found myself asking a question: What is there about a new year which changes us, often affects us, and sometimes leaves us full of dread?

On the calendar, January 1st is just another day. In the life of the planet the sun rises and sets like it has for millions, billions of years. So why do we consider the day different? Continue reading

Motivate Thyself

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. — Norman Vincent Peale

Sometimes I feel down in the dumps. The bills and debts are high, the road is hard and all uphill, things are always going wrong, and there are times I feel that I am losing my mind. Continue reading

Denying Reality

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

This election has proven to be very interesting in more ways than one. First let me be very up front with this: I voted for Donald Trump. I support him and I believe in him. Continue reading

Values: Vision Part 1

Here are the values that I stand for: honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values. — Ellen DeGeneres

In this installment of the Value series I want to discuss the value of vision and how it affects us as a nation.

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Values: Leadership

Nothing is so strong as gentleness. Nothing is so gentle as real strength. — Saint Francis de Sales

Leadership requires values and values require integrity. As I look at the country today I see bitterness, division, class warfare, destruction, hate, racism, and a feeling of destruction. Continue reading

Values: The Concept Part 2

Life’s up and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine your values and goals. Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want. — Marsha Sinetar

Previously on GPMCC – Values:

We of the human race are dreamers. But some are doers.

Some are content to dream, but never do while others not only dream, but do. Those that do often become rich while those that only dream continue to live in their dream world and remain stagnant, and often poor. If not poor, then living from paycheck-to-paycheck, always tight on money, always fearful that some issue may happen to upset the delicate balance of their life. Continue reading

Value: That is the Question

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

We of the human race are dreamers. But some are doers.

Some are content to dream, but never do while others not only dream, but do. Those that do often become rich while those that only dream continue to live in their dream world and remain stagnant, and often poor. If not poor, then living from paycheck-to-paycheck, always tight on money, always fearful that some issue may happen to upset the delicate balance of their life. Continue reading