YOUR LIFE IS A GESTALT

Appreciate life even if it’s not perfect. Happiness is not fulfillment of what we wish for but an appreciation of what we have. Unless my reader has clear roots with Germany, this seldom seen word in today’s title may be foreign to you. Gestalt is a German word that...

OUR ADMIRABLE NEIGHBOR

As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world… as in being able to remake ourselves. – Mahatma Gandhi                                         OUR ADMIRABLE NEIGHBOR I had the opportunity to meet one of my neighbors, Jack, today. He...

Advice? Take My Advice

The art of giving advice is to make the recipient believe s/he thought of it him/herself. Tygre Many years ago, I was a high school basketball coach. Like most of my peers, I spent much of my game time yelling at referees. On a continuum ranging from docile to Bobby...

WHAT ARE YOU GOOD AT?

The failed pessimist shrinks from his deficits while the successful optimist expands upon his assets. John V. Farrar The sports world was agog (at least for one day) with the news that Magic Johnson abruptly resigned as the president of the NBA Los Angeles Lakers,...

GETTING WHAT WE DESERVE

We don’t get what we deserve. We get what we believe we deserve. Don Cooper I’ve always been struck by the phrase that is encapsulated in today’s title. We often hear it used in a negative way, as “The bad guy got what he deserved.” as he was arrested, or caught, or...