Monthly Archives April 2013

Just Good Common Sense

My good friend, Virginia Honeycutt  sent me these timeless principles.  I posted on Twitter several quotes and many of you asked me to resend.  Enjoy! Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong. Keep skunks and bankers at a distance. Life is simpler when you plow around the stump. A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor. Words that soak into your ears are whispered…not yelled. Meanness don’t jes’ happen overnight. Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads. Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you. It don’t take a very big Continue Reading

Do the Hokey Pokey: Turn Your Mad into Glad

I saw a bumper sticker that said, “What if the Hokey Pokey is really what it is all about?” I tend to agree. I flew out of Macon, Georgia, via Atlanta, a while back.  I looked out of my car window and saw no planes flying above as I drove into the airport. To say the least, I was concerned that no flights were departing from the small airport. As I checked in, the gate agent was totally absorbed with clipping his nails.  I heard the familiar, “Click….click…click….”  “Excuse me,” I said. “Isn’t there a flight to Atlanta?”  “No, Ma’am, Continue Reading

Everyone Should Consider Owning a Cat

  A friend of mine suggested I write an article about animals. I think I will take it a step further and write an article about man’s second best friend. Could it be about cats? Now before some of you balk at cat “tails”, give me a chance to share some stories. A stranger asked me once, “What do you do?” “I am a speaker,” I replied. “Oh, kind of like a motivational speaker,” they said. Then this person added, “Trying to motivate people is like trying to tell a cat what to do.” Cats do have a mind of Continue Reading

How to Handle Difficult People

There are three things we can count on as we journey through this life:  you will be born, you will die, and in-between those two dates, you will confront difficult people. I have not been very good at dealing with difficult people so I had to learn how.  For many years I was a peacekeeper. You know this type of person.  This is what they think,  Oh, I know this is wrong but to avoid issues, let’s just play pretty.   Or like my friend says, “Tie some bows on the problem.”  The reality is that being a peacekeeper translates to Continue Reading

A Rock and a Clown Nose

A Rock and a Clown Nose I have come to the realization that a rock and a clown nose represent principles of successful living. I discovered this life lesson at the funeral for my dear friend, Eileen Klein. As Eileen lay in her hospital bed nearing death’s door, she asked me to sing at her funeral. The song she chose was “We’ll Meet Again.” Eileen and I have a most unusual relationship of strange humor so I replied. “Yes, Eileen. I will be honored to sing at your funeral but I am singing a song I just wrote entitled, “She Continue Reading