Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Sticks and Stones Part 2

Sticks and Stones may break my bones

But your words can totally destroy me

After I finished my blog article about the power of words, imagine my surprise at picking up the Detroit Free Press (8/25/13) and finding an

Monday, August 26, 2013

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and stones may break my bones

But words will never hurt me

Were you taught that rhyme as a child?  I was.  Here's the reality I found out as an adult.  It's a lie told to me and thousands of other children,

Friday, August 23, 2013

When Milk Comes Out Of My Nose

The person who knows how to laugh at himself
Will never cease to be amused.
~~Shirley McLaine

Laughter is the best medicine.  It is healing.  It is exercise for your heart and lungs.  And, according to Woody Allen, he's thankful for laughter...except when milk comes out of his nose. 

Monday, August 19, 2013

Thomas Edison Was A Spider

              Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.
                                                         ~Winston Churchill

We have a Florida room in our home which is wonderful when we have company.  It's spacious and filled with windows.  Unfortunately, it's also filled with spiders.  While I have been known to escort insects out of the house alive and unharmed, spiders suffer a different fate at my hands...they are

Friday, August 16, 2013

You can search the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere.  You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.          ~~Buddha

These are some of my favorite affirmations.  I hope you will find them as uplifting as I do.

If we all did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.  ~~Thomas Edison

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.  ~~Albert Einstein

Our ideas, like orange plants, spread out in proportion to the size of the box which imprisons the roots.     ~~Edward Bulwer Lytton

Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in others' gardens. ~~Douglas Jerrold

Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right. ~~Aldous Huxley

Try to be like the turtle--at ease in your own shell.  ~~Bill Copeland

Nothing is impossible.  The word itself says "I'm possible".  ~~Audrey Hepburn

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.  ~~Leo Buscagalia

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.  ~~Anais Nin

This affirmation stands alone. Repeat it often as you face yourself in the mirror.  Believe it.  It is true.

~~Weekly Challenge~~

My challenge for you this week is to repeat the above affirmations, or make up your own. 

Repeat them as if you mean them several times every day for 21 days.  You will be amazed at how your spirits will be lifted.


Cindy Kozak

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Granny Panties

                                  No one is a better representation of you than you!

For years, I watched Oprah and was a big fan.  It seemed to me that she had a general "I accept you as you are" attitude for most people, and I liked that.  Also, I felt she encouraged us...her

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Tools For The Work of Living!

Be mindful of each moment in your day. SLOW DOWN! Your journey is not only about arriving at your destination. The journey is the journey. The end is not the journey. The destination will be what it will be, but did you enjoy the way?
                                                                ~~Ron Rathbun

When the daily realities of life have us spinning out of control, there are several ways we soothe ourselves. The 4 “biggies” are eating, drinking, smoking and spending.  Some of you may be quite proficient in achieving life balance when things start getting crazy, but others have a tougher time.

I found some powerful and easy to follow solutions in the book, "The Pathway: Follow the Road to

Monday, August 5, 2013


                                        Technology is a weed in the garden of life.

Are you a Techno-Addict?  What about someone you love...spouse, kids, friends?  Technology is pervasive. As with many addictions, it starts in a small, non-invasive way, and before we know what

Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Caveman and Me

                                            "There is more to life than increasing its speed."
                                                                   ~Mohandas K. Gandhi

A caveman was walking through the jungle, club in hand, searching for dinner. He heard a twig snap and turned his head in the direction of the sound. There behind a bush he spied a saber toothed tiger. He froze. The tiger and the caveman eyed each other, each thinking "Mmmm dinner". Then, inside