Month: December 2011

  • Risk ahead

    Bird Droppings December 31, 2011 Risk ahead               How more appropriate to end the year than to look at the idea of risk and what lies ahead. Risk is a driving force of who we are and why we are and what we do. How we take chances and avoid risk are defining pieces […]

  • Determining what to learn

    Bird Droppings December 30, 2011 Determining what to learn   “Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know — and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance. It is better to know […]

  • Naughty or Nice !!!!

    Bird Droppings December 29, 2011 Naughty or Nice   “The best portion of a good man’s life: his little, nameless unremembered acts of kindness and love.” William Wordsworth   One day when you look back and try and remember what was that act or when, you may not remember but the person to whom that […]

  • Where is the passion?

    Bird Droppings December 28, 2011 Where is the passion?   “How do preschool children, full of natural inquisitiveness and a passion for learning, turn into apathetic or angry teens with a profound dislike of school?” Robert L. Fried, The passionate Learner   Every day I hear the simple phrase from at least one student of, […]

  • Why do we WORK?

    Bird Droppings December 27, 2011 Why do we WORK? “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” Aristotle How many times do we all hear how difficult the job is or how “I hate my job” I am always confused when I hear this. I want to ask why are you doing this if […]

  • A new day fille with questions and perhaps answers

    Bird Droppings December 26, 2011 A new day one filled with questions and perhaps answers   “No such thing as a man willing to be honest –that would be like a blind man willing to see.” F. Scott Fitzgerald   “No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself, and another to […]

  • Where do we find happiness?

    Bird Droppings December 25, 2011 Where do we find happiness?   Within the spirit of our holiday season as I checked my various blogs, emails and social networking sites early this morning and I found an overabundance of “I got’s” and few “I gave’s”. Scattered earlier were a few of parents waking up with small […]

  • Trying to find topsoil midst an erosion of soul

    Bird Droppings December 24, 2011 Trying to find topsoil midst an erosion of soul   “To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.” Simone Weil   “The need for roots,” I saw this idea earlier as I web surfed thinking and pondering this morning or perhaps as […]

  • You never win getting even!

    Bird Droppings December 23, 2011 You never win getting even!   “Everything that has happened in your life to this minute is unchangeable. It’s history. The greatest waste of energy is in looking back at missed opportunities, lamenting past events, grudge collecting, getting even, harboring ill will, and any vengeful thinking. Success is the only […]

  • Waiting for miracles

    Bird Droppings December 21, 2011 Waiting for a miracle   Miracle is a word used often by people of faith. It is an explanation for things that happen with no apparent cause and or rationale. It seems we all sit waiting for miracles perhaps waiting for that solution to pop up, to show its self […]