VISTAS: An awareness of a range of time, events, or subjects. A broad Mental View.
September 30

Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire. If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don't know something, for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations, because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you're tired and weary, because it means you've made a difference.

It's easy to be thankful for the good things.

A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are also thankful for the setbacks.

Find a way to be thankful for your troubles, and they can become your blessings.


"If people only knew how hard I work to gain my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all."
- Michelangelo -

2006

In the distance I hear thunder rolling in, the day is gray and gloomy, a good day for sleeping, and heck why not I have nothing else to do so I might as well. It's funny I look forward all week to the weekend and when it gets here I get so lonely I can't wait for it to get over.

2005

"One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself."
- Lucille Ball, 1911-1989, Comic Actress -

2004

I'm finding a sort of balance right now in my life, I guess is the way I would put it. I made myself some promises with the move into the house, it was not only a move into my own home but a move in getting my life in order and better without the self destroying memories resurfacing within me all the time. So far so good i think.

2003

Everything hurts
the body is beyond tired
the mind even more so
long hours, team work
preparation for tomorrow

2002

the words of the music say so much, they speak what I cannot, they find the wisdom of life I try to hide from. The words of the song speak my thoughts for the day. I only wished I would hear it eye to eye instead o through the words of a song.

2001

Time is what prevents everything from happening at once.
- John Archibald Wheeler -

2000

Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.
- Jules de Gaultier -

1999

I wonder where I've been
Lost upon the wind
drifting forward
or toward
Who shall know my direction
as I begin my resurrection?

1998

Gifts given mean more than anyone can tell
for a gift given from the heart touches the soul

A gift does not need to be big or large
the most precious are the smallest of all

Given with love and sincerity, is what matters most
and when that gift is given as such, it is just so much

1997

When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt.
- Henry J. Kaiser -