Month: January 2013

Stan Musial–A Role Model for All of Us

Baseball legend Stan Musial, who played 22 years for the St. Louis Cardinals Major League baseball team, passed away this week at the age of 92. During his career, he was named the National League’s Most Valuable Player three times, made the All-Star team 24 times and held 55 baseball records when he retired in…

An Easy Way to Avoid Criticism

Recently, my wife shared an Aristotle quote with me about avoiding criticism: “Criticism is something we can easily avoid by saying nothing, doing nothing and being nothing.” The lesson here is that if you live your life to avoid criticism, you’ll wind up living an empty and meaningless life.

Taking Risks is Part of the Good Life

Many people prefer comfort of security over the excitement of taking risks. They would rather sit inside the safety of their comfort zones and watch the world go by. As a result, they miss out on much of the good life. Blind and deaf American author and political activist Helen Keller understood this well. As…

A New Year’s Resolution We Can All Keep

While many New Year’s resolutions such as losing weight, getting organized or expanding your horizons can be difficult to follow through on, here’s one that isn’t: be kind.  All you need to do is smile and say something positive to the people you come into contact with.  What you’ll find is that when you smile…