Archive for April, 2006

The Little Things That Matter

Written by dr. j. Posted in Health Matters

Today, I started sifting throught the 18,000 emails I have in my main box, cleaning stuff out and saw this – something I saved months ago. Sorta timely so I’ll add it below.

Be well.


The ‘LITTLE’ Things

As you might know, the head of a company survived 9/11 because his son started kindergarten.

Another fellow was alive because it was his turn to bring donuts.

One woman was late because her alarm clock didn’t go off in time.

One was late because of being stuck on the NJ Turnpike because of an auto accident.

One of them missed his bus.

One spilled food on her clothes and had to take time to change.

One’s car wouldn’t start.

One went back to answer the telephone.

One had a child that dawdled and didn’t get ready as soon as he should have.

One couldn’t get a taxi.

The one that struck me was the man who put on a new pair of shoes that morning, took the various means to get to work but before he got there, he developed a blister on his foot. He stopped at a drugstore to buy a Band-Aid. That’s why he is alive today.

Now when I’m stuck in traffic, miss an elevator, turn back to answer a ringing telephone… all the little things that annoy me.

I think to myself,

“this is exactly where God wants me to be at this very moment.”

Next time your morning seems to be going wrong, the children are slow getting dressed, you can’t seem to find the car keys, you hit every traffic light…

don’t get mad or frustrated.

God is at work watching over you!

May God continue to bless you with all those annoying little things and may you remember their possible purpose.

The One Key Trait Needed for Success

Written by dr. j. Posted in Mind

One of our former Presidents was known as a man of few words. However when he did speak, he left the world with a legacy.

My favorite quote on persistence comes from this man. It’s a quote that may become one of your favorites too. Here it is:

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

The slogan ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” – Calvin Coolidge


Inspiration from Native Peoples

Written by dr. j. Posted in Health Matters

White Man's MocassinsOne of my favorite pictures is ‘White Man’s Moccasins’ by Lee Marmon – you usually find it at any Native Peoples Store. Or, you can find it at

There are several others native themed pictures I like, including the photo of Sitting Bull. These were the faces of the west, of character, etched by the winds of time. In thinking about them and their way of life, I had often wondered if they were taught a code of proper conduct and decorum, something like our Ten Commandments.

It just so happens that they were.

Although there are several versions out there, the Native American 10 Commandments is what I would’ve expected – a creed that reaffirms their connection and respect for Nature and God (the Great Spirit)…and a reminder to always giving thanks for the life they live.

The 10 Commandments Of The Native American PeoplesI sorta doubt there were just ten. So, I’ll put up 2 of the versions I’ve found below, with a little added emphasis to the universal theme. Here goes:

  • Treat the earth an all that dwell thereon with respect
  • Remain close to the Great Spirit
  • Show great respect for your fellow beings
  • Work together for the benefit of all mankind
  • Give assistance and kindness wherever needed
  • Do what you know to be right
  • Look after the well-being of your mind and body
  • Dedicate a share of your efforts to the greater good
  • Be truthful and honest at all times
  • Take full responsibility for your actions

Here’s another version I saw this on a poster:

  • The Earth is our Mother; care for Her
  • Honor all your relations
  • Open your heart and soul to the Great Spirit
  • All life is sacred; treat all beings with respect
  • Take from the Earth what is needed and nothing more
  • Do what needs to be done for the good of all
  • Give constant thanks to the Great Spirit for each day
  • Speak the truth but only for the good in others
  • Follow the rythms of Nature.
  • Enjoy life’s journey; but leave no tracks.

Enjoy Life’s Journey.

Amen brother to that!

cj —

Getting It Done: The Power of Something

Written by dr. j. Posted in Mind

Several years ago, I bought a book and tape set from an author on dreams at a conference I was attending. I really didn’t like the tape set, and the book failed to inspire me.

So I put it all aside.

Then comes life…moving…all sorts of other things. This ‘package’ was forgotten by me. Most of what I didn’t like found its way to the local library as a donation. I was sure that someone could use it…that the message would be right for the right person somewhere…and left it as that.

The other day I was headed home and decided to pay a visit to my storage area, essentially to pick up some ‘donations’ for my local library. The object of that visit was audiotape sets. It just happens that I found one I hadn’t listened to on abundance. I remembered where I picked it up and that it was part of that dream package.

So I didn’t give a second thought, picked it up and planned on donating it.

The trip home was a long one – 12 hours to be sure – so tape sets are welcome companions. For some reason, I decided to listen to that set on abundance before giving it away.

Since that trip, one thought has remained everpresent in my mind…and that is

the power of SOMETHING.

You see we go through our day thinking about all the things we have to do. Some of us make lists. Others make lists of lists (you know who you are). And still some others of you keep ordering and reordering your lists that you never get anything done.

And that’s the problem…not getting anything done. Not moving forward on your goals, dreams, desires. Essentially, treading water in your life…just getting by…just staying afloat. How do you