I believe the greatest joy one can have is doing something for someone else without any thought of getting something in return. I wish more people, me included, acted that way. If you don’t know what this post/series is about, see the John Wooden tag and specifically the first quote I posted.
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You should learn as if you were going to live forever, and live as if you were going to die tomorrow. I love this. He’s talking about the need to always be learning and improving yourself, as if you were going to need this knowledge for the “long journey ahead.” But at the same time […]
The person you are is the person your child will become. That is sooooooo true. If you don’t know what this post/series is about, see the John Wooden tag and specifically the first quote I posted.
It only weakens those we want to help when we do things for them that they should do themselves. As a parent, I need to remember this and live it more often. In the name of doing something the right way, or my way, or the fast way, I often do stuff for the kids […]
John Wooden’s father had rules about how he felt people should conduct themselves in life. He called these rules “two sets of threes.” The first set was about honesty: Never lie. Never cheat. Never steal. The second set was about handling tough times: Don’t whine. Don’t complaint. Don’t make excuses. Pretty good rules, if you […]
“Discipline yourself and others won’t need to.” For Christmas today, I received a copy of this book, simply called Wooden. It’s a collection of short stories and observations by a man whose wisdom I’ve cherished for more than 20 years. As I read along, I’ll be posting some of my favorite quotes from the book. […]