Category: Musings

Be Practical & Expect Miracles If You Just Take The First Step Forward Every Day

Be Practical & Expect Miracles if you just take the first step forward every day.” – Richard Edward Ward

Be practical and expect miracles if you just take the first step forward every day

Everything Begins with Just Taking the First Step Forward

Everything begins with just taking the first step forward….every day.

It does not matter how small the first step is.

But it does matter that we do take that first step forward and that we do this every day.

The first step forward today could simply be getting out of bed. Or maybe, you have been thinking about starting a new project, but you haven’t yet written the first word or put the first design to paper.

Just Take the First Step

Just take the first step forward today. Take the first step forward… NOW.

Be Practical & Expect Miracles if you just take the first step forward every day.” – Richard Edward Ward


The Sacred Is In The Ordinary

The sacred is in the ordinary…it is to be found in one’s daily life, in one’s neighbors, friends, and family, in one’s own backyard…travel may be a flight from confronting the scared–this lesson can be easily lost. To be looking elsewhere for miracles is to me a sure sign of ignorance that everything is miraculous.”
Abraham Maslow

Abraham Harold Maslow was an American psychologist who was best known for creating Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, a theory of self-actualization.

BEYOND MOTIVATION by James Tackaberry McCay with Richard Edward Ward helps individuals and groups increase their productivity by recognizing that working with others is an exchange of energy.


Did you know and what does it all mean?

I was just reviewing this video that I first posted October 25, 2008. Checking youtube I see that is has been updated. Still worth looking at I think.

I received this video Did You Know by email today. I don’t always watch these clips but the sender is someone that I respect and his forwards are often interesting and enlightening and having watched this video – which took about 3 minutes but felt like 10 seconds – I am glad that I did.

I will not prejudice your thinking by saying anything now, other than,watch this video, it is worth the few minutes.

Did You Know (Officially updated for 2018)

This video is an excellent compilation of facts and figures which leads to the core question at the end of the video – what does it all mean? – which I think everyone would benefit from thinking about.

I would be interested in getting your reactions and comments after you have watched it.

FYI – This video was prepared by SONY for a meeting of its executives.


Empty Days – Don’t Underestimate The Value of Doing Nothing

Empty days – Don’t underestimate the value of doing nothing.

I always forget how important the empty days are, how important it may be sometimes not to expect to produce anything, even a few lines in a journal.

A day when one has not pushed oneself to the limit seems a damaged damaging day, a sinful day. Not so!

The most valuable thing we can do for the psyche, occasionally, is to let it rest, wander, live in the changing light of room, not try to be or do anything whatever.
~ May Sarton

Empty days - Don't underestimate the value of doing nothing