Wednesday, August 31, 2011

APPROPOS OF FRIDAY'S BLOG


The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Buddha

The real secret is how to do that as its not always easy to do, wise advice as it may be. Let's keep trying.Buddha knows his stuff!

Bye For Now,

Bill

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

MORE LAUGHTER


Here is another gem from the Orange Peel Gazette:

TRUE LOVE

A woman was sipping on a glass of wine, while sitting on the patio with her husband, and she said, "I love you so much, I don't know how I could ever live without you."

Her husband asked, "Is that you, or the wine talking?"

She replied, "It's me........talking to the wine."

A woman after my own heart!

Bye For Now,

Bill

Monday, August 29, 2011

THE IMPORTANCE OF LAUGHTER


Laughter releases tension, improves body and mind, and even can heal our emotional wounds, reducing both our physical and emotional pain. The Orange Peel Gazette is a neat giveaway paper that is filled with ads and laughs. Pick it up and you will find many of their jokes amusing.

Here's one to which I can relate:
"The older you get the tougher it is to lose weight, because by then your body and your fat are really good friends."

Perhaps the answer is to peel an orange instead of the wrapper from a candy bar.

Bye For Now,

Bill

P.S. The jokes are all clean! Hope that didn't spoil it for you.

Friday, August 26, 2011


Having just seen Midnight in Paris this sums it up for me:


Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory.
Fred Allen


I remember him and I recall the fifties and think he and they were both very nice. Weren't they? I can't quite remember!


Bye For Now,

Bill

Thursday, August 25, 2011

JE SUIS FINIS!


I am reminded of the old joke that goes like this. The man comes into the psychologist's office and excitedly says, " My wife and I only have sex once a year." The psychologist says, "I am sorry to hear that. Why do you seem so happy and excited?" The man exclaims, "Doc, tonight's the night--tonight's the night!

So tonight's the night that I shipped off my book onto it's next step/stop. I am finished and that is a good thing. I feel a weight lifted off of my shoulders. After 14 months of focus and the last 3 in overdrive I/we have completed a labor of love. The book should be in print in 6 weeks or so and will hopefully help many people. Meanwhile check out cancerville.com and let me know what you think.

On to the next book with a few days off for good behavior. I am even going to the movies today. Now, that is really scary!

Bye For now,

Bill

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

SO I SHOT MYSELF (see yesterdays blog)


Made an amazing recovery after yesterday's missed deadline.

Shot 9 of 11 from the foul line in the park Tuesday after another marathon editing day—made the first 7 in a row at 6:11 p.m.EST.

I trust you are duly impressed. Practice makes less than perfect, but more than mediocre. I will keep at it. I hope you will too in any way you like.

Managed to make the deadline for tomorrow (actually today now) as well. All things considered it was a good day. i hope the same is true for you on Wednesday. It will be a good day for me. I will tell you why on Thursday.

Bye For Now,

Bill

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

SO SHOOT ME

I forgot all about doing a blog for this morning. I am so sorry. I picture my loyal fan base sitting there at 8:01a.m.this morning filled with disappointment and concern. "What happened to Bill's Blog?" all three of them wondered. "Is he okay?" they worried.

Truth is that I am obsessed with a far more ambitious project. The "book" has consumed me day and night for the past many months.It has become a passionate obsession—a true labor of love. It has been that for my wife "editor" as well.

It is not a bad thing to have a passion for something and I encourage you to find yours in whatever area it might be. I know some have that for golf or other sports as well as many other interests and hobbies. I encourage you to seek something in which you can feel passionate and derive meaning, satisfaction along with pride bank deposits.

And when you do you won't be waiting for my blog at 8:01 a.m. and won't really care if it posts or not!

Seriously, thanks to my loyal fan base wherever you may be. I hope you never need to read, "How to Cope Better When Someone You Love Has Cancer" but if you read it from curiosity I believe you will be very impressed.

Bye For Now,

Bill

Monday, August 22, 2011

HOW WAS YOUR WEEK AND WEEKEND?


I tried to guide you through Thursday and Friday last week. I hope it helped you. If not, try to use the same philosophy this coming week.

It is all about attitude and gratitude and trying your best to see the positive rather than the opposite.

Start today with a happy, optimistic, and positive mind set. Enjoy your day, despite the stresses and presses. Stretch to see and appreciate the good.

Like so many say, whether they mean it or not—Have a good day!

Bye For Now,

Bill

Friday, August 19, 2011

WHILE TGIFing TODAY


Find some things for which you are grateful other than that it is Friday and acknowledge them in your mind. Finish the following sentence any way you like. Despite the hardships, difficulties and stressors of my life, I am GRATEFUL for_______________.

Do that every few days for a week or two and you will find your mood and attitude have improved.

Bye For Now,

Bill

Thursday, August 18, 2011

THURSDAY IS TODAY


So what shall we do about Thursday? It is not the beginning of the week or the end. It is not the weekend or even mid-week. It is sort of an odd day.

Nonetheless, enjoy it! Think tremendous Thursday. Think it is one day before TGIF! And it is two days before the WEEKEND! And it is three days before back to work Monday— OMG.

Enjoy the day and assume it will bring something pleasant and positive. If not, there is always—TGIF—Friday!

Bye For Now,

Bill

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

ON KICKING BUTT!


Many people are dealt a difficult hand. Some, more than once. Part of coping with and adapting to life is learning to play a difficult hand well.

I hope you have learned to do that. If not, seek out emotional support to help get you through.

If the hands you are dealt have been pretty good, feel grateful for that. It is a blessing.

Life is never easy; but sometimes it can be more difficult than anyone really deserves.

Try your best to rise to the challenges and keep working at it everyday.

Bye For Now,

Bill

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

OPEN LINES OF COMMUNICATION


We never talked in our family. We communicated by putting Ann Landers articles on the fridge.
Judy Gold

No articles posted on my fridge growing up. Who is Ann? It was a "sounds of silence" time.Hopefully, today open communication rule your personal and family life. If not please post my blogs on your fridge! Ann will be pleased as will Judy.

Bye for Now,

Bill

Monday, August 15, 2011

I AM ROOTING


for your week to start well and continue that way every single day!
Think positive, feel positive, experience positive.I hope it is all good.

Bye For Now,

Bill

Friday, August 12, 2011

MORE DEPOSITS TODAY


In an unanticipated way I received a couple of more pride bank deposits today.NICE!

What this shows is that kindness and being there in a helpful way for others is its own reward. I firmly believe that all people that stretch and reach out in a kind and gentle way that shows their caring, commitment to doing good deeds and going above and beyond, receive multiple rewards.

For example, take a simple job like being a server in a restaurant. You can be like the one we had tonight who dashed away as soon as the glass or plate heavily hit the table.... Oh, Miss, MISS, Hello!..... Or you can be warmer and wait a split second and say something like, "How else can I be of help?" Guaranteed you will get a larger tip; equally important you will represent your owners well and leave a favorable impression about the establishment. And you will have done your job excellently and feel the pride bank deposit of that. In addition,people might ask for you the next time they dine adding even more to your pride bank and your piggy bank.

So in whatever you do try to do it better and strive to reach out in ways that leave a lasting impression on satisfied customers, clients and even more importantly family and friends.The harder you try, the easier it gets and the more dividends you reap. It is a simple formula and I encourage you to follow it.

Bye For Now,

Bill

Thursday, August 11, 2011

MY PRIDE BANK GUSHES AND BLUSHES


I want to thank Linda for her kind words posted not so anonymously on yesterdays blog.I was touched that she would feel so strongly about my help and assistance after all of these years. Thank you for a powerful pride bank deposit.I am pleased that I was able to be there for you at an important time and that you are doing well.I hope my words continue to go with you.

I strive to do that for all of the people who have crossed my path over all these forty odd—some very odd—years.Early on, I realized that in helping people I needed to be "all in!" Unhappy, anxious, and confused people need a strong hand and voice of support to help them dig themselves out of the holes they have dug and back onto level ground. It is not just about throwing them a shovel; it is about two shovels digging together to get them out of that hole ASAP.

Some people have asked how I could have done this all these years and maintained myself.So many in my profession burn out in half the time or less. Fortunately, I never did and still enjoy helping others. I'm not really sure how I have done it, but really happy that I have done it. There is no greater gift than in reaching out and helping a person in need.

What I have done and still do applies to you in whatever you do. Try your best to do your best.The bottom line is not always about the bottom line. At the end of the day pride bank deposits trump piggy bank deposits everyday of the week. Giving is not only its own reward, but always comes back to pay emotional dividends in one way or another, such as this lovely and unexpected email. I thank you for that, Linda, most sincerely, humbly, and gratefully.

Bye For Now,

Bill

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

WORDS WORTH READING


Fertilizer does no good in a heap, but a little spread around works miracles all over.
Percy Ross

We humans need emotional fertilizer. Spread it upon yourself and your relationships and it will help your emotional garden grow dividends of added value. That's no B.S.!

Bye For Now,

bill

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

WORDS WORTH READING


Life is about chasing after the things you truly believe are worth it,even if they don't happen I'd rather have nothing but know I didn't settle for something I didn't want.
Salma Hayek

There are so many interpretations to the above. It applies to us as individuals, as workers, and as partners and family members. It applies spiritually, politically and economically as well. It is a mantra, in my opinion, to which we all need to strive toward.I hope you do just that.

Bye For Now,

bill

Monday, August 8, 2011

APPROPOS OF FRIDAY'S BLOG

I thought the following would give you a chuckle. It is not so far off from my blog called A Medical Fantasy on 6/27:


One day, in line at the company cafeteria, Joe says to Mike behind him, "My elbow hurts like hell. I guess I'd better see a doctor."

"Listen, you don't have to spend that kind of money," Mike replies

"There's a diagnostic computer down at Costco. Just give it a urine sample and the computer will tell you what's wrong and what to do about it.

It takes ten seconds and costs ten dollars - A lot cheaper than a doctor."

So, Joe deposits a urine sample in a small jar and takes it to Costco.

He deposits ten dollars and the computer lights up and asks for the urine sample... He pours the sample into the slot and waits.

Ten seconds later, the computer ejects a printout:

"You have tennis elbow. Soak your arm in warm water and avoid heavy activity.. It will improve in two weeks. Thank you for shopping @ Costco.."

That evening, while thinking how amazing this new technology was, Joe began wondering if the computer could be fooled.

He mixed some tap water, a stool sample from his dog, urine samples from his wife and daughter, and a sperm sample from himself for good measure.

Joe hurries back to Costco, eager to check the results.. He deposits ten dollars, pours in his concoction, and awaits the results .

The computer prints the following:

1. Your tap water is too hard. Get a water softener. (Aisle 9)
2. Your dog has ringworm.. Bathe him with anti-fungal shampoo. (Aisle 7)
3. Your daughter has a cocaine habit. Get her into rehab.
4. Your wife is pregnant. Twins. They aren't yours.. Get a lawyer.
5. If you don't stop playing with yourself, your elbow will never get better!
Thank you for shopping @ Costco!

Hope you found that funny.

Bye For Now,

Bill

Friday, August 5, 2011

WHY LAUGHING MATTERS

There is nothing quite so energizing, quite so enhancing, quite so enticing, and enriching as laughter filling one's home.

Bye For Now,

Bill

Thursday, August 4, 2011

APPROPOS OF MONDAY'S BLOG

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
John Ruskin

Two people getting together to write a book is like three people getting together to have a baby. One of them is superfluous.
George Bernard Shaw

Why authors write I do not know. As well ask why a hen lays an egg or a cow stands patiently while a farmer milks her.
H.L.Mencken

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A REALLY SIMPLE MESSAGE

Start the day with a positive expectation of something happening that will be helpful.Conclude the day by appreciating all that did happen, especially if it was helpful and most especially, by appreciating yourself. Fall off to sleep expecting an even brighter, more helpful day, tomorrow.

Bye For Now,

Bill

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

GOD BLESS AMERICA:WRITTEN BEFORE THE BUDGET RESOLUTION

Sometimes we just need to push aside peculiar party political posturing and remain patriotic. We are and always will be the greatest free land in the world. We aren't going out of business anytime soon. We shall overcome as we always have. I trust America, I believe in America, and that is why I live in America.I feel grateful that I was born in America. Despite the conflicts and controversies, we will figure it out and move on to greater glories.

I do have one suggestion. Make the term of President 6 years. It takes that long to make positive things happen. Then, make the term nonrenewable and nonrefillable by the same person. The President gets a one time shot and then retires gracefully.

That way, there is no focus on reelection and another 4 years. That way, the President can be decisive without looking forward to who he may be alienating in the process of leadership. That way, the President has a clear focus and mission statement. That way, we avoid politics as usual, stalemates and all the silliness that comes with it.

Bye For now

Monday, August 1, 2011

WE ARE STILL EDITING..........

My wife and I spend just about every day polishing the book. By now you would think the print would have been rubbed off the pages. Yet, each run through finds more ways to prune and weed my garden of words. Soon, flowers will grow tall amid the words and they will be ready for prime time. It is better to take one's time and get it right, than write hurriedly and publish a mess.

This is really a metaphor for our lives. No matter what we strive to do, it takes time and energy to perfect. We need to hone our skills and sharpen our talents. Nothing that is worth happening comes easy. It does not need to be perfect, but it needs to be right.

I encourage you to commit and be prepared to recommit to your goals. Whether they are to write a book, read one, lose 10 pounds, learn a new skill or language doesn't matter. What matters is that you keep at it until you reach your goal and are satisfied with the outcome.

What also matters to me is that blogs don't need to be edited. For that reason alone I am back! Hurray.

Bye For Now,

Bill