Leo Buscaglia quotes……

Felice Leonardo “Leo” Buscaglia PhD (March 31, 1924 – June 12, 1998), also known as “Dr. Love,” was an American author and motivational speaker, and a professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Southern California.[1][2]

caring

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”


learning

“Change is the end result of all true learning. Change involves three things: First, a dissatisfaction with self – a felt void or need; second, a decision to change to fill the void or need; and third, a conscious dedication to the process of growth and change – the willful act of making the change, doing something.”


right choices

“I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate – it’s apathy.”

love

“Perfect love is rare indeed – for to be a lover will require that you continually have the subtlety of the very wise, the flexibility of the child, the sensitivity of the artist, the understanding of the philosopher, the acceptance of the saint, the tolerance of the scholar and the fortitude of the certain.”

courtesy

“It’s not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something. May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind, bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely.”

vision

“Love yourself, accept yourself, forgive yourself, and be good to yourself, because without you the rest of us are without a source of many wonderful things.”

perseverance

“There are two big forces at work, external and internal. We have very little control over external forces such as tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, disasters, illness and pain. What really matters is the internal force. How do I respond to those disasters? Over that I have complete control.”

kindness

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”

I enjoy his work. Hope you do too. Have fun!

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

 

The other half of my life…a poem*

Just thinking about the years when I begin to grow older and wiser,

I am a bit happy and a bit sad.

Will I be one that does not remember my family?

Will I be one who has trouble with every day tasks?

Or, perhaos I will be one

who runs miles till the end

with a smile of happiness and joy

For the world is a place that does offer those options

We have only to seek them and succeed

with our thoughts.

So, I decided I will continue to conquer

on with this life and

take what is thrown my way.

What other choice do I really have?

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

Quote of The Day…..4/8*

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Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.
Buddha

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Quote of The Day…..4/7*

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Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
Mother Teresa


Dog Wisdom…..

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The reason a dog has so many friends is that

he wags his tail instead of his tongue.

Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive

evidence that you are wonderful.
– Ann Landers

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die

I want to go where they went.
– Will Rogers

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you

more than he loves himself.
– Josh Billings

A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance,

and to turn around three times before lying down.
– Robert Benchley

We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare.

And in return, dogs give us their all. It’s the best deal man has ever made.
– M. Acklam

Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies,

quite unlike people who are incapable of pure love

and always have to mix love and hate.
– Sigmund Freud

There is no psychiatrist in the world

like a puppy licking your face.
– Ben Williams

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
– Andy Rooney

I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a

weird religious cult.
– Rita Rudner

Dogs need to sniff the ground; it’s how they keep abreast of current events. The ground is a giant dog newspaper, containing all kinds of late-breaking dog news items, which, if they are especially urgent, are often continued in the next yard.
– Dave Barry

If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have
known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons.
– James Thurber

Anybody who doesn’t know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.
– Franklin P. Jones

If your dog is fat, you aren’t getting enough exercise.

My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to $3.00 a can. That’s almost $21.00 in dog money.
– Joe Weinstein

Ever consider what our dogs must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul — chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we’re the greatest hunters on earth!
– Anne Tyler

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
– Roger Caras

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
– Mark Twain

If you think dogs can’t count, try putting three dog biscuits in your
pocket and then giving Fido only two of them.
– Phil Pastoret

You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, ‘Wow, you’re right! I never would’ve thought of that!’
– Dave Barry

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
– Robert A. Heinlein

My goal in life is to be a person as good as my dog already thinks I am.

Thanks Kristi!!

Thought for the Day…..3/22 *

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Dear Sirs:
One of my checks was returned marked “insufficient funds”. In view of current events in the banking market, does that refer to me or to you?

Today’s Debate……….2/11*

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It is not considered politically correct to confront a person and “speak your mind” about a negative situation in today’s world.