WEEK 26


You can always count on Americans to do the right thing- after they’ve done everything else.
— Winston Churchill
We make a living for what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
— Winston Churchill
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.

-This is one of Winston Churchill’s most famous utterances. It was said in reference to the hundred remaining British fighter pilots who almost singlehandedly prevented the Germans from turning London into a pile of rubble in London’s darkest hours.-
— Winston Churchill
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to persuade my wife to marry me.
— Winston Churchill
If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all the respect for the law.
— Winston Churchill
However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.
— Winston Churchill
Men occasionally stumble over the truth but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
— Winston Churchill
It is no use saying “we are doing our best.” You have to succeed in doing what is necessary.
— Winston Churchill
I am an optimist. It does not seem much use being anything else.
— Winston Churchill
It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.
— Winston Churchill
I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.
— Winston Churchill
Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.
— Winston Churchill
To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.
— Winston Churchill
The further back you can look, the further front you can see.
— Winston Churchill


Happiness begins where selfishness ends. Go out and do some good.

If your not already asleep or already bored to tears and you have nothing better to do than read the egocentric utterances of a middle aged man then feel free to read my journal entry for today.

Thanksgiving Day 2012
Reflected on the dozen people who have made it possible for:
Me to enjoy life.
To not sink into the abyss when I feel that there are dozens of "serious" problems that are weighing me down and that need to be solved by me and me alone- of course I need to solve all of them by myself and by 11:35 today.
That validate me when the rest of the world either ignores me, rejects me or goes way out of their way to throw negativity towards me. 
Other than these dozen people I know that no one else feels I'm very special and/or worthy of ten seconds of their daily thoughts.
Move through life with enthusiasm/zest/empowerment.
Makes me want to send weekly emails of famous people's quotes, write a journal or do good for others.

Perhaps I should spend one hour today telling these fabulous people:
That they are an integral part of my dozen.
Why they are part of my dozen-- and how they have helped me.
How they have personally helped me feel more serene and safe.
If I did that today then maybe that hour would be my life's finest hour.
On second thought, perhaps I'll do it tomorrow. After all I have alot to do today and I need to spend today (Thanksgiving Day) doing the appropriate tasks-- preparing and eating food and watching multiple football games.
Thank G-d that G-d is giving me tons of guidance and whispering in my ear.

Charity is not limited to donations to people less fortunate. It is the acceptance of others even when you do not understand them.
— Unknown