I follow the Dalai Lama on Twitter (@DalaiLama) and every once and awhile one of his tweets really hits home. These last few months have been challenging in so many ways. For me – it is a constant struggle between the known, the unknown and the interpretations of everything in between.
Then things get crazy – I read/re-read this to help bring some introspection:
The very purpose of spirituality is self-discipline. Rather than criticizing others, we should evaluate and criticize ourselves. Ask yourself, what am I doing about my anger, my attachment, my pride, my jealousy? These are the things we should check in our day to day lives.
— Dalai Lama (@DalaiLama) May 8, 2020
At the end of the day – I may not be able to make you a better person – but I can make myself a better person and that is what I am certainly working on that today.
“A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.”
– Winnie the Pooh
“Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.”
– Kahlil Gibran
I cannot stress this enough to my kids…(and myself)
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.”
― Wendy Mass, The Candymakers
One of my 2016 goals…
“It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential”
– Bruce Lee
“Don’t worry about those who talk behind your back, they’re behind you for a reason.”
I like it!
This is a perfect quote that relates to just about everything and anything. After a bad day – I always come back to this.
“Losing a game is heartbreaking. Losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy.” -Joe Paterno
A nice quote to start off the week…
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication
-Leonardo da Vinci
Just heard from a developer that works for me:
“these people don’t want software, they want a miracle”
Since it is Presidents Day – I thought I would share some of my favorite presidential quotes.
It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
Perhaps a man’s character was like a tree, and his reputation like its shadow; the shadow is what we think of it, the tree is the real thing.
Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today.
Lyndon Baines Johnson:
If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: “President Can’t Swim.”
Any jackass can kick down a barn but it takes a good carpenter to build one.
– Hey Google? I have a bug to report… I checked my calendar, and it SAYS this is 2007… Are you SURE? Cause I really, really feel like I’m in 1999 right now…
*For those non-developer readers out there, this is something you would say when you are talking to someone who is stuck in the past with development styles and terminology.