Category Archive: Living the River

Favorite Author Quotes

“Rock bottom became the foundation on which I rebuilt my life”  J K Rowling (Harry Potter) “I never wrote books to get rich.  I wrote books to make a difference”  Jack Canfield (Chicken… Continue reading

The best Revenge

The best revenge when life knocks you down is to get up and create a life better than before.  All you need is within you.


People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.

The Other Side…

I’ve heard it said that life is on the other side of fear…I believe that is true.  I also believe that life is on the other side of pain.  Pain is the place… Continue reading

It’s Never too Late

Lik Photography                      Colonel Sanders was in his seventies when he started Kentucky Fried Chicken because he didn’t let age stop him from going after his dreams. Just had a spotlight interview about my… Continue reading


“Having a grievance or resentment is like drinking poison and thinking it will kill your enemy” Nelson Mandela

I want it all…

“I want it all. I want the small daily joys. I want to celebrate the birthdays, the graduations, and the days well lived, AND I want to experience the ecstasy, the vision of… Continue reading

The question is:

The question is NOT why they don’t like you when you are being YOU.  It is WHY are you wasting your time worrying what they think of you?  If you are not hurting… Continue reading

Rejection is merely Redirection


I’ve often thought about how much opportunity we pass up when we judge people.  Judgment is not necessarily based on fact.  Judgment is not necessarily based on knowledge.  Judgment is about opinion.  And… Continue reading

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