"Notes" of An Elder

Sometimes the strongest among us are those who smile through silent pain, cry behind closed doors, and fight battles nobody knows about.

Nothing in life is of any value unless it is shared with others.

"Notes" of An Elder is a depository of pertinent information, knowledge and wisdom. Available weekly will be an elder's "thinking menu" for your use. Enjoy this bounty.

  • You are the author of your life narrative.
  • Your best friend should be a person called You.
  • Mind management is much more important than time management.
  • Nothing unites people more strongly than a common dislike.
  • Bravery is not the absence of fear but the intimacy with fear.
  • The kindest thing you can do for someone is tell them the truth.

My Day

  • Simple
  • Organized
  • Disciplined
  • Productive
  • Sometimes the strongest among us are those who smile through silent pain, cry behind closed doors, and fight battles nobody knows about.
  • If you are alive, it means you still have lessons to learn.
  • In the climb to success, no one stands taller than when they help another person.
  • Life's most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for others?
  • Criticize in private. Praise in public.
  • Be brave enough to live according to your values, even when that means making unpopular decisions.

Magic Question

What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?

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