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Ricky’s “Dear Diary” contains humor, words of encouragement and some deep thunkin’ from an ‘ol country boy.

He has written thousands of entries, (no really, THOUSANDS of entries).

So grab a cup of coffee, sit back and enjoy yourself!

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. There Is……

Person With Fist In The Air Above Head

There is no failure. There’s only feed back.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. If you Get……

If you get your head and heart right, your hands will follow.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. Smarter Than…..

You don’t have-to be smarter than the rest. You have-to be more disciplined than the rest.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. Going To “Church”…..

High five hand slap

Going to “church” ain’t gonna get you into heaven if you don’t treat people with respect along the way.

You can not buy your way into heaven. It’s not a bar.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. If The Prize…….

If the prize is not worth the battle, don’t put the energy into it.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. We Don’t……..

We don’t learn anything by hanging around those that don’t know anymore than we do.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. You Are…….

Planting Seeds

You ARE the author of your life. The words that you tell yourself, become your reality.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. The Red Ant On The Street…….

The red ant on the street may sting, but the bus you don’t see will kill you.

Don’t get distracted by minor things.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. We Don’t……

We don’t learn anything by hanging around those that don’t know anymore than we do.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. Bob’s Your Uncle……

“You are going to make mistakes, then you correct them and Bob’s your uncle.” ~ Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. A Path Is Not…….

A path is not learned, until it is traveled both ways.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. Misery……

Misery is a choice best left alone.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. If You Count……

High five hand slap
“If you count all your assets, you always show a profit.” ~ Wilson Mizner

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. ComparIson…..

Running On The Beach

The only comparison that matters, is to who I was yesterday.

Am I now a better version of myself today?

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. Life….

Life. It’s not about you. It’s about us.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. The Older We Get……

Girl Hugging a Dog

The older we get, the more we realize how little control we have over what life has in store for us.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. With The Past…..

Girl Hugging a Dog
“With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. No Flame, No Insult……

This is not intended to be a flame, insult, condescending, or anything else. It’s a fact. A funny fact.

Us humans, me included, sure do work very hard at fooling ourselves.

Quite often, we miss the truth, and run straight to the hype, much like a fish going after a shiny lure.

I guess it has something to do with our ancestral genes. I don’t know.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. What Happens…….

“What happens to one happens to us all. We can starve together or feast together”. ~ ROBIN WALL KIMMERER

Man that is SO true!

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. Good Aim…….

Stairway

“Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.”

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. Normal…..

No one is “normal”.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. Scarcity…….

Running On The Beach

Scarcity is the absolute worsted way to look at anything.

Scarcity invokes the feeling of fear.

Nothing is actually in short supply, except maybe common sense.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. Be……

Be the change that you want to see in the World.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. I Am Always Doing….

“I’m always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” — Pablo Picasso

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. Those That Know Me……

Those that know me well, will tell ya, that I am a extreme humanitarian. I will help anyone, and every one, that I can, but, I have no time for anyone who chooses to whine because someone is not “giving them enough”.

We have quite a few whiners in our World today. Folks need to step up and take more responsibility for themselves.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. Courage Is……

Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you’re scared to death. ~ Earl Wilson

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. The More Sand…..

Hourglass

”The more sand that has escaped through the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it”. ~ Jean Paul

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. Folks Won’t…….

High five hand slap

Folks won’t remember you for what you had. They will remember you for how you made them feel.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. The Birds Were……

What a wonderful day to sit inside and listen to the birds singing outside.

I often sit, close my eyes, and listen to them sing away. It is so relaxing to me.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. The Earth Will……

The Earth will continue to exist, long after you continue to exit.

As a matter-of-fact, the Earth will do just fine without our help.

There IS a message in that y’all.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. Be The………

“Be the change that you want to see in the World”. ~ Gandhi

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. You Can’t Get…..

You can not get through life alone.

Someone helped you into this World. Some helped you along your journey, and someone will help you when you leave.

It’s called love.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. When You Run Into…..

When you run into a wall, make a door.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. People Are…..


“People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.” ~ James Baldwin

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. A Person’s…….

A person’s wealth will never be found in a bank account. It lies within their heart.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. Always Lay Blame On……..

Always lay blame where blame SHOULD be laid, which is, on  the shoulders of the person trying to cast it.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. All It Takes Is……

All it takes to make someone smile is a simple “hi, i was just checking in on ya to see how you are doing”.

When that happens, BOTH people feel good about it.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. Never Trust……

Never trust a man that is wearing a hospital gown while he is directing traffic……..

I’m just saying.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. Don’t Sweat The Ants……

Field of Sunflowers

Back a few years ago, I was watching Almanac Gardner on TV, when one of the Agriculture agents on the show responded to a listener’s question about being “worried” over something simple concerning a plant that they had.

The agent said simply, “don’t sweat the ants”. Then he explained. Don’t worry about the little things. They will take care of themselves.

Today has been on of those days that I had to keep repeating that phrase to myself.

WHEW!

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. Change Is……

Change is a door that can only be opened from the inside.   -Gary Eby

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. I Got Me Two New…..

I got me two new dogs. I named them Timex and Rolodex. They are watch dogs.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. Everyone Has Got To…….

Everyone has got to beleive in sum ’em, even if what they beleive in is not true.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. Successful People….

What makes a successful person and what makes a unsuccessful person? The successful person started and never quit moving forward.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. Well Said Sir, Well Said……


”It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States

I hope that everyone has Enjoyed their Independence Day!

Ricky

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. What Is……

CPR

What is Love? Love is not “what will they do for me”. Love is “what can I do to help you”? ??

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. Don’t Be……

Water Fall

Don’t be so busy making payments, that you miss making a life worth living.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. Go Out…..

Go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. Words……

Artists Paint Brushes
“Words are but pictures of our thoughts.” ~ John Dryden

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. He’s Gone, But His Stuff Remains …..

Today I watched from a distance, as a old friend of mines family cleaned out his home. He died a few weeks go, and now it is time to get everything in order, our Government pretty much requires that of whoever is ‘family’.

Watching the sorting of things, and the hard decisions that were having to be made, brought to mind how we struggle most all of our lives to accumulate “stuff”, because we are told that is what we should do, then after we die, it falls onto someone else’s shoulder to redistribute our “stuff”.

We seem to have a fascination with “stuff”.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. Do What You….

Do what you say you will do, and you will be ahead of 97% of everyone else out there.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. The Difference…..

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” –Vince Lombardi

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. Our Eyes Only…..

Our eyes only see, and our ears only hear, what our brain is looking for. ~ Dan Sullivan

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. Listen….

Listen twice, speak once.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. Scared money….

Scared money never wins.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. Self Defeating…….

I see way too many folks now days that are self defeating.

They have bought into the idea that they only need to do the very minimum to get by, and someone else will carry them the rest of the way.

That mentality is a dead end street, littered with failures.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. Always Make…..

“Always make your future bigger than your past.” — Dan Sullivan

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. Those Who Chose…..

Those who chose to stop climbing on the ladder, get run over by those who chose to continue to climb.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. From Here To…..

“From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.” – Dr. Seuss

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. The Opposite Of…..

The opposite of success is NOT failure, it is giving up.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. Don’t Try……

Don’t try to butt heads with negative people, they can defeat themselves without your help. 

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. Easy Is……

Easy is NOT your friend!

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. The Only Thing That……

The only thing that seems to last forever, is hot bubblegum stuck to the bottom of your shoe.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. I Had Rather…..

I had rather fail a thousand times, than stand looking out the window wondering what it is like out there.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. My Mind Is……

My mind is like a little dog that has broken free from it’s leash. Runs in circles making a lot of noise, but goes nowhere…..

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. There Are….

There are no problems. Just opportunities to learn something new.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. The Goal…..

“The goal isn’t more money. The goal is living life on your terms.” – Chris Brogan

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. The Six Most Powerful……..

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The Six Most Powerful Words That You Can Say When Someone Questions Their Ability.

What. Would. Happen. If. You. Could? ??

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. The Great Advantage About…..


“The great advantage about telling the truth is that nobody ever believes it.” ~ Dorothy L. Sayers

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. You Should Go Naked……

In a crowd of people, if everyone is wearing green, you should wear red. If everyone is wearing red, you should wear green. If all of the colors in the universe are being worn, you should go naked.

In other words, don’t be like everybody else. You were not put here to copy anyone else.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. The Ability…….

Running On The Beach

The ability to fail, lies within all of us.

The willingness to get up, and try again, does not.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. If Your Actions……

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

– John Quincy Adams

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. The Only Limits…..

Artists Paint Brushes

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow, will be our doubts of today. ~ Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. The Older I Get…..

Girl Hugging a Dog

The Older I Get.

The older I get, the sweeter the roses smell.

The older I get, the less concerned that I am about “those other people”.

The older I get, the bigger my smile gets when I hear a child’s laughter.

The older I get, the more willing that I am to help others, without expectation of reward.

The older I get, the more that I understand that we are not put here to defeat others, or to become a slave to material things.

The older I get, ………………………

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. All That You Have….

All that you have is right now, right here. The past is behind you, and the future has yet to arrive. Cherish today, and spend it wisely, because tomorrow, will soon become a yesterday, forever gone.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. The Words That…..

Planting Seeds

The words that you speak, become the house that you live in.

Chose them carefully.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. And…..

High five hand slap

When you are arguing with yourself, or someone else is trying to argue with you, inject the word ‘and’ at the end of the sentence. It leaves room for a positive statement to follow.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. A Person Who Is…..

A person who is good at making excuses, is seldom good at anything else.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. Investing…..

“There is no investment you can make which will pay you so well as the effort to scatter sunshine and good cheer through your establishment.” – Orison Swett Marden

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. At The End of A Rainbow Is…..

Do you know what is REALLY found at the end of a rainbow?

The realization that you failed to enjoy the trip along the way, because you were too focused on the ending.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. Trust…..

Trust.

It takes years to build, and less than a second to lose.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. The TRUE Meaning of Life…….

The TRUE Meaning of Life…….

Find a need, and fill it.

A longer version. Find what people need, figure out a way to meet that need, do so, and then you have fulfilled your purpose of being here on Earth. It’s all about people helping people.

No one has to conquer anyone.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. Excuses……

Excuses sound best to the person who is making them up.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. Always Have……

“Always have a big heart, and no appetite for what comes out of the South end of a bull”.

That phrase was taught to me by one of my old EMT Instructors many many moons ago.

I still live by it to this day.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. Love……

Love is all we need.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. Conflict……..

Conflict is best left to those who enjoy bleeding.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. The Only Way……..

“The only way to discover the limits of the possible, is to go beyond them into the impossible.” – Arthur C. Clarke

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. He Who Throws….

“He who throws dirt always loses ground.” — Unknown

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. There Is Only One Way To……

“There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” — Aristotle

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. The Older I Get……

The older I get:

. The older I get, the more thankful I feel.

. The older I get, the less friends that I have that ain’t real friends.

. The older I get, I think about yesterday’s less, because I am more focused on the present that we call today.

. The older I get, the more I understand that “the news” isn’t news.

. The older I get, a touch of the hand means more to me than anything that I can think of.

. The older I get, the less I am concerned that “they” aren’t living like “I” think they should.

. The older I get, the more I smile, because I know it warms the hearts of many.

. The older I get, rules mean nothing to me.

. The older I get, hearing a child’s laughter that comes from deep in their belly brings tears to my eyes, because I know some day, mankind will teach them to be scornful instead.

. The older I get, the more that I try to change the world for the better while I still have time to do so.

Ricky from Enjoy NC With Me

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. All You Need Is…..

A dry roof over your head, and three hot meals a day is all a person really needs, unless you believe in mythology, or listen to sales people.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. Too Many People…..

There are two many people on this planet chasing false beliefs.

Their time could be much better spent improving themselves in every way possible, so that  they can help others improve themselves too.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. Sad Day…….

Everyone has a sad day every now-n-then, today, was my turn. I told absolutely no one that was around about it. I am the kind to hold it in.

Either way, I truly believe in that there is a promise of tomorrow and I will ALWAYS be looking forward to every single one of my tomorrows.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. No Where In…..

No where in ANYBODY’S version of the good book does it say that life will be easy.

Stop whining.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. The Quality of…….

The quality of your habits will determine the quality of your future.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. I Try Very Hard To See…..

I try very hard to see the coin from both sides. Today was a great example. I needed to call a company for a product question. The lady that answered had a very serious foreign accent. I am SURE my southern drawl sounded foreign to her too. We both were struggling to understand each other. After the call was over with, I sat and thought about it for a moment.

Me being me, rather than complain about her accent, I thought, “MAN! That was COOL! Here is a person from another country, that has the incentive to learn a second language”!

We might could learn a thing or two from her.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. Do No Invest……

Do not invest in conflicts.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. You Can Either…..

You can either move forward with time, or cling to the past. Either way, things change. That is life. You do not have control of anything.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. Do Not Corrupt…..

Do not corrupt your knowledge with someone else’s beliefs. Beliefs are rehashed myths pasted down from the past.

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. The Best Way…..

“The best way out is always through.” –Robert Frost

Dear Diary. Here’s My Thought For Today. Normality Is…..

“Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow.” –Vincent Van Gogh

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