Saturday Morning Thoughts

This quote is 100% true and there are a plethora of examples.

Born in Oak Park, Illinois, in 1902, Ray Kroc spent most of the first decades of his professional career selling paper cups and milkshake machines. After discovering a popular California restaurant owned by Dick and Mac McDonald, he went into business with the brothers and launched the McDonald’s franchise in 1955. He was 53 years old.
The real Col. Sanders was an entrepreneur who didn’t become a professional chef until he was 40, didn’t franchise Kentucky Fried Chicken until he was 62, and didn’t become an icon until after he sold his company at 75.

I attended a funeral for a 68 year old gentlemen yesterday and as I sat listening to his daughter and grandson talk about his life, it became clear that we have to live each day to the fullest because we don’t know when our day will come. And living life to the fullest doesn’t mean being a workaholic, making lots of money, or acquiring material things. It means happiness, family and friends, nature, travel and peace of mind.

Flow is one of my favorite words. In positive psychology, flow, also known colloquially as being in the zone, is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. In essence, flow is characterized by complete absorption in what one does, and a resulting loss in one’s sense of space and time. Named by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi in 1975, the concept has been widely referred to across a variety of fields (and has an especially big recognition in occupational therapy), though the concept has existed for thousands of years under other names, notably in some Eastern religions.

I posted this photo because it is simply a brilliant idea. There is a women’s shelter in Montreal – Chez Doris that recently made a plea for women’s clothing. If you have any to give, here is the address.

Chez Doris

1430 Chomedey
Montreal, Quebec
H3H 2A7
T : 514.937.2341
F : 514.937.2417


Telephone: 514-937-2341 and dial “0” or
General Fax number: 514-937-2417
Fax Number, Cheque Administration Program: 514-819-8986


8:30 AM – 3:00 PM, 7 days a week

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