Not For Sale

The 15 things adults need today that are not for sale

Sleep – this is the first thing we sacrifice that has no substitute for well-being

Healthy Food – what we eat and when we eat it programs our future

Healthy Movement – this releases our negative emotions and rewards our bodies, advertised exercise usually does not

Touching – our fears have made it illegal to have physical contact, without it we are perpetually needy

Darkness – most of the physical world and our existence is the dark empty void, yet we do not embrace or value it as a necessary source

Fresh Air – this critical prophylactic is now endangered

Sunshine – we don’t know how to get the right amount in our urban office age

Limits – we consume, talk, act, and rule without an appreciation that quality is driven by quantity

Stillness – busyness has become a business selling false happiness, few understand how to be still and know that I am god

Silence – silence is a music of its own more beautiful than any man-made melody

Solitude –being alone in peace is more powerful than any other experience

Play – from the children we need to relearn simple play for its own sake

Laughter – the joy found in experience is far superior to manufactured humor at the expense of others

Compassion – this is what makes the human unique and progresses humanity

Love – only love is immutable, only it can be created but not destroyed – it is our hope and our reason to live




Look to this day

For it is life;

The very life of life.

In its brief course lie all

The realities and truths of existence;

The joy of growth;

The splendor of action;

The glory of power.

For yesterday is but a memory,

And tomorrow is only a vision,

But today well lived

Makes every yesterday a memory of happiness

And every tomorrow a vision of hope.

Look well, therefore, to this day!

"Do what you will, and harm none."

"It is more important to be human than to be important."

"Progress always involves risk. You can't steal second with your foot on first."

"Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Enjoy chocolate."

"When was the last time you washed a rental car?"


"Don't expect anyone to change their mind by being: asked to, told to, or argued with."

"Trust is like a crystal bubble.  Did you ever try to fix a crystal bubble?"

A third-grader