Barton: Can we feel safe in a crowd anymore? I like this commentary on the tragic event in Colorado and the natural human response to thrusting horrific event. At any time, anywhere, we are vulnerable to attack by deranged people. We must always be vigilant, but not scared. We should know the entrances and exits of any establishment. More importantly, we must be aware of our surroundings and listen to our intuition when something doesn’t feel right. These things would not have prevented the Colorado massacre, but they just might save you in a similar situation. Always be aware. Do not be complacent just because it is a familiar surrounding. It is sad, but true, that we must be vigilant in the world we live in.


Quote of the day

Today's Inspiration
July 19, 2012

Quote of the Day

“It is well for the heart to be naive and the mind not to be.”
– Anatole France

About Anatole France

Anatole France was the pen name of Nobel Prize–winning French author Jacques Anatole François Thibault. He was born in 1844 in Paris. His father was a book dealer, and France spent his life among books, including 14 years as assistant librarian to the French Senate. His novels, including the Contemporary Historyseries and The Gods Are Athirst, often use allegory and religious symbolism as vehicles for moral questions. He died in 1924.

I am skeptical and cynical by nature.  My mind often precludes letting my heart get involved.  I think this quote shows that a balance between the two is necessary.

Quote for today

Quote of the Day

“The individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference. He has it within his means to nourish the former and outgrow the latter.”
– Norman Cousins

The characteristics that we develop are the ones we feed.  Good vs. Bad, Compassion vs. Indifference, Love vs. Hate, Kindness vs. Meanness, Generosity vs. Selfishness, Action vs. Inaction, Thrift vs. Waste.  We have the choice and the power to change.