Thoughts of the Day for June 6, 2010

Today’s Thoughts come to you from John Robert Wooden, the second greatest coach of all-time. Today, Coach Wooden is finally at home with his beloved wife Nell. Hallelujah, they are together again in the home of the greatest coach of any time.

1. ‘’There is nothing you know that you haven’t learned from someone else.’’

2. “It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.”

3. “What you are as a person is far more important than what you are as a basketball player.”

4. “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”

5. “Ability may get you to the top, but character keeps you there – mental, moral and physical.”

6. “If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?”

7. “Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.”

8. “If you’re not making mistakes, then you not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.”

9. “It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.”

10. “Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.”

11. “The carrot is mightier than a stick.”

12. “You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.”

13. “There are many things that are essential to arriving at true peace of mind, and one of the most important is faith, which cannot be acquired without prayer.”

14. “Love is the most powerful four-letter word.”

15. “Make each day your masterpiece.”

So let’s grab our palettes and go out and paint the world.

Rest in peace, Coach. And Thank You.

The Gator Nation.

P.S. On this day, I think we all agree. Fill in your favorite beaches and pass along to your friends:

“I’ve been able to visit Daytona Beach, Newport Beach, Point Pleasant Beach, Weko Beach and Waikiki Beach because of those who gave their lives 66 years ago today on five beaches peace-loving people should remember every day: Juno, Gold, Omaha, Utah and Sword – the Beaches of Normandy.”