Recipes for Significant Living – Public Materials

Here are recipe insights from various public sources…

  • Betty White’s commentary
  • A book of recipes from people from all “walks of life” – If I could tell you just one thing by Richard Reed
  • A little humor – what Jeremy’s dad (Walt) suggests in the Zits cartoon
  • Family Comes First – Joe Biden (Popular Mechanics article with son Hunter)
  • Canons of Conduct – Thomas Jefferson
  • Dave Knox – Rockfish Chief Marketing Officer
    • “Knox said he harbors no regrets from his 34 years, with each experience leading him to his life today. ‘Even the tough spots of life have shaped who I am today and led me to the great life that I have with my wife, my twins and everyone in my life,” Knox told Ad Age.” (quote from Cincinnati Enquirer 2015-03-03)
  • Be What You Are” – song by The Staple Singers  (continues: “I’m not trying to tell you how to do it, I’m only saying put some thought in to it.”)
  • “Happiness isn’t on the road to anything…happiness is the road” – Bob Dylan’s grandmother
  • “Wish everyone good morning, because each day is a gift.” – Hortense Casillas’ grandfather (Guideposts 3/15)
  • “I gave them 45 years of lessons in 45 seconds: ‘Be good to women. Put the toilet set down. And here’s how to fix the pond.’ ” – Joe Neyer, Cincinnati Enquirer 7-5-2015 article by John Faherty
  • There are several nice comments in the video “BOATLIFT, An Untold Tale of 9/11 Resilience” including: “I never want to say the word(s) ‘I should have.’ ” 
  • Life’s Little Instruction Book – 511 suggestions, observations and reminders on how to live a happy and rewarding life
  • Lou Holtz 2015 speech at Franciscan University (shared by Marianne from Cincinnati) Some key items he mentions
    • Do What’s Right (check Bible) – There’s never a right time to do the wrong thing, never a wrong time to do the right thing!
    • Keep Your Problems to Yourself & Have Fun
    • Don’t Let Others Control Your Attitude
    • Do Everything to the Best of Your Ability
    • Show People You Care
    • Want to be happy for a lifetime? Put your faith in Jesus Christ
  • Example 3 1/2 minute video of “recipe for significance”

  • While doing a related internet search, I saw this one

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