About Charley

I have always had a deep fascination with words. Words are strong and powerful, they can build you up, or they can tear you down. Artistically crafted together, words can make you stop and think.

Live Like the Humming Bird

Quote of the Day
“The best day of your life is the one
on which you decide your life is your own.
No apologies or excuses.
No one to lean on, rely on, or blame.
The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey

and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.”
~Bob Moawad

Thought of the Day
How often do we allow ourselves to be controlled by others, by public opinion. I imagine this is what it is like to be a politician, a business leader, or a member of the clergy. I am none of these and have little use for public opinion, my thoughts and my actions are my own. more

Free Desktop Wallpaper

Quote of the Day
“A photograph is usually looked at
seldom looked into.”

~Ansel Adams~

Thought of the Day
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I thought that today instead of sharing a thought I would share some pictures. I have taken some beautiful pictures, some of them are mine, some I found in public domain. Each one is a beautiful picture of nature, animals, flowers, and landscapes. To these pictures I have inserted a quote and formatted these to be used as desktop wallpaper. more

Take Care of Those Who Take Care of You

Quote for the Day
“My grandfather once told me
that there are two kinds of people:
those who work and those who take the credit.
He told me to try to be in the first group;
there was less competition there.”

~Indira Gandhi~

Thought for the Day
For many years I worked in middle management for corporate America. Those of you who are there now know that middle managers; do all the work, make little money, and get none of the credit. I usually had no problem with this because I knew that what I did made a difference, and what I did first and foremost was take care of those who worked for me, then I took care of the customer next, and last I took care of my boss and the company.


Artificial World

Quote for the Day
“We are living in a world today
where lemonade is made from artificial flavors
and furniture polish is made from real lemons.”

~Alfred E. Newman~

Thought for the Day
How sad it is that this is acceptable in todays world, that we are more concerned about what chemicals we should use to sanitize our environment than we are with what we put in or on our bodies.



Quote of the Day
“Resentment is like taking poison
and waiting for the other person to die.”

~Malachy McCourt~

Thought for the Day
I have learned over the years that being angry with someone hurts me more than it hurts the person I am angry with. Pent up anger becomes resentment, resentment turns into a grudge, and a grudge turns into a cancer that will eat away your soul. It is best for you and the person you are angry with if you clear the air, and inform them why you are angry. Do not expect them to read your mind and know why you are angry.