Individuals and organizations are often reluctant to do the things which will achieve their greatest desire. When problems make you want to withdraw from the world, usually the best strategy is to engage. Take any week and someone you know will really need your help. The streets and sidewalks would be filled if everyone knew the benefits of walking. You can waste a lot of time waiting for Superman to arrive. Belief in another does not require a blank check. "Mission creep" is closely related to "budget creep." Don't just imagine new products; imagine new competitors. To gain a better sense of the present, get a dog. There is a certain pleasure in the sharing of a crisis. Your passport should always be current. Misery is not the only thing which loves company. [So does guilt.] Increasing the speed of our handwriting has not improved its beauty. You can always use three more hours. The French and the Americans are more alike than they are willing to admit. A key part of any week involves controlling one's reactions. Life is composed of 10 to 20 minute periods of extraordinary importance although the significance of those segments might not be realized for years. A nap a day keeps the craziness away. Many of our biggest blunders come from assuming what others will want. The perils of dating have produced many a marriage. Some of my happiest commuting days were when I took a bus. Every passenger was a novel. There are few things more powerful within a group than that which is understood but never spoken. I believe I'll take a few minutes and watch a bird today if only to remind myself of miracles.