Canadian-born American Bakery Executive, Author, Poet-Philosopher, Public Speaker, Political and Corporate Adviser and Lecturer
"Our path in life is often not our decision abut how we decide to live with decisions we have already made."
"We usually fall asleep in our relationships... not because we are tired of love but so we can dream of new relationships. Life, however, is a work in progress, and love's challenge is not to see people as they once were but as they might be. People who grow old can also grow love."
"Strength of character is not measured by who we support but by knowing we all lean on one another."
"Fear makes us not only less than we might be but less than we think we are. Faith reminds us we should doubt our fears."
"Is it wise to love without reason? The world... was not created as an act of reason but as an act of love. And the reason for love is not reason."
"The shortest distance between two points is knowing that we spend most of our lives going in circles."
"There is only work and love in life, thought Jacob. If we are fortunate, we love our work. If we are wise, we are willing to work at love."
"Though our mind knows a path, our heart is the way. If you miss me, then draw near to me by loving God... by loving those around you."
"When we treat time as a limit... then time becomes a wall, a barrier we will die climbing. If we see our days as a river, Jacob motioned to the waters in front of them, then we know time as a vehicle and realize we have all be born as passengers."
"Wisdom surrounds us. It is seldom hidden but often overlooked. When we shut our eyes, the truth does not go into hiding. Every time a door is shut, somewhere another door opened."
"I don't pray because it makes sense to pray. I pray because my life doesn't make sense without prayer."
"Either the key to a man's wallet is in his heart, or the key to a man's heart is in his wallet. So, unless you express your charity, you are locked inside your greed."
"Being broke is not the same as being broken, losing money is not the same as being lost, and finding your balance is not something you can do on a balance sheet."
"Having Less Doesn’t Mean You Are Less. Don’t confuse having less with being less, having more with being more, or what you have with who you are."
"Savor Life and Slow Down. When you’re in a hurry, go slowly. The faster you go in life the sooner it is a blur."
"Prayer creates a path where there is none and turns your stumbling blocks into building blocks."
"Put your faith, and not your fears, in charge. Courage isn’t the absence of fears but how you wrestle with them."
"Change Is the Only Constant. This too shall pass. Change is the only constant. In order to take a breath, you must release your breath."
"Make a Difference. Do what you can, but never forget that letting go is very different from giving up. Of all the things you can make in life, remember you make all the difference in your life."
"Tough times don’t require you to be tough on yourself. Find the courage to embrace happiness."
"Do not kiss your children so they will kiss you back but so they will kiss their children, and their children’s children."