Here are a couple of more excerpts from my latest book, Simple Realities (The pathway to happiness and success), which is now available at and on Kindle.


          After observing a client donate what I considered to be a very large sum of money to a worthy cause, I complimented him on his charitable nature. “That’s not really charity,” he said. When I asked him why he didn’t see it as charity he replied, “Because I can afford it.”

            People shouldn’t be judged by how much they give, but rather by how much they have left.

             Charity may begin at home; but it should never end there.

             When we give we should immediately forget; when we receive we should always remember.

             We make a living from what we get, but we make our lives from what we give.

            Those who inherit have an obligation to bequeath.


            I’ve had the good fortune to have visited about thirty different countries and to have spent time in some of the most historic, spectacular, exotic and interesting places on earth. Yet, there is not one of them that I would have traded for my home, wherever that happened to be at the time.

            Home is the place that when you go there, they unconditionally let you in.

             When you have two different places at which you feel at home, one always enhances the enjoyment of the other.

             If your family locks you out of your home, your problem isn’t the lock.

             Never let too much distance get between heart and home.