31 December, 2011

If your dream
can be achieved
by yourself,
it isn't big enough.

29 December, 2011

Work a muscle you gain strength,
work a job you gain a living,
work the land you gain sustenance,
work a heart you gain love,
work a dream you gain a miracle.

28 December, 2011

The only place
a dream
becomes impossible
is in your
own thinking.

~ Robert H. Schuller ~

27 December, 2011

26 December, 2011

24 December, 2011

Don't talk about
the way you are,
talk about the
way you want to be.
Don't talk about the way you are, talk about the way you wat to be.

21 December, 2011

Attitudes are contagious...
is yours worth catching?

20 December, 2011

If you have
a dream or a goal,
is there enough
evidence to convict
you of it?

19 December, 2011

Stop worrying about
what you're not good at
and start doing the
things you are good at.

18 December, 2011

A junk yard is full
of someone’s rusty dreams...
that rusty caravan,
beat up car &
push bike were all
a dream at some point.

17 December, 2011

"I don't need easy
- I just need possible."

~ Bethany Hamilton ~

14 December, 2011

An intelligent person
learns from their own mistakes,
a wise person
learns from others' mistakes.

13 December, 2011

"You see things that are
and ask 'Why?'
I dream of things
that never were
and ask 'Why not?'"

~ George Bernard Shaw ~

12 December, 2011

"Everest may conquer you
on attempt 1, 2 & 3,
but on attempt 4 & 5
you will conquer Everest
because Everest will not grow taller,
whereas you will."

~ Massimo Bini ~

11 December, 2011

"The secret of
success in life
is for a man
to be ready
for his opportunity
when it comes."

~ Benjamin Disraeli ~

10 December, 2011

"You'll never find
time for anything.
If you want time,
you have to make it."

~ Charles Buxton ~

07 December, 2011

Your easiest day
was yesterday.

Everyday we will
encounter challenges.
If you made it through
yesterday, you can make
it through today. You
have proven to yourself
that you can make it.

06 December, 2011

Your dream should not
put you to sleep, but wake
the warrior within.

05 December, 2011

04 December, 2011

"I believe God made me
for a purpose, but he also
made me fast. And when
I run I feel His pleasure."

~ Eric Liddell, Olympic champion and missionary ~

03 December, 2011

When we come to the end
of life's road, we will either
have relationships or regrets.

30 November, 2011

"Give what you have
to somebody, it may be
better than you think."

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~

29 November, 2011

"Nobody can go back and
start a new beginning, but
anyone can start today and
make a new ending."

~ Maria Robinson ~

28 November, 2011

"I'd rather regret the things
I've done than regret the
things I haven't done."

~ Lucille Ball ~

27 November, 2011

"However beautiful
the strategy, you
should occasionally
look at the results."

~ Sir Winston Churchill ~

26 November, 2011

Success is a daily process;
it is not a one time thing.

25 November, 2011

Excellence can be
attained if you...
Care more than others
think is wise.
Risk more than others
think is safe.
Dream more than others
think is practical.
Expect more than others
think is possible.

24 November, 2011

"Finish each day and be
done with it! You have
done what you could;
some blunders and
absurdities have crept in;
forget them as soon as you
can. Tomorrow is a new
day; you should begin it
serenely and with too high
a spirit to be encumbered
with your old nonsense."

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

23 November, 2011

"If you want something
done, ask a busy person to
do it. The more things you
do, the more you can do."

~ Lucille Ball ~

22 November, 2011

If you don’t have time to
do it right the first time,
when are you going to
have time to fix it?

21 November, 2011

"It is better to keep your
mouth closed and let
people think you are a
fool than to open it and
remove all doubt."

~ Mark Twain ~

20 November, 2011

It’s not how much dog
is in the fight; it’s how
much fight is in the dog!

19 November, 2011

"In life, all good things
come hard, but wisdom is
the hardest to come by."

~ Lucille Ball ~

16 November, 2011

Discipline yourself so
that others will not have
to discipline you.

15 November, 2011

"If I accept you as you are,
I will make you worse;
however if I treat you as
though you are what you
are capable of becoming,
I help you become that."

~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~

14 November, 2011

"You have enemies?
Good. That means you've
stood up for something,
sometime in your life."

~ Sir Winston Churchill ~

13 November, 2011

"Humour is mankind's
greatest blessing."

~ Mark Twain ~

12 November, 2011

11 November, 2011

"Every heart has its secret
sorrows which the world
knows not, and oftentimes
we call a man cold,
when he is only sad."

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~

10 November, 2011

"People are always blaming
their circumstances for
what they are. I don't
believe in circumstances.

The people who get on in
this world are the people
who get up and look for
the circumstances they
want. And if they can't
find them, make them."

~ George Bernard Shaw ~

09 November, 2011

"Too many of us are not
living our dreams because
we are living our fears."

~ Les Brown ~

08 November, 2011

"We are not retreating
- we are advancing in
another direction."

~ General Douglas MacArthur ~

07 November, 2011

By the time you can
make ends meet, they
move the ends.

06 November, 2011

"The most wasted
of all days is one
without laughter."

~ E.E. Cummings ~

04 November, 2011

Want some cheese
with your whine?
Get up off the couch
and get busy!

03 November, 2011


Adversity equals Opportunity

Opportunity equals Challenge

Challenge equals Growth

Growth equals Success
cubed... Personal success,
team success, and success
serving the customer.

02 November, 2011

ATTITUDE: A little thing
that makes a big difference.

01 November, 2011

Don’t complain about
where you are now...
With high expectations
and determination you
could be where your
dreams take you.

29 October, 2011

"To laugh often and
much; to win the respect
of intelligent people and
the affection of children;

to earn the appreciation of
honest critics and endure
the betrayal of false friends;

to appreciate beauty, to
find the best in others;

to leave the world a bit
better, whether by a healthy
child, a garden patch or a
redeemed social condition;

to know even one life has
breathed easier because
you have lived. This is
to have succeeded."

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

27 October, 2011

"You don't get what you want,
you don't get what you deserve,
you get what you expect."

~ Bob Andrews ~

26 October, 2011

"Success is the
completion of
anything intended."

~ John Watson ~

25 October, 2011

24 October, 2011

"Why not go out on a limb?
That’s where the fruit is."

~ Will Rogers ~

22 October, 2011

"How far you go in your
life depends on your being
tender with the young,
compassionate with the
aged, sympathetic with the
striving, and tolerant of the
weak and strong. Because
some day in your life you
will have been all of these."

~ George Washington Carver ~

21 October, 2011

"Just in case no one
has told you this today,
you’re awesome!"

20 October, 2011

"In character, in manner,
in style, in all things,
the supreme excellence
is simplicity."

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~

19 October, 2011

"I've learned that people will
forget what you said, people
will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel."

~ Maya Angelou ~

18 October, 2011

"Nobody trips over
mountains. It is the small
pebble that causes you
to stumble. Pass all the
pebbles in your path and
you will find you have
crossed the mountain."

~ Andrew Carlson ~

17 October, 2011

"Never try to teach a pig
to sing; it wastes your time
and annoys the pig."

~ Robert Heinlein ~

15 October, 2011

"The most attractive
people in the world are the
ones who are interested in
others - turned outward
in cheerfulness, kindness,
appreciation, instead
of turned inward to be
constantly centered
on themselves."

~ Pat Boone ~

14 October, 2011

The price of discipline
is always less than
the price of regret.

13 October, 2011

"I try to learn from
the past, but I plan for
the future by focusing
exclusively on the present.
That’s where the fun is."

~ Donald Trump ~

12 October, 2011

Adversity does not build
character, it reveals it.

11 October, 2011

"You learn when you listen.
You earn when you listen -
not just money, but respect."

~ Harvey Mackay ~

10 October, 2011

"I remind myself every morning:
Nothing I say this day
will teach me anything.
So if I'm going to learn,
I must do it by listening."

~ Larry King ~

08 October, 2011

"I shall pass through this
world but once. Any good,
therefore, that I can do or
any kindness I can show
to any human being, let
me do it now...for I shall
not pass this way again."

~ Etienne De Grilleet ~

07 October, 2011

"Everybody likes a
kidder, but nobody
lends him money."

~ Arthur Miller ~

06 October, 2011

"Whatever must happen
ultimately should
happen immediately."

~ Henry Kissinger ~

05 October, 2011

Most people fail in life
because they don't
have a role model.

04 October, 2011

Success is about
disciplining your mind
on a daily basis.

03 October, 2011

If you don't think anything
of yourself, why do you
think anyone else should?

01 October, 2011

"You will never reach your full potential without tapping into the wisdom of others.
You just won’t. You know what you know. That’s all you know.
You’ve experienced what you’ve experienced. That is the sum total of your experience.

Those are two limitations that set you up for poor decision making in areas outside the realm of your knowledge and experience.
But learning to learn from those who are ahead of you removes both of those limitations.

Your knowledge, insight, and experience may put you miles ahead of the average person.
But even then, you won’t reach your full potential apart from tapping into the knowledge, insight, and experience of those who are a step ahead of you."

~ Andy Andrews : The Principle of the Path ~

30 September, 2011

"Our lives improve
only when we take
chances – and the first
and most difficult risk
we can take is to be
honest with ourselves."

~ Walter Anderson ~

29 September, 2011

"Continuous effort- not
strength or intelligence
– is the key to unlocking
our potential."

~ Sir Winston Churchill ~

28 September, 2011

"It is good to appreciate
that life is now. Whatever
it offers, little or much.

~ Charles Macomb Flandrau ~

27 September, 2011

Success...when you add
hard work to courage and
multiply it by heart!

26 September, 2011

"Once you let go of the
idea that there’s only one
right way to do things,
you’ll be less fearful of
doing the wrong thing."

~ J. Pincott ~

24 September, 2011

"You can never tell what
type of impact you may
make on another’s life by
your actions or lack of
action. Sometimes just
a smile on the street to
a passing stranger can
make a difference we
could never imagine."

~ Ed Foreman, congressman, advisor
to five American Presidents ~

23 September, 2011

"It takes only one person
to change your life...you."

~ Ruth Casey ~

22 September, 2011

21 September, 2011

How do you
climb a mountain?
One step at a time.
We all have to
start somewhere...
start now.

20 September, 2011

"You never know when
a moment and a few
sincere words can have
an impact on a life."

~ Zig Ziglar ~

19 September, 2011

"Better three hours
too soon, than one
minute too late."

~ William Shakespeare ~

17 September, 2011

"People are like stainedglass
windows. They
sparkle and shine when
the sun is out, but
when the darkness sets
in, their true beauty is
revealed only if there is
a light from within."

~ Elisabeth Kubler Ross ~

16 September, 2011

"Now you know and
knowing is half the battle!"

~ G.I. Joe ~

15 September, 2011

Negativity eats away the
soul; a positive attitude
rejuvenates the body.

14 September, 2011

It is not about how hard
you can hit. It is about how
hard you can get hit and
still keep moving forward.

13 September, 2011

Someone's throw-aways
could be someone
else’s treasures.

12 September, 2011

We are who we are today,
because of the choices
we made yesterday.

10 September, 2011

Do something, anything,
even if it’s wrong: just do
something. You’ll never
be sorry that you tried.

There’s a myth that time is
money. In fact, time is more
precious than money. It’s
a nonrenewable resource.

Once you’ve spent it,
and if you’ve spent it
badly, it’s gone forever.

09 September, 2011

08 September, 2011

"Experience is a hard
teacher because she
gives the test first, the
lesson afterwards."

~ Vernon Sanders Law ~

07 September, 2011

What's right isn't
always popular.
What's popular isn't
always right.

06 September, 2011

Life decisions can’t be
wrong, if you think
with your heart.

Further Reading

05 September, 2011

You can’t change the
level of your talent, but
you can change the
level of your effort.

04 September, 2011

Do what you need to do to keep your inner light shining.

Keep believing in yourself.

Give yourself a chance to admire that person in the mirror.

Even if you don't get to hear what a wonderful person you are...

Even if you're not getting the credit you deserve...


You know how much you do.

You know all the qualities that are a special part of you, all the good things you've done and the accomplishments you've made...

So when it seems like you're getting overlooked and under-appreciated find some reassurance and comfort in quietly saying this:

“I am aware that I am less than some people prefer me to be, but most people are unaware that I am so much more than what they see.”


50 Things to Always Remember - Douglas Pagels

02 September, 2011

"It's better to aim for everything
and get some of it
than aim for nothing
and get all of it."

~ Mia Bala ~

01 September, 2011

"It takes as much
energy to wish
as it does to plan."

~ Eleanor Roosevelt ~

31 August, 2011

"You see a mouse trap,
I see free cheese
and a challenge"

~ Scoobius Pip ~

30 August, 2011

Worrying doesn't take away
tomorrow's troubles,
but it does take away
today's peace.

29 August, 2011

If you're not prepared
to change your actions,
then intention is irrelevant.

26 August, 2011

When you feel dog tired
at night, it may be because
you’ve growled all day long.

25 August, 2011

When we touch our
potential the result is an
impact of greatness.

24 August, 2011

"It's hard to know
where you are going if
you don't know where
you have been."

~ Hitch – the movie ~

23 August, 2011

Impossible is just
the opinion of somebody
who does not believe
as much as you do.

~ R. Gonzales ~

22 August, 2011

That which is
not earned
is never valued.

~ Louie Carrillo ~

19 August, 2011

No amount of
personal competency
can accommodate for
personal insecurity.

~ Wayne Schmidt ~

05 August, 2011

Live in such a way that
if anyone should speak
badly of you no one
would believe it.

04 August, 2011

"Commitment is what
transforms a promise
into a reality."

~ Abraham Lincoln ~

03 August, 2011

Shoot for the moon,
if you miss you land
among the stars.

02 August, 2011

Blessed are those who
can laugh at themselves,
for they shall never
cease to be amused!

01 August, 2011

"Smooth seas
do not make
good sailors."

~ Proverb, African ~

29 July, 2011

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Turn negative thoughts
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28 July, 2011

"Most people are about
as happy as they make
up their minds to be."

~ Abe Lincoln ~

27 July, 2011

Smile - it costs you
nothing, but just might
make someone else feel
like a million bucks!

26 July, 2011

"Things work out best for
people who make the best
of the way things work out."

~ John Wooden ~

25 July, 2011

"I don't know the key
to success, but the key
to failure is trying to
please everybody."

~ Bill Cosby ~

21 July, 2011

"Never look down on
someone unless you're
helping them up."

~ Jesse Jackson ~

20 July, 2011

"A positive attitude may not
solve all your problems, but
it will annoy enough people
to make it worth the effort."

~ Herm Albright ~

19 July, 2011

"Success is not the
result of spontaneous
combustion. You must
set yourself on fire."

~ Reggie Leach ~

18 July, 2011

"Nobody stands taller
than those willing
to stand corrected."

~ William Safire ~

15 July, 2011

Perception is reality. What
a person believes to be
true is true to them.

13 July, 2011

"A strong positive mental
attitude will create
more miracles than
any wonder drug."

~ Patricia Neal~

12 July, 2011

"There is no personal charm
as great as the charm of a
cheerful temperament."

~ Henry Van Dyke ~

11 July, 2011

"Snowflakes are one
of nature's most fragile
things, but just look
what they can do when
they stick together."

~ Vista M. Kelly ~

08 July, 2011

You may not be able to
control others, certain
situations, the wind, but
you can play one string
that will determine
outcome, results,
experience and feelings.
Your Attitude.

07 July, 2011

"Few will have the
greatness to bend history
itself, but each of us can
work to change a small
portion of events, and in
the total of all those acts
will be written the history
of this generation."

~ Robert F. Kennedy ~

06 July, 2011

"Don't ask yourself what the
world needs; ask yourself
what makes you come
alive. And then go and
do that. Because what the
world needs are people
who have come alive."

~ Harold Whitman ~

05 July, 2011

"They say the darkest hour
is right before the dawn."

~ Bob Dylan ~

30 June, 2011

"There are lots of things
that are beyond our
control. Fortunately,
character is different.
That’s completely within
our control.
The poor and the
rich, the slow and the
smart, the plain and the
pretty all have an equal
opportunity to become
people of character."

~ Michael Josephson ~

29 June, 2011

"Every day may not be
good, but there's something
good in every day."

28 June, 2011

"When a defining moment
comes along, you define
the moment or the
moment defines you."

~ Roy McAvoy ~

27 June, 2011

"How wonderful it is that
nobody need wait a single
moment before starting
to improve the world."

~ Anne Frank ~

12 May, 2011

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06 May, 2011

"Your field of vision
is too often limited by
your experience instead
of being guided by
your imagination."

~ Les Brown ~

05 May, 2011

If you never go too far,
you will never realize
how far you can go.

04 May, 2011

If you always do what you
always did, you’ll always
get what you always got.

03 May, 2011

"Fear is shadow,
not substance."

~ Judo Master Han ~

02 May, 2011

"A happy person is not
a person in a certain set
of circumstances, but
rather a person with a
certain set of attitudes."
~ Hugh Downs ~

30 April, 2011

"We cannot change our past.
We cannot change the fact
that people act in a certain way.
We cannot change the inevitable.
The only thing we can do
is play on the one string we have,
and that is our attitude."

~ Chuck Swindoll ~

29 April, 2011

"The true measure of a
person is how they treat
someone who can do them
absolutely no good."

~ Ann Landers ~

28 April, 2011

To the world you may
be just one person,
but to one person you
may be the world.

27 April, 2011

In My World...

Any competitiveness will result only in good outcomes for all.

"Every morning when
I wake up I have a choice.
I simply choose
to be positive."

~ Gary Player ~
Legendary Hall of fame professional golfer
In My World...

I help others succeed in order to be successful myself.

In My World...

I help others succeed in order to be successful myself.

21 April, 2011

20 April, 2011

"It is better to die on
your feet than to live
on your knees."

~ Emiliano Zapata ~

Easter Thoughts All Year 'Round

...and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain.
- I Corinthians 15:14

He is risen! Risen...indeed!

And what's that supposed to mean to me?
I live each day as best I can;
I reach out to my fellowman.
I sometimes slip
I sometimes sin
But I always get up and try again!
I read my Bible;
I know how to pray.
I try to walk the Christian way.
I know God cares
And I believe He sees
That the only desire of my heart is to please.
So He is risen! Risen...indeed?
Tell me--what difference does that make to me?

Well, it's very plain it means nothing to you

For I see your hand in all you do.

He could still be dead and bound in the grave

He would not have lost His power to save.

But don't you see? Can't you comprehend?

The tomb was the beginning--not the end.

His death was not all He had to give--

He arose that we might have the power to live!

He is risen! He is risen indeed!
Now I see what that means to me!
It means that I died with Him that day
In some mysterious "God-planned" way;
That my hands are now His
My eyes truly see
My soul is made new
My heart is free.
The power to live is mine at last!
The days of striving and failing are past!
Praise God! At last the truth I see--

He is risen!

He lives!

He lives through me!

Anabel Gillham
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19 April, 2011

"The true test of character
is not how much we know
how to do, but how we
behave when we don't
know what to do."

~ John Holt ~

18 April, 2011

We have the power to
shrink our dreams to
fit reality or the power
to stretch our reality
to fit our dreams.

15 April, 2011

"God did not give us a
spirit that makes us afraid,
but a spirit of power and
love and self-control."

~ II Timothy 1:7 ~

14 April, 2011

Excellence is doing the best
you can with where you
are, what you have and who
you are, while always being
willing to grow and improve.

The Two Boxes

I have in my hands two boxes
Which God gave me to hold.

He said, “Put all your sorrows in the black,
And all your joys in the gold.”

I heeded His words, and in the two boxes
Both my joys and sorrows I store,

But though the gold became heavier each day,
The black was as light as before.

With curiosity, I opened the black.
I wanted to find out why.

And I saw in the base of the box, a hole
Which my sorrows had fallen out by.

I showed the hole to God, and mused aloud,
“I wonder where all my sorrows could be.”

He smiled a gentle smile at me.
“My child, they’re all here, with Me.”

I asked, “God, why give me the boxes,
Why the gold and the black with the hole?”

“My child, the gold is to count your blessings,
The black is for you to let go.”

God can handle all our troubles and needs better than we can.
All that we must do is let them go, so that He can do His work.
Trust involves letting go and knowing God will catch you.

13 April, 2011

"To forgive is to set a
prisoner free and discover
the prisoner was you."

~ Lewis B. Smedes ~

12 April, 2011

"Life is giving. Life is
receiving. In short, life is
about being connected.
Business is a series
of relationships with
money attached."

~ Lillian Bjorseth ~

11 April, 2011

You become successful
by helping others
become successful!

10 April, 2011

Well, this is an interesting study, looks like I might jump on some tea bags soon.

08 April, 2011

"Life isn't about finding
yourself. Life is about
creating yourself."

~ George Bernard Shaw ~

07 April, 2011

Pain is inevitable,
misery is an option.

06 April, 2011

"The secret of life is enjoying
the passage of time."

~ James Taylor ~

05 April, 2011

Everyone has a gift,
we open them at
different at times.

04 April, 2011

"It's not the load that
breaks you down, it's
the way you carry it."

~ Lena Horne ~

02 April, 2011

"Even though you may
want to move forward in
your life, you may have one
foot on the brakes.
In order to be free, we must
learn how to let go.
Release the hurt.
Release the fear.
Refuse to entertain
your old pain.
The energy it takes to hang
onto the past is holding you
back from a new life.
What is it you would
let go of today?"

~ Mary Manin Morrissey ~

01 April, 2011

It's not the water
around the boat
that causes it to
sink, it's the
water we let in
the boat.

31 March, 2011

The only difference
between ordinary and
extraordinary is effort.
Extraordinary people are
simply willing to do the
things that ordinary people
are not willing to do.

30 March, 2011

"When it comes to the
future, there are three kinds
of people: those who let it
happen, those who make
it happen, and those who
wonder what happened."

~ John M. Richardson, Jr. ~

29 March, 2011

"We can let circumstances
rule us or we can take
charge and rule our
lives from within."

~ Earl Nightingale ~

28 March, 2011

Not knowing how
to do something
is not an excuse
to not do something.

~ Robert Kiyosaki ~

25 March, 2011

The art of living is that
ability to turn negativity
and negative experiences
into positive learning
and positive reality.

24 March, 2011

"I've not failed. I've
just found 10,000 ways
that won't work."

~ Thomas Edison ~

23 March, 2011

"Faith is daring the soul
to go beyond what
the eyes can see."

~ William Newton Clark ~

22 March, 2011

"Give without
remembering and take
without forgetting."

~ Elizabeth Asquith Bibesco ~

21 March, 2011

Every job is a self-portrait
of the person who does
it. Autograph your work
with excellence!

18 March, 2011

"We should seize
every opportunity to
give encouragement.
Encouragement is
oxygen to the soul."

~ George M. Adams ~

17 March, 2011

"If you got it, ask yourself
why and try to repeat the
action. If you failed, ask
yourself why and try to
learn from the experience."

~ Dale Carnegie ~

16 March, 2011

"What you do every day
should contribute to
giving your life meaning.
If it doesn't, why are
you doing it?"

~ Don Hutcheson ~

15 March, 2011

Practice random acts of
intelligence and senseless
acts of self-control!

14 March, 2011

I've Learned

A Birth Certificate shows that we were born
A Death Certificate shows that we died
Pictures show that we lived!
Have a seat...Relax...And read this slowly.

I've Learned - by Kathy Kane Hansen

I've learned – that you cannot make someone love you.
All you can do is be someone who can be loved.
The rest is up to them.

I've learned – that no matter how much I care,
some people just don't care back.

I've learned – that it takes years to build up trust,
and only seconds to destroy it.

I've learned – that it's not what you have in your life
but who you have in your life that counts.

I've learned – that you can get by on charm
for about fifteen minutes.
After that, you'd better know something.

I've learned – that you shouldn't compare
yourself to the best others can do,
but to the best you can do.

I've learned – that it's not what happens to people
that’s important. It's what they do about it.

I've learned – that you can do something in an instant
that will give you heartache for life.

I've learned – that no matter how thin you slice it,
there are always two sides.

I've learned – that it's taking me a long time
to become the person I want to be.

I've learned – that it's a lot easier
to react than it is to think.

I've learned – that you should always leave
loved ones with loving words.
It may be the last time you see them.

I've learned – that you can keep going
long after you think you can't.

I've learned – that we are responsible for what we do,
no matter how we feel.

I've learned – that either you control your attitude
or it controls you.

I've learned – that regardless of how hot and steamy
a relationship is at first,
the passion fades and there had better be
something else to take its place.

I've learned – that heroes are the people
who do what has to be done when it needs to be done,
regardless of the consequences.

I've learned – that learning to forgive takes practice.

I've learned – that there are people who love you dearly,
but just don't know how to show it.

I've learned – that money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I've learned – that my best friend and I can do anything
or nothing and have the best time.

I've learned – that sometimes the people you expect
to kick you when you're down
will be the ones to help you get back up.

I've learned – that sometimes when I'm angry
I have the right to be angry,
but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

I've learned – that true friendship continues to grow,
even over the longest distance.
The same goes for true love.

I've learned – that just because someone
doesn't love you the way you want them to
doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.

I've learned – that maturity has more to do with
what types of experiences you've had,
and what you've learned from them,
and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.

I've learned – that you should never tell a child
their dreams are unlikely or outlandish.
Few things are more humiliating,
and what a tragedy it would be if they believed it.

I've learned – that your family won't always be there for you.
It may seem funny, but people you aren't related to
can take care of you and love you and teach you to trust people again.
Families aren't biological.

I've learned – that no matter how good a friend is,
they're going to hurt you every once in a while
and you must forgive them for that.

I've learned – that it isn't always enough
to be forgiven by others.
Sometimes you have to learn
to forgive yourself.

I've learned – that no matter how bad your heart is broken
the world doesn't stop for your grief.

I've learned – that our background and circumstances
may have influenced who we are,
but we are responsible for who we become.

I've learned – that sometimes when my friends fight,
I'm forced to choose sides even when I don't want to.

I've learned – that just because two people argue,
it doesn't mean they don't love each other
And just because they don't argue,
it doesn't mean they do.

I've learned – that sometimes you have to put
the individual ahead of their actions.

I've learned – that we don't have to change friends
if we understand that friends change.

I've learned – that you shouldn't be so
eager to find out a secret.
It could change your life forever.

I've learned – that two people can look
at the exact same thing
and see something totally different.

I've learned – that no matter how you try to protect
your children, they will eventually get hurt
and you will hurt in the process.

I've learned – that there are many ways of falling
and staying in love.

I've learned – that no matter the consequences,
those who are honest with themselves
get farther in life.

I've learned – that no matter how many friends you have,
if you are their pillar you will feel lonely
and lost at the times you need them most.

I've learned – that your life can be changed
in a matter of hours
by people who don't even know you.

I've learned – that even when you think
you have no more to give,
when a friend cries out to you,
you will find the strength to help.

I've learned – that writing, as well as talking,
can ease emotional pains.

I've learned – that the paradigm we live in
is not all that is offered to us.

I've learned – that credentials on the wall
do not make you a decent human being.

I've learned – that the people you care most about in life
are taken from you too soon.

I've learned – that although the word "love"
can have many different meanings,
it loses value when overly used.

I've learned – that it's hard to determine
where to draw the line between being nice and
not hurting people's feelings
and standing up for what you believe.

I've learned – that the happiest of people
don't necessarily have the best of everything;
they just make the most of everything.

13 March, 2011

11 March, 2011

"Every day is a gift; that is
why we call it the present."

~ Alfred Hitchcock ~

10 March, 2011

"You need to be before you
can do and you need to
do before you can have!"

~ Zig Ziglar ~

09 March, 2011

Trust is the most valuable
thing you'll ever earn.

08 March, 2011

"Don't let the fear of
the thorn keep you
from the rose."

~ Groucho Marx ~

07 March, 2011

Circumstances may
stink in your life...
but you don't have to!

06 March, 2011

Slow Dance

Have you ever watched kids on a merry-go-round?
Or listened to the rain slapping on the ground?

Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight,
or gazed at the sun into the fading night?

You better slow down, don't dance so fast,
time is short, the music won't last.

Do you run through each day on the fly,
when you ask "How are you?", do you hear the reply?

When the day is done, do you lie in your bed,
with the next hundred chores running through your head?

You better slow down, don't dance so fast,
time is short, the music won't last.

Ever told your child, we'll do it tomorrow,
and in your haste, not see his sorrow?

Ever lost touch, let a friendship die,
cause you never had time to call and say hi?

You better slow down, don't dance so fast,
time is short, the music won't last.

When you run so fast to get somewhere,
you miss half the fun of getting there.

When you worry and hurry through your day,
it's like an unopened gift thrown away.

Life is not a race, so take it slower,
hear the music before the song is over.


About the Author
David L. Weatherford is a child psychologist with published poems in"Chicken Soup for the Soul". If you want to enjoy more of David's beautiful writings, please visit www.davidlweatherford.com

Your Best Foot Forward

Which sounds longer to you 569,400 hours or 65 years? They are exactly the same in length of time.

The average man spends his first eighteen years - 157,000 hours - getting an education. That leaves him 412,000 hours from age 18 to 65.

Eight hours of every day are spent in sleeping; eight hours in eating and recreation. So there is left eight hours to work each day.

One third of 412,000 hours is 134,000 hours - the number of hours a man has in which to work between the age of 18 and 65. Expressed in hours it doesn't seem a very long time, does it?

Now I am not recommending that you tick off the hours that you worked, 134,000, 133,999,133,998, etc., but I do suggest that whatever you do, you do it with all that you have in you.

If you are sleeping, sleep well.
If you are playing, play well.
If you are working, give the best that is in you, remembering that in the last analysis the real satisfaction in life comes not from money and things, but from the realization of a job well done.

Therein lies the difference between the journeyman worker and a real craftsman.

By H. W. Prentis, Jr., (1884-1959)

04 March, 2011

"If you're not having
fun, you're doing
something wrong."

~ Groucho Marx ~

03 March, 2011

"Everything can be taken
from a person except
one thing, the last of
the human freedom: to
choose one's attitude in
any given circumstance, to
choose one’s own way."

~ V. Frankle ~

02 March, 2011

If it wasn't for mistakes,
we would never learn
how to do things right.

01 March, 2011

"In times of change, the
doers will inherit the earth,
while the thinkers will find
themselves beautifully
equipped to deal with a
world that no longer exists."

~ Eric Hoffer ~

25 February, 2011

Do unto others as though
you were the others.

24 February, 2011

"Blessed are the cracked, for
they shall let in the light."

~ Groucho Marx ~

23 February, 2011

"Love generously, praise
loudly, live fully."

~ Elias Porter ~

22 February, 2011

"Progress involves risk. You
can’t steal second base and
keep your foot on first."

~ Frederick Wilcox ~

21 February, 2011

The price of leadership
is responsibility, and part
of that responsibility is
to stay positive whether
you feel like it or not.
"Some people leave trails of
gloom; others, trails of joy.

Some leave trails of hate
and bitterness; others, trails
of love and harmony.

Some leave trails of cynicism
and pessimism; others, trails
of faith and optimism.

Some leave trails of criticism
and resignation; others trails
of gratitude and hope.

What kind of trails
do you leave?"

~ William Arthur Ward ~

18 February, 2011

"I am the master
of my fate:
I am the captain
of my soul."

~ William Ernst Henley ~

17 February, 2011

If you can think it you
can create it. Every great
skyscraper, bridge or
tunnel or other engineering
feat was first formed in
somebody’s mind.

16 February, 2011

There are no shortcuts to
greatness...it is built day by
day, year by year, decade
by decade. It is making the
right decisions throughout
the day, every day.

15 February, 2011

We see things not as
THEY are but as WE are.
If we’re grouchy or
depressed, the rest of the
world seems that way
too, and we misinterpret
remarks or actions.

14 February, 2011

"Turn your face to the
sun and the shadows
will fall behind you."

~ Maori Proverb ~

13 February, 2011

Life is like a cup of coffee

Life is like a cup of coffee, just don't get distracted by the cup.

12 February, 2011

Life is like a cup of coffee, just don't get distracted by the cup.
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11 February, 2011

Be Enterprising

An enterprising person is one who comes across a pile of scrap metal and sees the making of a wonderful sculpture. An enterprising person is one who drives through an old decrepit part of town and sees a new housing development. An enterprising person is one who sees opportunity in all areas of life.

To be enterprising is to keep your eyes open and your mind active. It's to be skilled enough, confident enough, creative enough and disciplined enough to seize opportunities that present themselves…regardless of the economy.

A person with an enterprising attitude says, "Find out what you can before action is taken." Do your homework. Do the research. Be prepared. Be resourceful. Do all you can in preparation of what's to come.

Enterprising people always see the future in the present. Enterprising people always find a way to take advantage of a situation, not be burdened by it. And enterprising people aren't lazy. They don't wait for opportunities to come to them, they go after the opportunities. Enterprise means always finding a way to keep yourself actively working toward your ambition.

Enterprise is two things. The first is creativity. You need creativity to see what's out there and to shape it to your advantage. You need creativity to look at the world a little differently. You need creativity to take a different approach, to be different.

What goes hand-in-hand with the creativity of enterprise is the second requirement: the courage to be creative. You need courage to see things differently, courage to go against the crowd, courage to take a different approach, courage to stand alone if you have to, courage to choose activity over inactivity.

And lastly, being enterprising doesn't just relate to the ability to make money. Being enterprising also means feeling good enough about yourself, having enough self worth to want to seek advantages and opportunities that will make a difference in your future. And by doing so you will increase your confidence, your courage, your creativity and your self-worth—your enterprising nature.

To Your Success,
Jim Rohn

© 2001 Jim Rohn International
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What does it mean to be Enterprising?
"You always pass failure
on your way to success."

~ Mickey Rooney ~

Imagine Life as a Game

30 second speech by Bryan Dyson - Former CEO of Coca Cola

"Imagine life as a game in which you’re juggling some five balls in the air. They are work, family, health, friends & spirit and you’re keeping all of these in the air.

You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls — family, health, friends and spirit — are made of glass.

If you drop one of these; they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for balance in your life."

Value has a value only if its value is valued.
In my world, it's not about who you can step on to get where you want to go.
It's about who you can lift up to get where you want to go.

10 February, 2011

The most powerful 30 second speech I've ever heard!
We are not defined by our
past; we are prepared by our
past. Nothing can happen
to you; it happens for you.

09 February, 2011

Life isn’t about waiting
for the storms to pass.
It’s about learning to
dance in the rain.

08 February, 2011

"Tough times never last
but tough people do."

~ Robert Schuller ~

07 February, 2011

People will do what they get
positively reinforced to do.

04 February, 2011

"What is success in
this world? I would
say it consists of four
simple things —
to live a lot, to love a lot,
to laugh a lot, and from
it all, to learn a lot."

~ Richard J. Needham ~

03 February, 2011

"Failure is just an
opportunity to begin again,
with more experience."

~ Henry Ford ~

02 February, 2011

Be yourself, ‘cause
everyone else is taken.

01 February, 2011

Respect is not a gift;
you have to earn it.

31 January, 2011

Don’t rush toward
something new while
running away from
something else.

28 January, 2011

When is the last time
you took time for

27 January, 2011

"All's well that ends well."

~ Shakespeare ~

25 January, 2011

"Decide you want it more
than you are afraid of it."

~ Bill Cosby ~

24 January, 2011

He who hoots with the
owls at night cannot fly
with the eagles at dawn.

21 January, 2011

"The stars are just a step
away. And the goals you
would achieve are at
your very fingertips - if
you will just believe."
~ Joan Gilbert ~

20 January, 2011

"Try not to become a
person of success, but
rather a person of value."
~ Albert Einstein ~

19 January, 2011

"If we wait until we aren't
afraid of failing, we'll wait
a long time before we do
anything worthwhile.
We must learn not to let
the fear of failure make us
fail, and not to let our fears
make our failures final."
~ Richard L. Evans ~

18 January, 2011

When wealth is lost,
nothing is lost;
when health is lost,
something is lost;
when character is lost,
all is lost.

~ Billy Graham ~

17 January, 2011

"Live in the 'what if...' not in the 'what is...'"

~ Andy Stanley ~

16 January, 2011

His Love for Me

Jesus Christ is in my life . . .
there is no other.
The thought of
spending a single day
outside His love
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The average person reads 1 book a year after high school, which is the #1 reason why 95% of people are "dead broke at 65".
Reading enough?

12 January, 2011

"Do you expect your future to be bright?

Are you willing to dream king-sized dreams...and are you willing to work diligently to make those dreams happen?

Hopefully so - after all God promises that we can do 'all things' through Him.

Yet most of us live far below our potential. We take half measures; we dream small dreams; we waste precious time and energy on the distractions of the world. But God has other plans for us.

You and your loved ones possess great potential, potential that you must use or forfeit. And the time to fulfil that potential is now.

If you want to reach your potential, you need to add a strong work ethic to your talent."

~ John Maxwell ~