Direction is more important than speed. We are so busy looking at our speedometers that we forget the milestone.
"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."
"I am a great believer in luck. I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."
Life breaks us all sometimes, but some people grow stronger where the pieces were broken.
The indispensable first step to getting the things you want in this life is this: Decide what you want.
How good can you let it get?
God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the ONE I can, and the wisdom to
know it's ME!
Someone will always be prettier or more handsome. Someone will always be smarter. Their house will be bigger. They will
drive a better car. Their children will do better in school. And their husband or wife will be more skilled around the house.
So let it go. Love yourself and your circumstances. It is better to want what you have than to have what you want. Think about
The most attractive people in the world can have darkness in their hearts. The most highly favored people at your job
may be unable to have children. The richest family you know--they've got the cars, the house, the clothes--might be lonely
and emotionally unfulfilled. Without love, there is nothing.
So, again, love yourself. Love who you are right now. Look in the mirror in the morning and see how much you are an amazing
creation, a reflection of the divine. Say aloud to your reflection, "You are whole and complete just the way you are
and I love you joyfully." Say it every day.
Winners make things happen. Losers let things happen.
To the world you might be one person, but to one person you just might be the world.
Have Lunch with God
(You never know who your teachers will be)
A little boy wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with a bag of
potato chips and a six-pack of root beer and started his journey.
When he had gone about three blocks, he met an old woman. She was sitting in the park, just staring at some pigeons. The
boy sat down next to her and opened his suitcase. He was about to take a sip from his root beer when he noticed that the old
lady looked hungry, so he offered her some chips. She gratefully accepted then and smiled at him.
Her smile was so pretty that the boy wanted to see it again, so he offered her a root beer. Again, she smiled at him.
The boy was delighted! They sat there all afternoon eating and smiling, but they never said a word. As twilight approached,
the boy realized how tired he was and he got up to leave. But before he had gone more than a few steps, he turned around,
ran back to the old woman, and gave her a hug. She gave him her biggest smile ever.
When the boy opened the door to his own house a short time later, his mother was surprised by the look of joy on his face.
She asked him, "What did you do today that made you so happy?"
He replied, "I had lunch with God."
But before his mother could respond, he added, "You know what? She's got the most beautiful smile I've ever seen!"
Meanwhile, the old woman, also radiant with joy, returned to her home. Her son was stunned by the look of peace on her
face and he asked, "Mother, what did you do today that made you so happy?"
She replied, "I ate potato chips in the park with God."
However, before her son responded, she added,"You know, he's much younger than I expected."
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest
act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. People come into our lives for a reason, a season, or
a lifetime. Embrace all equally!
Unknown author, received in email
A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts
and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of
prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to
free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature
in its beauty... We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts.
Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan
The struggle of life is one of our greatest blessings. It makes us patient, sensitive, and Godlike. It teaches us that although
the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
It's a sign of mediocrity when you demonstrate gratitude with moderation.
To take pleasure in a world filled with many kinds of beauty is a joy in life to which all women are entitled. To support
only one kind of beauty is to be somehow unobservant of nature.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Like an acorn destined to become a full grown oak tree, you are wired to move into and express a greater version of your Self.
The acorn will break through its shell, establish roots and send up a sprout. That pull into a greater version resides in
the acorn, and it's in the God seed of you as well. You are far greater than you know and contain much more than you've ever
thought. Life is beckoning you to grow to your full potential right now.
Mary Manin Morrissey
The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.
You need not wrestle for your good. Your good flows to you most easily when you are relaxed, open, and trusting.
Outlandish ideas move the world ahead far more powerfully than logical steps. An outrageous imagination is ultimately
the most practical contribution.