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Monday, December 30, 2013

Inspirations - Tue., Dec. 31, 2013

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.

Marcus Aurelius
121-180 AD, Roman Emperor and Philosopher

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Inspirations - Mon., Dec. 30, 2013

Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.

1694-1778, Writer and Philosopher

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Inspirations - Fri., Dec. 27, 2013

Fix your eyes forward on what you can do, not back on what you cannot change.

Tom Clancy
1947-2013, Author

Inspirations - Thur., Dec. 26, 2013

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.

John Homer Miller
1910-1944, Teacher

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Inspirations - Wed., Dec. 25, 2013

A BIG THANK YOU to People of Distinction Humanitarian Awards (PDHA) founder Al Cole for his vision and for sharing this.  Thank you also to everyone who made this event possible.  Although prior commitments prevented me from attending, they "did it up" without me!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Inspirations - Tue., Dec. 24, 2013

He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.

- Roy L. Smith

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Inspirations - Mon., Dec. 23, 2013

...we could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.

-- Helen Keller (1880-1968) American Writer

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Inspirations - Fri., Dec. 20, 2013

We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here now with the power to shape your day and your future.

Steve Maraboli
Speaker and Author

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Inspirations - Thur., Dec. 19, 2013

One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.

Napoleon Hill
1883-1970, Author of Think and Grow Rich

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Inspirations - Wed., Dec. 18, 2013

So often we dwell on the things that seem impossible rather than on the things that are possible. So often we are depressed by what remains to be done and forget to be thankful for all that has been done.

Marian Wright Edelman
Activist for the rights of children

Monday, December 16, 2013

Inspirations - Tue., Dec. 17, 2013

Fear is the greatest obstacle to learning. But fear is your best friend. Fear is like fire. If you learn to control it, you let it work for you. If you don’t learn to control it, it’ll destroy you and everything around you.

-- Boxing trainer Cus D'Amato to 13 year old Mike Tyson

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Inspirations - Mon., Dec. 16, 2013

Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A 'you can do it' when things are tough.

Richard M. DeVos
Co-Founder of Amway

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Inspirations - Fri., Dec. 13, 2013

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Thomas Edison
1847-1931, Inventor

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Inspirations - Thur., Dec. 12, 2013

We all possess more power and greater possibilities than we realize, and visualizing is one of the greatest of these powers.

Genevieve Behrend
1881-1960, Author

Dionardo at Frederick's Wine & Dine

Dionardo performs with the Michael Austin Quartet in Warrensville Hts., Ohio

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Inspirations - Wed., Dec. 11, 2013

The self is not something that one finds. It is something that one creates.

-- Thomas Szasz (1920-2012) American Psychiatrist

Outside Harvey & Toni's Home

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Inspirations - Tue., Dec. 10, 2013

Man has never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.

Bernard Williams
English Philosopher

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Inspirations - Mon., Dec. 9, 2013

I realized early on that success was tied to not giving up. Most people in this business gave up and went on to other things. If you simply didn't give up, you would outlast the people who came in on the bus with you.

Harrison Ford

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Inspirations - Fri., Dec. 6, 2013

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.

Zig Ziglar
1926-2012, Author and Speaker

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Inspirations - Thur., Dec. 5, 2013

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.

Chinese Proverb

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Inspirations - Wed., Dec. 4, 2013

Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.

Lady Bird Johnson
1912-2007, Former U.S. First Lady

Monday, December 2, 2013

Inspirations - Tue., Dec. 3, 2013

Everything that God creates has light and that includes YOU!  Make certain those you surround yourself with are not trying to turn off the switch.  

Henry Ford - Author, Speaker, Consultant, Publisher of VISIONS Newsletter

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Inspirations - Mon., Dec. 2, 2013

Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.

Brian Tracy
Speaker and Author

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Inspirations - Fri., Nov. 29, 2013

Give the world the best you have, and the best will come to you.

Madeline Bridges

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Inspirations - Thur., Nov. 28, 2013

Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.

Mary Lou Retton
Gymnast and Olympic Gold Medalist

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Inspirations - Wed., Nov. 27, 2013

Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.

Gail Devers
Three-time Olympic Champion in Track and Field

Monday, November 25, 2013

Inspirations - Tue., Nov. 26, 2013

When you forgive, you in no way change the past - but you sure do change the future.

Bernard Meltzer
1916-1998, Syndicated Radio Host

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Inspirations - Mon., Nov. 25, 2013

Set your sights high - the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way.

Eileen Caddy
1917-2006, Spiritual Teacher and Author

Inspirations - Sun., Nov. 24, 2013

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.

Denis Waitley
Author and Speaker

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Inspirations - Fri., Nov. 22, 2013

Fifty year ago a co-worker, after cheering the death of a president, war hero, husband, and father; turned to me, laughed, and asked, "Well, what are You People going to do now?"

Each day I answer that question in my compassion toward others.  What injustice in the world is calling your name?

Henry Ford - Author, Speaker, Consultant

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Inspirations - Thur., Nov. 21, 2013

I hated every minute of training, but I said, "Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion."

Muhammad Ali
Boxing Champion

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Inspirations - Wed., Nov. 20, 2013

Your imagination is your preview of life's coming attractions.

Albert Einstein
1879-1955, Physicist

Monday, November 18, 2013

Inspirations - Tue., Nov. 19, 2013

We all have the keys to another persons break through no matter what that breakthrough looks like. Stay alert to how something so simple to you may have a profound positive impact on someone else"

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Inspirations - Mon., Nov. 18, 2013

Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you're going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal, and by maintaining focus.

Oprah Winfrey
Talk Show Host, Actress, Producer, and Philanthropist

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Inspirations - Fri., Nov. 15, 2013

Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great!

Orison Swett Marden
1850-1924, Inspirational Writer

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Inspirations - Thur., Nov. 14, 2013

Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't.

Jerry Rice
Football Player

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Inspirations - Wed., Nov. 13, 2013

Make sure you visualize what you really want, not what someone else wants for you.

Jerry Gillies

Monday, November 11, 2013

Inspirations - Tue., Nov. 12, 2013

The only limits in our life are those we impose on ourselves.

Bob Proctor
Speaker and Author

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Inspirations - Fri., Nov. 8, 2013

Extend to each person, no matter how trivial the contact, all the care and kindness and understanding and love that you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.

Og Mandino
1923-1996, Author

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Inspirations - Thur., Nov. 7, 2013

Pursuing your passions makes you more interesting, and interesting people are enchanting.

Guy Kawasaki
Venture Capitalist, Author and Speaker

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Inspirations - Wed., Nov. 6, 2013

The only difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is extraordinary determination.

Mary Kay Ash
1918-2001, Businesswoman and Founder of Mary Kay

Monday, November 4, 2013

Inspirations - Tue., Nov. 5, 2013

I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.

Audrey Hepburn
1929-1993, Actress and Humanitarian

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Inspirations - Mon., Nov. 4, 2013

Remember, the thoughts that you think and the statements you make regarding yourself determine your mental attitude. If you have a worthwhile objective, find the one reason why you can achieve it rather than hundreds of reasons why you can't.

Napoleon Hill
1883-1970, Author of Think and Grow Rich

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Inspirations - Fri., Nov. 1, 2013

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.

Marcus Aurelius
121-180 AD, Roman Emperor and Philosopher

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Inspirations - Thur., Oct. 31, 2013

No matter how carefully you plan your goals they will never be more than pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto.

W. Clement Stone
1902-2002, Businessman, Philanthropist and Author

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Inspirations - Wed., Oct. 30, 2013

Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.

Washington Irving
1783-1859, Author, Biographer, Historian, and Diplomat

Monday, October 28, 2013

Inspirations - Tue., Oct. 29, 2013

I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.

Rosa Parks
1913-2005, Civil Rights Activist

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Inspirations - Mon., Oct. 28, 2013

Remember, all the answers you need are inside of you; you only have to become quiet enough to hear them.

Debbie Ford
1955-2013, Author of The Dark Side of the Light Chasers

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Inspirations - Fri., Oct. 25, 2013

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says, "I'll try again tomorrow."

Mary Anne Radmacher
Author and Artist

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Inspirations - Thur., Oct. 24, 2013

Never forget that failure isn't bad. Failure isn't final. Don't let the fear of failure stop you from achieving the success you deserve. If you're struggling, keep hustling. Keep taking at least one big action step each day.

Craig Ballantyne
Editor of EarlyToRise.com

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Inspirations - Wed., Oct. 23, 2013

THANKS to Brenda Dixon for sharing the following with us:

If you find someone who makes you smile, who checks up on you often to see if you're okay, who watches out for you and wants the very best for you, don't let them go. Keep them close and don't take them for granted. People like that are hard to find.

- Unknown

Monday, October 21, 2013

Inspirations - Tue., Oct. 22, 2013

Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.

Norman Vincent Peale
1898-1993, Minister and Author

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Inspirations - Mon., Oct. 21, 2013

People with clear, written goals accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them can ever imagine.

Brian Tracy
Speaker and Author

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Inspirations - Fri., Oct. 18, 2013

Remember, happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.

Dale Carnegie
1888-1955, Author of How to Win Friends and Influence People

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Inspirations - Thur., Oct. 17, 2013

Remember, you are the only person who thinks in your mind! You are the power and authority in your world.

Louise Hay
Author and Publisher

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Inspirations - Wed., Oct. 16, 2013

I shall pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again.

Stephen Grellet
1773-1855, Missionary

Monday, October 14, 2013

Inspirations - Tue., Oct. 15, 2013

Never give up. Never ever give up. Why? Because just when you are about to give up is when things are about to turn around in a grand way. Hold on. Great things are waiting for you around the corner.

Sonia Ricotti
#1 Bestselling Author of Unsinkable:
How to Bounce Back Quickly When Life Knocks You Down

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Inspirations - Mon., Oct. 14, 2013

The more you take responsibility for your past and present, the more you are able to create the future you seek.

Celestine Chua
Author and Blogger

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Inspirations - Fri., Oct. 11, 2013

I believe life is a series of near misses. A lot of what we ascribe to luck is not luck at all. It's seizing the day and accepting responsibility for your future. It's seeing what other people don't see. And pursuing that vision.

Howard Schultz
Chairman and CEO of Starbucks

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Inspirations - Thur., Oct. 10, 2013

The "One yard-line" is littered with delayed hopes, forgotten dreams, and the excuses of those who stopped just short of their goals.  REMEMBER THE PASSION that brought you this far.  Dig in, raise your head to the hills from whence cometh your help, try again; and soon you will be standing upright between the Uprights!

Henry Ford - Author, Speaker, Consultant

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Inspirations - Wed., Oct. 9, 2013

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

Thomas Edison
1847-1931, Inventor and Businessman

Monday, October 7, 2013

Inspirations - Tue., Oct. 8, 2013

There's one sad truth in life I've found while journeying east and west. The only folks we really wound are those we love the best. We flatter those we scarcely know. We please the fleeting guest. And deal full many a thoughtless blow to those who love us best.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox
1850-1919, Author and Poet

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Inspirations - Mon., Oct. 7, 2013

The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it but that it is too low and we reach it.

1475-1564, Sculptor, Painter, and Architect

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Inspirations - Fri., Oct. 4, 2013

Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it.

William Feather
1889-1981, Publisher and Author

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Inspirations - Thur., Oct. 3, 2013

Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.

Emmanuel Swedenborg
1688-1772, Scientist, Philosopher and Theologian

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Inspirations - Wed., Oct. 2, 2013

Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life.

Christiane Northrup, M.D.
Author and Speaker

Monday, September 30, 2013

Inspirations - Tue., Oct. 1, 2013

Make sure you visualize what you really want, not what someone else wants for you.

Jerry Gillies

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Inspirations - Mon., Sep. 30, 2013

THANKS to our friend Ntema Misheck Makureya Ndlovu for sharing the following:

The bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you refuse to take the turn.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Inspirations - Fri., Sep. 27, 2013

I feel that the most important requirement in success is learning to overcome failure. You must learn to tolerate it, but never accept it.

Reggie Jackson
Hall Of Fame Baseball Player

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Inspirations - Thur., Sep. 26, 2013

Today's excellence is tomorrow's mediocrity; so keep pushing boundaries and pursuing excellence in everything you do.

Dr. Hisham Abdalla

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Inspirations - Wed., Sep. 25, 2013

Four short words sum up what has lifted most successful individuals above the crowd: a little bit more. They did all that was expected of them and a little bit more.

Lou Vickery

Monday, September 23, 2013

Inspirations - Tue., Sep. 24, 2013

Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.

Will Smith
Actor and Producer

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Inspirations - Mon., Sep. 23, 2013

Consistently focus upon your great life story and visualize with emotion those things you want to manifest.

Natalie Ledwell
Author and Speaker

THANKS to Jerry Primm II for sharing this Cleveland area event http://successisyou.blogspot.com/2013/09/men-of-destiny-program-sun-sep-29.html

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Inspirations - Fri., Sep. 20, 2013

All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim and have fixed their gaze on a goal that is high - one that sometimes seems impossible.

Orison Swett Marden
1850-1924, Author

Reminder of the People of Distinction Humanitarian Awards

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Inspirations - Thur., Sep. 19, 2013

Thanks to Dennis Deegan for sharing the following:

"Theory without practice is futile, practice without theory is fatal."

From Sociology class, Mr. Meeker, Morton West 1962

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Inspirations - Wed., Sep. 18, 2013

Action without vision is only passing time, vision without action is merely day dreaming, but vision with action can change the world.

Nelson Mandela
Former President of South Africa

Monday, September 16, 2013

Inspirations - Tue., Sep. 17, 2013

Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.

Gail Devers
Three-Time Olympic Champion in Track and Field

Publisher's note:  I have often used Gail in my speeches as an example of facing adversity.  She became a Three-Time Olympic Champion despite being diagnosed with Graves disease.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Inspirations - Mon., Sep. 16, 2013

It does not matter how many times you get knocked down, but how many times you get up.

Vince Lombardi
1913-1970, Hall of Fame Football Coach

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Inspirations - Fri., Sep. 13, 2013

Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way.

Eileen Caddy
1917-2006, Author

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Inspirations - Thur., Sep. 12, 2013

My colleagues and friends, I wish you the joy of a purposeful life. I wish you new worlds and the vision to see them. I wish you the decency and the nobility of which you are capable. These will come, with the maturity which it is now our job to acquire on far-flung fields. The only thing that we can do at this time - is to "greet the unseen with a cheer." GOODBYE.

Valedictorian of the Class of 1961

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Inspirations - Wed., Sep. 11, 2013

I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

Michael Jordan
Former Professional Basketball Player and Entrepreneur

Monday, September 9, 2013

Inspirations - Tue., Sep. 10, 2013

With one kind gesture you can change a life. One person at a time you can change the world.

Steve Maraboli
Author, Speaker and Radio Show Host

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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Inspirations - Mon. Sep. 9, 2013

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, Author and Poet


Editor's Note: You should still attempt to say and do right!

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Inspirations - Fri., Sep. 6, 2013

I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.

Stephen Covey
1932-2012, Educator, Author, and Speaker

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Inspirations - Thur., Sep. 5, 2013

Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young. A good laugh makes us better friends with ourselves and everybody around us.

Orison Swett Marden - 1850-1924
Author and Founder of Success Magazine

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Inspirations - Wed., Sep. 4, 2013

What I find amazing is that when you go out of your way to give to another person, you will also receive great things in your life. This is what is called the Law of Giving and Receiving. You may not receive from the people you are helping, but you will receive good things from other people and in other ways.

Sonia Ricotti
Author of Unsinkable: How to Bounce Back Quickly When Life Knocks You Down

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Monday, September 2, 2013

Inspirations - Tue., Sep. 3, 2013

I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.

Martha Washington
1731-1802, First Lady of the United States

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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Inspirations - Mon., Sep.. 2, 2013

Inspirations can be found in the newly released Sep-Oct, 2013 issue of VISIONS Newsletter at http://visionsnewsletter.blogspot.com/.  Facebook Users can also view at https://www.facebook.com/pages/VISIONS-Newsletter/122812744429217

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Inspirations - Fri., Aug. 30, 2013

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of their treasures.

Thornton Wilder
1897-1975, Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright and Novelist

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Inspirations - Thur., Aug. 29, 2013

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.

Melody Beattie

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Inspirations - Wed., Aug. 28, 2013

It's not what you do once in a while; it's what you do day in and day out that makes the difference.

Jenny Craig - Weight Loss Guru

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Inspirations - Tue., Aug. 27, 2013

If you want the best the world has to offer, offer the world your best.

Neale Donald Walsch
Author of The Only Thing That Matters

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Inspirations - Mon., Aug. 26, 2013

Thanks to Jeanine Butler for sharing this:

"The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed."
~ Steven Biko

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Inspirations - Fri., Aug. 23, 2013

I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.

Maya Angelou
Author and Poet

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Inspirations - Thur., Aug. 22, 2013

You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it.

Bill Cosby
Comedian, Actor, and Author

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Inspirations - Wed., Aug. 21, 2013

Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they're yours.

Richard Bach
Author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Monday, August 19, 2013

Inspirations - Tue., Aug. 20, 2013

Our attitude is the crayon that colors our world.

Allen Klein - 1931-2009, Businessman and Talent Agent

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Inspirations - Mon., Aug. 19, 2013

The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions - the little soon forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitessimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
1772-1834, Poet and Philosopher

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Inspirations - Fri., Aug. 16, 2013

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.

Dale Carnegie
1888-1955, Author and Speaker

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Inspirations - Thur., Aug. 15, 2013

The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible -- and achieve it, generation after generation.

-- Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973) American Writer

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Inspirations - Wed., Aug. 14, 2013

Thanks to Jeanine Butler for sharing the following:

The difficulties, hardships and trials of life, the obstacles one encounters on the road to fortune are positive blessings. They knit the muscles more firmly, and teach self-reliance. Peril is the element in which power is developed.

William Mathews (1818-1909) Writer

Monday, August 12, 2013

Inspirations - Tue., Aug. 13, 2013

Thanks to Jeanine Butler for sharing the following:

If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
~ Gail Sheehy

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Inspirations - Mon., Aug. 12, 2013

Thanks to Jeanine Butler for sharing the following:

"There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living." ~ Nelson Mandela

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Inspirations - Fri., Aug. 9, 2013

If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light.  Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears.  

-- Glenn Clark

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Inspirations - Thur., Aug. 8, 2013

Being a winner is never an accident; winning comes about by design, determination and positive action.

Bob Proctor, Author and Speaker

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Inspirations - Wed., Aug. 7, 2013

At first dreams seem impossible, then improbable, then inevitable.

-- Christopher Reeve (1952-2004) American Actor

Monday, August 5, 2013

Inspirations - Tue., Aug. 6, 2013

Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself.

Harvey Fierstein

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Inspirations - Mon., Aug. 5, 2013

You must strive to become much less susceptible to influences outside of yourself and much more inclined to trust the instincts and feelings that lie within you.

Bob Proctor

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Inspirations - Fri., Aug. 2, 2013

Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect. It means you have decided to look beyond the imperfections.

Gerard Way, Musician and Writer

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Inspirations - Thur., Aug. 1, 2013

If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.

David Viscott

Monday, July 29, 2013

Inspirations - Tue., July 30, 2013

Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.

Joseph Campbell
1904-1987, Author and Lecturer

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Inspirations - Mon., July 29, 2013

You may avoid suffering and sorrow if you don't risk, but you simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love, live. The greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing, does nothing and has nothing. Only a person who risks is free.

Bob Proctor, Author and Speaker

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Inspirations - Fri., July 26, 2013

Remember, happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.

Dale Carnegie (1888-1955), Author of How to Win Friends and Influence People

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Inspirations - Thur., July 25, 2013

If you truly have a vision of helping people your business will grow out of the help you have given others. You will be lifted up as you help those around you gain what they need in life.

Harvey Alston - http://www.harveyalston.com/

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Inspirations - Wed., July 24, 2013

It is never too late to be what you might have been.

Mary Ann Evans (George Eliot)
1819-1880, Novelist and Journalist

Monday, July 22, 2013

Inspiration - Tue., July 23, 2013

To live a life you love; plan, organize, and structure your life such that each day is spent in an environment that supports your Soul Purpose.

Garrett Gunderson, Author

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Inspirations - Mon., July 22, 2013

Don't let others define you. Don't let the past confine you. Take charge of your life with confidence and determination and there are no limits on what you can do or be.

Michael Josephson, Author and Ethicist

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Inspirations - Fri., July 19, 2013

People tend to think of happiness as a stroke of luck, something that will descend like fine weather if you're fortunate. But happiness is the result of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist    upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly.

Elizabeth Gilbert

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Inspirations - Thur., July 18, 2013

To believe in the things you can see and touch is no belief at all - but to believe in the unseen is a triumph and a blessing.

Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865, Sixteenth President of the United States

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Inspirations - Wed., July 17, 2013

We lift ourselves by our thought. We climb upon our vision of ourselves. If you want to enlarge your life, you must first enlarge your thought of it and of yourself. Hold the ideal of yourself as you long to be, always everywhere.

Orison Swett Marden, 1850-1924, Inspirational Writer

Monday, July 15, 2013

Inspirations - Tue., July 16, 2013

You do not always have to know when you are going to get to your goal, or how you are going to get to your goal, but you do need to take the next step.

Peggy McColl

Friday, July 12, 2013

Inspirations - Fri., July 12, 2013

I am grateful for all of my problems. After each one was overcome, I became stronger and more able to meet those that were still to come. I grew in all my difficulties.

James Cash Penney, 1875-1971, Founder of J.C. Penney

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Inspirations - Thur., July 11, 2013

Let's choose today to quench our thirst for the 'good life' we think others lead by acknowledging the good that already exists in our lives. We can then offer the universe the gift of our grateful hearts.

Sarah Ban Breathnach, Author of Simple Abundance

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Inspirations - Wed., July 10, 2013

Few people take objectives really seriously. They put average effort into too many things, rather than superior thought and effort into a few important things. People who achieve the most are selective as well as determined.

Richard Koch, Author of The 80/20 Principle

Monday, July 8, 2013

Inspirations - Tue., July 9, 2013

At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it.

Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddhist Monk
Author, Poet and Peace Activist

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Inspirations - Mon., July 8, 2013

Most people fail in life not because they aim too high and miss, but because they aim too low and hit.

Les Brown, Speaker

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Inspirations - Thur., July 4, 2013

Happy Independence Day and a salute to all who help make freedom possible.
"To safeguard democracy the people must have a keen sense of independence, self-respect, and their oneness."

Mahatma Gandhi

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Inspirations - Wed., July 3, 2013

Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.

Emmanuel Swedenborg, 1688-1772, Scientist, Philosopher and Theologian

Monday, July 1, 2013

Inspirations - Tue., July 2, 2013

Your own words are the bricks and mortar of the dreams you want to realize. Your words are the greatest power you have. The words you choose and their use establish the life you experience.

Sonia Choquette, Author

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Inspirations - Mon., July 1, 2013

There is no better opportunity to receive more than to be thankful for what you already have. Thanksgiving opens the windows of opportunity for ideas to flow your way.

Jim Rohn, 1930-2009, Author and Speaker

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Inspirations - Fri., June 28, 2013

As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Marianne Williamson , Author and Speaker

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Inspirations - Thur., June 27, 2013

All life is a chance. So take it!  The person who goes furthest is the one who is willing to do and dare.

Dale Carnegie, 1888-1955, Author, Lecturer, and Trainer

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Inspirations - Wed., June 26, 2013

You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
1869-1948, Led India to Independence

Monday, June 24, 2013

Inspirations - Tue., June 25, 2013

Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.

Norman Vincent Peale, 1898-1993, Minister and Author

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Inspirations - Mon., June 24, 2013

The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good.

-- Brian Tracy

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Inspirations - Fri., June 21, 2013

We need a renaissance of wonder. We need to renew, in our hearts and in our souls, the deathless dream, the eternal poetry, the perennial sense that life is miracle and magic.

-- E. Merrill Root (1895-1973) American Writer

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Inspirations - Thur., June 20, 2013

Don't bother about genius. Don't worry about being clever. Trust to hard work, perseverance and determination.

-- Sir Frederick Treves (1853-1923) English Surgeon

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Inspirations - Wed., June 19, 2013

Always laugh when you can.  It is cheap medicine.

-- Lord Byron (1788-1824) English Poet

Monday, June 17, 2013

Inspirations - Tues., June 18,2013

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see the beauty, believe in them and  try to follow where they lead.

-- Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) American Writer

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Inspirations - Mon., June 17, 2013

I have resolved from this day on, I will do all the business I can honestly, have all the fun I can reasonably, do all the good I can willingly, and save my digestion by thinking pleasantly.

-- Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) Scottish Novelist

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Inspirations - Fri., June 14, 2013

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant.

-- Horace (65-8 BC) Roman Poet

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Inspirations - Thur., June 13, 2013

Genuine security arises from actual, first-hand knowledge that one is both capable and worthy of achieving happiness (through conscious, responsible action) and, once having attained it, that he deserves it.

-- Michael J. Hurd, American Motivational Speaker

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Inspirations - Wed., June 12, 3013

The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.

-- Apple's "Think Different" Commercial, 1997

Monday, June 10, 2013

Inspirations - Tue., June 11, 2013

Let no man turn aside, ever so slightly, from the broad path of honour, on the plausible pretence that he is justified by the goodness of his end. All good ends can be worked out by good means.

-- Charles Dickens (1812-1870) English Novelist

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Inspirations - Mon., June 10, 2013

Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.

-- Mother Teresa (1910-1997) Albanian Missionary

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Inspirations - Fri., June 7, 2013

From long familiarity, we know what honor is. It is what enables the individual to do right in the face of complacency and cowardice. It is what enables the soldier to die alone, the political prisoner to resist, the singer to sing her song, hardly appreciated, on a side street.

-- Mark Helprin - American Novelist and Writer

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Inspirations - Thur., June 6, 2013

The person who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.

-- Chinese proverb

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Inspirations - Wed., June 5, 2013

Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to "jump at the Sun."  We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground.

-- Zora Neale Hurston (1903-1960) American Writer

Monday, June 3, 2013

Inspirations - Tue., June 4, 2013

Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are... Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in my pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return.

-- Mary Jean Iron

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Inspirations - Mon., June 3, 2013

When we accept tough jobs as a challenge to our ability and wade into them with joy and enthusiasm, miracles can happen.

-- Arland Gilbert

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Inspirations - Fri.,, May 31, 2013

I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.

-- Helen Keller (1880-1968) American Writer

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Inspirations - Thur., May 30, 2013

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.

-- Malcolm Forbes (1919-1990) American Publisher

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Inspirations - Wed., May 29, 2013

A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be.

-- Abraham Maslow (1908-1970) American Psychologist

Monday, May 27, 2013

Inspirations - Tue., May 28, 2013

No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong, gentle and good, without the world being better for it, without somebody being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness.

-- Phillips Brooks (1835-1893) American Bishop

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Inspirations - Mon., May 27, 2013

When you take a risk and step out of the norm, you run the risk and sometimes you fail. But you only fail if you give up.

-- J Peterman

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Inspirations - Fri., May 24, 2013

Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses.

-- Allophones Karr

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Inspirations - Thur., May 23, 2013

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 (1856-1950) Irish Playwright

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Inspirations - Wed., May 22, 2013

A childlike man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle aged habit and convention.

-- Aldous Huxley

Monday, May 20, 2013

Inspirations / Thought - Tue., May 21, 2013

I've got to give my cousin Keisha Shinholster Taylor credit for this one:

"When you got a King or Queen don't reshuffle the deck..you may end up with the joker..

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Inspirations - Mon., May 20, 2013

He who finds diamonds must grapple in mud and mire because diamonds are not found in polished stones.  They are made.

-- Henry B. Wilson

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Inspirations - Fri., May 17, 2013

The hero is the one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by. The saint is the man who walks through the dark paths of the world, himself a light.

-Felix Adler

Author Comments - men/women, man/woman, himself/herself

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Inspirations, Thur., May 16, 2013

What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?

-- Adam Smith (1723-1790)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Inspirations for Wed., May 15, 2013

Remember that if the opportunities for great deeds should never come, the opportunities for good deeds are renewed day by day. The thing for us to long for is the goodness, not the glory.

-- F.W. Faber

Monday, May 13, 2013

Inspirations - Tue., May 14, 2013

Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many--not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.

-- Charles Dickens (1812-1870) English Novelist
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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Inspirations for Mon., May 13, 2013

I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.

-- Pablo Picasso
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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Inspirations - Fri., April 19, 2013

Will and I could hardly wait for the morning to come to get at something that interested us. That's happiness.

-- Orville Wright, co-inventor of the airplane

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Inspirations - Thur., April 18, 2013

Rely on the ordinary virtues that intelligent, balanced human beings have relied on for centuries: common sense, thrift, realistic expectations, patience, and perseverance.

-- John C. Bogle,  American Investor

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Inspirations - Wed., April 17, 2013

Man has never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.

-- Bernard Williams, English Philosopher

Monday, April 15, 2013

Inspirations - Tue., April 16, 2013

If success is not on your own terms - if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your own heart - it is no success at all.

-- Anna Quindlen

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Inspirations - Mon., April 15, 2013

When you reach the end of your life, do you want to be one of the people who are glad they did, or one of the people who wish they had?
Author Unknown

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Inspirations - Fri., April 12, 2013

Heroism is really the quest to live according to one's internal standards of right and wrong, regardless of whether the world is watching.

-- John F. Groom

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Inspirations - Thur., April 11, 2013

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.

-- Sophia Loren

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Inspirations - Wed., Apr. 10, 2013

The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible -- and achieve it, generation after generation.

-- Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973) American Writer

Monday, April 8, 2013

Inspirations - Tue., April 9, 2013

Courage to start and willingness to keep everlasting at it are the requisites for success.

-- Alonzo Newton Benn

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Inspirations - Mon., April 8, 2013

You see things; and you say, "Why?" But I dream things that never were; and I say "Why not?"

-- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish Playwright

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Inspirations - Fri., Apr. 5, 2013

A friend hears the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.

-- Unknown

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Inspirations - Thur., Apr. 4, 2013

Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives,  and remembering what one receives.  

-- Dumas The Younger

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Inspirations - Wed., Apr. 3, 2013

Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight.

-- Helen Keller (1880-1968) American Writer

Monday, April 1, 2013

Inspirations - Tue., Apr. 2, 2013

Don't give the people what they want, give them something better.

-- Entertainment pioneer Sam Rothafel

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Inspirations - Mon., Apr. 1, 2013

Failure is only postponed success as long as courage "coaches" ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.

-- Herbert Kaufman

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Inspirations - Fri., March 29, 2013

Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles.

-- Helen Keller (1880-1968) American Writer
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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Inspirations - Thur., March 28, 2013

Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.

-- Elizabeth Stone
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Inspirations - Wed., March 27, 2013

If you are patient in one moment of anger you will save a thousand days of sorrow.  

-- Chinese Proverb
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