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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Inspirations - Friday, December 30, 2016


Our capacity to draw happiness from aesthetic objects or material goods in fact seems critically dependent on our first satisfying a more important range of emotional or psychological needs, among them the need for understanding, for love, expression and respect.

Alain De Botton

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Inspirations - Thursday, December 29, 2016


We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Inspirations - Wednesday, December 28, 2016


Instead of always harping on a man's faults, tell him of his virtues.  Try to pull him out of his rut of bad habits. Hold up to him his better self, his real self that can dare and do and win out.

Eleanor Porter (1868-1920) American Novelist

Monday, December 26, 2016

Inspirations - Tuesday, December 27, 2016


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

Inspirations - Monday, December 26, 2016


STOP! - Don’t take down the Christmas Tree yet; you haven’t opened all your GIFTS!

According to DeLores Pressley . . . "Personal power is a gift that often goes unopened."

DeLores Pressley - www.delorespressley.com

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Inspirations - Friday, December 23, 2016


Some will shout that you are not good enough. Listen instead to the whisper of the still small voice of your Creator.

Watch the video shared by Robert Thomas about Lindsey Stirling, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHeZKiiCMX8

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

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Inspirations - Thursday, December 22, 2016


There is in every true woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity; but which kindles up, and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.

Washington Irving (1783-1859) American Writer

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Inspirations - Wednesday, December 21, 2016


We must understand that upon those critics and cynics around us (and sometimes within us), the best revenge is massive success; or until the success comes, a GREAT BIG SMILE on the face and from the heart!

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

Monday, December 19, 2016

Inspirations - Tuesday, December 20, 2016


If successful people have one common trait, it's an utter lack of cynicism. The world owes them nothing. They go out and find what they need without asking for permission; they're driven, talented, and work through negatives by focusing on the positives.

Mike Zimmerman

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Inspirations - Monday, December 19, 2016


Given three requisites--means of existence, reasonable health, and an absorbing interest--those years beyond sixty can be the happiest and most satisfying of a lifetime.

Earnest Elmo Calkins

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Inspirations - Friday, December 16, 2016


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

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Inspirations - Thursday, December 15, 2016


The first person you are accountable to is yourself. It's imperative that you know what your key values are, because they set the standards for how you will do business.

Marilyn Strong
Author of Getting Paid to Pay Attention

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Inspirations - Wednesday, December 14, 2016


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

Monday, December 12, 2016

Inspirations - Tuesday, December 13, 2016


Life is too short to waste. Dreams are fulfilled only through action, not through endless planning to take action.

David J. Schwartz
Trainer and Author

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Inspirations - Monday, December 12, 2016


I got a fortune cookie that said, 'To remember is to understand.' I have never forgotten it. A good judge remembers what it was like to be a lawyer. A good editor remembers being a writer. A good parent remembers what it was like to be a child.
Anna Quindlen

Author and Journalist

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Inspirations - Friday, December 9, 2016


"Everybody in America who didn't come over the Bering Strait ice bridge stole his land from somebody else."

P. J. O'Rourke

"Really P.J.?  Ever hear of a Slave Ship?"

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

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Inspirations - Thursday, December 8, 2016


I try to do the right thing at the right time. They may just be little things, but usually they make the difference between winning and losing.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – Professional Basketball Player

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Inspirations - Wednesday, December 7, 2016


Remembering Pearl Harbor (75 years later)

I fear we have awakened a sleeping giant and filled him with a terrible resolve.

Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto after the attack on Pearl Harbor

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The question to reflect upon is "Have recent events awakened you and filled you with resolve?"

Monday, December 5, 2016

Inspirations - Tuesday, December 6, 2016


The important thing is to learn a lesson every time you lose.

John McEnroe – Professional Tennis Player and Sportscaster

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Inspirations - Monday, December 5, 2016


Christian, Jew, Muslim, shaman, Zoroastrian, stone, ground, mountain, river, each has a secret way of being with the mystery, unique and not to be judged.

Jalaluddin Rumi

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Inspirations - Friday, December 2, 2016


It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.


Maya Angelou