Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Change your thoughts and you change your world.

Nelson Mandela
We're afraid, it's because we don't know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.

E. Nightingale
When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.
Whatever your mind can conceive and can believe, it can achieve.

Napoleon Hill
Did you know...
... that today is the birthday of the Kinetoscope? Thomas
Edison patented the kinetoscope, the forerunner of the movie projector, in 1887. Edison called the invention a Kinetoscope, using the Greek words "kineto" meaning "movement" and "scopos"
meaning "to watch."
Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.

Thomas A. Edison

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Attention Fantasy Football veterans! - If your Team had the 1st draft pick in this years draft, who would you pick?
We did not change as we grew older; we just became more clearly ourselves.

Norman Vincent Peale
The greatest enemy of any one of our truths may be the rest of our truths.

William James
You can’t beat change. You might as well join it.
Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.

Rumi
Maturity: Knowing when to hedge your bets and when it's time to bet the ranch.
Life doesn't know what it will be until it notices what it has become.

Margaret Wheatley
Strong feelings do not necessarily make a strong character. The strength of a man is to be measured by the power of the feelings he subdues not by the power of those which subdue him.

William Carleton
Did you know...
... that today is Rare Coin Collectibles Day? In 1999, a
165-year-old silver dollar minted as a gift for the Sultan of Muscat sold for a record $4.14 million at auction (the previous record for a rare coin had been $1.8 million). The coin, in collecting circles, is known as the Mona Lisa.

Monday, August 29, 2011

It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not.

Heraclitus
Start your week thinking "what is," and "what can be, if you work your ass off."

Jeffrey Gitomer
Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

Henry Ford
A happy person is not a person with a certain set of circumstances, but rather a certain set of attitudes.
All differences are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work
hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.

Julie Andrews
Did you know...
... that today is Mary Poppins' Birthday? In 1964, Walt Disney's movie "Mary Poppins" premiered. Mary Poppins was
famous for her ability to fly. Just think happy thoughts! :-)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Best wishes for a blessed and peaceful Sunday! Smile!

Gary Dean Masters
Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person we become.

Jim Rohn
Let go, trust the adventure of being alive and enjoy intimacy without fear.
Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.

Mother Teresa
Did you know...
... that today is Mother Theresa Day? In 1910, Agnes Goinxha
Bejaxhiu was born in Skopje, Macedonia. When she grew up, she entered a convent in Ireland, took the name Sister Theresa,
and later traveled as a missionary sister to India, where she worked among the poorest of the poor.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Stay who you are... it makes you one of a kind!
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Don't miss out on a blessing just because it is not packaged the way you expect.
Be kind. For everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

Plato
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger.

E. Nightingale
Every time you take a risk or move out of your comfort zone,
you have a great opportunity to learn more about yourself and
your capacity.

Jack Canfield
Did you know...
... that today is Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder Day? This day celebrates the birthday (1850 in Ireland) of Margaret
Hungerford who, in one of her popular novels, gave us the
saying that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Under everyone's hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.

Helen Keller
Thank God it's Friday! Smile!
Be COOL, Be LOOSE!

Gary Dean Masters
Fall seven times. Stand up eight.

Japanese proverb
True friends are not the ones who are there when it's convenient. True friends are there when it's not.
Remember, a beautiful heart is much more wanted than a beautiful appearance.
Once you've taken inventory, you can start to make sense of your runway.

David Allen
It is not necessary to move mountains to move mountains. It is necessary only to move pebbles.

N. D. Walsch
Never ask for things to be easier, always ask for yourself to be better!
There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all
the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling
down is a part of life, getting back up is living.

Unknown
Did you know...
... that today is Musical Yoga Day? In 1967, the Beatles, Mick
Jagger, and Marianne Faithfull met Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in
Wales. To celebrate today, do some yoga to some rock music.
Rock and roll on!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

They succeed, because they think they can.

Virgil
The first truth of change - it happens, and we are ALWAYS in the middle of it.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.

Kahlil Gibran
Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic.

Dale Carnegie
There is nothing like a challenge to bring out the best in
man.

Sean Connery
Did you know...
... that today is 007 Day? On the birthday of Sean Connery, the best of all the actors in the James Bond movie series, do
a little spying of your own. Connery was born on August 25,
1930, in Edinburgh, Scotland. Happy birthday, Sean!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The greatest discovery of our generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. As you think, so shall you be.

William James
Fake friends only tell me what I want to hear. Real friends aren't afraid to tell me what I may not want to hear.

Borrowed and shared
A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with. A man is what he makes of himself.

Alexander Graham Bell
Optimism is the light at the beginning, middle and end of the tunnel.
Great works are performed, not by strength, but perseverance.
Our spirits often grow gray before our hair does. Don't let it happen to you.

Ed DeCosta
It is not these well-fed long-haired men that I fear, but the pale and the hungry-looking.

Caesar
The more reasons you have for achieving your goal, the more determined you will become.
The only difference between dreams and achievements is hard work.

Chris Bollwage
Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.

Elvis Presley
Did you know...
... that today is Shooting Star Day? In 1988, Elvis Presley's
Shooting Star stage outfit was sold for $48,000, the highest
price ever paid for a rock star's clothing up to that time. Trivia buffs: On August 7, 2008, his famous 1974 stage-worn
peacock jumpsuit sold for $300,000. So I guess when that day rolls around we'll call it Peacock Day.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

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

Thomas Alva Edison
Awareness is the greatest agent for change.
Fake friends are like shadows: always near you at your brightest moments, but nowhere to be seen at your darkest hour.

Borrowed & shared
Show her you LOVE her, don't just tell her!
He who chases many rabbits... catches none. Pick the right rabbit, and focus.
Life is like a landscape. You live in the midst of it but can describe it only from the vantage point of distance.

Charles Lindbergh
Did you know...
... that today is Lindy Hop Day? In the August 23, 1943, issue
of "Life" magazine, a new dance craze was featured. It was called the Lindy Hop in honor of Charles Lindbergh. It was
also known as the Boogie Woogie or the Swing. Take time today to do a little dance with someone you like!

Monday, August 22, 2011

And 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
Best wishes for a peaceful and blessed Monday!
Your perspective is your power.
Your goals are the road maps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life.

Les Brown
We don't know a millionth of one percent about anything.

Thomas Edison
The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.
Most of what we see is really what we think about what we see.

Ed DeCosta
When you give your children knowledge, you are telling them
what to think. When you give your children wisdom, you do not tell them what to know, or what is true, but, rather, how to
get to their own truth.

Neale Donald Walsch
Did you know...
... that today is the birthday of the Archaea? In 1996, scientists confirmed that archaea is a third life form different from bacteria and human-related life forms. Archaea deep-sea microorganisms do not need oxygen or sunlight, thrive
on chemicals from the Earth's core, and give off methane.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

There are a lot people who call you by your name, but there is only ONE PERSON who can make it sound so SPECIAL.
Fears are nothing more than a state of mind.

Napoleon Hill
Success is steady progress toward one's personal goals.

Jim Rohn
You can do anything, but not everything.

David Allen
People who soar, are those who refuse to sit back and wish things would change.

Charles R. Swindoll
If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together... there is
something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart... I'll
always be with you.

Winnie the Pooh
Did you know...
... that today is Christopher Robin's Birthday? The model for
the human hero of the Winnie-the-Pooh books, Christopher Robin Milne, was born in London, England, in 1920. His father, A.A. Milne wrote the Winnie the Pooh books.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder.

Plato
Your mistakes do not define who you are... you are your possibilities.
Times fun when you’re having flies.

Kermit the Frog
Happiness seems made to be shared.

Corneille
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.

Confucius
Where your attention goes, your energy flows. What you appreciate, appreciates.
Sometimes, second chances work out even better than the first; simply because you've learned from your mistakes.
A friend will tell you to your face what others are saying about you behind your back.
Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.
Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't, I give myself reasons why I can.

Unknown
Did you know...
... that today is Bad Hair Day? Boxing promoter Don King was
born on August 20, 1931, in Cleveland, Ohio. On the birthday
of Don King, who has some of the wildest hair on earth, it's
okay to go out today no matter how your hair looks.
The most difficult phase of your life is not when no one understands you; it's when you don't understand yourself.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Then, without realizing it, you try to improve yourself at the start of each new day; of course, you achieve quite a lot in the course of time. Anyone can do this, it costs nothing and is certainly very helpful. Whoever doesn't know it must learn and find by experience that a quiet conscience makes one strong.

Anne Frank
TGIF! Best wishes for a good Friday! Be COOL, Be LOOSE!

Gary Dean Masters
Part of your heritage in this society is the opportunity to become financially independent.

Jim Rohn
Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event.

Brian Tracy
Life doesn't know what it will be until it notices what it has become.

Margaret Wheatley
All the good and the bad we see in others resides in ourselves.
You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have
the courage - pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically - to
say no to other things. And the way to do that is by having a
bigger yes burning inside.

Stephen Covey
Did you know...
... that today is Black Diamond Beetle Day? In 1999, WakuWaku
Land, a Japanese insect specialty store, sold a rare Black
Diamond Beetle for a record 10 million yen ($90,000). Trivia buffs: Although the news media sought to identify the free-spending, beetle-loving business executive, he remained anonymous. He wanted to keep his identity a secret because he
was afraid of "bug-nappers." ;-)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Thought is the sculptor who can create the person you want to be.

Henry David Thoreau
It's Thursday! Enjoy your surroundings! Smile!
Take the action, jump, leap, take a risk, aim high, hold the vision, see the vision, become the vision, and live it...

Julie Anne Hart
The key to any game is to use your strengths and hide your weaknesses.

Paul Westphal
Take the action, jump, leap, take a risk, aim high, hold the vision, see the vision, become the vision, and live it...

Julie Anne Hart
We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret and disappointment.

Ed DeCosta
You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know.

Tony Robbins
Just as courage imperils life, fear protects it.

Da Vinci
A tear dries quickly when it is shed for troubles of others.

Cicero
An open palm holds more water than a closed fist.
You must accept that you might fail; then, if you do your best and still don't win, at least you can be satisfied that you've tried. If you don't accept failure as a possibility, you don't set high goals, you don't branch out, you don't try - you don't take the risk.

Rosalynn Carter

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The opposite of love is indifference, and the opposite of happiness is boredom.

Tim Ferriss
The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.

Carlos Castaneda
Happy Wednesday! Go out there and make it a great day! Smile!

Gary Dean Masters
Letting go isn’t the end of the world. It’s the beginning of a new world.
Love is like a lost object. If you search too hard, you won't find it. But if you just forget about it momentarily, it will show up.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.

Tony Robbins
The very best thing you can do for the whole world is to make
the most of yourself.

Wallace Wattles
Did you know...
... that today is Davy Crockett's Birthday? Davy Crockett,
American frontiersman and politician, was born in 1786.
Crockett became famous in his own lifetime for larger-than-life exploits popularized by stage plays and almanacs. After his death, he continued to be credited with brazen acts of mythical proportion. These led in the 20th century to television and movie portrayals, and he became one of the best-known American folk heroes.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes.

Norman Vincent Peale
The basic thing is that everyone wants happiness, no one wants suffering. And happiness mainly comes from our own attitude, rather than from external factors. If your own mental attitude is correct, even if you remain in a hostile atmosphere, you feel happy.

Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama
Fight the Good Fight... Best wishes for a good Tuesday!

Gary Dean Masters
You cant find peace by avoiding life.

Virginia Wolfe
Don't wait for your ship to come in. Swim out to it.
It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off.

Jim Rohn
There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great and no
tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.

O.S. Marden
Did you know...
... that today is Klondike Gold Discovery Day? George Carmack and his pals Skookum Jim and Tagish Charlie discovered gold in 1896 at Bonanza Creek in the Yukon. This day is celebrated as
a holiday in the Yukon Territory on the Monday nearest the 16th.

Monday, August 15, 2011

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.
We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.

Jim Rohn
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.

Tony Robbins
The road to success is always under construction.
Being busy does not always mean real work.

Thomas Edison
Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil.

Marcus Aurelius
Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.

Dalai Lama
Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their
shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them, and you have their shoes.

Frieda Norris
Did you know...
... that today is Woodstock's Birthday? In 1969, Woodstock was held at Max Yasgur's 600-acre dairy farm near the hamlet of White Lake in the town of Bethel, New York. Woodstock, billed as An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace and Music, is
widely regarded as one of the greatest and most pivotal
moments in popular music history and was listed among Rolling Stone's 50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock and Roll.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Experience does not err. Only your judgments err by expecting from her what is not in her power.

Da Vinci
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Failure doesn't mean you are a failure, it just means you haven't succeeded yet.

Robert H. Schuller
Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means you haven't succeeded yet.

Robert H. Schuller
Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.

Julia Child
Did you know...
... that today is International Gourmet Day? On the birthday
of Julia Child, we celebrate all gourmets and gourmet chefs.
Julia Child was born on August 14, 1912, in Pasadena, California. Celebrate today by eating your favorite meal!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Live full. Die empty.

Ed DeCosta
Sometimes in life... you will go on a journey. It will be the longest journey you've taken. It's the journey to find yourself.
Life isn't about how hard you can hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and get back up.

Rocky V
Life isn't about how hard you can hit. It's about how hard u can get hit and get back up.

Rocky V
Chaos is the score upon which reality is written.

Henry Miller
Hurt people, hurt people.
Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.

Tony Robbins

Friday, August 12, 2011

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TGIF! Best wishes for an awesome Friday! Smile!

Gary Dean Masters
Leadership used to be about creating certainty. Now it is about leading uncertainty.

Robert Rosen
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.

Zig Ziglar
The opportunity is often lost by deliberating. You must act decisively!

Ed DeCosta
People who have good relationships at home are more effective in the marketplace.

Zig Ziglar
I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.

John Locke
Be patient with yourself and allow your mind, body and spirit to heal in its own time and its own way.
To err is human, but when the eraser wears out ahead of the
pencil, you're overdoing it.

Josh Jenkins
Did you know...
... that today is Surgical Disinfectant Day? Dr. Joseph Lister was the first surgeon to use disinfectant in surgery. The
importance of Lister's antiseptic principle was emphasized by
eminent creation scientist, Dr. Henry Morris, who said, "This
development is probably second only to Pasteur's contribution
to the saving of human lives.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Alas, the fearful Unbelief is unbelief in yourself.

Thomas Carlyle
Fear blocks goodness from being experienced and revealed. The greatest fear of all is that our deepest doubts about ourseslves are true.
It is more important to know where you are going than to get there quickly.

Mabel Newcomber
Love isn't when you can name a million things about someone. It's when you can't find the words to describe how you feel about them.
Someone else blowing your horn makes the sound carry twice as far.

Ed DeCosta
Every choice you make has an end result.

Zig Ziglar
In order to find ourselves we need to reveal ourselves.
Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do.
Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of
little children.

Alex Haley
Did you know...
... that today is Explore Your Roots Day? This day celebrates
the 1921 birthday of Alex Haley, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "Roots," which was the basis for the first major mini-series. Use this day to explore your own family roots!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.

Oscar Wilde
It's Wednesday, it will be HOT!
Be COOL, Be LOOSE!

Gary Dean Masters
You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.

Napoleon Hill
Fight the Good Fight of Faith... Don't breakdown - break through!
In life you need either inspiration or desperation.

Tony Robbins
The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.

Hans Hofmann
Resentments and grudges are burdens we do not need to carry. Drop them!
Attempt easy tasks as if they were difficult, and difficult
as if they were easy; in the one case that confidence may not
fall asleep, in the other that it may not be dismayed.

Baltasar Gracian
Did you know...
... that today is the birthday of Aspirin? In 1897, German chemist Felix Hoffman successfully synthesized a shelf-stable form of acetylsalicylic acid (affectionately known as aspirin
to the rest of us). The first medicine created by the
techniques of modern chemistry, it is probably the most widely
used medicine in history.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Love is like a lost object. If you search too hard, you won't find it. But if you just forget about it momentarily, it will show up.
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.

Peace Pilgrim
You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life.

Les Brown
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Burst out of the shadow of yesterday’s fears and beam your light on all that is NOW.
Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.

William James
True praise comes often even to the lowly; false praise only to the strong.

Seneca