Thursday, December 13, 2012

Sex will always be more effective in putting a person to sleep than pills or medications.
Don't let the doubts,worries, and fears of others become your own.
Everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.

Richard L. Evans
The energy spent trying to get revenge can be better spent
creating an amazing life. Forget about them. Remember you.

Thema Davis
Did you know...
... that today is Presidential European Visit Day? In 1918,
President Woodrow Wilson arrived in France to work on a peace treaty. He became the first U.S. president to visit Europe
while in office.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.

Jackie Joyner-Kersie

Nothing Changes if nothing changes.

Nothing Changes if nothing changes.
Know your fear, feel your fear, and proceed forward anyway.
Peace from God is the best anti-anxiety medicine... and it's free.
I'm not perfect and neither are you. However, the imperfect me plus the imperfect you would make a perfect couple.
You can’t change the past. It’s all water under the bridge flowing in a sea of memory.
It's not just other people we need to forgive. We also need
to forgive ourselves. For all the things we didn't do. All the
things we should have done.

Mitch Albom
Did you know...
... that today is Poinsettia Day? This day celebrates the anniversary of the death of Joel Roberts Poinsett, the man who
introduced this Christmas plant to the United States. He died
on December 12, 1851. Poinsett was the first Ambassador to
Mexico who brought the plant back to his plantation in the
U.S. He grew the plants in his Greenville, South Carolina,
plantation and gave them out as gifts to friends.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

If you risk nothing, you gain nothing.
Our character is basically a composite of our habits.

Stephen Covey
Cherish your solitude. Take trains by yourself to places you have never been. Sleep out alone under the stars. Learn how to
drive a stick shift. Go so far away that you stop being afraid
of not coming back. Say no when you don't want to do
something. Say yes if your instincts are strong, even if
everyone around you disagrees. Decide whether you want to be
liked or admired. Decide if fitting in is more important than finding out what you're doing here. Believe in kissing.

Eve Ensler
Did you know...
... that today is Jack Frost Day? On December 11, 1998, the
movie "Jack Frost," starring Michael Keaton and Kelly Preston, premiered nationwide. Celebrate everything frosty today! ;-)

Monday, December 10, 2012

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.

Winston Churchill
A positive day begins with a positive mindset.
Don't take the life you get every morning for granted.
Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is a tragedy, confront it. Life is an adventure, dare it. Life is luck, make it. Life is life, fight for it.

Mother Teresa
Did you know...
... that today is National Sarong Day? On the birthday of Dorothy Lamour, featured actress in the Road to... movies, a series of successful comedies starring Bing Crosby and Bob Hope, wear a sarong. Lamour was born on December 10, 1914, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Whatever good things we build end up building us.

Jim Rohn
The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

Vince Lombardi
I don't think much of a man who is not wiser than he was yesterday.

Abraham Lincoln
Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.
The bird of paradise alights only on the hand that does not grasp.

John Berry
Did you know...
... that today is the birthday of Kirk Douglas (1918)? Douglas
(born Issur Danielovitch) is an American stage and film actor,
film producer and author. He is No.17 on the American Film
Institute's list of the greatest male American screen legends
of all time, making him the highest-ranked living person on
the list. In 1996, he received the Academy Honorary Award "for
50 years as a creative and moral force in the motion picture
community." Happy birthday, Kirk! :-)

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Life is not like a box of chocolates, it's more like a jar of jalapeños... What you do today may burn your ass tomorrow!
There comes a point in your life when you realize who matters, who never did, who won't anymore, and who always will. Don't worry about people from your past, there's a reason they didn't make it to your future.
There comes a point in your life when you realize who matters, who never did, who won't anymore, and who always will. Don't worry about people from your past, there's a reason they didn't make it to your future.
To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, but risk must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
"Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you."

Erich Fromm
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A goal is a dream with a deadline.

Napoleon Hill
They may ignore you now, but they'll need you later.
Strength doesn't come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't.
Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.

F. Scott Fitzgerald
A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided.

Tony Robins
Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the
life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never
decreases by being shared.

Buddha
Did you know...
... that today is the New Zealand Woman Prime Minister Anniversary? In 1997, Jenny Shipley was sworn in as the first
woman to hold the office of prime minister of New Zealand, and the first, and to date, only woman to serve as parliamentary
leader of the National Party of New Zealand.
Did you know...
... that today is the New Zealand Woman Prime Minister Anniversary? In 1997, Jenny Shipley was sworn in as the first
woman to hold the office of prime minister of New Zealand, and the first, and to date, only woman to serve as parliamentary
leader of the National Party of New Zealand.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Any fool can know. The point is to understand.

Albert Einstein
Don't try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It's the one and only thing you have to offer.

Barbara Kingsolver
Did you know...
... that today is Make and Bake Day? Let your kids make
ornaments for the tree and teachers' gifts. Begin to bake your holiday cookies and candies. Get ready!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

Eleanor Roosevelt
Being busy does not always mean real work.

Thomas Edison
We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory
and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot
fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the
fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace
life.

John Lennon
Did you know...
... that today is Martin Van Buren's Birthday? Martin Van
Buren, the eighth President of the United States, was born on
December 5, 1782, in Kinderhook, New York. He was the first president who was born a native citizen of the United States!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

If you schedule a meeting with me... and you cancel... YOU are a LOSER!
Eliot Garza did this to me twice... I do not go to his events any more.
A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards.

Karl Kraus
A man with money is no match against a man on a mission.

Doyle Brunson
If two people are happy together... you leave them alone.
A relationship that is special doesn't come around very often, so don't just throw it away.
All successful people are big dreamers. They imagine what
their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they
work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or
purpose.

Brian Tracy
Did you know...
... that today is European Anti-Smoking Day? In 1997, European health officials voted to ban most tobacco advertising within four or five years. Here's to your good health!

Monday, December 3, 2012

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Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.

William A. Ward
All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.

Orison Swett Marden
Power will accomplish much, but perseverence more.

William Scott Downey
You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change.

Les Brown
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

N D Walsch
I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge
you to join the ranks of those people who live what they
teach, who walk their talk.

Anthony Robbins
Did you know...
... that today is Virginia Sneezeweed Day? In 1998, the Fish & Wildlife Service placed the Virginia sneezeweed on the
threatened list. A yellow-flowered plant used to make snuff, the plant is found in only two counties of Virginia. Only 25
populations are known to still exist!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Today is a perfect day for a new beginning.
The best relationships start off as friendships first.
Look at each new day with hopeful new eyes.
You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.
Okay, where is my winter romance?
Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.

Kyle Chandler
Don't limit your view of the future by what has happened in the past.
I keep my hopes up, because I refuse to let my dreams down
Stop looking for perfect partners. Just find someone who knows how lucky they are when they have you.
At least three times every day take a moment and ask yourself
what is really important. Have the wisdom and the courage to
build your life around your answer.

Lee Jampolsky
Did you know...
... that today is Pointillism Day? Pointillism is a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of pure color are applied in patterns to form an image. In 1859, the famous pointillist painter Georges Seurat was born in France. Enjoy some pointillist paintings today!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Do you ever wish you had a second chance to meet someone again for the first time...
Be fearless when it comes to life and careless when it comes to what other people think and say about you.
Happiness is the secret to all beauty.
There is no beauty without happiness.
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Don't make excuses for why you can't get it done. Focus on all the reasons why you must make it happen.
Stay true to yourself no matter what, and never let what anyone says distract you from your goals!
No man is a failure who is enjoying life.

William Feather
Did you know...
... that today is Becky Thatcher Day? This day honors girls and women who have written or inspired great fiction. It is held on the birthday of Laura Hawkins (1836), who was Samuel
Clemens's first serious girlfriend and the model for Becky
Thatcher in Clemens's books.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.

Merry Browne
We trust, sir, that God is on our side. It is more important to know that we are on God's side.

Abraham Lincoln
Sometimes, you have to stop thinking and just go where your heart takes you.
No man can climb out beyond the limitations of his own character.

John Morley
If you're interested in 'balancing' work and pleasure, stop trying to balance them.

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If we don't know life, how can we know death?

Confucius
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have
known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and
have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an
appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving
concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.

Elizabeth Kubler Ross
Did you know...
... that today is the birthday of the Mason Jar? In 1858, 26-year-old tinsmith John Landis Mason patented the Mason jar. It's screw top and lids made it easier to preserve food at home.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?

Vincent Van Gogh
Dear Lord,

I have many things to be thankful for! Thank You! Thank You!

Gary
Cuddling literally warms and protects the heart. It's also highly efficient at reducing the effects of stress.
Time has a way of showing us what really matters.
Let go of the old you if you want to become the new you.
If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right.

Henry Ford
To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.

Joseph Chilton Pearce
All men are created equal, it is only men themselves who place themselves above equality.

David Allen
There are hundreds of paths up the mountain, all leading to
the same place, so it doesn't matter which path you take. The
only person wasting time is the one who runs around the
mountain, telling everyone that his or her path is wrong.

Hindu proverb
Did you know...
... that today is Yugoslavia Republic Day? In 1945, the
monarchy was abolished in Yugoslavia and the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was proclaimed. On January 31, 1946, Yugoslavia adopted a new constitution formally establishing
the federal republic.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Your future depends on many things, but mostly on you.

Frank Tyger
You never realize how strong you are, until being strong is the only choice you have.
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.

Jim Rohn
Si no sueñas, nunca encontrarás lo que hay más allá de tus sueños.
The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be.

Leo Buscaglia
Did you know...
... that today is British Parliament Women's Day? In 1919, Lady Nancy Astor, born in Virginia, became the first woman to serve as a member of the British Parliament.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

When I sent: "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" post... I remembered, tonight is the official night of the full moon. It all makes perfect sense.
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly!
(No, not the movie or anything to do with the movie.)
Dear Past, thanks for all the lessons.
Dear Future, I’m ready!
"... getting a text from that special someone right when you've felt like they forgot about you... "
Morale and attitude are fundamentals to success.

Bud Wilkinson
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.

Dale Carnegie
The thing that is really hard and really amazing is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.

Anna Quindlen
There's always a way - if you're committed.

Tony Robbins
We cannot start over, but we can begin now and make a new ending.

Zig Ziglar
Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.

Jack Kerouac
Did you know...
... that today is Shakespeare's Wedding Day? In 1582, William
Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway. Author of "Romeo and Juliet" and many love sonnets, Shakespeare is now considered one of history's great romantics.

Monday, November 26, 2012

You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.

Dr. Wayne Dyer
The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence; it is to act with yesterday's logic.

Peter Drucker
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

Albert Einstein
We must take charge of our own destinies, design a life of substance and truly begin to live our dreams.

Les Brown
Sometimes, you have to stop thinking so much and go where your heart takes you.
Republicans always think it is the fourth of July. Democrats always think it is April 15th.

Ronald Reagan
I was always looking outside myself for strength and
confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the
time.

Anna Freud
Did you know...
... that today is Sojourner Truth Day? This day commemorates
the death of Sojourner Truth in 1883. Sojourner Truth, a former slave, was an advocate of abolition and women's rights.
Sojourner was born sometime in 1790.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

What If finding the love of your life meant changing the life that you loved?
Participate in life instead of just watching it pass you by.
Por esas canciones que cuando se acaban, las vuelves a poner, por el simple hecho de lo que te recuerdan.
Cuando crees que has encontrado todas las respuestas, la vida te sorprende cambiando todas las preguntas.
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If you go looking for a friend, you're going to find the're very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you'll find them everywhere.

Zig
It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.

Edmund Hillary
When the power of love overcomes the love of power, then the world will know peace.

Jimi Hendrix
The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.

Ferdinand Foch

Saturday, November 24, 2012

If you never jumped around the furniture avoiding the lava on the ground, then you didn't have a childhood.
Life is short but there is always time for courtesy.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life is short but there is always time for courtesy.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Realize that everything connects to everything else.

Leonardo DaVinci
You are beautiful. Know this. Anyone who tells you otherwise is simply lying. You are beautiful.

Steve Maraboli
It's better to fail in originality, than succeed in imitation.

Herman Melville
Did you know...
... that today is Zachary Taylor's Birthday? Zachary Taylor, the 12th President of the United States, was born November 24,
1784, at Orange County, Virginia. Known as "Old Rough and Ready," Taylor had a 40-year military career in the United
States Army, serving in the War of 1812, the Black Hawk War,
and the Second Seminole War.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Listen as Wisdom calls! Hear as understanding raises her voice!
There's always a wild side to an innocent face.
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.

Maya Angelou
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.

William Blake
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.

Maya Angelou
Have no friends not equal to yourself.

Confucius
The world turns aside to let any man pass who knows where he is going.

Epictetus
One day someone will walk into your life and make you see why it never worked out with anyone else.
You may not be a Picasso or Mozart but you don't have to be.
Just create to create. Create to remind yourself you're still alive. Make stuff to inspire others to make something too. Create to learn a bit more about yourself.

Frederick Terral
Did you know...
... that today is Hope Record Day? In 1996, 93-year-old
comedian Bob Hope ended his 60-year association with NBC as
his last special aired. Hope had the longest running contract with a single network. Congratulations, Bob!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

John Wooden
Life's short, don't waste it being sad, be who you are, be happy, be free, be whatever you want to be.
Toil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other.

Seneca
Toil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other.

Seneca
Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
I have not changed... truth is you never really knew the real me.
If you want to know your past, look into your present conditions. If you want to know your future, look into your present actions.
Prayer strikes the winning blow; service is simply picking up the pieces.

S.D. Gordon
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.

Aesop
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.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and
creates a vision for tomorrow.

Melody Beattie
Did you know...
... that today, besides being Thanksgiving in the United
States (Happy Thanksgiving!), is the birthday of Beauty and the Beast? In 1991, Walt Disney's cartoon movie "Beauty and the Beast" was released. Find some beauty in every beast you meet today! ;-)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Whatever you have, you must either use or lose.

Henry Ford
I don't really hate Math. I'm just not comfortable talking about eX's and whY's.
Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.

Montapert
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, live the life you Imagined.

Thoreau
Only once in your life, I truly believe, you can find someone who can completely turn your world around.
Distance is just the space in between.
Top 3 lies people tell:
1: I'm fine.
2: I'll call you back.
3: I'm on my way.
The payoff of having a little faith -- that someone in need could truly use your help; that a person you used to keep at arm's length could become a friend - far outweighs the fear of feeling like a fool.

Alina Tugend
Did you know...
... that today is World Hello Day? Founded in 1973, this day was begun in response to the conflict between Egypt and Israel in the fall of 1973. Take time today to make the world a friendlier place by greeting 10 people today. Hello! Bonjour!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

All of our energy should be in sacrifice and services.

Richard Geere
They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.

Confucius
Sometimes, you just have to distance yourself from people. If they care, they’ll notice. If they don’t, you know where you stand.
Sometimes, the most important lessons in life are the ones we learn the hard way.
Being single is a good feeling, no drama or heartaches. On the other hand, it gets lonely and you miss that feeling of being in a relationship.
Do something today that your future self will thank you for.
Nature has planted in our minds an insatiable longing to see the truth.

Cicero
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.

Andrew Carnegie
The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.

Albert Ellis
Did you know...
... that today is Mexico Revolution Day? This day celebrates the anniversary of the social revolution begun by Francisco Madero in 1910 against dictator Porfirio Diaz. On this date, he issued the Plan of San Luis de Potosi, which called for the repeal of the 1910 elections.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Leadership is doing what is right when no one is watching.

George Van Valkenberg
The best way for a person to have happy thoughts is to count his blessings and not his cash.
Money often costs too much.

Emerson
Change the way you look at things and the things you look at will change.
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.

Jim Rohn