Thursday, May 31, 2012

To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.

Tony Dorsett
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It's Thursday! YES!!! Smile!

Gary Dean Masters
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.

Albert Einstein
Courage is grace under pressure.

Ernest Hemingway
Worry is a complete cycle of inefficient thought revolving about a pivotal fear.
The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.

Theodore Roosevelt
There is a noble manner of being poor, and who does not know it will never be rich.

Seneca
Life is short, break the rules. Forgive quickly, kiss slowly.
Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything
that makes you smile.

Mark Twain
Did you know...
... that today is Big Ben Day? The famous tower clock known as Big Ben, located at the top of the 320-foot-high St. Stephen's
Tower, rang out over the Houses of Parliament in Westminster,
London, for the first time on this day in 1859. Trivia buffs: A light above Big Ben is lit to let the public know when Parliament is in session.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.

Henry Drummond
Good Wednesday morning! Smile!
Make it worth the price we pay!

Gary Dean Masters
Sometimes in life... we receive reminders of why things are the way they are... and not the way they were.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.

Robert Louis Stevenson
What you believe becomes your reality so choose your beliefs well.

J.Sewell Perkins
Being positive doesn't mean ignoring the negative. Being positive means overcoming the negative.
Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea.

Jim Rohn
When the deepest part of you becomes engaged in what you are doing... you are doing what you were meant to be doing.

Gary Zukav
Did you know...
... that today is the anniversary of Memorial Day? By proclamation of General John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic, the first major Memorial Day observance was held on May 30, 1868, to honor those who died "in defense of their
country during the late rebellion." In 1971, Congress declared Memorial Day a national holiday to be celebrated the last Monday in May.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain
"It's been such a long time, I think I should be going... "
"... some people think they're going to die someday... I've got news, you've never got to go... "
"It's been such a long time, I think I should be going... "
"... some people think they are going to die someday... I've got news, you've never got to go... "
"... remember the light at the end of the tunnel may be you... "
It is not the man who has little, but he who desires more, that is poor.

Seneca
One of the best things in life is seeing a smile on a persons face and knowing that you put it there!
Can a person go back in time to stop from needing to do so?

Borrowed and Shared
If I was stranded on a desert island and could only bring one thing, I would bring Dora. That chick has everything in that backpack.
Success comes in a lot of ways, but it doesn't come with money and it doesn't come with fame. It comes from having a meaning in your life, doing what you love and being passionate about what you do. That's having a life of success. When you have the ability to do what you love, love what you do and have the ability to impact people. That's having a life of success. That's what having a life of meaning is.

Tim Tebow
Did you know...
... that today is Rhode Island State's Birthday? One of the
original 13 states, Rhode Island was the 13th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution on May 29, 1790. Trivia buffs: Rhode Island is home to the Tennis Hall of Fame and was home to the
first National Lawn Tennis Championship in 1899.

Monday, May 28, 2012

To the men and women in uniform... past, present and future... Thank you very much! God bless you!
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.

Winston Churchill
The person who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.

Dale Carnegie
If you haven't got charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.

Bob Hope
The big shot is just a little shot who kept on shooting.

Zig Ziglar
I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That
myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.

Robert Fulghum
Did you know...
... that today is Spy Novels Are Splendid Day? On the birthday
(1908) of Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond spy novels, we
celebrate all spy and adventure novels!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

"... I want some nasty... "
Best wishes for a peaceful and pleasant Sunday!

Gary Dean Masters
Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.

E. Nightingale
If being with them does not improve your life, you'll be better off without them.
Prayer is simply a two-way conversation between you and God.

Billy Graham
The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.

Henry Ford
There is no elevator to success... You have to take the stairs.
"Facebook Addiction Disorder" is a new mental disorder identified by Psychologists.
Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.

Henry David Thoreau
The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really
are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can't be any large-scale revolution until there's a personal revolution, on an individual level. It's got to happen inside first.

Jim Morrison
Did you know...
... that today is Modern Dance Day? On the birthday of Isadora
Duncan, the free-spirited dancer who is often known as the founder of modern dance, let's all get out and dance our feelings and our joy. Isadora Duncan was born on May 27, 1878, in San Francisco, California.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Discontent is the first necessity of progress.

Thomas Edison
There's a reason why a heart breaks. It breaks because it needs to be put back together by the right person.
It's always too early to quit...

Norman Vincent Peale
It's always too early to quit...

Norman Vincent Peale
Pay attention to the people that help you when you are low, so you know who to ignore when you're at your high.
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.

Helen Keller
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you... I could walk through my garden forever.

Alfred Tennyson
Did you know...
... that today is the birthday of the Burlington Zephyr? In 1934, the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad inaugurated
the U.S.'s first diesel-powered train as its Pioneer Zephyr
made its first run from Denver, Colorado to Chicago, Illinois.
It made a 1,015-mile non-stop "Dawn-to-Dusk" dash in 13 hours 5 minutes at an average speed of 77 mph.

Friday, May 25, 2012

With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.

Keshavan Nair
Thank God It's Friday!
Make it a great day! Smile!

Gary Dean Masters
Having a thousand friends isn't a miracle. The miracle is to have a friend who will stand by you when thousands are against you.
Every day is a blessing, never take it for granted.
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.

George Bernard Shaw
I wonder if you smile at my texts... like I smile at yours.

Borrowed and Shared
They SAID years ago, we are reading about you in science class. Now they say, we are reading about you in history class.

Neil Armstrong
Take charge of your attitude.
Don't let someone else choose it for you.

Wayne Dyer
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...

Dr. Seuss

Thursday, May 24, 2012

A lost battle is a battle one thinks one has lost.

Jean-Paul Sartre
Sometimes good things need to end, for better things to begin.
There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.

Zig Ziglar
Small steps, giant strides, doesn't matter. Just keep moving.
Count your age by friends, not years.
Count your life by smiles, not tears.

John Lennon
Did you know...
... that today is National Escargot Day? Take time out today to eat a snail, or something else French, if snails are not to your taste.
Did you know...
... that today is National Escargot Day? Take time out today to eat a snail, or something else French, if snails are not to your taste.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

"... well, you're eyes are like diamonds, and they're cutting right through... "
"... well, you're eyes are like diamonds, and their cutting right through... "
As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was about to happen.

Winnie the Pooh
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Lao Tse
The Bible is the cornerstone of liberty.

Thomas Jefferson
Ambition is believing in yourself, when the world doesn't even believe in you.
Girls are like phones; they love to be held, they love to be talked to, but if you press the wrong button you’ll be disconnected!
I can talk to hundreds of people in one day, but none of them compare to the smile you can give me in one minute.

Borrowed and Shared
In my life; I've lived, I've loved, I've lost, I've missed, I've hurt, I've trusted, I've made mistakes, but most of all, I've learned.
Allow the world to live as it chooses, and allow yourself to live as you choose.

Richard Bach
You can't nurture without love, but not all love is nurturing.
It doesn't matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you!
Facebook needs an "In A Relationship with______ While cheating on them with _______ and telling _______ I love them."

Borrowed and Shared
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 too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.

Mother Teresa
Did you know...
... that today is Penny Day? Give a penny for someone's thoughts today! Trivia buffs: The earliest known citation of the line, "A penny for your thoughts" appeared in The Proverbs
of John Heywood. While it's unlikely that Heywood coined the
phrase himself (excuse the pun), there's no documentation to
tell us how much further back it might go. For all we know, it
originated with the caveman's equivalent of "bright shiny rock
for your thoughts."

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

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Happy Tuesday! Tear It Up!
Make it worth the price you pay!

Gary Dean Masters
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

Albert Einstein
Keep trying, no matter how hard it is; you will get better.
We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.

Marie Curie
We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves.

Marie Curie
The secret is to seek out the work that most people believe isn't worth the effort.

Seth Godin
You grow up the day you have your first real laugh... at yourself.
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.

Charles William Eliot

Monday, May 21, 2012

Change yourself, change your fortunes.

Portuguese Proverb
There's a big difference between: Who we love, who we settle for, and who we're meant for.
Sometimes the only thing that people see is what you did. When in fact, they should be looking at why you did it.
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.

Jim Rohn
A wounded deer leaps the highest.

Emily Dickinson
Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.

Henry David Thoreau
Never make a decision when you're angry. Never make a promise when you're happy.
Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an
event, deal with it and then move on.

Bob Newhart
Did you know...
... that today is No More Japanese Food Day? In 1990, Bob Newhart ended his second series by waking up with Emily
(Suzanne Pleshette), his wife from his first TV series. As he
explains his 8-year dream, Emily says, "That settles it. No more Japanese food before you go to bed."

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Life's deepest feelings are often expressed in silence... The one who can read volumes from your silence is your true companion.
Some people are real. Some people are good. Some people are fake and some people are real good at being fake.
Life is trial and error. Not every relationship is meant to work. Sometimes you're just meant to learn the lesson.
Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
Don't get so busy making a living that you don't know what you're living for.

Roark
There's a big difference between: Who we love, who we settle for, and who we're meant for.
Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.

Warren Buffet
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at
the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

Audrey Hepburn
Did you know...
... that today is Eliza Doolittle Day? This day promotes speaking one's native language with proper precision. It honors the heroine of "Pygmalion," the play by Bernard Shaw.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Ladies and Gentlmen,

I hope each of you had a productive work week... I did! NOW... It's time to play a little... Best wishes for an awesome day! Smile!

Gary Dean Masters
Sometimes you have to let people go. The people that are in your life are meant to be in your journey, but not all of them are meant to stay.
Matching your expectations with reality is the first step to inner peace.
You'll never get ahead until you start moving.
Now, get moving.
The only place where success come before work is in the dictionary.
Life well spent is long.

Da Vinci
Entrepreneurs are the forgotten heroes of America.

Ronald Reagan
Letters start with ABC, numbers start with 123, music starts with do re mi... and LOVE starts with you & me. ♥
Letters start with ABC, numbers start with 123, music starts with do re mi... and LOVE starts with you & me.
If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.

H. G. Wells
Did you know...
... that today is the birthday of the Ringling Brothers Circus? The first Ringling Brothers circus performed in 1884. It was formed by five of the seven Ringling Brothers: Albert, August, Otto, Alfred, Charles, John, and Henry. In 1907 it acquired the Barnum & Bailey Circus, merging them in 1919 to become Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus, promoted as The Greatest Show on Earth.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Resolve to be a master of change rather than a victim of it.

Brian Tracy
There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.
You are right where you need to be.
Nothing is easy, but achieving is always possible. When you achieve something, impossible becomes nothing.
The scariest thing about falling in love is getting hurt. The scariest thing about getting hurt is not being able to love again.
You don't get to choose what life gives you,
but you do get to choose how to receive it.
God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.

Voltaire
Did you know...
... that today is International Museum Day? Celebrate the role
of the world's museums in furthering human understanding.
These recent years, International Museum Day has been experiencing its highest involution with almost 30,000 museums that organized activities in more than 100 countries!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Nothing endures but change.

Heraclitus
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

Helen Keller
Excellence is not a destination; it is a continuous journey that never ends.

Brian Tracy
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

T.S. Eliot
We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.

Aristotle
Single and in a relationship are just titles. Your heart determines your true relationship status.
Just because something isn’t happening for you right now doesn’t mean that it will never happen.
Fortunately analysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. Life itself still remains a very effective therapist.

Karen Horney

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

I live like I type, fast and with lots of mistakes!
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.

Psalms 3:5
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.

Harrison Ford
He who dreads hostility too much is unfit to rule.

Seneca
The spaces between your fingers were created so that another's could fill them in.

Dr. Seuss
Time swiftly passes by and opportunity is lost. Each of us should strive to awaken. Awaken.

Dogen
Just practice good, do good for others, without thinking of making yourself known.

Dogen
Keep high aspirations, moderate expectations, and small needs.

William Stein
As we look ahead into the next century - leaders will be those who empower others.

Bill Gates
Did you know...
... that today is the birthday of the Moonwalk? In the 1983 live Motown 25th Anniversary Special, Michael Jackson performed his new hit "Billie Jean." In the middle of the performance, he unveiled the backwards gliding movement now
known as the Moonwalk.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Only I can change my life.
No one can do it for me.

Carol Burnett
Good Tuesday morning!

Make it worth the price you pay! Smile!

Gary Dean Masters
The biggest mistake you could ever make is being too afraid to make one.
If she's responsible for your smile be responsible for her heart.
Happy people make me happy.
The love that you withhold is the pain that you carry.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
From good things, I learn to be a thankful person. From bad things, I learn to be a strong person.
The world is a much more beautiful and incredible place than you think, and each of us has a great deal of power to make it more so.

Oie Osterkamp
Did you know...
... that today is International Day of Families? In 1993, the U.N. General Assembly declared May 15th as the International Day of Families. Celebrate today by spending time with your family, whether they be two-legged, four-legged or more.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Best wishes for an awesome week! Smile!

Gary Dean Masters
Life... it's all about taking chances; about doing something everyone said you couldn't do; it's about acting goofy; it's about not caring what other people think; it's about learning to love all that you have.
"... broken hearts don't always mend, left to unsure to try and love again... "
There's a story behind every person. There's a reason why they're the way they are. Think about that before you judge someone.
Respect people who find time for you in their busy schedule. But love people who never look at their schedule when you need them.
Mid month goal check time! Where are you in relation to your May goals? What will YOU do to achieve them?
The much larger circle outside of the comfort zone is where the magic happens.
Life is filled with so many exciting twists and turns. Hop
off the straight and narrow whenever you can and take the
winding paths. Experience the exhilaration of the view from
the edge. Because the moments spent there, that take your
breath away, are what make you feel truly alive.

Stacey Charter
Did you know...
... that today is the Lewis and Clark Expedition Anniversary?
American explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark took off
from St. Louis, Missouri, on their cross-country exploration on May 14, 1804. They reached the Pacific Ocean in November of
1805 and returned to St. Louis on September 23, 1806. Trivia
fans: Trail-wide the Lewis and Clark Expedition set up camp
some 600 times. There are 286 Lewis and Clark campsites
located in Montana alone!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

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Ladies and Gentlemen,

Enjoy this day that The Lord has made!

Tell your Mom's Happy Mother's Day... even if you have to look up to the sky to say your words... they will be heard!

Gary Dean Masters
Mom,

Happy Mother's Day!

Thank you for being with me when I was calm and at peace and thank you for your courage while allowing me to chase after my wildest dreams. I could say so much more but I know you... you know me! Please tell Dad and your Sisters that I said hello!

In His grip!
Gary
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.

Eleanor Roosevelt
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.

John Heywood
Always remember, big things are nice, but it's the small stuff in love that counts.
Optimism refuses to believe that the road ends without options.

Robert Schuller
There's no miracle greater than an awesome friendship.
One day, someone will walk into your life and make you see why it never worked out with anyone else.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.

Marie Curie
Did you know...
... that today, besides being Mother's Day in many countries
around the world (Happy Mother's Day!), is the birthday of
Harry's Bar? In 1931, Giuseppe Cipriani realized a longtime
dream when he founded Harry's Bar (named after his American
friend, Harry Pickering) in Venice, Italy. The birthplace of carpaccio and bellini, the bar was a favorite haunt of Ernest Hemingway and many other famous people.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

If you want to be TOGETHER,
you have TO-GET-HER.
Whatever fortune brings, don't be afraid of doing things.

Herman Melville
There cannot be a stressful crisis next week. My schedule is already full.

Henry Kissinger
No one is laughable who laughs at himself.

Seneca
It is more agreeable to have the power to give than to receive.

W. Churchill
A goal properly set is halfway reached.

Zig Ziglar
Did you know...
... that today is Limerick Day? This day celebrates the birthday of Edward Lear (1812), whose Book of Nonsense popularized limericks. Trivia buffs: Lear was the twentieth child of Jeremiah and Ann Lear! He was raised by his oldest sister, who was old enough to be his mother: she was 21 years older than Edward Lear.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.

William Ellery Channing
Who finds a faithful friend, finds a treasure.
Problems cannot be solved at the same level of thinking that created them.

Albert Einstein