Saturday, June 30, 2012

Never expect, never assume, never ask, and never demand. Just let it be. Because if it's meant to be, it will be.
Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there is so much to smile about.
Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars.

Henry Ford
Confidence sells - people believe in those who believe in themselves. No one wants to be stuck in a room with other
people who feel like they don't deserve to be there. Stop
wondering if you're good enough. Know you are, and start
acting like it.

Simon Black
Did you know...
... that today is Kiss Superheroes Day? In 1977, Marvel Comics
published a comic book, the "Kiss Book," that featured the
band members of Kiss as superheroes, the first rock stars to be turned into superheroes.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Paths cannot be taught, they can only be taken.

Zen saying
"I chose to be happy and happiness just appeared... "
When you're up in life, your friends get to know who you are. When you're down in life, you get to know who your friends are.
Success is a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you are tired - you quit when the gorilla is tired.

Robert Strauss
Did you know...
... that today is Prince Edward Islands Discovery Day? In 1534, French explorer Jacques Cartier discovered the Prince Edward Islands. Prince Edward Island is a Canadian province consisting of numerous other islands. It lies in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, surrounded by the Nova Scotia peninsula, New Brunswick and Cape Breton Island.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in on the experience.

Elbert Hubbard
You may only be someone in the world, but to someone else, you may be the world.

Unknown Author
Did you know...
... that today is the birthday of Kathy Bates (1948); Mel Brooks (1926); John Cusack (1966); Mary Stuart Masterson (1966); Pat Morita (1932); and Gilda Radner (1946). Celebrate today by watching your favorite movie with any of the above actors!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

High expectations are the key to everything.

Sam Walton
It's funny how you can tell if someone likes someone else, but you can never tell if someone likes you.
Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always
beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

Nathaniel Hawthorne
Did you know...
... that today is the U.S. Speed Limit's Birthday? In 1652,
New Amsterdam (now New York City) passed the first speed limit
law in the colonies. The decree stated that: "no wagons, carts
or sleighs shall be run, rode or driven at a gallop" at the risk of incurring a fine starting at "two pounds Flemish," or about $150 in today's currency. Take time to slow down your gallop today! ;-)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.

Wayne Dyer
Did you know...
... that today is the birthday of the Bar Code? In 1974, the first Universal Product Code bar code was scanned at a Marsh's
Supermarket in Troy, Ohio. And what was the product? A pack of
Wrigley's Juicy Fruit gum!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Joy is a choice. It is a matter of attitude that stems from one's confidence in God - that He is at work, that He is in full control, that He is in the midst of whatever has happened, is happening, and will happen.

Charles R. Swindol
It's interesting how you can go months or years without talking to someone, yet they still cross your mind everyday.
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
Did you know...
... that today is Festival of the Midnight Sun? The people of
Nome, Alaska, celebrate June 22, the longest day of the year,
where the sun shines for better than 22 hours a day in the peak of summer. Nome celebrates with a street dance, blanket
toss, barbecue, Monte Carlo night, Eskimo dances, a parade,
and a mock bank hold-up and jail. A river raft race has been
held at midnight on June 21 since the 1960s. Celebrate with
Nome! :-)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.

Zig Ziglar
You have to accept things in order to be happy. One of the
biggest things you have to accept is that if you're not happy, it doesn't have to be that way... but you, and only you, have the power to change your life for the better.

Doe Zantamata
Did you know...
... that today is the birthday of Dr. Pepper? Charles Alderton, American inventor of the Dr. Pepper soft drink, was born in 1857 in Brooklyn, New York. While working as a soda clerk in 1885 at the Old Corner Drug Store in Waco, Texas, Charles concocted the soda fountain syrup that later became known as Dr. Pepper. Trivia fans: His customers originally asked for the drink by asking Alderton to shoot them a "Waco."

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

If you wish success in life, make perseverance your friend, experience your counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.

Joseph Addison
In the correct balance, stress accompanying a challenge can offer a competitive advantage.
It's interesting how people you've known for so long really don't know you.
Don't prepare. Begin. Our enemy is not lack of preparation. The enemy is resistance, our chattering brain producing excuses. Start before you are ready.

Steven Pressfield
Did you know...
... that today is Woman Doctor of Science Day? In 1895, Caroline Baldwin earned a doctorate degree in science from Cornell University. She was the first woman to earn a PhD in science.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration.

Evan Esar
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.

Emerson
Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those
you hold well."

-- Josh Billings
Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.

Josh Billings
Did you know...
... that today is the Tasmanian Devil's Birthday? Taz celebrated his birthday on this day in 1954 with the release of Devil May Hare. As the youngest of the Looney Tunes, Taz is generally portrayed as a dim-witted carnivore with a notoriously short temper and little patience. He will eat anything and everything, with an appetite that seems to know
no bounds. Celebrate by spinning around in circles until you get dizzy! :-)

Monday, June 18, 2012

Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know
what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.

Anais Nin
Did you know...
... that today is American Women in Space Day? In 1983, Dr. Sally Ride became the first American woman to travel in space. Dr. Ride's first trip into space was aboard NASA's space shuttle Challenger. Ride retired from the space program in 1987. She is now a professor of physics at University of California, San Diego.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day to all the proud dads out there. Kick back and relax, It's your day!
Don't cry over the past... It's gone. Don't stress about the future, it hasn't arrived. Live in the present and make it awesome.
Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.

John Maxwell
Did you know...
... that today is International Sing-Out Day? On the birthday
of Barry Manilow, singer and songwriter, sing out a little song! Manilow was born on June 17, 1946, in Brooklyn, New York. Happy birthday, Barry!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.

Martin Buber
Happiness comes when we stop complaining about the troubles we have and offer thanks for all the troubles we don't have. Life is a gift!
The smile on my face doesn’t mean my life is perfect. It means I appreciate what I have and what God has blessed me with.
Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.

Benjamin Franklin
What we perceive as a failure may simply be our inner being's
way of telling us that we are ready to move to a new level of
growth.

Anne Wilson Schaef
Did you know...
... that today is Blues Brothers Day? In 1980, the "Blues
Brothers" movie starring Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi
premiered in Chicago, Illinois. Sing the blues today!

Friday, June 15, 2012

The greatest results in life are usually attained by the exercise of two ordinary qualities: common-sense & perseverance.

Owen Feltham
Thank God It's Friday! Smile! Enjoy the day!

Gary Dean Masters
The more you know the less you need to say.

Jim Rohn
Make yourself necessary to somebody. Do not make life hard to any.

Emerson
Call her beautiful, not hot. She's a woman, not a temperature.

Borrowed and Shared
Do something you really love in the most adventurous place
you can and make sure it helps other people.

Diane Sawyer
Did you know...
... that today is the anniversary of the Oregon Treaty? In 1846, the Oregon Treaty between the U.S. and Britain settled a boundary dispute by placing the border between the U.S. and Canada at the 49th parallel. The Oregon Territory included present-day Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and portions of Montana, Wyoming, and British Columbia.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.

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

Winston Churchill
Love can consign us to hell or to paradise, but it always takes us somewhere.

Paulo Coelho
Winners build on mistakes. Losers dwell on them.
Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all your energies on a limited set of targets.
There's always going to be bad stuff out there. But here's the amazing thing; light trumps darkness, every time. You stick a candle into the dark, but you can't stick the dark into the light.

Jodi Picoult
Did you know...
... that today is Family History Day? During the time of summer family reunions, this is a great time to share family stories with other family members. What are you waiting for? Get started talking! ;-)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past, you can’t go on well in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.
People Will Always Have Their Opinions Of You Despite Who You Are and What You Are Capable Of.
No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.

Napoleon Hill
Life is too short to stress yourself with people who don’t even deserve to be an issue in your life.
The other 3 R’s. Respect for self, Respect for others and Responsibility for all your actions.
Every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day.

Author Unknown
Did you know...
... that today is King of the Missions Day? In 1798, Father
Fermin de Lasuen founded Mission San Luis Rey de Francia,
often called the King of the Missions because it was the
largest of the California missions. Trivia fans: Before the administrator Father Antonio Peyri retired, he planted certain
seeds given by a sailor who could explain only that they came from South America. They sprouted vigorously and grew quickly into tall saplings - the first pepper trees in California!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.

Euripides
Labor gives birth to ideas.

Jim Rohn
The whole of life is but a moment of time. It is our duty, therefore to use it, not to misuse it.

Plutarch
Make your move before I'm gone, because people change and hearts move on.

Borrowed and Shared
Everybody's got a past. The past does not equal the future unless you live there.

Tony Robbins
Did you know...
... that today is the birthday of Barry Bailey of Atlantic Rhythm Section (1948); E Carlos of Cheap Trick (1951); Brad
Delp of Boston (1951); and Pete Farndon of Pretenders (1952).
Celebrate by rocking out with your favorite bands!

Monday, June 11, 2012

It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.

Roy Disney
A relationship shouldnt ruin a friendship, but a friendship shouldn't ruin a relationship either.
Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.

E. Nightingale
Learn to respect yourself. If you won't respect yourself, others won't respect you either.
The spaces between your fingers were created so that another's could fill them in.
We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
When you're always trying to conform to the norm, you lose
your uniqueness, which can be the foundation for your greatness.

Dale Archer
Did you know...
... that today is King Kamehameha I Day? Kamehameha the Great was the monarch of Hawaii between 1782 and 1819. He is well known and respected for uniting and establishing the Kingdom
of Hawaii in 1810. Kamehameha Day is held in his honor on June
11 each year in Hawaii.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.

Tony Robbins
Friendship means understanding, not agreement. It means forgiveness, not forgetting. It means the memories last, even if contact is lost.
Speak little; do much. Well done is better than well said.

Benjamin Franklin
Did you know...
... that today is Lightening Is Electricity Day? On this day in 1752, Benjamin Franklin flew a kite during a thunderstorm and collected a charge in a Leyden jar when the kite was struck by lightning, enabling him to demonstrate the electrical nature of lightning. Franklin coined a number of terms used today, including battery, conductor and
electrician. Thank you, Ben!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Never say "I don't have a chance with them" when you haven't even tried. Follow your heart.

Borrowed and Shared
Never let someone steal your happiness. It was never their to take!
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger.

E. Nightingale
A relationship is an alliance. It's not a game with winners and losers. Remember that the next time you try to "win" an argument.
They say: "Keep your friends close and your enemies closer." The problem; telling them apart.
The difference between death and taxes is death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets.

Will Rogers
Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn't have the power to say yes.

Eleanor Roosevelt
When you're trying to motivate yourself, appreciate the fact
that you're even thinking about making a change. And as you
move forward, allow yourself to be good enough.

Alice Domar
Did you know...
... that today is the birthday of Les Paul (1915)? Lester William Polsfuss was an American jazz and country guitarist, songwriter and inventor. He was the inventor of the solid-body
electric guitar, which made the sound of rock and roll possible. He inspired many guitarists of the present day. Thank you, Les!

Friday, June 8, 2012

This life is worth living, we can say, since it is what we make it.

William James
Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.

Robert H. Schuller
One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace, good people don’t go into government.

Donald Trump
Happiness depends upon ourselves.

Aristotle
I don't want a relationship where people say, 'They look so cute together.' I want one where they say, 'Look how happy they are together.'
Not all words fit to their meanings. Sometimes what is said is not what is meant and what is meant is left unsaid...
The days when you feel like giving up are the days you should try the hardest!
If every man would help his neighbor, no man would be without help.

Bruce Lee
"Single" and "In A Relationship" are just terms, your actions determine your status.
I think my capacity to change has given me tremendous
happiness, because who I am today I am completely content to
be.

Jamie Lee Curtis
Did you know...
... that today is the birthday of Trading Places? In 1983, the
movie "Trading Places" premiered nationwide. Trade places today with someone you like. Look at the world in a different way!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.

Rene Dubos
I believe you don't motivate people. What you do is hire motivated people, then make sure you don't demotivate them.

Tom Golisano
Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.

Henry Ford
Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.

Napoleon Hill
My home is a place of warmth and love. No one should be denied a home.

Gail Porter
Enjoy yourself - it's later than you think.

Socrates
Don't rely on someone else for your happiness and self worth.
Only you can be responsible for that. If you can't love and respect yourself - no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are - completely; the good and the bad - and make changes as YOU see fit - not because you think
someone else wants you to be different.

Stacey Charter
Did you know...
... that today is Mount McKinley Climbing Day? On this day in
1913, Hudson Stuck, an Alaskan missionary, led the first successful ascent of Mt. McKinley, the highest point on the American continent at 20,320 feet. Today, over 1,000 hopeful
climbers attempt to scale Mt. McKinley each year, with about
half of them successfully reaching their goal.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Dear Lord,

We both know I have no business asking for what I am about to ask for... and I know You have an almighty plan. - That being said... Respectfully, can I please ask for You to look on the San Antonio Spurs tonight with favor? - The Twitter article I read today said the dynasty ends tonight; I know their dynasty will end sometime, however for me... and a Bunch of People can you let it end a few weeks from now? After the Championship? The Championship with them being the winners? - I know, the fact that I woke up this morning is more than I deserve, and for that and so much more I feel blessed and I am thankful. If you choose to humbly honor my request, I would be delighted! You deliver as You will. - may I respectfully make a few suggestion? Maybe a large dose to TP just tearing it up or Timmy showing us a "best of the best" and maybe giving Mano "double MOJO"! Oh, and the bench, total destruction, total domination! Of course, all that in one night would be welcome by so many people!!! Lord, you know the Spurs are some good guys; they don't sin as much as I do. I am not trying to push it... but basketball is a physical game... a huge dose of "some Nasty" and some "Double Secret Special Whatever Pop has planned" would be great.

Singed,
Pushing It to the MAX in South Texas!
aka - Gary Dean Masters
"... Signed, Sealed, Delivered, Special Disaster... "

Borrowed and Shared
The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.
Confidence is the mark of a hopeful disposition.

Aristotle
You can't have a relationship without any fights; you can make your relationship worth the fight.
One love, one heart, one destiny.

Bob Marley
I bet there are things you are holding onto that simply are
no longer worthy of your time. It's not that they're not worthy goals for someone... they're just not goals worthy of your life. But it's just not a good use of your life to hang on. Think big, act big. Don't be afraid to move on.

Jason Leister
Did you know...
... that today is the birthday of the Drive-In Movie Theater?
The first drive-in movie theater opened in Camden, New Jersey,
June 6, 1933. The first movie shown was "Wife Beware" starring Adolph Menjou. It was the creation of chemical company magnate Richard Hollingshead, Jr. He advertised his drive-in theater with the slogan, "The whole family is welcome, regardless of how noisy the children are."

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Let's not confuse hasty decisions with strength or intelligence. It's important to be decisive - after giving consideration that reflects the time you have and what's at stake.

Bill Blackman
People will always tell you what you did wrong, but will hesitate to compliment you for what you did right.
Accept your past without regret, handle your present with confidence and face your future without fear.
Being single isn't a time to look for love; use that time to work on yourself and grow as an individual.
Are you optimistic? Expect awesome things to happen in your life and see what happens.
Few minds wear out; more rust out.

Christian Nestell Bovee
Just because I laugh a lot, doesn't mean my life is easy.
Just because I have a smile on my face every day, doesn't mean
that something is not bothering me. I just choose to move on,
and not dwell on all the negatives in my life. Every new moment gives me the chance to renew anew. I choose to be that.

Author Unknown
Did you know...
... that today is One Man Alone Day? In one of the great moments of the student democracy demonstrations in China in 1989, one lone man carrying groceries stepped in front of a column of tanks and stopped the column. That image, caught on TV, was a potent symbol of the power of one person.

Monday, June 4, 2012

An executive is a person who always decides; sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides.

John H. Patterson
It’s not that I don’t believe in love, I am just terrified that it doesn’t believe in me.

Borrowed and Shared
We're all afraid to fall because we don't know who's going to be there to catch us.
One of the most important parts of communication is to hear the unspoken things.
It doesn't matter who you are, or where you come from, or how
much money you've got in your pocket. You have your own
destiny and your own life ahead of you.

Lady Gaga
Did you know...
... that today is 19th Amendment Passing Day? In 1919, the 19th Amendment, which stated that "the rights of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex," passed both houses of Congress and was sent to the states for ratification. It was later ratified on August 18, 1920.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Best wishes for a peaceful and blessed Sunday!
Enjoy your day and have some Fun! Smile!

Gary Dean Masters
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

Mahatma Gandhi
Social control is best managed through fear.

Michael Crichton
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.

Margaret Thatcher
I find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.

Thomas Edison
Responsibility is not given, it is taken.
Responsibility is not given, it is taken
No man is useless while he has a friend.

Robert Louis Stevenson
You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself.

Jim Rohn
The best kind of relationship is when they are not only your lover, but your best friend too.

Borrowed and Shared
Women love a man that can talk dirty..."to" her..not "at" her...

Borrowed and Shared
Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that
dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.

G.K. Chesterton
Did you know...
... that today is First American Space Walk Day? Major Edward
White II opened the hatch of the Gemini 4 and stepped out of
the capsule, 120 miles above the earth, becoming the first American astronaut to walk in space. White had been preceded
by Soviet cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov, who on March 18, 1965, was the first man ever to walk in space.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

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Have a great weekend! Soak up the sun! :-)

Gary Dean Masters
You do your best work if you do a job that makes you happy.

Bob Ross
The wise man in the storm prays to God, not for safety from danger, but deliverance from fear.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you want to know your future,
look at what you are doing in this moment.
God has perfect timing; never early, never late. It takes a little patience and faith, but it's worth the wait.
Some people want drugs, some people want sex. Honestly, all I want is you.

Borrowed and Shared
Dear God,

I wanna take a minute, not to ask for anything from you, but simply to say thank You for all I have!

Gary Dean Masters
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.

Siddhartha Gautama
Did you know...
... that today is Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Day? On June 2, 1953, Queen Elizabeth II was formally crowned monarch of the United Kingdom in a lavish ceremony steeped in traditions
that date back a millennium. Although she has begun to hand off some official duties to her children, notably Charles, the heir to the throne, she has given no indication that she intends to abdicate.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Your choices, your actions, your life... live it your way with no regrets.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.

Pierre Corneille
I don't need a perfect relationship, I just need someone who won't give up on me.
When you love someone, ages, heights, weights and distances are just numbers.

Borrowed and Shared
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.

Steve Jobs
If you love her, tell her.
Hearts are often broken by words left unspoken.

Borrowed and Shared
Each of us… will receive from the Lord whatever good we do.
Who ceases to be a friend never was one.

Greek Proverb
What we perceive as a failure may simply be our inner being's way of telling us that we are ready to move to a new level of growth.

Anne Wilson Schaef
Did you know...
... that today is CNN Launch Day? On this day in 1980, CNN (Cable News Network), the world's first 24-hour television news network, made its debut. The network signed on at 6 p.m. EST from its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. CNN went on to
change the notion that news could only be reported at fixed times throughout the day.