Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.

M. Scott Peck
Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.

M. Scott Peck
A market is never saturated with a good product, but it is very quickly saturated with a bad one.

Henry Ford
A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, smile often, dream big, laugh a lot, and realize how blessed you are.
Building a better you is the first step to building a better America.

Zig Ziglar
Think BIG. There are unseen forces ready to support your dreams.

Cheryl Richardson.
Never be ashamed! There's some who'll hold it against you,
but they're not worth bothering with.

J. K. Rowling
Did you know...
... that today is the birthday of Joanne Kathleen Rowling (1965)? Better known as J. K. Rowling to everyone else in the world, J.K. is best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series. Rowling has led a "rags to riches" life story, in which she progressed from living on Social Security to multi-millionaire status within five years. Have a fabulous birthday, J.K.!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.

Carl Sandburg
There's nothing to fear about rejection. It's either God's protection or a nudge in a better direction.
There is no substitute for hard work.

Thomas Edison
Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.

Les Brown
Forget texting, phone calls, tweets, facebook messages, and all that other stuff. I want you here.

Borrowed and Shared
Life is divine chaos. Embrace it. Forgive yourself. Breathe. Enjoy the ride.
The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.

Walt Disney
Did you know...
... that today is Flowers and Trees Color Cartoon Day? In
1932, Walt Disney released his first color cartoon called
"Flowers and Trees." Celebrate today by watching your favorite
animated show!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

There's an 80% chance that the person you dream about is dreaming about you as well.
Great thoughts come from the heart.

Luc de Clapiers
I just did some calculations and I've been able to determine that you're full of it.

Borrowed and Shared
Cuddling, snuggling, smiling, laughing, kissing: all the things I want to do when I think of you.

Borrowed and Shared
The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.

Stephen Biko
Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find
his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the
dawn before the rest of the world.

Oscar Wilde
Did you know...
... that today is Olympic Gold Medal Day? At the Atlanta
Olympics in 1996, Carl Lewis won the gold medal in the long
jump for the fourth straight time, thus making him one of only
two people to win 9 gold medals as well as winning gold medals
in 4 straight Olympics.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

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Never think that you're not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. People will take you very much at your own reckoning.

Trollope
It's sad when people you know become people you knew and how you used to be able to talk to them, and now you can barely look at them.
t's sad when people you know become people you knew and how you used to be able to talk to them, and now you can barely look at them.
Stay faithful, or stay single.
The first step to being successful is not giving a damn what others have to say.

Borrowed and Shared
Whatever good things we build end up building us.

Jim Rohn
Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Love is never boastful or conceited. It is never rude or selfish. It does not take offense and is not resentful. Love takes no pleasure in other people's sins, but delights in the truth. It is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes.

Nicholas Sparks
Did you know...
... that today is Tupperware Day? Celebrate the birthday of Karl Silas Tupper (1907) today, inventor of Tupperware, an
airtight plastic container for storing food. The formerly
patented "burping seal" is a famous aspect of Tupperware,
which distinguishes it from competitors.

Friday, July 27, 2012

"... I could feel the pressure, I could see you were something special... "
"... If you want a little peace, sometimes you gotta fight; you gotta walk through the darkness before you see the light... "
Take an interest of the future, because you will spend the rest of your life there.

Unknown
Live for what tomorrow has to offer; Not what yesterday has taken away.
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.

Mother Theresa
The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.

Elbert Hubbard
If you're not working on trying to be mine, then you shouldn't be worrying about who's consuming my spare time.

Borrowed and Shared
Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.

Christopher Columbus
You can never love without giving.

Robert Louis Stevenson
The best things happen at the exit ramp of your comfort zone.

Karen Salmansohn
Did you know...
... that today is the birthday of Insulin? Frederick Banting,
a Canadian doctor, and his assistant Charles Best discovered insulin on this day in 1921. On January 23, 1922, the first successful test on a human patient with diabetes occurred.
Insulin was given to Leonard Thompson, and his condition
improved dramatically in just a few hours. Thank you, Dr. Banting and company!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

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Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart.

Alan Alda
It is not the position you stand, but the direction in which you look.

Unknown
All positive change in the world comes from our ideas of what we believe is possible.

Alexandra Jamieson
My current status: Wanted by many, taken by none, looking at some, but waiting for one.

Borrowed and Shared
Let's commit the perfect crime; I'll steal your heart and you steal mine.
Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words.

George Eliot
Show kindness whenever possible. Show it to the people in
front of you, the people coming up behind you, and the people
with whom you are running neck and neck. It will vastly improve the quality of your own life, the lives of others, and the state of the world.

Ann Patchett
Did you know...
... that today is National 2001 Day? On the birthday of
Stanley Kubrick, producer of "2001," celebrate the new
millennium (again!). Kubrick was born on July 26, 1928, in Bronx, New York.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

If you yell the truth it becomes a part of your past. If you lie, it becomes a part if your future.
Rushing is never good; When it's meant to happen... It'll happen.
A smile can hide the truth, the mouth can whisper lies, but the eyes always reveal what's hidden below the surface!
Protect her, fight for her, kiss her, love her, hold her, laugh with her. But don’t make her fall if you don’t plan to catch her.
I wanna grow old with the one I love.
"I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and explain
or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't
know what is.'"

Kurt Vonnegut
Did you know...
... that today is SS Leonard Roy Harmon Launch Day? In 1943,
the SS Leonard Roy Harmon was launched in Quincy, Massachusetts. It was the first American warship to be named
for an African American. Harmon was a World War II naval hero
who courageously exposed himself to hostile gunfire to protect a shipmate and consequently was killed in action. He was awarded the Navy Cross.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

I voted!
Work is not man's punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.

George Sand
It's nice to have someone in your life who can make you smile even when they're not around.
Some people are like clouds. When they disappear, it's a beautiful day!
When you mind your business, life is less stressful.
You have to think anyway, so why not think big?

Donald Trump
Learn from yesterday, live for today, look to tomorrow, rest this afternoon.

Charles M. Schulz
When things just don't work out as good as you really thought
they would... It's not rotten, it's not over, it's not finished, or the end. All it means is something better is waiting for you around the bend.

Doe Zantamata
Did you know...
... that today is the birthday of the Nannarrup Hoffmani? In
2002, scientists announced the discovery of a new species in
New York City's Central Park, an 82-legged centipede that had
first been discovered in the park's leaf litter in 1998. The
bug received its name from the Virginia scientist who helped
to identify it. Um... happy birthday? :-)

Monday, July 23, 2012

What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.

Margaret Thatcher
Sometimes God doesn't give you what you want, not because you don't deserve it, but because you deserve better.
If you try anything, if you try to lose weight, or to improve
yourself, or to love, or to make the world a better place, you
have already achieved something wonderful, before you even
begin. Forget failure. If things don't work out the way you
want, hold your head up high and be proud. And try again. And
again. And again!

Sarah Dessen
Did you know...
... that today is James Brown Day? In 1969, the mayor of Los
Angeles, California, proclaimed it James Brown Day. James
Joseph Brown was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and
recording artist. He is the originator of funk music and is a
major figure of 20th century popular music and dance.
Celebrate with some great music today!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sometimes in life... We receive reminders of why things are the way they are... and not the way they were.

Gary Dean Masters
Tell her she's beautiful instead of hot. She's a woman, not a temperature.
For everything there is a season.

Ecclesiastes
Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.

Mark Twain
The mind moves in the direction of our currently dominant thoughts.

E. Nightingale
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

Helen Keller
Blessed are the cracked, for they shall let in the light.

Groucho Marx
Did you know...
... that today is America the Beautiful Day? The original poem
for the song "America the Beautiful" was written by Katherine Lee Bates on July 22, 1893. She was inspired to write the poem after seeing the beauty of the mountains in Colorado. The song was published two years later on July 4, 1895. Trivia fans: When Richard Nixon visited China in 1972, this song was played as the welcome music.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Sometimes you have to get knocked down lower than you've ever been, to stand up taller than you than you ever were.
One day, you'll be just a memory for some people. Do you best to be a good one!
Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible.
A smile is a language that even a baby understands.
When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and
not as you'd like them to be.

Leo Tolstoy
Did you know...
... that today is the birthday of Don Knotts (1924)? Jesse
Donald "Don" Knotts was an American comedic actor best known for his portrayal of the high-strung, small-town deputy Barney Fife on the 1960s sitcom The Andy Griffith Show and the
leisure-suit-clad landlord Ralph Furley on the 1970s sitcom
Three's Company. In 1996, TV Guide ranked him number 27 on its 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time list. And he was!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Live without pretending, Love without depending, Listen without defending, Speak without offending!
Love doesn't cause pain, people do.
Success is that old ABC - ability, breaks, and courage.

Charles Luckman
Single stands for…. (S)tress (I)s (N)ow (G)one (L)ifes (E)asier.
I want a relationship where we can act like idiots, talk about the most random stuff, share music, and never get tired of each other.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.

Albert Einstein
"If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep
streets even as a Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed
music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, 'Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well."

Martin Luther King Jr.
Did you know...
... that today is Alexander the Great's Birthday? Alexander
the Great, the great Macedonian conqueror, was born in 356 BC.
At the age of thirty, he had created one of the largest
empires of the ancient world, stretching from the Ionian Sea
to the Himalayas. He became the measure against which military
leaders compared themselves, and military academies throughout the world still teach his tactics.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

You may all go to hell, and I will go to Texas.

Davy Crockett
The less you talk, the more you're listened to.

Abigail Van Buren
Let go and it will be yours forever...
How far would Moses have gone if he had taken a poll in Egypt?

Harry S. Truman
You can't have a relationship without any fights, but you can make your relationship worth the fight.
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.

Marilyn Monroe
Did you know...
... that today is Screen Test Day? In 1946, screen goddess
Marilyn Monroe was given her first screen test by 20th Century
Fox Studios. Even without sound, Marilyn made such an impact that she was given her first contract!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Success has a simple formula: do your best, and people may like it.

Sam Ewing
Appreciate those who love you. Help those who need you. Forgive those who hurt you. Forget those who leave you.
We will receive not what we idly wish for but what we justly earn.

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Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people
who treat you right. Forget about those who don't. Believe
everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it.
If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be
easy, they just promised it would most likely be worth it.

Harvey MacKay
Did you know...
... that today is Tony the Tiger's Birthday? In 1952, Kellogg
introduced Tony the Tiger as the spokes-animal for Kellogg's
Frosted Flakes cereal. More recently, Tony has also become the mascot for Tony's Cinnamon Krunchers and Tiger Power. Since his debut, the character has spanned several generations and become a breakfast cereal icon. Tony, have a gr-r-reat
birthday! ;-)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

Winston Churchill
The Supreme Art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.

Sun Tzu
I know you aren't perfect. But it's a person's imperfections that make them perfect for someone else.

Stephanie Perkins
Did you know...
... that today is the birthday of the Newport Jazz Festival?
In 1954, the first Newport Jazz Festival opened at Newport,
Rhode Island. It is one of the premier jazz festivals in the
world. Most of the early festivals were broadcast on Voice Of
America radio and many performances were recorded and have been issued by various record labels.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.

Ross Perot
True happiness comes from within yourself, not from someone else. Stop searching, Start living.
Ask yourself a question: Is my attitude worth catching?

Zig Ziglar
Saddle up and ride the day with your head held high.
The greatest act of courage is to be and to own all of who you are - without apology, without excuses, without masks to cover the truth of who you are.

Debbie Ford
Did you know...
... that today is the Parking Meter's Birthday? The first
automatic parking meters were installed in Oklahoma City,
Oklahoma, in 1935. Despite much opposition, the first meters
were installed by the Dual Parking Meter Company; they cost a nickel an hour, and were placed at 20-foot intervals along the curb that corresponded to spaces painted on the pavement. And they've been a fixture ever since!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Whatever makes you mad, let it go. Whatever makes you smile, hang onto it.
Successful people see alternatives and are willing to try different ways.

Pulsifer
It's really hard to wait, but it's even harder to regret.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.

Henry Ford
Did you know...
... that today is the birthday of MSNBC? MSNBC, the Microsoft/NBC cable news network, launched at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, July 15, 1996, with 22.5 million subscribers.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.

Tony Robbins
Shift your focus from fears and problems to solutions, desired outcomes and prayer.
Because of the damage guys caused women in the past; real men now have to work twice as hard to gain a woman's trust.

Borrowed and Shared
What we wish, we readily believe, and what we ourselves think, we imagine others think also.

Caesar
Make a habit of two things: to help; or at least to do no harm.

Hippocrates
Did you know...
... that today is International Obscurity Day? Celebrate this
day on the birthday of Ingmar Bergman, director of many
avant-garde films. Bergman was born on July 14, 1918, in Uppsala, Sweden.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Piglet: "How do you spell love?"
Pooh: "You don't spell it, you feel it."
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Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.

Abraham Lincoln
The first step to living the life you want is leaving the life you don't want. Taking that first step forward is always the hardest. But then each step forward gets easier and easier. And each step forward gets you closer and closer. Until eventually, what had once been invisible, starts to be
visible. And what had once felt impossible, starts to feel possible.

Karen Salmansohn
Did you know...
... that today is Mississippi River Source Day? In 1832, Henry
Schoolcraft discovered the source of the Mississippi River at
Lake Itasca, Minnesota. He called it "Itasca," a word he made up from two Latin words, "verITAS," meaning truth, and
"CAput," meaning head. To Schoolcraft, Itasca meant "true
head."

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Action is the foundational key to all success.

Pablo Picasso
The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.

John Locke
If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future.

W. Churchill
Be careful when you fight the monsters, lest you become one.

Friedrich Nietzsche
It's the little things you do that make the big things happen.

Mike Dooley
Did you know...
... that today is National Pecan Pie Day? If you like nuts, pie, and sweets, then today is your day! Sweet and crunchy, Pecan Pie is a regular on the menu of most restaurants. Celebrate by baking and eating pecan pie. Make an extra pie, and give it to a friend. Or, bring a pecan pie to work to
share with co-workers. If you don't have time to bake today,
go to the store or a restaurant! Either way, dig in! ;-)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.

Mark Twain
When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.

Mark Twain
The odds are always in your favor... if you choose to see life that way.
Not everything you want to say, needs to be said.
While we are free to choose our actions, we are not free to choose the consequences of our actions.
There isn't a single human being who hasn't plenty to cry over, and the trick is to make the laughs outweigh the tears.

Dorothy Dix
Did you know...
... that today is Advice-to-the-Lovelorn Day? In 1896, the
first advice-to-the-lovelorn column was published in the "New Orleans Picayune." Known as the Mother Confessor to Millions, Dorothy Dix's column ran in 300 newspapers for 55 years. Trivia buffs: As the forerunner of today's popular advice columnists, Dorothy Dix was America's highest paid and most widely read female journalist at the time of her death.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Wisdom comes together like a puzzle, fitting exactly what each moment demands.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.

Mark Twain
You can't control everything. Sometimes you just need to relax and have faith that things will work out. Let go a little and just let life happen.
Life is a puzzle. Sometimes it makes you laugh. Sometimes it makes you cry. But you keep piecing it together...
Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon
realize that space is being created in your life for something
new to emerge.

Eckert Tolle
Did you know...
... that today is the anniversary of the first Pageant of Masters (1932)? During the Pageant, the people of Laguna Beach celebrate a festival of arts by posing as various famous
paintings. The finale is always a recreation of Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper." Now that is fine art! ;-)

Monday, July 9, 2012

Humor is mankind's greatest blessing.

Mark Twain
The best relationships are the ones that you never expected to be in.
Social control is best managed through fear.

Michael Crichton
There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing the book.
Insults are like angry bulls... they can only do damage if you let them in. You can't control what people say, but you can control if you let it bother you. No one's opinion of you is more important than your own.

Doe Zantamata
Did you know...
... that today is the Wings Concert Birthday? In 1972, Paul
McCartney's group Wings made its concert debut. It was McCartney's first live performance since the breakup of the Beatles.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at
how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.

J.K. Rowling
Did you know...
... that today is The Goblet of Fire Day? In 2000, Scholastic
released J.K Rowling's fourth title in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. It broke all publishing industry records by selling more than 3 million copies within 48 hours after its release!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

The willingness to forgive is a sign of spiritual and emotional maturity. It is one of the great virtues to which we all should aspire. Imagine a world filled with individuals willing both to apologize and to accept an apology. Is there any problem that could not be solved among people who possessed the humility and largeness of spirit and soul to do either - or both - when needed?

Gordon B. Hinckley
Did you know...
... that today is the birthday of the Comic Book? In 1802,
Robert Rusticoat's "The Wasp" was first published in Hudson,
New York. It was the first comic book ever published. Read
those comic books of yours!

Friday, July 6, 2012

"... like a thief, time steals your chances... "
There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we
are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. 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 The Day John Met Paul? In 1957, John Lennon
met Paul McCartney for the first time at a church event in Liverpool, England. In 1995, Jim O'Donnell wrote a book detailing minute-by-minute The Day John Met Paul. Celebrate friendship today! :-)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.

Franklin D. Roosevelt
The expression a woman wears on her face is far more important than the clothes she wears on her back.

Dale Carnegie
Listen to your inner voice for it is a deep and powerful source of wisdom, beauty and truth, ever flowing through you. Learn to trust it, trust your intuition, and in good time, answers to all you seek to know will come, and the path will open before you.

Caroline Joy Adams
Did you know...
... that today is Graham Cracker Day? This day celebrates the
birthday of Sylvester Graham (born in 1794 in West Suffield,
Connecticut). Zealous about the nutritional value of whole wheat flour, Graham lent his name to the flour. His Graham flour led to Graham crackers, which Nabisco later trademarked. Celebrate by scarfing down some Graham Crackers! ;-)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

If you treat people right they will treat you right - ninety percent of the time.

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Every choice you make has an end result.

Zig Ziglar
Leave the past where it belongs...
If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were
worrying about one year ago today.

E. Joseph Cossman
Did you know...
... that today, besides being Independence Day in the United
States (Happy Independence Day!), is the birthday of Big
Brothers / Big Sisters? BBBSA is the largest youth mentoring
organization in the United States. Its purpose is to provide
friendship, emotional support, and guidance to youth through
their involvement with positive role models. Have a very happy
birthday, BBBSA!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The most powerful and predictable people builders are praise and encouragement.

Brian Tracy
Goals help you channel your energy into action.

Les Brown
Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it.

Descartes
The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of
age, gender, religion or ethnic background, is that we all
believe we are above-average drivers.

Dave Barry

Monday, July 2, 2012

Strong reasons make strong actions.

William Shakespeare
Love doesn't lie, people do.
Love doesn't leave, people do. Love won't hurt you, people will.
Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.

Thomas Edison
Every girl deserves to be treated special. So, treat the girl in your life special, or someone else will.
Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are
only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.

Rainer Maria Rilke
Did you know...
... that today is Flight of a Lawn Chair Day? In 1982, Larry
Wadsworth made the first airborne flight in a lawn chair
(lifted by a dozen plus balloons). He got as high as 16,000 feet before he began shooting down a few balloons with his BB
pistol so he could descend. He landed safely. Kids, don't try
this at home!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

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A gentleman makes his girl the envy of other women while a boy makes his girl envious of other women.
Good things come to those who believe. Better things come to those who wait. The Best things come to those who don't give up.
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be
made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define
yourself.

Robert Frost
Did you know...
... that today is TV Commercial Day? In 1941, the first television commercial aired. Costing $9.00, the commercial promoted Bulova wristwatches. Shown at the start of a Brooklyn Dodgers - Philadelphia Phillies game, it was a simple, silhouetted map of the country centered with a Bulova clock and captioned, "America Runs On Bulova Time."