Friday, August 31, 2012

Change your thoughts and you change your world.

Nelson Mandela
I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.

Thomas Jefferson
Every human has four endowments: self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination.

Stephen Covey
To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.

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Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox
The best relationships are the ones you don’t expect to be in, the ones you never saw coming.
The highest result of education is tolerance.

Helen Keller
Do one thing everyday that scares you.

Eleanor Roosevelt
Did you know...
... that today is Trinidad and Tobago Independence Day? The
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago became independent of Great
Britain on August 31, 1962. At midnight on August 30, 1962,
the Union Jack (British flag) was lowered and the Trinidad and
Tobago flag was raised for the first time. Bells tolled and sirens rang out to herald the birth of the newly independent nation!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

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

Thomas Stearns Eliot
If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Did you know...
... that today is Million Dollar Horse Race Day? In 1981,
jockey Willie Shoemaker rode John Henry to victory in the
first Arlington Million race at Arlington Park, thus becoming
the first jockey to win a $1 million race.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing.

Robert Benchley
Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.

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

Heraclitus
You must learn to let go and open your heart to someone else. It’s not easy to do but sometimes, you just have to.
Leadership comes from who you are, where you have been, what you have done.
The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.

Seneca
The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone,
but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.

Kalu Kalu
Did you know...
... that today is Major League Father-Son Day? In 1990, the
Seattle Mariners became the first professional team to have a
father-son duo play as teammates when Ken Griffey was hired to play along side his son, Ken Griffey, Jr. Gives a whole new meaning to Take Your Child To Work Day! ;-)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

You really can change the world if you care enough.

Marian Wright Edelman
Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content.

Louis L’Amour
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.

John Wooden
Did you know...
... that today is the birthday of United Parcel Service (UPS)?
UPS was started in 1907 by teenagers Jim Casey and Claude Ryan in Seattle, Washington. The company, originally named American Messenger Company, was a messenger and delivery service. UPS now delivers more than 5 billion packages every year.

Monday, August 27, 2012

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.

Marcus Aurelius
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Being in a relationship is a full time job... don't apply if you're not ready.
Love is just a word until you find someone who gives it the definition.
Renew, release, let go. Yesterday's gone. There's nothing you can do to bring it back. You can't 'should've' done something. You can only DO something. Renew yourself. Release that attachment. Today is a new day!

Steve Maraboli
Did you know...
... that today is Legends of Music Day? In 1965, the Beatles went to the Beverly Hills mansion of Elvis Presley. It was the first and only time the two legends would meet.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

One of the hardest decisions you will ever face in life is choosing whether to walk away or try harder...
The nobler a man, the harder it is for him to suspect inferiority in others.

Cicero
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.

Mark Twain
Have no friends not equal to yourself.

Confucius
No, I don’t have anything to hide. I just don’t like people looking through my phone...
If the Caller I.D. reads "unavailable", then so am I.
Even though we rarely talk, I still wonder how you’re doing.
I'm strong because I've been weak, I'm brave because I've known fear, I am wise because I've been foolish, I can know love because I have known pain.
Mom: "iPod", Son: "iPad", Daughter: "iPhone", Dad: "iPay".
Victories often occur after you see no way to succeed but refuse to give up anyway.

Dave Weinbaum
Be fearless. Have the courage to take risks. Go where there are no guarantees. Get out of your comfort zone even if it means being uncomfortable. The road less traveled is sometimes fraught with barricades bumps and uncharted terrain. But it is
on that road where your character is truly tested. And have the courage to accept that you're not perfect, nothing is and no one is - and that's OK.

Katie Couric
Did you know...
... that today is National Cherry Popsicle Day? The Popsicle
was originally developed by 11-year-old Frank Epperson in
1905. He had left his fruit-flavored soda outside on the porch with a stir stick in it and the drink froze to the stick. It
took 18 more years for Epperson to apply for a patent for a "frozen ice on a stick" called the Epsicle ice pop, which his children re-named the Popsicle. Celebrate today by ... eating a Popsicle of course! ;-)
Some people are like clouds. When they disappear, it's a brighter day.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Love expands awareness.
Fear contracts awareness.
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.

Henry David Thoreau
No need for revenge, those who hurt you will eventually screw themselves up and if you're lucky... God will let you watch.

Borrowed and Shared
This is my living faith, an active faith, a faith of verbs: to question, explore, experiment, experience, walk, run, dance, play, eat, love, learn, dare, taste, touch, smell, listen, speak, write, read, draw, provoke, emote, scream, sin, repent, cry, kneel, pray, bow, rise, stand, look, laugh, cajole, create, confront, confound, walk back, walk forward, circle, hide, and seek.

Terry Tempest Williams
Did you know...
... that today is Ellie Arroway's Birthday? Eleanor (Ellie)
Arroway, the main character in the movie "Contact," was born
on August 25, 1964. In the movie, she becomes the first human to contact another species.

Friday, August 24, 2012

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

William James
Remember that failure is an event, not a person.

Zig Ziglar
Our friends show us what we can do; our enemies teach us what we must do.

Goethe
Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure.

Norman V. Peale
Did you know...
... that today is Talk about the Weather Day? In 1897, newspaper editor Charles Dudley Warner of the "Hartford Courant" published his famous saying, "Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it." This old
piece of weather humor used to be attributed to Mark Twain but
then quotation mavens determined it didn't exist in Twain's works.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

"... Go on, come on, leave me breathless, temp me, tease me... "
"So close to giving up, never before been so broken, can I hold on long enough... "
Sometimes in life... you receive a reminder of why things are the way they are... and not the way they were.
Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Thomas Alva Edison
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You are my idea of beautiful.
Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.

Henry Ford
Genius without education is like silver in the mine.

Benjamin Franklin
Unrealized potential is reversible, but failure to live in the moment is an irretrievable loss.
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

W. Churchill
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.

Maya Angelou
Did you know...
... that today is the birthday of the Fannie Farmer Cooking
School? In 1902, Fannie Merritt Farmer opened her own cooking
school in Boston, Massachusetts. Her school was named Miss Farmer's School of Cookery. One of Farmer's major
contributions was teaching cooks to follow recipes carefully.
She pioneered the use of standard level measurement in
cooking.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Marianne Williamson
Being happy is choice.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

TS Eliot
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

John F. Kennedy
Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.

Robert Louis Stevenson
I think happiness is what makes you pretty. Period. Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror and they reflect that happiness.

Drew Barrymore
Did you know...
... that today is U.S. Women Editors Day? In 1762, Ann
Franklin became editor of the Newport, Rhode Island Mercury
newspaper, the first woman in the United States to edit a
newspaper. She inherited the business from her husband, James Franklin, brother of Benjamin Franklin!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

An optimist is the human personification of spring.

Susan J. Bissonette
Always desire to learn something useful.

Sophocles
Success is dependant on the glands - sweat glands.

Zig Ziglar
Life is always full of challenges. All you have to do is enjoy the ride, and never give up!
Rules of living: Don't worry, eat three square meals a day, say your prayers, be courteous to your creditors, keep your digestion good, steer clear of biliousness, exercise, go slow
and go easy. Maybe there are other things that your special
case requires to make you happy, but, my friend, these, I
reckon, will give you a good life.

Abraham Lincoln
Did you know...
... that today is the anniversary of the Lincoln-Douglas Debates? The first of the seven famous debates between Abraham
Lincoln and Stephen Douglas, both senatorial candidates from
Illinois, took place on August 21, 1858. Trivia buffs: The format for each debate was: one candidate spoke for 60 minutes, then the other candidate spoke for 90 minutes, and then the first candidate was allowed a 30-minute "rejoinder." The candidates alternated speaking first.

Monday, August 20, 2012

The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.

M. Scott Peck
People change, memories don't.
Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.

Helen Keller
I pretend to look around but I was actually looking at you.
The deepest secret is that life is not a process of discovery, but a process of creation. You are not discovering yourself, but creating yourself anew. Seek therefore, not to find out Who You Are, but seek to determine Who You Want to Be.

Neale Donald Walsch
Did you know...
... that today is Alaska Discovery Day? In 1791, Danish navigator Vitus Jonassen Bering, one of the world's most famous explorers, discovered the land of Alaska. The Bering Strait, the Bering Sea, Bering Island, Bering Glacier and the Bering Land Bridge have since all been (posthumously) named in
honor of the explorer.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

"... like a thief, time steals your chances... "
Don't wait until its too late.You might never get another chance.
Top 4 Lies:
1: I'm fine.
2: I don't like anyone.
3: That was my last piece of gum.
4: I've read and agreed to the Terms & Conditions.
Thank you for coming into my world, I hope someday it could be our world.

Borrowed and Shared
Love is when you look into someone's eyes and see their heart.

Borrowed and Shared
Plant a seed of friendship; reap a bouquet of happiness.

Lois Kaufman
Don't live to please others. Live to please yourself.
People who have good relationships at home are more effective in the marketplace.

Zig Ziglar
Belonging starts with self-acceptance... Believing that
you're enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic.

Brene Brown
Did you know...
... that today is Belka and Strelka Day? Sputnik 5, carrying two dogs (Belka and Strelka), was launched into space on August 19, 1960. The next day these two dogs became the first living organisms to be retrieved from space.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Confidence is the mark of a hopeful disposition.

Aristotle
If it is supposed to happen, it will.
People change and we move on...
Strong women know how to take a lot of pain and strong men know how to heal it.

Borrowed and Shared
Be patient, be fine, be balanced, be kind.
Wouldn’t it be the perfect crime if I stole your heart and you stole mine.
Go after your dream, no matter how unattainable others think it is.

Linda Mastandrea
I want a relationship, a long and a happy one.

Borrowed and Shared
Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.

John Lennon
Did you know...
... that today is If I Had a Hammer Day? The great protest
song by Peter Paul and Mary, "If I Had a Hammer," was released
in 1962. Peter, Paul and Mary were an American folk-singing
trio composed of Peter Yarrow, Paul Stookey and Mary Travers.

Friday, August 17, 2012

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

Carlos Castaneda
Everybody has talent, it's just a matter of moving around until you've discovered what it is.

George Lucas
Love isn't about luck, it's about being with the right person.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

Abraham Lincoln
Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.

Henry Ford
Hurt me with the truth, don't comfort me with a lie.

Borrowed and Shared
Speak softly and carry a big stick.

Theodore Roosevelt
There are better golfers, there are better drivers, there are
better swimmers, and there are better cooks. The one thing
that no one can ever be better than you at is... being you.
Just be you. There's no one more qualified for the job.

Doe Zantamata
Did you know...
... that today is National Thrift Shop Day? The resale market
is blossoming thanks to value-conscious consumers. We are
progressing from a disposable society to a recycling society.
After all, "Resale is the ultimate in recycling!" Celebrate by
visiting your local thrift stores and snagging great deals!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

"... you know me; I like to make an entrance... "
The basic thing is that everyone wants happiness, no one wants suffering. And happiness mainly comes from our own attitude, rather than from external factors. If your own mental attitude is correct, even if you remain in a hostile atmosphere, you feel happy.

Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama
It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see.

W. Churchill
Life is too short to worry about what others say or think about you. So have fun and give them something to talk about.
To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.

Anatole France
How far apart do we have to go, until we figure out that we are meant to end together?

Borrowed and Shared
Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do.

Sartre
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.

Judy Garland
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but
more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

George Bernard Shaw
Did you know...
... that today is Material Girls Day? On the birthday of
singer/actress Madonna Ciccone, be a material girl (or guy). Madonna was born on August 16, 1958, at Bay City, Michigan.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Sometimes in life... You meet someone and they may not be in your life daily, constantly or directly... However you will love them FOREVER! Forever they will be in your life! :-)
I think it's important to have someone special in your life, because shared joy is a double joy and shared sorrow is half a sorrow.

Borrowed and Shared
Every girl wants to be told that she is stunning, because for those few seconds, she'll feel like she's flying.

Borrowed and Shared
Most people have the will to win, few have the will to prepare to win.

Bobby Knight
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.

Abraham Lincoln
I can give you a six-word formula for success: Think things through - then follow through.

Edward Rickenbacker
Trees outstrip most people in the extent and depth of their work for the public good.

Sara Ebenreck
The best way to measure how much you've grown isn't by inches or the number of laps you can now run around the track, or
even your grade point average - though those things are important, to be sure. It's what you've done with your time,
how you've chosen to spend your days, and whom you've touched this year. That, to me, is the greatest measure of success.

R.J. Palacio
Did you know...
... that today is the anniversary of the 100-Year-Old Flight? In 1997, Sabena Airlines entered the record books by carrying the most 100-year-old people on one flight. The flight carried
48 centenarians on a Fokker 50 plane from Antwerp, Belgium, to
London, England, where they met with Britain's Queen Mother.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Doors open, when you start knocking.
Believe in yourself!
We all have possibilities we don't know about. We can do things we don't even dream we can do.

Dale Carnegie
Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.

Albert Einstein
It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails,
admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Did you know...
... that today is the birthday of Social Security? The Social
Security Act was approved by Congress and signed by President Roosevelt on August 14, 1935. The Act created unemployment insurance and pension plans for the elderly.

Monday, August 13, 2012

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.

Maya Angelou
Nurturing spontaneity and creativity is no longer an optional approach to leadership. It's the only approach.
You are not fully dressed, until you wear a smile.
Time is a gift, use it wisely.
If someone truly loves you, they won’t make you feel like you need to constantly fight for their attention.
Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the
same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller,
Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci,
Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.

H. Jackson Brown Jr.
Did you know...
... that today is Day of Destiny? In his book Day of Destiny, John Mini examines the Mayan calendar calculation that August
13, 1999, would be a day of destiny, a date of enormous
transformation for the human species. Did you notice it?

Sunday, August 12, 2012

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"... dig down deeper, reach up higher; you never know, you may have to start another fire... "
I don't wish to be everything to everyone, but I would like to be something to someone.

Borrowed and Shared
Eventually, you have to forgive yourself for the mistakes you've made.
There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human Intelligence, Imagination and Wonder. –

Ronald Reagan
Respect a man, and he will do all the more.

John R. Wooden
You have to think big to be big.

Claude M. Bristol
Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.
For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
A man who suffers before it is necessary, suffers more than is necessary.

Seneca
If fate means you to lose, give him a good fight anyhow.

William McFee
You should never be surprised when someone treats you with
respect, you should expect it.

Sarah Dessen
Did you know...
... that today is the birthday of Fleetwood Mac? In 1967,
Fleetwood Mac appeared at the British National Blues and Jazz
Festival in Windsor, England. That appearance was their first
time on stage. Trivia buffs: Due to numerous line-up changes,
the only original member present in the band is its drummer, Mick Fleetwood.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

The grass is green where you water it...
If you have to think about whether you love someone or not then the answer is no. When you love someone you just know.
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.

S. Gautama
Did you know...
... that today is Meteor Shower Night? Sometime around the
11th of August, give or take a day, the earth passes closest
to the Perseid meteor belt; hence, there is a greater chance
to see falling stars or meteor showers. Celebrate by heading
outdoors to see some shooting starts!

Friday, August 10, 2012

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

Oscar Wilde
God has no phone but I talk to Him. He has no Facebook but He is still my friend. He doesn't have a twitter account but I still follow Him.
Dear God, without you I'm lost, empty and nothing.
The sun is new each day.

Heraclitus
Don't let the sadness of your past and the fear of your future ruin the happiness of your present.
I think if I've learned anything about friendship, it's to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don't walk away, don't be distracted, don't be too busy or tired, don't take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff.

Jon Katz
Did you know...
... that today is the birthday of the Smithsonian Institution?
The Smithsonian Institution is the largest museum complex in
the world, and many of its buildings are historical and
architectural landmarks. The Smithsonian was chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1846. English scientist Joseph Smithson's$ 500,000 bequest helped establish this museum. Thank you, Joseph!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought again.
Success will be within your reach only when you start reaching out for it.

Stephen Richards
Slow and steady wins the race.

Aesop
If I were granted three wishes, they would be you, me, us.

Borrowed and Shared
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.

Francis of Assisi
People like to bring up your past when your present and future look better than theirs.
Do whatever makes you happy, and not what you think will make others happy.
You may not control all the events that happen to you, but
you can decide not to be reduced by them.

Maya Angelou
Did you know...
... that today is Hawaii Horse Day? The first horses arrived
in Hawaii in 1803. To celebrate, ride a horse today!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will.

Nelson Mandela
To achieve a positive attitude you must study it, and practice the self-discipline of it. You must live the essence of it every day.
If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you
can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.

Martin Luther King Jr
Did you know...
... that today is Sneak Zucchini onto Your Neighbor's Porch
Night? Experienced gardeners know that zucchini is one of the
most prolific plants in the gardening world. By the time
August arrives, gardeners are reaping far more zucchini than
they can possibly use. So much so that everyone avoids you,
with your arms laden with giveaway fruit! It's time to sneak
over, under the cover of darkness, to your neighbors' porches, and unload some zucchini. Today is that day! ;-)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

"... we take a chance with new beginnings, still we try... win or lose, take the highs with the blues... "
Keep your feet on the ground and your thoughts at lofty heights.

Peace Pilgrim
Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not quite, the not yet, and the not
at all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists. It is real. It is possible. It is yours.

Ayn Rand
Did you know...

... that today is Woman Horse Racer Day? In 2000, Julia Krone
became the first woman to be inducted into the Thoroughbred
Racing Hall of Fame. Thus far, she is the only woman to win
one of the Triple Crown events, the Belmont Stakes.
Did you know...
... that today is Woman Horse Racer Day? In 2000, Julia Krone
became the first woman to be inducted into the Thoroughbred
Racing Hall of Fame. Thus far, she is the only woman to win
one of the Triple Crown events, the Belmont Stakes.

Monday, August 6, 2012

To tell the truth is revolutionary.

Antonio Gramsci
An open mind is like an open window. It lets the fresh air in.

Mike Hernacki
You can’t buy love, because when it’s real, it’s priceless.
We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.

Tony Robbins