Sunday, September 30, 2012

Good Sunday morning! Smile! Give thanks that you are alive and kicking!

Gary Dean Masters
Do good if you expect to receive it.

It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.

Napoleon Hill
Don’t date the most beautiful girl in the world, date the girl that makes your world the most beautiful.
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.

There isn't a person anywhere who isn't capable of doing more
than he thinks he can.

Henry Ford
Did you know...
... that today is Prehistoric Family Day? The Flintstones, which premiered on ABC-TV in 1960, was the first TV cartoon show aimed at adults. Alan Reed, the original voice of Fred Flintstone, uttered the famous "yabba-dabba-doo" in the first
episode. Originally, the line read "Yahoo," but Reed asked
Joseph Barbera if he could change it to something with a
little more "pop" to it... and the rest is history. Celebrate today by coming up with your own line that pops! ;-)

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Life is too short to spend it with people who don't make you happy.
Don't ever change just to impress and please someone. Change because it makes you a better person and it leads you to a better future.
Best wishes for a blessed and pleasant Saturday! If your getting rain... Enjoy! :-)

Gary Dean Masters
Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.

Zig Ziglar
People oten say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.

Zig Ziglar
Life is short but there is always time for courtesy.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life isn't what makes us who we are, who we are is what makes our life.
Love should come naturally, otherwise what is the point?
When life hands you lemons, sell 'em. Lemons fetch a good
price at the market these days. No one ought to complain about
free lemons. Make something good out of every bad situation.

Doe Zantamata
Did you know...
... that today is American Woman Mount Everest Day? On September 29, 1988, Stacy Allison became the first American woman to climb Mount Everest.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.

Napoleon Hill
The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.

Barbara Kingsolver
Did you know...
... that today is the anniversary of the First Marathon? In 490 B.C., Phidippides, a Greek soldier, ran 26 miles to let the people of Athens know about the Greek victory against the Persians at Marathon. He died as he gasped, "Rejoice, we are victorious." The modern day marathon is based on this event.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

"... got the Truth being left behind... "
The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't
resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality.
Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.

Lao Tzu
Did you know...
... that today is the birthday of Harry Blackstone, Sr. (1885)? Harry Blackstone was a famous magician and illusionist of the 20th century. Blackstone began his career as a magician in his teens and was popular through World War II as a USO entertainer. He was often billed as The Great Blackstone. His
son Harry Blackstone, Jr. also became a famous magician.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.

John Quincy Adams
Happiness is not the absence of problems, it's the ability to
deal with them.

Steve Maraboli
Did you know...
... that today is Presidential Debate TV Day? In 1960, Richard
Nixon and John F. Kennedy participated in the first televised
debate between presidential candidates. According to TV
viewers, Kennedy won. According to radio listeners, Nixon won!
Best wishes for a peaceful and blessed Wednesday!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.

Denis Waitley
Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon.

Paul Brandt
Did you know...
... that today is the birthday of XM Satellite Radio? In 2001,
XM Satellite Radio launched to the voice of Bob Marley. XM
Satellite Radio originally offered 100 channels of varied music and talk, with limited advertising on some and no commercials on more than 30 channels. The company started with 1.5 million pieces of music in a digital library to aim at markets ranging from opera to Latin romance.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.

Bill Blackman

Sunday, September 23, 2012

The wise listens to their mind, the foolish to the mob.

Chinese proverb
Defeat doesn't finish a man, quit does. A man is not finished when he's defeated. He's finished when he quits.

Richard M. Nixon
Did you know...
... that today is Checkers Day? This day recognizes dogs'
contributions to presidential politics. In 1952, Richard Nixon
saved his vice presidential nomination with his Checkers
Speech (about his daughter's dog).

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Be grateful for what you have, while in pursuit of what you want.

Jim Rohn
Each one must do his part if we wish to show that the nation is worthy of its good fortune.

Theodore Roosevelt
The positive thinker sees the Invisible, feels the Intangible and achieves the Impossible!

Winston Churchill
Dreams are the seeds of change. Nothing ever grows without a
seed, and nothing ever changes without a dream.

Debby Boone
Did you know...
... that today is You Light Up My Life Day? On the birthday of
singer Debbie Boone, who sang the hit song "You Light Up My
Life," light up someone's life. Do something special for them.
Boone, the daughter of Pat Boone, was born on September 22, 1956, in Hackensack, New Jersey. Happy birthday, Debbie!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Keep trudging or you'll never reach the top

Make something good happen!
Never waste a minute of your precious life by squandering it thinking about people you don't like.

Don't wait for the perfect moment.
Take the moment and make it perfect.
God has perfect timing; never early, never late. It takes a little patience and faith, but it's worth the wait.
What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what
kind of difference you want to make.

Jane Goodall
Did you know...
... that today is the birthday of the Croissant? In 1529, when
the Austrians fought back the army of the Ottoman Empire from the gates of Vienna, the city's bakers created a new pastry, the croissant, in the shape of the crescent symbol of the enemy. Celebrate today by... what else? Eating a croissant!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

A big shot is a little shot that kept shooting.

Always tell someone how you feel, because opportunities are lost in the blink of an eye, but regret can last for a lifetime.
At some point, you have to stop planning and start doing.
Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway.

Mary Kay Ash
Did you know...
... that today is Born to Run Day? In 1975, Bruce Springsteen
released his great single, "Born to Run." Have a jog today or
better yet... listen to Bruce's album! ;-)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.

Darrell Royal
Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.

William James
Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense
muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth.
Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in
your life.

Joan Lunden
Did you know...
... that today is the birthday of Joan Lunden (1950); Twiggy
(1949); Adam West (1928); Trisha Yearwood (1964); Dr. Joyce
Brothers (1928); Sophia Loren (1934); and Anne Meara (1929).
So many talented people, so many birthday wishes! :-)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

Winston Churchill
It would be rude not to share what I know with those who want to hear it.

David Allen
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.

Dr. Joyce Brothers
Did you know...
... that today is I Want to Be Alone! Day? On the birthday of
Greta Garbo (1905), famous for her isolation (I want to be alone!), throw a party. Invite over a whole lot of friends!

Monday, September 17, 2012

There is no point in worrying about what other people think.
Forget about the past, it's done. Make yourself a brighter future by focusing on the present.
Let your dreams be bigger than your fears and your actions louder than your words.
You can't realize your dreams unless you have one to begin with.

Thomas A. Edison
Winners take imperfect action while losers are still perfecting the plan.

Tony Robbins
Did you know...
... that today is Citizenship Day? In 1787, the U.S. Constitution was completed and signed by delegates from 12 states attending the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The U.S. Constitution is the oldest working constitution in the world.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

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Best wishes for a blessed and peaceful Sunday! For those of you in the Austin - San Antonio Centroplex, enjoy the rain! :-)
Once your mindset changes, everything on the outside will change along with it.

Steve Maraboli
Before success comes in any man's life, he's sure to meet
with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When
defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That's exactly what the majority of men do.

Napoleon Hill
Did you know...
... that today is Mexican Independence Day? In 1810, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a Mexican priest from Dolores, Mexico, declared the independence of Mexico. Independence finally came
in 1821. Celebrations begin just before midnight on the 15th
and continue all day on the 16th.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Dreams + Hard work + Dedication + God = Success.
Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea.

Jim Rohn
Sometimes you have to close your eyes to see clearly.
If you are going to get lost, get lost in yourself. For it's there that you’ll find your bearings and the map for making your way back home.
Congratulate yourselves if you have done something strange and extravagant and broken the monotomy of a decorous age.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.

The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.

Abraham Lincoln
Did you know...
... that today is Sock It To Me Day? In 1968, Republican
presidential candidate Richard Nixon first appeared on "Rowan
& Martin's Laugh-In" to utter those immortal words, "Sock it
to me!"

Friday, September 14, 2012

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.

Best wishes for an awesome day!
Remember that failure is an event, not a person.

Zig Ziglar
Things don't go wrong and break your heart so you can become
bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build
you up so you can be all that you were intended to be.

Samuel Johnson
Did you know...
... that today is National Cream-Filled Donut Day? Cure your
custard craving and sink your teeth into one of these sweet,
fluffy pillows brimming with creamy filling. You can skip the
cream and sugar in your morning cup of joe because a cream-filled doughnut will more than make up for it! ;-)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.

Tom Peters
Love is like a butterfly. If you chase after it, it will fly away. But if you are patient, and wait long
enough, it will land in your hands.
Happiness can be found in even the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light.
Sometimes it's what they don't say that tells you everything.
RIGHT NOW YOU HAVE: 3 fingers behind your phone, your pinky tucked under for support and your scrolling with your thumb!
Don't let the worst people get the best of you. Save it for the best people instead.

Doe Zantamata
Did you know...
... that today is the birthday of the New York City Marathon?
In 1970, Fred Lebow organized the first NYC Marathon. 126
people began and 55 completed the marathon run inside New York City's Central Park. Fireman Gary Muhrcke won the first
marathon in 2 hours, 31 minutes, 38.2 seconds. The initial
course of 1970 consisted in repeated racing around Central
Park. Nowadays the course covers all five boroughs.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

If things start happening, don't worry, don't stew, just go right along and you'll start happening too.

Dr. Seuss
Did you know...
... that today is National Policewoman Day? In 1910, the Los Angeles Police Department hired the world's first female
police officer, Alice Stebbins Wells, a former social worker.
Wells toured the nation starting in 1915, promoting the hiring
of women police officers. She also founded the International
Association of Policewomen. In 1934, she was appointed the
historian of the Los Angeles Police Department. By the time
she had retired in 1940, Wells had been a policewoman for 30

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.

You can't learn in school what the world is going to do next year.

Henry Ford
You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same
way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad,
work on the mind. That's the only thing you should be trying to control.

Elizabeth Gilbert
Did you know...
... that today is National 911 Day? On September 11 (9/11),
learn the symptoms of a heart attack so you can call 911 as
soon as such symptoms appear rather than waiting until a full
heart attack happens. Be prepared!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.

Ann Landers
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.

Instead of putting others down, try improving yourself instead. The only person you have a right to compete with is you. In the meantime, treat others how you'd like to be treated. One trait that some of the best (communicators) share is empathy. A couple of kind words can not only make a person's day, but earn you a friend and supporter for life. For the rest of the week, whenever you see someone you want to judge negatively, pay them a compliment instead. See what

Neil Strauss
Did you know...
... that today is Swap Ideas Day? This is the day to exchange
ideas for the betterment of humanity and to inspire creative
imagination. Do you have an idea that would help someone out?
Well, this holiday is the day to swap all those great ideas.
You know how the famous saying goes... "Two heads are better than one." So come up with an idea that can help someone, and have fun!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.

Dale Carnegie
There's no point in worrying about what other people think.
Sometimes when I'm talking, my words can't keep up with my
thoughts. I wonder why we think faster than we speak... Probably
so we can think twice!

Bill Watterson
Did you know...
... that today is Computer End of File Day? In 1999, September
9 read as 9/9/99 (or 9999) to many computer programs. Since
"99" is an error code for many computer software systems and
"9999" an end of file code, it was feared that this date could
trigger an end of input or end of file reading, thus causing
computers to close down programs. The date came and went without much fuss... in case you were wondering. ;-)

Saturday, September 8, 2012

All of us will answer to God.
In life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with them because hate in your heart will consume you too.
Three apples changed the world: the one that Eve ate, the one that fell on Newton's head, and the one that Steve Jobs built.
Sometimes you have to accept the fact that certain things will never go back to how they used to be.
It's crazy how you can go months or years without talking to someone but they still cross your mind everyday.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.

Napoleon Hill
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The
important thing is to not stop questioning.

Albert Einstein
Did you know...
... that today is the birthday of the Miss America Pageant?
Margaret Gorman of Washington, DC, won the first pageant (then known as the Miss Inter-City Beauty Contest) in 1921. The Miss America competition originated as a two-day beauty contest in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The pageant was initiated in an attempt to keep tourists in Atlantic City after the Labor Day weekend.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others, and that's nice, too, but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.

Helen Hayes
This is not even close to what a recovery looks like.
As you grow older, you'll find the only things you regret are the things you didn't do.

Zachary Scott
Sometimes you have to forget what you want, and remember what you deserve...
No one rises above who he or she has been without first
having fallen down. The best time - in fact, the only time -
to make a real change in your life is in the moment of seeing the need for it. He who hesitates always gets lost in the hundred reasons why tomorrow is a better day to get started.

Guy Finley
Did you know...
... that today is Eat a Dagwood Sandwich Day? The comic strip
"Blondie" first appeared on this day in 1930. Blondie, an American comic strip created by cartoonist Chic Young, features a blonde and the zany antics of her sandwich-loving husband. Celebrate by eating a Dagwood sandwich today!
Did you know...
... that today is Eat a Dagwood Sandwich Day? The comic strip
"Blondie" first appeared on this day in 1930. Blondie, an American comic strip created by cartoonist Chic Young, features a blonde and the zany antics of her sandwich-loving husband. Celebrate by eating a Dagwood sandwich today!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life.

David Rockefeller
Falling in love is when she falls asleep in your arms and wakes up in your dreams.
A real guy is not the one who loves a million girls, but loves one girl a million ways.
A relationship where you can never get sick of each other...
The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.
I believe that you're great, that there's something magnificent about you. Regardless of what has happened to you in your life, regardless of how young or how old you think you might be, the moment you begin to think properly, there's something that is within you, there's power within you, that's greater than the world. It will begin to emerge. It will take over your life. It will feed you. It will clothe you. It will
guide you, protect you, direct you, sustain your very existence, if you let it. Now, that is what I know for sure.

Michael Beckwith
Did you know...
... that today is Barbie Doll Day? The first Barbie was put on
sale on September 6, 1959. Creator Ruth Handler watched her daughter Barbara play with paper dolls, and noticed that she
often enjoyed giving them adult roles. Ruth using a German doll called Bild Lilli as her inspiration for Barbie.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.

Cecil B. DeMille
At one point in your life you either have the thing you want or the reasons why you don't.
Perfect numbers like perfect men are very rare.

Fake friends believe in rumors. Real friends believe in you!
Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else.

E. Nightingale
The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.
Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.
Freedom is fragile and must be protected. To sacrifice it, even as a temporary measure, is to betray it.

Germaine Greer
Did you know...
... that today is Kiss a Romantic Russian Day? One of the
great romantic novels, Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternaka, was published in the United States in 1958 after being smuggled out of Russia. Due to its independent-minded stance, Doctor Zhivago was refused publication in the USSR.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Of course there is no formula for success except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.

God's plans for your life are bigger than your dreams can EVER be. Trust in Him and He will set your paths straight.
Cuddling in bed and falling asleep is probably the best feeling in a relationship.

Borrowed and Shared
Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.

Etty Hillesum
Experience is a hard teacher - She gives you the test first, and the lesson afterwards.
Admit to - and learn from - your mistakes. Mistakes must be
viewed positively... because with the knowledge you gain from
them, you are able to do better in the future. So much can be
accomplished with a long-term vision and resilience to short-term setbacks. Not every problem is conquered overnight,
but if you persist and never give in to your mistakes, you will succeed.

Craig Ballantyne
Did you know...
... that today is Newspaper Carrier Day? In 1833, the New York Sun hired the first newsboy, Barney Flaherty. Ten-year-old
Barney answered an advertisement which read "To the Unemployed a number of steady men can find employment by vending this paper."

Monday, September 3, 2012

Square box, round pizza, triangle slices. Hmmm???
Try not to become a person of success but rather become a person of value.

Abraham Lincoln
Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.

Les Brown
A simple friend expects you to always be there for them; a real friend expects to always be there for you.
We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.

Jim Rohn
The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.

Frank Kent
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
Did you know...
... that today marks the anniversary of Calendar Adjustment Day? In order to correct the current calendar to match the Gregorian calendar, Great Britain and its colonies adjusted their calendars so that the day following September 2 (the 3rd) became September 14, 1752. Most other countries had made the adjustment in 1582. Gives the expression "losing track of time" a whole new meaning!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Being nice to the people you don't like isn't called two-faced, its called growing up.
Most of the shadows of life are caused by standing in our own sunshine.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
A best friend isn't someone who's just always there for you. It's someone who understands you a bit more than you understand yourself.
You cant "steal" anyone from anybody. They were already prepared to leave, you're just the excuse.
No NFL games today.
The next Sunday without football? February 10, 2013
The fool are fools only because they think they can understand love.

Paulo Coelho
When your life flashes before your eyes, make sure you've got plenty to watch.

Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.

Jonathan Swift
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The wise man is great through his own merits.

Egyptian proverb
We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.

I think fitting in is highly overrated. I'd rather just fit
out... Fitting out means being who you are, even when people
insist that you have to change. Fitting out means taking up
space, not apologizing for yourself, and not agreeing with
those who seek to label you with stereotypes.

Golda Poretsky
Did you know...
... that today is the Bowling Shirt's Birthday? The classic
bowling shirt was designed in 1921 and forever changed our
weekend wardrobe! The short sleeves and box design meant that the material didn't interfere with the bowling. The cotton
blend of the material meant that it was comfortable to wear.
And the block colors meant that teams could be easily identified in busy rinks during competitions.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Kindness it is that brings forth kindness always.

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Life is short so make the best of it and when you find love don't run away becasue that person will make you feel special in some way.
Life is too short to worry about what other people think say about you. Focus on those who love you.
Meeting you was fate, becoming your friend was a choice, but falling in love with you was beyond my control.
It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.

F. Scott Fitzgerald
Did you know...
... that today is the start of Classical Music Month? Former
president Bill Clinton designated September as Classical Music
Month by House Joint Resolution 239 back in 1994. This month
we exalt the many talented composers, conductors, and
musicians who bring classical music to our ears. Celebrate
this month by diving into some classical music, whether it's for the first time or the hundredth!