Wednesday, October 31, 2012

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by doing the thing which you think you cannot do.

Eleanor Roosevelt
There are two things you should never waste your time on: People who don't matter, and people who think you don't matter!
Few men have the natural strength to honour a friend's success without envy.

Aeschylus
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.

John C. Maxwell
Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.

Benjamin Franklin
Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we may as well dance...
Strive to increase order and discipline in your life. Discipline usually means doing the opposite of what you feel like doing. The easy roads to discipline are setting deadlines; discovering and doing what you do best and what's important and enjoyable to you; focusing on habits by replacing your bad habits and thought patterns, one-by-one, over time, with good habits and thought patterns.

Dave Kekich
Did you know...
... that today, besides being Halloween in the U.S. (Happy
Halloween!), is Discovery of the Pirate Ship Whydah? In 1985,
divers located the remains of the pirate ship Whydah, which sank off Cape Cod, Massachusetts in 1717. At the time of its sinking, the ship was loaded with pirate booty.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.

Annie Dillard
Miracles can still happen no matter what it is. You just need to put your faith in your heart and keep believing.
Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.

Zig Ziglar
It's not what you are going to do but what you are doing now that counts.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward
growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be
overcome again and again.

Abraham Maslow
Did you know...
... that today is War of the Worlds Day? On October 30, 1938, Orson Welles and the Mercury Players broadcast H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds. The first two-thirds of the 60-minute
broadcast were presented as a series of simulated news
bulletins, which suggested to many listeners that an actual
alien invasion by Martians was currently in progress. The
broadcast caused panic among listeners who believed it was a
real news report. The episode secured Welles's fame.

Monday, October 29, 2012

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.

John F. Kennedy
You weren't put on this earth to be ordinary...
Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.

William James
Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.

Peale
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves
of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is
something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature - the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.

Rachel Carson
Did you know...
... that today is Oldest Human in Space Day? Nearly four decades after he became the first American to orbit the Earth,
Senator John Hershel Glenn, Jr., was launched into space again
as a payload specialist aboard the space shuttle Discovery. At
77 years of age, Glenn was the oldest human ever to travel in
space. During the nine-day mission, he served as part of a
NASA study on health problems associated with aging.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

We find comfort among those who agree with us,growth among those who don't.

Frank A Clark
First dates = awkward.
First kisses = heavenly.
First love = irreplaceable.
The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see.

W. Churchill
Do more of what makes you happy.
Don't let your past kill your future.
If you like her, tell her.
Maybe, she likes you too.
The couples that are meant to be, are the ones who go through everything that is meant to tear them apart, and come out even stronger.
Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and
keep choosing it every day.

Henri J.M. Nouwen
Did you know...
... that today is the birthday of the Gateway Arch? In 1965,
three years after construction began, the Gateway Arch was
completed in St. Louis, Missouri. The arch, which is this
nation's tallest monument, is as tall as it is wide. Designed
by Finnish-born, American-educated architect Eero Saarinen, it was erected to commemorate President Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase of 1803 and to celebrate St. Louis' central role in the rapid westward expansion that followed.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Happy Saturday! Smile!
Be COOL, Be LOOSE!!!

Gary Dean Masters
Happy Saturday! Smile!
Be COOL, BE LOOSE!!!

Gary Dean Masters
Smile. Why? Because it makes you attractive. It changes your mood. It relieves stress. It helps you to stay positive.
The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings.

Dave Weinbaum
Let the wind blow through your hair while you still have some.

Dave Weinbaum
Emotionally: I'm done.
Mentally: I'm drained.
Spiritually: I feel dead.
Physically: I smile.
If it’s still in your mind, it’s worth taking the risk.

Coelho
Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.

Dr Seuss
My maturity level depends on who I'm with.
Just can't live that negative way... make way for the positive day!

Bob Marley
Every great work, every big accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision.

Florence Scovel Shinn
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.

Thomas A. Edison
Did you know...
... that today is the birthday of the New York Subway? On
October 27, 1904, the completed New York Subway began operating. At 7 p.m. that evening, the subway opened to the
general public, and more than 100,000 people paid a nickel
each to take their first ride under Manhattan. This subway was
the first underwater and underground rail system in the world.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Brighten up your world by brightening up another's.
Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.

Dale Carnegie
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do.

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The most memorable people in life will be the people who loved you when you were not very lovable.
It is foolish to tear one's hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness.

Cicero
A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.

Gandhi
I try to take people one at a time, with all the contradictions and compromises that most of us live with.

Garry Trudeau
Did you know...
... that today is Doonesbury's Birthday? The "Doonesbury"
comic strip by Garry Trudeau first appeared in 1970.
Doonesbury chronicles the adventures and lives of an array of characters, from the President to the title character, Michael
Doonesbury, who has progressed from a college student to a youthful senior citizen in the 40 years of the strip's daily existence. Celebrate by reading your favorite comic strip!
Chrissy, my apologies for the late text. I had an auction To attend for work. Then I went to Seguin, my best friend is a knife maker. They had a show at the Seguin Convention Center. - I hope you had a pleasant day! God bless you! Gary

Thursday, October 25, 2012

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Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.

John Wooden
Our houses are such unwieldy property that we are often imprisoned rather than housed by them.

Henry David Thoreau
People change, and often, they become the person they said they will never be.
No relationship is ever a waste of time. If it didn't bring you what you want, it taught you what you don't want.
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.

Oscar Wilde
A day without laughter is a day wasted.

Charles Chaplin
Did you know...
... that today is FBI Lady Day? Susan Roley and Joanne Pierce
graduated from training in 1972, thus becoming the first female FBI agents. Up until then, under the leadership of longtime FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, only men could be agents. But just weeks after Hoover died in May 1972, the Bureau's acting director--motivated in part by new equal rights laws--changed the men--only policy that had been in place since the Prohibition Era.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

It is time for open hearings, to find out who knew what, and when did they know...
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

Dale Carnegie
Best wishes for a blessed and fun Wednesday! Smile!

Gary Dean Masters
Through prayer and petition and with joyful gratitude, make your requests known to God.
Strangers think I'm quiet, my friends think I'm outgoing, my best friends know I'm insane.
Every single thing that has ever happened in your life is preparing you for a moment that is yet to come.
Opportunity knocks but karma bursts through the door.
Sometimes in life... we stand on a line between giving up and seeing how much more we can take.
Genius without education is like silver in the mine.

Benjamin Franklin
Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to
take control of what you do have power over instead of craving
control over what you don't.

Steve Maraboli
Did you know...
... that today is Rhodium Disc Day? In 1979, the Guinness Book of Records presented a rhodium disc, more valuable than
platinum, to ex-Beatle Paul McCartney, for his incredible
string of bestselling singles and albums.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

Dale Carnegie
Even if others give up on you, never give up on yourself.
Sometimes the greatest gain in productive energy will come from cleaning the cobwebs.

David Allen
Sometimes, all you need to do is sit back, turn up the music, and relax.
Learn from your mistakes and change the future, because you can never go back in time to fix the past.
I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship.

Aeschylus
Did you know...
... that today is the birthday of Gertrude Ederle, swimmer
(1906); Doug Flutie, football (1962); John Heisman, football
(1869); Pele, soccer (1940); Chi Chi Rodriquez, golf (1934);
and Mike Tomczak, football (1962). Celebrate their birthdays
by getting active outside. It'll do you good! :-)

Monday, October 22, 2012

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

Theodore Roosevelt
Don't you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can't be exactly who you are.

Lady Gaga
Did you know...
... that today is Catch 22 Day? This day honors the 1929
birthday of Candida Donadio, the literary agent who brought
Joseph Heller's first novel "Catch 22" to the publishing world. Originally titled "Catch 18," the novel had to be retitled before being published to avoid confusion with Leon Uris's new novel, Mila 18. Donadio selected the number 22 based on her Oct. 22 birthday.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Best wishes for a blessed and peaceful Sunday! Smile!

Gary Dean Masters
Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing.

Napoleon Hill
In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.

Charles de Gaulle
In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.

Charles de Gaulle
Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.

Thomas A. Edison
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

"It's been such a long time, I think I should be going... "

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A relationship with no trust is like having a phone with no service; you just play games.
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The shortest bridge between two people is a smile.
The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice.

George Eliot
One of my greatest accomplishment in life is knowing without doubt, faith and hope still exist in this ever changing world.
Some people come in your life as blessing, and others come in your life as lessons.
True leadership must be for the benefit of the followers, not the enrichment of the leaders.

Robert Townsend
There are better things in life than alcohol, but alcohol makes up for not having them.

Terry Pratchett
Still round the corner there may wait, a new road or a secret gate.

J. R. R. Tolkien
Did you know...
... that today is the Return of the King Day? In 1955, J. R.
R. Tolkien's final book The Return of the King was published
from the 3 fantasy novels making up The Lord of the Rings,
following The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers. The
books were set in middle-earth and featured hobbits, Wizards,
Elves, Dwarves, Orcs, Men and the quest for the One Ring that
rules the other Rings of Power.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Sex, Alcohol and Rock & Roll... Not necessarily in that order...
Chocolate, Diamonds and Money... Not necessarily I that order...
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.

Theodore Roosevelt
When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.

V Frankl
For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.
There is no such thing as public opinion.
There is only published opinion.

Winston Churchill
Your heart is like a safe. You need to be cautious when letting someone inside because that's where your most valuable possessions are kept.
Don't push away the right one just because of the damage the wrong one caused.
Remember everything you have and cherish it while you have it, because one day, you might wake up, and it will be gone.
Life isn't what makes us who we are, who we are is what makes our life.
The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.

Carl Rogers
Did you know...
... that today is the birthday of I Want to Hold Your Hand? In
1963, the Beatles recorded one of their first great hits, "I Wanna Hold Your Hand." Take time today to hold someone's hand.
Make a new friend! :-)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

I've got a dream that just won't quit!

Gary Dean Masters
When you reach for the stars, you may not get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud, either.

Anonymous
There's no limit to how much you'll know, depending how far
beyond zebra you go.

Dr. Seuss
Did you know...
... that today is Alaska Day? On this day in 1867, the U.S. formally took possession of Alaska after purchasing the
territory from Russia for $7.2 million, or less than two cents
an acre. The Alaska purchase comprised 586,412 square miles,
about twice the size of Texas, and was championed by William
Henry Seward, the enthusiastically expansionist secretary of state under President. Happy birthday, Alaska!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Success is only matters of planning and hard working.

Robert B Oxnam
The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished.

Anonymous
As you think, so shall you become.

Bruce Lee
Don't look back to your past, look forward to your future.
The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live up to one's opportunities and make the most of one's resources.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

Mark Twain
We must assume every event has significance and contains a
message that pertains to our questions. This especially
applies to what we used to call bad things. The challenge is
to find the silver lining in every event, no matter how
negative.

James Redfield
Did you know...
... that today is the birthday of the La Leche League? The La
Leche League International was founded in 1956 when they met
for the first time in the home of Mary White. This group provides info to breastfeeding mothers worldwide and has a presence in sixty-eight countries.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

Aristotle
Stay alert to find the best routes around the inevitable obstacles ahead.
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.

Mark Twain
If it's meant to be, it's meant to be.
A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
To exercise at or near capacity is the best way I know of reaching a true introspective state. If you do it right, it can open all kinds of inner doors.

Al Oerter
Did you know...
... that today is 4-Time Olympian Gold Day? At the 1968 Mexico
City Olympics, American discus thrower Al Oerter became the
first track person to win an event in four consecutive Olympics, a feat only matched by Carl Lewis in the long jump.
Trivia fans: He began his career at the age of 15 when a discus landed at his feet and he threw it back past the crowd of throwers!

Monday, October 15, 2012

It is quite possible to work without results, but never will there be results without work.

Anonymous
Life is short, time is fast.
No replays, no rewinds.
Enjoy every moment you have and make the best out of it.
Americans love a winner. Americans will not tolerate a loser.

General George S. Patton
If you have to play detective in your relationship; it's time to move on.
Live your life now and not wait until, until... Your someday is now.
Right now, someone you haven't met is out there wondering what it would be like to meet someone like you.
Everyone makes mistakes, it's part of life. Without mistakes, we wouldn't have lessons. So never regret your mistakes, learn from them.
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or
even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate
between what you know and what you don't.

Anatole France
Did you know...
... that today is the birthday of the Bellagio? In 1998, one of the most elegant hotels in Las Vegas, Nevada, opened for
business. The Bellagio is comprised of an astounding 3,933 rooms and its art gallery features over $300 million in
original American and European art.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

... by listening to the voice inside that says what you want and what you won't stand for...
Feelings change and people get lost; however, I still think of you.
No time for excuses, no time for apologies.
Wouldn't it be awesome if your iPod could detect your mood and make a playlist for it?
It’s amazing what people do for love, and it’s even more amazing what love does to people.
Sometimes the people we've known for a short amount of time have the biggest impact on our lives, even more than those we've known forever.
Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.

William James
Never could an increase of comfort or security be a sufficient good to be bought at the price of liberty.

Hilaire Belloc
That some achieve great success is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.

Abraham Lincoln
Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.

John F. Kennedy
Did you know...
... that today is the birthday of the Peace Corps? On October
14, 1960, at 2 a.m., Senator John F. Kennedy spoke to a crowd
of 10,000 cheering students at the University of Michigan in
Ann Arbor during a presidential campaign speech, speaking for
the first time about his idea of a Peace Corps. His young
audience responded to this speech with a petition signed by
1,000 students willing to serve abroad. He established the Peace Corps on March 1, 1961, by executive order.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

God knows who belongs in your life and who doesn't. Trust and let go. Whoever is meant to be there, will still be there.
Don't forget to pack your courage for your journey to greatness.

Dave Weinbaum
Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what
we give.

Winston Churchill
Did you know...
... that today is U.S. Navy Authorization Day? In 1775, the
Second Continental Congress authorized the acquisition of two
ships and the formation of a navy. The first commander in
chief was Esek Hopkins, who put the first squadron of the
Continental Navy to sea in February 1776.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Remember when you see a man at the top of a mountain, he didn't fall there.

Anonymous
Great lives are the culmination of great thoughts followed by great actions.

Peter Sinclair
It's not what you've got, its what you use that makes a difference.

Zig Ziglar
Dream without fear, Love without limits.
The object of the superior man is truth.

Confucius
A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man
contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Did you know...
... that today is Pass to Yourself Day? In 1997, Minnesota Viking quarterback Brad Johnson passed the ball, had it batted
back, caught it, and ran the ball into the end zone, thus becoming the first NFL quarterback to pass to himself for a touchdown. You definitely won't see a play like that every day!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

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Never, never, never give up

Winston Churchill
Even though we barely talk, I still wonder how you're doing.
Good times become good memories; bad times become good lessons.
We live in a world full of people pretending to be something they're not. Don't be one of them.
I never did a day's work in my life - it was all fun.

Thomas Edison
Nature is forever arriving and forever departing, forever
approaching, forever vanishing; but in her vanishings there seems to be ever the waving of a hand, in all her partings a promise of meetings farther along the road.

Richard Le Gallienne
Did you know...
... that today is the anniversary of the World's Largest Pizza? The world's largest pizza was built on October 11, 1987, by Lorenzo Amato and Louis Piancone. The pizza covered 10,000 square feet and measured 140 feet across. It weighed in at 44,457 pounds and was cut into 94,248 slices and eaten by more than 30,000 spectators in Havana, Florida. Yum!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.

Socrates
Every single person I know who is successful at what they do is successful because they love doing it.
Don't let someone else's opinion of you become your reality.

Les Brown
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

Goethe
The world is not looking for servants, there are plenty of
these, but for masters, men who form their purposes and then
carry them out, let the consequences be what they may.

Woodrow Wilson
Did you know...
... that today is Panama Canal Completion Day? In 1913, the
Panama Canal was finally completed as U.S. president Woodrow Wilson pushed a button in Washington D.C. that signaled via telegraph to blow up the last dike between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Lunch with the Mayor - Healthy Futures of Texas.
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Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.

St. Francis De Sales
Whenever you're tempted to dwell in the past, repeat this
single word: forward. Brainstorm one positive thought and action to use to keep you moving forward. When you're tempted
to indulge in a negative, regressive behavior, swap it for one that will move you forward.

Karen Salmansohn
Whenever you're tempted to dwell in the past, repeat this
single word: forward. Brainstorm one positive thought and action to use to keep you moving forward. When you're tempted
to indulge in a negative, regressive behavior, swap it for one that will move you forward."

Karen Salmansohn
Did you know...
... that today is the birthday of San Francisco? In 1776,
Spanish missionaries began the first settlement in the area
that was to become the city of San Francisco. Yerba Buena was
the original name of San Francisco. It was taken from the
plant with the same name that grew around the settlement that
was adjacent to the Mission San Francisco de Asis, "Mission
Dolores."

Monday, October 8, 2012

Lunch with the Mayor benefitting Healthy Futures of Texas
10/09/12 - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tickets still available!
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Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.

Albert Einstein
Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.

Jim Rohn
In life, the best moments are those that your camera failed to capture.
When you're happy you enjoy the music... when you're sad you understand the lyrics.
I know you've heard it a thousand times before. But it's true - hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to
practice, practice, practice. If you don't love something, then don't do it.

Ray Bradbury
Did you know...
... that today is the birthday of R.L. Stine (1943)? Robert
Lawrence Stine is an American novelist and writer, well known
for targeting younger audiences. Stine, who is often called the Stephen King of children's literature, is the author of dozens of popular horror fiction novellas, including the books in the Goosebumps, Rotten School, Mostly Ghostly, The Nightmare Room and Fear Street series. R.L. Stine says he has a great job: "My job is to give kids the CREEPS!" ;-)

Sunday, October 7, 2012

"... sometimes the best light comes from a burning bridge... "

My Thanksgiving - Don Henley
A year ago I would've never guessed life would be the way it is now.
Don't burn bridges unless they lead to your past.