Friday, November 30, 2012

Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.

Merry Browne
We trust, sir, that God is on our side. It is more important to know that we are on God's side.

Abraham Lincoln
Sometimes, you have to stop thinking and just go where your heart takes you.
No man can climb out beyond the limitations of his own character.

John Morley
If you're interested in 'balancing' work and pleasure, stop trying to balance them.

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If we don't know life, how can we know death?

Confucius
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have
known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and
have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an
appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving
concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.

Elizabeth Kubler Ross
Did you know...
... that today is the birthday of the Mason Jar? In 1858, 26-year-old tinsmith John Landis Mason patented the Mason jar. It's screw top and lids made it easier to preserve food at home.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?

Vincent Van Gogh
Dear Lord,

I have many things to be thankful for! Thank You! Thank You!

Gary
Cuddling literally warms and protects the heart. It's also highly efficient at reducing the effects of stress.
Time has a way of showing us what really matters.
Let go of the old you if you want to become the new you.
If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right.

Henry Ford
To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.

Joseph Chilton Pearce
All men are created equal, it is only men themselves who place themselves above equality.

David Allen
There are hundreds of paths up the mountain, all leading to
the same place, so it doesn't matter which path you take. The
only person wasting time is the one who runs around the
mountain, telling everyone that his or her path is wrong.

Hindu proverb
Did you know...
... that today is Yugoslavia Republic Day? In 1945, the
monarchy was abolished in Yugoslavia and the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was proclaimed. On January 31, 1946, Yugoslavia adopted a new constitution formally establishing
the federal republic.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Your future depends on many things, but mostly on you.

Frank Tyger
You never realize how strong you are, until being strong is the only choice you have.
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.

Jim Rohn
Si no sueñas, nunca encontrarás lo que hay más allá de tus sueños.
The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be.

Leo Buscaglia
Did you know...
... that today is British Parliament Women's Day? In 1919, Lady Nancy Astor, born in Virginia, became the first woman to serve as a member of the British Parliament.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

When I sent: "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" post... I remembered, tonight is the official night of the full moon. It all makes perfect sense.
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly!
(No, not the movie or anything to do with the movie.)
Dear Past, thanks for all the lessons.
Dear Future, I’m ready!
"... getting a text from that special someone right when you've felt like they forgot about you... "
Morale and attitude are fundamentals to success.

Bud Wilkinson
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.

Dale Carnegie
The thing that is really hard and really amazing is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.

Anna Quindlen
There's always a way - if you're committed.

Tony Robbins
We cannot start over, but we can begin now and make a new ending.

Zig Ziglar
Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.

Jack Kerouac
Did you know...
... that today is Shakespeare's Wedding Day? In 1582, William
Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway. Author of "Romeo and Juliet" and many love sonnets, Shakespeare is now considered one of history's great romantics.

Monday, November 26, 2012

You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.

Dr. Wayne Dyer
The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence; it is to act with yesterday's logic.

Peter Drucker
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

Albert Einstein
We must take charge of our own destinies, design a life of substance and truly begin to live our dreams.

Les Brown
Sometimes, you have to stop thinking so much and go where your heart takes you.
Republicans always think it is the fourth of July. Democrats always think it is April 15th.

Ronald Reagan
I was always looking outside myself for strength and
confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the
time.

Anna Freud
Did you know...
... that today is Sojourner Truth Day? This day commemorates
the death of Sojourner Truth in 1883. Sojourner Truth, a former slave, was an advocate of abolition and women's rights.
Sojourner was born sometime in 1790.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

What If finding the love of your life meant changing the life that you loved?
Participate in life instead of just watching it pass you by.
Por esas canciones que cuando se acaban, las vuelves a poner, por el simple hecho de lo que te recuerdan.
Cuando crees que has encontrado todas las respuestas, la vida te sorprende cambiando todas las preguntas.
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If you go looking for a friend, you're going to find the're very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you'll find them everywhere.

Zig
It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.

Edmund Hillary
When the power of love overcomes the love of power, then the world will know peace.

Jimi Hendrix
The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.

Ferdinand Foch

Saturday, November 24, 2012

If you never jumped around the furniture avoiding the lava on the ground, then you didn't have a childhood.
Life is short but there is always time for courtesy.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life is short but there is always time for courtesy.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Realize that everything connects to everything else.

Leonardo DaVinci
You are beautiful. Know this. Anyone who tells you otherwise is simply lying. You are beautiful.

Steve Maraboli
It's better to fail in originality, than succeed in imitation.

Herman Melville
Did you know...
... that today is Zachary Taylor's Birthday? Zachary Taylor, the 12th President of the United States, was born November 24,
1784, at Orange County, Virginia. Known as "Old Rough and Ready," Taylor had a 40-year military career in the United
States Army, serving in the War of 1812, the Black Hawk War,
and the Second Seminole War.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Listen as Wisdom calls! Hear as understanding raises her voice!
There's always a wild side to an innocent face.
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.

Maya Angelou
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.

William Blake
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.

Maya Angelou
Have no friends not equal to yourself.

Confucius
The world turns aside to let any man pass who knows where he is going.

Epictetus
One day someone will walk into your life and make you see why it never worked out with anyone else.
You may not be a Picasso or Mozart but you don't have to be.
Just create to create. Create to remind yourself you're still alive. Make stuff to inspire others to make something too. Create to learn a bit more about yourself.

Frederick Terral
Did you know...
... that today is Hope Record Day? In 1996, 93-year-old
comedian Bob Hope ended his 60-year association with NBC as
his last special aired. Hope had the longest running contract with a single network. Congratulations, Bob!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

John Wooden
Life's short, don't waste it being sad, be who you are, be happy, be free, be whatever you want to be.
Toil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other.

Seneca
Toil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other.

Seneca
Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
I have not changed... truth is you never really knew the real me.
If you want to know your past, look into your present conditions. If you want to know your future, look into your present actions.
Prayer strikes the winning blow; service is simply picking up the pieces.

S.D. Gordon
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.

Aesop
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and
creates a vision for tomorrow.

Melody Beattie
Did you know...
... that today, besides being Thanksgiving in the United
States (Happy Thanksgiving!), is the birthday of Beauty and the Beast? In 1991, Walt Disney's cartoon movie "Beauty and the Beast" was released. Find some beauty in every beast you meet today! ;-)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Whatever you have, you must either use or lose.

Henry Ford
I don't really hate Math. I'm just not comfortable talking about eX's and whY's.
Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.

Montapert
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, live the life you Imagined.

Thoreau
Only once in your life, I truly believe, you can find someone who can completely turn your world around.
Distance is just the space in between.
Top 3 lies people tell:
1: I'm fine.
2: I'll call you back.
3: I'm on my way.
The payoff of having a little faith -- that someone in need could truly use your help; that a person you used to keep at arm's length could become a friend - far outweighs the fear of feeling like a fool.

Alina Tugend
Did you know...
... that today is World Hello Day? Founded in 1973, this day was begun in response to the conflict between Egypt and Israel in the fall of 1973. Take time today to make the world a friendlier place by greeting 10 people today. Hello! Bonjour!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

All of our energy should be in sacrifice and services.

Richard Geere
They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.

Confucius
Sometimes, you just have to distance yourself from people. If they care, they’ll notice. If they don’t, you know where you stand.
Sometimes, the most important lessons in life are the ones we learn the hard way.
Being single is a good feeling, no drama or heartaches. On the other hand, it gets lonely and you miss that feeling of being in a relationship.
Do something today that your future self will thank you for.
Nature has planted in our minds an insatiable longing to see the truth.

Cicero
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.

Andrew Carnegie
The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.

Albert Ellis
Did you know...
... that today is Mexico Revolution Day? This day celebrates the anniversary of the social revolution begun by Francisco Madero in 1910 against dictator Porfirio Diaz. On this date, he issued the Plan of San Luis de Potosi, which called for the repeal of the 1910 elections.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Leadership is doing what is right when no one is watching.

George Van Valkenberg
The best way for a person to have happy thoughts is to count his blessings and not his cash.
Money often costs too much.

Emerson
Change the way you look at things and the things you look at will change.
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.

Jim Rohn
Inhale the best, exhale the stress
Leadership is sometimes about leading and sometimes about learning.
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 the Presidential Library? The first Presidential Library was formed in 1939, when President Franklin Roosevelt donated his personal and Presidential papers to the Federal Government. In the United States, the presidential library system is a nationwide
network of 13 libraries administered by the Office of
Presidential Libraries, which is part of the National Archives
and Records Administration (NARA).
Did you know...
... that today is the birthday of the Presidential Library? The first Presidential Library was formed in 1939, when President Franklin Roosevelt donated his personal and Presidential papers to the Federal Government. In the United States, the presidential library system is a nationwide
network of 13 libraries administered by the Office of
Presidential Libraries, which is part of the National Archives
and Records Administration (NARA).

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sometime in life... You realize why things in life are the the way they are... And not the way they were.
Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress.

Thomas Edison
Just because a girl talks to you... doesn't mean she likes you
Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.

Thomas Edison
Live well. Dream big. Laugh often. Love much.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.

Machiavelli

Saturday, November 17, 2012

When you stare into the abyss the abyss stares back at you.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Let it go and move on.
The difference between winners and losers is that winners train and losers complain.
It isn’t enough to think outside the box. Thinking is passive. Get used to acting outside the box.

Tim Ferriss
Happiness ain't a thing in itself - it's only a contrast with something that ain't pleasant.

Mark Twain.
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Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.

Aesop
Breakups aren’t always bitter. Sometimes they makes us grow up and understand better.
We are not on this earth to accumulate victories, things, and
experiences, but to be whittled and sandpapered until what's
left is who we truly are."

Arianna Huffington
Did you know...
... that today is Washington Assembly Day? In 1800, the U.S.
Congress assembled for the first time in the new national capital city of Washington. Since no quorum was present in either chamber, the House opened for business on the 18th and the Senate on the 21st.

Friday, November 16, 2012

My parents told me that I could do and be anything I really wanted. I believed them.

Molly McDonald
I never get jealous when I see my ex with someone else, because my parents always taught me to give my used toys to the less fortunate.
Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.

Aristotle
Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate, or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, or evil can become a source of beauty, joy and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.

Henry Miller
Did you know...
... that today is English Newspaper Day? First published as "The Oxford Gazette" on November 16, 1665, the paper moved to London with the royal court and continued to be published as "The London Gazette," the first English-language newspaper.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

"... Slow down, Cowboy... "

Something a friend said at lunch.
Love isnt something you can turn on and off, unless you're faking it.
No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

Paulo Coelho
Courage faces fear and thereby masters it

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Courage faces fear and thereby masters it

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Treat her like a queen and she'll treat you like a king! Treat her like a game and she'll show you how it's played.
Friends teach you what you WANT to know. Enemies teach you what you NEED to know.
Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.
Live with passion!

Tony Robbins
Son: "Can you write in the dark?" Father: "I think so, why?"
Son: "I need you to sign my report card."
Son: "Can you write in the dark?" Father: "I think so, why?"
Son: "I need you to sign my report card."
Son: "Can you write in the dark?" Father: "I think so, why?"
Son: "I need you to sign my report card."
Issue a blanket pardon. Forgive everyone who has ever hurt
you in any way. Forgiveness is a perfectly selfish act. It sets you free from the past.

Brian Tracy
Did you know...
... that today is Pike's Peak Discovery Day? American explorer and soldier Zebulon Pike first sighted Pike's Peak in Colorado in 1806. Pike's Peak is the most visited mountain in North America and the second most visited mountain in the world behind Japan's Mount Fuji.
Did you know...
... that today is Pike's Peak Discovery Day? American explorer and soldier Zebulon Pike first sighted Pike's Peak in Colorado in 1806. Pike's Peak is the most visited mountain in North America and the second most visited mountain in the world behind Japan's Mount Fuji.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

He who dares nothing need hope for nothing.

Anonymous
You can have anything you want if you will give up the belief that you can't have it.

Dr. Robert Anthony
An alt. route to SB 35 traffic is to exit FM 3009 West of Schertz to SB FM 2252. It'll take you to 1604.
Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.

Aristotle
Major crash has all lanes of south-bound I-35 closed at Loop 1604 in Live Oak. Find alternate routes where possible.
If you cant find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.

M Gaye
If you cant find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.

M Gaye
I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it.

WC Fields
My wish isn't to mean everything to everyone but something to
someone.

Oscar Wilde
Did you know...
... that today is Kick a Football Day? In a 1951 "Peanuts"
comic strip, Charlie Brown first attempts to kick a football.
The first appearance of the gag is in the strip from November
14, 1951. In that strip Violet, not Lucy, is the one holding the ball and she only pulls it away because she is afraid Charlie Brown will kick her hand. Lucy was first shown playing the prank on Charlie Brown on November 16, 1952. Help him out today by going out and kicking a football! ;-)

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

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To win without risk is to triumph without glory.

ierre Corneille
Putting your thoughts and dreams into action is a big accomplishment. Sometimes it's necessary to get comfortable with the uncomfortable.
Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else's hands, but not you.

Jim Rohn
Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else's hands, but not you.

Jim Rohn
Did you know...
... that today is the birthday of the Holland Tunnel? Opened
in 1927, the Holland Tunnel, connecting New York City with
Jersey City, was the first U.S. automobile tunnel to be built
under water. Trivia fans: Unusual for an American public works
project, it is not named for a government official, politician, a local hero or a person of historical interest but for its first chief engineer, Clifford Milburn Holland.

Monday, November 12, 2012

To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.

Tony Dorsett
A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.

Donald Trump
Good things come to those who wait, while great things come to those who take the initiative to achieve them.
Desire, that is the one secret of every mans career. Not education, not being born with hidden talents...Desire.

Bobby Unser
Life can be like a roller coaster. And just when you think you've had enough, and you're ready to get off the ride and take the calm, easy merry-go round, you change your mind, throw your hands in the air and ride the roller coaster all over again. That's exhilaration... that's living a bit on the edge... that's being alive.

Stacey Charter
Did you know...
... that today is Ellis Island Closing Day? Ellis Island, where over 20,000,000 immigrants were processed for entrance into the United States, opened for business on January 1, 1892. On November 12, 1954, it closed. It is now a museum. Trivia buffs: The last person to pass through Ellis Island was a Norwegian merchant seaman by the name of Arne Peterssen in 1954.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

There's a big difference between settling, and being truly happy. Life is short, never settle for less than you deserve.
Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.

Les Brown
There's "hell" in hello, "good" in goodbye, "lie" in believe, "over" in lover, "end" in friend, "ex" in "next", & "if" in life.
Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.

William Butler Yeats
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give
other people permission to do the same.

Nelson Mandela
Did you know...
... that today, besides being Veteran's Day in the U.S. (Happy
Veteran's Day!), is the birthday of Route 66? In 1926, Route 66 was commissioned as the first continuous highway from the
Midwest to California. Route 66 crosses 8 states and 3 time
zones. The states it runs through are: Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

You always know when you meet someone special. Your heart beats quicker and you just smile for no reason.
Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.

Les Brown
You're never fully dressed without a smile.

Martin Charnin
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.

Theodore Roosevelt
A problem is your chance to do your best.

Duke Ellington
Did you know...
... that today is Forget-Me-Not Day? Forget-Me-Not Day is a
day to remember family, friends, and loved ones. Use this day
to get in touch with all your loved ones, especially those who you haven't seen in a while. You don't want them to forget you, do you!?

Friday, November 9, 2012

I'd rather look back at my life and say, "I can't believe I did that!" instead of saying, "I wish I did that.."
The foundation of lasting self-confidence and self-esteem is excellence, mastery of our work.

Brian Tracey
Being single is it. But there isn't anything better than being in a good, dedicated relationship.
A truly great man never puts away the simplicity of a child.

Chinese Proverb
To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.

Soren Kierkegaard
Daring to have a wonderful experience, even though you may get hurt, is the only way you'll realize its deepest desires.

Martha Beck
Did you know...
... that today is Rolling Stone Magazine's Birthday? In 1967,
the first issue of Rolling Stone magazine featured John Lennon
on the cover. Throughout its history, Rolling Stone has
featured top Hollywood actors, musicians and other famous
personalities on its covers. According to the book "1,000
Rolling Stone Covers," compiled by the magazine's editors,
Mick Jagger is the leader in most Rolling Stone magazine covers with 27 total.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Lean too much on the approval of people, and it becomes a bed of thorns.

Tehyi Hsieh
Give generously, live optimistically, and be all you want to see in the world.
Let us cry for the spilt milk, by all means, if by doing so we learn how to avoid spilling any more. Let us cry for the spilt milk, and remember how, and where, and why, we spilt it. Much wisdom is learnt through tears, but none by forgetting our lessons.

Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton
Did you know...
... that today is the birthday of the Louvre Museum? Originally a fortress built in 1190 for King Philippe Auguste, the Louvre was converted into an art museum, opening its doors on November 8, 1793. The Louvre contains many priceless works, including the Mona Lisa, the Winged Victory of Samothrace and the Venus de Milo. Traveling there soon? The Louvre is closed on Tuesdays!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Never underestimate the power of Stupid people in large groups.