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Thought for the day... 3/30/12

Friday, March 30, 2012

Don't undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others. It is because we are different that each of us is special Don't let your goals be what other people deem important. Only you know what's best for you. Don't take for granted the things close to your heart. Cling to them as you would your life, for without them life is meaningless. Don't let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past or for the future. By living your life one day at a time, you live all the days of your life. Don't give up when you have something to give. Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying. Don't be afraid to admit that you are less perfect. It is this fragile thread that binds us to each other. Don't be afraid to encounter risk. It is by taking chances that we learn to be brave. Don't shut love out of your life by saying it's impossible to find. The quickest way to receive love, is to give love, the fastest way to lose love is to hold too tightly, and the best way to keep love is to give it wings. Don't dismiss your dreams. To be without dreams, is to be without hope, to be without hope is to be without purpose. Don't run through life so fast that you forget not only where you've been but also where you're going. Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored each step of the way. - Nancye Sims

  
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LORETTA24 3/30/2012 11:18AM

    Ahhh ... DO make the choices that will bring lasting joy into your life. Keep smiling sunshine.

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MPLANE37 3/30/2012 6:46AM

    Most of it is wonderful... Except for one little point... Which says "... by living in the past or for the future"... Agree on the "past" part... But the "future" part is different. We live today under conditions that are due to our investment in today when we were in the past. So when you invest in the future, you don't lose today, for today was invested in long time before today. If you stop investing in the future, and when it comes, if you try to enjoy your today then, you may not be able to find anything to enjoy at all because you have never invested in it in the first place!

A better expression would be "enjoy your today, and invest in your future; don't live in your past, but take responsibility for it".

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SMIDGON 3/30/2012 5:53AM

    So true, we must do our best today, if we went a better tomorrow.

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ROX525 3/30/2012 5:46AM

    Lovely and true. Thank you for my morning inspiration.

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STALEYK 3/30/2012 5:42AM

    How very true! Thanks for sharing! Good start to my day!

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Thought for the day... 3/30/12

Friday, March 30, 2012

Don't undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others. It is because we are different that each of us is special Don't let your goals be what other people deem important. Only you know what's best for you. Don't take for granted the things close to your heart. Cling to them as you would your life, for without them life is meaningless. Don't let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past or for the future. By living your life one day at a time, you live all the days of your life. Don't give up when you have something to give. Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying. Don't be afraid to admit that you are less perfect. It is this fragile thread that binds us to each other. Don't be afraid to encounter risk. It is by taking chances that we learn to be brave. Don't shut love out of your life by saying it's impossible to find. The quickest way to receive love, is to give love, the fastest way to lose love is to hold too tightly, and the best way to keep love is to give it wings. Don't dismiss your dreams. To be without dreams, is to be without hope, to be without hope is to be without purpose. Don't run through life so fast that you forget not only where you've been but also where you're going. Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored each step of the way. - Nancye Sims

  
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THJORA 3/31/2012 9:50AM

    This one was like 12 thoughts for the day!!! I think we could do a whole blog about each sentence!! Thanks for sharing!

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Thought for the day... 3/29/12

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Above all, trust in the slow work of God. We are, quite naturally, impatient in everything to reach the end without delay. We should like to skip the intermediate stages. We are impatient of being on the way to something unknown, something new. And yet it is the law of all progress that it is made by passing through some staged of instability – And that it may take a very long time. And so I think it is with you. Your ideas mature gradually – let them grow. Let them shape themselves, without undue haste. Don't try to force them on, as though you could be today what time (that is to say, grace and circumstances acting on your own good will) will make you tomorrow. Only God could say what this new spirit gradually forming within you will be. Give our Lord the benefit of believing that his hand is leading you, and accept the anxiety of feeling yourself in suspense and incomplete. – Pierre Teillhard de Chardin.

  
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LEANJEAN6 3/29/2012 6:21AM

    lovely way to start the day--reading yer blog--Thanks-Lynda

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CHLOE453 3/29/2012 6:06AM

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SMIDGON 3/29/2012 5:46AM

    True, oh so true!

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MARYJOANNA 3/29/2012 5:41AM

  Turn yourself over to God and He will guide you!

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ROX525 3/29/2012 5:16AM

    Oh how I have learned this in the past two years! I have no control. I can't, He can, so I let Him. Thank you.

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Thought for the day... 3/28/12

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A closed mouth gathers no feet. – Anonymous.

  
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Thought for the day... 3/27/12

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Can you go for 24 hours without saying anything unkind about or to anyone? I often challenge workshop audiences to try to do so. Always, some people laugh nervously. They’re sure they can’t go a whole day without making an unkind reference about another person. “Then you have a serious problem,” I tell them. “Because if I were to ask you whether you can go for 24 hours without drinking any alcohol and you said that you can’t, that means you’re an alcoholic. And if you can’t go for 24 hours without smoking a cigarette, that means you’re addicted to nicotine. And if you can’t go for 24 hours without speaking unkindly about or to another, that means you’ve lost control over your mouth.” If you are willing to carry out this experiment, check your watch. Resolve that until this time tomorrow, you won’t say anything negative about another person. (The only exception will be the very rare instance where it’s necessary to transmit such information: You learn, for example, that a friend of yours is about to date a man who beat his ex-wife.) Throughout the day, you will constantly monitor how you speak. If you need to criticize, you will restrict your criticism to the incident that provoked your ire and not engage in a generalized attack on the person who angered you. If you enter into an argument, you will argue fairly, without allowing your disagreement to degenerate into name-calling or other forms of verbal abuse. Throughout the day, you will not disseminate negative rumors. You will refrain from defaming groups as well as individuals. In other words, for a full 24 hours you will follow the Golden Rule, speaking about and to others with the same kindness and fairness you wish them to exercise when speaking about and to you. You will act as a person of good character, focused on helping people with your deeds and healing them with your words. At the least, you will not hurt people with your words. – Joseph Telushkin.

  
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SMIDGON 3/27/2012 5:56AM

    Very good blog! It's something I at least don't think about. Thank You for reminding us to 'button up'.
Janet

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