JOHNMARTINMILES's SparkPeople Blog JOHNMARTINMILES's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Doors and Hinges Big doors swing on little hinges. <BR> W. Clement Stone <BR> Tue, 26 May 2015 10:35:24 EST Possessions! Your most precious, valued possessions and your greatest powers are invisible and intangible. No one can take them. You, and you alone, can give them. You will receive abundance for your giving. <BR> W. Clement Stone <BR> Mon, 25 May 2015 17:56:07 EST Thoughts...Emotions When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions. <BR> W. Clement Stone <BR> Sun, 24 May 2015 10:02:56 EST Try, Try, Try Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything. <BR> W. Clement Stone <BR> Sat, 23 May 2015 08:22:24 EST Truth Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance. <BR> W. Clement Stone <BR> Fri, 22 May 2015 08:20:10 EST Your Mission When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it. <BR> W. Clement Stone <BR> Thu, 21 May 2015 09:26:16 EST Attitude There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative. <BR> W. Clement Stone <BR> Wed, 20 May 2015 09:42:29 EST Environment! You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success - or are they holding you back? <BR> W. Clement Stone <BR> Tue, 19 May 2015 08:15:20 EST On Failure Like success, failure is many things to many people. With Positive Mental Attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again. <BR> W. Clement Stone <BR> Mon, 18 May 2015 09:55:00 EST SEEDS Every great man, every successful man, no matter what the field of endeavor, has known the magic that lies in these words: every adversity has the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit. <BR> W. Clement Stone <BR> Sun, 17 May 2015 11:58:59 EST Environment! Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them. <BR> W. Clement Stone <BR> Sat, 16 May 2015 09:06:10 EST Courage! Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity. <BR> W. Clement Stone <BR> Fri, 15 May 2015 08:14:11 EST Gusto! No matter how carefully you plan your goals they will never be more than pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto. <BR> W. Clement Stone <BR> Thu, 14 May 2015 08:31:46 EST Dreams! “The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.” <BR> ― Robert H. Schuller <BR> Wed, 13 May 2015 08:38:01 EST Failure is Good “I'd rather attempt to do something and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.” <BR> ― Robert H. Schuller <BR> <BR> Tue, 12 May 2015 08:39:28 EST Think! “You are what you think about all day long.” <BR> ― Robert H. Schuller <BR> Mon, 11 May 2015 08:11:12 EST Changes! “Don't violate the law, but don't reject an idea because it's illegal. You might be able to get the law changed.” <BR> ― Robert H. Schuller <BR> Sun, 10 May 2015 09:36:49 EST Dream! “Build a dream and the dream will build you.” <BR> ― Robert H. Schuller <BR> Sat, 9 May 2015 07:34:27 EST Dreams “The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.” <BR> ― Robert H. Schuller <BR> <BR> <BR> Think, believe, dream, dare! <BR> Walter Elias Disney <BR> Fri, 8 May 2015 15:19:06 EST Goals “Goals must never be from your ego, but problems that cry for a solution.” <BR> ― Robert H. Schuller <BR> Thu, 7 May 2015 10:50:30 EST Change Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable. Denis Waitley Wed, 6 May 2015 10:15:15 EST Imagination “Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities” <BR> ― Robert H. Schuller <BR> <BR> The most powerful nation on earth is imagination. <BR> -- Just about every self-hlp guru Tue, 5 May 2015 08:31:18 EST The Weekend A truly fun-filled weekend. Softball doubleheader Saturday followed by a race across country to catch a basketball game and then mowing the yard for the first time this year. It should have been done about 2-3 weeks ago but my mower was disabled. Sunday involved some furniture moving, another softball double header, a stock car race and cleaning out the DVR. Now it's Monday, starting with a 9:00 court appearance! Our grand opening at the new office is tomorrow so we turn the page and sta... Mon, 4 May 2015 11:10:28 EST Hopes “Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.” <BR> ― Robert H. Schuller <BR> Sun, 3 May 2015 10:44:46 EST Failure is Not an Option! “What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?” <BR> ― Robert H. Schuller <BR> Sat, 2 May 2015 09:09:23 EST Goals are Necessary “Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.” <BR> ― Robert H. Schuller <BR> Fri, 1 May 2015 08:30:01 EST Live for something “It's not enough to have lived. <BR> We should be determined to live for something. <BR> May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, <BR> sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind, <BR> bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely?” <BR> ― Leo Buscaglia <BR> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 08:24:52 EST Dreams “Build a dream and the dream will build you.” <BR> ― Robert H. Schuller <BR> <BR> "Think, believe, dream and dare!" <BR> Walter Elias Disney Wed, 29 Apr 2015 08:25:34 EST Apple Seeds “Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the apples in a seed.” <BR> ― Robert H. Schuller <BR> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:10:57 EST Spectacularity! “Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.” <BR> ― Robert H. Schuller <BR> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:42:42 EST Give Joyfully! “Only when we give joyfully, without hesitation or thought of gain, can we truly know what love means.” <BR> ― Leo Buscaglia <BR> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 09:16:39 EST Attempts “I'd rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.” <BR> ― Robert H. Schuller, Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do! <BR> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:15:21 EST Superiority “Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.” <BR> ― Robert H. Schuller <BR> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:11:15 EST What is Left? “Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.” <BR> ― Robert H. Schuller <BR> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 10:00:25 EST Imperfection “Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.” <BR> ― Robert H. Schuller <BR> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09:22:57 EST To Have Lived “It's not enough to have lived. <BR> We should be determined to live for something. <BR> May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, <BR> sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind, <BR> bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely?” <BR> ― Leo Buscaglia <BR> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:19:08 EST On Being You! “You are the only you ... You are the best you. You will always be the second best anyone else.” <BR> ― Leo Buscaglia <BR> <BR> Be yourself, no one else can o it for you. <BR> from The Talmud Thu, 16 Apr 2015 08:19:56 EST No Know It All's “Those who think they know it all have no way of finding out they don't..” <BR> ― Leo Buscaglia <BR> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:59:30 EST Never cut a tree down in the wintertime! Feeling a little down this morning. Then I found this. Things are looking up! <BR> <BR> “Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.” <BR> ― Robert H. Schuller <BR> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:22:50 EST Be Yourself! “A loving relationship is one in which the loved one is free to be himself -- to laugh with me, but never at me; to cry with me, but never because of me; to love life, to love himself, to love being loved. Such a relationship is based upon freedom and can never grow in a jealous heart” <BR> ― Leo Buscaglia <BR> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:22:19 EST Transgressions! “I exist, I am, I am here, I am becoming, I make my own life and no one else makes it for me. I must face my own shortcomings, mistakes, transgressions. No one can suffer my non-being as I do, but tomorrow is another day, and I must decide to leave my bed and live again. And if I fail, I don't have the comfort of blaming you or life or God. ” <BR> ― Leo Buscaglia, Living Loving and Learning <BR> Fri, 3 Apr 2015 08:12:07 EST Opportunities! “The majority of us lead quiet, unheralded lives as we pass through this world. There will most likely be no ticker-tape parades for us, no monuments created in our honor. But that does not lessen our possible impact, for there are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our unique talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give. Too often we underestimate the power... Thu, 2 Apr 2015 08:25:18 EST The Questions “Ancient Egyptians believed that upon death they would be asked two questions and their answers would determine whether they could continue their journey in the afterlife. The first question was, 'Did you bring joy?' The second was, 'Did you find joy?” <BR> ― Leo Buscaglia <BR> Wed, 1 Apr 2015 15:15:10 EST Paradise! “Life is a paradise for those who love many things with a passion.” <BR> ― Leo Buscaglia <BR> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:29:35 EST A Better World “Don't spend your precious time asking "Why isn't the world a better place?" It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is "How can I make it better?" To that there is an answer.” <BR> ― Leo Buscaglia <BR> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:44:58 EST Don't Worry, Be Happy! “Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.” <BR> ― Leo Buscaglia <BR> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:47:26 EST Gifts “Our talents are the gift that God gives to us... What we make of our talents is our gift back to God” <BR> ― Leo Buscaglia <BR> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:25:23 EST Continuing Education At continuing education today. Mandated by the state to keep my license. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:49:07 EST Love “Love is always bestowed as a gift - freely, willingly and without expectation. We don't love to be loved; we love to love.” <BR> ― Leo Buscaglia <BR> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:59:46 EST The World is but a Stage! “If you don't like the scene you're in, if you're unhappy, if you're lonely, if you don't feel that things are happening, change your scene. Paint a new backdrop.” <BR> ― Leo Buscaglia <BR> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 08:35:54 EST