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12/19/14 5:43 A

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If Plan "A" doesn't work, the alphabet has 25 more letters.

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12/18/14 10:55 A

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We should learn to accept that CHANGE is truly the only thing that's going on ALWAYS, and learn to ride with it and enjoy it.

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12/17/14 9:13 A

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"Faith is seeing light with your heart, when all your eyes see is darkness."

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12/16/14 11:14 A

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It's always within our power to change the way we perceive things. You can focus on what's wrong or focus on what's right. Whichever you choose, is what makes all the difference in your day.

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12/15/14 11:04 A

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Commitment is pushing yourself when no one else is around.

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12/14/14 8:32 A

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Blessings are not always delivered as we expect, but as they will serve us.

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12/13/14 8:23 A

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You can throw in the towel or you can use it to wipe the sweat off your face.


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12/12/14 9:04 A

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Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile and a grateful heart.

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12/11/14 3:47 P

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Make sure that you take the time to love yourself today!!

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12/10/14 8:57 A

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Having a rough morning? Place your hand over your heart, feel that? That's called purpose. You're alive for a reason. Don't give up!

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12/9/14 8:27 A

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.People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing. That's why we recommend it daily.

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12/8/14 9:11 A

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Excuses Dont' burn calories.

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4/23/12 8:26 A

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"Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them. They make the impossible happen."


When you are a leader, there is a lot asked from you. It might be putting in extra hours to a project, keeping the team together, making a last minute decision; the list goes on and on. These are not special cases; these are requirements. Sometimes it’s hard to understand what it’s really like to be a leader until you are on, so be prepared for a ton of work. But being a leader also has its benefits. You can make a difference, not only with the project you are working on but also with the rest of your team. You can help them, on the project and in life. And no matter what happens, it comes down to how you handle everything. This thought can be intimidating, but think about the feeling you will get after a job well done. So remember if want to become a leader, there is high risk but also high reward.


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4/22/12 9:42 A

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“Each of us has his own special gift and you know this was meant to be true. And if you don't under estimate me, I won't under estimate you."



Here’s a leadership secret that’s often overlooked: leaders put others in situations where they can put their strengths to good use. They see the value in other people and build on that contribution. Potential help for you and your goals can come from practically anywhere. So keep your eyes, ears and mind open. You can learn something from each person you meet every day. Don’t underestimate anyone’s skills or what they might be able to teach you. Your bus driver may have a story that can make you see a problem in a new light. The kids down the street might show you a thing or two about living with energy and joy. Your spouse may have a quality that you should think about improving in yourself. That odd co-worker down the hall may know more about your favorite hobby than you realized. How do you tap into these riches? Talk. Ask. Listen. And learn.


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4/21/12 7:27 A

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"If you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm."


It’s always great to have a person to rely on in a time of need. However, there are times when only your own initiative will do the trick. Good things have to start somewhere, so why not be the good you want to see in the world? It doesn’t have to be large, world-altering projects; start small. You’ll find that the work you do might just motivate others to join you. Your leadership may very well inspire and spark the enthusiasm of those that see your effort, whether at home, at work, or in some organization. Have a big project looming ahead at your job, but nobody seems to want to tackle it? Go ahead and get a jumpstart on it; others will follow.


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4/20/12 8:21 A

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Inspiring people are vitamins for our spirits. They come in all kinds of disguises and descriptions. If you open your heart to being inspired, they will appear.


Do you take a daily vitamin? Even if you don’t, you have probably heard about the potential benefits that vitamins provide. Most of us know how to nourish our bodies, vitamins being one of these ways…but do you know how to nourish your spirit? One recommendation is to open your heart and let inspiration happen. During life, we all build brick walls around our soul…whenever we are hurt or fail…now is the time to start breaking those barriers. Open your heart and you will find inspiration everywhere!

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Inspiring people are vitamins for our spirits. They come in all kinds of disguises and descriptions. If you open your heart to being inspired, they will appear.


Do you take a daily vitamin? Even if you don’t, you have probably heard about the potential benefits that vitamins provide. Most of us know how to nourish our bodies, vitamins being one of these ways…but do you know how to nourish your spirit? One recommendation is to open your heart and let inspiration happen. During life, we all build brick walls around our soul…whenever we are hurt or fail…now is the time to start breaking those barriers. Open your heart and you will find inspiration everywhere!

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4/19/12 8:22 A

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Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose.



Do you ever take time to listen to yourself? This may seem like a strange question, but most people don’t. Most people hear what they want, but don’t listen. Listening can be a very different task than hearing and can be much more difficult. It is extremely difficult to listen to yourself because you can be your biggest enemy. Take some time and think about where you are and what you’re doing. Listen to yourself and you will find that most everything we do has a purpose. Even if it seems like a meaningless or unfulfilling task right now…it could be building your foundation for something you’ve only dreamed about.


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4/18/12 8:38 A

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The best inspiration is not to outdo others, but to outdo ourselves.

Winning feels good. It’s satisfying to look over at a vanquished foe knowing that, when tested, you came out on top. Winning is a rush. But, like most rushes, the high of winning can fade with time and memory. The victories that stick, the ones that build lasting confidence, are the ones where you impress yourself instead of others. It’s easy to win. It’s tougher to win when it requires you to be at the top of your game and constantly improving. But it’s so much more meaningful. In the same way, lasting motivation comes from the bars we set high for ourselves. Humans have a way of working hard to live up to our own standards. For the best measuring stick, look to your past and to your potential. More often than not, when you commit to being your best, the victories will come anyway.


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4/17/12 9:33 A

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In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.


It is very important for us all to remember to give thanks to the people who help us remember what living is all about. Who has helped you rekindle your inner spirit or remember why you are here? Call them or write them a simple note of thanks. Once you have figured out what you are passionate about, these people will help keep you motivated to your purpose.


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4/16/12 9:53 A

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If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.


What if you don’t like what is going on around you? What if you see something that you disagree with or something that you know you could help with? How about doing something about it? Don’t just sit back and assume that somebody else with take care of things. Step up for yourself! Don’t be afraid or intimidated by other people if something seems important to you. You can start small. Make a difference in little ways. But little fires quickly turn into large ones with a little bit of work.


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4/15/12 2:13 P

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you are very emoticon my friend. I never know if anyone is reading them but I keep them going just in case.

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4/15/12 9:56 A

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emoticon for doing these!!!

Hello!! I'm Linda/Lyn from St. Louis, MO USA!

Live, laugh, love, relax and play!!

I love life!!!


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4/15/12 8:29 A

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Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


What would you do if you knew you could not fail? What kind of person would you be? What would at typical day look like? There’s a reason that star-gazing provokes the most powerful dreams. They’re right there for the taking, yet you can’t touch them. Their distance only feeds an ability to inspire. Dreams may seem out of reach, but that’s not the point of dreams. They’re there to be felt, not touched or dissected – what a star is made of is meaningless to a moonlit dreamer. The epic possibilities are what’s important. The payoff is not so much in the destination as it is in the journey. By following your dreams, you make their beauty a part of who you are. Your life begins to shine. You become a better person. By chasing that star, you’ve already captured its magic.




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4/14/12 9:25 A

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One of the virtues of being very young is that you don't let the facts get in the way of your imagination.



Isn’t this true? When you were young, did you ever let the facts stop you from using your imagination? For most youngsters, imagination makes anything possible. But, as we grow up, something changes. We start not only paying close attention to the details, but also stop using our imagination to dream. In some situations, facts have to tell you what to do. But, don’t let the facts interfere with every aspect of your life. Take some time to imagine what’s possible and work your way there! You might find yourself acting like a child…no boundaries, no limits, and tons of fun!


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4/13/12 8:53 A

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Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.


Have you ever thought about making your daily life a vacation? Try to convey the same enthusiasm and adventure that you feel when you are on vacation everyday. For example, if you like going on vacations because it gives you a chance to relax and calm down, find ways to make that happen when you are not on vacation. You could go to a coffee shop and read or take a walk to wind down in the evening. If you like vacations because they make your life an adventure...make your everyday life an adventure. Take a different way home from work or go someplace you've never been after work.


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4/12/12 9:57 A

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It is the person who has done nothing is sure that nothing can be done.


The best way to persuade someone to your point of view is to prove it. While others talk about why something can’t be done, leave them alone with their fault-finding and just go out and show them wrong. This strategy of action works to battle self-criticism too. You may have been born with the confidence to face any challenge, but most of us start off feeling like there’s nothing we can do. You can do more than you think, but if you never try to prove it, you’ll never convince yourself of that fact. Experience is the best teacher around. It’s also the best confidence builder. The more you do, the more obstacles you overcome, the more you realize that anything is possible. When faced with the unknown, it’s a great feeling to know that no matter what happens, you can handle it and find a solution.


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4/11/12 10:07 A

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To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination.


Has your life become stale or redundant? Most of us have days when life seems like it is the same as the day before. Try to think of new ways to approach your life. Look at the things you are having problems with and try to think of new ways to solve them. Thinking creatively is an important characteristic in terms of leadership.

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4/10/12 9:01 A

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Imagination is more important that knowledge.



Do you set aside time to use your imagination? Many people think that imagination is something you develop as a child. It is important to realize that creativity is an important aspect of being a leader. Some of the most successful people are successful because they have continually work to increase their imagination. Take some time and write a make believe story or read a fiction novel and let you mind go. You might find that allowing yourself to use your imagination can be a useful problem solving tool, stress management technique, and most importantly FUN!


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"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world, "


What does jumping rope or drinking water have to do with creativity? Taking good care of your body also helps your mind, making your mind clear and helping it work faster. Creativity and imagination go hand in hand, they both can help you solve problems, and they both can make your life more fun and enjoyable!


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4/8/12 8:21 A

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``On the mountains of truth, you can never climb in vain; either you reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow.``


Sometimes goals are just hard to achieve. Even if you have been actively working for improvement, the end can seem far away. Take a minute, however, and look around you. Many times, the path to that goal can be filled with beneficial side effects. Perhaps your goal was to lose weight, and although you are still trying to lose that last 10 pounds, a benefit you’ve gained is that you feel less tired during the day, with much more positive energy to exert. So instead of giving up, keep on pushing, for good is bound to come, even if it is from unexpected places. You learn amazing things along the way. Aim high, and enjoy the ride to the top.

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4/7/12 3:09 P

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"A smile is a curve that can set a lot of things straight."


Take a minute and think about the difference a simple smile can make. Smile the next time you answer your phone or the next time you ask someone to help you out. Most of the time you will find that people are more courteous to you in return and more willing to do what is asked.


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4/6/12 10:28 A

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Peace lies not in the external world. It lies within one's own soul.


Are you able to find inner peace? This is a difficult task for many of us since the world is so busy and often frantic around us. In order to maintain good personal health it is necessary to think about inner peace. Find ways to reflect on your life and accept the things you cannot change. Meditation and breathing exercises can often help you calm your body down and find inner peace. If you cannot be at peace with yourself, it will be hard to be at peace at all...remember this as you try to become a more peaceful person.

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4/5/12 6:45 A

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"Learn to be calm and you will always be happy."


Has anyone ever told you to calm down or take a deep breath? Most of us hear this on a day-to-day basis. As our lives become busier, we become more stressed. Happiness cannot come from a stressed and overworked body. So, the next time someone tells you to calm down or take a deep breath, listen to them. You might need it. Take a minute and get some fresh oxegyn to your brain, calm down, and think about why you are feeling and reacting like you are. Try to eliminate stress before it consumes you!

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4/4/12 8:22 A

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Happiness is not a station that you arrive at but a manner of travelling.



Have you ever thought about happiness as a manner of traveling? Most people try to count or remember the times when they are happy. What if you couldn’t remember the last time you weren’t happy? Can you imagine the difference in your life if you made happiness an essential part of living your daily life? Today is a great day to start making this one of your goals. Try to travel through life exuding happiness and reap the amazing benefits!


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4/3/12 11:32 A

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The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.


How many times have you thought, IF I do this or get this, THEN I will be happy? Many of us think about happiness as something that will eventually happen. We use our daily lives as a means to get there. We dream of retirement or vacation. We all have something we use to show us that happiness awaits us somewhere. What about NOW? Why not celebrate what you already have and use it to create a life of purpose? If you need to prove it to yourself, make a list of the things that you are thankful for and be genuinely happy.

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4/2/12 11:40 A

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Words can sting like anything. But silence breaks the heart.

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3/24/12 9:52 A

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"True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body."


Have you ever felt butterflies in your stomach before a big presentation? If you have, then you know that the stomach listens to the brain. When a person continuously stimulates their mind and exercises their body, they will find that they are better equipped to handle any hurdles that arise. There are a number of exercises that you can use on a daily basis to stimulate your mind. For example, you may keep a journal, put a puzzle together, or listen to jazz music without lyrics. Most people know that exercising the body is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. There are many small activities that you can do everyday to get your body moving.

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3/23/12 5:16 A

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"Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close knit family in another city."


Ha. But seriously folks: Your family can be an undiscovered source of pleasure and deep satisfaction. True, families can often be aggravating and sometimes dreadful. But if you’re lucky enough to have caring, supportive relatives, don’t waste it. Sometimes in the search for people to help us with our goals, to be excited for us, to pick us up when we fall, we overlook what’s in front of us. It won’t work for everyone, of course. But maybe your family is a close group of friends instead, or members of a social club or your church. The point is, happiness involves people, the people that are most important to you. At the very least, a family won’t let you get away with goofing off on your goals. Shoot, they haven’t let you get away with anything since you were 12!

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"For peace of mind, resign as general manager of the universe."


How often do you get involved in too many projects or take on too many responsibilities? If you are like most people, you might have a problem saying “no!” It is very difficult to stay on task and focus on what YOU need to accomplish. Sometimes, it is extremely hard to think of yourself first and foremost. This quote reminds us that by taking on more than we can handle and worrying about more than we can handle, we also invite stress into our lives. Take a minute to make a list of the things you are involved in. For each one, ask yourself…”Why am I involved with this?” If your answer isn’t because you want to…it might be a good time to rethink your position.

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Thank you for this post and I agree! emoticon

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Let’s say that today you went out of your way to help somebody else out. Good for you! You’ll notice that the more you to do help other people with things, the more willing that they will be to return the favor. Invited a friend out to the movies? Maybe the same friend will take you out to dinner later on. Kindness has repercussions, positive ones. Think of it as a boomerang; it’s bound to come back to you. Be kind to everyone you meet, friends and strangers. A smile can go a long way sometimes.


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Everyone has some responsibility in their life. More likely than not, you have work you have to complete on a daily basis, whether through your occupation, at home, or otherwise. This is fairly unavoidable. The question is, therefore, do you complete this work grudgingly, or with a smile? If you have to do something, what is stopping you from doing it cheerfully? It will make the work seem less burdensome, and enthuse those around you to chip in as well after they see all you can accomplish. Further, don’t forget to offer to pitch in to others if you see they need help. They will certainly appreciate a helping hand with a reassuring face.

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