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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Do what you can,
with what you have,
where you are.
- Theodore Roosevelt
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden
The best portion of a good man's life is his little,
nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.
- William Wordsworth
Give the world the best you have
and it may never be enough.
Give the world your best anyway.
- Kent Keith (frequently attributed to Mother Teresa)
It's the little things you do
that can make a big difference.
- Bob Proctor
There are no small acts of kindness.
Every compassionate act makes large the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher
Further reading: Feed Just One
Take Action Today
Opportunity for Kindness
Manage Small Fires
A Single Step
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Nothing makes us so lonely as our secrets.
- Paul Tournier
The man who can keep a secret may be wise,
but he is not half as wise as the man with no secrets to keep.
- Edgar Watson Howe
There are no secrets that time does not reveal.
- Jean Racine
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed
to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
- Will Rogers
Do not tell secrets to those whose faith and silence
you have not already tested.
- Elizabeth I
The fewer secrets you have, the happier you will be.
If you don't want others to know about it, don't do it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Further reading: Pass the Word
How to Make a Decision You Won't Regret
Secrets of Happy Couples
Monday, April 21, 2014
Ability without honor is useless.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
Laws control the lesser man.
Right conduct controls the greater one.
- Mark Twain
All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill
Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.
- Alexander Hamilton
You will never do anything in this world without courage.
It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
To live is to choose.
But to choose well, you must know who you are
and what you stand for, where you want to go
and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan
Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters
cannot be trusted with important matters.
- Albert Einstein
It is our choices ... that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)
Further reading: What is Honor? Is there a place for Honor today?
The Eight Points of Simply An Inspired Life
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection,
not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.
- Martin Luther
The great gift of Easter is hope -
Christian hope which makes us have that confidence in God,
in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love,
which nothing can shake.
- Basil C. Hume
This is what the Lord asks of you: only this,
to act justly, to love tenderly,
and to walk humbly with your God.
- Micah 6:8
Guide our feet into the way of peace.
- Luke 1:79
One who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.
- Mohandas Gandhi
Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.
Today, Easter, the most Holy day on the Christian calendar, is a day to celebrate our spiritual natures. We are not just bones and flesh, chemicals and electricity, we are beings of Spirit, one with each other and one with the eternity and infinity of Creation.
On this day, let us affirm the core values of unconditional love of all humans and an uncompromising commitment to caring for all who are sick, infirm, or troubled - as expressed in the biblical story of the Good Samaritan. (Read more on Loving your enemies, the Golden Rule, and the parable of The Good Samaritan)
Further reading: Jesus own Words about Forgiveness and Unconditional Love
Love even those who hate you
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Far away there 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.
- Louisa May Alcott
You get what you settle for.
- the character Louise in the movie Thelma and Louise
Good enough never is.
- Debbi Fields
The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little.
- Thomas Merton
Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty;
it is its own reward.
Everything else is in God's hands.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi
Once you say you're going to settle for second,
that's what happens to you in life.
- John F. Kennedy
Don't settle for "good enough."
Decide what you want for yourself,
and be the best you can be.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Further reading: Do more of what inspires you
Don't be Limited by what is "Reasonable"
Live Your Best Life
Living Life to the Fullest
Never Give Up
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