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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Coping with Negative People


The whole world can gossip about you,
and if you don't take it personally you are immune.
- don Miguel Ruiz

You can't base your life on other people's expectations.
- Stevie Wonder

Instead of dwelling on negative thoughts,
cause your mind to dwell on peace and joy.
- Ernest Holmes

I have never met an aggressive person
who wasn't a fearful person.
- John Bradshaw

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Every day is a day to have a positive attitude.
Smile and keep positive regardless of the circumstances
that attempt to beat you down.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Once you recognize that greed, jealousy, and aggression
are symptoms of fear, you can begin to respond to negative people
with compassion, rather than with anger.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: How to be Positive Around Negative People

Other People's Opinions

Our Own Worst Enemy

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil

Step Up To The Plate

Fear

Anger

Friday, November 29, 2013

Appreciate Yourself


Self-respect is often mistaken for arrogance
when in reality it is the opposite.
When we can recognize all our good qualities
as well as or faults with neutrality,
we can start to appreciate ourselves
as we would a dear friend
and experience the comfortable inner glow of respect.
- Osho

Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Self-care is critical to having a strong inner foundation.
Taking good care of YOU means the people in your life
will receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.
- Lorraine Cohen

Be gentle first with yourself.
- Lama Yeshe

Believe in yourself, and trust your own wisdom
rather than being swayed by the opinions of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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Further reading:  Make Time For Yourself

Need For Approval

How to Be Yourself

Take Charge of Your Life

Respect Yourself

Knowing Yourself

Be Yourself

Believe In Yourself

No Regret

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving


In a world where so many are hungry,
may we eat this food with humble hearts;
in a world where so many are lonely,
May we share this friendship with joyful hearts.
- Anonymous

We receive this food in gratitude to all beings
Who have helped to bring it to our table,
And vow to respond in turn to those in need
With wisdom and compassion.
- Buddhist Blessing

For food that stays our hunger,
For rest that brings us ease,
For homes where memories linger,
We give our thanks for these.
- Anonymous

As we join hands in fellowship
around this bountiful table,
we give thanks for the blessings of this food
and the love of these friends
as a symbol of our gratitude
for all the manifold blessings of this life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Today's affirmation:
I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Let Each Day be a Thanksgiving

A List of Gratitudes - a Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving: A Day of Gratitude

Zero-Based Gratitude

GRATITUDE - the third Point of Simply An Inspired Life

Thank You

Thanksgiving

Gratitude


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Feed Just One


If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.
- W. Clement Stone

For it is in giving that we receive.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Let us not be satisfied with just giving money.
Money is not enough, money can be got,
but they need your hearts to love them.
So, spread your love everywhere you go.
- Mother Teresa

Giving liberates the soul of the giver.
- Maya Angelou

You can't live a perfect day without doing something
for someone who will never be able to repay you.
- John Wooden


Is there someone who will be alone on Thanksgiving unless you share your table with them?

Further reading:  Doing God's Work

Gratitude for This Food

Kindness, Compassion, Generosity

As you sow, so shall you reap

Be a Light

Brotherly Love

Generosity

Service

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Lifelong Learning


Develop a passion for learning.
If you do, you will never cease to grow.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

I remind myself every morning:
Nothing I say this day will teach me anything.
So if I'm going to learn, I must do it by listening.
- Larry King

Intellectual growth should commence at birth
and cease only at death.
- Albert Einstein

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The difference between school and life?
In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test.
In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.
- Tom Bodett

The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes
but in having new eyes.
- Marcel Proust

True learning is not about facts,
but about conscious appreciation of the experience of living.
Let each day be a time to learn new appreciation for life.
To learn more about ourselves and the nature of life.
To learn what brings happiness to ourselves and to those around us.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading:  Learning From History

How Life Teaches

Renewing Yourself

Insights

Question Your Questions

Learning

Insight

Monday, November 25, 2013

Gratitude for Our Blessings


None of us got where we are solely by
pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps.
- Thurgood Marshall

Those who have succeeded at anything
and don't mention luck
are kidding themselves.
- Larry King

If I have seen further, it is
by standing on the shoulders of giants.
- Isaac Newton

Civilization is not a spontaneous generation
with any race or nation known to history,
but the torch to be handed down from race to race from age to age.
- Kelly Millar

The debt of gratitude we owe our mother and father
goes forward, not backward.
What we owe our parents is the bill presented to us by our children.
- Nancy Friday


Success is a result of hard work,
plus being blessed with good genes, food,
a good country, an opportunity for education,
and much more which we never "earned"
or "deserved," and for which we owe
everlasting gratitude.

Further reading: Appreciating Our Blessings

Gratitude for This Food

Debt to Those Who are Kind

Give Thanks

Bounty of the Earth

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Thank You God


If the only prayer you said in your whole life
was, "Thank You," that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

The struggle ends when the gratitude begins.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Thank you, God, for this good life
and forgive us if we do not love it enough.
- Garrison Keillor

When you arise in the morning,
give thanks for the morning light, for your life and strength.
Give thanks for your food, and the joy of living.
If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies with yourself.
- Tecumseh

I thank you God for this most amazing day,
for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and for the blue dream of sky
and for everything which is natural,
which is infinite, which is yes.
- e. e. cummings


However much or little you have,
"Thank You" is always a more powerful prayer than, "I need more."

Further reading: Zero-Based Gratitude

Unanswered Prayers

Appreciate Life

Give Thanks

Appreciating Our Blessings

Gratitude 

Appreciation

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Listen, Really Listen


Most of the successful people I've known are the ones
who do more listening than talking.
- Bernard Baruch

Most people do not listen with the intent to understand;
they listen with the intent to reply.
- Stephen R. Covey

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening
when you'd have preferred to talk.
- Doug Larson

Give whatever you are doing
and whoever you are with
the gift of your attention.
- Jim Rohn

Friends are those rare people who ask how we are
and then wait to hear the answer.
- Anonymous

We have two ears and one mouth so that
we can listen twice as much as we speak.
- Epictetus

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey


Further reading: Win-Win vs. Compromise

Be skeptical, but learn to listen

Focus

Pay Attention

Be Aware

Communication

Point of View

Do you prefer that you be right or happy?



Friday, November 22, 2013

Doris Lessing

Nobel Laureate in Literature Doris Lessing died November 17, 2013 at age 94.

It is the mark of great people to treat trifles as
trifles and important matters as important.
- Doris Lessing

We are all of us made by war,
twisted and warped by war,
but we seem to forget it.
- Doris Lessing 

Borrowing is not much better than begging;
just as lending with interest is not much better than stealing.
- Doris Lessing

That is what learning is.
You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life,
but in a new way.
- Doris Lessing

What is a hero without love for mankind.
- Doris Lessing


Further reading: Gratitude

Praying "Thank You"

A Hero is ...

Pearl S. Buck quotes

Each of us is of infinite value

Knowing Yourself

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Magic


The universe is full of magical things
patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
- Eden Phillpotts

Imagination is the true magic carpet.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Genius is another word for magic,
and the whole point of magic is that it is inexplicable.
- Margot Fonteyn

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Love can sometimes be magic.
But magic can sometimes...
just be an illusion.
- Javan


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Further reading: The Canvas Of Life

New Ideas

The Edge of All We Know

Imagination

Magic

Nature

Superstition


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Don't Wait - Begin Today


If you wait for the perfect moment when all is safe and assured,
it may never arrive.
Mountains will not be climbed, races won,
or lasting happiness achieved.
- Maurice Chevalier

Don't Wait!
Start on your dreams, your impulses,
your longings, your special occasions today.
Because this is your moment.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, Begin it now.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

YOU make a difference to the world. Act on your dreams today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain


Further reading: Celebrate Today

The Rest of Your Life

Begin Today

Seize The Day

Life Begins When You Do

Today is Your Day

Begin Now

Living Now

Action

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Ending Hatred


When you pray for anyone, you tend to
modify your personal attitude toward them.
- Norman Vincent Peale

You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies
and pray for those who persecute you.
- Jesus (Matthew 5:43-44)

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

Hate is like fire; it burns those who hold it.
- Alden Loveshade


Further reading: The World is My Family

Good Samaritan

Categorizing People

Pray

Hatred

Peace

Monday, November 18, 2013

Tested by Storms


I'm not afraid of storms for I'm learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
- Publilius Syrus

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When the tempest rages, when the thunders roar,
and the lightnings blaze around us,
it is then that the truly brave man stands firm at his post.
- Luther Martin

Storms make the oak grow deeper roots.
- George Herbert

Our mettle is tested by storms, not by calm.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: The Storm of Life

Eye Of The Storm

Honor Your Being

The Sailboat Metaphor

Storm

Courage

Sunday, November 17, 2013

The Least of These


The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

Compassion is the basis of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

We work with the people not out of pity
but out of respect for their potential for growth and development,
both as individuals and as communities.
- Jimmy Yen

Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren,
ye have done it unto me.
- Matthew 26:40


Today's affirmation:
Today I choose the higher road -
the path of charity, acceptance,
love, selflessness, kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Homeless Veteran Transformation

Kindness and Charity in the World's Religions

Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor

The Dog Who Came to Dinner (an old parable retold)

Change Your Heart

Compassion

Generosity

Pay It Forward

Saturday, November 16, 2013

A Spoonful of Sugar


A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.
- Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman

Laughter is the best medicine.
- Anonymous

A coach is someone who can give correction
without causing resentment.
- John Wooden

Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always.
- Hippocrates

Well-being is making its way to you at all times.
If you will relax and find a way to allow it,
it will be your experience.
- Abraham (Esther Hicks)

May a thread of comfort be woven through your difficult days.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Treat your body, mind, and emotions with the gentle care they deserve.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Healthy Body and Mind

Choose Your Habits, Choose Your Life

Make Healthy Choices to Relieve Stress

The greatest wealth is health

Live Gently 

Medicine

Health

Children

Comfort

Friday, November 15, 2013

Beyond Average


Refuse to be average.
Let your heart soar as high as it will.
- Aiden Wilson Tozer

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.
- Frank Zappa

Normal is not something to aspire to,
it's something to get away from.
- Jodie Foster

Great minds discuss ideas;
average minds discuss events;
small minds discuss people.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The average estimate themselves by what they do,
the above average by what they are.
- Charles Edwards

Today is your day to paint life in bold colors;
set today's rhythm with your heart-drum;
walk today's march with courage;
create today as your celebration of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Beyond Your Comfort Zone

Is Now a Time to be Reasonable?

Begin Today

Mark Twain on Living Boldly

Unlimited

Live Boldly

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Challenge Yourself


Don't Limit Your Challenges... Challenge Your Limits.
- Anonymous

I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece.
I challenge you to join the ranks of those people
who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
- Tony Robbins

The challenge before us is to savor the unknown
and delight in the taste of possibility.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The only limits in our life are those we impose on ourselves.
- Bob Proctor

The only way to discover the limits of the possible
is to go beyond them into the impossible.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Be curious; be adventurous; live life full-out.
Accept the challenge, and reach for the brass ring.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Circumstance

Forgiveness and Acceptance, Another Look at the Challenges

The Eye-of-the-Storm

The Myth of Security

Beyond Your Comfort Zone

Seeking

Live is an Adventure

New Worlds

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Plentiful Harvest


The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.
- William Blake

We must give more in order to get more.
It is the generous giving of ourselves that produces the generous harvest.
- Orison Swett Marden

It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring,
who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.
- B. C. Forbes

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap,
but by the seeds that you plant.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

With every deed you are sowing a seed,
though the harvest you may not see.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

As you sow, so shall you reap.
- Galatians 6:7

Even after a bad harvest there must be sowing.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca


Further reading: Bounty of the Earth

Watering Your Garden

Optimism

Changing Seasons

Abundance

Be Thankful

Gratitude
 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Bounce Back


It's not whether you get knocked down;
it's whether you get back up.
- Vince Lombardi

The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
- Horace

Most people give up just when
they're about to achieve success.
They quit on the one yard line.
They give up at the last minute of the game,
one foot from a winning touch down.
- Ross Perot

If you stand up and be counted,
from time to time you may get yourself knocked down.
But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again.
A man flattened by conformity stays down for good.
- Thomas J. Watson

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
- George S. Patton

Life is like a roller coaster.
Scream "Whee..." on the way down,
and let the momentum carry you back up the next hill.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Never Give Up

Boldly Sail the Storms of Life

Heartbreak

Feeling Sorry for Yourself?

Feeling Depressed?

Perseverance

Feeling Down

Never Give Up

Monday, November 11, 2013

Life Is A Mirror


Life is a mirror, and will reflect back
to the thinker what he thinks into it.
- Ernest Holmes
Read more about this quote.

Everyone is a mirror image of yourself -
your own thinking coming back at you.
- Byron Katie

Smile and the world smiles with you.
- Anonymous

An "enemy" is a mirage -
an image of self reflected on the sands of Hell.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today's affirmations:

I will reflect the finest qualities my friends offer me
and remind them of all the promise I see in them.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I am a Mirror for Love and Light,
but never for Anger or Fear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Hate Reflects Hate

We see what we expect to see

We never see Life as it really is

Meaning of Life

Expectations - Demands

Assumptions 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Doing God's Work


Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

It is a kingly act to assist the fallen.
- Mother Teresa

It is the quality of our work which will please God
and not the quantity.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There are many answers you have received
but have not yet heard.
- A Course In Miracles

Stop asking God to bless what you're doing.
Get involved in what God is doing -
because it's already blessed.
- Bono

Grant That I May Radiate Thy Light, Thy Love,
Thy Healing, Thy Joy, and Thy Peace,
to All Those Around Me
and All Those in My Thoughts
This Day and Ever More.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Today's affirmation:
I shine my Light of God wherever I see darkness.

Further reading: Be an Open Channel

Be a Pillar of Goodness

Good Works

Faith, Hope, and Charity

Pay It Forward

Create Light

Service

Peace

Generosity

Saturday, November 9, 2013

The Voices


We hear two voices calling us,
one saying, "Why not?"
and the other, "Why bother?"
- Sydney J. Harris

Everyone who wills, can hear the inner voice.
It is within everyone.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Righteousness does not speak in the powerful voices blaring from your television. Righteousness speaks in a small quiet voice from deep within your own soul.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are perfect. You are complete.
Your inner voice always knows what to do,
but it is a quiet voice.
You can only hear the whisperings of your inner voice -
your inner compass - when you turn down the volume
of your fears, your regrets, your resentments,
and the fear-based advice
your neighbors are so willing to give you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: A Small Quiet Voice

Really Listen

Trust Your Own Advice

Your Inner Voice

Intuition

Friday, November 8, 2013

Feeling Unworthy


Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Read more on this quote.

When you find your path, you must not be afraid.
You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes.
Disappointment, defeat, and despair are
the tools God uses to show us the way.
- Paulo Coelho

Each man kills the thing he loves.
- Oscar Wilde

See an analysis of this quote.

"Pride" is such a double-edged sword -
Self-Worth on one edge and Ego on the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: What Really Matters

HONOR - the first Point of Simply An Inspired Life

Self-Care

Life Mastery

Your Mission

Life Purpose

Success

Self Worth

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Honor Your Heart


All that is real is seen with the heart.
- Vivian Greene

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

Listen to the compass of your heart.
All you need lies within you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The way is not in the sky.
The way is in the heart.
- The Buddha

Everyone should carefully observe
which way his heart draws him,
and then choose that way with all his strength.
- Hasidic Proverb

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -
not from the mind.
- Sheri Rosenthal

The most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched,
they must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading:  Follow Your Heart

How to Be Yourself

Love in My Heart

Listen To Your Heart

Changing Your Heart

Honor

Be Yourself


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Are You a Prisoner?


Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free
and realizing you were the prisoner!
- Max Lucado

The worst prison would be a closed heart.
- Pope John Paul II

You feel like a prisoner if you don't create.
You're jailed up inside of yourself.
- Edie Brickell

A man man may dwell so long upon a thought that it may take him prisoner.
- George Savile

There is no greater hell than to be a prisoner of fear.
- Ben Jonson

You shouldn't be a prisoner of your own ideas.
- Sol LeWitt

Free-Will is the key to the prison of the mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading:  Choose Your Habits, Choose Your Life

Prisoner of Habit

Fly Free

Prisoner

Jailer

Obligation

Forgiveness

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

VOTE


Is there an election today where you live? If so, please vote. Even if today's election is only for a state representative, or mayor, or the school board, it is vitally important, and your vote matters.

We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone,
and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
- John Quincy Adams

In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to
remember seven generations in the past and
consider seven generations in the future
when making decisions that affect the people.
- Wilma Mankiller

You cannot escape the responsibility
of tomorrow by evading it today.
- Abraham Lincoln

Nothing is more important in our national life
than the welfare of our children.
- Harry S. Truman

Voting is an expression of three key life principles -
CHOICE, INTENT, and ACTION.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

What kind of world do you want to leave your great-grandchildren?
What can you do today to help create that world?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Civic Responsibility

For Our Children

Passing the Torch

Taking Responsibility

Taking Action

Leaving a Legacy

Children


Monday, November 4, 2013

Feeling Depressed?


If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

If I could tell the world just one thing
it would be we're all okay,
and not to worry cause worry is wasteful
and useless in times like these.
I won't be made useless.
I won't be idle with despair,
I will gather myself around my faith.
Light does the darkness most fear.
- Jewel

Try to make at least one person happy every day.
If you cannot do a kind deed, speak a kind word.
If you cannot speak a kind word, think a kind thought.
Count up, if you can, the treasure of happiness
that you would dispense in a week, in a year, in a lifetime!
- Lawrence G. Lovasik

When you feel worried and depressed,
consciously form a smile on your face and act upbeat
until the happy feeling becomes genuine.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Our Challenge

Seven Tips for Stress-Free Living

Appreciating Your Blessings

Feeling Sorry for Yourself?

Love in My Heart

Feeling Down? Help Someone Else

Encouragement

Worry

Sad?

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Accentuate the Positive


Accentuate the positive. Eliminate the negative.
- Johnny Mercer




Count your blessings - not your troubles.
- Dale Carnegie

Positive thinking will let you do everything
better than negative thinking will.
- Zig Ziglar

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity;
an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
- Winston Churchill

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson

Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To stay positive, think positive, act positive, and believe positive.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading:  How to Think Positive

The Bright Side

Choose Your Attitude 

See the Good in Life

Be the Melody

Positivity

Stay Positive

Positive Attitude


Saturday, November 2, 2013

Step Up To The Plate


Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

There's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.
- the character Morpheus in the movie The Matrix

You are what you do, not what you say you'll do.
- Carl Jung

Whenever you're scared of something,
don't let that define you.
We all feel it, but step up.
- Vince Vaughn

There comes a time in each person's life,
when the choice is to step up to the plate,
or to admit to a lack of commitment to one's principles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you don't like the way the world is,
you change it.
You have an obligation to change it.
You just do it one step at a time.
- Marian Wright Edelman

There are a hundred valid reasons why something can't be done,
but only one reason, Commitment, why it can.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Participate in Life

Take Action

Do What You Can Do

Begin Today

Drive Change

Action

Courage

Change

Friday, November 1, 2013

Live Softly


Nothing is softer or more flexible than water,
yet nothing can resist it.
- Lao Tzu

When you encounter difficulties and contradictions,
do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time.
- Saint Francis de Sales

A tree that is unbending, is easily broken.
- Lao Tzu

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Be gentle first with yourself -
if you wish to be gentle with others.
- Lama Yeshe

Advice is like snow - the softer it falls,
the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper in sinks into the mind.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge


Today's affirmation:
I Resist the Temptation to Judge Others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: The Oak and the Reeds - a fable by Aesop

Aesop: Gentleness and kind persuasion win where force and bluster fail

Tread Lightly

Be Gentle with Yourself

Gentleness

Christmas

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