Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!!!

"Death is not extinguishing the light;
it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come."

Easter is the perfect day for all of us to focus on re-birth, resurrection and renewal!!

Wherever you are on your journey you can use today as the starting point to begin ANEW!

Those 3 long hours on Friday - in the sad place called The Skull - so long ago symbolizes the lowest point of despair and hopelessness a person can experience!

The symbol of the resurrection brings us all Hope of a new day dawning - regardless of what has come before it!!!

Embrace it, remain faithful and hopeful that whatever storm is upon you will surely pass and the new day will bring you peace, joy and happiness!

That is the Promise!!!!

Happy Easter - Stay Strong!!!!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Happy Monday! Embrace the storm!!!

"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

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Re: Others....

"The happiness of one's own heart alone cannot satisfy the soul;
> one must try to include,
> as necessary to one's own happiness,
> the happiness of others.
>   - Paramahansa Yogananda

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Obstacles - Welcome!!!!

"Obstacles are like wild animals.
They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.
If they see you are afraid of them...
they are liable to spring upon you;
but if you look them squarely in the eye,
they will slink out of sight."
  - Orison Swett Marden

Do not allow life's bumps and twists to drag you down!

No matter who we are and no matter what challenges or obstacles we have on our plate today - we can overcome it!!

The sooner we can recognize that life is designed to test us - designed to throw us curveballs and to forge our character through hardship, disappointments and roadblocks!

Remember that all of these challenges are merely temporary and they will pass in time!

You are not alone!

You are on the right path and exactly where you are supposed to be at this moment - that includes all of life's challenges and hardships as well!

So enthusiastically accept the trials and tests thrown our way, keep our head down - and keep moving forward!!!!

Focus on the solution and not the problem - and do not fear anything!

Stay Strong - a New Day is dawning!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Only Two Rules For Living A Successful Life

Truly, there are only two steps to success.

1. Decide what "success" means to you. The measure of success for you may be money, or prestige, or power, but perhaps being successful just means living a happy life. Think deeply about how you choose to measure your success in life.

2. Focus. You get what you focus on.

Visualize your success as already accomplished, and take positive action toward your success each day.

If you don't know what you want, you will probably never get it.- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. 

If a man does not keep pace with his companions,perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.- Henry David Thoreau

The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this:Decide what you want.- Ben Stein

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.- Albert Schweitzer

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night,and in between he does what he wants to do.- Bob Dylan

Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin 

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Visualize your end result as having already been accomplished.Let the image of your success play on the giant screen in full color with surround sound - so real you can smell and taste it.- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Success is not the key to happiness.Happiness is the key to success.If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.- Albert Schweitzer

Note that this Schweitzer quote only makes sense when using the traditional measure of success: money/prestige/power. I would be more inclined to say,"If you love what you are doing, you ARE a success. -jlh"

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.- Judy Garland

Find a time and place of solitude.Look into the distance, and into the future.Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -and begin to build that tomorrow, today.- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be resolute in your goals, but flexible in your tactics.- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

-- the above shared courtesy of Jonathan Lockwood Huie ....

Stay Strong!!!

Sunday, March 3, 2013


"Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Stay Strong

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