"No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy the sunlight today, mix good cheer with friends today, enjoy it and bless God for it. Do not look back on happiness -- or dream of it in the future. You are only sure of today; do not let yourself be cheated out of it.”
But Greatly Appreciated!
"Through violence you may murder a murderer, but you can't murder murder. Through violence you may murder a liar, but you can't establish truth. Through violence you may murder a hater, but you can't murder hate. Darkness cannot put out darkness. Only light can do that...
Difficult and painful as it is, we must walk on in the days ahead with an audacious faith in the future. When our days become dreary with low-hovering clouds of despair, and when our nights become darker than a thousand midnights, let us remember that there is a creative force in this universe, working to pull down the gigantic mountains of evil, a power that is able to make a way out of no way and transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows. Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 1929-1968
American Civil Rights Leader
Sometimes, what we care about most gets all used up and goes away... never to return.
So... while we have it... It's best we love it... and care for it... and fix it when it's broken... and heal it when it's sick. This is true... for marriage ...and old cars... and children with bad report cards... and aging parents... and grand children we keep them because they are worth it, because we are worth it. Some things we keep like best friend that moved away--- or--- a classmate we grew up with. There are some things that make life important, like people we know who are special... and so, we keep them close! Good friends are like stars... you don't always see them, but you know they are always there.
But Greatly Appreciated!
Doubt sees the obstacles
Faith sees the way
Doubt sees the darkest night
Faith sees the day
Doubt dreads to take a step
Faith soars on high.
Doubt questions 'who believes?'
Faith answers, 'I.'
"Sometimes, to cultivate a single / new thought, you need not only silence but an entirely / different life." --Jennifer Moxley
"Cherish your visions; cherish your ideals; cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts, for out of them will grow delightful conditions. If you remain true to them, your world will at last be built."
~James Allen (Slightly Adapted)
from his book: 'As A Man Thinketh'
Compare James 1:14~
"You cannot add to the peace and good will of the world if you fail to create an atmosphere of harmony and love right where you live and work." ~Thomas Dreier~
"Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude."
~Denis Waitley, American Author and Motivational Speaker~
"There is no happiness in having and getting, but only in giving - half the world is on the wrong scent in the pursuit of happiness."
"If you want to take care of the future, then take care of the moment."
~Thich Nhat Hanh~
These are some of the most common symptoms of 'inner peace'... if you are experiencing any or all of these symptoms.... you're doing something right!
- A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than on fears based on past experiences.
- An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment.
- A loss of interest in judging other people.
- A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others.
- A loss of interest in conflict.
- A loss of the ability to worry.
- Frequent, overwhelming episodes of appreciation.
- Contented feelings of connectedness with others and nature.
- Frequent attacks of smiling.
- An increased susceptibility to the love extended by others as well as the uncontrollable urge to extend it.
Peace Pilgrim, 1908-1981
TWO DAYS WE NEED NOT WORRY ABOUT
There are two days in every week about
which we should not worry, two days which should
be kept free from fear and apprehension.
One of these days is Yesterday with all its mistakes and cares,
its faults and blunders, its aches and pains.
Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control.
All the money in the world cannot bring back Yesterday.
We cannot undo a single act we performed;
we cannot erase a single word we said.
Yesterday is gone forever.
The other day we should not worry about is Tomorrow
with all its possible adversities, its burdens,
its large promise and its poor performance;
Tomorrow is also beyond our immediate control.
Tomorrow's sun will rise,
either in splendor or behind a mask of clouds, but it will rise.
Until it does, we have no stake in Tomorrow,
for it is yet to be born.
This leaves only one day, Today.
Any person can fight the battle of just one day.
It is when you and I add the burdens of those
two awful eternities Yesterday and Tomorrow that we break down.
It is not the experience of Today that drives a person mad,
it is the remorse or bitterness of something which happened
Yesterday and the dread of what Tomorrow may bring.
Let us, therefore, Live but one day at a time.
"Someone's opinion of you does not have to become your reality."
Smart Boss + Smart Employee = Profit
Smart Boss + Dumb Employee = Production
Dumb Boss + Smart Empoyee = Promotion
Dumb Boss + Dumb Employee = Overtime
"A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction.— Rita Mae Brown"
Romance And Mathematics
Smart man + Smart woman = Romance
Smart man + Dumb woman = Affair
Dumb man + Smart woman = Marriage
Dumb man + dumb woman = Pregancy
Lola, thanks for your contribution.
If possible, can you give citations for these (and future postings). We want to amke sure that those who create the work get credit.
Thank you TBNet I will next time.
"Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as this is all there is".
"Our destiny changes with our thought, we shall become what we wish to become, do what we wish to do, when our habitual thought corresponds with our
For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge you never walk alone.”
Sam Levenson, 1911-1980
American Teacher and Humorist
Thanks for your contribution.
What do you mean by 'Auto Response/Respond'?
"All men and women are born, live suffer and die; what distinguishes us one from another is our dreams, whether they be dreams about worldly or unworldly things, and what we do to make them come about... We do not choose to be born. We do not choose our parents. We do not choose our historical epoch, the country of our birth, or the immediate circumstances of our upbringing. We do not, most of us, choose to die; nor do we choose the time and conditions of our death. But within this realm of choicelessness, we do choose how we live."
It means my contribution. "dchild"
"There is no limit to the amount of growth and development that the mind can sustain. The mind does not stop growing at any particular age."
-- Mortimer J. Adler
"Whether one is twenty, forty, sixty, or eighty; whether one has succeeded, failed or just muddled along - life begins each morning! The greatest fact in life is that it is never too late to start again. Biography simply overflows with inspiring examples of this truth. However discouraging your days may have been, keep this thought burning brightly in your mind: life begins each morning!"
~author unknown but greatly appreciated~
5 SIMPLE RULES TO BE HAPPY
1. Free your heart from hatred.
2. Free your mind from worries.
3. Live Simple.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less.
"HAPPINESS COMES THROUGH DOORS YOU DID'NT KNOW YOU LEFT OPEN".
" Yesterday is but a Vision, and tomorrow is only a dream. But today well-lived makes everyday a dream of happiness, and every tommorrow a dream of hope".