Treasure Beach Forum: Inspirational Thoughts: TODAY'S INSPIRATION
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Glasceta Honeyghan on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 04:21 am: Edit Post


Weakness Or Strength

Sometimes your biggest weakness can become your biggest strength. Take, for example, the story of one 10-year-old boy who decided to study judo despite the fact that he had lost his left arm in a devastating car accident.

The boy began lessons with an old Japanese judo master. The boy was doing well, so he couldn't understand why, after three months of training, the master had taught him only one move.

"Sensei," the boy finally said, "shouldn't I be learning more moves?"

"This is the only move you know, but this is the only move you'll ever need to know," the sensei replied.

Not quite understanding, but believing in his teacher, the boy kept training.

Several months later, the sensei took the boy to his first tournament.

Surprising himself, the boy easily won his first two matches. The third match proved to be more difficult, but after some time, his opponent became impatient and charged; the boy deftly used his one move to win the match. Still amazed by his success, the boy was now in the finals.

This time, his opponent was bigger, stronger, and more experienced. For a while, the boy appeared to be overmatched. Concerned that the boy might get hurt, the referee called a time-out. He was about to stop the match when the sensei intervened.

"No," the sensei insisted, "Let him continue."

Soon after the match resumed, his opponent made a critical mistake: he dropped his guard. Instantly, the boy used his move to pin him. The boy had won the match and the tournament. He was the champion.

On the way home, the boy and sensei reviewed every move in each and every match. Then the boy summoned the courage to ask what was really on his mind.

"Sensei, how did I win the tournament with only one move?"

"You won for two reasons," the sensei answered. "First, you've almost mastered one of the most difficult throws in all of judo. Second, the only known defense for that move is for your opponent to grab your left arm."

The boy's biggest weakness had become his biggest strength.

~ Author Unknown ~


"We come to feel as we behave." Paul Pearsall

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Glasceta Honeyghan on Friday, January 24, 2003 - 07:40 am: Edit Post


Reason, Season and Lifetime

People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime.
When you figure out which it is, you know exactly what to do.

When someone is in your life for a REASON,
it is usually to meet a need
you have expressed outwardly or inwardly.

They have come to assist you through a difficulty,
to provide you with guidance and support,
to aid you physically, emotionally, or spiritually.

They may seem like a godsend, and they are.
They are there for the reason you need them to be.
Then, without any wrong doing on your part
or at an inconvenient time,
this person will say or do something
to bring the relationship to an end.

Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.
Sometimes they act up or out and force you to take a stand.
What we must realize is that our need has been met,
our desire fulfilled; their work is done.

The prayer you sent up has been answered
and it is now time to move on.
When people come into your life for a SEASON,
it is because your turn has come to share, grow, or learn.

They may bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.
They may teach you something you have never done.
They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.

Believe it! It is real! But, only for a season.
LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons;
those things you must build upon
in order to have a solid emotional foundation.

Your job is to accept the lesson,
love the person/people (anyway);
and put what you have learned to use in all
other relationships and areas of your life.

It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.
~Author Unknown


"Begin somewhere; you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do."

~ Liz Smith

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Glasceta Honeyghan on Saturday, January 25, 2003 - 08:10 am: Edit Post


A Real Home

A REAL HOME is a playground.
Beware of the house where no rough-housing
is allowed and no cries of glee are heard.

A REAL HOME is a workshop.
Pity the child who is unfamiliar
with wrenches and hammers,
knitting needles, thread,
screwdrivers and saws.

A REAL HOME is a forum.
Honest, open discussion of life's
great problems belongs originally
and primarily in the family circle.

A REAL HOME is cooperative.
Households flourish in peace
when the interest of each
is the interest of all.

A REAL HOME is a school.
Many of life's most important
and lasting lessons are learned here,
both early in life and later on.

A REAL HOME is a temple,
where people are loved and respected
and where life is appreciated,
in the recognition that life
in all its parts is a gift of God,
with our family being our personal
and most precious gift.

Is your home A REAL HOME?
--author unknown

"The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones."--Chinese Proverb

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Glasceta Honeyghan on Sunday, January 26, 2003 - 07:41 am: Edit Post


What Matters Most Is The ...

It isn't the size of your house as such
That matters so much at all.
It's the gentle hand and its loving touch,
That make it great or small.

The friends who come and the hour they
Who out of your house depart,
Will judge it not by the style you show,
But rather by the size of your heart.

It isn't the size of your head so much,
It isn't the wealth you found.
That will make you happy -- it's how you touch
The lives that are all around.

For making money is not hard --
To live life well is an art:
How people love you, how they regard,
Is all in the size of your heart.
--author unknown


"One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others."

~ Archibald Rutledge

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Glasceta Honeyghan on Monday, January 27, 2003 - 05:03 am: Edit Post


Be a Winner

Everyone's a winner,
If that is what they choose,
Unless their choice is not to win,
Then of course they lose.

Winners always have ideas,
While losers fix the blame,
The two might seem to be alike,
They sure don't think the same.

All winners have a dream,
Of what they want to do,
Then plan a life to reach their goal,
To make their dreams come true.

Losers see a problem,
In every good idea,
All a winner sees is another chance,
To further their career.

What we do about our thoughts,
Is up to you and me,
For what we never think about,
Will never come to be.

So give a thought to how you think,
And what you think about,
For it's what you do about your thoughts,
Is how your life turns out.
by C.N.A Day


"It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things."

~ Elinor Smith

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rebecca on Tuesday, January 28, 2003 - 08:14 am: Edit Post

Thank you Dr. Honeyghan. I have really appreciated the thoughts of the last few days. Good to have you back!