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Treasure Beach Forum: Inspirational Thoughts: July 27-August 2
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By glasceta honeyghan on Sunday, July 27, 2003 - 12:34 am: Edit Post

My Creed

This is my creed: To do some good,
To bear my ills without complaining,
To press on as a brave man should
For honors that are worth the gaining;

To seek no profits where I may,
By winning them, bring grief to others;
To do some service day by day
In helping on my toiling brothers.

This is my creed: To close my eyes
To little faults of those around me;
To strive to be when each day dies
Some better than the morning found me;

To ask for no unearned applause,
To cross no river until I reach it;
To see the merit of the cause
Before I follow those who preach it.

To keep my standards always high,
To find my task and always do it:
This is my creed - I wish that I
Could learn to shape my action to it.

by S.E. Kiser

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Glasceta Honeyghan on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 06:31 am: Edit Post

Pass The Love

Someone taught you how to love,
and probably didn't know it.
And in return, with every day,
It's now your turn to show it.

When you love, you give a gift,
And when you're gone it stays
To be passed on by the ones you loved
To make some one else's day.

So remember someone who loved you,
And show how much you care,
By sharing all the love they gave
With people everywhere.

When you give away your love,
That doesn't mean it's gone.
Love will last forever,
so open your heart...
and pass it on!
--Author unknown

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By glasceta honeyghan on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 - 06:12 am: Edit Post


Worry never climbed a hill
Worry never paid a bill
Worry never dried a tear
Worry never clamed a fear
Worry never darned a heel
Worry never cooked a meal
Worry never led a horse to water
Worry never done a thing, you'd think it oughta.
Worry is like a rocking chair.
It gives you something to do, but doesn't get you anywhere!
--author unknown

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Glasceta Honeyghan on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 03:55 am: Edit Post

Kids Explain Love

Since a very long time ago, people have searched
for the meaning of love. But even the great
philosophers, with their profound definitions, could
not fully touch its true essence. In a survey of 4-8
year olds, kids share their views on love. But what do little kids know about love? Read on and be surprised that despite their young and innocent minds, kids already have a simple but deep grasp of that four-letter word.

"Love is when a girl puts on perfume
and a boy puts on shaving cologne
and they go out and smell each other."

"Love is when you go out to eat
and give somebody most of your
French fries without making them
give you any of theirs."

"Love is when someone hurts you. And
you get so mad but you don't yell at
him because you know it would hurt
his feelings."

"Love is when my Mommy makes
coffee for my Daddy and she takes
a sip before giving it to him, to
make sure the taste is OK."

"Love is when you tell a guy you
like his shirt, then he wears it

"Love is if you hold hands and sit
beside each other in the cafeteria.
That means you're in love. Otherwise,
you can sit across from each other
and be okay."

"Love is when Mommy sees Daddy
smelly and sweaty and still says he
is handsomer than Robert Redbird."

"I know my older sister loves me
because she gives me all her old
clothes and has to go out and buy
new ones."

"When you love somebody, your
eyelashes go up and down and little
stars come out of you."

"You can break love, but it won't die."

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By glasceta honeyghan on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 07:58 am: Edit Post

I'm Not Concerned

I'm not concerned with what you look like.
I want to know how you look at life, and if you look for the good in people. How do you want other people to see you? What do you see that you can do so that others may see you as you wish they would? These are your "looks" that I care most about.

I'm not concerned with how much money you have.
I want to know if you are rich in less material matters, for that speaks of your character. Do you see the beauty in each day? Do you treasure your friendships and family? Are you thankful for what you have? Or do you ignore the beauty around you and take life and people for granted because that requires less thought and effort?

I'm not concerned with your age.
I want to know if you are growing and evolving as a human being. I want to know if you're mature enough to own your responsibilities, and young enough in thought to still have dreams and goals, no matter how big or small they may be.

I'm not concerned with what your career might be.
I want to know what you dream about in your highest aspirations for yourself. I want to know if you are working to reach those heights, or if are you are just waiting for them to happen.

I'm not concerned with who your friends are.
I want to know if you can give them their day in the sun and help them celebrate their triumphs, or if you must always one-up them or otherwise steal their thunder and grab the spotlight. I'm not concerned with who your friends are, I want to know what kind of friend you are to them.

I'm not concerned with your shortcomings.
I want to know if you try and you fail, whether you know that failing at any THING doesn't make YOU a failure. I want to know if you fail time and time again, can you still look at a sunset and realize the beauty of it, or see the innocence and trust in the eyes of a child, or be grateful that each day is a new beginning? I want to know if you fail today, will begin anew tomorrow with as much faith, resolve, and passion as the day before?

I'm not concerned with your past.
All your yesterdays are lessons for today's living. I want to know if you can you let go of what isn't working for you in life and build on what is working. Each day is an opportunity to become who you truly are. Your greatest challenge, everyone's single greatest challenge in life, is to discover who you would be in your highest vision of yourself, and then to become that person. Do you dare, or don't you care?

I'm not concerned with who you romanticize yourself to be.
I want to know of your true character. I want to know if, as a friend, would you have the courage to stand next to me in the eye of a storm in a sea of trouble, or would you jump ship and seek safe harbor, forsaking our friendship for your convenience and ease?

I'm not concerned with your religion.
I want to know if you are awed when you look into the night sky and witness the vastness and majesty of the Universe. I want to know if you live by the Golden Rule. I want to know if you know that YOU ARE A MIRACLE, completely unique in all of Creaton, and an equal with all others.

I'm not concerned with how comfortably you live.
I want to know how comfortable you make others feel - with you, and about themselves. Do you know that those who like you are those who feel comfortable with themselves when they're with you? I want to know if you are giving and forgiving, or if you're always keeping score and pointing out faults. I want to know if you are comfortable with your own soul, even as you are still discovering the depth, wisdom, and glory of it.

Socrates was once asked why the brilliant Alcibiades was always so unhappy. Socrates answered, "Because wherever he goes, Alcibiades takes himself with him." Alcibiades was not comfortable with himself, so he was rarely happy. As brilliant as he may have been, he didn't understand that...
...you create yourself each day. Life is constant change. Each day you can try to re-create who you were, or you can flow with the energy of life and willfully create an ever-expanding, ever-higher version of yourself.
Live with purpose and intent. Create a living masterpiece. After all, it's your LIFE. Take charge of it!
--author unknown

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Glasceta Honeyghan on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 06:37 am: Edit Post

> >
> >
> > Situation #1
> >
> > A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales.
> > The teacher said, it was physically impossible for a
> > whale to swallow a human because even though it
> > was a very large mammal its throat was very small.
> >
> > The little girl stated that Jonah was swallowed by a
> > whale.
> >
> > Irritated, the teacher reiterated that a whale could
> > not swallow a human; it was physically impossible.
> >
> > The little girl said, "When I get to heaven I will
> > ask Jonah".
> >
> > The teacher asked, "What if Jonah went to hell?"
> >
> > The little girl replied, "Then you ask him".
> >
> >
> > Situation #2
> >
> > A kindergarten teacher was observing her
> > classroom of children while they drew.
> >
> > She would occasionally walk around to see each
> > child's work.
> >
> > As she got to one little girl who was working
> > diligently, she asked what the drawing was?
> >
> > The girl replied, "I'm drawing God."
> >
> > The teacher paused and said, "But no one knows
> > what God looks like."
> >
> > Without missing a beat, or looking up from her
> > drawing, the girl replied, "Calm down, they will
> > in a minute."
> >
> >
> > Situation #3
> >
> > One day a little girl was sitting and watching her
> > mother do the dishes at the kitchen sink.
> >
> > She suddenly noticed that her mother has several
> > strands of white hair sticking out in contrast on
> > her brunette head. She looked at her mother and
> > inquisitively asked, "Why are some of your
> > hairs white, Mom?"
> >
> > Her mother replied, "Well, every time that you do
> > something wrong and make me cry or unhappy,
> > one of my hairs turns white."
> >
> > The little girl thought about this revelation for a
> > while and then said, "Mom, how come ALL of
> > grandma's hairs are white?"
> >
> >
> > Situation #4
> >
> > The children had all been photographed, and the
> > teacher was trying to persuade them each to buy
> > a copy of the group picture.
> >
> > "Just think how nice it will be to look at it when
> > you are all grown up and say, 'There's Jennifer;
> > she's a lawyer,' or 'That's Michael. He's a doctor.'"
> >
> > A small voice at the back of the room rang out,
> > "And there's the teacher. She's dead."
> >
> >
> > Situation #5
> >
> > The children were lined up in the cafeteria of a
> > Catholic elementary school for lunch. At the head
> > of the table was a large pile of apples.
> >
> > The nun made a note, and posted on the apple tray:
> > "Take only ONE. God is watching."
> >
> > Moving further along the lunch line, at the other
> > end of the table was a large pile of chocolate chip
> > cookies. A child had written a note,
> >
> > "Take all you want. God is watching the apples."