Tuesday, January 28, 2014

2014-05 - You are unique!

Think of all the people who live or ever lived on our planet since the very beginning of time. None of them is like you! What a miraculous thing is to be you! Nobody has the same combination of talents, abilities, sorrows and opportunities. No one has the same friends, family jokes, and acquaintances. Nobody's finger prints are the same. No one has the same concerns or goals like you. No one! You are unique!
Accept and enjoy this uniqueness. You don't have to pretend to look more like other expect you to be. Don't be afraid to be different. No one in the world has the same things going on in his mind, soul, and spirit as are going on in yours. It is a gift only to you. Treasure and share your uniqueness!
Nobody can speak your words. Nobody can smile your smile. No one can bring the same unique impact of you to another person.
Enjoy your uniqueness, let it flow out among your family and friends, all the people you meet.
Give yourself away and be inspired by the fact that you are UNIQUE!
~ Author Unknown

"Respect... is appreciation of the separateness of the other person, of the ways in which he or she is unique."
~ Annie Gottlieb

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

2014-04 - Who am I...?

Your best friend or greatest enemy, I am your greatest companion. I am your greatest helper or your heaviest burden. I will push you onwards or drag you down to failure. I am completely at your command.

Half the things you do, you might as well turn over to me and I'll do them quickly and correctly. I'm easily managed, but you must be firm with me. Show me exactly how you want something done and, after a few lessons, I'll do it automatically. I'm the servant of all great men and, alas, of all failures as well.

Those who are great, I have made great. Those who are failures, I have made failures. I work with the precision of a scientist and the passion of a patriot. You many run me for profit or run me for ruin; it makes no difference to me. Take me, train me, be firm with me and I will put the world at your feet. But be easy with me and I'll destroy you.

Who am I? I am Habit!

~ Author Unknown

"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going."

~ Jim Ryun

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

2014-03 - Believe what you feel...


On this day, Morrie says that he has an exercise for us to try. We are to stand, facing away from our classmates, and fall backward, relying on another student to catch us. Most of us are uncomfortable with this, and we cannot let go for more than a few inches before stopping ourselves. We laugh in embarrassment.

Finally, one student, a thin, quiet, dark-haired girl whom I notice almost always wears bulky, white fisherman sweaters, crosses her arms over her chest, closes her eyes, leans back, and does not flinch, like one of those Lipton tea commercials where the model splashes into the pool..

For a moment, I am sure she is going to thump on the floor. At the last instant, her assigned partner grabs her head and shoulders and yanks her up harshly.

"Whoa!!" several students yell. Some clap. Morrie finally smiles. "You see", he says to the girl, 'you closed your eyes, That was the difference. Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel. And if you are ever going to have other people trust you, you must feel that you can trust them too - even when you're in the dark. Even when you're falling".

~ Mitch Albom "Tuesdays With Morrie"

"To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved."

~ George MacDonald

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

2014-02 - A year from now...

Where will you be a year from now? Where would you most like to be?

There is so much you've learned and experienced on your journey to this day. Imagine what you can now do with it all.

This new year is a grand opportunity, filled with promise and possibilities. Choose now the very best of those possibilities, and know that you have the power to bring them to life.

You will spend this coming year moving in one direction or another. Commit now to making that direction the one that will take you toward what you sincerely desire.

Life in each moment is influenced by your presence and participation. As this new year unfolds, continue to make that influence a positive and fulfilling one.

Consider today where you would like to be a year from now. For now is the beginning of the year in which you can truly make it happen.

~ Ralph Marston

"There are people who make things happen, there are people who watch things happen, and there are people who wonder what happened. To be successful, you need to be a person who makes things happen."

~ James A Lovell