Monday, August 31, 2009

Inspirations for Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

INSPIRATIONS

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To live at this time is an inestimable privilege, and a sacred obligation devolves upon you to make right use of your opportunities.

Grenville Kleiser
(1868-1953) American Author

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Four things come not back--the spoken word, the sped arrow, time past, and the neglected opportunity.

Abbas Ibn al-Ahnaf
(c. 750-c. 803) Poet

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No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.

Barbara DeAngelis
Author

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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Inspirations for Monday, August 31, 2009

Monday, August 31, 2009

INSPIRATIONS

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True religion is the life we lead, not the creed we profess.

Louis Nizer (1902-1994)
American Lawyer

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Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made inthe small ones.

Phillips Brooks (1835-1893)
American Bishop

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Exert control over the variables that are within your control and you'll improve the odds that the uncontrollable variables will work in your favor.

D. A. Benton
Executive consultant

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Inspirations, Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday, August 28, 2009

INSPIRATIONS

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We didn’t TEXT MESSAGE or DIAL THE PHONE when we took the test to get our Driver’s License. The message is not at all inspirational. In fact it is rather graphic, but not nearly as graphic as reality. Recommended for all who think they are invincible, and for those that love them! Click on www.inspirations.successisyou.org/page13.html.

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Tribute to Senator Kennedy

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

In Place of Inspirations, Thur., Aug. 27, 2009

In Place of INSPIRATIONS

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You may remember several months ago our promotion of the video A War for Your Soul-Birmingham Edition. If you do recall, please forgive me for the redundancy. If you don’t recall, please forgive me for not reaching you. Anyway, I feel the video contains an important message, and for that reason, I am sharing the link again. I am doing this because during the past few weeks, I’ve received notifications about the video from several people whom I had meant to share it with, and like myself, they considered it impactful and memorable. The message in the video is not easy to forget.

So for those who might not yet have seen it, the video can be viewed from our web site at http://www.successisyou.org/page07.html. Please remember to share this video with the young people in your life, for their lives may very well depend upon understanding the message.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Inspirations, Wednesday, August 26, 2009

INSPIRATIONS

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Please visit our events web site at www.events.successisyou.org to view recently added events.

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Happiness is a by-product of what we share with others.

Douglas M. Lawson
Fundraising consultant

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The real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money.

Bernard Meltzer (1914-)
American Law Professor

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I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near.

Margaret Thatcher
Former Prime Minister of England

Monday, August 24, 2009

Inspirations for Tuesday, August 25, 2009

INSPIRATIONS

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Each person has a name that no other can bear. There is a beauty, a strength, and a glory that each person has of his own. The whole universe is thrown out of kilter when you shrink from your magnanimous responsibility.

Herman Watts
Cleric

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...the hill has not yet lifted its face to heaven that perseverance will not gain the summit of at last.

Charles Dickens
(1812-1870) English Novelist

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A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they're not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they're not so bad.

Arnold H. Glasow

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Inspirations, Monday, August 24, 2009

INSPIRATIONS

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Photos from the Glenville High School’s Classes of 1959 50 Year Reunion (Friday night only) have been posted at www.glenville.successisyou.org.

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Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.

Desmond Tutu
Cleric and civil rights leader

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All I would tell people is to hold onto what was individual about themselves, not to allow their ambition for success to cause them to try to imitate the success of others. You've got to find it on your own terms.

Harrison Ford
American Actor

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Inspirations for Friday, August 21, 2009

Friday, August 21, 2009

INSPIRATIONS

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Two events were added today to our EVENTS Web Site at www.events.successisyou.org.

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Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.

Elizabeth Stone

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There are no hopeless situations; there are only people who have grown hopeless about them.

Clare Boothe Luce
1902-1987, American Diplomat and Writer

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Happiness is a very small desk and a very big wastebasket.

Robert Orben
Humorist and speechwriter

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Inspirations, Thursday, August 20, 2009

INSPIRATIONS – Change of Pace

THANKS to Jean Ford-Lawrence for this “Change of Pace” Inspirational Message

Hi Everyone,

I just want to thank all of you for your educational e-mails over the past year. I am totally screwed up now and have little chance of recovery.

I no longer open a public bathroom door without using a paper towel or have them put lemon slices in my ice water without worrying about the bacteria on the lemon peel.

I can't use the remote in a hotel room because I don't know what the last person was doing while flipping through the adult movie channels.

I can't sit down on the hotel bedspread because I can only imagine what has happened on it since it was last washed.

I have trouble shaking hands with someone who has been driving because the number one pastime while driving alone is picking ones nose (although cell phone usage may be taking the number one spot).

Eating a little snack sends me on a guilt trip because I can only imagine how many gallons of trans-fats I have consumed over the years.

I can't touch any woman's purse for fear she has placed it on the floor of a public bathroom. I MUST SEND MY SPECIAL THANKS to whoever sent me the one about poop in the glue on envelopes because I now have to use a wet sponge with every envelope that needs sealing.

ALSO, now I have to scrub the top of every can I open for the same reason.

I no longer have any savings because I gave it to a sick girl (Penny Brown) who is about to die in the hospital for the 1,387,258th time.

I no longer have any money at all, but that will change once I receive the $15,000 that Bill Gates/Microsoft and AOL are sending me for participating in their special e-mail program.

I no longer worry about my soul because I have 363,214 angels looking out for me, and St. Theresa's Novena has granted my every wish.

I no longer eat KFC because their chickens are actually horrible mutant freaks with no eyes or feathers.

I no longer use cancer-causing deodorants even though I smell like a water buffalo on a hot day.

THANKS TO YOU I have learned that my prayers only get answered if I forward an e-mail to seven of my friends and make a wish within five minutes.

BECAUSE OF YOUR CONCERN, I no longer drink Coca Cola because it can remove toilet stains.
I no longer can buy gasoline without taking someone along to watch the car so a serial killer won't crawl in my back seat when I'm pumping gas.

I no longer drink Pepsi or Dr. Pepper since the people who make these products are atheists who refuse to put 'Under God' on their cans.

I no longer use Saran Wrap in the microwave because it causes cancer.

AND THANKS FOR LETTING ME KNOW I can't boil a cup of water in the microwave anymore because it will blow up in my face... disfiguring me for life.

I no longer check the coin return on pay phones because I could be pricked with a needle infected with AIDS.

I no longer go to shopping malls because someone will drug me with a perfume sample and rob me.

I no longer receive packages from UPS or Fed Ex since they are actually Al Qaeda in disguise.

I no longer shop at Target since they are French and don't support our American troops or the Salvation Army.

I no longer answer the phone because someone will ask me to dial a number for which I will get a phone bill with calls to Jamaica, Uganda, Singapore, and Uzbekistan.

I no longer buy expensive cookies from Neiman Marcus since I now have their recipe.

THANKS TO YOU I can't use anyone's toilet but mine because a big brown African spider is lurking under the seat to cause me instant death when it bites my butt.

AND THANKS TO YOUR GREAT ADVICE I can't ever pick up $5.00 dropped in the parking lot because it probably was placed there by a sexual predator waiting underneath my car to grab my leg.

I can no longer drive my car because I can't buy gas from certain gas companies!

I can't do any gardening because I'm afraid I'll get bitten by the brown recluse spider and my hand will fall off.

If you don't send this e-mail to at least 144,000 people in the next 70 minutes, a large dove with diarrhea will land on your head at 5:00 p.m tomorrow afternoon and the fleas from 12 camels will infest your back, causing you to grow a hairy hump. I know this will occur because it actually happened to a friend of my next door neighbor's ex-mother-in-law's second husband's cousin's beautician . . .

Oh, by the way..... A German scientist from Argentina, after a lengthy study, has discovered that people with insufficient brain activity read their e-mail with their hand on the mouse.

Don't bother taking it off now, it's too late.

Thank you for all the informative e-mails!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Inspirations for Wednesday, August 19, 2009

INSPIRATIONS

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Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles.

Helen Keller
(1880-1968) American Writer

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A prudent person profits from personal experience, a wise one from the experience of others.

Joseph Collins

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There are many ways to measure success; not the least of which is the way your child describes you when talking to a friend.

Unknown

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Inspirations, Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

INSPIRATIONS

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Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.

Thomas Paine
(1737-1809) British-American Writer

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To be a complete person is to be a part of others, and share a part of them.

Elliot Richardson
(1920-1999) Statesman and attorney

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Believe Big. The size of your success is determined by the size of your belief.

David Joseph Schwartz
Motivational speaker

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Insirations for Monday, August 17, 2009

INSPIRATIONS

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Failure is only postponed success as long as courage "coaches"ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.

Herbert Kaufman

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Deal with yourself as an individual worthy of respect and make everyone else deal with you the same way.

Nikki Giovanni
Poet

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A friend hears the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.

Unknown

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Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you.

Henry Ward Beecher
1813-1887, Preacher and Writer

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Inspirations, Friday, August 14, 2009

INSPIRATIONS

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Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

T.S. Eliot
1888-1965, Poet and Critic

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If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.

Frank A. Clark
Writer

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You see things; and you say, "Why?" But I dream things that neverwere; and I say "Why not?"

George Bernard Shaw
(1856-1950) Irish Playwright

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The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth, andto have it found out by accident.

Charles Lamb
(1775-1834) British Essayist

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Inspirations, Thursday, August 13, 2009

INSPIRATIONS

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It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.

Albert Einstein
1879-1955, Physicist

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Courage to start and willingness to keep everlasting at it are the requisites for success.

Alonzo Newton Benn

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A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

Charles Gordy

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The future must be seen in terms of what a person can do to contribute something, to make something better, to make it go where he believes with all his being it ought to go.

Frederick R. Kappel
(1902-1994) Former chairman of American Telephone & Telegraph

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Inspirations, Wednesday, August 12, 2009

INSPIRATIONS

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When you know that you're capable of dealing with whatever comes, you have the only security the world has to offer.

Harry Browne
Financial Advisor and Writer

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You gotta be original, because if you're like someone else, what do they need you for?

Bernadette Peters
Entertainer

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Man has never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.

Bernard Williams
(1929-) English Philosopher

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In life it is possible merely to throw a heap of stones together, but this pile is not beautiful. We pyramid to the heights only when we lay stone on stone according to a beautiful plan. If we have no faith in the principles with which we build life, we are defeated.

W. N. Thomas
Scholar

Monday, August 10, 2009

Inspirations, Tuesday, August 11, 2009

INSPIRATIONS

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To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to begiven a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The moneyis the gravy.

Bette Davis
(1908-1989) American Actress

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Sometimes the best things are right in front of you; it just takes some time to see them.

Gladys Knight
Singer

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The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore theyattempt the impossible -- and achieve it, generation aftergeneration.

Pearl S. Buck
(1892-1973) American Writer

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Most of our INSPIRATIONS Readers are not members of our family, but in the past some have expressed interest in events such as our family reunion.

If you have the time and inclination, photos and videos from our 36th reunion are available at http://www.hansiesolomon.org/history2009.html.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Inspirations, Monday, August 10, 2009

INSPIRATIONS

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We often rebel against the strenuousness and chaos of our time. But historically it has always been in such time that man won his great inner victories.

E. M. McKee

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Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second. Give your dreams all you've got and you'll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you.

William James
1842-1910, Psychologist, Professor and Author

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Freedom is the right to be wrong; not the right to do wrong.

John G. Diefenbaker
(1895-1979) Politician

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Inspirations, Friday, August 7, 2009

Friday, August 7, 2009

INSPIRATIONS

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The most important words we'll ever utter are those words we say to ourselves, about ourselves, when we're by ourselves.

Al Walker
Motivational humorist and trainer

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Pain is temporary, pride is forever.

Anonymous

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Part of being a champ is acting like a champ. You have to learn how to win and not run away when you lose. Everyone has bad stretches and real successes. Either way, you have to be careful not to lose your confidence or get too confident.

Nancy Kerrigan
Olympic Figure Skater

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A person is only as big as the dream they dare to live.

Unknown

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Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Inspirations, Thursday, August 6, 2009

INSPIRATIONS

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Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.

Washington Irving
1783-1859, Author

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I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.

Thomas Paine (1737-1809)
British-American Writer

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One day at a time - this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone: and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering.

Ida Scott Taylor
1820-1915, Author

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Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Inspirations, Wednesday, August 5, 2009

INSPIRATIONS

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You can measure a man by the opposition it takes to discourage him.

Robert C. Savage
Life Lessons

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Never answer an angry word with an angry word. It's the second one that makes the quarrel.

W. A. Nance
Cleric

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I searched through rebellion, drugs, diets, mysticism, religions, intellectualism and much more, only to begin to find...that truth isbasically simple - and feels good, clean and right.

Chick Corea (1941-)
American Jazz Musician