Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Inspirations for Thursday, April 1, 2010

Inspirations for Thursday, April 1, 2010

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The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good.

Brian Tracy

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I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I've written for myself... and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part.

Shirley MacLaine

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Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.

Christopher Morley Writer

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Inspirations for Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Inspirations for Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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Visit us at http://www.successisyou.org/ for (1) Today in History, (2) Funny Quote of The Day, (3) Love Quote of The Day, (4) Nature Quote of The Day, (5) Business Articles, (6) Education Articles, (7) and Much More. Content changes daily, so visit often!

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The life of man is like a game with dice; if you don’t get the throw you want, you must show your skill in making the best of the throw you get.

Terence

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One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered.

Michael J. Fox
Actor

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Reality is that stuff which, no matter what you believe, just won't go away.

David Paktor


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Monday, March 29, 2010

Inspirations for Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Inspirations for Tuesday, March 30, 2010

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We need stories or features for future issues of VISIONS Newsletter at http://www.visionsnewsletter.blogspot.com/. If you are interested, please contact us at successisyou@yahoo.com. If you are connected with us on Facebook or Linkedin, please include a link to your page.

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I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves.

Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt
1767-1835, German Statesman

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I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.

Helen Keller
1880-1968, Blind/Deaf Author and Lecturer

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Most of the critical things in life, which become the starting points of human destiny, are little things.

R. Smith


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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Inspirations for Monday, March 29, 2010

Inspirations for Monday, March 29, 2010

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Thanks to Gloria Farris for sharing an updated Employment Opportunity List from The Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland. You can view this and other opportunities at http://www.successisyou.org/page17.html.

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Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.

Eric Hoffer
1902-1983, Author and Philosopher

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If you want to be thought of as a solid, reliable pillar of your community when you're 50, you can't be an irresponsible, corner-cutting exploiter at 25.You determine your reputation by deciding who and what you are and by keeping that lofty vision of yourself in mind, even when you're having a rip-roaring good time.

William Raspberry

Publisher’s Comment: Please take William Raspberry’s quote with “grain of salt.” It is better to reform late, than to not reform at all. I don’t want you coming to me saying, “Well, I was 26 and read a quote you sent that said it was too late for me to change.”

Henry Ford

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Any person capable of angering you becomes your master; he can anger
you only when you permit yourself to be disturbed by him.

Epictetus (55-135 AD) Greek Philosopher

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Inspirations for Friday, March 26, 2010

Inspirations for Friday, March 26, 2010

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Our Thanks to our friend Rose for sharing the following:

Swit Rose March 25 at 9:15am

At times we put ourselves in situations where we think or feel that we cannot get ourselves out of it and we tend not to do anything about it blaming it on our notion that it’s too late for us to make amends.

Maybe you did not turn in that report in time, you did not apologize when you were supposed to, did not give your best in class or an interview, not giving your best in your relationship (friendship or romantic)....the list is endless.

Regardless of what your situation is, one thing for sure is that it’s never too late to write a wrong...it’s only too late if you let it be.

You have nothing to lose, in fact if you do not take a change and do something now, you will live with the question that we all hate...WHAT IF.

Good luck with whatever you decide to do.

Otherwise, God bless.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Inspirations for Thursday, March 25, 2010

Inspirations for Thursday, March 25, 2010

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Thanks to Elizabeth Taylor for sharing the following with us:

DON'T THINK THERE ARE NO CROCODILES BECAUSE THE WATER IS CALM.

Malayan Proverb.

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When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.

John Muir

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Have the courage and the wisdom and the vision to raise a definite standard that will appeal to the best that is in man, and then strive mightily toward that goal.

Harold E. Stassen

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Inspirations for Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Inspirations for Wednesday, March 24, 2010

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Living in today's society is a stressful business for everyone, and everyone needs to figure out how to find the personal resources to try to make the world a better place.

Ray Sidney

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Be a sponge. Spend as much time as possible with people who truly know their craft and be a great listener. That is how you learn.

Jerry Colangelo

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It is more important to know where you are going than to get there quickly.

Mabel Newcomber

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Monday, March 22, 2010

Inspirations for Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Inspirations for Tuesday, March 23, 2010

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We're all of us a little greedy. . . . We're all somewhat courageous, and we're all considerably cowardly. We're all imperfect, and life is simply a perpetual, unending struggle against those imperfections.

Sidney Poitier

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It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover
ability in others is the true test.

Elbert Hubbard

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In every success story, you find someone who has made a courageous decision.

Peter F. Drucker
Management Consultant and Author

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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Inspirations for Monday, March 22, 2010

Inspirations for Monday, March 22, 2010

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Cleveland Area JOB OPPORTUNITIES shared with us by Gloria Farris are posted at http://www.successisyou.org/ (Click on the EMPLOYMENT Link). THANKS GLORIA!

A BIG THANK YOU to those who were able to come out and support Aundria Hawkins Ford as she signed copies of her book From The Pastor’s Daughter. The event was a HUGE success. If you were not able to attend, or need additional copies of Aundria’s book, please visit http://www.aundriahawkinsford.successisyou.org.

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Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.

Sally Koch
Author

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When you cannot make up your mind which of two evenly balanced courses of action you should take - choose the bolder.

W.J. Slim

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Somehow we should learn to know that our problems are our most precious possessions. They are the raw materials of our salvation: no problem, no redemption.

Laurens van der Post


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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Inspirations for Friday, March 19, 2010

Inspirations for Friday, March 19, 2010

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Only through curiosity can we discover opportunities and only by gambling can we take advantage of them.

Clarence Birdseye

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Four short words sum up what has lifted most successful individuals above the crowd; a little bit more. They did all that was expected of them and a little bit more.

A. Lou Vickery
Writer

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You are cordially invited (reminded) to attend.....

AUNDRIA'S BOOK SIGNING EVENT
From the Pastor's Daughter

SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 2010
1:00PM - 4:00PM
Border's Bookstore
6025 Kruse Drive, Solon OH 44139


Thanks a million to everyone for the prayers, support,
encouragement and feedback on my book. I'm anxiously
looking forward to the reunion of friends & family at this
Saturday's event! Please join me and bring a guest(s).

If unable to attend, you may purchase a copy of the book online at
http://www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore/book.php?w=978-1-6...0799-803-7.


Only Because of Christ,


Aundria H. Hawkins Ford
aundriahh@gmail.com

"To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not
at what he has already achieved, but at what he desires to be"
- khalil gibran

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Inspirations for Thursday, March 18, 2010

Inspirations for Thursday, March 18, 2010

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Keep in mind always the present you are constructing. It should be the future you want.

Alice Walker

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You can achieve anything you want in life if you have the courage to dream it, the intelligence to make a realistic plan, and the will to see that plan through to the end.

Sidney A. Friedman
Entrepreneur, Speaker and Author

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Man's greatest actions are performed in minor struggles. Life, misfortune, isolation, abandonment and poverty are battlefields which have their heroes - obscure heroes who are at times greater than illustrious heroes.

Victor Hugo (1802-1885)
French Writer

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Inspirations for Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Inspirations for Wednesday, March 17, 2010

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Hold fast to time! Use it! Be conscious of each day, each hour! They slip away unnoticed all too easily and swiftly.

Thomas Mann

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You need only claim the events of your life to make yourself yours. When you truly possess all you have been and done, which may take some time, you are fierce with reality.

Florida Scott-Maxwell

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Maturity is achieved when a person postpones immediate pleasures for
long-term values.

Joshua L. Liebman

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Monday, March 15, 2010

Inspirations for Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Inspirations for Tuesday, March 16, 2010

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Although the following is a sad commentary to a glorious life, in a historical context many of us will hopefully benefit and be inspired by knowing of the life of Juanita Goggins. A Big THANK YOU to Jean Ford for sharing this information.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — When Juanita Goggins became the first black woman elected to the South Carolina Legislature in 1974, she was hailed as a trailblazer and twice visited the president at the White House. For complete story please visit http://www.legacy.com/NS/Obituary.aspx?pid=140621036.

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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Inspirations for Monday, March 15, 2010

Inspirations for Monday, March 15, 2010

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CHECK OUT Chicago’s Urban Prep Academy 2009 Convocation – The video is on our web site at http://www.successisyou.org/page07.html and because of a recent news article we have added it to our Blog at http://successisyou.blogspot.com/2010/03/chicagos-urban-prep-academy-2009.html.

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We've all heard that we have to learn from our mistakes, but I think it's more important to learn from successes. If you learn only from your mistakes, you are inclined to learn only errors.

Norman Vincent Peale
1898-1993, Pastor and Author

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Make happy those who are near, and those who are far will come.

Chinese proverb

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Due to popular demand (believe it or not), we’ve added the audio version of Ready for Takeoff to FACEBOOK. To listen, click http://www.facebook.com/pages/Twinsburg-OH/Success-is-YOURS-and-MINE/151080002041 and scroll down to the Video Section.

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Chicago's Urban Prep Academy 2009 Convocation

Chicago’s Urban Prep Academy 2009 Convocation

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Inspirations for Fri., March 12, 2010

Inspirations for Friday, March 12, 2010

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At the end of the day, what matters most is that you live your life with passion and purpose; you love mankind unconditionally; and that you touch someone's life as you pass them.

~ Deonna Gene Moore, 2008 Women's Leadership Summit ~

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Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil; our great hope lies in developing what is good.

Calvin Coolidge

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There is nothing you can't do, if you set your mind to it. Anything is possible.

Rick Hansen
Wheelchair Athlete, Speaker and Author

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Reminder for Northeast Ohio Area Residents Cleveland area residents – Save The Date of Saturday, March 20, 2010

Coming to a bookstore near you, the dynamic Aundria Hawkins Ford with her recently released book From The Pastor’s Daughter. For additional information visit: http://www.aundriahawkinsford.successisyou.org/page04.html. You can RSVP for this event at http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=330019786691&ref=mf. Although RSVP is NOT REQUIRED, it would be helpful.



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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Inspirations for Thur., March 11, 2010

Inspirations for Thursday, March 11, 2010

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Our THANKS to Giosetta Origlio for sharing the following with us:

George Carlin's Views on Aging

Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we're kids? If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited about aging that you think in fractions.

'How old are you?' 'I'm four and a half!' You're never thirty-six and a half. You're four and a half, going on five! That's the key.

You get into your teens, now they can't hold you back. You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead.

'How old are you?' 'I'm gonna be 16!' You could be 13, but hey, you're gonna be 16! And then the greatest day of your life! You become 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony. YOU BECOME 21. YESSSS!!!

But then you turn 30. Oooohh, what happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk! He TURNED; we had to throw him out. There's no fun now, you're Just a sour-dumpling. What's wrong? What's changed?

You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you're PUSHING 40. Whoa! Put on the brakes, it's all slipping away. Before you know it, you REACH 50 and your dreams are gone...

But! wait!! ! You MAKE it to 60. You didn't think you would!

So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50 and make it to 60.

You've built up so much speed that you HIT 70! After that it's a day-by-day thing; you HIT Wednesday!

You get into! your 80's and every day is a complete cycle; you HIT lunch; you TURN 4:30; you REACH bedtime. And it doesn't end there. Into the 90s, you start going backwards; 'I Was JUST 92.'

Then a strange thing happens. If you make it over 100, you become a little kid again. 'I'm 100 and a half!'
May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!!

HOW TO STAY YOUNG

1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay them.

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

3. Keep learning. ! Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever, even ham radio. Never let the brain idle. 'An idle mind is the devil's workshop.' And the devil's family name is Alzheimer's.

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

And if you don't send this to at least 8 people - who cares? But do share this with someone. We all need to live life to its fullest each day!!
Life's journey is not to
arrive at the grave safely
in a well preserved body,
but rather to skid in sideways,
totally worn out, shouting
'..holy sh*t ....what a ride!'


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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Inspirations for Wed., Mar. 10, 2010

Inspirations for Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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You can easily judge the character of others by how they treat those
who can do nothing for them or to them.

Malcolm Forbes (1919-1990)
American Publisher

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The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world's joy.

Henry Ward Beecher

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Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

Albert Einstein
1879-1955, Physicist

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Monday, March 08, 2010

Inspirations for Tue., March 9, 2010

Inspirations for Tuesday, March 9, 2010

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I will make love my greatest weapon and none on who I call can defend against its force....My love will melt all hearts liken to the sun whose rays soften the coldest day.

Og Mandino

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Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.

Barbara De Angelis
Author and Expert on Relationship and Love

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The individual who wants to reach the top in business must appreciate the might of the force of habit and must understand that practices are what create habits. He must be quick to break those habits that can break him and hasten to adopt those practices that will become the habits that help him achieve the success he desires.

J. Paul Getty
1892-1976, American Oil Tycoon

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You can pay too high for a bit of soft living.

Mary Norton, The Borrowers Aloft



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Sunday, March 07, 2010

Inspirations for Mon., March 8, 2010

Inspirations for Monday, March 8, 2010

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The human heart refuses to believe in a universe without a purpose.

Immanuel Kant

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If you make the unconditional commitment to reach your most important goals, if the strength of your decision is sufficient, you will find the way and the power to achieve your goals.

Robert Conklin
Teacher, Author and Speaker

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Each of us is an impregnable fortress that can be laid waste only from within.

Timothy J. Flynn

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Thursday, March 04, 2010

Inspirations for Fri., March 5, 2010

Inspirations for Friday, March 5, 2010

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An inch of progress is worth more than a yard of complaint.

Booker T. Washington

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Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half sorrow.

Swedish proverb

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The ability to concentrate and to use time well is everything.

Lee Iococca

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The possibility of stepping into a higher plane is quite real for everyone. It requires no force or effort or sacrifice. It involves little more than changing our ideas about what is normal.

Deepak Chopra
Author and Speaker

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Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Inspirations for Thur., Mar. 4, 2010

Inspirations for Thursday, March 4, 2010

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When you take a risk and step out of the norm, you run the risk and
sometimes you fail. But you only fail if you give up.

J Peterman

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To err is human; to blame it on the other guy is even more human.

Bob Goddard

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Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it foregoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury.

Edwin H. Chapin

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All over the world people are seeking peace of mind, but there can be no peace of mind without strength of mind.

Eric B. Gutkind


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Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Inspirations for Wed., Mar. 3, 2010

Inspirations for Wednesday, March 3, 2010

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Everyone who's ever taken a shower has had an idea. It's the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.

Nolan Bushnell

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Thanks for the following shared by Billy_Cox

A year from now you will wish you had started today.

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The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.

Robert H. Schuller
Minister and Author

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If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.

Andre Maurois


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Monday, March 01, 2010

Inspirations for Tue., Mar. 2, 2010

Inspirations for Tuesday, March 2, 2010

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The March-April issue of VISIONS Newsletter contains over a dozen stories and can be seen at

http://successisyou.org/PDF%20Files/Visions_March_2010.pdf.

Inclusion and Diversity Includes YOU!
Youth & Young Adult Corner
Turning Mistakes Into Opportunity - Part I
Selma to Montgomery Celebration
Happy Birthday to Dr. Rodney Foster, Willie Gardner, and Carrie Stewart
Book Signing - From The Pastor’s Daughter
East Mt. Vernon - Pastor Davis 1st Sermon
Mt. Zion of Oakwood - MLK Program
East Mt. Vernon - Black History Program
An Emancipating Heart & Domestic Violence

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CHECK OUT Compass Consulting as they present "The Brilliance of Inclusion", March 12, 2010: 9:00am and 11:00am: For details visit http://www.compassconsultingservices.com/19201.html.

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