Monday, July 25, 2011

Inspirations for Tue., July 26, 2011

Due to our schedule, INSPIRATIONS is scheduled to resume Wed., August 3rd.  Meanwhile we invite you to visit our Inspirational Web Site at http://www.inspirations.successisyou.org/ where you can enjoy DAILY CHANGING CONTENT in the following categories:
(1) Art Quote of The Day, (2) Funny Quote of The Day, (3) Love Quote of The Day, (4) Nature Quote of The Day, (5) Today in History, (6) Today's Birthdays

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Even though you may not know how to achieve a lofty goal, set it anyway. You will be surprised at how inspired you'll be and you'll likely take action you wouldn't normally have taken.

Peggy McColl
Author and Speaker

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One of the most dangerous forms of human error is forgetting what one is trying to achieve.

Paul Nitze

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Inspirations for Mon., July 25, 2011

Due to our schedule, INSPIRATIONS will not be sent between Wed., July 27 and Wed., August 3rd.  Meanwhile we invite you to visit our Inspirational Web Site at http://www.inspirations.successisyou.org/ where you can enjoy DAILY CHANGING CONTENT in the following categories:
(1) Art Quote of The Day, (2) Funny Quote of The Day, (3) Love Quote of The Day, (4) Nature Quote of The Day, (5) Today in History, (6), Today's Birthdays

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Asking is the beginning of receiving. Make sure you don't go to the ocean with a teaspoon. At least take a bucket so the kids won't laugh at you.

Jim Rohn
1930-2009, Author and Speaker

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Here is the key to being free from the stranglehold of past failures and mistakes: Learn the lesson and forget the details.

Author unknown

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Inspirations for Fri., July 22, 2011

Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are your own fears.

Rudyard Kipling

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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 yourself a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles.

Helen Keller
1880-1968, Blind and Deaf Educator

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Who you are, what your values are, what you stand for...they are your anchor, your north star. You won't find them in a book. You'll find them in your soul.

Anne M. Mulcahy

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The man who works and is never bored is never old. Work and interest in worthwhile things are the best remedy for age.

Pablo Casals


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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Inspirations for Thur., July 21, 2011

FOR A CHANGE OF PACE:

One day a woman's husband died, and on that clear, cold morning, in the warmth of their bedroom, the wife was struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there isn't "anymore".  No more hugs, no more special moments to celebrate together, no more phone calls just to chat, no more "just one minute."  Sometimes, what we care about the most gets all used up and goes away, never to return before we can say “good-bye”, say "I love you."

So while we have it, it's best we love it, care for it, fix it when it's broken and heal it when it's sick.  This is true for marriage....And old cars... And children with bad report cards, and dogs with bad hips, and aging parents and grandparents. We keep them because they are worth it, because we are worth it.  Some things we keep -- like a best friend who moved away or a sister-in-law after divorce.

There are just some things that make us happy, no matter what.

Life is important, like people we know who are special.. And so, we keep them close!

I received this from someone who thought I was a 'keeper'! Then I sent it to the people I think of in the same way... Now it's your turn to send this to all those people who are "keepers" in your life. Suppose one morning you never wake up, do all your friends know you love them?

Let every one of your friends know you love them. Even if you think they don't love you back. And just in case I'm gone tomorrow:

I LOVE YA!!!

Live today because tomorrow is not promised.

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Sent to us by a good friend

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Inspirations for Wed., July 20, 2011

The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.

Nolan Bushnell - Founder of Atari

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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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Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision.

Muhammad Ali - Three-Time World Heavyweight Champion Boxer

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Inspirations for Tue., July 19, 2011

Successful people form the habit of doing what failures don't like to do. They like the results they get by doing what they don't necessarily enjoy.

Earl Nightingale
1921-1989, Author and Syndicated Radio Personality

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I never imagined that I would try to "clarify" a quote from Earl Nightingale, but I would suspect that he was referring to the sometimes necessary tasks associated with those things related to the pursuit of our fondest dreams.

Henry Ford

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It is fine to level with people if you don't level them in the process.

Walter St. John

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Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man's superiority to all that befalls him.  

Romain Gary (1914-1980) French Writer

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Inspirations for Mon., July 18, 2011

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.

Nelson Mandela

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Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.

Conrad Hilton
1887-1979, Founder of Hilton Hotels

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Right actions for the future are the best apologies for wrong ones in the past.  

Tyron Edwards

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Inspirations for Fri., July 15, 2011

Whether you feel you're successful, at the bottom of the barrel, or somewhere in between, it's time to shake yourself into action and onto the road of your dreams.

Milton Katselas

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There are two worlds: the world that we can measure with line and rule, and the world that we feel with our hearts and imagination.

Leigh Hunt

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Where nature is concerned, familiarity breeds love and knowledge, not contempt.  

Stewart L. Udall -  American Politician

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Inspirations for Thur., July 14, 2011

The most wonderful gift one human being can give to another, is in some way, to make that person's life a little bit better to live.

John Assaraf - Author and Speaker

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We can't float through life. We can't be incidental or accidental. We must fix our gaze on a guiding star as soon as one comes upon the horizon, and once we have attached ourselves to that star we must keep our eyes on it and our hands on the plow.

Ossie Davis

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Look carefully at the closest associations in your life, for that is the direction you are heading.

John L. Mason

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Inspirations for Wed., July 13, 2011

I've always believed that a lot of the troubles in the world would disappear if we were talking to each other instead of about each other.

Ronald Reagan - 1911-2004 - 40th President of the United States

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Feelings are everywhere--be gentle.

J. Masai

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The self is not something that one finds. It is something that one creates.

Thomas Szasz (1920-) American Psychiatrist

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Inspirations for Tue., July 12, 2011

Just for a change of pace - THANKS to Renee Clark for sharing this with us:

The 'Middle Wife' by an Anonymous 2nd grade teacher

I've been teaching now for about fifteen years. I have two kids myself, but the best birth story I know is the one I saw in my own second grade classroom a few years back.

When I was a kid, I loved show-and-tell. So I always have a few sessions with my students. It helps them get over shyness and usually, show-and-tell is pretty tame. Kids bring in pet turtles, model airplanes, pictures of fish they catch, stuff like that. And I never, ever place any boundaries or limitations on them. If they want to lug it in to school and talk about it, they're welcome.

Well, one day this little girl, Erica, a very bright, very outgoing kid, takes her turn and waddles up to the front of the class with a pillow stuffed under her sweater..

She holds up a snapshot of an infant. 'This is Luke, my baby brother, and I'm going to tell you about his birthday.'

First, Mom and Dad made him as a symbol of their love, and then Dad put a seed in my Mom's stomach, and Luke grew in there. He ate for nine months through an umbrella cord.'

She's standing there with her hands on the pillow, and I'm trying not to laugh and wishing I had my camcorder with me. The kids are watching her in amazement.

Then, about two Saturdays ago, my Mom starts saying and going, 'Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh!' Erica puts a hand behind her back and groans.

'She walked around the house for, like an hour, 'Oh, oh, oh!' (Now this kid is doing a hysterical duck walk and groaning.)

My Dad called the middle wife. She delivers babies, but she doesn't have a sign on the car like the Domino's man. They got my Mom to lie down in bed like this.' (Then Erica lies down with her back against the wall.)

And then, pop! My Mom had this bag of water she kept in there in case he got thirsty, and it just blew up and spilled all over the bed, like psshhheew!' (This kid has her legs spread with her little hands miming water flowing away. It was too much!)

Then the middle wife starts saying 'push, push,' and 'breathe, breathe. They started counting, but never even got past ten.. Then, all of a sudden, out comes my brother. He was covered in yucky stuff that they all said it was from Mom's play-center, (placenta) so there must be a lot of toys inside there. When he got out, the middle wife spanked him for crawling up in there.'

Then Erica stood up, took a big theatrical bow and returned to her seat. I'm sure I applauded the loudest.. Ever since then, when it's show-and-tell day, I bring my camcorder, just in case another 'Middle Wife' comes along.

Live every day as if it is your LAST chance to make someone happy!

"Today is the Tomorrow that you were worried about Yesterday"

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Inspirations for Mon., July 11, 2011

Never allow yourself to become one of those people who, when they are old, tell you how they missed their chances.

Claire Ortega

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Rely on the ordinary virtues that intelligent, balanced human beings have relied on for centuries: common sense, thrift, realistic expectations, patience, and perseverance.

John C. Bogle (1929-) American Investor

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Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.

Dr. Albert Schweitzer
1875-1965, Medical Missionary and Nobel Prize Winner

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Thursday, July 07, 2011

Inspirations for Fri., July 8, 2011

An open mind collects more riches than an open purse.

Will Henry

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I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.

J.B. Priestly (1894-1984) English Author

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Every memorable act in the history of the world is a triumph of enthusiasm. Nothing great was ever achieved without it because it gives any challenge or any occupation, no matter how frightening or difficult, a new meaning. Without enthusiasm you are doomed to a life of mediocrity but with it you can accomplish miracles.

Og Mandino
1923-1996, Author of A Better Way To Live

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Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Inspirations for Thur., July 7, 2011

Having two relatives go to two different hospitals the same day showing signs of possible stroke, and finding that neither had a stroke and both seem to be recovering; now that's INSPIRATION!  Please keep Kevin Hudson and Henry Hill in your prayers.  Hope to be back tomorrow with the INSPIRATIONS that you've become accustomed to.

Henry Ford

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Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Inspirations for Wed., July 6, 2011

Both faith and fear may sail into your harbor, but allow only faith to drop anchor.

Author unknown

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Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onward you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed.

Eileen Caddy - 1917-2006, Spiritual Teacher and Author

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The three great essentials to achieving anything worthwhile are; first, hard work, second, stick-to-it-iveness, and third, common sense.

Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931) American Inventor

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Monday, July 04, 2011

Inspirations for Tue., July 5, 2011

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

Thomas Edison
1847-1931, Inventor and Scientist

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Life leaps like a geyser for those willing to drill through the rock of inertia.

Alexis Carrel

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Here's the problem. Most people are thinking about what they don't want, and they're wondering why it shows up over and over again.

John Assaraf
Speaker and Author

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If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish to be happier than other people, and this is always difficult, for we believe others to be happier than they are.

Montesquieu

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Sunday, July 03, 2011

Inspirations for Monday, July 4, 2011

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

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Give me the ready hand rather than the ready tongue.

Giuseppe Garibaldi

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All high achievers plan their work and work their plan, for they are keenly aware that "luck" is most often being prepared to take advantage of a situation.

Unknown

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When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.

Confucius

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I think I'd like to be remembered as someone who beat the odds through just plain determination. ... that I persevered. Because I think that being somewhat of a pest to life, constantly plaguing and pursuing, will bring results.

Sylvester Stallone (1946-) American Actor

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Friday, July 01, 2011

Inspirations for Fri., July 1, 2011

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