Thursday, December 29, 2011

Inspirations for Fri., Dec. 30, 2011


Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there's love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.
- Ella Fitzgerald, 1917-1996, Jazz Singer
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"I can't do it" never yet accomplished anything: "I will try" has accomplished wonders.
George P. Burnham
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There should be a solemn pause before we rush to judgment.
- Thomas Erskine

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Inspirations for Thur., Dec. 29, 2011


Start living now. Stop saving the good china for that special occasion. Stop withholding your love until that special person materializes. Every day you are alive is a special occasion. Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
- Mary Manin Morrissey, Speaker and Author
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Gratitude is something of which none of us can give too much. For on the smiles, the thanks we give, our little gestures of appreciation, our neighbors build up their philosophy of life.
- A. J. Cronin
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Communication and reconciliation introduce harmony into another's life by sensing and honoring the need to be cared for and understood.
- Howard Thurman

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Inspirations for Wed., Dec. 28, 2011

Colors fade, temples crumble, empires fall, but wise words endure.
- Edward Thorndike
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Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight.
Helen Keller (1880-1968) American Writer
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Every man's work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.
 Samuel Butler (1835-1902) English Writer

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Eve & Christmas 2011

Inspirations for Tue., Dec. 27, 2011

The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within--strength, courage, dignity. 
- Ruby Dee
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No man can climb out beyond the limitations of his own character.
- John Morley
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Aim at the sun and you may not reach it; but your arrow will fly far higher than if you had aimed at an object on a level with yourself.
-- F. Hawes

Christmas Dinner with The Moore Family

Inspirations for Mon., Dec. 26, 2011


Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
- Norman Vincent Peale, 1898-1993, Author of The Power of Positive Thinking
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If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can transform one million realities.
Maya Angelou
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Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
- Leon Suenens, 1904-1996, Clergyman

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Inspirations for Fri., Dec. 23, 2011


A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner, so if one's life is cold and bare he can blame none but himself.
- Louis L'Amour, 1908-1988, Novelist
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Honest criticism is the highest praise. 
- Author unknown
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Two important things to teach a child: to do and to do without. 
- Marcelene Cox
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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Inspirations for Thur., Dec. 22, 2011


You must see your goals clearly and specifically before you can set out for them. Hold them in your mind until they become second nature.
- Les Brown, Speaker
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Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure that there is one less scoundrel in the world.
Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) Scottish Writer
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If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once a week.
-  Charles Darwin

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Inspirations for Wed., Dec. 21, 2011


Hanging onto resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head.
Esther Lederer, a.k.a. Ann Landers, 1918-2002, Syndicated Advice Columnist
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Always remember that striving and struggle precede success, even in the dictionary. 
- Sarah Ban Breathnach
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What is the difference between an obstacle and an opportunity? Our attitude toward it. Every opportunity has a difficulty, and every difficulty has an opportunity.
- J. Sidlow Baxter, 1903-1999, Author and Theologian

Monday, December 19, 2011

Inspirations for Tue., Dec. 20, 2011

Don't make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up. 
- Thomas J. Watson, Sr.
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Trials, temptations, disappointments -- all these are helps instead of hindrances, if one uses them rightly. They not only test the fibre of a character, but strengthen it. Every conquered temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.
-- James Buckham

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Some day, in years to come, you will be wrestling with the great temptation, or trembling under the great sorrow of your life. But the real struggle is here, now, in these quiet weeks. Now it is being decided whether, in the day of your supreme sorrow or temptation, you shall miserably fail or gloriously conquer. Character cannot be made except by a steady, long continued process.
- Phillips Brooks (1835-1893) American Bishop

Friday, December 16, 2011

Inspirations for Mon., Dec. 19, 2011




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I will love the light for it shows me the way. Yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.
- Og Mandino
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Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens.
- Carl Jung, 1875-1961, Psychiatrist
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So let your deepest desires direct your aim. Set your sights far above the 'reasonable' target. The power of purpose is profound only if you have a desire that stirs the heart.
Price Pritchett, Author of You2

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Inspirations for Fri., Dec. 16, 2011

I am willing to put myself through anything; temporary pain or discomfort means nothing to me as long as I can see that the experience will take me to a new level.
- Diana Nyad, Author, Journalist and World Record Long-Distance Swimmer
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Trust only those who stand to lose as much as you when things go wrong. 
- Bralek's rule for success
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I will fight my battle and I will feel pain, and I will have no loss and I will remain, and I will stand proud and I will be strong, and I will shed my light and I will sing my song, and I will win and I will cry, and I will spread my wings and I will fly.
Keith Perks, Cancer Survivor


Inspirations for Thur., Dec. 15, 2011

BETTER LATE than MISSED!  Our Inspirational Message is late because our DSL Service has been out for nearly 24 hours.  Just another reminder to be proactive and check our blog at http://www.successisyou.blogspot.com/ daily.
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Let everyone sweep in front of his own door and the whole world will be clean.    
- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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If you have left some important thing in your life undone, go back and finish the job, and the future will open up for you. Every unfinished task, big or small, weighs on your enthusiasm to start another job.
- Elwin Valley
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There is incredible value in being of service to others. I think if many of the people in therapy offices were dragged out to put their finger in a dike, or take up their place in a working line, they would be relieved of terrible burdens.
- Elizabeth Berg

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Inspiration, Wed., Dec. 14, 2011

BELOW:CAAO Youth Innovation Forum, 2011-12-10, VIDEO PLAYLIST 1 OF 2
Playlist Consists of 5 Videos - Total Play Time 20 Min., 25 Sec.
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BELOW:CAAO Youth Innovation Forum, 2011-12-10, VIDEO PLAYLIST 2 OF 2
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Monday, December 12, 2011

Inspirations, Tue., Dec. 13, 2011


Don't be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so. 
- Belva Davis
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If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then you are an excellent leader.
- Dolly Parton, Singer/Songwriter
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When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1811-1896, Writer

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Inspirations for Dec. 12, 2011

We've got to decide if it's going to be this generation or never. 
- Daisy Bates
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Money is a “way of keeping score in life,” says T. Boone Pickens. But that is just for those who like playing the game. The real goal is to live with grace and dignity. You can do that with a small amount of money...or not do it with a fortune.
-- Bill Bonner, financial journalist
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In the end the great truth will have been learned, that the quest is greater than what is sought, the effort finer than the prize, or rather that the effort is the prize, the victory cheap and hollow were it not for the rigor of the game. 
- Benjamin Cardozo

CAAO Youth Innovation Forum - Dec. 12, 2011

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Inspirations for Thur., Dec. 8, 2011

The best inheritance you can leave your kids is an example of how to live a full and meaningful life.
-- Dan Zadra

Try to pursue excellence with no excuses.
- Bill Campbell
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The choices I make today will determine the rest of my life!
- Ginny Dye, Founder of The Ultimate Life Company

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Inspirations for Wed., Dec. 7, 2011

Nothing is more endangered in the modern world than the powerful combination of hard work toward meaningful goals joined with an exuberant embrace of the present moment.
-- Tom Morris

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The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it. 
- Elbert Hubbard
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The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it is the same problem you had last year.
- John Foster Dulles
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Monday, December 05, 2011

Inspirations for Tue., Dec. 6, 2011

If success is not on your own terms - if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your own heart - it is no success at all.
- Anna Quindlen

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There's magic in fighting battles beyond endurance.
- Paul Haggis Million Dollar Baby
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When you reach the end of your life, do you want to be one of the people who are glad they did, or one of the people who wish they had?
- Author Unknown to Me

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Inspirations for Mon., Dec. 5, 2011

Your imagination is the preview to life's coming attractions.
- Albert Einstein

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If you aim at nothing, you'll hit it every time.
- B.J. Marshall

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Never hesitate to ask for help. No one succeeds alone.
- Micheline Bouchard

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Inspirations for Fri., Dec. 2, 2011


Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
Harriet Tubman, 1822-1913, Abolitionist
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Every human being should be taught that his first duty is to take care of himself, and that to be self-respecting he must be self-supporting. To live on the labor of others, either by force which enslaves, or by cunning which robs, or by borrowing or begging, is wholly dishonorable.
-  Robert G. Ingersoll