Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Inspirations for Thu., Oct. 1, 2009

INSPIRATIONS for Thu., Oct. 1, 2009


The truth is that you can spend your life any way you want, but you can spend it only once.

John C. Maxwell
Leadership expert


The most important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking one's self seriously. The first is imperative, and the second disastrous.

Margaret Fontey


Before you begin a thing remind yourself that difficulties and delays quite impossible to foresee are ahead. You can only see one thing clearly, and that is your goal. Form a mental vision of that and cling to it through thick and thin.

Kathleen Norris
1880-1966, Novelist


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Inspirations for Wed., Sep. 30, 2009

INSPIRATIONS for Wed., Sep. 30, 2009


Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.

Carl Jung
1875-1961, Psychiatrist

There's no ceiling on effort.

Harvey C. Fruehauf
Business executive


One day in retrospect the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.

Sigmund Freud


A hero is a man who does what he can.Roman Rollard


Monday, September 28, 2009

Inspirations for Tue., Sep. 29, 2009

INSPIRATIONS for Tue., Sep. 29, 2009


I find that it is not the circumstances in which we are placed, but the spirit in which we face them, that constitutes our comfort.

Elizabeth T. King


You will find yourself refreshed by the presence of cheerful people. Why not make earnest effort to confer that pleasure on others? Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy.

Lydia M. Child
1802-1880, Abolitionist and Writer


People should know what you stand for. They should also know what you won't stand for.

Author unknown

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Inspirations for Mon., Sep. 28, 2009

INSPIRATIONS for Mon., Sep. 28, 2009


Every intersection in the road of life is an opportunity to make a decision.

Duke Ellington
(1899-1974) Musician and composer


Pa, he always said a man had to look spry for himself, because nobody else would do it for him; your opportunities didn't come knocking around, you had to hunt them up and hog-tie them.

Louis L'Amour


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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Inspirations for Fri., Sep. 25, 2009

INSPIRATIONS for Fri., Sep. 25, 2009


I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but stillI can do something; I will not refuse to do the something I can do.

Helen Keller
(1880-1968) American Writer


Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.

Albert Einstein
1879-1955, Physicist


Circumstances break men's bones; it has never been shown that they break men's optimism.

G. K. Chesterton
(1874-1936) Writer


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Inspirations for Thu., Sep. 24, 2009

INSPIRATIONS for Thu., Sep. 24, 2009


It is hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.

Sally Kempton


Don't wait for your "ship to come in" and feel angry and cheated when it doesn't. Get going with something small.

Irene Kassorla


Take a day to heal from the lies you've told yourself and the ones that have been told to you.

Maya Angelou

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Inspirations for Wed., Sep. 23, 2009

INSPIRATIONS for Wed., Sep. 23, 2009


A series of five Legal Aid Clinics during the coming weeks are scheduled in the Northeast Ohio Area. For details see http://www.events.successisyou.org/.


Always expect the best and you'll see that the outcome is spontaneously contained in the expectation.

Deepak Chopra
Physician and writer


I was worthless, until I decided to be worth more.

Kim Jeffery
Career Woman


Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.

Earl Nightingale
1921-1989, Radio Announcer, Author and Speaker


Monday, September 21, 2009

Inspirations for Tue., Sep. 22, 2009

INSPIRATIONS for Tue., Sep. 22, 2009


Thanks to Jean Ford-Lawrence for sharing this one with us:

Today is a GREAT day!!...We have open gates of access to new doors of opportunity; windows of inspiration, insight and revelation; avenues of success and prosperity; highways to places of divine assignments and channels for transition and deliverance. Be blessed!!!


The world is moved not only by the mighty shoves of the heroes, but
also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.

Helen Keller
(1880-1968) American Writer


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

Eric Hoffer
1902-1983, Author and Philosopher

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Inspirations for Mon., Sep. 21, 2009

INSPIRATIONS for Mon., Sep. 21, 2009


A Pat on My Back

A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to Rev. Jeaneatte Pintar and her Inspirational Message from Sep. 17th – To view click on www.sfpnn.com/PNNs/PNN2009/09172009.htm.


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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Inspirations for Fri., Sep. 18, 2009

INSPIRATIONS for Fri., Sep. 18, 2009


Winners are losers who got up and gave it one more try.

Dennis DeYoung
Rock Musician and Songwriter


Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing.

William Congreve
Love For Love


We all have angels guiding us. . . .They look after us. They heal us, touch us, comfort us with invisible warm hands. What will bring their help? Asking. Giving thanks.

Sophy Burnham
Writer and public speaker


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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Inspirations for Thur., Sep. 17, 2009

INSPIRATIONS for Thursday, September 17, 2009


Be bold--and mighty forces will come to your aid.

Basil King (1859-1928)
Cleric and writer


A prudent man will think more important what fate has conceded to him, than what it has denied.

Baltasar Gracian (1601-1658)
Spanish Philosopher


Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it.

William Feather1889-1981, Writer


A couple of links we think are worth checking out are
http://thoughtleadersllc.blogspot.com/ and http://www.sfpnn.com/jeanette_m_pintar.htm


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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Inspirations for Wednesday, September 16, 2009

INSPIRATIONS for Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Why not make the best of things? Any fool can make the worst of them.

Charles L. Bromley


Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

Helen Keller (1880-1968)
American Writer


If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.

Denis Waitley
Author, Speaker and Trainer


A couple of links we think are worth checking out are
http://thoughtleadersllc.blogspot.com/ and http://www.sfpnn.com/jeanette_m_pintar.htm

Monday, September 14, 2009

Inspirations for Tuesday, September 15, 2009

INSPIRATIONS for Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Welcome Back to Rev. Jeanette Pintar who tried to take a well-deserved summer break from her inspirational work with SFPNN. This powerful lady didn’t get much rest because the demand for her services follows her wherever she goes. Anyway she is back to her first love, and you can visit her web site from this page by clicking on her photo.


People can live through hardship, but from hard feelings they perish.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn "Asphyxiation"


It is a good thing to be rich, it is a good thing to be strong, butit is a better thing to be beloved of many friends.

Euripides (480-406 BC)
Greek Playwright


To love another you have to undertake some fragment of their destiny.

Quentin Crisp (1908-1999)


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Inspirations for Monday, September 14, 2009

INSPIRATIONS for Monday, September 14, 2009


There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.

Beverly Sills (1929-)
American Opera Singer


Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.

Washington Irving (1783-1859)
Novelist and essayist


It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making decisions.

Jim RohnAuthor and Speaker

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Inspirations for Friday, September 11, 2009

INSPIRATIONS for Friday, September 11, 2009


The height of your accomplishments will equal the depth of your convictions.

William F. Scolavino


Failure to recognize possibilities is the most dangerous and common mistake one can make.

Mae Jemison Astronaut


If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent.

Isaac Newton
(1642-1727) English Scientist


To the victims of 9-11; NO, we have not forgotten!


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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Inspirations for Thursday, September 10, 2009

INSPIRATIONS for Thursday, September 10, 2009


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There are two ways of meeting difficulties: You alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.

Phyllis Bottome
(1884-1963) Writer


Let's choose today to quench our thirst for the 'good life' we think others lead by acknowledging the good that already exists in our lives. We can then offer the universe the gift of our grateful hearts.

Sarah Ban Breathnach


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Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Inspiration for Wednesday, September 9, 2009

INSPIRATIONS for Wednesday, September 9, 2009


PLEASE NOTE: Inspirations is now archived, interactive and searchable!

We recently began archiving Inspirations on our web blog at http://successisyou.blogspot.com/ to enable you to access both the current day’s and previous Inspirations On-line. That change also provided a Comment Feedback Box conveniently located after each day’s entry. We have now added a Blog Search Box to improve functionality, and assist you in locating items that may be of interest to you. The Search Box is located in the left hand sidebar. When you have an opportunity, please visit the web blog. We welcome your feedback and ideas for additional improvements.


Forgiving is not forgetting; it's actually remembering--remembering and not using your right to hit back. It's a second chance for a new beginning. And the remembering part is particularly important. Especially if you don't want to repeat what happened.

Desmond Tutu
Cleric and civil rights leader


I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to behonorable, to be compassionate. It is, after all, to matter: to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that youlived at all.

Leo C. Rosten
(1908-1977) American Writer

Monday, September 07, 2009

Inspirations for Tuesday, September 8, 2009

INSPIRATIONS for Tuesday, September 8, 2009

THANK YOU to our friend Gloria Farris for sharing this with us:

Wise Words By Colin Powell

The less you associate with some people, the more your life will improve.

Any time you tolerate mediocrity in others, it increases your mediocrity.

An important attribute in successful people is their impatience with negative thinking and negative acting people.

As you grow, your associates will change.

Some of your friends will not want you to go on.

They will want you to stay where they are.

Friends that don't help you climb will want you to crawl.

Your friends will stretch your vision or choke your dream.

Those that don't increase you will eventually decrease you.

Consider this:

Never receive counsel from unproductive people.

Never discuss your problems with someone incapable of contributing to the solution, because those who never succeed themselves are always first to tell you how.

Not everyone has a right to speak into your life.

You are certain to get the worst of the bargain when you exchange ideas with the wrong person.

Don't follow anyone who's not going anywhere.

With some people you spend an evening: with others you invest it.

Be careful where you stop to inquire for directions along the road of life.

Wise is the person who fortifies his life with the right friendships.

If you run with wolves, you will learn how to howl. But, if you associate with eagles, you will learn how to soar to great heights.

A mirror reflects a man's face, but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses.

The simple but true fact of life is that you become like those with whom you closely associate - for the good and the bad.

Note: Be not mistaken.

This is applicable to family as well as friends.

Yes...do love, appreciate and be thankful for your family, for they will always be your family no matter what.

Just know that they are human first and though they are family to you, they may be a friend to someone else and will fit somewhere in the criteria above.

In Prosperity Our Friends Know Us, In Adversity We Know Our Friends.

Never make someone a priority when you are only an option for them.

If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.

Colin Powell

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Inspirations for Monday, Sep. 7, 2009

INSPIRATIONS for Monday, September 7, 2009


We wish you a happy and safe Labor Day.

Henry & Dianne Ford


Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door.

Emily Dickinson
(1830-1886) Poet


He is a man of sense who does not grieve for what he has not, but rejoices in what he has.

Epictetus (55-135 AD)
Greek Philosopher


Patience is also a form of action.

Francois Auguste Rene Rodin
1840-1917, Artist

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Don't Encourage My Kid (or Yours)!

Article by Henry Ford

That is the message I hear from those who don’t want their school systems to air President Obama’s message to students encouraging them to stay in school. The reasoning I’ve heard most often is that the speech might be political. I am certain many of the messages young people hear in school contain political content. It is unavoidable that opinions are expressed during the process of what we know as Education. Strangely, I don’t recall this much uproar when Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush addressed students.

I also notice that most of the furor is coming from those areas where the school systems already have comparatively high graduation rates. Dissenters are well aware that their dissent can impact others and their children. And those happy with the status quo certainly don’t want those “other folks” to be encouraged! If you are one who might be one of the “other folks” I urge you to keep reading.

For those interested in a second opinion, I invite you to read my recent article at http://visionsnewsletter.blogspot.com/2009/08/youth-young-adult-corner-staying-in.html. I am not the president, so that article in the words of Gil Scott Heron “will not be televised.” Of course with your help the article can still be publicized. Please pass along this article to anyone who has a young person who might benefit from some additional encouragement.

This article definitely is about as non-political as I can make it, and the proof is that I am not running for any office. Also, the article reflects not only my desire to encourage, but also reflects the actions of one of the few, one of the proud, one of our U.S. Marines. Yes one of those who put their lives on the line, so we have the right to deny our young people the encouragement by their duly elected president!

Feedback is welcome at successisyou@yahoo.com.


Friday, September 04, 2009

President Obama's Mideast Trip Photos

If you are interested in seeing photos from President Obama's June Mideast Trip, click

A BIG THANK YOU to our friend Alene Hill for sharing this slideshow!

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Inspirations for Friday, September 4th

Friday, September 4, 2009



Treat your friends as you do your pictures, and place them in their best light.

Jennie Jerome Churchill
1854-1921, Mother of Winston Churchill


You don't stop laughing because you grow old; you grow old because you stop laughing.

Michael Pritchard


Experience, which destroys innocence, also leads one back to it.

James Baldwin
(1924-1987) Writer


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Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Inspirations for Thursday, September 3rd

Thursday, September 3, 2009



The secret of patience: Do something else in the meantime.

Author unknown


To be alive, to be able to see, to walk,...it's all a miracle.

Arthur Rubinstein (1887-1982)
Polish Pianist


Every second we choose to nourish ourselves in a way that supports or depletes our lives, and to think and speak about other people in a way that is honoring or dishonoring. What choice are you going to make today.

Gregg Braden
Author of The Divine Matrix

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Inspirations for Wednesday, Sep. 2nd

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


For today’s Inspirations, please see the recently completed Sep-Oct issue of VISIONS On-line at http://visionsnewsletter.blogspot.com/2009/09/visions-sep-oct-2009.html.