Thursday, March 29, 2012

Inspirations for Fri., March 30, 2012

The fountain of beauty is the heart, and every generous thought illustrates the walls of your chamber.
- Francis Quarles
Before us lie two paths - honesty and dishonesty. The shortsighted embark on the dishonest path; the wise on the honest. For the wise know the truth; in helping others we help ourselves; and in hurting others we hurt ourselves. Character overshadows money, and trust rises above fame. Honesty is still the best policy.
- Napoleon Hill, 1883-1970, Author of Think and Grow Rich
We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths; in feelings, not in figures on the dial; we should count time by heart-throbs. He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.
- Gamaliel Bailey

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Inspirations for Thur., March 29, 2012

When one will not, two cannot quarrel.
- Spanish proverb
Remember that the faith to move mountains always carries a pick.
- Author unknown
Whenever you make a choice, ask yourself two questions: "What are the consequences of this choice?" and "Will this choice bring happiness to me and to those who are affected by this choice?"
- Deepak Chopra

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Inspirations for Wed., March 28, 2012

Our ancestors are an ever widening circle of hope.
- Toni Morrison
To have a purpose in life offsets any and all surrounding declines.
- Jean Toomer
One single grateful thought raised to heaven is the most perfect prayer.
- Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Poems from the Heart by Carolyn Jones-Carter

Poems from the Edge by Carolyn Jones-Carter

Monday, March 26, 2012

Inspirations for Tue., March 27, 2012

Who rises late must trot all day.
- American proverb
A penny will hide the biggest star in the universe if you hold it close enough to your eye.
- Samuel Grafton
The difference between good and great is just a little extra effort.
- Duffy Daugherty

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Inspirations for Mon., March 26, 2012

Permit no one to dissuade you from pursuing the goals you set for yourself.
- Ralph Bunche
The most unrealistic person in the world is the cynic, not the dreamer. Hope only makes sense when it doesn't make sense to be hopeful.
- Paul Hawken
There is no way to understand the real options involved in the future unless you become involved in creating them.
- Robert Theobald

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Inspirations for Fri., March 23, 2012

Self-acceptance comes from meeting life's challenges vigorously. Don't numb yourself to your trials and difficulties, nor build mental walls to exclude pain from your life. You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. You will find peace not in denial, but in victory.
- J. Donald Walters, Author, Lecturer and Playwright
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
- Peter Ferdinand Drucker, 1909-2005, Political Economist and Author
He who smiles rather than rages is always the stronger.
-  Japanese proverb 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Inspirations for Thur., March 22 and Ma Gardner's Birthday Dinner

Above: Willie Gardner's (Ma Gardner) 95th Birthday Celebration Dinner
Below: More Insppiration
Take the gentle path.
- George Herbert
We inherit our relatives and our features and may not escape them; but we can select our clothing and our friends, and let us be careful that both fit us.
- Volney Streamer
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant.
- Horace (65-8 BC) Roman Poet 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Inspirations for Wed., March 21, 2012

The day on which one starts out is not the time to start one's preparation.
- African proverb
Sometimes in the winds of change we find our true direction.
- Author unknown
Take time to laugh - it is the music of the soul.
- From an old English prayer

Monday, March 19, 2012

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Inspirations for Tue., March 20, 2012

Every individual has the power to change his or her material or financial status by first changing the nature of his or her beliefs.
Napoleon Hill
If you want to know what a man is really like, take notice how he acts when he loses money.
New England Proverb 
The real measure of our wealth is how much we'd be worth if we lost all our money.
- Benjamin Jowett, 1817-1893, English Scholar, Classicist and Theologian

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Inspirations for Mon., March 19, 2012 & Happy Birthday Ma Gardner

HAPPY 95th Birthday to our Godmother, Willie J. Gardner
People who matter are most aware that everyone else does, too.
- Malcolm Forbes, 1919-1990, Publisher of Forbes Magazine
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you will help them become what they are capable of becoming. 
- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe  
The poker player learns that sometimes both science and common sense are wrong; that the bumblebee can fly; that, perhaps, one should never trust an expert; that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of by those with an academic bent. 
- David Mamet

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Inspirations for Fri., March 16, 2012

The naked truth is always better than the best dressed lie.
- Ann Landers, born 1918
A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner.
- English proverb
One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered.
- Michael J. Fox, Actor
You may not have saved a lot of money in your life, but if you have saved a lot of heartaches for other folks, you are a pretty rich man.
- Seth Parker 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Inspirations for Thur., March 15, 2012

We have no choice of what color we're born or who our parents are or whether we're rich or poor. What we do have is some choice over what we make of our lives once we're here.
- Mildred Taylor, Author
If you really believe in the brotherhood of man, and you want to come into its fold, you've got to let everyone else in too.
- Oscar Hammerstein II 
History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.
- Bertie Charles Forbes, 1880-1954, Financial Journalist, Author and founder of Forbes Magazine

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Inspirations for Wed., March 14, 2012

Instead of always harping on a man's faults, tell him of his virtues.  Try to pull him out of his rut of bad habits. Hold up to him his better self, his real self that can dare and do and win out.
- Eleanor Porter (1868-1920) American Novelist
Self-respect is the root of discipline: The sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel 1907-1972
You never know what you can do until you have to do it.
Betty Ford, 1918-2011, Former First Lady and Founder of the Betty Ford Center
The beauty of memory is that it still sees beauty when beauty has faded.
- Paul Boese

Monday, March 12, 2012

Inspirations for Tue., March 13, 2012

The question for each man is not what he would do if he had the means, time, influence and educational advantages, but what he will do with the things he has. 
- Frank Hamilton
Man does not live by a turkey in every oven or a color TV set in every home.  Man lives by faith and hope and love, by the star on the horizon, by the trumpet that will not call retreat.
- E. Merrill Root (1895-1973) American Writer
Don't find fault with what you don't understand. 
- Author unknown

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Inspirations for Mon., March 12, 2012

When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
-- Helen Keller (1880-1968) American Writer
All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.
- Orison Swett Marden, 1850-1924, Author
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

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Inspirations for Fri., March 9, 2012

Thou hast only to follow the wall far enough and there will be a door in it.
- Marguerite de Angeli
Sincere forgiveness isn't colored with expectations that the other person apologize or change. Don't worry whether or not they finally understand you. Love them and release them. Life feeds back truth to people in its own way and time.
Sara Paddison, Author of The Hidden Part of The Heart
Anyone who has achieved excellence in any form knows that it comes as a result of ceaseless concentration. 
- Louise Brooks

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Inspirations for Thur., March 8, 2012

Trust is the glue of life. It's the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It's the foundational principle that holds all relationships.
- Stephen R. Covey, Author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
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
Confidence on the outside begins by living with integrity on the

- Brian Tracy

The Box and The Label


Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Inspirations for Wed., March 7, 2012

Above: Brian Tracy: If You Could Achieve One Goal
If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development.
- Brian Tracy, Speaker and Author
Everybody talks about wanting to change things and help and fix, but ultimately all you can do is fix yourself. And that's a lot. Because if you can fix yourself, it has a ripple effect.
- Rob Reiner, Director
The higher type of man clings to virtue, the lower type of man clings to material comfort.  The higher type of man cherishes justice, the lower type of man cherishes the hope of favors to  be received.
- Confucius (551-479 BC) Chinese Philosopher

Monday, March 05, 2012

Inspirations for Tue., March 6, 2012

Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
- W. Clement Stone, 1902-2002, Businessman, Philanthropist and Author
What is now proved was once only imagined.    
- William Blake (1757-1827) English Poet
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
- Lao Tzu

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Motivational Video Shared by Keith Lightfoot

A BIG THANK YOU to our Friend Keith Lightfoot of http://www.hardwick.co.nz/ for sharing this video

Inspirations for Mon., March 5, 2012

ABOVE: Three minute presentation to BDPA Cleveland SITES Students

When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world.
- Harold Kushner, Rabbi and Author
When I thought I couldn't go on, I forced myself to keep going. My success is based on persistence, not luck.
- Estee Lauder, 1906-2004, Entrepreneur
Luck never gives; it only lends.
- Swedish proverb

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Inspirations for Fri., March 2, 2012

To have that sense of one's intrinsic worth which constitutes self-respect is potentially to have everything.
- Joan Didion
If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.
-- David Viscott
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
-- John F. Kennedy