Monday, December 31, 2012

Kindness Begets Kindness

"Be a positive, optimistic and kind person.  Whether you are a happy or unhappy person depends largely on yourself.  Negative and pessimistic people are generally unhappy people.  Be kind to others.  Kindness begets kindness."

-- Tommy Koh

"Just as surely as distress must follow self-deceit, healing must follow self-honesty."

-- Vernon Howard

"I have the audacity to believe that people everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for the minds and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits."

-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Happy 2013 to You

H ours of happy times with friends and family
A bundant time for relaxation
P rosperity
P lenty of love when you need it the most
Y outhful excitement at life's simple pleasures
N ights of restful slumber
E verything you need
W ishing you love and light
Y ears and years of good health
E njoyment and mirth
A ngels to watch over you
R embrances of a happy year!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Gratitude Super-Charge Success

"Your attitude about your life and how much gratitude you show on a daily basis can greatly impact your success.  In fact, the more grateful you are for what you already have (however minimal it may be), the faster you can achieve the success that you are looking for."

-- Denise Gosnell

"Let your intentions be good - embodied in good thoughts, cheerful words, and unselfish deeds - and the world will be to you a bright and happy place in which to work and play and serve."

-- Grenville Kleiser

"The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Change Your World

"You can change your world!  To achieve anything worthwhile in life it is necessary to set high goals for yourself and want to achieve them.  Have you thought about the high goals you would like to achieve?"

-- W. Clement Stone

"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either."

-- Elizabeth Zimmermann

"The spiritual life is a call to action. But it is a call to ... action without any selfish attachment to the results."

-- Eknath Easwaran

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Show Some Resilience

"We all mess up from time to time.  We all disappoint people now and again.  We all have our failures.  We all endure our share of troubles.  We need to accept that, show some resilience and keep pressing forward."

-- Gary Hayden

"We're so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget the inner value. The rapture that is associated with being alive is what it is all about."

-- Joseph Campbell

"Never use violence of any kind. Never threaten violence in any way. Never even think violent thoughts. Never argue because it attacks another's opinion. Never criticize because it attacks another's ego. And your success is guaranteed."

-- Mohandas Gandhi

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Worry a Waste of Time

"In fact, worry is more than just a waste of time.  It is also, in the main, a destructive and self-defeating state of mind.  It drains us of energy, clouds our judgment, robs us of sleep, makes us irritable and nervous, and makes us more prone to making mistakes."

-- Gary Hayden

"Nothing that is done for you is a matter of course. Everything originates in a will for the good, which is directed at you. Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude."

-- Albert Schweitzer

"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

Monday, December 24, 2012

Narrow Your Focus

"Although it may seem counterintuitive, the more narrow your focus, the wider a net you can cast."

-- Steve Olsher

"There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary."

-- Emmanuel

"When you start using senses you’ve neglected, your reward is to see the world with completely fresh eyes."

-- Barbara Sher

"Stories matter. Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign. But stories can also be used to empower, and to humanize."

-- Chimamanda Adichie

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Happy and Merry Christmas 2013

"Christmas is not in tinsel and lights and outward show. The secret lies in an inner glow. It's lighting a fire inside the heart. Good will and joy a vital part. It's higher thought and a greater plan. It's glorious dream in the soul of man."?

-- Wilfred A. Peterson (The Art of Living)

"Teach us to value most eternal things.
To find the happiness that giving brings.
To know the peace of misty, distant hills.
To know the joy that giving self fulfils.
To realize anew this Christmas Day.
The things we keep are those we give away."

-- Marvin Davis Winsett (A Christmas Prayer)

"May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope;
The spirit of Christmas which is peace;
The heart of Christmas which is love."

-- Ada V. Hendricks

"Wouldn't life be worth the living,
Wouldn't dreams be coming true,
If we kept the Christmas spirit,
All the whole year through."


Thursday, December 20, 2012

Guilt Over Stupid Things

"The thing you need to realize is that guilt over stupid things will keep you from getting what you want out of life.  By stupid things, I mean situations and events that you cannot possibly have any control over."

-- Rolf Nabb

"Higher consciousness, enLIGHTenment, comes from meaningful experiences and lessons passed with the understanding that there truly is only one law - the Law of Love. When one leads a life expressing this belief, the mind and heart begin to open to new realities, and other dimensional truths become known."

-- Dr. Norma Milanovich & Dr. Shirley McCune

"Each of us will one day be judged by our standard of life -- not by our standard of living; by our measure of giving -- not by our measure of wealth; by our simple goodness -- not by our seeming greatness."

-- William Arthur Ward

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Expect Success

"If you expect the best, you are much more likely to get it.  If you expect a happy life, you will be more likely to get it.  And if you expect that you're going to succeed, you will."

-- Rolf Nabb

"The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life."

-- Wendell Berr

"You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back."

-- Barbara De Angelis

"To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest."

-- Pema Chodron

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Dare To Manifest

"Dare to manifest and go for the gusto.  Be responsible in your quests, but never sell yourself short.  Always focus on the important things in life."

-- Rolf Nabb

"In the sweet territory of silence we touch the mystery. It's the place of reflection and contemplation, and it's the place where we can connect with the deep knowing, to the deep wisdom way."

-- Angeles Arrien

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."

-- Leonardo Da Vinci

"View money and things not as something you create to fill a lack, but as tools to help you more fully express yourself and realize your potential."

-- Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer

Monday, December 17, 2012

Live Your Life

"Dream your dreams and live your life.  Good things will happen.  Stop worrying and you'll get what you want."

-- Rolf Nabb

"If you are ready to accept all which you find in yourself, you will be able to move through everything with deep sensitivity, awareness, love and understanding."

-- Gerd Ziegler

"Love is something that if you give it away, give it away, you end up having more."

-- Malvina Reynolds

"Excellence in health means devoting your life to ending poverty."

-- Patch Adams

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Fear of Past

"We can't fear the past. Fear is a future thing. And since the future's all in our heads, fear must be a head thing."

-- Tom Payne

"Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you."

-- Wayne Dyer

"Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your modus operandi and change your world."

-- Annie Lennox

"Every child begins the world again."

-- Henry David Thoreau

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Time is Eternity

"Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity."

-- Henry Van Dyke

"There is that part of ourselves that feels ugly, deformed, unacceptable. That part, above all, we must learn to cherish, embrace, and call by name."

-- Macrina Wiederkehr

"You cannot dream yourself into a character: you must hammer and forge yourself into one."

-- Henry David Thoreau

"Worry divides the mind."

-- Max Lucado

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Life is Yours

"Be happy.  Don't let your concerns of other people hold you back.  Just release.  Just let it go.  Your life is your own.  Live it."

-- Rolf Nabb

"Should I get lost, just point me in the direction of a poem."

-- Betty Bleen

"Love is the first ingredient in the relief of suffering."

-- Padre Pio

"Your thoughts, words and deeds are painting the world around you."

-- Jewel Diamond Taylor

Monday, December 10, 2012

Life is a Gift

"Life itself is a gift.  If you can start being thankful, then you will start sending out a vibe of appreciation.  Don't you want to give more to people who appreciate it than you do to people who take your gifts for granted?  This is how the Law of Attraction works.  Be thankful and the universe will give you more.  It's that simple."

-- Rolf Nabb

"If you want to build a ship, dont drum up the people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea."

-- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change. Kindness that catches us by surprise brings out the best in our natures."

-- Bob Kerrey

"When we do not do the one thing we ought to do, we have no time for anything else -- we are the busiest people in the world."

-- Eric Hoffer

Sunday, December 09, 2012

The Little Opportunities

"Sometimes the little opportunities that fly at us each day can have the biggest impact."

-- Danny Wallace

"Try to make at least one person happy every day. If you cannot do a kind deed, speak a kind word. If you cannot speak a kind word, think a kind thought."

-- Lawrence G. Lovasik

"The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives."

-- Anthony Robbins

"Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams - they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do -- they all contain truths."

-- Muhammad Ali

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Nothing Holding You

"Your job is to tell yourself that regardless of what your source of information is, there is nothing holding you back from achieving whatever it is that you want to achieve."

-- Rolf Nabb

"Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer."

-- Rainer Maria Rilke

"I feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance."

-- Pablo Casals

"Speak from the heart and the truth will be shown."

-- Jean Paul-Alice

Friday, December 07, 2012

Mechanics of Law of Attraction

"When it comes to the mechanics of utilizing the Law of Attraction, there is nothing more important than manifesting.  This is because it is the first step towards making it happen."

-- Rolf Nabb

"Have compassion for everyone you meet, even if they don't want it. What appears bad manners, an ill temper or cynicism is always a sign of things no ears have heard, no eyes have seen. You do not know what wars are going on down there where the spirit meets the bone."

-- Miller Williams

"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."

-- C.S. Lewis

"Those who wish to sing, always find a song."

-- Swedish proverb

Thursday, December 06, 2012

You Control Your Destiny

"You can do anything you want because you control your destiny.  It's not your goals that are evading you, it's the way to achieve them."

-- Rolf Nabb

"What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea. It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience, something that never has been and never could have been experienced by anyone else."

-- Joseph Campbell

"I said Somebody should do something about that. Then I realized I am somebody."

-- Lily Tomlin

"Find a seed at the bottom of your heart and bring forth a flower."

-- Shigenori Kameoka

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Know Where You Wish To Go

"You have to know where you want to go in life if you truly want to be happy.  Sure, sometimes you'll luck into a good situation, but most of the time, you'll just end up in a place that is merely acceptable."

-- Rolf Nabb

"Chose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."

-- Confucius

"There is a thought in your mind right now. The longer you hold on to it, the more you dwell upon it, the more life you give to that thought. Give it enough life, and it will become real. So make sure the thought is indeed a great one."

-- Ralph Marston

"I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort, where we overlap."

-- Ani DiFranco

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Overcome Your Problem

"Problems are there to provide lessons in our life.  If we don't overcome a problem it keeps reoccuring until we master it.  This is a lot like repeating a subject at school until we pass."

-- Rubert McKerron

"Embrace relational uncertainty. It's called romance. Embrace spiritual uncertainty. It's called mystery. Embrace occupational uncertainty. It's called destiny. Embrace emotional uncertainty. It's called joy. Embrace intellectual uncertainty. It's called revelation."

-- Mark Batterson

"Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend... when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that's present -- love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure -- the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth."

-- Sarah Ban Breathnach

Monday, December 03, 2012

Why Do Things You Like

"It is important to do things in life that you like.  Life is simply a never ending series of challenges.  When we are doing things we like, life's problems seem less daunting."

-- Rubert McKerron

"Don't be content in your life just to do no wrong. Be prepared every day to try to do some good."

-- Nicholas Winton

"Educate a boy, and you educate an individual. Educate a girl, and you educate a community."

-- African proverb

"When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too."

-- Paulo Cohelo

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Failure Is Feedback

"Failure for most people is simply that...failure.  There is no honor or valor in failure.  Even saying the word aloud stings.  This is ridiculous!  From walking and learning to speak as a child to our early education and trying to learn any skill --- we fail more that we succeed.  It is only through this failure that our success and victories can eventually bloom."

-- Frank F. Lunn

"Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise. View life as a continuous learning experience."

-- Denis Waitley

"The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each step, the wind blows. With each step, a flower blooms."

-- Thich Nhat Hanh

"Our life is composed greatly from dreams from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together."

-- Anais Nin

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Where Happiness Springs

"Money may give us independence, but it does not necessarily bring us happiness.  Happiness springs from fulfilling our purpose in life and reaching a state of being where work is fun and fun is work."

-- Rubert McKerron

"Life is your art. An open, aware heart is your camera. A oneness with your world is your film."

-- Ansel Adams

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

-- Sally Koch

"Love leads us into mystery where no one can say what comes next, or how, or why."

-- Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg