"INSPIRATION"
JULY 2000 - SEPTEMBER 2000


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September 29, 2000
" Be 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 --- Submitted by Hunter Barnett --- Florida


September 29, 2000
" Some people think it's holding on that makes you strong,
Sometimes it's letting go.
Letting go has never been easy,
But holding on can be as difficult;
Yet strength is measured not by holding on,
But by letting go."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Tan Cathy --- Klang, Malaysia


September 29, 2000
" If the world never changed,
There would be no butterflies."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kari B.--- Maryland


September 27, 2000
When You Thought

When you thought I wasn't looking,
I felt you kiss me good night,
And I felt loved.

When you thought I wasn't looking,
I saw tears come from your eyes,
And I learned that sometimes things hurt,
But it's all right to cry.

When you thought I wasn't looking,
I saw that you cared
And I wanted to be everything that I could be.

When you thought I wasn't looking,
I looked ...
And wanted to say thanks for all the things I saw
When you thought I wasn't looking.
--- Author Unknown
--- Submitted by Deon Eugene Van Aswegen --- Gauteng, South Africa



September 27, 2000
" To regret is to be in pain.
We must learn how to forget."
--- Copyright © 2000 David McConechy


September 27, 2000
" The toughest fight you will ever fight
Is the one you fight alone.
But it is that fight that is life changing!"
--- Copyright © 1999 Amanda Hernandez


September 25, 2000
" For Those Who Believe In God,
No Explanation Is Necessary.
For Those Who Do Not Believe In God,
No Explanation Is Possible."
--- Franz Werfel --- Submitted by Bernard Kerkvliet --- Minnesota


September 25, 2000
" Hope is eternal because change is inevitable."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Dawn Griffith --- New Jersey


September 25, 2000
" Sometimes it is too difficult to realize that life is too simple."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by N.S.S. --- Egypt


September 22, 2000
" I marvel not entirely in the brilliance of Man,
For his breakthroughs in all fields of human endeavor
Are but a glimpse of a greater being who is God."
--- Copyright © 2000 David Chasauka


September 22, 2000
" God is greater than any problem I have."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Raven M. Sanders --- Indiana


September 22, 2000
" On no soul does Allah (God) place a burden heavier than it can bear."
--- Al-Quran 2:286 Submitted by Fariz R. --- Selangor, Malaysia


September 20, 2000
Life is but zest;
A dream, a doom,
A gleam, a gloom -
And then-good rest!

Life is but play,
A throb, a tear;
A sob, a sneer -
And then-good day.
--- Dr. Aditya Nath Jha Padmavibhushan
--- Submitted by Rajat Kapur --- Maryland



September 20, 2000
" They that sow in tears reap in joy."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Dawn Riechel --- New York


September 20, 2000
" It has been my philosophy in life
That difficulties vanish when faced boldly."
--- Isaac Asimov --- Chen Fawn Meng --- Malaysia


September 18, 2000
" It is easier to do the impossible with God
Than the possible without Him!"
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jeanelle Majcen --- Georgia


September 18, 2000
" Do whatever it takes to be the best."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by M.H. --- Illinois


September 18, 2000
Rain & Rainbows

Words alone could never say
Enough to take the pain away
Only time can heal ones heart
A friendly word is a good place to start

Things will get better but it takes awhile
Accept the love of a healing smile
From your friends and family too
This is what will get you through

Life is full of pain and sorrows
It's also full of bright tomorrows
Before we can see the rainbow
We must first endure the rain
--- Copyright © 2000 S. Edward Palmer


September 15, 2000
" All any person needs is one true moment of perfect happiness. Just one. For one moment of smiling and the warmth that sits in your chest can stay with you forever. If that one time of happiness was truly happy, it will never fail to make you happy again. Just think about it and no matter how depressed you feel, you'll feel just that little bit better."
--- Copyright © 2000 Vicki Bothwell


September 15, 2000
" He who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives forever in eternity's sunrise."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Susie G. --- Derby, Afghanistan


September 15, 2000
" How you treat God is how He treats you."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Hesbon Momanyi --- Voronezh, Russia


September 13, 2000
" The good life starts only when you stop wanting a better one."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Teresa Meyer --- Perth, Australia


September 13, 2000
" In every man's life, there comes hardships and pains he must endure. Adverse situations are upon us all trying to bring us down, some worse than others. However, we all have to deal with them in one way or another. You can either sit back and let your problems and pains get the best of you, or you can get up and face your fears and remember two things called guts and love. Live for today, but don't forget the past, for it may be valuable in the future!"
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Chris Gallino --- Pennsylvania


September 13, 2000
Angels

I believe in angels in that they are a must,
For my life has been spent in such distrust.
I believe in angels.
I believe you are my angel sent special to me.
I believe in angels I needed one so badly.
You came my way one April day
And the sadness went away.
So I believe in angels and you should too,
For you never know when or where
Your special angel will come to you.
--- Julie R. --- Maine


September 11, 2000
" I hope he inherits my heart
I hope he inherits my love for him
For he deserves all the love he can give himself.
I hope he takes not after me in any other way,
Because he deserves to sit at the top of any mountain which he climbs.
He deserves to walk with kings,
Because I know he'll be great.
He deserves all the love I can give to him,
Because he is my precious son."
--- Copyright © 2000 Eddie Fleming


September 11, 2000
" Imagine....Think.....Act.....Believe"
--- Anne Marie P. --- Michigan


September 11, 2000
" God did not put us on Earth to see through one another,
But rather to see one another through."
--- James H. Thompson --- Submitted by Gary Thompson --- Washington


September 8, 2000
" Let God love others through you and let God love you through others."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Binita Thakker --- Singapore


September 8, 2000
" Strength and Courage are not always measured
In victories and medals that we achieve
But with the struggles we overcome."
--- MDM --- Submitted by Lenin M. --- Rizal, Philippines


September 8, 2000
" I have this day only, to make a difference in anyone's life I cross; only today, and that is my mission! To know in my heart I've touched someone's life is the most rewarding feeling I've ever known! They sometimes are not even aware that's my mission. I want to do things in secret knowing it is pleasing my Father God and Jesus. They are the only ones who will know, for they see my heart. I sometimes try and carry too much weight for the size I am, but when I set my eyes on making a difference in someone's life, (no matter how small), that's when I find true happiness."
--- Copyright © 2000 Kelle Saulness


September 6, 2000
" When you wake up in the morning ask yourself,
How can I better myself today?
And when you go to bed ask yourself,
How did I better myself today?,
And if you can think of one thing,
Then you have bettered yourself."
--- Ara Parseghian --- Submitted by Kris Y. --- Ohio


September 6, 2000
" When the going gets tough, the tough get going."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Vijay Mohan --- Karnataka , India


September 6, 2000
" Never be afraid to give up the good to go for the great."
--- Kenny Rogers --- Submitted by R. Todd --- Oregon


September 1, 2000
" Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing. Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love Never Fails."
--- Apostle Paul from I Corinthians 13 --- Submitted by Melissa McCarter --- Colorado


September 1, 2000
" I am here not because I am the best,
I am here because I am the worst,
and GOD has a plan for me."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Rowel Nuestro --- Cavite, Philippines


September 1, 2000
" Not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng,
But in ourselves, are triumph and defeat."
--- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow --- Submitted by Sharon Ogden ---Kentucky


August 30, 2000
Surrender

When life's turns lead you to a dark abyss
When comfort begins to fade and give place to much amiss
When amidst all the burden you still have to carry your load
Do not despair, for it is meant to be a wake up forebode

When you cannot understand despite all your years of prayers
When even your loved ones seem to add to the murky layers
When you have not the strength to go on but you must
Do not let the feeling that you are an outcast become just

For it is said that action and reaction are equal and opposite
Just like Karma, only Strength and Faith can combat it
And when these powers are drawn from that Divine
Miracles do happen that bring again the sunshine

There is much to derive
When to that destination you arrive
Where you give total surrender to that Dear Power
And let Him guide through your every hour.
--- Copyright © 2000 Nandranie Singh


August 30, 2000
No God?

You came to me and spoke in full belief
"There's no God as there is no relief."
Still your eyes spoke your love of me
The connection you could not see.

Please tell me, do you love?
And if so, does it yield vision from above?
From the side or the bottom or the front?
Does it permit taking a picture?

For if it does not,
It may well be in a scripture
So as with God,
It is with love.
--- Copyright © 2000 Dave Engbers


August 30, 2000
" One's strength is not measured by how long one can hold on,
But rather how willing one is to let go."
--- Copyright © 2000 Jennifer Biondi


August 28, 2000
" Even the smallest stone can create the largest ripple."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Gaurab Subba --- Massachusetts


August 28, 2000
" Remember! You might fall in God's hand,
But you'll never fall out of it!"
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Eugene Ras --- Gauteng, South Africa


August 28, 2000
" Few are those who possess the imagination to truly conceive reality."
--- Albert Einstein --- Submitted by David Singleton --- Georgia
(Some people's ideas, when brought to fruition, shapes the lives of others.
  Do you have any good ideas?)


August 25, 2000
" Forgiveness is for the one who Admits,
Not for the one who Persists!"
--- Ali Haq --- Submitted by Aun Ali --- Sind, Pakistan


August 25, 2000
" A friend is a piece of heaven lent to us,
To make this earth a better place to live in."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Prazees Shre --- Sydney, Australia


August 25, 2000
" If you're going in the wrong direction,
God allows U turns."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Marta B. --- Quebec, Canada


August 23, 2000
" You are asked in the time that you have to use wisely what you have been given for the kingdom of GOD. That means that you must consider not only how you spend you time, but how you spend your money, and how you use your talents as well. The gifts that you have do not belong to you; they are not yours to possess but rather they are yours to improve, and if you do not you will lose them."
--- Peter Gomes --- Submitted by Kathe Nelson --- Idaho


August 23, 2000
" I am not on this earth by chance. I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply ALL my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy. I will increase my knowledge of mankind, myself, and the goods I sell, thus my sells will multiply. I will practice, and improve, and polish the words I utter to sell my goods, for this is the foundation on which I will build my career and never will I forget that many have attained great wealth and success with only one sales talk, delivered with excellence. Also I seek constantly to improve my manners and graces, for they are the sugar to which are all attracted."
--- Og Mandino --- Submitted by Tony Robinson --- Tennessee


August 23, 2000
" Think beyond yourself."
--- Copyright © 2000 G. Stern


August 21, 2000
" Sometimes I feel beaten.
Sometimes I feel poor.
Sometimes I feel like loneliness is my only friend.
Then I remember that my life and my problems
Are like good times to some.

Our lives on this earth are like molecules in the sand
And our time is like the passing of a stranger,
So why spend it thinking about how bad our problems are
And the things that we will not have time to do
And instead embrace that stranger and make them our friend."
--- Copyright © 2000 Eddie Fleming


August 21, 2000
" If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, 'thank you,'
That would suffice."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jim Mackey --- Oregon


August 21, 2000
" If you find yourself struggling through life, remember,
You must crawl before you walk."
--- Copyright © 2000 Markelle Gray


August 18, 2000
Believe in Yourself

Believe in yourself to the depth of your being
Nourish the talents your spirit is freeing
Know in your heart when the going gets slow
That your faith in yourself will continue to grow
Don't forfeit ambition when others may doubt
It's your life to live, you must live it throughout
Learn from your errors don't dwell in the past
Never withdraw from a world that is vast
Believe in yourself find the best that is you
Let your spirit prevail
Steer a course that is true.
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Aly V., Age 12 --- California


August 18, 2000
" People are different, that's what makes us human;
But the ability to look at someone,
And see just another person, and not someone who's different,
That's what makes us divine."
--- N. P. --- Submitted by Nina Lunkly --- New York


August 18, 2000
" Some people think its unfair for God to put thorns on roses,
Others praise the Lord for putting roses on thorns."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Douglas Joe --- Pennsylvania


August 16, 2000
A New Day

As the day rushes in brightening the early morn
It brings with it splashes of pale blue and wisps of yellow orange
Welcoming in a new day
A day of hope
A day of love
Filled with joy
Free to be embraced and touched by all.
--- Copyright © 2000 Rhonda Leigh Hittinger


August 16, 2000
" If a day passes by quickly it was well enjoyed,
However if a day passes by slowly it was well learned."
--- Copyright © 1998 Barrie G. Hall Jr.


August 16, 2000
" Run, jump, swim and play,
I wouldn't mind living life this way.
But it goes on and I must follow,
Not knowing where until tomorrow."
--- NIQ Wilson


August 14, 2000
" Life is unfair, but God is fair."
--- Listia W. --- Singapore


August 14, 2000
" Always try to be a person of good virtues
Because only by being so,
Can one attain success in all aspects of life."
--- Copyright © 2000 Jason Wong Shiang-Keat


August 11, 2000
" Aim for the sky!
If you don't reach it,
You'll still be high!"
--- Carlo C. --- Quebec, Canada


August 11, 2000
" The glory of humanity lies in it's ability to rise above human nature."
--- Katherine Hepburn in The African Queen
--- Submitted by Tim E. --- Louisiana



August 9, 2000
" As ye have faith, so shall your powers and blessings be."
--- Abdu'l-Baha, from the Baha'i Faith
--- Submitted by Mike Wallace --- Massachusetts



August 9, 2000
" Here is the test to find whether or not your mission on Earth is finished:
If you're alive it isn't."
--- Richard Bach --- Submitted by Debbie O. --- New Jersey


August 9, 2000
" Negative things happen to you all the time.
If you put your head down every time,
You will never accomplish anything.
You must keep moving on -
Keeping your head held high."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by T.D. --- New York


August 7, 2000
" God didn't promise days without pain,
Laughter without sorrow,
Sun without rain,
But He did promise strength for the day,
Comfort for the tears,
And light for the way."
--- Alfred B. Smith (1952) from a hymn "God Hath Not Promised"
--- Submitted by Andrew Ho --- Malaysia
--- Source of quote provided by Gladys B. --- Maryland --- 9/11/00



August 7, 2000
" It's only after you've lost everything
That you're free to do anything."
--- Tyler Durden in Fight Club --- Submitted by Whitney Ross


August 4, 2000
" Such a man knows that whatever is wrong in the world
Is within himself.
And if he only learns to deal with his own shadow,
He has done something for the world."
--- Carl Jung --- Submitted by Darcy Butcher --- Utah


August 4, 2000
" Once you've given your best,
It's no longer up to you."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by A.M. --- Singapore


August 4, 2000
" To be inspired, think outside the square you live in."
--- Shelley Blake --- Submitted by L. Edgar --- Victoria, Australia


August 2, 2000
" Doubt is pain too lonely to know that faith is it's twin brother."
--- Kahlil Gilbran --- Submitted by Chuck Miles --- Wisconsin


August 2, 2000
" Don't forget to love yourself."
--- Soren Kierkegaard --- Submitted by Linsey S. --- New York


August 2, 2000
" God does not give us what we want,
He gives us what we need."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by L.W. --- Virginia


July 31, 2000
" We cannot afford to forget any experiences,
Even the most painful."
--- Dag Hammerskjold --- Submitted by Brian McKay --- Manitoba, Canada


July 31, 2000
Learn from a candle
To give light in darkness

Learn from the birds
To sing and praise at all times

Learn from the ants
To work and not to be lazy

Learn from a child
To trust and be happy

Learn from a rose
To be beautiful even amidst thorns

Learn from the mountain
To stand strong against the storms

Learn from a caterpillar
To become a butterfly after the struggle

Learn from the stars
To shine, smile and twinkle

Learn from the fishes
To swim against the stormy water

Learn from the clay
To yield to the Potter

Learn from the trees
To give shelter to the weary

Learn from Jesus
To give the Father all the glory!
--- Copyright © 2000 Caroline Naoroji


July 31, 2000
" Two heads are better than one;
God, with you, I can accomplish everything."
--- Copyright © 1998 Rhonda Spradley


July 28, 2000
" Life itself is the answer, but without the question, it is meaningless.
It is through the act of living that we learn to ask the questions
That illuminate what we inherently know."
--- Copyright © 1987 Shane Guffogg


July 28, 2000
" When you fall face first into the mud, pick yourself up and smile."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Dan Panfil --- Illinois


July 26, 2000
" A road with no obstacles leads to nowhere."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by B.M. --- New Hampshire


July 26, 2000
" Never mind where you stand in the beginning of a race,
All that counts is where you stand at the end of the race."
--- Copyright © 1997 A.Datta


July 24, 2000
" Faith is an oasis with whose help I cross the Desert called Life."
--- Copyright © 1999 Nandini Cardoso


July 24, 2000
" When your knees are knocking, kneel on them."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Amy A. --- Ohio


July 24, 2000
" No Peace, No God
Know God, Know Peace."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Norma Mason --- Iowa


July 21, 2000
" The Thousandth Man

One man in a thousand, Solomon says,
Will stick more close than a brother.
And it's worth while seeking him half your days
If you find him before the other.
Nine hundred and ninety-nine depend
On what the world sees in you,
But the Thousandth man will stand your friend
With the whole round world agin you.

'Tis neither promise nor prayer nor show
Will settle the finding for 'ee.
Nine hundred and ninety-nine of 'em go
By your looks, or your acts, or your glory.
But if he finds you and you find him.
The rest of the world don't matter;
For the Thousandth Man will sink or swim
With you in any water.

You can use his purse with no more talk
Than he uses yours for his spendings,
And laugh and meet in your daily walk
As though there had been no lendings.
Nine hundred and ninety-nine of 'em call
For silver and gold in their dealings;
But the Thousandth Man h's worth 'em all,
Because you can show him your feelings.

His wrong's your wrong, and his right's your right,
In season or out of season.
Stand up and back it in all men's sight --
With that for your only reason!
Nine hundred and ninety-nine can't bide
The shame or mocking or laughter,
But the Thousandth Man will stand by your side
To the gallows-foot -- and after!
--- Rudyard Kipling --- Submitted by Kevin Hughes --- Ontario, Canada


July 21, 2000
" Walk tall! Talk tall! Stand tall!
And Greatness will follow."
--- Jim Donovan --- Submitted by J. Finn --- Georgia


July 19, 2000
" In order to gain control, you must give up control.
For only when you give up attempting to control the life
That flows around you, can you gain control of your life.
The only real control we have is how we react to what life brings us."
--- Copyright © 2000 Janie K. White


July 19, 2000
" I didn't believe in reincarnation then,
Until one fine day..
I woke up and found that every new day is the rebirth of soul
And sweet wishes over the death of hatred and failure."
--- Copyright © 2000 Firose Huzen


July 17, 2000
" The world is a match for you, and you are a match for the world."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by H.G., Age 11 --- British Columbia, Canada


July 17, 2000
" He who looks up is not worried about where he is going,
Because he has trust in He who holds his hand!"
--- Note below from the Author: Wallace Leo Johnson --- Louisiana
May this quote never be copyrighted!
May it always be published or used for the Glory of the LORD!



July 14, 2000
'Bit of Wisdom'
Full hearts, knowing minds,
And busy hands
Bring to life God's biggest plans.
--- Copyright © 1999 Bonnie M. Gulan


July 14, 2000
" Never underestimate the power of the gifts that are within you. Gifts and talents are given us to use not only so we can fulfill to the fullest the call in our own lives, but also so we can reach the souls who are attached to those gifts. There are people who's lives are waiting to be affected by what God has placed within you. So evaluate yourself. Define and refine your gifts, talents, and strengths. Choose today to look for opportunities to exercise your unique God-endowed,God-ordained gifts and calling."
--- John L. Mason --- Submitted by Michelle M. --- Oklahoma


July 12, 2000
" Sometimes our light goes out,
But is blown into flame by another human being.
Each of us owes deepest thanks
To those who have rekindled this light."
--- Albert Schweitzer --- Sent in by Brian McKay --- Manitoba, Canada


July 12, 2000
Where do I go when my tears roll down?
Where do I go when pressures press down?

Where do I go when pain laughs at me?
Where do I go to find laughter and glee?

Where do I go when I get drained out?
Where do I go when all I can do is cry and pout?

Where do I go when I feel insecure?
Where do I go when I curl up with fear?

Where do I go when situations go out of hand?
Where do I go when I don't understand?

Where do I go when I have to decide?
Where do I go when people take me for a ride?

Where do I go when I get rejected?
Where do I go to be accepted?

I'll just go back on my knees
Where I'll find my Lord giving me eternal peace!
--- Copyright © 2000 Caroline Naoroji


July 10, 2000
Falling Apart

There's something deep in my heart saying
" I am falling apart".
So I say...what should I do, where do I start?
Does anyone care that I am falling apart?
God's word are always a good place to start.
Lean on me he says, and you are smart.
Now there you go, you've got your start.
So see, there's no need to fall apart.
Falling apart, not me, lean on God I now know is part!
--- Copyright © 2000 Roxy Wheaton


July 10, 2000
" Life is a journey through the woods.
There are many things to see and do and many paths one can embark on.
One never knows what lies ahead, only what they've passed.
Somewhere along the path,
One may have taken a wrong turn or may have taken the right one.
Every diverting path is a chance,
A chance one must take in order to achieve the goal."
--- Copyright © 1999 Jessica Miller


July 7, 2000
" Many people take their next breath for granted.
Remember to live each day to the fullest.
You never know when you'll take your last breath."
--- Copyright © 2000 Eddie Dixon


July 7, 2000
" All things come through desire and every sincere prayer is answered.
We become like that on which our hearts are fixed.
Carry our chin in and the crown of our head high.
We are gods in the chrysalis."
--- Elbert Hubbard --- Submitted by Matt Anderson --- Virginia


July 5, 2000
" Believe in the magic of your dreams.
If you dream it you can do it.
If you do it you can live it.
There is NOTHING wrong with living a dream.
Dream big, Live big, Be big.
Your dreams can take you places that you feet never could.
Don't be afraid to dream....don't be afraid to live."
--- Copyright © 1994 Allison Turner


July 5, 2000
" The ability to accomplish anything,
Lies profoundly grounded in the capability of one to maximize discipline of the mind!"
--- Copyright © 2000 Russell Cromwell


July 3, 2000
" Music stands quite alone. It is cut off from all the other arts. It does not express a particular and definite joy, sorrow, anguish, horror, delight or mood of peace, but joy, sorrow, anguish, horror, delight, peace of mind themselves, in the abstract; in their essential nature, without accessories, and therefore without their customary motives. Yet it enables us to grasp and share them fully in this quintessence."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Madeline Koh Xin Ai --- Singapore


July 3, 2000
" All we need to be truly happy is something to be enthusiastic about."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Emily Cannon --- Utah


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