"INSPIRATION"
APRIL 2001 - JUNE 2001


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June 29, 2001
" The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by B.W. --- West Virginia


June 29, 2001
" A meaningful life will not be found in the next job or the next car. The way you get meaning in your life is to devote yourself to helping others and creating something that gives you purpose."
--- Morrie Schwartz --- Submitted by Amanda Wood --- Virginia


June 27, 2001
" The smallest spark of hope can start a forest fire of optimism."
--- Copyright © 2001 Butch Hovarter


June 27, 2001
" Be inspired! Use it! Love life!"
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Barry C. --- NSW, Australia


June 25, 2001
" When you think Hope is lost, it's not, you've just misplaced it.
So keep looking, you'll find it, right where you left it."
--- Copyright © 2001 M. Merritt


June 25, 2001
" To them that ask, where have you seen the Gods, or how do you know for certain there are Gods, that you are so devout in their worship? I answer: Neither have I ever seen my own soul, and yet I respect and honor it."
--- Marcus Aurelius --- Submitted by Sharon Ogden --- Kentucky


June 22, 2001
" No pains, no happiness. Happiness can be enjoyed only when you have passed through pains, otherwise everything is same."
--- Copyright © 2001 Ashutosh Karnatak


June 22, 2001
" Whenever I feel depressed I keep thinking to myself,
"Don't worry, you'll get through this"
And I just move on."
--- Copyright © 2001 Aslannif Roslan


June 18, 2001
" The key to overcoming the darkness of the world is not by opening your eyes, but by opening your heart."
--- Copyright © 1999 Insun Song


June 18, 2001
" Hard things are put in our way, not to stop us,
But to call out our courage and strength."
--- Author Unknown
--- Submitted by Busisiwe Xhalabile -- Western Cape, South Africa



June 15, 2001
" Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair
But manifestations of strength and resolution."
--- Kahlil Gibran --- Submitted by Eric F. --- Ghana, West Africa


June 15, 2001
" Life changes when you least expect it to. The future is uncertain.
So, seize this day, seize this moment, and make the most of it."
--- Jim Valvano --- Submitted by Heather P. --- Pennsylvania


June 13, 2001
" People are like candles. Whatever brand, shape, size and color they are, the color of the flame will always be orange in color. The love, happiness that any human can give is beyond all physical boundaries."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Terrence Chiew ---Singapore


June 13, 2001
" Life is all that you make it. At times it is going to be rough, and at times it's going be smooth. Don't give up when the bad times arise, just reminisce on the good times, and that can be your motivation to move forth."
--- Copyright © 2001 Suzette Walker


June 11, 2001
" Not all of us will do great things in life,
But we can all do the small things in life greatly."
--- Copyright © 1997 James Yatras


June 11, 2001
Destiny makes life travel many roads
Fate brings special people along each road
To help shape the being for which you are

Destiny makes the weakest a great hero
Fate brings a heart devoted with hope for a better tomorrow
And a promise of friendship
--- Copyright © 2001 Peter Barrett


June 8, 2001
" G* O* D* I* S* N* O* W* H* E* R* E
It can be read : God is nowhere or God is now here!
Like everything else in my life of any significance, the way I see it always depends on how I look at it."
--- Bernadette Randle --- Submitted by Dana Maddock --- North Dakota


June 8, 2001
" Time heals everything. It is very important to cut the strings that associate you with the past. Don't open the wound, let it heal. It may leave a small scar, but in time you won't notice it at all."
--- Copyright © 2001 Richard Shutte


June 6, 2001
" And I can live my life on earth contented to the end, if but a few shall know my worth and proudly call me friend."
--- Edgar A. Guest --- Submitted by Sharon Ogden --- Kentucky


June 6, 2001
For every ailment under the sun,
There is a remedy or there is none.
If there be one, try to find it.
If there be none, never mind it.
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jamal Muattar --- Sind, Pakistan


June 4, 2001
" Beautiful young people are accidents of nature
But beautiful old people are works of art."
--- Eleanor Roosevelt --- Submitted by Jacqui S. --- Queensland, Australia


June 4, 2001
Someone prayed...
I fretted. I cried out.
I suffered. I despaired.
Someone prayed.
I relaxed. I had hope.
I gave thanks.
Then I prayed.

A Prayer For The Least Deserving Person -

Oh, God, please help me to pray for the least deserving person I see today. - Oh, God, please remind me to leave the judging of others to You. - Oh, God, please guide me to examine my own soul before I try to save someone else's soul. - Oh, God, please accept my thanks for life, joy and the awareness of Your Presence. - Oh, God, please give me more strength so that I might better serve, obey and glorify You. - Oh, God, please remove my pride when it gets out of hand. - Oh, God, please say a prayer for the person I see in my mirror every morning.
--- Copyright © 2001 Mary Ann Herman


June 1, 2001
" When we clasp our hands in prayer.... God opens his."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kaye Wood --- Florida


June 1, 2001
" A smile is the light of day that grows within one's heart."
--- Copyright © 2001 Alfredo Ramos


May 30, 2001
" An Angel can only speak to you through your soul, but the meaning can be felt in your heart. So, when you have the urge to follow your heart's desire, it's the whisper of an Angel guiding you."
--- Copyright © 2001 Greg Olson


May 30, 2001
" Anything is possible....cuz the word says itself..I(m)POSSIBLE."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Amit Anand --- New Delhi, India


May 25, 2001
" Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence,
And I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content."
--- Helen Keller --- Submitted by Vickie Eade Eddy --- New York


May 25, 2001
" A scar is only a beauty mark from God."
--- Copyright © 2001 Kellie Callan


May 23, 2001
" Faith is seeing the invisible
Action is seizing the invisible
Faith without action makes you a Dreamer
Action without faith makes you a Doer
Faith with action makes you an Achiever"
--- Copyright © 2000 Albert Kang


May 23, 2001
" In the darkest hour, the soul is replenished
And given strength to continue and endure."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by K.P. --- California


May 21, 2001
" Only from the valley does the mountain seem high."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kelly K. --- Missouri


May 21, 2001
" As you aspire to inspire, you must perspire!"
--- Paul Devadason --- Submitted by N.J.Punithan --- Perak, Malaysia


May 18, 2001
" Transfer your fear to faith, and you can never fail."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Rudi T. --- QLD, Australia


May 18, 2001
" Everyone has their moments of self-pity while experimenting with the gift of life. It is up to you to find your way back to your dreams and know you can succeed in doing so."
--- Copyright © 2001 Ranada Fuentes


May 16, 2001
" Sing like no one is listening.
Breathe like God is not counting."
--- Copyright © 2000 Tommi McLaughlin


May 16, 2001
Rosebuds of joy - what a bouquet,
Laughter and giggles fill up the day,
Rosebuds of joy - what a bouquet,
Watch little children- busy at play,
Grin at the granny - doin' crochet,
Smile at the puppies - tumblin' away,
Wave at the neighbors - plannin' croquet,
Be on alert - searchin' for joys,
Oh, what a blessing - holy-filled noise.
Let us seek beauty - in blooms everywhere,
Let us be thankful and offer a prayer.
Rosebuds of joy - what a bouquet.
Laughter and giggles fill up the day.
Thank you, Lord for happiness now.
--- Copyright © 2001 Mary Ann Herman


May 14, 2001
" When I imagine the future, I fill it with Love.
This makes beginning every new day a pleasure."
--- Copyright © 2001 Greg Olson


May 14, 2001
" To truly see beauty one must not only open one's eyes
But also one's heart."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by J.A. --- Ohio


May 11, 2001
" You're only as limited in life as you limit yourself to be."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Traci Ortiz --- Michigan


May 7, 2001
" Your eyes are the gateway to your soul.
Your soul was given to you by God.
What you show in your eyes should only reflect
The image that God is Love."
--- Copyright © 2001 Greg Olson


May 7, 2001
" The perfect song is the one God lays upon your heart."
--- Copyright © 1999 Joyce C. Lock


May 4, 2001
" Dreams are goals without deadlines."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jessie Dhanota --- California


May 4, 2001
" Everyday God judges us on the acts of kindness that we have accomplished that day. He decides if we earned our tomorrow. For we know that if we don't live to see tomorrow, then our acts of today were not acts of pure kindness."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Susan H. --- Ohio


May 2, 2001
THE MEANING OF LIFE:

The answer to this age old question is simple.
You see it in the eyes of your lover,
In that sparkle which shines only for you.
It is evident in the dusk sky
As the sun gently falls through the majestic colors.
You catch glimpses in the stars,
While you lay in the grass
On a warm summer night, marveling at the heavens.
The meaning of life is simple, TO LIVE.
--- Copyright © 2001 Griffin Shields


May 2, 2001
" Envision your life as a grain of sand on the beach. A grain of sand can move unnoticed to the eye. Use this concept when you want to do something but you are afraid. Your action can go unnoticed to anyone else but you. If you never act in life you will always settle to react. Learn to take control of your life or life will take control over you."
--- Copyright © 2001 Victor Lucero


April 30, 2001
" God always says "yes" to our prayers.
It may not always be the YES we want
But it will always be the YES He knows best for us."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Memen C. --- Philippines


April 30, 2001
" Stars surround me and peace and love are mine.
They cannot be taken or touched. I win."
--- Gary Evans --- Submitted by Amelia Shults --- Connecticut


April 27, 2001
" The Gift of Suffering is to bring us closer to GOD;
To teach is to be Brave when we are afraid
To be Strong when we are weak and
To be Wise in the midst of confusion."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Omar Nor'Aidilza --- JHR, Malaysia


April 27, 2001
" Love and Goodwill:
The contribution the world asks for it to be a better place to live."
--- Copyright © 2001 Julio E. Sune, Jr.


April 25, 2001
When the rain has passed,
And all the clouds are absent from the clear evening sky,
Look to the stars,
For they hold the power of dreams and wishes of old.

Shining brightly on the horizon,
The pale moon pushes forth,
Bringing with it the Lady of the Night
To guide the world into endless slumber.

The deep blue of the night sky
Contains the mysteries of the universe,
Seeming so close, yet further away
Than any man could hope to imagine.

The soft and gentle sounds of night
Flit upon the mortal beings of the land,
Lulling with the Lady
To worlds of magic and wonder.
--- Copyright © 2001 Laura Slocum


April 25, 2001
" Imagination is in the eye of the soul."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by M.R. --- Nebraska


April 23, 2001
" As you go through difficult times,
God is waiting to wrap His arms around you.
All you have to do is reach out to Him."
--- Copyright © 2001 Patricia A. Collins


April 23, 2001
" As in water, face reflects face, so a man's heart reflects the man."
--- Proverbs 27:19 --- Submitted by David Kernodle --- North Carolina


April 20, 2001
GOD'S LOVE

Weary eyes,
weary soul,
body aching,
out of control.

Heavy head,
heart of stone,
craving company,
wanting to be alone.

So much to do,
so little time,
still breathing,
but slowly dying.

I long for peace,
but peace I cannot find.
My eyes are open,
but still I am blind.

Lost and broken,
like a ship out at sea.
I close my eyes
and fall to my knees.

Opening my heart,
I begin to pray:
I need you, Lord.
Show me the way.

The way out of darkness,
back into the light.
Without you, Lord,
I cannot win this fight.

My child, He said,
do not be afraid.
I am with you always,
every night and every day.

I'll send down an angel
to help you stay strong.
Just never give up,
though the road may seem long.

Hang in there, my friend,
you know what to do.
And never forget
that I love you.
--- Copyright © 2001 Melissa Broder


April 20, 2001
" What made me appreciate being what I am, is this internal need inside of me to find happiness. 'Epicurean', the pursuit of happiness, the pursuit of pleasure, not somebody else's pleasure, not trying to make somebody else happy, but trying to figure out how to make myself happy. It is selfish pursuit of pleasure, without hurting anybody else. Before you can love anybody else you have to love yourself first. It all starts with self, then it moves on."
--- Gene Simmons --- Submitted by Angelo Gigliotti --- Victoria, Australia


April 18, 2001
" Don't hide your tears, for tears will only flood the heart."
--- Copyright © 2001 Alexandria Banks


April 18, 2001
" There is no greater place for a child than in the arms of a Father.
There is no greater place for a sinner than in the arms of a Savior."
--- Copyright © 2001 Jo-Ann MacRae


April 16, 2001
" One is lucky to love, but blessed to be loved."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Emily B. --- Michigan


April 16, 2001
" If you hold someone in your heart,
You never lose them, ever."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Bo T. --- Florida


April 13, 2001
" A man's heart devises his way: but the LORD directs his steps."
--- Proverbs 16:9 --- Submitted by Jesse S. --- Virginia


April 13, 2001
" For the longest time, after he was gone, she wasn't quite sure what to do with the empty space he left in her soul. Until one day when she decided to decorate it with irises and whenever she feels loneliness seeping in, she just brings herself flowers."
--- Copyright © 2001 Apryl Childs


April 11, 2001
" As I ponder the riches untold, I sense a blessing to unfold. God leads our paths down the same road."
--- Copyright © 2000 Patricia A. Collins


April 11, 2001
" God never closes a door without opening a window.
He always gives us something better when he takes something away."
--- Brother Andrew --- Submitted by Laura S. --- Ohio


April 9, 2001
" Should you ever think of me, my wish is that it makes you smile."
--- Copyright © 1979 Ron Tawzer


April 9, 2001
" People see what they want to see. Close your eyes, sleep. Let your dreams tell you what you see. Only then will enlightenment come forward; only then will the truth of life be revealed."
--- Copyright © 2001 Peter Barrett


April 6, 2001
" God above others; others above self."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Prema J.Singam --- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


April 6, 2001
" Faith: Believing in what we cannot see or touch,
But instead what we can feel, smell and hear.....with our heart."
--- Copyright © 2001 Julie Conley


April 4, 2001
" We perceive that only through utter defeat we are able to take our first steps towards liberation and strength. Our admissions of personal powerlessness finally turn out to be a firm bedrock upon which happy and purposeful lives may be built."
--- Bill Wilson --- Submitted by H.D.--- Florida


April 4, 2001
" Guilt will do strange things to people,
But search your heart and soul and you will find comfort."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Cline Davis --- Washington


April 2, 2001
" Life and Jah are one in the same. Jah is the gift of existence. I am in some way eternal, I will never be duplicated. The singularity of every man and woman is Jah's gift. What we struggle to make of it is our sole gift to Jah. The process of what that struggle becomes, in time, the Truth."
--- Bob Marley --- Submitted by Melanie Pahlmann --- New Mexico


April 2, 2001
" The quality of mercy is not strained. Before Shakespeare said it, God was it. Mercy is His gift. You shine with His divine light every time you are merciful in forgiving someone."
--- "Touched By An Angel" --- Submitted by Joy Camungay --- Cavite, Philippines
--- Source of quote provided by Liz --- Singapore --- 4-23-01



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