"INSPIRATION"
JULY 2003


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July 30, 2003
" Today's world is a busy place; too often, we exist from day to day, finding little joy in that existence. But joy is everywhere - from seeing the beauty of a garden of flowers, to hearing the laughter of children at play. Strive to see the joy around you, and you will be joyous."
Written in 2003 by A.S. --- Ontario, Canada


July 30, 2003
" Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing. Use the pain as fuel, as a reminder of your strength."
August Wilson


July 30, 2003
" If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend. That would be giving as the angels give."
George MacDonald


July 28, 2003
" Happiness is a decision we make everyday rather than something to be obtained."
Copyright © 2003 Tracy Costa


July 28, 2003
" It is a blessed thing that in every age someone has had the individuality enough and courage enough to stand by his own conviction."
Robert G. Ingersoll


July 28, 2003
" It's what each of us sows, and how, that gives to us character and prestige. Seeds of kindness, goodwill, and human understanding, planted in fertile soil, spring up into deathless friendships, big deeds of worth, and a memory that will not soon fade."
George Matthew Adams


July 23, 2003
" Whatever another has done to you, if you give love back to him/her, then you would be one who would be helped."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Rishi Sahni --- Ohio
Always search for greatness around yourself.


July 23, 2003
" Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting."
Elizabeth Bibesco


July 23, 2003
" Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."
Leo Buscaglia


July 21, 2003
" Never stop whispering your heart dreams, because you never know when your angel is listening."
Anita Papas


July 21, 2003
" You know quite well, deep within you, that there is only a single magic, a single power, a single salvation...and that is called loving. Well, then, love your suffering. Do not resist it, do not flee from it. It is your aversion that hurts, nothing else."
Hermann Hesse


July 21, 2003
" The secret of making something work in your lives is, first of all, the deep desire to make it work; then the faith to and belief that it can work; then to hold that clear, definite vision in your consciousness and see it working out step by step, without one thought of doubt or disbelief."
Eileen Caddy


July 16, 2003
" When you believe, you trust
When you trust you let go
When you let go it will come
And when it comes, only then will you truly believe"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by G. Wilson ---United Kingdom
--- For Anouska D. - My only love


July 16, 2003
" Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities; always see them, for they are always there."
Dr. Norman Vincent Peale


July 16, 2003
" Expect the best. Convert problems into opportunities. Be dissatisfied with the status quo. Focus on where you want to go, instead of where you're coming from. And most important, decide to be happy, knowing it's an attitude, a habit gained from daily practice, and not a result or payoff."
Denis Waitley


July 14, 2003
Love never says: "I have done enough."
Marie Eugenie Milleret, R.A. --- Submitted by Julie Feliciano --- Philippines
This exceptional lady, a candidate for sainthood, was the foundress of a congregation of Roman Catholic religious nuns in Paris, France.


July 14, 2003
" Any loving act, even if it's only momentary, has a limitless power for good."
Elizabeth Kim


July 14, 2003
" Anything loving that we do or think contributes to the healing of humanity."
Marianne Williamson


July 9, 2003
" Everyday is but a victory or a defeat, perhaps worse - just a day gone-by, where I walk out upon the field of battle. It is there that I face my own demons to find if I truly am that which I aspire to be."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Cheri C., Age 15 --- Massachusetts
I love this quote because its so inspirational to me, and I think it is for everyone who reads it.


July 9, 2003
" Life can be wildly tragic at times, and I've had my share. But whatever happens to you, you have to keep a slightly comic attitude. In the final analysis, you have to not forget to laugh."
Katharine Hepburn


July 9, 2003
" Have the courage to face a difficulty lest it kick you harder than you bargain for."
Stanislaus I of Poland


July 7, 2003
" I am happy right now; not because I have all that I want, but because I know that what I do want will come to me in good time. Through my hard work and perseverance, I will attain those things that I do not have yet that will make me happy. The strength to persevere comes from the happiness that I derive from my hope."
Copyright © 2003 Justin Wells
I sent this in a letter to a friend who has lost her will to continue searching for what makes her happy.


July 7, 2003
" Those who have easy, cheerful attitudes tend to be happier than those with less pleasant temperaments regardless of money, "making it" or success."
Dr. Joyce Brothers


July 7, 2003
" It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has."
Henry Ward Beecher


July 2, 2003
" Adversity will surface in every life. How we meet it makes the difference."
Marvin J. Ashton


July 2, 2003
" Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future."
Paul Boese


July 2, 2003
" What saves us is to take a step, then another step. It is always the same step, but we have to take it."
Antoine de Saint-Exupery


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