"INSPIRATION"
SEPTEMBER 2003


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September 29, 2003
" A dream come true is a prayer answered from God."
Copyright © 2003 Crysanne Johnston
I came up with this quote when I attended a seminar last year and realized that all that was achieved was a blessing from God.


September 29, 2003
" We live very close together. So, our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them."
Dalai Lama


September 29, 2003
" It is cynicism and fear that freezes life; it is faith that thaws it out, releases it, sets it free."
Harry Emerson Fosdick


September 24, 2003
" In Failure, There is Rebirth!
In Rebirth, There is Belief!
In Belief..... Dawns a new day!"
Copyright © 2003 Eric Hueneke


September 24, 2003
" The truth is, if you asked me to choose between winning the Tour de France and cancer, I would choose cancer. Odd as it sounds, I would rather have the title of cancer survivor than winner of the Tour, because of what it has done for me as a human being, a man, a husband, a son, and a father."
Lance Armstrong


September 24, 2003
" A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities."
William Arthur Ward


September 22, 2003
" When Nomahlubi walked away, I lost a friend. However, hope guides me. The hope that I have not lost this friend, but more so, the hope that love will find a way and bring her back to me."
Copyright © 2003 Yolanda Mabenge
To encourage all those friendships that are hindered by forces of separation.


September 22, 2003
" I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor."
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


September 22, 2003
The world needs men and women...
who cannot be bought;
whose word is their bond;
who put character above wealth;
who possess opinions and a strong will;
who are larger than their vocations;
who do not hesitate to take risks;
who will not lose their individuality in a crowd;
who will be as honest in small affairs as in greater;
who will make no compromise with wrong;
whose ambitions are not confined to their own selfish desires;
who will not say they do it "because everybody else does it;"
who are true to their friends through good and bad, in adversity as well as in prosperity;
who do not believe that shrewdness, cunning, and hardheadedness are the best qualities for winning success;
who are not ashamed or afraid to stand for the truth when it is unpopular;
who can say "no" with emphasis, although all the rest of the world says "yes".
Author Unknown


September 22, 2003
" Enjoy each moment, enjoy each breath, enjoy each smile for life should be well spent."
Copyright © 2003 Danielle Iwanyszyn


September 17, 2003
" The irony is that the person not taking risks feels the same amount of fear as the person who regularly takes risks."
Peter McWilliams


September 17, 2003
" A good example is the best sermon."
English proverb


September 15, 2003
" It is said being happy is like picture prefect. Many times we set the parameters of our happiness on the reciprocal action of our expectations from the people around us. In the pursuit to gain 100% happiness from others, we neglect our own small percent of happiness. This makes us an imperfect picture which is considered as the benchmark of unhappiness. Even if we are fortunate enough to get 10% of happiness from others, we can definitely put in all our effort to gain the rest of the 90% from within ourselves to be happy."
Written in 2003 by V.K.K. --- Maharastra, India


September 15, 2003
" Prayer is when we talk to God and meditation is when we listen."
Marianne Williamson


September 15, 2003
" Life is complex. Each one of us must make his own path through life. There are no self-help manuals, no formulas, no easy answers. The right road for one is the wrong road for another...The journey of life is not paved in blacktop; it is not brightly lit, and it has no road signs. It is a rocky path through the wilderness."
M. Scott Peck


September 10, 2003
" There comes a time in one's life, when in great and desperate need, that someone appears out of the blue to perform an extraordinary act of kindness and then suddenly disappears as quickly as they came. When that day came in my life, I was left to wonder if I had met my guardian angel disguised as a human."
Copyright © 2003 Joseph P. Martino


September 10, 2003
" Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: always try to be a little kinder than necessary."
Sir James Matthew Barrie


September 10, 2003
" The little unremembered acts of kindness and love are the best parts of a person's life."
William Wordsworth


September 8, 2003
Grant me Lord, more of Thy grace
When trying seems the tests I face
More depth of faith I want to know
More of Thy love in me to grow

The devil's playing with my mind
Help me Father, not to be blind
Cleanse my vision, help me to see
The perfect way to eternity

Let not just my feet walk in this way
But that my heart be settled here each day
More of the joy in Thee to show
More willingness to fight the foe

We need not fear for Thou art by our side
Thy loving face, Thou will not hide
As Thy strong hand lifts us from despair
Doubtless, we'll one day get there

So help me God, never ever, to fear
In spite of our sorrows, woes & tears
More of Thy will, I long to seek
Less of self, to be childlike & meek

Others may laugh, mock, or mourn
It may leave my heart weary & worn
To stray, then Thy peace I'll never find
So help me Lord, to Thy yoke, I will bind

Help me go on, when the road seems dark
For each step taken will leave a mark
A help, or obstacle, that is my choice,
So God, may I always heed Thy voice

Though I know not what the future may hold
When days would be warm, or dreary & cold
But Lord, may I never forget the bow
To keep true, Thy blessings I would surely know
Copyright © 2003 Patricia Tan


September 8, 2003
" You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give."
Kahlil Gibran


September 8, 2003
" If you do a good job for others, you heal yourself at the same time, because a dose of joy is a spiritual cure."
Dietrich Bonhoeffer


September 3, 2003
" Everyone has been inspired - the best gift is to let them know - it just may be the inspiration that they need."
Copyright © 2003 Sami Kachel
I wrote this as a tongue & cheek comment. Then I re-read it and thought - not bad; simple and to the point. I guess sometimes the best quotes and writings, in general, are the ones that just land on the paper.


September 3, 2003
" Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is the letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions."
Gerald Jampolsky


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