"INSPIRATION"
JANUARY 2006

January 30, 2006
"Enjoy the beautiful things that are yours. Cherish them, be captivated by them, give your heart to them, but when it is time to let them go, do so with grace and love with no regrets and look forward to the next gift God has in store for you."
Copyright 2006 Bridgette Stone
I wrote this quote after my recent loss of many family members and friends, divorce, and complete change of life. Through God's strength, I am stronger today despite the hardships.
January 30, 2006
"Leave the past where it belongs, it cannot be changed. Now look into the future. If it's empty you have achieved your goal. Now go and create that future into whatever you want it to be."
Written in 2006 by Daniel Rozsa --- Quebec, Canada
January 30, 2006
"You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose."
Indira Gandhi --- Submitted by Anu G. --- California
She is my favorite lady. I have immense respect for her courage. Whenever I see her photograph, I will have some kind of inspiration.

January 25, 2006
"Hope floats, doubt sinks."
Copyright 2005 Denise Malanka
I came up with this after a very difficult fall with my children and ex-husband, illness and financial hardships. When the people say they don't believe that humanity is good, I say they are wrong and that they can hope for a new day or sink.
January 25, 2006
"Struggles are only bad while one is engaged in them; once through the pain, these problems are nothing to worry about and will make one a stronger person inside."
Copyright 2006 Derek Robinson
January 23, 2006
"We all have the means to bestow on others the most lavish gifts; love, joy, peace, hope, kindness, acceptance, encouragement, laughter, forgiveness, time. There is not enough money to buy them and not too little money to give them. The more you spend, the wealthier you become; yet nothing will cost you more than what you freely possess to give."
Copyright 2005 Eden Eliot
January 23, 2006
"To love another person is to see the face of God."
Victor Hugo --- Submitted by Didi Castellanos --- California
January 23, 2006
"Every day is perfect. Some are better."
Copyright 2005 Ned Weller
January 18, 2006
"Touch a heart, leave a hope, stroke a faith and lend a hand. Life begins with simple things. Let's remember that!"
Written in 2004 by Nirvi Dahiya --- India
January 18, 2006
"I am what I am because God recognized that I was to be what He wanted from me."
Copyright 2005 Cathi Young
January 18, 2006
Take a shower
Shine your shoes
You've got no time to lose
You are young
And you must be living
Go now
You are forgiven.
Copyright 2005 Sarah Duffy
January 16, 2006
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."
Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 16, 2006
"The difficulties, hardships and trials of life, the obstacles... are positive blessings. They knit the muscles more firmly, and teach self-reliance."
William Matthews
January 16, 2006
"The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out and meet it."
Pericles
January 11, 2006
"Live like a burning candle, being selfless, spreading light around you."
Written in 2005 by Sheena Rachel --- Kerala, India
January 11, 2006
"When facing times, which seem hard and unfair, remember one thing: tough times and challenges only fall upon the best, and it is how we react to these which determines how we are bettered in the future."
Written in 2005 by Krishan Y.T. --- United Kingdom
I though of this when I was in an extremely negative state of mind due to an unforeseen circumstance which occurred, and it has helped me through a lot of bad karma since! I am also aware it has aided many of my friends and relatives too and so I am now sharing it with the world.
January 11, 2006
Giggles In Dreams

Is it the Horsy ride
That makes you Giggle in dreams
Or the flying spoon
Open the hatch
Hear comes your food

Is it the bedtime stories
That I read
Or the lullabies
That I sing

Could it be
The cartoons
How your laughter
Fills a room

Or is it the whisper
I love you
Sleep my baby

The dawn seems
So faraway
Sleep my baby
I hear you Giggle in dreams
Copyright 2005 Michael Yeazel
This poem is about my children, remembering...
January 9, 2006
"When you open your eyes in the morning, don't think too much. Don't think about what you are going to wear; don't think about terrorism and being afraid to go out. Don't think about being late for work; don't think about the financial debt you are in. Don't think about the lies you told people yesterday or years ago; don't think about what you could have done. When you wake up in the morning, just do one thing: smile. Smile because your eyes are open and you are alive to enjoy another day, and given the chance to not regret anything."
Written in 2005 by R. Worrell --- Pennsylvania
I thought about this one day when I woke up.
January 9, 2006
"I left the night behind, and even if it pretends to surround me in the dark abysm, I keep walking, fearless, and with self-confidence and calm."
Angel Borja --- Submitted by Gabriela Ferrara --- Mexico
When you overcome a trouble, the life goes on and you shouldn't turn back - otherwise it can reach you again!! Take risks!! The problems shall pass as well.
January 9, 2006
"The best gifts to give: to your friend, loyalty; to your enemy, forgiveness; to your boss, service; to a child, a good example; to your parents, gratitude/devotion; to your mate, love/faithfulness; to all men/women, charity. If you're given a hug/embrace/ kiss perhaps, a pat on the back, a smile, tears, YOU gave a gift that touches the heart."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by James Padilla --- Manila, Philippines