MAY 2006

May 24, 2006
"It is absolutely vital to not get yourself into a dependent situation in any relationship. If we do become overly dependent, we lose who we are and we are more focused on keeping the other person happy, when we really should focus more on our own happiness and the balance of the two. If we are extremely satisfied with whom we are, then it will only allow us to grow further and share that great feeling with others that won't take advantage of it."
Copyright 2006 David Kuch
May 24, 2006
"People often wonder what lies in their future without ever noticing what is in front of them. The future relies on speculation, while the present gives you the facts. No matter how harsh or sweet the present is, accept it and grow with it. Start to be happy now rather than in what the future may hold."
Written in 2006 by M. Solivan --- New York
May 24, 2006
"SMART - Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time bound."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Deepak Patil --- India
These are the qualities that a person must possess in order to have success in his/her planned goal frame.

May 22, 2006
"Do not be scared of the unknown. Be excited about what you can learn from it."
Copyright 2006 Steve Lazarus
May 22, 2006
"Avoidance is what we normally do instead of facing our issues. Disorders, maladjustments, anxiety and other serious problems, when avoided, can blow things out of proportion and lead to hurt feelings and/or a broken spirit/soul. Often times we resort to giving money, gifts, and other blinding stuff we think will cover the issue itself, in the hopes that it will never resurface. Face your issues and use communication as a tool to bring the issues into the open."
Copyright 2006 James Padilla
Instead of dealing with the problems at hand, we tend to do something else - avoid them - thinking that it's the best remedy. Personal, family and social issues/problems are commonly clouded by cover up. Unknowingly, instead of solving the problem, we end up hurting the ones we love and ourselves. Communication is a tremendous tool for solving problems. Remember, people can't read minds. When a problem is brought out into the open and discussed, then we find solutions.
May 22, 2006
"When you feel like you're all alone, just look around you. Talk to someone; you never know when this someone could be the 'one'. When you think of the 'one' it seems that the pressure is on to find this person. But don't worry if you're young, old, fat, tall whatever - there is always someone out there who will see who you truly are. So sit back and relax, someone is there for you. Just never think you're alone and take chances on talking - talking never killed anyone."
Written in 2006 by K. Love --- Connecticut
Please just read this. I wrote another piece before when I was down and out. I didn't think that anything would make me feel any better. Then I realized how silly I was being and started looking at life with a new hope and joy; people are ready to meet you. I realized that it was my fault I shut them out of my lives. The people around me who want to know can now see that I am open to everything and everyone. You can start with a new slate and just be happy with yourself and the people around. Only then, you will forget all about the problems you have had in the past with ... What's his name again?
May 17, 2006
"The future depends on the present, not the past."
A Markov property --- Submitted by Michael Cummins --- Australia
May 17, 2006
"Don't regret the past, don't fear the future, just enjoy the present."
Written in 2006 by Charles Arriaga --- Texas
May 17, 2006
"Sometimes dealing with the hardest people can break down the hardest in you."
Written in 2006 by Isreal Henry-"Supermodel" - Texas
May 15, 2006
"How many times have you heard someone say, 'Time heals all wounds'? I say, 'Time is outside of you. The only hope is the love that is inside of you.'"
Copyright 2005 Laura Cullen
One day last year I was doing a stream of consciousness when this line popped into my head and on to the paper!
May 15, 2006
"Negative thinking is a mental hunger. Feed it with the only food; positive thinking."
Copyright 2006 Balogun M. Adewale
May 15, 2006
"Success is the leap into your fantasy. If you know who you are and what you possess, then you can be what you desire and possess what you envision. The choice is yours"
Copyright 2006 Bassey Ndon
May 10, 2006
"When one becomes an advocate for peace and freedom, there can be no boundaries."
Copyright 2005 Anthony Morgan
If you are a believer or protector of peace and freedom, you will always fight for peace and freedom, irrespective of what group is being targeted.
May 10, 2006
"Age doesn't matter... what matters most is how you age."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Ferdz Ferdz --- Philippines
May 10, 2006
"I just turned 72 and am so thankful to be alive and reasonably healthy. I have some friends that dread getting old. I tell them, "When you consider the alternative to getting old.... getting old isn't so bad". My philosophy is...Age is all a matter of mind... if you don't mind, it don't matter!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Elelaor Daniels
May 8, 2006
"It doesn't matter how much baggage you have, but how you carry the suitcases."
Copyright 2006 Christiana Lane
Just came up with the saying ... since after a divorce people always say you have a lot of baggage. I would like to think I carry my suitcases well, and have survived divorce with three small children at home and still managed to obtain my master's degree in education. Now remarried with a 1-year-old daughter. Success!
May 8, 2006
"Love tastes best when it's savored one day at a time."
Copyright 2006 Heather Sapelbweyar
May 8, 2006
"Never envy other peoples success. Embrace it. Envying success is fearing it."
Copyright 2006 Colin Robson
May 3, 2006
"It's not the number of awards you win; it's the number of hearts you capture."
Copyright 2006 Lana Martin
My son is an all around athlete. He was very disappointed after the last football game of his senior year because they didn't win many games. He had many people following his H.S. Football career and many never saw him play, only heard about his ability. He received recognition from strangers, letters in the mail, figurines that fans had painted to look like him, newspaper clippings left on his windshield from some known and some unknown people, and phone calls, but didn't receive any awards at his last football banquet. He was hurt and I had these words for him.
May 3, 2006
"Preceding each step that we take, in conquering the world and it's difficulties, is a step we take in conquering ourselves."
Copyright 2006 Brian Walker
If you want to change your world, change yourself. If you want to conquer your world, conquer yourself. It is that simple.
May 3, 2006
"When suffering opinions, doubt those who argue loudest and those who don't at all."
Copyright 2006 Eric B. Hensen
May 1, 2006
"Looking on the bright side doesn't make you blind to the problems around you but helps you to see them in a positive light."
Written in 2006 by Allen Steble --- Australia
May 1, 2006
"It's not the circumstances that determine who you are going to be but how you deal with these problems and pains that come your way, that will make you are stronger person."
Mat Kearney --- Submitted by S.W. --- Georgia
May 1, 2006
"In order to discover who we are, we must accept who we were."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Miranda Zeppieri --- Canada