"THOUGHTS OF THE DAY"<br />JANUARY 2000 - JUNE 2000 | Motivating and Inspiring

"THOUGHTS OF THE DAY"
JANUARY 2000 - JUNE 2000

June 30, 2000
" Love all, Hate none.
Live, Let live. Don't suffer, enjoy.

The bottom line is we all die, so why waste your time being upset?
Enjoy life to the fullest extent, which translates into; Love all, Hate none.
The next time anyone angers you,
Thank them for helping you to become a better person.
The world will soon begin to realize
That being upset allows us the chance to learn."
--- Written by my 17year-old son --- Sent in by Nancy BeeJune 30, 2000
" If your love is blind, thank God all your faults can't be seen.
My wife is blind."
--- George CamposJune 28, 2000
" To a child, love is spelled TIME."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by K.B. --- FloridaJune 28, 2000
" Star light, star bright, you are the star I see at night
You fill my head with thoughts and dreams
Forever in my heart you'll be
You pick me up when I am down
And lift my spirits to higher grounds
So as I wish to the stars above
My wish to you is all my love"
--- Copyright © 2000 Rhonda HittingerJune 26, 2000
" Do not gaze into your own soul,
Unless you are willing to confront that which you find there."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Richard Grubb --- OhioJune 26, 2000
" A woman of genius makes no mistakes.
Her errors are potholes of discovery."
--- Copyright © 2000 Cassandra Zenzo NcubeJune 26, 2000
" If you don't REALLY want to know- - don't ask!!
And if I ask then YES I want the truth !!"
--- Michelle B. --- KansasJune 23, 2000
" Just say what you mean and mean what you say."
--- Sarah Henderson --- Submitted by Wyatt Frazer --- Queensland, AustraliaJune 23, 2000
" If you can walk, you can dance.
If you can talk, you can sing."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Paolo Dee --- Victoria, AustraliaJune 23, 2000
" I talk straight from my heart, so it sometimes bypasses my brain."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by M Vancleve --- KentuckyJune 21, 2000
Keys to the Universe

If you're looking to find the key to the Universe,
There is some bad news and some good news.
The bad news is, there is no key to the Universe.
The good news is, it has been left unlocked.
--- Anonymous --- Sent in by Patricia Love --- CaliforniaJune 21, 2000
" Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things,
But just look what they can do when they stick together."
--- Vesta M. Kelly --- Submitted by Jennifer Yontz --- FloridaJune 19, 2000
" Love lives. War dies."
--- Copyright © 2000 Shannon Anthony BorlandJune 19, 2000
" When the 'E' in EGO enters into a MAN
He becomes MEAN."
--- Copyright © 1999 Nabeel Alvi --- Karachi, PakistanJune 16, 2000
" Be kind to your enemies...you made them!"
--- Found in a church bulletin --- Sent in by L.B. --- IowaJune 16, 2000
" If you fail to prepare, you must prepare to fail."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Emma Morris --- UKJune 14, 2000
" A child's mental health is merely the reactions of the adults around him."
--- Copyright © 2000 Michelle StrachenJune 14, 2000
" There is not such thing as a free lunch."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Adam B., Age 17 --- MissouriJune 12, 2000
" There is little room left for wisdom when one is full of judgement."
--- Malcolm Hein --- Sent in by Chen Fawn Meng --- MalaysiaJune 12, 2000
" If someone says that you are pretty,
Thank your parents and God.
If someone says that you are nice,
Accept it as a compliment."
--- Copyright © 1993 Alicia Paradise --- South CarolinaJune 9, 2000
" We are shaped by our thoughts; We become what we think.
When the mind is pure; joy follows, like a shadow that never leaves."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Sharon Ogden --- KentuckyJune 9, 2000
" A friend is not a fellow
Who is taken in by sham
A friend is one who knows our faults
And doesn't give a damn."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Tom Denny --- West Virginia
--- This is a quote (poem) that was on my mother's desk when I was a pre teen.
--- I'm 73 now.June 7, 2000
" Knowledge is learned
Common Sense is earned."
--- Copyright © 1999 Ignacio Rincon --- CaliforniaJune 7, 2000
" Hearts are easily broken,
So don't be a bull in a china shop."
--- Copyright © 2000 Robert Meyers --- ArizonaJune 5, 2000
" We do not inherit this world from our fathers,
We borrow it from our children."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jessica Carter --- VirginiaJune 5, 2000
" Firm ground is the first step on a ladder."
--- Copyright © 2000 Nikola Petrovic --- SloveniaJune 2, 2000
" One of the pleasing things in life is when someone looks at you
And smiles as they walk by."
--- Istvan M. --- ArizonaJune 2, 2000
" If you want your dreams to come true, don't sleep."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by W.M. --- ArizonaMay 31, 2000
Fate of "Time"

A beautiful young girl sits in front of the mirror brushing her black cascading silky hair. She shies away at her beauty shining through the mirror. She suddenly hears a faint voice of a hawker from the street below. He was calling out: "Would anybody like to purchase TIME?" Curious, she ran to the balcony & looked down. She called out to him. She returned to her mirror & stood in front....still. A wrinkled face with white silky hair & a comb amidst trembling fingers stared back at her.
--- Copyright © 2000 Sumita Dey --- Bihar, IndiaMay 31, 2000
" I would prefer to die standing on my feet
Than to live a lifetime on my knees."
--- Emiliano Zapata --- Submitted by Manuel Carmona --- CaliforniaMay 29, 2000
" The most successful people are those who do nothing,
They achieve it every time."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Ephraim Makwatse --- Gauteng, South AfricaMay 29, 2000
" I imagine one reason people cling so stubbornly to hate
Is because once the hate is gone,
They are forced to deal with the pain."
--- James Baldwin --- Sent in by Michelle Gorham --- CaliforniaMay 26, 2000
" Be careful what you pretend to be
Because in the end,
You are what you pretend to be!"
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Michelle Cox --- MassachusettsMay 26, 2000
" People come into your life and leave,
But the only people who stay are your family members."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Karyn N. --- CaliforniaMay 24, 2000
" I'd rather spend ten years at diplomacy; than one week at war."
--- Copyright © 2000 Bren Lee --- CaliforniaMay 24, 2000
" Friends are the bacon bits in the Salad Bowl of Life."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Tracy Jones --- ArizonaMay 22, 2000
" Life is half spent before one knows what Life is."
--- French Proverb --- Sent in by Gurudath --- Karnataka, IndiaMay 22, 2000
" A person is not known by the company he keeps,
But by the company he thinks no one knows he's keeping."
--- Anonymous --- Sent in by Fawaz Rasheed --- IllinoisMay 19, 2000
" Resentment is like taking poison
And waiting for the other man to die."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by JP --- MichiganMay 17, 2000
" It's much easier to face adversity
When our backs are not turned to it."
--- Copyright © 2000 Brian G. Jett --- KentuckyMay 15, 2000
" Many people are uncomfortable with periods of change and transition;
We often think that endings equal death
But there is no death with beautiful rebirth."
--- Anonymous --- Sent in by Jennifer Prugh --- PennsylvaniaMay 12, 2000
" In most cases, strengths and weaknesses are two sides of the same coin. A strength in one situation is a weakness in another, yet often the person can't switch gears. It's a very subtle thing to talk about strengths and weaknesses because almost always they're the same thing."
--- Steve Jobs --- Sent in by Jennifer Yontz --- FloridaMay 10, 2000
" The reason most goals are never met,
Is because so few are ever set!
Set many--increase your odds!"
--- Copyright © 1999 Brian G. Jett --- KentuckyMay 8, 2000
" Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power.
We have guided missiles and misguided men."
--- Martin Luther King, Jr. --- Sent in by Kirk Scherz --- WashingtonMay 5, 2000
" The beauty of tomorrow is that you have today to create it."
--- Timon (Efthymios) Roussis --- TennesseeMay 1, 2000
" We come here to remember those who were killed,
Those who survived and those who were changed forever...."
--- On wall of the Oklahoma City National Memorial
--- Sent in by Amanda C., Age 15 --- OklahomaApril 28, 2000
" Man is the product of his own thoughts."
--- Lex Vcelar --- South AfricaApril 26, 2000
" The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die
Of civilization."
--- Ralph Waldo Emerson --- Sent in by Chen Fawn Meng --- MalaysiaApril 24, 2000
" Children will do what you say until they are 16...
Then they do what you do."
--- Copyright © 2000 Ken Purdy --- Nova Scotia, CanadaApril 21, 2000
" Pain is information. If you are experiencing depression, grief and stress, maybe there are some issues in your life that need some love, action, self-esteem and faith. Denial and procrastination will rob you of peace of mind and progress."
--- Copyright © 1999 Jewel Diamond Taylor --- CaliforniaApril 19, 2000
Each One A Honeymoon

While looking at honeymoon pictures,
On the beach walking hand in hand;
Not knowing what the years would hold,
No cares with our feet in the sand.

The day we watched the sea gulls soar,
That night we fished the sea.
Stars above, unquestioned love,
Life was new for both you and me.

And I recall as we sat in the booth,
Enjoying conversations and times untold;
Driving the island in that red jeep,
As Stevie Wonder sang his song "Stay Gold..."

Memories etched in our newly-wed minds,
I still remember them as I know you do;
And I wouldn't change a thing from then,
Our first kiss or first "I love you..."

I re-visit that time, the place and you,
It seems it came and left too soon;
But I recognize that each day you're near,
You make each one a honeymoon.
--- Copyright © 2000 Brian G. Jett --- KentuckyApril 17, 2000
" When you knew better,
You did better."
--- Oprah Winfrey --- Submitted by Jacki TrexlerApril 14, 2000
" The significant problems we face today
Cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at
When we created them."
--- Albert Einstein --- Sent in by Brent Latam --- Ontario, CanadaApril 12, 2000
" What should not be heard by little ears,
Should not be said by big mouths."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Kirk Scherz --- WashingtonApril 10, 2000
" Anger is a choice, as is love.
I'll choose the one that feels better, thank you very much!"
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Catherine DobbieApril 7, 2000
" Indifference wounds more deeply then angry words...
And coldness can freeze even the most loving heart."
--- Copyright © 1999 Stacey Charter --- PennsylvaniaApril 3, 2000
" Nice guys may finish last,
But at least they don't have to restart the race."
--- Christine M. --- Sent in by B. Smith, Age 19 --- New JerseyMarch 31, 2000
" Since the world as we experience it is a place of process, of change, of becoming, of growth and decay, the contrary notions that what is actual or fully real is beyond change leads to a devaluation of life in the world."
--- Cobb and Griffin --- Sent in by Alvaro Carrizosa --- Lincoln, UKMarch 29, 2000
" I don't know what kind of future life I believe in,
But I believe that all we go through here must have some value."
--- Eleanor Roosevelt --- Sent in by Chen Fawn Meng --- MalaysiaMarch 27, 2000
" Do not keep the alabaster boxes of your love and tenderness sealed up until your friends are dead. Fill their lives with sweetness. Speak approving, cheering words while their ears can hear them and while their hearts can be thrilled and made happier by them. The kind things you mean to say when they are gone, say them before they go."
--- Anonymous --- Submitted by Charity --- SingaporeMarch 24, 2000
" To want is to win
To win is to want
Do you want to win?"
--- Erica N. --- MaineMarch 22, 2000
" Life is an opportunity, not an obligation."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Teresa Meyer --- Perth, Western AustraliaMarch 20, 2000
" We have no right to ask when sorrow comes,
Why did this happen to me?
Unless we ask the same question
For every moment of happiness that comes our way."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Serene Yang --- MalaysiaMarch 17, 2000
" It sometimes seems to me that it is better to go in with your eyes closed,
This way you are not afraid to start."
--- A.SewellMarch 15, 2000
" My mother used to say to me 'Elwood, in this life you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant'. For years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me."
--- James Stewart as Elwood P. Dowd in "Harvey"
--- Sent in Anonymously from the UKMarch 13, 2000
THE FIVE FREEDOMS:

The freedom to see and hear what is here, instead of what "should" be, was, or will be.

The freedom to say what you feel and think, instead of what you "should" feel and think.

The freedom to feel what you feel, instead of what you "ought" to feel.

The freedom to ask for what you want, instead of always waiting for permission.

The freedom to take risks on your own behalf, instead of choosing to be only "secure".
--- Virginia Satir --- Sent in by Neill McRae --- Australia
--- Author Name Provided 06/23/11 by Lorraine K.March 10, 2000
" Fear can hold you prisoner, hope can set you free."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Dan McCullor --- ColoradoMarch 8, 2000
" Live to happen
Don't happen to live"
--- Sent in by Mickey --- New ZealandMarch 6, 2000
" Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones,
As the wind blows out the candle and fans the bonfire."
--- Francis Duc de la Rochefoucauld --- Sent in by Gary Harrington --- MichiganMarch 3, 2000
" A failure is not someone who tries and fails,
But someone who fails to try."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Annie B.--- New MexicoMarch 1, 2000
" Look at it, size it up, but don't postpone your life
Just because you can't make up your mind."
--- General Omar Bradley, Former Chief of Staff, U.S Army
--- Sent in by Rachel Ganslaw, Washington, D.C.February 28, 2000
" We didn't inherit the Earth from our parents,
We're borrowing it from our children."
--- Chief Seattle (Suquamish/ Duwamish chief)
--- Sent in by Chris Deines --- FloridaFebruary 25, 2000
" Worry not that your children are not listening to you,
Worry more that they are watching you."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Alissa Wooldridge --- AustraliaFebruary 23, 2000
" It takes a minute to have a crush on someone,
An hour to like someone, and a day to love someone;
But it takes a lifetime to forget someone."
--- Unknown --- Sent in by Katie Tiemeier --- Iowa February 21, 2000
" Everyone has convictions, until they're free."
--- Seth Stattmiller --- Sent in by Roger Grisim February 18, 2000
" What if you slept, and in your sleep you dreamed?
And what if, in your dream, you went to heaven
And there you plucked a strange and beautiful flower?
And what if, when you awoke, you had the flower in your hand?"
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Prue --- Australia February 16, 2000
" Reputation is not something you do,
But something you achieve 365 days a year."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Joanie Jenson --- Idaho February 14, 2000
" What I had I gave, what I still have is gone forever."
--- Doug Eblan --- Sent in by Curt Schneider --- MichiganFebruary 11, 2000
" When you have a brush with death,
You realize time is short.
Time is money, but money is not time.
Money cannot buy time.
Suddenly you've learned what you want to do and will do
So that your life will not be regrettable."
--- AZLL --- SingaporeFebruary 9, 2000
" It's easier to fly if you take things lightly."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Megan Brooks --- PennsylvaniaFebruary 7, 2000
" It is the tragedy of the world that no one knows what he doesn't know
And the less a man knows, the more sure he is that he knows everything."
--- Joyce Cary, British author (1888-1957)
--- Sent in by Martha Varzaly --- PennsylvaniaFebruary 4, 2000
" Discipline without freedom is tyranny;
Freedom without discipline is chaos."
--- Cullen Hightower --- Sent in by Leslie Harris --- UtahFebruary 2, 2000
" Hands are for loving.
Hands are for loving.
Hands are not for pushing and shoving."
--- Sent in by Gabrielle Gussin, Age 6 --- from song she heard in schoolJanuary 31, 2000
" Having choices in life is a privilege.
Making the right choices in life is a responsibility."
--- Copyright © 1999 Scott Myers --- IllinoisJanuary 28, 2000
" You can never be a General unless you spend your time in the trenches."
--- Matt --- FloridaJanuary 26, 2000
" Since everything is but an apparition
Perfect in being what it is,
Having nothing to do with good or bad,
Acceptance or rejection,
One may well burst into laughter."
--- Longchenpa --- Sent in by Christa French --- Oregon on the way to CaliforniaJanuary 24, 2000
" There is not enough darkness in all the world
To put out the light of one small candle."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Maren Misner --- MinnesotaJanuary 21, 2000
" Don't be a problem-maker; be a problem-solver."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by David Gussin --- New YorkJanuary 19, 2000
" On the way to 2000...
I did not "hoard" away food, gasoline, water or ammunition. Instead I packed my "get-a-way" bag with something I hold more necessary for survival. I loaded up my soul with the love of all those I hold dear to me. I locked their images deep inside my heart. I say "images" because on New years Eve I was unable to be with most of the ones I love the most.

I traveled by e-mail to New Zealand when it was before noon in the USA Dec.31,1999... there it was already 2000. I felt that I had traveled into the future. With me I took and brought back Love, Hope, Faith, and Inspiration. What more could I ask for! I had a magical glimpse of 2000 and it looked wonderful to me."
--- Copyright © 1999 Corky Ferguson --- OhioJanuary 17, 2000
" Here we are at the beginning of a new century. While the alarmists warn of a commuter meltdown, I prefer to meditate on the natural world. The stars will still sparkle, the sun will warm. The trees will stay rooted, and the squirrels will continue to forget where they buried their nuts. Robert Browning said it more eloquently: 'The year's at the spring, And the days's at the morn; The lark's on the wing: The snail's on the thorn: God's in his heaven All's right with the world.' "
--- From my master gardener friend --- Sent in by Martha Varzaly --- PennsylvaniaJanuary 14, 2000
" Thunder is good, thunder is impressive,
But it is lightning that does the work."
--- Mark Twain --- Sent in by Joe Perez --- TexasJanuary 12, 2000
" It seems the more I learn,
The wiser I get,
The more I realize how little I know."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Steve Maraboli --- New YorkJanuary 10, 2000
" How can you hit the target, if you can't see it?"
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Fred Parrocha --- CaliforniaJanuary 7, 2000
" I'd rather try to see the good in everyone,
And be disappointed every now and then,
Than to see only the bad,
And be disappointed every day."
--- Copyright © 1999 Stacey Charter --- PennsylvaniaJanuary 5, 2000
STRIVING TO BE A MAN

I wish I were big enough honestly to admit all my shortcomings;
Brilliant enough to accept flattery without it making me arrogant;
Tall enough to tower above deceit;
Strong enough to treasure love;
Brave enough to welcome criticism;
Compassionate enough to understand human frailties;
Wise enough to recognize my mistakes;
Humble enough to appreciate greatness;
Staunch enough to stand by my friends;
Humble enough to be thoughtful of my neighbor;
And righteous enough to be devoted to the love of God.
--- Gordon H. Taggart --- Sent in by Natarajan Dakshinamurthy --- OregonJanuary 3, 2000
" In life, people are like cookies put into an oven.
Some get "burnt" while others come out just right.
Let's just hope you are the one with the frosting and sprinkles."
--- Ellen --- Iowa

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