"THOUGHTS OF THE DAY"<br />OCTOBER 2002 - DECEMBER 2002 | Motivating and Inspiring


December 23, 2002
" The future lies not within your hands alone, but in the hands of all mankind."
--- Copyright © 2002 Shamaya McCall-MorrisDecember 23, 2002
" The modern forces that drive the evolution of our social organization have expanded our belief in the essential elements of basic survival beyond the primitive requirement of simple food and shelter. Our instinctive drives are redirected, at the expense of basic needs, to constantly strive for the next, higher level of material wealth, its validation: its power to dominate. The incarceration of our onward free thought in the prison of schedules, possessions and greed keeps us from realizing the notion of basic and higher levels of spiritual consciousness in our universe. It was never supposed to be this way."
--- Fred Kalousek --- Submitted by P. Williamson --- Ontario, Canada
Fred Kalousek died suddenly of a heart attack in November of 2001. The quote was copied from the artist's journal.December 20, 2002
" It is easier to be an Angel than it is to be a Man."
--- Copyright © 2001 Istiaq AhmedDecember 20, 2002
" False friends are as common as grass; there are plenty of them around. True friends are as rare as diamonds; there are very few of them around."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kieran Roberts --- Victoria, Australia
I happen to think that this saying is very true. It was told to me by a classmate, a long time ago. I have forgotten his name, but I still remember what he said.December 18, 2002
" Excuse is the word which is used with an Appropriate Excuse.....!!!"
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Vishwanath Hattarki --- Maharashtra, IndiaDecember 18, 2002
" If living is learning and making mistakes is all part of life...
Then, why are they sometimes so painful?"
--- Written in 2002 by Rina P., Age 18 --- ConnecticutDecember 16, 2002
" Just because you have baggage, doesn't mean you have to live out of a suitcase."
--- Copyright © 2002 Donna OliverDecember 16, 2002
" The future depends on what we do in the present."
--- Mahatma Gandhi --- Submitted by H.S., Age 12 --- MarylandDecember 13, 2002
" Just when you think that life is at its worse, just remember...all that's left now, is for things to get better."
--- Copyright © 2002 Tasha BuckleyDecember 13, 2002
David Ben Gurion, speaking of Golda Meir:
"She's the only man in my cabinet!"
--- David Ben Gurion --- Submitted by E.N. --- New York
(Moral: resolve can be anyone's game.)December 11, 2002
" Better to be strangers than to become strangers."
--- Copyright © 2002 Gaurav SaxenaDecember 11, 2002
" Always think of the future because if you are thinking of this moment, it's gone."
--- Copyright © 2002 Mahesh Bangadkar
This was something just clicked to me when I was thinking of this moment and the future.December 9, 2002
" Some people will judge you by your looks, how smart you are, how skinny you are or how popular you are; others will be judged by the same standards. If you don't like being judged, maybe you should learn how not to judge others."
--- Copyright © 2002 Donna Thomas
Throughout your life, you'll always be judged, whether it be in school by your friends, at work by coworkers, or in everyday life by someone who passes you on the street. The only thing you can do about it, is learn how not to judge others and maybe you'll teach others not to judge you.December 9, 2002
" Solitude is bliss for those who can smile at its agony."
--- Copyright © 2002 Istiaq Ahmed December 6, 2002
" True friendship is like a star leading us in the right direction."
--- Copyright © 2002 Susan EmmerDecember 6, 2002
" Life is neither an obligation nor a responsibility; it is a gift. You choose how to both receive and use it."
--- Written in 2002 by Kyle K., Age 18 --- TexasDecember 4, 2002
" It doesn't matter who or what you are on the outside; it just matters who you are on the inside."
--- Written in 2002 by Emily H., Age 11 --- New YorkDecember 4, 2002
" An undisciplined life is a life of rubbish."
--- Copyright © 2002 Andrew BushardNovember 22, 2002
" Never undertake anything for which you wouldn't have the courage to ask the blessings of heaven."
--- George Christoph Lichtenberg --- Submitted by Cynthia Franklin --- MississippiNovember 22, 2002
" The most wonderful feeling in the world is the feeling of helping others and knowing that you are making a difference in someone's life."
--- Written in 2002 by Anne Marie W., Age 12 --- Texas
I am helping to sponsor a child in Ethiopia. It makes me feel so great knowing she is getting an education.November 20, 2002
" Fear is an illusion."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Lesley W., Age 12 --- Washington
Don't let it get the best of you.November 20, 2002

" Life is full of choices and paths to choose. Try to ignore the bad path and focus on the good. Then one day you will look back and be glad that you made the right choice and took the path less taken by others. You will overcome obstacles, that you thought were impossible, only to learn that anything and everything is possible!"
--- Copyright © 2002 Michelle Villarreal
I hope you all understand the message I am sending out to you. It has surely taught me many things!!November 18, 2002
" Listen to your heart and hear what it says; use your mind for decisions to make."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Liza Dm --- PhilippinesNovember 18, 2002
" Always be happy TODAY, so tomorrow you would not ask, why was I sad yesterday?"
--- Copyright © 2002 Shaik MohdNovember 15, 2002
" When you light your candle from mine, it doesn't diminish mine and with two candles lit, we have more light."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Lakshmi Kapadia --- Maharashtra, IndiaNovember 15, 2002
" It is sometimes the things that keep you down, that end up keeping you afloat."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by S.J., Age 16 --- New YorkNovember 13, 2002
" Everyone has a story; shoes they've walked in, tears they've cried, laughs they shared, love they gave, pieces they've lost. It all makes them just as unique as you. So don't judge because you'll never truly understand a person until you've seen the world thru THEIR eyes."
--- Copyright © 2002 Jessica Kyle
Thanks for letting my share a little bit of knowledge I've learned...just always push yourself to reach a little farther...just live!November 13, 2002
" Your true friends in life can only be counted on one hand, because you will never have that many TRUE friends."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by K.S. --- Ontario, Canada
My mother has preached this to me from the time I was a little girl.November 11, 2002
" That love is not love which alters when it alteration finds."
--- William Shakespeare --- Submitted by Henry Ibekwe --- NigeriaNovember 11, 2002
" Everyone has strength and courage in them. But it takes someone else, who sees those characteristics in you, to show you that you have them."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Rachel Tarian --- OhioNovember 8, 2002
" A chip on your shoulder can be a heavy load."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Cynthia Franklin --- MississippiNovember 8, 2002
" Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream."
--- Malcolm Muggeridge --- Submitted by K.J. --- CaliforniaNovember 6, 2002
" Accept yourself unconditionally... and don't hold too tightly onto anything."
--- Copyright © 2002 Simon Heighwaya
Each experience, maybe even each lifetime, is like a pearl on a necklace & I - silent, loving, unchanging, eternal - am the thread that runs through. I have no choice but to totally accept myself and to let go.November 6, 2002
" Miracles are instantaneous; they cannot be summoned, but come of themselves, usually at unlikely moments and to those who least expect them."
--- Katherine Anne Porter --- Submitted by Tiara E., Age 16 --- KansasNovember 4, 2002
" It is my view that the greatest of people always do what they need to do, not always what they want to do."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by V.M. --- Pennsylvania
All too often do we turn away from the needs of the world to live our own passions.November 4, 2002
" Intelligence is not just having the brain
But the How, When, Why, Where and for What to use it."
--- Copyright © 2002 Mahesh BangadkarNovember 1, 2002
" When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you do not blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming it has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and argument. That is my experience. No blame, no reasoning, no argument, just understanding. If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change."
--- Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh --- Submitted by Katie O., Age 16 --- New York
--- Author's name provided by M. Owen --- Canada --- 12/18/07

November 1, 2002
" It is an insult to your belief to doubt yourself."
--- Monica Paul --- Submitted by Ali Asgar Nagaria --- Maharashtra, India
Paulie! Your presence says it all. Thanks for allowing me to be your friend.October 30, 2002
" Problem is the mother of discovery."
--- Copyright © 2002 Chinnappan BaskarOctober 28, 2002
" Too many people are trying to meet the right person
Instead of trying to be the right person."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Cynthia Franklin --- MississippiOctober 28, 2002
" Quotes don't inspire, people do."
--- Copyright © 2002 Benjamin Kellner
It's not the quote, it's the person behind it.October 25, 2002
" The upside is your future is in your hands
And the downside is your future is in your hands."
--- Russ Myers --- Submitted by Arynn L. --- WashingtonOctober 25, 2002
" Where does the idea come from that if what we are doing is fun, it can't be God's will?
The God who made giraffes has a sense of humor; make no mistake about that."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Pam S. --- NebraskaOctober 23, 2002
" You can never dig yourself into half a hole."
--- Copyright © 2002 Simon Cuckson
This came to me when I thought I could get myself out of trouble, until I realized I was in too deep to get out without help.October 23, 2002
" 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 do neglect our own small percent of happiness which 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 100%."
--- Written in 2002 by VKK --- Maharastra, IndiaOctober 21, 2002
" How lucky are blind people? They don't go through life searching for a person who looks perfect but one who feels perfect."
--- Copyright © 2002 Leigh Mccullough
These days, the only thing people are looking out for is a person who is nice from the outside. However, isn't it what's inside that counts?October 21, 2002
" Be in the world but not of it, know that perfect love casts out all fear and remember that anything which can be lost was never truly yours, oh...and that eternity can only be found in the present moment!"
--- Copyright © 2002 Simon Heighwaya
This quote pretty much sums up everything that I've learnt so far. I hope that all or part of it will help someone, somewhere!October 18, 2002
" Creativity and Knowledge is a power of God."
--- Copyright © 1999 Chinnappan BaskarOctober 18, 2002
" The optimist sees the doughnut, the pessimist the hole!"
--- Wilson McLandburgh --- Submitted by Cynthia Franklin --- MississippiOctober 16, 2002
" Truth, like surgery, may hurt, but it cures."
--- Han Suyn --- Submitted by Mallory W. --- New JerseyOctober 16, 2002
" For those who think death is the greatest pain,
They must not have experienced true love."
--- Copyright © 2002 Jesse LoreeOctober 14, 2002
" It is better to care for a few seeds on the right path than to harvest a garden on the wrong path."
--- Copyright © 2002 Kedma BlockOctober 14, 2002
" Those who insult others are usually describing themselves."
--- Jay Huff --- Submitted by Jodi R. --- Hamilton, New ZealandOctober 11, 2002
" Beware the man selling twenty dollar bills for ten dollars."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Andy Mark --- Western Cape, South AfricaOctober 11, 2002
" All my life I've been my own person. The choices I made, I made of my own free will. I was never held in thrall by anyone or anything...Bow to others in reverence and respect, but never in slavery."
--- M. Wiess & T. Hickman --- Submitted by Pam S. --- NebraskaOctober 9, 2002
" It is useless to put your heads together, if you cannot put your hearts together."
--- Copyright © 2001 Muhammad Muzzamil GulzarOctober 9, 2002
" Much unhappiness has come into this world because of things left unsaid."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by C.L. --- MissouriOctober 7, 2002
" Neglect is form of abuse. Neglect your finances; abuse your money. Neglect your body; abuse your health. Neglect giving affection; abuse your emotional spirit."
--- Copyright © 2002 Lisa MaricleOctober 7, 2002
" Hard work + Prayer gives Success."
--- Copyright © 2001 Chinnappan BaskarOctober 4, 2002
" You will only miss the man that he was never going to be."
--- Copyright © 2002 Tiffany Wong
Dear brokenhearted ladies... Trust me. When you evaluate all that you miss about him you will discover that what your heart longs for, he NEVER possessed in the first place. God bless you!October 4, 2002
Give me the avowed, the erect, the manly foe,
Bold I can meet, perhaps may turn his blow!
But of all plagues, good Heaven, thy wrath can send,
Save, save, oh save me from the candid friend!
--- George Canning --- Submitted by Henry Ibekwe --- Nigeria

October 2, 2002
" Our first responsibility is to ourselves. Once our needs are met we have infinite resources available to help others. Disobey this golden rule and you become a martyr; martyrs are good for only one thing: dying!"
--- Copyright © 2002 Andrew MasonOctober 2, 2002
" May the depth of the rains never be greater than the height of your boots."
--- Copyright © 2002 Marvin Beckman




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