"THOUGHTS OF THE DAY"<br />APRIL 1999 - JULY 1999 | Motivating and Inspiring

"THOUGHTS OF THE DAY"
APRIL 1999 - JULY 1999

July 28, 1999
" No amount of financial compensation is enough
To rob you of your life and health.
Too often people lose sight of this fundamental truth
And lose their lives in the desperate grasp for financial rewards.
Happiness is it's own reward and is not found in monetary gain."
--- Lori Hard --- NevadaJuly 26, 1999
" A test of mental health is your ability to find good
In as many things as possible."
--- Ralph Waldo Emerson --- Sent in by Andrew Ho --- MalaysiaJuly 23, 1999
" A Friend....
(A)ccepts you as you are
(B)elieves in "you"
(C)alls you just to say "HI"
(D)oesn't give up on you
(E)nvisions the whole of you (even the unfinished parts)
(F)orgives your mistakes
(G)ives unconditionally
(H)elps you
(I)nvites you over
(J)ust "be" with you
(K)eeps you close at heart
(L)oves you for who you are
(M)akes a difference in your life
(N)ever Judges
(O)ffers support
(P)icks you up
(Q)uiets your fears
(R)aises your spirits
(S)ays nice things about you
(T)ells you the truth when you need to hear it
(U)nderstands you
(V)alues you
(W)alks beside you
(X)-plains things you don't understand
(Y)ells when you won't listen and
(Z)aps you back to reality"
--- Source Unknown --- Sent in by Teresa Meyer --- Perth, Western AustraliaJuly 21, 1999
" The human need for love and sex is made to bear the burden
Of all our bodily starvation for contact and sensation,
All our creative starvation, all our need for social contact,
And even our need to find some meaning in our lives."
--- Dierdre English --- Sent in by Jenn P., Age 17 --- MarylandJuly 19, 1999
" Nothing is as strong as gentleness
Or as gentle as strength."
--- Jen Dragoo --- TexasJuly 16, 1999
" Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Michael Lewis --- Wellington, New ZealandJuly 14, 1999
" No God, No Peace.
Know God, Know Peace."
--- Michael Boatright --- CaliforniaJuly 12, 1999
" It's time to put the FUN back in dysfunctional."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Kirk Scherz --- WashingtonJuly 9, 1999
" Don't be a particle, be a universe."
--- Brooke R., Age 11 --- IllinoisJuly 7, 1999
" Blessed are those who can give without remembering
And take without forgetting."
--- Elizabeth Bibesco
--- Sent in by Toni Palmer --- England --- Sent in by Jeff Pappas --- TexasJuly 2, 1999
" Winners make decisions based on the future they desire,
While losers make decisions based on the present they desire."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Mike Woodford --- TennesseeJune 30, 1999
" Before you are frank with another, ask yourself why?
Is it to diminish the other, to make yourself feel better at his expense?
The ethical question is to ask; will this foster the relationship?
There is always a way to be honest without being brutal."
--- Arthur Dobrin --- Sent in by Sandhya Kanneganti --- IndiaJune 28, 1999
" Through selfless service and charity, develop the heart and cleanse the lower mind. Purify your heart by selfless and humble service of the poor and afflicted and make it a fit abode for God to dwell. Only the pure in the heart will have vision of God."
--- Swami Sivananda --- Sent in by G.Thirunacarasu --- MalaysiaJune 25, 1999
" Whatever you want to do, do it now.
There are only so many tomorrows."
--- Donny J.I. --- Indonesia June 23, 1999
" Tomorrow's joy is fathered by today's acceptance;
Acceptance, of what at least for the moment, cannot be changed."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Greg HarrisJune 21, 1999
" Out of confusion comes clarity.
You are right where you need to be."
--- Leone Beebe --- Sent in by Dawn Speer --- CanadaJune 18, 1999
" When there is not love for a child to remember,
Then there is nothing for the child remember except the hate."
--- Roger KiserJune 16, 1999
" I know it seems hard sometimes but remember one thing,
Through every dark night, there's a bright day after that.
So no matter how hard it gets, stick your chest out,
Keep your head up, and handle it."
---Tupac Shakur --- Sent in by Celine Hollinshead --- EnglandJune 14, 1999
" Fear is the number one killer of dreams."
--- Brandon Hoge --- MissouriJune 11, 1999
" The Whole day which you wasted today,
Could have been the precious tomorrow
Of a man who so fervently wanted to live.....as he died yesterday."
--- University Student --- Sent in by Rich --- New ZealandJune 9, 1999
" It's all about balance.
Sure, work hard, but don't forget to play.
Of course, take time for lawn work and house cleaning,
But remember that those aren't the most important things to do.
Absolutely, save for the future,
But don't save everything for the future.
There may not be one.
Take time to do something today that you wouldn't want left undone.
I mean something really important, not some task, or chore, or errand.
Yes, you may be able to do it tomorrow...but maybe not.
It's all about balance."
--- Copyright © 1999 Chad O. King --- TexasJune 7, 1999
" If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of days, but the family we left behind will feel the lost for the rest of their lives. And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more into work than to our family. An unwise investment indeed."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Andrew Ho --- MalaysiaJune 2, 1999
" Delay never made a kindness any kinder."
--- Robert Brault --- Sent in by Joan BraultJune 2, 1999
" Make time in your day to run around barefoot, and if that's not possible,
Flipflops are the closest alternative!"
--- Molly H., Age 18 --- Montana May 28, 1999
" Everyone is black in the dark."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Stacy Neubert --- ColoradoMay 28, 1999
" Some people carry on
As though chasing their dream
Is a matter of life and death.
I don't like this attitude.
I assure them, it is far more serious than that!"
--- Michael Dayes --- AustraliaMay 26, 1999
" True power is about knowing when not to use our power."
--- Michael Dayes --- AustraliaMay 24, 1999
" It turns out that to be a writer, you actually have to start writing."
--- K.A. Applegate, Author of Animorphs
--- Sent in by Tim Shultz --- OregonMay 24, 1999
" Without dreams, what else would we have to live for?"
--- Jasen --- OhioMay 21, 1999
" Pain is not real.
It is something our body tells our mind
When it thinks we can't go any further."
--- Robert Lovvorn --- TexasMay 21, 1999
" The only things that come to a sleeping man are dreams."
--- Tupac Amaru Shakur --- Sent in by M. Lumpkin --- IndianaMay 19, 1999
" Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality;
Man, alone can dream and make his dream come true."
--- Napoleon Hill --- Contributed by Andrew Ho --- MalaysiaMay 19, 1999
" The only people with whom you should try to get even,
Are those who have helped you."
--- May Maloo --- Sent in Jerry --- UtahMay 17, 1999
" The right angle to approach a difficult problem is the try-angle."
--- Unknown --- Sent in by Jenn --- PennsylvaniaMay 17, 1999
" To be somebody you must last."
--- Ruth Gordon --- Sent in AnonymouslyMay 14, 1999
" Any step toward making a dream come true is an important one.
But imagine how much you'll accomplish if you take a real leap of faith
And give your dream everything you've got."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Sonya --- IowaMay 14, 1999
" Pray not to be sheltered from dangers,
But to be fearless in facing them."
--- Rabindranath Tagore --- Sent in by Avhyc Ramos --- Manila, PhilippinesMay 12, 1999
" Failures are just delays:
Not perfect defeats."
--- Ramnath K. --- IndiaMay 12, 1999
" Are the things you're living for worth Christ dying for?"
--- Leonard Ravenhill --- Sent in by Randie Anne, Age 16 --- Oklahoma
--- Author's name supplied by Shelley Paulson --- Minnesota --- 7/99May 10, 1999
" God is dead,
Man is alone and without excuses."
--- Nietzsche --- Sent in by Patrice Boman --- Portugal, Algarve, LouleMay 10, 1999
" Nowhere does the Bible say;
Pray, receive then believe.
What it does say is;
Pray, believe THEN receive.
There's a mighty difference!"
--- Jim Mackey --- OregonMay 7, 1999
" Expression when put into impression creates depression."
--- Cassandra Zenzo Ncube --- Harare, ZimbabweMay 5, 1999
" God gave us two ears and one mouth,
Which indicates we should listen twice as much as we speak."
--- Anonymous --- Submitted by Zhenzhi --- SingaporeMay 5, 1999
" The simple pleasures in life often bring the greatest satisfaction."
--- Nathan Stuempfig --- CaliforniaMay 3, 1999
" Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together."
--- Laura --- KansasMay 3, 1999
" Music is heard with the ears,
And understood by the heart."
--- Kevin M. Clear --- OhioApril 30, 1999
" When it comes time to die,
Be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death,
So when their time comes,
They weep and pray for a little more time
To live their lives over again in a different way.
Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home!"
--- Chief Aupumut, Mohican -1725
--- Sent in by Stefan Engqvist --- SwedenApril 30, 1999
" Smile - it improves your face value."
--- From a friend --- Sent in by Ray Leduc --- Ontario, CanadaApril 28, 1999
" Always keep the heart young and expectations high,
And never let your dreams die."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Andrew Ho ---MalaysiaApril 28, 1999
" Release your snapshots of relationships.
Life is a motion picture."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Meghann Mason --- TexasApril 26, 1999
" So many times, I have heard people say "I have a problem".
Most of us don't have a problem, "we have a decision to make".
Don't cop out on problems, learn to cope with decisions in life.
Think of something you feel is a problem, can you do something about it?
If so, YOU HAVE A DECISION TO MAKE."
--- Pat Paradowski --- New JerseyApril 26, 1999
" Spread love everywhere you go.
Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier."
--- Mother Teresa --- Sent in by Jenn, Age 19 --- PennsylvaniaApril 23, 1999
" Memory is more indelible than ink."
--- Anital Loos --- Sent in by Katie, Age 19 --- KentuckyApril 23, 1999
" It is the soldier, not the reporter,
Who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet,
Who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the campus organizer,
Who has given us the right to demonstrate.

It is the soldier, who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin does the flag drape,
Who allows the protester to burn the flag."
--- Father Denis Edward O'Brien, USMC --- Sent in by Eric Dahlquist --- VirginiaApril 21, 1999
" Consider how much energy you spend concealing,
Rather than revealing, who you really are.
If you do not have enough joy in your life, ask yourself:
What am I making more important than my joy?"
--- JiniApril 21, 1999
" Never let anyone take advantage of you;
You are worth more than you think."
--- Brad Gardner --- Sent in by Richelle Lane ---IndianaApril 19, 1999
" Only after the last tree has been cut down,
Only after the last river has been poisoned,
Only after the last fish has been caught -
Only then will you realize that money cannot be eaten."
--- Creek Indian Prophecy --- Sent in by Helen Watson --- EnglandApril 19, 1999
" Like turtles we move only when we stick out our heads."
--- Cassandra Zenzo Ncube --- Harare, ZimbabweApril 16, 1999
" If you're going nowhere, you can't get lost."
--- Clover Baker --- Pretoria, South AfricaApril 16, 1999
" In the race for quality, there is no finish line."
--- In a speech given by a Xerox executive
--- Submitted by Joe Moussa --- CaliforniaApril 14, 1999
" There is only one success:
To be able to spend your life in your own way."
--- Christopher Morley --- Submitted by Brian G. Jett --- KentuckyApril 14, 1999
" God sees tomorrow more clearly than we see yesterday."
--- Kevin M. Clear --- OhioApril 12, 1999
" Life is but a mere piece of driftwood
Floating down the river of uncertainty."
--- Richard Osborn --- Sent in by Clark Osborn --- MichiganApril 12, 1999
" It's better to aim for the stars and drag your feet in the trees,
Than aim for the trees and drag your feet in the mud."
--- My mom, Jana --- Submitted by Sarah --- IdahoApril 9, 1999
" A dream unrealized is a dream imprisoned by that enemy of all enemies:
The fear of failure.
Set that dream free by determining that you will make it happen."
--- Unknown --- Sent in by Andrew Ho --- MalaysiaApril 9, 1999
" Most of the shadows of life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine."
--- Ralph Waldo Emerson --- Sent in by Jenn --- Pennsylvania April 7, 1999
" A man is someone who can look utter defeat,
Total failure, right in the face; and spit right in their eye."
--- F. Alan NussoApril 7, 1999
" Compassion is the antitoxin of the soul:
Where there is compassion,
Even the most poisonous impulses remain relatively harmless."
--- Eric Hoffer --- Sent in by Martha H. Varzaly --- PennsylvaniaApril 5, 1999
" LOVE is time.
It takes time to find love
And it takes time to get over love!!"
--- Jerome J. --- CaliforniaApril 5, 1999
" Only Time is capable of understanding how great Love is."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Keisha Nadia Morrison --- JamaicaApril 2, 1999
" Let us so live that when we come to die
Even the undertaker will be sorry."
--- Mark Twain --- Sent in by Kevin Field --- New Zealand

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