" Certain people have a way of saying things that shake us at the core. Even when the words do not seem harsh or offensive, the impact is shattering. What we could be experiencing is the intent behind the words. When we intend to do good, we do. When we intend to do harm, it happens. What each of us must come to realize is that our intent always comes through. We cannot sugarcoat the feelings in our heart of hearts. The emotion is the energy that motivates. We cannot ignore what we really want to create. We should be honest and do it the way we feel it. What we owe to ourselves and everyone around is to examine the reasons of our true intent."
Thurgood Marshall --- Submitted by Lauren CovingtonMarch 29, 2010
" Life's not about expecting, hoping and wishing, it's about doing, being and becoming. It's about the choices you've just made, and the ones you're about to make, it's about the things you choose to say - today. It's about what you're going to do after you finish reading this."
Mike Dooley --- Submitted by Lauren CovingtonMarch 29, 2010
" I'm always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up every morning... Every day I find something creative to do with my life."
Miles Davis --- Submitted by Lauren Covington
March 24, 2010
" Any of us can dream, but seeking vision is always done not only to heal and fulfill one's own potential, but also to learn to use that potential to serve all our relations."
Booke Medicine EagleMarch 24, 2010
" I don't know whether my life has been a success or a failure. But not having any anxiety about becoming one instead of the other, and just taking things as they came along, I've had a lot of extra time to enjoy life."
Harpo MarxMarch 24, 2010
" I don't give anyone advice. I can't tell anyone what to do. Instead I say this is what we know about this problem at this time. And here are the consequences of these actions."
Dr. Joyce BrothersMarch 22, 2010
" Everything you need to succeed in life's challenges is right inside of you, but you MUST find your strength in order to climb to the top of your mountain."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by L. Wright --- Texas
Been out of a job for awhile and I just came to the realization that I'm the only one who's holding me back from getting to the top of my mountain.March 22, 2010
" Truth is like oil; no matter the amount of water you pour on it, it will float."
Copyright © 2010 Stanley Anukege
Nothing covers truth.March 22, 2010
" Laugh at yourself and at life. Not in the spirit of derision or whining self pity, but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain, cure you depression, and help you to put in perspective that seemingly terrible defeat... Never take yourself seriously."
Og Mandino --- Submitted by George Wachirah --- KenyaMarch 17, 2010
" Your thoughts are the most powerful tool that you have, and can create so many things in your life. They can open up doorways you never thought possible. Your thoughts can be positive or they can be negative. They can be bad or good. They can be about success, or failure, or about being wealthy in life, or being of poor circumstances. Your thoughts are, what you choose them to be. The most important thing of all, is that you recognize and understand, that you are guided and directed by your thoughts. They play a tremendous role in your day to day life, and in reality, a huge role in who you are today. Today, and in the future, think thoughts that will shape you into who you only dream of being. Your thoughts will direct you to where you want to go, and your action behind your thoughts will take you there."
Copyright © 2010 Rich Barnes
Realize that our thoughts are like a steering wheel and direct us.March 17, 2010
" The past is the torch that lights our way, from which it's light has shown us the path we must continue to follow."
Copyright © 2010 Ryan Stegeman
Many people are frightened by change and stop dead in their tracks when life changing events come, leaving their view of the future limited just as the light of a fire is limited to the reach of a torch's flames. Be brave. Be strong. Trust that everything is going to be okay. Allow change to come. Continue on your path to a more favorable future.March 17, 2010
" The hardest things in life are usually also the most rewarding things in life."
Written in 2010 by R.W. --- IndianaMarch 15, 2010
" If people were getting charged to dream, I would have been charged every second."
Copyright © 2010 Larispique PhilidorMarch 15, 2010
" Who knows what failure is better than me? I have failed a thousand times in my life, with thousand of failures yet to come. But one thing I know for sure is this: each failure gives me another big reason to work hard and succeed."
Copyright © 2010 Daideepya Bhosale
I wrote this when time and time again, I failed to achieve success in my work. Then I realized how important it becomes for you to succeed when you fail again and again.March 15, 2010
" Sure. I'll listen to your opinion. Then, I'll want to know about the trials, heartache, blood, sweat and tears you went through to make it sound advice."
Copyright © 2010 Kevin Hartin March 10, 2010
" Your heart is the most important part of you; don't let it be hurt by another living soul. Be your own life driver, stand up and never be afraid to face the world on your own. Remember you managed to fight for 9 months on your own before you were born so you have passed your 9 months probation. Why can't you take it from there and make things happen?"
Written in 2009 by Siyanic M.L. --- Submitted by Siyabonga G.
It makes me wake up every morning with a good agenda for the day March 10, 2010
" We are slapped when we come into this world and they shovel dirt on us in the end. This is our life, everyone's life; these are the bookends of life. But what really matters is what goes on in the middle; that we are passionate people, that we are caring people, that we LIVE!"
Copyright © 2010 Miles Patrick YohnkeMarch 10, 2010
" Open hands catch the ball. Open hearts catch the love."
Copyright © 2010 Robert MooreMarch 8, 2010
" Turn criticism into appreciation. Turn judgment into admiration. See beauty in darkness. See love in light. See truth in love. Always forgive as the world is transformed through kindness and patience and by changing our perspective and changing our perception, we change our world. The world cannot change through demand and expectation. Learn to value failures and mistakes, to be patient towards all that is unsolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves ... Do not now seek answers, which cannot be given you, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then, gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into answer."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Khan V. --- Pennsylvania
Depicted from the Book: Lost in Wonder by Esther de WaalMarch 8, 2010
" If you want more in your life, then appreciate what you've already got. Develop an "Attitude of Gratitude" & you'll be amazed at the blessings that enter your life. Remember that even the smallest of things count; each grain of sand contributes something to that beautiful beach, each blade of grass, each petal of the rose makes the world more beautiful. Learn to be thankful."
Copyright © 2010 Johnny "Hollywood" RotnemMarch 8, 2010
" Years begin to feel like months, months begin to feel like days, days begin to feel like hours, hours begin to feel like minutes. Even with time feeling like this, it's those moments where you took the biggest risks in life that will always remain timeless. Unfortunately most never take those risks. Are you one of them?"
Copyright © 2010 Omar LacayoMarch 3, 2010
" The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind."
W. Somerset Maugham --- Submitted by Lauren C. --- New JerseyMarch 3, 2010
" We leave our handprints on everything we touch. Long after the print fades, the impression they made lasts forever."
Written in 2010 by Samantha Storsberg --- New York March 3, 2010
" No matter what it is, how hard it feels, how uncertain success at it feels, keep on. And the next time, don't just attempt it; actually do it! Because the truth is you can never succeed at anything you keep attempting. You cannot succeed at a thing unless you stop attempting it!"
Copyright © 2010 Eke EkpoMarch 1, 2010
" Ask yourself what is the one thing, for years, you've been saying you should do but as yet haven't done? Think about it & try not to postpone doing it."
Written in 2010 by Shatha Zahran --- Jordan March 1, 2010
" All growth comes with pain - physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual. Pain is the glue that makes it permanent."
Copyright © 2010 Noah Davis
Going through a recent divorce I found that after time had passed, I had grown a tremendous amount. And although it was painful, the lessons I learned would not be forgotten. I have since helped counsel others with trying times and this seems to help them to understand the process of transformation.March 1, 2010
" You get what you desire in life when you demonstrate, sincerely, your readiness to have it."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Nkama Elekwa --- Nigeria
I chose it because we do not receive by desire alone but through a sincere effort.