January 27, 2010
"Time spent living in fear is like working overtime without pay!"
Written in 2009 by Brian G. Jett

January 27, 2010
"The hearts of billions of people are beating everyday; even billions more animals, insects and sea creatures are moving and living and have beating hearts also. The Sun is in perfect distance from the Earth so that we do not freeze or burn and allows water to rise and fall to give life to the land. The Sea has the perfect amounts of salt to sustain the life there. This is just what is happening here on Earth! There are trillions of other solar systems and galaxies with more things happening! It is interesting to me that some say they will believe in the creator, if only they could see one miracle when billions of miracles are occurring at every moment! All of these things are supposed to occur simultaneously by chance?"
Copyright © 2009 Jesse Barkasy

January 27, 2010
Don't be Afraid

Hesitation to take action.
You know the answers to questions;
But you never answer.
Don't be afraid.

Doubt about your skills.
What's to doubt if you got talent?
What to doubt if can do it?
Don't be afraid.

Fear of criticisms.
You're being criticize and labeled;
Do they know the true meaning of your work?
Don't be afraid.

We are all great in our own ways:
May it be science, sports or arts,
May it be speaking, listening or writing.
We all have something worth sharing.

No one is better than you,
Other than yourself;
"Just Believe"
And never be afraid.
Copyright © 2009 James Callos Jordan

January 25, 2010
"Character is an essential tendency. It can be covered up, it can be messed with, it can be screwed around with, but it can't be ultimately changed. It's the structure of our bones, the blood that runs through our veins."
Sam Shepard

January 25, 2010
"In your hands you hold the seeds of failure or the potential for greatness. Your hands are capable, but they must be used and for the right things to reap the rewards you are capable of attaining. The choice is yours."
Zig Ziglar

January 25, 2010
"Firmness in enduring and exertion is a character I always wish to possess. I have always despised the whining yelp of complaint and cowardly resolve."
Robert Burns

January 20, 2010
"It's not a fake bag or fake jewelry that disappoints me... It's the fake soul."
Written in 2010 by Nohma Kaaki --- Lebanon

January 20, 2010
"Sometimes life takes everything from us and we start wondering WHY ONLY ME? At these times we must just relax and think that if life has a challenge for us, then we must also fulfill that and win that challenge. Everything depends on our thoughts; the way we think and the way we take things."
Written in 2008 by Pooja Yadav --- India
I think every one of us has a story to tell, based on the incidents in our life; similar is my case.

January 20, 2010
"When I woke up this morning lying in bed, I asked myself,
'What are some of the secrets of success in life?'
I found the answer right there, in my very room.
The Fan said... Be Cool.
The Roof said... Aim High.
The Window said... See the World.
The Clock said... Every minute is Precious.
The Mirror said... Reflect before you Act.
The Calendar said... Be up to date.
The Door said... Push Hard for your Goals."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Mukesh Sharma --- India

January 18, 2010
"Inhale positivity and you will exhale kindness; remember to deposit positive words into the lives of others."
Copyright © 2010 Sherril Lee Griffin
This quote motivated me when I thought of my family members.

January 18, 2010
"When there is Good, there is good. But when there is Bad, there are good things to learn."
Written in 2010 by Manoj Verma --- India

January 18, 2010
"When you are at your lowest, exercise patience like the ladder; and step-by-step you will make it to the top."
Written in 2009 by Dushaine Higgins --- Jamaica

January 13, 2010
"If someone helps us, we thank him. In another case when someone makes an effort and does not succeed, we fail to respond to that fellow. Here we should be rather more thankful to him because besides his efforts, he has suffered through the pain of failure also."
Copyright © 2010 Pramod Kumar Sharma
I always practice this. Such persons can again be helpful to us.

January 13, 2010
Lo! The New Year is born!
Aspirations anew, dawn
Everyone looking ahead
With visions to tread,
Grounds we forfeited,
With hopes lifting us,
Trusting our potential,
Soaring - we should be,
This year with success,
Turning points to come our way
Moments of glitter and joy
Times of laughs and rolls
Would be this year - Ours.

Storms we can expect for sure
But little would they know
We have grown too big
For them, to defeat us
Dreams, we would not resist
Support we would not restrain
We will go hand in hand
Shoulder to shoulder, we will advance
Outcomes grand - we shall witness
Cheers and merriment all around.

Looking forward to this new year
With hopes and courage to beat hell
Never again to let setbacks shrink us
But to start smiling and keep winning!
Lo! The New Year with it bounties,
In wait for the willing heart!
Copyright © 2010 Sam Vijay Kumar
Greetings for the New Year 2010. I am sure you will be having a great start. I too am having a great start. It feels so good to be in the start of the year when it is cool and crisp.

January 13, 2010
"It doesn't matter to me; either life has ups or downs. But it does matter to me how I disciplined the right principles to reach my goal!"
Written in 2010 by Prabhakara Rao Eluru --- Kentucky

January 11, 2010
"It's poor gopher that has only one hole to crawl into."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kenneth Howard --- Georgia
My mother would always say this to me growing up. She always felt that you needed to always be good in more than one thing or always have more than one option.

January 11, 2010
"Whatever games are played with us, we must play no games with ourselves."
Ralph Waldo Emerson --- Submitted by Deepti Pillai --- India

January 11, 2010
"Personality is who we are and what we do when everybody is watching. Character is who we are and what we do when NOBODY is watching."
Written in 2010 by Pete W. Zafra --- California
It's extremely critical that we do the best we can to make certain our personality and character stay as one.

January 6, 2010
"I am always trying to find people, those who are better than me, in their respective areas."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Rahul Kokate --- India
This always keep me growing & learning new things in my day-to-day life.

January 6, 2010
"If you lack confidence when you talk to others, you will not be remembered. If you are confident, when you stay silent among others, you will be remembered."
Written in 2010 by Mara Minnai --- Arizona
Personal experience

January 6, 2010
"Preparation plus timing equals success. If you are prepared when your time comes, you will be successful."
Written in 2010 by Monty Carlo --- Maryland

January 4, 2010
"War and it is not for the faint of heart. We walk the battlefields with pride, see our blood seep into foreign soil and do not waiver. Through it all, our dream of a free country where we can return home with pride and humility for the grand plan that gave us this wonderful freedom to live the lives we have chosen in the beautiful land we call America has not faded nor tarnished so I say to you, 'GOD Bless America'!"
Copyright © 2009 Efrain Ruiz --- Submitted by E. H. --- New Mexico
My father wrote this and added it as an email signature after his surgery to repair his lower spine. He said he was lying in the hospital bed watching the news. All the talking heads were arguing back and forth about war and the men and women being lost to it. He remembered how everyone was saying how sad it was that all these lives were lost.

I remember him saying, "We don't do it so they can argue about how sad or senseless they think it is. We do it to keep our country free whether we live or die." I have since added it as part of my signature on my military emails and so has my brother who also joined the military. I hope you add this to your quotes, I find it to be insightful, beautiful, inspiring and a reminder that we live in the greatest country in the world. Regardless of a person's political leanings or the person we call president this country will survive because it was not founded on any one man's idea of what the perfect country should be. Its foundation was laid by the best and brightest conclave in history, our founding fathers. God Bless America!

January 4, 2010
"When you are arguing with the other side, do not use their language. We need to learn how to frame our views in such a way that our statements reflect our values. This requires a language that makes it clear what we are FOR, instead of what we are against."
Written in 2009 by Mathias Hukporti --- Ghana
Given a conflict between values and logic, people will most always side with their values.

January 4, 2010
"Motivate those around you and they will eventually live up to the expectations. Put them down and they have no reason to be any better."
Written in 2009 by James Zollicoffer --- Arkansas
I have been struggling with how to get a family member to strive to be better for themselves. I have been arguing and complaining but not getting anywhere so I am now feeling to motivate to see if it will help.