Monday, December 29, 2014

Monday Quotes

You must continue to gain expertise, but avoid thinking like an expert.
- Denis Waitley

Your life work is a statement of who you are. If it is not, then why are you doing it?
- Neale Donald Walsch

The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The meaning of life is to give it away.
- David Viscott

Where there is joy there is creation. Where there is no joy there is no creation: know the nature of joy.
- Upanishads

I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes.
- Sara Teasdale

The world is a looking glass. It gives back to every man a true reflection of his own thoughts.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
- Margaret Thatcher

It's never too late, in fiction or in life, to revise.
- Nancy Thayer

Do not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.
- James Thurber

Positive, continuous action toward your goals is the very best antidote to worry.
- Brian Tracy

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Thoughts for today...

May we each be the person someone else is grateful for. — Arlyn Newcomb (1966- )

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. — Ascribed to Jules Ellinger

The older I get, the better I was. — Unknown

No door is so tight that rumors cannot escape it. — Robin Hobb (1952- ) in Dragon Keeper

A goal without a plan is just a wish. — Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry (1900-1944)

 Fear is the tax that conscience pays to guilt. — George Sewell (1690-1736)

 Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you'll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others. — Jacob M. Braude

If you've forgotten the language of gratitude, you'll never be on speaking terms with happiness. — Folk Saying

To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness. — Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. — Donna Westmoreland Oneal (1949- )

You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips. — Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774)

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Monday Quotes

Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
- Denis Waitley

Flatter me, and I may not believe you.
Criticize me, and I may not like you.
Ignore me, and I may not forgive you.
Encourage me, and I may not forget you.
- William Arthur Ward

Success is not measured by th position one has reached in life, rather by the obstacles overcome while trying to succeed.
- Booker T. Washington

It isn't the great big pleasures that count the most; it's making a great deal out of the little ones.
- Jean Webster

To live with fear and not be afraid is the final test of maturity.
- Edward Weeks

The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.
- H. G. Wells

None are so empty as those who are full of themselves.
- Benjamin Whichcote

I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.
- William Allen White

There are thousands of reasons why you cannot do what you want to. All you need is one reason why you can.
- Willis R. Whitney

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- John Wooden

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Monday quotes

If you aren't going all the way, why go at all?
- Joe Namath

I have always known that at last I would take this road, but yesterday I did not know that it would be today.
- Narihara

Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.
- Jawaharial Nehru

We cannot tell what may happen to us in the strange medley of life. But we can decide what happens in us... how we can take it, what we can do with it... and that is what really counts in the end.
- Joseph Fort Newton

Happiness adds and multiplies, as we divide it with others.
- A. Nielsen

What's going on in the inside shows on the outside.
- Earl Nightingale

We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
- Anais Nin

You must have long range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short range failures.
- Charles C. Noble

I always try to turn my personal struggles into something helpful for others.
- Henri Nouwen

A label is easy to stick on, but difficult to remove.
- Old Proverb

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Monday quotes

Integrity is what we do, what we say, and what we say we do.
- Don Galer

The first step toward change is acceptance. Once you accept yourself, you open the door to change. That's all you have to do. Change is not something you do, it's something you allow.
- Will Garcia

Things don't turn up in this world until somebody turns them up.
- James A. Garfield

It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
- Bill Gates

I am learning to be patient and compassionate with myself as I gain the courage to be true to myself.
- Shakti Gawain

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
- Theodor Seuss Geisel

No age or time of life, no position or circumstance, has a monopoly on success. Any age is the right age to start doing!
- Gerard

A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.
- Arnold H. Glasgow

Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
- Vincent Van Gogh

You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
- Goldsmith

Star Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go and you learn at once how big and precious it is.
- Maxim Gorky

Do one thing at a time and do that one thing as if your life depended upon it.
- Eugene Grace

Winners have simply formed the habit of doing things losers don't like to do.
- Albert Gray

Many attempts to communicate are nullified by saying too much.
- Robert Greenleaf

A man can only attain knowledge with the help of those who possess it. This must be understood from the very beginning. One must learn from him who knows.
- George Gurdjieff

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Monday quotes

Star Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
- Joseph Addison

We all live under the same sky, but we do not all have the same horizon.
- Konrad Adenauer

Every truth has two sides. It is well to look at both before we commit ourselves to either side.
- Aesop

Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet.
- African Proverb

You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
- Leo Aikman

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
- Muhammad Ali

You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.
- James Allen

Living a life of integrity is one of the greatest missions we can undertake.
- Greg Anderson

Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.
- Minna Antrim

Keep spiritually sound and be persistent. Persistence is the key. Just never stop believing in your dream.
- Deborah Aquila

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

hijacking sobriety

From Psychologist Stanton Peele;
The Hijacking of Sobriety by The Recovery Movement

For recovery absolutists, no one recovers from alcoholism without AA, just as no one can recover without giving up drinking forever. What arrogance! Who gave these self-appointed experts the power to tell everyone how they must achieve recovery?
Just as the recovery movement dictates the language of recovery and sobriety, it also tries to dictate the only true way to achieve recovery. The focus on abstinence is the alpha and omega of the 12 steps. But it requires people in recovery to decide that their lives revolve around an empty space, which is not only undesirable but unsustainable. Abstinence is fine as a recovery plan for either the short or the long term.  But you can't commit to nothingness, only to health, goals, and plans.
Surely someone will retort about the millions helped by AA, but as evidenced by most rooms
around the country, there are as many or more disappointed by the "one size fits all" method
I have witnessed many after 20+ years in the rooms; there are countless addiction switchers,
who turn to food, sex, gambling or shopping, failing to address the root causes for addiction.
Kudos to those who thrive in AA, but don't criticize those who fail as just in denial or not
"working it" hard enough 

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Monday quotes

 The worst disability is a bad attitude. — Michael Muir (1953- )

 Do something for somebody every day for which you do not get paid. — Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)

 Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. — William James (1842-1910)

  The greatest joys are those that are shared. — Leon Fleisher (1928- )
  Real heroes don't save the world, they serve the world. — Quoted by Linda Bird
  Think before you speak, but don't speak all you think. — Maida Villasensor
  A rich person is not one who has the most but the one who needs the least. — Unknown
  A good listener helps us overhear ourselves. — Yahia Lababidi (1973- )
   Each morning puts a man on trial and each evening passes judgment. — Roy L. Smith (1930-1998)
   He who wants to accomplish finds a way. He who doesn't finds an excuse. — Hector D. Cantu (1961- )
   Men build too many walls and not enough bridges. — Isaac Newton (1643-1727)
   It is our choices... that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. — J. K. Rowling (1965- )

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Monday quotes

(1567-1622)Don't confuse what you have a right to do with what's right to do. — William Bennett (1943- )

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. — Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)

The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret. — Henny Youngman (1906-1998)

We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope. — Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people. — Barbara Bush (1925- )

Spring is wonderful. It makes you feel young enough to do all the things you're old enough to know you can't. — Franklin P. Jones (1908-1980)

Be careful of your thoughts; they may become words at any moment. — Iara Gassen

You're not going to see your dreams come true if you don't put wings, legs and arms, hands and feet on 'em. — Dolly Parton (1946- )

Never compare yourself to others. You will invariably compare your weaknesses to other people's strengths. — Mary Kay Ash (1918-2001)

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. — Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. — William James (1842-1910)

Do not wish to be anything but what you are and try to be that perfectly. — St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622)

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

celebrity substance abuse news

Demi Lovato Recalls 'Dark and Deep' Struggles
Singer Demi Lovato discussed her struggles with alcohol, drugs and a eating disorder in a recent interview. "When I was in treatment, I honestly thought my career was over," Lovato aaid. "But when I came out of treatment, I had more supportive fans than ever."

Amanda Bynes Competent for DUI Trial
Former "She's the Man" star Amanda Bynes has been ruled compentent to stand trial on driving under the influence charges. Bynew was supposed of have gone on trial September 24 for the April 2012 DUI charge by failed to show up for court.

Olivia Newton-John's Daughter Battled Drugs
Chloe Lattanzi, daughter of singer Olivia Newton-John, blames the stress of growing with a famous parent for her battle with drugs, alcohol and anorexia. The 27-year-old said in an interview that, "fame totally messes you up."

Jake T. Austin's Car in Hit-and-Run
Shermon Oaks, California police are investgating an incident in which a 2010 Audio registered to "Wizards of Waverly Place" actor Jake T. Austin crashed into three parked vehciles. The driver and passengers in the Audi were whisked away by a driving service before police arrived, but it was the same vehicle in which Austin, whose real name is Jake Szymanski, got a DUI last month.

Buckwild Star Anna Davis Arrested
More legal troubles face former "Buckwile" reality star Anna Davis. The 23-year-old "wild child" of the television show's cast has been arrested fro aggravated DUI by Kanawha County, West Virginia police. The "aggravated" charge usually means a blood-alcohol level over 0.15.

Rep. Trey Radel to Enter Rehab
Freshman U.S. Congressman Trey Radel has taken a leave of absence and plans to enter rehab after pleading guilty to misdemeanor cocaine possession. "I have no excuse for what I have done. I have let down our country," he said at a news conference.

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Monday Quotes

Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is. — Thomas Szasz (1920- )

 Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. — Groucho Marx (1890-1977)

  To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness. — Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)
  The longer you can look back, the farther you can look forward. — Winston S. Churchill (1874-1965)
   Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. — Donna Westmoreland Oneal (1949- )
   You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips. — Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774)
    Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. — Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

May we each be the person someone else is grateful for. — Arlyn Newcomb (1966- )

Would the boy you were be proud of the man you are? — Laurence J. Peter (1919-1990)

What we think, or what we know, or what we believe, is in the end, of little consequence. The only thing of consequence is what we do. — John Ruskin (1819-1900)

 Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. — Ascribed to Jules Ellinger

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Monday quotes

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot

I'd rather regret the things I have done than the things I have not.
- Lucille Ball

Star If you wait until you can do everything for everybody, instead of something for somebody, you'll end up not doing anything for anybody.
- Malcolm Bane

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
- Carl Bard

Love thy neighbor as thy self, but choose thy neighborhood.

- Listening to your heart is not simple. Finding out who you are is not simple. It takes a lot of hard work and courage to get to know who you are and what you want.
- Sue Bender

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.
- Milton Berle

Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often more accurate than you are willing to believe.
- Claudia Black

There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude... a quiet joy.
- Ralph H. Blum

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