Monday, August 24, 2015

Monday Quotes

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace & gratitude.”
– Denis Waitley

“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

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”
– Joshua J. Marine

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.”
– Steve Jobs

“I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself.”
– Albert Einstein

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
– George Bernard Shaw

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing”
– Helen Keller

“I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.”
– Arthur Rubinstein

“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

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.”
– Robert Louis Stevenson

“When you can’t change the direction of the wind, just adjust your sails.”
– H. Jackson Brown Jr

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
– George Eliot

“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.”
– Randy Pausch

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Monday, August 17, 2015

Monday Quotes

 The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. –Amelia Earhart

Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being. –Kevin Kruse

Eighty percent of success is showing up. –Woody Allen

Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is. –Vince Lombardi

 I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. –Maya Angelou

Either you run the day, or the day runs you. –Jim Rohn

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. –Anais Nin

Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you. –Jesus

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. –Ralph Waldo Emerson

Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart. – Ancient Indian Proverb

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Monday, August 10, 2015

Monday quotes

The winds of grace are always blowing, but you have to raise the sail.
- Ramakrishna

Only as high as I reach can I grow,
Only as far as I seek can I go,
Only as deep as I look can I see,
Only as much as I dream can I be.
- Karen Ravn

No one grows old by living--only by losing interest in living.
- Marie Beynon Ray

Life is really about a spiritual unfolding that is personal and enchanting -- an unfolding that no science or philosophy or religion has yet fully clarified.
- James Redfield

There are two types of people: those who GET IT and those who DON'T. If they GET IT, there's nothing to explain and if they DON'T, there's no point in trying to explain.
- Paul Reiser

Time is not measured by the years we live, but by the deeds we do and the joys we give.
- Helen Steiner Rice

The successful person is the individual who forms the habit of doing what the failing person doesn’t like to do.
- Donald Riggs

And when the future hinges on the next words that are said, Don't let logic interfere, believe your heart instead.
- Philip Robison

The thing that destroys a person is not the knowing, but the knowing and not doing.
- Carolyn M. Rodgers

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
- Kenny Rogers

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

quotes for today

The only simularities in this world is how everything is different.
- Christopher Acedillo

We can accomplish almost anything within our ability if we but think that we can!
- George Matthew Adams

Thoroughly to teach another is the best way to learn for yourself.
- Tryon Adams

Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.
- 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

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

Four things come not back: the spoken word, the spent arrow, the past, and the neglected opportunity.
- Omar Idn Al-Halif

We should be lenient in our judgment, because often the mistakes of others would have been ours had we had the opportunity to make them.
- Dr. Alsaker

Dream big dreams, then put on your overalls and go out and make the dreams come true.
- Fred Van Amburgh

Life is a series of experiences...of beginnings. You are always in training for a time yet to come.
- Wally Amos

Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
- Walter Anderson

I am responsible for my own wellbeing, my own happiness. The choices and decisions I make regarding my life directly influences the quality of my days.
- Kathleen Andrus

Star Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt, and dance like there's nobody watching.
- Anonymous

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

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

12 Step Myths

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For anyone who has a family member or friend struggling with substance abuse;

Common myths about 12 step recovery; Thanks Dr Stanton Peele
1. Addicts are different from normal people and can never be like them.

Regarding others—or oneself—as fundamentally different is a burden, an unnecessary identity that is as damaging as a negative drug or alcohol habit.

2. Recovery is bestowed by a force outside yourself.

 When addiction is seen to be a disease, something that clearly cannot be treated from within, you must turn yourself over to recovering addicts and alcoholics and addiction experts—and, most famously, to a “Power greater than ourselves,” in order to become whole again.

3.Addiction is always an incurable, progressive, fatal disease.

“What is the hardest addiction to quit?” The audience—many of which I reckon have experienced a number of forms of addiction—shouted in unison, “Smoking!” “Oh,” I said, “How many of you have quit smoking?” In a group of 750 people, perhaps 400 raised their hands. “How many of you,” I continued, “relied on a therapy, medical or otherwise, or a support group to quit?” Two or three people raised their hands. And why isn't smoking addressed by 12 step or rehab?  Because there is no money to be made by rehabs, doctors, counselors and drug companies. A 20 Billion dollar industry relies on the flawed disease concept that doesn't include smoking, shopping, gambling or sex addiction.

4. Recovery is a lifetime process that must include lifetime abstinence and 12-step work forever.

According to 12-step recovery, you are as likely to relapse 25 years after quitting your drug of choice as two hours afterwards. And, among the many strange messages AA prides itself on, this is perhaps the strangest: “While you are here (meaning a 12-step meeting) your addiction is in the parking lot doing push-ups.” Why is this message drummed home, even while you are supposedly undergoing the therapeutic process of leaving your addiction behind? Because AA, 12-step rehab, and addiction medicine want to convince you that you can’t survive without them. The disease theory is all about how addicts are never free—even after they stop drinking and using.

The disease view, by pervading the consciousness of our culture, makes it more likely that people will succumb to addiction as an overpowering disease in the first place. And, finally—and perhaps seemingly stranger—the disease theory can be most malicious for people who feel it has “saved” them. For most of these people would have overcome or outgrown their addictions on their own or with the help of sensible, time-limited treatment.

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Monday, March 9, 2015

Monday quotes

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I have found that if you love life, it will love you right back

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can\'t live long enough to make them all yourself.

It's ok to kiss a fool.
It's ok to let a fool kiss you.
But don't let a kiss fool you.

Faith is believing in something common sense tells us not to.

Take interest in your future. It's where you're going to spend the rest of your life.

Better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot.

When at the edge of the unknown, faith provides the wings to fly.

"God may give you seeds but he won't plant them for you."

"Try not to become a man of success, but rather, try to become a man of value."
-- Albert Einstein

It takes both sunshine and rain to make a rainbow.

Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it.

Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.

Sometimes, its what you dont do, that makes you who you are.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Quotes for today...

What the mind doesn't understand, it worships or fears. — Alice Walker (1944- )

 Enjoy the little things in Life, for one day you'll look back and realize they were the big things. — Robert Brault

 Year after year, cookbooks and diet books are the biggest sellers—how not to eat it once you've learned how to cook it. — Andy Rooney

Power is only important as an instrument for service to the powerless. — Lech Walesa (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)

 Trust is the first step to love. — Munshi Premchand (1880-1936)

 He who wants to accomplish finds a way. He who doesn't finds an excuse. — Hector D. Cantu (1961- )

 True remorse is never just a regret over consequences; it is a regret over motive. — Mignon McLaughlin (1913-1983)

 In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences. — Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899)

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

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Monday, January 5, 2015

Monday quotes

If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies in yourself. — American Indian Proverb

 Doc, why is it that when I speak to God it's a prayer, and when God speaks to me it's schizophrenia? — Russian Joke

The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. — Marcel Proust (1871-1922)

 He who wants to accomplish finds a way. He who doesn't finds an excuse. — Hector D. Cantu (1961- )

 Whenever two people meet, there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees himself, each man as the other person sees him, and each man as he really is. — William James (1842-1910)

 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- )

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

Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. — Lou Holtz (1937- )

Fools live to regret their words, wise men to regret their silence. — Will Henry (1912-1991)

Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are. — Chinese Proverb

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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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