ALL YOU REALLY NEED IS HEART

Lyrics to the song,”You Gotta Have Heart,” state the following:”You gotta have heart,miles and miles and miles of heart….All you really need is heart.When the odds are sayin you’ll never winthat’s when your grin should begin….When your luck is batten zeroGet your chin up off the floorcause you can be a heroYou can open any door.There’s nothin to it but to do it….All you really need is heart.”What does it mean “to have heart?”Helen Keller once said,”The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched.They must be felt from the heart.”Even when you’re downHEART is refusing … Continue reading ALL YOU REALLY NEED IS HEART

WORDS HAVE POWER TO AFFECT LIVES

NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF WORDS.ONE WORD that is encouraging:”Yes.”TWO WORDS that are healing:”I’m sorry.”THREE WORDS that are reassuring:”I love you.”FOUR WORDS that are supportive:”Let me help you.”FIVE WORDS that are reconciling:”I’m willing to forgive you.”SIX WORDS that are warm and welcoming:”It’s so good to see you.”SEVEN WORDS that are bonding:”Let me give you a big hug.”EIGHT WORDS that are strengthening:”I’ll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.”NINE WORDS that are a blessing:”May you be blessed with happiness and good health.”TEN WORDS that are inspiring:”May you dream big dreams and may your dreamscome true.”REMEMBER,Words have the POWER to AFFECT lives.Choose them … Continue reading WORDS HAVE POWER TO AFFECT LIVES

10 MORE BITS OF WIT AND WISDOM TO LIFT YOUR SPIRITS

Here are ten more Bits of Wit and Wisdom to encourage you and lift your spirits. 1. Perhaps the most meaningful things you can collect and store are precious memories.  Try to add at leastone to your collection every day.2. It is more uplifting to view yourself as unique rather than different.3 In your effort to find someone to love,first look in the mirror and love the image you see with all your heart, mind and soul.4 Beauty is not something to simply be viewed,it is to be experienced.5. Always take the time to count your blessings,but also multiply them by sharing them with … Continue reading 10 MORE BITS OF WIT AND WISDOM TO LIFT YOUR SPIRITS

SURELY THERE’S A SONG OF JOY IN EACH OF US

I awake each morningto hear the joyful songsof birds outside my window.They sing without worryingabout who hears.The sing without worryingabout what anyone thinks.They simply sing because they have a song.Surely there is a song of joy in each of us.O that I might start my daywith a morning song,without worrying about who hearsor what anyone thinks.May I sing joyfullysimply because I have a song. Continue reading SURELY THERE’S A SONG OF JOY IN EACH OF US

GOOD NEWS: AFTER WINTER, COMES THE SPRING

According to an old proverb,There’ one thing we know for sure.No matter how long the Winter,Spring is sure to follow.Winter never lasts forever,Spring never fails to arrive.Perhaps Life is much like that.No matter how long our “winter” lasts,no matter how long our struggles, good will surely arrive.Spring shows us that after darknessthere is always the morning light.Like the cherry blossoms of spring, there is always good that blooms.That’s one thing we know for sure. Continue reading GOOD NEWS: AFTER WINTER, COMES THE SPRING

BITS OF WIT AND WISDOM ON A SATURDAY MORNING

Saturday is the day almost everyone looks forward to.It’s a change of pace day.It’s a catch up day.It’s a recreation day.It’s an everything day.For me, this Saturday is anopportunity to share somethoughts that are swirling in my head.Here they are.1. Success is like a game of chess. You have to make the right moves to win the game.  Your most importantmove is often your first one.2. Always be willing to give something up in order toachieve a goal.3. Those who learn best are those who listen well.4. How we face tomorrow often depends on howwe live today.5. The consistency of one’s effort … Continue reading BITS OF WIT AND WISDOM ON A SATURDAY MORNING

THE SKY’S THE LIMIT, OR IS IT?

Some say, “The sky’s the limit.”But is it?When we’re talking abouthopes, dreams, and possibilities,should the word “limit”even be in our vocabulary?In a way,the sky represents life,and if we’re holding our head downwardwe’ll never see the sky’s grandeur,the spectacular sunrises,the dazzling sunsets,the breathtaking rainbows.And if we do look upwardbut see only dark, dreary storm clouds,we’ll miss the endless parade ofshapes, formations, and figuresthat march by.No, the sky is not the limit.To find out, don’t look downward.Look upward.Reach for the sky, and you’ll likely touch the starts. Continue reading THE SKY’S THE LIMIT, OR IS IT?