Dr. Seuss’s story, Horton Hatches the Egg,is a powerful story ofcommitment and faithfulness.It’s the story of a kindhearted elephant whoagrees to warm the nest for the lazy bird, Mayzie.Listen to part of the story:”And then came the winter….the snow and the sleet!And icicles hung from his trunk and his feet.But Horton kept sitting, and said with a sneeze,‘I’ll stay on the egg and I won’t let it freeze.I meant what I said, and I said what I meant…An elephant faithful one hundred per cent!’”I’m going to sound a bit negative butin today’s world it seems we havetoo many people like … Continue reading WHAT DOES DR. SEUSS TEACH US ABOUT COMMITMENT?
Here’s a thought for the day:The change you create changes you.It’s two-fold. Two for one.It’s buy one, get one.It’s a good deal.Vijay Gupta had a dream.He wanted to create change.His dream was to provideworld-class musical performancesto the homeless and the incarceratedin Los Angeles, California.He was one of the founders ofSTREET SYMPHONY.He dreamed. He believed.He and his team made it happen.He and his 70 world-class musiciansnow present monthly programsat the Midnight Missionat Skid Row shelters and county jails.They have presented over 400 free,world-class musical engagements.Does it make a difference?Does it create change?Ask Brian, a homeless manstruggling with addictions.He went to Midnight … Continue reading THE CHANGE YOU CREATE CHANGES YOU
1. You are not destined to be anybody. You become the person you decide to be. It’s up to you.2. Personal growth is something you have to choose over and over to do. If you stop choosing to growand retreat to what’s comfortable, you go backwards.3. Financial advisors ask how much money you wantto invest. A better market is to decide how much youwant to invest in your own personal growth and do it.4. If it’s true that you’re either growing or dying,ask yourself which you are doing. Decide whichyou would rather be doing.5. If you aren’t willing to change, … Continue reading 10 THOUGHTS ON PERSONAL GROWTH TO INSPIRE YOU
1. Look for the best in others and you will discoverqualities to develop in your own character.2. It is hard to be on top of the worldwhen you’re carrying it on your shoulders.3. Truth is meaningful and complete as it is,so don’t stretch it.4. You can never motivate others so stop trying.You can only create conditions that will helpthem motivate themselves.5. Life gives you three mathematical choices:(1) add up your failures; (2) multiply yourproblems; or (3) count your blessings.6. One of the worst mistakes you can make in lifeis not acknowledge your own mistakes.7. Carefully review your footprints of yesterdayand … Continue reading 10 THOUGHTS FOR LIVING — CHOOSE ONE AND LIVE IT
The secret to a happy life is toturn your NOTS into POSITIVES.Do NOT waste your timeon things beyond your control.Focus only on what you have thepower to do something about.Do NOT try to be like others,or someone you are not.Love yourself. Respect yourself.And be exactly who you are.Do NOT live your whole lifedoing what pleases others.Be kind and do good deeds,but do what’s best for you.Do NOT lose faith whenthings aren’t going your way.Never give up. Always believethat all things are possible.Do NOT let the Yesterdaysweigh you down with burdens.For Today is a brand new dayfilled with new opportunities.Remember,always fill … Continue reading ALWAYS TURN YOUR NOTS INTO POSITIVES
You have one life to live.How do you want to live it?You have choices to make.What do you want to give it?Will you chase the rainbows?Will you wander distant hills?Will you seek adventure?Will you search for thrills?Make sure you have a dream.And enjoy what you do.Dare to be all you can be.And never give up on you.Be brave and take some risks.Refuse to follow the crowd.Do only what’s best for you.And make yourself quite proud.You have one life to live.How do you want to live it?You have choices to make.What do you want to give it? Continue reading YOU HAVE ONE LIFE TO LIVE
Wherever you are in lifereach for your star.Each star shineswith hopes and dreams.So reach high.And in the vast galaxyof endless possibilities,YOUR star is there.Find it.Reach for it.But do not wait forever,because forever is onlyas long as today.Let go of your doubts.Let go of your fears.Let go of all distractions.Focus on your star.You’re never too youngto reach for it.You’re never too old.Hopes and dreamsknow no age.Do not let life slip bywithout reaching highand grasping your star. Continue reading REACH FOR YOUR STAR