THE CHANGE YOU CREATE CHANGES YOU

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

10 THOUGHTS ON PERSONAL GROWTH TO INSPIRE 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

10 THOUGHTS FOR LIVING — CHOOSE ONE AND LIVE IT

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

ALWAYS TURN YOUR NOTS INTO POSITIVES

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

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

REACH FOR YOUR STAR

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

GOOD THINGS HAPPEN WHEN LEAST EXPECTED — TIMING IS EVERYTHING

The Mojave Desert gets less thansix inches of rain a year, making itthe driest desert in North America.It has the usual sand dunes,canyons, mesas, and mountains.Every few years heavy rainsresult in such a wealth of blossomsthat almost every foot of sandis covered with an array of flowers.This phenomenon doesn’t happen often.The dry earth needs to be soakedby storms and warmed by the sunat just the right timebefore vibrant colored flowersemerge from nowhere and cover the desert.What a beautiful example this is of life itself.We all have those moments whenwe experience our Mojave Desert.We feel the loneliness ofthe hot dry desert.We thirst … Continue reading GOOD THINGS HAPPEN WHEN LEAST EXPECTED — TIMING IS EVERYTHING