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

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

LIFE IS LIKE A RACE: YOU’RE RUNNING NOT TO WIN BUT TO FINISH

The Kentucky Derbyis a major sporting eventwhere horses run to win a race.They compete against each otherto see which horse is the fastest.Life itself is like a race.But you’re not running to WIN a race.Your simplify running to FINISH.That’s what’s important in life…..TO FINISH.You’re not running to compete against others.You’re running to achieve your dreams.Your only competition is against yourselfIt’s YOU against YOU.It’s one part of you that wants to stop…to give up,againstone part of you that wants to keep running.And when your body wants to quit,you have to run with your heart.But you must keep running.Run with perseverance.Run with … Continue reading LIFE IS LIKE A RACE: YOU’RE RUNNING NOT TO WIN BUT TO FINISH

BELIEVE THERE IS GOOD IN THE WORLD

Believe there is good in the world,and let the good begin with YOU.Believe that one person can make a difference in the world,and let that one person beYOU.Believe that one person can be an example to others of overcoming the storms of life,and let that example beYOU.Believe that one personcan influence others for good,and let that one person beYOU.Believe that one personcan encourage othersto dream and succeedand let that one person beYOU.All you have to do is BELIEVEIt starts with YOU.. Continue reading BELIEVE THERE IS GOOD IN THE WORLD

BELIEVE IT OR NOT YOU ARE A CREATIVE PERSON

Many people refuse to believe it, but everyone has creativeness within them. Unfortunately, when people think about creativity, they think that it’s something only great artists have, like Michelangelo, Van Gogh, and Rembrandt, or great innovators like Walt Disney or Steve Jobs. These individuals are the exceptions. It’s true that they have something special that most people don’t have. However, creativity as a broad concept isn’t limited to great artists or revolutionary thinkers. Creativity simply asks individuals to use their imagination to solve problems, discover fresh ways of viewing or expressing something, or create something with their hands. If you … Continue reading BELIEVE IT OR NOT YOU ARE A CREATIVE PERSON

LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING…..IT’S ALWAYS THERE

No matter how dark the sky,no matter how bad the storm,there’s always a silver liningwhere the sun is shining bright.But you must believe.You must believe it’s thereand look for it.When difficult times come,when life seems dark and heavy,look for the silver liningthat waits to awaken your soul.It’s there.It’s waiting.Believe that good is going to happenand it will.Even when life brings hurt and pain,you do not have to hang on to the painin order to hold on to a memory.Choose what you want to hang on toand let the rest go.Let go and hang on to the silver lining.Be comforted because … Continue reading LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING…..IT’S ALWAYS THERE

YES, ‘TIS TRUE, YOU CAN FLY….YOU CAN SOAR TO NEW HEIGHTS

O’ TO SOARLIKE THE BIRDS OF THE AIR.O’ TO FLYTO HEIGHTS NE’ER BEFORE REACHED.O’ but you can, my friend.You see, everyone has wings.And just because you don’t see themdoesn’t mean they’re not there.You simply must believe.And remember,Your best flights will often beWhen you take off against the wind. Continue reading YES, ‘TIS TRUE, YOU CAN FLY….YOU CAN SOAR TO NEW HEIGHTS