YOU HAVE BEEN EMPOWERED TO SUCCEED

You have received a gift basketas part of what life offers.Everyone receives the giftbut not everyone uses it.In the basket is everythingyou need to succeed.If you use the items in the basket,they will empower you to fulfill your dreams.As you proceed to use your gift basket,remember that real successis achieving a peace of mindin knowing that you havegiven your very best effortin all that you attempt to do.In the basket are the itemsthat will empower you.A clear vision of what it isyou want to do.Belief in your dream.The interest and desire to achieve it.The courage to try.Confidence in yourself.The abilities … Continue reading YOU HAVE BEEN EMPOWERED TO SUCCEED

THEY DID IT AND SO CAN YOU — AGE DOESN’T MATTER

Everyone has a dream,something they would like to accomplish.Big or small — it can happen.You’re never too YOUNG….or too OLD.Here are examples to inspire you.1. Joan of Arc turned a war around at age 17.2. Pascal developed a calculator at 19.3. Mozart wrote his first symphony at 8.4. Phyllis Wheatley became the firstAfrican-American woman to be recognizedas a published poet….at age 20.5. Nadia Comaneci won 3 gold medals and seven perfect scores in the 1976 Olympics at the age of 14. NEED MORE INSPIRATION?6. Harry Bernstein wrote his first bookat the age of 93.7. Gladys Burrell ran her first marathonat … Continue reading THEY DID IT AND SO CAN YOU — AGE DOESN’T MATTER

THERE’S A HOPE THAT LIVES WITHIN YOU

There’s a HOPE that liveswithin you.Draw upon it to help youdream of what can be.It’s a feeling of optimismthat something you want can be had,an anticipation that something goodwill come in the future.Even in your darkest momentsHOPE is trusting that there is lightdespite all the darkness,trusting there is healingdespite hurt and pain.It’s knowing that even in the darkest night,the stars will be shining bright.It’s trusting that after a long nightthe dawn will come.HOPE is clinging to what is possible.It’s refusing to give up,refusing to give in.A single thread of HOPE is oftenthe strongest thread of all.Hang on to it.Don’t let … Continue reading THERE’S A HOPE THAT LIVES WITHIN YOU

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

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

15 GOOD REASONS TO KEEP ON LIVING

For every seed there is a flower.For every storm there is a rainbow.For every pain there is healing.For every hate there is love.For every loss there is gain.For every failure there is victory.For every sadness there is comfort.For every bad there is good.For every struggle there is growth.For every problem there is an answer.For every tear-drop there is laughter.For every obstacle there is opportunity.For every discouragement there is hope.For every despair there is a dream.For every prayer there is an answer. Continue reading 15 GOOD REASONS TO KEEP ON LIVING

YES, YOU CAN JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER IF YOU LOOK DEEP ENOUGH

A lady in a faded gingham dress, and her husband, dressed in overalls walked  timidly into Harvard University President’s Office and requested to talk with the president. The administrative assistant took one look at them and concluded that these two backwoods individuals were country hicks who would be a waste of the president’s time.  She decided to discourage them and say that the president’s schedule was full all day. “We’ll wait,” the lady said.  And for hours they sat there waiting.  Finally, the frustrated assistant worked them into the president’s schedule, hoping he could get rid of them in a … Continue reading YES, YOU CAN JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER IF YOU LOOK DEEP ENOUGH