In the 1968 OlympicsTanzanian runner, John Akhwari,fell during the marathon race andseverely injured his leg.Olympic officials wanted himto drop out but he refused.In great pain, he hobbled on,one step a a time.An hour after other runnershad finished the raceAkhwari managed to somehowcross the finish line.The few spectators still in thestadium rose to their feet indisbelief and gave Akhwaria thunderous ovation.When asked why he didn’t quit,Akhwari simply replied,”My country did not send me hereto start the race.They sent me here to finish.”Take a moment to reflectand ask yourself this question:”What is one really important thingin your life you want to finish?”It’s … Continue reading WHAT IN LIFE DO YOU WANT TO FINISH?
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
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
The older I get the more I think about what really matters in life. My thinking has changed over the years, which is to be expected since experiences in life have a way of helping us to adjust how we view things. So what really matters? Here’s a list to ponder. RELATIONSHIPS. Be realistic about life. It’s not going to go on forever. There will come a day when you will see no more sunrises, no more sunsets. So make the most of every day. Focus on what’s important — relationships. Cultivate them with care and stay connected with the … Continue reading WHAT REALLY MATTERS IN LIFE
Ants are fascinating creatures. We can learn a lot by studying their FIVE-FOLD PHOLOSOPHY: Carry your share of the work; Know where you’re going; Stay positive and never give up; Work as a team; Love where you live. Carry your share of the work. Every ant works, no exceptions. Each one knows what to do and does it. No shirking of duty, no laziness. Know where you’re going. Every day ants have purpose. They know where they need to go and they go. They accomplish something every day. Stay positive and never give up. When things go wrong, ants keep … Continue reading THE FIVE-FOLD PHILOSOPHY OF THE ANT