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

ALL YOU REALLY NEED IS HEART

Lyrics to the song,”You Gotta Have Heart,” state the following:”You gotta have heart,miles and miles and miles of heart….All you really need is heart.When the odds are sayin you’ll never winthat’s when your grin should begin….When your luck is batten zeroGet your chin up off the floorcause you can be a heroYou can open any door.There’s nothin to it but to do it….All you really need is heart.”What does it mean “to have heart?”Helen Keller once said,”The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched.They must be felt from the heart.”Even when you’re downHEART is refusing … Continue reading ALL YOU REALLY NEED IS HEART

TEN “DEADLY SINS” THAT CAN DESTROY A RELATIONSHIP

Over the years there have been many lists of “the seven deadly sins,” including one popular version by Ashley Cooper. Below is another version, only there are ten on this list instead of seven.  Each item on the list is POSITIVE in nature but, if used inappropriately,can destroy a relationship. TEN “DEADLY SINS” THAT CAN DESTROY A RELATIONSHIP TRUTH — if it is used to hurt others. TOLERANCE — if it leads to apathy. LOYALTY — if it becomes blind obedience. LOVE — if it is given with conditions that have to be met. FAITH — if it becomes divisive. … Continue reading TEN “DEADLY SINS” THAT CAN DESTROY A RELATIONSHIP

LIFE LESSONS FROM ITTY BITTY, THE SPIDER

Itty Bitty Spider Climbed up the water spout. (If life gives you a mountain….climb it.) Down came the rain And washed the spider out. (Sometimes problems can knock us down.) Out came the sun And dried up all the rain. (Have faith…be patient…things will get better.) So Itty Bitty Spider Climbed up the spout again. (Never give up…persevere…you can do it.) Continue reading LIFE LESSONS FROM ITTY BITTY, THE SPIDER

THERE’S SOMEONE SUPER INSIDE OF YOU

In 1952 a new show, ”SUPERMAN” premiered on television. It was an instant hit. Perhaps its popularity was because it sparked in us a belief….a hope….a dream that there’s someone “SUPER” inside of us… that inside of EVERY ONE OF US is SOMEONE VERY SPECIAL and all we have to do is find “the nearest phone booth,” “change clothes,” and let the SPECIAL PERSON come out… and suddenly we are able to do something we’ve never done before… WE CAN FLY! WE CAN SOAR TO NEW HEIGHTS! WE CAN RISE ABOVE WHERE WE ARE! WE CAN DO WHAT WE THOUGHT … Continue reading THERE’S SOMEONE SUPER INSIDE OF YOU

SPOKEN WORDS AFFECT LIVES

One word that encourages giving. ”PLEASE.” Two words that make giving a pleasure. ”THANK YOU.” Two words that bring healing to relationships. ”I’M SORRY.” Three words that mend broken relationships. ”PLEASE FORGIVE ME.” Three words that reconcile broken relationships. ”I FORGIVE YOU.” Three words that overcome pride and open doors .”I NEED YOU.” Three words that are music to the  ears. ”I LOVE YOU.” Three words that create tears of joy. ”I’M COMING HOME.” Four words that offer encouragement and support. ”LET ME HELP YOU.” Five words that lift the spirits. ”YOU ARE A WONDERFUL PERSON.” Five words that offer … Continue reading SPOKEN WORDS AFFECT LIVES