LIFE IS LIKE SAILING ON A BOAT….SET YOUR SAILS CAREFULLY

Life is like sailing on a boat.You can sit and simply driftthrough life with no directionand let the wind determine your destination.Or you can plan your destination, listen to what the wind and the waterare telling you,and set sail toward your goal.Remember, though,it is how you set the sails,not the direction of the wind,that determines which wayyou will go.You can use any windto go in any direction,so set your sails carefullyand travel not to escape lifebut for life not to escape you. Continue reading LIFE IS LIKE SAILING ON A BOAT….SET YOUR SAILS CAREFULLY

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

MORE ROCKING CHAIR QUOTES AND BITS OF WISDOM

There are five common barriers to achieving a goal; (1) a poorly defined goal; (2) laziness; (3) procrastination; (4) distractions; (5) impatience.  The good news is that all of these can be overcome. A good leader is one who seeks to serve rather than be served. The greatest hunger problem in the world is the hunger for love. Wise is the person who knows the difference between wants and needs and lives accordingly. It’s ironic, but it’s in the face of death that we hav our greatest appreciation of life. If you have a good friendship, pray that it will … Continue reading MORE ROCKING CHAIR QUOTES AND BITS OF WISDOM

AN AFRICAN PARABLE: INSIGHTS AND APPLICATION

PARABLE Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up.  It knows that it must run faster than the fastest lion, or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up.  It knows that it must outrun the slowest gazelle, or it will starve to death. APPLICATION Get your rest. Wake up early. Focus.  Know what you plan to accomplish. Get going.  Take action.  Don’t tarry. Achieve your goals. Find a quiet spot to rest. Reflect on your day. Feel good about what you accomplished. Plan tomorrow so you’re ready to go early. Rest. Continue reading AN AFRICAN PARABLE: INSIGHTS AND APPLICATION

THE GREAT “I AMs” of an ABUNDANT LIFE

I AM WHOLE – one is a whole number; I feel whole. I AM LOVEABLE – I love who I am and am capable of being loved. I AM STRONG – I can overcome. I AM CONTENT – I appreciate and make do with what I have. I AM VALUABLE – I have worth as a person. I AM KIND – I care about others and give of myself and my means. I AM CAPABLE – I am able to accomplish and achieve. I AM FOCUSED – I have goals, hopes, dreams. I AM COMPASSIONATE – I have unconditional love … Continue reading THE GREAT “I AMs” of an ABUNDANT LIFE