10 IMPORTANT THOUGHTS TO START YOUR DAY

1. Always remember, you are your own main limit.You determine how far you’re going to go todayand how much you’re going to accomplish.2. Look at your past andgive thanks for all the lessons learned.Look at you present and be inspired to growfrom what your past has taught you.3. During your darkest moments,refuse to focus on the dark, search for the light.It’s in the darkness that you see the stars.4. Sometimes you have to give up what is goodand comfortable, take a risk, and go for what is great.Great things rarely come from comfort zones.5. When you’re hoping for things to … Continue reading 10 IMPORTANT THOUGHTS TO START YOUR DAY

SOMETIMES I GET DISCOURAGED

Sometimes I get discouraged.It just happens.Things can seem to be very normal,when all of a sudden it hits.Discouragement…..without warning.It wraps its arms around me….gets a tight grip and squeezes….firmly.It holds me captive.My emotions start to swirl.I go from downheartednessto the depths of dismay…..and back again.I feel down. I want to give up…..give in.I see life through the dark glassesof gloom and despair.The dark nights get long…..and longer,like the dawn will never come.BUT…….the dawn DOES come.And the miracle of LIGHTmakes the darkness disappear.In the middle of the worddisCOURAGEmentis the word COURAGE.COURAGE is the LIGHTthat makes the darknessof discouragement disappear.It takes COURAGE … Continue reading SOMETIMES I GET DISCOURAGED

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

GOOD NEWS: AFTER WINTER, COMES THE SPRING

According to an old proverb,There’ one thing we know for sure.No matter how long the Winter,Spring is sure to follow.Winter never lasts forever,Spring never fails to arrive.Perhaps Life is much like that.No matter how long our “winter” lasts,no matter how long our struggles, good will surely arrive.Spring shows us that after darknessthere is always the morning light.Like the cherry blossoms of spring, there is always good that blooms.That’s one thing we know for sure. Continue reading GOOD NEWS: AFTER WINTER, COMES THE SPRING

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