START YOUR DAY WITH A SMILE —IT WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN HOW YOUR DAY GOES

Being unable to read is a major problem. Over 14% of the population in the United States is illiterate. The U.S. ranks 125th in the world in literacy. With the start of a new school year, teachers have a major challenge in from of them — helping children learn to read. Miss Prim is one of those teachers. She has 26 very unique children. Today, meet one of her students: Humphrey Higgins Hook — he hates to read. See how Miss Prim deals with the problem. Perhaps it will make you smile. (This is part of my children’s book: Miss … Continue reading START YOUR DAY WITH A SMILE —IT WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN HOW YOUR DAY GOES

FIGHT FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN

There’s an old cheer that goes like this:”Fight, team, fight.Fight with all your might.If you wanna win,Then fight-fight-fight.There’s a lot of truth in that cheer.You can apply it to most things in life.It’s up to you to decidewhat it is you want to fight for.It’s different for each person.It may be a fight for dignity and respect,or your reputation.You may fight for someone you love,or for your rights as a person.You may fight for your own survival,or a cause you believe inMaybe you fight for justice,or to right a wrong.Or perhaps you fight to makeyour dreams come true.Whatever you do…..Don’t … Continue reading FIGHT FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN

10 THOUGHTS FOR LIVING — CHOOSE ONE AND LIVE IT

1. Look for the best in others and you will discoverqualities to develop in your own character.2. It is hard to be on top of the worldwhen you’re carrying it on your shoulders.3. Truth is meaningful and complete as it is,so don’t stretch it.4. You can never motivate others so stop trying.You can only create conditions that will helpthem motivate themselves.5. Life gives you three mathematical choices:(1) add up your failures; (2) multiply yourproblems; or (3) count your blessings.6. One of the worst mistakes you can make in lifeis not acknowledge your own mistakes.7. Carefully review your footprints of yesterdayand … Continue reading 10 THOUGHTS FOR LIVING — CHOOSE ONE AND LIVE IT

GIVE THIS DAY A CHANCE TO BE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DAY OF YOUR LIFE

ARISE….as if you owned the dayIt’s yours.Give this day a chanceto be the most beautifulday of your life.Help today be betterthan it was yesterdayAllow YOURSELF to be betterthan you were yesterday.Search in your mind for themost positive thought you can findand focus on it.Let that one positive thoughtguide your day.Take time to look in the mirror.Don’t just look….study the person.Study until you see something positive.Form a smileand let that smile be a symbolof strength for the day.The day is yours.Don’t look for inspiration.BE the inspiration.Nurture yourself with positive nutrientsthroughout the day.Shower yourself with lots of love.Give this day a chanceto … Continue reading GIVE THIS DAY A CHANCE TO BE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DAY OF YOUR LIFE

BITS OF WIT AND WISDOM ON A SATURDAY MORNING

Saturday is the day almost everyone looks forward to.It’s a change of pace day.It’s a catch up day.It’s a recreation day.It’s an everything day.For me, this Saturday is anopportunity to share somethoughts that are swirling in my head.Here they are.1. Success is like a game of chess. You have to make the right moves to win the game.  Your most importantmove is often your first one.2. Always be willing to give something up in order toachieve a goal.3. Those who learn best are those who listen well.4. How we face tomorrow often depends on howwe live today.5. The consistency of one’s effort … Continue reading BITS OF WIT AND WISDOM ON A SATURDAY MORNING

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